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Android O to be named on today: What will it be called?

Android O to be named on today: What will it be called?

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The next version of Android is currently known as Android O, but that's not the software's official name.Android O has been in developer beta for a while, and the final version is expected to launch today. We know this primarily because Google just launched... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design shown in leaked dummy unit pics

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design shown in leaked dummy unit pics

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Want to know what the Galaxy Note 8 really looks like?Samsung will unveil the phone in New York next week, but thanks to a new leak that appears to show a dummy unit, we already know what to expect in terms of design. The phone pictured looks exactly... >>

Nokia 8 vs HTC U 11: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs HTC U 11: What's the difference?

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Nokia announced its 2017 flagship smartphone at an event in August in the form of the Nokia 8. It joins the company's portfolio of three Android devices that were introduced at the beginning of the year, but it brings more advanced hardware and a couple... >>

Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design
3.5 stars

Nokia 6 review: Affordable Android with strength in design

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Nokia's leap into Android smartphones has been very much dominated by design. It seems to be the focus of the new HMD Global-led Nokia brand, with strong design running through the Nokia 3 right up to the new Nokia 8.The Nokia 6 was the top-tier phone... >>

When is Android O coming to my phone?

When is Android O coming to my phone?

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Google releases a new version of Android each year. For 2017, that's Android O, which doesn't yet have an official tasty treat-themed name, although Google has been trolling beta testers with an octopus. Always the comedian, Goog.Like last year's Nougat... >>

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total

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Asus has announced several new ZenFone 4 smartphones.Last week, Asus accidentally publishing listings for several ZenFone-branded smartphones, revealing specs and everything you could want to know, but now, those listings have officially gone live. Asus... >>

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

Essential Phone vs Google Pixel XL vs Pixel: What's the difference?

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Andy Rubin, one of the original creators of Android, is back with a bang. The Essential Phone looks to give you as much as possible from a device without bogging you down with technology that gets in the way.It's minimalist, durable and has an amazing... >>

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

Essential Phone (PH-1) vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs S8+: What's the difference?

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The Essential Phone, or PH-1, is the latest in the line up of Android smartphones. It comes from one of the original creators of the Android platform, Andy Rubin, and it has been designed with minimalism and durability in mind. It has an edge-to-edge... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: What's the story so far?

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact: What's the story so far?

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Sony's most recent flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, is all about specs and power. Not a huge amount changed in terms of design, aside from a few adjustments here and there, but it ticks almost all the boxes on the numbers sheet.That of course means... >>

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... >>

Essential Phone is finally available to buy - place your order now

Essential Phone is finally available to buy - place your order now

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Essential Phone is finally here.Three months after announcing its first flagship phone, Essential has announced you can finally buy it. In a blog announcement, the startup confirmed you can order it now through Essential.com, Sprint, and Best Buy.... >>

Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?

Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?

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Like Samsung and LG, Huawei also releases more than one flagship smartphone a year. Samsung's comes in the form of the Note series, LG's in the form of the V series and Huawei's in the form of the Mate series.The Mate 10 is therefore the next device... >>

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

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Just two weeks before its official unveiling, an image of the LG V30 has leaked online via reliable tipster Evan Blass. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know The image, posted to his Twitter account, shows the V30 from all sides... >>

Huawei sends out 16 October event invite, likely for Mate 10 phone

Huawei sends out 16 October event invite, likely for Mate 10 phone

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Essential Phone, Apple’s iPhone 8, the Galaxy Note 8, and other flagships are all coming soon. And, apparently, a new Huawei phone.Autumn is always a busy time for smartphones, so it’s no surprise to see that Huawei has sent out invites for a media... >>

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs Nokia 6 vs Nokia 5 vs Nokia 3: What's the difference?

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Nokia announced three Android devices at Mobile World Congress at the beginning of the year as it began its fight back into smartphones. Since then, it has now launched a fourth model, looking to sit at the top of its portfolio, whilst taking on the... >>

Nokia 8 aims to be amongst the first to offer Android O

Nokia 8 aims to be amongst the first to offer Android O

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The Nokia 8 has just been announced, with HMD Global unveiling the flagship Android smartphone that many have been waiting for. It offers flagship specs, with a 5.3-inch Quad HD display and powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 hardware, meaning it should... >>

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Nokia 8 vs Samsung Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

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Nokia has announced a fourth Android smartphone to its 2017 portfolio. The company, which is now under the brand HMD Global, announced the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 in March but the true flagship contender comes in the form of the Nokia 8.How does the... >>

Nokia 8 official: Flagship power meets dual camera skills

Nokia 8 official: Flagship power meets dual camera skills

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HMD Global, the guardian of the Nokia smartphone brand, has announced the Nokia 8, revealing the flagship smartphone that fans have been waiting all year for.The Nokia 8 will take the fight to the likes of the OnePlus 5, HTC U11 and Samsung Galaxy S8,... >>

Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?

Nokia 8 preview: A flagship worth waiting for?

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Nokia has filled the gap at the top of its Android smartphone portfolio with the Nokia 8, the flagship phone that we've been waiting for since the announcement of Nokia's return came from HMD Global. In the Nokia 8 we see the company hitting those spec... >>

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

Nokia through the years: 34 best and worst phones, in pictures

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Nokia is back. The brand is being used on phones again after Microsoft retired it on its own devices a couple of years ago.Finnish manufacturer HMD Global is releasing new Nokia handsets, this time loaded with Android, and we're extremely happy to see... >>

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

These amazing images show us the Sony Xperia XZ1, and reveal its specs

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Some images purporting to be the rear panel of the upcoming Sony Xperia XZ1 have appeared on Chinese site Weibo. The rear panels are distinctly different from the Xperia shells we saw leaked last week, which now transpire to be from the XZ1 Compact.... >>

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... >>

Huawei Mate 10 looks stunning in this leaked render

Huawei Mate 10 looks stunning in this leaked render

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Huawei has always produced phones that comfortably rival the flagships from Apple, Samsung, LG and Sony. The Mate 10 looks set to be no different if this leaked render on Chinese site Weibo is anything to go by. Huawei Mate 10: What's the story so far?... >>

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press pic leak shows phone in "Deep Sea Blue"

Incredible Samsung Galaxy Note 8 press pic leak shows phone in "Deep Sea Blue"

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be revealed in full in New York on 23 August but here it is in all its glory.A press render has been posted on Twitter by Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) and, considering his track record, it's nigh-on certain to be genuine.It... >>

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 and car companies tare all too... >>

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

Google Pixel 2 to be made by HTC, will borrow the U11's squeezable sides

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It has been rumoured for some time that the two new Pixel devices will be made by different manufacturers. The smaller Pixel was thought to be made by HTC and that has now been confirmed after it has appeared on the US FCC. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL... >>

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

Best budget smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy for under £200

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The budget smartphone market has really come into its own over the last couple of years, with numerous devices appearing with price tags under £200 and an aim to offer you a good enough smartphone experience that you don't need to splash half a grand... >>

Which is the best 2017 budget smartphone under £400?

Which is the best 2017 budget smartphone under £400?

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Choosing a new smartphone isn't as simple as it used to be. They may not come in more than one shape, but they do come in lots of different sizes, with plenty different features and most importantly, at plenty of different price points.There are numerous... >>

iOS 11 preview: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

iOS 11 preview: Exploring the cool new features coming to your iPhone and iPad

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iOS 11’s public launch is upon us, and with its latest iteration of iPhone and iPad software, Apple again builds on the best features of previous versions of software. How to get iOS 11 right now and get it working on your iPhone and iPad Currently,... >>

LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time as LG V30

LG V30 Plus confirmed, released at same time as LG V30

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The LG V30 smartphone will be unveiled during the company's IFA 2017 press event in Berlin at 9am CEST (8am BST) on Thursday 31 August. We will be there and hosting the livestream on Pocket-lint, so you'll find out everything about the new handset as... >>

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 will soon launch 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.It previously announced its next Unpacked event for later this month and has since posted a teaser video... >>

LG V30 UX revealed ahead of launch, second screen confirmed

LG V30 UX revealed ahead of launch, second screen confirmed

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LG will unveil the V30 smartphone at IFA in two weeks time, but before the big reveal, the company is drip-feeding information about it. The latest snippet of info relates to the user interface, with LG saying the V30 will come with the very latest UX... >>

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones

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Asus is a week away from announcing the ZenFone 4, but thanks to a new leak, we know all about it (and its three siblings).Here's the thing: Asus accidentally publishing listings for four ZenFone-branded smartphones via its French website, which means... >>

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... >>

Full Motorola X4 specs and press images leak ahead of launch

Full Motorola X4 specs and press images leak ahead of launch

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We've known for some time that Motorola would be releasing a new X-series smartphone sometime this year thanks to a leaked presentation slide. Evan Blass then shared the name Moto X4, which is what we've been using to refer to the upcoming smartphone.... >>

LG V30 vs LG V20: What's the rumoured difference?

LG V30 vs LG V20: What's the rumoured difference?

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LG will be announcing its second flagship smartphone of 2017 on 31 August in Berlin. The smartphone will come in the form of the LG V30, succeeding the V20 that launched in September last year.Although in the past the V series hasn't been made available... >>

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... >>

Motorola's Gamepad Moto Mod is now available to pre-order

Motorola's Gamepad Moto Mod is now available to pre-order

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Motorola has announced more details about its Moto GamePad, including that you can pre-order now, though there's a catch.When Lenovo-owned Motorola unveiled the Moto Z2 Play smartphone in June, it also announced a new Moto Mod that attaches to all Moto... >>

Apple's iPhone 8 could use facial recognition for Apple Pay and more

Apple's iPhone 8 could use facial recognition for Apple Pay and more

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Apple must really hate that HomePod code leak.Developers have been combing through it, trying to uncover features that Apple may be developing, and much to their surprise, they've been stumbling upon some major changes expected to come to the next iPhone.... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's dual camera confirmed in leaked pic

Samsung Galaxy Note 8's dual camera confirmed in leaked pic

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 phablet has been long-rumoured to come with a dual camera, the first for a Samsung smartphone. Now it appears to have been confirmed in a leaked picture from usually reliable leaker Evan Blass. Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Release date,... >>

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 may be a completely bezel-free phone

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With so much attention being given to the screens of the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone 8 and LG G6, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi was actually one of the first to produce a bezel-less phone in the Mi Mix. Xiaomi... >>

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... >>

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... >>

LG says V30 will have the "world's clearest smartphone camera lens"

LG says V30 will have the "world's clearest smartphone camera lens"

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LG has revealed details about the camera on the upcoming V30 smartphone ahead of its official unveiling on 31 August at the IFA trade show in Berlin. LG V30: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know The South Korean company says the V30 will... >>

iPhone 8 might be able to detect your face and auto-mute notifications

iPhone 8 might be able to detect your face and auto-mute notifications

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Leaks about the iPhone 8's design are fun, but sometimes it's cooler to hear about new features that'll make it standout.And the latest leak on the upcoming Apple smartphone is a great example of that. Developer Guilherme Rambo has been combing through... >>

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact appear in leaked photos

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Some images purporting to be the Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ Compact have appeared online on Chinese site Digi-wo, and picked up by Slashgear. We haven't heard too much about the phones so far, other than the alleged XZ1 appearing on Geekbench. Sony could... >>

Deals of the day: EE 30GB data sim offer

Deals of the day: EE 30GB data sim offer

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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... >>

Grab yourself a Barcelona edition Oppo R11 for a lot less than £198 million

Grab yourself a Barcelona edition Oppo R11 for a lot less than £198 million

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Chinese tech brand Oppo has continued its long partnership with Spanish footballing giants Barcelona for a special edition version of its R11 smartphone.The Oppo R11 x FC Barcelona edition handset was launched in Shanghai and will initially be available... >>

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?
4.5 stars

Vodafone Smart V8 review: A new budget smartphone champion?

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The race to become budget champion is on, as it has been for a few years now. As each year rushes through in this era of fast-paced change, there's never been a better time to look for an affordable smartphone. Many will point you towards Honor or Moto... >>

Sharp's new smartphone tries to copy Essential Phone and iPhone 8

Sharp's new smartphone tries to copy Essential Phone and iPhone 8

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Sharp has a new phone that reminds us of the Essential Phone.Called the Aquos S2, it has a 5.5-inch 2K screen, and if you were to look just at its front side, you could easily mistake it for the Essential Phone. You see, the screen wraps around the selfie... >>