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Samsung Galaxy S8 sales slowing down, analyst claims

According to a security researcher from Korea the Galaxy S8 and S8+ sales are starting to slow down. The duo has reportedly sold close to 10 million units in the first two months while the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge saw 12 million units sold in their first two months. This report has a huge question mark attached to it as Samsung has boasted of overachieving sales of the Galaxy S8 series. The slowing sales reportedly made Samsung ramp up Galaxy Note 8 production so that it can launch the anticipated phablet earlier, namely on September 10, after announcing it in August. Yet, that's...



Chromium OnePlus 3T spotted in the wild

Today we received a tip about a OnePlus 3T with Chromium body - another color option after the latest announcement of Midnight Black. The images clearly show the camera and the OnePlus logo on the back, along with the antenna bands. This means it isn't painted or coated, but we have an entirely new back panel. On the bottom, all the inputs are there as well - the 3,5mm audio jack, the USB-C and the speaker. The shiny back also suggests another option - overly polished Gunmetal Grey panel, but that would be hard to achieve without scraping off the logo. If this is indeed...



Reliance announces JioPhone, an effectively free 4G feature phone for the masses

Ten months since the launch of Jio, Reliance has launched the JioPhone, a low cost 4G feature phone for the masses. Feature phones are normally boring but what makes this one special is that it is basically free. The JioPhone will be available to customers starting August 24. Customers will have to pay INR 1500 ($23) up front, which will be refunded after three years of using the phone when the phone is returned, essentially making it free. The cost of using the device is also rockbottom. As usual, local calls and SMS over Jio's 4G VoLTE network are completely free of cost. 4G...



Raspberry Pi Zero W adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the tiny computer board

A new Raspberry Pi has been served - a Pi Zero W. It expands the original Pi Zero capabilities by adding Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. More specifically, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. This led the price to double, but since the original was so cheap, we're still talking $10/£9.60 . It's all good, though. Like the original Zero, you can score a free Raspberry Pi Zero W if you subscribe for The MagPi magazine (in print for 12 months). The wireless tech is based on the same Cypress CYW43438 chip as the Pi 3 B, which should make it easier for developers. Besides its new-found wireless...



Week 7 in review: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 duo goes official

Week 7 was dominated by a pair of smartphones - the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, with last minute leaks and coverage of the announcement dominating our best read story list. We also got a bunch of leaks as is typical for this part of the year. The Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 9 proved more popular than the Galaxy S9, while the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s also gained a lot of interest. It wasn't all unofficial stuff either - Samsung released a bunch of teaser videos for its upcoming flagship pair and sent some of its official accessories to its retail partners. In other news the...