Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) case renders reveal most of the phone's design

Samsung is expected to take the wraps off its new 2018 Galaxy A series in the coming weeks, but we’ve already learned quite a bit about the devices that will be unveiled. Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 (2018) are just two of the smartphones Samsung will introduce by the end of the year (or early 2018) that we know about.

The cheaper of the two, the Galaxy A5 (2018) has just appeared in some case renders and from what we’re seeing it confirms previous reports claiming the new 2018 Galaxy A series is likely to pack Infinity Displays.

The smartphone shown in …


Check out some new renders showing six of Alcatel's 2018 phones

Tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass has disseminated several tweets today showing renders for six upcoming Alcatel handsets. The sextet are expected to be released sometime in 2018. The Alcatel 1X is a low-to-mid-range model. The  Alcatel 3 features a rear-facing fingerprint scanner as does the Alcatel 3C, The latter includes a curved back, and a speaker adorns the rear of the phone.

The Alcatel 3V and Alcatel 3X both feature a dual camera-setup on back, with a fingerprint scanner underneath. The latter appears to have very minimal side bezels. And that leaves the Alcatel 5. This model …

Awesome Galaxy S9 renders offer an early glimpse at what Samsung's next flagships might look like

Samsung was among the first major phone makers to usher in the bezel-less design trend that’s taken the mobile world by storm and is seemingly on its way to become the next de-facto norm for smartphone industrial design. The Galaxy S8 and S8+, followed by the mighty Note 8, were all running successes for Samsung, and looking back now, it’s kind of hard to believe that the S8 is actually over half a year old. Yup, the iconic bezel-less duo released back in April, and think about this – that was 6 months ago and there’s about 7 months, give or take a week or two, until their …

HTC U11 Plus leaked renders show a glamorous back plate, but rather thick chins

HTC U11 Plus may be one of the last flagship smartphones the Taiwanese company will launch on the market after it had sold its mobile division to Google.

The smartphone is supposed to go official on November 2, but the first details about the U11 Plus have already emerged earlier today. But for those who would rather take a peek at the upcoming HTC flagship before it gets announced, we finally have a couple of pictures to show you courtesy of OnLeaks.

These images are based on the HTC U11 Plus’ CAD (computer-aided design) files, a format that is used by engineers …

Nokia 9 renders reveal thin bezels, lack of headphone jack

HMD isn’t supposed to launch another flagship by the end of the year, so if you’re hoping the rumored Nokia 9 will somewhat make its way to the market soon, then you’ll be disappointed. The Finnish company is expected to introduce at least three new handsets early next year: Nokia 2, 7 and 9.

Pictures of the Nokia 2 have already leaked out last month, but no credible Nokia 9 imagery emerged until now. OnLeaks has decided to render HMD’s upcoming flagship and provide us with a better look of what’s to come.

These renders are based on CAD files of the Nokia …

First Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders show a shrunken down Galaxy S8 sans the curved display

Tall, nearly bezel-less displays are old news by now, with nearly everyone in the industry having already shown what its own take on the idea looks like. And in its brief lifetime, the trend has moved beyond just flagship devices, with both little-known Chinese manufacturers and bigger names like LG releasing cheaper devices utilizing the design.

So it was only inevitable that Samsung, one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, would start moving its own mid-rangers towards the so-called “Infinity Display” design — after all, the …

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro allegedly leak in official renders

The Huawei Mate 10 series has thus far proven to be quite the head-scratcher: so far we’ve heard of at least three different models — Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, and Mate 10 Lite — but there is allegedly a fourth one (code name Marcel) as well, though we know next to nothing about it. And to further complicate the matter, the Mate 10 Lite seems to have already been made official under a completely different name, even though the series’ launch event is set for October 16.

And while this leaves plenty of room for potential leaks of the series, we’ve …

Alleged CAD renders of the Huawei Mate 10 Lite surface with a 16:9 screen and dual cameras

Huawei’s Mate 10 — or to be more specific, three different devices all bearing the name — is coming in just a month. So it’s not that surprising that we’re seeing an increasing amount of leaks about the series, though we still have very little info on the regular Mate 10, rather than its Pro and Lite siblings.

But today we seem to have another possible look at one of the three devices — the Mate 10 Lite — this time in (potato quality) CAD render format. Design-wise, it looks pretty consistent with the design we saw in OnLeaks’ schematics-based …

New Huawei Mate 10 renders surface

Huawei itself teased us last month by showing off all of its handsets that featured a dual-camera setup. All of the models had already been released except for the one that had an October 16th unveiling date listed; this is the Huawei Mate 10. The excitement is building for the Mate 10, thanks to the home grown Kirin 970 SoC that will power the phone. Built using the 10nm process, the octa-core CPU utilizes the bigLITTLE architecture with four powerful Cortex-A73 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores to handle light housekeeping.

Besides supporting clock speeds up to 2.8GHz, the Mali-G71 …

Official renders of Sony's Xperia XZ1 Compact reveal a plastic outer shell

After we saw the first official renders of Sony’s upcoming flagship Xperia XZ1, it was all but inevitable its downsized twin, the Xperia XZ1 Compact, would be next in line. So here we are today — Roland Quandt has now given us our first actual look at the device (CAD-based renders notwithstanding), presumably once again sourced from a premature Amazon listing.

And as expected from Sony, the design matches the bigger XZ1 pretty closely, but with a couple of important changes. Besides the smaller size and increased thickness, there’s one thing that …