When you talk about phones costing less than $200, lots of compromises come to mind, like having a low-end camera or plasticky body. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime has none of that, and even goes beyond what you’d expect from a budget-friendly smartphone.
Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy S8 may have had its launch date moved to March 29 — a month after Mobile World Congress (MWC) — but that doesn’t mean the leaks are delayed as well. Here’s our first real look at the company’s next flagship smartphone.
Samsung normally uses the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) to showcase its latest and greatest phone. This year is going to be different; the Korean manufacturer will skip making a splash at MWC and will instead save its Galaxy S8 unveiling for another day. Competing companies would naturally rejoice at the chance for a longer spotlight on their own products, but that won’t be the case now.
Did you know new Android tablets are still being launched? Yes, we know, that’s hard to believe. Outside of the ubiquitous Apple iPads and occasional rumors of another Samsung Galaxy Tab coming out, ASUS has been working on a new ZenPad, and it’s pretty good.
Do you sometimes wonder how certain things happen against all odds? That’s how rival companies are feeling about Samsung’s record profits during the fourth quarter of 2016, a time in which Sammy was still recovering from its Galaxy Note 7 woes.
The most important takeaway from Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 press conference yesterday is that the Korean tech giant has learned from its mistakes, and is not afraid to take full responsibility for the explosive incident. Now that the investigations are over and all issues have been set aside, Samsung is already announcing the next phase for the Galaxy Note line.
With 2017 in full swing and the launch of the Galaxy S8 mere months away, Samsung hopes to put to rest the case of the flaming Note 7 and the subsequent recall of what many considered to be the best smartphone ever built.
Today at a press conference in Korea, the tech giant announced the results of its own internal investigation and that of three other independent firms.
Xiaomi’s highly popular vice president, Hugo Barra, will soon be leaving the company to return to his roots in Silicon Valley. The fate of the Chinese manufacturer and Mr. Barra himself are shrouded in mystery.
Update: He’s joining the Facebook team in Silicon Valley!
The Honor 6X isn’t an entirely new phone. Although it experienced an international launch earlier this month, it’s been around since its original unveiling in China last October. We’ve been using it since acquiring a unit at CES 2017; here’s my take on the midrange smartphone.
Whenever a smartphone has a Plus at the end of its name you expect it to be bigger and better than its namesake.
But that’s not the case when it comes to the V5 Plus, the newest smartphone from Chinese up and comer Vivo. In fact when it comes down to the tale of the tape, the V5 Plus is roughly the same size as the V5 that came a few months before it.
For the past few years, solid-state drives (SSDs) have become quite popular in the computing world, mostly because of how fast they are compared to hard disk drives (HDDs). So, what exactly sets an SSD apart from an HDD?