Tag Archive: Phones


Future Samsung phones might be made out of new ‘Metal 12’ magnesium alloy

Samsung might be getting ready to kick aluminum to the curb.

Although we don’t usually talk too much about them, Samsung’s recently been killing it in the laptop space. The company announced its new Notebook 9 for 2018, and while there’s a lot to like about the machine, one of its highlights is a new magnesium alloy Samsung created specifically for it. Samsung refers to the alloy as “Metal 12”, and it allows the Notebook 9 to be incredibly  [Read More…]

Light In the Box offers a great discount on two Xiaomi phones

As always, Light In The Box has a great deal going on, featuring two budget Xiaomi smartphones: the RedMi 4A, and the Mi A1. Both phones are under $ 250, with the former coming in at $ 89.99 (almost 60% off retail!) and the latter, $ 223.99 (just over 25% off). Neither of these bargains needs a coupon […]

ZTE plans on releasing more foldable phones like the Axon M

Axon M will be a series of foldable phones – not just phones with two screens.

Towards the end of 2017, ZTE made a surprise announcement with the Axon M. The Axon M is the latest phone to tackle the dual-screen smartphone, and it’s the first big attempt we’ve seen since the Kyocera Echo back in 2011. The Axon M is not a perfect phone, but unlike a lot of the competition, it took a risk to try something  [Read More…]

You can make Duo calls to Android phones that don’t have the app installed

This might be the most important Duo update ever.

If you want to make video calls on an Android device, Google Duo is easily your best bet. Google’s added a lot of new features and improvements since its release in 2016, but like any other communications app, it’s faced the same issue of forcing you to encourage your friends and family members to actually download it so you can talk to them.

The folks at Android Police  [Read More…]

LG will stop releasing new phones every year

A new strategy to cope with 11 quarters of consecutive losses.

While Samsung and Apple dominate the global smartphone market, LG continues on its never-ending struggle. The company’s mobile division has been losing money for 11 consecutive quarters at this point, and in an attempt to try and fix this, LG’s Vice Chairman, Cho Sung-jin said that the company will be shifting away from releasing new flagship phones every single year.

As a response to a question  [Read More…]

Future Samsung phones will have a working FM radio chip

Coming to residents in the U.S. and Canada via NextRadio.

Between downloading local files and the vast array of streaming services, your options for listening to music while on the go are more abundant than ever before. Now, thanks to a new partnership with NextRadio, future Samsung phones will ship with a working FM chip so you can access and listen to local radio stations.

Most phones have the tech to support FM signals, but they’re unfortunately  [Read More…]

T-Mobile begins offering BOGO deals on plethora of Android phones

While everyone else is focused on whether the power is out at CES 2018, T-Mobile is still getting the ball rolling. The Un-Carrier is working on continuing to expand its user base and has started offering its first BOGO deal of 2018. In the press release, CEO John Legere states that “another 5 million people […]

This phone’s fingerprint sensor is its display

The ubiquitous fingerprint sensor: it’s one of the most convenient ways to unlock your smartphone or laptop, but it’s always required its own reserved bastion of space on your device. Always, that is … until now.

Here at CES 2018 I just went hands-on with the first fingerprint sensor that lives UNDER your phone’s display. The Synaptics ClearID module is an optical sensor that sits under the glass of an OLED screen, and it’s making its public debut on  [Read More…]

AT&T reportedly steps away from deal to sell Huawei phones

This is a big setback for Huawei’s plans to expand in the U.S.

Strong rumors have swirled for weeks that AT&T would soon start to carry and distribute high-end Huawei phones, marking a big move for the Chinese manufacturer as it tries to get a strong foothold in the U.S. market. But at CES 2018, as Huawei and its sub-brand Honor both make announcements about international releases of their phones, Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T has backed  [Read More…]

Sony Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra hands-on: No more quirks, these are just good phones

Caveats are gone, so let’s start looking at Sony’s phones again.

Putting aside Sony’s struggles with flagship phones in the U.S., the company has quietly picked up solid sales of its mid-range devices, with notable standouts like the Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra in 2017. It stands to reason that a refresh would be in the works, and so we have the appropriately named Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra at CES 2018.

Alongside having the distinguished position  [Read More…]