Alcatel 3C officially introduced with 6-inch HD+ display, Android Nougat

TCL confirmed earlier this month it will unveil new smartphones at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February. The Chinese company hinted to three new smartphone lineups: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3 and Alcatel 1.

Three smartphones have been mentioned by TCL in the announcement, each belonging to one of the Alcatel series to be introduced next month: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3V and Alcatel 1X.

Today, TCL launched yet another Android smartphone, the cheap Alcatel 3C, its first handset to feature an 18:9 display. The Alcatel 3C was introduced in Italy and is likely to go on sale in other European …


Huawei Mate 10 Pro officially launching in the US for $799

As expected, Huawei just announced that the Mate 10 Pro is coming to the US. The smartphone, built to compete against heavyweights like the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the iPhone X, and the LG V30, will go on sale on February 18 via Best Buy, Amazon, Microsoft, Newegg and B&H. Pre-orders are set to open on February 4. 

Rumors were pointing at a potential partnership with AT&T for the US release of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, but this isn’t happening, at least not for now. Instead, the smartphone will be sold for $799 – unlocked and compatible …

Samsung officially unveils the Exynos 9810, touts AI features, advanced 3D "hybrid" face recognition

Back in November, we caught first wind of Samsung’s next-gen Exynos chipset, which was revealed in passing in press materials from Samsung. However, at that time, information about the new SoC was scant, with details being withheld for a final reveal further down the line. And here we are now, with an official announcement from Samsung, outlining some of the best new features and capabilities of the chipset.

The Exynos 9810 is still being built on Samsung’s 10nm manufacturing node, contrary to earlier rumors alleging an 8nm process, but the second-generation …

Amazon Echo Spot, already sold out, officially launched today priced at $129

The smart speaker revolution continues and it is as strong as ever. Today, for example, Amazon officially launched the Echo Sport. This is a smart speaker that looks like a small alarm clock. It features the tools of the trade which means it is equipped with a speaker and virtual personal assistant Alexa. It also is the second Echo product to feature a screen. The Echo Spot comes with a 2.5-inch display.

Sure, the Echo Spot will actually wake you with an alarm, just like the alarm clock it looks like. But it will also control your smart appliances, stream music, make a phone call, set a …

Android Oreo 8.1 is officially released, here are all the new features

The official rollout of Android Oreo 8.1 has begun! The news comes from a Google blog post about Android Oreo Go, a custom version of Android designed for low-end devices:

We’re excited to announce that this software experience—Android Oreo (Go edition)—is ready, and launching as a part of the Android 8.1 release tomorrow.