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Sony posts vague teaser for its MWC event

Sony is keeping its cards close to its chest - it announced that it will hold an MWC event on Monday, February 26, and it just posted its first teaser. The teaser is a short video showing the wavy lines, evoking the Xperia wallpapers, and a hand holding them up. Join us. 26.02.2018 #SonyMWC pic.twitter.com/n6IQ82XRVZ— Sony Xperia (@sonyxperia) February 19, 2018 How does this tie into the rumored 18:9 screen of the Xperia H8266 (which is, perhaps, the Xperia XZ2)? An OLED screen? The potential lack of a 3.5mm jack? People on Twitter are trying to guess, but the company's official...



Samsung Galaxy A8 Star goes on sale today

The Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, which became official last week, is now up for sale in India. The device is an Amazon India exclusive and costs INR 34,990 (€430). That price nets you a 6GB+64GB model in either Black or White with a 1 year screen protection plan (if you buy between August 27 and September 5). The Galaxy A8 Star has a 6.3-inch Super AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, a 3,700mAh battery and three cameras - a 24MP f/1.7 + 16MP f/1.7 dual camera on the back and a 24MP f/2.0 selfie snapper. The Galaxy A8 Star will butt heads with the likes of the Huawei...



Google Maps on iOS gets updated to support iPhone X

Google has finally gotten around to updating its Maps app on iOS to support the iPhone X. This means instead of letterboxing the app will now occupy the entire screen, including the little ears around the infamous notch. Maps joins Google's slow but steady stream of iOS updates adding support for the iPhone X. So far apps like YouTube, Keep, Docs, Sheets, and Slides have been updated but almost every other, including the likes of Chrome, Gmail, Google Search, Drive, Photos, Calendar, and Gboard have not been updated yet. Also, even when it does update, it's not always perfect. The...



T-Mobile deployed 600 MHz band in 257 new cities over the last couple of months

Today, T-Mobile's own Nevile Ray, Chief Technology Officer for the carrier, tweeted that the carrier has managed to deploy more 600 MHz spectrum across 257 new cities in the United States. T-Mobile has not stopped investing into its network and this 600 MHz band (also known as Band 71). T-Mobile paid a hefty lump of cash when the FCC was auctioning off unwanted TV broadcast spectrum (the spectrum whose purpose was for OTA analog TV signal). The other carriers didn't bat an eye at the opportunity to purchase more spectrum but T-Mobile went all-in and is still deploying this low-band...



Realme 2 leaks ahead of official announcement

An image of the upcoming Realme 2 went live on the company's website ahead of official announcement. The image has since been taken down. Realme2 The image showed the new Realme 2 from the front and the back. There wasn't any accompanying information and the image didn't lead to a dedicated page for the device. The only thing accessible was the image on the homepage along with the tagline "A notch above". While that's not much to go on, the image does give us a few ideas as to what to expect. For one, the display now has the popular notch indicating a shift towards a more...