Mystery Moto phone pops up on a benchmark. Could be a selfie-centric variant of the Moto X4?

For a while now, we’ve been hearing whispers of a new Moto X phone coming our way. The last time we saw the X line was in 2015 when the Moto X Style was actually Motorola’s flagship phone. Since then, it has been replaced by the Moto Z, and rumors of the X coming back may sound confusing at first considering the fact that there’s also a Moto Z2 on the way. However, it appears that the X will not try to rival or cannibalize the Z family of handsets.

Earlier rumors have said that the new phone will, indeed, be named Moto X4, that it will rock a metallic body, and …


Samsung to release a mini variant of the Galaxy S8, rumor claims

Back in March we were really hoping the endless barrage of Galaxy S8 leaks would finally stop after the phone’s official unveiling. Don’t get us wrong — leaks are one of the more interesting phenomenons of the current tech industry landscape, but there’s a point to be made that they ruin the fun of having something new and spectacular come out of the blue. We guess it’s sort of like spoilers for works of fiction — some people like them, others absolutely despise them. But we digress.

As it turns out, Samsung is really not giving up the S8 branding …

Samsung just announced a flashy pink Galaxy S8+ variant, and you can't have it

Given the current overcrowded smartphone market, it’s a bit of a mystery why most manufacturers choose dull, lifeless colors for their flagship phones: surely chasing the best-in-line specs doesn’t imply not caring about looks, no? Still, a couple of the big names on the market have been making baby steps toward a more colorful future: HTC and Huawei are the first that come to mind, but it might be time to add Samsung to this list, as well.

This is, you see, because its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, has had its fair share of unorthodox variants: apart …

The OnePlus 5 might be getting a splash of color with an unannounced gold variant

If you’ve looked at a photo of the newly-announced OnePlus 5 and found yourself thinking “hmm, something’s missing,” there’s a fair chance the thing missing is, well, color. That is to say, with its latest flagship OnePlus seems to have bet big on darker shades – even the presentation officially revealing the 5 to the world was primarily black. But for those of you who prefer their devices in flashier colors, we have some good news: a gold-colored variant of the OnePlus 5 may also be approaching release.

The news comes from a listing on Chinese …

Beastly performance: The Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 9 might get a variant with 8GB of RAM

Nokia 9, the supposed flagship which HMD Global is said to unveil later this year, has been the subject of a few major leaks over the last few days. 
First, a French online publication posted images of what appears to be a prototype unit of the Nokia 9. The device was enclosed in a special “black box” which deliberately prevented curious eyes from getting a complete look at the phone’s design features. However, one of the leaked pictures contained the handset’s codename – “Unknown Heart” – alongside information that it sports a Qualcomm …

Moto X (2017) variant appears online as model number XT1805; device sports 4GB of RAM

We have previously shown you images of a phone that is allegedly the Motorola Moto X (2017). With the model number XT1801, the device is rumored to carry a 5.5-inch display featuring a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). A Snapdragon 625 chipset powers the unit with 3GB of RAM inside. Today, another variant of the Moto X (2017) has surfaced, this one sporting the model number XT1805 and featuring 4GB of RAM. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the device, a fingerprint scanner in front and the front-facing selfie snapper has a flash of its very own.

This version of the Moto X (2017) …

Results: no flat screen variant of the Galaxy S8. What do you think about that?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out and looking pretty. Super-slim bezels, glass-on-metal build, all the bells and whistles you’d expect from Samsung. This year around, the company put all of its eggs in the “edge” basket and produced both phones with curved screens — there is no “regular” flat screen shape for the Galaxy S8.

Unfortunately, this means that you can’t go for a “cheaper” version of the new Sammy phones — prices usually start from $750 for the regular S8, while last year’s Galaxy S7 had a $650 price-tag. But money aside, fact is that some people just want a flat display …

Samsung ramps up production for the Galaxy S8+, retailers more interested in the larger flagship variant

According to a new report from South Korea, Samsung has decided to ramp up production for the Galaxy S8+ due to retailers showing higher initial interest in the 6.2-inch variant of the flagship.

As such, Samsung has increased the production ratio of the Galaxy S8+ to 45% of total output, which is a 5% increase compared to the 40% it enjoyed in mid-March. Also, a further increase is likely to follow before the device hits the shelves on April 21st.

This means that Samsung could start producing the S8 and S8+ at an equal rate around launch date. Compared to …

So, there's no flat screen variant of the Galaxy S8. What do you think about that?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are out and they are as pretty as expected! Shiny and futuristic, the phones sport edge screens and minimal bezels around them. Yes, we said “phones” in plural — while for the past 3 years, going back to the Note 4 and Note Edge, Samsung has always given us the option to get an “ordinary”, flat screen model, or shell out an extra $100 for a dual-curved edge display, the option is now gone.

Unfortunately, this means that you can’t go for a “cheaper” version of the new Sammy phones — prices usually start from $750 for the regular S8, while last year’s Galaxy …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral Variant Now Available in South Korea

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is available in all-new Blue Coral colour variant in South Korean starting Friday. The Blue Coral colour of course became popular with Samsung’s “now dead”Galaxy Note 7, which was the first smartphone sporting the colour.

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The new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral will be available via all major mobile carriers in South Korea. Meanwhile, a report claims that the Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral will go on sale in the US from November 18, though there’s no word on its India availability so far.

 Samsung had previously confirmed that the Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral will be available in selected markets. In addition to Blue Coral, the Galaxy S7 Edge is already available in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, White Pearl, Silver Titanium, and Pink Gold colours.

The South Korean giant recently launched Android 7.0 Galaxy Beta Program for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. We expect the Android Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge to roll out soon.

Apart from Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral, Samsung has also launched Gear S3 smartwatch in South Korea. As announced earlier, the Gear S3 will be rolled out to additional markets including Australia, Dubai, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and US starting November 18.