Sony Xperia XZ1 sequel to offer dual-camera setup, powerful Snapdragon 845 CPU

Sony Mobile is expected to unveil a new lineup of Xperia smartphones in Q1 2018. We’ve only known these unannounced devices by their model numbers, but they’ll certainly be launched under the Xperia brand: H8216, H8266, H8276, and H8296.

We’ve been reported about Sony’s upcoming Xperia smartphones, but now we have more details regarding one of them – specifically, the H8216. Since we’re not familiar with the names of these smartphones, we’re going to refer to the H8216 as the sequel to the Xperia XZ1 because it might be positioned in the same specs range.

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Telephoto or wide-angle lens? Nokia camera app update hints at possible dual-camera setup for the Nokia 9

As you might have heard, HMD Global announced an Android Oreo beta program for its Nokia 5 model. Surprisingly, the recently released Oreo beta for the affordable mid-ranger also includes an update for the camera app which reveals some pretty interesting details. 
A teardown of the APK package shows that the camera app now features support for both wide-angle and telephoto dual-camera setups. The Nokia 5 packs a single 13MP main sensor, so these functionalities are obviously not intended for the budget-friendly smartphone. 
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Honor 9 Lite coming soon with dual-camera setup, Kirin 659 CPU

Honor made headlines in the last few days, as the Chinese company prepares to update some of its smartphones to Android Oreo. We’re now bringing you more information about an unreleased device that’s likely to be introduced very soon – the Honor 9 Lite.

The smartphone was recently spotted at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory agency, so at least we know what the Honor 9 Lite looks. First off, it’s worth mentioning this is a mid-range Android smartphone that comes with a dual-camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Also, rumor has it, Honor 9 Lite will …

The Huawei P11 may feature a triple-lens 40MP camera setup and a 24MP selfie shooter

Ever since Huawei partnered with Leica to build the optics and camera software for the P9, the company has been paying great attention to camera quality, even when it comes to mid-range offerings from its Honor sub-brand.

A new leak suggests that Huawei may be hard at work on a beastly camera setup for the next entries in its flagship P-series. According to a promotional image allegedly made by one of Huawei’s creative agencies, the Huawei P11 may feature a 40MP Leica co-developed triple-lens camera setup with 5x hybrid zoom. Yes, three lenses on the back, …

T-Mobile Revvl Plus to launch on November 17th; 6-inch phablet offers dual camera setup for $200

Back in August, T-Mobile introduced the Revvl, a budget priced phone for T-Mobile customers who “want a boatload of features without spending a boatload.” The phone carries a 5.5-inch HD screen (720 x 1280 resolution), 2GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage, all powered by a 3000mAh battery. Priced at $150, the Revvl is a capable handset giving bargain hunters a lot of bang for their buck.

When the Revvl was unveiled, T-Mobile hinted that it planned on extending the line. That started today with the unveiling of the T-Mobile Revvl Plus. This time, the nation’s third largest carrier …

Nokia 9 leaked back cover confirms dual-camera setup, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor

If you haven’t gotten too attached to HMD’s first true flagship smartphone, the Nokia 8, then you might like the next top-tier handset coming from the Finnish company.

The phone will be available on the market as Nokia 9, but word is HMD plans to announce it early next year. However, rumors about HMD’s upcoming flagship have already popped up online, along with a host of pictures based on the CAD files.

Recently, a picture allegedly showing the back plate of the Nokia 9 have leaked out directly from China. The image confirms a couple of details about the phone that emerged weeks ago, …

The beautifully crafted Honor 7X said to pack dual-camera setup and 5.93-inch display

Honor already sent invitations for its unveiling event set to take place in China on October 11. That’s one week after the Google’s big Pixel 2 reveal and five days before Huawei announces its new Mate series.

However, the Honor 7X, the smartphone that will be introduced next month, will not be competing with either of the two series of flagships since this will be a mid-range device.

Although the smartphone will be initially launched in China, it’s safe to say that it will be rolled out to other countries as well. Honor 7X is said to hit the shelves …

Apple Watch Series 3 requires an iPhone 6 or later for setup; battery gets 1 hour of talk time

Apple announced yesterday that unlike previous versions of the Apple Watch, the new Series 3 model does not need to be paired to a nearby iPhone for internet access, or to make/take phone calls. But it still requires an iPhone to configure the timepiece. And while the Series 1 Apple Watch can still use the Apple iPhone 5s and up to communicate with and to set up the device, the new Series 3 watch requires an Apple iPhone 6 or higher for the configuration and set up of the timepiece. The phone must have iOS 11, or higher, installed.

This means that if you are moving up from a Series 1 Apple …

Samsung Galaxy J7+ goes official with dual-camera setup, solid aluminum body

Samsung has just officialized its second smartphone to feature dual-camera setup on the back side, the Galaxy J7+. The device leaked for the first time a few days after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8, its flagship smartphone meant to hit the shelves on September 15.

Over the weekend, the Galaxy J7+ popped up on Samsung Thailand website, along with information about price and availability. The bad new is the phone won’t come cheap, as Samsung announced the Galaxy J7+ costs about $390 outright.

On the flip side, those who pre-order the smartphone will receive …

Ming-Chi Kuo says to expect a dual camera setup for the Samsung Galaxy S9

Last month, an analyst from Hana Financial Investment named Kim Rok-ho, said that he expects the Samsung Galaxy S9 to feature a dual camera setup. Another analyst, Park Hyug-woo from Shinhan Investment, predicted that dual cameras will appear on the back of both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. With all due respect to those two analysts, the tech world doesn’t get terribly excited until such a proclamation comes from an analyst with a proven track record, like KGI Securities Ming-Chi Kuo.

While Kuo is known for his fabulous calls on Apple devices, the analyst has lately …