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 …


Google Contacts for Android updated with action buttons, large contact photos, more

Google recently updated the Contacts app for Android devices with several improvements that are supposed to make it much easier to use.

There aren’t any new features added in the update except for the action buttons in the contacts, which will make it easier to call, text, and do other needed stuff.

The developers also announced that they have listened to user feedback and have decided to bring back the large contact photos. Furthermore, the latest version of Contacts will now allow users to merge all their duplicate contacts at once.

Also, you can …

Samsung has just turned 40 Galaxy S5 smartphones into a large Bitcoin mining machine

It’s no surprise that most smartphones launched these days are more powerful than many computers released several years ago. So, why wouldn’t a handful of smartphones be as powerful as one of the modern PCs worth more than $2,000?

Well, it appears that you only need eight old Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones to be able to mine Bitcoin the way a desktop computer does. In fact, the smartphones are more power-efficient at Bitcoin mining than a similarly powerful PC, Samsung claims.

As part of its “Upcycling” initiative, Samsung has decided to show other smartphone companies that even two-year-old …

Report: Soon you'll watch DirecTV on your large screen set using the AT&T Mobile TV Cast Moto Mod

Just the other day, we told you that next month, Amazon’s Alexa will be accessible through a new Moto Mod that will attach to the back of Moto Z and Moto Z2 handsets. Now, a report published today states that Motorola and AT&T have partnered to develop the AT&T Mobile TV Cast Moto Mod. With this accessory, you will be able connect to a compatible television set allowing you to watch DirecTV on a larger screen.

Of course, for this to have any value, you have to be a subscriber to DirecTV Now. This is an app that features streaming video in the form of live TV channels and on-demand …

Mid-range Sony Xperia XA1 Plus launches in the US, fans of large bezels rejoice


Shortly after releasing the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact in
the US,
Sony is now bringing another new (but cheaper) smartphone stateside. We’re
talking about the Xperia XA1 Plus, a mid-range handset with a 5.5-inch 1080p
screen and an unmistakable Sony design – large top and bottom bezels
included. 

 

As of today, the unlocked Sony Xperia XA1 Plus can be
pre-ordered through Amazon, which acts as one of Sony’s official US
distribution channels. The new smartphone is offered for $379.99 (in gold,
black, or blue), comes with US warranty, and will be shipped on October 23.
Like most unlocked …

HTC U11+ to pack a large 4000 mAh battery in a compact body


November 2 may bring us a brand new HTC smartphone that
could be quite different from what the company has used us with in recent years.
Allegedly called HTC U11+ (or HTC U11 Plus), the new handset is expected to sport
a 5.99-inch near-bezel-less screen with 1440 x 2880 pixels and an 18:9 aspect
ratio.

 

Earlier today, we saw a potential list of HTC U11 Plus specs,
and now we have even more details about the upcoming device. Reportedly, the new smartphone
will pack a generous battery of around 4,000 mAh, and should be only a tad
larger than the HTC U11 (released in May this year). These …

Alleged Google Pixel 2 protective cover hints at large top and bottom bezels for the phone

Google has high hopes for its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL. To understand that, all you need to see is the television commercial about the Pixel that promotes the October 4th unveiling of the two sequel models. In the ad, Google shows hundreds of questions people ask about their smartphone, including What’s wrong with my phone’s battery? Why is my phone always out of storage? Why does my phone take so many blurry photos? Why doesn’t my phone understand me? Why is my smartphone so slow? It appears that Google will tell us on October 4th that the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are the phones for you.

Last …

Unannounced Nokia 2 to pack a large 4,000 mAh battery

After releasing the Nokia 8 flagship, HMD Global is now
getting ready to announce a significantly less pretentious smartphone. Apparently
called Nokia 2, the upcoming device was first seen last month in some photos
revealed by the FCC (the US Federal Communications Commission). Now, we can
share a new, and pretty important detail about the handset.

 

According to documents shared by the FCC, the Nokia 2
packs a 4,000 mAh battery – the largest we’ve seen inside a Nokia-branded
Android phone thus far. Such a generous battery might be able to last 2
days on a single charge, especially since …

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 …

LG X Power 2 with large 4,500 mAh battery coming soon to Sprint

The US rollout of the mid-range LG X Power 2 started back in May, but it has yet to hit some carriers in the country. Although a report claimed the LG X Power 2 could be offered by U.S. Cellular, even before the South Korean company announced the smartphone, it didn’t happen yet.

Today, we have new information about the LG X Power 2, which suggests the phone could be en-route to Sprint. It appears that the handset has just been certified by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and thanks to the model number (LG SP320) we know it’s aimed at Sprint.

Since …