Samsung Galaxy S9 case render allegedly shows off some of the new flagship's looks


A render of a Samsung Galaxy S9 case from Ghostek just might give away enough information about the 2018 flagship model to make you start salivating. Unveiling the handset on the day before the MWC keynote takes place in Barcelona is a tradition for the Galaxy S that had to be broken this year. If Samsung returns to that tradition, a February 25th introduction could take place. But Sammy would love to get a quick jump on Apple and its other rivals by introducing the Samsung Galaxy S9 in January.

The render shows a major change to the positioning of the rear-facing fingerprint scanner, …


Android 8 Oreo for Galaxy S8: beta program allegedly coming soon for US residents

Samsung is well at work on its Android 8 update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships and it seems the company might be preparing a US beta program for interested fans. The news comes from a leakster who allegedly got a heads-up email from Samsung.

A quick rundown of how this will reportedly work — there are only 7,500 spots for the entire USA. Participants would have to have a Galaxy S8 that’s on T-Mobile or Sprint. Signup is done via the Samsung+ or Samsung Members app and the beta will open up next Tuesday, the 31st of October.

As far as new features go, we expect some goodies like …

HTC's bezel-less U11 Plus allegedly shows up in benchmarks, reveals specs

At this point most tech enthusiasts know about the Google/HTC deal where the latter sold a bunch of its talent and intellectual property to the former. And at least for a while this is going to be the most interesting fact about the troubled Taiwanese phone maker — until it starts releasing new noteworthy devices, to be exact.

And if what we’ve been hearing is true, this might come sooner than most people expect — invites seem to have been sent out for a November 2 launch event a couple of days ago. And from what we know, there will be at least …

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro allegedly leak in official renders

The Huawei Mate 10 series has thus far proven to be quite the head-scratcher: so far we’ve heard of at least three different models — Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite — but there is allegedly a fourth one (code name Marcel) as well, though we know next to nothing about it. And to further complicate the matter, the Mate 10 Lite seems to have already been made official under a completely different name, even though the series’ launch event is set for October 16.

And while this leaves plenty of room for potential leaks of the series, we’ve …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 live photo allegedly leaks


We’ve already seen a concept video of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 made by the designer of the phone, Philippe Starck. And just yesterday, we showed you a picture that allegedly reveals the back panel of the handset. Today, we have a new photograph to pass along pertaining to the Mi MIX 2. The image claims to show a live image of the sequel, including the thin bezels surrounding the screen. While the picture does resemble the concept model in the video, the latter has bezels that are a bit thinner than what we see in the photo that accompanies this story.

Rumored specs for the Mi MIX 2 have the …

Photo of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2's rear panel allegedly leaks out

We’ve known for quite some time that Xiaomi’s planning on releasing a successor to its much-lauded Mi MIX handset from late last year. But apart from an official 3D concept video, we haven’t seen pretty much any news regarding the Mi MIX 2.

Today this might change, however, as an alleged photo of the device’s rear shell has just surfaced online — and it’s in a tasty white color to boot. The photo shows a pretty similar back panel to the one in the original Mi MIX, with the most major differences being that the panel is now made up of only one piece …

Sony Xperia XZ1 design allegedly revealed: No surprises

Sony is readying the release of a new high-en Android smartphone allegedly called Xperia XZ1. The handset should succeed the Xperia XZ and Xperia XZs, and it seems that, as of today, we can take a good look at its design, thanks to some renders revealed by CompareRaja and @OnLeaks.

Apparently, the Xperia XZ1 largely resembles the Xperia XZs, being a metal-made device with a minimalistic, elegant design (albeit some people may not be crazy about the large top and bottom bezels). The Flash and sensors next to the phone’s rear camera now stand horizontally – as seen …

Allegedly official iPhone 8 cases strike a pose

We’ve been seeing plenty of iPhone 8 dummies and third-party case makers’ concept images lately, but a leakster on Weibo recently posted something else altogether – iPhone 8 cases which are claimed to be the official Apple wrappers for the phone. While we can’t vouch for the validity of that claim, they do indeed feature Apple’s usual microfiber lining, have the typical “Designed by Apple in California, assembled in China” slogan inside, as well as the Apple logo on the back, and are available in a bunch of flashy colors, just like the current crop of official silicone …

Asus ZenFone 4 and 4 Pro prices and specs allegedly leaked days ahead of unveiling

Asus is set to unveil its quite delayed ZenFone 4 series next Thursday, August 17 — if an official invite is anything to go by, that is. But even with less than two weeks remaining, we’ve heard surprisingly little about the devices — the only rumored specs so far have been about the flagship ZenFone 4 Pro, while we’re expecting to see three other new devices (along with an already official fourth).
However, in a pair of tweets, the generally reliable Roland Quandt has given us some new details about the ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro, including specs …

Video allegedly shows Apple AirDrop transmitting an in-flight photo from one cockpit to another

If you’ve never used AirDrop on your Apple iPhone or Mac, it is a tool used to transfer small files between iOS devices (and Macs) without requiring the use of email or any internet service at all. Even though both the transmitting device and the receiving device are not online, both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles must be set to “on” on the two units. To show a real-life example of AirDrop in action, a video was posted showing the alleged transmission of a photo between two iOS devices on board separate airplanes in flight.

The video opens with the captain of a Boeing 747-8 explaining …