Latest Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) leak reveals interesting design and color variations

Samsung has been producing some really appealing mid-range phones as of late, with the company’s 2017 A-series handsets providing excellent value for their price. 
If the recent specs leak is anything to go by, the upcoming Galaxy J7 (2017) is shaping up to become another worthy member of this excellent budget-friendly lineup, and the latest render reveals that hardware improvements won’t be the only selling point of the device. 
Reliable tipster Roland Quandt took to Twitter to share a hot new render image of the smartphone …


Samsung's new Battery Pack Kettle design is a cool new take on the external battery

Samsung has a brand new battery pack it calls ‘Kettle Design’ that looks unlike any other external battery and brings a neat additional functionality: it doubles as a kickstand for your phone.
The Kettle Design is a 5,100 mAh battery pack that also features a neat wrist strap and comes with 1 USB type A port and 1 microUSB port for charging the battery pack itself. The port for charging your devices outputs 9 watts of power (5 volts at 1.8 amps), so this is charging quicker than your regular standards, but not as fast as the latest quick charging …

Patent might be giving us a sneak peek at LG V30's design: secondary display with a twist

Note: The image on the left is our interpretation of the patent image.

Two days ago, during Google’s I/O 2017 keynote, it was announced that the Galaxy S8/S8+ and LG’s next flagship phone will eventually support Daydream later this year. 

This was news in more than one way: firstly, it single-handedly confirmed that an LG V30 is on the way, and secondly, it heavily hinted that this one will be donning an OLED display, which is one of the hardware requirements for Daydream support. 
And it seems that right after this high-level confirmation, …

SwiftKey gets complete design overhaul on iOS, 68 new languages and 6 themes added

Less than a week ago SwiftKey was launching a small update for its Android app which added keypress sounds. Today, iOS users are the beneficiaries of a much more significant update that completely changes the way the keyboard looks and adds a ton of new languages.

The update introduces a new icon, two new animated themes (Zig Zag and Cogs), as well as two re-designed default themes Nickel Light and Nickel Dark.

Also, support for 68 additional languages has been added, upping the number of languages supported by SwiftKey for iOS to 106. The new language models and the themes …

Making the HTC U11: from design to assembly, a smartphone is born

Today’s a very special day for HTC. Not only is the company launching its latest flagship smartphone, the new U 11, but the manufacturer is passing an important milestone, celebrating 20 years in the business. That’s brought us lots of memorable handsets like the Android-introducing HTC Dream, and the jack-of-all-trades HD2, all the way up to today’s modern portable powerhouses.

To help usher-in the era of the U 11 and its next 20 years making mobile devices, HTC invited us to Taiwan as it opened its doors to journalists for an unprecedented look at how the …

HTC U 11 rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far

Update: According to reliable leakster Evan Blass, the device in question won’t, in fact, be named HTC U, but rather HTC U 11, though it’s up for debate whether this is an improvement. The article below has been edited to reflect the new information.
Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn’t HTC’s real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a “good” 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren’t exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, …

Opera Max 3.0 released with all new design, data savings for Facebook

Opera Max, the powerful data savings and data management tool for Android devices, has just received a major update that brings a lot of visual changes, as well as under the hood improvements.

The most obvious addition to the Android app is the new design, which was optimized to make Opera Max easier to use. The developers have added a step-by-step tutorial that triggers when you open the app for the first time.

It offers useful tips in the form of cards, which are contextual to one’s usage. The new design can show “app by app” mobile and Wi-Fi data usage. …

OnePlus 5 rumor review: design, specs, price and release date

Many a geek have already branded OnePlus’ latest phones—the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T—the spiritual successors to the Nexus line of developer-friendly phones. That’s a notion OnePlus likely wants to keep around, which automatically puts a ton of stress on the company and requires it to keep it up with the gained momentum.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to become official sooner than later as numerous rumors and leaks are hinting at a May or early June announcement by OnePlus. True, the company doesn’t really have an established annual time window …

HTC U rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far

Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn’t HTC’s real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a “good” 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren’t exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, and pricing it way too high. And this isn’t just your everyday tech enthusiast complaining – these problems seem to have affected sales as well, judging from the drastic price cuts we’ve been seeing recently.
But nevermind that, let’s take a look into …

Apple has reportedly nixed 'wraparound' iPhone 8 display design, opts for flat OLED screen instead

Despite the overwhelming amount of rumors from various analysts and publications that Apple will release an OLED iPhone 8 with a wraparound display of sorts, the Apple-centric Japanese blog Macotakara now begs to differ. We will entertain their say, as those guys have been correct on many an Apple rumor in the past, and they now claim that the “iPhone Edition” has been more or less finalized in terms of design decisions, and these do include the speculated glass sandwich design on a stainless steel frame, but the OLED panel will be a flat one.

The thing is, Macotakara …