Nokia 6 2nd Generation announced with better CPU, OZO Audio and Bothie mode

As expected, HMD Global has just taken the wraps off another Android smartphone, a small Nokia 6 upgrade. Dubbed Nokia 6 2nd Generation, the handset will be exclusively available for purchase in China for $230.

Unlike the previous Nokia 6 model that packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, the 2nd Generation comes with an upgraded 2.2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 CPU.

The new Nokia 6 2nd Gen comes in two variations: 32GB and 64GB. Both versions include 4GB RAM though. The former costs $230, whereas the latter will sell for around $245 …


Samsung reportedly working on a Chrome OS tablet with high-end CPU and camera

Samsung is reportedly hard at work on a new Surface-style, detachable tablet, codenamed “Nautilus”, which will be powered by Google’s Chrome OS. What’s more interesting, is that Samsung is apparently not aiming for the high-end, not holding back in the hardware department, even when it comes to the camera. That’s interesting, considering how Chromebooks have never had great cameras (not that anyone’s complaining).
According to Engadget, “Nautilus” will be powered by a 7th gen Intel Core CPU, much like the competition from Microsoft, and will also employ a Sony IMX258 …

Benchmark confirms Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 CPU for Sony's upcoming flagship

Sony is readying its new Xperia smartphones and a flagship can’t miss from the lineup. We know little about Sony’s upcoming Xperia flagship smartphone other than its codename, Sony H8266, and a few unconfirmed specs.

Aside from the flagship, Sony plans to unveil at least three other Xperia smartphones next year, which we only know by their codenames: H8216, H8276, and H8296.

Luckily, we now have confirmation that Sony’s flagship, the H8266, will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. The smartphone has been recently spotted at Geekbench and the …

Sony Xperia XZ1 sequel to offer dual-camera setup, powerful Snapdragon 845 CPU

Sony Mobile is expected to unveil a new lineup of Xperia smartphones in Q1 2018. We’ve only known these unannounced devices by their model numbers, but they’ll certainly be launched under the Xperia brand: H8216, H8266, H8276, and H8296.

We’ve been reported about Sony’s upcoming Xperia smartphones, but now we have more details regarding one of them – specifically, the H8216. Since we’re not familiar with the names of these smartphones, we’re going to refer to the H8216 as the sequel to the Xperia XZ1 because it might be positioned in the same specs range.

A …

Honor 9 Lite coming soon with dual-camera setup, Kirin 659 CPU

Honor made headlines in the last few days, as the Chinese company prepares to update some of its smartphones to Android Oreo. We’re now bringing you more information about an unreleased device that’s likely to be introduced very soon – the Honor 9 Lite.

The smartphone was recently spotted at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency, so at least we know what the Honor 9 Lite looks. First off, it’s worth mentioning this is a mid-range Android smartphone that comes with a dual-camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Also, rumor has it, Honor 9 Lite will …

Huawei nova 2S coming soon with 6-inch display, 20MP dual-camera and Kirin 960 CPU

Although we’re just one month away from the end of the year, there might be just enough time for some companies to release their last smartphones for 2018. Huawei recently launched its second flagship of the year, the Mate 10 Pro, but the Chinese handset maker may have a few more aces up its sleeve.

One of them could be the unannounced Huawei nova 2S, which has just popped up in China. The nova 2S is a high-end smartphone that’s likely to be launched worldwide, although Huawei may use different names.

Aside from a handful of pictures showing some dummy nova …

First Razer phone to be a beast with 8 GB of RAM, Snapdragon 835 CPU inside


Gaming powerhouse Razer may have been working on a
smartphone for over a year, but, until now, it provided almost no details about
the device. Thankfully, the company is seemingly planning to unveil the handset
on November 1. This will be Razer’s very first smartphone, and it looks like
it’s going to be packed with high-end features.

 

According to a listing found at graphics benchmark developer
GFXBench, the Razer smartphone sports a 5.7-inch display with 1440 x 2560
pixels, thus it won’t have an 18:9 aspect ratio à la Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG
V30. 
The upcoming handset …

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 …

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). …

Sony Xperia XZ1 (Sony G8341) spotted in benchmark with Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4GB RAM

Sony’s next lineup of Xperia smartphones is expected to be revealed in late August or early September at IFA 2017 trade fair. Two of these new devices are supposedly called Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact.

For the time being, they are known as Sony G8341 and G8441. The former is believed to be the regular Xperia XZ1, while the latter is likely to be its smaller brother.

Early this month, the Sony G8441 was spotted at AnTuTu, a benchmark that keeps an updated database of test results from a multitude of smartphones. Based on the information listed on AnTuTu, we’ve learned that the …