Samsung hides Galaxy S9 3D images in its Unpacked 2018 app for the media to view using AR

Samsung recently published its Unpacked 2018 app in the Google Play Store. There is a countdown timer that ticks off the seconds until the 2018 Samsung flagships are unveiled next Sunday in Barcelona. Now you need to think about what Sammy has done here. A Reddit subscriber posted that his tear down of the Unpacked 2018 app discovered 3D images of the Samsung Galaxy S9. To access these images, media attending the trade show will take their individual press badge and tap it against their phone. That will allow them to see the Galaxy S9 in AR.

The images reveal a few things. There will be …


Designer produces concept images of Apple's rumored AR glasses

While the Apple HomePod smart speaker is Cupertino’s next big consumer tech device, on the horizon is something bigger that could replace the iPhone as Apple’s top revenue producer. Last June, analyst Gene Munster, who now pores over spreadsheets for venture capital firm Loup Ventures, said that AR powered Apple Glasses will become bigger than the tech giant’s iconic smartphone. Based on comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook about the current state of AR technology, we probably won’t see this device launch until 2020 at the earliest. Apple will reportedly turn to contract manufacturer Quanta to produce …

Huawei P20's triple camera shows in leaked images, along with a notch-y prototype

We’ve been hearing about Huawei’s upcoming “triple-camera” P20 for a while now, and that it will also come in three versions, including a Lite model, which likely won’t have the fancy camera set of the top-shelf P20. Today, a few leaked images, of an alleged prototype, and case maker renders, flesh out those rumors a bit more, as on one of the sources we see a triple vertically-situated camera, and what seems like a dual LED flash plus a laser focus, while the other makes do with a dual arrangement in a horizontal placement, and a single LED.

Thus, the P20 might have Plus …

Asus ZenFone 5 smartphone with 18:9 display shows up in leaked images

Asus confirmed its ZenFone 5 series will be officially introduced on February 27, but it didn’t reveal anything related to the upcoming smartphones. If you don’t mind spoilers, we now have information about one of the ZenFone 5 handsets expected to be unveiled later this month.

Several pictures taken from a manual show the unannounced Asus ZenFone 5 from all angles. The information contained in the document also confirms the smartphone will feature a 5.7-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

Asus hasn’t dropped the 3.5mm audio jack, which is positioned on top of the smartphone. The microUSB …

Android 8.1 factory images with January security patch now available for these stock Android models

Factory images are useful for those who don’t have any patience and won’t wait for an OTA update to hit their handset. It also helps those who are customizing their device get back to the latest Android build, just in case they screw up. New Android 8.1 factory images for three carrier specific stock Android devices are now available, and come three weeks after Google first disseminated the January 2018 security patch with an update. In addition to the factory images, these particular models will also receive the update OTA.

Let’s end the suspense. The following handsets now have an Android …

New images of the canceled Microsoft Xbox smartwatch surface

Despite the fact that Microsoft has given up Windows Phone and anything related to the smartphone business, the Redmond-based company was, at some point, very close to releasing a smartwatch.

Microsoft’s first ever smartwatch was probably supposed to be called Xbox Watch and offered many of the features that modern wearable devices include these days. Back in September, we showed you the first pictures of an Xbox Watch prototype, which didn’t seem to work.

If you consider yourself a Microsoft fan, we’re happy to bring to your attention another set of pictures showing a working Xbox …

Images from Samsung patent application allegedly show the foldable Samsung Galaxy X

Just the other day, we passed along some more information about the foldable Samsung Galaxy X. One report stated that the device will look like a phone at rest, and when unfolded, it becomes a tablet with a 7.3-inch screen. Yesterday, the President of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh, said that issues with the UX have forced Sammy to delay the launch of the Galaxy X to 2019.

Today, sketches of the Samsung Galaxy X have been released by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). They are from a filing made by Samsung back on June 14 of last year. The product has one …

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra leaks in live images with rather thick bezels

The Xperia XA2 Ultra is one of the many smartphones that Sony plans to reveal in Q1 2018. Previously leaked as Sony H4233, the device was recently spotted at the Malaysian regulatory agency SIRIM with its real name.

Now, we have a couple of live pictures showing the phone’s front and back sides. Despite rumors that Sony will completely redesign its Xperia lineup, the Xperia XA2 Ultra doesn’t show any signs of improvement from this point of view.

It’s true, the phone comes with really thin bezels on the left and right sides, but the chins are as thick as the …

Microsoft patent images reveal folding Surface tablet

Back in January and March of this year, we showed you images from Microsoft patent applications that revealed a Surface tablet that converted into a phone and vice versa. Today, a tweet from a gentleman named Isaac referred us to a listing on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website. The listing includes the latest images of a folding Surface tablet device. This unit folds from a tablet with one large display into one with two smaller and separate OLED screens. The device also functions as a phone.

The new sketches go into detail as we can see the individual parts making …