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Samsung Says Its 8nm FinFET Chip Fabrication Process Is Ready for Mass Production

Samsung said on Wednesday that its 8nm FinFET process (8nm Low Power Plus) technology is ready for production. The 8LPP node, the company said, will provide up to 10 percent lower power consumption even as it takes up to 10 percent less area compared to 10LPP. Even as 8nm Low Power Plus will serve as a stop gap solution to Samsung ... Read More »

Nokia 7 Launch in China Expected on October 19 as HMD Global Sends Invites

Nokia 7 may become the next Nokia smartphone to be unveiled as the company has sent out invitesfor a launch in China on October 19. While there is no mention of which handset will be unveiled in the Nokia invite, a teaser on Tmall with the same date points to the number ‘7’, or Qi in Chinese. This has sparked the speculation that it will be Nokia ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Now Has a Beta Build of Android 8.0 Oreo Available for Users

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 8 users can now beta test Android Oreo Users can sign-up for the beta test Nokia 3 likely to receive Android 7.1.2 update Nokia brand licensee HMD Global is indeed keeping its promise of timely software updates for its new Android smartphone portfolio. The company has launched Android 8.0 Oreo beta for the flagship Nokia 8. Juho Sarvikas, ... Read More »

Apple Acquires PowerbyProxi, a New Zealand-Based Wireless Charging Firm

HIGHLIGHTS Apple has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi The deal amount has not been disclosed PowerbyProxi specialises in wireless charging technologies based on Qi Apple that recently introduced wireless charging to its smartphone lineup has acquired a New Zealand-based firm PowerbyProxi for an undisclosed sum. According to a report in stuff.co.nz on Wednesday, Apple bought PowerbyProxi which specialises in wireless ... Read More »

iPhone 7 Outselling iPhone 8 in the US: Report

Apple Inc’s older iPhone 7 models are outselling the recently launched iPhone 8 ahead of the early November debut of the premium iPhone X, broker KeyBanc Capital Markets said, citing carrier store surveys. Traditionally, new editions of the iPhone have sold quickly as fans queue for the latest upgrade, but early surveys have added to chatter that the iPhone 8 is not proving ... Read More »

iPhone X First Batch, With Just 46,500 Units, Ships Out of China: Report

Ahead of the November 3 shipping date of the iPhone X, the first batch of iPhone X units have shipped out of China, according to China’s state run news agency Xinhua. Even as it appears that Apple is in line to begin delivering this year’s flagship iPhone X units on time, it appears the company is still struggling to solve the production issues. ... Read More »

Essential, Android Co-Creator’s Startup, Sued Fadell-Backed Keyssa Over Connector Tech

Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors. Privately owned Keyssa Inc, backed by iPod co-creator Tony Fadell is suing Essential Products Inc, a smartphone startup founded by Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) With 4.7-Inch Display Launched in India: Price, Specifications

Samsung last week quietly revealed a new budget J-Series smartphone in the India, the 2017 edition of Galaxy J2, without price. Now, the all-new Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is listed with price on the company site, and is available to buy in Black and Gold colour variants. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is priced at Rs. 7,390. The Samsung Galaxy J2 (2017) is being ... Read More »

BlackBerry Patent Licensing Director Victor Schubert Says He Has Left the Company

A key attorney executing BlackBerry Ltd’s patent licensing strategy has left the company, the second recent departure from the team tasked with making money from the Canadian company’s intellectual property. Victor Schubert, who was a licensing director for BlackBerry, told Reuters in a brief LinkedIn message that he was no longer with the company. He did not say when he left ... Read More »

Nokia 8 Now Available in India via Amazon: Price, Specifications, and More

Nokia 8, the flagship smartphone from Nokia licensee HMD Global, is now available in India via Amazon, coinciding with the start of the online marketplace’s Great Indian Festival sale. The smartphone will also be made available to buy via offline retailers across the country from Saturday, with stores such as Croma, Reliance, Sangeetha Mobiles, Poorvika, and BigC, among others. The company at the Nokia 8 ... Read More »