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The foldable handset known as the Samsung Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) has just been spotted in a listing at South Korea's National Radio Research Agency, two months after it surfaced at Bluetooth SIG.
Don't get your hopes up on the Redmi Note 5
Recent leaks have detailed the specification sheet of the upcoming Redmi Note 5, and while Xiaomi fans may have their hopes up, we're quite skeptical as to the veracity and plausibility of the reported information. Here's why you'd do well to take it all with a pinch of salt.
Nokia 8 with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage hits FCC
Nokia 8 is still not present in China and the US, but it looks like these two key markets will receive special versions of this flagship. Two variants for the US have just been spotted on FCC, and they both feature 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.
Amazon allegedly working on Alexa-enabled smart glasses
Insiders familiar with the matter claim that Amazon's Lab126 group is working on a pair of glasses with Alexa support via a bone-conduction audio system. However, this accessory is expected to come without a camera or a screen similar to those used by products like the Google Glass smart glasses.
Online retailer starts pre-orders for the Surface Pro 2017 LTE edition before it is officially annouced
We expect Microsoft to officially announce the LTE version of the Surface Pro 2017 at their 'Future Decoded' in London. However, an online retailer has just listed two Intel i5 based variants for pre-order with pricing details and shipping expectations.
Samsung allegedly working on a 1,000 fps camera sensor
Insiders familiar with the matter revealed that Samsung Electronics is going to begin mass-producing a new image sensor that can record up to 1,000 frames per second. This capability provides advanced slow motion recording to mobile devices.
The Pixel 2 XL will be the most expensive Google phone so far and has a funky black and white design
Renders and pricing for the LG made Pixel 2 XL were leaked today, showing that there are at least two color options with one being a funky two tone black and white design. There will be a 64 GB and 128 GB model with pricing putting it in the company of phones such as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Three new HTC phones in the works, Q4 launch expected
HTC, in spite of its recent troubles, is reportedly set to release three devices in the last quarter of the year, with one of them looking like a flagship. Details of all three devices remain fuzzy at the moment.
Huawei Pay might launch in the US by the end of 2017
One year after being launched in China, Huawei Pay is still exclusively available in that market, but a recently discovered patent application reveals that this mobile payment service is heading for the US market.
Bose QuietComfort 35 II to feature Google Assistant support
Although Bose still has to announce these headphones, a Reddit user spotted the QuietComfort 35 II retail box and shared an image that clearly shows the "Google Assistant built-in" logo on it.
5G phones could hit the market by 2019
Qualcomm's CEO recently unveiled that the first 5G smartphones for the masses will hit the market in 2019, about one year earlier than previously expected.
Eurocom says Intel will have an 8C/16T 'enthusiast' consumer CPU by late 2018
A Eurocom company representative has posted on a thread in the NotebookReview forums saying that their Tornado F5 and upcoming Tornado F7 will feature 8C/16T CPUs in the second half of 2018. This could be a high-end revision of 14nm Coffee Lake, or it could be a CPU in the 9th generation 10nm+ Ice Lake family.
Apple A11 scores 25 percent higher on Antutu than highest SnapDragon 835 result
Apple has told consumers to expect large performance gains from their new A11 SoC, and a newly leaked Antutu benchmark supports that claim.
Lenovo image shows the Retro Thinkpad design
An eagle-eyed Reddit user has found an image on Lenovo's website which appears to be the upcoming Retro ThinkPad. The retro ThinkPad is based on the T470 chassis and features a classic IBM-style 7-row keyboard.
Nokia 8 with Oreo onboard hits Geekbench and GFXBench
Since it surfaced on both Geekbench and GFXBench running Android 8.0 Oreo, the Nokia 8 might soon become the first Nokia handset to get this major update. Unfortunately, the new firmware has no official launch date yet.
Nokia 9 hits GFXBench with Snapdragon 835, Android O
HMD's next flagship, the Nokia 9, looks to be shaping up as a solid competitor. The latest information suggests Android 8.0 Oreo, a Snapdragon 835 SoC, 4GB RAM, "bothie" camera setup, and IP68 certification.
Nvidia rumored to launch the GTX 1070 Ti
A Chinese leak presents the ASUS GTX 1070 Ti STRIX O8G powered by the Pascal GP104 chip that integrates 2304 CUDA cores and includes 8 GB of GDDR5. The GTX 1070 Ti variant would be released later this year for US$350.
Snapdragon 836 rumored for Pixel 2 might be vaporware
After initially claiming that the Google Pixel 2 smartphone will be the first with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836, Evan Blass now suggests that it will miss out on the unannounced chipset.
Production glitches with iPhone 8 OLED screen could hurt holiday sales, claims Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal has reported that they were informed of "production glitches" by a source close to the issue. The problems have apparently caused a shortage of completed products and this shortage could continue into the Christmas period.
Microsoft Surface Keynote expected at 'Future Decoded', likely a new Surface Book and potential windows ARM devices
Microsoft is holding their 'Future Decoded' conference on 31st October and 1st November, and Panos Panay is scheduled to give a Surface keynote presentation. We expect a new Surface Book reveal, due to the October/November timing of previous announcements.
Dual-camera dupe: some smartphones with dual-camera setups only have one camera enabled
A few videos recently posted to YouTube took a closer look at the Doogee Mix and found that the dual-camera setup actually uses one camera and some software tricks to simulate effects that would otherwise require two camera modules. The problem seems to be rampant among cheap Chinese smartphones.
Latest iPhone 8 rumor reveals 512 GB model with a $1,200 price tag
As previous rumors have suggested, Apple's upcoming iPhone should be the most expensive yet. Starting at US$999 for the base model with 64 GB of storage and going all the way up to US$1,199 for a 512 GB version, the iPhone 8 will be anything but affordable.
First Xiaomi Mi 7 rumors surface - Q1 2018 launch a possibilty
Rumors of the Mi 7 have surfaced, with sources claiming the flagship will feature a 6" OLED display, up to 8 GB of RAM, a glass or ceramic build, and the Snapdragon 845.
Xiaomi Mi A1 hits Geekbench
Xiaomi's new device, the Mi A1, has been listed on Geekbench, with its scores and specifications largely being a match to what we saw in the recently released Mi 5X. The A1 is expected to be an Android One device, which means that it will carry stock Android instead of Xiaomi's MIUI skin.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to launch on September 11
Xiaomi has just confirmed that its Mi MIX 2 phablet will be unveiled on September 11 in Beijing. They did not reveal any specs except a "revolutionary 2.0 bezel-less display."
Early Samsung Galaxy S9 rumors claim Snapdragon 845 SoC and H1 2018 launch window
The Galaxy S8 successor is expected to be just a slight step up in both software and hardware with the small possibility of an embedded onscreen fingerprint sensor.
Xiaomi Mi A1 surfaces on Weibo
This handset is supposed to launch as the first Xiaomi smartphone with stock Android on board. The details are not available yet, but the leaked images reveal a Galaxy S8-like slim-bezel design.
Honor 6C to be Chinese rival to Redmi Note 5A
The Honor 6C may have launched in Europe but the Chinese market is still yet to get it, with Huawei positioning the lower mid-range offering as a rival to the just released Redmi Note 5A.
The iPhone 8 could launch on September 12
Apple has scheduled a product announcement event on September 12 and all expectations are that this could very well be the event that the Cupertino giant would announce the new iPhones and the Watch Series 3 to the world.
Xiaomi Mi 5X to launch worldwide on September 5
This budget handset that has the same camera setup as the Mi 6 flagship currently retails for the equivalent of US$220 in China and next week it will finally hit other markets.
DEBUNKED | Leaked benchmark shows lower clocked i3-8350K has slightly better single core performance than i7-7700K
*Update in main text* Screenshots leaked from a i3-8350K benchmark using CPU-Z show it has slightly better single-thread performance than the i7-7700K despite having a slower clock speed. The multi-thread performance is good for the quad-core CPU, which shows as in line with the i7-4770K or mobile i7-7700HQ.
Alcatel Idol 5 leaks online
The new Idol handset that surfaced recently on GFXBench appears to be on its way. A set of (apparently) official press images has just leaked online thanks to Roland Quandt, alongside the confirmation of the handset's main specs.
Nvidia reveals more details on the upcoming Volta GPUs
The 12 nm process Volta GPU comes with a 32 square-inch die, which is 33% larger compared to the current P100. It integrates 5120 CUDA cores and 16 GB of XBM2 VRAM. Nvidia plans to release professional cards that pack up to eight V100 GPUs, as well as new gaming cards from the GeForce series. The upcoming GTX 2080 is rumored to cost US$699.
Asus ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite coming to Malaysia next month
This handset comes in addition to the six ZenFone 4 variants that have been recently released. Its main highlight is the 16 MP front camera and is expected to hit Malaysia for around US$210.
Pixel 2 to debut October 5 with new Snapdragon 836 SoC
The latest news on Google's Pixel 2 smartphone suggests an October 5th official unveiling — making it exactly one year since the original Pixel smartphone was launched. Information also hints at the incorporation of a Snapdragon 836 SoC.
Pricing details of the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact revealed
Twitter leaker Roland Quandt has revealed pricing details for Sony's upcoming XZ1 and XZ1 Compact high-end offerings. While both won't qualify for the bargain market, they're appropriately priced.
YotaPhone 3 hits TENAA
The next-gen YotaPhone has a 5.5-inch main display and a 5.2-inch monochrome touchscreen on the back. It uses the Snapdragon 625 processor and is expected to hit the market starting around US$360.
Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered Galaxy A5 (2018) surfaces online
The SM-A5300 handset that arrived at Geekbench is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and has 6 GB of memory, while the A5 (2017) has an Exynos 7880 chip under the hood and just 3 GB RAM.
Android 8.0 to launch as Oreo, reveals Evan Blass
Although a few other names surfaced in the Android 8.0-related rumors we heard so far, it seems like the next major iteration of Google's mobile operating system will be named Oreo after all.
Asus ZenFone 4 Max being released in Taiwan
Only available for purchase in Russia so far, the 5.5-inch ZenFone 4 Max is now official in Taiwan. However, the details regarding its price and launch date are still shady at this time.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) hits TENAA
Not long after obtaining its FCC certification, this upcoming 8-inch Android slate surfaces at TENAA with a quad-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB and 64 GB storage versions, as well as a 5,000 mAh battery.
Google to collaborate with Xiaomi on new Android One phone
Chinese behemoths Xiaomi are allegedly working with Google on the creation of a new Android One phone. Considering Xiaomi's MIUI skin isn't loved by many, it'll be interesting to see Google software on a Xiaomi device.
Video of the Mi Mix 2 leaked
The design of the Mi Mix 2 has been revealed in a Facebook video by designer Philippe Starck, and it's more edgeless than ever. The Mi Mix was arguably Xiaomi's real flagship for 2016, so it'll be fun to see how much the OEM can pack into its successor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 successor hits FCC
Samsung's next-gen affordable 8-inch Android tablet is expected to hit the market soon, as it has just received all the needed certifications from the WiFi Alliance and the FCC. However, the details are nowhere to be found yet.
Google Search Lite app in the works
This upcoming version of Google's most used mobile app aims emerging markets, where low-end handsets are very popular. The official announcement still has to arrive, but the app is already in testing.
Nokia 9 to be a separate, larger release
The Nokia 8 was released within the last few days and there's already word of a Nokia 9, the company's more impressive, larger flagship. Nothing is concrete at this point, though, but we'll be looking forward to it.
Details of the Kirin 970 surface on Weibo
HiSilicon's next-gen Kirin 970 has been spotted on Chinese social media platform Weibo. While much cannot be inferred from the listed specifications, it's shaping up to be a worthy competitor to whatever Qualcomm and MediaTek put out next year.
The Apple Watch Series 3 could do VoIP instead of direct phone calls
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to suggest that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 might support VoIP instead of traditional phone calls, possibly to avoid user experience issues and also due to the lack of internal space within the device for a proper SIM slot.
Huawei confirms mid-October launch event
The Chinese phone maker has just sent out invites for the Mate 10 launch, confirming that this next-gen phablet would be unveiled in October, just as most recent rumors revealed.
Helio P23 and Helio P30 billed for August 29 launch
Taiwanese manufacturer MediaTek have sent out invites for an event scheduled for August 29, one where they are expected to announce the release of two new mid-range SoCs—the Helio P23 and P30.
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