Galaxy S9 and S9+ pop up on dbrand's site, vinyl skins available for pre-order

Vinyl skin manufacturer dbrand is usually pretty quick to update its portfolio with vinyl skins for all the hot new flagships, but in the case of the upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+, it’s extra quick.

And rightly so, as the upcoming high-profile flagships from Samsung’s camp are definitely the most anticipated phones for the first half of the year with literally nothing coming close to them. 
Thus, don’t act surprised when we tell you that dbrand has already primed up its neat combo skin builder with support for the upcoming devices, allowing soon-to-be users …


Renders of the alleged Huawei P20 pop up: let's count its cameras!

Just as 2017 was winding down, we got our first leak involving Huawei’s next flagship. Well, flagship trio, to be exact, since — as per the leak — Huawei is prepping three different phones. The “regular” Huawei P20 to be your run-of-the-mill expensive phone, a P20 Plus, which sounds like a phablet variant of the same, and a P20 Pro, which will probably have some hardware bump to cater more towards power users.

While the phones are still shrouded in mystery, there is one curious thing that keeps popping up, rumor after rumor — a triple camera module on the …

No more Snap, Crackle or Pop for iPhone 8/8 Plus as Apple sends out iOS 11.0.2

A bit more than a week ago, we told you that some Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus users were troubled by a static noise that was coming from their phone’s earpiece. Apple said that it would send out a software update that would fix the problem, and that update came today when iOS 11.0.2 was pushed out by the gang in Cupertino. So, the static issue should be gone following the installation of iOS 11.0.2. The size of the update weighs in at 286.8MB.

Apple stated that iOS 11.0.2 bring various bug fixes and improvements to the iPhone and iPad. To be more precise, the latest iOS build:

Fixes …

Instagram breach results in up to 6 million users' phones and email adresses being sold for 10 bucks a pop

If you’ve been on the internet in the past, say, five years or so, you’ve undoubtedly at some point been the target of a request to enable two-factor authentication for some online service. And while giving away your phone number to a random corporation doesn’t sound like the best idea ever, this is one of the best ways to protect your accounts against unauthorized third parties.

But it seems that even a huge tech giant like Facebook has a bit of a trouble with not just giving away users’ private info — a report from Variety has just highlighted …

Samsung Gear POP receives its certification from the Bluetooth SIG

A wearable device called the Samsung Gear POP has just received its Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group). The product carries an SM-R600 model number, and features Bluetooth v4.2 on board. Back in May, we told you about a pair of wearable fitness products that Samsung was developing. One was the aforementioned Gear POP while the other was called the Gear Fit Pro. Both products are believed to have the Tizen OS pre-installed.

The Bluetooth SIG has the Gear POP listed as a mobile device. The product could turn out to be more fitness tracker than smartwatch …

Olixar cases for the Pixel 2 pop up, renders of the phone included

So, before hot phones hit the market, case makers start gearing up, racking on various case models, preparing for a spike in sales. During this period, some cases may pop up on various mobile accessory websites, with computer-generated images of the case, with a render of what the phone is expected to look like inside. This render is usually not officially confirmed by the phone maker or anything, but taken from all the leaks that we see day in and day out.

What’s curious about this specific set of cases is that it shows renders of the upcoming Pixel 2, which we haven’t seen before. The …

Lack of adhesive allows BlackBerry KEYone screen to pop out when pressure is applied

The surprise smartphone hit of the year to date could very well be the BlackBerry KEYone. In a season that features taller and thinner screens (perfect for media consumption), edge-to-edge panels and sleek, thin designs, it is an old-fashioned handset sporting a physical QWERTY keyboard that has consumers excited. While part of the reason for this excitement is the physical keyboard, the fact that users can go for a long time between charges is also driving sales of the phone. It’s the combination of an energy sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset along with the 1080 x 1920 resolution screen, …

Galaxy S8 specs pop up on AnTuTu, S8+ gets sized with the S7 edge

This is the moment we all have been waiting for! Finally, a full list of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs! We kid, as most of what is revealed during the latest appearance of the phones in the AnTuTu benchmark database we already know, but it’s nice to see it reconfirmed. Released in the official AnTuTu blog, the snapshots you see below are of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ models that passed through their benching routine. 
The SM-G950F denotes the international S8 version with Exynos 8895, while G950U is the unlocked unit with Snapdragon 835 that allegedly the US will get, …

New images of purported working Galaxy S8 with colorful screen protectors pop up

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ leaks keep on coming fast and furious, Seoul Drift edition, and and it is entirely normal, as we are nearing the official announcement during Samsung’s Unpacked event planned for March 29th. This waterfall of depictions consists mainly of dummy units given to carriers or screen protector makers to train reps or test their wares, but every now and then a live, working machine wiggles its way into the news stream.

What you see below is purportedly the Galaxy S8 with the now-familiar home, back and menu keys in the navigational strip the bottom of the screen, …