Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and specs get a tweaked update
This week as we draw ever-nearer to the release and reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we’ve received some tweaked specs and details. As such, we’re passing them on to you – with a reminder that until Samsung reveals the Galaxy S8 line themselves, no information is official. This set of updates comes from anonymous sources with information close to … Continue reading...
Moto Mod with slider QWERTY keyboard coming to Indiegogo
Smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards aren’t unheard of but aren’t exactly many. Even fewer are those with keyboards that slide out. And even rarer are those that slide out horizontally in a landscape orientation. That kind of form factor hasn’t been seen since perhaps the Motorola DROID 4, but soon that might appear again, coincidentally in another Motorola smartphone. No, … Continue reading...
iOS 10.2.1 fixes most, but not all, iPhone 6 sudden shutdowns
A couple of months back, owners of older iPhone models going as far back as the iPhone 6 have started reporting sudden inexplicable switching off of their phones. More than a minor inconvenience, users had to scramble to plug their iPhones in before they can switch them on again. Now Apple is proudly sharing that it has all but eradicated … Continue reading...
LG X power2 boasts 18 hours battery life in a 5.5-inch size
If you though LG’s X-themed (nothing directly to do with X-Men) smartphones were a one-time thing, the Korean OEM has just proven you wrong. Just days before MWC 2017, it has announced the LG X power2. Just like the first X power, this smartphone is all about battery life. Specifically a 4,500 mAh pack that promises 15 to 18 hours … Continue reading...
LG G6 leaked sitting beside LG G5
LG has practically leaked every aspect of the LG G6 except for its actual appearance. Others, however, are more than happy to provide those pieces of the puzzle. So far, we have indeed seen some inkling of the design and appearance of the LG G6, but mostly in renders. This latest leak shows what is allegedly a real model, or … Continue reading...
Samsung Exynos 9 8895 brings 5CA, vision processing to mobile
New Samsung flagship smartphones are usually preceded by a new Samsung processor. Just because the Galaxy S8 is being delayed doesn’t mean the manufacturer also has to delay its new Exynos. Perhaps months before it lands on any consumer product, Samsung is revealing the Exynos 9 Series, specifically the Exynos 8895 application processor, its first to be built on the … Continue reading...
Samsung Flow will soon let Galaxy phones unlock Windows 10 PCs
Samsung Flow isn’t actually new. Its name first came up in November 2014 as Samsung’s take on the idea of Continuity promoted by Apple. It rolled out in limited beta in May the following year as a way for users of Android-powered Galaxy smartphones and tablets to share states and content between two devices. However, it really took off when … Continue reading...
Meitu T8 boasts of a 12MP Dual Pixel selfie camera
Chinese manufacturers have always been quicker to jump on the latest fads, unlike the larger companies that are more wary of missing earnings forecasts. So when the smartphone world decided that selfies are the next big thing, many of these OEMs came out flashy gimmicks and features. The newly unveiled Meitu T8, however, probably takes the cake. Sure, it might … Continue reading...
Remix Singularity is Jide’s Android answer to Windows Continuum
Our smartphones have become so powerful and their apps so sophisticated that they could even be used to power basic desktop computing activities. There have, in fact, a few attempts at actually making that a formal thing, like Microsoft’s Continuum, Ubuntu’s Convergence, and the Andromium, now called Sentio, Superbook. Most of these, however, have sometimes arbitrary limitations on what users … Continue reading...
Galaxy S8 details unearthed from Galaxy Tab S3 system dump
The Galaxy Tab S3 is going to be Samsung’s nominal MWC 2017 star, but it is already being upstaged by the Galaxy S8. Especially if Samsung does have a teaser of sorts prepared next week. Case in point, the system image for the tablet has been leaked but, lo and behold, it supposedly contains clipart for the Galaxy S8. Take … Continue reading...
LG G6 teaser confirms that, yes, it will be waterproof
It’s just a few days before MWC 2017, so, naturally, LG is kicking off its marketing engines into full gear. Which means even more breadcrumbs of clues, some of which we already more or less know. Still, it’s good to see some more or less formal confirmation of those features. LG has all but confirmed that the LG G6 will … Continue reading...
Honor V9 unveiled, Honor 8 Lite launches in China
While some companies are scrambling to get ready for one of the world’s biggest mobile industry events next week, others are trying to avoid the maddening rush instead. Huawei sub-brand Honor, for example, has just taken the covers off not one but two smartphones. The Honor 8 Lite, which was actually already revealed in Finland earlier this month, is now … Continue reading...
Xiaomi “Pinecone” SoC to be fully revealed at MWC 2017
Xiaomi was once seen as one of the fastest growing smartphone company in China and its popularity has reached even the US, even while its smartphones have not. Of late, some might have gotten the impression that Xiaomi has slowed down its formerly aggressive push in the market, perhaps brought about by spreading itself too thin too fast. At MWC … Continue reading...
Moto G5 leak points to gesture-capable fingerprint scanner
Motorola is expected to unveil its two new mid-range smartphones, the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus at MWC 2017 in less than a week. While an accidental leak by a retailer nearly spilled all the beans, the Moto G5 might turn out to be a bit more interesting than earlier presumed. At least based on this latest, uncorroborated … Continue reading...
LG G6 sign-up page reveals full-metal body design
In typical LG fashion, the OEM is dropping breadcrumbs for the masses to follow en route to their LG G6 big reveal. This one, however, doesn’t come with a fancy marketing announcement but was subtly hidden as a footnote in some other page. LG has opened up registrations for getting informed when the G6 comes out (as if that will … Continue reading...
Verizon launches new 2GB prepaid plan
We’ve seen some shakeups in the wireless service market, with three of the biggest carriers rolling out new/modified unlimited plans in a sort of battle-for-the-consumer. Now Verizon has just announced a new offering for its prepaid customers: a 2GB prepaid plan priced at $40/month. That 2GB allotment is for high-speed data, after which point the speeds are throttled down to … Continue reading...
How to get Unown in Pokemon GO: Rare but not quite Legendary
Today we’re going to talk about the rarest of the rare Pokemon in the game Pokemon GO for Gen 2 and beyond. These are the Unown, the letters of the game. This game – like previous Pokemon games – have 26+ Pokemon in the “Unown” category, each assigned to their own letter or character. Some of the Unown are not … Continue reading...
LG G6 wide-angle camera to also use 13MP sensor
Another day closer to MWC 2017, another LG G6 teaser coming from LG itself. Pretty soon there might be nothing to surprise us come unveiling time. In this round, LG is praising the upcoming smartphone’s photography prowess, especially when it comes to wide-angle shots. It will be accomplishing this by making the wide-angle camera on par with the regular angle … Continue reading...
Newest LG G6 leak highlights always-on display, rounded corners
As one of the most leaked phones in recent history, we pretty much know all there is to the upcoming LG G6. We’re even less than a week away from its official debut at this year’s Mobile World Congress on February 26th. But that hasn’t stopped a couple new images of the device in the wild from popping up, this … Continue reading...
Xiaomi is struggling because it didn’t invest enough in its offline channels: Report
Although it crossed $1 billion in revenue in 2016 within the first two years of its operations in India, Xiaomi — once touted as the “Apple” of China — has slipped to fourth spot back home as the demand for its smartphones declined 22 per cent annually — eventually taking it to seventh spot in the global smartphone ranking with a 16 per cent drop in sales. The decline came even as Hugo Barra, Xiaomi’s high-profile head of international operation...