Picture allegedly shows OLED panels for the 6.1-inch low-end Apple iPhone 9

Even though Ming-Chi Kuo no longer covers Apple, would you really bet against the man who was the best darn analyst to ever cover the company? As you might remember, Kuo expects Apple to unveil a trio of new iPhone models this September; all of them will feature an edge-to-edge-screen, a notch, the TrueDepth Camera and Face ID. According to the former KGI Securities analyst, Apple will introduce an iPhone X sequel (iPhone Xs?)with a 5.8-inch OLED screen (like the current model), a premium iPhone Xs Plus with a 6.5-inch OLED panel, and a lower priced iPhone 9 with a 6.1-inch LCD display. The …


HTC U12+ briefly shows up on official website, specs and price revealed

If you’ve been wondering what will be the name of HTC’s next flagship smartphone, we’re happy to confirm the top-tier device expected to be introduced very soon is HTC U12+. The handset was recently spotted on the company’s official website, but only briefly as HTC realized it made a blunder and decided to take it down.

But not before the media copy/pasted all the information about its specs and price. Firstly, the HTC U12+ will be available for purchase in China for the equivalent of $920, which is quite a lot considering we’re talking about the Chinese market where smartphones are usually …

Facebook shows great resiliency in the face of a major scandal

You might have thought that Facebook subscribers would be deleting the app in droves following the Cambridge Analytica scandal. After all, at least 87 million members had their personal information used without permission. But since the news about the scandal first broke, Facebook has since found religion. The social network instituted some new rules, and suspended over 200 apps.
All of the things that Facebook is doing in order to keep members feeling that their personal information is safe and secure must be working. According to global securities house Goldman Sachs …

Stunning helicopter footage shows Hawaii volcano's fast-moving lava flow

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The United States Geological Survey released stunning new footage on Saturday showing the lava pouring from a fissure created by activity around Kilauea, an active volcano in Hawaii that exploded Thursday morning.

The footage, which was filmed just before 8:00 a.m. Hawaii local time shows a powerful lava flow tearing its way across the island, dangerously close to multiple structures. 

According to the USGS, the flow is advancing southeast, and it originated from a line of low fountains, which can be seen in the background of the clip.

A status report from the USGS states that the rate of lava eruption in the lower east rift zone increased on Friday and continued overnight. As of Saturday morning, the flow remained “very active” and was moving at speeds of up to 300 yards per hour.  Read more…

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Video shows in-display fingerprint reader on Xiaomi Mi 8?

A video discovered on weibo by tipster Slashleaks, is said to show an in-display fingerprint scanner in use on the Xiaomi Mi 8. That’s right, Xiaomi is jumping straight from the Mi 6 to the Mi 8 according to the latest reports. The device is said to include a facial recognition feature similar to the Apple iPhone X’s Face ID, and should be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform. The Mi 8 is expected to carry 8GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, support for wireless charging and a 4000mAh battery. MIUI 9 will also makes its debut on the handset, according to the rumors.

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Bezel-less Lenovo Z5 stars in new teaser, shows narrow bottom bezels

Lenovo keeps teasing its “truly bezel-less” smartphone, the Z5, but other than saying that it has the “highest ever” screen-to-body ratio, there’s no info about the upcoming device. We don’t even know what does “highest” means since Lenovo’s VP, Chang Cheng asked fans to guess what screen-to-body ratio the device will have: a) 80-84%, b) 85-89%, c) 90-94%, or d) 95%.

To make it easier to guess, Cheng posted a picture that shows the upper left side of the smartphone, including the very thin bezels. Today, he posted yet another picture that shows the bottom left side of the Z5, which by the …

Status bar on Android P shows only four notification icons

Android P might require long time Android users to unlearn some habits. When you want to know the time from the status bar, where do you look on your pre-Android P powered phone? To the right, of course. But on Android P, the time has been moved to the left. And the new Android build will only show four notification icons in the status bar. While that is done to accommodate the notch, which gains native support in Android P, only four notification icons appear in un-notched handsets, at least right now.

If more than four notifications have been received, the four icons will be followed by …

LG V35 ThinQ with Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM shows up in alleged spec sheet

An apparent spec sheet for LG’s upcoming V35 ThinQ has leaked online. The South Korean company is currently expected to launch its latest LG V30 variant towards the beginning of summer and, after it recently received its official certifications in the US and Russia, a new spec list gives a glimpse at what can be expected from the device.

Looking at the specs in question, the 6-inch OLED display featured on both the LG V30 and V30S ThinQ will be making yet another return with the same resolution of 2880 x 1440p. Perhaps in a more interesting move, however, the new smartphone looks set to …

Samsung Galaxy Express Prime 3 for AT&T shows up in official renders

Samsung is expected to launch a plethora of Galaxy J smartphones in the next month or so, and some of these entry- and mid-level handsets are likely to make it to the United States. However, US carriers will use different names for the upcoming Galaxy J smartphones, so it might be confusing to talk about them before they’re officially introduced.

One of the unannounced entry-level smartphones, Samsung plans to launch very soon in the US is the Galaxy Express Prime 3. This specific Galaxy J series phone will be available for purchase at AT&T, but other carriers in the US, such as T-Mobile …

Alleged Galaxy Note 9 render shows that it looks like more of the same

While the Galaxy S line is Samsung’s flagship family of smartphones, it’s the Galaxy Note devices that powerusers usually look forward to. Announced early in the second half of each year, the Notes sport the latest-and-greatest hardware Sammy could cram into them paired with the signature S Pen stylus, which is pretty much unrivaled in the smartphone sector.

We’ve already had a few leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 9 but this latest one claims to show us how exactly it’s going to look. And, disappointingly to some, it appears that Samsung doesn’t intend to change much about the new …