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First look: Nokia's Snapdragon 835 powered flagship

Lana Jelic | Jul 17, 2017 at 05:14 pm CDT

HMD Global is pretty eager to bring back the days of old fame to the Nokia brand. They already announced a modern version of the Nokia 3310 and three Nokia smartphones. The company should also announce its flagship, Snapdragon 835 powered, Nokia 8.

First look: Nokia's Snapdragon 835 powered flagship | TweakTown.com

Evan Blass has now revealed an image of the upcoming flagship which reveals the phone in its all glory.

The back of the phone shows vertically positioned dual camera setup with Zeiss' signature. HMD Global recently announced that they are partnering up with Zeiss to "to set new imaging standards within the smartphone industry."

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LG V30 launch date revealed: Here's what we know so far

Lana Jelic | Jul 17, 2017 at 12:42 pm CDT

Evan Blass has revealed that LG will launch the V30 on August 31st, during IFA in Berlin. IFA was earlier rumored as the possible launch time frame, and since Evan Blass is rarely mistaken, we do believe that the company will launch the phone on August 31st.

LG V30 launch date revealed: Here's what we know so far | TweakTown.com

The V30 should come with an interesting change compared to the other V series phones. According to reports, it won't have a secondary screen.

We've also heard claims that the V30 will come with an OLED display, a first of any LG flagship smartphone. This could also mean Google daydream VR support could be a feature as well.

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5,000 mAh, 8GB of RAM from a fairly unknown manufacturer

Lana Jelic | Jul 17, 2017 at 11:26 am CDT

Back in March, we reported about a fairly-unknown smartphone manufacturer which pleasantly surprised us with its Noa H10le device. The company has now announced plans to release three new phones.

5,000 mAh, 8GB of RAM from a fairly unknown manufacturer | TweakTown.com

The first device, named the Noa N5, will be a mid-range phone powered by MediaTek's MT6750. It will have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The phone will feature a 6-inch 1080p display with 18:9, the same ratio as the Galaxy S8 and LG G6. The Noa N5 will come with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter. The phone will also have a large 5,000 mAh battery.

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The Galaxy Note8 looks stunning in the latest leak

Lana Jelic | Jul 17, 2017 at 09:27 am CDT

After weeks of unconfirmed bits and pieces of information about the upcoming Galaxy Note8, as the launch date approaches, we are getting a better image of the phone.

Last week, one of the first images of the Note8 surfaced showing a beautiful Infinity Display, and now, a new set of images shows the phone in its full glory.

The Galaxy Note8 looks stunning in the latest leak | TweakTown.com

The Note8 should feature a 6.3-inch display, slightly larger than the Galaxy S8+. Unfortunately, the images don't show the back of the phone and the rumored rear dual camera setup.

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Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs and price leak ahead of the launch

Lana Jelic | Jul 17, 2017 at 08:23 am CDT

Xiaomi is getting ready to announce the successor to last year's Redmi 4. The Redmi 5 specs and photos along with the price have leaked revealing all the details about the upcoming phone.

Xiaomi Redmi 5 specs and price leak ahead of the launch 01 | TweakTown.com

The device should come in two different versions, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 or 630 processor, and come in a number of memory configurations.

The Redmi 5 will feature a 5-inch Full HD curved glass display and will run MIUI 9 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It is expected to have a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front shooter.

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Samsung could announce Galaxy Note 8 on August 23

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 13, 2017 at 08:26 pm CDT

The biggest smartphone of the year could be the release of the Galaxy Note 8 from Samsung, which could be the golden kick to the guts that hurts Apple when it launches the iPhone 8 later this year gimped, lacking its wireless charging function that's causing a "sense of panic" at Apple.

Samsung could announce Galaxy Note 8 on August 23 | TweakTown.com

Well, according to a new tease from notorious mobile leaker Evan Blass, who now writes for VentureBeat, the Galaxy Note 8 will be announced on August 23. Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8 will reportedly rock the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Samsung's own Exynos 8895 processor, but have its RAM bumped up to 6GB.

Blass adds that the Note 8 will be the first Samsung smartphone with a dual-camera set up, both being 12MP with independent optical image stabilization for the lens. The fingerprint sensor will stay in the same spot as the S8, which is a real let down if it's true.

KFC's new smartphone is finger lickin' good

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 13, 2017 at 05:16 am CDT

KFC has announced its new smartphone, something the company worked with Huawei on as a limited edition smartphone to celebrate KFC opening 30 years ago in China.

The new KFC smartphone is the Huawei Enjoy 7 Plus, which features a 5.5-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, alongside 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage which is expandable to 128GB through a microSD card slot. There's even a 3020mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor, just make sure you've licked your fingers before scanning them.

KFC took to its Weibo page for the announcement, which has been translated: "#Kentucky China 30 years from 1987 to 2017, 30 years accompanied by the taste of the times, suck refers to the aftertaste! Kentucky together with Huawei joint cooperation, the introduction of Huawei Chang enjoy 7 Kentucky commemorative version of gorgeous struck! Commemorative Edition laser back carving, pre-installed Kentucky Super APP, with WOW member 10 thousand K gold, but also the first to experience k-music song function. Limited to 5000 will soon be on sale, waiting for you to grab!"

Huawei is making only 5000 of these KFC smartphones, which will sell for $162 in China.

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Windows Phone is now dead, Microsoft halts support

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 13, 2017 at 02:14 am CDT

After Microsoft made a big deal about Windows Phone, their mobile OS is now dead. Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1, which means it's the end of the road for Windows Phone, period.

Windows Phone is now dead, Microsoft halts support | TweakTown.com

Windows Phone was launched back in 2010, and within 3 years it was the third most-used mobile OS in the world, but it simply didn't have the legs to begin to compete with iOS and Android. Apple and Google's mobile operating systems are now home to 99.6% of the mobile OS market.

Microsoft continued to push Windows Phone into budget smartphones running their new Windows 10 Mobile OS, but it has only received small updates since it was released, with Microsoft pivoting into the "intelligent cloud and intelligent edge". The Verge reports that Microsoft has halted the manufacturing of its own Lumia-branded smartphones, with a rumor suggesting that Microsoft will just maintain Windows 10 Mobile support through to 2018.

Apple 'panic' over wireless charging issues on iPhone 8

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 13, 2017 at 12:37 am CDT

Apple is getting closer to the release of its next-gen iPhone 8 smartphone, but there are reports surfacing that engineers and designers at Apple are working "feverishly" to fix software-based problems in the new iPhone 8, something that could see disastrous delays of major features.

Apple 'panic' over wireless charging issues on iPhone 8 | TweakTown.com

The new iPhone 8 is meant to feature inductive wireless charging, but with a "sense of panic" at Apple over not being able to fix these major issues, the company might be forced to launch the iPhone 8 without it's new wireless charging feature.

Apple would stage the wireless charging feature into a future iOS 11.1 update, months after the initial launch of the iPhone 8. This would mean the iPhone 8 is gimped at a hardware and software level, holding features it is capable of but Apple is stopping them from working due to what appears to be a major flaw.

Google Pixel XL 2: squeezable frame for Google Assistant

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 12, 2017 at 11:33 pm CDT

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.

Google Pixel XL 2: squeezable frame for Google Assistant | TweakTown.com

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.