Pocketnow Daily: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10’s Display Resolution is Going Down… (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the changes in the less expensive Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Samsung’s and Apple’s financial reports and more

WhatsApp will start including ads very soon in the ‘Status’ section

Whatsapp will remain free but it will start including apps in the status section in one of the most famous messaging apps around the planet

HTC revenue for September reaches 15-year low

HTC revenue has reached a 15-year low, according to recent reports, with the company continuing its downward financial spiral.

Supreme Court to decide if App Store class action against Apple should be tossed

In its latest round of actions, the SCOTUS has pushed into a review phase for whether allegations of Apple’s anticompetitive behavior should be cast aside.

HTC made a rare profit during Q1 2018, largely thanks to Google

HTC’s quarterly revenues were down again in the January – March 2018 timeframe, generating an operating loss of around $175 million, but thanks to a recent Google deal, the Taiwanese company actually posted a net profit.

WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum departs Facebook, exodus expected

Koum left a cordial note as he left the door and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg returned the same. But reporting says that the tensions have been deep over the direction of WhatsApp.

Microsoft had a great March quarter, with Cloud, Surface, Office and LinkedIn revenue on the rise

Pretty much all of Microsoft’s products and services reported substantial year-on-year hikes in January – March 2018 revenue, from Surface hardware to Xbox software.

Global smartphone sales were down in Q1 2018, but premium models boosted average prices

It may be a while before global smartphone sales start surging again, but in the meantime, vendors can be very happy about recent average price trends.

LG didn’t lose that much money on phones in Q1 2018, ‘positive results’ expected from G7 ThinQ

LG Electronics had a great overall first quarter of the year, generating profits of over $1 billion. The chaebol’s mobile division lost money once again, but the G7 ThinQ might be a winner.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung breaks quarterly profit records yet again, mostly thanks to chips and high-end phones

Samsung made more money between January and March 2018 than ever before, specifically around $14.5 billion in operating profit, but no thanks to the iPhone X.

HTC will get a financial boost from Google soon, but until then, monthly revenues are down

Before it can return to quarterly profitability with Google’s help, HTC’s monthly income scores are still shrinking, and new Vive headsets will probably not help that much.

Sony’s mobile numbers continue to drop ahead of major management restructuring

Sony will have a new CEO, CFO and mobile business skipper starting April 1, reporting astounding overall financial results for fiscal Q3 2017, but once again losing on smartphones.

LG Electronics boasts record full-year 2017 revenues, ‘narrowed’ Q4 smartphone losses

LG lost another $192 million on smartphones during Q4 2017, nonetheless reporting all-time high overall annual revenues of $55.4 billion.
BitCoin

Bitcoin may help TSMC’s bottom line as premium smartphones take a toll

Consumers are expected to choose less expensive smartphones for purchase in the coming year as cryptocurrency mining activity continues its rise. TSMC, a chipmaker, is in the middle of it all.

iPads, AirPods and Samsung tabs contributed to the biggest online sales day in history

This year’s Cyber Monday online sales represented a 16.8 percent surge from 2016, and mobile devices set new records for both visits and revenue.

HTC looks doomed to end 2017 with lower revenue than 2016 after October result

If it wasn’t abundantly clear, October revenue confirms 2017 has been a bad year for HTC following half a decade already of constant financial decline.

Samsung Electronics appoints three new co-CEOs, announces full record-setting Q3 2017 results

Samsung Electronics is keen to avoid a leadership “vacuum” with a younger new generation of managers while making even more money during Q3 than Q2 2017.

AT&T 3Q17 earnings mark declines overall

The company failed to meet market expectations. Slack has been reported at all of the company’s holdings with stiffening competition not helping.

T-Mobile 3Q17 earnings continue a great streak, hint at weakness

No talking about that yellow carrier and a merger, just focus on the company. Lots of positive, but there’s some of the creepy negative.

iPhone X expected to drive record fall earnings at TSMC

The third quarter wasn’t bad, but it was down from a year ago. Still, there’s plenty for the chipmaker to be eager about with the coming of the iPhone X.

Verizon 5G plans don’t include mobile for 2018

In its third quarter earnings call, the nation’s largest carrier promised data from fixed 5G broadband trials and delayed mobile 5G until past 2018.

HTC revenue for September ticks up to normal, poor yearly comparison

Well, at least what’s normal for the summer, but the amount did not come up to last September’s figure. In both years, HTC had big contract jobs.

LG probably made more money during Q3 2017 than last year, no thanks to smartphones

LG’s mobile division is expected to post its tenth consecutive quarter loss for the July – September 2017 timeframe, despite solid overall company profits.

Samsung could earn over $14 billion through 2019 making iPhone X components

The iPhone X was always supposed to be lucrative for Apple arch-rival Samsung, but $14 billion may exceed the chaebol’s wildest dreams.

BlackBerry 2Q18 earnings show big fees from TCL and other licensees

More time is needed to tell if offloading its handset operation and relying on brand licensing was the right move for BlackBerry.