Slip up #2: Samsung 'accidentally' confirms the existence of the Galaxy A7 (2018)

Just a few days ago, Samsung accidentally confirmed the existence of its upcoming Galaxy A5 (2018) mid-ranger by inadvertently listing it on its own website. True, nothing of importance like specs or features got revealed, but the leak willy-nilly confirmed Samsung’s successful mid-ranger exists.
Well, the same just happened with the Galaxy A7 (2018) as well – what’s expected to be Samsung’s mid-range flagship for next year got listed on the company’s Russian website revealing the model name of the device, SM-A730F, which falls in line with the rest of the …


Samsung confirms the existence of a Galaxy A5 (2018)

Since introducing the Galaxy Alpha back in 2014, Samsung’s
been launching multiple Galaxy A smartphone models yearly, and it looks like
this won’t change in 2018.

 

Not long ago, we saw renders allegedly depicting the Galaxy
A5 (2018) and Galaxy A7 (2018). 
Now, Samsung is silently confirming the existence of a
new A5 via a support page that’s accessible on its official South Korean
website. More exactly, the support page mentions an unannounced Samsung SM-A530.
But we know that this is the Galaxy A5 (2018) because the phone’s previous generations
have similar model numbers: SM-A520 …

HMD confirms the camera app on Nokia smartphones will be updated

You might remember that HMD got its hands on the Lumia Camera UI design patent some months ago. At that time we hoped the Finnish company will bring it to some or all Nokia smartphones, and it looks like we weren’t wrong.

HMD’s Global Chief Product Manager Juho Sarvikas confirmed that his company plans to update the Camera app on all its Nokia smartphones in the near future. He also hinted that the update will include many of the features (if not all) that made the Lumia Camera UI so reliable.

Well, considering the current Camera app on HMD’s Nokia smartphones …

Nokia 9 leaked back cover confirms dual-camera setup, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

If you haven’t gotten too attached to HMD’s first true flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, then you might like the next top-tier handset coming from the Finnish company.

The phone will be available on the market as Nokia 9, but word is HMD plans to announce it early next year. However, rumors about HMD’s upcoming flagship have already popped up online, along with a host of pictures based on the CAD files.

Recently, a picture allegedly showing the back plate of the Nokia 9 have leaked out directly from China. The image confirms a couple of details about the phone that emerged weeks ago, …

HMD confirms Nokia 8 will not be coming to the U.S., says it's not “properly banded”

Sad news for Nokia fans in the United States, as HMD has just confirmed that its flagship won’t be launched in this region. Although previous reports from various sources suggested Nokia 8 might eventually be launched in the US, it appears that the smartphone hasn’t been designed for this particular market.

However, not all is lost for US customers, as HMD plans to develop another portfolio of devices specifically built for this market. Some of these devices might be announced as early as Q1 2018 if we are to believe the latest rumors.

The HMD official who …

Retailer confirms Huawei Mate 10 Lite launches in Europe in early November for €349

Huawei Mate 10 is just around the corner, but the flagship won’t come alone. The Chinese company plans to launch many a few derivatives of its Mate 10 meant to cover all price tiers.

The Mate 10 Lite is the mid-range version of Huawei’s flagship. Even though it will retain some the Mate 10 specs like the 18:9 aspect ratio of the display and the amount of memory, it fails to check all the boxes required for a top-tier handset.

For example, Huawei Mate 10 Lite will be powered by a 3,340 mAh battery, whereas the Mate 10 comes with a much larger 4,000 mAh battery. …

Microsoft confirms new ink effects and custom pens are coming to Office for iOS

Microsoft has just started testing new features for some of its iOS apps in the Office bundle. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have all gotten improvements that will soon be available to everyone.

For the time being, Office Insiders are the only ones getting the new Office 2.6 version on their iOS devices. An update containing all these new features will be available via App Store in October.

As the title says, among the most important new features added in the update, there’s an option to choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Also, Microsoft …

Huawei confirms 4,000 mAh battery for its Mate 10 flagship

We’re less than two weeks away from Huawei’s big unveiling event and the Chinese company has picked up the pace concerning teasers. The Mate 10, and possibly all its other models, are going to be almost similarly specced, so there will be a couple of differences.

However, the battery might not be one of the components that will be different depending on the model. We suspect the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro will come with the same battery inside, but we have yet to confirm the information.

What we do know for certain is the fact that Huawei has decided to include …

HMD official confirms Nokia 3, 5 and 6 will receive Android Oreo update by the end of 2017

Nokia fans who already bought HMD’s new Android smartphones are probably excited for the upcoming Android Oreo updates the Finnish company has already confirmed. All four Nokia-branded handsets are expected to be upgraded to Android Oreo in the coming months, but at least three of them will receive the update by the end of the year.

HMD’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia, Mark Trundle (at 5:15) confirmed that Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will be running Android Oreo by the end of 2017. The company’s flagship, Nokia 8 was spotted online …

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 leaked retail box confirms Snapdragon 660 CPU and 6GB RAM inside


The second next big thing coming from Xiaomi, the Mi Note 3 will be unveiled in less than 24 hours alongside the company’s flagship, the Mi MIX 2. Little was known about the upcoming Mi Note series device since aside from a few confusing reports there were no accurate leaks about the Mi Note 3.

Well, one day ahead of the Mi Note 3’s official unveiling, we have clear information about the smartphone’s specs. Despite the fact that Xiaomi Mi Note 3 will probably be limited to China and a few other Asian countries (India?), this looks like a very solid choice for those looking for an affordable …