Sony H8266 appears again on a different benchmark site with SD-845, 18:9 aspect ratio and 4GB RAM

Back in December, we told you about a Sony handset with the model number of H8266. The phone appeared on the Geekbench benchmark site, powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. 4GB of RAM was inside and Android 8.0 was pre-installed. Today, the very same model number surfaced on a handset that was run through AnTuTu’s benchmark test. The specs listed match the ones revealed back in December.

That means the Sony H8266 was once again seen carrying Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, with an octa-core CPU, the Adreno 630 GPU and Android 8.0 pre-installed. According to the benchmark …


Did the Samsung Galaxy S9 go through a benchmark test with the SD-845, 6GB of RAM and Oreo on board?

A phone with its model number hidden was recently put through the Geekbench benchmark test. With a Snapdragon 845 mobile platform under the hood, 6GB of RAM inside, and Android 8.0 pre-installed, this could be the Samsung Galaxy S9. We emphasized the word “could” because these specs are going to be a common sight as 2018 gets going. However, Samsung is getting first crack at the Snapdragon 845 SoC, which raises the odds a bit that this is indeed Sammy’s 2018 flagship phone.

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ on February 25th during the next Samsung Unpacked event in Barcelona. …

Upgraded Motorola Moto X4 (with 6 GB of RAM) to be launched in February

Lenovo and Motorola Mobility are getting ready to release a new edition of the Moto X4, at least in India. According to Motorola India, the upcoming Moto X4 smartphone runs Android 8 Oreo out of the box, being “faster, smarter, and sharper” than the 2017 model. At launch, last year’s Moto X4 – pictured above – ran Android 7 Nougat, though an update to Android Oreo is now available for it. 
While Motorola isn’t confirming this, additional sources have it that the Moto X4 2018 should feature 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space. A superior processor (Snapdragon …

Google launches lite version of Gboard, but only for Android 8.1 devices with low RAM

Unveiled last year, Google’s Android Go platform is meant to allow users who can’t afford expensive smartphones to benefit from the same Android experience using cheap devices. In order for that to work, many Google apps need to be optimized to run on smartphones with less RAM.

That’s how the so-called “Go” apps appeared last year. Maps Go, YouTube Go, and now Gboard Go are lite versions of their full-fledged counterparts. While some of them are available for download via Google Play Store, the new Gboard Go app hasn’t been listed there yet.

However, it appears that Google is rolling …

LG G7 release date set for mid-March, OLED display and 6GB RAM in tow

While we were musing yesterday whether the upcoming LG G7 will sport a Snapdragon 835 or 845 chipset, based on its official listing on LG’s UK website under the Quick Charge 4.0 category, a Korean publication is spilling the beans on its specs and even release date. 

It turns out that the G7 may ship with Snapdragon 845, after all, which would be a huge jump from the 821 in the G6, but there are plenty of other novelties to look forward to. The sources claim that, in addition, G7 will sport 6GB RAM, shooting it directly into the flagship ranks where it belongs. Another nice …

LG launches V30 "Signature Edition" with ceramic back, Android Oreo, and 6GB RAM, but you can't have it!

LG is launching a new luxurious smartphone in South Korea. The new handset is called “LG Signature Edition” and is based on the high-end V30 model. 
Many of the Signature Edition phone’s specs are identical to the normal version of the 6-inch phablet. However, there are some notable differences between the two. For starters, the glass back of the V30 is substituted with a zirconium ceramic plate on the posh variant. The premium material is known to be much more scratch-resistant than metal or glass, but it certainly isn’t immune to cracking. …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime (2017) leaked specs include Exynos-based chipset, 3GB RAM

Besides the entry-level Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) that we reported about a few days ago, Samsung is likely to launch another cheap smartphone by the end of the year, the Galaxy J5 Prime (2017).

Well, the name isn’t official yet, but there’s a high chance that the leaked device is a sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime, also known as Samsung SM-G570. The unannounced device that has been recently listed at GFXBench has a consequential model number, SM-G571, which is why we believe it to be a follow-up to the Galaxy J5 Prime.

The sequel to the Galaxy J5 Prime is expected to pack a 1.4GHz quad-core …

Samsung Galaxy S9+ appears in benchmark with (only) 4GB RAM

Samsung is rumored to launch its new flagship duo – the Galaxy S9 and S9+, earlier than usual. Since the South Korean company unveils new Galaxy S series flagships in late February or early March, if the rumors are true, Samsung might introduce them as early as January.

New information about Samsung’s upcoming top-of-the-line smartphones has just emerged online, which suggests the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are already being tested before prime time.

As some of you may already know, the two devices have been given new model numbers: SM-G960 and SM-G965. The latter was recently spotted at Geekbench, …

Honor V10 bezel-less smartphone with 6GB RAM, dual-camera to be unveiled on December 5

Some of you might remember that we reported last month about a launch event that Honor plans to hold on December 5. Although the Chinese company sent us an invitation to the event, it didn’t reveal what device will be unveiled early next month. The only thing we knew for certain is that Honor will introduce a bezel-less smartphone.

Well, it looks like the folks over at GizChina have managed to learn more details about what’s coming for Honor fans. Apparently, Honor V10 is the name of the device that will be announced on December 5.

Honor’s new flagship is supposed to boast a 5.99-inch …

Razer Phone is here with 5.7" 120Hz Ultramotion display, 8 GB of RAM, and it's insane!


The serious side of mobile gaming
Razer, a leading gaming tech company, is ready to enter the busy smartphone marketplace with a product of its own. Its debut handset is called Razer Phone, and it is not your average smartphone. In typical Razer fashion, it promises a true spectacle.

Understated looks with no blinking RGB lights
The Razer Phone has a classic, rectangular design. Think the entire Sony Xperia series, or the Nextbit Robin from last year. There are no rounded corners to minimize the footprint here. Just an unapologetic, simple rectangle. If you hold the device in landscape …