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ZTE to pay $1.7 billion in fines to the US government, needs to replace its execs

According to inside sources, the Chinese tech giant, ZTE, may soon pay up to $1.7 billion penalty after its April 15 trade ban. The company is estimated to have lost around $3 billion as around 25 to 30% of the hardware it uses is supplied by US firms. However, this is definitely a scenario ZTE is hoping for because the initial 7-year ban would harm the company in more than one way. In addition to the proposed $1.7 billion fine, the US government wants ZTE to replace its board of directors, executive team and hire a compliance contractor to oversee the company's operations. After...



Sharp announces the full-screen Aquos S2 in Beijing

Sharp is not the first company that comes to mind when you think of smartphone manufacturers. But when as a screen maker, they sure know how to make a bezel-less smartphone. After the Aquos Crystal 2 in 2015, today the Aquos S2 was announced at an event in Beijing. The display is the talking point of the new phone. It is bezel-less on three sides with a slight cutout on the top for the camera. Appearance is a subjective matter, but it looks rather unpleasant and breaks the whole full-screen experience. The diagonal of the screen is 5.5 inches and it has an astound 4K resolution. The...



nubia X listed benchmark listing confirms key specs

A TENAA listing from last month gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect from the nubia X smartphone with two displays so the latest leaks serves as more of a confirmation of what the phone will bring tomorrow. The Master Lu benchmark listing shows a respectable 311,411 score that's typical for a Snapdragon 845-powered flagship. It's paired with 8GB of RAM and the screenshot also lists the main screen with 1080 x 2280 resolution. We've seen this concept before on the YotaPhone, but this time around, the nubia X promises much larger rear display. Only one day until the...



Samsung Galaxy A8s to have LCD Infinity-O display, made by BOE

According to an unconfirmed industry report, Samsung could turn to Chinese display maker BOE to produce the Infinity-O panel for the upcoming Galaxy A8s. What's more interesting is that the panel could be of the LCD variety, instead of OLED, as a cost-saving measure. BOE is currently tasked with making the 6.39-inch OLED display on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Speaking of Huawei, we know it will try and beat Samsung to the first smartphone with a hole in the display, so can we guess that its smartphone will also use a BOE-made LCD. Producing an LCD with a hole is no doubt harder than...



Vivo X27 to arrive in three versions

The Vivo X27 is an upper budget flagship scheduled for launch on March 19. The gadget was seen on TENAA’s database a several weeks ago and in the past week, official renders and live photographs have been posted online. A new leak has unveiled the Vivo X27 will honestly have three variants with the third getting the “Pro” suffix. The leak shows the differentiating attributes of the 3 models and after they will be in the world for purchase. The initial version is the Vivo X27 itself what has a 6.39-inch display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It is fueled by the Sd 675 AIE processor that is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It will have triple cameras in a 48MP + 13MP + 5MP configuration and a 16MP selfie digital camera. This model will also have a 4,000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging via a USB type-C port. There is In addition the Jovi Assistant on board. The second variant will Additionally sell as the Vivo X27 however some of its primary specs are alternative. First, it swaps the Sd 675 for the Snapdragon 710 AIE processor. It also has 256GB of built-in storage. Its battery ability is the similar but it supports 22.5W quick charging. The rest of the specifications are the exact as the 128GB version. The Vivo X27 Pro will arrive with a bigger 6.7-inch screen with a 20.5:9 aspect ratio. It is In addition powered by the Sd 710 processor and its RAM and memory capacity is 8GB and 256GB respectively. On the other hand, its selfie image sensor is a 32MP scanner and it swaps out the 5MP depth sensor on the rear for a “night vision camera”. The Vivo X27 Pro also supports 22.5W fast charging and adds NFC. Unlike the other two what will be in the world in March, it won’t be available for buy until April 12 and will come in colours different from the other 2. (Via)