Pair of official video teasers reveal the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s and its Smart Unlock feature

Xiaomi has released a pair of video teasers for its Mi Mix 2s handset. Mixed in with scenes that could have come from the upcoming Pacific Rim 2-Uprising movie, the teaser actually shows a young kid as he grows up and learns how to work on robotics. Near the end of the clip, he is hired to join the Mi Mix R&D team. And if you continue viewing the video until the end, you are rewarded with a quick glimpse of the near bezel-less Mi Mix 2s.

The second teaser reveals the facial recognition system that the Mi Mix 2s will use to unlock the phone. Using AI, Smart Unlock will apparently …

Official new Tamagotchi game brings back 90's nostalgia in AR

One of the defining toy fads of the late 90s is making a comeback on Android and iOS. Bandai Namco today unleashed My Tamagotchi Forever on both Android and iOS.

Gone are the three-buttoned plastic shells that once housed pixelized critters destined to annoy you and inevitably die. Now the virtual pets live inside your smartphone and are represented by fully fledged 3D models that look like something right out of an Animal Crossing game. The game’s charming visual style is sure to appeal to the younger demographic and lends itself well to the premise …

Huawei official says P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android 8.0 Oreo updates

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus made their debut on the market two years ago, which means it’s unclear whether or not Huawei will provide them with Android Oreo updates. The Chinese handset maker has been a mum on the matter while continuing to deliver Oreo to its newer top-tier smartphones.

However, it looks like there’s a high chance both the P9 and P9 Plus might receive the long-awaited update. If you haven’t upgraded to a newer smartphone, it appears that one Huawei official said the P9 and P9 Plus will soon receive Android Oreo updates, which will include EMUI 8.0.

If the …

Huawei P20, P20 Pro and P20 Lite: big leak brings even more official renders, colors, specs in tow

Huawei, the world’s third largest phone maker, is about to introduce not one, not two, but three new phones in the near future, likely by the end of March.

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are expected to become the company’s 2018 flagship phones, while the P20 Lite should be a more affordable phone that will carry over only some of the innovation that the company shows in its flagship series.
But what would the P20 and P20 Pro look like, you wonder? Ask no more: German leakster Roland Quandt has gotten hold of the full specs and official renders for all three …

Samsung official says Galaxy S9 preorders are on par or a bit lower than Galaxy S8

Samsung hasn’t yet confirmed any figures for Galaxy S9 preorders, probably because it’s too early and the numbers significantly change on a daily basis. Still, word is running around that Samsung’s new flagship may not be as successful as the predecessor.

An official from Samsung Electronics recently told South Korean media publication Yonhap News that Galaxy S9 preorders are on par or a bit lower than the predecessor: “we believe that the pre-orders for the Galaxy S9 are similar to that of the Galaxy S8.”

Apparently, officials from South Korean carriers aren’t too excited about Samsung’s …

Official Huawei P20 teasers offer a better look at the notch, triple camera

By now everything points to a new premiere from Huawei, a smartphone with a triple camera. We’ve had quite a large quantity of information about the upcoming P20 series smartphones, so the following news shouldn’t be surprising to the tech-savvy.

The first official Huawei P20 teasers are already making the rounds in China and from what we can see, the P20 Pro will get both the notch and a triple camera on the back.

Also, we have at least two color variants confirmed for the P20 Pro: black and blue. However, these might not be the only color options for the P20 series, as Huawei likes …

Samsung Galaxy J8 leaks out ahead of official unveiling

Samsung has a bunch of Galaxy J series smartphones in the pipeline, but none have been officially unveiled yet. We already reported about the Galaxy J4 and Galaxy J7, which recently popped up in various benchmarks.

The newest J series smartphone that’s been spotted in a benchmark, the Galaxy J8 has mid-range specs. It is yet unclear when exactly Samsung will announce these smartphones and how much they will cost, but these leaks may be an indication the South Korean company plans to launch them very soon.

We only have Galaxy J8’s partial specs since Geekebnch doesn’t store every component …

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ official battery life stats: Won't last much longer than the S8/S8+

Wondering how long would the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ last on a full charge? Well, according to data coming straight from Samsung, they will’t outlast their precursors – the Galaxy S8 and S8+ – in certain situations but not by much. This was logical to expect given that the new Galaxies pack battery units with the same size: a 3,000mAh battery for the smaller phone and a 3,500mAh one for the larger counterpart.

Of course, real-life test would be much more telling, but Samsung’s official battery life stats tell a pretty telling tale that was, once again, expected.
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Here's all the official Galaxy S9/S9+ wallpapers in QHD+ resolutions!

After months of speculation and incessant leaks, Samsung’s latest pair of flagships, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, were finally made official yesterday at MWC. The two are impressive, to say the least, and you can learn everything you need to know about them by checking out our Galaxy S9/S9+ hands-on.

But one thing that fans have been clamoring for, and that this year around we weren’t able to provide before the official launch, are the wallpapers that come pre-loaded on the Galaxy S9 and S9+. It didn’t take long, however, before the folks over at SamMobile …

Check out all Galaxy S9 and S9+ official images and promo video

Stop the presses, Samsung has new color options for its flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ that were just unveiled. We bet many of you were waiting for the Coral Blue version, so you’ll be pleased to know Samsung will oblige. 

Both flagships are available in Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue. but the gray model is darker than before, almost gunmetal, while the purple one is not pinkish purple at all, but a rather subdued and pleasant color. 
Take a peak at all the official Galaxy S9 and S9+ images …