Asus unveils its first ZenFone series smartphone to pack an 18:9 display, the ZenFone Max Plus (M1)

Asus is one of the many companies that recently jumped into the 18:9 screen technology bandwagon. After introducing its first ever smartphone to feature such a display, the Pegasus 4S, Asus unveiled today its first ZenFone series handset with an 18:9 display, the Max Plus (M1). Although we have yet to learn when it will be available for purchase and how much it will cost, we already know quite a lot about its specs.

First off, Asus ZenFone Max Plus (M1) is a purely mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat with ZenUI 4.0 on top. Also, it comes in two …


Gboard updated with sticker pack support, 40 new languages

The latest update for Gboard on Android brings support for 40 additional languages, including native input for Japanese, which, along with other non-Latin script languages, was up until now relegated to a separate input method. This update for Gboard rounds up the total number of supported languages to 120, Android Police reports.

But the latest Gboard update also brings native stickers support to Google’s virtual keyboard. Up until now, users had to have Google Allo installed on their devices, in order to be able to use stickers within Gboard, but this …

HTC U11+ to pack a large 4000 mAh battery in a compact body


November 2 may bring us a brand new HTC smartphone that
could be quite different from what the company has used us with in recent years.
Allegedly called HTC U11+ (or HTC U11 Plus), the new handset is expected to sport
a 5.99-inch near-bezel-less screen with 1440 x 2880 pixels and an 18:9 aspect
ratio.

 

Earlier today, we saw a potential list of HTC U11 Plus specs,
and now we have even more details about the upcoming device. Reportedly, the new smartphone
will pack a generous battery of around 4,000 mAh, and should be only a tad
larger than the HTC U11 (released in May this year). These …

The beautifully crafted Honor 7X said to pack dual-camera setup and 5.93-inch display

Honor already sent invitations for its unveiling event set to take place in China on October 11. That’s one week after the Google’s big Pixel 2 reveal and five days before Huawei announces its new Mate series.

However, the Honor 7X, the smartphone that will be introduced next month, will not be competing with either of the two series of flagships since this will be a mid-range device.

Although the smartphone will be initially launched in China, it’s safe to say that it will be rolled out to other countries as well. Honor 7X is said to hit the shelves …

Unannounced Nokia 2 to pack a large 4,000 mAh battery

After releasing the Nokia 8 flagship, HMD Global is now
getting ready to announce a significantly less pretentious smartphone. Apparently
called Nokia 2, the upcoming device was first seen last month in some photos
revealed by the FCC (the US Federal Communications Commission). Now, we can
share a new, and pretty important detail about the handset.

 

According to documents shared by the FCC, the Nokia 2
packs a 4,000 mAh battery – the largest we’ve seen inside a Nokia-branded
Android phone thus far. Such a generous battery might be able to last 2
days on a single charge, especially since …

Ookla: US LTE speeds up by 19% on average for the past year, T-Mobile leading the pack in H1 2017

The average mobile download speeds in the USA increased by 19% for the past year, according to Ookla. The company behind speedtest.net (the site where you check your download/upload speeds) just released its U.S. Market Report for mobile broadband, and it reveals some pretty interesting statistics. 

In said report, Ookla used a new “Speed Score” scoring system that supposedly measures “the full breadth of networking experience on a given network” in a more accurate manner. Essentially, it’s a mix of low-end, median, and top-end performance for both upload …

Google Pixel 2 rumored to be the first phone to pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 chip

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the next big thing to be unveiled in the smartphone industry, but it’s the Google Pixel 2 that will mark the debut of the most powerful chipset on the market, Qualcomm Snapdragon 836.

Fudzilla reports sources in the industry have confirmed to them that Google’s Pixel 2 flagship will be the first to pack the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 processor, unlike Samsung Galaxy Note 8 that’s expected to include a previous version of the chipset (and Samsung’s own Exynos 8895 chip).

The new Snapdragon 836 CPU will be 10% faster than the predecessor, …

How to change the icon pack of your OnePlus 5 and spice the interface up

If you’re sporting a OnePlus 5, chances are you that you are a poweruser, and this kind of folk usually shows great pride in their customization efforts. You are quite likely to be boasting a custom launcher with a matching 3rd-party icon pack, a set of Zooper/KWGT widgets, and finally, a stunning wallpaper to give everything a classier look.
So far, so good, but what if you are using the stock OnePlus launcher? Despite the fact that it’s not as customizable as Nova, Action, or just about any other launcher available on the Play Store, it still has its …

Samsung's new Battery Pack Kettle design is a cool new take on the external battery

Samsung has a brand new battery pack it calls ‘Kettle Design’ that looks unlike any other external battery and brings a neat additional functionality: it doubles as a kickstand for your phone.
The Kettle Design is a 5,100 mAh battery pack that also features a neat wrist strap and comes with 1 USB type A port and 1 microUSB port for charging the battery pack itself. The port for charging your devices outputs 9 watts of power (5 volts at 1.8 amps), so this is charging quicker than your regular standards, but not as fast as the latest quick charging …

Samsung launches new 5100 mAh Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack

Samsung recently released a brand new Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack that’s compatible with USB, microUSB, and USB Type-C devices (cable and adapter included in the box). The battery pack – model number EB-PG950 – includes a 5100 mAh battery, so it can provide at least 1 full recharge to any compatible smartphone. The accessory also features an LED power indicator, and a built-in strap for easy carrying.

Obviously, Samsung presents the new battery pack as being an ideal accessory for its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ flagships, despite the fact that the …