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Upcoming high-end Sony Xperia smartphone to sport Snapdragon 845, benchmark confirms

Sony is getting ready to introduce at least one successor to the Xperia XZ1 - most likely at MWC in February. The company's upcoming flagship smartphone has been rumored to finally adopt the bezel-less look that's been so popular in 2017, and a few days ago a spec sheet leaked for the Sony H82xx device. This will apparently come in four market-dependent versions: H8216, H8266, H8276, and H8296. The H8266 has now been spotted in the Geekbench database, having run the well known benchmark. The listing confirms that at least this model will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, its premier...



HMD to unveil Nokia X6 on Friday, a mid-range model with a 19:9 screen

So, the Nokia X will not be a flagship - and won't be called the Nokia X. The 10W charger gave us a clue but now pricing information has surfaced for the device. There will be two models costing CNY 1,600 and CNY 1,800. That's $250/210€ and $285/€235 respectively. What HMD is planning on launching is reportedly the Nokia X6 (no, not this one) and it will sit between the Nokia 6 (2018) and the Nokia 7 plus. The Nokia X6 is said to have a 5.8-inch "bezel-free display" with a 19:9 aspect ratio (the 7 plus has an 18:9 screen). There will be a vertical dual camera on the back with Carl Zeiss...



Samsung Galaxy S8 listed for pre-order in the UK at £799

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a few weeks away from announcement, not to mention a month and a half from being available, but UK retailer MobileFun is already taking pre-orders. Putting aside all the rush, it's the price of the handset that we find most intriguing here. The number is £799, and for that you'd be getting a 64GB version of the smaller, 5.8-inch, non-Plus model. That's a pretty hefty sum, especially when you think of the Galaxy S7's price at launch, which was £549. Even the S7 edge was a much easier to swallow £639 a year ago. For those that can't afford an S8, deals are...



Samsung details history of the Galaxy S6 edge and Gear S, highlights “the art of curves”

The Galaxy S6 edge and the Gear S are two of the finest products Samsung has ever made. While many point to the S6, S6 edge, and Gear S AMOLED displays (which are gorgeous), and the camera performance and glass and metal design of the S6 and S6 edge as top-notch, a number of consumers are carried away with Samsung’s “curves” and “edges.” The Galaxy S6 edge has become the most famous go-to smartphone for tech reviewers, and nearly every tech review I’ve read on the Galaxy S6 edge points out the “edge.” You can’t help but notice it, and it’s one of the aesthetic design factors that really makes Samsung’s products stand out from the rest. (more…)

Kuo: Apple won’t use ToF 3D camera in 2019 iPhones

In a note to investors, popular Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has disclosed that Apple will not introduce Time-of-flight 3D sensing to the rear cameras of its 2019 iPhones, and by extension its 2018 iPhones, due for announcement today. According to Kuo, Apple doesn't see current ToF 3D technology as advanced enough to enable the "revolutionary AR experience" Apple ultimately aims for. Furthermore Kuo believes that Apple's future AR plans require 5G connectivity, augmented reality glasses and a "more powerful Apple Map database" - possibly referencing the new Maps that Apple is...