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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

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

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 tough, rugged, go-anywhere smartphone
Land Rover Explore is 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

Samsung Galaxy S9 final design revealed in augmented reality
Samsung Galaxy S9 final design revealed in augmented reality By Max Langridge

Samsung will use augmented reality to unveil the brand new Galaxy S9 and S9+ at its press conference this coming Sunday 25 February at Mobile World Congress. XDA Developers has discovered a new Unpacked 2018 app within the Google Play Store, that while... Read more

Full Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact details leak out ahead of MWC launch
Full Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact details leak out ahead of MWC launch By Max Langridge

Sony is expected to unveil a couple of new smartphones during its press conference at Mobile World Congress next month, most likely the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact - as well as an Xperia XZ Pro.We've recently seen a leaked image of the Compact model, showing... Read more

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony
Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony By Max Langridge

Sony's Mobile World Congress press conference has been confirmed for 26 February where it will likely unveil the Xperia XZ Pro, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. The latter has now been subject to a leak and it confirms a feature that was recently teased... Read more

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC
Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC By Max Langridge

HTC is likely to be working on a U12 flagship for release later this year, but before that, we could see an entry-level Desire 12, possibly as soon as next week at Mobile World Congress. HTC U12 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need... Read more

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?
Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018? By Elyse Betters

Sony is teasing its MWC 2018 event, and the tease itself is weird.Let's back up for a moment: Sony has an event scheduled 26 February at the Mobile World Congress show. It's expected to announce three flagship smartphones there: the Xperia XZ2, Xperia... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them
4.5 stars Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them By Mike Lowe

Talk about arriving just at the perfect moment. Despite Huawei having its fair share of ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market - the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark, especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9 - that's... Read more

Nokia 9 could now be the Nokia 8 Pro instead, come with penta-lens camera
Nokia 9 could now be the Nokia 8 Pro instead, come with penta-lens camera By Rik Henderson

Nokia could have scrapped the Nokia 9 it was planning to launch later this year in favour of a Nokia 8 Pro instead.Either that or the Nokia 8 Pro could be the fabled Nokia 10 with an all-new name. Whichever is the case, Nokia Power User claims its sources... Read more

Full details and images of Samsung Galaxy S9 leak a week ahead of launch
Full details and images of Samsung Galaxy S9 leak a week ahead of launch By Max Langridge

Samsung is due to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9+ duo of smartphones this Sunday at Mobile World Congress. We already know pretty much all there is to know about the phones, but some information from Winfuture.de fills in the final few gaps.... Read more

Huawei Mate SE is a rebranded Honor 7X destined for the US
Huawei Mate SE is a rebranded Honor 7X destined for the US By Max Langridge

Huawei has quietly launched the Mate SE in the US, although it's not exactly the brand new device it makes out to be. The Mate SE is essentially a rebranded Honor 7X, but with an extra gigabyte of RAM. Honor 7X initial review: Adding 18:9 screen X factor... Read more

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

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... Read more

Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive
Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive By Elyse Betters

Essentially really wants you to buy its phone.So, here's the deal: Essential just announced limited-edition colours of the Essential Phone, which are called Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. And they're gorgeous. Now, the company has announced... Read more

LG's next flagship is codenamed Judy and might show up this June
LG's next flagship is codenamed Judy and might show up this June By Elyse Betters

LG's mobile strategy is confusing.It's supposedly now working on a new smartphone design, which is codenamed Judy, and it will be a follow-up to the LG G6 and LG V30.Let's back up for a minute: In early 2018, LG Vice Chairman Cho Sung-jin announced that... Read more

Amazing Nokia 7 Plus hands-on pic leaks
Amazing Nokia 7 Plus hands-on pic leaks By Rik Henderson

With Mobile World Congress only a couple of weeks away, more is being revealed about the Nokia phones we expect to launch there.One of those is the Nokia 7 Plus, which has been subject to a couple of great leaks recently.We've seen a list of specifications... Read more

You can finally get the Moto Z2 Play with Gamepad mod in the UK, exclusive to Three
You can finally get the Moto Z2 Play with Gamepad mod in the UK, exclusive to Three By Rik Henderson

Three has announced that it will be exclusively ranging the Moto Z2 Play with the Gamepad mod to make it into a handheld games console.We reviewed the Moto Z2 Play in July last year. It impressed us how well it runs for a reasonably priced device, but... Read more

Free PS4 with an Xperia phone on Sky Mobile from £25 a month
Free PS4 with an Xperia phone on Sky Mobile from £25 a month By Rik Henderson

Sky Mobile is offering an amazing exclusive with its Sony Xperia tariffs. If you take a Sony Xperia XZ Premium, Sony Xperia XZ1, Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact or Sony Xperia XA2 phone plus a Sky Mobile price plan, you are eligible for a free PlayStation 4 console... Read more

Honor 9 Lite review: Setting a high bar for budget phones
4.0 stars Honor 9 Lite review: Setting a high bar for budget phones By Mike Lowe

With top-spec phones typically costing several hundred pounds, you'll be relieved to know there are increasing numbers of affordable options that don't scrimp on the design - such as the Honor 9 Lite, which retails for a penny shy of £200.A couple of... Read more

2018 iPhone X will come with smaller notch, claims Barclays
2018 iPhone X will come with smaller notch, claims Barclays By Rik Henderson

The Apple iPhone X refresh for 2018 will have similar TrueDepth facial recognition on its front facing camera but with a smaller notch, claim analysts working for Barclays bank.Based on reports and meetings they had during CES in January, analysts Andrew... Read more

Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match
3.5 stars Huawei P Smart review: Smart design lacks performance to match By Cam Bunton

Huawei is a company that's increasingly hard to ignore when looking for a new smartphone. Regardless of what your budget is, the company has something available that's usually competitive, whether it's through its own-brand devices, or through its more... Read more

Essential Phone's new colours are gorgeous, but also very limited
Essential Phone's new colours are gorgeous, but also very limited By Elyse Betters

Essential is trying to lure more people into buying its phone.The company has launched three limited-edition colours - and they're gorgeous. Essential is giving them a staggered release, starting with the "Ocean Depths" model on 15 February at 12pm PST,... Read more

Nokia 7 Plus Android One handset and Nokia 1 press images leak ahead of MWC 2018
Nokia 7 Plus Android One handset and Nokia 1 press images leak ahead of MWC 2018 By Rik Henderson

Nokia is planning a handset avalanche this spring, it seems, with images of another two smartphones leaked online.We've already heard plenty about a likely Nokia 9 and a 2018 version of the Nokia 6, both of which expected to be officially unveiled at... Read more

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?
What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it? By Max Langridge

Superfast 4G mobile data service is still developing in both coverage and speed capabilities.So why the need for 5G, especially when 4G connectivity speeds will be able to be faster than home fibre connections? We'll explain all below, but be aware -... Read more

These Samsung videos tease 3D emoji and other Galaxy S9 features
These Samsung videos tease 3D emoji and other Galaxy S9 features By Elyse Betters

Samsung clearly doesn't care if everyone in the world learns everything about its forthcoming flagships ahead of their unveiling.Exhibit A: An official Samsung YouTube channel (Samsung Mobile Korea) has uploaded three teasers that strongly hint at several... Read more

This is the cheapest 100GB SIM-only data plan you can get anywhere
This is the cheapest 100GB SIM-only data plan you can get anywhere By Dan Grabham

100GB of data for £20 a month. Sound good? That’s the stunning new SIM-only plan that Virgin Mobile has announced today as part of its new Flash Sale. You also get 5000 minutes, too.The 4G data deal replaces Virgin’s previous £25 for 20GB SIM-only... Read more

Qualcomm’s latest mobile modem promises ‘fibre-like internet speeds’
Qualcomm’s latest mobile modem promises ‘fibre-like internet speeds’ By Dan Grabham

The latest mobile modem from Qualcomm promises “fibre-like” speeds of up to 2Gbps. It’s coming to flagship phones late this year and into 2019.So if we get a Galaxy S10 next year it’s likely to be inside it.The Snapdragon X24 Gigabit LTE mobile... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to sport Animoji-like 3D emoji and stereo speakers
Samsung Galaxy S9 to sport Animoji-like 3D emoji and stereo speakers By Elyse Betters

Those of you who like the idea of Apple's Animoji feature - but prefer Samsung devices - will be happy to hear this latest rumour.Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus flagship smartphones will come with two new features: 3D emoji and stereo speakers,... Read more

Oppo R11s review: Super screen, except for one major flaw...
4.0 stars Oppo R11s review: Super screen, except for one major flaw... By Cam Bunton

Over the past few years we've seen Chinese smartphone manufacturers grow from strength to strength. Perhaps the biggest success story has been Huawei, along with its related Honor subsidiary brand. But while that Chinese giant has been making a name for... Read more

Sony Xperia H8266 spotted in benchmark test with Snapdragon 845 on board
Sony Xperia H8266 spotted in benchmark test with Snapdragon 845 on board By Rik Henderson

We've had a few rumours about new Sony Mobile handsets on the build up to Mobile World Congress this month, with a Sony Xperia XZ Pro and Xperia XZ2 both on the cards.Now a handset has popped up on benchmark testing site AnTuTu and it could provide a... Read more

LG to introduce new smartphone AI at MWC 2018, coming to 2018 LG V30 first
LG to introduce new smartphone AI at MWC 2018, coming to 2018 LG V30 first By Rik Henderson

LG has announced that it will be bringing its own smartphone artificial intelligence to handsets in the coming year, with a new, 2018 edition of the LG V30 revealed to be the first.It will be showing more at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end... Read more

Samsung patent shows in-display fingerprint scanner, likely for Note 9
Samsung patent shows in-display fingerprint scanner, likely for Note 9 By Elyse Betters

It looks like Samsung is embracing in-display fingerprint readers.For instance, the forthcoming Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be Samsung’s first Android smartphone with an in-display fingerprint reader, according to a new report (translated) from China.... Read more

Next Android called Pistachio Ice Cream, will embrace the notch
Next Android called Pistachio Ice Cream, will embrace the notch By Rik Henderson

Google is currently calling its next Android phone operation system Android Pistachio Ice Cream, it is reported.The name for Android P is being used internally and might not make it to the full consumer version, but it fits the usual dessert-based naming... Read more

Qualcomm is working with phone makers to launch 5G devices in 2019
Qualcomm is working with phone makers to launch 5G devices in 2019 By Elyse Betters

Everybody loves fast internet.Everything from smartphones to even our cars require speedy internet connections. Thankfully, a few years ago, 4G became a thing and made it easier for people to browse the web, send text messages, make phone calls, and even... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-registration now open, you can sign up for S9 or S9+ with Three now
Samsung Galaxy S9 pre-registration now open, you can sign up for S9 or S9+ with Three now By Rik Henderson

We still have a couple of weeks to wait until Samsung officially unveils its latest flagship smartphones - the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ - however, you can pre-register your interest in either handset now.UK network Three has posted its... Read more

Forget the Galaxy S9, here are some specs for the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10
Forget the Galaxy S9, here are some specs for the 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 By Rik Henderson

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones will be officially unveiled on Sunday 25 February at a dedicated Unpacked event in Barcelona ahead of MWC 2018. However, that doesn't stop the rumour mill churning over their successor.The Samsung Galaxy... Read more

Want to see Samsung's Galaxy S9+ phone in 'Coral Blue'? Here you go
Want to see Samsung's Galaxy S9+ phone in 'Coral Blue'? Here you go By Elyse Betters

Samsung hasn't unveiled the Galaxy S9 yet, but you'd be forgiven if you thought otherwise, considering how often it's leaked out in recent weeks.We've seen reports with all sorts of leaked details about the upcoming device, as well as leaked images that... Read more

Huawei to hold event on 27 March, likely for P20 phone unveiling
Huawei to hold event on 27 March, likely for P20 phone unveiling By Elyse Betters

Huawei doesn't need MWC 2018 to announce new phones.Although the company will attend the mobile trade show later this month, it has decided to host its own press event just one month later, on 27 March, in Paris. Huawei has sent invites to the media,... Read more

iPhone wallpapers: 98 of the best wallpapers and coolest backgrounds we've found
iPhone wallpapers: 98 of the best wallpapers and coolest backgrounds we've found By Elyse Betters

Picking out a new iPhone wallpaper can be challenging. It has to be crisp, beautiful, breath-taking, inspiring, bold, rich, and preferably all of the above! We've scoured the web looking for some of the coolest and best iPhone wallpaper backgrounds and... Read more

Energizer Hardcase H550S continues powerful push into smartphone market
Energizer Hardcase H550S continues powerful push into smartphone market By Rik Henderson

Energizer shocked some people, perhaps, with its Power Max P600S smartphone, announced in January. It delivered high specs for a low price and put the brand usually associated with consumer batteries on the smartphone map.Now, just weeks later it has... Read more

Amazon's discounted Prime Exclusive phones ditch the lock screen ads
Amazon's discounted Prime Exclusive phones ditch the lock screen ads By Elyse Betters

The lock screen has become obsolete.Thanks to facial recognition and fingerprint sensors, most people don't really look at their lock screens anymore. Think about it. You pick up your iPhone X, and bam, you're in your phone. The device's Face ID technology... Read more

Samsung might pull an Apple and increase price of Galaxy S9 by a lot
Samsung might pull an Apple and increase price of Galaxy S9 by a lot By Elyse Betters

Samsung wants to up the price of its flagship phone this year.According to TechRadar, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 will be £100 more expensive than last year's Galaxy S8, which launched at £689, and it'll be £220 more than 2016's Galaxy S7, which... Read more

Huawei P20 case leaks show an iPhone X-like notch and cameras
Huawei P20 case leaks show an iPhone X-like notch and cameras By Elyse Betters

Huawei is cooking up iPhone X-like flagships.Before we get any further, remember that, in November 2017, the Chinese manufacturer teased a depth-sensing camera system that's clearly meant to take on Apple's TrueDepth face detection technology. Fast forward... Read more