Moto Z3 Play with side-mounted fingerprint sensor, dual-camera setup revealed

New case renders appear to confirm the design of Motorola’s upcoming Moto Z3 Play. The Lenovo-owned brand is expected to reveal a wide range of devices this year, with its first product launch taking place in Brazil tomorrow. Nevertheless, within the next few months, the company is also expected to launch its next flagship, the Moto Z3, alongside the budget Z3 Play alternative. The latter of which has been shown off in a number of new case renders.

As has previously been expected, Motorola’s device adopts the new 18:9 display trend by minimizing the top and bottom bezels. Up top, a selfie …


Huawei P20 render surfaces with triple camera setup on back, fingerprint scanner in front

Yesterday, we showed you renders of the Huawei P20 Plus, which displayed the triple camera setup in back along with a front-facing notch. Today, renders of the Huawei P20 have surfaced including a 360 degree video that allows you to see the render from all angles. Once again, we can see the three cameras that adorn the back of the unit. Unlike the P20 Plus, a front-facing fingerprint scanner can be seen. And yes, it appears that a notch will be present on this model, too.

The Huawei P20 will carry a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280. That would give the screen an …

Huawei P20 Plus leaks out in full: notch like on iPhone X and triple camera setup

Huawei’s next flagship phone – the Huawei P20 Plus – has leaked out in detailed renders that show it from all sides, revealing an iPhone X like design with a notch and an innovative triple camera system.

The images come from @onLeaks, a person with a nearly spotless track record in leaking phones, but there is a catch: the images that you see here are just one of two Huawei prototypes. The main difference between these prototypes is the presence of the home button: on one of the prototypes the home button is a physical key below the screen, while on the second one there is no …

Samsung may use Bixby for voice-guided initial setup on the Galaxy S9/S9+

Samsung’s voice assistant, Bixby, had a rocky launch in 2017, but it was able to rebound, thanks to a handful of updates that expanded its functionality and capabilities. It may not the perfect AI assistant out there, but Samsung is still working toward fulfilling its initial vision. We even learned recently that the company intends Bixby to be one of the defining features of the Galaxy S9, along with the revamped camera.

What this entails exactly, we don’t know for sure at this point, though it’s a relatively safe bet that Bixby will have learned plenty …

Meizu 15 render appears revealing curved screen, fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup

Earlier this week, we showed you a couple of renders that allegedly show the front and back of the Meizu 15 Plus. The handset features very thin bezels, an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a dual camera setup on back. Below the rear camera is either a 10-LED flash (like the one found on the Meizu Pro 6 Plus) or perhaps a laser auto focus for the snappers on back. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform or the Exynos 8895 chipset.

Besides the 15 Plus, Meizu is planning on launching a smaller version of the device which carries the moniker of the Meizu 15. A render of the phone …

New Samsung Galaxy Note 8 videos show how to maximize battery life, and setup mobile hotspot

Samsung may be getting ready to announce a Galaxy S9 and an S9+ at MWC 2018 next month, but its Galaxy Note series is (probably) not going to be refreshed until the second half of the year. And that makes sense, as the Galaxy Note 8 is only 4 months old now, so it doesn’t need a replacement yet. With that in mind, we’re not surprised to see that Samsung just shared a couple of new how-to videos featuring the Galaxy Note 8. 
The first new Note 8 video shows what can be done to maximize the battery life of the handset – including using dark wallpapers, disabling …

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.

A …

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. 
Nokia …

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, …