Snapdragon 660-powered Nokia 6 successor rumored for early next year

A new rumor might put a smile on those who have been willing to jump on the Nokia 6 ship for a while but didn’t due to the fact that it’s a bit, how to put it lightly, underpowered courtesy of the power-efficient Snapdragon 430 chipset on deck. 
As it will very soon be time for Nokia to update its devices, a new rumor suggests that the successor to the Nokia 6 wil likely carry the much more capable octa-core Snapdragon 660 chipset, which got announced in early 2017 and comprises 4x Kryo 260 cores running at 2.2GHz and another cluster of four Kryo 260s …


The Galaxy A7 (2017) successor will be called Galaxy A8+ (2018) indeed

Not that we needed any more evidence, but the Bluetooth regulatory files are the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to determining the names of the next Samsung midrangers in the A-line. After approving the Bluetooth 5.0 chippery inside a “Galaxy A8” yesterday, today the database spat out a “Galaxy A8+ (2018)” sidekick. 

Given that the Galaxy A7 (2017) is codenamed SM-A720F, and the one you see here is SM-A730F, it’s not hard to deduce that its heir won’t be called A7 (2018), as usual, but Samsung is indeed switching to a new naming scheme, more in line with the …

ZTE Axon 7 is no longer in production, but a successor is coming next year

It looks like ZTE will not be manufacturing its Axon 7 high-end smartphone even though the device made its debut on the market one and a half year ago. The good news is the Chinese company hinted to a successor of its “incredibly successful” Axon 7, which could be unveiled as early as January.

ZTE doesn’t sell the Axon 7 on its online store any longer and if you visit the phone’s page you’ll that it’s “out of stock.” That made consumers who were still willing to pay to get one to turn to ZTE for more details on when exactly the Axon 7 will be back in stock.

Well, …

Can you pick a name for the iPhone X successor? (results)

We asked you last week what do you think the iPhone X successor name will be, and 42% of our 1879 respondents went with the “something else” category, which, judging from the bulk of comments, likely denotes an “iPhone Xs” answer, as Apple has traditionally marked the mid-cycle upgrades with “s” in the title. There was no iPhone 7s, though, and the iPhone X line is anything but ordinary, so the next most popular pick was iPhone XI, followed by iPhone 11. The iPhone Y title comes in last, making the switch from Roman numerals to letter highly unlikely in your opinion.

Ever …

Samsung might be testing a powerful new dual-camera successor to Galaxy A5 (2017)

Samsung could be preparing to launch a beastly mid-ranger in the coming months. A new listing for a “Samsung SM-A5300″ model has recently appeared on popular smartphone benchmarking service Geekbench. Judging by the name, it is possible that this handset is a successor to the current Galaxy A5 (2017) which carries the model number SM-A5200. 

The tested device runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is powered by the Snapdragon 660, the most potent 600-tier Qualcomm platform to date. Some of the most notable capabilities of the …

HP is experimenting with Android for a successor to the Elite X3, rumor claims

HP’s Elite X3 might just have been the best Windows 10 Mobile device nobody bought. Reasons for this include its considerably high price tag, its focus on the enterprise, as well as possibly its biggest problem: the fact it runs Windows. But even a company as badly mismanaged as HP (hey, remember that time they bought Palm and ran it right into the ground in just a year?) knows when it’s got a good idea, and a recent rumor suggests the company is working on a successor.

And that idea is a smartphone that, when connected to a dock, results in a seamless …

LG named as possible manufacturer of Google Pixel successor code-named "Taimen" [UPDATE]

New info regarding Google’s 2017 smartphone lineup surfaced yesterday, suggesting that the company may have scrapped its previous plans to release a direct successor to last year’s Pixel XL. For quite a while, we’ve been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year’s Pixel lineup – successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as a third, larger device. However, yesterday’s report suggests that Google may have dropped the XL successor altogether (previously rumored to be code-named “Muskie”), in order to shift its attention …

LG named as possible manufacturer of Google Pixel successor, code-named "Taimen"

New info regarding Google’s 2017 smartphone lineup surfaced yesterday, suggesting that the company may have scrapped its previous plans to release a direct successor to last year’s Pixel XL. For quite a while, we’ve been hearing that Google is in the process of testing three different models for this year’s Pixel lineup – successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL, as well as a third, larger device. However, yesterday’s report suggests that Google may have dropped the XL successor altogether (previously rumored to be code-named “Muskie”), in order to shift its attention …

Google Home successor could feature built-in Wi-Fi router

Less than a year after Google unveiled its Assistant-powered Echo competitor, Google Home, there are murmurs that the Big G is working on a new iteration of its home speaker, and that it’s aiming to kill two birds with one stone with the new product.

An anonymous tipster speaking to the Information claims that Google’s next Home device will come with an integrated Wi-Fi router, which means that you won’t be needing another one. However, since most people already own a wireless router, the source claims that the Home speaker will be able to use existing routers to …