Ringke Short Mobile News 1.17.18

1.Galaxy S9 / S9 Plus Release Date Outflow

Samsung Electronics said it is focusing on enhancing the completeness of the Galaxy S8 hardware and an innovative user experience (UX)

According to Evan Blass’s tweet, Galaxy S9 / S9 + will be released on the following schedule.

Launch – 2/26

Pre-orders – 3/1

Ships/releases – 3/16


2. Galaxy Note 8 Olympic Edition

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 Olympic Edition (PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition), which will be offered to all PyeongChang Olympic to support athletes and Olympic family.

After the Olympics, it is expected to release the white version without the logo.


3. Apple, US Market Share Rises After iPhone X

Image result for iphone

Apple’s share of the US market in the fourth quarter of 2017 has risen sharply. According to CIRP, Apple accounted for 39% of the US market share in 2017 with all three types of iphones (iPhone X, iPhone 8 / 8 Plus).

Compared to 3Q (29%), iPhone 8 series has risen 10% point and 17% compared to 4Q (34%). Samsung ranked second in the list with 32%, and LG took third place at for 13%.


4. iPhone X, Brisk Sales in United Kingdom / Japan / China

According to Smartphone Os statistics from September to November 2017, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech’s iOS has a share of 23.9% in Europe, 39.8% in the US, and 25% in China.

During that time, the UK’s best-selling smartphones were iPhone X with a 14.4 % share in November. In the United States, Apple sold more than the Galaxy S8 during the same period, and it also recorded the largest market share in Japan. (18.2% for iPhone X, 17.2% for iPhone 8)

In China, there was considerable sales with a 6% share in November.


5. SONY, Xperia XA2 / XA2 Ultra / L2 Pre-Order Begin in the US and UK

Sony released Xperia XA2 / XA2 Ultra / L2 at CES and the pre-orders have begun in United States and United Kingdom.

You can pre-order via Best Buy in US, and pre-order via Clove and Unlocked Mobiles in UK.  The U.S launch date is expected to be February 16, and the UK will ship from January 22.

XA2 : $349.99 / Silver / Black / Blue / Pink

XA2 Ultra : $449.99 / Silver / Black / Blue / Gold

L2 : $249.99 / Black / Gold / Pink


6. Sony, Xperia XZ Pro Spec Outflow

Sony Xperia XZ Pro Render 1

The Xperia XZ Pro’s specification was scheduled to be released at MWC 2018. However, the spec has been leaked. The latest leaked show that upcoming XZ Pro features dual camera and powered by Snapdragon 845 Soc. This phone will include 5.7 inch OLED display (4K resolution). The price will be around $900.


7. Moto X5 / G6 / G6 Plus / G6 Play – Device Images & Specs Leak

The device images and specs of Moto X5 / G6 / G6 Plus / G6 Play have been leaked.
Moto X5 has a notch area on the front display just like iPhone X, but it seems like on-screen fingerprint technology or fingerprint recognition function will not be applied. The display of all four devices are applied to the metal body in 3D glass shape on the rear side.

G6 – Black / Silver / Rose Gold

G6 Plus –  Deep Indigo(Black) / Nimbus(Silver) / Dark Lake (Dark Teal)

G6 Play – Dark Charcoal / Gold / Deep Blue

The retail price for G6 is expected to be around $240, and $330 for G6 Plus.



8. HTC Reveals U11 EYEs

HTC joins the Face Unlock trend with the U11

HTC has unveiled the U11 EYEs with facial recognition unlock.
The U11 EYE is a derivative model with a selling price of around $505, and the launch date is February 9th. The U11 EYEs is powered by snapdragon 652 chipset that comes with 4GB RAM.
There will be three different colors, which include Red, Silver Blue and Black.

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