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Huawei scores 73M shipments in H1 2017

Huawei published its results for the first half of 2017, and the numbers certainly look promising - 73 million shipped phones for six months and 36% increase in revenue YoY. A breakdown of smartphone shipments reveals 8.5 million Huawei Mate 9 and Huawei Mate 9 Pro units were moved. At second come the P10 and the P10 Plus with 6 million shipments. The one-month old Honor 9 already reached 1 million sales. Compared with the same period last year, shipped smartphones grew 20.6%, while the revenue is now CNY105.4 billion, or about $15.4 billion. Huawei Consumer Business CEO...

US ban causes ZTE to cease main operations

ZTE's main business operations have been suspended after the US government restricted all US firms to supply China's giant with tech. The ban was imposed after ZTE was found guilty of violating US export restrictions. As of now, all major operating activities have been shut down while ZTE tries to negotiate a modification or even reversal of the Denial Order. A request for suspension of the ban has been submitted last Sunday. It was rather expected that ZTE's supply chain was going to suffer from the US-China trade war so the firm had to act accordingly - the official site doesn't...

First Honor 7X flash sale in India saw device going out of stock within seconds

The Huawei Honor 7X was released in India recently, and the company has now revealed that the first flash sale saw the Amazon-exclusive device getting out of stock "within seconds." If you were unlucky the first time around, it's worth knowing that registrations for the second flash sale have started, and the sale is set for December 14. For registration as well as more information, head to the Amazon link below. Source | Amazon India

Rumor suggests Lumia 940 and 940 XL will cost more than iPhone 6

The Microsoft Lumia 940 and 940 XL - which have already been the subject of several leaks and rumors - will cost more than the Samsung Galaxy S6 as well as Apple's iPhone 6. That's according to a new report, which has already been taken down. (more…)

Samsung fixes major issue in Galaxy S8 Oreo beta 3 build

The Android Oreo Beta 3 build for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ started rolling out last week. It brought the November security patch and major improvements to Bluetooth stability. However, it turns out that it also included a major issue. The bug basically prevented some applications from opening. The apps in question are those that were put to sleep (to save battery) by the system after they were found unused for more than three days. Well, the good news is that the problem has been quickly fixed by the South Korean company, and a new hotfix update has been pushed out...