Category Archives for Phones

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 to feature Bixby and removable battery

October 13, 2017

We already know that Samsung is working on a successor to the Galaxy Tab Active. In fact, the device – dubbed Galaxy Tab Active 2 – has already been certified by the FCC and has also been spotted in benchmark listings.

And now, some more information related to the tablet has been confirmed. According to its user manual (which is now available online), the device will feature Bixby (in the form of Bixby Home, and not Bixby Voice) as well as removable battery.

Other key info revealed by the manual includes the S Pen, fingerprint sensor, and USB Type-C port.

As per GFXBench, the…

Six upcoming Alcatel smartphones show up in leaked render

October 13, 2017

Alcatel has been keeping rather busy these past few months, with at least 12 new handsets under its belt since the beginning of 2017. That number is probably conservative if we take into account the company’s flexible business model, aimed at easy device customization and catering to carrier needs.

Hence, it comes as no surprise that most Alcatel-related leaks come in bulk. Like the latest image, uncovered by reputable leakster Evan Blass, which pictures a total of six upcoming devices. However, these are not dollar-grade models for carriers to give out with contracts, but rather Alcatel’s…

Six upcoming Alcatel smarthpones show up in leaked render

October 13, 2017

Alcatel has been keeping rather busy these past few months, with at least 12 new handsets under its belt since the beginning of 2017. That number is probably conservative if we take into account the company’s flexible business model, aimed at easy device customization and catering to carrier needs.

Hence, it comes as no surprise that most Alcatel-related leaks come in bulk. Like the latest image, uncovered by reputable leakster Evan Blass, which pictures a total of six upcoming devices. However, these are not dollar-grade models for carriers to give out with contracts, but rather Alcatel’s…

Another Huawei Mate 10 Lite render leaks online

October 13, 2017

Huawei’s October 16 unveiling event for the Mate 10 family is only hours away now and leaks have been intensifying accordingly. Interestingly enough, despite all the effort from various sources, we still can’t quite zone in on exactly how the announcement lineup will look. The regular Mate 10 is a given and the Pro variant has been so extensively discussed, we can only assume it exists as well. Rumors and past experience also suggest there will be a special Porsche Design variant somewhere in there too.

Mate 10 Lite, redux [specs: https://t.co/1txPm8Nld4] pic.twitter.com/mjXVhkn4DU— Evan…

Moto G5S now available in Blue

October 13, 2017

Motorola has launched a new variant of the recently launched G5S in India. Called simply Blue, the new variant features a shade of deep classic blue color for the anodized aluminum back.

The front of the phone is black, just like on the Lunar Gray model, unlike the Fine Gold model that also features a matching gold front.

The phone is otherwise identical to the other color variants.

Say hello to #MotoG5s, in a new, rich Midnight Blue variant! Avail #HelloDiwali offers in stores between 14-21 oct!https://t.co/6I9XZhEe38 pic.twitter.com/QHeCIxr24I— Motorola India…

BlackBerry releases first-look video for newly-unveiled Motion smartphone

October 13, 2017

The BlackBerry Motion was made official earlier this week, and now the company has outed a first-look video for the Android smartphone. It’s a short clip that initially focuses on the design aspects and then goes on to highlight some of the software features of the phone.

Take a look:

Pre-orders for the handset are currently live, and the UAE is the first market where the device can be pre-ordered – price tag is around $460, and launch is set for October 22. The Motion will also be available in Europe, where it’s expected to cost €499.

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Dual-camera Samsung Galaxy J7+ and budget J7 Core quietly start selling in the Philippines

October 13, 2017

Samsung Mobile Philippines just added two more variants to the already confusing pool of Galaxy J7 handsets. The Galaxy J7+ does have one really major distinctive feature going for it – a dual 13MP, plus 5MP rear camera setup. These sensors are placed behind quite bright f/1.7 and f/1.9 lenses, respectively and enable Samsung’s Live Focus feature on the budget device.

Samsung Galaxy J7+

Judging by the new J7+ specs page, the effect should work the same way it does on the Galaxy Note8, enabling selective amounts of background blue before, as well as after taking a shot….

OnePlus says it’ll stop collecting customers’ private data

October 13, 2017

Recently, it came to light that Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has been collecting private data of its customers, including their phones’ serial number, IMEI number, MAC addresses, as well as mobile network names and Wi-Fi SSIDs.

The company quickly responded with a statement, saying the data is transmitted securely and is used to fine tune their software according to user behavior. They also provided a way through which this data sharing can be turned off.

Now, co-founder Carl Pie has published a post on the matter, where-in he accepted that they collect usage analytics and…

Nokia 8 goes on sale in India

October 13, 2017

As scheduled, the Nokia 8 smartphone is now available for purchase in India. Amazon currently has the Steel variant in stock, with Tempered Blue set to arrive tomorrow. Price tag, which was already confirmed late last month, is INR 36,999 (around $572).

Those interested in other color options can head to the website of retailer Sangeetha Mobiles, which currently has all four colors in stock. Pricing remains the same at INR 36,999. The device comes with 4GB RAM, although a new, 6GB RAM variant has also been launched by the company in Europe.

Via | Amazon • Sangeetha Mobiles

Unlimited full-res photo/video cloud storage for original Pixel owners is for life, Google confirms

October 13, 2017

Ever since it came to light that the free/unlimited original-quality photos and videos storage for Pixel 2 owners has a time limitation (the deal ends 2020), some of those with original Pixels have been wondering if there’s any similar limit for their devices.

Thankfully, Google has now officially confirmed that that there’s no such limitation with previous-gen Pixel phones.

For those who aren’t aware, Google’s Photos cloud-storage service allows users to save their photos/videos in two forms: original and high-quality. While high-quality storage is lifelong free, those opting for…