1/30/19 Ringke Short Mobile News: Nokia Smartphones NA Release and more

1. Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus Sneak Peek

Pictures of suspected Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus have once again been leaked.
Included is the rear display of the device.

image source: allaboutsamsung
image source: allaboutsamsung

2. Samsung Electronics launches Galaxy A9 Pro in S. Korea

image source: samsung

The Galaxy A9 Pro that has been released in Korea is a rebrand of the Galaxy A8s that was already being sold in China.

Launch price is 599,500 WON (~$540) and is being sold in three colors: Absolute Black / Black / Blue

3. Samsung Electronics releases the Galaxy M10 / M20

image source: gadgets360

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy M10 / M20 on its India homepage.

The Galaxy M10 / M20 is a super low-priced model aimed at the low-cost market in India while the new model M30 is scheduled for release very soon.

  • Galaxy M20:
    • Main specifications:
      • 6.3-inch FHD + IPS Infinity V Display
      • Exynos 7904
      • 3GB or 4GB RAM
      • 32GB or 64GB ROM
      • USB Type-C
      • 5,000mAh Battery
    • Colors: Ocean Blue & Charcoal Black
    • Price:
      • 3GB + 32GB = INR 11,000 (~$155)
      • 4GB + 64GB = INR 13,000 (~$183)
  • Galaxy M10
    • Main Specification:
      • 6.2-inch HD+ LCD Infinity V Display
      • Exynos 7870
      • 2GB or 3GB RAM
      • 16GB or 32GB ROM
      • Micro USB
      • 3,400mAh Battery
    • Colors: Ocean Blue & Charcoal Black
    • Price:
      • 2GB + 16GB = INR 8,000 (~$112)
      • 3GB + 32GB = INR 9,000 (~$127)

Both Products are scheduled for release on February 5th.

4. HMD Global Announces Partnership between Nokia Smartphone and North American Carrier

image source: nokia

HMD Global announces their intention to supply Nokia smartphones to North American carriers.

Verizon and Cricket, along with Rogers in Canada, will be selling these devices.

Verizon will be offering Nokia 2V (rebranding of Nokia 2.1) on January 31st.
Rogers will have the Nokia 2.1 on sale before the end of March.
Cricket has already started sales of the recently launched Nokia 3.1 Plus.

5. Nokia 9 Scheduled for release on February 24th

image source: onleaks

Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global’s CPO, announced the release of the Nokia 9 at MWC on February 24th via Twitter.

Nokia’s unique point is the five cameras on the back.

6. Motorola Moto G7 Specification Reveal

image source: bgr

The Motorola Brazil website accidentally uploaded the Moto G7 lineup two weeks earlier than the official announcement.

The four publicized lineup includes Moto G7 / G7 Plus / G7 Play / G7 Power

Official information on prices and colors will be available on February 7th.

7. Xiaomi Releases Redmi Go

image source: android authority

Xiaomi has delivered Redmi Go for the Android Go.

5-inch HD display, Snapdragon 425, 1GB RAM, 8GB or 16GB ROM

It is available in Black and Blue

The market price is €80 (~$91) and is avaible in Europe, Philippines, and other regions beginning February.

8 iPhone XR: The Driving Force of iPhone Sales

According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partner (CIRP) collected data, the iPhone XR accounts for 39% of all iPhones sold between October and December 2018. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max estimates 26% of sales during that time period.

The sale of iPhone XR is expected to continuously increase, largely due to its reduced price.

According to Apple’s 2019 first quarterly results, iPhone sales revenue declined by 15%, but active devices grew 9% over the years to 1.4 billion (iPhone accounts for 900 million)

Apple believes that the iPhone sales have reached market saturation and will be focusing on its service business.

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