Nikkei: Samsung wil slash OLED production because of poor demand for the iPhone X

Weak demand for the iPhone X is hurting Samsung’s OLED display business – while the company is seeking out new customers, it will slash the output by as much as 20 million units. The original target was for around 45 million to 50 million iPhone X displays, reports Nikkei. And this is just for the January-March quarter, there may be additional cutbacks for April-June. The company is reportedly looking at Chinese and other customers to make up the difference. Last year, Samsung invested $ 12.6 billion to boost its OLED production capacity in anticipation of an iPhone X boom that never…

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Xiaomi opens first Mi Store in Philippines

Xiaomi’s network of offline stores keeps expanding, and now it reached the Philippines. The company opened its first Mi Store and already is setting plans for a second one. The launch attracted more than 2,000 people, per Filipino sources. The authorized store is in partnership with Grimalkin Corporation, expected to take care of official warranties, repairs, and other after-sales support. The Mi Store, located on the 4th floor of Trinoma Mall at Quezon City, just 10 km North-East of Downtown Manila, offers plenty of Xiaomi products, including smartphones like Redmi Note 4 and Mi…

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Swype Keyboard now discontinued

One of the more popular keyboards for smartphones Swype is being discontinued. The company confirmed this to several users, who looked for support with various bugs. Nuance Communications, owners of the app, said Swype will no longer be updated for Android and will not be offered on the iOS app store. Swype Keyboard gained popularity as being the default keyboard on plenty of Huawei devices but now Nuance is ending the support and all direct-to-consumer business to focus on AI solutions for sale directly to businesses. With dropping Swype+Dragon, the company will switch to its…

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Nokia TA-1071 swings by FCC

Nokia is having an event at MWC 2018 but is still secretive on what is going to be unveiled. Thanks to helpful leaksters, we already have seen two Nokia phones which might debut next week in Barcelona. One of them, the Nokia 1, is in its last stage of preparation before arrival, according to an FCC listing. A device with the codename Nokia TA-1071 and the outlines of the entry-level smartphone was approved by the Federal Commission, meaning it is ready to hit the market shelves. The Nokia 1 will be 134 mm tall and 50 mm wide with a diagonal of 136 mm, equal to around 5.35″….

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HTC to launch entry-level Desire 12, leaked retail box confirms

HTC might be posting one negative record after another, but the company hasn’t given up hope and keeps pushing out new devices. A leaked retail box of an HTC phone revealed the Taiwanese company is going to launch a low-end device with basic specs dubbed Desire 12. Android Authority reported that the HTC Desire 12 will have a Mediatek chipset and 3 GB RAM, coupled with 32 GB storage and a microSD slot for up to 2TB more. The display is going to be 5.5″ with HD+ resolution (1440 x 720 pixels), meaning a tall 18:9 ratio panel. There will be one snapper on the back with 12 MP sensor,…

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