Unannounced Sony H4233 phablet surfaces with 6-inch FHD display, Android 8.0 Oreo

Sony has already launched its new Xperia XZ1 flagship smartphone for the remainder of the year, along with a compact version of it, but the Japanese smartphone maker have one more surprise for its fans in 2017.

An unknown Sony H4233 smartphone has been recently spotted at GFXBench, a benchmark that stores new, unannounced devices in its database, and judging by its specs this isn’t a top-of-the-line phone.

Sony H4233 will be a large handset thanks to its 6-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution. Even though it’s not a flagship, the smartphone is supposed to be equipped with a …


Apple HomePod surfaces in California and China during employee testing of the smart speaker?

Apple’s version of the smart speaker, the Apple HomePod, is expected to be launched in December. Apple is hoping that the launch doesn’t come too late to capture some holiday sales. The device, made up of a speaker and the virtual personal assistant Siri, will take on the product that created the category, the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo. Other smart speakers that will compete with the HomePod include the Google Home, the upcoming Cortana powered Microsoft Invoke, the just announced Sony smart speaker (powered by Google Assistant) and a unit being prepped by Samsung that will include AI assistant …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 surfaces on Geekbench

The three most eagerly anticipated handsets remaining to be released this year are (in no particular order) the LG V30,  the Apple iPhone 8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The latter will be the first of the trio to be introduced, with Samsung doing the honors August 23rd at its next Unpacked event. The high-end phablet will be under the microscope after last year’s model, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, was recalled twice and finally removed from shelves. A series of explosions that were ultimately blamed on battery flaws were responsible for the phablet’s disappearance from the scene.

Today, …

Moto Z2 with Moto Mods surfaces on official Chinese Moto site; phone to be unveiled July 25th


An official Moto website in China has already posted an image of the Moto Z2 prior to the phone’s expected unveiling on July25th. While the phone does have a strong resemblance to the already available Moto Z2 Play, the Moto Z2 sports a dual camera setup on back unlike the single rear snapper on the Z2 Play. Similar to the original Moto Z, the Moto Z2 will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD).

Under the hood you will find Qualcomm’s current top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 chipset. That means that the unit is driven by an octa-core CPU and the Adreno …

Clear image of the back and front of the OnePlus 5 surfaces

With the introduction of the OnePlus 5 scheduled to take place tomorrow, we now have the clearest image yet of the new flagship killer thanks to tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass.Yesterday, we got a little closer to the actual look of the phone when a few seconds of a television ad aired in India was disseminated on social media. After the introduction of the phone tomorrow, the handset will be launched two days later via flash sales.

While Amazon India has an exclusive in the country, in China online-retailer JD.com has started taking registrations for its flash sale. The latter will be …

Image of Coral Blue Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ for U.S. market surfaces

In the U.S., the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are available in Midnight Black. Orchid Gray and Arctic Silver. Today, reliable source Evan Blass (@evleaks) sent out a tweet that included an image of both phones dressed in Coral Blue. Blass says that this color is heading to U.S. versions of the two handsets, although no time frame for its stateside release was mentioned. Also, while you most likely will find this new color for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ offered on Samsung’s website, it isn’t known yet which carriers and retailers in the U.S. will stock it.

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Unannounced Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) surfaces on Amazon France

The unannounced Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) has been listed on Amazon France in two colors, Gold and Black. The price of the handset is 279 Euros, which is equivalent to $315 U.S. Dollars. While the phone looks like a typical Samsung handset from the front, a new design for the antenna lines is present at the top and bottom of the back. And with the listing, we now have the final specs of the device.

The Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) features a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display, with a 720 x 1280 HD resolution. The Exynos 7870 chipset powers the device, carrying an octa-core CPU running at 1.6GHz. 2GB …

HTC One M8 engineering prototype in Matte Black surfaces out of nowhere

You never know when some relics of the past will rear their heads, and in what ways. The HTC One (M8) was among 2014’s most likeable phones, a quality successor to the revered HTC One that tried to make a case for dual cameras years before they become sort-of mainstream. It didn’t succeed, as the technology hadn’t come to frution at the time. All that duo cam setup managed to deliver was a decent bokeh.

Still, the One (M8) comes from an era in which HTC had high-profile designers and homed in on making impressive-looking phones with character, rather …

Moto Z2 Play retail box surfaces along with new pictures of the phone

Last week, a high resolution image of the Moto Z2 Play was discovered, along with an advertisement indicating that the device will be unveiled on June 1st. Even before the phone has been made official, there are some who are disappointed with Lenovo’s decision to use a 3000mAh battery on the device. That is a 15% decline from the 3510mAh cell used on the original Moto Z Play. The Snapdragon 626 chipset replaces the Snapdragon 625 that powered the Moto Z Play, and should be just as miserly with battery consumption. Despite the lower capacity battery, the Moto Z2 Play should still provide …

Render of Verizon Ellipsis 10 HD tablet surfaces

Verizon subscribers might be aware that the nation’s largest carrier offers its own Verizon branded line of Android powered tablets. Called the Verizon Ellipsis, the first model was launched in 2013 with a 7-inch display. Since then, Big Red has added 8-inch and 10-inch versions of the slates. Last November, it hiked the resolution on the 8-incher from 800 x 1280 to 1200 x 1920, and upgraded the chipset to the Snapdragon 617. It also changed the name to the Verizon Ellipsis 8 HD while jettisoning the older model from its lineup.

Now, it appears that Verizon plans on doing something similar …