HTC U 11 rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far

Update: According to reliable leakster Evan Blass, the device in question won’t, in fact, be named HTC U, but rather HTC U 11, though it’s up for debate whether this is an improvement. The article below has been edited to reflect the new information.
Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn’t HTC’s real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a “good” 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren’t exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, …


Latest rumor has Apple iPhone 8 on track for September release

Amid rumors that the 10th anniversary iPhone, dubbed the Apple iPhone 8, will be delayed until October or November, a new report refutes this and says that the phone is on track for a September release. Tweets disseminated by tipster OnLeaks reveal that Foxconn has started training new employees just in time for production to start on all iPhone models, including the iPhone 8. Mass production of the 2017 iPhone models will start in August for the typical September launch.

OnLeaks’ tweets somewhat contradict the latest notes sent to clients by KGI securities highly reliable Apple analyst …

OnePlus 5 rumor review: design, specs, price and release date

Many a geek have already branded OnePlus’ latest phones—the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T—the spiritual successors to the Nexus line of developer-friendly phones. That’s a notion OnePlus likely wants to keep around, which automatically puts a ton of stress on the company and requires it to keep it up with the gained momentum.
The OnePlus 5 is expected to become official sooner than later as numerous rumors and leaks are hinting at a May or early June announcement by OnePlus. True, the company doesn’t really have an established annual time window …

HTC U rumor review: design, specs, features, and everything else we know so far

Most of you may have gathered as much, but the U Ultra wasn’t HTC’s real 2017 flagship. While we gave it a “good” 7.2 rating in our review, most people weren’t exactly happy with it, due to a few questionable decisions such as omitting the headphone jack, putting an inadequate battery inside, and pricing it way too high. And this isn’t just your everyday tech enthusiast complaining – these problems seem to have affected sales as well, judging from the drastic price cuts we’ve been seeing recently.
But nevermind that, let’s take a look into …

Rumor: HTC U is the manufacturer's next flagship phone; 5.5-inch screen, SD-835, Sense 9


According to reliable tipster Evan Blass, HTC’s next flagship phone will be the HTC U. It makes sense (no pun intended). If the 5.7-inch model is the HTC U Ultra, the regular flagship version is going to be the HTC U. This will be the third phone in the “U” series after taking the HTC U Play into account. Blass says that the HTC U will feature a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560, and will be powered by a Snapdragon 835 chipset.

The device will be packed with Edge Sense, which allows users to customize gestures (like swiping or pinching) along the left and right edge of …

Rumor: Google working on social-media app for group photo editing

During Google I/O last year, the company introduced two social media apps, Allo and Duo. The former is a “smart” messaging app that allows you to integrate with other Google owned apps like Maps, YouTube and Assistant, in order to share directions, information and video clips. Duo is Google’s answer to FaceTime, a quick and dirty video chatting application. Now, there is talk of Google introducing a new app during Google I/O this year.

Google I/O 2017 runs from May 17th to May 19th, and during one of those days we could see the introduction of a group photo editing app. Users would create …

Daily Xiaomi Mi 6 rumor (over)dose: Snapdragon 821 and not the 835 in line for initial launch?


Lots of Xiaomi Mi 6 rumors to go around these days, eh? Well, here’s another one to throw into the basket. According to a new report from China, the upcoming smartphone will initially launch with Qualcomm’s older Snapdragon 821 processor and a version with the latest Snapdragon 835 will be released sometime after it. With three versions of the phone allegedly in the making, one reportedly set up with a MediaTek chipset, it’s hard to predict how Xiaomi will be distributing processors. And with rumors of the Mi 6 being scheduled for a May announcement, Xiaomi should be able to wait for a Snapdragon …

Rumor claims Android O may feature notification revamp and picture-in-picture

We’re only about two months away from Google I/O, where we’re expecting to get the first look at what Google has in store for Android O, although the full OS update likely won’t be released until the fall. But, we’re inside the window where it’s time for Android O rumors to take off and that yearly tradition is starting off with a few interesting features. We’ve already seen a teaser about the potential Oreo name, but to be fair on that Hiroshi Lockheimer is not the most reliable source. 

Unfortunately, we can’t be too sure about the source of these rumors either. The …

Latest rumor has the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ wearing these four colors

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, are both expected to meet the light of day on March 29th. Ironically, this is going to take place in the Big Apple. The new models could be released on April 28th. The latest rumored color options include Coral Blue, Orchid Gray (Grayish Purple), Midnight Black and Arctic Silver. The Samsung Galaxy S8 features a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD). Just yesterday, we showed you some pictures that allegedly displayed a glossy black version of the Galaxy S8. That could be the Midnight Black color …

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will also record 1000fps videos, rumor claims

The latest gossip regarding the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is here and it’s a rather intriguing one. 
According to the rumor mill, the camera of Samsung’s upcoming flagship phones will be capable of recording ultra slo-mo 1000fps video footage, similar to what Sony did with the IMX400-powered Motion Eye camera on its new Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium (here’s a demo of this one in action). However, it seems that Samsung won’t be relying on a Sony sensor for the Galaxy S8’s camera but will be relying on a custom solution.
Yet, …