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BlackBerry confirms dual cameras for Key2 in official teaser
BlackBerry confirms dual cameras for Key2 in official teaser By Max Langridge

After recently confirming it will officially launch the Key2 on 7 June at an event in New York, BlackBerry has now posted a video to its YouTube account, teasing and confirming a few of the features we can expect to see when it arrives. BlackBerry Key2... Read more

Did Apple know the iPhone 6 could easily bend? Yep, internal tests show
Did Apple know the iPhone 6 could easily bend? Yep, internal tests show By Maggie Tillman

Remember Bendgate?Well, to refresh your memory, in 2014, users began to complain that their iPhone 6 devices - specifically, the iPhone 6 Plus - were bending with normal use. In a statement to Pocket-lint, Apple suggested the entire situation was overblown... Read more

Is Essential Phone 2 dead? Essential might sell itself or try something new
Is Essential Phone 2 dead? Essential might sell itself or try something new By Maggie Tillman

Essential isn't doing so well, it seems.The company is reportedly no longer planning to develop a second phone and may even consider a sale, according to Bloomberg. It sounds like Essential is only just beginning to mull selling off the entire company,... Read more

iOS 12: All the features we hope Apple will announce at WWDC 2018
iOS 12: All the features we hope Apple will announce at WWDC 2018 By Maggie Tillman

Apple will take the stage next week at WWDC 2018 to announce iOS 12, presumably, and we're hoping to be wowed.The next major update to the iPhone and iPad's mobile operating system is rumoured to be all about improvements to quality and performance, though... Read more

Alcatel's 3V dual-camera budget smartphone arrives in the US and UK
Alcatel's 3V dual-camera budget smartphone arrives in the US and UK By Maggie Tillman

Alcatel’s 3V is now launching in the US and UK.After being announced in February, the 3V can finally be purchased for $150 in the US or £95 in the UK. Keep in mind this is a budget phone, though it has some great specs. It's a big, glossy phone with... Read more

Sony admits it was too slow in improving Xperia smartphones, will focus on 5G and Europe
Sony admits it was too slow in improving Xperia smartphones, will focus on 5G and Europe By Rik Henderson

Sony Mobile has revealed that its smartphone sales have performed below expectations for the last three years and they have steadily declined in that time.It admits that one of the reasons is that it has not improved its products quickly enough, relying... Read more

The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for May 2018
The best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals for May 2018 By Dan Grabham

Welcome to our guide to the very best Sony Xperia XZ2 deals. And it's not just for the main 5.7-inch XZ2 handset either, as we've got all the latest 5-inch Xperia XZ2 Compact info as well.The Sony Xperia XZ2 is available in black, silver, blue and pink.SIM-free,... Read more

Best SIM only deals: The cheapest 10GB data deal on the market
Best SIM only deals: The cheapest 10GB data deal on the market By Hassan Mohammed

Find the best SIM only deals from EE, Three, Vodafone, O2, giffgaff and more with our daily updated guide. ID Mobile has introduced an incredible offer today which offers 10GB of data with 300 minutes and unlimited texts for only £10 a month. See below... Read more

Android P release date, rumours, news and features: Will the next Android be called Pistachio Ice Cream?
Android P release date, rumours, news and features: Will the next Android be called Pistachio Ice Cream? By Dan Grabham

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo operating system is still rolling out to various Android phones, but that doesn't stop us talking about the next big update of Android, known as Android P.There's now an Android P public preview available, too. We've mused below... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor brings 4K HDR and premium smartphone features to the mid-range
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor brings 4K HDR and premium smartphone features to the mid-range By Rik Henderson

Qualcomm has announced a new mobile processor that will greatly improve the performance of new mid-range Android handsets coming out in the second half of 2018.The Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 mobile platform is based on 10nm process technology and features... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?
BlackBerry Key2 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

Last year, BlackBerry Mobile - a venture by comms giant TCL - launched its first traditionally-styled BlackBerry running Android and we'll soon see its replacement hit the streets. It was called the KeyOne, and it was the cause for much excitement among... Read more

HTC U12+ official wallpapers revealed, which is your favourite?
HTC U12+ official wallpapers revealed, which is your favourite? By Max Langridge

HTC has officially launched the U12+, complete with quad cameras, some powerful innards and a gorgeous design. One of the standout features is its 6-inch Quad HD+ display, which is both large and offers plenty of detail. HTC U12+ specs, release date and... Read more

Honor sells 1 million Honor 10 handsets, the mid-range is alive and kicking
Honor sells 1 million Honor 10 handsets, the mid-range is alive and kicking By Max Langridge

Honor only launched the Honor 10 in China on 27 April, before receiving its global launch on 16 May at an event in London, but in that short space of time, the Huawei sub-brand has sold more than one million units. That's an impressive feat for a company... Read more

Vivo might launch its Apex phone with pop-up camera at 12 June event
Vivo might launch its Apex phone with pop-up camera at 12 June event By Maggie Tillman

Vivo has sent save-the-date invitations to the press. It appears as though it will announce a production-ready version of the Apex.The Apex was unveiled in February as a concept phone with a few really incredible features, such as a pop-up front-facing... Read more

iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone?
iPhone XI, iPhone 11 or iPhone X2: What's the story so far with the new 2018 iPhone? By Dan Grabham

Waiting for this year's new iPhone? You've only got four months to go!Three iPhones arrived last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X and now we've also had (Product)Red editions of the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, too. The iPhone... Read more

HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know
HTC U12+ specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know By Chris Hall

HTC has formally announced its latest smartphone, the HTC U12+. Wait a second - what happened to the HTC U12? Well, there isn't one. HTC is launching the U12+ with that name, so that you know it's big, it's new and it's a competitor to other "+" devices... Read more

The best HTC U12+ deals and SIM-free price
The best HTC U12+ deals and SIM-free price By Dan Grabham

The HTC U12+ is now official and pre-orders are open on HTC.com for the SIM-free price of £699.It's available in Translucent Blue (with a see-through back that's ace), Ceramic Black, and Flame Red.Note that you can only pre-order Translucent Blue and... Read more

This is the stunning Flame Red HTC U12+ in pictures
This is the stunning Flame Red HTC U12+ in pictures By Chris Hall

HTC has announced a new phone and rather than making you wait until Chinese New Year or Valentine's Day, it's launching its red phone right away.Following on from the amazing Solar Red U11 - by far the most interesting colour of 2017 - there's a Flame... Read more

HTC U12+ official: Quad cameras grace this flagship phone
HTC U12+ official: Quad cameras grace this flagship phone By Chris Hall

HTC has announced its 2018 flagship phone, the HTC U12+. Following on from the recent HTC U11+, the company is keen to point out that this is the flagship for the year and you don't need to wait a few months for another.As such, you'll find an IP68 protected,... Read more

New iPhones are go: Apple starts production for new 7nm A12 chips
New iPhones are go: Apple starts production for new 7nm A12 chips By Rik Henderson

Apple has reportedly started production on its next-generation mobile processors, expected to be called A12.The new chips will drive the forthcoming 2018 iPhone models and, most likely, new iPad Pro tablets too."People familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg's... Read more

Google Pixel 3 specs, release date, news and rumours
Google Pixel 3 specs, release date, news and rumours By Britta O'Boyle

Google's Pixel phones traditionally arrive in the latter half of the year, normally around October when the next version of Android also arrives. In this case it's Android P. There has been a report to suggest we might see a mid-range Pixel appear in... Read more

Xiaomi's next phone with in-display fingerprint sensor will arrive 31 May
Xiaomi's next phone with in-display fingerprint sensor will arrive 31 May By Maggie Tillman

Xiaomi’s next flagship smartphone, which is expected to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, will be unveiled on 31 May.The Mi 8 is supposed to be the sequel to last year’s Mi 6 (yes, it will skip the Mi 7 name, in honor of the company's eighth... Read more

RED is making this 8K 3D camera accessory for the Hydrogen One
RED is making this 8K 3D camera accessory for the Hydrogen One By Maggie Tillman

RED has announced a camera accessory for its upcoming Hydrogen One phone that's due to hit the US this summer.The Hydrogen One phone is supposed to launch with a holographic screen, but that's only one of the more interesting aspects about this phone.... Read more

OnePlus 6 deals and SIM-free price: What does the new OnePlus 6 cost?
OnePlus 6 deals and SIM-free price: What does the new OnePlus 6 cost? By Dan Grabham

The OnePlus 6 has now been launched and pricing starts at £469 for the 64GB model. O2 OnePlus 6 contract orders are open now, and it's available to buy in stores from today! OnePlus 6 SIM-free priceThe OnePlus 6 is available from OnePlus.com directly... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, release date, news and rumours: What we know so far
Samsung Galaxy S10 specs, release date, news and rumours: What we know so far By Dan Grabham

The Samsung Galaxy S10 is some way off - in early 2019 - but we're already hearing a bunch of rumours about what form the device will take. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were evolutions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ really, so we're expecting big things... Read more

HTC leaked its own HTC U12+ flagship days before official unveiling
HTC leaked its own HTC U12+ flagship days before official unveiling By Maggie Tillman

The HTC U12+ has leaked again. But HTC itself is to blame.WinFuture's Roland Quandt noticed HTC's website had a subdomain for essentially testing the HTC U12+'s product page. It confirmed the specs and design of the soon-to-be-announced phone, which have... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far? By Dan Grabham

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launched last September, while we've recently seen the Galaxy S9 and S9+ released, too - check out our guide to the best Galaxy S9 deals. Next up is the Galaxy Note 9, which we're expecting to be the usual souped-up respin... Read more

Bezel-less and notch-free Google Pixel 3 leaked in Android P?
Bezel-less and notch-free Google Pixel 3 leaked in Android P? By Max Langridge

Google may have just leaked the design of the upcoming Pixel 3 smartphone within its latest Android P beta, and boy does it look not gorgeous, not to mention ambitious. Google Pixel 3 specs, release date, news and rumours Android P release date, rumours,... Read more

Techtastic deals: Save 20% on all refurbished tech at MusicMagpie
Techtastic deals: Save 20% on all refurbished tech at MusicMagpie By Max Langridge

MusicMagpie isn't just a website where you can sell your unwanted games, CDs and tech, but you can buy all kinds of tech there too. Everything from phones to tablets, games consoles to e-readers, you can get it all. And now for a limited time MusicMagpie... Read more

The best OnePlus 6 tips and tricks: Master your OxygenOS flagship
The best OnePlus 6 tips and tricks: Master your OxygenOS flagship By Cam Bunton

OnePlus 6 has just been launched, and despite being slightly more pricey than its predecessor, it's still a huge amount of phone for £469.It's so much cheaper than the likes of the Galaxy S9+, iPhone 8 Plus and Huawei P20 Pro, and offers a very compelling... Read more

LG Q7 gets flagship features in a mid-range device
LG Q7 gets flagship features in a mid-range device By Max Langridge

LG has announced the Q7, Q7+ and Q7a as updates to the Q6 range that debuted last year. LG introduced the Q-series for the first time in 2017, giving it some trickle down features from the flagship G6, but at a more affordable price. LG G7 ThinQ specs,... Read more

Bixby 2.0 confirmed to launch with Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Bixby 2.0 confirmed to launch with Samsung Galaxy Note 9 By Max Langridge

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is likely due to launch in August, with a release following in September. While the exact date isn't confirmed, Samsung has confirmed that whenever it does, it will bring with it the second generation of Bixby.  Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel XL 2 camera test: Which takes the best photos?
Huawei P20 Pro vs Google Pixel XL 2 camera test: Which takes the best photos? By Mike Lowe

With the compact camera market steadily dwindling, it's an increasing truth that the best camera will be the one in your pocket, i.e. your phone's camera. In recent years we've been truly spoiled with just how good these cameras have become.In 2017 the... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: All we know about the 2018 iPhone SE
Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: All we know about the 2018 iPhone SE By Dan Grabham

Apple is still selling plenty of iPhone SE, despite the phone now being two years old and the basic chassis design dating from the iPhone 5 launch back in 2012.But that’s not to say the insides are anywhere as dated: much of the hardware is similar... Read more

HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets
HTC through the ages: A brief history of HTC's Android handsets By Chris Hall

HTC, above and beyond any other manufacturer, has done more than its fair share of popularising Android. HTC was there at the beginning, producing some of the first Android handsets, the first Nexus handset, and launching the first handset that really... Read more

RED Hydrogen One will come to US carriers this summer despite delays
RED Hydrogen One will come to US carriers this summer despite delays By Elyse Betters

RED is making a smartphone, called Hydrogen One, which is reportedly coming to Verizon and AT&T sometime this summer.But, before you get all excited, RED confusingly announced in early May that it's delaying the smartphone. Plus, despite the most recent... Read more

Latest HTC U12+ leak shows transparent design, full phone specs
Latest HTC U12+ leak shows transparent design, full phone specs By Elyse Betters

HTC is mere days from announcing its next flagship, but, naturally, that doesn't mean the leaks will stop.Enter: Evan Blass, a reliable source of mobile phone leaks. His latest scoop is on HTC's upcoming phone, the HTC U12+, which is expected to be unveiled... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco deals and SIM-free price: What does Nokia's flagship phone cost?
Nokia 8 Sirocco deals and SIM-free price: What does Nokia's flagship phone cost? By Dan Grabham

The new Nokia 8 Sirocco is now available to buy. It's an impressive flagship handset from Nokia with dual curved edges and a stunning stainless steel-based design. The Nokia 8 Sirocco SIM-free price is £649. Get a free Google Home Mini when you pre-orderIf... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ deals and SIM-free price: How much does LG's latest phone cost?
LG G7 ThinQ deals and SIM-free price: How much does LG's latest phone cost? By Dan Grabham

LG's G7 ThinQ phone has been revealed and it'll be released on 31 May. We now know that O2 will be offering the handset in Moroccan Blue and you can pre-order it right away. It's available from £33 a month for 1GB of data if you lay down £99.99 upfront.... Read more

Honor 10 deals and SIM-free price: How much does Honor's latest phone cost?
Honor 10 deals and SIM-free price: How much does Honor's latest phone cost? By Dan Grabham

The Honor 10 is here and in the UK costs £399 for the 128GB model.That's the only version coming to these shores - there's no 64GB model in the UK although it is 399 Euros in mainland Europe. Get the Honor 10 SIM-free for £399 The new phone will be... Read more

OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War Edition official, but will you be able to get one?
OnePlus 6 Avengers: Infinity War Edition official, but will you be able to get one? By Rik Henderson

OnePlus has teamed with Disney once again to produce a special Avengers: Infinity War edition of the OnePlus 6.The company previously released a OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited Edition in a tie-in with Disney and Lucasfilm. This time it has turned its attention... Read more

Watch the OnePlus 6 launch event if you missed it
Watch the OnePlus 6 launch event if you missed it By Elyse Betters

OnePlus has revealed its next all-powerful flagship at a London event.The London-based event kicked off at 5PM BST local time (6pm CET/12pm Eastern Time/9am Pacific Time). The company sold 1,000 tickets to fans ahead of the launch, just as it did for... Read more

This is the OnePlus 6 Silk White in pictures
This is the OnePlus 6 Silk White in pictures By Mike Lowe

This is the OnePlus 6 in its limited edition Silk White finish. Oh la la.Following the OnePlus 6 announcement at The Copper Box in London today, 16 May, the handset was revealed in Midnight Black and Mirror Black for its 22 May launch. OnePlus 6 specs,... Read more

OnePlus 6 specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know
OnePlus 6 specs, release date and news: Everything you need to know By Cam Bunton

After what seems like months of leaks and rumours - many of them coming from OnePlus itself - the OnePlus 6 is finally official. The ambitious smartphone maker has unveiled its latest flagship, and it's a gorgeous, powerful machine.  OnePlus 6 initial... Read more

OnePlus 6 is official, powerful new flagship covered in glass
OnePlus 6 is official, powerful new flagship covered in glass By Cam Bunton

OnePlus has officially taken the wraps of its next all-powerful flagship, the OnePlus 6. Including the X and T models, this is the company's seventh handset, and launches four years after the very first OnePlus One was announced.  OnePlus 6 specs, release... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 to get earlier launches, says report
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 to get earlier launches, says report By Max Langridge

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S10 smartphones will be launched earlier in the year than their predecessors, according to a report from the Korea Herald.Citing "industry sources", it's believed Samsung wants the Galaxy Note 9 to get a jump on Apple's... Read more

BT will be first to launch UK 5G in 2019
BT will be first to launch UK 5G in 2019 By Chris Hall

BT has made a huge swathe of announcements about the future of its converged networks covering BT, EE and Plusnet. Within the announcements (which basically outline plans to use the best bits of each different service), is confirmation that BT will be... Read more

Nokia X6 official: Arrives with dual cameras, notch display and budget price tag
Nokia X6 official: Arrives with dual cameras, notch display and budget price tag By Max Langridge

After being subject to several leaks and rumours - including having its full specs leaked just yesterday, HMD Global has officially unveiled the Nokia X6 at an event in China. The X6 is the first Nokia phone to sport a notch display and may be an indication... Read more

Samsung introduces Red and Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+, but you can only get the Gold
Samsung introduces Red and Gold Galaxy S9 and S9+, but you can only get the Gold By Max Langridge

Samsung has announced two new colours for its Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in the form of Sunshine Gold and Burgundy Red. They join the current lineup of Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple colour options. Samsung Galaxy S9 and... Read more

When is Android P coming to my phone?
When is Android P coming to my phone? By Chris Hall

The annual cycle of Android rolls on, with the latest version of the Google mobile software not yet getting fully named: it's simply called Android P or Android 9.0. Android P was revealed at Google I/O 2018 on 8 May and like previous versions, it was... Read more