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Synaptics announces world’s first in-display fingerprint sensor, launching with ‘top 5’ smartphone OEM

Bezels are about to get smaller, and buttons are about to start going away.

One of the leading biometrics technology companies, Synaptics, has announced a big breakthrough in phone authentication: in-display fingerprint sensors. The new “Clear ID FS9500” (catchy name) fingerprint sensor is designed for smartphones with near-bezel-free displays, and provides fingerprint authentication on demand completely within the display panel itself.

The Clear ID FS9500 sensor offers the same type of one-touch authentication we know today, but  [Read More…]

Sonos debuts its first voice-ready, smart speaker in Sonos One

Sonos on Wednesday introduced its all-new smart, voice controlled speaker in the form of the Sonos One. Available for pre-order today, the $ 199 speaker will begin shipping later this month, on October 24. Out of the box, the Sonos One is equal parts Sonos and Alexa. Users can leverage the speaker in all of the […]

This could be our first look at the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

Glass body, f/1.6 camera and minimal bezels confirmed by latest leak.

The Huawei Mate 10 series will soon be with us, as the Chinese manufacturer prepares for its October 16 launch event. but if you don’t want to wait that long, then long-time leaker Evan Blass, a.k.a. @evleaks, has offered up a sneak peek of what’s expected to be the more premium of the two, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro pic.twitter.com/3RgjObXmw6

— Evan  [Read More…]

Google Assistant finally comes to Android TV, NVIDIA SHIELD TV gets it first

Back at CES 2017, Google promised the Google Assistant will soon make its way to the Android TV platform. Well after months of waiting (CES took place in January), the feature is finally rolling out, first for the NVIDIA SHIELD TV, but Sony Bravia TVs with Android TV will also be getting it in the […]

This is our first look at the ZTE Axon M foldable smartphone

ZTE will be releasing a dual-display phone in the coming months.

Since the launch of the first iPhone, smartphones have looked mostly the same. Sure, we have smaller bezels and modular attachments, but phones themselves still use the same touchscreen slate form factor. It looks like ZTE will be trying to mix that up soon.

Android Authority shared images of the upcoming phone, which will use a foldable form factor not seen since the days of  [Read More…]

HTC’s first phone with 18:9 aspect ratio, bezel-less display coming in November

What’s the biggest trend in smartphone design this year? That’s an easy one – bezel-less displays, of course. Just look around and you’ll see what we mean. Companies like Samsung, LG, Xiaomi or Essential have turned the bezel-less display into a standard for flagship phones. But not all Android OEMs have joined the party – […]

The first headphones with Google Assistant are now official for $349

Bose today pulled the wraps off the first Google Assistant-powered pair of noise-canceling headphones – the QuietComfort 35 II (QC35 II). As it has been previously rumored, the headphones rock a Google Assistant dedicated button on the left ear cup which, like in the case of the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 can be […]

This could be the first glimpse of the BlackBerry ‘Krypton’

Krypton is coming.

By now, it’s no secret TCL has more BlackBerry smartphones in the works. The device known as ‘Krypton’ has passed through the Bluetooth SIG, Wi-Fi Alliance and FCC already and according to François Mahieu, head of global sales for TCL, the full-touch device is expected to arrive at some point in October. Still, despite all of that information, the ‘Krypton’ has eluded being caught on camera, mostly. A recently posted image offers up what  [Read More…]

Project Fi gets its first Android One phone; Moto X4 available for $399

Google today confirmed that it will begin offering the Motorola Moto X4 as part of its Project Fi-ready smartphones. Moreover, it also formally introduces the Android One initiative to the United States. Available in Super Black and Sterling Blue color options, the Android One Moto X4 is available for $ 399. Interested parties can begin placing […]

Huawei’s Mate 10 shows its face in public for the first time

This is the Huawei Mate 10, and it looks familiar.

We’re nearing the end of the year — not in terms of months, but in terms of phone releases. Most companies want to get their devices into the hands of consumers by the holiday season, which only gives them until about mid- to late-October to do so. After the Pixels launch on October 4, the final flagship to look forward to (at least that we know of) is Huawei’s  [Read More…]