Alleged CAD renders of the Huawei Mate 10 Lite surface with a 16:9 screen and dual cameras

Huawei’s Mate 10 — or to be more specific, three different devices all bearing the name — is coming in just a month. So it’s not that surprising that we’re seeing an increasing amount of leaks about the series, though we still have very little info on the regular Mate 10, rather than its Pro and Lite siblings.

But today we seem to have another possible look at one of the three devices — the Mate 10 Lite — this time in (potato quality) CAD render format. Design-wise, it looks pretty consistent with the design we saw in OnLeaks’ schematics-based …


Meet the Xiaomi Mi A1: an affordable mid-ranger with stock Android and fancy dual camera

A few days ago, we reported that Xiaomi is planning to announce an entirely new lineup of phones on September 5. Based on the teasers released at the time, our guess was that the Chinese manufacturer planned to introduce the next Android One phone, a fruit of its collaboration with Google. 

This has indeed happened, as today, the company unveiled its new Mi A1 model during an event in New Delhi, India. At a first glance, Xiaomi seems to have made the A1 specifically for this particular South Asian market, but the phone maker actually plans to introduce …

Xiaomi to announce entirely new phone series with stock Android and "flagship dual camera"

Xiaomi is set to unveil a smartphone with a “flagship dual camera” from an all-new lineup on September 5. The manufacturer’s initial teaser for the event only mentioned the high-end dual cam setup of the handset.  This led us to believe that this was just going to be a global release for the China-exclusive Mi 5X, as its camera is identical to the composition of the Mi 6 flagship. 
However, a new teaser has emerged recently on Xiaomi’s official Twitter account:

The possibilities are endless and it begins …

MediaTek announces new Helio P23 and P30 chipsets with dual VoLTE support

As expected, chipset maker MediaTek unveiled its new lineup of SoCs, which will be available starting Q4 2017: Helio P23 and Helio P30. Although both will be certified for global use, the Helio P30 SoC will be limited to China initially.

Both SoCs feature octa-core Cortex-A53 processor architecture, which might seem a bit obsolete even for mid-range chipsets. Even though they are iterations of the Helio P20 and P25 CPUs, the upgrade consists of new features and better IP blocks rather than just small speed bumps.

For example, both Helio P23 and P30 octa-core …

Ming-Chi Kuo says to expect a dual camera setup for the Samsung Galaxy S9

Last month, an analyst from Hana Financial Investment named Kim Rok-ho, said that he expects the Samsung Galaxy S9 to feature a dual camera setup. Another analyst, Park Hyug-woo from Shinhan Investment, predicted that dual cameras will appear on the back of both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With all due respect to those two analysts, the tech world doesn’t get terribly excited until such a proclamation comes from an analyst with a proven track record, like KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo.

While Kuo is known for his fabulous calls on Apple devices, the analyst has lately …

Nokia 8 flagship is official with Zeiss dual camera and live-streaming abilities

For quite some time it has been rumored that a high-end Nokia phone would launch soon. Today, HMD Global made that phone official. It is known as the Nokia 8, and soon you’ll be able to get one. Here’s what this new Android-powered heavyweight has to impress with.

Design: keeping it simple

As expected, the Nokia 8 goes easy on the bells and whistles. Much like the other Nokia smartphones launched by HMD Global so far, the brand’s flagship follows a traditional design approach. It revolves around a metal body curved at the edges and …

Nokia 8 cameras explained: how does the dual camera work and what is a "#Bothie"

The Nokia 8 is here and it features a very interesting camera setup: three identical cameras, all with the same, 13-megapixel sensor. Two of them are on the back: one is the main color camera with optical image stabilization and the secondary one is a monochrome sensor, while the third one is… the front camera!
But first let’s start with the camera specs:
13-megapixel rear color camera sensor (likely Sony IMX 258 sensor) with 1.12-micron pixels, 1/3.06 sensor size, Optical Image Stabilization, f/2.0 Zeiss lens13-megapixel …

ZTE intros the Blade Z Max: an affordable 6-incher with dual cameras and impressive battery

ZTE has recently gained a lot of popularity for offering some of the best budget handsets on the market right now. And while last year’ Axon 7 flagship did a lot to strengthen that image, ZTE has been consistently putting out a lot of other, lower-profile devices. And this is exactly what we’re witnessing today: the launch of the company’s latest ultra cheap device, known as the ZTE Blade Z Max.

Just like its predecessor, last year’s ZTE Zmax Pro, the Blade Z Max will be offered as a timed exclusive to MetroPCS, and will come at a pretty competitive price …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dual camera explained: specs, features, and all rumors we have so far

August 23 – that’s when Samsung’s next big thing will become official. And “big” is a fitting word indeed – the Galaxy Note 8 is expected to be announced on that date, becoming the company’s latest high-end, phablet-grade device. What’s going to be so special about it? Well, a whole bunch of things, actually. As all Galaxy Note phones before it, the Note 8 will feature a huge, high-quality display, plenty of memory and processing power, and a pressure-sensitive stylus for drawing, note-taking, and for standing out of the crowd, of course.
But in this …

T-Mobile Alchemy reportedly coming soon as an affordable, dual camera Android phone

T-Mobile is seemingly planning to release a new own-branded smartphone called Alchemy. According to Android Authority, the T-Mobile Alchemy is manufactured by Coolpad (which recently launched the cheap Defiant on T-Mobile), and will “likely” be a budget handset. 

While there’s no word on the features of the T-Mobile Alchemy, the phone is pictured above. Thus, we can see that the device has capacitive navigation buttons, a main dual rear camera (we don’t know if this can take nice photos or not), and a fingerprint scanner. The phone’s rear shell is textured, while the …