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OnePlus CEO discusses decision to keep 3.5mm headphone jack

OnePlus already confirmed that the OnePlus 5T will have a headphone jack but now CEO Pete Lau discussed the company's choice in more detail. We think the key takeaway is this: "Sometimes, industry trends go against our core beliefs." It's good to see a company take a stand against user-unfriendly, fashion-driven choices. But OnePlus didn't make this choice lightly. It queried its users' preferences and considered the effects on sound quality. While aptX is supported (by the 3T and 5), the team still believes that wired audio offers the superior quality. Especially if you're shopping on...

Sony Xperia L1 is now available in the US for $199.99 unlocked

Sony announced a new budget smartphone back in March, dubbed the Xperia L1. And while we're waiting for it to hit the streets in the UK next month, it's become available for purchase in the US, in unlocked form. You can grab one right now from either Amazon or Best Buy. It's priced at $199.99, and comes in black, white, and pink. As its price implies, this isn't the most high-end smartphone out there, not by a long shot. But it does come with a "borderless" (obviously only on the sides) 5.5-inch 720p display, a 13 MP main camera, a 5 MP selfie snapper, and a 2,620 mAh...

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 Panel Fingerprint rumor roundup: Specifications, options and pricing

Xiaomi will be launching the Mi 8 Youth Edition phone on Sept. 19 in China. However, almost everything about the telephone has been unveiled in the past few weeks. The Chinese company has recently shared formal renders of the alternative colour versions of the telephone. Also, the entire specs of the smartphone have been flowed out through its showing on TENAA, the telecom regulatory body from China. Here is a rumor roundup post for the next Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition. Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 Display Fingerprint Edition Release Occasion Xiaomi mi 8 youth and mi 8 panel fingerprint rumor roundup: specifications, options and pricing The Mi 8 Youth Edition release event will be on Sept. 19 at Chengdu in China. Nicely, the Mi 8 Youth Edition is not the only phone launching on Sept. 19. The Chinese company has claimed that it will be debuting multiple Mi 8 series devices on the said date. It is pretty heading that the manufacturer might announce the Mi 8 Show Fingerprint Edition phone that could feature the exact same specs as the Mi 8 smartphone but might come equipped with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Xiaomi mi 8 youth and mi 8 panel fingerprint rumor roundup: specifications, options and pricing Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition – Twilight Gold Xiaomi mi 8 youth and mi 8 panel fingerprint rumor roundup: specifications, options and pricing Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition Technical specs, Options and Pricing In the previous week, a Xiaomi telephone with model number M1808D2TE had surfaced with full specs on TENAA. The cameraphone will be arriving with a 6.26-inch IPS LCD show that offers an aspect ratio of 19:9. The notched panel will suggests Full HD+ resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone measures 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5mm and weighs 169 grams. The Sd 710 chipset will be powering the Mi 8 Youth Edition. It will be the second SD710 phone in the company when Mi 8 SE that was released in Could this year. The different memory and RAM variants of the smartphone are 32 GB storage + 3 GB RAM, 64 GB memory + 4 GB RAM and 128 GB memory + 8 GB RAM. Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition – Fantasy Blue To attract the youth, the handset will arrive equipped with AI driven 24-megapixel front-facing scanner. At the rear side of the smartphone will be a pair of horizontally aligned 12-megapixel snapper and a fingerprint reader. It will be loaded with Android 8.1 Oreo Operation system and most recent variant of MIUI. The most attributes of the telephone have infrared sensor, microSD card tray and 3,000mAh battery. Xiaomi has established that the Mi 8 Youth Edition will be hitting the Chinese markets in colour settings like Twilight Gold, Fantasy Blue and Deep Gray. The smartphone is speculated to carry a starting price tag of 1,999 Yuan (~$291). The Mi 8 Youth Edition smartphone is presently available for reservations in China. The smartphone is coming to first public appearance in few markets like Singapore as Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition – Deep Grey Xiaomi Mi 8 Show Fingerprint Edition Technical specs, Attributes and Pricing The Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition is coming to arrive in a swanky Gold colour like the recently unveiled iPhones. It could also come in Black colour variant. The guessed models of the Mi 8 Show Fingerprint Edition 64 GB storage + 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage + 8 GB RAM. There is no reports in the world on the pricing of the telephone.

Weekly poll: Favorite 2017 flagship – the compact options

You're all bummed out that smartphone makers keep making larger phones and devices that can be used with one hand and don't make a bulge in your pokcket are getting few and far between? Well, the situation isn't as dire as it may seem and there are still compact phone holdouts. Here's a list of the ones that we can think of off the top of our heads and we're looking for the one you'd pick as your favorite among those. Since the dawn of the smartphones, Apple's ethos has been making phones for single-handed use, and even though the company has given in to trends in recent years, the...

Nubia NX595J with 5.5 inch FHD, four cameras, 8GB RAM shows in TENAA

Nubia is set to announce a new phone on October 12 at the launch occasion in China and rumours indicate that this new cameraphone could be the Nubia Z17s with a full show or FullView panel with an aspect ratio of 18:9 or similar. Today a new model in the manufacturer Nubia NX595J has surfaced on Chinese certification agency TENAA portal what shows the design and style, renders and hardware technical specs of the smartphone. TENAA listing displays that Nubia NX595J incorporates 5.73 -inch Full HD Full hd TFT present with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and is powered by 1.8 GHz Octa-Core processor along with 8GB / 6GB of RAM. Apart from the two variants in terms of RAM, internal memory comes in 3 versions i.e. with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB but without expandable storage support via microSD card.Nubia NX595J runs on Android 7.1(Nougat) based running system. Nubia NX595J ships with dual scanner both at front and rear making the total of four cameras. The TENAA listing is not Therefore clear in terms of scanner sensors details, however it lists 22MP + 5MP digital camera however we are not Indeed if it is talking about front or rear dual camera module as it attributes Dual Digital camera module even on the front. looking at the present Nubia Z17, it options a main rear dual scanner option with 12 MP major sensor camera sensor with another 23 MP secondary digital camera digital camera and a 23 MP front shooter for selfies & video calls. In terms of size, Nubia NX595J measures 147.5 x 72.7 x 8.6 (mm) and weighs 170g. It comes with support for Lte LTE together with VoLTE. The cameraphone is backed by a battery of 3000mAh. Nubia NX595J Specs Display: 73 -inch Full HD 1080P TFT display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution CPU: 8 GHz Octa-Core processor RAM: 8GB / 6GB Storage: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB without microSD card support OS: Android 7.1(Nougat) Misc: Hybrid Dual SIM, Fingerprint sensor Main Camera: 22MP + 5MP Front Camera: Dual Camera Dimensions: 5 x 72.7 x 8.6 (mm) Weight: 170g Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS / GLONASS Battery: 3000mAh