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New Samsung Galaxy J2 variant spotted in benchmark listings

Just recently, Samsung launched a new, entry-level Galaxy J2 2017 Edition smartphone. And now, it looks like another variant of this phone is in the pipeline. The device carries the model designation SM-J250G, and has been spotted on Geekbench and GFXBench. The benchmark listings reveal the phone is powered by Snapdragon 430 SoC and sports a 5-inch display. RAM is 1.5GB, while internal memory is 16GB. The handset features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter. OS is Android 7.1.1 Nougat. There's currently no information on when the handset will be made official, and what...



Apple iPhone X production cost estimated at $412.75

Apple announced the iPhone X with an eye-watering price of $999 on September 12. Industry insiders in China did an investigation how much each component costs and came up with the total cost of the iPhone X. The sum is $412.75, or 60% cheaper than the retail price. The most expensive component is the 5.8" OLED panel manufactured by Samsung. It's price is $80 per unit which is way higher than any other part. The NAND memory, acquired from Toshiba is $45 for 256 GB. The 3 GB RAM is half - only $24. Apple announced the A11 Bionic chipset, which is built by TSMC on their 10 nm...



Apple announces new 9.7-inch iPad, starts at $329

Apple has launched a new iPad model, simply titled the iPad, which replaces the previous iPad Air 2. The new iPad is largely the old iPad Air 2 but with a couple of changes. The new model replaces the A8X in the Air 2 with the A9 that also does duty inside the iPhone 6s and the iPhone SE. The new iPad is also thicker at 7.5mm versus the 6.1mm of the Air 2 because of the larger 32.4Wh battery compared to the 27.62Wh on the Air 2. Apart from that the two are literally the same. This means you are still looking at the same 9.7-inch Retina display, 8 megapixel f2.4 rear camera with 1080p...



Samsung Galaxy Note8 to go on sale on September 15, Korean carriers execs claim

You know the what, how about the when? The Samsung Galaxy Note8 will be unveiled on August 23 but sales will start later - on September 15, a new rumor claims. That's for the South Korean market, which traditionally is among the first to get Samsung's latest flagships (the US launch will likely be at the same time). There will be a pre-order period first, lasting 10-14 days. Analysts are glancing at the calendar, wondering if the Galaxy Note8 launch will coincide with the LG V30 (set to be unveiled at IFA, August 31). Chances are that the two releases will be close and it will be a...



vivo celebrates India Independence day with $30 NEX S and V9 sale

India is celebrating Independence Day on August 15, and as part of the celebrations, vivo is launching a series of promos on its online store. For the 72nd holiday, vivo is bringing 72 hours of special offers between August 7 and August 9, including flash sales of bestsellers vivo NEX S and vivo V9 for the symbolic amount of INR1,947 (no more than $30/€25). Commemorating India's 72nd year of independence, vivo is also offering earphones and USB cables from its online store for only INR72. There is also up to INR4,000 cashback on all credit and debit card transactions for select...