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 …

Judge says FBI doesn't have to reveal how it hacked into dead terrorist's Apple iPhone 5c

Early last year, one particular question caught the attention of consumers who follow smartphones and mobile technology. How would the FBI open up the Apple iPhone 5c that belonged to terrorist Syed Farook, who allegedly shot 14 people to death in cold blood on December 2nd in San Bernardino, California. Later that same day, police tracked down Farook and fatally shot him on a San Bernardino street.

While searching Farook’s home for evidence, police happened upon his iPhone 5c. The handset, which ironically had been given to the terrorist by his employer, the San Bernardino County Department …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Blanc) and Mate 10 Lite (Alps) specs exposed ahead of official reveal

Huawei confirmed it will unveil its Mate series flagship on October 16, and promised that those who wait for its Mate 10 will not be disappointed. Rumor has it, Huawei will announce more devices next month derivative of the Mate 10.

Aside from the standard Mate 10, Huawei is expected to introduce two other smartphones, which haven’t been named yet. An improved version that could be launched as Huawei Mate 10 Pro has the codename Blanc, while the slightly less-powerful Mate 10 Lite (or whatever its name) is known as Alps.

The standard Huawei Mate 10 is only known by its codename …

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 …

Alcatel Idol 5 specs, pictures and price exposed before official reveal

News about Alcatel’s new lineup of smartphones continues to pour in with just one week before their official unveiling. The next device on the least of upcoming smartphones is the Alcatel Idol 5, which was recently spotted at GFXBench with model number TCL 6058.

The Idol 5 is a mid-range smartphone that runs Android 7.0 Nougat. Unfortunately, it’s much more expensive than it should, considering the rest of the specs. It appears that Alcatel Idol 5 will be launched in Europe for around €400 outright.

The phone is equipped with a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek …

Alcatel A3 Plus, A7 XL and U5 HD leak ahead of IFA 2017 reveal

At least three new Android smartphones will be introduced by Alcatel at IFA 2017. The unannounced devices have been leaked over the weekend and are likely to make their debut on the market this fall.

The Alcatel A3 Plus comes in two variations (3G and 4G) and sports a 5.5-inch display with HD (720p) resolution. Even though this is a cheap device, it will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor on the 3G model, but the 4G version will have the fingerprint scanner on the front side.

Next in line, the Alcatel A7 XL is a huge smartphone …

Document seems to reveal a Microsoft built Touch Cover for the Apple iPad

Microsoft debuted the Surface Touch Cover in 2012. A combination cover/QWERTY, the accessory protected the tablet while at the same time it provided a flat, formless keyboard to help users type faster on the Surface tablet. But a flat typing surface was not good enough for most, so Microsoft came up with the Surface Type Cover. The Type Cover comes with buttons and keys making it more of a legitimate QWERTY keyboard for Surface users. And yes, it can double as a cover.

Microsoft now produces only the Type Cover for Surface users, but it doesn’t appear that the Touch Cover is going away. …