Huawei Introduces the HUAWEI Mate 9

A Step Ahead: New Mate Series Delivers a Breakthrough Android Experience with Powerful New Performance, Battery and UX Advances Munich – Nov. 3, 2016 – Today at an exclusive global launch event, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled two of the most anticipated devices of the year – the HUAWEI Mate 9 and the exclusive PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 9. Building on Huawei’s success in delivering beautifully-designed, powerful mobile devices, the newest members of the Mate Series provides users with an [...]

Huawei honor 8 sees 100% rise in sales at Gitex Shopper 2016

Huawei honor, a leading smartphone e-brand from Huawei, registered an unprecedented 100 per cent increase in sales of its flagship phone, the honor 8, during Gitex Shopper 2016 in Dubai. Participating at the event for the second consecutive year, the device was on sale for Dh1,599. Honor 8 is available in gold, black, white and the highly demanded Sapphire blue, which drove 70 per cent of the honor 8 sales at Gitex. “Gitex Shopper has always been a great platform and launchpad [...]

Samsung to double smartphone production in India by 2019

Samsung has announced that it’s going to double its smartphone production capacity in India by 2019. It’s investing $300 million in the country for this purpose. The investment will be put towards doubling capacity at its Noida, Uttar Pradesh plant by the end of 2019. The state government has approved the investment so Samsung’s plan shouldn’t face any problems. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the state government and Samsung. The company established its manufacturing plant in Noida [...]

Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh wants to rebuild consumer trust after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco

Samsung Mobile chief DJ Koh has been under immense pressure following the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. He has now vowed, at any cost, to find the exact cause of fire and explosions in the smartphone to restore consumers’ trust so that they can use the company’s products without any safety concerns in the future. Mr. Koh, who has been heading the company’s mobile division since December 2014, has apologized and expressed his gratitude to Samsung’s employees for their support [...]

Huawei P9 Debuts in London with Dual Camera Lens, Reinvents Smartphone Photography in Collaboration with Leica

London – April 6, 2016 – Today at an exclusive launch event at London’s Battersea Evolution, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the much anticipated Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. Created in collaboration with Leica, the dual-lens P9 sets a new standard in smartphone photography.   The Huawei P9 is the first smartphone co-engineered with the global iconic brand, Leica Camera AG. The P9’s dual-lens camera takes smartphone photography to the next level, allowing people to capture both vivid colors and striking [...]

Samsung reportedly clueless about the cause of the Galaxy Note 7′s battery failures

In less than two months the Galaxy Note 7 has gone from being hailed as one of Samsung’s best smartphones to its worst failure. The company will no longer produce and sell the Galaxy Note 7 but questions remain. How can a company like Samsung with years of experience under its belt and infinite resources at its disposal botch a smartphone in such spectacular fashion? If a new report published in The New York Times today is to be [...]

Samsung will likely take a $17 billion hit on the Galaxy Note 7

The Galaxy Note 7 got off to a very promising start a couple of months ago. Samsung was set to have one of its best years as earnings were buoyed by the spectacular performance of the Galaxy S7. Merely two weeks after the flagship was released reports of a potential battery cell defect starting pouring in and Samsung soon recalled all units. It then sent out replacement units which were supposed to be safe and they started having the same [...]

Samsung announces recall in China as the sun sets on the Galaxy Note 7

When Samsung recalled the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide last month it said thatcustomers in China were not affected by it since the units shipped in the People’s Republic had batteries from another supplier. It only recalled some 1,800 units which were sent out as test devices prior to the official release. That didn’t stopreports of exploding Galaxy Note 7 units but Samsung didn’t recall the handset in China. The country’s state broadcaster slammed Samsung for having an arrogant attitude towards Chinese consumers but even that [...]

Samsung’s working on a Galaxy Grand Prime+ with the model number SM-G532F

A little over a month ago, an unidentified Galaxy smartphone was granted Wi-Fi certification. At the time, we guessed that the handset, which carries the model number SM-G532F, was the long-rumored Galaxy Grand Prime+ that showed up on the official Geekbench online database a couple of weeks before. Unfortunately, we had no solid evidence to back up our claim. We were merely speculating. Now, however, Samsung has been granted a trademark for the Grand Prime+ branding in South Korea, which [...]

Exclusive: Samsung starts testing Android 7.0 Nougat for the Galaxy S7

It has been over a month since Google released Android 7.0 Nougat. So far, the update has only landed on Nexus devices which receive their software updates directly from Google. OEMs like Samsung haven’t updated their devices as yet because there’s a big process that needs to be completed first before any new major update can be released. Just yesterday we spotted what appeared to be a Galaxy S7 running a test Nougat firmware and we can now confirm that Samsung has indeed [...]