Samsung's foldable smartphone might include technology similar to Apple's 3D Touch

If Samsung manages to launch the long-rumored Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone might benefit from some technologies that have yet to make it in any of the company’s products. One of these technologies is already implemented by the competition and everyone knows them as 3D Touch (Apple) or Force Touch (Huawei).

To some degree, Samsung implemented the pressure-sensitive technology to the Galaxy S8/S8+, but it’s only present around the virtual home button. Last year, the South Korean giant filed for a patent that describes a technology similar to Apple’s 3D Touch and Huawei’s Force Touch, …


Microsoft's Black Friday 2017 deals include savings on two Android flagship phones


If you want to know what Microsoft is planning for Black
Friday 2017, you’ve come to the right place. While most of the company’s Black
Friday deals don’t have anything to do with phones, there are some upcoming
offers that will certainly be of interest to our readers. In particular, starting
November 23, Microsoft will allow customers to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and
Galaxy S8+ (unlocked) at $150 off.

 

Right now, Microsoft is selling the unlocked Galaxy S8 for $724.99,
while the unlocked Galaxy S8+ is offered for $824.99. At $150 off, the two
flagship handsets will cost $574.99 and $674.99, …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) leaked specs include Exynos-based chipset, 3GB RAM

Besides the entry-level Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) that we reported about a few days ago, Samsung is likely to launch another cheap smartphone by the end of the year, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017).

Well, the name isn’t official yet, but there’s a high chance that the leaked device is a sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime, also known as Samsung SM-G570. The unannounced device that has been recently listed at GFXBench has a consequential model number, SM-G571, which is why we believe it to be a follow-up to the Galaxy J5 Prime.

The sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime is expected to pack a 1.4GHz quad-core …

No shocker, Samsung Galaxy S9 series to include Galaxy S9+

Are you sitting down, muscles taunt in expectation of big news? We won’t delay this any longer. With work apparently starting on the firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S9, it seems that all indications point to a second variant of the model to be released next year alongside the new flagship phone. In other words, Samsung will be offering both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ in 2018.

Yes, you must be so stunned that a feather would knock you to the ground. But we know you can find the inner strength to keep on going. According to a report published today, Samsung has two new firmware versions, …

Latest leaked images of T-Mobile Revvl T1 include pricing and launch info

On Friday, we told you about a new low-end smartphone that T-Mobile is having produced under its own name. The T-Mobile Revvl T1 will launch this coming Thursday, August 10th. For a limited time only, the handset will be priced at $0 down and $7 a month with JUMP On Demand. The Revvl offers a 5.5-inch display carrying a 720 x 1280 resolution. Powering the unit is a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU. 2GB of RAM is inside along with 32GB of native storage.

Camera-wise, a 13MP snapper (with 4X digital zoom) is found on the rear of the handset. Selfie fans can employ the 5MP front-facing shooter that is …

Upcoming T-Mobile Tuesday freebies include deals on pizza, movies and hotels

Want to know what the giveaways and contest prizes are for this coming week’s T-Mobile Tuesday? Then you’ve come to the right place. Let’s start with the freebies. This Tuesday, T-Mobile subscribers will receive a 25% discount or more on hotel rooms from HotelStorm. If you need prints from your camera roll to create a permanent reminder of your vacation, on Tuesday you can order them from the FreePrints app. You’ll receive 10 4×6 premium photographs and a pair of 5×7 enlargements. As part of T-Mobile Tuesday, subscribers to the nation’s third largest carrier will receive free expedited shipping …

Rumored Snapdragon 845 SoC to include X20 modem chip capable of 1.2Gbps downlink speed

Last month, we passed along a report stating that the Snapdragon 845 chipset will be Qualcomm’s next high-end SoC, and will power the next-generation of high-end handsets. While the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ got first crack this year at selling handsets powered by the top-shelf Snapdragon 835 chipset (leaving the LG G6 to rely on the Snapdragon 821 SoC), the early reports suggest that LG and Qualcomm have already engaged in talks that would guarantee the presence of the Snapdragon 845 chipset on the LG G7.

According to a profile of a Qualcomm Senior Staff Engineer that was …

The Microsoft Surface Mobile will include a built-in projector, Surface Pen, and Win32 app support, leak shows

It’s been a while since we’ve heard rumors of the mythical creature known as the Surface Phone, but if the rumor mill is to be trusted, a number of huge details about it (like, for example, that it hasn’t been shelved like most of us suspected) may have just been revealed by Microsoft itself.

As far as obscurity goes, the source of the information probably ranks pretty high on your average Westerner’s list – a video description on Microsoft’s official account on Bilibili, a Chinese, anime-themed YouTube-like video sharing service. The text reveals …

Spotify updates its Android app to include "Behind the Lyrics"


So how did the Stones come up with that iconic riff for Satisfaction? Keith Richards heard it in a dream. How did Paul McCartney come up with the tune for Yesterday? It came to him in a dream. Who wrote the Monkees hit I’m a Believer? Neil Diamond, of course. And as far as we know, it didn’t come to him in a dream. Interesting tidbits like these will now be available to Spotify subscribers using the Android variant of the music streamer’s app.

“Behind the Lyrics,” which launched last year on Spotify’s iOS app, reveals information about the band or artist performing the tune that you’re …

iPhone 8 to include a rear-facing Touch ID sensor

According to some new information, Apple could pipe the Touch ID component of its next-gen iPhone onto the rear of the device. A move that would see Cupertino follow both Google and Samsung with their most recent flagship handsets, the switch would mark a departure from the long-standing, below-screen arrangement.

One of the reasons why Samsung switched the fingerprint authentication hardware from the front of the device was to facilitate the new Infinity Display. It’s believed the Korean company wanted to have the feature baked into the display of the …