Sony's smartphone division continued to struggle in the Q1 FY 19, with just 900,000 units shipped during the period. Thanks to strong sales of its image sensors, however, the company's operating income went up by 18% YoY.
Samsung’s operating profit went up from $5.3 billion (6.2 trillion won) to $5.6 billion (6.6 trillion won) in Q2 2019. However, compared to the same period last year, the quarterly operating profit was down by 56%.
The new Black Shark 2 Pro is the brand's first gaming smartphone featuring Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855 Plus. It also offers a new 13MP secondary camera sensor, faster UFS 3.0 storage, and lower touch latency.
Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer has confirmed that the company will soon begin rolling out its RCS Chat feature in more countries. However, Android users in the U.S. may have to wait longer for the rollout to begin.
HMD Global will reportedly launch its first 5G-enabled smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2019. The smartphone, which is expected to be called the Nokia 9.1 PureView, will also offer better cameras and a more powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset.
More images of the upcoming Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatch have leaked, thanks to the FCC. The smartwatch is expected to be a minor upgrade over the Galaxy Watch Active that was launched earlier this year.