Xiaomi Mi 8 leaked specs sheet looks mildly interesting

Xiaomi’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the Mi 8 showed off its curves a few days ago, but little was known about what’s under the hood until recently. In fact, the only thing that we’re certain of is that the Xiaomi Mi 8 will be officially unveiled on May 31, since the information was already confirmed by the Chinese handset maker.

Although we’re still one week away from the launch event, a specs sheet allegedly listing the hardware configuration of the Xiaomi Mi 8 has just popped up online. Apparently, the Mi 8 will offer similar specs as any other major flagship available on the market, …


Xiaomi Mi 8 leaks in live video with an awesome back and notch up front

After rumors began flowing about Xiaomi’s 8th anniversary flagship phone, the company itself took to Twitter to confirm that the Xiaomi Mi 8 is coming Thursday, May 31st. And yes, if you’re keeping count, the company has decided to skip the seven and jump to eight, because it is its eighth anniversary.

A teaser image accompanied the announcement, depicting a number eight with conductive tracks running over it, which didn’t seem all that revelatory yesterday, but it does now. How? Well, an alleged live video of the Xiaomi Mi 8 showcases the phone …

Xiaomi Mi 8 is coming soon: here is when

The Xiaomi Mi 8, the next flagship by one of the fastest growing phone makers, China’s Xiaomi, will be officially announced in just a few days time, on Thursday, May 31st.

After various rumors about different dates, this is the official announcement date, revealed by Xiaomi itself on its Twitter page. And in case you were wondering: Xiaomi skips the Mi 7 number simply because it’s the company’s eighth anniversary, hence you get the Mi 8.
So… what will the Xiaomi Mi 8 look like and why should you care?
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Video shows in-display fingerprint reader on Xiaomi Mi 8?

A video discovered on weibo by tipster Slashleaks, is said to show an in-display fingerprint scanner in use on the Xiaomi Mi 8. That’s right, Xiaomi is jumping straight from the Mi 6 to the Mi 8 according to the latest reports. The device is said to include a facial recognition feature similar to the Apple iPhone X’s Face ID, and should be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The Mi 8 is expected to carry 8GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, support for wireless charging and a 4000mAh battery. MIUI 9 will also makes its debut on the handset, according to the rumors.

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Nokia 8 to receive the long overdue Pro Camera update soon

HMD’s Nokia 8 is far from being a perfect flagship, but some of the phone’s flaws could be addressed by the Finnish company very easily via software updates. One such issue is the lack of a Pro mode, as well as some new features and improvements that come with the new camera app included in the Nokia 8 Sirocco and Nokia 7 plus.

HMD Global has been talking about the so-called Pro Camera update for a few months now and promised to bring it to its older Nokia devices at some point. Nokia 8 is one of the phones that will certainly benefit from the Pro Camera update, so if you’ve been waiting …

T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update to resume tomorrow, May 13th

Back on April 3rd, T-Mobile halted the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo to its version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The carrier had started pushing out the update on April 1st before it was forced to stop for an undisclosed reason. Well, if you happen to be a T-Mobile subscriber sporting the Galaxy Note 8, we have some great news. Starting tomorrow, Sunday May 13th (which is also Mother’s Day), T-Mobile will resume sending out the Android 8.0 update starting at 10pm PDT (which is actually 1am Monday morning in the East).

The new version number is N950USQU3CRD7 and includes bug fixes and performance …

Galaxy Note 9 tipped to be a tad smaller than Note 8

Infinity Display design or not, let’s face it, a 6.3″ panel makes for a huge handset, no matter the screen aspect ratio, how much Samsung has trimmed the bezels of the Note 8, or curved its sides. 

That is why it’s refreshing to hear a tip that its successor, the Note 9, might be shorter, but probably retain its width. While the phone is narrow enough to peruse across with one hand in fair comfort, it’s very tall, so chopping off its top and bottom bezels further is welcome news when it comes to handling or carrying. While “2mm shorter than its predecessor” may not sound …

The 6.5-inch 2018 iPhone X Plus will match the iPhone 8 Plus in size

The 2018 iPhone X Plus will reportedly match the dimensions of the iPhone 8 Plus. It’s been rumored for some time now that Apple will be introducing three new iPhone models in September, among which will be a plus-sized iPhone X. Now, according to a new report, it seems the new smartphone will be largely similar in size to last year’s iPhone 8 Plus.

Despite the iPhone X Plus being rumored to stretch its display to 6.5-inches – the iPhone 8 Plus boasts a much smaller 5.5-inch panel – the new smartphone will reportedly do so without drastically increasing in size. This will be achieved by …

Deal: Save up to 25% on Amazon's Fire 7, 8 and 10 tablets with Special Offers

Amazon’s Fire series tablets are probably among the cheapest Android slates available on the market. The 7-inch model even received the Amazon’s Choice tag for highly rated, well-priced products available to ship immediately.

Aside from the great price, all three Amazon Fire tablets come with Alexa integration, which makes them even more valuable. If you’ve always wanted to give them a try, you’ll be pleased to know that Amazon has them on sale for a limited time.

Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa 8GB – $39.99 (usually $49.99) Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa 16GB – $59.99 (usually $69.99)Fire …

Android 8.0 Oreo coming to Honor 8 after all

There’s been quite a lot of talk about whether or not the Honor 8 will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. Despite the fact that it didn’t initially include the smartphone on the list of soon to be upgraded devices, Honor said the 8 will eventually receive some kind of major Android OS update, but didn’t offer too many details about it.

The good news is Honor is actively working on Android 8.0 Oreo for the Honor 8 and is likely to release it very soon. In fact, a build is already available for download if you know where to look, but it’s just for the Chinese version of the Honor 8.

Apparently, …