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Vodafone confirms Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro coming to network
Vodafone confirms Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro coming to network By Rik Henderson

They might not have been officially launched but UK network Vodafone has confirmed the Huawei P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro handsets are on their way.In an email sent to Pocket-lint, Vodafone revealed that the three handsets will be stocked by the carrier:... Read more

Amazing HTC U12 specs leak reveals just about everything
Amazing HTC U12 specs leak reveals just about everything By Rik Henderson

We've previously seen what is said to be the HTC U12 in images from a Taiwanese 5G demo, now we have a specifications list that has been corroborated by two separate sources.Twitter user @LlabTooFer posted many of the specs on his Twitter page and fellow... 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

Moto G6 Play leaks out in new images spotted with regulatory filing
Moto G6 Play leaks out in new images spotted with regulatory filing By Elyse Betters

Motorola is prepping an update to its G-series, and one of the upcoming devices has just leaked via a Taiwanese certification agency.Many people expected Motorola to unveil the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play phones at MWC 2016 last week, but... Read more

Asus: "Why a notch? Because the user wants the biggest screen possible"
Asus: "Why a notch? Because the user wants the biggest screen possible" By Dan Grabham

Asus this week launched the Zenfone 5 but according to its head of global marketing, it is still learning a lot about the smartphone market.“In terms of smartphones, we’re just babies. We’re still learning” said Marcel Campos at a press event... Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Everything you need to know about Qualcomm's new mobile platform By Chris Hall

Qualcomm has announced its next-gen mobile platform, the Snapdragon 845. Introduced at the company's Snapdragon Summit it is aimed squarely at 2018's most exciting devices.This platform takes the Snapdragon 835, which powered over 120 different devices... Read more

Oppo teases R15 design, notch and all
Oppo teases R15 design, notch and all By Max Langridge

Apple may not have been the first company to introduce a virtually bezel-less display on the iPhone X, but it was the first to introduce the notch design which houses the facial recognition camera and depth sensors. Since then, Android phone manufacturers... Read more

OnePlus may embrace the notch too with the OnePlus 6
OnePlus may embrace the notch too with the OnePlus 6 By Max Langridge

OnePlus may go down a very different design path this year for the OnePlus 6, if some recently leaked photos are to be believed. A couple of images purporting to be the front and back of the forthcoming device - which is confirmed to launch in the second... Read more

Light Phone 2 is a distraction-free phone with a minimalist look
Light Phone 2 is a distraction-free phone with a minimalist look By Elyse Betters

Have you ever wished smartphones were never invented?They're addictive and can consume our lives. Look around yourself at any point in the day, and you'll likely see people walking by on their phones, sitting at their desks on their phones, eating dinner... Read more

Huawei P20 Lite images and specs leak out ahead of March unveiling
Huawei P20 Lite images and specs leak out ahead of March unveiling By Elyse Betters

Huawei is prepping an update to its traditional flagship line, the P-series, and details for one of the upcoming devices has leaked.The company is developing P20 Pro, P20, and P20 Lite smartphones, which it will unveil next month at an event in Paris.... Read more

What is an eSIM and how will it change your future devices for the better?
What is an eSIM and how will it change your future devices for the better? By Rik Henderson

We could see phones and networks adopt electronic SIM cards for future smartphones - essentially removing the need to have a physical SIM card (and SIM slot). Apple has now turned to eSIM to add connectivity to the Apple Watch Series 3. The use of eSIM... Read more

Mobile World Congress 2018: All the announcements that matter
Mobile World Congress 2018: All the announcements that matter By Chris Hall

Mobile World Congress is the biggest mobile event of the year, seeing the launch of many of the top smartphones, smartwatches and tablets, as well as seeing the emergence of the hottest new trends in mobile, such as 5G. And it's been taking place this... Read more

Did LG secretly preview the LG G7 at MWC 2018? See the phone here
Did LG secretly preview the LG G7 at MWC 2018? See the phone here By Elyse Betters

LG has shown off its next G-series phone, but it did so rather quietly.LG normally releases two flagship phones a year, one in the form of the G-Series at the beginning of the year and the other in the form of the V-Series toward the latter half of the... Read more

LG V30S ThinQ is the V30 with AI smarts, but it's important none the less
LG V30S ThinQ is the V30 with AI smarts, but it's important none the less By Chris Hall

The LG V30S ThinQ isn't really a new phone, it's an interim step that gives us a big insight into where LG is looking - AI. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2018, the initial response to the LG V30s ThinQ is one of mild confusion. While rivals Samsung... Read more

Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone 5Z - but we won’t get the latter until later in 2018
Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone 5Z - but we won’t get the latter until later in 2018 By Dan Grabham

Asus has revealed three new phones in the form of the mid-range ZenFone 5 and flagship-spec ZenFone 5Z.Both have so-called notches at the top of the screen, leading to inevitable comparisons with other handsets already out there. According to Asus, it’s... Read more

Cutting-edge camera, power save and AI tech coming to cheaper phones
Cutting-edge camera, power save and AI tech coming to cheaper phones By Dan Grabham

The mobile platforms that power our flagship phones are extremely powerful, but the chips inside mid-range phones and cheaper flagship phones lag behind.That’s changing with Qualcomm bringing out a new mobile platform that brings cutting-edge features... Read more

Bixby 2.0 to launch alongside Galaxy Note 9, will recognise individual voices
Bixby 2.0 to launch alongside Galaxy Note 9, will recognise individual voices By Max Langridge

Samsung mobile CEO DJ Koh has confirmed at a press conference at Mobile World Congress, that the latest version of company's own voice-assistant Bixby, will launch with the Galaxy Note 9. While Koh didn't put an exact date on the launch, the Galaxy Note... Read more

Motorola Moto E5 Plus surfaces with slim bezels and upgraded rear camera
Motorola Moto E5 Plus surfaces with slim bezels and upgraded rear camera By Elyse Betters

Following a leaked image purporting to be the Motorola Moto E5 earlier this year, a new image claiming to be the larger E5 Plus has been shared by usually reliable leaker Evan Blass.The image shows a phone with slim bezels, narrow display and what is... Read more

Apple might launch a 6.5-inch 'iPhone X Plus' in gold this autumn
Apple might launch a 6.5-inch 'iPhone X Plus' in gold this autumn By Elyse Betters

If you haven't heard already, Apple is supposedly working on a super-sized iPhone X that it might launch this autumn. A few reports have claimed that the company wants to roll out a plus-sized version of the iPhone X, but now, a new report from the very-credible... Read more

Android at MWC 2018: The pin badge festival is back
Android at MWC 2018: The pin badge festival is back By Chris Hall

For many, the annual "partner walk" from Android is one of the highlights of MWC. With so many partners at the show, Android provides a little fun relief for attendees at the Barcelona show.Taking a section of how the Fira Gran Via outside the exhibition... Read more

Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained
Mobile HDR: Dolby Vision, HDR10 and Mobile HDR Premium explained By Chris Hall

Mobile HDR is one of the biggest tech advances for mobile devices. It's something that's been landing on flagship phones since 2017, with most manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, HTC and Sony getting in on the act. It's following a trend that's... Read more

STK X2 offers a flagship-like experience for a wallet-friendly price
STK X2 offers a flagship-like experience for a wallet-friendly price By Max Langridge

British smartphone manufacturer STK has unveiled its latest, and what it says is its greatest, smartphone to date in the X2. Making its introduction at Mobile World Congress 2018, the STK X2 has an enviable specs and feature list for its £270 asking... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 camera explored: What's new?
Sony Xperia XZ2 camera explored: What's new? By Chris Hall

Sony has announced the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, bringing with it a range of boosts to the camera - something that Sony is known for.The Xperia XZ2 is a new flagship-level device, sitting on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform and shifting Xperia over... Read more

Nuu Mobile takes aim at the flagships with £199 G3
Nuu Mobile takes aim at the flagships with £199 G3 By Max Langridge

Mobile manufacturer Nuu Mobile is best known for producing affordable, entry-level smartphones. The company is changing its tactics slightly with its latest release, the G3, by giving it some mid- to high-end specs but all for the very affordable price... Read more

Xperia XZ2 rethinks Sony Mobile design, brings 4K HDR video capture to the smartphone party
Xperia XZ2 rethinks Sony Mobile design, brings 4K HDR video capture to the smartphone party By Chris Hall

Sony has announced the anticipated Xperia XZ2, coming in two sizes, the full fat XZ2 at 5.7-inches and the XZ2 Compact at 5-inches. The refresh to Sony's flagship phones comes some 6 months after the announcement of the Xperia XZ1 models, but makes huge... Read more

Sony MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live
Sony MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live By Elyse Betters

Sony is holding a press conference at MWC 2018 to help kick off the biggest mobile event of the year.The company's keynote will likely cover new products and technologies it is developing. Keep in mind Sony used MWC 2017 to announce the Sony Xperia XA1... Read more

From Galaxy S to Galaxy S9, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures
From Galaxy S to Galaxy S9, the timeline of Samsung's flagship Android phones in pictures By Rik Henderson

This Sunday, 25 February, Samsung will unveil its two latest flagship smartphones; the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.They will be announced on stage at a Samsung Unpacked event at Mobile World Congress and the world will be watching the livestream to get... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ official: Dual aperture camera and AR emoji boost a familiar design
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ official: Dual aperture camera and AR emoji boost a familiar design By Chris Hall

Update: we've now reviewed both of Samsung's latest handsets: check out our Galaxy S9 review and Galaxy S9+ review.Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ at Mobile World Congress, revealing the most anticipated new smartphones... Read more

Nokia 7 Plus packs in a dual Zeiss camera and 18:9 display for mid-range dominance
Nokia 7 Plus packs in a dual Zeiss camera and 18:9 display for mid-range dominance By Chris Hall

Nokia's advance into Android continues, with a Plus size version of a phone launched previously in China. We might not have the Nokia 7 in the UK, but we will be getting the Nokia 7 Plus.This is another mid-range device, sitting on the Qualcomm Snapdragon... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) gets global launch, bringing a mid-range boost
Nokia 6 (2018) gets global launch, bringing a mid-range boost By Chris Hall

We like the Nokia 6. It was the first phone that the new Nokia announced and it was replaced with this new 2018 edition.First announced for China, HMD Global has now confirmed that the new Nokia 6 is launching globally, so you'll be able to get your hands... Read more

Nokia 1 Android Go phone reintroduces Xpress-on covers
Nokia 1 Android Go phone reintroduces Xpress-on covers By Chris Hall

Nokia is breaking a lot of new ground under the tutelage of HMD Global, with the new Nokia 1 re-introducing another retro classic from the archives of Nokia - Xpress-on covers. Xpress-on covers hit the headlines with the Nokia 5110 in 1998, letting you... Read more

This is the new Nokia 8110
This is the new Nokia 8110 By Chris Hall

Nokia is playing its part as the comeback kid admirably; having exploded back onto the scene in 2017, HMD Global has shifted over 70 million phones under the Nokia brand and now shifts its attention to 2018.Following on from the retro re-release of the... Read more

The Nokia 8 Sirocco pulls curved pOLED and stainless steel into its svelte sexy frame
The Nokia 8 Sirocco pulls curved pOLED and stainless steel into its svelte sexy frame By Chris Hall

They say that imitation is the highest form of flattery and the Nokia 8 Sirocco is HMD Global's attempt at out-Samsunging the Samsung Galaxy S9.Read it and weep: dual Zeiss cameras, dual curved Quad HD OLED display, Gorilla Glass 5 front and rear sitting... Read more

Nokia is shifting its entire portfolio to Android One, to be pure and secure
Nokia is shifting its entire portfolio to Android One, to be pure and secure By Chris Hall

As Nokia sets off into its second year of Android smartphones, HMD Global - the company behind Nokia's smartphone renaissance - is shifting over to the Android One programme. Android One was originally announced in a haze of confusion, basically pitched... Read more

Nokia 8 Sirocco: Everything you need to know
Nokia 8 Sirocco: Everything you need to know By Dan Grabham

Before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of flagship handsets from Nokia or, more accurately, HMD Global. HMD is the licensee for the Nokia name on phones.Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which... Read more

Nokia MWC 2018 press conference: Watch it right here
Nokia MWC 2018 press conference: Watch it right here By Dan Grabham

HMD Global is running a Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) press conference at which we're expecting the launch of several new Nokia handsets - HMD is the company licensed to produce Nokia phones. The company asked the media to "join us at the Home of... Read more

Huawei MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live
Huawei MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live By Elyse Betters

With its phone launch event set for 27 March in Paris, it was thought that Huawei could give Mobile World Congress a swerve this year. It was likely to have some presence at the trade show, but not to launch anything specifically. But the company will... Read more

Do these images confirm a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus is on the way?
Do these images confirm a 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus is on the way? By Max Langridge

Some images purporting to be of the screen for the upcoming iPhone X Plus have appeared online via the MacX forums in China and picked up by 9to5Mac. The images show a set of assembled digitiser and display parts, while the other is of just a digitiser,... Read more

What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it?
What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it? By Elyse Betters

There are so many versions of Android, it can get confusing, especially with all the sweet treat names rather than basic numbers.The latest flavour of Android is Android 8 Oreo. But you may have also heard people talk about "stock" Android phones or Android... Read more

This Moto G6 Plus leak shows the phone in five different colours
This Moto G6 Plus leak shows the phone in five different colours By Elyse Betters

Motorola is working on some new budget phones for the G-range, and a photo of one of them has leaked.The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were two of our favourite budget phones in 2017. It looks they'll will be updated this year, with codenames having already... Read more

Latest Huawei P20 leak curiously only shows a dual-camera system
Latest Huawei P20 leak curiously only shows a dual-camera system By Elyse Betters

Will Huawei's next flagship have two or three sensors on the back?Your guess is as good as ours. Last week, leaked hands-on pictures of the Huawei P20 emerged. In those photos, we could only see two camera sensors on the back, though there was speculation... Read more

Huawei just confirmed its next flagship is called P20 in new teaser
Huawei just confirmed its next flagship is called P20 in new teaser By Elyse Betters

Huawei is holding an event in March, but it's not waiting until then to announce the name of its next phone.The company has released a new teaser ahead of its 27 March press conference in Paris, and by doing so, it has confirmed the name of the device... Read more

Google ARCore officially launches and these phones support it
Google ARCore officially launches and these phones support it By Elyse Betters

Google has announced a major development with ARCore.The company's augmented reality platform, which has been in testing and limited to a handful of devices and developers for the past year, is finally now out of beta. As a result of that, Google is launching... Read more

Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users
Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users By Elyse Betters

Google's AI camera feature, Google Lens, is expanding to more devices.At launch, Google Lens was only live in the Photos app for Pixel phone users, and then it came to Google Assistant in late 2017. However, you still needed a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2,... Read more

This is the Sony Xperia XZ2, render and final details leak ahead of MWC
This is the Sony Xperia XZ2, render and final details leak ahead of MWC By Max Langridge

Following the leak of some details for the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, reliable leaker Evan Blass has posted via Venture Beat, an official-looking image of the XZ2, along with some extra details, just days before it's due to launch at Mobile World... Read more

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S9 just leaked and it isn't pretty
Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S9 just leaked and it isn't pretty By Elyse Betters

Try to keep your jaw from hitting the floor when Samsung announces the cost of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.It'll be hard to act surprised about the upcoming phones themselves, considering every single detail about them has leaked, including their price... Read more

London's The O2 venue will have 5G connectivity later this year
London's The O2 venue will have 5G connectivity later this year By Rik Henderson

O2 will start to equip its London venue, The O2, with 5G network connectivity from March. It will then be available to the public from the second half of 2018.Initially, 5G will be available to trial in select locations at The O2. The O2 Blueroom and... Read more

Huawei P20 revealed in hands-on pics, no triple lens camera in sight
Huawei P20 revealed in hands-on pics, no triple lens camera in sight By Max Langridge

Huawei isn't due to unveil its next flagship device, the P20, until 27 March at a dedicated event in Paris, but thanks to Android Authority, we've now got a good as to what it will look like by way of some leaked hands-on pictures. Huawei P20 or P11 specs,... Read more

LG will have new phones at MWC 2018: LG K8 and LG K10 updates
LG will have new phones at MWC 2018: LG K8 and LG K10 updates By Rik Henderson

We already know a 2018 version of the LG V30 will appear at Mobile World Congress, but LG has also confirmed other new handsets for the trade show next week.The LG K8 and LG K10 are getting their own 2018 models.According to the company, they are designed... Read more

Land Rover Explore is a tough, rugged, go-anywhere smartphone
Land Rover Explore is a tough, rugged, go-anywhere smartphone By Max Langridge

British car company Land Rover has announced the Explore smartphone, which it claims is the toughest in the world. Designed and built in collaboration with the Bullitt Group, which has previously made phones for the likes of Caterpillar and JCB, the Land... Read more

Get 'Truly Unlimited' calls and data on Virgin Mobile for just £25 a month
Get 'Truly Unlimited' calls and data on Virgin Mobile for just £25 a month By Max Langridge

Virgin Media has announced a new Truly Unlimited mobile plan, available exclusively for Virgin Media broadband, TV and landline customers. The Truly Unlimited plan lives up to its name, by offering totally unlimited calls, texts and data to Virgin Mobile... Read more