Samsung will make money from every iPhone X sold

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Apple will undoubtedly make a fortune with the release of the iPhone X on November 3, but it won't be the only major tech company to benefit from the phone's launch. Samsung, Apple's chief rival, also has a major stake in the iPhone X's success.

Samsung is estimated to earn about $110 for every iPhone X sold, according to analysis conducted by Counterpoint Technology Market Research for the Wall Street Journal. The reason is actually pretty simple: Samsung is the exclusive supplier of the iPhone X's new OLED displays and also provides the phone's memory chips. If the iPhone X ends up being a major hit, it could even be one of Samsung's biggest revenue sources.

Counterpoint estimates Apple will sell 130 million units through the summer of 2019, and if the phone actually sells as well as it is projected to, Samsung will earn about $4 billion more in revenue making parts for the iPhone X than it will for making the components for its own Galaxy S8 phones. The disparity is actually quite surprising.

This smartphone features mosquito-repelling tech

LG recently introduced its new India-exclusive K7i smartphone. It's a fairly standard budget phone with a 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an unspecified quad-core processor. It's even running Android Marshmallow with no public plans of updating to Nougat or Oreo. What a classic budget phone move! The new device does have one unique feature, though: built-in, mosquito-repelling ultrasonic sound wave technology.

This Mosquito Away feature is already included in some of the company's air conditioners, washing machines, and TVs. It isn't clear whether this technology actually works, although the BBC calls it a myth. Bart Knols, an entomologist who chairs the advisory board of the Dutch Malaria Foundation, told the publication that there's "no scientific evidence whatsoever" that ultrasound repels mosquitoes.

The retro Nokia 3310 now comes with 3G

Earlier this year, HMD Global revived Nokia’s classic 3310 candy bar phone with only the slightest updates. The phone is now in for another tweak: a new version is getting support for 3G, which will open it up for use in a lot more countries – including the U.S. The phone should work on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not Verizon and Sprint.

The new Nokia 3310 3G features some slight changes, too: the new model is ever-so-slightly taller, wider, and thicker. And in a very big change, its estimated battery life is way down, from 22 hours of talk time on the 2G version to just 6.5 hours on the 3G version. The phone will be available in red, blue, yellow, and black.