Nokia 8 to be announced on August 16

Nokia has reportedly started sending out invites for an August 16 event on which it will make the Nokia 8 official.

This will be the first Nokia flagship in 3 years, and the first Android-powered premium handset with the Nokia brand. It will also be the the first smartphone by the Finns with a dual-camera.

The Nokia 8 is expected to have a 5.3″ 1440x2560px display, a Snapdragon 835 chipset that will likely be paired with 6 gigs of RAM. There will be dual 13MP Zeiss-branded cameras on the back.

It will come in Steel, Blue and Gold-Copper (or maybe copper-gold)


YU Yunique 2 arrives with better specs, Truecaller integration

Micromax subsidiary YU has announced a new smartphone. Dubbed Yunique 2, it’s the successor to the Yunique from 2015, featuring a larger display, better camera, higher capacity battery, and Truecaller integration.

The YU Yunique 2 is powered by MediaTek MT6737 SoC with quad-core 1.3GHz processor, and sports a 5-inch HD display. RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 16GB (expandable by up to 64GB).

The Yunique 2 features a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter. Measuring 145×72.7×9.15mm and weighing in at 159g, the phone runs Android Nougat (7.0) out of the box. A 2,500mAh battery…

Meizu Pro 7 spec sheet leaks ahead of tomorrow’s unveiling

The upcoming Meizu Pro 7 and its secondary screen on the rear has already been the subject of plenty of leaks. It’s set to be unveiled tomorrow, but leaks related to the device aren’t stopping, with the latest one confirming most of the phone’s key specs.

The leak reveals the Pro 7 will have two variants – one powered by Helio P25 SoC and having 4GB/64GB memory configuration, while the other packing in Helio X30 chipset with 4GB/128GB memory.

Main screen is 5.2-inch in size, while the secondary one is 1.9-inch. Talking about camera, the rear unit is 12MP+12MP, while the selfie…

Meizu Pro 7 specs seemingly confirmed by leaked leaflet

July 24, 2017

Meizu’s upcoming flagship smartphone is less than 24 hours away, but we already know quite a bit about the Pro 7 and the more powerful Pro 7 Plus.

Despite rumors claiming one of the Meizu Pro 7 variants will be equipped with Samsung’s Exynos 8895 chipset, it looks like both devices will come with MediaTek chips inside.

A leaflet listing Meizu Pro 7’s specs has just been leaked one day ahead of the phone’s official reveal. The information we got from the document comes in line with some of the previous unconfirmed reports.

For starters, the standard Meizu Pro 7 will indeed …

Some stock Apple apps score redesigned icons in iOS 11 Beta 4

July 24, 2017

The 4th beta release of iOS 11 is now live for developers (or those adventurous enough to enroll in the beta program), and as usual, it contains a lot of stability improvements, bug fixes, and other under-the-hood updates that make iOS tick better and faster. But aside from that, iOS 11 Beta 4 also tosses a handful of new icons into the mix, or rather, it revamps the icons of a couple of Apple stock apps that come preloaded on every iOS device.

The apps that received the minor makeover treatment are the Notes app, the Reminders app, and the Contacts app. From what …

Alleged Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) spotted in benchmark listing

A new Samsung smartphone has been spotted in a benchmark listing. The GFXBench listing reveals the device carries the model number of SM-A730x, with reports saying that it’s the Galaxy A7 (2018).

Now, that could well be true, given that the Galaxy A7 (2016) was SM-A710x and the Galaxy A7 (2017) is SM-A720x.

In terms of specs, the listing reveals the handset is powered by an SoC with octa-core 2.1GHz CPU, and sports a Full HD display. RAM is 4GB, while internal memory is 32GB. The device features a 16MP rear as well as front camera, and runs Android Nougat (version 7.1.1) out of the…

Porsche Design Huawei Watch 2 launched in Europe for a hefty price

July 24, 2017

The luxury version of the Huawei Watch 2 has just made its debut in Europe after being officially unveiled many months ago at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 trade fair.

The smartwatch can now be bought in just about any European country (including the UK) for no less than €795. That’s quite a hefty sum since specs-wise there are no differences between the standard model and the one designed by Porsche.

Visually, the luxury smartwatch comes with a ceramic speedometer and watch faces designed by Porsche, which feature one touch chronograph function inspired …

Google is sending out $5 credit coupons to be used on your first book purchase on Google Play

July 24, 2017
Google is sending out $5 credit coupons to Android users who have yet to purchase a book from Google, and who have opted in to receive the latest deals from Google Play. The coupon is good for use on certain titles. If you figured that you would be able to use the coupon to score a free book, forget it. The coupon can be used only toward eligible titles that cost more than $5.

To redeem the coupon, click on the link that reads “Redeem Now.” The $5 will be applied at the payment screen. You must redeem the coupon by August 31, 2017, and only one coupon can be redeemed per user.

Some …

iOS 11 feature prevents an iPhone from automatically connecting to a weak Wi-Fi signal

July 24, 2017
Today’s release of iOS 11 beta 4 for Developers includes a new feature that just might stop you from throwing your iPhone against a brick wall. The feature will prevent your iOS powered handset from automatically using auto-join on sketchy Wi-Fi networks. The auto-join capability debuted with an earlier beta version of iOS 11, and appears when you tap on the circled blue “i” next to a Wi-Fi network in the settings.

The beauty of this new feature is that if you have “Ask to Join Networks” turned on, all of the weak Wi-Fi networks that would send you notifications asking you to connect to …

Smart Replies can now be sent in Spanish from your Android or iOS device

July 24, 2017
Back in May, we told you about Smart Reply. This is the feature available on Gmail, Inbox, and Allo that has three pre-packaged responses to an emailed question all ready to be sent as a response. For example, you might receive a Gmail that says, “Hey bro, got two seats behind the Yankee dugout for next Sunday. Want one of the tickets so we can see Aaron Judge? On the bottom of the letter, you’ll find three boxes that have ready to go responses based on how you answered similar questions in the past.

A response written in one box might say, “Thank you. See you at the game.” Another box …

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