Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 6.6% YoY in Q1 2019, HUAWEI posts 50.3% growth, Apple shipments down 30.2%: IDC

As the companies have posted their earnings, International Data Corporation (IDC) has announced that smartphone vendors have shipped 310.8 million units in Q1 2019, down 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year, and this also marks sixth consecutive quarter of decline. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments decline 6.6% YoY in Q1 2019, HUAWEI posts 50.3% growth, Apple shipments down 30.2%: IDC”

Energizer Power Max P18K Pop packs 18000mAh battery, dual pop-up front cameras and triple rear cameras

Avenir Telecom, under exclusive license from Energizer already confirmed that it will unveil Ultimate U620S,  U570S and the U650S smartphones at the MWC. Today the company has announced that it will introduce Power Max P18K Pop with five cameras, a 6.2-inch Full HD+ screen and a whopping 18,000 mAh battery, which it claims to be the highest capacity battery ever  in a smartphone offering several days of battery life on a single day of charge. Continue reading “Energizer Power Max P18K Pop packs 18000mAh battery, dual pop-up front cameras and triple rear cameras”

Essential Phone 2 could feature under-display camera, light sensor and fingerprint sensor

Essential PhoneEssential Phone 1 was launched way back in 2017; almost two years since launch and the company is yet to bring a sequel to it. However, filling the void, a set of design images show that the company is working on it and has not given up. Earlier reports suggested that it was working on a futuristic phone powered by AI. Continue reading “Essential Phone 2 could feature under-display camera, light sensor and fingerprint sensor”

Tambo TA-40 Android Oreo (Go edition) phone with 5.45-inch 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor launched in India for Rs. 5999

Tambo has launched the TA-40 Android Oreo (Go Edition) smartphone in India. It has a 5.45-inch  18:9 aspect ratio display, is powered by a quad-core SoC with 1GB of RAM, has a 5-megapixel front and rear cameras with LED flash, face unlock, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 2400mAh battery.

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Worldwide smartphone shipments expected to further decline by 3% in 2018, will return to growth in 2019: IDC

According to IDC, worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to decline by 3% in 2018 before returning to low single-digit growth in 2019 and through 2022. Despite the on-going US-China trade war, IDC says that it believes that continued developments from emerging markets, combined with potential around 5G and new product form factors, will bring the smartphone market back to positive growth. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone shipments expected to further decline by 3% in 2018, will return to growth in 2019: IDC”

Yandex.Phone with 5.65-inch FHD+ display, dual rear cameras, water-resistant body announced

Yandex, the leading Internet company in Russia has introduced Yandex.Phone, the company’s latest Android smartphone. It has a 5.65-inch FHD+ 18:9 aspect ratio display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by Snapragon 630 with 4GB of RAM, runs Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Yandex Launcher, has a 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel secondary camera for portait shots, and a 5-megapixel camera on the front that also has an LED flash.

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Vertu ASTER P with 4.97-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM announced

Vertu ASTER P

Vertu is back again with a smartphone launch; Aster P, two years after announcing is shutting down its operations in the UK. This time it has introduced the new phone in China. It is built out of titanium alloy frame, sapphire glass screen and back panels from real leather. The device comes with a traditional concierge button on the side that allows for a customized personalized service that helps you travel plans, book you a table for dinner and much more.  Continue reading “Vertu ASTER P with 4.97-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM announced”

Razer Phone 2 with 5.7-inch QHD 120Hz display, Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, water-resistant body, Chroma RGB logo announced

Razer just announced the Razer Phone 2, successor of last year’s Razer Phone, as it had promised. The phone packs a 5.72-inch Quad HD 120 Hz UltraMotion display delivering fastest refresh rates and smooth graphics suitable for gaming, same as the predecessor, but this has 645 nits, making it brighter than the predecessor. This is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 with Vapor Chamber Cooling that allows heat to spread throughout the phone via a custom vapor chamber which vastly increases the surface area for heat to dissipate, resulting in fewer hot spots and up to 8GB of RAM.

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HOMTOM forays in India, launches H1, H3 and H5 with 18:9 display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 starting at Rs. 7490

Shenzhen-based HOMTOM has forayed into the Indian market with H1, H3 and H5 series of smartphones with 18:9 aspect ratio display, feature dual rear cameras, run Android 8.1 (Oreo), comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back as well as face unlock.  The company said that it has a global presence, across varied geographies like South Asia, Middle East, Russia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America and has opened office in Noida, India. It aims to manufacture in India in order to endorse ‘Make in India’. Continue reading “HOMTOM forays in India, launches H1, H3 and H5 with 18:9 display, dual rear cameras, Android 8.1 starting at Rs. 7490”

RED HYDROGEN ONE with Holographic display coming to AT&T and Verizon on Nov 2, Pre-orders to ship starting October 9

RED finally has announced the launch timeline of its first smartphone; Hydrogen One. The phone was first announced back in July 2017 and its unique selling point is a holographic display. Though the initial launch date was Q1 2018, after delaying it for a while the company has now finally mentioned that it is coming to AT&T and Verizon in the USA and Telcel in Mexico. Continue reading “RED HYDROGEN ONE with Holographic display coming to AT&T and Verizon on Nov 2, Pre-orders to ship starting October 9”

Huawei surpasses Apple to become second biggest smartphone vendor worldwide with 54.2 million shipments in Q2 2018: IDC

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According to the research data from the International Data Corporation (IDC), smartphone vendors shipped a total of 342.0 million units in the Q2 2018, resulting in a 1.8% decline when compared to the 348.2 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2017. With this drop, it is the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline for the global smartphone market.   Continue reading “Huawei surpasses Apple to become second biggest smartphone vendor worldwide with 54.2 million shipments in Q2 2018: IDC”

Sirin Labs Finney Dual-screen Blockchain smartphone with Snapdragon 845, SIRIN OS will be available in November

Sirin Labs, the Switzerland-based company that has a history of raising fourth largest crowdsale in history;  $157.8M, recently unveiled the final design of the FINNEY which is the first ever blockchain smartphone. Today the company has confirmed that it will hit markets in November and will cost around $999 (Rs. 68,430 approx.). Continue reading “Sirin Labs Finney Dual-screen Blockchain smartphone with Snapdragon 845, SIRIN OS will be available in November”

Tambo TA 4 with 5.45-inch 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor, face unlock launched in India for Rs. 6999

Tambo, a new company has forayed into Indian market with 3 new smartphones – TA 2TA 3 and TA 4 and six feature phones – S2440S2430A2400P1850A1810 and A1800 back in April. It launched the TA 3 smartphone in the country back in May, today it has launched the TA4 and also revealed the complete specifications of the smartphone.  Continue reading “Tambo TA 4 with 5.45-inch 18:9 display, fingerprint sensor, face unlock launched in India for Rs. 6999”

Light is said to be working on a smartphone prototype with 9 cameras

Light

Light — the company behind the L16 camera, which packed 16 lenses into one pocket-sized device is said to be upping its smartphone game with not two, not three, but nine cameras. If reports from Washington are to be believed, the company is experimenting with prototype phones featuring between five and nine camera lenses on the back. Continue reading “Light is said to be working on a smartphone prototype with 9 cameras”

Essential Phone Android P latest build with July security patch, improvements to Android Auto starts rolling out

Essential Phone

Google rolled out the Android P Beta 3 (DP4) update to Pixel series smartphones yesterday. Now Essential Phone is getting another update to Android P Beta with latest Google Code Drop, improvements to Android Auto, and July security patch. Essential rolled out Android P beta last month along with bug fixes & June security patch.  Continue reading “Essential Phone Android P latest build with July security patch, improvements to Android Auto starts rolling out”