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These new Pixel 2 renders give us a clearer look Google's 2017 phones

These new Pixel 2 renders give us a clearer look Google's 2017 phones

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Fresh renders of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 have surfaced online, courtesy of MySmartPrice and OnLeaks. The pair have collaborated before on various phone renders, and they've often been pretty accurate. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date,... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the rumoured difference?

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 vs Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the rumoured difference?

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Samsung's next Note device is thought to be unveiled at an event on 23 August. Although the company has yet to officially confirm the device or its name, the invite to the August event heavily hints at a new Note device, which we're assuming will be... >>

Motorola Moto X4: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto X4: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Motorola is set to have five phone ranges on shelves before the end of 2017 according to a recent leak of a company presentation slide. We've already seen the Moto G5 and G5 Plus, as well as the Moto Z2 Play and Moto Z2 Force, but there looks to be... >>

LG V30 launch: When is it and can I watch it online?

LG V30 launch: When is it and can I watch it online?

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LG is getting ready to launch the LG V30 smartphone, a flagship successor to the V20.It sent out save-the-date announcements in mid-July for an event that precedes IFA 2017 and we're certain the new phone will be the main focus.So here are details of... >>

Nokia 3 review: Three isn't the magic number
3.0 stars

Nokia 3 review: Three isn't the magic number

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When Nokia announced its return to smartphones, there was an understandable excitement about the 2017 version of the Nokia 3310, which saw the once classic phone dominate the headlines once again.We remarked at the time that this might be a bad thing,... >>

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

11 Daydream-ready VR smartphones will arrive soon, says Google

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Looking for a phone to work with your Daydream View headset?According to Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO and the latest Alphabet board member, you'll have a bunch of new choices by the end of this year. More specifically, Pichai said there will be 11 Android... >>

American-made iPhone: Trump says Apple promised him three US plants

American-made iPhone: Trump says Apple promised him three US plants

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President Donald Trump wants to "make America great again", and part of that plan includes an American-made iPhone, apparently.The US President has said in the past he wants Apple to build more products in the US. And now, in an interview with The Wall... >>

Motorola made a new 360-degree camera mod for all Moto Z phones

Motorola made a new 360-degree camera mod for all Moto Z phones

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Lenovo-owned Motorola has introduced a new Moto Mod for its modular smartphones.While announcing its latest phone, the Moto Z2 Force, Motorola ynveiled its latest Moto Mod: a 360-degree camera. Called the Moto 360 Camera mod, it features two camera... >>

What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z

What are Moto Mods? Everything you need to know about the snap-on accessories for Moto Z

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The smartphone industry is always seeking the next big thing. For Motorola that's Moto Mods (or Moto Snaps in some territories): clip-on accessories that work with its Z-series of phones and transform their functionality or style.Lenovo launched the Moto... >>

Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Motorola Moto Z2 Force: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The Motorola Moto Z launched in 2016 as Motorola's first crack at a modular mobile, brought in to replace the flagship X series. Now, in 2017, Motorola appears to be looking to reintroduce the X series, but the Z range remains at the top of the family... >>

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

Moto Z2 Force vs Moto Z2 Play: What's the difference?

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There will be no second-generation Moto Z2 in 2017. Instead it's a choice between the battery-heavy Z2 Play or all-powerful Z2 Force (which isn't a Verizon exclusive in the States like the original Z Droid model, hence name change).At first glance both... >>

Moto Z2 Force is the ultra-tough dual-camera modular phone you've been waiting for

Moto Z2 Force is the ultra-tough dual-camera modular phone you've been waiting for

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The Moto Z2 now comes in two flavours: the Z2 Play, which we initially reviewed back in June upon its release; and the Z2 Force, a high-end model in the series, which we saw during preview sessions behind closed doors back in May this year.As with all... >>

The Nokia 8 flagship will launch on 16 August in London

The Nokia 8 flagship will launch on 16 August in London

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The long-awaited Nokia 8 flagship phone will launch on 16 August, after HMD Global sent out media invites for an event in London. Nokia 8: Release date, rumours and specs for Nokia's flagship Even with several leaks and rumours, we still don't know the... >>

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

Best upcoming smartphones: The future phones of 2017

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With the pace of smartphone evolution moving so fast, there's always something waiting in the wings. No sooner have you spied the latest handset, then there's anticipation of something else, the next big thing.We've rounded up the best smartphones for... >>

Deals of the day: Nokia 3310 for Under £40

Deals of the day: Nokia 3310 for Under £40

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Welcome to Pocket-lint deals of the day where we scour the internet to find you the very best deals that are available in the UK today.We will be regularly updating this page, so bookmark it and check back regularly to make sure you don't miss out on... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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We're into the cycle where all the phones of the year get updated - Samsung, LG, Sony and Huawei all launched new devices at Mobile World Congress or around it. Nokia also rejoined this list and HTC has revealed its latest.Heading toward the end... >>

LG Q8 is a pocket-friendly V20 with dual-lens camera

LG Q8 is a pocket-friendly V20 with dual-lens camera

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After a listing leaked out on the company's Italian website, LG has now officially announced the Q8 smartphone. The Q8 is the latest addition to LG's new Q family of devices, following the announcement of the LG Q6, but the Q8 enters with more of a... >>

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

Android O official release is coming soon, as near-final beta rolls out

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EEEK! Android O is almost ready for an official release.We know this because Google has posted the fourth developer preview beta. It includes “near-final system images” for recent Pixel and Nexus devices. That means an official Android O release... >>

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active pops up in new leaks with no curved screen

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The Galaxy Note 8 isn't the only new Samsung phone coming soon.Samsung's much-anticipated Galaxy Note 8 will likely be announced on 23 August, but in the meantime, a new leak has suggested we can also expect a ruggedised version of the Galaxy S8 to... >>

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

Moto Z2 Force leak fully shows off the phone in hands-on images

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Lenovo might soon introduce a new phone, dubbed Moto Z2 Force, if new image leaks are deemed to be legit.The new phone would be a successor to last year’s Moto Z Force, a version of the Moto Z modular flagship. Keep in mind this device would be different... >>

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

Google Pixel 2 could be first phone to pack Snapdragon 836 SoC

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Google's upcoming Pixel 2 flagships will likely be powered by Qualcomm's follow-up to the Snapdragon 835.The Pixel 2 will reportedly be the first smartphone to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 836 system on a chip - a rumoured, high-end processor. Keep in... >>

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

HTC U11 owners in UK can now use Alexa too

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One of the big features touted by HTC during the launch of its latest flagship smartphone was Alexa integration. The HTC U11 would not only have a new voice assistant on board, it'd have the one most rapidly taking over the world.It took a while to arrive,... >>

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

Finally! Essential Phone should launch in August, says Andy Rubin

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Wondering if Andy Rubin's Essential Phone will ever launch?Well, we now have a new release date, according to The Verge. In an email to customers, Rubin said the phone will start shipping “in a few weeks". That means the phone should arrive sometime... >>

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

Facebook might make a modular phone that's also a smart speaker

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Your next phone could be a modular Facebook speaker phone.Facebook’s secretive lab, Building 8, is considering developing modular smartphones, according to Business Insider. The company filed a patent that was just published, and it includes details... >>

Olloclip Filmer's Kit wants to enhance your iPhone 7 photos

Olloclip Filmer's Kit wants to enhance your iPhone 7 photos

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Olloclip, renowned for its range of iPhone lenses, has created a limited edition Filmer's Kit in collaborations with Incase.The kit will include over £300 worth of lens and fittings essential, it says, for mobile videography and photography fans, but... >>

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

Latest Nokia 8 leak shows off the phone in super glossy gold

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HMD's next Nokia device is thought to be a high-end flagship smartphone, and now we know what it looks like.Actual images have popped up on Baidu forums, with the poster claiming they're images of a Nokia 8 prototype. Immediately, we can tell it looks... >>

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch and can I watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017 online?

When is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch and can I watch Galaxy Unpacked 2017 online?

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Samsung has set a date for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, looking to right the wrongs of the Note 7 and take us forward into a bigger S Pen powered world.There's a lot of anticipation for the Note 8, not only because of the fate the befell its... >>

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR

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Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change as the company appears to be making a comeback to the UK, listing the Asus Zenfone AR on pre-order... >>

Razer planning a smartphone for hardcore gamers

Razer planning a smartphone for hardcore gamers

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Razer is said to be planning its own mobile phone, designed to cater for its audience of "hardcore gamers", according to sources talking to Bloomberg.The "people familiar with the matter" don't reveal anything in the way of details when it comes to the... >>

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

Stunning Galaxy Note 8 picture leak shows off Samsung's new phone

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked has been confirmed for 23 August, meaning that the Note 8 is edging ever closer. New leaks and renders have now given us an even better look at what the Note 8 might offer come launch day. Starting at the beginning, BGR managed... >>

Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons
4.0 stars

Moto Z2 Play review: All the mod cons

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Modular phones are in a rather interesting spot. At the end of 2016 Google canned Project Ara, its open-source modular mobile project. In 2017, the latest LG G-series unceremoniously ditched the company's lacklustre "Friends" modules. Motorola, on the... >>

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

It's official: Samsung to hold 23 August Galaxy Unpacked event, likely for Note 8

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Samsung's next Galaxy flagship will arrive in August.We know this because Samsung has tweeted out an invite notice, confirming it will "reveal the latest member of the Galaxy family". The company described the device as "the ultimate multitasking device... >>

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

Do you force-quit apps to save your iPhone's battery? Well, don't

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We all have our little ticks when it comes to using gadgets.Maybe you like your Mac or Windows desktop to be completely cleared of clutter. Maybe you obsessively close all the open browser tabs on your phone. Or maybe you always force-quit apps on your... >>

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

Future batteries, coming soon: Charge in seconds, last months and power over the air

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While smartphones, smarthomes and even smart wearables are growing ever more advanced, they're still limited by power. The battery hasn't advanced in decades. But we're on the verge of a power revolution.Big technology companies, and now car companies... >>

Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far?

Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far?

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The rumour mill loves an Apple story. It doesn't matter if it's so far fetched it will never see the light of day, or whether it is something that might actually happen, it churns them all out anyway.With the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus having both launched... >>

Apple iPhone 8 Touch ID sensor has moved again, appears on leaked rear panel

Apple iPhone 8 Touch ID sensor has moved again, appears on leaked rear panel

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Rumours surrounding the iPhone 8's Touch ID sensor are more back and forth than a Federer, Nadal tennis match. Just when we thought it was pretty much certain that the Touch ID sensor would not be moved to back of the phone, a photo of a rear panel shows... >>

LG V30 confirmed to have Snapdragon 835 in Geekbench listing

LG V30 confirmed to have Snapdragon 835 in Geekbench listing

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LG is expected to unveil its second flagship phone of the year, the V30, on 31 August, a day before the IFA trade show officially kicks off. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know Being a flagship device, it was always thought it... >>

Apple iPhone 8 power button may double up as Touch ID sensor

Apple iPhone 8 power button may double up as Touch ID sensor

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Apple's Touch ID sensor positioning has been thrown under the spotlight once again, with yet another new position being suggested.  Apple iPhone 7S, 7S Plus and iPhone 8: What's the story so far? The Apple iPhone 8 has been subject to so many leaks and... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ only hit shelves a couple of months ago but that doesn't stop speculation for their successors. As is always the way, as soon as one great device appears, there are always those wanting more. Here are all the rumours relating... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 to retain screen size of Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 to retain screen size of Galaxy S8

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have been released to rave reviews, but that also means they're old news. We're now looking ahead to the duo's successors, the more-than-likely-to-be-named Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Samsung Galaxy S9: What's the story so... >>

Samsung to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals from Note 7 returns, including gold

Samsung to recover 157 tonnes of rare metals from Note 7 returns, including gold

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Samsung has been sitting an a massive pile of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones since the battery issues that plagued it last year. We'd like to think that's literal, sort-of a massive Note 7 version of the throne in Game of Thrones (Game of Phones?), but it... >>

You can see HMD's Nokia 8 flagship in this super-clear image leak

You can see HMD's Nokia 8 flagship in this super-clear image leak

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HMD is coming out with a new high-end Nokia flagship, and an image of the device has just leaked out.HMD brought the Nokia name back with a new line of Android smartphones, including the Nokia 6 that launched in June, but now, according to some new leaks,... >>

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

Essential Phone: Price, release date, and everything you need to know

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Essential, the company set up by Android co-founder Andy Rubin, has unveiled the Essential Phone.This Android-powered smartphone is going after the major flagships. It has a high-end price tag with top-of-the-line specs and features, such as an edge-to-edge... >>

Here's a sneak peek at Apple's all-new emoji coming to iOS and Macs

Here's a sneak peek at Apple's all-new emoji coming to iOS and Macs

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Most people use emoji and want more of them.If you count yourself as part of that crowd, you'll be happy to learn that Apple has announced new emoji characters are coming to its iOS, macOS, and watchOS platforms sometime later this year. And in celebration... >>

Full specs leak reveals Nokia's flagship will be the Nokia 8

Full specs leak reveals Nokia's flagship will be the Nokia 8

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Nokia, under the leadership of HMD Global, will release its flagship phone later this year. For some time, the name of the phone has been the subject of debate. Both Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 have been bounded around, but Winfuture.de, a German site that has... >>

This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

This adapter plugs into an iPhone and can record all your phone calls

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Have you ever needed to record a phone call? No? Just us?Either way, you probably know that it isn't easy. You can use apps that require you to call out from their own dialer, or the default phone app, which isn't useful if you're making a call through... >>

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

Latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leaks fully reveal the phone's design

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Want to see what the Galaxy Note 8 looks like?There are two images we can show you. The first one (above) was posted by Ice Universe, a leakster who has decent track record. It's a render that supposedly shows the front of the Note 8. We can't tell you... >>

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio show and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's largest... >>

Apple iPhone 8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos

Apple iPhone 8 in pictures: Renders and leaked photos

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The iPhone turns 10 this year and to commemorate the occasion, industry analysts are expecting Apple to release not the usual two, but three iPhones. We're expecting there to be the regular 'S' incremental updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, but... >>