Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 specs and image leaked ahead of official announcement

After revealing its new generation ZenFone 5 series, Asus is readying yet another Android smartphone that belongs to the mid-range tier. The unannounced ZenFone Max Pro M1 is expected to be introduced very soon, but details about its price and availability remain a mystery.

Luckily, two pictures of the smartphone published by leakster Evan Blass offer us a better look at the upcoming Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. The pictures show the blue and silver variants of the smartphone, as well as some interesting details about its specs such as the dual-rear camera setup and …


Read Mark Zuckerberg's prepared testimony ahead of Facebook’s congressional hearing

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Mark Zuckerberg has a lot to answer for. 

Following weeks of mounting criticism, Zuckerberg is heading to Washington D.C. to answer questions from key members of Congress on data privacy issues in the wake of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal. 

Now, we know exactly what he plans to say. On Monday, the Energy and Commerce Committee published Mark Zuckerberg’s prepared remarks, ahead of his appearance before the committee on Wednesday.

“Facebook is an idealistic and optimistic company. For most of our existence, we focused on all the good that connecting people can bring,” Zuckerberg says in the written testimony. “But it’s clear now that we didn’t do enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm as well.” Read more…

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Samsung reported to have completed 7nm development six months ahead of schedule, could be used in Snapdragon 855

Samsung has finished the development of 7nm manufacturing technology six months ahead of schedule and the development process could be used for the next flagship phone chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.

This is great news for phone enthusiasts as the manufacturing process has a great impact on the productivity and battery efficiency of a chip. Our battery test, showed a big, double digit improvement in battery life with the Snapdragon 835 system chip, the first flagship mobile chip built on the 10nm process. Samsung Electronics is expected to start manufacturing the new …

Samsung Galaxy J8 leaks out ahead of official unveiling

Samsung has a bunch of Galaxy J series smartphones in the pipeline, but none have been officially unveiled yet. We already reported about the Galaxy J4 and Galaxy J7, which recently popped up in various benchmarks.

The newest J series smartphone that’s been spotted in a benchmark, the Galaxy J8 has mid-range specs. It is yet unclear when exactly Samsung will announce these smartphones and how much they will cost, but these leaks may be an indication the South Korean company plans to launch them very soon.

We only have Galaxy J8’s partial specs since Geekebnch doesn’t store every component …

Fitbit's most appealing smartwatch leaks in press renders ahead of announcement

Fitbit has already confirmed plans to launch a new “Family” of smartwatches this year, and the first wearable device from the new lineup has already been leaked. The unannounced smartwatch was teased by Fitbit not long ago during its latest investors call as one with “mass appeal.”

Well, the first pictures showing the smartwatch that’s supposed to be more appealing than the Fitbit Ionic have just leaked online, along with details about its specs.

Design-wise, the upcoming Fitbit smartwatch seems to be a mix between the Ionic and Pebble wearables, hence the “mass appeal” tag. Apparently, …

Keeping up or ahead of competition? Here are all the new features of the Sony Xperia XZ2

Today, Sony has unveiled its new generation of flagship smartphone — the Xperia XZ2. It’s super-shiny, it’s the first Sony top-tier phone to come with a significant redesign in some years, and it packs some exciting features or at least upgrades.

Some of them are Sony playing the catch-up game with the competition, others are ahead of others, and there are the plain weird functions that are Xperia-exclusive right now, and we are not sure if anyone else would lift them. Let’s take a look at what makes the Xperia XZ2 special!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 may have just leaked ahead of MWC 2018 announcement

Samsung fans are most likely focused on learning as much as they can about the company’s upcoming flagships – Galaxy S9 and S9+. However, there’s another device that South Korean handset maker is likely to introduce later this month at Mobile World Congress 2018, a new tablet.

Even though the Galaxy S9 is expected to steal the show, Samsung has another ace up its sleeve, the Galaxy Tab S4. The unannounced tablet has been recently spotted at GFXBench, along with some of its specs.

Naturally, the Galaxy Tab S4 (model number SM-T835) is a high-end tablet, so it’s no wonder that it packs …

Remembering the Motorola ATRIX 4G, the phone that was too ahead of its time


Coming back from covering this most recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, I’ve been reminiscing about past shows – about how mobile used to have stronger presence. In the last several years, however, that hasn’t been the case at all! Nowadays, most companies reserve their major flagship announcements for Mobile World Congress, which makes perfect sense when you consider it’s THE showcase event for mobile.

Going back to this most recent CES, checking out Razer’s Project Linda concept made old memories rush back into my mind. For those of you that are unaware, Project Linda is …

Asus ZenFone 5 Max with Android 8.0 Oreo gets certified ahead of official announcement

It appears that Asus plans to launch a new ZenFone series much earlier than last year. As many of you probably know by now, the ZenFone 4 smartphones were delayed several months, thus hurting Asus’ revenue.

However, the company’s CEO Jerry Shen promised fans that it won’t happen again and that the first ZenFone 5 smartphones should be unveiled as early as March. That means we might see these devices at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, which is set to kick off in late February.

It’s yet unclear whether or not the unannounced Asus ZenFone 5 Max will be unveiled at MWC, but the device …

Acer Iconia One 8 (2018) specs leaked ahead of official unveiling

Acer never misses an MWC (Mobile World Congress) trade fair and we believe this year will be no exception. Every year, the company unveils a new wave of Android tablets, the so-called Iconia series.

One of the tablets that might be unveiled at MWC 2018 in late February is the Acer Iconia One 8 (2018), which has just appeared at FCC (Federal Communications Commission). As the name suggests, the slate will feature an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

As far as the rest of the specs go, Acer Iconia One 8 (2018) is definitely a budget-friendly tablet. For example, Acer’s …