Not Again! Pixel 3 owners face buzzing speakers, memory management issues
22 October 2018

Not Again! Pixel 3 owners face buzzing speakers, memory management issues

It seems some early Google Pixel 3 adopters are having issues with their devices. The first issue has so far been reported for the bigger Pixel 3 XL and is a familiar one - it seems the speakers on it (mostly the bottom one) are buzzing and...
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Samsung patents a way to make the entire screen a fingerprint reader
22 October 2018

Samsung patents a way to make the entire screen a fingerprint reader

Samsung has filed a patent that describes a way to turn the entire display of a phone into a fingerprint reader. Current in-display fingerprint readers are not any bigger than the old readers and are fixed in place, so they are not as convenient as...
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HMD may have quietly discontinued the Nokia 8 Sirocco
22 October 2018

HMD may have quietly discontinued the Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco launched at the high price of €750. It has come down quite a bit since then – for example, it’s €520 on Amazon.fr. It’s similarly discounted in the UK too, down to £440. But that’s not the strange part. If you hit “Buy now” on...
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Samsung W2019 flip phone leaks again
22 October 2018

Samsung W2019 flip phone leaks again

Samsung is preparing its next iteration of a clamshell flagship called W2019. The device is already certified by TENAA, revealing a Bixby button on the side and a new Rose Gold color. The phone posed for the camera during the weekend and today a...
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Oppo R17 Pro will finally go on sale on November 11
22 October 2018

Oppo R17 Pro will finally go on sale on November 11

Oppo announced the R17 Pro back in August without a launch date (not to mention a word on what that second 20MP camera does). Well now we know about the former - the Oppo R17 Pro will go on sale on November 11. The initial launch will be in...
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Analysts: Jio to become 10th largest phone brand in the world
22 October 2018

Analysts: Jio to become 10th largest phone brand in the world

Reliance Jio is expected to become the 10th largest phone brand in the world, according to Digitimes Research, which predicts that 25-30 million Jio Phones will ship this year, all of them powered by the new Kai OS platform. The original Jio...
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OnePlus Switch app update, now backs up application data
22 October 2018

OnePlus Switch app update, now backs up application data

The OnePlus 6T will be unveiled on Monday and will be on sale soon after. If you’re planning on getting one, the thought of how to migrate from your old phone may have crossed your mind – worry not, this just got easier as the company updated its...
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Samsung will unveil the Galaxy A9 in China on October 24
22 October 2018

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy A9 in China on October 24

Samsung will hold an event on October 24 to announce the Galaxy A9 (2018) for the Chinese market. The company sent out invites and local sources claim that the Galaxy A9 (2018) will be rebranded to Galaxy A9s for the country. Samsung invite...
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Honor Magic 2 specs and live images surface online
22 October 2018

Honor Magic 2 specs and live images surface online

George Zhao, president of Honor, teased the Magic 2 with a sliding mechanism at IFA 2018. The Huawei-owned brand now got the phone through TENAA, which revealed its full specs, but no pictures. Luckily, live images appeared on Zanilia Zhao’s Weibo...
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will shoot 960fps videos, another teaser shows face unlock
22 October 2018

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will shoot 960fps videos, another teaser shows face unlock

Last week a Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 teaser showed off the low-light performance and bokeh rendering of the dual camera on the phone's back. That same camera will support 960fps slow-motion video shooting as well, producing clips like this one: 960 frames...
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Oppo R15x is official with waterdrop notch, UD fingerprint scanner
22 October 2018

Oppo R15x is official with waterdrop notch, UD fingerprint scanner

Oppo K1 arrived two weeks ago with a waterdrop notch. The phone kept appearing under a different model name on Geekbench and finally arrived today at the company website as Oppo R15x with more storage. Both phones have otherwise similar specs,...
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First OnePlus 6T camera sample appears
22 October 2018

First OnePlus 6T camera sample appears

OnePlus is announcing the 6T next Monday, but we’ve already seen CAD-based renders how the phone will look. We still have a week until the official unveiling, but Pete Lau, the company CEO, just teased the camera performance of the upcoming...
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Week 42 in review: It's raining phones
21 October 2018

Week 42 in review: It's raining phones

It rarely gets as exciting in the mobile world as week 42 of 2018. We saw so much new hardware that it was almost impossible to keep track. Of course Huawei's event was the most interesting, delivering 4 flagship phablets as well as a couple of...
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Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) review
21 October 2018

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) review

A couple of weeks ago we reviewed the new, third generation Echo Dot. Today, we have with us its more expensive sibling, the Amazon Echo Plus second generation, which was also launched alongside. As with the smaller Echo Dot third gen, the story...
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Weekly poll: which of the Huawei Mate 20 phones is the best?
21 October 2018

Weekly poll: which of the Huawei Mate 20 phones is the best?

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro could well be the most advanced smartphone on the market. And it’s joined by three siblings, which offer more variety than previous iterations. The Leica triple camera on the Pro is a refinement on the P20 Pro camera. The...
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LG Watch W7 hands-on review
21 October 2018

LG Watch W7 hands-on review

LG announced an unorthodox smart wearable alongside the V40 ThinQ - LG Watch W7. We got a chance to spend some time with it and we are ready to share our first hands impressions with you. The Watch W7's key feature is naturally its unique...
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The hots and nots of the Huawei Mate 20 family
19 October 2018

The hots and nots of the Huawei Mate 20 family

I waited for a few days to pass before putting this together to make sure all the things Huawei announced have properly sank in and here are my thoughts on them and what they mean for the smartphone market going into the most important quarter of...
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Top 10 trending phones of week 42
21 October 2018

Top 10 trending phones of week 42

Week 42 brought us a bunch of new announcements, and understandably caused huge changes in our top 10 trending chart. Huawei is the big winner with all four of its newly unveiled phablets making the list. Somewhat surprisingly perhaps given its...
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Weekly poll results: the Razer Phone 2 gets some love, but will have to fight for the win
21 October 2018

Weekly poll results: the Razer Phone 2 gets some love, but will have to fight for the win

Gamers are a perfectionist bunch, so while the Razer Phone 2 got a strongly positive response in last week’s poll, it caught some criticism too. It seems that those who voted against the Razer see the Asus ROG Phone as the true leader in smartphone...
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Counterclockwise: Samsung's pre-Android smartphones were multimedia beasts
21 October 2018

Counterclockwise: Samsung's pre-Android smartphones were multimedia beasts

Samsung Mobile is best known for its Galaxy phones today, but the company has been in the phone game long before Google launched Android. Back in the Dawn of Samsung Galaxy post we hinted that the company's early Android devices were mid-rangers...
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