Samsung Galaxy S9 to run for a day and a half on a single charge, will sport front stereo speakers?

A Reddit user, who claimed to have had hands-on time with a  pre-production version of the Samsung Galaxy S9, posted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread on the social forum site the other day. He fielded questions related to the unit he played around with, noting that the model was “very close to production.” And while it might not mean anything, the fact that the thread was deleted could indicate that his story is legitimate and hit too close to home.

According to the lucky gentleman who allegedly was given 20 minutes to play around with the phone, the design looks very similar to last …


Huawei P20 render surfaces with triple camera setup on back, fingerprint scanner in front

Yesterday, we showed you renders of the Huawei P20 Plus, which displayed the triple camera setup in back along with a front-facing notch. Today, renders of the Huawei P20 have surfaced including a 360 degree video that allows you to see the render from all angles. Once again, we can see the three cameras that adorn the back of the unit. Unlike the P20 Plus, a front-facing fingerprint scanner can be seen. And yes, it appears that a notch will be present on this model, too.

The Huawei P20 will carry a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280. That would give the screen an …

Ulefone will show off the T2 Pro at MWC: all-screen front, Helio P70, dual camera

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Ulefone has been known to strive towards building good-looking handsets with respectable hardware specs, and its latest entry is no different. What’s even more exciting about the upcoming Ulefone T2 Pro is that it will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving enthusiasts a chance to learn more about it!

But what is the Ulefone T2 Pro …

Reporter has a major fan moment about Ricky Martin in front of Ricky Martin

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It’s not every day you accidentally spill your celebrity crush secrets to that very celebrity crush. 

Chicago’s WGN reporter Ana Belaval experienced just that last week when she found herself on-air via satellite with none other than Ricky Martin, who has been promoting his latest project, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. 

Belaval got a chance to ask Martin about Puerto Rico and on-the ground recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. After the interview, she began freaking out about the fact she was able to speak to the singer and actor, completely unaware that he was still tuned in.  Read more…

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HTC's new selfie phone announced: dual front cameras, currently exclusive to China

HTC is no stranger to selfie-oriented smartphones. Back in the final months of 2014, it launched the HTC Desire Eye — an upper-tier midranger that had identical 13 MP cameras on both front and back, each supported by their own dual-tone LED flash. With the flagship HTC 10, selfie fanatics got a different type of treat — an OIS module for the front camera, making for less blurry shots and stable video for vlogging.

Now, the company is launching a brand-new selfie-centered handset — a new member of the HTC U family, called the HTC U11 EYEs. Yeah, that’s eyes plural, since …

Apple gets trolled in front of 105,000 Buckeye fans in Ohio Stadium

Ohio State Buckeye fans took a shot at Apple during yesterday’s game against Michigan State at Ohio Stadium. In the stands were 105,000 fans watching the 11th-ranked Buckeyes demolish the Spartans 48-3. Also taking a licking at the game yesterday was Apple, thanks to several students who were participating in a motivational stunt in the stands. These fans were holding up cards to create the letters that spell “OHIO.” This is done to whip up the home crowd, which in turn gets the home team going.

Yesterday, when the fans were spelling out “OHIO,” the letter “I” was replaced by “A[?],” …

2017 top-tier smartphones that still have a fingerprint scanner on the front

Fingerprint scanners were made popular by the iPhone 5s way back in 2013. Housed in the home button at the front, Touch ID made phone unlocking super simple — press home button to wake the phone, wait for it to scan your finger to unlock. Naturally, it quickly became a trend and is now a standard feature that’s making its way to mid-range and even some lower level phones.

But not every phone has their fingerprint scanner on the front. Some had them installed on their backs, next to the camera, some have them on the side frame. In fact, with the war on the bezel …

Executive says Apple never tried to embed Touch ID on the back, front or side of iPhone X

During the winter, spring and summer, back in the days when everyone called the tenth anniversary version of the iPhone the Apple iPhone 8, there was a serious question about where Apple was going to put the Touch ID button. After all, the edge-to-edge screen was expected to leave no room for a front-facing  button for the fingerprint scanner. Quickly, rumors spread that Apple wanted to embed Touch ID under the display. And plan B was rumored to be a rear-facing Touch ID button.

The public really was hoping for a Touch ID button that would be placed under the display. Every time a render …

Alleged OnePlus 5T leak shows us a full-screen front, fingerprint scanner migration

So, the OnePlus 5 is gone — you can no longer buy it. What? Why? Well, that’s a bit of a mystery. Less than a year after releasing its latest “flagship killer”, OnePlus claims that they are all out of phone units.

Obviously, this is stirring up speculation that we are about to see a OnePlus 5T — a slightly updated phone, just like what the OnePlus 3T was to the OnePlus 3 last year. And OnePlus being inexplicably vague and stirring controversy is kind of the go-to move when the company is prepping up a marketing campaign. It’s a company built on user curiosity, word of mouth, and the first …

Alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro front panel shows a 17:9 display with no rounded corners

Think of any device released in the past year or so that has one of those fancy new “bezel-less” designs — notice the one thing they all have in common? All of them — the Mi MIX, the G6, the S8, the Note 8, the V30, etc. — have the edges of their displays rounded off. This is a purely aesthetic choice (even though LG really wants you to think otherwise), and helps reduce the initial shock of the extra tall aspect ratio.

So when news first broke out that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will feature its own take on the full-screen design philosophy, …