Motorola Moto X4 to be announced at IFA 2017 this week

Lenovo’s long-rumored Motorola Moto X4 – a smartphone that we saw plenty of times until now – will finally be announced this week at IFA 2017.

While Lenovo’s IFA 2017 event isn’t kicking off until tomorrow, August 31, the company doesn’t seem particularly interested in keeping the Moto X4 a secret, as the photo seen above (snapped on the premises of the event) is suggesting. The photo confirms the new phone’s name, but not much else. Nevertheless, we already heard a lot about the X4.

Sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display, the Moto X4 should be an upper-mid-range …


Honor V9 Play to be announced on September 6

Honor is expected to introduce a new mid- to high-end Android smartphone in early September. The upcoming device is called Honor V9 Play and it’s the same that was spotted recently at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency.

Today, the Chinese handset maker confirmed it will unveil the Honor V9 Play on September 6, the last day of IFA 2017 trade fair. The launch event will take place in China and the smartphone will be exclusively available for purchase in this country, at least initially.

Specs-wise, the Honor V9 Play is quite decent, especially that it’s said to cost just $225 outright. …

Google Pixel 2 series to be announced on October 5, Snapdragon 836 CPU inside

After seeing various renders and photos allegedly showing the upcoming Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, we may now have an announcement date for the two handsets. According to Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), Google wants to unveil the smartphones on October 5. Blass also has it that both next-gen Pixels should be powered by a Snapdragon 836 processor – which hasn’t been announced yet, but will most likely be a bit more powerful and efficient than the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (found inside the just-unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note 8, among other high-end devices). …

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition announced for Android and iOS

Square Enix has just announced the highly-acclaimed Final Fantasy XV will make its debut on mobile devices later this year. After taking on the console, Noctis and his friends will now try and get as many mobile players addicted as possible.

Dubbed Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, the game will be launched on both Android and iOS devices at some point this year. If you’ve played the PlayStation 4 game, then you’ll be able to relive your journey through Eos on the smaller screens.

According to Square Enix, the mobile game features the main characters and story …

Android 8.0 Orellete (not Oreo) said to be announced on August 21

File this under rumors since the information comes from an unnamed source, but it looks like Google won’t be launching any Oreo cookie tomorrow. The search giant has decided to tie the launch of its next version of Android to the solar eclipse.

A Google teaser with the file name GoogleOreo_Teaser_0817_noDroids (1).mp4 was briefly available on G+, hinting to Android O’s market name.

Well, with less than 24 hours left until the official reveal, a new rumor points to a completely different naming for the Android O. Cliff Wade, customer support manager for Nova …

Nokia 8 price in Europe is lower than it was previously announced

The first Nokia-branded flagship smartphone launched by HMD was introduced this week and it’s already available for pre-order in some European countries. The good news is the Nokia 8 will not be as expensive (not that it’s too expensive, on the contrary) as HMD announced during the launch event.

Although HMD stated that Nokia 8 will be available for purchase in Europe for around €600, many retailers across the continent are selling the smartphone for less. For example, German carriers O2 and Mobilcom Debitel offer the Nokia 8 for just €577 and €579, respectively.

On …

Asus's ZenFone 4 series is now official, six new devices announced

It’s fair to say that Asus’ ZenFone 4 series has had a bit of a rocky launch — following months of delays, it debuted semi-officially with a single device limited to Russia, after which we saw mostly radio silence from the company (plus a ton of leaks). But now the entirety of the lineup has finally been made official, and things are a bit wild.

You see, while most manufacturers out there would be content to announce only one or two devices at a time, Asus went in the exact opposite direction and showed off an impressive lineup of six different …

Alleged official invitation claims Huawei Mate 10 will be announced on October 16

Huawei Mate 10 will probably the last major flagship to be introduced this year, but the Chinese company says that it will worth the wait. Even the official invitation to Huawei’s launch event promises that you won’t be sorry if you won’t cave in and buy another top-tier phone.

But how long you’ll have to wait for the Huawei Mate 10 to arrive? Well, according to this invitation, the Mate 10 will be announced on October 16, which comes in line with a previous report claiming the flagship will be unveiled on that date.

The event is set to take place in Munich, …

Meizu M6 Note will be announced on August 23, expect some exciting camera features

The M6 Note is Meizu’s upcoming high-end smartphone that’s slightly less powerful than the company’s flagships, Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus. Well, it looks like Meizu has just confirmed its phablet will be unveiled on August 23.

The only issue that we see here is that it will be introduced on the same day Samsung plans to reveal the highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 8. In any case, Meizu M6 Note is a device that’s probably worth keeping an eye on since the Chinese company announces major changes for its M-series.

The Meizu M6 Note will debut some very exciting changes …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro revealed, should be announced alongside the Galaxy Note 8

Last year’s Samsung Gear Fit 2 is about to get a successor called Gear Fit 2 Pro. Samsung already confirmed the name of the new wearable device, and now we can actually see images of it – thanks to Venture Beat, which also revealed some of its features.

Similar to its predecessor, the Gear Fit 2 Pro sports a curved AMOLED display (unknown size and resolution), and is based on Tizen OS, although it will be compatible with Android and iOS smartphones. The new fitness band comes with “5 ATM” water resistance, which means it’s capable of withstanding water pressures equivalent to depths of …