Report: Apple iPhone SE 2 to feature 4.2-inch screen; device will be introduced at WWDC?

Late last year, there was talk about Apple releasing a sequel to the lowest priced iPhone in its lineup, the Apple iPhone SE. Subsequent reports said that Apple would release only 3 iPhone models in 2018 including a 6.1-inch model with an LCD display and a single rear-facing camera (iPhone 9), a 5.8-inch unit with an OLED panel (iPhone Xs) and a huge 6.5-inch version with an OLED display (iPhone Xs Plus). All three models would include the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID.

But that apparently isn’t the last word about a possible Apple iPhone SE 2. Out of China comes word that the phone could …


Report: LG's 2018 flagship to feature 6.1-inch screen, SD-845 inside; June launch possible

According to a report published today, LG’s delayed flagship phone could be launched in June. An anonymous source, who was briefed on LG’s plans to release a smartphone with the code name “Judy,” says that the handset will feature a 6.1-inch screen. This will be a new type of display called MLCD+. Thanks to a white sub-pixel that will be part of the RGBW matrix, the display will be very bright (in the 800-nit range) but consume 35% less energy than a typical IPS LCD screen.

Under the hood will be a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 630 GPU. 4GB of RAM …

Bluboo's upcoming S2 smartphone to feature new type of bezel-less design

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The “all-screen” trend has taken the world of smartphones by storm. Bezels have become public enemy number one, and in the past months, we’ve seen manufacturers take different paths in the quest to squeeze out the best screen-to-body ratio for their hottest handsets. Samsung and LG chose to go with super slim top and bottom …

Facebook testing a new 'Downvote' feature for flagging comments

We’ve all been there – scrolling on Facebook, just to come across a comment that does not achieve anything other than to offend someone. And the only option we had was to pass it by, as there was nothing else that could be done. Well, this may change soon.
Facebook is currently testing a new option called ‘Downvote’ to allow flagging of inappropriate comments. No, this is not a dislike button, as explained by a Facebook spokesperson, who also added: “We are not testing a dislike button. We are exploring a feature for people to give us feedback about comments on …

Huawei invite hints that the P20 and P20 Plus will feature three cameras on back

An invitation sent out by Huawei to the media, reveals that it will be holding an event on March 27th in Paris, France to unveil its three new Huawei P20 handsets. There is speculation that two of the upcoming models, the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Plus, will sport three camera sensors on back. They would be the first handsets to come to market with three cameras adorning the rear, with the third camera believed to offer a 5x hybrid zoom.

The invitation features a picture of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, where the unveiling will take place. In the background are three circles, representing the …

Motorola's newest Style Shell Moto Mods feature Gorilla Glass 5 and interesting designs

Motorola this week stared selling brand new Moto Mods from the Style Shell series. In case you’re not familiar with the Style Shell Moto Mods, these are swappable back covers that can change the aspect of Moto Z smartphones, with little added thickness. 
The new Style Shell models are the first Moto Mods made out of polycarbonate and Gorilla Glass 5, and they should be able to survive drops from up to 5.2 feet (1.6 meters). Five different interesting designs are available: Colored Leaves, Expressive Curves, Graphic Flowers, Retro Stripe, and Overlapping Triangles. …

Samsung Germany's Galaxy S9 support page hints that Dual SIM feature is coming to Europe

Some models of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge came with Dual SIM capabilities. This was offered in the form of a hybrid SIM tray (pictured above) that allowed users to employ the second SIM card holder for a microSD card instead. In 2016, the Dual SIM variation using the hybrid SIM tray was available in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Last year, the hybrid SIM tray was again offered in select markets on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. 

What about this year? Thanks to Samsung Germany’s early posting of its support page for the Samsung Galaxy S9, we can tell …

Honor V10 updated with Party Mode, network optimization feature

Honor V10 is getting a small update that adds two new features important to those who use their smartphones for entertainment more often than not. Yes, the V10 is getting a “Party Mode,” but also a new optimization feature for the Game Suite app.

But what exactly does the new Party Mode? Well, it’s pretty simple. Apparently, when enabled, Party Mode allows multiple Honor V10 smartphones to connect via NFC (Near Field Communication) and play the same tune a the same time across all handsets. That’s supposed to produce a multi-channel sound effect for a stunning audio experience.

The …

Google implements a feature to mute reminder ads

Congratulations, reminder ads are now mutable for a maximum of 90 days, as stated by Google! But what exactly are those, and why are we happy that we finally have control (although not complete) over them?
Reminder ads are pop-ups, prompting you to buy something, and are most likely to show up if you’ve recently looked up something in an e-shop. These pesky intruders can offer you everything from a pair of socks to a brand new car, and are quite adaptable, meaning they know exactly what you want and when you want it. But how they’ve become so smart, knowing …

Android Messages app to receive smart reply feature; Select Project Fi smartphones get it first

The smart reply feature, which allows users of the Gmail app to respond to incoming email with a single tap on pre-written responses, is now coming to Android Messages. The first phones that will have smart reply on the messaging app will be handsets used by Project Fi subscribers, including Pixel and Nexus handsets powered by Android 8.x. At this point, it is unclear whether other handsets working on other carriers will have smart reply available on Android Messages as well.   

A tweet disseminated today by Project Fi states that the smart reply feature is rolling out to compatible …