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At this point it feels like we already know most of what there is to know about HTC's new flagship smartphone. However, specs and pricing are now official, as HTC has gone formally introduced the U12+, and is currently accepting pre-orders for both carrier-specific and unlocked models starting at $799, or $34 per... Read more...
We have been seeing leaks of HTC's upcoming flagship U12+ smartphone for several weeks now, including what looked to be official press renders and a comprehensive set of specifications. Lest there be any doubt about the legitimacy of previously leaked information, HTC did curious folks a solid by posting all the juicy... Read more...
Anyone paying for mobile phone service for a smartphone knows that plans have become very expensive; only a couple lines can cost you well over $100 monthly. Verizon has quietly launched a new startup service called Visible that is a no contract, unlimited plan that offers mobile service via an app. For $40 per month... Read more...
HTC is gearing up to launch a new Android smartphone that will sit at the top of its stack in terms of performance and features, and we don't have to wait very long to find out exactly what it is. The company teased the launch on Twitter, announcing it will unveil "a phone that is more than the sum of its specs" on March 23, 2018, which is Read more...
Someone has gotten their grubby mitts on a coming HTC smartphone and took plenty of pics of the shiny device to show off. That smartphone is said to be the HTC U12+ and the images turned up on the HTC Taiwan News Update Facebook page, which for those wondering isn't HTC's officially. The images show the new flagship... Read more...
Many smartphone makers have seen China as their key market for growth over the last few years. Chinese consumers have been gobbling up smartphones despite the booming black market in the country for devices like iPhones. That black market is so robust that smugglers had taken to flying iPhones in by drone. Canalys has... Read more...
Verizon has rolled out some new optional tools for families that allow parents to keep a watchful eye on what their kids are doing on their smartphone. The new tools are part of the Verizon Smart Family Premium service and allows parents to track devices and set a limit on what the kids can see on their... Read more...
The Federal Bureau of Investigation butted heads with Apple in 2016 and 2017 when the Cupertino company refused to build a backdoor into its iPhone handsets, which would allow law enforcement agencies to access locked devices at the expense of security for millions of iOS users. Fast forward to today and there's a... Read more...
Lots of smartphone owners have opted to stick with their existing smartphone rather than buy the new breed of insanely expensive flagships such as the iPhone X. Sales for the iPhone X have reportedly been so slow that Apple reportedly slashed production in half for the first part of 2018. Word has now surfaced that... Read more...
One of the biggest unveils at this year's Mobile World Congress was the new and highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, which we were lucky enough to get some hands-on preview time with for you here late last month. Samsung's Galaxy S9 series doesn't look a whole lot different than the previous... Read more...
Apple may have put up some record numbers for revenue in its last earnings report, but the company reportedly isn’t seeing the kind of demand that it expected for the high-end iPhone X smartphone. Supposed weak demand has allegedly led Apple to slash production of the smartphone in 2018. That reduced production... Read more...
For the last few years, flagship smartphones have gotten thinner and sleeker and have dedicated a much larger percentage of their front surface to the screen. Back in 2011, for example, the front surface of a Samsung Galaxy S2 was 64% screen, whereas the front of today’s Galaxy S8 is 84% screen. There are many more... Read more...
Huawei has found it difficult to make inroads in the U.S. smartphone market. Some of the company's troubles have to do with the U.S. government fearing that Huawei, a company with close ties to the Chinese government, might use those devices to spy on Americans. That fear has led to government pressure that has... Read more...
Though the company has been evangelizing its next generation Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform for a while now, Qualcomm is lifting the veil today on the new SoC's benchmark performance profile. As we showed you back in December, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 is based on a bleeding-edge 10nm LPP FinFET manufacturing process... Read more...
LG is coming off its biggest year ever, in terms of overall revenue—it generated 64.1 trillion South Korean Won (around $55.4 billion U.S. currency) during all of 2017 and across all of its divisions, a 10.9 percent jump from the previous year. It also generated its highest profit since 2009, coming out ahead 2.47... Read more...
It is fair to say that OnePlus does not have the same brand recognition as Apple or Samsung, to name just two smartphone makers with much bigger footprints. What would help is if OnePlus was able to partner with US wireless carriers to sell its phones through AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, though as we have... Read more...
Do you find yourself splitting your time between your PC and smartphone? Now that smartphones are basically ubiquitous, such a scenario is not uncommon, though it can be inconvenient. To help you utilize both rather than bounce back and forth between the two, Dell is introducing a complete wireless integration... Read more...
Samsung's resolution for 2018 is pretty simple—just sell as many smartphones as it did in 2017. That amounts to around 320 million handsets, and remarkably, that is considered playing it safe (to an extent). Normally companies like to increase sales on an annual basis, but for Samsung, it can afford to maintain its current sales threshold Read more...
Apple has found itself the target of a raid by South Korean authorities on the day before the iPhone X was due to launch in the country. Apple's headquarters in the country was raided, with investigators looking for information on Apple's business practices. South Korea isn’t known as the friendliest of countries when... Read more...
It has been rumored for several weeks now that HTC was coming out with a new smartphone that has a full front display, and it turns out the chatter was true. HTC today announced a couple of new phones, the U11 Life and U11+, the latter of which is the more interesting of the two. It is a stunning phone with a 6-inch... Read more...
One of the advantages to owning a lower power smartphone is that battery life should be a high point, at least compared to a flagship handset. That is precisely the case with Nokia's new Nokia 2 handset. Why call it the Nokia 2? The number in its model name is indicative of the claimed 2-days of battery life on a... Read more...
The cost of an Essential Phone just keep getting cheaper. About a week ago, Andy Rubin and company slashed $200 off the price of the Essential Phone, knocking it down to $499. The price cut made it one of the more affordable flagships phones on the market, but on top of that, Rubin's outfit is running a promotion that... Read more...
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