HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0, sRGB mode with next update

HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0, sRGB mode with next update

The HTC U11 is about to get a major firmware update that brings some cool new features. One of them is Bluetooth 5.0 – apparently the hardware is there it just needed to be enabled. According to developer LlabTooFeR‏, the upgrade will bring 1080p60 Video mode and sRGB screen mode. It will also bring a newer security patch to keep the device safe. HTC is not stopping there. The U11 will be getting camera

Samsung Galaxy S8 Showdown: Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835, Performance & Battery Life Tested

Samsung Galaxy S8 Showdown: Exynos 8895 vs. Snapdragon 835, Performance & Battery Life Tested

The Samsung Galaxy S8’s headline features are its edge-to-edge Infinity Display and striking new design. Of course it still comes packed with the latest hardware and technology like previous Galaxy phones, including iris recognition, wireless charging, and a flagship SoC. Actually, there are two different SoCs for the S8 and S8+. Most regions around the world will get

OnePlus 5 gets EIS for 4K videos in latest update

OnePlus 5 gets EIS for 4K videos in latest update

A month ago, OnePlus promised to enable EIS for 4K video recording on the OnePlus 5 and here it is OxygenOS 4.5.7 brings the additional stabilization, along with some other changes. EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) works in conjunction with OIS (a hardware stabilization) for an even smoother footage. Still, it requires a lot of computing power, which is why many phones put an upper limit of 1080p/30fps. The Snapdragon 835 has

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ get another discount

With flagship prices dropping, the Galaxy S8 duo was starting to feel a bit pricey. This isnt much, but its something if you go through eBay, you can save around $30. The Galaxy S8 is $550 on eBay and $575 on Samsung.com (not counting trade ins). The Galaxy S8+ is $640 on eBay, compared to $675 on the official site. Note that were talking about unlocked 64GB phones with warranty. Galaxy S8Galaxy S8+Samsung.com$575$675 eBay.com$550$640Saving$25$35

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Smartphone shipments in China decrease in H1 2017

Sigmaintell Consulting published its data research on smartphone shipments on the Chinese market for the first half of 2017. The initial numbers reveal that companies shipped 230 million units or 1.4% less than the January-June period of 2016. China-based vendors sent abroad 290 million phones, but this figure is 6.2% less than the same time span a year ago.   Even if shipments decreased for all vendors, Huawei, Oppo,

Pre-orders for Asus Zenfone AR are now live in US

Pre-orders for Asus Zenfone AR are now live in US

The Asus Zenfone AR – the world’s first smartphone that lets users experience both augmented reality and virtual reality – is finally available in the US. The device is carrier exclusive to Verizon, which has it listed for $648. Of course, you can also go the contract way – zero-down followed by 24 monthly payments of $27 each. The unit on offers contains 128GB storage. There’s currently no information on when

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update, just under two months after the 2016 model. The updates for the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) are not out yet, even though they received Wi-Fi certifications before the A3 (2017) did. Back to the update in question. Its currently rolling out in Russia (has been for a couple of days, actually). It bears a firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5

Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

Yesterday we told you about some issues with the latest update for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Their devices were sluggish, and problems like high temperatures crashes and reboots appeared. Sony acknowledged the problem and has already issued a fix. The official statement from Sony reads: Sony Mobile is committed to providing the highest standard of product quality and customer service

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Strategy Analytics have tallied the numbers and discovered that the average selling price (ASP) of Samsung phones during the April-June quarter was the highest in the last three years – $235. The analysts attribute this to strong sales of the Galaxy S8 duo. Last year, the ASP was $232, dropping to $227 in the second half of the year when the Galaxy Note7 was supposed to take over as the new flagship. The historic high, however, was

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

The Android 7.1.1 update for the Sony Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet started rolling out towards the end of June this year, bringing new features and improvements. However, it looks like the update has some major issues for at least a few of its early adopters. Affected users say they are observing sluggish performance ever since the update was installed. Problems like high temperatures, crashes, and reboots have been reported.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung is officially unveiling the Galaxy Note8 phablet on August 23. That’s exactly three weeks from today for what it’s worth. And with just three weeks to go until the grand event, today what are purported to be the phone’s “final” specs have been leaked in full by the usually reliable Evan Blass. So here’s what you can expect. As evidenced by the leaked press renders below, the Note8’s design will be similar to that of the Galaxy

Android O could come out next week

Android O could come out next week

Developer Preview 4 of Android O was released last Monday (July 24), and it was a release candidate. Unless any major bugs are uncovered, the final version will come out soon perhaps as soon as next week. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are first in line to get the new major OS version. It will bring Project Trebble, Autofill, kills off Blob emoji and brings many other changes. Perhaps well even get to

Here’s the first LG V30 complete render

Here’s the first LG V30 complete render

Hours after LG itself confirmed the V30 will have a plastic OLED display we catch a glimpse of the upcoming flagship in a render. Given that the wallpaper is an old iPhone one, the image probably doesn’t come from an official source, but chances are it’s close to the real deal. It’s likely built following the curve of the teaser from earlier and the proportions from the G6 for the top. The render shows a continuation of

Cases reveal Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL design: bye, 3.5mm jack

Cases reveal Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL design: bye, 3.5mm jack

Case maker Olixar has prematurely revealed the design of another phone the Pixel 2. The renders show that the glass window on the back has gotten smaller, it no longer reaches down to the fingerprint reader. The design of the back also confirms a single camera. On the front, the bezels seem a good deal smaller not exactly hard to achieve, given the chunky bezels of the original Pixel. Theres a fairly big grill for the earpiece,

Xiaomi Mi 6C details and images surface

Xiaomi Mi 6C details and images surface

The Xiaomi Mi 6C has resurfaced, this time with renders and more details. A mid-range version of the Mi 6 flagship, this one aims for a price of CNY 2,000, down from CNY 2,500 for the high-end model. Thats for the 4GB/64GB model, the 6GB/128GB is CNY 2,500. It features an aluminum body with slimmed down bezels side bezels are 2.5mm wide, top bezels could be as small as 10mm. However, the body is 0.2mm thicker than the Mi 6. The front

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Motorola’s new mid-rangers went official today – the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. The duo is an incremental upgrade over the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus that debuted at the MWC back in February, bringing more capable cameras and a few other minor niceties Moto G5S The phone comes with 5.2 screen of Full HD resolution. There is a fingerprint scanner/home button that sits below on the front panel. Just

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

UPDATE: Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, with its truly glorious 4K display, has made it onto our list of the 10 best Android phones in Australia! Read on to find out why it made the cut! Apple may have kickstarted the smartphone revolution when it launched its very first iPhone back in 2007, but it was Google’s Android operating system that truly took it mainstream. With an open platform and multiple manufacturers using

Microsoft’s canceled Surface Mini from 2014 stars in leaked images

Microsoft’s canceled Surface Mini from 2014 stars in leaked images

In 2014 Microsoft was rumored to launch a Surface Mini tablet alongside the Surface Pro 3. However, in the end only the latter saw the light of day, and that’s because the Surface Mini was canceled just a few weeks before it was supposed to be unveiled. This means Microsoft had very advanced prototypes in hand at that moment, and today one of those has been portrayed in a myriad of leaked images. The Surface Mini would have run Windows

See the iPhone 8 from all sides in this new video leak

See the iPhone 8 from all sides in this new video leak

Another day, another video leak of the iPhone 8 – Apple hasn’t even confirmed the phone is on the way, but we already know a ton of details about the upcoming handset, and the new clip confirms a lot of the earlier rumors that have already been swirling. Posted by YouTuber EverythingApplePro, the video shows a high-quality dummy model supposedly provided to case manufacturers by Apple, in order that they can get their new designs

Honor 9 Makes Its Way West: Launching Today in Europe for £380/€450

Honor 9 Makes Its Way West: Launching Today in Europe for £380/€450

A couple of weeks back at an event in China, Huawei’s Honor sub-brand announced their flagship smartphone for 2017: the Honor 9. Following in the footsteps of the Honor 8 before it, the Honor 9 continues in Honor’s tradition of offering flagship-level smartphones with high-end components at a more mainstream price. At the time of the reveal, the Honor 9 was only being released in China.

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Nokia announces its newest hire: Gregory Lee, (now) former CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. After being 13 years with Samsung, where he most recently led all of Samsungs businesses in North America along with its vast portfolio of mobile and consumer electronics. Nokia has appointed Lee as the head of its US executives team, where Lee will lead Nokias efforts in consumer products and further push the companys presence in