Meizu Pro 7 gets teased ahead of official announcement

The next flagship coming from Meizu, the Pro 7 is expected to be unveiled very soon. Although many details about the Meizu Pro 7 leaked in the last couple of week, it’s still unclear when exactly the smartphone will be announced.

Today, the Chinese company teased the upcoming reveal of the Meizu Pro 7 on its official Twitter handle, which somewhat confirms we’re very close to a formal announcement.

The Pro 7 could be Meizu’s first smartphone to boast a dual-camera setup. Rumor has it that Meizu has decided to strike a deal with Samsung so that the Pro 7 will …

More Moto G5S Plus photos leak ahead of possible July 25 announcement

Just a week after noted leakster Evan Blass shared details about the Moto G5S Plus, two live images of the handset surfaced online. They give us a good “in-action” look at the upcoming smartphone, even if the latter is still covered in stickers and obviously still being prepared for a soon-to-be reveal.

According to Blass’ report and all the leaked evidence supporting his claims, the reported changes from the original Moto G5 Plus are both cosmetic and technological. For starters, the smartphone is now made of aluminum, no longer making do with a plastic back. What’s more, a dual camera …

Siri is well ahead of assistant competition; AI “powerusers” are actually outside the demographic you'd expect

Voice assistants on our smartphones are still a bit of a niche — a lot of people out there either feel uncomfortable or unnatural when speaking to their phone, others don’t trust the speech recognition algorithms enough and prefer to just punch in whatever it is themselves. But, with companies working hard to improve their proprietary AI over the years, there are those users that have come to trust and rely on their voice assistants.

According to a study by Verto Analytics, 43.8% of smartphones in the USA have some sort of AI app, which has been used in May of 2017. The voice assistants …

LG Q6 (LG G6 mini) gets benchmarked ahead of July 11 official unveil

Reports claim LG plans to unveil a brand new Android smartphone next week, a mini version of its G6 flagship. Given that not much has transpired when it comes to information about specs, the listing of the handset on Geekbench gives us the opportunity to talk more about the so-called LG G6 mini.

As some of you might be aware, the initial report about the LG G6 mini, or LG Q6, mentions the smartphone will sport a 5.4-inch display, 3GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera.

Thanks to the listing at Geekbench, we now know the smartphone will be equipped …

Middle-earth: Shadow of War soft-launched on mobiles ahead of PC and console release

Monolith announced the sequel to the highly-acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be making its debut on PC and consoles on October 10. Until then, iOS users can get a taste of what’s to come by downloading the game, called Middle-earth: Shadow of War, on their devices. Well, sort of.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is only part of the same universe, but its scope is much more focused on a mobile experience, so you can understand that there will be a lot of gameplay features missing that will be included in the PC/console game.

Nevertheless, publisher …

New Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) spotted ahead of official unveil

Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S3 about four months ago, but that won’t remain the only tablet the South Korean company launches this year. A mid-range slate that goes by model number SM-T385 has been recently spotted online.

Considering the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is known as Samsung SM-T350, the new tablet might be a sequel to the mid-range slate. The listing at GFXBench reveals some of its specs, such as the 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory.

Just like the current model, the alleged Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) sports an …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be announced in late August, ahead of the iPhone 8

The moment Samsung unveiled its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the rumors for its next flagship started pouring in. Most of the reports claim that the Galaxy Note 8 will be coming with a dual-camera setup, and a rather big 6.3-inch edge-to-edge screen.

However, if the Note 8 does indeed feature 6.3-inch display, and it retains the 9:18.5 aspect ratio, introduced with Samsung’s current flagships, there will not be much that will differentiate it from the Galaxy S8+. Samsung might have to pack a lot of extra features to make the Note 8 relevant, especially considering that the device is rumored …

HTC celebrates 20 years of innovation by looking back and looking ahead (VIDEO)

Days after introducing its latest phone, the U11, HTC released a video that celebrates its 20 years in the competitive business of manufacturing mobile devices. Because the company often built handsets for other firms, you might not have realized that HTC was involved in the production of many game changing smartphones. That includes the first Android powered handset, which was marketed in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G1.

In early 2010, Google launched the Nexus series with the Nexus One, which was actually built by HTC. The Nexus branded devices all feature stock Android, which eliminates …

iPhone loyalty rate hits 92% ahead of iPhone 8 release

It appears that iPhone users are extremely loyal customers. In a survey conducted this April, financial services firm Morgan Stanley established that 92% of iPhone owners who were likely to buy a new handset in the next 12 months plan to upgrade to another iPhone. 
This is a sizeable 6% year-over-year increase compared to the 86% recorded by Morgan Stanley in 2016. In fact, the loyalty rate for 2017 is almost tied with Apple’s all-time record of 93% documented in 2015 when the iPhone 6s was launched.
Morgan Stanley …

BLU Grand XL spotted ahead of official unveil

We’ve recently reported about a new budget-friendly BLU smartphone that was recently granted FCC’s approval, the BLU Studio J2. However, this doesn’t seem to be the only handset the US-headquartered company is likely to launch in the next couple of weeks.

An unannounced BLU smartphone has been spotted at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today, which could be the sequel to the Grand X, a mid-range handset launched on the market back in January.

There’s not much information filed at FCC, but since this might be the sequel to the BLU Grand X, we believe …