On the eve of its unveiling, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 appears in Orchid Gray

Less than 24 hours before the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 becomes official, tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass comes through again with an image of the high-end phablet in Orchid Gray. In addition to the dual-camera setup on back, we can see the fingerprint scanner to the very right of the camera module, which also includes a pair of lenses and the dual LED flash. Because the flash is in between the camera lenses and the fingerprint scanner, the chances of either lens getting smudged by a user blindly seeking to unlock the device is low.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is expected to feature a 6.3-inch …


Asus ZenFone 4 appears on GFXBench, revealing specs prior to next week's unveiling

The other day, Asus accidentally posted information about four upcoming ZenFone 4 models including the ZenFone 4, ZenFone 4 Selfie, ZenFone 4 Pro and the ZenFone 4 Max. Today, the Asus ZenFone 4 appeared on benchmark site GFXBench which revealed some of the handset’s specs. Let’s start with the 5.5-inch display, which has a 1080 x 1920 resolution. Powering the phone is an octa-core CPU running at a clock speed of 2.2GHz. The Adreno 508 GPU is on board, which suggests that it is the Snapdragon 630 SoC under the hood.

The GFXBench listing also indicates that the ZenFone 4 will come with 4GB …

Apple iPhone 8 dummy appears in shiny black, copper and pearl colors?


The tenth anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone is drawing nearer and nearer. The phone, currently known as the Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X or Apple iPhone Pro, is easily one of the most eagerly awaited handsets in the industry. Thanks to the large number of leaks, we think that we have a good idea of what to expect of the “edge-to-edge” display on the upcoming premium version of the iPhone.

The back of the handset could feature a vertically mounted dual-camera setup on back, the iconic Apple logo, and absolutely no rear facing Touch ID button. The colors displayed in the accompanying …

Snapdragon 845 appears in Qualcomm's ITC filing seeking a ban on U.S. iPhone imports

Earlier this year, we had some information pertaining to the unannounced Snapdragon 845 chipset, rumored to be Qualcomm’s next flagship SoC. First reports had the chip using the 7nm process, which would have increased performance by 25% to 35% over the currently used Snapdragon 835 chip. But that rumor has since been spiked since the 7nm process won’t be ready for mass production next year.

While the Samsung Galaxy S9 is rumored to be the first handset to use the Snapdragon 845, LG said back in May that it will use the chip inside its 2018 flagship model. This year, LG had to use 2016’s …

LG V30 appears on Geekbench?

The LGE LG-H932PR was discovered today on the Geekbench benchmark app. This could be the LG V30 getting sized up. We come to that conclusion because of the Snapdragon 835 SoC listed as powering the device. The latter is equipped with an octa-core 1.9GHz CPU. The LG Q6 is out of contention because that phone is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset.  Android 7.1.2 is pre-installed.

While not mentioned on Geekbench, we expect the phone to carry a 5.7-inch OLED display with the FullVision 18:9 aspect ratio. 4GB of RAM is said to be inside along with 64GB of native storage. A dual camera …

Possible Moto M sequel, loaded with deca-core chip, appears on Geekbech

A phone labeled as the Lenovo XT1902-03 has been discovered on Geekbench. The XT prefix for a model number often indicates a Motorola handset and there is speculation that this device is the sequel to the Moto M. That assumption was reached based on the chipset found on last year’s device, and comparing it to the SoC used on the unknown model that is the focus of the benchmark test.

The XT1902-03 features a Helio P20 MediaTek MT6797 chipset carrying a deca-core CPU. For the test, the ten cores were running at a clock speed of 1.85GHz. The device sports 4GB of RAM inside, and Android 7.1.1 …

Redesigned Google Pixel launcher quietly appears at Google I/O

Google is working on an updated Pixel Launcher and at Google I/O, one could already see Google Pixel phones running on the new launcher.

A new quick search bar within easy reach on the homescreenThe most prominent feature on display is a search bar right in the homescreen. It is located in the bottom part, within easy reach, and reminds us of the Spotlight quick search functionality on Apple’s iOS, where you can swipe down on the homescreen to see a similar search bar. Here, though, the search bar is always visible, which is both convenient, but …

OnePlus 5 prototype appears, dual rear camera and all

The photograph that accompanies this story, and almost looks like the OnePlus 3T except with a vertical dual-camera setup on back, is not the OnePlus 5. So why are we showing it to you? Because according to the source of the image, it is a prototype for the OnePlus 5 and can give us some idea of how the final version is going to look. Besides the addition of the dual-cameras, there seems to be more space between the three-way switch and the volume rocker on the left side of the phone.

The OnePlus 5 is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset …

Latest OnePlus 5 render shows off-center dual camera setup; phone appears on AnTuTu

Another day, another render of the OnePlus 5 has been posted. The latest image of the eagerly awaited handset allegedly shows the back of the device with an off-center horizontally placed dual-camera setup. Other renders have shown vertically positioned dual cameras in the middle of the rear cover. The new render also tells us to expect the fingerprint scanner to be embedded in the home button under the front glass.

In other news pertaining to the OnePlus 5, the phone was listed on the AnTuTu benchmark website which revealed the same list of specs that have generally been bandied about lately. …

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) appears again on GFXBench

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) was spotted on GFXBench in February wearing model number SM-J727A. Now, the phone has made a return trip to GFXBench with a new model number (SM-J730) and some slightly better specs. According to the latest GFXBench listing, the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) will feature a 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The Exynos 7870 SoC is under the hood carrying an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU, and the Mali-T830 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. Both the back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 12MP each, and Android 7.0 is pre-installed.

The …