Company you've never heard of reveals that face recognition and AR are coming to the Apple iPhone 8

A company that you probably never heard of has inadvertently revealed information pertaining to the 10th anniversary edition of the Apple iPhone. Dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, this premium model is widely expected to include features including 3D sensing and AR capabilities. Back in February, KGI securities reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that the front camera on the device will be revolutionary with its ability to provide face recognition and AR capabilities.

Since February, there have been various rumors at one time or another about whether Apple has been able to get the technology …


New book reveals that Steve Jobs wanted a back button for the Apple iPhone

Had Steve Jobs’ original design for the iPhone been used on the device, there would have been two buttons on the handset instead of the one home button. The late CEO and Apple co-founder wanted the device to come with a back button for navigation. Imran Chaudhri, who worked as a designer at Apple for over 19-years, revealed that originally the iPhone was to sport no buttons at all. Eventually, it was determined that a home button was necessary and Jobs wanted to add the back button.

The comments made by Chuadhri are found in the new book, “The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone.” …

New book reveals the inner secrets behind Apple's development of the iPhone


On January 9th, 2007 Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone and it is not hyperbole to say that things were never the same again. For many of our readers, that lone event turned them into big time smartphone fans. Even though there were smartphones available on January 8th, 2007, by the time the sun set over New York City on January 9th it seemed that everyone was talking about this new touchscreen smartphone from Apple.

If you remember those days, and the long wait until the June 29th 2007 launch of the device, you’ll be interested in a new book that will be released this coming …

FCC document reveals low-end LG X charge budget handset


The LG X charge (LG-M327) is a low-end handset that LG has been working on according to FCC documents that have been discovered. Models like the X charge are the ones that you see pre-paid carriers give away to new subscribers, or find priced at a small percentage of what it would cost you to purchase a high-end or flagship device. This is a very competitive area of the smartphone market, and some manufacturers like LG and Motorola have really been able to get their feet wet on both ends of the spectrum.

The screen of the LG X charge will carry a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. While the size …

Mystery Motorola model hangs out at the FCC, receives certification and reveals specs

An unknown Motorola model with a serial number of XT1797 has just received FCC certification. That could indicate that this handset will be offered in the U.S. The documentation reveals some of the specs of the phone, including its 5.5-inch display. It also will be powered by a Snapdragon 430 chipset featuring an octa-core CPU and the Adreno 505 GPU. The 3000mAh battery will charge up using new Turbocharging capabilities.

Other information found on the FCC documentation includes dual-SIM and NFC support. Android 7.1.1 will be pre-installed. Instead of a physical FCC label, the information …

Latest render of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 reveals embedded fingerprint scanner, dual rear cameras

A Twitter user with the handle @PoyocoTech, has sent out a tweet with a render that he claims is an image of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. As you can see, the phablet borrows the design from the Infinity Display used on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+. The image also reveals that Samsung has worked out the issues it had with embedding the fingerprint scanner under the front screen. We can reach that conclusion because of the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the front or back of the phone, at least in the render that accompanies this story.

On back, you can see a vertically mounted …

Apple supply-chain sleuth reveals info on the iPhone 8 and rumored smart glasses

Yesterday, a Reddit user with the handle Foxconninsider passed along what he says is legitimate information pertaining to several Apple products including the Apple iPhone 8 and  Apple’s rumored smart glasses. First, let’s look at the information about Apple’s smart glasses, possibly launching in 2018-2019. The project is apparently code named Project Mirrorshades, and if the project does get the green light, it will be offered to consumers in crystal, champagne and black. There will be different sizes for men and women, and polariized or prescription lenses will be available. They will be …

OnePlus reveals the first photo taken with the OnePlus 5

Not long after announcing that the upcoming OnePlus 5 will feature a main camera made in collaboration with DxO, OnePlus today revealed the very first (public) photo shot with said camera.

As you can see below, OnePlus posted two images on Twitter, asking fans to guess which of them was taken with the OnePlus 5. 

It only makes sense for the better looking image to be shot on the new phone – and that’s certainly photo no. 2. photo no. 1 (on the left) looks murky, while the image on the right is cleaner, with more vibrant colors and finer details. Unfortunately, high-res …

Latest Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) leak reveals interesting design and color variations

Samsung has been producing some really appealing mid-range phones as of late, with the company’s 2017 A-series handsets providing excellent value for their price. 
If the recent specs leak is anything to go by, the upcoming Galaxy J7 (2017) is shaping up to become another worthy member of this excellent budget-friendly lineup, and the latest render reveals that hardware improvements won’t be the only selling point of the device. 
Reliable tipster Roland Quandt took to Twitter to share a hot new render image of the smartphone …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy reveals that an embedded fingerprint scanner is likely

The image of a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 dummy was spotted on Chinese micro-blogging site weibo. A video of this Galaxy Note 8 dummy also exists, showing it next to the obviously much smaller Samsung Galaxy S7 edge. Right off the bat, we can see that the new version of Samsung’s high-end phablet features a vertically placed dual-camera setup on back, with what looks like a dual LED flash underneath.

Also of great importance is the lack of a fingerprint scanner on the back or the front of the device. This means that Samsung has apparently been able to fix the problem that prevented the …