Samsung Galaxy S9 Hands On & Camera Specification : MWC 2018

It would appear leaking of product information is an excellent marketing tool for the social media and news sites are posting about the latest Samsung Galaxy S9 daily. Less then a week out from the official announcement at MWC 2018, there has been a Reddit user that has posted a hands-on review of a pre-production … Read more

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 vs Exynos 9810 vs HiSilicon Kirin 970

Mobile World Congress 2018 is just a week away, and we will undoubtedly see multiple phones announced with the next generation of system on chips (SoC). The Snapdragon 845 is likely to be used in the next flagship phone which is due to be announced at the Nokia event on the 29th. Historically Samsung has … Read more

Asus ZenFone 5 Lite Leaked before MWC has 4 Cameras.

The new Asus Zenfone 5 series of phones is expected to be released at MWC in just a few days. Asus has already released invitations for its official event. There have already been some leaks regarding the main  ZenFone 5 handset showing it with a 5 .7-inch bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio and dual … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 could keep 3.5mm & come with new DeX Pad launch

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ could stick to a 3.5mm headset jack, a move that might seem surprising given rivals such as Apple and Google have opted to remove the headset jack on their flagship smartphones. The details come from a leak showing the new DeX Pad that is likely to launch with the Galaxy … Read more

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S could launch at MWC 2018 with almost 100% screen

The original Mi MIX was launch back in 2016 with its beautiful bezel-less design, well before the Galaxy S8 or iPhone X. The Mi Mix 2 was subsequently released with upgraded internals in September last year. Fans have been eager to see how far Xiaomi can push their designs, and this may finally come to … Read more

Vivo X20 Plus Launches – Worlds first in-display fingerprint sensor

The Vivo X20 Plus was demoed at CES 2018 just a few days ago, and now it is ready to be launch. The pricing details have yet to be announced, pre-orders have officially opened in China. Vivo’s main selling point with the X20 Plus is the in-display fingerprint sensor tech. The rest of the phone … Read more

LG G6 officially announced. Less ingenuity and more practicality

LG have been trying to gain ground on its better performing competitors in recent years. The G4 was widely praised but never a huge success like competing products. The G5 pushed the boat out with wacky features including a modular design but was met with quite a lot of criticism and very little 3rd party … Read more

HTC announces prices Vive bundle, sets pre-order date

This year looks to be all about Virtual Reality. The Oculus Rift is set to launch at the end of March and ow HTC have announced the launch details of their Vive Consumer Edition virtual reality bundle. Unfortunately, early adopters may suffer from some sticker shock, as the pricing comes in at $799, $200 more … Read more

Sony Announce Mid-Range Xperia X and XA Phones

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Sony released the new Z5 later on in the year last year, so it is no surprise they haven’t announced a new flagship yet this year at the Mobile World Conference. Instead they have announced a new line of Xperia X smartphones, the Xperia X and Xperia XA. The new … Read more

LG G5 Announced – A modular Android Smartphone

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] LG have finally announced their new LG G5 at MWC this year, and it is probably the most exciting mainstream Android phone is years. They haven’t gone completely wacky, so you will find some high end features and excellent build quality as you would expect from a flagship phone. This … Read more

Sony Announce M4 Aqua – Waterproof Mid-Range Android Smartphone

Sony maybe pulling out of the tablet and smartphone business in the future but they are still releasing a limited number of devices. This includes the previously posted about Xperia Z4 Tablet and now the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua.

The Xperia M4 Aqua is a mid-range version of last years excellent Z3 compact which is a fully waterpfroof 5-inch Android Lollipop device.

Unless you are a big gamer the internals should be adequate for you with a  Snapdragon 615 processor, LTE, 2GB of RAM, and up to two days of battery life from a 2,400mAh cell. Hopefully the M4 will match the industry leading battery performance of the Z3 compact. The battery is smaller but the CPU is also less powerful so it should balance out. Talktime is claimed to be 13.28 hours verses the Z3c 12.00 hours, but from personal experience this often means nothing.

Sony have cut costs using a plastic body instead of metal, but they have improved the waterproofing so you no longer need a cap on the USB port.

Beyond the SoC, the phone has a 13MP rear-facing camera with an F/2.0 aperture, and a 5MP front-facing camera.

Pricing is set at 299 euros which means it could be a great mid-range option for most people.

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Sony announce Xperia Z4 Tablet

Following the accidental leak by Sony they have now officially announced the Xperia Z4 which is a  slimmer, lighter and more powerful follow up to the Z2 tablet released in May and claims to be the thinnest and lightest 10in tablet at 6.1mm thick and 392g.

The tablet runs Android Lollipop software and has a high-resolution 2K screen, which is the brightest 10in 2K screen. It also has a claimed 17-hour video playback time and runs by Qualcomm’s latest 64bit octocore Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

It is waterproof, using internal seals rather than small external covers to allow exposed USB and headphone sockets.

Sony are also releasing a removable Bluetooth keyboard accessory into which the tablet slots, turning it into an Android-powered laptop that includes a trackpad, “chiclet” keys which give space around each key, custom control buttons and a hinge to hold the screen at an adjustable angle.

The tablet should be available from spring 2015.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Announced

After all the leaks most of the following should come as no surprise. Samsung have announced 2 variants of its flagship Galaxy S6. The normal model and the beautiful edge version, both are identical in specification the only difference is the edge has a curves screen that slopes off at the edges (hence the name). … Read more

Watch the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 Live Stream Here with Galaxy S6 Launch

The Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event is just over 3 hours away with the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and possibly the Galaxy S6 Edge due.

Based on leaks it appears Samsung are deviating from the Galaxy styles of previous devices with an all metal, glass back design which will like mean no removable battery, microSD slot or water proofing.  This is already causing quite a bit of a stir among Samsung fans on Reddit, but I guess a sleeker design will have more mass appeal.

Either way we will find out what all the fuss is about at 5.30pm GMT