iPhone 8 could steal a cool screen trick from the iPad Pro

iPhone 8 could steal a cool screen trick from the iPad Pro

It’s time for another churn at the ol’ iPhone rumor mill, as another report points to a potential new feature coming to Apple’s next handset, the iPhone 8. A Barclays investment report appears to hint at three new iPhones expected to come out this year with True Tone displays, according to MacRumors. If true, this would mean that the (yet to be announced) iPhone 7S/7S+ and/or iPhone 8 may get displays that

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016) April security update

Well, that was quick. It’s April 1, and Samsung has already started rolling out the security patch for the month. The update – arriving as build number J320FXXU0AQC3 – is currently hitting Galaxy J3 (2016) units in Europe. Some regular bug fixes as well as device optimizations are included as well. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take time for the update to hit your device. Meanwhile,

OnePlus 3 and 3T’s latest OxygenOS Open Beta brings a ton of changes

OnePlus 3 and 3T’s latest OxygenOS Open Beta brings a ton of changes

OnePlus has released a new OxygenOS Open Beta for the OnePlus 3 and 3T (iterations 13 and 4, respectively). It’s a pretty extensive list of changes that have been done this time, too. It starts with an all new launcher, complete with redesigned app drawer and settings interface. OnePlus has thrown in a status bar network speed icon, Gaming Do Not Disturb mode, auto Night mode, and a Secure Box for file encryption.

BlackBerry Keyone gets delayed until May or later, new BlackBerry tablet may be on the way

BlackBerry Keyone gets delayed until May or later, new BlackBerry tablet may be on the way

When TCL finally announced the BlackBerry Keyone at MWC last month, the official release time frame for the handset was said to be April. However, it now looks like the QWERTY-endowed Android smartphone might get delayed by at least one month. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the following regarding the Keyone at the company’s earnings call earlier: The second one, that TCL announced at Mobile World Congress which is the physical

Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ March security patch hitting

Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ March security patch hitting

The Sony Xperia Z5, Z4 Tablet, and Z3+ have started getting a new update. Arriving as build number 32.3.A.2.33, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of March – the security patch level says March 1, 2017. Although there isn’t yet an official confirmation on it, the update is also said to fix the audio issues that were introduced with the Nougat update. The Nougat update

Xiaomi Mi 6 box says 30MP camera inside

Xiaomi Mi 6 box says 30MP camera inside

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is due to be unveiled sometime this month (April 16 has been mentioned) and there’s no shortage of leaks claiming to detail the upcoming top-end device. Well, here’s a new one. What is allegedly the Mi 6’s retail box comes with a full specsheet on the back and we’re immediately drawn to that 3000 number. Our fluency in Chinese is debatable (not really, we don’t know the least bit of it), but we’ve learned so much as

Samsung Galaxy S8 stock wallpapers bunch

Samsung Galaxy S8 stock wallpapers bunch

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ were announced this past week and we spent some time with the two – check out our first impressions if you’ve somehow missed those. We’re now in a new state of absence of leaks, but we can fill that vacuum with some wallpapers. While you can’t have an S8 to enjoy them on just yet, you can trick out your S7 and pretend it’s the real thing. Click on the thumbnails below and then on the magnifying glass

Sony Xperia X includes new audio engine

Sony Xperia X includes new audio engine

Sony has started rolling out a new update to the Xperia X units that are part of the Japanese company’s Concept for Android program. The update arrives as version 38.3.1.A.0.91 and brings along several changes, including a new audio engine. “It’s a nice new mix of SONY’s Audio Effects Engine and Googles integrated MusicFX app,” the official change-log for the update says.

Samsung Galaxy S8 uses two different camera sensors

Samsung Galaxy S8 uses two different camera sensors

It turns out that Samsung is using two different sensors for the back and front camera in the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Units have been spotted using a Sony IMX333 sensor and a S5K2L2 ISOCELL sensor made by System LSI, a subsidiary of Samsung. The same goes for the new 8MP autofocus front-facing camera – underneath the optics is either a Sony IMX320 unit or an ISOCELL S5K3H1. The different cameras share the same

LG G6: Snapdragon 821, 18:9 Display, IP68 Waterproof

LG G6: Snapdragon 821, 18:9 Display, IP68 Waterproof

Today in Barcelona, LG officially unveiled the G6, the next installment of the venerable G-series that’s now classified as a lower-end flagship below LG’s V-series. Like the G5 before it, the G6 receives a significant makeover, with an all-new design, a bigger display, and updated hardware. In an effort to boost sales last year, LG modernized the G5’s

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with MediaTek Helio X20

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 with MediaTek Helio X20

As a member of Xiaomi’s more affordable Redmi series, the Note 4 does not have a curved screen, a ceramic body, or the latest flagship hardware like Xiaomi’s more expensive models, but it does pack a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 13MP camera with PDAF into a solid-feeling aluminum chassis. This report is more concerned with its

GM6 is a new Android One phone that features selfie flash and fingerprint sensor

GM6 is a new Android One phone that features selfie flash and fingerprint sensor

A new Android One phone has been announced. Coming from Turkish manufacturer General Mobile, the GM6 is powered by MediaTek MT6737T SoC with quad-core 1.5GHz processor, and sports a 5-inch HD display. RAM is 3GB, while internal memory is 32GB. The camera department is handled by a 13MP rear unit and an 8MP front shooter with selfie flash. Measuring 144 x 71.3 x 8.6mm and weighing in at 150g, the phone

Samsung has quietly made the Galaxy Xcover 4 official

Samsung has quietly made the Galaxy Xcover 4 official

A few hours ago, the Galaxy Xcover 4 was spotted in an official FCC listing – traditionally indicative of an impending release. Still, Samsung might have just broken some kind of speed record, since the handset is already up on its German website. The specs info in the press release does seem to mostly match what we already know from previous rumors. Design-wise, it bears quite a bit of resemblance to its Xcover

LG G6 Australia launch set for March 28

LG G6 Australia launch set for March 28

The LG G6, which was unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC), will be launched in Australia on March 28, a day before Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are expected to be made official. The date was revealed by LG Australia. Australia is apparently going to be the second major market after South Korea to get the handset. The Korean launch is set for March 10. In Australia, the device will be available

Nokia 3310: a tug on the heart strings that failed

Nokia 3310: a tug on the heart strings that failed

Nostalgia is a seductive liar George Ball wrote in Newsweek back in 1971. That quote still rings true today as we look at the new Nokia 3310 in an attempt to be transported back to the heyday of the original. I know that memories are often rosy, I know that the memes use hyperbole when talking about the original Nokia 3310. It went down in history as The Indestructible Phone, even though Nokia had an entirely separate

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks in press image

Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks in press image

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone has leaked yet again. The leak comes courtesy of the usually reliable leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks on Twitter), and shows the front of the device in what seems to be a press image. I think this is what you’ve been waiting for. pic.twitter.com/FvYfsLOy0R Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 1, 2017 There’s no information on whether the device shown in the image is the

ZTE Axon 7 starts getting Android 7.1 update

ZTE Axon 7 starts getting Android 7.1 update

Less than a month after ZTE pushed out the Android 7.0 Nougat update to its Axon 7 smartphone, the device has started getting the Android 7.1 update. Rolling out over the air, and arriving as software version ZTE_A2017V1.1.0B09, the update is currently hitting units in China. The update also bumps the MiFavor UI version to 4.2. Given that the roll out has started in the company’s home country,

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

The GSMA is a pan-European organization that hosts the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and as part of the MWC they also hold annual Global Mobile Awards or GloMo awarding the best tech companies in various categories. In 2017 they awarded statuettes to over 40 winners. We already told you that Samsung nabbed the Best Smartphone of 2016 prize, but now we learn that Sony has won the Best new smartphone award for their latest Xperia XZ