Purported iPhone 8 dummy unit pictured with vertical dual cameras and under-screen fingerprint scanner

Designer and occasional leaker Benjamin Geskin claims to have obtained a dummy – more precisely, a CNC-machined model – of the upcoming iPhone 8. However, it’s difficult to discern which photos depict a physical unit, and which are a very good modeling job.

We are only certain about the pic showing the iPhone’s display, because Geskin ‘shopped it over a purported photo of the dummy unit. Do note that the screen he envisions covers the entire front, although there’s an overlay depicting the bottom bezel typical of all iPhones up to now.

Although the phone appears rather thick, Geskin …


IFA chief wants the Galaxy Note 8 unveiled in Berlin

Speaking at a press conference in Lisbon, IFA Executive Director Jens Heithecker said Berlin’s yearly electronics trade show (held in September) would be a better place for Samsung to unveil the Galaxy Note 8.

He’s signaling that he wants Samsung to return to the tradeshow after the company began announcing its high-profile Note phones earlier, in August, and switched locations to New York. Between the first Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note 4, Samsung held its announcements in Berlin, a day or two ahead of IFA.

Heithecker also said Samsung will have the biggest presentation …

Will the Apple iPhone 8 have this one thing in common with the Samsung Galaxy S8?

The other day, we showed you an image that allegedly revealed the final schematics for the 10th anniversary iPhone model that could be called the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X, or the iPhone edition. That was followed by another leak of iPhone 8 schematics, this time covering the rear of the phone. With a vertically placed dual camera setup on back, and a rear-facing Touch ID button, the design is said to be one of several that Apple is considering for the anniversary edition of the handset.

Today, a photograph discovered on Chinese micro-blogging site …

iPhone 8 to include a rear-facing Touch ID sensor

According to some new information, Apple could pipe the Touch ID component of its next-gen iPhone onto the rear of the device. A move that would see Cupertino follow both Google and Samsung with their most recent flagship handsets, the switch would mark a departure from the long-standing, below-screen arrangement.

One of the reasons why Samsung switched the fingerprint authentication hardware from the front of the device was to facilitate the new Infinity Display. It’s believed the Korean company wanted to have the feature baked into the display of the …

Kuo: Dual camera setup on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to top the dual snappers on the Apple iPhone 7 Plus

NOTE: Photo on left shows what is alleged to be a prototype of the Samsung Galaxy S8+ with a dual camera setup. Some believe that it is actually a prototype of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8.

KGI Securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo just might be the best analyst following Apple. Over the years, he has been uncanny at telling clients exactly what features to expect on the next-gen Apple iPhone. Now, turning his attention to Samsung, Kuo has passed along a pair of notes to clients. The first note says that market response to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ has been better …

Apple has reportedly nixed 'wraparound' iPhone 8 display design, opts for flat OLED screen instead

Despite the overwhelming amount of rumors from various analysts and publications that Apple will release an OLED iPhone 8 with a wraparound display of sorts, the Apple-centric Japanese blog Macotakara now begs to differ. We will entertain their say, as those guys have been correct on many an Apple rumor in the past, and they now claim that the “iPhone Edition” has been more or less finalized in terms of design decisions, and these do include the speculated glass sandwich design on a stainless steel frame, but the OLED panel will be a flat one.

The thing is, Macotakara …

Get 8 great adventure games for $6 in Humble's latest Mobile Bundle

If you’re unfamiliar with the adventure game genre, you may be surprised to learn that it isn’t, in fact, as action-packed and intense as its name suggests. Quite the opposite – more often than not, adventure games are slow, laid-back point-and-click affairs, though that should not in any way dissuade you from playing them. Though the genre has somewhat faded since its peak back in the ’90s, there’s still the occasional good title being released now and then.

Humble seems to share the same sentiment as well, as its latest Mobile Bundle is entirely …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 concept images envision a striking 6.4-inch handset with dual camera setup

Want to get a look at a concept that just might come true? Here’s the Galaxy Note 8, envisioned by designer Benjamin Geskin. It looks like a jumbo-sized Galaxy S8 – something that Samsung is very likely to pull off for the Note 8. And it’s still beautiful, because it starts with the right foundation.

Benjamin assumes the Note 8 will have a 6.4-inch 4K Infinity Display (18:9 ratio) in addition to an in-screen fingerprint scanner, a dual camera setup on the back, and stereo speakers. Again, highly plausible features that Samsung could very well introduce with the Note 8 in the second half …

Check out these sketches allegedly revealing the Nokia 8 and Nokia 9

Two sketches have surfaced today that allegedly reveal the upcoming Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 models. HMD, with the licensing rights to the Nokia name, plans to cover all price points with the release of as many as seven Android flavored phones. Thus far, the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 have been unveiled. Just a word to the wise; the sketches that accompany this story could merely be concept drawings, or they could be the real thing. You might want to take the images with the appropriate grain of salt.

Both phones feature small bezels with what appears to be close to an edge-to-edge display. …

Supposed iPhone 8 schematics reveal an LG G6-like device

Ever since the original iPhone from 10 years ago, Apple’s smartphones have had what we could call a signature design trait: large bezels (and, subsequently, unimpressive screen-to-body ratios). But this will probably change come September, when an iPhone 8 is expected to be unveiled, sporting a near-bezel-less 5.8-inch OLED display.

While we already tried to envision what the iPhone 8 could look like, we obviously can’t be sure of anything until Apple officially announces the device. Nevertheless, a recently leaked image (coming from China, and seen above) allegedly …