Samsung Galaxy J8 leaks out ahead of official unveiling

Samsung has a bunch of Galaxy J series smartphones in the pipeline, but none have been officially unveiled yet. We already reported about the Galaxy J4 and Galaxy J7, which recently popped up in various benchmarks.

The newest J series smartphone that’s been spotted in a benchmark, the Galaxy J8 has mid-range specs. It is yet unclear when exactly Samsung will announce these smartphones and how much they will cost, but these leaks may be an indication the South Korean company plans to launch them very soon.

We only have Galaxy J8’s partial specs since Geekebnch doesn’t store every component …

Samsung sends out invitations to media for Galaxy S9 unveiling on February 25th

It’s getting closer, which means it is getting real. Samsung today sent out press invitations for the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy S9, which will take place during the Samsung Unpacked event on February 25th. That is the day before the MWC trade show in Barcelona begins, traditionally when Samsung would unveil its new flagship models. However, last year Samsung pushed back the unveiling of the Galaxy S8 until March.

This year, it appears that Sammy is reverting back to its old time schedule. The invitations, which don’t mention the Galaxy S9 precisely, show a big purple 9 with the words …

Acer Iconia One 8 (2018) specs leaked ahead of official unveiling

Acer never misses an MWC (Mobile World Congress) trade fair and we believe this year will be no exception. Every year, the company unveils a new wave of Android tablets, the so-called Iconia series.

One of the tablets that might be unveiled at MWC 2018 in late February is the Acer Iconia One 8 (2018), which has just appeared at FCC (Federal Communications Commission). As the name suggests, the slate will feature an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

As far as the rest of the specs go, Acer Iconia One 8 (2018) is definitely a budget-friendly tablet. For example, Acer’s …

Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ cameras and hardware get detailed ahead of unveiling

Even though we’re more than a month away from the official unveiling of Samsung’s flagships, information about the Galaxy S9 and S9+ continue to emerge and raise the hype. The latest report related to the phone comes from South Korea and contains in-depth details about the Galaxy S9 and S9+’s cameras.

As some of you probably know by now, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ will have a very different camera configuration. For example, Samsung Galaxy S9 will feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS (optical image stabilization), while the Galaxy S9+ is said to come with a dual-camera setup (12MP+12MP). …

LG Aristo 2 for MetroPCS appears in unboxing video ahead of unveiling

LG Aristo 2 is the next budget-friendly smartphone that will hit US carriers in the coming weeks. A picture showing the handset’s sales package was published less than a week ago, so we know a little bit about the device that should be launched by T-Mobile.

Recently, a full unboxing video showing the LG Aristo 2 from all angles appeared on YouTube. Even though it’s certainly an entry-level smartphone, the Aristo 2 features a stylish look thanks to the premium finish.

Apparently, the smartphone will go on sale at MetroPCS as well, though we still don’t …

Alcatel 3c leaked out in press renders ahead of MWC 2018 unveiling

TCL announced its 2018 smartphone lineup a few days ago at CES (Consumer Electronics Show), but it didn’t give any details on the devices. However, we do know at least three phones will be introduced next month at MWC (Mobile World Congress) trade fair: Alcatel 5, Alcatel 3v and Alcatel 1x.

One other smartphone that wasn’t mentioned by Alcatel, the 3c leaked out last month as one of the cheapest phones with an 18:9 display. Apparently, the Alcatel 3c will be available in Europe for just €120 outright, a decent price for what the phone has to offer.

Today, a couple …

Alcatel 5 with dual selfie cameras and metal body gets certified ahead of early 2018 unveiling

TCL is expected to unleash a new wave of Alcatel smartphones early next year. Based on previous experiences, the Chinese company usually introduces new handsets in late February at MWC (Mobile World Congress), but there’s a chance that a couple of Alcatel smartphones will be announced in early January at CES (Consumers Electronics Show).

One of the smartphones that will certainly be part of TCL’s new lineup is the Alcatel 5. The smartphone has just been certified at FCC (Federal Communications Commission), which brings it one step closer to release.

The smartphone …

Full details about Snapdragon 670, 640 and 460 chipsets leaked out ahead of unveiling

Aside from the already unveiled Snapdragon 845 top-tier chipset, Qualcomm plans to launch at least three other SoCs (system on chip) in 2018: Snapdragon 679, 640 and 460.

Although this is the first time we hear about these three unannounced Qualcomm chipsets, we’ve been able to learn quite a lot of things about them thanks to an image published on Chinese social network Weibo.

The image contains in-depth details about the Snapdragon 845, 670, 640 and 460 chipsets, but the first one is of no concern to us since it has already been made official.

That …

Huawei's Daydream VR headset very close to unveiling, here are some pictures of its controller

Google kind of jumped the gun on Huawei’s Daydream VR back in January, but the year is almost over and the accessory is nowhere to be seen. Although the Chinese company doesn’t have too many Daydream-ready smartphones available on the market, its VR headset will most likely work with other brands as well.

Currently, Mate 9 Pro and Porsche Design Mate 9 are the only smartphones that have been certified to support Daydream VR. Also, the newly launched Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro could soon be certified as well.

Well, it appears that Huawei’s Daydream VR …

Honor V10 leaked picture confirms bezel-less design ahead of November 28 unveiling

We already know Honor’s next flagship, the V10 will make its worldwide debut on December 5, but not before the Chinese brand will introduce it on its home turf.

A picture of the upcoming smartphone has just been shared on the Chinese social network Weibo, showing the front side of the V10. The image confirms once again that the Honor V10 will feature a bezel-less design.

Honor V10 is expected to boast a massive 5.99-inch bezel-less display with full HD (1080p) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Unsurprisingly, the flagship will pack a powerful Kirin 970 processor, along with 6GB Ram …