More evidence that Note 9 could come with a huge battery pops up

As if we needed even more indirect evidence that something big is brewing in Samsung’s Note line battery department (and we don’t mean self-combusting), a leak out of the FCC outed one yet-to-be-released wireless charger from Samsung with a raw output to match the eventual 4000mAh battery of the Galaxy Note 9. 

The charger, codenamed EP-N6100, pulsates with the whopping 2.1A at 12V, compared to 1.67A at 9V for the current Fast Charge Stand (2018) that Samsung debuted together with the Galaxy S9 and S9+, and carries the model number EP-N5100. …


Father's Day 2018 gift guide: Get your pops a techy gift

This year’s Father’s Day is just around the corner, this very Sunday, June 17, and if you haven’t got your pops a gift just yet, well, you better hurry because there’s not much time left.

Of course, you can probably wing it with a pair of long BBQ tongs, but come on, we are better than that. You are a techy-savvy user and can come up with a way better gift.
While we wouldn’t pretend that the list below is in any way extensive or encompassing all types of things you can get for the holiday, it could very well serve as a basis for your belated gift hunting.
Without …

Samsung's Galaxy A9 Star pops up in new images revealing white variant

It’s currently unclear when Samsung will choose to unveil the Galaxy A9 Star (SM-G8850) officially, but after a video
allegedly showed off the smartphone’s final design, a set of new images give a much closer glimpse at the device, while also revealing a new color option in the process.

As seen in previous leaks, the newest images confirm a significant departure from Samsung’s usual design language in the hope of capturing the interest of Chinese consumers. This means the rear will now be adorned by an angular dual-camera setup that is positioned vertically in the top-left corner, reminiscent …

LG Q7 pops up on Geekbench with Helio P10, 4GB of RAM

LG’s rumored Q7 has just appeared on a popular benchmarking site. Last year the company introduced its first two LG Q-branded devices, the Q6 and Q8, with the former being a budget alternative to the then-flagship LG G6. Now, with the G7 ThinQ set to be released June 1, LG is rumored to be planning a similar strategy for 2018 and the device, expected to be called the Q7, has shown up on Geekbench.

Unlike last year’s LG Q6 which utilized Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 435, this year’s device looks set to switch over to MediaTek power, with the Geekbench listing showing an octa-core Helio P10 processor …

Moto G6 full family pops up in leaked renders, looks shiny

As far as we know, Motorola is about to announce a trio of new smartphones just next week. They will all be siblings with the G6 moniker, named Moto G6 Play, Moto G6, and Moto G6 Plus. 
All three phones are expected to be affordable midrangers, with the G6 sporting a Snapdragon 450 chip, 3 GB of RAM, and a 3,000 mAh battery; the G6 Play would be even more affordable with a Snapdragon 430 processor and a larger 4,000 mAh cell; and the G6 Plus would be the most powerful of the three, with a Snapdragon 630 SoC instead.
Now, we get leaked …

Note 9 pops up on a Samsung website

Hot on the heels of the Note 9 appearing in a benchmark database, now Samsung’s upcoming S-Pen holder is all but confirmed, as it has already been released in Samsung’s support pages. Yes, the SM-N960U internal codename has been listed on several country-specific websites, among tips on how to replace an S-Pen nib, indicating, well, a stylus-laden handset, surprise, surprise.

As a reminder, the Note 9 is expected to sport the 6.3″ display of the Note 8, with the brightness and cover glass improvements of the S9 and S9+ displays. On the chipset part, expect Snapdragon 845 …

First Galaxy S9 preview pops for the Snaprdragon 845 US version, confirms all the new features

Well, well, well, some are mining bitcoins and interfering with people’s phone calls, others are mining Reddit threads for information about the Galaxy S9, and scoring a whole AMA dedicated to Samsung’s flagship. 

Coming from someone who claims they spent about 20 minutes toying around with the phone, the session is rife with first-look impressions about the S9, so we will summarize the guy’s impressions below, so you don’t have to read through the whole wide thread.
First off, the design is indeed very close to the S8, and the leaked renders apparently …

Samsung Galaxy S9 with Exynos 9810 on deck pops up in benchmark, humiliates Snapdragon 845

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are just around the corner, and just as one could expect, almost everything regarding these anticipated devices is known at this point. Come to think of, only camera samples remain to be released to the world, but we probably wouldn’t have to wait for those for too long – after all, the Galaxies go official in less than two weeks and we will be at the epicenter of their debut to provide you with all the necessary coverage.

Now, a new benchmark entry on Geekbench seems to be giving us a sneak peek at the performance of the Exynos 9810-powered …

Samsung Galaxy S9 dummy pops up in short video

Smartphone manufacturers often make “dummy” units to the exact specs of their upcoming hot devices. These are distributed to accessory-making partners to make their job easier and help them have products ready as soon as the phone launches. For example, popular case makers can score a dummy to test their new case models against and be ready with any corrections well before the handset is actually announced.

Of course, footage of such dummies will sometimes leak and it looks like this has just happened with a Galaxy S9 dummy unit. At least that’s what the person who leaked the video claims.

What …

Weird new Compact Xperia pops up on benchmark site: is Sony pulling a OnePlus X?

The Sony Xperia Compact series phones are a favorite of Android users who prefer small devices. In a world where a 5.2-inch display seems to be the absolute minimum for a flagship phone, Sony seems to be the only one who caters to the niche that prefers a small, but still powerful device. The Compact series gets refreshed every couple of years and will usually have top-tier specs, but a 4.6-inch screen and a much smaller body than the mainstream flagships of the year. The only exception to this trend is 2016’s Xperia X Compact, which was a midranger, disappointing fans …