iPhone 8 is available for $0 per month at Sprint, but only with eligible trade-in

Sprint today announced that it’s updating its iPhone 8 offer
to include a deal for customers willing to trade in select handsets. More
exactly, Sprint lets you get an iPhone 8 for $0 (zero bucks) per month – if
you’re trading in one of the following devices: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus,
Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, or Samsung Galaxy Note 8.   

In addition to a smartphone trade in, this deal requires a
new line activation, and an 18-month Sprint lease that usually costs $29.17 per
month. Also of note is that the new promotion only includes the iPhone 8 64 GB, so
you’re …

Huawei takes a jab at Apple for iPhone X Face ID fail, vows to deliver "real AI" phone next month

After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Huawei is preparing another high-profile smartphone announcement. On October 16th, the Chinese phone maker is set to unveil the new Mate 10 – a near bezel-less phablet that will be the first to feature the company’s latest Kirin 970 chipset.
Huawei’s marketing campaign for the device has been a bit peculiar, however. The firm has used every opportunity to taunt competing businesses. 
When Samsung announced the Galaxy …

Essential Phone confirmed to receive Android 8.0 Oreo “in the next month or two”

The Essential Phone has only been
recently launched on the market, so it makes perfect sense that the
handset ships with Android Nougat on board. However, Andy Rubin’s
company plans to offer customers who purchased the Essential Phone
the option to upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo.

During a Reddit AMA scheduled earlier
today, Andy Rubin and other Essential officials answered some of the
questions posted by users. Concerning the Android Oreo update,
Rebecca Zavin, Essential’s VP of Software confirmed that it will be
released “in the next month or two.”

We are excited about supporting …

Best new Android and iPhone games of the month

IFA 2017 is in full swing, which means that we are bombarded with new devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG V30 and Sony’s Xperia XZ1, all of which running the powerful Snapdragon 835 and just perfect for gamers.

New phones are powerful and perfect for gamers on the goSo what are the best new games for phones this past month? We take a look at only the finest Android and iPhone games, and we’ve selected games of different genres and different strokes for different folks.

Which one is your favorite? Have we missed a game …

LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus now at T-Mobile for only $10 a month

Can you say LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus two times fast? Now, can you say that the LG G Pad X2 8.0 Plus is available at T-Mobile? The slate carries an 8-inch display with a 1200 x 1920 FHD resolution. Under the hood is a Snapdragon chipset carrying a 1.4GHz Octa-core CPU, with 32GB of native storage and a 2TB capacity microSD slot for those seeking additional storage. Dock the slate into the Plus Pack and see the time, date, weather and other important items.

The 5MP HDR+ rear-facing camera snaps five photos in sequence before the capture button is pressed. There is also a 5MP front-facing snapper …

Amazon offering Music Unlimited at 50% off to students, Prime Students only pay $1 per month

Amazon’s Music Unlimited is getting a lot cheaper… for university students, that is. The e-commerce site is slashing 50% off its subscription fee for the music streaming service, provided that you can verify your enrollment in a degree-granting college or university. 
This means that eligible users will only have to pay $4.99 per month, down from the usual rate of $9.99. Students that are on Amazon Prime can get it for even cheaper – $6 for 6 months, much less than the regular Prime rate of $7.99 per month.
Such …

Report: Huawei's Kirin 970 SoC entered mass production this month

Huawei, one of the world’s largest handset makers, will be among the last to unveil its flagship smartphone for the second half of the year. While Samsung, HMD, Google and even Apple are expected to announce new products in the next couple of months, Huawei will introduce the Mate 10 in October.

However, one thing that will set the Mate 10 apart from other flagships to be launched on the market later this year is the SoC (system-on-chip). Huawei is expected to include its new, not yet released, HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset inside the Mate 10.

Although previous …

BlackBerry Mobile has something important to tell us at IFA next month

A new teaser released by BlackBerry Mobile today, indicates that the one time smartphone giant has something important to discuss with us during the annual IFA trade show in Berlin next month. The annual show runs this year from September 1st to September 6th, and for 2017 we expect to see the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the LG V30 introduced in the days leading up to the event.

The teaser sent out by BlackBerry Mobile shows a few seconds of a black background with the BlackBerry KEYone logo appearing in the foreground. Just the other day, the limited edition KEYone, dressed in black …

Get your unlimited on with MetroPCS; $50 a month for all the high-speed data you can eat

It is hard to believe that it was all the way back on May Day 2013 when T-Mobile made its play for MetroPCS. At the time, T-Mobile wasn’t the fearless Un-carrier that it is now. And MetroPCS was your typical pre-paid carrier, hoping to pick up business from consumers who couldn’t afford postpaid service. But things have changed. You no longer have to put up with a wink-wink-nudge-nudge from your friends because you use a pre-paid carrier.

Think of the changes that have overtaken T-Mobile since 2013 started. In January, the wireless operator was about to turn on its 4G LTE network in …

Samsung ramping up production of OLED panels for Apple's iPhone later this month

Samsung Display seems to be the main OLED panel supplier for Apple’s next generation iPhone, which is the main reason the South Korean company invested quite a lot of money into bringing in equipment for is A3 plant and constructing back-end process lines in Vietnam.

According to sources in the industry, Samsung Display finished testing all its seven lines that produce OLED panels for Apple’s iPhone and will start operating them on full scale sometime this month.

Amazingly, Samsung Display production capacity of panels for iPhone will increase by 7 fold from …