Amazon Prime membership will increase by $20 in May
26 April 2018

Amazon Prime membership will increase by $20 in May

We are so used to having Amazon around, we don’t realize how big it is and how much it’s grown over the past few years. With Amazon Alexa now so affordable, it’s really easy to buy into Amazon’s smart speaker and the services that Amazon...
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Black LG G7 ThinQ gets the leaked press render treatment too
26 April 2018

Black LG G7 ThinQ gets the leaked press render treatment too

We've already seen the upcoming LG G7 ThinQ in a group press render showing all its color versions, and then the gray (or silver) variation got a close-up. Now it's time for the exact same thing to happen to the G7's black iteration, courtesy of...
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Xiaomi Redmi S2 allegedly receives 3C certification
26 April 2018

Xiaomi Redmi S2 allegedly receives 3C certification

Xiaomi has a new device in development, according to recent rumors: the Redmi S2. This model was apparently the one passing through TENAA a few days ago, and now it's been given the go-ahead by 3C as well (that's Compulsory Certification of China)....
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Snapchat announces second generation Spectacles, cost $150
26 April 2018

Snapchat announces second generation Spectacles, cost $150

Snapchat has announced the second generation model of its Spectacles, a pair of sunglasses with a built-in camera that records and uploads to your Snapchat account. The second generation model brings a host of changes. The glasses are now...
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Check out our Nokia 7 plus video review
26 April 2018

Check out our Nokia 7 plus video review

You read our written review of the Nokia 7 plus, now you can watch our video review as well. There’s a lot to love about this mid-ranger (like the copper-colored highlights) and its price is already starting to dip. It’s the only phone in HMD’s...
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Possible Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 specs include Snapdragon 660 chipset
26 April 2018

Possible Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 specs include Snapdragon 660 chipset

It has been over a year since the last Xiaomi tablet, so hints of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 are coming just in time. The info was dug up by @FunkyHuawei who explores ROM configurations for clues of hardware features. The tablet will be powered by a...
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LG G7 notch settings pictured
26 April 2018

LG G7 notch settings pictured

The LG G7 ThinQ will let you hide the notch. A spy shot shows a setting called New Second Screen, which allows you to toggle this on and off and even enable virtual rounded corners on the display below the notch. There also seems to be an option...
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Samsung Galaxy A6+ live images show Infinity Display
26 April 2018

Samsung Galaxy A6+ live images show Infinity Display

We already showed you the new Galaxy A6+ (2018) renders with dual cameras the other day. Now a live photo arrived, showing the device in the flesh. The National Communications Commission in Taiwan's certificate of a phone with model number...
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nubia Red Magic's international launch is an IndieGoGo campaign
26 April 2018

nubia Red Magic's international launch is an IndieGoGo campaign

There’s a spotty history of launching mobile devices through a crowdfunding campaign, but ZTE has decided to do just that with the nubia Red Magic. It’s currently on IndieGoGo for a month-long campaign to raise $50,000 (at the time of this writing,...
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Verizon leaks HTC U12 key specs
26 April 2018

Verizon leaks HTC U12 key specs

Verizon has a platform called Open Development for encouraging the development of new products, apps, and services beyond the company portfolio. Along with the design & build part, there is also a Showcase part where many devices, licensed to work...
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Galaxy S9 and S8 help push Samsung to record Q1 profits
26 April 2018

Galaxy S9 and S8 help push Samsung to record Q1 profits

The Galaxy S9 duo helped propel Samsung Electronics to record operating profits for the first three months of this year. It took in an operating profit of $14.5 billion on $56.2 billion of revenue. That represents an operating margin of 25.8%, up...
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Canalys: Smartphone market in China hits rock-bottom with 21% decline in Q1
26 April 2018

Canalys: Smartphone market in China hits rock-bottom with 21% decline in Q1

Two days ago we reported that Oppo was the market leader in shipments on the Chinese market, but today’s detailed statistics from Canalys bring worrisome details. According to the analysts, smartphone shipments suffered a hard decline of 21% in Q1...
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LG reports record profit in Q1 but phone division keeps struggling
26 April 2018

LG reports record profit in Q1 but phone division keeps struggling

LG Electronics posted its Q1 financial results, noting consolidated sales of KRW15.12 trillion ($14.1 billion) and operating profit of KRW1.11 trillion ($1.03 billion). This is a result of 3.2% sales rise and 20% income jump, marking the highest Q1...
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Apple planning to simplify iPhone name in future
26 April 2018

Apple planning to simplify iPhone name in future

Apple might introduce simpler branding for its phones according to an analyst from Guggenheim. In an investor note, Robert Cihra from the analyst company says Apple will use the upcoming cycle to change the iPhone naming pattern. This would happen...
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Google confirms Inbox by Gmail will soon be iPhone X-compatible
26 April 2018

Google confirms Inbox by Gmail will soon be iPhone X-compatible

Google has confirmed that the iOS version of its Inbox by Gmail app will soon be compatible with Apple's notch-totting iPhone X. Also, this didn’t make the column, but: Inbox for iPhone X is coming. Google says soon. It did a bunch of crazy...
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New OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta build brings double-tap to lock feature
26 April 2018

New OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta build brings double-tap to lock feature

A new OxygenOS beta was just released for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones. Arriving as Open Beta 9 for the former and Open Beta 7 for the latter, the update brings a handful of changes, related to Launcher and File Manager. The...
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Amazon fixed an Alexa flaw that allowed devices to eavesdrop
26 April 2018

Amazon fixed an Alexa flaw that allowed devices to eavesdrop

It has come to light that Amazon recently fixed a serious bug in Alxea that allowed devices powered by the voice assistant to secretly listen to users' conversation and even send a transcript of whatever it listens. Basically, after Alexa...
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Samsung SM-J260G could be company's first Android Go phone
26 April 2018

Samsung SM-J260G could be company's first Android Go phone

A new Samsung smartphone has been spotted in a benchmark listing. Listed on Geekbench as SM-J260G, it's an entry-level smartphone that could be well be the South Korean company's first Android Go attempt. As you can see, this is a low-end...
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OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition officially teased, coming May 17
26 April 2018

OnePlus 6 Marvel Avengers Limited Edition officially teased, coming May 17

OnePlus has released a teaser video for its upcoming OnePlus 6 smartphone. What's special about this teaser is that it's for the Marvel Avengers Limited Edition variant of the flagship device. The teaser video reveals a textured back for the...
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Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) starts getting Oreo update
26 April 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) starts getting Oreo update

Yet another Samsung smartphone has started getting the Oreo update. The device in question is the Galaxy A7 (2017), and the update - which weighs in at around 1.3GB - is currently hitting units in Vietnam. As clear from the screenshots above,...
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