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Pocket-lint summer party attracts the great and good in 'Honor' of GPU Turbo
Pocket-lint summer party attracts the great and good in 'Honor' of GPU Turbo By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint held its first major summer party in London on Tuesday 17 July and, unlike the glorious weather, it went down a storm.Sponsored by the fabulous Honor, the event attracted some of the biggest tech and lifestyle influencers out there, plus the... Read more

The EU just fined Google £3.9 billion. Why? And what does it mean?
The EU just fined Google £3.9 billion. Why? And what does it mean? By Dan Grabham

We've known for a couple of years that the European Union (or, more specifically, the European Commission, EC) has been investigating Google for anticompetitive practices concerning Android.Now, it has concluded that Google has been acting uncompetitively... Read more

The Honor 10's stunning design makes other smartphones look boring
The Honor 10's stunning design makes other smartphones look boring By Pocket-lint Promotion

Most phones these days are just boring bricks of black, with nothing standout or exciting about their design. And who wants that?The Honor 10 does things differently. With a stunning reflective auora glass rear, it's the design phone for 2018. People... 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

Stunning signed Ron Timehin photos up for grabs in top tweet comp
Stunning signed Ron Timehin photos up for grabs in top tweet comp By Rik Henderson

Pocket-lint has joined forces with Honor and top cityscape photographer Ron Timehin (@rontimehin) to give you the chance of winning an exclusive signed print of one of his amazing shots.What's even more incredible is that each of the photos was taken... Read more

New EE mobile Wi-Fi devices and plans offer faster, lighter broadband on the move
New EE mobile Wi-Fi devices and plans offer faster, lighter broadband on the move By Rik Henderson

EE has refined its mobile Wi-Fi devices and introduced new data plans to give you the best speeds when out and about.The two new devices - a 4GEE WiFi and 4GEE WiFi Mini - replace existing models and are smaller and lighter than the previous versions.... Read more

Honor 10 AI Image Stabilisation update will bring camera boost from 3 August
Honor 10 AI Image Stabilisation update will bring camera boost from 3 August By Chris Hall

Honor has announced two updates coming to the Honor 10 from 3 August. The first is GPU Turbo which boosts the graphical prowess of the device, making it more efficient, reducing battery drain and adding HDR (high dynamic range).GPU Turbo essentially makes... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specs, release date, news and rumours By Dan Grabham

The leaks surrounding Samsung's next big smartphone launch have reached fever pitch, meaning it's not long until the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in early August. Here are all the leaks, rumours and confirmed details for the 2018 Galaxy Note... Read more

Samsung might do three Galaxy S10 models, with an in-display sensor
Samsung might do three Galaxy S10 models, with an in-display sensor By Maggie Tillman

New, credible information has emerged about Samsung's Galaxy S10.Respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the S10 will come in three different sizes, according to Business Insider. Those three sizes will be 5.8 inches, 6.1 inches, and 6.4 inches. The larger... Read more

Galaxy Note 9 and bright yellow stylus revealed in leaked pic
Galaxy Note 9 and bright yellow stylus revealed in leaked pic By Maggie Tillman

Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Note 9 next month, but that isn't stopping the leaks from popping up online.As we get closer to the official Galaxy Note 9 launch on 9 August, we've been treated to what looks like a real marketing photo or a render... Read more

Apple shows off new upcoming emoji including - finally - ginger ones
Apple shows off new upcoming emoji including - finally - ginger ones By Maggie Tillman

World Emoji Day is 17 July, and Apple is celebrating the event by introducing 70 new emoji characters, including gingers.Apple has shared details on emoji that are coming to iOS devices "later this year" as part of the Unicode 11 emoji release. It plans... Read more

Huawei P20 and Mate 10 getting GPU Turbo boost in August, makes games run better
Huawei P20 and Mate 10 getting GPU Turbo boost in August, makes games run better By Rik Henderson

Honor has been talking about its GPU Turbo boost upgrade for a while, but now parent company Huawei has confirmed that its latest phones will also be getting the graphics software update too; in August, if fact.The Huawei P20 and Huawei Mate 10 will be... Read more

EE adds data rollover to its PAYG Data and Everything Packs
EE adds data rollover to its PAYG Data and Everything Packs By Rik Henderson

Data rollover is a big deal these days, enabling you to save data you didn't use one month for use at a later date, and EE has now added the option to its 30-day pay as you go Data and Everything Packs.That means you don't have to lose data you've paid... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ3 dual-lens camera might not be what you expect
Sony Xperia XZ3 dual-lens camera might not be what you expect By Rik Henderson

We have previously heard that the Sony Xperia XZ3 - Sony's Mobile's expected next flagship - will come with a dual camera system on the rear, much like the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium out this month in the US.However, you might be disappointed with the... Read more

The best Nokia 6 deals for July 2018
The best Nokia 6 deals for July 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

Did Huawei just reveal Android P will be called Android Pistachio?
Did Huawei just reveal Android P will be called Android Pistachio? By Maggie Tillman

Google is working on the next major update to Android, and it looks like Huawei has revealed what that update will be called.Google has yet to confirm the update's full name. Right now, it goes by Android P. Google tends to name Android versions in alphabetical... Read more

This is what the "gold" Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks like and it's actually blue
This is what the "gold" Samsung Galaxy Note 9 looks like and it's actually blue By Rik Henderson

When Samsung first teased the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or, at least, its S Pen, it led many to believe that a gold version of the handset was on the cards.That's because the invite and Twitter posting thereof showed a bright yellow S Pen.Look closer, however,... Read more

Want a blockchain phone? Finney has dual screens and costs $1,000
Want a blockchain phone? Finney has dual screens and costs $1,000 By Maggie Tillman

A little-known company has its own blockchain phone to compete with HTC's upcoming Exodus.Sirin Labs is unveiling a new Android device, Finney, which it claimed offers the world’s best security. It's rivaling HTC's upcoming blockchain phone, the Exodus,... Read more

This is what the front of Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 looks like
This is what the front of Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 looks like By Maggie Tillman

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaks just keep popping up, with the latest example revealing the upcoming phone's front design.AndroidHeadlines has posted a front panel view of the Galaxy Note 9. It's reportedly an official render, but the image does not... 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

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus brings high-res audio to the mid-range
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus brings high-res audio to the mid-range By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a larger screen version of its Xperia XA2 smartphone with a couple of its own tricks up its sleeve.The Sony Xperia XA2 Plus is a 6-inch "super mid-range" handset, with metallic design and Sony's High-Resolution Audio and DSEE HX audio... Read more

5 Reasons why Asus Zenfone 5 is the choice mid-price phone for 2018
5 Reasons why Asus Zenfone 5 is the choice mid-price phone for 2018 By Pocket-lint Promotion

When it comes to mid-price phones, the Asus Zenfone 5 offers an impressive spec sheet and points of difference that make it the phone to challenge its competition.From its glass-back and ultra-trim bezel design, to its unusual dual camera setup and Hi-Res... Read more

HTC Exodus blockchain phone imminent, but what the hell is it?
HTC Exodus blockchain phone imminent, but what the hell is it? By Rik Henderson

HTC has announced that its blockchain smartphone, the HTC Exodus, will be available on early access from the third quarter of this year: so anytime between now and the end of September.However, if you read the press release Pocket-lint received or the... Read more

What is Apple’s USB Restricted Mode and how does it work?
What is Apple’s USB Restricted Mode and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Apple has quietly rolled out a major security feature to iPhone and iPad.Called USB Restricted Mode, the feature prevents USB accessories from connecting to an iOS device if the device has been locked for more than an hour. This should make it harder... Read more

BlackBerry Key2 tips and tricks: Master your new BlackBerry
BlackBerry Key2 tips and tricks: Master your new BlackBerry By Cam Bunton

For many BlackBerry fans, part of what made the physical keys so great in older devices is that they were more than just buttons for typing. They were shortcuts with hidden features too. Using the customisability of Android has meant BlackBerry Mobile... Read more

The best SIM-only deals for July 2018
The best SIM-only deals for July 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

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

The OnePlus 6 has 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 for those in the UK. OnePlus 6 SIM-free priceThe OnePlus 6 is available from OnePlus.com directly... 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 now available in limited edition stunning red
OnePlus 6 now available in limited edition stunning red By Cam Bunton

OnePlus has taken the wraps off a fresh new colour for the OnePlus 6. In a similar move to last year's Lava Red OnePlus 5T, there's a new red version of the OnePlus 6 and it looks fantastic. Unlike last year though, it just called "Red".  OnePlus 6 specs,... Read more

Apple's cheaper LCD iPhone will have iPhone X style super-thin bezel thanks to advanced LED backlight
Apple's cheaper LCD iPhone will have iPhone X style super-thin bezel thanks to advanced LED backlight By Rik Henderson

Apple is reportedly adopting Japanese manufacturer Nichia's 0.3t LED chips for its 6.1-inch cheaper LCD iPhone, with the result being similar brightness to previous LCD models but with the same sort of super-thin bezel as the iPhone X.DigiTimes' industry... Read more

What is the strange Samsung Galaxy phone that popped up on the Wi-Fi Alliance?
What is the strange Samsung Galaxy phone that popped up on the Wi-Fi Alliance? By Rik Henderson

An unidentified Samsung Galaxy smartphone is on its way, having been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.A certification posting on the Alliance's website lists a device with the model code SM-J737T1 which hasn't popped up anywhere else before to our knowledge.... Read more

Get flagship gaming performance for mid-range money with Honor
Get flagship gaming performance for mid-range money with Honor By Pocket-lint Promotion

In this day and age, it's becoming increasingly difficult to justify spending big money on the big-name flagship phones like the iPhone X. One of the reasons you might consider a flagship is because of its performance, and how it handles even the most... Read more

Samsung planning something special for Galaxy S10: Three rear cameras
Samsung planning something special for Galaxy S10: Three rear cameras By Rik Henderson

Samsung is said to be unveiling three premium handsets next year, with one of them coming with something rather unique.The phones, codenamed Beyond0, Beyond1 and Beyond2, are said to be different models of the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 and the latter,... Read more

GPU Turbo is a flagship must, here is why
GPU Turbo is a flagship must, here is why By Pocket-lint Promotion

At the end of July, Honor will begin rolling out the GPU Turbo update to a handful of its current smartphones, starting with the one of our favourite phones of the year: the Honor 10.  What is GPU Turbo?GPU Turbo is a hardware-software GPU acceleration... Read more

iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, news and rumours: The latest on the next Apple flagship
iPhone XI (iPhone 11) and iPhone X Plus specs, news and rumours: The latest on the next Apple flagship By Dan Grabham

Waiting for 2018's new iPhone? Now we know about - and have used - the forthcoming iOS 12, it seems a safe bet that the new iPhone will be with us when the new iPhone software is released in September. Three iPhones arrived last year in the form of the... Read more

Honor Note 10 is definitely coming, but this isn't it
Honor Note 10 is definitely coming, but this isn't it By Rik Henderson

Honor has confirmed that it will be releasing a new Honor Note 10 smartphone at some point, but images "leaked" online have turned out to be fake.The company's president, Zhao Ming, posted a comment on Chinese website Weibo earlier this week, stating... Read more

Apple releases second iOS 12 public beta for anyone to test
Apple releases second iOS 12 public beta for anyone to test By Maggie Tillman

Apple has released the second public beta of iOS 12.The company launched the first iOS 12 public beta late last month, giving anybody - or, non-developers - a chance to test the unfinished software ahead of its final release for all iPhone and iPad users... Read more

Apple's next iPhone could come in several new wild colours
Apple's next iPhone could come in several new wild colours By Maggie Tillman

Apple is reportedly planning to introduce new iPhone colours when it launches the next iPhone later this year.The new colours include grey, white, blue, red, and orange. However, they'll be limited to a less-expensive model, which will still come with... Read more

Save £108 on an Xbox One S and Samsung Galaxy S8 bundle from Virgin Mobile
Save £108 on an Xbox One S and Samsung Galaxy S8 bundle from Virgin Mobile By Dan Grabham

The Galaxy S8 is still a cracking phone and Virgin Mobile has launched some great deals for the Summer including one cracker of an S8 deal.The Summer deals include a huge £108 saving on a Samsung S8/A8 and Xbox One S bundle. Virgin is also offering... Read more

O2 Family Plan puts up to 20 connections on the same bill with massive discounts for all
O2 Family Plan puts up to 20 connections on the same bill with massive discounts for all By Rik Henderson

O2 has launched a new, simple to use Family Plan that offers benefits for an entire family of mobile users.Up to 20 connections can be added to a Family Plan, with up to 50 per cent discounts for each family member. And as all of the connections will... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 colours leaked, but not one of them gold or yellow
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 colours leaked, but not one of them gold or yellow By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be officially unveiled on Tuesday 9 August at an Unpacked event in New York but that leaves plenty of time for continued speculation.One of the latest leaks allegedly reveals the official colours the super-large phone will... Read more

Save up to £130 on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from Carphone Warehouse
Save up to £130 on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from Carphone Warehouse By Dan Grabham

Carphone Warehouse has some cracking deals on at the moment - but hurry; the offers only last until 11 July. If you want a SIM-free phone, you can save a whopping £130 on the Google Pixel 2. It's available from £499, or get the Pixel 2 XL at the reduced... Read more

Compare the best Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals for July 2018
Compare the best Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals for July 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

Super-charged Honor 10 GT with 8GB and GPU Turbo feature is real
Super-charged Honor 10 GT with 8GB and GPU Turbo feature is real By Rik Henderson

Honor will release a super-charged version of the Honor 10 soon.It's only planned for the Chinese market at present, but these things can change and the tech might eek through to the UK in other forms anyway.The Honor 10 GT is essentially the same handset... Read more

The best LG G7 ThinQ deals and SIM-free price for July 2018
The best LG G7 ThinQ deals and SIM-free price for July 2018 By Dan Grabham

LG's G7 ThinQ phone is now available to buy. O2 is 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. You can also claim a free phone case with... Read more

Samsung's first Android Go phone revealed in leaked pics
Samsung's first Android Go phone revealed in leaked pics By Maggie Tillman

Samsung is reportedly planning to release an Android Go budget smartphone, and a pictures of it have just leaked out.SamMobile has posted pictures of a phone supposedly called the Galaxy J2 Core. They show off the design and seem to verify that it runs... Read more

What is Amazon Go, where is it, and how does it work?
What is Amazon Go, where is it, and how does it work? By Maggie Tillman

Amazon has finally opened its Amazon Go store.Situated in Seattle, it gives you the option to buy your goods from Amazon in person rather than through Amazon.com. However, unlike other physical shops, it doesn't have any registers. You simply walk in,... Read more

LG G7 ThinQ tips and tricks: Life's good when you master your LG handset
LG G7 ThinQ tips and tricks: Life's good when you master your LG handset By Chris Hall

LG didn't rush its 2018 flagship phone out to launch, taking a little while longer and letting rivals Samsung get the Galaxy S9 launched, before it put its own offering out - the LG G7 ThinQ.Unlike the 2017 LG G6, the G7 is more competitive - it's a great... Read more

Light’s crazy multi-lens camera system coming to a smartphone
Light’s crazy multi-lens camera system coming to a smartphone By Rik Henderson

The company well-known for making the Light L16 camera with 16 lenses and capable 81-megapixel images is now turning its attention onto phones. It is developing a new, multi-lens camera system that smartphone manufacturers can adopt for super high-end... Read more

iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9 video leak reveals new iPhone designs
iPhone X Plus and iPhone 9 video leak reveals new iPhone designs By Chris Hall

We're expecting the launch of new iPhones in September, and all rumours are point to a cheaper iPhone 9 with a single camera, but moving to a bezel-free design with a notch, and a larger iPhone X Plus - taking the bezel-free design into a larger device... Read more

It looks like the Galaxy Note 9's S-Pen will do something rather clever
It looks like the Galaxy Note 9's S-Pen will do something rather clever By Dan Grabham

Samsung has sent out invites to the 9 August event where we're expecting a new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. And now we know why the invite had a close-up of the S-Pen on it.According to renowned tipster Ice Universe, the new S-Pen is Bluetooth-enabled and... Read more