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iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours
iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, release date, news and rumours By Dan Grabham

We're now around a month away from the launch of a new iPhone - or, more accurately, three iPhones. Yes, that's right, we're expecting THREE new 2018 phones from Apple. Three iPhones arrived last year in the form of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and... Read more

OnePlus 6T October launch could spark first US carrier partnership, with T-Mobile
OnePlus 6T October launch could spark first US carrier partnership, with T-Mobile By Cam Bunton

According to a report from CNET, OnePlus is finally about to join the big-name manufacturers by launching a phone with official carrier partner in the US.  OnePlus 6 review: Glorious, glossy and powerful For the past couple of years, OnePlus has launched... Read more

Honor 10: With flagship specs at a mid-range price, it's the affordable phone to own
Honor 10: With flagship specs at a mid-range price, it's the affordable phone to own By Pocket-lint Promotion

Not everyone has a spare grand in their pocket to drop on buying the priciest of flagship phones. Besides, there's no need, as proven with the Honor 10: this affordable phone might be less than half the price of some competitors, but its specifications... Read more

Nokia 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: A new Nokia flagship is incoming!
Nokia 9 specs, release date, news and rumours: A new Nokia flagship is incoming! By Dan Grabham

It looks like the Nokia 9 flagship phone is imminent. A Nokia 9 smartphone was long rumoured last year but never came to fruition and we thought it probably wouldn't happen after we got the stunning Nokia 8 Scirocco at Mobile World Congress. But we... Read more

Leaked Oppo R17 and Vivo V11 pics show waterdrop is the new notch, OnePlus 6T to get it too?
Leaked Oppo R17 and Vivo V11 pics show waterdrop is the new notch, OnePlus 6T to get it too? By Rik Henderson

We've seen the Oppo F9 in the flesh already and one of its most eye-catching features is the design of its 2nd generation notch. Rather than copy the iPhone X - as many other manufacturers do - Oppo has opted for a notch design that is being called "waterdrop"... Read more

Nokia 9 launch date revealed, Nokia event planned for next week
Nokia 9 launch date revealed, Nokia event planned for next week By Rik Henderson

Nokia will officially unveil the long-awaited Nokia 9 smartphone next Tuesday, 21 August.At least, that's what we expect. The company hasn't yet confirmed the actual handset it will launch at a dedicated event on that day.Instead, it has posted a teaser... Read more

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

The annual cycle of Android rolls on, with the latest version of the Google mobile software being called Android 9 Pie.Android P was first revealed at Google I/O 2018 on 8 May 2018, and like previous versions, it was launched as a public beta shortly... Read more

Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup
Motorola P30 looks like an iPhone X and Huawei P20 Pro mashup By Maggie Tillman

Motorola has launched a new phone in China, and it pretty much looks like an Apple iPhone X but with a Huawei P20 Pro paint job.This is a beautiful-looking phone featuring a 6.2-inch display, complete with an iPhone X-like notch and dual rear camera on... Read more

The first Android 9 Pie (Go edition) phones will arrive this autumn
The first Android 9 Pie (Go edition) phones will arrive this autumn By Maggie Tillman

Google has just announced an update to Android Go. Called Android 9 Pie (Go edition), the biggest change is increased storage. Google said the OS now takes up less space on a device, giving device owners up to 500MB of extra storage compared to Android... Read more

Hands on with the stunning Oppo F9, the phone with a notch you won't hate
Hands on with the stunning Oppo F9, the phone with a notch you won't hate By Cam Bunton

Oppo has taken the wraps of its latest creation, the Oppo F9 which - while not too similar - takes plenty of inspiration and technologies that makes the innovative premium Find X so desirable.  15 best smartphones 2018: The best phones available to buy... Read more

Huawei Mate 20 specs, release date, rumours and news: What's the story so far?
Huawei Mate 20 specs, release date, rumours and news: What's the story so far? By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei may have already won several hearts over this year with its beautiful P20 Pro but the Chinese manufacturer isn't done yet. Like rivals LG with its V series and Samsung with its Note series, Huawei also releases two flagship smartphone ranges a... Read more

Nuu's good-looking G3 is now available in the UK for £200
Nuu's good-looking G3 is now available in the UK for £200 By Dan Grabham

Chinese brand Nuu has just released the blue version of its G3 smartphone in the UK at a £200 price point. It's also available in the US for $200. We saw the G3 back at Mobile World Congress - it's a good-looking 9mm-thick phone with a large 5.7-inch... Read more

IFA 2018: What to expect from Berlin's giant tech show this September
IFA 2018: What to expect from Berlin's giant tech show this September By Chris Hall

IFA, or Internationale Funkausstellung, is Europe's biggest tech show. Held in Berlin over the first few days of September, it's one of the most significant spots on the calendar for product launches.The show started in 1924 as a radio convention and... Read more

Samsung Galaxy X: What's the story on Samsung's phantom phone?
Samsung Galaxy X: What's the story on Samsung's phantom phone? By Britta O'Boyle

The Samsung Galaxy X has long been rumoured as Samsung's foldable smartphone. Until very recently, at least, when rumours suggested the Galaxy X would in fact be a gaming phone, while the Galaxy F will be the foldable phone.So will it be the Galaxy X... Read more

Apple's new job listings show it wants to make custom health chips
Apple's new job listings show it wants to make custom health chips By Maggie Tillman

Apple is developing yet another custom chip for its various devices, according to job listings spotted by CNBC.The company appears to be working on a dedicated custom health chip. Such a chip would help its devices handle biometric data. Apple is no stranger... Read more

Please let this happen: Apple could add multiuser support to Siri
Please let this happen: Apple could add multiuser support to Siri By Maggie Tillman

It's no secret that Siri is trailing way behind its younger competitors at this point - and lack of multiuser support is a prime example.Not only do Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant offer multiuser support, but they can recognise users by voice and automatically... Read more

Microsoft's new app lets you mirror an Android phone to your PC
Microsoft's new app lets you mirror an Android phone to your PC By Maggie Tillman

UPDATE: Microsoft has pulled the Your Phone app from the Windows Store for now. According to a Microsoft spokesperson they jumped the gun on it, but it will be available for general consumers soon. Original story below:Microsoft has quietly launched... Read more

Apple might launch three iPhones in 2018 with Apple Pencil support
Apple might launch three iPhones in 2018 with Apple Pencil support By Maggie Tillman

Apple might extend support for the Apple Pencil to its next iPhone, according to industry analysis by TrendForce.The company said Apple wants to introduce three iPhones for its 2018 lineup: a 5.8-inch OLED model, a 6.5-inch OLED model, and 6.1-inch... Read more

Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: Will we get a new iPhone SE?
Apple iPhone SE2 specs, news and rumours: Will we get a new iPhone SE? By Dan Grabham

We'll get a new iPhone XI and iPhone X Plus in September, but we're still thinking there will probably be an iPhone SE update in the interim. Apple is still selling plenty of iPhone SE, despite the phone now being two years old and the basic chassis... Read more

Is the Apple AirPower wireless charge mat release date soon?
Is the Apple AirPower wireless charge mat release date soon? By Dan Grabham

The iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X all feature wireless charging. They work with hundreds of Qi charging mats and accessories already available - including in-car charging stations.But Apple is also soon to come out with its own AirPower mat for... Read more

JBL Tuner is the portable radio for the Bluetooth generation
JBL Tuner is the portable radio for the Bluetooth generation By Rik Henderson

Contrary to many expectations, radio is still going strong in the age of digital music streaming. It still manages to capture our attention, whether we are millennials, old farts or somewhere in-between. And it shows no signs of stopping.However, streaming... Read more

Huawei's upcoming Kirin 980 processor specs revealed in leak
Huawei's upcoming Kirin 980 processor specs revealed in leak By Dan Grabham

We've been able to surmise for a while that Huawei will reveal the Kirin 980 at IFA 2018 at the end of August. And now specs have leaked that reveal some impressive details. The silicon will come to the new Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro that will... Read more

Compare the best Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals for August 2018
Compare the best Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals for August 2018 By Hassan Mohammed

Want to buy a Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? We'll help you find the best deals using our comparison widget which updates in real time.Google stepped away from the Nexus phone family in 2016 and launched the Pixel taking inspiration from the Chromebook... Read more

Here's the Huawei Mate 20 Lite in all its leaked glory
Here's the Huawei Mate 20 Lite in all its leaked glory By Rik Henderson

There's no doubt that Huawei will be unveiling a new series of Mate phones soon - it even sent us a coded safe screaming with spoilers.What we don't know exactly is how many phones will be announced. We can take a guess, though, that there will be a Huawei... Read more

Leaked Motorola P30 renders show notch is not going away
Leaked Motorola P30 renders show notch is not going away By Rik Henderson

Critics of the notch need look away now. Leaked images of the Motorola P30 show the brand owned by Lenovo is continuing to embrace the design.Posted by Android Pure, several renders of the alleged handset give the impression that Motorola is continuing... Read more

HTC U12 Life won't be made by HTC itself, crikey!
HTC U12 Life won't be made by HTC itself, crikey! By Rik Henderson

Rumours of a new mid-range HTC phone are ramping up, suggesting it could be announced soon. Or, at least, a HTC badged phone.The HTC U12 Life has been touted since spring this year, and we fully expect to hear something official on it in the next couple... Read more

Samsung says S10 won't be its first 5G phone, foldable phone is coming
Samsung says S10 won't be its first 5G phone, foldable phone is coming By Maggie Tillman

Samsung's first 5G mobile device won't be the Galaxy S10.The company launches a handful of devices every year, including two flagships lines. For instance, the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy S9 were this year's flagship updates. Samsung has begun previewing... Read more

Apple just pushed pause on launching Group FaceTime
Apple just pushed pause on launching Group FaceTime By Maggie Tillman

Apple has quietly removed a major feature coming to iPhones, iPads and Macs: Group FaceTime calls.The Cupertino, California-based company removed Group FaceTime from the latest iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave betas, which were rolled out on 13 August, and it... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and pre-order info: Check out the latest Note 9 deals
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and pre-order info: Check out the latest Note 9 deals By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy Note 9 is here and we've got the latest pricing and pre-order info for you. The Galaxy Note 9 release date is 24 August.Note 9 pre-orders are live now and you can also trade in your device on Samsung.com should you wish. Check out the Note... Read more

The best Nokia 6 deals for August 2018
The best Nokia 6 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The Nokia 6 is a top phone for the money and it has just been upgraded with a new 2018 version that runs Android Oreo out of the box. The new Nokia 6 retains much of its design from the previous edition which is good news as it's a well-built phone with... Read more

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart assistant explained
What is Bixby? Samsung's smart assistant explained By Chris Hall

Samsung's high-end Android phones, come with their own voice assistant called Bixby in addition to supporting Google Assistant.It's Samsung's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa, with a new AI agent that's going to... Read more

The best SIM-only deals for August 2018
The best SIM-only deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence. On this page we'll bring you the best SIM only deals from EE, Three, Vodafone, O2, Giffgaff and more with our regularly updated guide.There are a huge variety of SIM only... Read more

New Palm "Pepito" Android phone revealed in leaked pic
New Palm "Pepito" Android phone revealed in leaked pic By Rik Henderson

After appearing in certification listings on the WiFi Alliance and FCC websites, an image of the first Palm smartphone in seven years has emerged.Acquired by Android Police, the Palm handset, which goes by the codename "Pepito" and thought to have the... Read more

The best OnePlus 6 deals for August 2018
The best OnePlus 6 deals for August 2018 By Dan Grabham

The OnePlus 6 has been out for a few months now and pricing starts at £469 for the 64GB model. The OnePlus 6 is available from OnePlus.com directly so you can buy it online from them or from O2 in the UK.OnePlus 6 SIM-free priceThere are three versions... Read more

What does the new S Pen actually do?
What does the new S Pen actually do? By Maggie Tillman

Samsung has introduced a new Galaxy Note smartphone, the Galaxy Note 9, and alongside that device it has a new S Pen, which has been revamped to add new note-taking and remote control functionality. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price and pre-order info: Check... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and features
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and features By Britta O'Boyle

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 9 following months of leaks of rumours, many of which were on the money.The new device sits alongside the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the company's smartphone range, differentiating itself with the new and... Read more

Fortnite for Android confirmed, Samsung Galaxy phones first invited to beta
Fortnite for Android confirmed, Samsung Galaxy phones first invited to beta By Rik Henderson

Samsung Galaxy phones, including the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unveiled today, will be the first to get into the Fortnite Mobile for Android beta that launches this week.That means Samsung Galaxy S9 owners will also be among the first to play it, not just... Read more

It's official! Samsung Galaxy Note 9 debuts with new S Pen tricks
It's official! Samsung Galaxy Note 9 debuts with new S Pen tricks By Maggie Tillman

Samsung is live in New York City, where it has announced the much-anticipated Galaxy Note 9 smartphone with a revamped S Pen.This stylus-equipped device, which follows the Note 8 from last year and the explosive (quite literally) Note 7 before that, arrives... Read more

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

For Android fans there's little that's as exciting as the launch of a new Pixel with pure, unadulterated Android software. And leaks are hotting up for the 2018 Pixel models with a range of rumours already feeding the fire of speculation.  The best... Read more

Nokia 8110 4G "banana phone" now on pre-order, relive the 90s
Nokia 8110 4G "banana phone" now on pre-order, relive the 90s By Rik Henderson

The refreshed edition of one of the 90s most iconic phones is now available for pre-order in the UK.The Nokia 8110 had the nickname "banana phone" for a reason and the new 4G version has a similar curved shape. The new edition also comes in banana yellow,... Read more

RED has - you guessed it - delayed its smartphone launch again
RED has - you guessed it - delayed its smartphone launch again By Maggie Tillman

RED has delayed its phone again.The company was supposed to release its first smartphone this summer, after repeated delays, but now, it's been pushed back once more to this autumn. Company founder Jim Jannard announced in a forum post that the phone... Read more

Google Pixel 3 XL fully revealed in hands-on pics and video
Google Pixel 3 XL fully revealed in hands-on pics and video By Rik Henderson

While there have been plenty of renders and images that reportedly show the forthcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, few are as detailed as the latest batch to hit the 'net.That's because they are hands-on shots of an alleged full production... Read more

Huawei confirms Mate 20 Pro will have series' biggest battery yet
Huawei confirms Mate 20 Pro will have series' biggest battery yet By Mike Lowe

It's not often a press release arrives by hand, locked in a safe, with an emoji-encoded password to crack to unlock and find the goods within. But that's the tact Huawei has taken with its latest tease of the 'next Huawei', widely believed to be the Mate... Read more

Qualcomm intros its latest mid-range phone platform for better photos and more
Qualcomm intros its latest mid-range phone platform for better photos and more By Dan Grabham

Qualcomm's 660 series of phone hardware has been very successful, appearing inside loads of mid-range handsets like the Nokia 7 Plus, BlackBerry Key2 and Oppo R15. Now there's a new version with additional support for artificial intelligence apps like... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price revealed ahead of Unpacked launch
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price revealed ahead of Unpacked launch By Rik Henderson

Unlike previous years, Samsung has been rather poor at hiding details on its next flagship phone.The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be announced at a dedicated Unpacked event in New York this Thursday, 9 August, but there will likely be few surprises. We... Read more

Palm PVG100 will see return of iconic brand as an Android phone
Palm PVG100 will see return of iconic brand as an Android phone By Rik Henderson

It's taken a fair while but it seems the Palm brand is finally coming back to the smartphone market soon.There has been talk of a new Palm handset being released since TCL bought the name three years ago, but not much else.Now it seems we have conclusive... Read more

How to install Android Pie on your phone right now
How to install Android Pie on your phone right now By Dan Grabham

A release version of Android Pie is now available to download for Google Pixel phones.Google originally showcased some interesting Android Pie features at its Google I/O developer event back in May and the version of Android Pie that is rolling out... Read more

Logitech's Powered wireless iPhone stand charges while you still use your phone
Logitech's Powered wireless iPhone stand charges while you still use your phone By Rik Henderson

Ever since Apple adopted Qi wireless charging for its iPhone range there have been plenty of wireless chargers designed specifically for them. Few though are as elegant at the Logitech Powered.That's because the Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand... Read more

Android Pie tips: How to activate and use the gesture navigation
Android Pie tips: How to activate and use the gesture navigation By Cam Bunton

Right after its opening I/O 2018 keynote, Google launched the first public beta of Android Pie. For the first time, it opened up the beta software to users with devices other than Nexus and/or Pixel phones. At the beginning of August, however, it started... Read more

Surprise! Android Pie is also rolling out to Essential Phone right now
Surprise! Android Pie is also rolling out to Essential Phone right now By Maggie Tillman

Google released Android Pie for Pixel phones earlier today, but then, out of the blue, Essential said its phone is getting the update, too.That's right. Essential Phone PH-1 is getting Android Pie on day one. Originally, we though the major software... Read more

Android Pie Digital Wellbeing: How to test the dashboard right now
Android Pie Digital Wellbeing: How to test the dashboard right now By Maggie Tillman

Do you wish you had more control over demands on your attention?Thankfully, Google is adding a new feature to Android that caters to users who want to find the right balance with technology. Called the Digital Wellbeing dashboard, it's in the Android... Read more