Samsung to announce the Galaxy S10 in January to make room for its foldable smartphone

Samsung is trying to outmaneuver the competition each year by launch its flagship smartphones earlier than usual. Both the Galaxy S9 and Note 8 came a couple of weeks earlier than its predecessors, but the Galaxy S10 may give a new meaning to the word “earlier.”

It appears that Samsung has given the green light to its “foldable smartphone” project and has decided that the best release window for the device would be the one that coincides with the Galaxy S10’s announcement.

Because Samsung doesn’t want the Galaxy S10 or its upcoming foldable smartphone to steal each others spotlight, …


Spotify to announce important changes to its mobile app next week

In an attempt to fight Apple Music and other important players in the music streaming services industry, Spotify plans major changes to its free version of the service, a report by Bloomberg claimed last week.

But that’s not the only aspect that Spotify plans to improve starting this month. An invitation to a Spotify event obtained by The Verge confirms major changes are coming to the mobile app as well.

Important Spotify officials will attend the event, including chief R&D officer Gustav Söderström, VP of product development Babar Zafar, and global head of creator service Troy …

T-Mobile and Verizon announce deals on iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED

Following Apple’s iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition announcement, T-Mobile and Verizon unveiled their own deals on these models. Besides carrying both smartphones, T-Mobile will add the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition to its BOGO deals starting April 10.

In order to get $700 via rebate towards a second iPhone 8 or 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, you will have to turn in an eligible device and port in a line. T-Mobile also mentions that pre-orders will start on April 11, while stocks should arrive on April 13.

Verizon announced that it will offer …

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 …