Apple Likely to See Few Takers for $1,000 iPhone 8; Samsung May Capture Premium Market: Barclays

Apple Likely to See Few Takers for $1,000 iPhone 8; Samsung May Capture Premium Market: Barclays
Samsung's return to form Galaxy Note 8 phablet was unveiled on Wednesday. While the smartphone looks to win back the trust of consumers following the Galaxy Note 7's fiery demise, it still doesn't come cheap. The Galaxy Note 8 is priced starting around $930 in the US, but Barclays' Mark Moskowitz says Samsung is in a better position to capture the premium smartphone market share with the smartphone than Apple is with its upcoming iPhone.Barclays analysts have found that less than 1 in 5 potentia…
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Sony Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact Price, Images, Specifications Leaked Ahead of IFA Launch

Sony Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ1 Compact Price, Images, Specifications Leaked Ahead of IFA Launch
With IFA 2017 just around the corner, big tech companies like LG and Samsung are expected to make an appearance and launch smartphones and smartwatches respectively. Sony is also set to be there, and was earlier reported to launch a 6-inch flagship device in Berlin. Now, fresh renders of the Xperia XZ1 leaked so close to IFA hint that the smartphone is set to launch at the event beginning on September 1. The renders show the Xperia XZ1 smartphone from all angles, giving us a fair idea of what to…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 4GB RAM Variant Spotted on TENAA, Flouting 8GB RAM Rumours

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 4GB RAM Variant Spotted on TENAA, Flouting 8GB RAM Rumours
Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone on Wednesday and while the handset was announced to have 6GB RAM, which was also suggested by rumours, we might have another memory variant coming soon. The 4GB RAM variant of Galaxy Note 8 has now been spotted on TENAA website.The TENAA listing of the Galaxy Note 8, spotted by GSMArena, suggests that the South Korean company might introduce a lower memory variant of the smartphone. Interestingly, the 4GB variant of the Galaxy Note 8 seems to come w…
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iPhone 8 to Sport 3GB RAM, iPhone 7s to Get Copper Option: Reports

iPhone 8 to Sport 3GB RAM, iPhone 7s to Get Copper Option: Reports
If recent rumours are to be believed, then the iPhone 8, along with the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are set to be launched on September 12 next month. While no official confirmation has arrived from Apple yet, leaks and rumours have picked up aggressive pace recently. Just a day ago, it was reported that the iPhone 8 will be available in 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB variants, and now fresh reports suggest that it will pack 3GB of RAM. Furthermore, dummy unit photos of the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus…
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Jio Phone Booking Starts: Website Crashes, MyJio App Doesn’t Show Pre-Order Option

Jio Phone Booking Starts: Website Crashes, MyJio App Doesn’t Show Pre-Order Option
Jio Phone pre-bookings have finally started but it seems not many people are able to book the handset right. This would come as a disappointment to the millions of consumers who were looking forward to getting their hands on the Jio-branded 4G feature phone since it became official on July 21. Users are unable to open Jio.com website as the website has crashed showing only a Content Server Error, and they are unable to login to MyJio app in one try. The MyJio app and the official website are th…
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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Put Through More Rigorous Safety Checks, Company Says

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Battery Put Through More Rigorous Safety Checks, Company Says
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 on Wednesday signalling that it is ready to put the tragic demise of the Galaxy Note 7 in the past. Last year's flagship Galaxy Note from the South Korean giant met an untimely end following multiple fire-related reports. The Galaxy Note 8 is important for Samsung as it hopes to rebuild the trust of its customers. The company has detailed its stringent safety tests for the smartphone, working closely with Underwriter Labs to ensure reliability for the Galaxy N…
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Reliance Jio Offers Up to 10GB of Additional Data to Oppo Smartphone Customers

Reliance Jio Offers Up to 10GB of Additional Data to Oppo Smartphone Customers
Before the bookings of Jio Phone start, Oppo announced on Thursday that the company has joined hands with Reliance Jio to offer special benefits to those customers who will purchase the company's smartphones. With this partnership in place, those customers who purchase an Oppo smartphone and enrol themselves in Jio Prime membership will get additional data benefits.As per the new offer, buyers of Oppo's F3, F3 Plus, and F1 Plus smartphone models can get additional data up to 10GB on every recha…
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Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite With 16-Megapixel Front Camera, 4120mAh Battery Spotted in Malaysia

Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite With 16-Megapixel Front Camera, 4120mAh Battery Spotted in Malaysia
Asus has launched several ZenFone 4 models this month, including two selfie-focused smartphones - the Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie and Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro smartphones. Now, if things weren't already confusing enough, a new variant in this 'ZenFone 4 Selfie' series has popped up. Asus Malaysia has reportedly announced that a new variant called Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite is in the offing, and will be priced at MYR 899 (roughly Rs. 13,400).Malaysian site Amanz claims that Asus Malaysia has shared i…
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Jio Phone Launch to Kickstart Action in Entry-Level Smartphones Segment: Research

Jio Phone Launch to Kickstart Action in Entry-Level Smartphones Segment: Research
With JioPhone pre-booking starting from August 24, the entry-level smartphone market would see a lot more action for few quarters from now onwards, a new report said on Thursday.According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), 61.8 million mobiles were shipped in the second quarter of 2017, of which 54 percent were feature phones, witnessing 9 percent sequential growth."As the JioPhone launch looms, the prospects of feature phones as well as entry-level smartphone brands aligned to these markets pushed t…
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YotaPhone 3 With Dual Displays Launched, Snapdragon 625 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications

YotaPhone 3 With Dual Displays Launched, Snapdragon 625 SoC Launched: Price, Specifications
YotaPhone 3, previously rumoured to be dubbed Yota 3, has now been launched by Yota Devices in China and interestingly, the new smartphone comes with nearly identical features that were reported earlier this year. Just like the earlier report suggested, the YotaPhone 3 has been launched by the company in two storage variants, i.e. 64GB and 128GB.The new dual-SIM smartphone from Yota Devices runs YotaOS 3.0 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box and packs a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixe…
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