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Windows 10 Mobile on a Lumia phone. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft adds mobile APIs back into Windows 10, possibly for Surface Phone

It appears that the phone call related APIs that Microsoft removed from Windows 10 in the Fall Creators Update have been added back again in Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17650, which rolled out to the 'Skip Ahead Insiders' channel....
LG Stylo 4 mid-range Android phablet (Source: Android Headlines)

Mid-range LG Stylo 4 phablet with stylus allegedly in the works

Almost one month after the release of the LG Stylo 3, we hear that the LG Stylo 4 is in the making. Sadly, the insiders who talked about it only mentioned that it will hit the US via Cricket Wireless, without saying anything about...
OnePlus 6 unofficial render, launch expected for May 18 as the company's most expensive phone so far

The OnePlus 6 to be most expensive OnePlus phone so far, could launch on May 18

Although the upcoming OnePlus 6 flagship has no official launch date or price yet, both have been revealed in India. Last Thursday, MoneyControl published an article about this topic that was removed shortly after going online. Ac...
Moto E5 Plus. (Source: Motorola)

Moto E5, E5 Plus, and E5 Play announced: Power efficient hardware and large batteries

Moto’s G-series of mid-range smartphones tends to get most of the attention, but their lower specced E-series continues to offer budget-friendly options — if you’re willing to accept a few compromises. For those who hold battery l...
HP Elite x3 Windows phablet

The Microsoft Store only sells Android smartphones

The last two Windows 10 Mobile handset available in the Microsoft Store, namely the HP Elite x3 and the Alcatel Idol 4S, are no longer in stock. This can be considered the final nail in the coffin of Windows for smartphones and ph...
Moto G6 Plus main camera

Motorola launches the Moto G6, G6 Play, and G6 Plus in Brazil

The Moto G6 lineup is now official and consists of the 3 handsets mentioned by multiple leaks and rumors in the last few months: the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and the Moto G6 Plus. The new Moto smartphones come with Oreo out of the b...
ZTE Nubia Red Magic official press render (Source: Red Magic)

A new gaming smartphone hits the market: the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is here

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic joins the Razer Phone and Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming smartphones, but it is powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has a 6-inch 1080p 2:1 display. Fortunately, it features 8 GB of memor...
Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Review

92% Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone Review

Marvellous! Huawei sets new standards in mobile photography with the Leica Triple Camera, with the P20 Pro currently delivering the best overall package in a flagship smartphone. Read in our review why this is so and how the Huawei P20 Pro beats the competition.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6.1" | 174 g
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review

92% Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review

Wow, but with minor pitfalls. With the Pro version of the Mate 10 series, we currently have the strongest Huawei smartphone in our test. The storage equipment and camera have been improved, and the Chinese phone now has an OLED screen in the 2:1 format. Together with the Kirin 970, a SoC that has an additional NPU is used. Sounds great, but Huawei has made cuts in some places.
Update: Firmware B127 with improved power consumption and Amazon Video app. Update: Google Assistant can now enable the display.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6" | 178 g
Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

72% Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

Outdoor color play. At first glance, the Nomu M6 was convincing with its fresh design and its decent build quality. The low-end hardware can be justified with the low purchase price, even if only barely. However, the case is not the only thing with rough edges here.
Mediatek MT6737T | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 182 g
Vivo under display fingerprint reader, Samsung Galaxy S10/X to feature it as well, coming later this year

Unfoldable Samsung Galaxy S10 to feature a 3D camera and an in-display fingerprint reader

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S flagship, although still many months ahead of us, is rumored to lack a foldable display. On the other hand, this handset is expected to feature a 3D camera, as well as an Infinity display similar to t...
LG G7 ThinQ Android flagship unofficial render (Source: Evan Blass)

The best LG G7 ThinQ render so far shows up online

The render of the upcoming — and officially confirmed — LG G7 ThinQ Android flagship reveals a thick metal frame similar to that of the LG G6, a display with curved corners, as well as a rather wide notch at the top. All the detai...
Xiaomi Black Shark and game controller

Asus might hit the gaming smartphone niche soon

After Razer and Xiaomi, Asus could become the third big brand to hop on the gaming smartphone bandwagon. The rumor has been around for a while, but the device did not arrive at MWC 2018 as mentioned. Now, the company's CEO Jerry S...
OnePlus 5T Android flagship gets iPhone X-like navigation gestures

OnePlus 5T gets iPhone X-like navigation gestures

Introduced with the OxygenOS Open Beta all the way back in January, the new gesture-based navigation system for the OnePlus 5T is now available for everyone thanks to the OxygenOS 5.1.0 update. Once this feature is enabled, the na...
Razer Phone gets Android 8.1 Oreo stable mid-April 2018 (Source: Razer)

The Razer Phone gets Android 8.1 Oreo stable

The Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update for the Razer Phone has started its rollout earlier today. Its list of features includes multiple optimizations, an improved visual layout, as well as the latest security patches and bug fixes. The ...
Moto G6 Plus color options (Source: Android Headlines)

Moto G6 Plus hits Geekbench, Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 in tow

Although most leaks and rumors that we heard so far mentioned a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 as the heart of the upcoming Moto G6 Plus handset, this mobile device features in fact the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 chip, which is listed by Ge...
Vivo Y71 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (Source: Android Authority)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 425-powered Vivo Y71 hits India tomorrow

The new Vivo Y71 phablet has a generous 6-inch display and features a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 3 GB RAM, just 16 GB internal storage (expandable thanks to a microSD slot), as well as a single 13 MP camera on the ...
ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini Android handset with 5.7-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: Nubia China)

ZTE Nubia Z18 Mini debuts in China with a 5.7-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor

Although it is not a compact handset, the new ZTE Nubia Z18 also carries the "Mini" attribute. This 5.7-inch handset is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, next to 6 GB RAM, as well as 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage. Sadly,...
Xiaomi April 25 launch event invite (Source: Weibo)

The Xiaomi Mi 6X hits China on April 25, international variant might be the Mi A2

The successors of the Xiaomi Mi 5X and its Android One variant known as the Xiaomi Mi A1 will soon be unveiled in China. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 626-powered Xiaomi Mi 6X is expected to be unveiled on April 25 with MIUI onboard, wh...
It is possible a foldable device from Huawei will utilize a flexible screen produced by LG Display. (Source: CBS News)

Huawei tipped to win the race to release a truly foldable phone

ETNews has claimed that Huawei will announce a truly foldable phone in November of this year. According to the South Korean news outlet’s sources, the Shenzhen-based company will show off the device to the public for additional re...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Update April 2018. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Update April 2018. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Update April 2018. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
OnePlus 6 unofficial renders, Avengers limited edition teased as of early April 2018

The Avengers-themed OnePlus 6 is coming

A video that was briefly present on the Facebook page of OnePlus India reveals that Marvel Studios will team up with the Chinese brand for an Avengers-themed limited edition of the upcoming OnePlus 6 flagships. The video has been ...
LG G7 unofficial concept renders, LG G7 rumors

The LG G7 could feature a dedicated AI button and f/1.5 aperture

A new exclusive report about LG's next-gen flagship — which might not hit the market as the LG G7 after all — reveals that this handset will feature a dedicated AI button and a rear camera with f/1.5 aperture (obviously, a dual ca...
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Deepsea Blue (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet is finally receiving Android Oreo on T-Mobile

After a rather long wait, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet owners on T-Mobile can finally enjoy the benefits delivered by the Android Oreo update. Sadly, the release notes page has not been updated by T-Mobile yet, but the update...
Apple iPhone 8 with battery problems

Batterygate: Over 63,000 South Korean customers file a lawsuit against Apple

Although Apple also had some problems with inflated batteries lately, the class action lawsuit involving no less than 63,767 South Korean customers has been filed to seek damages because of the company's intentional CPU throttling...
Moto G6 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and dual main camera (Source: Alza Hungary)

Moto G6 and G6 Plus retail listings show up before the official launch

Although the official launch might still be a week or two ahead of us, a Hungarian online store has just published the product pages for the Moto G6 and G6 Plus, revealing all the details. According to it, both handsets feature a ...
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android flagships to receive FM radio support via software update

FM radio support coming soon to the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Although Samsung and NextRadio announced earlier this year that all upcoming handsets of the South Korean brand to hit the US and Canada will feature FM radio support, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ came with a bug that disabled it. Now, S...
Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact Android flagships coming to the US for US$799.99 and US$649.99

You can pre-order the Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact for US$799 and US$649

Expected to hit Europe on April 5, the 5.7-inch Sony Xperia XZ2 and the 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact can be pre-ordered in the US from B&H Photo for US$799.99 and US$649.99. Both come with four color options: green, black, silver, an...
Honor 7A leaked image, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and dual camera in tow (Source: MySmartPrice)

The 5.7-inch Honor 7A leaks online with a 2:1 display and a micro USB port

The upcoming Honor 7A is expected to launch on April 2, since a few fresh reports revealed images of the media invites that Huawei's subsidiary has already sent out. Its specs and features are said to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon...
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Smartphone Review

91% Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Smartphone Review

Fine-tuning. The big model of Samsung's flagship series not only offers a larger display, it also offers a dual camera and more RAM. This review reveals whether the higher price is justified and how the Galaxy S9+ fares in comparison to its competitors.
Samsung Exynos 9810 | ARM Mali-G72 MP18 | 6.2" | 189 g
Porsche Design | Huawei Mate RS (Source: Huawei Global)

The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is the world's first 512 GB handset

In addition to the same camera configuration used by the Huawei P20 Pro (40 MP RGB, 20 MP monochrome, and 8 MP telephoto), the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS features 256 GB or 512 GB internal storage, an in-display fingerprint rea...
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Smartphone Review

89% Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Smartphone Review

Neck and neck. One year after the launch of the predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi Mix, the Chinese manufacturer has now released a new model. Not much has changed on the outside, apart from the device shrinking slightly. While other Asian manufacturers are fighting for customers with very competitive prices, Xiaomi displays confidence in its pricing, thereby placing its focus on quality and design.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 185 g
Nokia 7 Plus Android One phablet coming May 2 (Source: HMD Global)

Nokia 7 Plus faces a brief delay, coming May 2 with free Google Home Mini

Unveiled at MWC 2018, the Nokia 7 Plus was expected to arrive in April. However, the launch date of this Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-powered handset has just been confirmed for May 2. Even more, those who buy the 7 Plus from Nokia's o...
HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+, HTC U12+ to be the only flagship in 2018

HTC U12+ is the brand's only flagship to launch this year

Also known as the Imagine, HTC's upcoming U12+ will be the brand's next premium flagship. Sadly, this handset that is supposed to debut as a direct competitor for the Huawei Mate, Apple iPhone X, or the Samsung Galaxy Note will re...
Porsche Design | Huawei teaser (Source: Huawei Mobile)

Limited edition Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS might arrive tomorrow

Since Porsche Design and Huawei-related promo materials have been already spotted in Paris at the location where the P20 and P20 Pro will be unveiled tomorrow and the name of the upcoming Mate RS is no longer a secret, it only rem...
BLU Vivo XL3 Plus Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 (Source: BLU Products)

The 6-inch BLU Vivo XL3 Plus debuts with 16 MP selfie camera and Snapdragon 425 in tow

Earlier this week, BLU Products silently introduced the Vivo XL3 Plus and, unlike the 5.5-inch Vivo XL 3 which features a MediaTek processor and a dual camera setup, this 6-inch handset comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 process...
Samsung Pay in action, now available in Italy, reaching a total of 21 markets worldwide (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung Pay lands in Italy, now available in 21 markets worldwide

Having received the "Best Mobile Innovation for Payment" award at the annual Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) earlier this year, Samsung Pay has just reached Italy. This mobile payment service works with quite a few Samsung dev...
ZTE Nubia V18 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (Source: Nubia Technology)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-powered ZTE Nubia V18 phablet debuts in China

With a price of around US$205, the new 6-inch ZTE Nubia V18 is powered by the ubiquitous Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mid-range processor. It also features 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery. Sadly, it does not c...
Both sides of the central display expand via a sliding mechanism. (Source: Patently Mobile)

Samsung is patenting slide-out displays for future phablets

The highly anticipated foldable phone from Samsung might include a slide-out display system, which would provide a wider screen suitable for movie-watching, streaming and playing games, especially when the 5G networks go online. T...
The current iPhone X offers a 5.8-inch screen. (Source: MacRumors)

Apple may reveal iPhone X Plus in September

It has been reported that Apple will unveil the iPhone X Plus in September. There has already been mention of three new iPhone variants coming this year from the Cupertino-based manufacturer, including a “giant high-end iPhone,” a...
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Android flagships sales in South Korea below expectations until mid-March 2018

The Galaxy S9 lineup is having a hard time in South Korea

Although the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the dual-camera Galaxy S9+ were well received globally, the latter even being crowned as ruler of the mobile photography kingdom by DxOMark, these two flagships only got a lukewarm response in So...
Alcatel 1X Android Go smartphone to hit the US mid-2018

Alcatel 1X and 3V coming to the US in the coming months

Introduced back in February during MWC 2018 alongside the Alcatel 3, 3X, and 5, the Android Go-powered Alcatel 1X and the 6-inch Alcatel 3V with a dual camera setup are both ready for the US market. Although the prices and launch ...
Honor 7C Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (Source: Honor China)

Honor 7C now official in China with Snapdragon 450 and dual cameras in tow

Although the rest of the world has to wait for it, the 5.99-inch Honor 7C has just been introduced in China. The specs of this handset also include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor, 3 GB or 4 GB RAM, a dual camera setup on the ...
OPPO F7 teaser shows notched display (Source: OPPO)

OPPO F7 coming with a notch on March 26

OPPO F7, the successor of the OPPO F5 lineup, will be unveiled on March 26. Although most technical details are still to be revealed, we know of the 6.2-inch display with a rather strange resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels and its...
The latest innovations in mobile communication were once again shown off in Barcelona.

The Best Smartphones of MWC 2018

The pick of the crop. The Mobile World Congress is the biggest world fair for mobile technology and communication. This is why many manufacturers choose this event to introduce their latest and greatest smartphones. We picked out the best of the MWC for you.
Apple iPhone X flagship, Apple leads the Australian smartphone market again as of March 2018

Apple handsets bounce back in Australia

Mostly thanks to the release of the iPhone X in November, iOS handsets managed to grab the first spot in Australia during the last quarter of 2017. During the given period, Apple shipped 1.76 million handsets in Australia, which a...
Huawei Y9 (2018) Android phablet with quad cameras

Huawei Y9 (2018) hits Thailand, closely related to the Mate 10 Lite and Honor 9 Lite

The new Huawei Y9 (2018) that was unveiled in Thailand shares many specs and features with the existing Mate 10 Lite and Honor 9 Lite. Its main selling points are the large 2:1 IPS display, the four cameras, and the capable HiSili...
Sony Xperia XZ2 one-handed mode (Source: XPERIA Blog)

Night Light and one-handed mode coming with the Sony Xperia XZ2

The Sony Xperia XZ2 made its debut as an improved version of the Xperia XZ1, sporting the same 19 MP main camera with a Motion Eye sensor, but being capable of shooting both full HD 960 fps videos and 4K HDR content. Although its ...

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