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Samsung Galaxy S9 may have a notch of its own, for a front-mounted fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 may have a notch of its own, for a front-mounted fingerprint scanner

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Samsung may have listened to some consumer feedback regarding the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 and resolve the issue for the Galaxy S9. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The rear-mounted scanner on the S8 can... >>

Amazon offer: 3 for 2 on Phillips wireless LED lights

Amazon offer: 3 for 2 on Phillips wireless LED lights

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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 check back regularly to make sure you don't miss out on some of the best... >>

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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Long before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of there being two flagship handsets. Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which didn't happen: we were given one Nokia 8 and the rumour cycle was reset. But... >>

What is Pay with Google, where can it be used and how do you use it?

What is Pay with Google, where can it be used and how do you use it?

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Google has announced a brand new way of paying for items via your Android smartphone or Chrome browser, called Pay with Google. What is Android Pay, how does it work, and which banks support it? The feature was first teased back in May, but it's now ready... >>

Best UK SIM only deals available right now

Best UK SIM only deals available right now

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Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... >>

Leaked image of Nokia 9 rear panel all but confirms the new flagship's design

Leaked image of Nokia 9 rear panel all but confirms the new flagship's design

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An image purporting to show the rear panel of the upcoming Nokia 9 has appeared online on Chinese website Baidu. While on the surface it's just the rear panel, it actually gives quite a lot away about the phone. Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything... >>

HTC U11 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

HTC U11 Plus: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know

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HTC has been rather quiet in 2017. We all know that the company has been struggling since its domineering days of 2012, most recently resulting a chunk of HTC's phone team being snapped up by Google.That might result in better Pixel phones in the future... >>

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners rejoice, as of today, an update for Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out, ready to bring the latest set of features to the flagship device. Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know Sony Xperia... >>

HTC U11 Plus photos reveal future flagship phone, plus a little forensic work

HTC U11 Plus photos reveal future flagship phone, plus a little forensic work

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There was little chatter about the HTC U11 Plus until it exploded onto the scene recently, along with news that HTC was planning a launch event. Now we have real images revealing all.These images come from TENAA, the certification authority in China,... >>

Huawei made a 'working' foldable phone that might launch next year

Huawei made a 'working' foldable phone that might launch next year

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Huawei wants to take the spotlight from ZTE.A few days ago, ZTE unveiled a foldable smartphone, called the Axom M, with two screens. But now, Huawei, which recently announced the Mate 10 smartphone series, is working on its own version of a foldable phone.... >>

Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can
4.5 stars

Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can

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Last year, for the first time, Made by Google phones hit store shelves with a fresh look and new name to replace the aging Nexus. While Nexus represented pure Android for the nerds, Pixel was about making something truly great for everyone. And it was.... >>

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day

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Vodafone has announced a pay-as-you-go price plan that is capped at a £1 a day spend, yet allows you to text or call as much as you like.Pay As You Go 1, as it is called, charges 20p per minute for calls, 20p for texts and 20p for each 5MB of data. However,... >>

Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module that lets your smartphone sing

Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module that lets your smartphone sing

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Chord Electronics has launched Poly, a module that attaches to the company's two year-old Mojo DAC, and allows you to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or any other source and have it delivered to your ears in crystal clear quality. Chord Mojo:... >>

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

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Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system in order... >>

OnePlus 5T/6: What's the story so far?

OnePlus 5T/6: What's the story so far?

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Trying to predict what OnePlus will do next is something of an exercise in futility. After all, not one year since its first phone has been a mirror image of the previous one. The year after the OnePlus One saw the company launch a OnePlus X (small, cheap,... >>

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals, prices and where to get them

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals, prices and where to get them

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Google has started to release its 2017 smartphones in the shape of the Google Pixel 2 first hitting the streets, then the Pixel 2 XL.The Pixel 2 is a 5-inch handset while the larger of the two devices has a 6-inch screen. They both have the exact same... >>

Google might add more colour options to resolve the Pixel 2 XL's display problem

Google might add more colour options to resolve the Pixel 2 XL's display problem

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The Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch problem on the front of it which you've probably heard about. It's currently the subject of a great deal of discussion among smartphone fans, in a stand-off that has "it's terrible for an £800 phone" on one side to "you probably... >>

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: Master your pure Android Oreo phone

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: Master your pure Android Oreo phone

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Google has changed its approach to software updates. Android 7 Nougat and Android 8 Oreo both went through extensive public betas, so those with compatible phones (Nexus and Pixel devices) could sample the software through its development until it hit... >>

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

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Just when we thought we were done with flagship phones for 2017, HTC has confirmed via a tweet that it will unveil something new on 2 November, and we fully expect it to be the U11 Plus. HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in Rumoured... >>

Official: Nokia 7 is a mid-range bothie phone heading to China

Official: Nokia 7 is a mid-range bothie phone heading to China

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HMD Global has announced a new Nokia phone: the Nokia 7.It's a mid-range device, headed for China. HMD Global described the 5.2-inch Nokia 7 as a phone "wrapped in 7000 series aluminium chassis" with "diamond cut bevelled edges" and a "3D glass curvature... >>

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

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Samsung and Google have partnered up so that Google's ARCore will come to even more Galaxy smartphones.ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's very different from Tango,... >>

Motorola made a £99 Moto Mod speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa

Motorola made a £99 Moto Mod speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa

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Motorola has announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z phones.It's a $149.99/£99 speaker attachment with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. In other words, it turns your phone into a little Echo device. Called the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, the... >>

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

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Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's new Android flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ launched their own voice assistant called Bixby.It's Samsung's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa, with a new AI... >>

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?

What is aptX HD and which devices support it?

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With Apple removing the longstanding 3.5mm headphone jack from the iPhone 7 onwards and Google following suit with the Pixel 2 smartphones, using a regular pair of headphones will soon get harder than ever. Best Bluetooth headphones 2017/2018: 10 of the... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

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Huawei announced the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design at an event in Munich on 16 October. The big-screened devices follow on from last year's Mate 9 but they bring a number of differences with them.We have compared the Mate 10 and Mate... >>

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What's the story so far?

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: What's the story so far?

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 may have only launched a couple of months ago, but if you thought that would stop rumours circulating for the Galaxy Note 9, you were wrong. Yes, they have already started, albeit only a few, but they have started nonetheless.... >>

Honor announces December launch event, for Honor 7x or something else?

Honor announces December launch event, for Honor 7x or something else?

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Honor, the affiliate brand of Huawei, has announced an event to be held in London on Tuesday 5 December, inviting Pocket-lint to save the date.It hasn't revealed what is planned for launch, although we do know that the Honor 7x was unveiled in China... >>

How to manage your iPhone in Windows with WinX MediaTrans (no iTunes needed)

How to manage your iPhone in Windows with WinX MediaTrans (no iTunes needed)

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Apple's iTunes software can be susceptible to its fair share of problems on Windows PC. While it tends works fine on Mac, PC users are left to use software that often fails to meet their needs.WinX MediaTrans is the solution. It's a file manager for... >>

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and release date revealed

This is the BlackBerry Motion: Specs, images and release date revealed

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BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has been known to dabble in all-touch devices. In the latter years of... >>

BlackBerry Motion all-touch phone now available to pre-order for £399

BlackBerry Motion all-touch phone now available to pre-order for £399

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TCL has announced when you can get its latest BlackBerry smartphone.BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has... >>

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming
4.0 stars

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming

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Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones, adopting the line of the previous Chromebook Pixel and Pixel C and presenting a Google-designed premium product.The Pixel 2 XL is the second-gen, looking to replace... >>

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

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Google just revealed a surprise, cool feature that is oddly still laying dormant in its latest Pixel 2 smartphones.Called the Pixel Visual Core, it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer devices. The company described it as a "fully... >>

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

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

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ only hit shelves a few 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... >>

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

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ZTE has a new device, and it's, um, interesting.Called the ZTE Axon M, it's basically a flip phone. But not the type some of you may you remember from the early 2000s. It's a full-featured Android smartphone with two full-size displays, which are connected... >>

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro UK pre-orders: Where can I get the new phones?

Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro UK pre-orders: Where can I get the new phones?

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After months of rumours and leaks, Huawei has officially unveiled the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. The two phones are very similar in size: the Mate 10 has a 5.9-inch screen while the Mate 10 Pro has a 6-inch screen.  Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone... >>

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?

Google Pixel 2 XL vs Apple iPhone X: What’s the difference?

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Google announced two new flagship smartphones in the form of the Pixel and the Pixel XL at an event in October. The latter is the more exciting of the two devices, with a design that follows the trend of other 2017 flagship devices, such as the Samsung... >>

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

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After the proper model numbers for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked a few weeks ago, Samsung itself has confirmed there will be a Galaxy Note 9 in 2018. Speaking in an interview with Samsung Newsroom, Cue Kim and BJ Kang, both from Samsung's Global Product... >>

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

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There's another flagship phone coming this autumn.First, there was the Galaxy Note 8, then we had the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and just earlier this month, we got the Google Pixel 2. Now, HTC is introducing its entry. As spotted by Chinese site ITHome,... >>

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

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When Porsche Design revealed its design special of the Huawei Mate 9 back in 2016, it was a handset that stood head and shoulders above the standard Huawei model in design terms - and the phone we wish that Huawei had made for all its customers.Which,... >>

Huawei Mate 10 vs Mate 10 Pro: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 10 vs Mate 10 Pro: What's the difference?

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After a year of ups (Honor 9) and downs (Huawei P10), Huawei has come out kicking and punching with its latest handsets, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.Although the entry Mate 10 won't be coming to UK Shores - it's Mate 10 Pro only in Blighty, boys and gals... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone set to shake-up the flagship elite

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone set to shake-up the flagship elite

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It's been no secret that the Huawei Mate 10 was imminent - the Chinese maker has been teasing the big-screen flagship in various forms for weeks.What might come as a surprise, however, is that the Mate 10 won't be coming to the UK... only the Mate 10... >>

Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take on the best of them

Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take on the best of them

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It's fair to say that Huawei has had its ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market. Most recently it was the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark - especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9, which is also made by the company... >>

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

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It's a tale that feels as old as time itself; Samsung and Apple being in a constant battle to one-up each other to gain smartphone supremacy. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The latest rumour surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S9 suggests... >>

Watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch livestream right here

Watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch livestream right here

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Huawei is in the process of unveiling its next flagship smartphones, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, with the latter the one to come to the UK.You can find out more from the links below: Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take... >>

OnePlus 3 and 3T can now be updated with an Android 8.0 beta

OnePlus 3 and 3T can now be updated with an Android 8.0 beta

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OnePlus has announced that Android 8.0 Oreo is available to run in a beta mode on the OnePlus 3 and 3T through its Open Beta Program. OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference? The changes that will be available to take advantage of... >>

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

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Google Assistant just got more useful for mobile device owners.Google's digital assistant has always been able to control a Chromecast, but only from a Google Home speaker. Now, for the first time, Google Assistant on Android phones can do the same thing,... >>

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases: Protect your new Google smartphone

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases: Protect your new Google smartphone

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The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature lovely designs with solid aluminium bodies and glass detailing on the rear. Both are IP67 water and dust resistant and both offer front-facing stereo speakers.The Pixel 2 XL is the more exciting of the two in... >>

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

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Google announced two new Pixel phones at its event on 4 October. The two new smartphones were revealed alongside a new Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, new Daydream and a new Pixelbook.Naturally, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL differ in physical size... >>

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

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Samsung has accepted that its Bixby voice-assistant hasn't quite received the positive reviews it expected. As a result, the company has appointed Chung Eui-suk, the American Vice Chief at Samsung Research to head up the service intelligence group at... >>