Alleged Asus ZenFone 5 shows its iPhone X-like notch in live picture

Asus has already confirmed that its next wave of Android smartphones will be unveiled on February 27 during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 trade fair. At least two devices will be introduced later this month: Asus ZenFone 5 and ZenFone 5 Lite.

The standard ZenFone 5 model is expected to feature the same notch that made the iPhone X so popular among other smartphone makers, which are now planning to include the design change into many of their products.

Asus ZenFone 5 allegedly leaked in a live picture that confirms the inclusion of the so-called “lip,” which is supposed to make …


Video shows that iPhone X type gestures will be used to navigate the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s?

Last month, we told you that Xiaomi could introduce a refreshed version of its Mi Mix 2 at MWC. Dubbed the Mi Mix 2s, this would be the latest version of Xiaomi’s Mi Mix line. The original generation Mi Mix stunned the world with its near bezel-less look when it was unveiled in October 2016. While the Mi Mix was a proof of concept at the time, the Mi Mix 2 was a mass produced handset released last October.

The Mi Mix 2s will reportedly feature an updated chipset as the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform is expected to be under the hood. The 5.99-inch screen will offer a “full-screen …

Apple collected record 51% of global smartphone revenue in Q4; iPhone had strong Q4 in China

Securities house Morgan Stanley said today that Apple had a strong showing in China during the fourth calendar quarter of 2017. On a sequential basis, Apple’s handset shipments rose 12% during the final three months of last year, compared to the third quarter results. During the same time period, deliveries of Android phones declined 17% in China. But Morgan Stanley adds that overall iPhone growth in the country is slowing as Android users upgrading to a new phone are choosing models produced domestically from Huawei and Oppo.

Analysts at the brokerage firm say that Chinese phone manufacturers …

All aboard the notch train! Apple mandates that all new apps support the iPhone X display

If anyone needed further proof that Apple is all aboard the notch train, its latest memo to developers should suffice. As if to corroborate the supply chain findings of its most reputable analyst, Apple is now demanding that all new apps submitted from April onwards, should natively support the screen cutout of the iPhone X, and it says so explicitly in an email distributed to developers.
In other words, the notch is here to stay, and this jibes with KGI Securities’ Ming-Chi Kuo numeorus memos to clients that Apple will issue three iPhones …

Apple collected record 51% of global smartphone revenue on Q4; iPhone had strong Q4 in China

Securities house Morgan Stanley said today that Apple had a strong showing in China during the fourth calendar quarter of 2017. On a sequential basis, Apple’s handset shipments rose 12% during the final three months of last year, compared to the third quarter results. During the same time period, deliveries of Android phones declined 17% in China. But Morgan Stanley adds that overall iPhone growth in the country is slowing as Android users upgrading to a new phone are choosing models produced domestically from Huawei and Oppo.

Analysts at the brokerage firm say that Chinese phone manufacturers …

New iOS 11.2.5 bug: This Indian character will crash your iPhone and lock down the Messages app

A new plague is coming upon iOS 11.2.5 users and it’s a nasty one.

It seems that a specific Indian character belonging to the Telugu language gets sent over iMessage or merely inserted into a text field will literally render your iPhone unusable. If you receive a message with that “malicious” character, your iPhone will reboot any time you tap the Messages icon as the system will unsuccessfully try to load the character time and time again. 
As of now, there is no “easy” way of fixing things n your own – the best bet is to have someone send you a regular …

Top Apple analyst sees 100 million 6.1-inch LCD equipped iPhone units shipped this year

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is considered to be the best Apple analyst in the world. Kuo is plugged into Apple in such a way, that no other analyst comes close when it comes to making predictions about future products or estimating how many units of a model will be sold. Kuo says that Apple will be selling three new models in 2018. All three will be equipped with the TrueDepth Camera, and offer Face ID. Two will feature OLED panels of 5.8-inches and 6.5-inches. Those are believed to be the Apple iPhone Xs and Apple iPhone Xs Plus, respectively.

According to Kuo, the third model will …

More Galaxy S9 Exynos vs Snapdragon benchmarks leak, top the iPhone X score

After seeing Samsung’s newfangled Exynos 9810 chipset that will be in the Galaxy S9 make the benchmarking rounds yesterday with 4GB RAM, today brings us the Galaxy S9+ appearing on AnTuTu with a Snapdragon 845 on board, and 6GB of the stuff. 

This is arguably the handset that leaked not long ago, and scored similar to 9810 in the multi-core tally, but much lower in single core, so what else are we learning about it from AnTuTu’s post today? 
Well, the screen resolution of the SM-G965 handset (S9+) won’t be 1080 x 2020 pixels, as is depicted …

And the first free iPhone X BOGO deal goes to… AT&T

Stop the presses! Ladies and gentlemen, we have what is arguably the first BOGO deal for a free iPhone X from a major US carrier, courtesy of AT&T’s Next plan. Until now, there have been free iPhone 8 or 8 Plus deals from T-Mobile and others, including from AT&T itself, but nothing for Apple’s latest and greatest.

Analysts were predicting that rising iPhone X inventories over at T-Mobile could lead to BOGO deals, but we least expected this to happen with AT&T, and yet here we are, with a limited time offer on a free X and other iPhones. The deal is good for the …

Snapdragon 845 gets benchmarked, scores higher than iPhone X in graphics

From faster performance, to more advanced graphics, and everything in-between, the current crop of Android’s finest handsets will soon face their challengers from the next edition of flagships with Snapdragon 845 chipsets. First in line are, needless to say, the processor’s foundry masters from Samsung, with their Galaxy S9, but LG, Sony, Xiaomi and others, will certainly be lining up soon thereafter.

So, what are the advantages that Snapdragon 845 alone will sport that could make you switch from your trusted Galaxy S8, LG V30, Xiaomi Mi 6, or even the OnePlus 5T, all …