Rumor: Apple to offer cheaper smart speaker under Beats name

According to Strategy Analytics, of the 9.2 million smart speakers shipped in the first quarter, the Apple HomePod accounted for only 600,000 of those units. That gave Apple 6% of the market from January through March, behind Amazon’s 43.6% and Google’s 26.5%. There are a few reasons for this. Apple is late to the market, and at $349, the device is not cheap. In addition, Siri’s capabilities pale in comparison to Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant.
According to a rumor from the Taiwan supply chain, Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced …


Rumor: Upcoming Nokia X5 and X7 to be launched worldwide, Nokia X6 remains China-exclusive

Nokia X6 is one of the most intriguing Android smartphones launched by HMD Global, but for the time being, the device is exclusively available for purchase in China. Although the Finnish company is known for introducing its smartphones in China first, and then make them available worldwide under different names (and slightly different specs), the same might not happen with the Nokia X6.

HMD’s first smartphone to feature a notch display design, Nokia X6 is to remain China-exclusive, a new report claims. The good news is the Finnish company has two other X series smartphones in the pipeline, …

HTC U12 rumor review: specs, pricing and release of the 'frameless' phone

Recently, HTC distributed the event teaser you see above on the hush-hush, indicating that it has something major that’s cooking in what’s left of the company after its Pixel-making team of engineers got snatched by Google. Despite the brain drain, the company isn’t giving up, and indicated it will issue a flagship this year as well, but will scale back on its overall 2018 portofolio for obvious reasons. Well, that flagship may be the U12 (perhaps joined by the U12+), while the date of HTC’s teaser marks May 23 as the day we could see it for the first time. So, what’s …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 "Crown" rumor review: Design, specs, camera, price & release date

Without a doubt, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the next high-profile handset that Samsung’s prolific presses will churn out sometime in mid-August in another bid to rule the high-end Android market. And from what we’re hearing, the Note 9 is quite unlikely to disappoint.
Yet, don’t take our worn for granted but feel free to check out all the rumors we have gathered for you to gather a deeper insight into all the little intricacies of the phone.

Design

Unsurprisingly, we don’t expect Samsung to redesign the Note 9 in any major …

LG G7 ThinQ rumor round-up: Specs, design, features, price, release date

Unlike previous years when it strived to show off its new devices earlier than its biggest rivals, LG is currently taking its sweet time to develop the 7th iteration of its flagship smartphone, which might not be a member of the popular G-series at all. 

Although the device is still shrouded in secrecy, there’s a modest amount of leaks and gossip that paint LG’s next device in a rather exposing paint of colors. As we usually do with such high-profile devices, we took it upon ourselves to disseminate most of the rumors and summarize what we expect from the alleged LG …

HTC could release the U12+ late next month: rumor

The HTC U12+ could hit markets across the globe in just over a month. It has previously been rumored that the Taiwan-based company would be introducing its 2018 flagship sometime next month. Despite the nearing date, though, the company has so far remained quiet in regards to its announcement. But now, a new rumor appears to back up these launch dates by hinting at when the device could go on sale.

Specifically, the HTC U12+ could reach certain markets towards the end of May or the beginning of June, suggesting a mid-May reveal is likely on the cards for the smartphone. This would continue …

The foldable Samsung phone: Galaxy X rumor review

We have been hearing about Samsung developing a “foldable smartphone” for about a couple of years now. And while the concept might sound a bit outlandish, we do remember that the Galaxy Note Edge, which launched back in 2014 was quite eccentric and far-out back then. But look at Samsung now — all of its flagships have the signature curve at the both sides of their screens.

What we are saying here is that Samsung is no stranger to experimenting and pushing the envelope when it comes to display tech. And the foldable smartphone isn’t exactly a secred — Sammy’s CEO of Mobile DJ Koh has openly …

Apple Watch Series 4 rumor review: price, release date, design, and new features


The Apple Watch Series 3 is one of the best smart watches out on the market right now, but this year Apple is expected to reveal a successor with beefed up specs, more features, and a bigger screen. Last year’s model was announced on September 12, so we’re likely a few months away from the reveal of the Apple Watch Series 4, but there’s already information and evidence, pointing to certain features that are likely to make their way into Apple’s upcoming smart watch.

As usual, we’ve compiled all the information and rumors currently available about the Apple Watch Series 4 in one …

Samsung Galaxy S9 Active rumor review: Design, specs, price and release date

If recent years have taught us anything, it’s that Samsung comes forward with ‘super-charged’ rugged versions of its flagships on the regular. This has been the case for years, with the very first member of the ruggedized Galaxy Active family being none other than the S4 Active back in 2013. Ever since, a slightly less flashy but always more durable Active variation of the current Galaxy flagship has been making the rounds every summer, but due to its limited carrier availability, the adoption has never been as high as the device deserves.

We expect a …

OnePlus 6 rumor review: Design, specs, price, and everything we know so far

While OnePlus has outgrown its roots of aggressively-priced phones, it still offers an unbeatable value-for-money that easily surpasses the multiple security-related scandals which surround the company on a regular basis. With each and every year, OnePlus has become more and more capable and its products have recently really outdid themselves – save for a few issues and shortcomings in-between, OnePlus has been mostly killing it in the affordable super-flagship segment.

Take the OnePlus 5T, for example, a phone that employs all the signature OnePlus features like the mute switch, …