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.
iPhone 9 will be delayed to let iPhone X sequels sell more
It’s not because there’s any delay in making the most affordable iPhone 9, but that it will be the most popular of three models out this year.
Surface Go shipping August 2 with top-spec device priced at $549
We have a couple more details on the Surface Go, the lightest convertible computing device from Microsoft yet, including some extra pricing.
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.
Analyst believes LCD iPhone production fast-tracked by a month
A Rosenblatt analyst also has words about some charging components coming from different places and being more powerful than ever before.
Xiaomi wants to ship 100 million smartphones in 2018
Taiwanese supply chain sources are expecting a strong gust of business from the mainland phones maker as it is set to get an IPO on.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review
8 million Galaxy S9 and S9+ shipments estimated for launch month, 14m iPhone X units during Q1
If the most recent Canalys numbers are correct, Samsung shipped 8 million Galaxy S9 and S9+ units in a single month, while iPhone X shipments totaled just 14 mil for the entire first quarter.
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.
US retailer mistakenly publishes Moto G6 pricing and shipping estimates
The Moto G6, Moto G6 Play and Moto G6 Plus are here for your virtual delectation. And there’s hints of when you can get all physical with them and for how much.
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.
Dead Zebra brings us into spring with special Android minifigs
And there’s no more appropriate way to bring in Easter than with a favorite treat of many: Peeps! Or Androids! Why not both!?
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.
Apple Watch shipments topped 18 million units in 2017, including 2.4 mil cellular models
Apple Watch shipment numbers were up impressively both in calendar Q4 2017 and for the full year, including robust Series 3 LTE sales.
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.