The 2018 Winter Olympics is taking place in PyeongChang, South Korea between February 9 and February 25. Samsung, as one of the main sponsors of the Games, will give more than 4,000 personalized Galaxy Note8 devices to athletes and IOC staff. The phones will have a shiny white back panel with a golden five-ring Olympics logo. The Galaxy Note8 PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games Limited Edition will also rock golden finish of the…

When it rains, it pours – at least that seems to be the case for Motorola-related leaks today. No less than four different models have been outed, from two of the company’s series. And all of these could conceivably become official at MWC next month. The Moto X5 is probably the strangest of them all, with its iPhone X-like notch and white software button at the bottom of the screen. Oh, and…

alcatel is revamping its branding and product strategy this year, coming out with three distinct series – 1, 3, and 5 – all with 18:9 screens. Some of the lines will have multiple devices, and it already looks like the ‘3’ tier will be the most crowded. We’ve already seen leaked press renders of the alcatel 3C, and today the 3V got the same treatment. On its own that wouldn’t be a…

Samsung will announce the Galaxy On7 Prime in India on Wednesday, January 17. The phone will be available exclusively on Amazon India. The Galaxy On7 Prime is not a new phone but a phone that has been around since 2016 that Samsung loves to rebrand and resell every few months. Initially launched as Galaxy On Nxt and later on called Galaxy J7 Prime, the different variants of this phone are exclusive to…

Counterpoint Research has published its analysis of the Chinese smartphone market for the whole of 2017, and some interesting tidbits have been revealed. The best selling handset over there last year was the Oppo R9s, commanding 3% of the market. The second place goes to the iPhone 7 Plus, while the vivo X9 completes the podium. There are three Oppo devices in the Top 10, two from vivo, Apple, and Honor, and…

January 17 is the launch date of the new Meizu M6s, but specs and promo materials leaked on the Chinese social network Weibo revealing almost everything there is to know about it. The new phone will be the first Meizu handset with 18:9 screen and will have a fingerprint scanner on its side. The M6s will arrive with a 14nm Exynos 7872 chipset. The back will keep the minimalist style already seen…

The second week of the year ended with a rather unexpected phone on top of our trending chart. The still unofficial Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 took the crown, overtaking the Xioami Mi A1. A couple of Samsung handsets take the next two spots – the Galaxy A8 (2018) and the Galaxy J7 Pro. The Oppo F5 holds onto fifth, ahead of the Xiaomi Redmi 5A and the Samsung Galaxy Note8. Xiaomi Redmi…

We have a number of iPads in the family and given everything we now know about iPhone batteries and performance it was reasonable to ask if Apple is doing the same to its tablets. The short answer is don’t worry, Apple isn’t throttling your iPads performance based on the age of its battery. And now for the longer response. Power Management is a complex balancing act which is further compounded by an…

In this episode of the Sunday debate we discuss what is preferable – having a display with true to life colors or a punchier one. Ivan Over the last few years, screen accuracy has gotten the status of a hotword, not unlike optical zoom or fast charging, and now manufacturers throw it left and right as a major reason for you to buy a certain phone (or tablet). But quite recently, screen…

If you’ve been keeping up with Huawei’s recent efforts to expand on the US market, you likely heard of the major deal collapse between the Chinese OEM and AT&T. In the short term, this is undoubtedly disappointing for anybody anticipating to see the new Mate 10 Pro and future Huawei devices on carrier contract deals. However, the issue and its potential implications go way beyond that. On Thursday, when we officially heard…