Mobile

Honor V9 to be available outside China as Honor 8 Pro

Huawei announced it will unveil Honor V9 on February 21 – the week before MWC. The device has a ChinaMobile branding on its back, indicating its China-exclusive status. But according to a company insider the device will go global just under a different name. The V9 will be rebranded to Honor 8 Pro and revealed at the Huawei event on ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 9 durability test reveals sturdy panels

Torture tests are somewhat of a YouTuber specialty and the Huawei Mate 9 is yet another great smartphone to get the treatment for your viewing pleasure. Zack from the popular channel JerryRigEverything provided us this latest video. In the beginning he acknowledges the rugged construction of Huawei Mate 9 with the physical bolts visible on the frame. He removes the ... Read More »

Comcast’s Xfinity Stream app will bring live TV, Xfinity X1 features to your mobile device

February is app month for Comcast. After introducing its Roku app earlier in the month, Comcast announced it will replace its Xfinity TV app on February 28. Xfinity Stream, the name of the new app, aims to give Comcast subscribers an Xfinity X1-like experience on Android and iOS. That means features from your set-top box are coming to mobile, such ... Read More »

Minor update hitting Sony Xperia XA Ultra

Sony has started rolling out a new update to its Xperia XA Ultra smartphone. It’s a minor update that arrives as build number 36.0.A.2.146 for the single-SIM variants and 36.0.B.2.146 for the dual-SIM variants. Sadly, the official change-log isn’t currently accessible, so it’s difficult to say exactly what changes the update brings along. As is usually the case with OTA ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) surfacesSamsung Galaxy J5 (2017) surfaces

Samsung is indeed working on a 2017 version of the Galaxy J5. The device surfaced in a certification filling with the Wi-Fi alliance. Very little is divulged from the form itself, other than the model number SM-J530F, the dual-band Wi-Fi support and the fact that the upcoming device is running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and not 7.0 Nougat. The Samsung Galaxy ... Read More »

Huawei P10 gets FCC certification, battery capacity revealed

Huawei announced that we should expect Huawei P10 at MWC on February 26. Less than two weeks before the official unveiling the device, named VTR-L29, got certified by the Federal Communications Commission of the US. From a document we see Huawei Technologies got a certification for a phone that operates on 15 bands. We also have confirmation on the battery ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 with Android Nougat appears on Geekbench

After the 9.7-inch variant, the 8.0-inch variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 running Android 7.0 has now also been spotted in a benchmark listing, suggesting that the South Korean company is currently testing the Nougat update for the device. The listing reveals a model number of SM-T719, meaning it’s the updated, 2016 version of the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 ... Read More »

Apple bets on cuteness with the new Portrait mode ads

Apple launched two new 15-second video ads on YouTube and we expect to see them soon on TV. They focus on the Portrait mode in the iPhone 7 Plus. The main protagonists in the two videos are a dog and a little boy. The spots compare normal photo with Portrait photo and go for some cheeky wordplay as a punchline ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Note5 to get Nougat in Europe this month

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note5 have been diligently waiting for their turn to receive Android 7.0 Nougat and thanks to the VP of Samsung Electronics Turkey, we now have a timetable. Along with those two, the Galaxy S6 edge+ will also get Nougat in the third week of February (that’s this week!). The non-plus Galaxy S6 edge will have ... Read More »

Check out these sleek renders of Samsung Galaxy S8

We’ve seen numerous leaks about Samsung Galaxy S8 – some claiming they are real, some obviously fake. And some are just renders from independent design studios specialized in product design based on rumors so far. Our latest renders come from the Korean studio DesignWoOS which presents us with the clearest look at the designs yet. The renders also include some ... Read More »