Essential Phone may have sold 50,000 units according to camera app download numbers

Back in late September, we reported about a research firm that claimed Essential Phone only sold 5,000 units in the United States. Fast forward six weeks and it looks like that number increased by ten times.

Apparently, Essential Phone may have sold around 50,000 units since its release, a much better number than the amount mentioned in September. The information is based on the number of downloads of Essential’s Camera app from the Google Play Store, so it surely isn’t 100% accurate.

In case you’re wondering how did Essential manage to boost sales of its smartphone in such a short …


OnePlus 5 confirmed to be discontinued once it's sold out

OnePlus 5T is certainly one of the hottest devices in the smartphone industry these days. A flagship that offers powerful specs at almost half the price of an iPhone X is something that everyone looking for a top-of-the-line smartphone should consider.

However, the OnePlus 5T is not a major upgrade over the OnePlus 5. With the exception of the display and camera, these phones are almost the same. That’s what makes OnePlus’ decision to phase out the OnePlus 5 perfectly justifiable.

OnePlus India’s General Manager Vikas Aggarwal confirmed that the OnePlus 5 …

OnePlus 5T Brooklyn launch event for November 16th is sold out


The OnePlus 5T is going to be unveiled this coming Thursday, November 16th. Believe it or not, OnePlus charged $40 for a ticket to the unveiling event and the company just disseminated a tweet to announce that the event is now sold out. So why is OnePlus charging consumers to watch it unveil its new phone? The company says that it needs to charge to help it get an accurate head count so it knows how many people will be attending. The funds generated by ticket sales will also go “toward the advancement of tech innovation.”

The event is taking place in Brooklyn at Villain. The address …

More than a million Galaxy Note 8 units have been sold in South Korea already

The Galaxy Note 8 has been on the shelves for just over a month in South Korea, but it’s been already reported that over a million units of Samsung’s best smartphone to date have already made their way to local users’ pockets.

Roughly 23,000 devices have been sold each and every day in Samsung’s home market, making the Note 8 one of the most popular devices locally, which hints at a rather strong momentum.

In South Korea, the Note 8 goes for a million KRW, which translated to roughly $979. Aside from the regular Midnight Black, Orchid Gray and …

Snap says it has sold over 150,000 Spectacle glasses in one year, 50% more than expected

Has more than a year gone by since Snapchat parent Snap introduced its first hardware product? You bet it has. The plastic sunglasses that records and shares up to 30-seconds of video at a time has sold 50% more units than the company’s target. According to company founder and CEO Evan Spiegel, who was speaking Tuesday at Vanity Fair’s fourth annual New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills, Snap has rung up over 150,000 units of the product. The in-house target was to sell 100,000 Spectacles over the year.

Spiegel said that he was proud of that number since it topped the number of iPad …

Research firm claims Essential Phone sold only 5,000 units in the US

Andy Rubin’s company, Essential has been recently valued at roughly $1.2 billion, but its first product might be considered a flop if we take into consideration the latest report coming from research firm BayStreet.

BayStreet is known for tracking shipments of phones in the United States. According to the research company, only 5,000 Essential Phone units were sold in the country since its launch.

The number is ridiculously low, but not impossible to “achieve.” The Essential Phone should have been released on the market back in June, but it only started shipping …

Apple sold $4.9 billion worth of the Apple Watch last year?

It is still hard to believe, but data computed by market researcher Asymco confirms Tim Cook’s recent comment about Apple being the top watch manufacturer in the world. From a perspective of revenue, Rolex grossed $4.7 billion in 2016. With 1 million watches sold that year, the average Rolex cost $4,700. Asymco estimates that over the last 12 months, 15 million Apple Watch units have been sold with total revenue at $4.9 billion. The average price of a purchased Apple timepiece? $330.

Since the launch of Apple’s smartwatch on April 24th, 2015, the research firm figures that Apple has sold …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (FE) sold out two months after launch

The refurbished Galaxy Note 7, also known as Fan Edition, made its debut in South Korea in early July. Two months after its launch, the phablet appears to be sold out and Samsung doesn’t have any plans to sell more Galaxy Note 7 (FE) units on its home turf.

Sources familiar with Samsung’s plans claim the company is still considering overseas releases for the Galaxy Note 7 (FE) after selling about 400,000 devices in South Korea.

Samsung has put a price tag of around $620 on the Galaxy Note 7 (FE), about $265 cheaper than the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 model. …

Instagram breach results in up to 6 million users' phones and email adresses being sold for 10 bucks a pop

If you’ve been on the internet in the past, say, five years or so, you’ve undoubtedly at some point been the target of a request to enable two-factor authentication for some online service. And while giving away your phone number to a random corporation doesn’t sound like the best idea ever, this is one of the best ways to protect your accounts against unauthorized third parties.

But it seems that even a huge tech giant like Facebook has a bit of a trouble with not just giving away users’ private info — a report from Variety has just highlighted …

Five million Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 handsets have been sold in India this year

India happens to be the second largest smartphone market in the world, grabbing that title from the U.S. last year. But most major handset manufacturers can not afford to applaud this fact, mostly because of the economics involved. For 2013, the latest data available, India’s per capita income was $1,570 which placed the country 112th out of 164 as measured by the World Bank. Obviously, that doesn’t leave much money for consumers to purchase flagship and high-end smartphones.

However, the environment is perfect for a value-type producer such as China’s Xiaomi. This past week, the company …