Huawei MediaPad M5 leaked renders reveal lack of audio jack, high-end specs

It appears that Huawei will be one of the few companies to release new Android tablets in the first half of the year. The Chinese giant is ready to unveil one or more slates, but that probably won’t happen until late next month at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.

We reported last month on an Android tablet that Huawei might launch at some point, the MediaPad M5. It looks like the device made it to FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which means it will be introduced pretty soon.

Along with some information about the MediaPad M5’s specs, FCC also listed several pictures of the …


CAD-based renders of the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra reveal an arched back, reiterate fingerprint on back

Sony’s Xperia XA line is still fairly young, with two generations of devices behind its back. It usually introduces a pair of devices — a “regular-sized” XA and phablet-grade XA Ultra. They are midrange handsets with super-thin side bezels, but still hefty chin and forehead, and are geared towards selfie-loving camera users, with high-res front and back cameras and LED flashes for both.

With the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra soon to be a year old, odds are good that Sony will be introducing a new pair soon. And a supposed leak has showed us just what the Xperia XA2 and …

Photos and videos reveal 2017's extremely icy exit

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In case you didn’t notice, it’s very cold across parts of the globe, stretching from a good chunk of the U.S. to the UK and Europe and even down into India this New Year’s EveThe coldest in decades, in fact, and the chill is going to hang around for a bit. 

While that makes it incredibly inconvenient to do anything that doesn’t involve being on your couch under around a dozen or so blankets, the weather does make for some interesting images and you can enjoy them without having to dig out your gloves and scarf.  Read more…

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Microsoft patent images reveal folding Surface tablet

Back in January and March of this year, we showed you images from Microsoft patent applications that revealed a Surface tablet that converted into a phone and vice versa. Today, a tweet from a gentleman named Isaac referred us to a listing on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website. The listing includes the latest images of a folding Surface tablet device. This unit folds from a tablet with one large display into one with two smaller and separate OLED screens. The device also functions as a phone.

The new sketches go into detail as we can see the individual parts making …

Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9+ renders reveal dual rear camera, 6.1-inch screen


Shortly after seeing a set of renders showing what’s likely
the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, we can now take a look at similar renders
presenting the larger variant of Samsung’s next flagship phone – the Galaxy
S9+.

 

Revealed by MySmartPrice and @OnLeaks (who has a great track
record when it comes to info about unannounced phones), these new Galaxy S9+
renders seemingly confirm the fact that Samsung is differentiating its two
next-gen phones by more than just their size. While the Galaxy S9 reportedly
features a single rear camera, the larger Galaxy S9+ should come with a dual
rear …

Leaked Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) renders reveal what's next for Samsung's cheap phones


Samsung is no longer launching as many smartphone models
yearly as it did some time ago, but the company is still offering handsets for
all budgets. And we don’t think this will change anytime soon.

 

While working on high-end phones like the Galaxy S9, or on
mid-range models like the Galaxy A (2018) series, Samsung is also getting ready
to release new low-end handsets. One of the company’s upcoming low-end phones should
be the Galaxy J2 Pro (2018).

 

Thanks to a set of leaked renders, we can already take a
look at the design of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018). According to …

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 …

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 …

WhatsApp exploit can reveal when users are messaging or sleeping

Back in July, WhatsApp announced that it had 1 billion daily active users, all of them protected from prying eyes thanks to its end-to-end encryption. That means that no one, not even WhatsApp, can break the code and read the content of messages sent by the messaging app’s subscribers. However, a software engineer named Robert Heaton has come across a vulnerability that allows outsiders to figure out when two WhatsApp users are most likely to be messaging each other, and when they are asleep.

Using WhatsApp online status and last seen features can allow someone to analyze the figures and …

Benchmarking tests reveal that Apple is not slowing down older iPhone models

One of the latest rumors making its way throughout the Apple iPhone community is that Apple deliberately slows down the performance of older iPhone models every time the newest versions of the handset are released. This apparently occurs when the latest iOS build is installed on these older phones. We can use some anecdotal evidence to see that consumers believe that this rumor is true. After all, every time a new version of the iPhone is released, Google searches for “iPhone slow” rises sharply. The theory is that Apple does this in order to give existing iPhone owners a reason to dump their current …