Honor 9 Review

There will always be top-shelf smartphones that spare no expense when it comes to design, features, and raw performance. And you’re always going to be able to find bargain-basement hardware that may feel awkward and outdated, but gets the job done for a fraction of what those flagships cost. But it’s right in the middle where things really get interesting, as manufacturers try to strike a careful balance that aims to still feel premium while also giving us a heck of a strong value for our money.

Last summer, Huawei’s Honor sub-brand introduced its latest affordable flagship …

KGI's Kuo sees in-screen embedded fingerprint scanner debuting on the 2018 Samsung Galaxy Note 9

It has turned out to be one of the biggest technological difficulties of the year, affecting Samsung, Apple and most likely other less well-known smartphone manufacturers. Finding the solution could lead to a shift in more than several million dollars of handset sales. If you haven’t figured out what we are discussing here, it is the placement of a biometric fingerprint scanner embedded under a smartphone display. Such a placement is necessary for manufacturers to offer edge-to-edge “button-less” and “bezel-less” screens without resorting to less popular (read “rear-facing”) solutions.

Samsung …

Nokia 9 (Nokia 8?) specs found on GFXBench listing

The reborn Nokia brand’s Android flagship is still a couple of weeks away, or so we believe. HMD Global has announced a special event on August the 16th and while we don’t know what it’s going to be about, leaks and reports heavily suggest the Nokia 9 (or Nokia 8, or both, it’s still a bit fuzzy) is to be revealed.

So, not much is known about it yet, but leaked renders show a dual camera setup and a home button with an embedded fingerprint scanner, neighbored by a couple of capacitive navigational keys — pretty standard, go-to design for a solid Android phone. Price is said to be around …

Download all the new stock MIUI 9 wallpapers right here

Come on, we know you love wallpapers and regularly cater to your needs.
Today we are doing that by providing you with all the new wallpapers that Xiaomi released alongside MIUI 9 and the new Xiaomi Mi 5X. There are vibrant, they are neat, and… they are mostly suited for 1080p devices as they max out at 1080 by 1920 pixels. 
Anyway, you can check all these wallpapers in the gallery beneath and if it so happens that any tickles your fancy, feel free to download the full-res version by visiting the link we’ve supplied just below!

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MIUI 9 update release date for supported Xiaomi Mi and Redmi phones

From its humble roots as a custom Android software developer, to a leading Asian smartphone maker, Xiaomi’s success has always been intertwined with the wellbeing of the MIUI platform. And today, Xiaomi announced MIUI 9 – the newest version of its hugely popular, yet highly controversial Android interface.

READ MORE: MIUI 9 brings split-screen multitasking, performance enhancements, and a smart assistant

MIUI 9 sure looks like an intriguing update, but the natural question that comes to mind is: which Xiaomi smartphones are going to receive …

Huawei Mate 9 now costs less than $500

First announced in November 2016, the Huawei Mate 9 was released in the US in January this year, being sold unlocked for $599. Now, the handset is at least $100 cheaper, depending on where you’re buying it from.

Amazon is currently selling the Huawei Mate 9 for just $478.89, while Best Buy and B&H are asking a bit more for it: $499. It looks like these are permanent price cuts – a wise decision from Huawei, as there are now plenty of newer high-end smartphones on the market.

In case you’re not familiar with it, the Huawei Mate 9 is a powerful metal-made …

Analysts: Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Note 9 would all have dual cameras

If you had any doubts that the Note 8 will land with a dual camera set, Korean security analysts are in full swing today trying to dispel them. It seems that Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the department that is in charge of mobile camera modules, is expected to have blowout quarters going forward, riding on the coattails of Samsung’s switch to dual cameras for its phones.

According to Kim Rok-ho, an analyst from Hana Financial Investment: “Supplies of dual camera modules for Samsung Electronics’ flagship model starting in the latter half this year will also contribute to Samsung …

Xiaomi previews MIUI 9: split-screen mode, new lock screen, see all the latest features here

A couple of new Xiaomi products are set to break cover on July 26th. Apart from launching the Mi 5X, a handset in the upper mid-range category, the Chinese phone maker will also introduce the 9th iteration of its MIUI interface. 
Today, an official preview of the custom Android skin appeared on the MIUI forums, so let’s quickly review all the new stuff coming with the software update. 

Split-screen multitasking

Split-screen multitasking is finally coming to MIUI. The feature initially …

Honor 9 Premium with 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM coming to Europe for €455

The Honor 9 is a premium device by itself, so the fact that the Chinese company launched an enhanced version of the flagship and called it Premium is rather weird. The better-featured variant has no less than 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage inside.

Since versions with more RAM are usually introduced in China exclusively, it’s quite a surprise to find out that Honor will be making the 6GB RAM variant available in other regions as well.

As per Winfuture’s report, the so-called Honor 9 Premium has been officially introduced in Italy where the smartphone …

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 9: What's the deal with HMD's flagship

When it comes to the Nokia 2017 flagship, there were so many leaks and rumors the past few months that we’re not sure what to expect. First of all, the name has been tipped to be both Nokia 9, and Nokia 8. Second, specs have been all over the place and the only thing we know for certain is that the flagship will come with Snapdragon 835 and a dual Zeiss-branded camera.

However, everything else is a complete mystery. This, of course, allowed for so much speculation that we’re not sure what to believe anymore. So, let’s take a look at the different options we see …