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Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming out this year, frankly speaking that's about all we know about the phone for sure, everything else has been one rumour or the other.

One of the rumours that has gained traction is that the new Samsung Phone will copy Apple in that they will be getting rid of the headphone jack as Apple did with the iPhone 7 and using  a USB port instead.

Well, according to a render of a protective case that’s alleged to be for the phone, leaked on Slashleaks, tells us differently.

While it is highly possible that renders for a Samsung Galaxy S8 case could be accurate as third-party accessory manufacturers are usually briefed on a phone’s design prior to its release in order to create products that can be released at launch, it doesn't mean this is something that tells the whole story.


What the renders do show (grain of salt guys) is that the 3.5mm headphone jack is going nowhere even though earlier reports suggested a move away from this.


Besides the space for the jack, the bottom of the case shows space of a USB-C port on one side as well as a third space on the opposite side which we would expect is to accommodate a speaker.

Three button spaces on the left hand side of the case point towards volume up and down buttons as well as a power button, leaving a mysterious gap on the top of the case which could possibly be a microSD card slot.

Moving on to the back of the leaked render. The case has space for what has to be where the camera will be lodged. It’s only big enough for a single lens though so if this render is accurate then we shouldn’t expect any dual camera technology in the S8.

Samsung have remained tight-lipped on this so far so we can't vouch for the veracity of the render, so this is us saying there's still room for surprises.

On the plus side, we might not have to wait much longer as traditionally Samsung has revealed its flagships at the Mobile World Congress in February, though delay rumors suggest this reveal might be pushed back to April instead.

But February or April, it's still soon enough, so we'll just have to wait and see.

Check out the render below.






When the Apple AirPods were first announced and it was revealed that it would have no wires, there was skepticism from many about how well they would do.

Things such as the price and the perceived ease with which it could be lost were pointed out.

But it seems that was all for naught as the sale of the AirPods have been going just fine. According to an infographic released by online shopping analyst Slice Intelligence, the AirPods are currently winning in the market.


Photo by Slice Intelligence



The AirPods which went on sale on December 13, 2016, took out Beats headphones in sales. For context, Beats were the leaders the year before.


As if that's not enough, you have to keep in mind that Apple owns Beats so from the chart above, that means Apple has just over 40 percent of the current market for wireless headphones among online buyers. Bose is the next-largest independent brand, at 16 percent share.

According to the stats by Slice Intelligence, most of the buyers of the AirPods online are male and most are millennials (1990s/2000s kids basically).

These stats are only for online sales though, meaning that the success of the AirPods might even be more remarkable when you consider physical sales and so on.

So Apple is certainly winning so far, can anyone keep up?





Nokia seems to be getting back on their feet after some time in the shadows. The Finnish company had announced plans for an Android phone this year and now it seems it has even more in store.

In a new Facebook post teasing the arrival of its forthcoming Nokia 6, the company dropped a cryptic clue suggesting “more announcements” will follow on February 26.

February 26 happens to be the start of Mobile World Congress so this may have something to do with that but the company have refused to give out any further details as to what these “announcements” could involve. It is hoped though that it means new product.






As part of the revival process, Nokia struck a deal with Alcatel owner HMD Global that will see the company lease out the Nokia brand to the Chinese manufacturer for the next 10 years.

On the back of that, HMD revealed plans to build a modest $26 feature phone and then quickly followed up with the announcement of the previously mentioned Nokia 6.

To the dismay of fans though, this phone will only sell in China and it is planned that the Chinese market be properly explored.

While avid commenters rushed to speculate the announcement might have to do with a wider Nokia 6 roll-out, the company’s social media team was quick cool off the excitement. Seconding previous statements the device will remain exclusive to China, the phone-maker said it has intentions to bring all-new Android phones to other countries.

It remains to be seen if HMD can raise Nokia to its former glory. The Nokia 6 will be a great start, but only time will tell. 


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