Sony may announce three Snapdragon 660-powered Xperia phones at MWC 2018

We’re a little bit more than two weeks away from Sony’s MWC 2018 press conference, but news about the Japanese company’s upcoming Xperia phones have already made headlines in the last couple of months.

A lot of Sony fans are probably interested to see what the next Xperia flagship looks like, but more will buy the company’s mid-range smartphones. In that regard, it’s worth noting that Sony is readying not one, but three Xperia handsets that can easily go as mid-tier phones.

We only know them by their model numbers since this is how they have been listed at Geekbench, the popular benchmarking …


Sony may announce new Xperia smartphones on January 8

Three unannounced Xperia smartphones leaked online in the last couple of weeks: Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra, and Xperia L2. Although we thought they will be unveiled next month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, there’s a small chance we’re going to see them going live early next week.

Sony Mobile has just confirmed that it will be present at the company’s main press event scheduled for Monday, January 8. Apparently, the team at Sony Mobile plans to offer us “exclusive news & updates,” which could only mean one thing: new phones.

Obviously, this could …

Report: Samsung and LG to announce new smartphones at CES 2018

A new report suggests that Samsung and LG will be doing smartphone announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. According to ETnews, the two Korean tech giants are planning to take the wraps off some of their mid-range models for next year. 

Samsung will supposedly introduce the Galaxy A8 and A8+, while LG is said to unveil a 2018 version of its K10 model. While this information is unofficial, we have to say that we won’t be surprised if it turns out to be true, as this is the typical announcement timeframe for new members of …

Razer might announce its smartphone for hardcore gamers on November 1

Shortly after acquiring Nextbit, the company behind the Robin cloud-based smartphone, Razer suggested it plans to release its own smartphone aimed at “hardcore gamers.”

Today, a teaser has gone live, which confirms Razer plans to announce its first smartphone. We don’t know the name, the price or any technical details, except for the fact that it will be designed for hardcore gamers (whatever that might mean).

According to the teaser, Razer will announce something on November 1. The image shows a guy playing a game on a smartphone, which is evidence that …

Sprint and T-Mobile expected to announce merger details this month

Rumors about the Sprint/T-Mobile merger continue to make headlines, but that won’t go for too long now. Apparently, the carriers are currently ironing out the final details of the deal, so we could have an official announcement laying them out sometime this month.

Bloomberg reports that the companies have reached to the point where they need to decide on the exchange ratio that will determine Sprint’s valuation, one of the last steps before the merger could be officially announced.

Sprint and T-Mobile continue to discuss non-cash items, such as the location …

Xiaomi to announce entirely new phone series with stock Android and "flagship dual camera"

Xiaomi is set to unveil a smartphone with a “flagship dual camera” from an all-new lineup on September 5. The manufacturer’s initial teaser for the event only mentioned the high-end dual cam setup of the handset.  This led us to believe that this was just going to be a global release for the China-exclusive Mi 5X, as its camera is identical to the composition of the Mi 6 flagship. 
However, a new teaser has emerged recently on Xiaomi’s official Twitter account:

The possibilities are endless and it begins …

Asus to announce new ZenFone 4 smartphones on August 19

After unveiling the ZenFone 4 Max (which is currently available only in Russia), Asus is now getting ready to announce more ZenFone 4 handsets – possibly including a regular ZenFone 4, a ZenFone 4 Pro, a ZenFone 4 Selfie, and a ZenFone 4V.

At least some of the smartphones mentioned above will be showcased on August 19, when Asus is hosting an official ZenFone 4 event.

As seen in some previously unveiled teaser images, the ZenFone 4 series should be all about dual cameras. One of the upcoming handsets, the ZenFone 4 Pro, will likely have a dual rear camera …

Foxconn’s CEO and president Trump announce plans for a $10 billion LCD factory in Wisconsin by 2020

President Trump’s election campaign largely revolved around making “America great again” and bringing businesses into the country. Trump has been quite engaged with the tech sector in particular, where bringing the production of iPhones to American soil seems like one of his top priorities in the business field. While it is not clear whether Tim Cook actually promised Trump last week to build three ‘big, big, big’ Apple plants in the US, the president has apparently been involved in a previously rumoured venture with Foxconn that was officially …

Apple likely to announce new iPhone 8 on September 6th

The Apple iPhone 8, the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus are coming soon. At least that’s what our experience tells us: Apple has a tradition of unveiling its new phones in September, which is just two months away.
With so many rumors floating around about all three new iPhones that are expected to get unveiled this year, it will be hard for Apple to keep it all a mystery.
We already seem to have a general understanding of the new iPhone 8: rumors paint a picture of a phone with a larger OLED display with a new aspect …

Samsung and PayPal announce PayPal integration for Samsung Pay in the USA

Not falling behind Apple and Google’s competition, Samsung announced the addition of PayPal as a payment method for in-app, online, and in-store purchases paid using Samsung Pay. At first, only US users will have access to the functionality, but it will gradually be expanded to other countries.

Following Samsung and PayPal’s agreement, customers will be able to access and use their PayPal wallet and balance anywhere Samsung Pay is accepted. The payment system works on almost every terminal where a card can be tapped or swiped.

Merchants will also be able to accept Samsung Pay as a …