Galaxy S9 and S9+ previewed in glorious detail with full specs and release date

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The recently leaked full-size S9 and S9+ renders didn’t really do the phones justice, as the perspective seemed to have chopped the side bezels out of whack, but this latest scoop, allegedly depicting official Galaxy S9 and S9+ press images, may turn out to be more like it.
In the newest pictures, the S9 and S9+ show symmetrically curved fronts and backs, much more in line with what the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have to offer in terms of design, and, what’s …


The AI-edition LG V30s gets detailed: 256GB storage, 'LG Lens,' price and release

Well, well, well, it seems that Samsung’s Galaxy S9 won’t be the only one stealing the show at the MWC expo two weeks from now, as we initially thought. An LG V30s is in store, too, and today Korean media is abuzz with scoops on what upgrades will LG offer to us mere mortal users, to make its 2017 flagship fill the void until the G7 lands on shelves.

For starters, the name V30s should tip you that this is an upgraded version of the V30 that launched on US carriers back in September. What are the enhancements? How about 256 GB storage to begin with? That’s right, the V30 has 64 …

Bandai Namco's Tekken Mobile release date gets revealed: it's soon

Bandai Namco has just shared more information about the upcoming release of Tekken Mobile, the iOS/Android version of the beloved fighting game franchise that will have players engage in multiplayer matches against one another in heated… card battles. Yes, you read that absolutely correctly – Bandai Namco has gone the CCG way in the vein of Hearthstone, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and multiple other card games that are popular right now.

The game will be officially launched on Android/iOS in the following locations at the following dates:

February 1st: …

Galaxy S8 beta testers to get Android Oreo a day earlier, Samsung "doing its best" to release official update

Have you taken part in the Android Oreo beta test program for the Galaxy S8/S8+? If so, Samsung has a little surprise for you. As a token of appreciation, the Korean tech giant will distribute the official Oreo update to beta users one day before the start of the general rollout.
The news comes from a “Beta Notices” notification that was recently sent out to participants. In it, Samsung doesn’t give information on when exactly we should see the Android 8-based Samsung Experience 9.0 land on the 2017 flagship pair. Still, the company says that …

OnePlus brings iPhone X-like navigation gestures in latest Oreo beta release

An edge-to-edge screen is a great thing to have, but you still have to navigate around this screen and on Android devices this is done via software buttons that take up space and spoil the “all-screen phone” idea a bit.

OnePlus now shows that it can be done in a different way. The company is testing gestures to navigate around the interface, a manner similar to what Apple uses in the iPhone X.
This new OnePlus feature is currently only available for developers to test in the OxygenOS Open Beta 3 version, as Reddit user MisterMrMister notes. We have …

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ rumor review: Specs, design, features, price and release date

We know, it’s rather hard to realize that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are already six months old – unleashed onto the world on April 21, 2017, these two still look as forward-thinking and futuristic as it gets. Yet, all kings and queens have to relinquish their thrones, which will happen to the Galaxy S8/S8+ in a few months’ time as well.

The newcomers? Well, it doesn’t take a genius to know that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are about to supersede Samsung’s current flagship stock, and given our general impression with Samsung’s current flagships, it’s definitely hard to NOT get …

Galaxy S9 price and release date tipped for Korea, more expensive than the S8

Hot on the heels of the rumor that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be the most expensive duo in the history of the Galaxy S line now comes a report out of Samsung’s home country that reiterate that speculation, albeit for the home turf of South Korea. The two phones will be available on all three major carriers in Korea, but “although the domestic price of the Galaxy S9 will increase, it will be decided at a level where consumers do not feel burdened,” divulged a source from inside one of those carriers.

How much is that level, compared to the Galaxy S8 starting price in Korea? Well, …

Apple's watchOS 4.3 developer beta update hints that the AirPower release may be near

Concurrently with the iOS 11.3 public beta, Apple released the watchOS 4.3 developers’ beta, too, and, among all the new features in there, there are hints of an imminent AirPower wireless charger announcement. How so?
Well, the Nightstand feature, which lights up the Apple Watch to show time and charge in bright green when the timepiece is resting on its side at the puck charger, has been expanded to include portrait orientation, too. When might this prove useful? When it’s lying on Apple’s upcoming AirPower charging mat, of course, alongside your iPhone …

The first phone with in-display finger scanner, Vivo X20 Plus UD, gets a price and release date

Vivo previewed for us the world’s first phone with in-display finger scanner at the CES expo in Las Vegas earlier this month, but never named the device, and didn’t disclose important details like its price or release date.

Well, today is the day when the company right those wrongs, and announced the full scoop on the Vivo X20 Plus UD – yes, it’s a mouthful, but we would expect nothing less from a phone that stands out in one particular aspect among its equals. Needless to say, the phone is very similar to the already announced X20 Plus, while the …

LG changing strategy in a bid to turn smartphone fortunes around, will release new models "when it is needed"

Yesterday, we reported on LG’s apparent plans of delaying the announcement of its G7 flagship model to mid-March. Today, the Korean company revealed its intentions of changing its entire smartphone strategy in order to try and bring its mobile division back to profitability. 
Jo Seong-Jin, CEO of LG Electronics, disclosed some interesting information when speaking to Korean media at CES 2018. When asked for a potential ETA of the announcement of the G7, the chairman said that LG will unveil future handsets “when it is needed” and won’t necessarily do announcements …