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The Honor 7X. (Source: Digital Trends)

The Honor 7X has finally been listed on Amazon US

The Honor 7X, our pick for best value budget smartphone of 2017, has finally been listed on Amazon, and will go on sale on January 25.
The Blackberry KEYone. (Source: Digit)

There are at least two Blackberry phones in the works for 2018

Blackberry devices will make their way all over the world again in 2018, with a Blackberry Mobile executive confirming that there will be at least two Blackberry-branded smartphones released in 2018.
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.
The ZenFone Max Plus (M1) will have 3 color options, but only the black and bluish silver will be available in NA. (Source: Asus)

CES 2018 | Asus presents affordable ZenFone Max Plus with high-end features

The ZenFone Max Plus integrates the Face Unlock function, found on high-end models, which complements the fingerprint scanner for additional security measures. Also included is a 4,130 mAh battery that should provide longer-lasting usage time.
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
The foldable Galaxy Note might not appear until late 2019. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung dashes hopes of a foldable Galaxy Note smartphone for this year

Samsung's head of mobile has reneged on his promise to deliver a foldable Galaxy Note this year. Instead it may not now make an appearance until late 2019.
Jumbo marshmallows, Android Marshmallow still most popular version as of January 2018

Marshmallow remains most popular Android version, Oreo still below 1 percent

The data collected by Google during the 7-day week period that ended yesterday reveals that Marshmallow is now below 29 percent, with Nougat getting closer to taking the lead, while Oreo still struggles to reach the 1 percent mark.
(Source: XDA-Developers)

Xposed beta for Android Oreo now available

Xposed for both Android 8.0 and 8.1 has been released, and although the current version is just a beta, it's reportedly stable enough for regular use.
The LG G6. (Source: Digital Trends)

The LG G7 will not be announced at MWC as previously thought

The name of the next LG flagship is currently still up in the air but its launch date is a lot more certain now, with multiple sources claiming a March announcement, and an April launch.
Lenovo Mirage Solo plus controller and Mirage Camera. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2018 | Get lost in a mirage with the wireless Lenovo Mirage Solo VR headset and Mirage Camera

Lenovo is introducing a standalone Google Daydream headset that doesn't require external power or video signals, alongside a VR camera that allows easy 3D VR ready photo and video capture.
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.
Dell Mobile Connect showing an example call. (Source: Dell)

CES 2018 | Dell wants to seamlessly integrate your PC and mobile experience with Dell Mobile Connect

Dell Mobile Connect offers a way to securely link a PC and smartphone for shared notifications, calls, text (SMS), and screen mirroring.
Whirlpool smart appliance close up (Source: Whirlpool Corp)

CES 2018 | Whirlpool smart appliances now feature Google Assistant and Alexa support

Next to the voice commands available via both Google Assistant and Alexa on multiple Whirlpool smart appliances, Amazon Prime subscribers also get to use the Amazon Virtual Dash Buttons feature with some of them.
Image: Razer

CES 2018 | Razer's Project Linda can turn the Razer Phone into a full-fledged Android laptop

Razer entering the smartphone market makes a lot more sense with the reveal of the company's latest prototype, dubbed Project Linda. The device, which is more a proof of concept than anything else, has a dock that allows the Razer Phone to turn into a full Android laptop.
The Anker PowerHouse 200 is suited to glamping. (Source: Anker Innovations)

CES 2018 | From Anker Innovations: A 200 Wh battery bank, portable projector with speaker, and an Alexa car kit

Anker Innovations, who is perhaps best known for their line of portable power banks, has announced a mammoth power bank, an Alexa powered car kit, and the expected availability of the Nebula Capsule
The ZOLO Model Zero suits a modern minimalist design asthetic. (Source: Anker)

CES 2018 | From Anker Innovations: A funky home speaker with Google Assistant, and truly wireless Bluetooth earbuds

Anker Innovations has announced the ZOLO Model Zero, a new home speaker with a unique design, and a release date for the upcoming ZOLO Liberty+ Earbuds.
The Lenovo Smart Display combines a smart speaker and a tablet. (Source: Lenovo)

CES 2018 | The Lenovo Smart Display is a tabletop tablet and Google Home rolled into one

If the idea of a smart speaker interested you, but the idea of not having a screen was of concern, then the Lenovo Smart Display is worth a look. It comes in 8-inch and 10-inch versions and allows both verbal and visual communication.
Don't expect an experience anywhere close to what the iPhone X offers. (Source: CNET)

The Doogee V will copy the iPhone X's frontal design, the Galaxy S9's rear, and also feature an under-display fingerprint sensor

There are lots of iPhone X clones out there but it's not every day you see a device that manages to copy both the iPhone X and an upcoming Samsung flagship, while also featuring tech none of those companies have been able to offer. A modern-day wonder, some would say.
It will be the first of its kind. (Source: NDTV)

World's first under-display fingerprint sensor smartphone to be launched by Vivo at CES

The world's first smartphone with an under-display fingerprint reader may be set to grace our screens this week, with Vivo teasing the announcement of a device with that feature.
The official Android app market saw a 34.2% climb in revenue in 2017. (Source: Androidguys)

Smartphone app market saw 35% growth in 2017

Data by app intelligence platform Sensor Tower has shown Apple's dominance over Google in the smartphone app market. The iOS App Store, for example, recorded close to twice what the Google Play Store did, with the combined revenue of both services closing in on US$60 billion in 2017.
The Nokia 7. (Source: Technomeniac)

Nokia 7 set for global rollout this month

HMD announced the Nokia 6 (2018) a few days ago, but the older device is still yet to find its way outside China. Reports claim the mid-ranger could go on sale in India this month, with a global rollout to come after.
Acer Chromebook 11. (Source: Acer)

CES 2018 | Acer Chromebook 11 brings USB Type-C goodness at an affordable price

Acer announced the Chromebook 11, a capable laptop for those wanting to hop on the ChromeOS bandwagon. The new Chromebook 11 comes with two USB-Type C ports and fully supports Android apps from the Google Play Store. Update: Photos from CES
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.
The Nokia 6 (2018). (Source: Suning)

Nokia 6 (2018) gets Android Oreo on first boot, and that may just be a diabolical ploy by HMD

There are reports that the Nokia 6 (2018) receives an Oreo update on first boot. Sounds great until you realize that Oreo was released almost five months ago. It also just reeks of a ploy to avoid Treble implementation.
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.
The Samsung Flip allows for more interactive team discussions. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2018 | The Tizen-powered Flip is Samsung's take on the digital whiteboard

Samsung has joined the likes of Microsoft and Google by creating its own version of the digital whiteboard. Named Flip, the whiteboard enables seamless collaboration and is powered by the Tizen 3.0 OS.
Sony's revamped mid-range XA2 and XA2 Ultra have launched. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra

Sony has launched the successors to the mid-range Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. The new XA2 and XA2 Ultra improve their predecessors in almost every department.
The Oculus Go has been spotted in an FCC listing. (Source: Mobielkopen)

Oculus Go could come in 32 GB and 64 GB variants

An FCC listing reveals that the Oculus Go will come in 32 GB and 64 GB variants. Apart from the storage differences, both models are identical in all other aspects.
The Snapdragon 670 could be seen on 2018 flagships. (Source: Qualcomm)

Purported Snapdragon 670 benchmark scores show it trading blows with the Snapdragon 835

The Snapdragon 670 will be Qualcomm's next sub-premium SoC. A Geekbench listing has shown the SoC delivering performance scores that actually compete with last year's Snapdragon 835.
Moto G4 Play Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 gets Android 7.1.1

Moto G4 Play finally gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat

Although Android 7.1.1 Nougat has been around for more than a year, the Moto G4 Play did not get it until now. Even with this delay, it is still a good thing to offer the update to a phone that is almost two years old and arrived on the market for just US$99.
The Nokia 6 (2018). (Source: Suning)

Update #2 | Details, images, and pricing of the Nokia 6 (2018) revealed

Full details of the Nokia 6 (2018) have been revealed. The device will be powered by the Snapdragon 630 and while it doesn't feature dual rear cameras, its price tag makes it an extremely attractive proposition.
OnePlus 5T Sandstone White (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 5T Sandstone White coming next week

The OnePlus 5T flagship in white sandstone finish is finally official and will hit the market on January 9. Just as expected, it is similar to its white Start Wars edition that only launched in India.
OnePlus 5T

91% OnePlus 5T Smartphone Review

It is back! Only a few months after its predecessor was released, OnePlus has now presented its newest smartphone. The OnePlus 5T comes in the modern 2:1 format and has improved cameras. But are there enough changes for it to be a convincing update?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6.01" | 162 g
BlackBerry Motion in review

83% BlackBerry Motion Smartphone Review

A BlackBerry without a physical keyboard! Nothing like this has ever happened before. The BlackBerry Motion shows that it can be done, without a physical keyboard. The latest Smartphone from the brand is based on Google’s Android OS instead of the conventional BlackBerry OS. The preferred audience, however, continues to be business people.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.5" | 167 g
The Kirin 659 offers worthy competition. (Source: AnandTech)

Snapdragon 625 vs Kirin 659: Battle of the mid-range heavyweights

Ever wondered how the new Kirin 659 compares to the Snapdragon 625? So have we! Hop in to find out which one comes out on top in the battle of mid-range players.
The G6 may very well be the last device to follow that format. (Source: Digital Trends)

LG set for G-series naming scheme overhaul

Amidst rumors that Huawei’s upcoming P-series device will see a random name switch to the P20, LG may also be set to do something similar with the upcoming G-series flagship.
The company looks to be on the way up. (Source: MediaTek)

There are apparently a number of 7nm MediaTek SoCs on the cards

MediaTek's ambitions for 2018 get grander as the days go by. The Taiwanese company is set to announce the 12nm Helio P40 and P70 soon, and word on the grapevine claims there may also be three 7nm SoCs on the cards this year.
The Samsung Exynos 9810 SoC. (Source: Samsung)

CES 2018 | Samsung intros the Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC aimed at richer multimedia and AI applications

Samsung has announced the new Exynos 9 Series 9810 SoC based on the 10nm fabrication process. The SoC's high performance cores can reach 2.9 GHz and has a 6CA LTE modem along with the capability for deep learning processing.
Image: TENAA (China)

New leak shows specs of Nokia 6, which might debut this Friday

A new leak via a Chinese regulatory agency shows that the 2018 refresh of the Nokia 6 may pack the Snapdragon 630, 4 GB of RAM, and a 5.5" 16:9 FHD screen. While these specs are still just a rumor, we may see an announcement about the device from HMD this Friday.
The forthcoming HTC U12 has surfaced in a render. (Source: SuggestPhone)

HTC U12 surfaces with full-screen display

HTC's first flagship-level smartphone for 2018 has surfaced in the a render of the device. It looks like it could be mistaken for the nearly full-screen iPhone X, except without that device's controversial notch.
Google is testing its Fuchsia OS on its Pixelbooks. (Source: Google)

Google testing unreleased Fuchsia OS on the Pixelbook

Google has expanded the testing of its mysterious Fuchsia OS to its recently released Pixelbooks. The operating system differs from Google's Android and Chrome operating systems, although Google has yet to reveal its purpose.
The Mi 6. (Source: AndroidPit)

Xiaomi Mi 7 to support Qi wireless charging

The Mi 7 may just be 2018's killer device. The Xiaomi flagship has been confirmed to offer wireless charging functionalities that, when coupled with a Snapdragon 845, facial recognition, and a sub-$500 price tag makes the device one to watch out for.
LG G6. (Source: Digital Trends)

LG G6 set for Oreo update in February

The LG G6, released at the start of 2017, may be set to get its stable Oreo update, months after users in China received their betas.
Samsung Headquarters. (Source: Social Barrel)

Samsung sets objective for 2018 at 320 million smartphone shipments, company to focus on higher profit margins

Samsung has reportedly set its target for smartphone shipments for the year at 320 million, just about the same figure the company achieved in 2017. This is said to be the first step in a transition to a business model focusing more on profit margins.
CAT S31 Smartphone Review

79% CAT S31 Smartphone Review

Smart industry phone. The rugged smartphones from Caterpillar, a manufacturer of construction equipment, are entering the next round. On the outside everything stays as it is, but on the inside some improvements have been made. In our test we found out what exactly is new about the extreme outdoor smartphone Cat S31.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 4.7" | 200 g
LG V30 Raspberry Rose Android flagship (Source: LG Newsroom)

CES 2018 | LG V30 Raspberry Rose coming soon to South Korea

In addition to the existing violet, blue, silver, and black editions, the LG V30 handset gets a "Raspberry Rose" variant. This new color option will be on display at CES 2018 and is expected to hit the South Korean market later this month.
The P20 baseline model will have an 18:9 display and a horizontally aligned tri-camera setup (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo launches affordable K320t dual camera smartphone with 18:9 display

Lenovo is the latest OEM to integrate the near-bezel-less 18:9 displays in its smartphone models. Apart from the 2:1 aspect ratio display with 1440 x 720 resolution, the K720t features a 1.3 GHz Spreadtrum SoC with either 2GB or 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage. Even if it's an entry level model, the K320t still integrates a dual camera set...
The P20 baseline model will have an 18:9 display and a horizontally aligned tri-camera setup (Source: Weibo)

Huawei P20 sketches get leaked, tri-camera setup on the back

Huawei is among the first smartphone makers to promote the tri-camera trend in 2018 with a three-model P20 lineup of smartphones. The leaked sketches from Weibo also revealed 18:9 bezel-less displays and different alignments for the 40 MP camera setup on the advanced models.
PostmarketOS wants to extend the life of your smartphone to ten years. (Source: PostmarketOS)

PostmarketOS team makes progress towards goal of 10 year smartphone lifecycle

PostmarketOS has expanded rapidly in their first 219 days to include 25 more devices (since the 100 day update) and six UI options.
The Nokia 8. (Source: Juho Sarvikas)

Nokia 4 and 7 Plus to be released in 2018

A Nokia camera app archive has been extracted to reveal files that point towards a Nokia 4 and Nokia 7 Plus. We expect the Nokia 7 Plus to be powered by the Snapdragon 660.

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