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 …

Rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A) appears on User Agent String

Clumsy flagship phone owners will be happy to know that the rugged Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is on the way. A User Agent String reveals the model number SM-G892A, which is believed to be the AT&T exclusive. The Galaxy S8 Active has been rumored to have received certification for MIL-STD-810G standard compliance, which means that it can survive falls and drops that would wipe out other handsets. It also carries an IP68 certification rating for prrotection from dust and water.

If past is prologue, the specs on the Galaxy S8 Active will be the same as those on the regular version of the …

Alcatel Idol 5 appears on GFXBench one again, this time with a slight change

The unannounced Alcatel Idol 5 (Alcatel 6060) has appeared on GFXBench two times this year. The first time was last month, and the second time is today. Both appearances show that the phone will feature a 5.2-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution (FHD), 32GB of native storage, a 12MP rear-facing camera and an 8MP selfie shooter. The earlier GFXBench post showed the Snapdragon 625 chipset running the show with an octa-core 2.0GHz CPU and the Adreno 506 GPU.

But today’s GFXBench listing has the MediaTek 6757CH SoC under the hood with an octa-core 2.3GHz CPU, and the Mali-T880 GPU. …

Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …