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New Galaxy Note8 leaked renders show camera bump, confirm position of the fingerprint sensor

Last week a comprehensive report shed a lot of light on Samsung's upcoming Note8 smartphone, including its record-breaking price. One of the things that leak did not have was any kind of image portraying the device. Today, however, two different sources have come up with CAD-based renders of the Galaxy Note8. Let's start with the more schematic one. Like the other renders outed today, this confirms the position of the fingerprint sensor that was talked about in last week's leak. We also get the umpteenth confirmation of the dual rear camera setup. As you can see, the fingerprint...



Android 8.0 Oreo update with EMUI 8.0 is in the works for the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus

Last year Huawei gave us a list of its devices that were to be updated to EMUI 8.0 based on Android 8.0 Oreo, but it was quite short - only the P10, P10 Plus, Mate 9, and Mate 9 Pro were on it. Now it seems that was just the preliminary list, since the company is already working on bringing the new software version to the even older P9 and P9 Plus. The news comes straight from a Huawei product manager, posting on its forums in China. Huawei P9 Plus There's no release timeline mentioned, only that the update will be made available at some point. Currently the team is busy adapting...



Never mind the ugly notch, the Pixel 3 XL is going to be a big deal

In less than three weeks, on October 9, Google will unveil the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to the world. I've marked that day on my calendar and I can't wait. Here's why I think the Pixel 3 XL, in particular, will be a big deal (and likely my next phone). Before we start, a few introductory words. I'm an avid Google Pixel fan and former Pixel 2 XL owner. I like the camera, the software experience, the feel and the stereo speakers (in that order) of the Pixel phones. And I've always found they have that special X factor that most other phones lack. The Google Pixel 3 XL will almost certainly...



Google Pixel 2 to get massive $325 discount in India; £50 off on BlackBerry Motion in UK

If you are in India, and are in the market for a Google Pixel 2, you'll be glad to know that you'll have a chance to purchase the 64GB variant of the device at a steep discount this week. Online retailer Flipkart will be offering the standard Pixel 2 for INR 39,999 (around $620). This currently translates into a discount of around $325, as the handset usually carries an INR 61,000 (around $925) price tag in the Asian country. Following is the complete breakup of this deal: It's worth mentioning that you can also further save up to INR 18,000 (around $280) on an exchange. And...



Nest releases Hello Doorbell and x Yale Lock

Nest is a hardware company that markets and sells home security cameras. The company was acquired back in 2014 in a $2.3 billion dollar acquisition. The company's newest products are the Hello and x Yale Lock. Nest Hello is a doorbell which can accurately be described as "Nest's version of the Ring Doorbell". The design is certainly less blocky and with more curves. The button's LED lights up as a guest approaches so it's easy to spot. The general concept is otherwise the same. Get an alert when someone is at the door and you can see who it is with an app on your smartphone. "It's...