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Apple confirms rumors of slight delay in iPhone 12 shipments

For some time now we’ve been hearing rumors about a delay this year in the start of shipments of the upcoming iPhone 12 family, compared to Apple’s past release timelines. This wouldn’t be anything very large, the story goes, but would shift things by a few weeks. Today during its earnings call for the third fiscal quarter of 2020 (also known as the second calendar quarter), Apple has pretty much confirmed this.…
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Google confirms Pixel 4a reveal coming on August 3

Google’s Pixel 4a, initially rumored to become official at the Google I/O conference in May – which didn’t happen because of the coronavirus – is finally close to launch, it seems. A few days ago a new rumor gave what seems like the umpteenth presumptive unveiling date, namely August 3. And now Google has confirmed this, though in the most convoluted way possible.…
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Samsung Q2 report reveals improved profit from chips and phones despite COVID-19

Earlier today we learned Huawei was the leading smartphone manufacturer in Q2, while LG Mobile keeps losing ground. Samsung also released its full financial report for Q2 2020, and despite dropping from the lead in the smartphone race the overall numbers are good. Profit increased both sequentially and on yearly basisdue to strong demand for memory chips, while the Mobile business also reported improved operating profit despite 20% decline in revenue.…
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Huawei launches MatePad 10.8 and Enjoy 2 tablets, TalkBand B6 and a kid’s smartwatch

This time it’s on purpose – the MatePad 10.8 official, which was spotted yesterday, is now officially official and there’s a surprise, a second tablet. The company also revealed a new talk band and a children’s smartwatch. Let’s have a look. Huawei MatePad 10.8 The tablet uses a 10.8” IPS LCD with 2,560 x 1,600 px (that works out to 280 ppi pixel density).…
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Realme V5 appears in hands-on shots

Realme has been busy with its product launches in the past month and it looks like August will bring more of the same. The young company is set to introduce its new V-series on August 3 with the V5 5G and we now have an in-hand look at the device. Realme V5 hands-on shots The V5 will sport a 6.5-inch punch hole IPS LCD with FHD+ resolution and a 16MP selfie cam up front.…
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More vivo S7 key specs emerge ahead of launch

The latest member of vivo’s S-series is scheduled to go official on August 3 with the launch of the S7. So far, we’ve seen a few renders and specs of the device but now, we’re getting more details thanks to a leaked leaflet. We can see the S7’s will carry a dual selfie camera with a 44MP primary sensor and autofocus housed in a small notch up top.…
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LG posts its report on turbulent Q2: Phone business keeps sliding

Financial reports for Q2 of 2020 are emerging and LG is the latest company to share its results. The Korean giant revealed its performance was affected significantly by the worldwide impact of the pandemic. All five key divisions of LG reported a decline on a yearly basis, with the Mobile Communications Company posting sales of about KRW1.31 trillion (about $1.07 billion), which is 18% lower than the same period last year.…
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Several mid-range and entry level Nokias coming at IFA

HMD Global is preparing to bring several new smartphones to IFA 2020. There are no flagships among them, instead the company has focused on bolstering its entry level and mid-range offerings. The Nokia 2.4, code name Wolverine, will be fairly large with its 6.5” screen and 4,500 mAh battery, according to leaked info. Compare that to the 2.3, which has a 6.2”…
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Canalys: Huawei triumphs as the best-selling smartphone company in Q2 2020

How’s that for a plot twist? Despite its well documented struggles in western markets, Huawei has managed to top the COVID-influenced Q2 2020 smartphone market. According to Canalys, Huawei shipped 55.8 million phones to Samsung’s with 53.7 million. Huawei managed to extend its domination of the already recovering Chinese market and now accounts for over 70% of all shipped phones to mainland China.…
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Samsung Galaxy M31s unveiled with 6.5” AMOLED, quad cameras and 6,000 mAh battery

The hugely popular Galaxy M-series just got its newest member – say hello to the M31s. It brings a 6.5-inch Infinity-O sAMOLED panel – a first for the M-series as well as 25W charging support (with the required charger in the box) to top up the massive 6,000 mAh battery. The phone also carries a Gradient design with black and blue shades and features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.…