The Essential Phone will be showcased at a “First Look” event on August 25

We only know that the Essential Phone actually exists, but no one can buy one yet. Even though Andy Rubin promised its smartphone will be launched on the market one or two weeks after being officially unveiled, it looks like the Essential Phone has a two months delay.

A couple of days ago, Essential’s officials confirmed their smartphone is already in full mass-production and that they plan to announce when it will go on sale next week.

We now have information that suggests Essential will be hosting a “First Look” event where people will be able to see and try the Essential Phone …


BlackBerry KEYone's keyboard shortcuts get showcased in official video

Announced back in February, the BlackBerry KEYone is supposed to be hitting shelves starting this month, at least in some regions (while in others, like Europe, it could arrive in May).

While waiting for BlackBerry Mobile to share official details about the release of the KEYone, you may want to check out a video that showcases one of the smartphone’s important features: keyboard shortcuts. Similar to the (now old) BlackBerry Priv, the KEYone lets you assign shortcuts for each of its 26 hardware keys. As you can see in the video embedded below, you can actually assign up to 52 shortcuts, …

Galaxy S8 user interface and icons showcased in a series of images

Thanks to myriad live images, videos, press renders and other tidbits, we’ve got a pretty good inkling of what Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ will offer. Through the aforementioned leaks, we’ve also caught a few glimpses of the user interface, which appears to have been given a customary refresh. Thanks to a handful of new images extracted from a recent APK of Samsung Smart Switch, we can take a closer look at the tweaked UI and the modified icons therein.

While the images are not of high resolution, they do offer a decent peek at what S8 users can expect to see when they fire up …

Sony Xperia Z5 successor could be showcased behind closed doors at MWC 2017

Sony fans can’t wait for the company’s MWC 2017 announcements, which are set to go live on February 27. However, the Japanese company might not bring any flagship smartphones at the trade fair.

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The so-called Sony Yoshino that leaked not long ago is said to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a stunning 4k display. If Sony introduces the flagship later this month, it might not be able to put it on sale until after the Galaxy S8 hits the shelves in late April.

In order to avoid that, Sony is now rumored to have delayed the announcement of its Xperia flagship for a later date. Still, the device will still be present at MWC 2017, but it will only be showcased behind closed doors.

Instead, Sony will unveil at least four other Xperia mid-range Android smartphones, which are only known by their codenames: BlancBright, Keyaki, Hinoki and Mineo.

The latest rumor concerning Sony Xperia Z5’s successor certainly comes in line with the latest reports claiming the Snapdragon 835 chipset won’t be commercially widely available until after the end of April. That if Sony really wants this CPU inside its flagship, of course.