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BlackBerry now wants to license out its security-focused version of Android

In the past few years, BlackBerry has transformed itself from a company that made and sold smartphones running its own operating system to one that licenses its name to smartphone makers who want to take advantage of its brand recognition. It also develops what it says is a more secure version of Android than the pure thing that emanates from Google. However, partnering with the likes of TCL, Optiemus, and BB Merah Putih for smartphone production was just the first phase of BlackBerry's licensing strategy as it turns out. Phase two involves licensing out its security-focused version of...



Samsung Galaxy S9 leaks leave little to the imagination

The Galaxy S9 duo is just six days away from its official announcement, but press renders and specs just leaked, revealing all the key specs of the Samsung flagship. The Galaxy S9 will be the first Snapdragon 845 smartphone that will sell in the US, while the other markets get the Exynos 9810-powered device. Samsung Galaxy S9 in Titanium Gray The phone will have the same Infinity Display as the Galaxy S8 on the front, while the fingerprint scanner and camera now occupy the back in a vertical setup. The bigger Galaxy S9+ will come with dual cameras, as previously...



Huawei Honor 9 camera sample leaks

Days before the official Honor 9 launch, a photo, claiming to be captured with the device, appeared on Weibo. The photo is of the retail box of the Honor 9. The image itself contains the phone's watermark in the lower left corner. Sadly the image is compressed through the Chinese social network's servers thus unfit for quality analysis whatsoever. According to sources, the dual camera of the Honor 9 will have 20 MP and 12 MP sensor with the secondary camera able to capture wide-angle photos. For all the info we have to wait until June 12 when is the official launch of the...



OPPO A1K goes official in India

OPPO appears to have taken the wraps off the OPPO A1K in India. This is coming just a week when the mid-range model was launched in Russia. The phone is currently available on number of offline stores in India clutching a retail value f Rs. 8490 ($125), a tad lower than the value in Russia what is about $150. While we wait for words on its availability on OPPO’ss official online store, here are some details on the design and key specs of the device.OPPO A1K

OPPO A1K Specs

OPPO A1K features a massive 6.1-inch LCD display with an HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The gadget Additionally has a waterdrop notch on top of the screen what houses the selfie image sensor. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM although there is 32GB of internal storage onboard. The product sports an 8MP camera at the rear with f/2.2 aperture. At the front, there is a 5MP selfie camera. AT initial glance, you might think the rear digital camera is a dual setup but it is a single shooter with an LED flash. The rear shell is devoid of a physical fingerprint scanner and no, there is with no on-screen sensor on the budget model. Instead, the A1K ships with Face Unlock included with the Android 9.0-based ColorOS 6.0.OPPO A1K OPPO A1K goes official in India 3 Further, OPPO A1K packs a 4000mAH battery inside its hood. The device comes with a 2x Fast charge adapter but there is with no detail on the swiftness of the charger. The A1k is a dual SIM smartphone and it In addition has a dedicated microSD card slot. OPPO A1K goes official in India (source)



Vivo NEX S price discovered ahead of launch

The Vivo NEX S is launching in India on July 19. The company had sent out invites to the press for the launch event set to happen on that day. Now, MySmartPrice has discovered the pricing details for the phone on Amazon's website. The phone will be priced at INR 48,990 ($716). There will likely be two variants, 128GB and 256GB and the aforementioned price is for the lowest variant. There will be also be some launch day offers. The price is significantly lower than the Oppo Find X that was announced in India today. The two phones are similarly equipped, although the Find X has a much...