This is how future iOS apps' design should incorporate iPhone X's signature display notch

One of the signature features of the iPhone X that immediately sets it apart from Apple’s other iPhones or the available Android devices out there is undoubtedly the display notch.

Hate it or love it, it’s probably here to stay due to the simple fact that it makes the handset  that much more recognizable in the vast sea of same-looking phones out there. What’s more, we will probably have to get used to it because it was clearly stated that the iPhone X’s design will inspire the majority of upcoming iPhones in the next few years.
So, …


Apple Store opens in Reno, Nevada after relocating; new Apple store 2.0 design is open and airy


You might remember a very old BlackBerry Storm commercial from 2008 that focused on the SurePress clickable keyboard that was supposed to make typing on the phone’s glass display more accurate. While the Storm user on screen was typing out the name of a city, the off-screen announcer was saying, “And lookee here…it’s typing Reno, Nevada instead of Rino Fertada or Emo Pinata.”

We bring that up because yesterday, Apple opened up its newest Apple Store in Reno, Nevada. Note that the store was not opened in Rino Fertada or even Emo Pinata. The new store opened in the Summit Reno Mall, …

The UmiDigi S2 has an full-screen design and a massive 5,100 mAh battery to boot

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All-screen front designs are in this year. What seemed like a futuristic dream, only available in conceptual artworks a couple of years ago is finally becoming a reality — phones with bezels so slim that you almost feel like you are only holding a screen already exist out there — the Samsung Galaxy S8, Note 8, LG V30, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 being the hot ones. Aside from the …

Sony rumored to finally be ditching its OmniBalance design at MWC 2018

Pretty much any mention of the words “Sony Xperia” online will inevitably get you the same reaction: people unhappy with the manufacturer’s decision to stick with its years-old design principles (even though it’s far from the only company doing it).

But this might soon change, if a new rumor is to be believed: Sony is said to be retiring its OmniBalance for good starting next year. Rejoice!
As you may know, Sony likes releasing its major smartphones in two batches: one early in the year at the Mobile World Congress, and one in …

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 rumor review: Design, specs, features, price, and all we know thus far

Despite the availability issues, it’s pretty safe to consider the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as two of the better top-end phones launched last year. Their most profound feature was the camera, which really set a high bar for all other flagships to jump over.
Of course, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that after the good start, Google will be willing to use the gained momentum and one-up itself and the competition in 2017 with the second generation of Pixel devices. Right now, we are not exactly sure if we will get treated to 2 or 3 new handsets as we’re hearing …

ZTE Axon Multy with dual-screen design coming soon to AT&T

ZTE and AT&T are planning to launch an interesting smartphone that will feature a foldable dual-screen design, in the vein of the 6-years old Sprint-exclusive Kyocera Echo  (pictured in this article). According to Venture Beat, the upcoming handset is called ZTE Axon Multy, and should be exclusively sold by AT&T come mid-October.

Reportedly, the ZTE Axon Multy is a horizontal clamshell with two 1920 x 1080 pixel screens that normally sit on the phone’s front and back, respectively. When the device is unfolded, the screens form a 6.8-inch flat display area – which, to be fair, …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 front panel emerges, design coincides with alleged live pic

The announcement date for Xiaomi’s Mi MIX 2 is just around the corner, and, as usual, more and more leaks are starting to come in. We’ve already seen alleged images of the phone’s back and front, and today, we have another leak for you coming straight from Chinese website Weibo.

As you can see, this new photo pretty much coincides with the supposed live image of the device’s front – there are three extra thin bezels on the left, right, and top, while a slightly thicker chin is situated at the bottom. Up till now, the general assumption …

LG V30 goes official: stunning bezel-less design and high-end audio in one powerful package

LG launched its V-series of smartphones in 2015 with the introduction of the LG V10 – a curious device stacked with unique features, some of which borderline experimental, such as a secondary display solely dedicated to displaying notifications, two front-facing cameras for super-wide-angle selfie shots, and of course, an excellent Hi-Fi DAC that has since become a staple of LG smartphones and a fan’s favorite. The experimentation continued through last year with the V20, which inherited the “ticker” display from the V10, but added a second wide-angle shooter on its back …

Samsung officially announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro with 5 ATM water resistance and improved strap design

Just last week, at least two local Samsung websites published the official product pages for one of the company’s latest wearables, the Gear Fit 2 Pro. And while we were sitting there wondering whether this was a weird but deliberate decision on Samsung’s part, all the info was pulled, proving it was actually just mistake.

But today at the Korean giant’s pre-IFA press conference, the Gear Fit 2 Pro was finally made official, this time for real. And just as we’ve already seen, it’s little more than an update on an already existing (but still quite good) …

Pixel 2 XL to have tiny bezels all around, while Pixel 2 said to stick with older design

Google is rumored to unveil its second generation Pixel phones on October 5th, exactly one year after the launch of the original Pixel, and we already know that the phones will be powered by the yet unannounced Snapdragon 836 system chip, a slightly faster chip than the 835 that is currently found on most Android flagships.

A bezel-less screen expected for the Pixel 2 XLInterestingly, we now learn that the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL might be very different phones in one important aspect: while leaked pictures of the smaller Pixel 2 show …