First of many
ElePhone is planning to launch s large number of new phones in the next few months including the three-side bezel-less Elephone S8. This first Helio X30 powered smartphone with 10nm deca-core SoC is called the X8 Lite.
720,000 sold in South Korea
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is experiencing very high sales on most of the markets and the company released some of the first sales numbers.
It looks like that the main theme from China-based manufacturers for 2017 are the bezel-less phones. The new player called Maze is planning a phone with a tiny bezel. The phone resembles the now famous Xiaomi Mi Mix and there is no fix launch date for this product.
Fight fire with fire
Qualcomm’s executives were untraditionally vocal after the Apple lawsuit. Now they've came up with counterclaims and answers to back up their case against Apple.
The second Snapdragon 835
Xiaomi Mi5 was one of the best priced Snapdragon 820 phones on the market and the company is planning to launch the Xiaomi Mi6 successor on April 19th.
Acquires Nitero millimeter wave company
You might seen we've writing about millimeter waves several times. and we usually attributed this term to 5G. AMD has just acquired Nitero, a millimeter wave company that wants to use this technology to cut the cord on your VR and AR headset.
Rounded will be the best you can expect
The next big thing may be bendable screens and devices, but it doesn’t look like you will see that anytime soon, at least not from Samsung.
But it GearVRs just fine
Google made a lot of noise about its Daydream platform and a few of our colleagues have reported that you cannot install a Daydream app on a Galaxy S8 phone.
Average speeds can double
We had a chance to see the GigabitLTE working at speeds up to 930 Mbps and upload speeds of 127.5 Mbps which is definitely the fastest that we’ve ever seen. But despite the fascination with the top speed, it is more important that GigabitLTE will significantly increase average speeds.
Dramatic jump from Helio X20
MediaTek is expected to bring the Helio X30 deca-core in 10nm based devices to the market in the next few months and we've already got some initial numbers where the company compares the X30 with last years Helio X20.