Mobile

Next Samsung Galaxy Note phone to pack in LG-made battery

According to a new report out of Korea, Samsung is considering sourcing batteries from LG Chem (the battery manufacturing arm of LG) for its Galaxy Note8 smartphone as well as other phones launching thereafter. Talks are on, and nothing is finalized yet, the report says, but adds that a deal seems likely. If the deal goes through, the Galaxy Note8 ... Read More »

Red Oppo R9s is now official, goes on sale on Christmas eve

As expected, Oppo announced a new red color variant of the R9s smartphone. The phone, as you can see below, comes with a red back shell that has the “I am your little power Phone’ logo along with the signature of a popular Chinese actress/singer. Specs-wise, the new variant doesn’t bring any changes, meaning it’s also powered by Snapdragon 625 ... Read More »

LG partners up with Apple, Google, and Microsoft to develop foldable display panels

We’re slowly but steadily heading towards foldable smartphones and Samsung might be the pioneer in the field. It won’t be alone, though, that’s for sure, as LG Display is developing foldable OLED panels itself, with some heavyweight device manufacturers joining its team. A report out of South Korea states that LG’s Display subsidiary has partnered up with Apple, Google, and ... Read More »

Lumia 950 XL now $299 at the Microsoft store

Microsoft has slashed the price of its flagship smartphone offering by a massive $200 and the Lumia 950 XL now costs a modest (for its top-shelf status) $299. The Lumia 950 (non-XL) goes for $249, $150 off, but is out of stock. You could splurge and get an HP Elite x3 – that one rocks the newer Snapdragon 820 chipset, ... Read More »

Weekly poll: are you getting the new Apple AirPods?

Apple erased the headphone jack from the iPhone 7 and mollified consumers with the promise of the great and amazing AirPods wireless headphones. Except December rolled around and the AirPods were nowhere to be seen – would Apple miss the holiday season? The quiet launch with very limited supply suggests that it came this close. Shipping dates slipped very quickly ... Read More »

Nougat update could bring fingerprint gestures on current Galaxy devices

The Galaxy Beta program is currently in the full swing of things and part of that program is taking suggestions and feedback from participants of the program. According to a reply received from a tester, Samsung is pleased to announce that it it “trying to improve the features of the Fingerprint Scanner. A beta program tester suggested that the fingerprint ... Read More »

Evernote backtracks, says won’t read users’ notes unless they opt-in

Shortly after announcing an update to its privacy policy that would have compromised the privacy of user data, Evernote has backtracked on its plans. “After receiving a lot of customer feedback expressing concerns about our upcoming Privacy Policy changes over the past few days, Evernote is reaffirming its commitment to keep privacy at the center of what we do,” the ... Read More »

Mysterious BlackBerry BBC100-1 spotted on regulator’s website

A mysterious BlackBerry device has been spotted on Indonesian regulator’s website. Listed as BBC100-1 on the Asian country’s e-Certification database POSTEL, the device comes from a company called BB MERAH PUTIH, PT. Given that the DTEK60 is BBA100-1, and the yet-to-be-unveiled ‘Mercury’ is BBB100-1, it’d be reasonable to assume that the BBC100-1 is a brand new BlackBerry phone. Sadly, there’s ... Read More »

Nintendo Switch patent suggests possible VR accessory

Nintendo is all set to release its newest hybrid gaming console, the Nintendo Switch, early next year with more details to be announced in January. A member of the NeoGAF forums has shed some light on a bunch of patent applications that were just published in Nintendo’s name. Sometimes we can see some of the planned functions of a product ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 edge Nougat update moves into carrier testing

Looks like the Nougat update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, which is currently being beta tested by the South Korean company, will soon be rolled out to the general public. That’s because the update has moved into the carrier testing stage. Specifically, Vodafone Australia has updated their website to reflect that the update is under testing. While ... Read More »