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
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,
Samsung officially unveiled the latest Galaxy devices at its Unpacked event in New York today. Previous Galaxy phones were part Porsche 911 Carrera, with an easily recognizable curvaceous style, and part Swiss Army knife, bristling with technology and features. This analogy holds true for the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 and 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+, which share the same design DNA
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
Sony announced today at MWC 2017 that it’s bringing two new premium phones to the US market: the Xperia XZ Premium and Xperia XZs. Both models employ classic Sony styling—a rectangular shape with rounded sides and a flat top and bottom. They also have an aluminum frame sandwiched between front and rear Gorilla glass panels. There are a few significant
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
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
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
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
Nokia 3310 is the talking point in the last week after HMD Global announced the return of the legend. Well, its not really a legend since its quite the different device than what the original 3310 was back in its day and is not really a return since it wont get to the United States right away. The reason – carriers over there do not support the 900 MHz GSM band.
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
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,
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