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BLU Vivo X Android phablet with 2:1 display and quad camera setup (Source: BLU Products)

BLU Vivo X now official, 2:1 display and quad cameras in tow

The MediaTek Helio P25-powered BLU Vivo X phablet is finally official. Currently available for purchase on Amazon for US$249.99 (17 percent down from a list price of US$299.99), this 6-inch phablet comes with a quad-camera setup a...
Archos also produces tablets, media players and smartphones. (Source: Archos)

Archos to offer physical cryptocurrency wallet

French electronics company Archos has unveiled plans to release a hardware wallet that will provide cryptocurrency owners with a physical layer of security for their virtual currency transactions. The Archos Safe-T mini hardware d...
Android Go apps (Source: Google - The Keyword)

MWC 2018 | First Android Go devices coming at MWC 2018

Almost a decade since the release of the first Android device, Google is rapidly expanding this ecosystem by adding branches for specific categories of users and devices. After the Android One initiative that aims to provide a sto...
The XZ1 Compact. (Source: AndroidPit)

Details of the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact revealed - Devices to feature single rear cameras, Snapdragon 845, and new 18:9 full-screen displays

The XZ2 and XZ2 Compact will be launched much earlier this year than they traditionally have been. Both devices will feature 18:9 "full-screen" FHD+ displays, a Snapdragon 845, and a single rear camera that supports 4K HDR recordi...
The Moto G5. (Source: Techradar)

Moto G6 makes surprise Geekbench appearance, Snapdragon 450 in tow

Motorola's upcoming budget device, the Moto G6, has made the trip over to Geekbench. The device, powered by the Snapdragon 450 and running on Android Oreo, recorded benchmark scores typical for that SoC.
The Moto G6 Plus. (Source: Android Headlines)

Details of the Moto G6 Plus revealed

The Moto G6 Plus will pick up from where its predecessor, the G5 Plus, left off. We're massive fans of the G5 Plus and the G6 Plus looks to build on the things it did well. The G6 Plus will sport an 18:9 display, dual rear cameras...
Purported renders of the Mi Max 3. (Source: CJ.Sina)

Mi Max 3 to support wireless charging, feature iris scanner

A teardown of the upcoming Mi Max 3's firmware has revealed details of the device's admittedly impressive features. The plus-sized device will feature an iris scanner and wireless charging, both features that have never been seen ...
Q4 2017 saw Gartner record the first decline in smartphone sales. (Source: TheDigitalWay/Pixabay)

Q4 2017 brought the first ever decline in smartphone sales according to Gartner

Gartner has recorded a 5.6 percent decline in smartphone sales from Q4 2016 to Q4 2017. Key reasons given include a lack of good budget smartphone options and owners of more expensive phones opting for a longer phone lifecycle bef...
CAT S61 rugged phone with FLIR camera (Source: CAT Phones)

MWC 2018 | CAT S61 rugged phone unveiled, coming to MWC 2018

The CAT S61 will be introduced at MWC 2018 as the direct successor of the CAT S60, which featured a VGA resolution FLIR camera with a -4 to 248 Fahrenheit range. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 630-powered CAT S61 brings this camera's top...
The Explore will get two modular backplates upon release, with more modules scheduled after. (Source: Land Rover)

Land Rover announces Explore rugged smartphone with modular backplates

There will be two backplate modules upon reelase, but Land Rover will be expanding the module roster in the future. The Explore comes with off-road maps from ViewRanger and is powered by a 2.6 GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X27 SoC ...
LG K8 and LG K10+ Android smartphones coming at MWC 2018 (Source: LG Newsroom)

MWC 2018 | Updated LG K8 and K10 handsets confirmed to arrive at MWC 2018

LG K8 and LG K10 have been around for a while, but these two affordable Android handsets will soon get updated. LG has just made an official announcement that includes the list of detailed technical specs and features for each of ...
The Mi 6. (Source: AndroidPit)

Firmware files of the Mi 7 throw some more light on what we should expect from the Xiaomi flagship

The Mi 7 will be Xiaomi's next device in its premium Mi product line. A teardown of what appears to be the device's firmware has revealed some more information about it. Files on the firmware point towards the presence of features...
The Meizu M6 Note. (Source: Pocket Lint)

The Meizu X2 is coming, and it will be powered by the Snapdragon 845

Meizu Vice President Li Nan has confirmed that a new device is in the works. The device, the Meizu X2, will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 and will likely ship with a price tag in the $450 range when it is launched much later in...
The ZTE Blade V8 Mini.

The ZTE Blade V9 and Moto G6 Play pay a quick visit to Geekbench

The Blade V9 has made the trip over to Geekbench, Snapdragon 450 in tow. It's joined by the Moto G6 Play, Motorola's upcoming budget device which features the less impressive Snapdragon 430.
The first-gen Nokia 6 was powered by a Snapdragon 430. (Source: Pocket Lint)

Nokia 4 to be powered by the Snapdragon 450

The Nokia 4 will be one of HMD's budget releases for the year. The device is said to be powered by a Snapdragon 450—Qualcomm's new 14nm SoC that records performance figures similar to those of the Snapdragon 625.
Asus NovaGo Windows notebook with Snapdragon 835 SoC

First Windows 10 on ARM PCs to hit stores by the end of March

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered Android flagships have been around for a while, and soon we will also be able to purchase notebooks and 2-in-1 convertible tablets that use the same processor. Big brands like Lenovo, HP, and Asus a...
ZTE Blade X2 Max Android phablet coming soon to Cricket Wireless

ZTE Blade X2 Max heading for Cricket Wireless

The successor of the ZTE Blade X Max is rumored to launch in mid to late spring. Apparently ready to hit the market as the ZTE Blade X2 Max, it looks a lot like its predecessor. The list of rumored specs includes a Qualcomm Snapdr...
Xiaomi has been backing up the Black Shark Tech Inc. mobile-making company since August 2017. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's "Blackshark" gaming phone spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks

The 'Blackshark" comes equipped with a Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 8 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It also integrates a 2160 x 1080 screen and runs Android 8.0. The AnTuTu benchmark results place it above the Samsung G...
Huawei Honor 7X Android phablet, unlocked variant could retail as Mate SE in the US

Unlocked Huawei Honor 7X apparently being rebranded as Mate SE in the US

At the end of last week, the Huawei Mate SE was listed on both Amazon and B&H Photo Video. Even more, it also got an official page on Huawei's website. However, all these listings of the rebranded Huawei Honor 7X were removed sinc...
A sneak peak at split-screen for Android apps on Chrome OS. (Source: 9to5 Google)

Chrome OS gets split-screen mode on Canary channel

Google is priming Chrome OS to compete directly with Apple's iPad in the tablet space, if the latest update to the Chrome OS on its alpha build Canary channel is any indication. The latest update allows users to run Android apps i...
The leak does not reveal any device renders or schematics. (Source: Pocket-lint)

HTC's entry-level Desire 12 specs revealed through leaked retail box

HTC is once again pushing the envelope for entry-level devices with the upcoming Desire 12.
Nokia 10 renders (Source: Nokiapoweruser)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Nokia 8 Pro allegedly under development

The Nokia 8 Pro is expected to hit the market in August-September with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 onboard. Obviously, nothing has been confirmed by HMD Global yet.
HP previously partnered with Apple in 2004 to resell its iPod with HP branding. (Source: Wikipedia)

HP to officially resell Apple products

HP will be reselling Apple's iPhone, iPad and Macs to its enterprise customers. The new program is aimed at giving its customers a one-stop solution for the deployment and support of multiple devices and operating systems in the w...
The Moto Z2 Force. (Source: Lenovo)

The Moto Z2 Force makes an uneventful trip to DxOMark

The Moto Z2 Force stopped by at DxOMark last week and mostly underachieved, with its video score, in particular, doing its best to remind us of 2015 flagships.
Samsung SM-T835/Galaxy Tab S4 specs (Source: GFXBench)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hits GFXBench

The Samsung SM-T835 device that surfaced on GFXBench appears to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor onboard, next to 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 12 MP main camera. This 10.5-inch slate runs Android Oreo and is exp...
The successor to the LG G6 (pictured) is said to feature a 6.1-inch MLCD+ display. (Source: LG)

Next LG flagship rumored to sport a 6.1-inch 18:9 MLCD+ display

LG will be launching a successor to the G6, but it will come later this year with the Korean company targeting a June launch window. It won't have a pOLED display, but it will feature some interesting new LCD technology and pack a...
Maze Alpha X Smartphone Review

81% Maze Alpha X Smartphone Review

Cheap, bezel-less, good? The Maze Alpha X succeeds the recently introduced Maze Alpha and sells for 50 Euros (~$62) more on the virtual shop counter. On the outside, the screen has grown by 240 pixels vertically and the pixel-free portion on the front was decreased accordingly. We will evaluate the device's strengths and weaknesses in this review.
Mediatek Helio P25 | ARM Mali-T880 MP2 | 6" | 210 g
More issues have hit the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. (Source: Google)

Pixel 2/XL running warm, draining batteries after February security patch

Google's flagship handsets, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, have been hit by more software bugs. This time, users are reporting overheating issues and poor battery life following the February security patch.
The Amazon-exclusive Essential PH-1 in Halo Gray with Alexa on board. (Source: Amazon)

Essential launches Amazon-exclusive version of Phone PH-1 with Alexa

Essential has launched a further fresh color variant of its Phone PH-1. The new Halo Gray color is exclusive to Amazon and also comes pre-installed with Amazon's Alexa personal voice-assistant.
The Mi Mix 2S could be the world's first SD 845-powered smartphone. (Source: Weibo / XDA Developers)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is coming for real, iPhone X-like gestures and Snapdragon 845 in tow (video)

New evidence points to the existence of the highly anticipated Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S — the first smartphone touted to sport the Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Mi Mix 2S could also feature iPhone X-like gestures for navigation along with a sid...
Alcatel 5, 3V, 1X Android handsets coming February 2018 (Source: Alcatel USA)

Alcatel 5, 3V and 1X coming next week

The Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3V, and Alcatel 1X were all introduced at CES 2018, and on February 24 they are scheduled to hit the market. Powered by MediaTek processors, they are all expected to target budget-conscious consumers.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Coral Blue variant leaked image

Samsung Galaxy S9+ with Snapdragon 845 hits AnTuTu

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor apparently scored an impressive 265,267 AnTuTu score, obliterating the Snapdragon 835-driven Samsung Galaxy S8+ which scores around 170,000 points.
The Essential Phone PH-1 now comes in three new colors. (Source: Essential)

Essential launches its Phone PH-1 in three new limited edition colors

Essential doesn't look like it has any immediate plans to slip quietly into obscurity. The company has just launched three new color variants of its Phone PH-1 to help rekindle interest in the device.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro roll out in India

The Snapdragon 625-powered Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is an affordable all-rounder that starts at US$156, while the slightly more expensive Redmi Note 5 Pro employs a Snapdragon 636 chip, a dual main camera, and a 20 MP selfie shooter.
The Nokia 6. (Source: Pocket Lint)

Images of the Nokia 1 and Nokia 7 Plus surface

A new leak by tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) has detailed the forms of the upcoming Nokia 1 and 7+. The Nokia 7 Plus is particularly interesting, as it spots dual rear cameras, and will be an Android One device.
Apple's third-rated HomePod speaker (presumably not on a wooden shelf). (Source: Apple)

HomePod comes third in blind audio test, leaves marks on wooden furniture

Apple's HomePod has come third, after the Google Home Max and the Sonos One, in an independent blind audio test. It only finished ahead of the relatively weak audio quality of the Amazon Echo Plus in a test conducted by Yahoo tech...
Microsoft Surface Phone/Andromeda coming H1 2018 or H2 2018 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 onboard

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Surface Phone could arrive by the end of June

The upcoming Microsoft Surface Phone is apparently ready to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 inside. While the software for it might still need a bit of polishing, the final prototypes are ready and insiders familiar with the...
The Nokia 8 is yet to have its kernel sources released. (Source: Juho Sarvikas)

A year after launching its first device, HMD is yet to release kernel sources for any of its smartphones

HMD, perhaps only second to Google in terms of software updates, has failed to release kernel sources for any of its devices so far. Users are also stuck with locked bootloaders, which makes any attempts at community support futil...
MIUI 9 rolled out in November last year. (Source: Gizmochina)

List of Xiaomi devices to receive MIUI 10 surfaces

The next version of Xiaomi's MIUI skin, likely to be named MIUI X, will be released to all recent devices. We expect a rollout in the second half of the year.
A new Android exploit has users unwittingly mining for Monero. (Source: Malwarebytes)

First large scale mobile mining malware hits millions of Android users

"Millions" of Android users have been affected by a cryptocurrency malware exploit, according to researchers at Malwarebytes. Users are redirected to a website that hijacks their device and mines for the Monero cryptocurrency.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Android flagships almost hit 4 million units sold in 2017

Google has sold 3.9 million Pixel handsets in 2017

Although Google is still way behind the giants that are Apple and Samsung, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL reached more than 3.9 million customers in 2017. However, both Google's handsets arrived in October, making this number of sold ...
Blackview BV9000 Pro Smartphone Review

80% Blackview BV9000 Pro Smartphone Review

Powerful brick. Back in August, we had the BV8000 Pro in review. Today, we are proud to present its successor, the BV9000, and you better watch out: That thing is a massive brick and most likely tougher than a human being. It also marks a point in time where Blackview is the only OEM with two current outdoor smartphones listed in our database. The newcomer shares several features with its own predecessor. In some aspects Blackview has managed to improve upon the phone, in others the company has made it worse. Let’s take a closer look and find out what exactly this means in our extensive review of the BV9000.
Mediatek Helio P25 | ARM Mali-T880 MP2 | 5.7" | 253 g
Asus is rumored to showcase the ROG gaming phone at MWC this year. (Source: NoypiGeeks)

Rumor | Asus is working on a gaming smartphone

The upcoming smartphone could be showcased at MWC 2018 together with the Zenfone 5 family. Being a gaming device, Asus could also opt to release it under the ROG brand.
Gigaset GS370 Plus Smartphone review

81% Gigaset GS370 Plus Smartphone review

Wasted potential. With the GS370 Plus, the German communications company Gigaset offers an attractively priced mid-range smartphone with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Weaknesses with the screen, among other things, damage our overall impression of the 5.7-inch device though.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.7" | 145 g
BLU Vivo X phablet (Source: BLU Products)

BLU Vivo One and Vivo X unlocked Android handsets coming soon

Miami-based BLU Products unleashed two new handsets, namely the quad-camera Vivo X and the budget-friendly Vivo One. Just as expected, both run Android Nougat and use MediaTek processors.
Google is all set to overhaul the UX in Android P. (Source: XDA Developers)

Android P to get more 'Notch' friendly

Google has started work on the next iteration of the Android OS, Android P. The update is expected to overhaul the Android UI and also bring OS level support for devices that sport an iPhone X-like notch.
How to check if your PC is protected from Meltdown and Spectre

How to check if your PC is protected from Meltdown and Spectre

The Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities exposed inherent flaws in hardware and software design, which we've been using for many years. Chip vendors and developers alike are scrambling to quickly release fixes to prevent any damag...
Sales of Andy Rubin's Essential Phone PH-1 have been underwhelming. (Source: Essential)

Essential Phone sells just 88,000 units in its first 6 months on the market

Andy Rubin's Essential is getting a tough dose of the reality of selling high-end smartphones in a market dominated by Samsung and Apple. New figures from IDC show that the startup has sold fewer than 90,000 handsets since it laun...
Asus ZenFone 5 Lite color options (Source: Evan Blass)

New Asus ZenFone 5 Lite images and details leak online

Not long after the regular ZenFone 5 surfaced online, the Asus ZenFone 5 Lite was spotted in black, white, and red, next to a few technical details. Both handsets are expected to feature a vertical dual camera setup on the back an...
The bezel-free Xiaomi Mix 2s has surfaced in a leak. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi Mix 2s leak shows bezels reduced to almost zero

Xiaomi, the smartphone maker that started the recent trend towards bezel-less devices, looks to be the first to get rid of bezels all-together if a new leak is accurate. The new Mix 2s has only the smallest of notches to incorpora...

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