ZTE’s new foldable smartphone is actually going on sale next month

October 16, 2017
 The foldable smartphone has been strange sort of white whale for the mobile industry. You could fill a Raiders of the Lost Ark-sized warehouse will all of the attempts to bring the technology to the market. At the very least, ZTE’s new Axon M has one key advantage over many of its predecessors: it’s actually going on sale. And it’s coming to the US, no less.
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Nokia 9 leak-based video shows a gorgeous phone

October 16, 2017

The Nokia 9 is not yet ready to make its official appearance but its leaks are starting to pile up.

The latest entry in the Nokia 9 leak chain is this concept video based on the leaks provided by @OnLeaks last week.

The video is does a much better job of revealing the design than the still photos and shows one gorgeous phone. Keep in mind that this design is based on rumors and the real phone could turn out different.

HMD seems set to leave the Nokia 8 as the bellwether of its 2017 lineup, so the Nokia 9 is probably coming our way in early 2018.


ZTE Axon M price and release date

October 16, 2017

ZTE today unveiled what it calls a “revolutionary”
smartphone – the Axon M (previously known as Axon Multy). The handset is foldable, but not in the way that, say,
future Samsung phones will be foldable. More exactly, the ZTE Axon M has two
separate (flat, non-bendable) 5.2-inch 1080p displays that are joined by a
hinge system. All in all, what we have here is a horizontal clamshell that, when
wide open, turns into a mini tablet with a 6.75-inch screen diagonal.   

The Axon M seems to be a nice device for media consumption, and its dual speakers certainly help in this regard. One …

Malaysia Huawei Mate 10 pre-orders come with a bunch of freebies

October 16, 2017

Huawei announced the Mate 10 with a price tag of €699 and date of availability from November 2017 for 11 first-wave launch markets. One of them is Malaysia and the fans there are getting a pretty sweet deal through online retailer 3ex – the Mate 10 costs MYR2,699 or about €540. But wait, there’s more – the seller also gives freebies worth MYR999/€200 with each pre-order.

Screengrab from 3ex

The exclusive freebies include Huawei Car Supercharger, Huawei Smart Scale, Bluetooth monopod, 3M Screen warranty and Huawei VIP Service Membership.

The Huawei Mate 10 is offered in only one…

Check out the Huawei Mate 10 Pro benchmark results

October 16, 2017

Huawei unwrapped its new Mate 10 flagships yesterday, which market the debut of the Kirin 970 chipset – a beast built around four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A53 processing cores, a Mali-G72 graphics processor and, in the case of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, 6GB of RAM.

We were there, front seat, to watch Huawei’s global event unfold and managed to test out the Mate 10 Pro in a number of synthetic benchmarks so that you guys can see how it compares to the other flagships out there.

Before we start with the scores, let’s delve a bit deeper into the Hisilicon Kirin 970 inside the Huawei…

Google Pixel 2/XL review: 10 key takeaways

October 16, 2017

Our Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review is in, and the verdict is in: the new Pixels break some new ground when it comes to camera quality and overall deliver improvements to an already great first-gen product.
In just two years, Google has managed to enter the phone game with a phone that offers meaningful improvements over the competition and focuses on innovative data and AI-driven technology, rather than flashy looks, to stand out.

Our full review distilled in 10 important takeaways

If you don’t …

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL battery test is ready: improvements over the first generation

October 16, 2017

Gather around, Google phone lovers, we’ve got small Pixels and large Pixels, and both have undergone a rigorous battery life testing on our proprietary script that mimics heavy daily usage. The Pixel 2 and its XL brethren managed to beat their predecessors by a decent amount of longevity, and it’s not that their battery capacities have changed in any meaningful amount to boot.

Thus, with almost the same capacity as its predecessor, the Pixel 2 managed to outlast the Pixel with a full hour of screen-on time more, which leads us to the thought that the new and more …

ZTE Axon M hands-on

October 16, 2017

Guys. Remember the Kyocera Echo? It had two screens, and flipped together to form one. You said you vaguely remember it? Okay, well here’s a device that should jog your memory: The Axon M by ZTE.

It was a novel idea which didn’t quite pan out in 2011, when the Kyocera Echo launched, but now, in 2017, where we have rumors and concepts of foldable smartphones increasing by the day, perhaps it’s time for a revisit to this form factor. After all, Android is much improved since then, as are hardware technologies. Much of how the Axon M works is based on built-in …

ZTE Axon M

October 16, 2017
Looking at the Axon M as just a regular device, the spec sheet doesn’t look too shabby. SD821, 4 gigs of RAM, and 64GB storage make us feel like we’re dealing with a near-flagship-level device, while the glass and aluminum body further reinforce this feeling. Throw in a 20-megapixel sensor, 4K video recording, and USB-C with Quick-charge 3.0 and we’re feeling pretty good about the Axon M. Of course, then there’s the form-factor. As a clamshell, it’s a narrow device that feels like its packing a little more than most phones, but that’s obviously because it is.

The Google Pixel 2 has a special image processing chip hidden inside

October 16, 2017

Our Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL review just went up, and surprising almost no one, the devices can take some quite spectacular shots (animal lovers: check out the camera section for photos of two absolutely adorable kitties). And most of this has to do not with the camera sensors, but rather Google’s special HDR+ algorithm which can drastically improve upon the quality of images.

But it turns out that Google has a trick up its sleeve this year: yes, HDR+ is back and in top shape, but Google has decided to enhance it on the hardware side as well. That …
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