The best Amazon Prime deals on smartphones

Amazon Prime has always offered sweet deals on phones for its members, though with a bit of a catch. If you went for one of the alluring offers, you’d have to put up with ads on your lock screen. This was a non-issue for some people, but many others did not take as kindly to it. Fortunately, the company has decided to stop this practice and sell the devices with pre-installed Amazon apps instead, which is a much better solution.
So, if you are an Amazon Prime member, and have been holding off due to the annoying ads, now’s your chance to snag a new phone on the …

If the Note 9 looks like the Note 8, would you be disappointed?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is approaching its announcement date and, as is now the norm with hot phones, it’s being leaked left and right. Of course, it’s a good idea to take any leak and rumor with a pinch of salt, but we can’t deny the fact that multiple sources are saying the same thing over and over — the Note 9 will look pretty similar, if not almost identical, to the Galaxy Note 8.

But is this a bad thing? Thin-bezeled smartphones still feel pretty futuristic and Samsung’s curved Infinity Displays (a.k.a. Edge screens) are still very pretty to look at and rarely replicated by the competition. …

Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) unveiling postponed by HMD Global due to venue issue

Last week it was revealed that the Nokia X5, which is expected to be sold under the Nokia 5.1 Plus name globally, would be unveiled in China today. However, just hours before the event, HMD Global has taken to Weibo via the official Nokia account to announce that the launch has been postponed.

The exact reason behind the decision is unknown at this point in time, although the company does make mention of the venue, suggesting that some problems in the planning may have arisen. Unfortunately for consumers, however, it’s worth pointing out that the brand is yet to announce a new launch date …

Best film and glass screen protectors for OnePlus 6

Given that everyone’s favorite underdog of a flagship – the OnePlus 6 – sports an AMOLED display, its replacement price is not for the faint of heart, especially considering the fairly affordable price of the phone itself.

Granted, the phone sports Corning’s Gorilla Glass 5 layer on top of its OLED display, and more reinforced frame, but at the same time the screen has grown in size compared to its predecessor, and is as prone to shattering if you drop it face-down on hard surface as anything out there, meaning it’s pretty certain to crack, even from waist height.

We …

Sony quietly unveils Xperia XA2 Plus with 6-inch display & Snapdragon 630

Joining the Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra that were both announced back in January, Sony has quietly taken the wraps off of the new Xperia XA2 Plus which appears to be just a slightly modified version of the XA2 Ultra.

Externally, perhaps the biggest change is the presence of a new 18:9 display panel that retains the same 6-inch diameter seen on the Ultra model. However, due to the new aspect ratio, the XA2 Plus sees a reduction in both height and width, thus resulting in a smartphone that’s easier to hold. Also, Sony has equipped the device with a slightly more premium build that replaces the …

Huawei announces TalkBand B5 wearable with pop-out Bluetooth headset

Today, just days after notorious tipster Evan Blass posted the first renders of the TalkBand B5 which revealed only a small design evolution over the previous-generation product, Huawei has officially unveiled its latest hybrid wearable.

Keeping with tradition, the new TalkBand B5 once again resembles a traditional fitness tracker at first glance and includes a 1.13-inch touch-sensitive AMOLED display that features 2.5D glass on top. However, adding to the uniqueness of the product, the display is actually a separate module that can be popped out of the band at any time and placed within …

HTC is making a blockchain phone

HTC has just confirmed that it is making the “world’s first major blockchain phone”, a mysterious device that is likely to cost around $1,000 and that allows the user to own their digital identity.

The upcoming device bears the HTC “Exodus” codename, but details about it are covered in mystery and the only thing that we have about this phone is a blueprint drawing. HTC has previously said that it is working on such a phone, but just recently confirmed the details and now commits to releasing it by the end of the year and revealing further details about pricing towards the third …

Nokia “Bravo” gets certified by FCC, could be heading to Latin America

Nokia 5

Previously, it has been stated that HMD Global has plans for both a new Snapdragon 845-powered flagship and a premium device that will ship with the Snapdragon 710 on the inside. However, if a recent FCC filing is anything to go by, the Finnish company may have yet another smartphone in the works, although this looks set to be a new budget offering.

The documents in question list the smartphone under the model number TA-1120, although hidden within the listing are various screenshots from the smartphone that reveal a number of …

(Update: Officially teased) New leak suggests that Nokia X5 (5.1 Plus) is launching in China on July 11

Update 09/06/2018: Nokia Mobile’s official Weibo account has started teasing the launch member of Nokia X family.

Nokia X5 teaser

Nokia X5 or the Nokia 5.1 plus, the renders of which got leaked last month is off to its official debut. As per a recent leak from Baidu, the Nokia X5 is scheduled for a launch in China on the 11th of July 2018.

The source also posted a low resolution image of the object (which looks like a roll-up standee) featuring the Nokia X5 alongside the Nokia X6. The only way we are distinguishing the devices is based on the width of the notch. The notch on the Nokia X5 is much wider than what we saw on the Nokia X6.

Nokia X5 promotional banner

Specifications wise, the Nokia X5 will come in a glass-sandwich design, similar to what we have seen in the Nokia X6. The device will be powered by a MediaTek processor. It will feature a 5.86-inch  display in 19:9 aspect ratio and a dual camera setup at the back. Nokia X5 will be available in 3 colors and different storage and RAM configurations.

With the recent leak of Nokia X6’s scheduled launch in Hong Kong, it is kinda confirmed that Nokia will keep the X-series limited to China only. The name of the devices will be changed for the gloabl markets. So, the Nokia X5 can be called as the Nokia 5.1 Plus.

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KaiOS gains WhatsApp support, thanks to Reliance Jio

KaiOS, the OS which powers the Nokia 8110 and a few other feature phones is getting WhatsApp support. The news comes alongside the launch of JioPhone 2 in India. KaiOS on JioPhone will also support Facebook and YouTube.

WhatsApp is one of the most widely used chat service. The WhatsApp version on KaiOS may have certain limitations similar to those found on WhatsApp for Nokia Asha phones. It is due to the fact that feature phones running KaiOS have a limited amount of storage & RAM and also a weaker processor.

HMD’s CPO, Juho Sarvikas shared the original tweet by KaiOS, mentioning the Nokia 8110 aka Banana phone. So, there are high chances that the Nokia 8110 will also be able to install WhatsApp via the KaiOS store.

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