Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) announced its most ground-breaking smartphone to date, Xperia XZ Premium, at Mobile World Congress 2017, with a camera so advanced it captures motion that the human eye can’t see, a beautiful 4K HDR display, super-fast download speeds, a stunning loop design and even more intelligent features. Encapsulating decades of Sony innovation, Xperia XZ Premium incorporates imaging know-how embedded on Sony ‘α’ and Cyber-shot cameras to create the new Motion Eye camera system, for capturing life…
Lenovo at MWC 2017 announced an ecosystem of devices and services that support the new era of mobility and represent how today’s users are demanding solutions that bridge connectivity, hardware and user-centric design. Lenovo is introducing a new device portfolio that spans nearly all mobile form factors for the ultimate in choice with: the detachable Miix 320, blending affordability with connectivity on-the-go – two convertibles, mobile powerhouses Yoga 720 and 520 – four tablets, the versatile Tab 4 family built…
To kick off Mobile World Congress 2017, Huawei Consumer Business Group launched the new Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus. The highly-anticipated additions to the P series feature a combination of beautiful hardware and the latest advances in software technology. Additionally, the new smartphones feature striking new colors and finishes, and introduce new Leica front and rear cameras with cutting-edge portrait features to make every shot a cover shot. Commenting on the launch, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business…
China’s ZTE has announced that it will unveil its first ‘gigabit’ handset at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week. The eagerly anticipated device is set to contain 360-degree panoramic video capabilities, enhanced HD video and cloud storage. Full specifications of the new handset remain under wraps, but the Chinese company teased the Barcelona launch of the ZTE Gigabit Phone alongside an upgraded version of its flagship Axon7 and other new products in its Blaze series. ZTE have further disclosed…
Apple announced its intentions to start manufacturing their products in India a number of weeks ago – and now speculation is rife that the first device it will produce in the region will be the iPhone SE. Sources have suggested the manufacturing process will take place in the southern Indian city of Bangalore. The US tech giants disclosed its plans to start building phones in India by the end of April. However, there was some confusion expressed when IT Minister…
Finnish vendor Nokia plans to re-launch its classic 3310 mobile phone at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The phone, originally released in 2000, has been dubbed the ‘world’s most reliable phone’. The device will be sold for just 59 euros, and will likely be pitched as a reliable and hardy nostalgic item. The 3310 model has been available to purchase, but only through Amazon, and not through the company itself. The range of features the device sports according to Amazon…
Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is one of the most anticipated smartphone releases in 2017 – and speculation surrounding the capabilities of the device continues to intensify. Samsung is under increasing pressure to produce following the disastrous consequences of the Galaxy Note 7 last September – when it was forced to recall millions of units and end production of the device due to an issue over faulty batteries. However, a number of Samsung Galaxy S8 details have begun to emerge due to…
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has chosen a prominent former executive of a leading Chinese smartphone maker to lead his virtual reality business. Earlier this week, it was announced by Xiaomi that its global vice president Hugo Barra was resigning from his position after three-and-half years at the helm. His departure was seen as a huge blow for Xiaomi and the reasons cited for his resignation were due to health concerns and an exciting new challenge in Silicon Valley. Now it…
A team of Czech and British scientists have successfully tested what they’ve described as a ’super laser’ which they believe to be 10 times more powerful than any other type of similar laser in the entire world. The ‘super laser’ or ‘high peak power laser’ has a 1,000-watt average power output, which the scientists state is a benchmark of sustained high energy pulses. The laser contains the potential to become a revolutionary tool within engineering for hardening metal surfaces, processing…

Blow for Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi as global VP resigns

Written on Wednesday, 25 January 2017 06:19
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has been dealt a fresh blow following the resignation of their charismatic global VP Hugo Barra. Barra has overseen Xiaomi’s incredible growth from an in-house start-up to market leader, but his decision to depart from the company represents the struggles currently afflicting the organization. In the last two years in particular have seen Xiaomi faced with several obstacles as competition in the already saturated smartphone market intensifies on a global scale. Barra joined the start-up over…

Samsung announce that Galaxy S8 will not be unveiled at MWC

Written on Monday, 23 January 2017 13:41
Samsung have announced that they will not be unveiling the highly anticipated launch of their Galaxy S8 at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona next month. MWC is the flagship event which traditionally sees all the major smartphone brands from all around the world show off their latest products. However, it has now been officially disclosed that Samsung will not be one of the leading mobile smartphone brands showcasing its new devices. The new Galaxy S8 is the South…
South Korea’s Samsung confirmed on Monday, January 23, that faulty batteries were the cause for random Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explosions last year. Samsung Electronics was forced to recall the flagship device around the world and discontinued making them. The model was originally intended to compete against Apple’s iPhone. The faulty batteries cost Samsung billions in profit and reputational damage. To make things worse, Samsung also became embroiled in the corruption scandal that has resulted in President Geun-Hye’s impeachment. With…
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