Latest OnePlus 3 and 3T update brings Face Unlock, new app shortcuts design, more

OnePlus promised to bring Face Unlock feature to both the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones and even did that via an open beta update that users could install if they wanted. However, the latest OxygenOS update makes the feature available to everyone owning either of the two OnePlus smartphones.

But Face Unlock is not the only new feature introduced in the latest OxygenOS 5.0.3 update for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The Chinese company added the May security patch as well, along with improvements to Launcher, Gallery, File Manager and Weather apps.

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Refined Shelf UI designNew design …


Moto Z3 rumor review: design, specs, features and everything else

The new Moto Z3 series of phones are right around the corner: Moto, a company now owned by Lenovo, has made it a tradition to unveil the Z series, its highest class of phones in the beginning of June and this year will be no exception.
Luckily, you don’t need to wait until the very announcement to learn what the new Moto Z3 phones will look like: rumors and leaked documents have painted a nearly complete picture of the upcoming devices.
From Moto Mods to more powerful hardware and camera improvements, here is all we know about the upcoming …

Possible Nokia 3 (2018) rear panel appears online, updated design shown off

The rear shell of what appears to be an upcoming Nokia device has appeared online. The manufacturer behind Nokia devices, HMD Global, recently confirmed it would be holding an event in Russia on May 29 where it is expected to announce a number of new devices. Currently, it’s unconfirmed which smartphones will be making an official appearance but a newly-leaked rear panel hints at one possible release.

Taking a look at the image, the panel itself appears to be made from a hard plastic, suggesting the device it belongs to sits on the lower-end of the pricing spectrum. Now, at the event, there …

Porsche Design told Huawei not to include a display notch on the Mate RS

Porsche Design has confirmed that it specifically told Huawei not to include a notch on the Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design. The two companies have worked on a number of Mate-branded devices over the past two years starting with the Mate 9 Porsche Design. More recently, however, their partnership created the Mate RS which was announced alongside the Huawei P20 line back in February and noticeably lacked a notch. Now, in an interview with Digitial Trends, Porsche Design explained why.

Speaking of the phone, Porsche Design’s Design Director, Christian Schwamkrug, dubbed the project between …

New iPhone SE 2 leak reaffirms bezel-less design and Face ID

Rumors of a new iPhone SE compact phone have been circulating around for at least a hundred years, but there’s been somewhat of an increase in the rate and intensity of these rumors lately. And you know: where there’s smoke, there’s fire – a saying that has proven to hold true more times than not when it comes to smartphone leaks.

At this point, the rumor mill tends to agree that an iPhone SE 2, or iPhone SE (2018), is relatively likely to happen, and soon at that. Where the reports happen to be severely conflicting is exactly what this new iPhone SE will look like. The more conservative …

Apparent Galaxy S8 Lite appears in TENAA & FCC listings revealing specs and design

An apparent Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite has appeared in both an FCC and TENAA listing. Despite the existence of the flagship Galaxy S9 line and the premium Galaxy A8 line, Samsung appears to be working on a lower-cost variant of last year’s Galaxy S8, currently going by its model number SM-G8750.
As can be seen from the TENAA images, the device is essentially identical to the company’s smaller 2017 flagship, down to the highly-criticized placement of the fingerprint scanner. This means a glass and aluminum build is present alongside an Infinity Display that is complete with curved …

Nokia X6 design confirmed in new promotional poster

The Nokia X6 has appeared yet again, this time in a promotional poster that confirms its design once again. Despite previous rumors pointing towards an April 27 announcement, HMD Global finally confirmed that its first notch-equipped smartphone would be unveiled May 16. Now, with just 9 days to go, a Chinese retailer has revealed a promotional poster for the device that includes official renders.

The poster, which appears to have been created by the retailer, gives customers a pretty good look at the upcoming Nokia device. As can be seen in the renders, the Nokia X6 will boast a glass and …

LG G7 Boombox Speaker explained: louder sound through clever design

As the case is with many things in life, when it comes to loudspeakers, size matters. There’s no way around this without breaking the laws of physics. That’s why smartphone speakers can’t match the performance of a dedicated audio system – they’re just too tiny to deliver full, high-fidelity sound.

Still, some smartphones do sound better than others. The Galaxy S9 and recent iPhones, for example, use two speakers in clever arrangements to cover a broader range of the audio spectrum and deliver some stereo separation along the way. The Sony Xperia XZ2 and the Razer Phone use two dedicated, …

LG says it planned the G7 ThinQ notch design before Apple

We reckon there’s a surge of smartphones featuring a notch design, something that many attributed to Apple’s iPhone X, even though the Essential Phone was the first to bring it to public’s scrutiny. Still, every time another notched flagship goes official, people tend to believe that it copied Apple’s iPhone X.

That may be true in some cases, but it doesn’t apply to all smartphone that embraced the notch design lately. For example, LG’s new G7 ThinQ strongly resemblances the iPhone X when it comes to display design, but the South Korean giant denies it copied Apple’s product.

According …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 "Crown" rumor review: Design, specs, camera, price & release date

Without a doubt, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the next high-profile handset that Samsung’s prolific presses will churn out sometime in mid-August in another bid to rule the high-end Android market. And from what we’re hearing, the Note 9 is quite unlikely to disappoint.
Yet, don’t take our worn for granted but feel free to check out all the rumors we have gathered for you to gather a deeper insight into all the little intricacies of the phone.

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Unsurprisingly, we don’t expect Samsung to redesign the Note 9 in any major …