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Smartphone market slowed down in Q3 but Chinese makers flourished

The third quarter of 2018 saw less phones shipped globally than the same quarter in 2017 and marked the fourth consecutive trimester of shipments decline. Counterpoint estimates that 386.8 million phones were shipped globally in Q3 of 2018, down 3% from Q3 of 2017, while IDC estimates the decline at 6%. Samsung remained the top smartphone vendor with 72 million shipments, a 13% drop from last year's Q3, while Huawei overtook Apple to claim second with 52 million shipped phones. Apple shipped just under 47 million iPhones. Apple's shipments remained flat but revenue grew 29% thanks to...



Nokia 3310 arrival in United States trumped by carriers

Nokia 3310 is the talking point in the last week after HMD Global announced the return of the legend. Well, it's not really a legend since it's quite the different device than what the original 3310 was back in its day and is not really a return since it won't get to the United States right away. The reason - carriers over there do not support the 900 MHz GSM band. Nokia 3310 (2017) Nokia 3310 (2017) is a simple phone many would love to give to their grandparents or kids since it is practically indestructible. American children and old folks would have to wait for the 2G...



GFX Bench: Sony H3213 Avenger could be the first Xperia with a dual camera

Sony is one of the few makers still to adopt the dual camera, but that may soon change with a mid-range device - the Sony Xperia H3213 Avenger. Unfortunately, awesome as it is this is just the code name. We think this could be an XA Ultra device. The phone sports a 16MP + 8MP camera on the front capable of 4K video capture. The rear camera seems fairly impressive too - a single 21MP sensor that also does 4K video. Why is not a future flagship then? It's the Snapdragon 630 chipset paired to 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage. That's solid foundation for a mid-ranger, but it's not going to...



HTC U11 units in US to get Oreo update starting today

HTC has confirmed that the HTC U11 Oreo update will start rolling out in the US starting today. The Taiwanese company's VP of Product Management Mo Versi took to Twitter to announce this. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. The Oreo OS update will be available for download on the HTC u11 unlocked version starting on Monday! Enjoy!— Mo Versi (@moversi) November 25, 2017 Unlocked units will get it first, followed by carrier models. For what it's worth, while replying to a user comment, Versi said they're working with Sprint to roll out the update soon. It's coming soon....



Xiaomi Molinks Electric Motorbike with up to 120km millage

e-Bikes are among the most outstanding products on Xiaomi‘s Youpin crowdfunding platform. The company keeps expanding its frontiers with the launch of another electric bike produced by a Chinese start-up. The Molink Electric Motorbike hits the platform with its pricing starting at 5499 yuan ($785).Molinks electric motorcycle The Molinks electric motorcycle is jointly developed by Qianjiang Motorcycle and Thunder electric car. Qianjiang Motorcycle is a well-known brand in the motorcycle industry. Xiaomi Molinks Electric Motorbike with up to 120km millage 3 The Molink electric bike has an award-winning and top-notch design which won the German IF Design Award in 2018. The bike could In addition be customised to suit the taste of the owner. The design isn’t the only superb include of the e-bike as it Additionally fueled by 2 60V/20AH high-performance lithium batteries. The powerful battery ensures the motorcycle could travel up to a rage of 120 kilometres whenever cruising at a speed of 35km/h. Amazing, isn’t it? The be Additionally comes with a completely smart control integrated with app support. Molinks electric motorcycle Xiaomi Molinks Electric Motorbike with up to 120km millage The Molink Electric Motorcycle is coming to start shipping on December 19. Source