The Nokia 2 (for AT&T and T-Mobile) is launching soon in the US, large battery included


Announced at the end of October, the Nokia 2 is a smartphone that runs near stock Android 7 Nougat, and is aimed at customers who
don’t want to spend too much on a new handset. If you’re in the US and you’re
interested in buying the Nokia 2, we have good news. Amazon is getting ready to
start selling the smartphone, US warranty included.
The Nokia 2 is compatible with carriers like AT&T and
T-Mobile, but won’t work on Verizon and Sprint. The phone comes unlocked, and costs
exactly $99. Amazon lists three color variants of the device: Black, Copper,
and White.  

 

The …


Deal: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now costs $505 (or $549 with a $50 Best Buy gift card included)


About a month after making its US debut, the Sony Xperia XZ1
Compact – one of the world’s first smartphones to run Android 8 Oreo out of the
box – is now almost $100 cheaper.

 

Amazon is currently offering the Xperia XZ1 Compact starting
at $504.99 – $95 off the phone’s launch price ($599.99). Only the black version
of the XZ1 Compact is available for $504.99, while the other three color
verstions – pink, blue, silver – cost $549.99.

 

Best Buy is discounting the Xperia XZ1 Compact, too, selling
the phone for $549.99, regardless of color. Best Buy is throwing in a $50 gift
card …

T-Mobile intros the LG V30+, 128 GB of storage space and premium headsets included


Previously sold only by Sprint and US Cellular, the LG V30+
(or V30 Plus) is now ready to be released on T-Mobile – which, of course, is
already offering the regular LG V30.

 

T-Mobile will officially launch the LG V30+ on November 17
– that’s also the day when the carrier starts selling the rugged Samsung Galaxy
S8 Active. According to T-Mobile, the V30+ will be available in limited
quantities, costing $850 outright, or $130 down and $30 per month over 24
months. This makes the new handset $50 more expensive than the regular V30.

 

There are only two differences between the LG …

Rumor: HTC U11 Plus coming soon, near-bezel-less screen included

While announcing its $1.1 billion deal with Google today (under which certain HTC employees are joining the Mountain View giant), HTC also confirmed that it’s working on its “next flagship phone.” The company didn’t provide any details on this handset, but we may have some information on it anyway.

According to French website Frandroid (usually a reliable source), HTC plans to announce a high-end smartphone in November. Reportedly, the device is called U11 Plus, and will become HTC’s first handset to sport a near-bezel-less screen – a 5.99-inch display with 1440 …

Asus ZenFone 4 Max officially launches in US and Canada, large battery included


Asus just announced that one of its newest smartphones, the
ZenFone 4 Max, is now officially available to buy in the US and Canada. The handset is sold
unlocked (1-year North American warranty included), costing $199 in the US, and $299 CAD in Canada.

 

Far from being a high-end smartphone, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max
is made for customers in need of an affordable handset with long battery life.
The device packs a very generous 5,000 mAh battery – according to Asus, this
can provide up to 22 hours of video playback, or up to 26 hours of Wi-Fi web
browsing. With these figures in mind, we’re …

Step aside, BeatsX: Samsung introduces U Flex wireless headphones, Bixby button included

Samsung has just announced a new pair of Bluetooth headphones — the Samsung U Flex. They are the tethered earbuds, which have a comfy neck-holder and tons of controls on deck, including a button that activates Bixby.

By all the features listed, it seems the U Flex strive to strike the ultimate balance between portability and sound quality. The neck-hanging cord that connects both earphones is actually flexible (bendable up to 100 degrees), so it can easily fold and get tucked in a pocket or bag. The earphones have magnets that keep them stuck to each other when …

AT&T shakes hand with CBS for DirecTV Now streaming, Showtime included

Back in the fall, AT&T launched its zero-rated DirecTV Now streamer, aimed at cord-cutters everywhere, for the extremely enticing $35/month introductory offer, which includes more than 120 popular channels to choose from. Despite the great limited-time price, there were some caveats, like the lack of CBS, though AT&T promised that it will work with CBS execs to fold it in, and will add more features to the streamer further down the road.
It just delivered on that promise, and included programming as well as on-demand content from CBS …

Olixar cases for the Pixel 2 pop up, renders of the phone included

So, before hot phones hit the market, case makers start gearing up, racking on various case models, preparing for a spike in sales. During this period, some cases may pop up on various mobile accessory websites, with computer-generated images of the case, with a render of what the phone is expected to look like inside. This render is usually not officially confirmed by the phone maker or anything, but taken from all the leaks that we see day in and day out.

What’s curious about this specific set of cases is that it shows renders of the upcoming Pixel 2, which we haven’t seen before. The …

Galaxy Note 8 leaks again in case maker renders, Arctic Silver version included

Back when the first color versions leak of the Galaxy S8 came our way, we couldn’t help but notice the funky names that Samsung chose for the hues – Black Sky, Orchid Grey, and Arctic Silver. That last Arctic Silver version will apparently be present as a color layer on the upcoming Galaxy Note 8, as well, if the leaked case maker renders above holds water. It will probably join the obligatory black and grey versions, as well as that Blue Coral that so many seem to be fond of. Will Samsung ever release a pinkish Note 8, or a brand new color altogether, remains …

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. …