Google hardware designer reveals early Pixel 2 iterations

Despite the fact that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were manufactured by HTC and LG, the phones were fully designed Google. Ivy Ross, lead hardware designed at Google has just revealed some of the early iterations of the Pixel 2, which made its debut on the market back in October.

Currently, Ross is responsible for the design of all Google products, including the popular Home Mini, Daydream View, and Pixelbook. According to her, the most important design aspect for Google’s hardware is to make products that perfectly fit into our lives and homes.

I believe more time we spend in front …


ZTE to release a 5G-ready smartphone in the US by early 2019

ZTE is dead serious about its mobile business in the United States. After pledging to expand its foldable smartphone portfolio in the country, ZTE has just announced another premiere for the company.

ZTE’s chief executive officer, Lixin Cheng recently confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg that his company plans to launch a smartphone with 5G capabilities in the United States at the end of 2018 or in early 2019.

Obviously, ZTE might change these plans depending on how the 5G network coverage and equipment evolve in the coming months. ZTE’s Cheng said that …

Alcatel 5 with dual selfie cameras and metal body gets certified ahead of early 2018 unveiling

TCL is expected to unleash a new wave of Alcatel smartphones early next year. Based on previous experiences, the Chinese company usually introduces new handsets in late February at MWC (Mobile World Congress), but there’s a chance that a couple of Alcatel smartphones will be announced in early January at CES (Consumers Electronics Show).

One of the smartphones that will certainly be part of TCL’s new lineup is the Alcatel 5. The smartphone has just been certified at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which brings it one step closer to release.

The smartphone …

Tizen 3.0 update for Gear S3 halted in early December, Samsung now pushing out a revised version

Last month, Samsung introduced Tizen 3.0 – the latest version of its proprietary OS for wearables – for its Gear S3 smartwatch. The software upgrade brought a plethora of new features, but unfortunately, a lot of users reported that the battery life of their timepiece was noticeably shorter after upgrading. 

It looks like the tech giant has noticed the issue and is now taking action. Samsung Netherlands has stated that the initial rollout of Tizen 3.0 was halted in December due to the complaints received by users in North America. 
The …

Snapdragon 660-powered Nokia 6 successor rumored for early next year

A new rumor might put a smile on those who have been willing to jump on the Nokia 6 ship for a while but didn’t due to the fact that it’s a bit, how to put it lightly, underpowered courtesy of the power-efficient Snapdragon 430 chipset on deck. 
As it will very soon be time for Nokia to update its devices, a new rumor suggests that the successor to the Nokia 6 wil likely carry the much more capable octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset, which got announced in early 2017 and comprises 4x Kryo 260 cores running at 2.2GHz and another cluster of four Kryo 260s …

If you tried to get Apple Pay Cash to work on your iPhone, you're about a week too early

As you probably know by now, Apple was forced yesterday morning to release iOS 11.2 in order to eradicate a bug that was leading some iPhone models running iOS 11.1.2 to continuously crash in a loop. The units affected had certain apps installed that were set to push out local repeated reminders. The urgency of the situation forced the gang in Cupertino to go off schedule since iOS 11.2 wasn’t expected to launch until sometime this coming week.

Besides killing the December 2nd date bug, the iOS update includes enhanced stabilization for video recording, faster 7.5W wireless charging for …

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus revealed in pictures ahead of early December announcement

Xiaomi plans to unveil at least two new Android smartphones in early December if we are to believe the latest reports on the matter. A few days ago, one of the devices expected to be announced on December 7 was confirmed by major carrier China Telecom, the Redmi 5.

Today, we have more information about a slightly improved version of the Redmi 5, which will be made available in Europe starting January 2018. Apparently, the smartphone will be launched on the market as Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus, even though it’s been previously leaked as Redmi Note 5.

Since the Redmi …

T-Mobile launches early Black Friday deals, BOGO offers for iPhone 8, Galaxy S8/S8+, Note 8, LG V30, and more

T-Mobile has just revealed its first wave of promos for the upcoming holiday season. Starting November 17, the Un-Carrier will be offering BOGO (buy one, get one) deals for some of the hottest smartphones of 2017. Here’s the complete list of devices:
Samsung Galaxy S8Samsung Galaxy S8+Samsung Galaxy S8 ActiveSamsung Galaxy Note 8LG G6LG V20LG V30 and V30+Apple iPhone 8
There appears to be no BOGO deal for the iPhone X, but T-Mo has a trade-in offer for those of you interested in Apple’s $1,000 flagship. 
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Apparently, it's not too early to talk about Apple's 2018 iPhones

iPhone X sales are in full swing, as shipping times become shorter, so there’s really no reason to start talking about the next year’s iPhone. Well, not if your name is Ming-Chi Kuo. The well-known KGI Securities analyst has just given his first predictions about Apple’s new lineup of iPhones that will be unveiled in 2018.

Kuo believes Apple will launch three new iPhones in 2018. Two of them will sport OLED displays, while the third will come with LCD panel. Size-wise, the OLED-based iPhones will boast 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch displays respectively, while the bezel-less LCD model should sport …

Early OnePlus 5T vs OnePlus 5 camera comparison: No telephoto lens


The OnePlus 5T is leaking left and right like crazy, with an unofficial unboxing making the rounds some two days ago and a full specs sheet popping up online, seemingly revealing everything there is to know about the upcoming flagship device. But the leaks are not stopping still.

German website heise.de seems to have secured a OnePlus 5T prior to the device’s official announcement on November 16 and has already posted a brief camera comparison between the 5T and its predecessor, the OnePlus 5.
The big news here is that OnePlus has reportedly ditched …