Google Pixel 2 prices to start at $649, three color variants revealed

Earlier today, we learned that the LG-made Google Pixel 2 XL
should be a bit more expensive than last year’s Pixel XL, reportedly costing $849
(64 GB version) and $949 (128 GB version). 
According to Droid-life, things won’t
be that bad with the HTC-made Google Pixel 2, as this is supposed to be offered at the
same prices that the Pixel of 2016 was launched for: $649 (64 GB) and $749 (128
GB). We’re guessing that the near-bezel-less 6-inch screen of the
Pixel 2 XL has something (or a lot) to do with its higher price. As you may know, the Pixel 2 isn’t expected to sport such a screen, instead …


T-Mobile says its Galaxy Note 8 will start shipping soon (to those who've pre-ordered)

Just like all other relevant US carriers, T-Mobile is accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 since last week, and will properly release it on September 15. However, folks who’ve already pre-ordered the phone might receive it earlier than that.

T-Mobile is currently sending messages informing pre-order customers that their “order is being packed and will begin shipping soon” – most likely, this means they’ll get the handset well before September 15. It wouldn’t be the first time when T-Mobile ships a new phone before its official release date (though …

Essential Phone orders start shipping, customers should receive theirs on August 31

The Essential Phone saga is far from being over, as the US-based company is struggling to ship its only product to customers who already pre-order it. Even though Andy Rubin promised the Essential Phone will hit the shelves one month after its official unveiling, that deadline has passed a long time ago.

The last time Essential came forward with an official statement about the launch of its smartphone, it promised it will start shipping the product in a week. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen either and the company’s inability to fulfill its promises will surely …

YotaPhone 3 goes official with mid-range specs, pre-orders start in early September for $360

The sequel to the YotaPhone 2 was mysteriously introduced back in June at the China-Russia exhibition in Harbin, but the company behind the device was pretty vague about its specs and availability.

Today, the dual-screen YotaPhone 3 was formally introduced in China where the phone will be available for $360 and $460, respectively. Chinese retailer JD.com will start taking pre-orders for the smartphone on September 5, whereas the YotaPhone 3 will hit the shelves on September 18.

The YotaPhone 3 has been confirmed to pack an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 …

Essential Phone pre-orders to start shipping within 7 days

The Essential Phone saga is drawing to an end if we are to believe the latest reports claiming the smartphone will finally start shipping to customers. The US-based company now worth $1.2 billion announced last week that it will offer details about the Essential Phone’s availability within 7 days.

Yesterday, Andy Rubin’s Essential started to send emails to customers who reserved their phones and let them know that their devices have been built and will be ready to ship within 7 days. We’ve already received that email, so we can confirm that the information is accurate.

The …

Back to school shopping guide 2017: best phones, tablets, smartwatches and trackers to start the new year with

Are you thrilled by the fact that school starts in just a few short weeks? Yeah, us neither. But shopping – now that’s one thing that can get most people excited. With the 2017-2018 school year approaching, the time seems right to review your school gear and check if anything needs to be added or upgraded. Below are our top recommendations for smartphones, tablets, and wearable gadgets.

Smartphones

Although we all want to own the latest and best device our favorite smartphone maker has to offer, these always cost a pretty penny. And since …

Apple receives permission to start testing 5G wireless broadband

The number of companies to start planning for the upcoming transitioning to 5G wireless standards and conducting tests on the new technology is growing by the day. A recent report has announced that Apple is the latest of companies to receive a license from the FCC to test 5G services in the 28 GHz to 39 GHz spectrums. The frequency band was approved by the FCC last year and supports millimeter waves that are characterized by short wavelength and high frequency of transmission.

Apple’s approved application for an experimental license gives Cupertino permission to test the technology …

The iPhone 8 could start shipping in October/November, but supply may be limited for months; ‘Face ID’ to replace Touch ID?

The upcoming anniversary iPhone that Apple is expected to unveil this autumn, dubbed the iPhone 8, along with the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, are arguably the most rumoured and anticipated handsets this year. However, related tips and leaks have often been contradictory and quickly rebutted by consecutive speculations, but that’s the case with pretty much any hotshot flagship lineup.

Yesterday we reported that Apple’s 2017 set of iPhones is already on the production belts and that the iPhone 8 will not arrive later than the ‘S’ variants, unlike what previous rumours had suggested. The leak also …

The Essential Phone will finally start shipping in the coming weeks

Announced by Andy Rubin in May, the Essential Phone – one of this year’s most interesting handsets – hasn’t been released yet. However, Essential started accepting reservations for the smartphone right after announcing it, and now the company knows when the device will finally start shipping.

Andy Rubin himself sent out an update today, informing the world that customers who’ve registered to buy the Essential Phone should have the smartphone in their hands “in a few weeks.” 

We ourselves received an email with the very same lines seen in …

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) should start receiving Android 7.0 Nougat update soon

The Galaxy A7 (2017) is one of the many smartphones Samsung plans to update to Android 7.0 Nougat. While not the first to receive the update, the Galaxy A7 (2017) is expected to receive the long-awaited upgrade in the coming weeks.

The smartphone, which goes by model number Samsung A720F, has been recently spotted at Wi-Fi Alliance, which isn’t unusual at all. However, unlike the original model that was launched by in January, the device listed at Wi-Fi Alliance is running Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.

Even though it doesn’t give us an exact release …