Hi-Fi version of the LG G6 with Quad DAC and Dual SIM capabilities surfaces in Singapore

Just the other day, we told you that the LG G6 variant sporting Quad DAC would soon be available in regions outside of Korea. One country that is greeting the device with open arms starting today is Australia. Another country that will be offering this version of LG’s new flagship is Singapore. A couple of images we received today from a PhoneArena reader show the LG G6 with labeling on the back promoting the Quad 32-bit DAC. The other picture shows the Quick Settings screen on the handset, which contains an on/off switch for the Quad DAC feature.

The Quad Digital-to-Analog converter in …


Which Galaxy S8 color version would you pick?


The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally official, and even up for preorder, and they look every bit as groundbreaking in terms of design as we got accustomed to from the leaks that kept pouring on fast and furious, Seoul Drift edition, in the last month or so. Available in five colors including Midnight Black, the all-new Orchid Gray, Coral Blue, Arctic Silver, and Maple Gold, the Galaxy S8’s metal frames balance nicely with the glass chassis, “creating a seamless color transition that brings together art and technology to complete the phone’s concept of oneness,” claims Samsung. 

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New version of Pixel Launcher brings back the Google search bar

When the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL launched last year, the new Pixel Launcher came with the pair of handsets. Instead of offering the usual Google search bar, a pill shaped Google widget was found on the left of the screen, with the temperature and date found on the right. On Wednesday, there was talk of a new version of the Pixel Launcher that was appearing on some Pixel models.

Instead of offering the Google widget and the weather and date information, the new version of the launcher features a Google search bar that practically runs the entire length of the display. If you own …

All Galaxy S8 and S8+ specs, dimensions, and a 6GB/128GB version leak out

Well, well, well, what do you hear, what do you say? There have been rumors about eventual Galaxy S8 and S8+ versions with 6 GB RAM, and, lo and behold, these might turn out true in the end, as such units just passed certification by TENAA, which is the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, listing both 4GB/64 GB and 6GB/128GB models. Samsung was planning to do it with the Galaxy Note 7 in China, so why not fast forward a few months, and do it with the Galaxy S8 instead, right?

With the Note 7, it was speculated that Samsung didn’t want local brands like Vivo, which already have phones with …

Samsung introduces a 4G LTE version of the Gear S3 Classic

The Gear S3 is one of the most successful smartwatches outside of the Apple Watch, and it comes in two flavors: both are almost equally big and imposing, masculine timepieces with some slight differences. The Gear S3 classic ships with a less rugged look and a leather band, while the S3 frontier has a more sporty look, with textured buttons and a rubber strap. Up until today, the S3 frontier was also the only one that you could opt to get with cellular data on board. 
This changes today as Samsung officially announces that the Gear S3 …

Render of a U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 makes an appearance

Tipster Evan Blass’ previous leaks of Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets were apparently international models. We come to that conclusion after Blass disseminated a tweet this morning showing another Galaxy S8 render in black. This time, the serial leaker came right out and called it a U.S. version of the phone. The only change we can see is the addition of the Galaxy S8 logo on the back of the device.

To see the biggest difference between the stateside Galaxy S8 and the overseas variant requires that you have X-ray vision. That is because the international model of the phone is powered …

BBM for Android receives an update to version 3.3.1.24

If you’re an Android user who uses the BBM messaging app, you might notice some new features next time you run it. An update to version 3.3.1.24, found in the Google Play Store, includes new icons for for BBM Voice and Video calling. BBM Groups and group management features are now melded into the Chat screen,  and all chat conversations will now be found in one place.

The complete changelist for the update to BBM for Android includes the following:

Infrastructure features to reduce spam invitesUpdated icons for BBM Voice and Video callingImproved quick reply notification support …

Samsung teases Galaxy S8 features and color variations; "Amethyst" version might be a real thing

Samsung clearly thinks that the hype around its upcoming flagship is capable of reaching a new level. Plenty of rumors, speculations, and leaks for the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 have emerged already, and now the Korean manufacturer is kicking it up a notch by releasing bits of information on features that we’re likely to see on the phone when it gets officially announced on March 29th.

Exhibit A: The official Samsung Galaxy S8 early sign-up page for India has been updated with a rather interesting questionnaire:

We suspect that …

The attractive Sony Xperia X on sale: get the unlocked 32GB Graphite Black US version for $269.99

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B & H Photo Video currently has a nice promotion running for the Sony Xperia X which usually goes for $375-$380 on Amazon and eBay. You can currently get the 32GB Graphite Black version of the handset for $269.99 – a discount of 30%. Keep in mind that …

WhatsApp's previous text status returns on new beta version of the app

You might recall that last month, on its eighth birthday, WhatsApp announced the introduction of video status updates. This did not go down smoothly for WhatsApp subscribers, many of whom felt that the Facebook owned messaging app was merely copying Instagram and Snapchat. To prevent the torch and pitchfork crowd from making a raid on WhatsApp headquarters, the text status feature has made a triumphant return on the new version of the app, 2.17.95. This currently is available to beta users only.

Changing back to the previous text status requires a click on the overflow menu (the infamous …