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Render of Pixel 3’s wireless charger leaks, will have a custom Smart Display function

The Nexus 4 wasn't quite the first phone to support wireless charging, but it was a very early example. Google quickly dropped the technology and not long after that, it became a staple of flagships. The search giant may have finally seen the error of its ways as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will have wireless charging. Pixel Stand - the official wireless charger for the Google Pixel 3 phones An image of the official charger - dubbed Pixel Stand - shows that it will hold the phone at an angle to accommodate the Smart Display function. Basically, while they are docked the Pixel phones...



Sony Xperia Touch getting Android 7.1.1

Sony's one-of-a-kind Xperia Touch projector running Android is getting a software update. Launched on Android 7.0 in Europe this summer and in the US recently, the device is now being treated to the 7.1.1 version of Google's OS. It's a lot more than an incremental update, however - neat features are being added too. Most importantly, the Xperia Touch now gets gesture controls when in wall mode. The input method advertised in early demos didn't make it to the commercial product, and we did miss it when we reviewed the Touch. Well, it's now coming with the update. On top of that, you'll now...



Canalys: iPhone 8 Plus is first Plus model to outsell the smaller iPhone

Ever since the introduction of the iPhone 6 Plus, the larger model was always outsold by its smaller counterpart. Numbers by analysts at Canalys reveal that for the first time ever, the Plus model won - the iPhone 8 Plus outsold the iPhone 8 in the third quarter of 2017. Still, it was Apple's older models that were the top phones by shipments worldwide. The iPhone 7 took the top spot with 13 million units, followed by the iPhone 6s (nearly a tie with the Galaxy J2 Prime). Even the iPhone SE saw an uptick in demand. The demand for the new models was lower than last year - the iPhone 8...



Huawei Honor 9 taken apart, rubber seal found around the USB-C port

The Honor 9 is a flagship phone masquerading as a mid-range device. Curious what makes it tick? MyFixGuide took one apart and revealed several interesting tidbits. Curiously, the phone has no external screws - the back panel is held in place entirely by glue. Screws do make an appearance in the interior of the handset, but that doesn't mean there's no more glue - you can change just about everything, as long as you can get through the glue/sticky tape. The Honor 9, disassembled • Lifting the motherboard • Disconnecting the dual camera Some interesting observations. The USB-C...



Nougat-powered Samsung Galaxy J3 Prime launched for $150

A new Samsung smartphone has been launched. Dubbed Galaxy J3 Prime, the phone is powered by Exynos 7570 SoC and sports a 5-inch HD display. RAM is 1.5GB, while internal memory is 16GB. The handset features a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat, and packs in a 2,600mAh battery. The phone is available for purchase in the US through T-Mobile, which has it listed for $6.00 down and $6.00/month for 24 months (totaling $150) for postpaid customers. For prepaid customers it's also $150, but currently there's an instant discount of $75. In addition to...