Xperia XZ2 Pro spotted in HTML benchmark, long display reaffirmed

For a while now, we’ve been hearing whispers that Sony might just be jumping on the 18:9 bandwagon, joining the ranks of extra-wide, thin-bezeled phones with its next flagships. Well, now, we have a reiteration of that rumor through an alleged benchmark listing, which seems to spill some details about an Xperia XZ2 Pro.

First and foremost, the screengrab shows us that the new phone is running Android 8.1 Oreo. Then, we get a section saying “Screen size: 424 x 848 px”. Now, we doubt this is the actual screen resolution the phone would ship with — who knows what happened there — but …


Facebook adds new face recognition feature to notify users when they're spotted in photos

Facebook has just announced it has added a couple of tools that are optional to users of its social network. These new tools are supposed to help Facebook users find out when they appear in someone else’s photos.

A new option has been added that, when enabled, should send you notifications whenever you’re spotted in a photo without you being tagged. It can also act as a security wall if someone else wants to use your photo for their own profile.

Facebook is giving you three options once it detects that you appear in a photo, but you haven’t been tagged. So, you can either tag …

Moto Z Play spotted running Android 8.0 (Oreo); update is coming soon?

With this being the most festive time of the year, it wouldn’t be unusual to see young children sitting at the kitchen table, dunking some Oreos into a tall glass of milk. Seeing children powered by Oreos is a lot more common than seeing Android phones running on Oreo (Android 8.0), at least according to the latest Android distribution figures. But that would lead us into a discussion about the “F word,” and no one wants to discuss fragmentation during the holidays.

And that leads us to a Geekbench benchmark test  performed recently on the Moto Z Play. How the device fared in the test …

Benedict Cumberbatch spotted filming his new TV series 'Melrose' in Glasgow

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A wild Cumberbatch appeared on the streets of Glasgow.

On Sunday more than a few Glaswegians spotted Benedict Cumberbatch filming for the new TV show Melrose, a series inspired by Edward St Aubyn’s novels.

I spy with my little eye Benedict Cumberbatch filming in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/tq7zeQIxjS

— Jo-Anne Rowney (@JoAnne_Rowney) October 29, 2017

The production transformed Glasgow’s Vincent Street into New York for the scene, and they did a  convincing job of it too. There were yellow cabs and everything.

Glasgow’s turned into the Big Apple 🇺🇸🚕…filming underway on St Vincent St for new Benedict Cumberbatch series pic.twitter.com/VqW4BssfYO

— David Farrell (@DavidJ_Farrell) October 29, 2017 Read more…

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ZTE's foldable smartphone spotted at FCC one week ahead of official announcement

“Axon M” seems to be the name ZTE picked for its first foldable smartphone. Information about the said device emerged online last month, although it didn’t come through official channels.

Well, it appears that ZTE is indeed planning to launch a foldable handset and, as the previous report claimed, the Axon M may be officially unveiled on October 17.

A foldable phone with model number ZTE Z999 recently made a stop at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which means the device is one step closer to launch.

The main selling point of the ZTE Axon …

OnePlus 5 spotted running Android 8.0 Oreo, beta testing may commence soon

There’s no doubt OnePlus will update at least three of its smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo, but it’s still unclear when exactly that will happen. Fortunately, those who enrolled in the beta program can already test new Oreo builds that OnePlus releases.

However, Android Oreo beta updates have only been released for OnePlus 3 and 3T. Even though the company’s newest flagship, the OnePlus 5 will be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo as well, OnePlus may have decided to test the update in-house.

A few days ago, the smartphone was spotted at Geekbench running Android Oreo, which suggests that …

Red Apple iPhone X spotted on video?

So far, we have seen dummy models of the Apple iPhone X in White, Gold and Black. However, a new video discovered today indicates that there could be a red version of the premium tenth anniversary iPhone. The video appears to have been filmed inside a showroom. Of course, tomorrow is the big day as the most eagerly awaited iPhone model in years is finally unwrapped by Apple after months and months of rumors and leaks.

This past weekend, Apple played Indian giver with a Gold Master of iOS 11 by first leaking the final version of the new OS, and then taking it down. The leak still …

Budget-friendly Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) spotted again, launch seems imminent

It appears that Samsung has another entry-level Android tablet in the pipeline, a sequel to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, which is likely to make its debut very soon. The so-called Galaxy Tab A (2017) was spotted for the first time about two months ago.

Earlier this week, the slab appeared at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body, so an announcement looks imminent. The tablet is listed with model number SM-T385C, but TENAA doesn’t reveal any information about its specs.

However, a previous report suggests the Galaxy Tab A (2017) sports an 8-inch display with 1200 x 800 pixels resolution, as …

Mid-range Galaxy C7 spotted on Geekbench with a Helio P20 chipset and 4GB of RAM

Although we know for a fact that Samsung is working on a particular Galaxy C7, we’ve hardly heard anything of substance pertaining to this one. True, we heard through the grapevine that the device might flaunt a dual camera at the rear, but that pretty much sums up our knowledge about it for the most part.
Thank God Geekbench leaks are a thing, as an alleged benchmark of the Galaxy C7 just popped up, giving us a sneak peek at its insides. It looks like Samsung will be relying on MediaTek’s Helio P20 (MT6757) chipset. Additionally, the leaked benchmark results …

Nokia 8 running Android O spotted ahead of official announcement

August will be a hectic month for the smartphone business and a fascinating one for tech-savvy. Google’s Android O launch is just around the corner, and so are two of the most anticipated smartphones of the year: Nokia 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

HMD announced a special event for August 16, while Samsung will hold its Unpacked event on August 23. If you plan on going to IFA 2017 trade fair in Berlin in early September, there’s a high chance that you’ll be able to see the Nokia 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 in the flesh.

From what we’ve been able to gather …