Deal: Sony Xperia XZ (US variant) now costs $399

If you only have $400 to spend on a high-end unlocked smartphone, perhaps you’ll want to know that Sony’s Xperia XZ now costs $399.99 – brand new – at Amazon and Best Buy. We’re talking about the official US variant of the phone, which obviously comes with warranty (unlike the international model).

$399.99 is the lowest price of the US Xperia XZ we’ve seen thus far, and Amazon is even adding a 64 GB microSD card for free. As a reminder, the handset was initially released for $699.99 in the US (back in October), so it’s not among Sony’s newest devices. Nevertheless, …


Huawei Mate 10 Pro will be the only Mate 10 variant with a bezel-less design, new rumor claims

One of Huawei’s biggest market successes outside of its own home country is definitely the Mate 9, so it only makes sense we’ll be seeing a successor to it soon. And this has already been confirmed, thanks to a video showing off the device’s camera capabilities.

But many people out there probably don’t know that there’s actually four different devices bearing the Mate 9 name — though the Porsche Design and Pro one are pretty much identical, and the Lite is just a mid-ranger using the name for a cheap marketing boost. So the question remains, will …

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have a dual-SIM variant, support pages suggest

Samsung is well-known for not being that good at keeping its secrets, even when it comes to information published to its own website. It’s been just a few days since the latest occasion of an unreleased product making its way to Samsung’s support pages, and yet here we are again. But today’s piece of info is regarding none other than the Galaxy Note 8, the company’s next flagship set to release in less than two weeks.

The device recently made its way to Samsung’s Austrian site under the code number, SM-N950F, but with a curious /DS suffix slapped at …

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 Since then, it has been replaced by the Moto Z, and rumors of the X coming back may sound confusing at first considering the fact that there’s also a Moto Z2 on the way.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 …