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The LG G6 will have an upgraded Quad DAC

MWC 2017 is right around the corner, which means LG G6 launch is fast approaching. Rumors have already given us plenty of pieces of the puzzle – we have an abundance of shots, leaked renders and live images to explore in detail. Then, there are also specifics, regarding the G6 display.   With most of the major points out of ... Read More »

Samsung strikes a $4.3B supply deal with Apple for OLED panels

Samsung Display, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics, finalized a deal with Apple to supply the Cupertino-based company with 60 million OLED panels for the next-generation iPhone. This is the second deal between the sides – previously they signed an arrangement that will see Samsung Display supply 100 million OLEDpanels for the upcoming iPhone.   According to the source and Apple’s ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge and Galaxy A3 (2016) get February security patch

Samsung has pushed out the February security patch to several of its handsets in the past few days. As it turns out, there are a few more Samsung phones that are getting the update. These include the Galaxy S6/S6 edge and the Galaxy A3 (2013). For the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the update is arriving as version G920FXXU5DQAJ and ... Read More »

Xiaomi’s in-house chipset Pinecone gets its own Weibo page

A couple of years ago Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi 2A – a phone powered by a Leadcore chipset. You’d be forgiven if you haven’t heard the name before, but both companies partnered to create Beijing Songguo (of which Xiaomi controls 51%, Leadcore the other 49%). That collaboration may may finally be bearing fruit – a Pinecone. That’s the name of ... Read More »

Korean government also blames batteries for Note7 failure

Samsung may have ended its thorough investigation into the Galaxy Note7 explosions, but the government’s case was yet to confirm the manufacturer’s findings. And today it just did that. Samsung announced the batteries were the only thing to blame for all Galaxy Note7 incidents. The company has detailed its completely overhauled testing procedure for all the batteries to come. The ... Read More »

HTC 10 Nougat available in Europe once more

HTC faced its fair share of issues with the Nougat update rollout for the HTC 10. The new ROM was launched in November but in January it was suddenly halted by HTC in Europe. 10 days later it resumed, but this time the fix lived for two days before the Taiwanese company paused the rollout for a second time.   ... Read More »

Samsung official case model names for the Galaxy S8 phones revealed. New colors for the phones?

As usual, for the past couple of months, we’ve been hearing all sorts of rumors about the upcoming Galaxy S8, including that there would be three different variants — the “regular” Galaxy S8, a Galaxy S8 edge, and a brand-new condept — a Galaxy S8 Plus. The latter, reports said, would have a gigantic 6-inch display with minimal bezels around ... Read More »

Google Chrome for iOS gets updated with built-in QR code scanner

The iOS version of Google’s popular web browser received a neat update recently, that adds a QR code scanner shortcut straight to its force touch menu. It is a very convenient feature, we think, as it eliminates the need for a separate QR scanner app, if nothing else. QR codes are very popular in Japan and other Asian countries, but ... Read More »

Samsung and Apple spent $61.7 billion on semiconductor chips in 2016

Samsung and Apple make the most money selling computers of different shapes and sizes, so it’s no surprise the two gobbled up a significant share of the global semiconductor chip market – for the sixth consecutive year, no less. According to stats published by Gartner, the two spent a combined $61.7 billion (up $400 million from 2015) and bought 18.2% ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 currently going for under $350 in US

If you are in the US, and wouldn’t mind getting a device that reaching the end of its support life, here’s a nice deal. The Galaxy Note 4 has been discounted to $350. The device on offer is a T-Mobile unit but comes unlocked with 32GB internal memory. Color options include black and white. The listing says $399, but the ... Read More »