HP Too Is Done Making Windows Phone Handsets

HP, one of the only OEMs that offers a Windows Phone handset in its lineup, is now giving up on Microsoft’s mobile operating system, too. The company told news outlet The Register that it won’t be adding any new handset to its existing “Elite” Windows Phone smartphone lineup. Furthermore, the company said its Elite x3 handset will reach the […]

Essential Phone Sold Just 5,000 Units Through Sprint Since Launch: Report

It seems like Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone, despite all its bezel-less glory, is struggling to sell in the market. A new report has claimed that the new smartphone company has managed to sell just 5,000 units of the handset through Sprint since its launch, which happens to be the exclusive mobile carrier for the phone as […]

How Intel Core chips could take over two-factor authentication from your phone

Password manager Dashlane is one of the first consumer-facing companies to take advantage of a little-known feature within Intel’s 8th-generation Corechips that could become much more popular: enabling two-factor authentication with just your PC, and not your phone. What’s known as Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication lives within the 8th-generation Core architecture. Typically, two-factor authentication (2FA)—recommended for […]

Jio Phone: Micromax Says Yet to See Any Impact, but Open to Idea of 4G Feature Phone

JioPhone demand is on the radar of Indian smartphone maker Micromax as it explores whether its feature phone lineup needs to be upgraded to support 4G networks. The JioPhone bookings start online and offline officially on August 24, and deliveries will start in September. Rahul Sharma, Co-Founder of Micromax, said the company already has 4G-enabled feature phone […]

LG V30 to feature the world’s widest aperture on a phone camera and TouchSense haptics

LG has just shared some camera-related details about its upcoming V30 smartphone. The South Korean company claims the device “will include the world’s largest aperture and clearest lens ever to be featured in a smartphone.” The V30, like its predecessor, has a dual camera setup. However, the company says the main camera module includes an F/1.6 lens […]

Jio Phone a ‘Short Term Hiccup’, Say Handset Makers Itel and Hitech

JioPhone, the feature phone that’s effectively ‘free’ with a refundable Rs. 1,500 deposit, will create only a ‘short term’ hiccup when it hits the market, feel at least two mobile handset makers – Itel Mobile and Hitech Mobiles. “So far there is no impact on our sales. We think it will affect our market as a […]

Jio Phone Powered by Qualcomm and Spreadtrum Chips

Reliance Jio launched its Jio Phone on Friday and while the company announced some features of the handset during the presentation itself, it also left some parts unannounced. Now, Qualcomm India has announced that the company has partnered with Mukesh Ambani-led company to power the Jio Phone. Separately, Spreadtrum has also announced that some of the units of Jio Phone will be powered […]