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New Sony Xperia XA1/XA1 Plus update brings Spectre and Meltdown fixes

Sony has started pushing out a new update to its Xperia XA1 and XA1 Plus smartphones. Arriving as build number 40.0.A.6.189 and 48.0.A.1.131, respectively, the update brings along Android security fixes for the month of January. It also includes fixes for the recently-uncovered Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities. The Android version remains at 7.0 Nougat though. As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it might take time for the update to reach your device, so be patient. Meanwhile, for what it's worth, the Sony Xperia E5 from 2016 has also been receiving a new update....



Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and LG G5 surface in live images, units for sale

You would have thought that buying the latest flagship smartphones before they've actually been announced is out of the question. Not so with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 edge, and LG G5. The three are available for purchase in Dubai, at least, on a site that lists classifieds. They are all brand new, in original packaging and with valid IMEI numbers. (more…)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Specifications and Image Leaked

Around a month ago, the rumor mill had revealed information on the Redmi Note 5A phone that is guessed to come as a inexpensive edition of the Redmi Note 5 that is pegged to debut later this year. The flowed out specifications of the Redmi Note 5A have appeared once again. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be expected with 5.5-inch panel that will produce a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The low-end phone will be powered by Snapdragon 425 chipset that has a 1.4 GHz processor. The SoC of the Redmi Note 5a is supported by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of native memory. It will arrive loaded with Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. The Note 5A will be coming with a rear scanner of 13-megapixel and a selfie snapper of 5-megapixel. It will be packed with a 3,080mAh battery. It will be coming with a microUSB port and a 3.5mm audio jack. It measures 153 x 76.2 x 7.59mm and its weight is 150 grams. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A is coming to be out there with a pricing of 999 Yuan (~$150). The higher than picture offer that this smartphone may perhaps not feature does not function a fingerprint sensor. The topside options a 3.5mm audio jack and the backside facet options a microUSB port and a pair of external speakers.



AT&T decides not to sell Huawei Mate 10 in the US after all

Rumors about Huawei being in talks with AT&T regarding flagship smartphone sales first popped up last March. We then saw firmware files confirming a deal, and everything seemed to be on track. A few days before New Year's Eve word got out that the Mate 10 Pro launch at AT&T got pushed to February, but now it's apparently never going to happen. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, AT&T has decided to back out of the deal with the Chinese smartphone maker. The news comes ahead of Huawei's CES press conference, which takes place tomorrow. That was widely expected to be when...



Honor Magic 2 specs and live images surface online

George Zhao, president of Honor, teased the Magic 2 with a sliding mechanism at IFA 2018. The Huawei-owned brand now got the phone through TENAA, which revealed its full specs, but no pictures. Luckily, live images appeared on Zanilia Zhao's Weibo profile - she was gifted a mesmerizing red Honor Magic 2 and now we know how the phone will look like. The new phone will have Kirin 980 chipset with clock speeds up to 2.6 GHz, coupled with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The screen is 6.4" tall AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution and almost 100% screen-to-body ratio. The whole display will...