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Samsung Galaxy S9 FCC sighting could suggest imminent arrival

Samsung Galaxy S9 FCC sighting could suggest imminent arrival

By Max Langridge

We already knew the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ were going to arrive in 2018, but their launch, or unveiling at least, may have just been given a catalyst after they were spotted at the FCC. They have been given the model numbers SM-G960F and SM-965F, with... Read more

Apple apologises for slowing iPhones, offers sale on battery replacements

Apple apologises for slowing iPhones, offers sale on battery replacements

By Elyse Betters

Apple wants you to know its sorry.The company just published a letter to apologise for a “misunderstanding", or rather, for the fact that it slows older iPhones. Apple recently admitted it pushes out an update that throttles the CPU of older iPhones... Read more

Should your iPhone battery be replaced? How to tell and where to do it

Should your iPhone battery be replaced? How to tell and where to do it

By Elyse Betters

Apple has confirmed it slows down old iPhones.Technically, the company admitted it slows down processors used in iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, and iPhone SE. These have aging lithium-ion batteries that might cause random shutdowns. So, to prevent your... Read more

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

Apple iOS 11 tips and tricks for iPhone: Master your new software

By Stuart Miles

Apple packaged a tonne of improvements in iOS 11 including updates to Maps, keyboard, App Store, Siri and Control Centre.The new OS from Apple brings a host of new features, tips and tricks. We've worked our way through the operating system in order... Read more

OnePlus 5T tips and tricks: The essential guide to the all-screen flagship killer

OnePlus 5T tips and tricks: The essential guide to the all-screen flagship killer

By Cam Bunton

OnePlus 5T has just been launched, and while it's pricier than its predecessors, it's still a good amount of phone for the £449 price tag. It's comfortably cheaper than the likes of the Pixel 2 XL, iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy S8 Plus, and offers a true... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tips and tricks: The S Pen is mightier than the sword

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the most advanced phone that Samsung has ever made. Not only does it offer all the features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 devices, but it debuts the dual camera as well as enhancing the S Pen.For some, the Note 7's early withdrawal... Read more

Huawei's next flagship will be the P20, will launch early 2018

Huawei's next flagship will be the P20, will launch early 2018

By Max Langridge

It seems assumption could have got the better of the majority of industry analysts that said Huawei's next P-series flagship will be called the P11. That's because some new evidence has been brought to the table to suggest it will be called the P20 instead.... 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

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: An expert's guide

By Chris Hall

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are Samsung's most ambitious phones yet. While the switch to a 18.5:9 aspect display is likely to be the thing that draws you in, with its luscious infinity curves, there's a whole lot packed into the phone that... Read more

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel 2: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

Apple iPhone to Google Pixel 2: How to transfer contacts, messages, calendars and media

By Cam Bunton

With the Pixel and Pixel XL, the company's first home-made smartphones, Google decided to make part of the usual pains of phone setup disappear. Considering how useful it is, the same feature was also included in the 2017 Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. For... Read more

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: Master your pure Android Oreo phone

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: Master your pure Android Oreo phone

By Chris Hall

Google has changed its approach to software updates. Android 7 Nougat and Android 8 Oreo both went through extensive public betas, so those with compatible phones (Nexus and Pixel devices) could sample the software through its development until it hit... Read more

OnePlus 6 to get more secure facial recognition technology

OnePlus 6 to get more secure facial recognition technology

By Max Langridge

The OnePlus 5T has been available to buy for a little over a month and yet the rumours surrounding its successor, the likely named OnePlus 6 are already coming in. The latest refers to OnePlus' Face Unlock feature that debuted on the OnePlus 5T. OnePlus... Read more

Nokia 9 could get dual front-facing cameras according to the latest render

Nokia 9 could get dual front-facing cameras according to the latest render

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 will likely be one of the, if not the first flagship device to be unveiled in 2018, as it's expected to show its face at an event in China on 19 January. We've heard plentiful rumours regarding the device and now thanks to a render posted... Read more

Controversy: Apple responds to claims that it throttles older iPhones with degraded batteries

Controversy: Apple responds to claims that it throttles older iPhones with degraded batteries

By Elyse Betters

 There has always been crazy conspiracies about electronic manufacturers deliberately slowing down their old products in order to get consumers to upgrade to their newer products, but as a turns out, this may actually be true - or at least it seems to... Read more

You'll soon change your mobile network with a single text, here's how

You'll soon change your mobile network with a single text, here's how

By Rik Henderson

British communications regulator Ofcom has announced major reforms to the way customers can switch between mobile networks in the UK.After a lengthy consultation period, it found some unnecessary difficulties in the process of switching providers. Two... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 specs leak reveals SD845 processor and dual-lens rear camera

Sony Xperia XZ2 specs leak reveals SD845 processor and dual-lens rear camera

By Max Langridge

Sony Mobile is expected to release a successor the Xperia XZ1 in the not-too-distant-future, following a recent render leak that shows an Xperia handset with incredibly slim bezels. Now, some official-looking images have appeared on Reddit that reveal... Read more

Full Nokia 9 specs leaked in FCC filing: OLED screen, SD835 and dual-lens camera

Full Nokia 9 specs leaked in FCC filing: OLED screen, SD835 and dual-lens camera

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 is expected to be unveiled at a media event in China on 19 January and now, thanks to an FCC filing, we know pretty much all there is to know about the upcoming flagship. Nokia 9: Release date, rumours and everything you need to know We've... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

Samsung Galaxy A8 vs Galaxy S8: What's the difference?

By Chris Hall

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A8, a new mid-range device that adopts some of the S8's skills.If the A8 name sounds familiar, that's because there was a phone launched in 2015 of the same name. Well rest assured, this is a whole lot more exciting than... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ2 render shows incredibly thin top and bottom bezels

Sony Xperia XZ2 render shows incredibly thin top and bottom bezels

By Max Langridge

Sony may finally be catching up to its smartphone competitors when it comes to bezels. While others are increasing screen sizes and slimming down the bezels around the screen, Sony has long stuck to rather large areas on its devices. That could all be... Read more

Samsung Galaxy A8 brings Infinity Display and a dual-lens front camera to the mid-range market

Samsung Galaxy A8 brings Infinity Display and a dual-lens front camera to the mid-range market

By Max Langridge

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A8 as its latest mid-range smartphone, but with specs to trouble the very best flagships out there. The two headline features of the A8 are its 5.6-inch 1920 x 2220 18.5:9 Infinity display and a dual-lens front-facing... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to retain single-lens camera, only S9+ to get dual-lens

Samsung Galaxy S9 to retain single-lens camera, only S9+ to get dual-lens

By Max Langridge

Samsung may reserve of the of the biggest feature changes for the Galaxy S-series of smartphones for the larger S9+ when it launches in 2018. That is, a dual-lens camera, which up until now has only ever appeared on the Galaxy Note 8. Samsung Galaxy S9... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 could come with a larger 3,200mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy S9 could come with a larger 3,200mAh battery

By Max Langridge

Rumours and leaks surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S9 have really ramped up in the last few days. We've seen some renders that reveal a repositioned fingerprint scanner and a new dual-lens camera, and its launch date may be pinned down to Mobile World Congress... Read more

Huawei P11 could launch at MWC in February and feature 3D depth-sensing camera

Huawei P11 could launch at MWC in February and feature 3D depth-sensing camera

By Max Langridge

Huawei's next flagship smartphone, the P11, could see the light of day at Mobile World Congress at the end of February 2018, according to usually reliable Twitter tipster, Roland Quandt. New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet... Read more

This will be the first phone to use an in-screen fingerprint sensor

This will be the first phone to use an in-screen fingerprint sensor

By Elyse Betters

Vivo, a little-known Chinese phone maker, will apparently be one of the first to launch a smartphone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor.When smartphone manufacturers moved to infinity-style displays in 2017, virtually removing all bezels around the... Read more

Google Tango explained: What could it do and why was it shut down?

Google Tango explained: What could it do and why was it shut down?

By Elyse Betters

Google is well-known for working on exploratory products and services.From internet-carrying balloons to cars that drive themselves, and everything in between. One such innovation was Project Tango - which was rebranded to just Tango. It was part of the... Read more

Goodbye Google Tango: We hardly knew... Oh wait, we have ARCore now

Goodbye Google Tango: We hardly knew... Oh wait, we have ARCore now

By Elyse Betters

RIP Tango.Google has announced it is shutting down Tango on 1 March 2018. The project was one of Google's first attempts at making augmented reality possible on mobile phones. It was introduced in 2014, then became available through developer kits, and... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at MWC 2018, and this is what it will look like

Samsung Galaxy S9 will be unveiled at MWC 2018, and this is what it will look like

By Max Langridge

Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 and S9+ on 27 February at Mobile World Congress, according to Korean news outlet The Bell, and translated by MySmartPrice. The site has a small table showing the unveiling and launch dates of the previous Galaxy S flagships... Read more

Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you

Apple imagined a version of Siri that can whisper responses to you

By Elyse Betters

Siri sucks to use in public.Think about it: whether you're in a library or a grocery store, it's awkward to use Siri. She's loud. But, imagine if she could whisper. Would you use it more then? Apple seems to be asking itself this very question, according... Read more

Unboxing a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 - how new-looking is it?

Unboxing a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S7 - how new-looking is it?

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Previously, Quick Mobile Fix sent us a refurbished iPhone to check out, to see if it looks and feels like a new phone. This time out, it’s a Galaxy S7 in pristine condition bundle.To keep the phone extra secure, the actual phone itself shipped in a... Read more

Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 3C certification adds weight to January launch

Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 3C certification adds weight to January launch

By Max Langridge

A recent 3C certification in China for the Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 9 now all but confirms the two phones will be unveiled at Nokia's media event in China on 19 January. The 3C certification is the China Compulsory Certificate, and is China's version... Read more

Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels
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Nokia 8 review: Flagship specs, mid-range feels

By Chris Hall

Nokia filled the gap at the top of its smartphone portfolio with the Nokia 8, the flagship phone that we'd been waiting for since the announcement of Nokia's return, which has seen the birth of the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 in the first year of its life.On the... Read more

Nokia camera app APK points to telephoto and wide angle dual-lens camera for Nokia 9

Nokia camera app APK points to telephoto and wide angle dual-lens camera for Nokia 9

By Max Langridge

Nokia's upcoming Nokia 9 flagship could be one of the first phones ever with a telephoto and wide-angle dual-lens camera system, if a recent leak is to be believed. Nokia has recently pushed out a beta version of Android Oreo to the Nokia 5 and with it,... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 schematics reaffirm repositioned fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 schematics reaffirm repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

Just a day after we finally saw some renders of the Samsung Galaxy S9, some schematic drawings have appeared on Chinese social site Weibo, often the source of many accurate smartphone leaks, that confirm the next flagship will get a new-look back panel.... Read more

Google Assistant comes to Android L phones and Android M and N tablets

Google Assistant comes to Android L phones and Android M and N tablets

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced it is expanding its Google Assistant service so that it will be available on more mobile devices.It's coming to Android Lollipop phones as well as Android Marshmallow and Nougat tablets. It'll launch on Android Lollipop phones where... Read more

In-display fingerprint sensors may finally be a thing in 2018 thanks to Synaptics

In-display fingerprint sensors may finally be a thing in 2018 thanks to Synaptics

By Max Langridge

When smartphone manufacturers moved to infinity-style displays in 2017, virtually removing all bezels around the screen, many expected some to adopt in-display fingerprint scanners. Both Samsung and Apple were heavily rumoured to adopt the technology... Read more

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost

Three free roaming now covers 71 destinations: Here's where you can use your phone at no extra cost

By Rik Henderson

UK mobile operator Three has announced that it has extended its Feel at Home free roaming incentive to include 11 new countries, including much of South America. That takes the total number of destinations covered by its service (also known as Go Roam)... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get much-improved iris scanning

Samsung Galaxy S9 to get much-improved iris scanning

By Max Langridge

A report fresh out of Korea has said that Samsung will give the Galaxy S9 and S9+ a much improved iris scanner over the Galaxy S8, which will be used to provide extra security for sensitive information. Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: What's the story so far?... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked renders reveal repositioned fingerprint scanner

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaked renders reveal repositioned fingerprint scanner

By Max Langridge

We're likely only a few months away from the official launch of Samsung's next flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+, yet we've only just seen our first set of renders. The renders have been created by Samsungmobile.News and are based on a now removed... Read more

New Nokia 6 (2018) leaked in TENAA report

New Nokia 6 (2018) leaked in TENAA report

By Rik Henderson

A new version of the Nokia 6 is on the way, if a report posted on the Chinese communications regulator's website is to be believed.TENAA certification has been given to a handset going under the codename TA-1054, which is thought to be a dual-SIM version... Read more

Google releases AR sticker packs for Pixel phones, have a selfie with a Stormtrooper

Google releases AR sticker packs for Pixel phones, have a selfie with a Stormtrooper

By Max Langridge

Google has begun rolling out new AR sticker packs to all Pixel devices running Android 8.1 Oreo. The sticker packs include characters from the upcoming Star Wars film Episode VI: The Last Jedi and Netflix's Stranger Things, as well as foodmoji, 3D text... Read more

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

HTC U11 EYEs with dual selfie-cam could be unveiled soon

By Max Langridge

HTC may not be done with smartphone releases for 2017, or we may already have a glimpse at what to expect come the turn of the New Year. The Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is expected to go back to its 2014 roots and resurrect the Eye branding for... Read more

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

New Huawei P-series smartphone could be the best camera phone yet

By Rik Henderson

Huawei has been focusing a lot on the photo-taking abilities of its handsets in latter times, but its next P-series smartphone is sure to be the best yet - if a range of leaked ad creatives are anything to go by.Details on an alleged "Huawei PCE Series"... Read more

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

Nokia could finally unveil the Nokia 9 in 2018, alongside a new Nokia 8

By Max Langridge

The Nokia 9 may finally see the light of day in early-2018, according to Chinese media site MyDrivers.The flagship smartphone has received its fair share of rumours during 2017, with many expecting it to launch before the year was out, but that doesn't... Read more

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

Honor View 10 is a 6-inch flagship with facial recognition and other Apple-esque talents

By Rik Henderson

As well as the much-anticipated Honor 7X, the Chinese manufacturer also announced a 5.99-inch device that it terms its first “AI smartphone”.It’s similar to parent company Huawei’s Mate 10 – certainly aiming for the same sector – and is powered... Read more

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition phone announced - see it here

OnePlus 5T Star Wars Edition phone announced - see it here

By Elyse Betters

If you love OnePlus and Star Wars, prepare to lose your mind.With Star Wars: The Last Jedi about to hit cinemas in two weeks, we’re seeing all sorts of merchandise pop up, and that includes tie-ins with tech companies such as OnePlus, which has just... Read more

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

Zizo Bolt explored: It's one tough case

By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Zizo Wireless Bolt series is the company's flagship case. It fits not only the latest iPhones, including the new iPhone X, but also other manufacturers leading flagship handsets including phones from Samsung, LG, and ZTE.We take a closer look as to... Read more

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm

Forget your password? No worries, just let Samsung scan your palm

By Elyse Betters

Samsung is looking into a new way of verifying your identity and, oddly, reminding you of your password should you ever forget it.The company, which already offers biometric-based unlocking technologies on its devices, ranging from facial recognition... Read more

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

EE Hawk is a £150 smartphone capable of 300mbps download speeds

By Max Langridge

EE has introduced the Hawk smartphone, a wallet-friendly device at £150 that is Cat 6-enabled, meaning it can support 4G+ download speeds up to 300mbps. The Hawk has already proven to produce download speeds of 238mbps at London's Wembley Stadium on... Read more

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes

Is HMD working on a new Nokia 5? Leaked benchmark suggests yes

By Elyse Betters

HMD Global appears to be working on a new Nokia phone.There is currently a lot of excitement about the company's yet-to-be-announced Nokia 9, which is expected to launch next year as a high-end flagship device, but little has been said so far about HMD's... Read more