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Top 10 trending phones of week 23

The record-breaking streak of the Samsung Galaxy S8 at the top continues in week 23, as the Infinity Display beast holds the top spot for a 10th week in row. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 retained second, but its smaller Redmi 4 sibling was pushed off the podium by the Galaxy J7 Prime. Nokia 6 makes a return to the top 10 and surges to fifth place this week, capitalizing on its incoming global release. Another new entry, the OnePlus 5 goes 6th, even though it's yet to be officially announced. That's as strong an indication as any that the latest OnePlus flagship is ready to take the lead...



HTC One X9 sporting 23MP camera and QHD display leaks out

Less than a month after HTC launched the highly anticipated One A9 smartphone, a new handset from the company has been leaked online. Dubbed One X9, the rumored device reportedly carries a model number of E56 and will cost RMB 2,999 (around $470). Specs-wise, from what the leak suggests, the smartphone will be either powered by Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 820 SoC or Mediatek's deca-core Helio X20 chipset, and sport a QHD display, although size isn't known yet. The handset will have 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal memory options, although it could also be launched with 3GB/32GB configuration to bring down the price. In terms of camera, the One X9 will sport a 23MP rear unit and a 4MP front shooter. Featuring a metal body and including dual HTC BoomSound speakers on the front, the device will pack in a 3,500mAh battery. (more…)

Microsoft’s fiscal Q4 report is out – 17% growth year-over-year

Microsoft published its financial report for the fiscal Q4 (ending in June) and the company has seen a 17% revenue growth ($30.1 billion) over last year. The company's operating income grew 35% to around $10.4 billion with net income of $8.9 billion GAAP and $8.8 billion non-GAAP. That translates into $1.14 GAAP earnings per share and $1.13 non-GAAP. Microsoft returned $5.3 billion to shareholders this in Q4, through dividends and share repurchases. Most of the Microsoft operations have seen significant growth in revenue - double digits in most of them. Here are some of...



The Meizu Pro 7 second display will be a color LCD

Meizu is definitely cooking something big for its next "Pro" line release. The full picture still eludes us, but most leaks hint at a Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus handset announcement at the end of this month. We are also fairly certain that the signature feature of the smartphone pair will be a small secondary display, positioned underneath the dual camera setup on the back panel. Meizu Pro 7 secondary screen A few new photos surfaced today on Weibo that appear to showcase said screen in detail. One of them has it running and displaying color, which means it's an LCD unit. This is a...



Sprint and HTC to release a 5G “mobile smart hub” in H1 2019

Sprint and HTC announce that the two companies are working together with Qualcomm to launch a "mobile smart hub" in the first half of next year. No further details were given about what exactly this smart hub looks like or what it do. But Sprint says it will "deliver multimedia and connected data capabilities in a compact and portable design." It could be have a built-in projector, perhaps? HTC is going to deliver the second 5G product meant for Sprint's future 5G network. The first one is going to be a smartphone from LG which was announced for H1 of 2019 as well, back in August. It's...