Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

With flagship prices dropping, the Galaxy S8 duo was starting to feel a bit pricey. This isnt much, but its something if you go through eBay, you can save around $30. The Galaxy S8 is $550 on eBay and $575 on Samsung.com (not counting trade ins). The Galaxy S8+ is $640 on eBay, compared to $675 on the official site. Note that were talking about unlocked 64GB phones with warranty. Galaxy S8Galaxy S8+Samsung.com$575$675 eBay.com$550$640Saving$25$35

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Sigmaintell Consulting published its data research on smartphone shipments on the Chinese market for the first half of 2017. The initial numbers reveal that companies shipped 230 million units or 1.4% less than the January-June period of 2016. China-based vendors sent abroad 290 million phones, but this figure is 6.2% less than the same time span a year ago.   Even if shipments decreased for all vendors, Huawei, Oppo,

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10

The Instagram kids of today might think they invented the hyper-stylised, 1:1 square image, although of course their parents were happily printing and sharing such snaps with Polaroid cameras many moons ago. But such is the popularity of image-heavy social media platforms that big-name camera manufacturers are revisiting the point, shoot and print market with innovative products that create tangible memories, and which endure for

Intel Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings: Record Quarter

This afternoon, Intel announced their second quarter results for fiscal year 2017, and continuing a trend, they have once again set a record for the current quarter. Intel recorded $14.8 billion in revenue this quarter, up 9% from a year ago. Operating income, which was down dramatically a year ago due to restructuring charges, has rebounded to $3.8 billion for the quarter,

Pre-orders for Asus Zenfone AR are now live in US

Pre-orders for Asus Zenfone AR are now live in US

The Asus Zenfone AR – the world’s first smartphone that lets users experience both augmented reality and virtual reality – is finally available in the US. The device is carrier exclusive to Verizon, which has it listed for $648. Of course, you can also go the contract way – zero-down followed by 24 monthly payments of $27 each. The unit on offers contains 128GB storage. There’s currently no information on when

Spotify reaches 60M paying subscribers

Spotify reaches 60M paying subscribers

Streaming platform Spotify updated its About page at the end of July, updating the subscribers count. After it reached 50 million in March, now it reads 60 million as of the end of H1 2017. The total number of active users stays at the solid count of 140 million. Spotify is currently available in 60 markets. Its library contains more than 30 million songs and the company boasts it paid $5 billion to rights holders

Dell Announces Updated Precision Workstation Lineup at SIGGRAPH: Refreshed Towers, Racks, and Laptop

Dell Announces Updated Precision Workstation Lineup at SIGGRAPH: Refreshed Towers, Racks, and Laptop

This year, Dell is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Precision Workstations. The first Precision workstation, the Workstation 400, was released in 1997 and consisted of a 128MB graphics card, with a total cost at the time of around $12K. The tale is told that sales were slow out of the gate for Dell, with the company selling only 700 units in the first quarter.

Android 7.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ imminent

Android 7.1 update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ imminent

The Android 7.1 update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagship smartphones is likely to arrive anytime now. Vodafone Australia has provided a heads-up on its website that the update has been submitted for review, which is the last stage before the roll out begins. So in all likeliness, other key markets should also get the update sooner than later. Sadly, there’s currently no information on the

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update, just under two months after the 2016 model. The updates for the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) are not out yet, even though they received Wi-Fi certifications before the A3 (2017) did. Back to the update in question. Its currently rolling out in Russia (has been for a couple of days, actually). It bears a firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5

Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

Yesterday we told you about some issues with the latest update for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Their devices were sluggish, and problems like high temperatures crashes and reboots appeared. Sony acknowledged the problem and has already issued a fix. The official statement from Sony reads: Sony Mobile is committed to providing the highest standard of product quality and customer service

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Strategy Analytics have tallied the numbers and discovered that the average selling price (ASP) of Samsung phones during the April-June quarter was the highest in the last three years – $235. The analysts attribute this to strong sales of the Galaxy S8 duo. Last year, the ASP was $232, dropping to $227 in the second half of the year when the Galaxy Note7 was supposed to take over as the new flagship. The historic high, however, was

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

The Android 7.1.1 update for the Sony Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet started rolling out towards the end of June this year, bringing new features and improvements. However, it looks like the update has some major issues for at least a few of its early adopters. Affected users say they are observing sluggish performance ever since the update was installed. Problems like high temperatures, crashes, and reboots have been reported.

Xbox One X

Xbox One X

The Xbox One X is a bold new move from Microsoft. While its previous consoles have all been generational leaps compared to what came before, the company’s newest machine is more of a half-step beyond what it currently offers with the Xbox One. That’s not to say the Xbox One X isn’t a big jump in terms of power. With 6 teraflops of graphical performance packed in, it’s able to run games natively at Ultra HD, a resolution

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung is officially unveiling the Galaxy Note8 phablet on August 23. That’s exactly three weeks from today for what it’s worth. And with just three weeks to go until the grand event, today what are purported to be the phone’s “final” specs have been leaked in full by the usually reliable Evan Blass. So here’s what you can expect. As evidenced by the leaked press renders below, the Note8’s design will be similar to that of the Galaxy

Android O could come out next week

Android O could come out next week

Developer Preview 4 of Android O was released last Monday (July 24), and it was a release candidate. Unless any major bugs are uncovered, the final version will come out soon perhaps as soon as next week. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are first in line to get the new major OS version. It will bring Project Trebble, Autofill, kills off Blob emoji and brings many other changes. Perhaps well even get to

Apple beats expectations in Q3, has sold over 1.2 billion iPhones in 10 years

Apple beats expectations in Q3, has sold over 1.2 billion iPhones in 10 years

Apple posted iys results for the third quarter of this year, beating Wall Street expectations and sending the stock up 6% in after-hours trading. Revenue for the quarter grew 7%, earnings went up 17%. The Services division hit an all-time high revenue, Tim Cook says that the division alone could be a Fortune 100 company.   Average selling prices of Apple devices Also, iPads have bounced

Here’s the first LG V30 complete render

Here’s the first LG V30 complete render

Hours after LG itself confirmed the V30 will have a plastic OLED display we catch a glimpse of the upcoming flagship in a render. Given that the wallpaper is an old iPhone one, the image probably doesn’t come from an official source, but chances are it’s close to the real deal. It’s likely built following the curve of the teaser from earlier and the proportions from the G6 for the top. The render shows a continuation of

Cases reveal Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL design: bye, 3.5mm jack

Cases reveal Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL design: bye, 3.5mm jack

Case maker Olixar has prematurely revealed the design of another phone the Pixel 2. The renders show that the glass window on the back has gotten smaller, it no longer reaches down to the fingerprint reader. The design of the back also confirms a single camera. On the front, the bezels seem a good deal smaller not exactly hard to achieve, given the chunky bezels of the original Pixel. Theres a fairly big grill for the earpiece,