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Oppo launches F5 with facial recognition security and bezel-less display

Oppo launches F5 with facial recognition security and bezel-less display

By Max Langridge

Oppo has taken the wraps off the F5 smartphone, in Manila at least. The new phone is launching first in the Philippines, with a further global rollout yet to be confirmed. Oppo R11 review: The almost-great phone The F5 launches with specs and features... Read more

Android 8.1 Oreo beta available to download now

Android 8.1 Oreo beta available to download now

By Max Langridge

Google has made a developer preview version of Android 8.1 Oreo available to download on Pixel and select Nexus devices, before the full public version launches in December. How to get Android O on your phone right now Android 8.1 will bring with it improvements... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get dedicated neural engine for AI tasks

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get dedicated neural engine for AI tasks

By Max Langridge

As it has done with previous versions of the Galaxy flagship, Samsung will release the Galaxy S9 and S9+ with different processors depending on region. The US variants will apparently get Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor, while versions released elsewhere... Read more

This camera sample all but confirms OnePlus 5T

This camera sample all but confirms OnePlus 5T

By Max Langridge

There have been several leaks and rumours surrounding the OnePlus 5T of late, but OnePlus itself has still yet to officially confirm the device's existence. Pete Lau, founder and CEO of OnePlus, may have just done that in a single tweet. OnePlus 5T: Release... Read more

Apple fully embraces wireless charging with PowerbyProxi buyout

Apple fully embraces wireless charging with PowerbyProxi buyout

By Elyse Betters

Apple is going all in on wireless technology.The company recently purchased PowerbyProxi, a firm that makes wireless power solutions, according to Stuff. Apple's senior vice president of hardware engineering, Dan Riccio, told Stuff that the PowerbyProxi... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus battery tips

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus battery tips

By Pocket-lint Promotion

There is nothing worse than getting to the end of your work day and realising that you've got just minutes left on your phone before it turns into an expensive black brick in your pocket or bag.But fear not, there are a few simple tips you can follow,... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked
4.5 stars

Apple iPhone 8 review: The compact iPhone should not be overlooked

By Stuart Miles

While most of the excitement and expectation for this year's new iPhones is for the flagship iPhone X, rather than the iPhone 8 and larger-scale iPhone 8 Plus, that's not to say that the smallest of the three models should be overlooked.The new iPhone... Read more

Nokia 8 Android 8.0 beta rolling out now

Nokia 8 Android 8.0 beta rolling out now

By Max Langridge

Nokia has announced that a beta version of Android 8.0 Oreo is available to download now for anyone signed up to the beta program. Nokia 8: Release date, specs and everything you need to know The beta program itself is new and is called Nokia Phone Beta... Read more

OnePlus 5T specs and pre-order price revealed ahead of official announcement

OnePlus 5T specs and pre-order price revealed ahead of official announcement

By Max Langridge

Just a day after an official-looking teaser image of the OnePlus 5T leaked online, what appear to be the official specs have been posted on the Chinese AnTuTu benchmark and picked up by GizChina.it. Not only that, but a pre-order page for the phone... Read more

Three Pixel phones in 2018? Leaked codenames would suggest so

Three Pixel phones in 2018? Leaked codenames would suggest so

By Max Langridge

With the Pixel 2 smartphones now released to the world, attention is now on the third-generation to be released in 2018 - unless of course you have or want a Pixel 2 XL and are waiting for the screen issues to resolve themselves. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel... Read more

This amazing OnePlus 5T image leak confirms 18:9 display and bezel-less design

This amazing OnePlus 5T image leak confirms 18:9 display and bezel-less design

By Max Langridge

Purveyor of affordable "flagship-killer" smartphones OnePlus is expected to launch the 5T before the year is out. Like the 3T that has come before, the 5T will be based on the OnePlus 5, but have some upgraded features, chief among which is a new all-screen... Read more

Google is looking into the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in problem

Google is looking into the Pixel 2 XL's screen burn-in problem

By Elyse Betters

OK, so the Pixel 2 XL might have a display problem.First, there was an issue about its colour vibrancy, which, honestly, we think might be like the great blue/gold dress debate. Either you think the latest Pixels have dim, muddy displays that look gross... Read more

OnePlus 5T revealed: Front and backside shown off in leaked renders

OnePlus 5T revealed: Front and backside shown off in leaked renders

By Elyse Betters

OnePlus is developing its next flagship killer, and we now know what it looks like, thanks to a new leak.Let's back up for a minute. OnePlus launched the OnePlus 5 this past summer, but reports have suggested it is working on yet another phone, called... Read more

TunesGo launched an Android security test and survival guide against viruses

TunesGo launched an Android security test and survival guide against viruses

By Pocket-lint Promotion

It's no secret that cyber security has become increasingly important.Every other day there is a new breach reported by a major company, or a malicious malware discovered by an expert security researcher. In fact, according to Wondershare, the team behind... Read more

The best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note8

The best accessories for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy Note8

By Pocket-lint Promotion

You’ve bought your top-of-the-range smartphone. Now, you’ll want to keep it safe, pristine and comfortable to use. But there are more accessories that are worth considering, too. Here are the ten best add-ons, including slick, smart protective cases,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 may have a notch of its own, for a front-mounted fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 may have a notch of its own, for a front-mounted fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

Samsung may have listened to some consumer feedback regarding the placement of the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8 and resolve the issue for the Galaxy S9. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The rear-mounted scanner on the S8 can... Read more

Leaked image of Nokia 9 rear panel all but confirms the new flagship's design

Leaked image of Nokia 9 rear panel all but confirms the new flagship's design

By Max Langridge

An image purporting to show the rear panel of the upcoming Nokia 9 has appeared online on Chinese website Baidu. While on the surface it's just the rear panel, it actually gives quite a lot away about the phone. Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

Sony Xperia XZ Premium getting Android 8.0 Oreo from today

By Max Langridge

Sony Xperia XZ Premium owners rejoice, as of today, an update for Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out, ready to bring the latest set of features to the flagship device. Android 8.0 Oreo: Features, release date and everything you need to know Sony Xperia... Read more

HTC U11 Plus photos reveal future flagship phone, plus a little forensic work

HTC U11 Plus photos reveal future flagship phone, plus a little forensic work

By Chris Hall

There was little chatter about the HTC U11 Plus until it exploded onto the scene recently, along with news that HTC was planning a launch event. Now we have real images revealing all.These images come from TENAA, the certification authority in China,... Read more

Huawei made a 'working' foldable phone that might launch next year

Huawei made a 'working' foldable phone that might launch next year

By Elyse Betters

Huawei wants to take the spotlight from ZTE.A few days ago, ZTE unveiled a foldable smartphone, called the Axom M, with two screens. But now, Huawei, which recently announced the Mate 10 smartphone series, is working on its own version of a foldable phone.... Read more

Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can
4.5 stars

Google Pixel 2 review: Clean, speedy Android in a minimal can

By Cam Bunton

Last year, for the first time, Made by Google phones hit store shelves with a fresh look and new name to replace the aging Nexus. While Nexus represented pure Android for the nerds, Pixel was about making something truly great for everyone. And it was.... Read more

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day

New Vodafone PAYG plan caps spending to just £1 a day

By Rik Henderson

Vodafone has announced a pay-as-you-go price plan that is capped at a £1 a day spend, yet allows you to text or call as much as you like.Pay As You Go 1, as it is called, charges 20p per minute for calls, 20p for texts and 20p for each 5MB of data. However,... Read more

Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module that lets your smartphone sing

Chord Poly is the wireless streaming module that lets your smartphone sing

By Max Langridge

Chord Electronics has launched Poly, a module that attaches to the company's two year-old Mojo DAC, and allows you to wirelessly stream music from your smartphone or any other source and have it delivered to your ears in crystal clear quality. Chord Mojo:... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals, prices and where to get them

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL deals, prices and where to get them

By Rik Henderson

Google has started to release its 2017 smartphones in the shape of the Google Pixel 2 first hitting the streets, then the Pixel 2 XL.The Pixel 2 is a 5-inch handset while the larger of the two devices has a 6-inch screen. They both have the exact same... Read more

Google might add more colour options to resolve the Pixel 2 XL's display problem

Google might add more colour options to resolve the Pixel 2 XL's display problem

By Chris Hall

The Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch problem on the front of it which you've probably heard about. It's currently the subject of a great deal of discussion among smartphone fans, in a stand-off that has "it's terrible for an £800 phone" on one side to "you probably... Read more

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

The HTC U11 Plus might slay the Pixel 2 XL

By Max Langridge

Just when we thought we were done with flagship phones for 2017, HTC has confirmed via a tweet that it will unveil something new on 2 November, and we fully expect it to be the U11 Plus. HTC U11 review: Flagship glory, with a gimmick squeezed in Rumoured... Read more

Official: Nokia 7 is a mid-range bothie phone heading to China

Official: Nokia 7 is a mid-range bothie phone heading to China

By Elyse Betters

HMD Global has announced a new Nokia phone: the Nokia 7.It's a mid-range device, headed for China. HMD Global described the 5.2-inch Nokia 7 as a phone "wrapped in 7000 series aluminium chassis" with "diamond cut bevelled edges" and a "3D glass curvature... Read more

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

Google reveals ARCore will come to more Samsung Galaxy devices

By Elyse Betters

Samsung and Google have partnered up so that Google's ARCore will come to even more Galaxy smartphones.ARCore is Android’s version of Apple ARKit. It's a baked-in augmented reality platform that developers can leverage. It's very different from Tango,... Read more

Motorola made a £99 Moto Mod speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa

Motorola made a £99 Moto Mod speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa

By Elyse Betters

Motorola has announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z phones.It's a $149.99/£99 speaker attachment with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. In other words, it turns your phone into a little Echo device. Called the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, the... Read more

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

What is Bixby? Samsung's smart AI explained

By Chris Hall

Forget about Google Assistant, Samsung's new Android flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ launched their own voice assistant called Bixby.It's Samsung's attempt to take on the likes of Siri, Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa, with a new AI... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs Mate 9: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei announced the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro and Mate 10 Porsche Design at an event in Munich on 16 October. The big-screened devices follow on from last year's Mate 9 but they bring a number of differences with them.We have compared the Mate 10 and Mate... Read more

Honor announces December launch event, for Honor 7x or something else?

Honor announces December launch event, for Honor 7x or something else?

By Rik Henderson

Honor, the affiliate brand of Huawei, has announced an event to be held in London on Tuesday 5 December, inviting Pocket-lint to save the date.It hasn't revealed what is planned for launch, although we do know that the Honor 7x was unveiled in China... Read more

How to manage your iPhone in Windows with WinX MediaTrans (no iTunes needed)

How to manage your iPhone in Windows with WinX MediaTrans (no iTunes needed)

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Apple's iTunes software can be susceptible to its fair share of problems on Windows PC. While it tends works fine on Mac, PC users are left to use software that often fails to meet their needs.WinX MediaTrans is the solution. It's a file manager for... Read more

BlackBerry Motion all-touch phone now available to pre-order for £399

BlackBerry Motion all-touch phone now available to pre-order for £399

By Elyse Betters

TCL has announced when you can get its latest BlackBerry smartphone.BlackBerry is a brand name synonymous with one thing: keyboards. When you think of the mobile maker's name, you think of old-style smartphones equipped with tiny QWERTY keys. But it has... Read more

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

Google hid a custom image processor inside Pixel 2 and didn't turn it on

By Elyse Betters

Google just revealed a surprise, cool feature that is oddly still laying dormant in its latest Pixel 2 smartphones.Called the Pixel Visual Core, it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer devices. The company described it as a "fully... Read more

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen flip phone you might actually want

By Elyse Betters

ZTE has a new device, and it's, um, interesting.Called the ZTE Axon M, it's basically a flip phone. But not the type some of you may you remember from the early 2000s. It's a full-featured Android smartphone with two full-size displays, which are connected... Read more

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note 9, says S Pen will be much improved

By Max Langridge

After the proper model numbers for the Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked a few weeks ago, Samsung itself has confirmed there will be a Galaxy Note 9 in 2018. Speaking in an interview with Samsung Newsroom, Cue Kim and BJ Kang, both from Samsung's Global Product... Read more

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

HTC to hold 2 November event, likely for HTC U11 Plus phone

By Elyse Betters

There's another flagship phone coming this autumn.First, there was the Galaxy Note 8, then we had the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, and just earlier this month, we got the Google Pixel 2. Now, HTC is introducing its entry. As spotted by Chinese site ITHome,... Read more

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 10 in pictures: Is the designer handset really worth €1395?

By Mike Lowe

When Porsche Design revealed its design special of the Huawei Mate 9 back in 2016, it was a handset that stood head and shoulders above the standard Huawei model in design terms - and the phone we wish that Huawei had made for all its customers.Which,... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 vs Mate 10 Pro: What's the difference?

Huawei Mate 10 vs Mate 10 Pro: What's the difference?

By Mike Lowe

After a year of ups (Honor 9) and downs (Huawei P10), Huawei has come out kicking and punching with its latest handsets, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro.Although the entry Mate 10 won't be coming to UK Shores - it's Mate 10 Pro only in Blighty, boys and gals... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone set to shake-up the flagship elite

Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the smartphone set to shake-up the flagship elite

By Mike Lowe

It's been no secret that the Huawei Mate 10 was imminent - the Chinese maker has been teasing the big-screen flagship in various forms for weeks.What might come as a surprise, however, is that the Mate 10 won't be coming to the UK... only the Mate 10... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

Samsung Galaxy S9 could feature depth-sensing facial recognition technology

By Max Langridge

It's a tale that feels as old as time itself; Samsung and Apple being in a constant battle to one-up each other to gain smartphone supremacy. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far? The latest rumour surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S9 suggests... Read more

Watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch livestream right here

Watch the Huawei Mate 10 launch livestream right here

By Rik Henderson

Huawei is in the process of unveiling its next flagship smartphones, the Huawei Mate 10 and Huawei Mate 10 Pro, with the latter the one to come to the UK.You can find out more from the links below: Huawei Mate 10 Pro initial review: A flagship to take... Read more

OnePlus 3 and 3T can now be updated with an Android 8.0 beta

OnePlus 3 and 3T can now be updated with an Android 8.0 beta

By Max Langridge

OnePlus has announced that Android 8.0 Oreo is available to run in a beta mode on the OnePlus 3 and 3T through its Open Beta Program. OnePlus 5 vs OnePlus 3T vs OnePlus 3: What's the difference? The changes that will be available to take advantage of... Read more

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

You can now control a Chromecast with Google Assistant on your phone

By Elyse Betters

Google Assistant just got more useful for mobile device owners.Google's digital assistant has always been able to control a Chromecast, but only from a Google Home speaker. Now, for the first time, Google Assistant on Android phones can do the same thing,... Read more

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases: Protect your new Google smartphone

Best Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cases: Protect your new Google smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature lovely designs with solid aluminium bodies and glass detailing on the rear. Both are IP67 water and dust resistant and both offer front-facing stereo speakers.The Pixel 2 XL is the more exciting of the two in... Read more

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

Google Pixel 2 vs Pixel 2 XL: What's the difference?

By Britta O'Boyle

Google announced two new Pixel phones at its event on 4 October. The two new smartphones were revealed alongside a new Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, new Daydream and a new Pixelbook.Naturally, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL differ in physical size... Read more

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

Samsung confirms development of Bixby 2.0, will be unveiled on 18 October

By Max Langridge

Samsung has accepted that its Bixby voice-assistant hasn't quite received the positive reviews it expected. As a result, the company has appointed Chung Eui-suk, the American Vice Chief at Samsung Research to head up the service intelligence group at... Read more

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Mid-Range Smartphone

By Britta O'Boyle

The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will be taking place in November, celebrating the nominations across 18 categories from smartphones and tablets to games and cameras.All of the devices and products nominated have been reviewed by us in full over the... Read more