Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) leaked specs include Exynos-based chipset, 3GB RAM

Besides the entry-level Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) that we reported about a few days ago, Samsung is likely to launch another cheap smartphone by the end of the year, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017).

Well, the name isn’t official yet, but there’s a high chance that the leaked device is a sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime, also known as Samsung SM-G570. The unannounced device that has been recently listed at GFXBench has a consequential model number, SM-G571, which is why we believe it to be a follow-up to the Galaxy J5 Prime.

The sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime is expected to pack a 1.4GHz quad-core …


Take that notch and shove it in the display's corner: check out the leaked fully bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s

2017 was the year when two major events happened in the smartphone world: the fall of the bezel and the rise of the notch. We are talking, of course, about manufacturers slimming out the frame around their phone screens more and more. As a result, some were forced to put their selfie cameras and other front-facing sensors in a cutaway in the display’s real estate, which is now affectionately called “the notch”. You may have seen it on the iPhone X, but the Essential Phone is also notable for featuring the little bundle of love.

Manufacturers that don’t have “the notch” will have a bit of …

Samsung's Black Friday deals are leaked; discounts start next week


With Black Friday 2017 getting closer, several retailers had their deals leaked last week. Among them were Best Buy, Macy’s, Costco and Target. Today, Samsung’s Black Friday deals were revealed. Starting a week from today, you can save $120 or 20% on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-inch slate. Including the S Pen, the price after the discount is $479.99 or $80 a month over 6 months.

Among other Black Friday deals offered by Samsung is one that gives buyers of the Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S8 a free Gear 360 camera that allows users to broadcast or record video in 360 degrees. You can also …

Details about the next year Samsung Galaxy J3 might have already been leaked

Although 2017 is not over yet, most smartphone companies are already working on their next year’s lineups. Just like it did in the last couple of years, Samsung plans to launch an entry-level Galaxy J handset.

Obviously, we’re talking about the Galaxy J3, one of the cheapest Android smartphones to be released by Samsung each year. However, that doesn’t mean that the phone isn’t improved each year.

Unfortunately, the 2018 model does not seem to pack too many improvements over the current Galaxy J3 (2017) version. According to a listing up at GFXBench, the Galaxy J3 (2018), also known …

Nokia 2 leaked specs confirm it will be cheapest HMD smartphone

The unannounced Nokia 2 is supposed to be the cheapest Android smartphone to be launched by HMD. Although we’re expecting the entry-level handset to be unveiled in early 2018, there’s a chance that the Finnish company will launch the Nokia 2 by the end of the year.

We’ve been given a sneak peek at HMD’s low-end smartphone a while ago courtesy to Evan Blass, but now we have a little bit more information about what’s under Nokia 2’s hood. An AnTuTu benchmark listing reveals some of the phone’s specifications such as processor, memory, display, and software.

The Nokia 2 will pack a Qualcomm …

A midranger to rule them all: leaked Galaxy A7 (2018) specs taunt new Exynos and 6GB RAM

Samsung’s Galaxy A-series is the sweet spot between the affordable but lowly J-line, and the flagship S portfolio, so every time a new one is on the horizon, our collective attention peaks. The purported specs for the Galaxy A7 (2018) just leaked out on Geekbench, and, since the line is expected to follow the new bezel-less design of Samsung, they are only icing on the potential A-series cake.

The upcoming Galaxy A7 (SM-A730F) is listed with an Exynos 7885 chipset, whose leaked specs back in the summer denoted a 14nm octa-core processor with 2x A73 + 6x A53 cores, …

Leaked Vivo Xplay 7 slides tout true 'all-screen' phone with hidden finger scanner

Make of it what you will, but it was not Samsung or Apple, and rather the Chinese phone maker Vivo (which shares a parent company with OnePlus) that showcased a working prototype of a phone with under-display finger scanner, based on its Xplay 6 model. Now, for the Xplay 7 next year, Vivo might have polished the technology enough to place it in a retail device, leaked intracompany presentation slides suggest.

Vivo uses Qualcomm’s ultrasonic tech that is not as elaborate as the one from Synaptic, but given that both Apple and Samsung reportedly struggled …

Nokia 9 leaked back cover confirms dual-camera setup, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

If you haven’t gotten too attached to HMD’s first true flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, then you might like the next top-tier handset coming from the Finnish company.

The phone will be available on the market as Nokia 9, but word is HMD plans to announce it early next year. However, rumors about HMD’s upcoming flagship have already popped up online, along with a host of pictures based on the CAD files.

Recently, a picture allegedly showing the back plate of the Nokia 9 have leaked out directly from China. The image confirms a couple of details about the phone that emerged weeks ago, …

HTC U11 Plus leaked renders show a glamorous back plate, but rather thick chins

HTC U11 Plus may be one of the last flagship smartphones the Taiwanese company will launch on the market after it had sold its mobile division to Google.

The smartphone is supposed to go official on November 2, but the first details about the U11 Plus have already emerged earlier today. But for those who would rather take a peek at the upcoming HTC flagship before it gets announced, we finally have a couple of pictures to show you courtesy of OnLeaks.

These images are based on the HTC U11 Plus’ CAD (computer-aided design) files, a format that is used by engineers …

Google Pixel 2 XL flaunts its (not too) thin bezels in new leaked photos

The Pixel 2 XL is one of Google’s upcoming smartphones
that’s manufactured by LG (while the Pixel 2 is made by HTC), and perhaps
that’s why it’ll offer a near-bezel-less screen reminiscent of the LG G6 or LG
V30. While we’ve already seen various images and renders allegedly showing the
Pixel 2 XL, we can now take a look at a new photo that seemingly confirms the
fact that the device has thin bezels around its display (a 6-inch one, if
rumors are correct).

 

Posted on Twitter by Evan Blass (@evleaks), the new image
shows the Google Pixel 2 XL inside a protective case. Even so, the near-bezel-less, …