Xiaomi Mi 8 with display notch & dual camera setup appears in retail packaging

The retail packaging of Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi 8 flagship has leaked online. The low-cost Chinese brand has already confirmed its plans to unveil the Xiaomi Mi 8 on May 31 and now, after a number of previous leaks, what appears to be the device’s retail packaging has shown up, revealing various design details in the process.

Overall, it appears Xiaomi’s next flagship will resemble Apple’s iPhone X quite closely, sporting what seems to be a bezel-less display complete with a notch up top. Additionally, this is rumored to house new hardware that will allow for Face ID-rivalling 3D facial recognition, …


Front panel of Xiaomi 8th anniversary phone appears alongside retail packaging

Both the front panel and retail packaging of Xiaomi’s rumored 8th-anniversary smartphone have leaked out. It’s no secret that Xiaomi is holding an event next week where it is expected to announce its next flagship, the Mi 7, and the third-generation of its popular Mi Band. However, due to the company’s 8th anniversary, the brand is reportedly preparing a third product in celebration of the milestone, something two recent leaks appear to confirm.

Beginning with the retail packaging of the smartphone, the details it reveals are relatively few, with the box simply sporting a large number 8 …

Goldman Sachs, looking to expand its retail banking presence, purchases a mobile app

White-shoe investment house Goldman Sachs is looking to expand its retail banking business. The investment house does take in consumer deposits, lends money, and offers most of the same services as the local bank around the corner. The company is well known as a securities power house that makes oodles and oodles of money trading paper. Today, it was announced that Goldman Sachs has purchased Clarity Money, a personal-finance app found in the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Using algorithms and AI, the Clarity Money app is designed to help users get a grip on their finances. It does …

HTC U12+ retail box leaked, shows all the specs you could care about

What’s expected to be HTC’s 2018 flagship device, the U12+, has leaked profusely over the course of the past few weeks, giving us a delightfully-insightful look at what the device might bring around. 

Today, a leaked image allegedly depicting the back of an HTC U12+ retail box provides us with yet another look at the most plausible specs of the device. A Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with a whole lot of 8GB of RAM, 128GB of native storage, a 5.5-inch QHD LCD display, and a 12MP f/1.5 OIS-enabled rear camera make up some of the more intriguing hardware details of the phone, …

The best unlocked Note 8 deal so far discards the retail box

If you don’t have the dough to shell out for Samsung’s newest Galaxy S9 and S9+, you might want to take a look at the next best thing. No, not their predecessors, but the other high-end Galaxy phone with a dual camera set on the back, the Note 8. As a bonus, you will be getting an S Pen stylus and saving quite a lot of money in the process. How come, isn’t the Note 8 currently going for $900+ directly from Samsung? 

Well, leave it to enterprising eBay seller BuySpry to bring you Samsung goodies cheaper, as, next to slightly discounted S8 and S8+, they are now selling “new …

HTC Desire 12 partial specs confirmed by leaked retail box

HTC is definitely not in a good spot and I’m not sure how long we’ll continue to report on the company’s smartphones since there might not be any in the not so distant future. What we do know for sure is the Taiwanese handset maker will launch one more flagship smartphone this year, the HTC U12.

However, we’re not going to talk about the top-tier smartphone, but about a rather entry-level device that HTC could introduce very soon. The unannounced HTC Desire 12 looks pretty tempting for those looking for a budget-friendly handset.

The folks over at AndroidAuthority got their hands …

Verizon crushes analysts' expections with 1.17 million net retail postpaid additions during Q4 2017

This morning, Verizon released its quarterly earnings report for the last three months of 2017. Analysts expected the nation’s largest carrier to report 685,000 net new postpaid subscribers. Big Red blew right past that forecast by adding 1.17 million net new postpaid customers for the period that covered October through December. This nearly doubled last year’s number, and was the most net new postpaid customers added by Verizon since the first quarter of 2016. The number of postpaid net new smartphone additions was 647,000, up 42% year-over-year.

For all of 2017, net new prepaid additions …

Alleged Galaxy S9 retail box leaks exciting details!

With the time for the next Galaxy S flagship fast approaching, the leaks and rumors about the device have been piling up. Yesterday, DJ Koh (president of Samsung Mobile) himself confirmed that the handset would be unveiled at MWC 2018 — that starts on the 26th of February! We’ve heard reports and seen renders of dual cameras, a proper fingerprint scanner placement, AKG earphones and so much more.

But today, we got a real treat! Well, an alleged “real treat”… but we are still having a hard time holding our excitement.

A Samsung Galaxy S9 retail box was allegedly shot in the …

Apple's retail chief says Apple Stores won't upsell the iPhone X to customers


Imagine this scenario. You walk into the Apple Store near you sometime in 2018 and the location has a number of Apple iPhone X units running on one of the tables. But you walk right past the premium tenth anniversary model and pick up the Apple iPhone 8 because that is the model you want. And just as you are ready to pay for the device, a member of the Apple Store team starts to upsell you on the iPhone X. It has an OLED screen, a larger battery, and of course it features Face ID. And that edge-to-edge display is gorgeous. Before you know it, your $699 purchase has turned into a budget busting …

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 leaked retail box confirms Snapdragon 660 CPU and 6GB RAM inside


The second next big thing coming from Xiaomi, the Mi Note 3 will be unveiled in less than 24 hours alongside the company’s flagship, the Mi MIX 2. Little was known about the upcoming Mi Note series device since aside from a few confusing reports there were no accurate leaks about the Mi Note 3.

Well, one day ahead of the Mi Note 3’s official unveiling, we have clear information about the smartphone’s specs. Despite the fact that Xiaomi Mi Note 3 will probably be limited to China and a few other Asian countries (India?), this looks like a very solid choice for those looking for an affordable …