Samsung Galaxy S9+ appears in benchmark with (only) 4GB RAM

Samsung is rumored to launch its new flagship duo – the Galaxy S9 and S9+, earlier than usual. Since the South Korean company unveils new Galaxy S series flagships in late February or early March, if the rumors are true, Samsung might introduce them as early as January.

New information about Samsung’s upcoming top-of-the-line smartphones has just emerged online, which suggests the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are already being tested before prime time.

As some of you may already know, the two devices have been given new model numbers: SM-G960 and SM-G965. The latter was recently spotted at Geekbench, …


LG Q6 Plus released in India with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage


At an event in New Delhi this morning, LG introduced the LG Q6 Plus. This is a higher spec’d version of the LG Q6 with 33% more RAM (4GB, up from 3GB) and twice the native storage capacity (64GB compared to 32GB). Also receiving a slight bump is the price. While the LG Q6 is priced at Rs. 14,990, which is equivalent to $233 USD, the LG Q6 Plus costs Rs. 17,990. Based on current currency exchange rates, that works out to nearly $280 USD.

Outside of the aforementioned changes, the LG Q6 Plus shares the same design and specs as the LG Q6. That means it comes with a 5.5-inch “Full Vision” …

Mid-range Galaxy C7 spotted on Geekbench with a Helio P20 chipset and 4GB of RAM

Although we know for a fact that Samsung is working on a particular Galaxy C7, we’ve hardly heard anything of substance pertaining to this one. True, we heard through the grapevine that the device might flaunt a dual camera at the rear, but that pretty much sums up our knowledge about it for the most part.
Thank God Geekbench leaks are a thing, as an alleged benchmark of the Galaxy C7 just popped up, giving us a sneak peek at its insides. It looks like Samsung will be relying on MediaTek’s Helio P20 (MT6757) chipset. Additionally, the leaked benchmark results …

Black Edition BlackBerry KEYone is official in India with 4GB of RAM

Just a few days ago, we told you that a video teaser revealed that the BlackBerry KEYone would soon be unveiled in India. Speculation pointed to an unveiling date of August 1st. And sure enough, right on target today (which is August 1st), the Limited-Edition KEYone Mercury Black Device By BlackBerry Made By Optiemus Infracom was introduced. While the original KEYone was designed and produced by TCL, which is a partner with BlackBerry, this limited edition is made by Optiemus Infracom thanks to a license the latter has with TCL.

There are a trio of differences between the TCL version of …

Sony Xperia XZ1 (Sony G8341) spotted in benchmark with Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM

Sony’s next lineup of Xperia smartphones is expected to be revealed in late August or early September at IFA 2017 trade fair. Two of these new devices are supposedly called Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.

For the time being, they are known as Sony G8341 and G8441. The former is believed to be the regular Xperia XZ1, while the latter is likely to be its smaller brother.

Early this month, the Sony G8441 was spotted at AnTuTu, a benchmark that keeps an updated database of test results from a multitude of smartphones. Based on the information listed on AnTuTu, we’ve learned that the …

HMD requests FCC change model number for the Nokia 9, cancelling version with 4GB RAM

FCC documents reveal that the Nokia 9, which already was certified by the regulatory agency with the model number of TA-1004, will now be known as the TA-1012. In a letter to the Feds, manufacturer HMD requested the change noting that the previous FCC results for the TA-1004 are representative of the TA-1012. HMD holds the license to use the Nokia name on its handsets.

Geekbench benchmark tests for the Nokia 9 have revealed versions of the phone with both 6GB and 8GB of RAM. Both of those models tested were powered by the high-end Snapdragon 835 chipset. Another Geekbench test of the now …

4GB RAM confirmed for both 2017 iPad Pro tablets

Wondered how much RAM there is inside the new iPad Pros? Obviously, that’s not the kind of information you’ll get from Apple, because it doesn’t discuss tablets and phones like it does computers. However, there are ways to establish the missing pieces in iOS devices’ hardware spec sheets. One approach is GeekBench, the popular benchmark test which profiles phones and spills the beans on their hardware makeup.

The 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros were taken through GeekBench and came out as 4GB RAM devices. In combination with the A10X processor, the tablets represent probably …

Moto Z2 Play is certified in China: 5.5-inch screen, 4GB RAM and 20% lower battery capacity

The Moto Z Play has made a name for itself thanks to the 3510mAh battery it sports. Add to that large capacity cell the power sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset that is found under the hood, and you have a phone that allows you to walk right past the outlets in your home, the office, the airports, or in the library. But the sequel to the phone, the Moto Z2 Play, is apparently not going to give users the same opportunity to go without a charge for two to three days.

With the Moto Z2 Play getting certified by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA (which is similar to the FCC in the U.S.) we understand …

TrendForce analysts predict there won't be 4GB of RAM for 2017 iPhone

Analyst agency TrendForce argues that increased prices of LPDDR4 RAM is slowing down growth in smartphone RAM this year. The company says “intensifying competition” and “spiking prices” are to blame for a lower than expected increase in the “average memory content” of this year’s smartphones (3.2GB rather than 3.7GB), and rising memory prices are going to impact Apple’s upcoming iPhones as well.

According to the analysts, if Cupertino wants to maintain its typical annual shipment targets of 200 million units and counting, it will have to settle for 3GB of RAM in …

Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …