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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra prototype leaked by the Sao Paulo PD

Sony Xperia C5 Ultra popped up on our radar just recently. Previously known as Lavender, the smartphone leaked in some blurry photos and a piece of the official manual. Its key feature is supposed to be a 5.5" 1080p bezel-free display. Today the Xperia C5 Ultra was featured in a very detailed photo, courtesy of Sao Paulo Police Department. Apparently the police recovered a stolen unit of Sony Xperia C5 Ultra. It went missing within the Brazilian certification agency (Anatel) and the phone was later advertised on Facebook for an upcoming auction. The Brazilian forces did some good undercover work and retrieved the Xperia C5 Ultra unit. What happens next is rather interesting. (more…)

Huawei Mate 20 Lite goes official, packs 6.3-inch notched screen, Kirin 710 SoC and 3,750mAh battery

Huawei is prepared to release the next-generation Mate-series phones, what is made up of Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 Lite. Now, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite is available for buy in Poland, what is the high low-cost version of the 3. The telephone arrives with a greater 6.3-inch Full-HD+ panel with 2340 x 1080 pixels present resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio, promoting a pixel density of 409ppi. This time, the company has opted to offer a notched display, resulting in a higher screen-to-body ratio of 81 percent, in comparison to the 76.5 percent in its predecessor. Under the hood, the product is powered by the company’s own Kirin 710 chipset, which was recently launched. It is Huawei’s initially 12nm chipset what should suggests a significant improvement in power consumption and performance compared to the 16nm Kirin 659. The chipset consists of four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.2GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. The GPU is an ARM Mali G5 which is said to be 1.3 times better than that of the Kirin 659 and 1x much more energy efficient. The cpu is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, just such as the Mate 10 Lite. Previous information suggested the 6GB RAM version as effectively, which might be out there in other regions. We’re moreover expecting a microSD card slot for storage expansion up to 256GB. The Mate 20 Lite arrives with upgraded sensor configuration. On the back side, the phone attributes a dual camera scanner — 20-megapixel key camera with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, placed vertically in the top-center position. There’s a dual-camera option on the front facet too, having a 24-megapixel primary snapper and a 2-megapixel secondary shooter. It also supports Face Unlock feature. The telephone In addition arrives with a fingerprint camera placed just below the digital camera module on the back side. Coming to the connectivity, the Dual SIM phone now arrives with NFC support. The manufacturer has In addition replaced the micro USB port with the USB Type-C port. Further, it currently arrives with support for dual-band Wi-Fi — 2.4GHz and 5GHz. In terms of software, the smartphone is operating on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with the company’s own EMUI 8.2. It Furthermore comes with the GPU Turbo, which enhances the phone’s experience. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,750mAh battery and support quick charging tech. The Huawei Mate 20 Lite will be available in three color settings — Black, Gold, and Blue. It is now available for get in Poland for starting price tag of PLN 1,599, what roughly converts to $436. In Poland, the manufacturer is In addition bundling the Huawei AH100 Smart Scale for free (worth ~$41) alongside with the purchase of Mate 20 Lite. The Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro is scheduled to launch in London on 16th October. Both the smartphone have been established to run Android Pie running system out-of-the-box.

Google Assistant arrives on Android Auto

Google has just announced that Assistant is finally available for Android Auto. It will appear both on the app and on supported cars and will be activated with the "OK Google" command. Google Assistant will support plenty of commands while you are driving. You can navigate to specific points of interest, and you might use both Google Maps and Waze, according to your preferences. The usual questions "what's on my calendar" or "call John" or "remind me to arrange dinner plans" are also supported. Google Assistant will work with follow-up questions similar to how it's performing...

Beta test program for Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo incoming

The Galaxy S8 series is eagerly waiting for its Oreo update. We already spotted an Oreo-powered Galaxy S8 in a benchmark listing, suggesting that the update is currently being tested by the company. And now, according to a new report, the South Korean tech giant may launch a public beta program for the update soon. The report cites Oreo firmware versions G950FXXE1ZQI7 and G955FXXU1ZQI7 for the S8 and S8+, noting that these are test/beta releases. Of course, there's no official confirmation on this, as well as when the first beta release will roll out. Via

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are now receiving the November security update

T-Mobile is currently busy rolling out a new software update for both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge. Unfortunately this will not make either device run Android 8.0 Oreo - that update will probably arrive next year. In the meantime, however, you can take advantage of the newest security fixes. And that's exactly what the new software release for T-Mobile brings. Upon installing the update on your S7 or S7 edge, you'll be on the November 1, 2017 security patch level. As T-Mobile hasn't yet updated its support pages to reflect the availability of this update, there's no official...