HTC unveiled their latest smartphones earlier this year, the U Play and U Ultra, but they are yet to unveil a worthy successor of the HTC 10. Although it has been rumored that the device will be named the HTC 11, trustworthy leaker Evan Blass gave us some new insight into the HTC's this year's flagship, and it seems that this name is out of the game.
According to Blass, HTC chose a rather simple name for their upcoming device - HTC U. The device is codenamed Ocean, and it turns out we already saw a glimpse of it last September when a video of the then-called Sense Touch feature leaked. The new leak has stated that the Taiwanese company has decided to go for another name, Edge Sense, but it is the same thing.
This feature will allow you to control a number of customizable actions with gestures that you perform on the U's metal frame (instead of the screen). As shown in the video, you will be able to perform actions such as turning the volume up or down by swiping along the left of right sides of the device.
Samsung just can't catch a break. A day before the official launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the Korean company is filling the headlines yet again, and once again the cause is - fire.
After the Galaxy Note7 fiasco which involved faulty batteries, and the fire at their factory in China, Samsung's store in Singapore has suffered the same fate.
Samsung has confirmed that their store caught fire in the early morning hours and fortunately no one was injured during the incident.
Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, has teased a photo of a smartphone on which he is working at his new company Essential Products.
Rubin worked at Google until 2013, and he was in charge of the OS. His latest business adventure is the recently founded company which should unveil their first smartphone somewhere around the middle of the year.
The photo which Rubin posted to Twitter reveals that the smartphone rocks an almost bezel-less design, something similar to the Xiaomi Mi MIX. Rubin wrote that he is eager to see the smartphone in more people's hands.
A couple of days after Samsung announced that they will issue a new update to end the charging of all the Note7s still in operation around the world, the company has announced more information about the future of the faulty devices.
It was previously rumored that the Korean giant might return the refurbished Galaxy Note7 devices to the market, and now the company has issued a statement that clarifies that the Galaxy Note7 isn't quite dead yet.
The company noted that the Galaxy Note7 "devices shall be considered to be used as refurbished phones or rental phones where applicable." This means that the company plans the fix the devices, clearly by putting new batteries, and offering them in selected markets as refurbished devices.
IHS Markit has announced the list of best-selling smartphones for 2016 and Apple is the clear winner.
According to the report, the iPhone 6s is the best-selling smartphone last year with around 60 million units sold. Apple dominated the top of this list and the second place belongs to iPhone 7, followed by iPhone 7 Plus. Fourth place on the best-selling smartphone list belongs to yet another iPhone - 6S Plus.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and S7 ranked fifth and ninth. Sales of these two devices have outperformed their immediate predecessors, S6 and S6 Edge: the combined shipments of S7 and S7 Edge in 2016 were 10 million higher than S6 and S6 Edge over the same period.
Gionee has launched a new smartphone in India - A1.
The A1 comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by MediaTek MT6755 chipset. The device has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.
The main camera has 13MP, while the selfie shooter rocks 16MP. Other features include a fingerprint sensor and a 4,010 mAh battery.
As of October last year, the Galaxy Note7 is officially dead. Due to faulty batteries, Samsung stopped the sale of this smartphone and welcomed all of their users to return the devices.
However, just recently I saw a user bragging on Twitter that his Note7 is still alive and running. Samsung said that around 97% of the devices had been returned, meaning that there are still 3% of the Note7 units running in the wild.
The Korean company limited the charging on some Galaxy Note7 devices to 60%, but now they have decided to put an end to all the remaining Note7 units around the world. Samsung will issue a new update to end the charging of all the Note7s around the world, making them useless.
Xiaomi Mi 6 has been rumored for a while now, and it seems that the company will unveil the device in the second week of April.
Of course, before the official launch come the leaks. We already know that the company should unveil two devices - the Mi 6 and a more powerful Mi 6 Plus.
The latest leaks reveal the variants and pricing of the phones. According to the report, both phones will have three versions, with a different combination of RAM and internal storage.
After numerous leaked photos of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have flooded the internet, the photos of the retail boxes for the devices have leaked.
The leaked photos show the Samsung Galaxy S8+ retail box, which isn't anything special, to be honest. However, the back of the box shows details of what the package contains.
With the phone, you will get a micro USB connector and a USB connector, which is likely the same pair of adapters that came with the Note7.
Apple recently launched a new color option for its iPhone 7 lineup - red, and the color has proven to be extremely popular in, where else other than China!
Over 350,000 people have registered their interest in them on Chinese retailer site. Have in mind, these are registrations, and people didn't have to leave any deposit for them, so the actual number might be different once the phones hit the market.
The phones will be available from March 24th, and every purchase will contribute to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs and help deliver an AIDS-free generation.