Samsung has finally revealed the results of the investigation regarding the Note7 debacle.
As speculated, and confirmed a week ago by a source close to the investigation, Samsung blames the faulty batteries from two suppliers for the Note7 fiasco.
The investigation ruled out the problems with hardware and software and concluded that the only cause of the incidents were manufacturing and design defects in the Note7 batteries.
Although Samsung didn't name the two battery suppliers, they were earlier identified as Samsung SDI Co Ltd and China's Amperex Technology Ltd. SDI said in a statement that they would invest around $128 million to improve product safety to continue supplying Samsung with batteries.
Huawei's P10 should arrive this spring, and there is a possibility that the company will announce their newest phone at this year's MWC in Barcelona.
There have also been numerous leaks about Huawei's upcoming flagship, and it is expected that the device will be powered by Huawei's Kirin 960 processor, currently in the Mate 9, and it will come with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The more powerful model should come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
Some leaks also suggest that the P10 will have wireless charging, meaning it would be the first Huawei phone to have this feature and a curved screen.
While the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the most anticipated smartphone for the next few months, there is a lot of fuss about the new LG phone as well.
The LG G6 will be unveiled before the S8, on February 26th in Barcelona. The new images from the case maker Ghostek give up a glimpse of what to expect from LG's flagship.
The images show the case that company is doing for LG, but we can also see the phone inside the case. According to the images, the G6 will come with a dual camera and a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.
Earlier this month, HMD unveiled their first Nokia-branded Android smartphone, and the device proved to be an instant hit.
In its first flash sale for the Nokia 6, the device sold out in just one minute. While we don't know how many units have been sold, this isn't surprising considering that the phone received over a million registrations for their first flash sale.
The Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch full HD display wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem. The phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The new Samsung flagship is, with the new iPhones, the most anticipated phone every year, and naturally, there are many rumors floating around before the official launch.
We have already heard many rumors about the Galaxy S8. The newest leak shows a beautiful edge-to-edge display and no physical buttons on the device which could mean that Samsung has removed the physical home button and flanking touch buttons, pushing the fingerprint sensor into the display itself.
The rumors also suggest that the Galaxy S8 might stick with the headphone jack after all, something that had initially been questionable.
The latest rumors come from a Polish leaker who claims that his sources haven't been wrong before, but we still can't confirm this to be 100% true.
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 4 in India, a smartphone that offers good specs for a low price.
The phone has a 5.5-inch 1080p IPS LCD, and the design is completed with 2.5D curved glass. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 625 and comes in three variants: 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
The phone packs a 4,100 mAh battery and since I was pretty pleased with the Redmi Note 3 battery life, I expect nothing less from the Redmi Note 4.
The main camera is 13MP while the selfie cam is 5MP. The phone runs on MIUI 8 with Android Marshmallow, and the Nougat update is currently in beta testing.
While the Blade V8 is expected to hit the markets in February, the Blade V8 Pro is now on sale, and if interested, you can get the phone at company's official website.
The phone comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Gorilla Glass 3.0. It is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 processor on a 2.0GHz octa-core CPU and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage expandable by microSD card.
Samsung didn't have a great end of 2016 with its various Galaxy Note 7 issues, with smartphones catching fire and exploding - and while they're teasing their Galaxy S8, LG is preparing for the launch of its upcoming G6 flagship handset.
LG is promising that its consumers will be safe from any issues of overheating, with LG Mobile Communication Division boss, Lee Seok-jong saying that LG has used a unique mechanism that uses heat pipes in the LG G6 that will make sure that heat is shifted through the phone efficiently, and will avoid any overheating problems.
Seok-jong said: "We will significantly improve the safety and quality of our new flagship smartphones as more consumers seek safe smartphones", while another LG official said: "We are conducting battery heat exposure tests to a temperature 15 percent higher than the temperature set by the international standards of the US and Europe. The battery also undergoes diverse tests such as piercing it with a sharp nail or dropping a heavy object on it from a high place".
Sony has sent out invitations for their press event on February 27th at MWC in Barcelona.
The company is expected to announce at least two phones at this year's event in Barcelona. There have been numerous leaks about the phone, but as usual, nothing has been confirmed yet.
Some sources are saying we should expect mid-range phone while others claim we could see Sony's new flagship.
While we are waiting for the official announcement of LG's flagship, the G6, the Korean company unveiled their latest smartphone - the X300.
The new device is an entry-level smartphone, for now, available only in Korea.
The phone comes with a 5-inch 720p display and is powered by a Snapdragon 425 on a 1.4GHz quad-core CPU. The device comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card.
The X300 also has a 13MP main camera and a 5MP selfie cam, and a 2,500 mAh battery. On the positive side, the phone does come with Android 7.0 Nougat.