Asus ZenFone 4 and ZenFone 4 Pro now officially available in the US


Not long after releasing the 5.5-inch ZenFone 4 Max, Asus
today launched three other new and unlocked smartphones in the US: ZenFone 4 Pro, ZenFone 4, and a 5.2-inch variant of the ZenFone 4 Max.

 

As its name suggests, the most advanced (and most expensive)
new Asus phone is the ZenFone 4 Pro. Powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon
835 processor, this handset sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and has a
dual (12 MP + 16 MP) rear camera with 2x optical zoom, optical image
stabilization, and 4K video recording.

 

With the ZenFone 4 Pro, you’re also getting 6 GB of RAM, 64
GB …


Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas are officially engaged

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Games of Thrones star Sophie Turner and musician Joe Jonas are officially engaged.

“I said yes,” the 21-year-old actor posted on Instagram on Sunday, along with an image of the two holding hands with a GIANT rock on her finger. (It’s unclear if Jonas’ hand was being held down by the weight of the stone or with love.)

I said yes.

A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Oct 15, 2017 at 10:39am PDT

The DNCE singer posted the same photo to his Instagram with the witty caption: “She said yes.”

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Rumor: Nokia 2, 7 and 9 may be officially introduced in early 2018

There’s a lot of talking surrounding HMD’s new wave of Nokia smartphones that might or might not be unveiled by the end of the year. At least one other high-end and another low-tier handsets are expected to make their way to the shelves in the coming months, but it’s still unclear when exactly that will happen.

Nokia 2 and 9 seem to be the next aces under HMD’s sleeve, but there might be a mid-range smartphone that goes by model number Nokia 7, which should complete the next lineup of Android handsets the Finnish company plans to unleash on the market.

However, …

LG V30 officially launches in the US in early October, will be expensive


AT&T and T-Mobile today announced that they’re bringing
the LG V30 to the US
starting October 5. More precisely, AT&T will let you buy the new smartphone exactly
on that day, while T-Mobile is only going to accept pre-orders then, planning to
release the device on October 13.

 

AT&T will offer the LG V30 for $27 per month for 30
months (on AT&T Next), or $810 outright. For a limited time, customers who
have eligible DIRECTV service can get two V30 phones for the price of one, as
long as both are bought on AT&T Next, and a new line is added. Moreover, if
you purchase …

The Mate 10 Lite officially introduced as Huawei Maimang 6: four cameras, 5.9-inch 18:9 display

The Mate 10 is one of the last major smartphones to hit the market this year, a flagship that Huawei says it’s worth waiting for. There have already been lots of leaks about the Mate 10 and its many variations, but no official word on any of them.

Today, Huawei introduced the Maimang 6 in China, the company’s first smartphone to feature an 18:9 ratio display. We don’t usually report on devices that are exclusively available in China, but the Maimang 6 is expected to be introduced in the rest of the world as Huawei Mate 10 Lite or G10.

The Maimang 6 is now …

Asus ZenFone 4 Max officially launches in US and Canada, large battery included


Asus just announced that one of its newest smartphones, the
ZenFone 4 Max, is now officially available to buy in the US and Canada. The handset is sold
unlocked (1-year North American warranty included), costing $199 in the US, and $299 CAD in Canada.

 

Far from being a high-end smartphone, the Asus ZenFone 4 Max
is made for customers in need of an affordable handset with long battery life.
The device packs a very generous 5,000 mAh battery – according to Asus, this
can provide up to 22 hours of video playback, or up to 26 hours of Wi-Fi web
browsing. With these figures in mind, we’re …

Samsung officially announces the Gear Fit 2 Pro with 5 ATM water resistance and improved strap design

Just last week, at least two local Samsung websites published the official product pages for one of the company’s latest wearables, the Gear Fit 2 Pro. And while we were sitting there wondering whether this was a weird but deliberate decision on Samsung’s part, all the info was pulled, proving it was actually just mistake.

But today at the Korean giant’s pre-IFA press conference, the Gear Fit 2 Pro was finally made official, this time for real. And just as we’ve already seen, it’s little more than an update on an already existing (but still quite good) …

Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia X officially launched, but you'll have to pay for it

Sailfish OS did not have too much success in the smartphone industry. After a few failed partnerships with Intex, Fairphone, and TRI, the Finnish company is now trying a different approach.

Apparently, Sony Mobile allowed Jolla, the company behind Sailfish OS to optimize the platform for its Xperia X smartphones. Today, Jolla announced that its new Sailfish X operating system for Sony Xperia X has gone gold and will soon be available for purchase.

Yes, you read that right. Jolla will sell the Sailfish X to everyone who wants to install it on the Sony Xperia …

Google officially unveils Android 8.0 Oreo, mascot and all

As expected, Google has taken the wraps off its newest version of Android and revealed some information about the devices that will be upgraded in the coming months. First off, it’s Android Oreo, not Android Orellete as a previous report wrongfully claimed.

Android Oreo is supposed to be faster, smarter and more powerful than any of the previous versions of the mobile platform. It comes with picture-in-picture and Autofill, these two features being available in the latest Developer Preview builds as well.

New notification dots will now allow users to see …

LG officially announces f/1.6 aperture for V30 camera

The upcoming LG V30 will feature a dual main camera with the widest aperture ever found on a phone, as officially announced by LG earlier tonight. Its main camera at the back will boast an f/1.6 aperture allowing 25% more light to reach the camera sensor than an f/1.8 smartphone lens, such as the one on the LG G6 flagship or on last year’s LG V20. The expected result – clearer images, even in low light.

In addition to that, the LG V30 will use glass instead of plastic for its camera lens. Thanks to the material’s properties, the so-called Crystal Clear Lens will …