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1 week ago

Samsung Exynos 9810 now official with 40% faster cores, 4K video at 120fps

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The Exynos 9810 includes a third-generation custom CPU and neural network-based deep learning.

Samsung served up an early look at the Exynos 9810 a few weeks ago, and now the company has officially launched the chipset. The highlights of the chipset include a third-generation custom CPU, 1.2Gbps LTE modem, and sophisticated image processing that enables 4K video at 120fps.

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1 week ago

Samsung Galaxy A8+ set to launch in India exclusively on Amazon

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Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A8+ is coming soon to India.

Samsung introduced its mid-range Galaxy A8 series two weeks ago, with both phones now up for pre-order in Korea. With India being a key market for Samsung in 2018, the company is getting ready to launch the devices in the country exclusively on Amazon.

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1 week ago

HTC U12 render shows off display with hardly any bezels

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Saying goodbye to the U11's circa-2015 bezels.

Although it didn't have a fancy 18:9 display with slim bezels, the HTC U11 was a truly excellent flagship for 2017 that got more right than wrong. Unfortunately, its arguably outdated design (at least from the front) and stiff competition from Samsung, Apple, and Google held it back from making the impression it probably should have. We're anticipating a proper sequel at some point this year, and a new render has surfaced of what's supposedly our first look at the HTC U12.

The HTC U11.

The render showcases the front of the U12 with its screen turned off, and although it's difficult to see, it's expected that the U12 will ship with extremely slim bezels unlike the U11. HTC showed that it can trim down bezels with the U11+, and these should be even smaller on the U12. Previous rumors have suggested that we could even get a 4K display on the U12, but it remains to be seen whether or not this comes to fruition.

The U12 should be powered by the Snapdragon 845, the fingerprint sensor will be moved to the back, and HTC might use the U12 to finally get on the dual rear camera bandwagon.

Render of the HTC U12.

As always with these early renders, we advise taking everything here with a grain of salt. Phoney renders have popped up in the past, but what we're seeing here doesn't seem far-fetched at all.

If you're looking forward to the U12, what features/specs are you hoping for the most?

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1 week ago

T-Mobile had the highest customer satisfaction in 2017 of all U.S. carriers

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Wireless customers were most satisfied with and likely to recommend T-Mobile in 2017.

T-Mobile frequently boasts that it's the best choice for customers in the United States who don't like getting screwed over by AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, and thanks to new surveys, the Un-Carrier now has proof that it can talk the talk and walk the walk.

HarrisX and research firm YouGov BrandIndex surveyed numerous T-Mobile customers, and both firms discovered that T-Mobile customers were the most satisfied compared to any other major carrier in the U.S.

When looking at HarrisX's findings, it's shown that of the 360,000 wireless customers that were surveyed, the majority of them were most satisfied and likely to recommend T-Mobile over the rest of the competition. YouGov BrandIndex didn't dive into likeness to recommend, but its findings also show that customers were most satisfied with T-Mobile throughout 2017.

In addition to these numbers, T-Mobile also announced that it's expanded its LTE network to cover a total of 322 million people. That's an increase of 7 million compared to the 315 million covered individuals a year ago, and throughout 2018, T-Mobile says it'll be focused on releasing more phones that support its ultra-fast 600 MHz bands.

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1 week ago

Oreo update canceled for OnePlus 5 due to unnamed bug

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OxygenOS 5.0 is being canned in favor of 5.0.1.

On December 24, OnePlus announced an early Christmas present in the form of a stable Oreo update for the OnePlus 5. Oreo was coming to the OnePlus 5 as part of OxygenOS 5.0, but just a few days after the update began rolling out to handsets, OnePlus has announced that it's canceled it.

Staff Member Jimmy Z. on the OnePlus Forums recently updated the original article announcing the OxygenOS 5.0 rollout saying that the update has been canceled due to a "bug." The specifics of this bug aren't mentioned, but it must have been bad enough for OnePlus to cancel the update altogether rather than simply halting it until the issue was fixed.

Instead, OnePlus says that it'll continue the Oreo rollout for the 5 with OxygenOS 5.0.1. The company is said to be "preparing" the new software now, but an exact ETA for its release has yet to be announced.

If you already downloaded OxygenOS 5.0 on your OnePlus 5, have you noticed any major bugs?

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2 weeks ago

LG V30 is getting a stunning Raspberry Rose color

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LG has the perfect Valentine's gift for the pink lover in your life.

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The V30 is definitely one of LG's best-looking phones in quite some time, and this is made possible thanks to its aluminum frame, glass back, and super slim bezels. LG launched the V30 in a handful of colors, including Aurora Black, Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue, and Lavender Violet. All of these look quite nice, but just in time for CES 2018, LG has announced its latest color – Raspberry Rose.

Raspberry Rose is a fancy way of saying 'pink', but the hue that LG is going with here is a pink that's actually quite deep. LG describes it as being an "intense saturated version of red", and as much as I love the look of the Moroccan Blue variant, this just might be my new favorite.

LG will be showing off the new color to attendees at CES this month, and shortly after this it'll be launched first in LG's home market of Korea.

Europe and Asia will be next in line for the Raspberry Rose V30's release, but at this time, there aren't any plans to bring it to the United States or Canada.

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2 weeks ago

The LG G6 will get a successor, but it won't be called the G7

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A fresh start for the new year.

LG's G6 and V30 last year were really solid phones, but despite this, they failed to make any sort of dent in the market. Likely as an attempt to change this in 2018, a spokesperson for LG has confirmed that the company will be getting rid of its G-series branding that's been around since 2012 with the Optimus G in favor of something fresh and new.

This change will be made with a phone that's released in "the first half" of 2018, and this leads us to believe that the first phone to be affected by this is what we were previously expecting to be called the LG G7. LG hasn't dived into specifics about what the G-series name will be changed to, but it has been confirmed that the company is toying with the idea of a "two-digit number."

That might sound confusing considering that the last phone in the G-series was the G6, but assuming LG does go down this path, it'd do so with the intent of the two-digit number making its phone look on par with the likes of the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X and not outdated with a lower number such as the G7.

It remains to be seen whether or not a rebranding is what LG needs to compete more directly with the likes of Samsung and Apple, but LG has said that this isn't anything new and that both companies "have done so for their own flagships" in the past.

If the G-series really is no more, what would you like to see the G7 and future phones in this lineup called?

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2 weeks ago

Bug causes Galaxy S8 and Note 8 screen to turn on randomly while charging

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This doesn't seem to be widespread, but it's definitely annoying.

When you charge your phone, you typically just plug it in or place it on a wireless charging pad and forget about it. It's a process that you don't really think about on a daily basis, but when something goes wrong with it, it can prove to be awfully irritating.

For some users of the Galaxy S8/S8+ and Note 8, the display on their phones is randomly turning on for no apparent reason while charging. There are reports of this happening on Reddit and Samsung's own community forums, and while it's an issue that doesn't seem to be very widespread, it does sound like a bugger.

One owner of the S8+ says that the screen turns on every ten seconds while charging, and there are a couple videos making their way around that show this odd behavior in action. The screen randomly turns on, turns off, and then turns on again for a seemingly endless number of times.

Factory resets and wiped caches don't seem to have helped at all, and while some users claim this only happens while wireless charging, there are others saying the issue persists whether they're charging wirelessly or with a cable.

Samsung has yet to address what's happening here, but if/when this happens, we'll let you know.

If you own a Galaxy S8/S8+ or Note 8, have you noticed this behavior?

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Android Security Bulletin: Everything you need to know!

Fixing the latest bugs and exploits in Android every month.

Google has detailed the latest Android Security Bulletin and released the fixes for Nexus and Pixel devices.

These are exploits and other security concerns that affect Android as a whole. Issues with the operating system, kernel patches, and driver updates may not affect any particular device, but these need to be fixed in the Android base by the folks maintaining the operating system code. That means Google, and they've detailed the things they have improved for this month.

Updated factory images for Pixel and Nexus devices that are supported are available, and over-the-air updates are rolling out to users. If you don't want to wait, you can download and flash the factory image or OTA update file manually, and here are some handy instructions to get you started.

How to manually update your Nexus or Pixel

The company that made your phone uses these patches to send an update out to you.

These changes have been released to the people making Android phones for at least 30 days, but Google can't force anyone to deliver them to you. If you're using a phone from Samsung, LG, or anyone besides Google, you'll need to wait for them to send an update and shouldn't try to flash any of the above files.

Of course, Google has safety checks in place to prevent any problems on your phone because of any security exploits. Verify Apps and SafetyNet are at work anytime you add an app to your phone, and seamless updates to Google Play Services will keep them up to date regardless of any hold up from a manufacturer or carrier. Details and incident numbers can be found in the yearly Android Security Review (.pdf file).

Highlights for January 2018

January 2018's update comes with two patch dates: 01/01/2018, and 01/05/2018.

  • January 2018's most severe vulnerability addressed is a patch for the Android runtime that could let an attacker gain access to certain OS features without user interaction
  • Vulnerabilities that allowed code execution through the Media Framework were patched, like every month.
  • A vulnerability specific to the LG bootloader that allowed elevated privileges was patched. Life's Good, once again.
  • A vulnerability specific to the NVIDIA driver that allowed elevated privileges was found and fixed
  • Qualcomm provided a handful of closed-source fixes in addition to patches for the display driver and bootloader

If you get an update with a patch date of 01/05/2018, you also have every issue addressed by the 01/01/2018 update in place.

Previous bulletin highlights

Here are summaries and highlights of recent patches from the monthly Android Security Bulletin. As with the current bulletin, these issues were also mitigated by Google's Verify Apps, Safety Net, and seamless updates to Google Play Services.

Highlights for December 2017

December 2017's update comes with two patch dates: 12/01/2017, and 12/05/2017.

  • If your device didn't get updated to the November 6 patch last month, December's update also comes with a fix for the KRACK WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability.
  • A vulnerability with Android's framework that allowed malicious apps to get past user interactions requirements to access greater permissions has been squashed.
  • The media framework has also been updated to patch a threat that allowed a remote attacker to send out an arbitrary code to your device.
  • Components for numerous MediaTek, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm components have been updated with security fixes.

If you get an update with a patch date of 12/05/2017, you also have every issue addressed by the 12/01/2017 update in place.

Highlights for November 2017

November 2017's update comes with three patch dates: 11/01/2017, 11/05/2017 and 11/06/2017.

  • This month's patch updates the network stack to patch the KRACK Wi-Fi exploit.
  • The Android framework has once again been patched to prevent an exploit that bypass user interaction requirements in order to gain access to additional permissions.
  • The media framework and the Android system itself were again patched to combat the ever-present attacks through media containers. This has been a monthly thing for over a year and will certainly continue.
  • Critical updates were applied as far back as Android 5.02 for OEMs to use to patch their existing devices if they wish.
  • Broadcom, MediaTek, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm have each patched a number of drivers that could potentially allow remote attackers to execute code.

If you get an update with a patch date of 10/05/2017, you also have every issue addressed by the 10/01/2017 update in place. Devices that receive a patch with the 11/06/2017 date have all the November fixes in place as well as all previous patches. This is something new and we're hopeful that it continues.

Highlights for October 2017

October 2017's update comes with two patch dates: 10/01/2017 and 10/05/2017.

  • This month's patch updates several critical components to prevent privileged code execution, both locally and remote.
  • The Android framework has been patched to prevent an exploit that bypass user interaction requirements in order to gain access to additional permissions.
  • The media framework and the Android system itself were patched to prevent execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
  • Critical updates were applied as far back as Android 4.4
  • Broadcom, MediaTek, and Qualcomm have each patched a number of drivers that could potentially allow remote attackers to execute code.

If you get an update with a patch date of 10/05/2017, you also have every issue addressed by the 10/01/2017 update in place.

Highlights for September 2017

September 2017's update comes with two patch dates: 09/01/2017 and 09/05/2017.

  • The main issue this month revolves, once again, around a vulnerability in the media framework that, when paired with exploitative code, could remotely execute malware on a user's device.
  • Some of these patches go back to Android 4.4 KitKat.
  • A runtime bug has been patched that would allow a remote user to execute code that could cause an app to hang.
  • Broadcom has once again issued a number of patches for its Wi-Fi drivers.
  • MediaTek and Qualcomm have each patched a number of drivers that could potentially allow remote attackers to execute code.

If you get an update with a patch date of 09/05/2017, you also have every issue addressed by the 09/01/2017 update in place.

Highlights for August 2017

August 2017's update comes with two patch dates: 08/01/2017 and 08/05/2017.

  • A moderate issue in the Android runtime that could enable privileged code execution has been patched.
  • Again we see numerous issues that could allow remote code execution through the media libraries patched, with some changes going back to Android 4.4.
  • Qualcomm has patched numerous escalation of privilege issues in the Snapdragon platform. These include moderate vulnerability patches for video, the GPU, and USB input/output. Since these include closed source changes, new versions are available from Qualcomm for your device manufacturer to implement as needed.
  • MediaTek and Broadcom have also supplied patched device drivers for a range of issues rated from low to moderate. Any of these binaries that are applicable to Nexus or Pixel devices are available at the Google Developer site.

If you get an update with a patch date of 08/05/2017, you also have every issue addressed by the 08/01/2017 update in place.

July 2017

July 2017's update comes with two patch dates: 07/01/2017 and 07/05/2017.

  • An issue in the Android runtime that could enable remote code execution has been patched.
  • Over 20 issues that could allow remote code execution through the media libraries have been patched, with some changes going back to Android 4.4.
  • Qualcomm has patched numerous escalation of privilege issues in the Snapdragon platform. These include both closed source and open source changes. The closed source changes are available from Qualcomm for your device manufacturer to implement as needed.
  • NVIDIA, MediaTek, HTC, and Broadcom have also supplied patched device drivers for a range of issues rated from low to moderate. Any of these binaries that are applicable to Nexus or Pixel devices are available at the Google Developer site.

If you get an update with a patch date of 07/05/2017, you also have every issue addressed by the 07/01/2017 update in place.

June 2017

June 2017's update comes with two patch dates: 06/01/2017 and 06/05/2017.

  • Google Pixel devices for the Canadian carrier Rogers will get a hotfix for VoLTE issues in addition to security updates.
  • Qualcomm has patched a slew of device drivers for the Snapdragon platform. Most were of moderate severity but a Bluetooth-specific update is a critical patch.
  • NVIDIA, MediaTek, and Synaptics have also supplied patched device drivers for a range of issues rated from low to moderate. Any of these binaries that are applicable to Nexus or Pixel devices are available at the Google Developer site.
  • Exploits that allow remote code execution while viewing media in an email, SMS or the browser continue to be addressed as new ones arise. This is a never-ending fight and a reason why monthly patches are important.

If you get an update with a patch date of 06/05/2017, you also have every issue addressed by the 06/01/2017 update in place.

Archives of all previous Android Security Bulletins are available at the Android Security website.

See the Android Security website for details on all bulletins

Updated November 2017: Added information for the latest patch from Google.

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Best AT&T Deals of January 2018

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If you're on AT&T, these are the hottest deals to keep an eye out for.

AT&T is one of the largest and most well-known carries in the United States, and as a result of this, you can often find some pretty sweet deals being offered. Whether you're in the market for new phones or television service, AT&T has something for just about everyone. Here are the top deals we recommend the most.

Get a new Samsung phone, get another one for free

Between the Galaxy S8/S8+, S8 Active, and Note 8, Samsung had a pretty incredible year for its smartphones in 2017. Samsung's handsets are never cheap, so to help out with this, AT&T is letting you get two of Samsung's latest for the price of one.

This deal is available for all of the phones mentioned above, and it means that if you buy one Galaxy Note 8, you can get another one at absolutely no extra cost. You'll need to purchase both phones through AT&T Next on monthly installment plans, but you'll receive a bill credit for one of the phones for a total of 30 months.

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Buy one get one free for the LG V30

The LG V30 might not have gotten as much hype or attention as the Note 8 last year, but that doesn't mean it's a bad phone by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the V30 is pretty darn great. The phone has a gorgeous design, features excellent dual rear cameras, and performance is top-notch.

Similar to the above Samsung deal, AT&T is letting customers order two LG V30s and then get a monthly bill credit to essentially make one of them free.

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Score a $100 Visa gift card when buying the ZTE Axon M

One of the most unique phones released in 2017 was the ZTE Axon M. ZTE's decision to launch a phone with large bezels and a thick body might have seemed like a death wish when phones like the Galaxy S8 and LG V30 were out, but the unique two-screen design is something you just don't see everyday.

The Axon M isn't the cheapest phone around at $24.17/month on AT&T, but when buying the phone on this installment plan, AT&T is now including a free $100 Visa gift card. As long as you activate the phone and keep it in service for at least 30 days, you'll receive your free money between 8-10 weeks after the initial activation.

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Save $15 off per month on DIRECTV and get HBO for free

Along with its wireless service, AT&T also sells home phone, internet, and television packages as well. Because of this, you can often find some decent savings when bundling certain services together.

When signing up for an AT&T Unlimited Plus wireless plan, you can get $15 off per month of a DIRECTV or DIRECTV NOW package for life. With that discount, you can get DIRECTV NOW's base plan with 60+ live channels for just $20/month. As if that wasn't good enough, you'll also get HBO included for free (regularly $5/month through DIRECTV NOW).

Also, if you don't care about DIRECTV and just want HBO, you can sign up for the cheaper Unlimited Choice wireless plan and still get HBO for free.

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Updated 1/2/2018 – Replaced $300 trade-in credit for the Note 8 with $100 gift card when buying the Axon M.

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Best Verizon Wireless Deals of January 2018

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No matter what T-Mobile says, you can actually find some pretty great deals on Verizon.

Verizon Wireless has some of the largest coverage for customers in the United States, and although T-Mobile likes to continually poke fun at the carrier for having high monthly rates, there are actually some really solid deals to be found if you know where to look.

You can typically find quite a few deals being run by Verizon at any given time, but if you only want to look at the best of the best and don't have time to sift through the garbage, that's where we come in.

These are best deals on Verizon Wireless right now.

Get up to $450 when switching

Most carriers always have some sort of promo running to encourage new customers to switch from their current provider, and right now Verizon's running one of the most enticing offers we've seen in some time. After brining your number to Verizon from another carrier and activiating a 4G smartphone on a postpaid plan, you'll be eligible to receive a free $150 prepaid Mastercard gift card.

Once you do this, you'll then be able to trade in your current phone when buying a new Android handset on a monhtly installment plan to get even more cash. Devices like the LG G4 and Galaxy S5 will only get you $100, but newer phones such as the Pixel, S7, and Note 8 are worth $300. Trade in one of these when switching over your number, and you'll be looking at a final payout of $450.

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Lease a Moto Z2 Play for just $10/month

The Moto Z2 Play wasn't the most powerful Moto Z entry released in 2017, but when looking at bang-for-your-buck, it's hard to disagree that it's a better purchase than the more expensive Z2 Force. The Moto Z2 Play was already a pretty affordable option on Verizon at $17/month, but thanks to a new discount, you can now get the phone on an installment plan for just $10/month.

For that $10 each month, you'll be getting a phone with a sleek metal body, 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 626 processor, and full compatability with the Moto Mod ecosystem.

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LG K20 V for free — no trade-in required

If the Moto Z2 Play sounds like more phone than you need for your personal use, you might want to check out the LG K20 V. Verizon normally sells the phone for just $7/month, but after making a full payment of $168, you can get it for free after 24 monthly bill credits that are applied to your account.

The K20 V might not look all that flashy, but it still offers a metal frame, fingerprint sensor, 5.3-inch HD display, and a 2,800 mAh battery that's removable. If all you need is a phone for web browsing, social media, and some light gaming, this should be able to keep up with you just fine.

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Save on the Fitbit Ionic, Blaze, Charge 2 HR, and Alta HR

With a new year comes new resolutions, and for a lot of folks, that means getting in better physical shape. Fitbits have long been some of the most popular fitness trackers on the market, and Verizon is running modest discounts on the company's latest entries.

The Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit's first true smartwatch, is on sale for just $269. That's $30 off its MSRP of $299, and is a pretty great deal considering everything the watch has to offer. The Blaze will set you back $149 ($50 off) and both the Charge 2 HR and Alta HR are only $129 thanks to a discount of $20 each.

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Updated 1/2/2018 – Removed all of December's deals and replaced them with new ones for January.

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2 weeks ago

Best text messaging apps for Android as of January 2018

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There are plenty of great text messaging apps to choose from, and these are some of our favorites.

Text messaging is a big part of phone use for many people, and while all phones come with native messaging clients, they… they can suck. Some native text messaging apps don't handle MMS the way we'd like. Some native text messaging apps are laid out poorly. Thankfully we have the option to use one of many, many third-party SMS clients — some of which are minimal messaging apps, and others that offer features above and beyond the rest.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy A8 now available for pre-order in South Korea

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You can now pre-order Samsung's exciting mid-ranger.

The past couple years have seen a lot of excellent mid-range Android handsets, but one that caught our attention for 2018 when it was announced in late December is the Samsung Galaxy A8. Samsung previously announced that the A8 would be launching in Vietnam on January 6, and now the phone is officially available for pre-order in South Korea.

KT Corp will be the official carrier for the A8 in South Korea, and it's selling the phone for 599,500 won (or about $561 USD). Customers will be able to lower the cost of the A8 through subscription plans that are being offered, and available colors include blue, gold, and black.

Samsung will officially launch the A8 on Friday, January 5, and that's when we'll likely start to see it expand to additional countries.

The Galaxy A8's price isn't the lowest we've ever seen in the mid-range market, but it manages to offer a lot of the S8's main attractions while still costing less. There's an 18:9 Super AMOLED Infinity Display, support for Gear VR, IP68 dust/water resistance, and even the ability to use Samsung Pay for NFC and MST payments.

Seeing as how the S9 is shaping up to be a glorified spec bump of the S8, the A8 might not be a bad way to go if you'd like to save a few bucks on your next phone purchase while still keeping a lot of Samsung's flagship features.

Galaxy A8/A8+ are official with dual front cameras and Infinity Display

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2 weeks ago

OnePlus teases Sandstone 5T announcement for January 5

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The Sandstone OnePlus 5T is almost here.

Right at the tail-end of 2017, OnePlus uploaded a video to its YouTube channel called "What's in the Box?". In the clip, a handful of people are feeling a mystery item in a box with numerous hints that they're touching a OnePlus 5T with the company's signature Sandstone material on the back.

OnePlus says in the video that this mystery product will be announced in January, but the company's since shared a teaser image on its Weibo account that says there are "three days left" until "the classic returns." There's a date of January 5 on the image, and behind the text is what looks to be the Sandstone texture with a white paint job. In addition to this, many of OnePlus's Twitter accounts have had their profile and header images changed to feature the same white Sandstone background.

Although it hasn't officially been said, it's quite obvious that January 5 will see the announcement of a white OnePlus 5T with a Sandstone finish. The Star Wars version of the 5T that was released alongside The Last Jedi featured this very same getup, and it looks like OnePlus is ready to expand it to more markets sans the Star Wars logo on the back.

We aren't sure if the red alert slider will remain intact, but either way, we won't have to wait too much longer before Sandstone makes the return that we're sure many of you have been waiting for.

OnePlus 5T and OnePlus 5

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2 weeks ago

Samsung Galaxy S9 shows up in mysterious hands-on photo (Update)

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The photo's admittedly sketchy, but it lines up with previous leaks/rumors.

Updated 10:00 – Since posting this, it was discovered that the image is a slightly modified version of a render that Concepts-Creator made up in late December. Sorry for the confusion on this one!

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2018 is officially underway, and one of the first big flagships we're expecting to see is the Samsung Galaxy S9. A recent FCC certification suggests that the phone could be announced as soon as February, and leading up to that, the first hands-on photo of the phone has just been leaked.

The image comes from Chinese social network Weibo, and as such, we recommend approaching this with some restraint. We've seen legitimate leaks come from Weibo in the past, but there's also been a fair share of garbage shared on there as well.

In any case, the photo shows both the Galaxy S9 and S9+ next to each other. The S9 on the left has a single rear camera, whereas the larger S9+ has dual rear cameras (something we were already expecting). We can also see that the fingerprint sensor has in-fact been moved below the camera housing, and the back is once again made out of glass.

What we're seeing here lines up nicely with a CAD render that was discovered in mid-December, and while the S9 and S9+ will likely end up looking very similar to what's being shown off here, it's too early to say for sure whether or not this is actually the real thing.

In addition to the similar design compared to the S8, we're also expecting the S9 to keep the 3.5mm headphone jack, slim down its bezels even more, have an improved iris scanning system, and possibly ship with a whopping 512GB of internal storage.

Do you plan on buying a Galaxy S9 this year?

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