Moto Z2 Play is certified in China: 5.5-inch screen, 4GB RAM and 20% lower battery capacity

The Moto Z Play has made a name for itself thanks to the 3510mAh battery it sports. Add to that large capacity cell the power sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset that is found under the hood, and you have a phone that allows you to walk right past the outlets in your home, the office, the airports, or in the library. But the sequel to the phone, the Moto Z2 Play, is apparently not going to give users the same opportunity to go without a charge for two to three days.

With the Moto Z2 Play getting certified by Chinese regulatory agency TENAA (which is similar to the FCC in the U.S.) we understand …


TrendForce analysts predict there won't be 4GB of RAM for 2017 iPhone

Analyst agency TrendForce argues that increased prices of LPDDR4 RAM is slowing down growth in smartphone RAM this year. The company says “intensifying competition” and “spiking prices” are to blame for a lower than expected increase in the “average memory content” of this year’s smartphones (3.2GB rather than 3.7GB), and rising memory prices are going to impact Apple’s upcoming iPhones as well.

According to the analysts, if Cupertino wants to maintain its typical annual shipment targets of 200 million units and counting, it will have to settle for 3GB of RAM in …

Hong Kong version of Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM will be compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile networks

You might be ecstatic over your new Samsung Galaxy S8+. But if you live in the U.S., you brain might be nudging you about the version of the phone that features 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. Yes, that is a 50% hike from the 4GB of RAM on your Galaxy S8+, not to mention the doubling of native storage. Your brain keeps repeating over and over how nice it would be to have that extra multi-tasking capability and all of that extra storage. Despite the heavy demand seen for the higher spec’d model, Samsung doesn’t plan on selling it in the states at this time.

But there is some promising …

The Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM is now a unicorn, even for early adopters

As you may know from previous publications of ours, a beastly Galaxy S8+ model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage exists, but is exclusive to South Korea and, later on, the Chinese market. During the preorder period in Korea, it went out of stock for five days, despite the hefty price, equivalent to about $1020. The initial batch of 150,000 units apparently wasn’t enough to meet demand for the souped-up version, and now additional reporting says that even that set is facing early supply bottlenecks.

As if to provide a tangible proof, those who …

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 specs leak touts Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM

The Xiaomi Mi MIX was one of last year’s great surprises, and its welcome reception demonstrated the tech world’s keen interest in (almost) edge-to-edge design. Naturally, there’s been quite a bit of speculation as to what the device’s successor may include, with a recent rumor suggesting the so-called Mi MIX 2 could offer an even more impressive screen-to-body ratio than the first iteration. Now, a rather premature GearBest listing suggests the next-gen model could arrive with up to 8 gigs of RAM. 

Of course, this information is not confirmed, …

Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …

Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official; phone will be released on April 28th with SD-835 and 6GB of RAM

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is now official. Introduced by Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun this morning, the eagerly awaited handset features a 5.15-inch display carrying a 1080 x 1920 FHD resolution. The Snapdragon 835 chipset is under the hood with an octa-core 2.45 GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. The handset will come with 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of native storage. A 3350mAh battery is charged with keeping the lights on. Because the Snapdragon 835 SoC is 25% more efficient than the Snapdragon 820, the Mi 6 should provide users with outstanding battery life.

The dual rear camera setup in back …

Huawei is skimping out on the P10's storage and RAM, benchmarks suggest

Have you been feeling lucky lately? Perhaps you found some money on the sidewalk, or maybe won yourself a little something from a scratch-off ticket – and now you want to take that high a bit further by betting that money on something. While we most certainly don’t condone gambling, here’s an idea how you can make things a bit more interesting: go buy a Huawei P10.

Why, you might ask, would this be gambling? Well, according to reports, it seems Huawei has been tinkering with its latest flagship’s internals – and not in a good way, either. As …

Xiaomi Mi 6 to carry dual-camera set-up on back and feature 6GB of RAM?

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is about to be unveiled this coming Wednesday, and all of the signs point toward the device coming to market with 6GB of RAM instead of 4GB of the sweet stuff. For example, on the recent Geekbench test we told you about last week, the Xiaomi Mi 6 was indeed equipped with 6GB of RAM. In addition, a recent video teaser from Xiaomi has confirmed the upgrades for the phone.

The Mi 6 will offer three upgrades from the company’s previous flagship model, the Xiaomi Mi 5. One is the replacement of a single camera system on the back of the phone with a dual-camera setup. The …

This guy got his Nexus 5X upgraded to 4GB RAM like it was nothing

Here’s a wild story from the bowels of the XDA Board, where humble everyday men turn to kernel-swapping, CPU overclocking, ROM flashing maniacs at night. User Cathair2096 allegedly bought a Nexus 5X in Hong Kong, and like many disgruntled owners, he caught the dreaded bootloop bug just as his warranty expired.

Instead of getting a cheap Chinese flagship, he sent that Nexus to a repairman for reanimation. Said repairman straight up offered to stick an additional 2GB of RAM as he worked on replacing the system chip, and the rest is history.

The screenshots …