Nokia 7 or Nokia 6 (2018) coming soon to the US

Nokia 7 and Nokia 6 (2018) are both mid-range smartphones that were launched in China just a few months from each other. Although they look like decent devices on paper, they are not yet available outside China.

The good news is that’s about to change if we are to believe the latest decisions coming from the Finnish company. Apparently, HMD filed two smartphones for certification at FCC (Federal Communications Commission) that goes by model numbers: TA-1045 and TA-1016.

We know for sure that these are variations of the same device since HMD confirmed the information in the documents …

LG rumored to launch V30 model with improved AI features at MWC 2018

According to a new report, LG might be preparing to unveil an upgraded version of its V30 model at MWC 2018. Sources of The Korea Herald suggest that the enhanced handset will come with “improved AI features” and will possibly be called “V30+ α”. The Korean media outlet is rather vague as to what these AI features will be, but it does mention that LG has likely developed them in direct collaboration with Google.
While we do recommend that you take this information with a pinch of salt, LG Mobile’s recent change of strategies does make the story seem a bit probable. …

Top smartphones we expect seeing at MWC 2018 (Galaxy S9 included)

CES 2018 is now behind us, and while the event brought little in terms of smartphone announcements, think of it as a warm-up prior to a show that’s going to be a lot more spectacular in this respect. That show is Mobile World Congress, scheduled to take place in Barcelona between February 26 and March 1. 

Unlike CES – where you can see all sorts of tech: from self-driving cars to Wi-Fi-capable toasters – MWC is a forum highly focused on mobile technology. Each year it hosts a stage for major and not-so-major smartphone companies to announce their latest products. What …

5 things we are excited about in 2018

Alright, alright, 2018 is well on its way and, after a rather uneventful CES as far as mobile tech is involved, we have our sights set to the upcoming Mobile World Congress superevent. And we are quite curious to see if this year’s models will be as strong as last — 2017 was definitely a very exciting year in the smartphone world.

But there are a bunch of interesting things — either rumored or confirmed — coming up this year that have us all giddy on the inside. Without further ado, here are 5 things we can’t wait to see in 2018:

Expect something "awesome" from Nokia at MWC 2018, HMD executive says

HMD Global has something “awesome” in store for us at MWC 2018. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of the company behind the current Android-powered Nokia smartphones, recently took to Twitter to share that he’s super busy with preparations for the upcoming event:  

Sorry for radio silence. Been super busy planning #MWC2018 . Please expect it to be awesome — Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) January 18, 2018
Some of the Nokia phones that we could see at MWC in February include the Nokia 4, a 2018 version of the Nokia 6, the Nokia 7, as well as …

Samsung demonstrated its Exynos 5G modem behind closed doors at CES 2018

Aside from allegedly showcasing its foldable Galaxy X prototype smartphone behind closed doots at CES 2018, Samsung also reportedly revealed its prototype 5G modem, the Exynos 5G, which will reportedly be officially introduced later this year.

Currently, Samsung’s Exynos 5 chipset covers one of the earlier 5G standards, Release 15. As per Business Korea, Samsung;s Exynos 5 modem works with bands below the absolute 5G spectrum minimum of 6GHz and millimeter waves (or mmWAVEs), which are rather high frequencies in the diapason between 28 and 39GHz. In theory, downlink speeds of …

Facebook Messenger chief admits the app is too cluttered, will be streamlined in 2018

Facebook’s vice president of messaging products, David Marcus, has essentially uttered the essential complaints that tons of Facebook Messengers users have had for a while now – Facebook’s dedicated messaging service has become way too cluttered for its own good.

In a rather extensive blog post detailing Facebook Messenger’s plans for 2018, Marcus admitted that 2018 will be the year when the platform will ditch some of the useless features and become way more streamlined than it currently is. After all, there wouldn’t have been any incentive for the development of the Android-only Facebook …

Sony to hold MWC 2018 press conference on February 26, new Xperia phones incoming?

Although Sony has already unveiled a trio of Xperia phones early this year at CES (Consumers Electronics Show), we expect the Japanese company to unveil a couple of more handsets next month at MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2018.

As a matter fact, we’ve just been invited to Sony’s MWC press conference scheduled to take place on February 26. The invitation doesn’t mention anything about phones, just that we’ll get to see their latest technological achievements.

However, since MWC is all about smartphones, we strongly believe that we’ll see at least two new Xperia devices, including a …

China's Xiaomi to attend MWC 2018, is a Mi 7 flagship announcement likely?

China’s Xiaomi is slowly but steadily amping up its attempts to successfully penetrate the western market, and while its official presence in the US is still a mirage, the prolific device manufacturer has not abandoned its desires to become a household name.

It would seem that Xiaomi will be attending the important MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this year, which will mark its first presence on such a large and important expo. The company was heavily rumored to attend last year’s MWC, but ultimately skipped it. 
Xiaomi …

Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) score real-time HDR processing for photos

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) and A8+ (2018) are shaping up to be quite the attractive mid-range offerings. Already packing some of the features, otherwise found on much more expensive handsets, the 2018 A8 models are also getting real-time HDR processing for photos, Samsung’s official specs page for the models reveals.

HDR photo processing is nothing new on smartphones, however, due to the more demanding nature of the process, it hasn’t always been nearly as immediate as we’ve come to expect from recent flagships, especially on lower-end devices. …