Huawei's first 5G smartphone will launch in 2019

Huawei has confirmed its first 5G-enabled smartphone will arrive next year. The Chinese company is currently one of the pioneers when it comes to future 5G networks, with it presently working alongside a number of carriers across the globe in order to get the next-generation networks up and running.

Coinciding with the global rollout of 5G networks, Huawei has now announced that its first 5G-enabled device will arrive in Q3 2019, suggesting a late summer release next year is currently on the cards. Nevertheless, the smartphone brand is yet to confirm any specifics in regards to the new …


Apple iPhone X contributed 35% of the smartphone industry's global Q4 profits

According to data from Counterpoint Research that was shared on cable business channel CNBC, Apple bucked the trend by reporting a 1% gain in calendar fourth quarter profits from global smartphones sales, year-over-year. The entire industry reported a 1% decline for the same time period. And the one handset that was responsible for the majority of industry profits during the period was the Apple iPhone X.

The tenth-anniversary iPhone, priced at $999 and up, accounted for 35% of smartphone profits even though the phone was available for only two months of the calendar fourth quarter (November …

Samsung J2 Pro is the smartphone for those who don't want internet connectivity

When you think about all of the things you can do with your smartphone, naturally you grasp the importance of internet connectivity. Without this connection, you wouldn’t be able to use the browser on your phone, or open up most apps. But believe it or not, there are some consumers (a rather small subset) who want a smartphone, but without the ability to be connected. This leaves the device offering a limited number of capabilities, especially for a phone using the word “Pro” in its name.

The Samsung J2 Pro comes with a 5-inch display carrying a 540 x 960 resolution (qHD, not to be confused …

The new Samsung Aurora speaker requires a docked smartphone

Samsung recently unveiled a new smart speaker prototype at the SXSW show for 2018. This news in itself is not very interesting. We have seen numerous companies unveil smart speakers over the last year or two. However, the prototype Samsung brought to the table differs from the rest in a significant way. The Aurora speaker is not very smart on its own, rather it uses your smart phone as the brains of the operation. As a matter of fact, the Aurora speaker does not have a mic, a processor or any other component that makes a speaker smart.

The device is a Bluetooth enabled speaker, with a section …

AT&T to launch super-rugged Sonim XP8 smartphone in late April

AT&T and Sonim recently announced they will soon launch the world’s toughest smartphone, the XP8. Although the ultra-rugged handset is already available for purchase for $699.99 or $23.34 per month, the Sonim XP8 won’t ship until April 30.

The XP8 has the price of a flagship, but it’s got the hardware of a mid-range phone, which means you’ll mostly be paying for its rugged features rather than specs.

According to Sonim, the XP8 has been designed to perform in the harshest environments. The smartphone has been military tested and rated to meet or exceed MIL-STD-810G standards …

A look back at the evolution of HTC's smartphone designs

Before anything else, most people initially judge a smartphone based on its design. So, just like in real life, something appealing to the eyes tend to evoke favorable opinions about it from a cursory look. If it’s terrible, or just simply cheap looking, opinions would reflect that. First impressions are without question extremely important, so that’s why having a good design is the foundation that can help a phone achieve recognition right from the onset.

Through the years, HTC has been continually praised for the impressive designs that accompany its range of smartphones. Even …

T-Mobile's April Fools' day joke pays homage to an iconic smartphone

T-Mobile has revealed it’s April Fools’ Day joke in advance, and it’s a great giggle.
After it almost had us last year with the T-Mobile ONEsie – the full-body costume that was supposed to enhance your tech life – the company is trying to catch us off-guard once again by launching it’s April Fools’ Joke two days prior. What is it this time, you may ask. Well, it’s another wearable with smart capabilities called the T-Mobile Sidekicks – the successor of the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone. Best described as “smartshoephone”, the Sidekicks …

The first Android Go smartphone launched in the US goes on sale for $80

Unveiled back in February at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, ZTE’s first Android Go smartphone, the Tempo Go is now available for purchase in the United States. Apparently, this is also the first Android Go smartphone to be released in the US.

Customers can grab this affordable handset for just $80, which quite a steal considering it comes with Android Oreo. Well, a lighter version that’s been specifically optimized to work on smartphones with 1GB RAM or lower.

Specs-wise, ZTE Tempo Go is far from being impressive. The phone is equipped with a 1.1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 processor, …

T-Mobile says its best smartphone for gaming is made by Samsung

T-Mobile today released a new video to showcase the “top 5 mobile phones for online gaming” that are currently in its portfolio. Unsurprisingly, all the handsets presented in the video – embedded below – are on the expensive side, offering high-end features and high screen-to-body ratios. 
T-Mobile starts its list from the bottom, with the Samsung Galaxy S8+, which may be 1-year old, but it’s still a pretty powerful handset. Next, T-Mobile shows off the iPhone X (with its class-leading A11 Bionic processor and Apple’s own high-end GPU), the Samsung Galaxy Note …

Loyal BlackBerry customers to receive rewards in upcoming Smartphone Fan League

Have you ever dreamed of getting a mug with the BlackBerry logo on it? If so, your dreams may become a reality soon, as BlackBerry is launching its Smartphone Fan League to involve the community into popularizing the brand in exchange of rewards.

Starting today, you can head over to BlackBerry’s website, choose a social network to log in with and you’re good to go. Congratulations, you’ve just became a BlackBerry superfan! So, what now?
Well, now you have the opportunity to participate in various tasks, including filling surveys, …