Huawei's first 5G smartphone will launch in 2019

Huawei has confirmed its first 5G-enabled smartphone will arrive next year. The Chinese company is currently one of the pioneers when it comes to future 5G networks, with it presently working alongside a number of carriers across the globe in order to get the next-generation networks up and running.

Coinciding with the global rollout of 5G networks, Huawei has now announced that its first 5G-enabled device will arrive in Q3 2019, suggesting a late summer release next year is currently on the cards. Nevertheless, the smartphone brand is yet to confirm any specifics in regards to the new …


BlackBerry Ghost and Ghost Pro to launch this quarter?

In February and March, we showed you a pair of renders for a couple of new handsets that were reportedly being prepped by BlackBerry licensee Optiemus. If the renders are legit, both the BlackBerry Ghost and the BlackBerry Ghost Pro will be two of the sexiest BlackBerry phones ever produced. The two devices each feature an edge-to-edge screen and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Neither render shows off a fingerprint scanner, which means that the biometric reader is on the back of the phone, or (less likely) embedded under the display.

While Optiemus never confirmed the existence of the Ghost and …

OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War limited-edition confirmed to launch in the UK

May shapes up to be a great month for OnePlus, as the handset maker plans to reveal its next top-tier phone, the OnePlus 6, early next month. Also, a pair of new wireless earbuds is expected to go official alongside the flagship killer.

But that’s not all that OnePlus plans to announce next month. Rumors about another limited-edition OnePlus smartphone surfaced last week, but over the weekend a new report seems to confirm the Chinese company’s initiative.

Apparently, OnePlus is a very good friend to Marvel, and was allowed to launch a limited-edition Avengers: Infinity War version …

Spotify's rumored smart speaker could launch this month

Two months ago, we told you that based on job postings made by Spotify, the world’s largest music streamer was apparently in the process of building a smart speaker. Last month, we passed along video that showed Spotify testing its own in-house voice search feature. This could mean that instead of using Alexa or Google Assistant, Spotify is creating its own for use with the smart speaker. The device would compete against Amazon’s leading Echo line, the Google Home smart speakers, Apple’s HomePod and others.

The company has now sent out invitations for an event to be held on the morning of …

"Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery" to launch on April 25 for iOS and Android

We’re finally going to get a Harry Potter mobile game, and it will be out on April 25 for both iOS and Android.
“Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery” will be a free-to-play role-playing game situated in the Harry Potter universe. You’ll begin the game by creating your own student of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, which you’ll then play the game as. When it comes to the gameplay, you’ll be able to take part in various activities, such as visit classes, create friendships, which will actually affect how the story of the game rolls out, and, …

Spotify could launch a new in-car speaker on April 24

Spotify’s first hardware product could be just around the corner. It has been rumored for some time now that the music streaming company has been working on its own smart speaker. Thanks to a new ad spotted within the Spotify app, though, it now appears the company’s next product could be slightly more unique.

A new in-app pop-up seen by multiple users shows off what appears to be a new in-car entertainment product, which sports a disc-shaped design that is highlighted by a green, LED hue around the edge. Furthermore, a digital display covers the front portion of the device, …

AT&T to launch super-rugged Sonim XP8 smartphone in late April

AT&T and Sonim recently announced they will soon launch the world’s toughest smartphone, the XP8. Although the ultra-rugged handset is already available for purchase for $699.99 or $23.34 per month, the Sonim XP8 won’t ship until April 30.

The XP8 has the price of a flagship, but it’s got the hardware of a mid-range phone, which means you’ll mostly be paying for its rugged features rather than specs.

According to Sonim, the XP8 has been designed to perform in the harshest environments. The smartphone has been military tested and rated to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G standards …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to launch well before the Apple iPhone Xs?

A new report out of South Korea suggests that Samsung will start producing the OLED panels for the Galaxy Note 9 next month, two months ahead of schedule. Considering that last year’s Galaxy Note 8 (pictured in the photograph at the top of this story) was launched on September 17th, we could see the Note 9 released in July or August. The display is rumored to weigh in at 6.38-inches, up from the 6.32-inch screen on the 2017 model.

The buzz around the watercooler is that Sammy wants to make sure that the Galaxy Note 9 is already available to consumers before the expected September launch …

Watch the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro launch event live stream here

Just because Huawei won’t be selling its phones through any of the major U.S. carriers and Best Buy doesn’t mean that you can’t find the Huawei P20 Pro to be a desirable high-end handset. The U.S. government has warned stateside wireless operators and consumers about the close ties that Huawei has with the Chinese government. There are fears that Huawei’s phones and networking equipment provide a backdoor connection to servers in China that are owned by that country’s government.

Still, even with all of that in mind, there are probably more than a few Americans who would be willing …

Watch the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro launch event stream live this coming Tuesday

Just because Huawei won’t be selling its phones through any of the major U.S. carriers and Best Buy doesn’t mean that you can’t find the Huawei P20 Pro to be a desirable high-end handset. The U.S. government has warned stateside wireless operators and consumers about the close ties that Huawei has with the Chinese government. There are fears that Huawei’s phones and networking equipment provide a backdoor connection to servers in China that are owned by that country’s government.

Still, even with all of that in mind, there are probably more than a few Americans who would be willing …