HMD may have just decided to launch the Nokia X6 worldwide following poll results

HMD Global introduced its first-ever Nokia-branded smartphone to feature a notch display design, but the device is only available in China. Although the notch is still a controversial feature that many don’t see as an improvement, the Nokia X6 has been met with a lot of enthusiasm in China.

As a consequence, HMD Global’s COP Juho Sarvikas posted a poll earlier today asking fans if they would be interested in a worldwide release of the Nokia X6. The poll ended pretty quickly and it showed once again how powerful the Nokia brand is all over the world.

Out of the more than 8.5k people …


LG G7 vs OnePlus 6 poll: and the winner is…

Both the OnePlus 6 and LG G7 ThinQ are two top-tier smartphones that are about to be released in the following weeks. Both have been announced and we know what they have to offer.

While they look pretty similar (did you notice that the wallpapers in the header image have been swapped?), they do have some minor differences… and one major one — the price. The OnePlus 6 starts at $530, while the G7 is expected to cost around $700 at launch.

As far as under-the-hood diversities? The G7 has a wide-angle secondary lens, while the OnePlus’ assistive camera is there to help with night shots. …

Poll results: almost half of us trust our future AI Overlords

Google demonstrated a new Google Assistant feature recently, putting all other voice assistants to shame while simultaneously dazzling and scaring the audience at the same time. We are talking about Duplex — the Assistant’s ability to converse with human beings naturally, without tipping them off that it’s actually a computer program.

At the Google demo, we saw the AI call in to make an appointment at a hair salon. Some are happy that the feature would take care of calls to strangers for them… other are worried about the ethics and future exploitability made possible by Duplex.

We …

Instagram introduces the emoji slider for poll questions you ask friends and followers

Instagram has announced a new sticker called the emoji slider. You use it when you have poll-type questions to ask your friends and followers on the site. To post an emoji slider, you first need to take a picture or video, and select it from the sticker tray. You can put it anywhere you want on the screen, and then write out your question. You can pick from a selection of popular emoji, or choose one that you have access to.

When one of your friends or followers answers your question with the emoji slider, they will slide it to the left or right until the emoji reaches the level that matches …

The extra side keys on the G7 and S9 should serve a higher purpose (poll results)

It turns out that extra side buttons, apart from the lock key and volume rockers, may not be such a good idea, after all, especially in their trendy reincarnation that launches digital assistants on the Galaxy S9, or the new LG G7. 
Granted, they use different virtual helpers – Samsung’s button launches its own Bixby butler, while LG bets on the tried-and-true Google Assistant, yet just 10% of our poll respondents on the virtues of extra clicky physical keys on the sides, think that assistance function will be put to good use.
More than …

Sprint won't be missed (poll results)

We asked you last week whether you will miss Sprint’s name and jolly yellow logo, if and when the merger with T-Mobile gets approved by the regulators, and less than 10% of our 1637 respondents said that Sprint will be sorely missed. Actually, less than a third of you on aggregate, think that the deal could have resulted in anything else than… the new T-Mobile, as T-Mobile CEO’s memo to employees referred to the resulting third-largest US carrier that will be breathing down AT&T’s neck like never before:

The New T-Mobile …

Poll results: politics be damned, we want that Huawei P20 Pro!

Huawei was so, so close to officially making it the US markets via a chain of carrier deals. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mo were all on board to sell the Huawei Mate 10, but were pressured to back off in the last moment. The CIA, FBI, and NSA all said that Huawei’s phones are not to be trusted and might be used to spy on users.

We won’t go as far as to discuss spying opportunities and modern portable devices. But the end result is pretty heartbreaking for your average smartphone fan. The triple-camera-equipped, chameleon purple Huawei P20 Pro is not going to make it to the official market. …

Poll: so, what do you think about that Xperia XZ2 Premium's looks?

Sony has just revealed its brand-new Premium line smartphone today — the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium. It sports a Snapdragon 845, 6 GB of RAM, and a 5.8-inch display, which surprisingly still has the “classic” 16:9 aspect ratio, instead of going for the trendy 18:9. Of course, the Premium line is defined by its super-fine resolution and the XZ2 Premium is no exception — it has a 4K (2160 x 3840 pixels) resolution.

Aside from the aspect ratio, the XZ2 Premium does adopt a lot of the design language and aspects of the newer Sony phones. It’s got that arched back with a fingerprint scanner placed …

Poll results: Galaxy S8 is good enough!

The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ flagships are pretty awesome, sure. But, fact is, the Galaxy S8 and S8+, hailing from early 2017, are no less awesome. Both generations share very, very similar designs, and the top-tier hardware of their own time. With the S8 being only a year old, that means that it’s still a pretty capable smartphone.

That’s not to say that Samsung is lazy or not innovating. It’s just that mobile tech has plateaued for now, and the S8 does hit a lot of nails on the head and still looks like a smartphone from the future. The S9 just refined the formula a little bit more.

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Poll results: whoa, lots of Gear enthusiasts!

With the smartwatch niche being pretty much a battlefield of Apple Watch vs Samsung Gear, we thought a proper discussion about which one is preferred is warranted. And iPhone users do get the choice of using the Gear S thanks to the app being available in the App Store, so it’s not like it’s a direct Android vs iOS war.

One is a square watch that can only last you a day and doesn’t have features like automatic workout detection or sleep tracking. The other is circular, has the automatic activity detection, and a three-day battery life to boot, but doesn’t have that sweet Taptic Engine, …