A few weeks back, Blooomberg had reported that Chinese spies had compromised more than 30 US companies. This was apparently done by planting malicious chips into their servers while they were being manufactured in China. Through this chip, hackers where then able to create a backdoor into any networks running on the said server. The list of companies also includes tech giant Apple which has denied all the claims made by the report. Furthermore, Apple CEO Tim Cook had now asked Bloomberg to take down the report.
The incident took place back in 2015, and according to the report, Apple had discovered the said ‘breach’. The report also states that Apple had cut ties [...]
OnePlus is all set to launch their latest flagship, the OnePlus 6T. The smartphone was scheduled to launch on 30th October but now has been preponed to 29th October. As Apple has announced their launch event for 30th October. The conflicting dates would steal OnePlus’s thunder and in order to minimise the damage, the company took this drastic step.
Recently a limited edition variant of the smartphone has been listed online on a Swedish retailer, Webhallen. The listing states that only 100 pieces of the OnePlus 6T ‘Ultimate Limited Edition’ will be available. This could be a stunt by the Swedish retailer to gain some attention or an actual variant. As OnePlus [...]
Samsung has a range of W series smartphones that are exclusively available in China. Here is one upcoming device from the series called the Samsung W2019. It is a flip-style smartphone with modern day features.Flip Phone in 2019?
The Samsung W 2019 has two touchscreen displays and a T9 keyboard. The smartphone was also seen on TENAA but now has been taken down. The TENAA listing reveals the devices measures 132.9 x 63.2 x 17.3 mm and has a 4.2-inch screen size. It runs on the Android operating system, however the Android version is not specified.
The smartphone supports dual SIM cards and it has a 3,000 mAh battery. The leaked images reveal the volume rocker and [...]
Samsung is reportedly working on an in-display front facing camera. If the reports are true, then we are going to witness one of the biggest jumps in smartphone technology. An in-display front-facing camera eliminates the need for a bezel or a notch to house the camera sensor. This could result in a truly bezel-less display without the hassles of a ‘sliding’ or ‘pop-up’ camera.
Great news! Samsung established the direction of mobile phone design in 2019!On October 18th, Samsung Display invited about 20 customers to hold the "2018 Samsung OLED Forum" at the Shenzhen Marriott Hotel in China. At the meeting, Samsung showed a [...]
Many smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo and OnePlus have already set up their manufacturing processes in India. Manufacturers are increasingly preferring India as a manufacturing hub over China because of the advantages in terms of labour and government’s favourability. Huawei, the $150 billion Chinese giant, has said to a news website that they intend to begin manufacturing phones in India as early as next year. They have already set up plans to open 1000 storefronts all across the country to gauge the market.Huawei’s Make In India
The company’s VP has informed that they look at India strategically. They now intend to grow their [...]
An upcoming premium smartphone from Nokia with the moniker Nokia 8.1 has appeared on Geekbench’s website before it’s official launch. The specifications of the Nokia 8.1 are quite similar to the recently launched Nokia X7 or Nokia 7.1 Plus.
The device has the same processor as the Nokia X7 which is the Snapdragon Qualcomm 710 SoC. It is an Octa-core processor, which according to Geekbench has a frequency of 1.71 GHz that is much less than what it is capable of. Geekbench results also reveal that the device has 4 GB of RAM. The device that was benchmarked might be the base variant of Nokia 8.1 as even the Nokia X7 is available with 4 GB or 6 GB RAM.Nokia 8.1 [...]
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has seen various leaks. The latest one features two Mi Mix 3 phones in two different colours. Very recently, a press render and live shot of the Mi Mix 3 surfaced. Now another image has been shown by the company’s CEO himself. In the image, two Mi Mix 3 devices are kept side by side, one is Black and the other is Blue in colour. The phone shows a dual camera vertical setup with flash and surprisingly features a fingerprint sensor. The photo was taken down shortly after.
It was much talked about that the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will have an in-display fingerprint sensor but it seems there will be different variants with different ways to unlock the phone. [...]
Xiaomi recently announced a new TV model for the Chinese market. The company already has 32 inch, 43 inch, 49 inch and 55 inch televisions in their Indian market. With new products being launched frequently, they are clearly looking to expand the portfolio. As people’s buying power is increasing and with more disposable income than before, companies are bringing new products to the market every day. The new Mi TV 4A has a 58-inch display and retails for a just 2.999 Yuan. The price directly translates to around Rs 31,753, but it will obviously not retail for that price if the company chooses to sell it in India.Features
The new Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 58-inch features a [...]
The much awaited launch of the OnePlus 6T has been changed, owing to the fact that Apple has announced its own event on the same day. The announcement by Apple was made yesterday while OnePlus had done the same, earlier this month. The clash is made even worse by the fact that both the launches were supposed to be held on the same day, in New York City. However, the news isn’t all that bad for OnePlus fans as the OnePlus 6T will now be launching a day prior, on 29 October.
OnePlus announced this through a post on the OnePlus forum. The smartphone manufacturer revealed that after Apple’s announcement, they had to make a tough decision as they knew [...]
Apple has sent out media invites for an October 30th event. The invites sent out to people had different versions of the Apple logo design. They only had one line stating “There’s more in the making”. We feel this would see the launch of the new iPad, Mac Mini and more. The event is for next Tuesday, October 30. It will be taking place at New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House. Apple usually launches products right before the holidays since they cannot fit in all the product launches in the flashier and much more peppier iPhone launches every year.What to expect
Apple leak experts say that one can expect new iPad [...]
Lenovo had secured their position as one of the players in the smartwatch market with their Watch 9 and Watch X. With other companies already making a mark in this segment such as Motorola, Huawei and Apple. Lenovo has already been making fitness trackers for a while now, but with their latest announcement of the Watch S and Watch C they are trying to target a different class of smartwatch.
The Watch S sits between the Watch 9 and Watch X and costs around ¥238. It will be available in Red and Black dial and straps. The watch features a new dial design along with sapphire glass, and a calfskin leather band. Unfortunately there is a lot that is missing from the Watch S [...]
Lenovo has unveiled two new phones for the Chinese market, the K5 Pro and the S5 Pro. The smartphones have similar features with a slightly different price tag. Both phones have side-firing stereo speakers and focus on photography.Lenovo K5 Pro:
The Lenovo K5 Pro is the cheaper out of the two. It measures 155.98 x 74.98 x 7.98mm and weighs 165 grams. The smartphone has a 5.99 inch Full HD display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution and runs on the Snapdragon 636 SoC. It is available in three memory capacities, 4 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM or 6 GB RAM with 64/128 GB ROM which is expandable up to 256 GB via a microSD card.
Talking about the cameras, the K5 Pro has dual selfie [...]