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Apple takes 83% of global mobile profits in Q1, Samsung with 12.9%

Of the combined operating profit posted by global smartphone players in the first quarter of the ongoing year, Apple's share stood at 83.4%, according to a new report published by market research firm Strategy Analytics. That's up from the 79.8% figure that was reported for the Cupertino-based company during the same period last year. Samsung, on the other hand, took home 12.9%. That's down considerably from the 21.9% last year. Reports say the South Korean tech giant is struggling to improve its profitability "due to market saturation and generally falling margins." Via 1 2

New Google Daydream View VR headset arrives in three colors priced at $99

Google had a big day today, with its hardware event bringing us new smartphones, smart speakers, a laptop, a hands-free camera, and wireless earbuds. Oh, and also a new Daydream View VR headset, as one leak predicted not long ago. The new Daydream View looks similar to last year's model, but is improved in a lot of ways. It has higher-performance lenses, with better image clarity and a wider field of view. It's built from a new two-tone fabric, and comes in the three colors you can see below: Fog, Charcoal and Coral. The new headset is expected "later this year", priced at $99 (a...

Xiaomi Mi 8’s specs leak reveal 6.2-inch display, in-display fingerprint scanner

Just a week before the official Mi 8 announcement, rumors started flying in. Yesterday a hands-on video leaked showcasing a gorgeous translucent back, much like the Translucent Blue variant of HTC U12+, and now we know what's peeking through the back panel. The leaked photo shows a 6.2-inch Full HD (1080x2280) display with 19:9 aspect ratio contradicting previous reports of a 6.01-inch display. We are also very excited by the in-display fingerprint scanner so we hope this one turns out to be true. Anyway, the list goes on with Snapdragon 845 chipset, which is hardly any surprise,...

Yandex introduces its first Telephone with a voice assistant called Alissa

When your direct competitor Google launches the Pixel smartphone, you can't just stay silent - you have to counter-attack and protect your domestic market. That's exactly what the Russian search engine Yandex did - it launched Yandex Telephone with its own voice assistant Alissa which sounds like a Slavic Alexa knock-off. The specs of the Yandex Telephone are mostly midrange affair - Snapdragon 630 chipset with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. The phone supports two SIM cards in a hybrid slot, meaning you can replace one of them with a microSD for up to 128 more gigs of storage. There...

Polycarbonate high-end Lumia leaks with S810 inside

A lot of rumors have been floating , regarding the potential future Windows phone flagship, and it couldn't come soon enough. But things don't get any clearer as time progresses, instead new and different info keeps surfacing. This latest leak pictures a polycarbonate device, which looks a lot like a Lumia 735 with its fat buttons, but with a camera hump bolted on, much like the one on the Lumia 1020. This interesting blend of designs is said to be packing a 5.2-inch FullHD display and top-end Snapdragon 810 chipset. (more…)