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Moto Z3 Play leaked image (Source: Droid Life)

Moto Z3 and Z3 Play images surface online

The Moto Z3 and Z3 Play are apparently both using a 6-inch full HD display, and a third Moto Z3 device with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 onboard is expected to arrive after a while with a higher-resolution touchscreen.
Huawei P10 flagship and P10 Plus gets Android Oreo beta

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus get Oreo beta update

Android Oreo beta is now available for the international Huawei P10 and P10 Plus flagships, and it includes EMUI 8.0 with quite a few new features.
Samsung Galaxy S9 shape at FCC (Source: Droid Life)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ hit FCC once again

Last time, the international versions of the upcoming flagships arrived at FCC. Now, the US versions of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are being tested and one step closer to being released.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

January 2018 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$337) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

January 2018 update. 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

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

January 2018 update. 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 (≤5-inch)

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

January 2018 update. 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.
Samsung Galaxy X render from 2017, foldable handset introduced behind closed doors at CES 2018

CES 2018 | Samsung Galaxy X unveiled during private event

Although the foldable Samsung Galaxy X will probably not hit the market before the end of the year, insiders familiar with the matter claim that an updated prototype has been shown at CES to a few chosen ones.
Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box (Source: Imgur)

Alleged Galaxy S9 retail box spotted online

The purported Samsung Galaxy S9 box image that surfaced on Imgur reveals a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, a "Super Speed Dual Pixel" 12 MP main camera with optical image stabilization, and more.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and Galaxy A8+ (2018) coming to India via Amazon

Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) coming to India via Amazon later this month

In India, the 6-inch Samsung Galaxy A8+ (2018) can be pre-ordered exclusively from Amazon starting today and will be fully released in that market on January 20.
Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup leaked images

Samsung confirms Galaxy S9 launch date

The launch date of the Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup is no longer a secret since the president of the company's mobile business DJ Koh confirmed that the official unveiling of the new flagships will take place at MWC 2018.
Huawei Mate 10 Smartphone Review

91% Huawei Mate 10 Smartphone Review

One of the last ones of its kind. With their XXL-sized smartphone Mate 10, the Chinese manufacturer Huawei bucks the current trend towards displays with a 2:1-aspect ratio. How does the high-end phablet fare and is an import worth it?
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 5.9" | 186 g
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Android phablet no longer coming to AT&T

No Huawei phones coming to AT&T after all

Although February is not here yet and the situation might change until then, unconfirmed rumors claim that Huawei and AT&T's deal is off and the two brands will no longer team up as expected.
Huawei Honor 7X Android smartphone launches in the US January 2018

CES 2018 | Huawei Honor View 10 and Honor 7X hit the US

The Huawei Honor View 10 and Honor 7X are both available in the US starting this month, including the limited edition Honor 7X in red which can be acquired in the US for just US$199.
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone gets January 2018 Spectre and Meltdown fix

Essential Phone gets Spectre and Meltdown fix

Although the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities are quite serious and Microsoft already issued patches that take care of them, smartphone makers are not that fast. Surprisingly enough, Andry Rubin's Essential Phone is one of the first handsets to get a fix for the two problems mentioned above.
Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Review

88% Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Review

No reference. The Pixel 2 XL is visually a high-end smartphone from 2017 and has a POLED display in the 2:1 format. Visually, the relation to the LG V30 cannot be denied, but it has taken a different path in terms of the camera. Furthermore, there is ample battery power.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 175 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip architecture detailed, list of flagships using the Snapdragon 845 to come out in 2018

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 will power quite a few handsets in 2018

The list of flagships expected to hit the market by the end of 2018 with a Snapdragon 845 onboard includes the HTC U12, Nokia 10, Xiaomi Mi 7, OnePlus 6/6T, Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+, and many more. Obviously, this should be taken with a grain of salt for now.
Huawei Honor V10 Android smartphone coming to India as Honor View 10

Honor V10 coming to India as Honor View 10 in early January

Amazon India is now taking registrations for the Honor View 10, also known as the Honor V10. The global launch is set for January 8, but the pricing for both India and the United States remains unknown.
Huawei Enjoy 7S/PSmart Android smartphone color options

Huawei Enjoy 7S launches globally as Huawei PSmart

The Huawei Enjoy 7S will go on sale outside of China as the Huawei PSmart but without any different specs and features. This 5.65-inch handset with an 18:9 display is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor and runs Android Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Android phablet successor in the works as of late December 2017

Snapdragon 630-powered Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra apparently in the works

The Sony handset with the model number H4233 has visited GFXBench back in September, but now it surfaced on Malaysia's SRIM product certification body, so it will probably hit the market during MWC like its predecessor.
Exynos 9 series chips, Exynos 9810 launch date is January 4 (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Exynos 9810 coming next week

The next-gen Exynos chip will launch during an official event that is scheduled to take place on January 4, 2018. The headline of this even is "Beyond a Component" and there are no details for now, but more should be unveiled in the week to come.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Android flagship hits FCC together with Galaxy S9

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ show up at FCC

Although Samsung might take a while to ensure the batteries inside the new Galaxy flagships are safe, the international Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models have been already certified by the FCC. Sadly, there is no official launch date set yet.
Powercast PowerSpot wireless charger (Source: Powercast)

CES 2018 | Wireless charger with 80-feet range hits FCC

Powercast has just announced that its latest wireless charger to get certified by the FCC can deliver power to small, low-power gadgets at distances of up to 80 feet.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android phablet battery drain bricked units problems late 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 facing serious problems

According to multiple Galaxy Note 8 users, their high-end phablets simply died after the battery ran out, refusing to charge and boot up. For now, Samsung is investigating the problem and advises all those affected to contact its customer support service.
Huawei Mate 10 Android phablet coming to AT&T February 2018

Huawei Mate 10 coming to AT&T in February

Although we already heard that Huawei will enter the US market via AT&T and Verizon Wireless with the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, now we also know that the smaller of the two is scheduled to hit AT&T in February.
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: Testing completed.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6" | 178 g
The 'Surface Phone' is rumored to be foldable device like the Microsoft Courier. (Source: All About Windows Phone)

Microsoft India chief keeps the possibility of a 'Surface Phone' open

In an interview to Digit, Microsoft India President, Anant Maheswari, did not deny the existence of a Surface Phone but also did not reply in the affirmative. He also touched upon some points about the broader availability of Microsoft products and services in the Indian market.
Energous Mid Field WattUp wireless charging technology (Source: Energous Corporation)

Wireless charger with 3-feet range gets certified

Energous Corporation has just certified a technology that allows the manufacturing of wireless chargers with a range of up to 3 feet. It supports multiple devices at once for contact and non-contact wireless charging and is compatible with virtually all small electronics, including tablets.
Olixar X-Ranger Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus survival case (Source: MobileFun)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ covers and cases surface online

A set of Olixar cases for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ can be already pre-ordered from MobileFun, and the UK online store also mentioned a February 28 release date for these accessories.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android phablet (Source: Evan Blass)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the flagship of the year in India

Only one year after the catastrophic failure of the Note 7, Samsung managed to bounce back with the Galaxy Note 8 and the "Flagship Smartphone of the Year" award it has just received in India proves that the Galaxy Note lineup is doing great.
Xiaomi Mi 5c high-end Android smartphone

Xiaomi goes for Samsung's crown in India

In just a year, Xiaomi managed to go up from 6 percent to 22.5 percent of the Indian smartphone market. To get there, the Chinese brand expanded at the expense of local brands, but now they are going for Samsung's slice of the pie.
Samsung Galaxy S8 broken glass cover

Self-healing, repairable glass developed in Japan

A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo has just developed a new type of glass that could finally allow phone manufacturers to build handsets like the iPhone X or the Galaxy Note 8 with shatter-resistant back covers.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Android flagship coming to the US in 2018

Huawei Mate 10 Pro confirmed to hit the US in 2018

The 6-inch Huawei Mate 10 Pro phablet will reach the US via multiple carriers in 2018 and, according to Richard Yu, the details will be unveiled next month in Las Vegas.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) (Source: Samsung)

Samsung intros the Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) with dual front camera and Infinity Display

The highlights of the new Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ include a dual camera setup for selfies, IP68-rated protection from water and dust, as well as support for Samsung's Gear VR (a first for the A series).
LG V30 Smartphone Review

89% LG V30 Smartphone Review

Bright prospects. With the LG V30, the Koreans now show a real high-end smartphone, which offers strong video features and an improved dual camera. LG has taken the complaints about the G6 for the German market to heart and also offers the device with wireless charging and quad-DAC audio here as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 158 g
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

December 2017 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
The i-Memory AI720 USB drive has a 0.29 inch profile and weighs only 0.38 oz. (Source: ADATA)

ADATA announces i-Memory AI720 USB drive storage expansion for iOS devices

The i-Memory AI720 includes a Lightning connector at one end and a USB 3.1 connector at the other end. It comes in 32/64/128 GB capacities and can easily handle UHD 4K video playback thanks to the 90 MB/s transfer speeds. The OTG functionality allows users to save videos and pictures directly on the stick, in order to save up space on their devices.
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Huawei Nova 2S phablet (Source: IThome)

Huawei Nova 2S coming soon to China

Huawei Nova 2S is expected to debut tomorrow as an improved version of the Nova 2. Its list of unconfirmed specs and features includes the octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, dual cameras on both sides, as well as Android Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro teardown (Source: iFixIt)

Huawei Mate 10 Pro gets a 4/10 from iFixIt

The teardown of the Huawei 10 Pro by iFixIt revealed that replacing the display involves the removal of almost every component, and fixing the front camera requires switching the whole display, including its frame.
Samsung 512 GB eUFS chips for mobile devices enter mass production (Source: Samsung)

Samsung begins mass production of first 512 GB eUFS storage solution for mobile devices

The new Samsung 512 GB eUFS embedded memory is about eight times faster than a typical microSD card, providing up to 860 MB/s sequential read speeds and up to 255 MB/s writes.
Samsung Secure Wi-Fi VPN service (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gets a VPN service with the latest update

Apparently as a response to the recently discovered (and patched) KRACK exploit, Samsung added a VPN service to the Galaxy Note 8. Known as "Secure Wi-Fi," this service encrypts all outgoing traffic to provide safe browsing while connected to unsecured public networks.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 "Deep Sea Blue" Android flagship (Source: Samsung)

There is no such thing as a "Microsoft Edition" Galaxy S8 or Galaxy Note 8

Although the so-called "Microsoft Edition" Galaxy S8 has been available in the Microsoft Store for a few months, Samsung finally decided to let the world know that these flagships sold by the Redmond giant's store are not special at all.
Huawei Mate 10 Lite Smartphone Review

84% Huawei Mate 10 Lite Smartphone Review

Chunky mainstream. Apart from the display size, the Huawei Mate 10 Lite does not have much in common with its namesake, the Mate 10 Pro. The Lite costs less than half as much as the Pro and is a very alluring mid-range smartphone. Our extensive review is going to reveal not only its strengths but also its flaws.
HiSilicon Kirin 659 | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 5.9" | 164 g
Angry BLU users comments on Reddit

BLU Products releases phone-bricking OTA update

The latest OTA update for the phones of the popular US-based BLU Products apparently managed to brick a lot of phones and a lot of people are (very) angry about it. Sadly, there is no official solution for this problem that does not involve a factory reset.
Oppo F5 Youth Android phablet with MediaTek Helio P23 SoC (Source: Oppo Philippines)

Oppo F5 Youth debuts in the Philippines

The Oppo F5 Youth is a lighter version of the selfie-centric Oppo F5. It still has a full HD+ 6-inch display but uses a MediaTek Helio P23 processor, runs the Android 7.1-based ColorOS 3.2 firmware, and features a 16 MP camera for selfies.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android phablet hits Microsoft Store

Microsoft Edition Galaxy Note 8 hits Microsoft Store

With the Lumia handsets dead and gone, the Devices section of the Microsoft Store is now hosting smartphones by other brands, and the latest to arrive is the Microsoft Edition Galaxy Note 8. This handset is a regular Note 8 with a set of pre-loaded apps by Microsoft, including Cortana and Microsoft Launcher.
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship and various accessories

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ might show up in January

New rumors claim that Samsung's next-gen flagships, namely the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+, could be revealed in full or at least teased during the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Sadly, there is nothing new to say about the possible launch of a Galaxy S9 Mini variant.
Misfit Command (Source: Misfit)

Misfit Command hybrid smartwatch now up for pre-order

The successor of the Vapor is now official as the Misfit Command and can be pre-ordered starting at US$112.49. This hybrid smartwatch comes with a regular cell battery that can last up to an entire year.
Maze Alpha X Android phablet with MediaTek Helio P25 in blue (Source: Maze Mobile)

Maze unveils the Alpha X phablet

The Chinese underdog Maze Mobile has just introduced the Alpha X, a 6-inch phablet with a MediaTek Helio P25 processor and a screen-to-body ratio of 89.6 percent. The variant with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage can be pre-ordered for US$209.99 until Saturday.
OnePlus 5T. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus officially launches the 5T with an 18:9 screen and a new approach to the dual camera design

The OnePlus 5T is now official, with an 18:9 minimal-bezel screen, and a new approach to the dual camera setup that OnePlus claims improves the low-light performance.

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