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Google Pixel XL 2: squeezable frame for Google Assistant

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Google might have a massive surprise for their next-gen Pixel XL smartphone, with Android Police reporting that LG is making the upcoming Google Pixel XL 2 smartphone, something that would feature a "squeezable" frame that activates Google Assistant.

 

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The new squeezable frame is similar to HTC's just-released U11 smartphone and its impressive "Edge Sense" feature that lets you use a squeeze gesture that activates pressure sensors that can flick the flashlight on, open up the camera app, snap a photo, or launch Google Assistant.

 

Google's upcoming Pixel XL 2 smartphone is rumored to sport a 6-inch display with a 2:1 aspect ratio, rounded corners, and a "minimal bezel". It has a longer design that looks similar to Samsung's Galaxy S8 smartphone, with the fingerprint sensor placed in the most accessible spot - right on the back, just like the current-gen Pixel and Pixel XL.

 

We don't know when Google will launch its next-gen Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, but we should expect them to compete directly against Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 8 handset that's expected later this year.

Dell's new Surface competitor can be charged wirelessly

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Dell has announced its new Latitude 7285, a premium 12-inch 2-in-1 laptop that competes against Microsoft's new Surface Pro line of products, but Dell has a major advantage: wireless charging.

 

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Dell's new Latitude 7285 is capable of wireless charging through a separate Wireless Charging Keyboard and Wireless Charging Mat pack that sells for $549.99, which isn't too bad when you consider the Latitude 7285 has a starting price of $1199.

 

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The starting cost will get you 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, which are joined by an Intel Core i5 (Kaby Lake) processor, and 12-inch 2880x1920 anti-glare display.

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Galaxy Note 8's new Infinity Display teased, looks HOT

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Samsung is enjoying great sales on its new flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones, but the new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone isn't too far away from release, and it too will rock a gorgeous Infinity Display.

 

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The latest tease of the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 shows off the massive Infinity Display, which should arrive at a large 6.3 inches. This will make it a little bigger thgan the Galaxy S8+ but the Note 8 will rock a stylus, larger battery, and I'm sure more pro-oriented tweaks like the Note 7 did over the Galaxy S7.

 

We should see Samsung bump up to 6GB of RAM in the Galaxy Note 8 over the 4GB inside of the Galaxy S8, and the same Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 options found inside of the S8. Samsung will reportedly use a dual-camera on the Note 8, while keeping the fingerprint sensor next to the rear-facing camera which would be a gigantic mistake. I hate the positioning of the fingerprint sensor on my S8, it's far too high to use... and the Note 8 will lose out if Samsung does this.

World's 1st phone to rock 8GB of RAM & Infinity Display

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

There are many second and third-tier smartphone manufacturers, some of them pride themselves in manufacturing knock-offs while others find other things that set them apart. Ulefone have found another niche, with the Ulefone F2, they've successfully combined the look of a Samsung infinity edge display with the 8GB of RAM of the OnePlus 5 and put them into one phone.

 

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Their claim is that the Ulefone F2 is the first phone in the world with 8GB and an Infinity Edge Display. While this claim is oddly specific, it's really hard to ignore the fact that the Ulefone 2 looks like a complete ripoff of the Galaxy S8+ or Note7.

 

The Ulefone F2 also features a rear dual camera setup that looks a lot like the Xiaomi Mi 6, once again adding a popular feature to their phone that might set them apart. After all, there really isn't a phone with an Infinity Edge Display, 8GB of RAM and a dual camera, at least not yet, unless the Samsung Galaxy Note8 manages to pull that off.

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Where's the Essential Phone? Misses launch date target

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Back in May, Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, and his company Essential Products unveiled their first smartphone. The Essential Phone stirred up a lot of dust because of its stunning design and flagship specs.

 

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Right after the official announcement, the phone was available for pre-orders at the company's website at a price of $699 or $749 if you go for 360-degree camera attachment. At the same time, Andy Rubin stated that the company would not open the device for pre-orders if it would not be available for shipment within 30 days. This would put the deadline for the first shipments on June 30th.

 

However, we are almost halfway through July, and there are no updates on the phone. Customers who pre-ordered the smartphone didn't receive any explanation to why is the phone delayed.

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Leaked iPhone 8 case confirms new design

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

OppoMart has listed protective cases for the iPhone 8 on its website, and they seem to confirm the rumored design.

 

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According to the previous leaks and OppoMart's listing, the iPhone 8 will have a vertically lined up dual rear camera setup. It is also visible from the photos that the Home button is missing.

 

The implementation of the fingerprint sensor has been a debate for a while now. While we were expecting that Apple might embed it under the screen, new reports claim that the company might ditch it altogether and replace it with facial recognition.

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Caviar launches Nokia 3310 'Putin-Trump Summit' edition

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 8, 2017 11:34 pm

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin met for the first time this weekend during G20 summit in Germany. And what better way to mark this encounter than with a phone that features images of both presidents together?

 

Caviar, a Russian company known for special edition phones, mostly iPhones, which feature portraits of the Russian president, has launched a special edition of the modern Nokia 3310 named the Putin-Trump Summit.

 

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The Caviar Nokia 3310 New Putin-Trump Summit, which is the full name of the phone, features portraits of both Trump and Putin on the back of the phone. There's also an emblem of the G20 summit below the portraits.

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iPhone 8 might not support wireless charging after all

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 8, 2017 9:34 pm

Apple will announce new iPhone devices in September, and according to many sources, we should expect three new devices - two upgrades to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and a premium iPhone 8.

 

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While the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus shouldn't bring many changes to the design and the features, the iPhone 8 is rumored to come with some changes.

 

The iPhone 8 is expected to rock an OLED screen and ditch the fingerprint sensor in favor of facial recognition. It was also rumored that the device would support wireless charging. However, the latest leak claims that this feature is still questionable.

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Samsung predicts highest quarterly profit in its history

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 8, 2017 8:22 pm

Samsung today announced earnings guidance for its Q2 2017 timeline, showing strong quarter-over-quarter growth in both total sales and operating profit, and the highest operating profits in the company's history.

 

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Mobile juggernaut Samsung's Q2 2017 guidance forecasts $52 billion (60 trillion Korean won) in net sales during the second quarter, and a tremendous $12.13 billion (14 trillion Korean won) in operating profit, with both respective revenues recorded as median forecasts. Analysts note that this operating income is more than the combined Q1 quarterly earnings of titans Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.

 

Samsung's second quarter forecasts sees both net sales and operating income up quarter-over-quarter and year-over-year. Net sales are predicted to be 18.69% quarter-over-quarter and 17.78% year-over-year, whereas operating profit is up an incredible 41.41% QoQ and an astronomical 71.9% year-over-year.

 

Samsung is slated to release its Q2 2017 earnings on July 27.

 

The official Q2 2017 range can be found below:

 

  • Sales: 59 ~ 61 trillion Korean won
  • Operating Profit: 13.9 ~ 14.1 trillion Korean won

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HTC U11 beats OnePlus 5's camera on DxOMark

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 7, 2017 7:50 pm

Back in May when HTC announced its flagship, the company revealed that the U11 has the highest DxOMark score, outranking Pixel and Galaxy S8. DxOMark score is the ultimate guideline when it comes to smartphone cameras.

 

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The HTC U11 received score 90, which is the highest score on DxOMark so far, and it will take a mighty phone to take it off its throne.

 

We've had high expectations from the OnePlus 5, especially since the company partnered up with DxO itself for the phone's camera, but the phone didn't manage to beat U11's camera.

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