Telephoto or wide-angle lens? Nokia camera app update hints at possible dual-camera setup for the Nokia 9

As you might have heard, HMD Global announced an Android Oreo beta program for its Nokia 5 model. Surprisingly, the recently released Oreo beta for the affordable mid-ranger also includes an update for the camera app which reveals some pretty interesting details. 
A teardown of the APK package shows that the camera app now features support for both wide-angle and telephoto dual-camera setups. The Nokia 5 packs a single 13MP main sensor, so these functionalities are obviously not intended for the budget-friendly smartphone. 
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Honor 9 Lite coming soon with dual-camera setup, Kirin 659 CPU

Honor made headlines in the last few days, as the Chinese company prepares to update some of its smartphones to Android Oreo. We’re now bringing you more information about an unreleased device that’s likely to be introduced very soon – the Honor 9 Lite.

The smartphone was recently spotted at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency, so at least we know what the Honor 9 Lite looks. First off, it’s worth mentioning this is a mid-range Android smartphone that comes with a dual-camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Also, rumor has it, Honor 9 Lite will …

Huawei starts pushing Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Honor 9 and Honor V9

Shortly after Huawei kicked off the roll-out of Android Oreo update for the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9, the Chinese company confirmed two other smartphones are getting the update starting today – Honor 9 and Honor V9.

Huawei announced the first to receive the update are Honor 9 and Honor V9 users who took part in the beta program. Starting December 7, Android 8.0 Oreo will be rolled out to everyone who owns one of these two smartphones.

For the time being the update is available in China only, but a worldwide push out is expected by the …

Apple to eschew glass for a metal body in the rumored iPhone 9 with LCD display

Hot on the heels of the report that all 2018 iPhones will sport the “notch and horns” design indeed, comes another tidbit straight from the Land of the Rising Sun. This time, the Japanese sources deal with one particular member of Apple’s expected 2018 family, the rumored “budget” model with a 6.1″ display. 
It is apparently prepped as Apple’s silver bullet for getting away from over-reliance on Korean suppliers (read: Samsung), as not only is it supposed to come with an LCD, instead of OLED display panel, but now Nikkei is also reporting that it will sport a …

Huawei starts rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8 for Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro

Huawei kicked off an Android Oreo beta program for the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro about two months ago and promised the final version of the update would be launched very soon. It looks like today is the day Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro users are getting the long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update.

The roll-out of Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 has just started in China, but the update will be slowly released in more regions in the coming weeks. One other thing worth mentioning is the update is available for the Porsche Design version of the Mate 9 as well.

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Report: Nokia 9 and 2nd-gen Nokia 8 could be announced on January 19

It looks like the rumored Nokia 9 won’t break cover before the end of 2017. According to a recent rumor; however, HMD Global could take the wraps off its “high-end flagship” in less than two months. 
A new report suggests that HMD will be holding a product launch event in China on January 19th. Expectations are that the Finnish company will announce two high-profile smartphones at the show – the Nokia 9 and an updated 2018 version of the Nokia 8. The two smartphones will be customized for the Chinese market, meaning that Google services …

9 out of 10 plan to stick with their current phone this holiday season

According to a survey conducted by Puls, 90% of those surveyed said that they plan to stick with their current smartphone this holiday season. This means that despite what is believed to be heavy demand for the new handset models offering near bezel-less displays, edge-to-edge screens and 18:9 aspect ratios, nine out of ten smartphone owners plan on sticking with their daily driver. The survey was conducted by Puls, a company that repairs your smartphone, mounts your flat screen television, or sets up your smart home all from the comfort of your own house.

The survey also discovered that …

Amazon, Best Buy, B&H take $100 off the Huawei Mate 9; sale price is $399.99

Yesterday, we passed along some talk about AT&T possibly carrying the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. And yes, this is a fabulously well-spec’d and good looking device. But if there is one thing we’ve learned this year, it is that well-spec’d phones that turn heads also turn wallets; inside out that is. The Mate 10, which like the Mate 10 Pro is probably weeks away from a stateside launch, will also be on the pricey side. But if you want a phone that still performs, and makes the average Joe/Jill swoon with a glance, you might want to grab the Huawei Mate 9, now on sale from three retailers.

For …

Galaxy Note 9 is reportedly codenamed 'Crown', Samsung might have a prototype in early 2018

With the Note 8 already comfortably resting inside the pockets of million of users, it’s only natural and logical for Samsung to carefully plan its next moves. Aside from the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, this also puts the Galaxy Note 9 on the drawing board.
According to fresh new rumors, Samsung has already started early development of the Galaxy Note 9, which is reportedly codenamed “Crown” and is expected to arrive in late summer 2018, possibly in mid-August. The codename, in particular, doesn’t provide any hints about the device and that’s okay – we …

MIUI 9 is starting its global rollout today to some Xiaomi devices, here's a schedule for all the rest

The newest version of Xiaomi’s MIUI software is starting its slow, gradual rollout to a hefty bevy of the company’s Android devices. Interestingly, even the Xiaomi Mi 2 released in 2012 is getting a taste of the new software, which is quite the impressive feat and truly a proof that China’s giant is rather committed to continued software support for its devices.
MIUI 9 is introducing a hefty amount of features. including split-screen multitasking, redesigned bundling notifications and quick replies (coming later with a subsequent software update), new animated …