Samsung and Disney team up to launch "Incredible" AR emojis for Galaxy S9/S9+

Many consider Samsung’s new AR emojis that launched with the Galaxy S9 and S9+ a rather gimmicky feature, but the following announcement could be considered proof that AR emojis are here to stay.

The South Korean company confirmed recently that it has teamed up with Disney to provide Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners with even more AR emojis. All five members of the super family, the Incredibles and their friend, Frozone, have just joined the already available characters of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Donald Duck.

Starting today, Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ owners can personalize their messages …


Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) full specs leaked before launch

Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) is expected to be announced later today alongside at least one other mid-range smartphone, the Galaxy J4 (2018). The former’s specs leaked more than a week ago, but hours before the smartphone’s official reveal, the full specs sheet popped up online.

Most of the specs leaked earlier this month have now been confirmed by a set of images showing the Galaxy J6 (2018)’s technical specifications. For example, we already knew the mid-range handset will be equipped with a 1.6GHz octa-core processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.

Also, …

Knights Chronicle turn-based RPG gets more than a half million pre-registered players before launch

Knights Chronicle is a brand new game from the company the brought us Marvel: Future Fight and Star Wars: Force Arena mobile smash hits. Earlier this week, the South Korean developer announced that its upcoming turn-based RPG (role-playing game) for mobile devices, Knights Chronicle, has reached 500,000 pre-registrations.

Pre-registrations have been opened since last week and will remain so for some time. Everyone who signs up before the game is launched will receive in-game items like SSR rated 6-star Rebecca, a member of the White Knights, 1 million gold, and 200 diamonds. All rewards …

HMD may have just decided to launch the Nokia X6 worldwide following poll results

HMD Global introduced its first-ever Nokia-branded smartphone to feature a notch display design, but the device is only available in China. Although the notch is still a controversial feature that many don’t see as an improvement, the Nokia X6 has been met with a lot of enthusiasm in China.

As a consequence, HMD Global’s COP Juho Sarvikas posted a poll earlier today asking fans if they would be interested in a worldwide release of the Nokia X6. The poll ended pretty quickly and it showed once again how powerful the Nokia brand is all over the world.

Out of the more than 8.5k people …

Apple Glasses won't launch until December 2021 says Gene Munster

Last summer, Loup Ventures’ Gene Munster said that Apple’s AR glasses would launch in 2020 and become bigger than the iPhone. But that was last year. Munster, a long time Apple watcher for Piper Jaffray, now expects the wearable to come to market a year later than he originally expected. In a new report posted online, Munster says that Apple Glasses will be released in 2021.
Munster said that after meeting with AR experts, a product like Apple Glasses are still a few years away from being ready for prime time. This basically confirms what Apple CEO Tim Cook said last …

YouTube Music Premium to launch on May 22nd along with other changes

Time to follow the bouncing ball. Starting on May 22nd,  a new YouTube Music will debut. The ad-supported version will offer official songs, albums, playlists, artist-based radio and YouTube’s library of videos. YouTube Music Premium is the ad-free version of the music streamer that allows you to listen to tunes in the background, and download tunes. This service will cost $9.99 a month and will be available via an app or through your desktop browser. YouTube Music Premium is replacing the Google Play Music app and subscribers to the latter will be able to hear their purchased music, …

HMD may launch a new Nokia 3 smartphone later this year

HMD Global made a habit of launching beefed-up variants of its Nokia-branded smartphones. It happened with the Nokia 6, Nokia 7 and Nokia 8, and it’s about to happen again with the Nokia 3.

Nokia 3 is more of an entry-level rather than a mid-range smartphone, which made its debut on the market about a year ago. The phone embeds a 1.4GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB expandable storage.

Well, it looks like HMD Global plans to launch a better-specced version of the low-end device, which will be named Nokia 3.1 or Nokia 3 (2018). The name of the unannounced …

Watch the Honor 10 global launch event livestream here

Honor is one of the few major handset makers that has yet to introduce its first 2018 flagship to the global audience. We say major, as it is an offshoot of the third-largest cell phone maker globally, Huawei, and has been having moderate success with its Honor line in the US, especially the budget 7X offering lately.

The Honor 10 was actually already announced for China, and is one of the numerous phones this year that have embraced the notch. Based on the P20 family design, it offers a lot for the price on its hometurf, like a a 5.8-inch full HD+ (1080 x 2280 pixels) display with …

Razer sets China event for May 22, smartphone launch hinted at

Razer has just announced a new launch event in China set to take place on May 22. The popular gaming brand initially launched the Razer Phone back in November, but in recent times its competition has been increasing due to launches from Chinese brands Xiaomi and ZTE. In the wake of this, the California-based company has announced it will be holding an event on May 22 in China.

It’s currently unclear what the company will be revealing at the event, but the teaser the company has published certainly hints at an upcoming product launch. Now, there are two possible outcomes to this. The first …

Google tipped to launch three Pixel-branded smartwatches this year

It looks like 2018 shapes up to be a great year for Google. After officially revealing Android P earlier this week, Google is readying for yet another major event where the Mountain View company is likely to announce two Pixel smartphones.

However, according to leakster Evan Blass, Google plans to introduce its first Pixel-branded watch this fall along with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. However, those waiting for Google’s own wearables to make it to market will be pleased to know the company is actually working on three different smartwatches.

Roland Quandt of Winfuture.de …