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Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 could be heading to India and Vietnam

Samsung isn’t done with the Galaxy Note 7 just yet.

Samsung announced the findings of its Galaxy Note 7 investigation last month, detailing that two separate battery issues were to blame for the device catching on fire. With Samsung now recovering most of the Note 7 units sold worldwide, it looked like the device’s troubled tale has reached its conclusion.

However, a new report out of Korea suggests that Samsung is looking to sell refurbished units of  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs. Honor 6X: The battle for budget supremacy starts here

Two of the best budget phones in India go head-to-head.

Xiaomi has started off the year strong with the Redmi Note 4, offering a feature-rich phone for ₹12,999. Although Huawei’s sub-brand Honor doesn’t have the same brand recognition as Xiaomi in India, the manufacturer’s latest budget handset, the Honor 6X, stands out in several areas.

In fact, the Honor 6X is the only phone that is close to the Redmi Note 4 when it comes to the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs. Moto G4 Plus: Same price, different strategies

Two of the best budget phones go head-to-head.

The Moto G series paved the way for affordable phones. The current-generation Moto G4 Plus offers significant upgrades from its predecessor in the form of a fingerprint sensor and a vastly improved camera, while sticking to the same pricing model.

The same holds true for the Redmi Note 4. Xiaomi’s meteoric rise in recent years is because of the success of its budget Redmi series, which catapulted the manufacturer  [Read More…]

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 vs. Redmi Note 3: Should you upgrade?

The Redmi Note 3 was one of the best-selling phones of 2016 in India. Can the Redmi Note 4 carry on the momentum for Xiaomi?

Xiaomi saw a revival in its fortunes in 2016 on the back of the Redmi Note 3. The phone made its debut at the start of last year for a compelling ₹9,999 for the base variant and sold over 3.6 million units in just over 10 months.

For 2017, Xiaomi is betting  [Read More…]

Top 8 things to know about the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

Get to know all about the Redmi Note 4.

The Redmi Note 4 is one of the best phones you can currently buy for under ₹15,000 ($ 225). The phone made its debut in China last year with a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, and Xiaomi introduced the handset in India earlier this month powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor.

Whether you’re looking to see what’s new with the phone or are interested in learning more about the  [Read More…]

Xiaomi sells 250,000 units of Redmi Note 4 in 10 minutes, Nougat beta now available

First flash sale crosses 250,000 sales, Nougat beta ROM based on MIUI 8 now available.

During the launch of the Indian variant of the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi announced that it will roll out a MIUI build based on Nougat shortly. The company is now making the preview build available for those interested in getting an early look at Nougat.

The news comes on the heels of today’s announcement that Xiaomi sold 250,000 units of the  [Read More…]

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 8 exists, but Galaxy S8 will skip MWC

Galaxy S8 launch hinted for ‘next 90 days’ — but not in Barcelona in late February.

In separate interviews, Samsung’s mobile chief DJ Koh has revealed the first on-the-record information about firm’s next two major smartphone launches. The Galaxy S8 will skip Mobile World Congress at the end of February, as widely rumored, while the Galaxy Note 8 will arrive later this year. The latter point should nip in the bud speculation that Samsung would kill off  [Read More…]

Samsung’s Note 7 apology was heavy on battery science, light on admitting its own failures

Samsung must now pick up and move on from the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, but we can learn a lot about the company through its recent investigation.

The Galaxy Note 7 may be dead, but the experience of the incident has clearly reverberated throughout the company, from headquarters in Korea to much smaller markets like Canada. A press conference early Monday morning in Seoul began solemnly, as Samsung’s president of mobile, DJ Koh, took responsibility for the  [Read More…]

Samsung checked 200,000 Galaxy Note 7s to figure out cause of battery fires

The information is in, and we know why the Galaxy Note 7 caught on fire.

Samsung has announced the official results of its Galaxy Note 7 fire investigation and, as expected — since the recalls in September and October, respectively — the phone’s battery was to blame.

The company compiled 200,000 phones and 30,000 separate batteries, employing 700 people dedicated to the cause, and found that neither the phone’s fast charging feature, nor its waterproofing, had any correlation  [Read More…]

The Galaxy Note 7 had two separate battery defects 🔥

Samsung will reveal that the Note 7 went through two separate battery problems on its way to the dustbin.

According to the Wall Street Journal, which reportedly obtained the report Samsung will reveal and elaborate on at a press conference in Seoul this Monday (Sunday evening in North America), the Korean giant suffered two major yet separate issues with the batteries in the Galaxy Note 7.

The report, which was generated by three independent analysis firms, states that the  [Read More…]