LG’s 2018 flagship with 6.1-inch MLCD+ FullVision display, Snapdragon 845, new design said to be unveiled in June

It is already known that LG will be introducing an enhanced version of the V30 smartphone with A.I features at the MWC 2018 later this months, instead of G6’s successor. Now @evleaks is saying that the next LG flagship will be codenamed ‘Judy’ with a brand new design will be introduced in June. The phone is said to feature a 6.1-inch 18:9 FullVision display, but it will use a MLCD+ panel with white sub-pixel in RGBW matrix offering high, 800-nit brightness while consuming 35% less power compared to IPS LCD panels. It is also said to pack Snapdragon 845 SoC, but it will be coupled only with 4GB of RAM, compared to 6GB in other flagships. It is not clear if it will have an enhanced version like the V30+. It further reveals stereo speakers, 16MP dual rear cameras with f/1.6-aperture, IP68 certification, military-grade durability, wireless charging and more. LG “Judy” rumored specifications 6.1-inch FullVision MLCD+ display with a 18:9 aspect ratio Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU 4GB LPDDR4x RAM, 64GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD Android 8.1 (Oreo) with LG UX 16MP dual rear cameras with f/1.6-aperture front camera with wide-angle lens Fingerprint sensor Water, dust resistant (IP68), MIL-STD …
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Walmart said to be in talks to acquire more than 40% of Flipkart

Back in 2016 US retail giant, Walmart was in talks to invest up to whopping $ 1 billion Flipkart. Nothing ever happened on that, however, now according to new report from Reuters, Walmart is said to be in talks to acquire more than 40% of Flipkart.  Walmart is said to be in talks to buy existing and new shares of Flipkart and due diligence is likely to begin as early as next week, the sources said. The terms and proposals are under wraps at the moment. Flipkart would be valued at more than the $ 12 billion figure given that Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund took roughly a fifth of the firm last year for $ 2.5 billion. Neither Flipkart nor Walmart commented on the ongoing speculation just as expected. However, With Walmart acquisition, Flipkart would get a good boost in its fight against Amazon which is said to expand in India with an investment close to $ 5 billion that would also include online grocery delivery. Despite so many attempts to enter India, Walmart restricted itself to cash-and-carry’ wholesale business amid tough restrictions on foreign investment. The company currently operates 21 such stores in India. Flipkart’s current investors include U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global Management, China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, online marketplace …
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Walmart said be in talks to acquire more than 40% of Flipkart

Back in 2016 US retail giant, Walmart was in talks to invest up to whopping $ 1 billion Flipkart. Nothing ever happened on that, however, now according to new report from Reuters, Walmart is said to be in talks to acquire more than 40% of Flipkart.  Walmart is said to be in talks to buy existing and new shares of Flipkart and due diligence is likely to begin as early as next week, the sources said. The terms and proposals are under wraps at the moment. Flipkart would be valued at more than the $ 12 billion figure given that Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp’s Vision Fund took roughly a fifth of the firm last year for $ 2.5 billion. Neither Flipkart nor Walmart commented on the ongoing speculation just as expected. However, With Walmart acquisition, Flipkart would get a good boost in its fight against Amazon which is said to expand in India with an investment close to $ 5 billion that would also include online grocery delivery. Despite so many attempts to enter India, Walmart restricted itself to cash-and-carry’ wholesale business amid tough restrictions on foreign investment. The company currently operates 21 such stores in India. Flipkart’s current investors include U.S. hedge fund Tiger Global Management, China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, online marketplace …
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update suspended, new version said to be in development [Update: Samsung responds]

[Update: Samsung has confirmed that it has indeed stopped the roll out Oreo update for the phone. It has also said that the roll out was stopped due to unexpected reboots for some. If it finds the impact to be minimal, it will resume it soon] In a statement to Sammobile, Samsung said: Following a … Continue reading “Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo update suspended, new version said to be in development [Update: Samsung responds]”
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HomePod said to cost Apple $216 to make, margin smaller than Amazon Echo & Google Home

The HomePod’s $ 349 price point was somewhat controversial last summer when Apple announced the device, especially in comparison to its competitors in the market. A new report from Bloomberg, however, shows that Apple is operating at smaller margins than its competitors…

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