The iPhone 8 will wear its display "cutout" loud and proud, new report suggests

The “notch” or “cutout” at the top of iPhone 8’s display has been a polarizing topic among fans ever since the first legitimate schematics for the device leaked online. The so-called notch houses a number of important sensors for biometric authentication, as well as the phone’s front-facing camera, but many were hoping that Apple would opt to to hide the notch by blending it with a dark status bar.

This would have been a viable option, since the iPhone 8 is outfitted with an OLED display, and the cutout would have blended nicely with a black status bar, …


The iPhone 8 will detect when you're looking at it, leaked code suggests

It’s the advertiser’s dream: a phone that constantly follows your gaze and checks if you’re paying attention — this could give a whole new perspective on what works and what doesn’t in a given ad, app, or website. And while it also sounds like an element cut out from a dystopian young adult novel for being too corny, it appears Apple is planning on making it a part of our very own future.

That is, that leaked HomePod firmware from a couple of weeks back just keeps on giving. Developer Guilherme Rambo‏ is one of the many people patiently combing …

Video teaser suggests that the BlackBerry KEYone will soon be unveiled in India

The BlackBerry KEYone is the most exciting and in demand handset that the company has had in some time. The outstanding physical QWERTY keyboard is one of the reasons why, along with the amazing battery life thanks to the energy-sipping Snapdragon 625 chipset. And with the same camera sensors as the Google Pixel, the camera takes photographs that you normally wouldn’t expect to see come from a BlackBerry.

Thanks to some teasers posted by BlackBerry Mobile India’s Twitter account, the odds look good that the phone is about to become available in the country. In addition, a video teaser …

Evidence suggests Apple bought AR eye-tracking company in a recent takeover

Tim Cook has stated his fondness of AR on various occasions, having said back in January that AR is “a big idea like the smartphone”. And to be honest, judging by what Apple unveiled at the WWDC 2017, and more specifically the new ARKit, it seems like the company is indeed on track to cause a big splash in the AR pond in the months to come. However, Tim Cook also accentuated that the tech is still largely to be worked on and developed further, before it can hit the mainstream.

In this regard, Cupertino is apparently looking to build on its AR development effort and is …

Google Play Store data suggests that just over 1 million Pixel, Pixel XL handsets have been sold

Based on data discovered in the Google Play Store, it is estimated that more than one million Pixel and Pixel XL handsets have been sold since the phones were launched last year. Google itself does not release information about individual phone shipments, but the Google Play Store does reveal how many times a certain app has been installed on an Android phone. These figures are listed in the Google Play Store in a wide range. For example, one app could show between 50,000 to 100,000 installs while another might show between 1 million and 5 million.

For some time, Google listed 500,000 to …

Samsung pulls the plug on My Knox, suggests switch to Secure Folders

In 2014, Samsung introduced My Knox to its handsets. This was a security platform that separated a user’s work apps from his/her personal apps, and kept them secure. The Knox “sandbox” allowed users to use the same phone for work and play without having to worry about work data getting stolen or mixed up with personal apps and content. But today, Samsung sent out an email to customers announcing that My Knox is being discontinued and will no longer be available on new Samsung handsets this year. Those using My Knox will be able to keep using it until the end-of-service date, which has not …

New teaser image suggests the OnePlus 5 is smaller than the OnePlus 3T

OnePlus just posted a teaser image on Twitter, suggesting that its upcoming OnePlus 5 smartphone will be smaller than the company’s current flagship handset (OnePlus 3T).

The new teaser image – seen above – shows the OnePlus 3T on top of another device, while OnePlus says: “Look into the shadows. What do you 5ee?” Obviously, this can only mean that a brand new OnePlus 5 is hiding under that 3T. Unfortunately, the photo was taken is such a way that, even if we tweak the image, we can’t really notice anything else about the OnePlus 5 – except for the fact that it’s …

OnePlus official statement suggests the OnePlus 3T could be discontinued soon (Confirmed)

UPDATE: We’ve just been informed that OnePlus 3T will be out of stock in the UK and the rest of Europe from June 1st.

OnePlus is readying its new flagships smartphones, the OnePlus 5, but at the same time plans to cut short the support for some of its older handsets. Already the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X aren’t receiving enough attention from the Chinese company, so it’s no surprise that much newer devices will be getting the same treatment.

OnePlus recently published a rather confusing message on its official forum, informing fans that …

HTC U 11 will feature 360-degree sound recording, new video teaser suggests

HTC wants us to get excited about its upcoming flagship smartphone – the HTC U 11. The handset will be officially announced next week, on May 16, but, before that, HTC released a new video teaser to keep our interest piqued.

HTC’s new video – embedded above – is quite short, and is accompanied by a “360 real-life recording” caption. From this, we can conclude that the U 11 will feature 360-degree sound recording – or maybe 360-degree video recording, too? This is the second U 11 feature that HTC is (kind of) confirming, after the phone’s squeezable frame – apparently …

Leaked info suggests Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) packs Exynos chipset and runs Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is the lesser-featured Galaxy J series smartphone the South Korean company plans to launch this year. We’ve already seen the Galaxy J7 (2017) going on sale in the United States under various names, while the Galaxy J5 (2017) has just been granted FCC’s approval and is likely to make its debut very soon.

The entry-level Galaxy J3 (2017) doesn’t pack any fancy features that would make it stand out from other handsets in the same price range. However, it looks like Samsung has decided to include Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

The smartphone that goes by model number …