Here’s an early look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

 We’re just weeks away from Samsung’s next major launch event on August 23, and already we have a full visual of the device it is expected to unveil — the Galaxy Note 8. That’s courtesy of prolific smartphone leaker Evan Blass — who correctly detailed Samsung’s Galaxy S8 before it was announced earlier this year — and a couple of photos of the… Read More

Xiaomi secures $1B loan to expand its international presence and offline retail footprint

 Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has secured a $1 billion loan in order to develop its international focus and build out its offline sales presence. The company revealed today that it has secured a three-year syndicated loan agreement from 18 banks across Europe, Middle East, India, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley served as joint global coordinator, with Bank… Read More

LG says its flagship G6 smartphone isn’t selling as well as expected

 LG’s mobile business is in a sticky patch after the company admitted its flagship LG G6 smartphone hasn’t sold as well as expected. LG Electronics itself posted a business-wide operating income of KRW 664.1 billion (USD 588.2 million) on overall revenue KRW 14.55 trillion (USD 12.89 billion). While LG’s operating income rose by 14 percent year-on-year to outpace a four… Read More

Report: Xiaomi sales climb but Huawei remains China’s top smartphone brand

 China’s Xiaomi, once the world’s highest valued tech startup, is getting over a disappointing past two years with a notable spike in sales in its homeland during the second quarter of 2017. That’s according a new report from analyst firm Canalys, which estimates that Xiaomi, which was valued at $45 billion at the end of 2014, shipped 15 million phones during the quarter to… Read More

Motorola’s Moto Z gets a 360-degree camera mod

 The Moto Z was a surprise hit for Motorola — they even made the swappable, modular-backed phone its flagship product. But the novel feature has always been hampered by the fact that there just aren’t that many useful Mods. Today changes the math a bit, with the arrival of the Moto Z2 Force Edition, featuring a shatterproof screen and bigger battery, along with the 360 Camera Moto Mod. Read More

Motorola’s Moto Z gets a 360-degree camera mod

 The Moto Z was a surprise hit for Motorola — they even made the swappable, modular-backed phone its flagship product. But the novel feature has always been hampered by the fact that there just aren’t that many useful Mods. Today changes the math a bit, with the arrival of the Moto Z2 Force Edition, featuring a shatterproof screen and bigger battery, along with the 360 Camera Moto Mod. Read More