Sony posts infographic explaining when to expect the next major Android update for your Xperia phone

Sony Mobile is among the first smartphone brands to provide Android 8.0 Oreo to one of its products, the Xperia XZ Premium. However, if you don’t own Sony’s flagship, you probably wonder when exactly your phone will receive the highly-anticipated update.

For that matter, Sony Mobile wanted to give fans a heads up on when they can expect to receive a major Android update on their Xperia phones, chronologically speaking.

An infographic posted on Sony’s official blog explains the process of bringing a new Android update to Xperia devices. We get to learn how Android software moves from …


The Razer Phone has an awesome 120Hz display, and here's how it works

Razer made headlines this week with the announcement of a new product (whose list of design features somehow lacks an array of rainbow-colored LED lights). The Razer Phone, as it is called, is essentially a phone made with high performance in mind – one built around top-notch hardware specs a passionate mobile gamer would demand. One component in particular – that 5.7-inch “UltraMotion” display – makes Razer’s first phone unique and even more worthy of attention than it already is.

ALSO READ: The Razer Phone is here and it’s insane!

So what’s the …

Results: Razer Phone… not bad!

So the Razer Phone launcher yesterday. Looking like an evolved Nextbit Robin, it rocks an unapologetic rectangular look with huge top and bottom bezels and a subdued matte black finish. All of this aids the phone in what it tries to accomplish — be a gaming machine with stereo speakers, a massive battery, and a good grip. But it doesn’t do much for its looks, though.

Well, that’s a subjective thing, you might say, and we agree. That’s why we decided to ask you in yesterday’s poll — do you like the Razer Phone? Turns out, it has quite a lot of fans. Either because …

Deal: Sony Xperia XZ1, the first Android Oreo phone in the US, is now $100 off


Officially released in September as the first smartphone to
run Android 8 Oreo out of the box in the US, the Sony Xperia XZ1 was initially sold for
$699.99, then for $649. Now, the water-resistant handset can be bought for less than $600, US warranty
included.

 

Amazon is currently selling the Moonlit Blue version of the
Xperia XZ1 for $589, and the Black version for $579.90. If you want to
purchase the Venus Pink or Warm Silver models, you’ll have to pay $599.99.
Regardless of the version you’re getting, you’ll save at least $100 (compared
to the phone’s launch price).  

 

While …

Razer Phone size comparison vs Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8+, Pixel 2 XL, LG V30, iPhone 8 Plus, and all the rest

With no RGB lighting in sight, gaming company Razer has just officially forayed into the smartphone market, a niche that is not quite welcoming to newcomers. The likes of Samsung, Apple, Google, Huawei, and LG are not going to voluntarily squeeze themselves so that the gaming paraphernalia giant could fit in. 

But what if it caters to a subniche that remains largely ignored – mobile gaming? True, mobile gaming doesn’t hold a candle to PC and console ones, but there’s still a large bunch of smartphone users whose needs for exceptional framerates …

Oppo patent application reveals phone with a foldable top

Amid talk that Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X could arrive in 2018, and reports that Huawei already has a working foldable model ready for next year, Oppo might be another firm gearing up to enter this arena soon. A patent application filed by the company reveals a smartphone with a bendable display that covers the top 25% to 35% of the screen. Looking at some of the images that Oppo included with the application, it appears that part of the screen would be able to flip over backward.

With the selfie camera on the top half of the device, it would be possible for one camera to be both the rear-facing …

Reddit AMA reveals that Stellar Gray will be the next color available for the Essential Phone

Every other week, Essential team members have appeared on Reddit to discuss the future of the Essential Phone during an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) session. The most recent AMA featured Dave Evans (VP of Design), Linda Jiang (Head of Industrial Design), and William Leggett (Director of Product Design). The team members answered questions ranging from the colors we can expect to see on future versions of the handset, and why wasn’t the phone certified for ingress protection.

According to the latest AMA, samples of the highly anticipated Ocean Depth color are still running into problems, and …

How and where to watch the Razer keynote livestream (Razer phone incoming?)

We don’t know how you feel about it, guys, but we are always excited when a new company enters the smartphone scene. Today, the latest to join would be gaming accessory maker Razer, judging by the leaks and teasers that have appeared so far. 
What is Razer going to announce exactly? Well, we are not entirely sure at this time, but rumors are pointing at a new smartphone – one made for gaming enthusiasts, as one familiar with the brand’s identity and background would expect. In other words, we’re expecting one beast of a phone to be unveiled …

Razer Phone

With the Razer Phone, the company remains true to its core audience of hardcore gamers. The phone has a massive 5.7″ 1440 x 2560 px LCD display with wide color gamut and an ultra-fast 120 Hz refresh rate. There’s no shortage of firepower on the Razer Phone – it features the Snapdragon 835, which is currently the most popular high-end Android processor and 8 gigabytes of RAM.

Razer Phone is here with 5.7" 120Hz Ultramotion display, 8 GB of RAM, and it's insane!


The serious side of mobile gaming
Razer, a leading gaming tech company, is ready to enter the busy smartphone marketplace with a product of its own. Its debut handset is called Razer Phone, and it is not your average smartphone. In typical Razer fashion, it promises a true spectacle.

Understated looks with no blinking RGB lights
The Razer Phone has a classic, rectangular design. Think the entire Sony Xperia series, or the Nextbit Robin from last year. There are no rounded corners to minimize the footprint here. Just an unapologetic, simple rectangle. If you hold the device in landscape …