GSMArena.com - Latest articles 6 April 2018

Snapchat finally releases iPhone X exclusive AR lenses

Snapchat has finally released the iPhone X exclusive AR lenses. For those who may have forgotten, these lenses were the ones that were demoed during the iPhone X keynote back in September 2017. There are three AR lenses in total, which are the ones you see above. These are only available on the iPhone X and work with the TrueDepth camera. Compared to the standard lenses within Snapchat, the iPhone X ones use the significantly more advanced front camera and use multiple data points to map the filter precisely to your face that moves even more realistically with your expressions. The...

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LG expects record-breaking Q1 2018 revenue and operating profit

The first quarter of 2018 is over and companies are starting to release their earnings guidance reports. Earlier today we learned that things are going great for Samsung and now its neighbors from LG also posted some record-breaking numbers. LG expects consolidated revenues of KRW15.1 trillion ($14.1 billion) and operating profit of KRW1.1 trillion ($1.02 billion), making this the best Q1 in the history of the company. Sadly, the mobile phone division is expected to post a fourth straight quarter in the red. The reasons are the tough competition and lack of significant launches...

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OnePlus 6 appears in live photo and official teaser

OnePlus 6 is nearing its launch, and we get to know more and more about the phone one leak at a time. The latest information comes from India, where the pricing of OnePlus A6003 is listed. The phone will have three storage options and versions with 6 GB and 8 GB, with the cheapest one being INR33,999 or about $523/€427. According to the source, OnePlus is also preparing to launch wireless Bullets earplugs but has not yet decided on the price of those. Storage Price in INR Price in USD Price in EUR OnePlus 6 64 GB 33,999 - 36,999 ...

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Samsung Q1 2018 guidance includes all time record profit

Back in January, Samsung wrapped up its record-breaking Q4 2017. Three months later, the Korean company is expecting to post even higher numbers, according to its earning guidance, released today. Samsung Electronics should rake in KRW60 trillion in consolidated sales (about $56.1 billion) and KRW15.6 trillion in operating profit (which translates into around $14.6 billion), an all-time high. For comparison, Q1 2017 profit was merely KRW9.9 trillion or about 57% less. (in trillion KRW) Q1 2018 (expected) Q4 2017 Q1 2017 Sales 61 65.98 ...

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Oppo F5 long-term review

F5 refreshes the page in the web browser on your computer. So what's the Oppo F5, then? Is it a refresh of sorts, too? Or maybe it's a refreshing mid-range smartphone that's trying to look like it's more expensive than it actually is. Refreshing, but not niggle-free. Pretty, but not without its faults. Good in most areas, frustrating in others.

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Xiaomi plans to ship more than 100M phones in 2018

Earlier this year an IDC report said that Chinese smartphone market declined by 5%, with BBK affiliates Oppo and vivo posting a double-digit decrease in shipments. According to new info, coming from Taiwanese sources, Chinese manufacturers are formulating a very aggressive development plan for 2018. Oppo, Xiaomi, vivo, and Huawei plan to expand globally to make up for the stagnating local market. Xiaomi alone is planning a massive jump in shipments and aims to ship more than 100 million units by December. Official reports stated that the Mi and the Redmi manufacturer is shipping...

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You can try a Pixel Launcher with Android Go optimizations for low-end phones

XDA-Developers is a large community of developers, many of which enjoy Android development and a hobby and contribute their projects with the public. Since the Google Pixel Launcher isn't available on the app store, both the Pixel and Pixel 2's Launchers were repacked into APKs that can be installed on any Android device and would work without the need to root, appropriately named "Rootless Pixel Launcher" by AmirZ, and "Rootless Pixel 2 Launcher" by paphonb, both members of XDA. The Rootless Pixel Launcher is also optimized for tablets like the Google Pixel C and comes with various...

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