Most anticipated upcoming phones in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look back to the past and into the future.
We have already summed up the best phones of 2017, but what can we expect to see in 2018?

With most smartphone makers already settled on a yearly upgrade cycle and with some leaks and rumors, we already have a rough idea of when the most anticipated phones of 2018 will come. We know more about some devices than about others, and with so much time before the actual release things are surely subject to change, but if you want to get a general idea of what next …


Snapdragon 845 phones like Galaxy S9 may sport Quick Charge 4+, here's what it means

Last week, Qualcomm announced the eventual Galaxy S9 chipset for the US models, Snapdragon 845. Previously, Samsung had given some details about its new Exynos 9810 processor, which, however, will most likely find its way into the global versions of the phone, as usual. What piqued our interest with the 845, however, was the promise for upgraded fast charging abilities, as the silicon has Quick Charge 4+ tech built in.

Samsung calls its own technology for pumping the Galaxy handsets full of electrons quickly Adaptive Fast Charge, which is probably what …

Two of Sony's Xperia phones of 2018 may look like this (thin bezels everywhere)


In a shift from its current design philosophy, in 2018, Sony
may release at least two Xperia smartphones that sport near-bezel-less
displays. As recently reported, one of these upcoming handsets could be a flagship
successor to this year’s Xperia XZ Premium.

 

Georgian* website Vortex.ge claims to have some details
about the design and features of Sony’s 2018 flagship smartphone, in addition to
info about the design of a second (non-flagship) Xperia.  

 

Reportedly, the renders that we’re seeing in this article
are based on Sony’s own design drafts. The handset with less …

Google Assistant may soon come to feature phones

Android Go is not the only important thing announced by Google earlier today. An important improvement with the potential to impact a much larger pool of mobile phone users only briefly mentioned by Google.

Apparently, Google Assistant will be customized to work on feature phones. To show it’s serious about it, Google announced that it’s bringing its Assistant to a feature phone that’s only available in India, the Reliance JioPhone. The handset is powered by a custom operating system called KaiOS, based on Firefox OS, and has its own voice assistant – HelloJio. …

Leaked Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) renders reveal what's next for Samsung's cheap phones


Samsung is no longer launching as many smartphone models
yearly as it did some time ago, but the company is still offering handsets for
all budgets. And we don’t think this will change anytime soon.

 

While working on high-end phones like the Galaxy S9, or on
mid-range models like the Galaxy A (2018) series, Samsung is also getting ready
to release new low-end handsets. One of the company’s upcoming low-end phones should
be the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018).

 

Thanks to a set of leaked renders, we can already take a
look at the design of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018). According to …

Best phones of 2017

What are the best phones of 2017?

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at the best Android phones of the year and the new iPhone models. It’s been one of the most eventful years for mobile tech in a long time, but there were two major new trends that shaped the world of smartphones in 2017:

edge-to-edge, “bezel-less” screenshigher prices
Almost all new devices this year followed these two trends, and they improved on last year’s trendy new dual camera setups and machine learning features.
Since …

Blu releases Android update that bricks phones, forcing users to lose their data


Blu Products, the Miami-based company known for selling
affordable Android phones in the US (and not only), today released a software
update that’s angering a lot of users.

 

According to countless reports found on Reddit and other
forums, the update in question was sent over the air to owners of the Blu Life
One X2 (a mid-range handset launched last year for $200). By the looks of it, all
those who’ve downloaded the update couldn’t finish installing it. That’s because,
to finish the update, the phone asks for your password, but – likely because of
a major bug – it won’t accept it, no …

White House considers ban on use of personal cell phones by staff members

According to a report published on Monday by Bloomberg, the White House is so worried about leaks making their way to the media and foreign governments, that White House staffers may be disallowed from using their personal mobile phones to communicate. While President Trump hopes that this ban will put an end to the leaks that have infuriated him, it also will make it harder for White House staff to get in touch with family during the course of the day.

One anonymous official said that there are too many personal devices connected to the White House’s wireless network; unlike the phones …

Pixel phones are getting personalized battery life estimates, see how the new feature works

Pixel phones are getting smarter by the day. A Google Product Manager recently announced that the tech giant has introduced a neat new feature to its handsets. It’s called “Smart Battery”, and it aims to provide Pixel users with personalized battery life estimates. 
In order to understand how Smart Battery works, let’s take a look at the way these estimates were made in the past. Let’s say that you’ve used your Pixel device for several hours. If you drained an average of 10% of your battery per hour for that period of time, the old system would …

Best Phones of 2017: video round-up

What are the best phones of 2017?

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s time to take a look at the best Android phones of the year and the new iPhone models. It’s been one of the most eventful years for mobile tech in a long time, so there’s a lot to talk about!

What is your favorite phone of 2017?

We start off with the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and then we make the jump to the land of Android with the best offers their: phones like the Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, Google Pixel 2 XL and more.
Take …