The Google Pixel 3 XL will sport an OLED panel manufactured by LG

After our recent images based on current leaks gave a glimpse at what the Google Pixel 3 lineup could look like, a new Weibo post from tipster Ice Universe has now revealed further details in regards to the larger device.

Specifically, the tweet confirms that the Pixel 3 XL will once again sport an OLED display. However, unlike last year’s Pixel 2 XL, the leaker claims this year’s device will boast a display notch, falling in line with recent leaks. Additionally, regarding the supplier of the panel, LG Display is understood to be the sole provider, which could mean LG will return as the …


Front panel of Xiaomi 8th anniversary phone appears alongside retail packaging

Both the front panel and retail packaging of Xiaomi’s rumored 8th-anniversary smartphone have leaked out. It’s no secret that Xiaomi is holding an event next week where it is expected to announce its next flagship, the Mi 7, and the third-generation of its popular Mi Band. However, due to the company’s 8th anniversary, the brand is reportedly preparing a third product in celebration of the milestone, something two recent leaks appear to confirm.

Beginning with the retail packaging of the smartphone, the details it reveals are relatively few, with the box simply sporting a large number 8 …

Chinese panel suppliers now offer near bezel-less panels for high-end to low-end handsets

The China Information Technology Expo recently came to an end, and based on the panels on display by Chinese manufacturers, it seems that all of these firms are working on the so-called modern look. What exactly does that mean? It means that these companies are now rolling out all-screen panels with an aspect ratio of 18:9. From entry-level models sporting a WVGA resolution display (400 x 840) to high-end smartphones, these companies producing glass panels in China are making the change from the 16:9 ratio that was once widely used. The near bezel-less look is driving the move to the taller …

Possible Nokia 3 (2018) rear panel appears online, updated design shown off

The rear shell of what appears to be an upcoming Nokia device has appeared online. The manufacturer behind Nokia devices, HMD Global, recently confirmed it would be holding an event in Russia on May 29 where it is expected to announce a number of new devices. Currently, it’s unconfirmed which smartphones will be making an official appearance but a newly-leaked rear panel hints at one possible release.

Taking a look at the image, the panel itself appears to be made from a hard plastic, suggesting the device it belongs to sits on the lower-end of the pricing spectrum. Now, at the event, there …

Report: Apple iPhone Xs Plus to carry 6.5-inch OLED panel with resolution of 1242 x 2688

Earlier this year, KGI Securities Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told us to expect three new iPhone models for 2018. The Apple iPhone Xs will be a sequel to the current iPhone X, featuring a 5.8-inch OLED panel. The Apple iPhone Xs Plus will come with a 6.5-inch OLED display, and the Apple iPhone 9 will be equipped with a 6.1-inch LCD screen. Unlike the other two models, the iPhone 9 will sport just one camera on back and will not support 3D Touch; all three models should come with the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID.

This morning, Bloomberg passed along some leaked information related to the 2018 …

Samsung and LG to face competition for iPhone OLED panel supply, Sharp and Japan Display entering the race

Samsung’s display division may have been the sole OLED panel supplier for Apple in 2017, yet there are strong indications that things are about to change this year. Recently, it became clear that LG Display could be taking a piece of the iPhone pie in 2018, but if a new report is anything to go by, other manufacturers also harbor ambitions of providing panels for future Apple smartphones. 

According to information from DigiTimes, Japan Display (JDI) and Sharp will try to compete with Samsung and LG for Cupertino’s business. Foxconn-owned …

International arbitration panel orders BlackBerry to pay Nokia $137 million to settle a dispute

BlackBerry today said that it would go along with a ruling announced by the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration. This ruling orders BlackBerry to pay $137 million to Nokia to settle a contract dispute between two of the earliest smartphone manufacturers. The dispute centered around certain payments that Nokia claims it was owed by BlackBerry under the terms of a patent license contract.

On November 29th, the Arbitration panel ruled in favor of Nokia, saying that the latter was owed $137 million by BlackBerry. The dispute between both firms was not related …

Alleged Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) panel reveals bezel-less design, dual selfie camera

The most advanced Galaxy A series smartphone that Samsung plans to launch in the coming weeks, the Galaxy A8 (2018) will surely surprise fans with some design choices.

Firstly, just like the Galaxy A5 (2018), the more expensive Galaxy A8 (2018) will feature a bezel-less design. The picture of a Galaxy A8 (2018) front panel that leaked over the weekend clearly confirms the smartphone will feature thin bezels.

Another unusual design decision is the addition of a dual-camera setup on the front side, just above the display. A dual selfie camera isn’t something common in the world …

OnePlus 5T to come with a Samsung-made AMOLED panel again?

As you’ve probably heard, the OnePlus 5 has gone out of stock, and the rumor mill is spinning like crazy with speculation that a OnePlus 5T is about to be launched. The company’s head honchos are also fanning the flame by tweeting cryptic hints and teases. Yeah, a new phone is coming from OnePlus.

The reason we call it the “OnePlus 5T” is because around this time last year the OnePlus 3 was replaced by the OnePlus 3T. So, while it’s not an official name, it’s quite possible that’s the title it will come with. If you want to check out everything we know about it, check this rumor review …

Alleged Huawei Mate 10 Pro front panel shows a 17:9 display with no rounded corners

Think of any device released in the past year or so that has one of those fancy new “bezel-less” designs — notice the one thing they all have in common? All of them — the Mi MIX, the G6, the S8, the Note 8, the V30, etc. — have the edges of their displays rounded off. This is a purely aesthetic choice (even though LG really wants you to think otherwise), and helps reduce the initial shock of the extra tall aspect ratio.

So when news first broke out that the Huawei Mate 10 Pro will feature its own take on the full-screen design philosophy, …