HTC U11 vs Galaxy S8 vs LG G6: a three-way specs comparison!

In case you’ve missed the news, the HTC’s U11 flagship is now official. 

The latest and greatest device HTC has ever come up with is a true powerhouse, equipped with the speedy Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. A 5.5″ Quad HD display is making the rounds up front, while a 3,000mAh non-removable battery is keeping the show going. A 12MP UltraPixel camera at the back is completing the specs sheet.

This phone will have the arduous task of battling with the South-Korean superstars – the Galaxy S8/S8+ and the LG G6. Either of these are among …


Samsung Galaxy S8 global sales reportedly exceed 5 million in less than a month

Samsung’s new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, seem to be doing well on the global market. Less than a month after the official debut of the new high-end models on April 21, the Galaxy S8 global sales have reportedly crossed 5 million units.

Samsung did not provide detailed figures, but a company official told The Investor that the Galaxy 8 sales “are going smoothly around the globe” and “are already beyond 5 million units”. The company speaks about “combined” sales, which probably means that the provided figure reflects both the sales of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy …

Samsung Galaxy C10, Galaxy C10 Plus to be equipped with Bixby and the Bixby button?

There has been plenty of speculation stating that the first Samsung handset to feature a dual-camera setup will be the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. While the high-end phablet is a good bet to carry two cameras on the back, it is looking increasingly likely as though another pair of Galaxy handsets will beat it to the punch. And that would be the Samsung Galaxy C10 and Samsung Galaxy C10 Plus. A sketch of the former shows that the two cameras will be positioned vertically, in the center of the rear cover.

It also appears as though the Galaxy C10 (SM-C9100) and Galaxy C10 Plus (SM-C9150/C9158) will …

ARR! Pirates of the Caribbean version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is coming

Over the weekend, we were surprised to hear that Paul McCartney will have a role in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales movie. What we’re not surprised about is the upcoming launch of a version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 that ties into the theatrical release of the film. A special case engraved with the movie’s logo, and containing a skull, is added to the back of the handset.

Features related to the movie are added to the UI once the special case is attached to the phone. This is done using the special NFC chip embedded in the case. The Pirates of the Caribbean special …

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active clears Wi-Fi certification on its way to AT&T

The rugged version of Samsung Galaxy S8 is expected to arrive at AT&T any moment now. We’ve been hearing about the smartphone for two months now, so there’s no doubt the Galaxy S8 Active will make its debut in the United States very soon.

The smartphone has been spotted on User Agent String last week, and now it’s been listed at Wi-Fi Alliance with the same model number: Samsung SM-G892A. The smartphone has received its Wi-Fi certification, which means it’s one step closer to market release.

Aside from the model number, no other information about the …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7R gets one more approval before release

The refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7R is clearly coming to market, but if you hope to grab one, you’ll want to pray to the fortune gods since the South Korean company won’t release it worldwide.

Two places where you will certainly be able to purchase the Galaxy Note 7R is China and South Korea, but other than that the list of markets where the smartphone will be available it’s a well-guarded secret.

The good news is the refurbished version of the last year’s flagship smartphone is close to being introduced in those two markets we’ve mentioned. The Galaxy …

Dual-SIM Samsung Galaxy S8+ with Exynos chipset goes on sale in the US

Customers in the United States have the pleasure the being able to purchase the Qualcomm-based Samsung Galaxy S8+ from either of the major carrier and retailers across the country. The smartphone is available unlocked or carrier-bound, so depending on your budget, you can get whichever you want.

However, a new seller is now offering the so-called EMEA version of the Galaxy S8+, which comes with the powerful Exynos 8895 chipset inside. On top of that, the Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S8+ packs not one, but two SIM slots that can be used to add another SIM or memory …

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max leaked specs portray a powerful and affordable 5.7-incher

Samsung’s affordable J-line is home to some surprisingly capable phones, and the upcoming J7 Max is prepped up to be the most powerful of the bunch. This photograph of its product presentation appeared online, revealing the handset’s design and complete spec sheet. While the phone’s looks aren’t much to fawn over, there’s definitely some brawn to make up for that.

The J7 Max supposedly has a 5.7-inch, 1080p resolution TFT Display (no OLED – interesting!) and is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6757V (Helio P20) chip. The phone has a whopping 4GB of RAM …

Samsung Galaxy S8 powered by the Exynos 8895 SoC, breaks the 7000 ceiling at Geekbench for multi-core score

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are considered among the top two Android handsets currently available. Each model has two different variants based on the chipset employed. In the U.S., the two flagship phones feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset carrying an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 540 GPU. Elsewhere, the home grown Exynos 8895 SoC is under the hood, carrying an octa-core CPU and the Mali-G71 MP20 GPU.

Today, the Exynos 8895 SoC powered Galaxy S8 was put through the Geekbench benchmark test, and the multi-core score of 7101 was one of the highest results ever seen on a smartphone. …

Entry-level Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) priced at $179.99 via AT&T

AT&T is now offering the budget-priced Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) for $179.99 from AT&T. You can also use the carrier’s Next EIP and pay $6 a month over 30 months. And if you purchase a Samsung handset using Next, you’re entitled to buy the Samsung Gear S3 frontier smartwatch for $49.99 on contract. This is the version of the Gear S3 that enables you to make phone calls, even if your handset was left miles away at home.

The Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) comes with a 5-inch display carrying a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The Snapdragon 425 chipset is under the hood, featuring a quad-core 1.4GHz …