Samsung's high-end Android flip phone may sport SD-835 and 6GB of RAM

Samsung’s W-series phones are high-end handsets with a flip form factor. The melding of the old and new works out just fine for those who miss their old device, but want to have the most up to date software and specs. The SM-W2018 is expected to be the latest W-series handset coming from Samsung. Back in May, the phone was certified by China’s regulatory TENAA agency. At the time, the handset was powered by the Snapdragon 821 chipset and carried 4GB of RAM inside. Earlier this month, the manual for the phone leaked revealing that wireless charging will be a feature on the phone.

Today, a …


High-end Nokia 8 allegedly leaks out, dual Zeiss camera included

Over the week-end, we told you that an Android-based Nokia 8 could be released in the near future. Now, we have what seem to be the first legit renders showing the Nokia 8 in all its glory.

Revealed by Venture Beat, the renders allegedly present the front and back of the Nokia 8. Obviously, this is a handset that doesn’t stray too much from the design of HMD’s current line-up of smartphones (Nokia 6, Nokia 5, and Nokia 3).

The yet-to-be-announced Nokia 8 has pretty thin bezels on the right and left side of its screen, but the top and bottom bezels are certainly on the thick side. …

High-end Nokia 8 allegedly coming soon, could cost less than $600

After launching the Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and Nokia 6, HMD Global is now (seemingly) getting ready to introduce at least one higher-end Android smartphone. Recently, we heard that a Nokia 8 and a Nokia 9 might be around the corner, and now we’re learning that only one of these models may be released in the near future: the Nokia 8.

According to German website WinFuture (usually a reliable source), the Nokia 8 has the model number TA-1004. Not long ago, it’s been assumed that the TA-1004 would be launched as the Nokia 9, but WinFuture has it that the phone’s final name should be Nokia 8. …

Nokia 9 gets benchmarked by AnTuTu revealing specs for the high-end model

The Nokia 9 is the high end version of the new series of Nokia branded smartphones released by licensee HMD. A smidgen more than a week ago, the phone was benchmarked on Geekbench and put up noteworthy scores of 2255 on the single-core test and 7770 on the multi-core test. Today, the handset was discovered on the AnTuTu benchmark site which revealed some specs belonging to the device.

With the model number Nokia TA-1004 (the same model number seen on Geekbench), the Nokia 9 will feature a display carrying a resolution of 1440 x 2560, according to AnTuTu. While the size of the screen was …

Google to introduce a high-end VR headset at Google I/O?

Now that we’ve arrived at Google I/O, we hope to find out if there is any truth to the rumor about Google introducing a high-end stand alone VR headset during the developer conference. While the company’s previous two VR headsets required a smartphone to work, (Google Cardboard, Daydream VR) this new headset will be a standalone device similar to other high-end models such as the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

While this device could still come to market using the Daydream VR name, it is expected to be first to sport a feature that allows users to track their positions and movements without requiring …

Xperia XZ Premium pre-orders now taken by Sony in Europe, high-end headphones offered as gift to early adopters

Several Sony e-stores in Europe are now officially taking pre-orders for the company’s 2017 flagship – the Xperia XZ Premium. While some third-party retailers already had pre-order listings on their websites for the last couple of months, what’s interesting to note here is that we have an official MSRP for the device alongside additional information regarding the gifts for early adopters. 
For example, purchasing an XZ Premium in the UK will cost you £649, and if you reserve your unit before the end of the month, you’ll be able to …

Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms bring high-end features to the mid-range

Improved performance, enhanced photography, better connectivity, and longer battery life – these are some of the main promises of the new Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 630 mobile platforms that Qualcomm has announced today. According to the company, the new chipsets are created to bring “more affordable high quality features for more smartphones and tablets, with little compromise on power”. The Snapdragon 660 is a successor of the Snapdragon 653 SoC, and the new Snapdragon 630 is an improved version of the 626 model, but both of them should give users significant improvements …

T-Mobile to offer its own high-end phone with a lifetime warranty at an affordable price?

T-Mobile has become the most innovative and influential of the U.S. carriers under the leadership of president and CEO John Legere, who has made it a point to fix what is wrong with the industry in the U.S. T-Mobile was first to end carrier subsidies on new handsets and the two-year contracts that went along with them hand-in-hand. It was T-Mobile that started offering zero-rated streaming features such as Music Freedom and Binge On to customers. And T-Mobile has been behind the latest push to offer unlimited high-speed data plans to subscribers. In fact, T-Mobile One has taxes and fees built right …

Verizon to offer some new Apple devices online this week; new trade-in deal for high-end phones

Verizon has a couple of pieces of news today that it wants you to know about. First, some of the new Apple devices announced by the tech titan this morning will be available online from the nation’s largest carrier starting on March 24th. That is this coming Friday. The new models include the PRODUCT(RED) Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. How appropriate that a red variant of the current iPhone handsets will be offered by Big Red.

Also available on that date will be a new 32GB tablet that replaces the Apple iPad Air 2. Available in Silver, Gold and Space Gray, this will be known simply …