Mystery Motorola model hangs out at the FCC, receives certification and reveals specs

An unknown Motorola model with a serial number of XT1797 has just received FCC certification. That could indicate that this handset will be offered in the U.S. The documentation reveals some of the specs of the phone, including its 5.5-inch display. It also will be powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset featuring an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. The 3000mAh battery will charge up using new Turbocharging capabilities.

Other information found on the FCC documentation includes dual-SIM and NFC support. Android 7.1.1 will be pre-installed. Instead of a physical FCC label, the information …


Alcatel Idol 5 for Cricket (6060C) receives FCC certification

The Alcatel Idol 5 has already appeared a number of times on the Geekbench and GFXBench benchmark sites revealing two different variants. One version (Idol 5S) is powered by the MediaTeK MT6757CH SoC carrying an octa-core 2.3GHz CPU, and the Mali-T880 GPU. 2GB of RAM is aboard this unit. The second model (Idol 5) has the Snapdragon 625 chipset under the hood. This also comes with an octa-core CPU, running at a slightly slower clock speed of 2GHz. The Adreno 506 GPU is on board along with 3GB of RAM.

The version of the Alcatel Idol 5 that comes with the Snapdragon chipset is believed to be …

HTC U11 gets both Google and Alexa in select markets; phone has IP67 certification


The HTC U11 has finally been introduced, and fans of the manufacturer will be ecstatic to find out that HTC’s next flagship will feature the water resistance that they have been begging for. During this morning’s unveiling of the phone, HTC announced that the U11 has an IP67 certification rating. That means that the unit can be submerged in water as deep as 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes, and emerge unscathed. 

Another interesting announcement deals with the personal assistants on the device. As you might expect since the HTC U11 is an Android phone after all, Google Assistant …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active clears Wi-Fi certification on its way to AT&T

The rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to arrive at AT&T any moment now. We’ve been hearing about the smartphone for two months now, so there’s no doubt the Galaxy S8 Active will make its debut in the United States very soon.

The smartphone has been spotted on User Agent String last week, and now it’s been listed at Wi-Fi Alliance with the same model number: Samsung SM-G892A. The smartphone has received its Wi-Fi certification, which means it’s one step closer to market release.

Aside from the model number, no other information about the …

Video of Moto X (2017) presentation reveals dual camera, IP68 certification rating and more

We’ve seen various leaks of the Motorola Moto X (2017), and today’s leak might be the best one yet. The unannounced handset was the subject of an official presentation, and while a video played on a front screen promoting the specs and features of the phone, someone was in the back recording the presentation on the sly. The Moto X was the flagship series for Motorola until last year’s Moto Z handsets took over.

According to the presentation, the Moto X (2017) is equipped with a 5.5-inch display. The newly announced Snapdragon 660 chipset is under the hood carrying an octa-core CPU …

Seven Moto devices receive their Wi-Fi certification; all seven are powered by the MT6737 SoC

Seven Moto handsets, each powered by the MediaTek MT6737 chipset and running Android 7.0 or 7.1.1, have received their Wi-Fi certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The seven model numbers include the XT1770, XT1772, XT1773, XT1724, XT1725, XT1726 and XT1721. The MediaTek 6737 SoC is a power sipping chip that uses less than half the usual amount of energy to run GPS based features. It also slices energy use by 33% for gaming and video. It is equipped with a quad-core CPU and the Mali-T720 MP GPU. The chip supports 3GB of LPDDR3 and LPDDR2 RAM.

So as you can see, these seven models are not going …

HTC U 11 receives "3C" certification in China; compulsory test makes sure products are safe to use


Forewarned is forearmed they say, which is why certification labs exist around the world. These places take consumer devices and put them through a series of tough tests that replicate years of usage. This way, if a particular product is a fire hazard, or is likely to give someone a shock, manufacturers can be alerted by having the product fail the test. In China, every product imported, distributed or sold in the country must go through similar testing to receive its China Compulsory Certification (CCC or 3C).

According to a leaked image, the HTC U 11 (HTC U-3f) has received its CCC …

Nokia 6 one step closer to U.S. launch after receiving its FCC certification

Following in the footsteps of the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, the Nokia 6 has taken a giant step toward its expected stateside launch by receiving its FCC certification. Because the phone has already been released overseas, we don’t have to guess at the specs. The handset features a Gorilla Glass 3 protected 5.5-inch LCD display with a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 430 chipset with an octa-core 1.4GHz CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of expandable storage.

The 16MP rear camera comes with an f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and Laser auto focus. …

Entry-level Moto C receives its Bluetooth certification


Earlier this month, we told you about the Moto C and Moto C Plus. This will apparently be a new budget line for the Moto handsets, designed for the first-time smartphone user. With that in mind, it isn’t terribly surprising that these will be the cheapest smartphones ever offered by Motorola, and that covers a lot of territory. Despite several leaks and word that the phone has been certified in Russia, there apparently is some time left before the handsets are unveiled.

For example, today we can tell you that the the Moto C (XT1750) has been certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest …

The unannounced Samsung Z4, powered by Tizen, receives its Wi-Fi certification

Just the other day, we told you that the already released Samsung Z2, with Tizen 2.4 inside, had been certified by the FCC. This would seem to indicate that the Z2 will soon be making its way to the states. But Samsung has a more up to date Tizen powered phone in the works. The Samsung Z4, featuring Tizen 3.0, has just received its Wi-Fi certification. The model number listed on the certification is SM-Z400Y/DS, which indicates that there will also be a Dual SIM (DS) variant of the handset.

Previous rumors revealed that the Z4 will offer 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (single band). …