Asus ZenFone Pegasus 4A dual camera smartphone press images, specs, price leak

A new Asus ZenFone 4-series press image appeared online, alongside a purported spec sheet and price tag. Mind you, we wouldn’t say that we are 100% confident in what we are seeing here. In particular, the dual camera module on the back of the handset looks poorly edited. However, the rest of the images hold up and appear convincing, even though the smartphone’s design isn’t at all exciting or innovative.

For all the unconventional phones we saw this year, such as the Galaxy S8, the LG G6, and the Essential Phone, manufacturers from China and Taiwan seem to be compelled to retaliate with …


Samsung patents smartphone case that could wirelessly charge your Gear watch

In a document dated June 15th, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent filed by Samsung in December last year. The document describes a smartphone case that may prove to be a fantastic addition for any fan of the brand, especially those, who own a Gear watch. Even though it’s a simple patent publication, we are kind of excited about the possibility of such a phone case, despite the fact that patents rarely actually evolve into actual products.

The accessory Samsung might be prepping is described to sport wireless charging of a wearable device, when the latter …

Results: what color do you prefer on the face of a red smartphone?

So, earlier this year, Apple introduced the Product Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — beautiful red handsets with a silver Apple logo and… a white front. This isn’t the first time we see a blood-red phone with a white face — last time, it was the Flame Red Meizu Pro 6, which is, admittedly, much less-known than Apple’s flagship.

In any case, when both phones were announced, there was an overwhelming reaction of “but why the white face?”, with users insisting that a handset with a screaming red back would look much sleeker if its face was black. Not a terrible notion, we thought, but the manufacturers …

What color do you prefer on the face of a red smartphone?

So, earlier this year, Apple introduced the Product Red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — beautiful red handsets with a silver Apple logo and… a white front. This isn’t the first time we see a blood-red phone with a white face — last time, it was the Flame Red Meizu Pro 6, which is, admittedly, much less-known than Apple’s flagship.

In any case, when both phones were announced, there was an overwhelming reaction of “but why the white face?”, with users insisting that a handset with a screaming red back would look much sleeker if its face was black. Not a terrible notion, …

Android loses ground, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus still top smartphone sales in the US, Q1 data shows

Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released today its Q1 statistics on smartphone OS data, indicating stronger performance for iOS on local ground in the US, compared to the same period, last year. However, iPhone and iOS sales marked drops in Asia, while Samsung and Android did not perform too well on the other side of the globe, in the US.

The US market was dominated by iOS sales that accounted for up to 36.5% of smartphone sales in the country – a 5.8% increase from last year. In this spirit, iPhone 7 and its larger brother, 7 Plus, remained at the top of the sales …

IDC sees smartphone shipments growing this year after a slump in 2016


Last year was the worst ever for global smartphone shipments as handset deliveries rose only 2.5% for 2016. According to analytical firm IDC, business will start returning to growth  mode as the number of shipments should rise by 3% this year. That amounts to 1.52 billion units forecast by IDC to be delivered this year. And for 2018, the increase in shipments will reach 4.5%. IDC says that improved economic conditions in emerging markets will partially be responsible for a 50% hike in growth. Another reason will be the extreme popularity of  the tenth anniversary Apple iPhone that …

Canceled Microsoft Lumia 960 flagship smartphone makes appearance

It’s only been a day since news about Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different branch of Windows Mobile made headlines, and now it looks like another device that should have been powered by the defunct Windows Phone OS appeared online.

We’re talking about the never-revealed Lumia 960, also known as Lumia “Northstar.” Photos of the devices have been leaked online directly from China. Apparently, this is a prototype unit that’s still being used by Microsoft for developing Windows 10 Mobile.

It’s unclear whether or not the smartphone would have …

Microsoft working on a new smartphone running a different version of Windows Mobile

The saying “it’s not over until the fat lady sings” might perfectly apply to Microsoft’s Windows Phone plans. Even though many believe the company is done with everything related to smartphones, it looks like things might not be as bleak.

Sales of Windows Phone handsets stopped almost completely, and the market share nosedived under 1% worldwide over the last couple few years. Microsoft did not seem interested in continuing with its smartphone business having sold its mobile division.
Well, it appears that the Redmond-based company still flirts …

Walabot is a cool gizmo that lets you see through walls with your smartphone

Ever thought about using your smartphone to see through walls? It’s possible now, thanks to a gizmo called Walabot. Designed by a company in Israel, Walabot is a 3D imaging sensor that mounts to your phone’s back panel via a magnetic attachment.

It detects pipes (metal and plastic), electrical wires, studs, and (presumably) the mummified remains of whatever poor soul was buried inside your living room’s East wall some thousand years ago. It’s both a cool “look at what my smartphone does!” showcase and a tool with practical purpose for any electrician.

Walabot is able to trace objects …

Moto G5S Plus leaked images show off the smartphone in all its glory

Two new Motorola smartphones are expected to go official in the coming weeks, the Moto G5 and Moto G5S Plus. Both belong to the mid-range category and are likely to be introduced in Latin America, at least initially.

We’ve been reporting about both Moto smartphones a couple of times, and we’ve also had a glimpse of what’s to come since pictures of them popped up online.

In fact, this is one of the reasons we know the Moto G5S Plus be released in multiple color options such as Gold, Grey, and Silver. Well, it appears that a new set of high-resolution pictures …