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Apple believes its AR headset could be a technology game changer. (Source: Affinity VR)

Rumor | Apple working on its own AR headset, believes it to be a game changer

Apple is rumored to be developing its own Augmented Reality (AR) headset independent of its existing mobile offerings, running custom parts and software. The company is said to be targeting a late-2019 to early-2020 launch for the headset.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship to get a boring successor

We should get ready for a boring Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 could enter mass production next month and will leave drastic design changes aside, featuring a dual-camera setup, an improved processor, as well as a repositioned fingerprint reader. On top of these, we should also get ready for a 4-inch Galaxy S9 Mini.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper retail package

Upcoming AMD Ryzen processors spotted in BIOS updates for B350/X370 mainboards

The latest BIOS release for the Asus mainboards that use the AMD B350 and X370 chipsets comes with a description that mentions "new upcoming processors" without naming them. However, it is almost certain that the update comes to accommodate a new wave of AMD desktop processors with integrated Vega graphics.
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Future Samsung Galaxy smartphones may incorporate copper heat pipes (Image source: Samsung)

Future Samsung Galaxy smartphones may incorporate copper heat pipes

Mounting dedicated vapor chamber heat pipes would alleviate some of the temperature issues for future smartphones that current smartphones are already facing.
Samsung Galaxy S9 unofficial render (Source: DBS DESIGNING TEAM)

Purported Galaxy S9 benchmark scores are no match for the iPhone X

Benchmarks of a purported Samsung Galaxy S9 model have surfaced on Geekbench. While the scores show it to be one of the fastest Android flagships, it still is miles behind the iPhone X.
OnePlus 5T model A5010 details (Source: GFXBench)

OnePlus 5T surfaces on GFXBench

The upcoming OnePlus 5T was spotted on GFXBench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, as well as a generous 6-inch display with 2,060 x 1,980 pixels. Its launch is expected for tomorrow.
The 7nm A11X Bionic could feature in the next gen iPad. (Source: Mydrivers.com)

Rumor | iPads in 2018 could be based on the 7nm Apple A11X Bionic octa-core CPU

Apple will be reportedly using the A11X Bionic CPU in the next generation iPads, which is an octa-core CPU based off TSMCs 7nm fabrication process.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini would come with a 4-inch display, but still retain the other top features from the flagship versions. (Source: BusinessKorea)

An early 2018 Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini is highly likely, according to new rumors

U.S.-based investment information firm Valuewalk informs that a Samsung Galaxy S9 Mini version is most likely to be launched in early 2018, along with the S9 and S9+ flagship models. The Mini model would get a 4-inch display with curved edges and all the other powerful specs that come with the larger versions.
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Android Oreo has new APIs which help remove developers reliance on accessibility permissions. (Source: knd61/Pixabay)

Google's new security policy on accessibility features will limit or remove 'hundreds of good, useful apps'

The next stage of Google's push to improve Android security is putting a spotlight on applications which misuse accessibility features to add functionality that wasn't expressely designed to improve use for people with disabilities. Some popular apps affected include LastPass, Cerberus, and Tasker.
The mask that turned Face ID into Farce ID (Source: Bkav Corp on YouTube)

Face ID tricked using a mask

A Vietnamese security firm managed to trick Apple's Face ID into unlocking the new iPhone X with the help of a custom mask that was created for a cost of around US$150. Perfecting the whole process took them about a week.
Samsung SM-A530N official support page now available

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) shows up on an official support page

Although Samsung still has not confirmed the launch date of the new Galaxy A series, the handset with the SM-A530N model number, also known as the Galaxy A5 (2018), has just received an official support page. Sadly, this page contains no technical details yet.
NDA ignorance has led to a takedown of the original OnePlus 5T preview pages (Source: ZDNet)

Oops - ZDNet publishes OnePlus 5T hands-on early, claims it didn't know of NDA

The premature unboxing video and pictures confirm the 6-inch 2160 x 1080 AMOLED display alongside new features for the dual rear cameras. The source has since taken down its preview pages at the request of OnePlus.
Nintendo Switch portable gaming console. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo's next financial year might see 25-30 million new Switch consoles produced

A source speaking to the Wall Street Journal claims that Nintendo is looking to produce 25 to 30 million Switch consoles during their next financial year. Sales in the current fiscal year are expected to surpass lifetime sales of the Wii U.
GFXBench listing of the Samsung SM-J337 (Source: GSMArena)

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2018) spotted on GFXbench

The upcoming version of the Samsung Galaxy J3 has been spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench. The device is being listed with the model number SM-J337 and is a refresh to the current Samsung Galaxy J3 (SM-J330F).
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Android smartphone to get a successor with an 18.5:9 display

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) spotted online with an 18.5:9 display

Although all Galaxy A handsets released so far use a touchscreen display with a conventional aspect ratio of 16:9, the screen of the upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) will use the same 18.5:9 ratio as the Galaxy S8 flagship.
Apple iPhone X smartphone with Face ID technology, Face ID-enabled iPads allegedly coming in 2018

Next year's iPads might feature Face ID

Although the hardware needed to manufacture Face ID-enabled devices is in short supply right now, Apple is expected to speed things up and to add this technology to at least one of the iPad tablets to launch in 2018.
Supposed Intel-AMD Core i7-8705G benchmarks rival the GTX 1050 (Source: Logok.org)

Supposed Intel-AMD Core i7-8705G benchmarks rival the GTX 1050 in performance

The Intel-AMD Kaby Lake-R and Polaris/Vega combo could potentially outperform the current console generation and the GeForce MX150 based on unconfirmed reports.
Dell XPS 15 9560 2017 model. (Source: NotebookCheck)

Dell XPS 15: Claims of GTX 1060 with QuadHD+ and 5K screen options but 4K might be gone

A user on Reddit was browsing the XPS 15 section of the Dell Canada website, where they claim to have seen some important specifications such as the inclusion of a GTX 1060 option, QHD+ (touch enabled) and 5K screens, and the apparent absence of 4K.
Saygus V Squared crowdfunded Android smartphone (Source: FCC)

Saygus V Squared surfaces online once again

Back in August, the Saygus team revealed that the long-awaited V Squared flagship had finally reached the FCC. It took "just" a few months to get the agency's certifications, but at least now we know that this phone is not vaporware and should launch soon.
The resulting company after the merger would rival Samsung for most IPs under one roof. (Source: Engadget)

[Update]Broadcom rumored to acquire Qualcomm

Since Qualcomm is known to go through some financial problems with the Apple lawsuit, the company could benefit from a change of management. Broadcom is currently considering to help with that, and Qualcomm's acquisition could result in a more consolidated market.
Oppo foldable phone patent (Source: Phandroid)

Oppo apparently working on a foldable handset as well

The new foldable handset patent by Oppo reveals a device that seems to use a hinge to allow its user to bend the entire top part at an angle. Obviously, this might never turn into a market-ready product.
Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2016) Android smartphone successor coming soon

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2017) surfaces online once again

This time, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2017) with the model number SM-J250F received its Bluetooth certification. Not long ago, this handset also visited the FCC, so it should launch pretty soon.
Samsung Galaxy X sketches (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung Galaxy X sketches surface online

One month after the model SM-G888 received its Bluetooth certification, a document that Samsung submitted to the Korean Intellectual Property Office surfaced online showing a flexible handset that might be unveiled in early 2018.
The S8+ was powered by the Snapdragon 835.

Qualcomm slated to release new Snapdragon 845 in December, Samsung Galaxy S9 with first claim

Qualcomm may be set to announce the release of the upcoming Snapdragon 845 in December, eleven months after the launch of its predecessor. There's also a chance the new SoC won't make its way into public hands till Q2 2018 when the S9 is released.
The archetypal business phone. (Source: Digit)

The Blackberry KEYone's successor comes with keys to a Snapdragon 660

A user agent profile on TCL's website has revealed some details of the successor to the Blackberry KEYone that was released earlier in the year. It's a bare-bones profile for the most part but the presence of a Snapdragon 660 stands out.
HTC U11 Life details (Source: Geekbench Browser)

HTC U11 Life hits Geekbench

The mid-range HTC U11 Life is expected to arrive next week and, according to its latest visit at Geekbench, this handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.
Oppo F5 Selfie Expert Android phablet (Source: Oppo Club Thailand)

Oppo F5 Selfie Expert phablet with front dual camera coming this week

Expected to debut on October 26, the 6-inch Oppo F5 "Selfie Expert" is rumored to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and a dual-camera setup, as well as an 18:9 aspect ratio display.
HTC U11 Plus unofficial render (Source: TheRoyale)

HTC U11 Plus renders surface online

The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-driven HTC U11 Plus is expected to get an official launch on November 2, when it is also supposed to become the first HTC handset with a display ratio of 18:9.
Image: The Phawx (YouTube)

Second Win: GPD Win 2 prototype leaks

An image of what could possibly be the upcoming GPD Win 2 shows some design changes from the original GPD Win, including a revamped keyboard and a larger screen. Internally, the GPD Win 2 may also be sporting an Intel Core m3 CPU, a huge improvement over the Atom chip in the original.
Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU may be coming soon to the HP Envy x360 series

Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU may be coming soon to the HP Envy x360 series

The mobile quad-core APU will purportedly run at a base 2 GHz clock rate with 6 MB of cache compared to the desktop 3.2 GHz Ryzen 5 1400 with 8 MB of cache.
Ashes of the Singularity benchmark for Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti. (Source: AotS Benchmark)

Unofficial Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti benchmark shows competition with GTX 1080

A benchmark for the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti has shown up in the database for Ashes of the Singularity, giving some insight into how it might perform on release.
Samsung Bixby in native context mode (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Bixby 2.0 might arrive this week

Although the current version still has to add support for a few widely used languages, Samsung Bixby 2.0 is apparently on its way and the updated virtual assistant is expected to come with improved third-party integration and support for other devices than smartphones.
Razer Phone Android smartphone for gamers specs on GFXBench (Source: GFXBench)

The Razer Phone surfaces on GFXBench with Snapdragon 835 onboard

The handset for gamers that goes as the Razer Phone is expected to show up on November 1, and according to GFXBench it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 5.7-inch 1440p touchscreen display.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro may be coming soon with dedicated AI processor (Source: evleaks)

More Huawei Mate 10 Pro images leak ahead of official reveal

The striped back and near bezel-free front are looking more likely for the next Huawei flagship.
OnePlus 5T unofficial render (Source: GizmoChina)

OnePlus 5T might arrive next month with an 18:9 display

The OnePlus 5T is expected to arrive in early November with a 6-inch touchscreen display that features a generous resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. Sadly, there are no other details available yet.
ZTE Axon M (Z999) on FCC (Source: blog of mobile)

Foldable smartphone ZTE Axon M (Z999) hits FCC

The foldable ZTE Axon M (Z999) handset surfaced on FCC yesterday, about one week prior to its alleged launch date. The certification documents reveal LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, and WiFi dual-band connectivity, as well as a foldable case that measures 5.9 x 5.51 inches when open.
Not dead yet, if Panos Panay has anything to say about it. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft shuts down talk of the Surface line's impending demise

The Surface isn't going anywhere, Microsoft executive Panos Panay assures everyone in a recent interview with Business Insider. His statement follows last week's prediction by a handful of PC manufacturers that the Windows-based convertible tablet line is on its last legs.
Photos of what is claimed to be the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. (Source: Weibo)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 photos show dual rear cameras and full frontal display

Photos have appeared online showing what is claimed to be the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. They show a 18:9 screen with small bezels and a dual rear camera setup.
AMD and Intel boxing it out or giving each other bro fists? 9Source: WCCFTech)

[Update] Intel and AMD partnering up? Leaked slide reveals Mobility CPUs with Vega integrated graphics

Even though the battle between AMD and Intel is heating up on the PC CPU front, the two companies might be up for a collaboration on the mobile CPU shore.
Intel inside. (Source: Intel)

Intel Gemini Lake surfaces early as the Celeron N4000, shows large improvements in some areas

Intel's Gemini Lake based Pentium Silver and Celeron aren't scheduled for release until somewhere between the last week of October and the first week of November, but some early results for the Celeron N4000 have appeared on SiSoftware's benchmarks.
OnePlus could skip the OnePlus 5T in favor of a full-fledged OnePlus 6 (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus could skip the OnePlus 5T in favor of a full-fledged OnePlus 6

The absence of a Snapdragon 836 this year could be pushing OnePlus to gloss over its mid-generation OnePlus 5 refresh and instead pour more resources into its next major release for early 2018.
Looming iPhone X production issues could mean very limited supply come November (Sourced: Apple)

Good luck finding an iPhone X this Holiday season

Analysts are forecasting pre-orders of up to 50 million on a production supply of only about 12 million before the end of 2017. Most may have to wait until early 2018 or pony up several hundred Dollars more on eBay to secure a unit.
Lenovo: ThinkPad 25 will likely be announced on October 5, only available in certain markets

Lenovo: ThinkPad 25 will likely be announced on October 5, only available in certain markets

This week, the announcement of the first ThinkPad notebook will be exactly 25 years ago. Lenovo, the PC-OEM who develops ThinkPads since 2005, will host a small even on Facebook on that day - and likely announce the ThinkPad 25 there. In unrelated news, there are some new details about this model, which apparently won´t be available everywhere.
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Samsung Galaxy S9 unofficial render (Source: DBS DESIGNING TEAM)

Samsung to launch two Galaxy S9 models in 2018

Insiders familiar with the matter confirmed that Samsung is already working on the firmware for the Galaxy S9 (SM-G960) and the Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965), both these handsets being expected to arrive in the first part of 2018.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (Source: Tom's Guide)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active might reach T-Mobile soon

Although all Galaxy Active handsets that were launched by Samsung so far were AT&T exclusive devices, it seems that the Galaxy S8 Active might be the first one to break this rule by joining T-Mobile's portfolio as well.
ZTE teasing Nubia Z17s smartphone reveal for this October 12th (Source: ZTE)

ZTE expected to announce the Nubia Z17s smartphone on October 12

The 5.5-inch Nubia 17 is only a few months old, but ZTE may already be preparing to reveal a smaller 5.2-inch Nubia 17s complete with dual rear cameras and potentially the same Snapdragon 835 SoC.
Pixel 2 XL in "Just Black" and "Black & White" options. (Source: Droidlife)

Internal hardware specs leak for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, no Snapdragon 836 in sight

Many of the internal specifications have been leaked for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The Snapdragon 835 is absent but the cameras will finally receive OIS.
ZTE Axon Multy foldable phone (Source: Android Authority)

ZTE Axon M foldable handset surfaces online

Codenamed Axon Multy, the foldable device that might launch as the ZTE Axon M in less than three weeks is rumored to feature twin full HD displays that turn into a massive 6.8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1,920 x 2,160 pixels.
A 2016 product slide showing the planned Zen+ microarchitecture. (Source: AMD)

Motherboard manufacturers claim the new 12nm Ryzen will arrive in February 2018

AMD motherboard partners have revealed that the planned launch for the new 12nm version of Ryzen is in February 2018, with 400-series motherboards to follow. AMD has seen large increases in revenue in 2017 and expects to account for 30 percent of the desktop CPU revenue in the first half of 2018.
Zen 2 cores are set to arrive in 2019. (Source: Informatica Cero)

Rumor | Leaked slides reveal AMD's 2-year roadmap, 'Raven Ridge' delayed till 2018

Leaked slides reveal AMD's plans for client CPU and GPU offerings in 2018 and 2019. Towards the end of 2018, we will likely see more information regarding Zen 2 and Vega 20. The slides also reveal an increased performance of Ryzen 5 Pro Mobile compared to the Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 CPU.

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