UK to see Sony Xperia 1 from “end of May” for £849
If that sounds a bit steep to you… well, it is. But it’s still early days to see how the flagship-level Sony Xperia 1 will price out in the US.
Race for Galaxy S10 pre-orders begins with AT&T giving customers notifications
AT&T might be your best friend if you want to get a Galaxy S10 as early, but as low effort as possible. You can get notification of when pre-orders start.
Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9 SE could ship as early as March 11
The phones are launching on February 20 and will take a couple weeks to begin shipping. As for pricing, that’s going to be a secret until showtime.
Mate 20 Pro report
Minus Huawei, Chinese phone makers face challenges at home and abroad
Despite all the gains that Chinese smartphone makers have made, it seems that most of them are struggling along with the rest of the industry.
India market continues growing, Xiaomi’s first-place finish is a record
Samsung has sold the most smartphones in the Indian market year after year, but it faced fierce competition from a Chinese competitor.
Analyst Kuo positive on 2019 iPhone sales
Kuo believes that the market consensus has gone too negative with Apple and that a decent spring will help the company recover.
In China, Huawei achieves record share as market shrinks 15 percent
In China, Huawei took a massive lead. OPPO and vivo follow on from there. Xiaomi looksl ike it is struggling at home. Apple has taking a big hit.
“High availability” iPhone XR sold out for pick-ups
As the pre-orders phase nears an end, it seems that first-day inventory has been completely sold. Some may chance a visit to a local Apple Store on Friday.
iPhone SE vs iPhone XR, prakhar khanna
Supply chain on edge with iPhone XR demand
Taiwanese component companies serving Apple are listening carefully as to whether its big client will add or cut orders this holiday season.
This is when you can pre-order Microsoft’s Surface Headphones
40mm drivers, USB-C charging and an option to link up to devices via a 3.5mm cable. Quite a lot in this pair of Bluetooth cans for a first-timer.
Latest guess at iPhone 9 starting price runs high
We’ve been tracking this guesswork for months now and have run from between $550 and $800 as a starting price for the basic iPhone experience.
LCD iPhone and iPhone X sequels may get up to six colors total
The affordable 6.1-inch iPhone may launch with four or five colors at launch while the most premium 6.5-inch version may go for the gold.
Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo are all expected to boost their global sales numbers this year
China’s top four smartphone vendors should all be able to increase their global sales scores this year, thanks mainly to improved foreign performance.
Same price, new iPad 9.7: Apple Pencil is the (separately available) star
Apple is touting this as the most affordable iPad yet with the option for users to grab hold of the Apple Pencil (for $99) and take their experience by the reins.
iPhones steal market share away from Samsung in Korea for the holidays
Ironically, it’s not the iPhone X that’s helping Apple out here, but sales of older, cheaper iPhones at the carriers instead.
HMD truly had a great first year selling Nokia phones, and 2018 should be even better
Finnish startup HMD Global reportedly shipped as many as 4.4 million Nokia smartphones in Q4 2017, and close to 60 million feature phones in total last year, looking at even higher numbers for 2018.
HMD probably sold a total of 8.45 million Nokia smartphones in 2017, 4.15 mil in Q4 alone
Rookie smartphone manufacturer HMD Global reportedly managed to sell a boatload of intelligent Nokia devices last year, coming very close to the global top ten OEMs.
Project Linda could launch with Razer Phone sequel in September
There’s supposedly a Razer Phone 2 on the way. And if that’s the case, it could make sense to commercialize Project Linda with a complementary release…
BlackBerry phone-maker TCL posts big declines in shipments year-to-date
The KEYone was one of the surprise breakout hits of 2017, bringing great mobile sales to the BlackBerry brand. Not enough, though, to help its ODM.
2018’s iPhone X Plus display could hit 6.5 inches, LCD iPhone at 6.1 inches
But it’s not going to be as big as you think it will be, just as the iPhone X isn’t as big as its 5.8-inch display makes it out to be…
iPhone 7 leads Q3 2017’s best-selling smartphone list, iPhone 6s takes silver, 8 Plus tops iPhone 8
With the iPhone X released too late to count, the iPhone 7 took the Q3 2017 best-selling smartphone crown, followed by the 6s and Samsung Galaxy J2 Prime.
Essential Phone from Canada’s Telus is a terrifying $1,050
That’s US$825, or about an 18 percent premium on what the Essential PH-1 is marked for in the United States. Shipping begins within a month.
KGI moves up iPhone 8 production expectations, puts three colors on the table
And as to the colors for the iPhone 8, iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, we could see just three colors in production versus the five for the iPhone 7.
Black and Gold: bespoke gold-plated BlackBerry KEYone available from Dubai
It’s a poetic combination of two colors. But it’s only available in the United Arab Emirates, where carrirers have the time to gold-plate BlackBerry phones.
Shmisappointment: iPhone 8 supercycle will eventually happen, Morgan Stanley says
Owners of the iPhone 6, iPhone, perhaps even the iPhone 4 will be jumping to the iPhone 8, getting a meaningful dose of substantive new tech.