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Samsung offers the Galaxy S9 with Hybrid Dual SIM in Germany

The internal storage of the Samsung Galaxy S9 can now be increased by up to 400GB via MicroSD card. That's an increase from 256GB from the Galaxy S8. A version also exists with a Hybrid Dual SIM that allows you to use two SIMS. A local SIM when you're on vacation and keep your home number connected or use separate work and personal numbers on the same phone. When using two SIM cards the MicroSD card can't be used. It now looks like this Hybrid Dual SIM option is available for users in Germany for the first time. SH Telekommunikation Deutschland GmbH, a provider of independent mobile...



Samsung will ship Bixby 3.0 with the foldable Galaxy F

During its Bixby Developer Day, Samsung shared some new information regarding the Smart Assistant. According to Samsung VP of R&D and Bixby development Eui-Suk Chung, Samsung is aiming to ship Bixby 3.0 with the foldable Galaxy F smartphone. That would tentatively pinpoint Bixby 3.0's arrival at March. Sadly, Eui-Suk Chung hasn't shared anything specific about the improvements Bixby 3.0 will bring. Otherwise Samsung's Bixby Developer Day hasn't brought any new information regarding the assistant. Talk revolved around the new Bixby Developer Studio and Bixby Marketplace, which are...



Huawei Mate S is official with Kirin 935 SoC and 5.5-inch display

Huawei just pulled the wraps off the Mate S – a smaller alternative to the Ascend Mate7 with a few nifty touches of its own. The Huawei Mate S is built around a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with FullHD resolution and “a screen color saturation of 105 percent”, which is not that big of feat as most other mobile displays already surpass the RGB color gamut. A lot more tangible is the 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4 that covers the display. Using a Force touch sensor the Mate S incorporates an improved version of the Knuckle control feature, which debuted on the P8, for new and ingenious ways to control your smartphone. A fingerprint sensor on the back ticks another checkbox on the specsheet. (more…)

Android makers looking into 3D sensing, under-display fingerprint readers sidelined

The under-display fingerprint reader may end up being replaced before it even becomes mainstream, at least in high-end smartphones, if a report by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is right on the money. According to the paper, Android phone makers are looking into 3D mapping solutions for facial recognition in the wake of the iPhone X announcement with similar tech. The inquiries by smartphone manufacturers into 3D sensing have more than tripled since the announcement of the iPhone X, the analyst reports. In addition to the security applications, these technologies allow for augmented reality use, as...



Another Huawei Mate 10 Lite render leaks online

Huawei's October 16 unveiling event for the Mate 10 family is only hours away now and leaks have been intensifying accordingly. Interestingly enough, despite all the effort from various sources, we still can't quite zone in on exactly how the announcement lineup will look. The regular Mate 10 is a given and the Pro variant has been so extensively discussed, we can only assume it exists as well. Rumors and past experience also suggest there will be a special Porsche Design variant somewhere in there too. Mate 10 Lite, redux [specs: https://t.co/1txPm8Nld4] pic.twitter.com/mjXVhkn4DU— Evan...