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ZTE A2018 spotted in benchmark listing

A mysterious ZTE smartphone was spotted on TENAA's website last month. Listed as ZTE A2018, the phone seemed to be a regional or lower cost version of the Axon 7s. Now, the same device has been spotted on benchmarking website GFXbench. The specs revealed by the listing are broadly inline with what TENAA had revealed. Sadly, there's still no information on exactly which device it is, but given that it has started gathering necessary certifications and has also appeared in benchmarks, we expect to hear more on it sooner than later. Source | Via



Huawei P20 goes to Geekbench running Android 8.1

The Huawei P20 - code name Emily or EML-L29 - took its Kirin 970 chipset for a run in the Geekbench fields. The chip performed as expected and seeing Android 8.1 as the software version was a pleasant surprise. The Oreo will be topped with EMUI, of course, but Huawei has really made an effort to keep the software fresh recently. 4GB of RAM isn't ideal for a flagship (it matches the P20 Lite) but it's not a dealbreaker either. JRGRAPH_EXPANDABLE_VERSION = false; JRGRAPH_EXPANDABLE_VERSION = false; GeekBench 4.1 (multi-core) Higher is better Samsung Galaxy...



LeEco unveils the Le Pro 3 AI Edition with dual rear cameras

That LeEco smartphone with a dual rear camera setup that looks like a robot face finally has a name. The Chinese company took the wraps off it today, and it's called Le Pro 3 AI Edition. It's not the Le Max 3 as we thought. It will become available in China on April 14 in gold, rose gold, and black. It will be offered in two versions, "standard" and "eco". The latter is the higher-end. The standard Le Pro 3 AI Edition has a 5.5-inch 1080p touchscreen as well as 13 MP + 13 MP dual rear cameras (one monochrome, one color) with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and a dual-LED...



Oppo F7 teasers desperately want you to like the notch

Oppo is building up hype for the March 26 launch of the Oppo F7. The company tweeted more teasers that focus on the notched "Super Full Screen". While Oppo is stingy with the details, according to the rumor mill this refers to a 19:9 notched screen with a 6.2" diagonal and 1080p+ resolution. The screen to body ratio will allegedly be an impressive 89.09%, surpassing the best on the market right now. The Oppo F7 is coming (on March 26) Being part of its "Selfie Expert" phones, the Oppo F7 will sport a 25MP selfie camera with AI enhancements (of course), similar to what we saw on...



Shipments for Essential Phone have begun

Over a week ago, some of those who pre-ordered the Essential Phone (PH-1) started getting notifications that their unit is ready, and will be shipped within a week. Now, the company has confirmed that shipments for the device have finally begun. We're beginning to ship Essential Phone! Please look out for an e-mail today with tracking info. We appreciate everyone's patience!— Essential (@essential) August 25, 2017 If you're planning to purchase the phone, it's worth knowing that Best Buy has both unlocked as well as Sprint variants listed on its website. The carrier is also taking...