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BlackBerry Krypton clears FCC - GSMArena.com news

The BlackBerry Krypton, which is expected to be the next smartphone by the TCT-owned brand, has received certification from the FCC in the US. As is usually the case, the FCC certification doesn't reveal much about the device, however, there are a couple of things to note. Firstly, the name Krypton is clearly mentioned in the filenames. And secondly, there's a graphic included as well, although it doesn't give away much about the device. The device has already been certified by...

Billboard suggests October 4 unveiling for Google Pixel 2

Last month, serial leakster Evan Blass revealed the next generation Google Pixel smartphones will be officially unveiled on October 5. However, if a newly-spotted Google billboard is anything to go by, the devices may arrive a day earlier. Agreed, the billboard doesn't explicitly say anything, but the words "Ask more of your phone," followed by Google's logo and the date are strong indications that the company is talking about a new phone, details related to which will be outed on Octobe...

Nougat update starts hitting Samsung Galaxy A9 Pro

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy A9 Pro smartphone. Arriving as firmware version A910FXXU1BQHB and weighing in at just under 1.3GB, it's a major update that bumps the OS version to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is currently hitting units in India, although other markets (like China and Malaysia, where the device is available) should also get it sooner than later. OTA roll outs are usually gradual, so be patient if you haven't received the update yet - it sho...

LG V30 review - GSMArena.com tests

The V-series of phablets was conceived as a novel take on the phablet with a secondary ticker display. Well, that lasted for two product cycles, and the secondary screen is no more. Instead, the LG V30 is all screen.

Meizu M6 spotted in the wild: specs fail to impress [Updated]

Update: The device is set to be unveiled next week on September 20. The event will also see the Chinese company upgrading its power banks lineup with a two-way flash power drive. Original story follows: The Meizu M6 Note was unveiled in late August, now a smaller version has been spotted. The Meizu M6 has a 5.2" screen with 720p screen, according to a photo showing the device running CPU-Z. The resolution downgrade is disappointing, the chipset doesn't improve things. The we...

Samsung Pay launch in France seems imminent

Back in May this year, there were reports that Samsung will launch its mobile payments service Pay sometime in September. It was also said that the service will arrive along with a new smartphone. And now, it looks the the launch is about to happen. Firstly because the Samsung Pay app has started arriving on compatible handsets in France, although it's not functional yet. And secondly, the Note8 is set to go on sale in the country on September 15, which is tomorrow. So it's safe to as...

Google is offering Pixel XL as replacement for defective Nexus 6P units

Google is offering users with defective Nexus 6P units (purchased directly from the company's online store) a brand new Pixel XL smartphone as replacement. This has been reportedly going on for some time now, but came to light recently. Even units out of the original 1-year warranty are eligible for the upgrade. It's worth mentioning that whether or not you'll get a Pixel XL as replacement depends on your region. Reportedly, those in the US and Canada are definitely getting it, while use...

Essential Phone receives September security patches

The Essential Phone is now receiving a new software update, on the eve of its release in Sprint stores across the US. While technically it isn't the first, the previous ones were only actually seen by people with review units. For all intents and purposes, this should be the first update notification that people who bought the device will come across. Before you ask - no, it's not Oreo. Essential promised quick Android version updates, yes, but it's too soon for that. Not one non-Google supp...

Jet Black iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available with 32GB of storage starting at $549

Jet Black was the most exclusive color scheme for last year's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus upon launch, since you could only get it on a device with 128 or 256GB of storage. The entry-level 32GB tier wasn't available in this shiny hue. That changes now, however. Following its announcement of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple has already discontinued the red iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, as well as 256GB models for last year's handsets. On the flip side, you can now buy a 32GB iPhone 7...

Essential Phone will finally be available in Sprint stores starting tomorrow

The Essential Phone finally became available online in the US and Canada a few days ago, following multiple delays. But what if you want to see it in person before you buy? What if you want to play with it for a bit and then decide if it's worth your hard earned cash? Thankfully, Sprint has you covered. Starting on September 14 (this Thursday), the Essential Phone will be available in all of the carrier's physical stores. To celebrate this incredible achievement, Sprint is offering 50...

Quad-camera Huawei G10 (Maimang 6) gets official on September 22

How many cameras can you put in one smartphone? Huawei seems to think the current answer to that question is 4. That's how many cameras the upcoming Maimang 6 sports, as revealed by TENAA yesterday. The device we mistook for the Mate 10 is in fact the newest member of the Maimang series for China. These handsets are sold in other countries as the G line, with the Maimang 5 being rebranded to Huawei G9 Plus last year. So it stands to reason that the Maimang 6 would be called Huawei G10 ou...

7 reasons to upgrade to the iPhone 8/8 Plus (and a couple not to)

So you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus and after yesterday's keynote you are unsure if there's any reason to switch to the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus. Or maybe you're just looking to find how much of an upgrade the new models are. Either way you've come to the right place. We went through all differences between the new iPhone 8 Plus and found 7 solid ones to justify an upgrade over the 2016 to the 2017 iPhones. Design The iPhone 8 Plus has an all new glass back and one new color option....

iTunes drops apps, books and ringtones in latest update

At some point of time we have all come in contact with the bloated mess that is iTunes. Over the years, the app has come to encompass all of Apple's services, from movies, music, apps, books, podcasts, ringtones, and more. But with the latest update, Apple has streamlined the app somewhat, making it far less cluttered. In the latest update rolling out to macOS and Windows users, iTunes has now lost support for apps, books, ringtones, iTunes U and Internet Radio. Going forward, you wi...

Oppo R11 TFBOYS Edition shows that boy bands are alive and well in China

Some people like football, others like boy bands. We're not here to pass judgment, just provide the information. So here it is - the Oppo R11 now has a TFBOYS Edition. Never heard of TFBOYS? It's a boy band from China formed by TF Entertainment. The band consists of three members - Wang Junkai, Wang Yuan and Yi Yangqianxi - so there are three versions of the phone. Each bears the signature of one of the members, above an 18K gold-plated logo of the band. The retail box also features the ...

HTC is developing a U11 Life under the Android One program

A well-known Twitter user and leakster LlabTooFeR reported that the HTC Ocean Life is going to arrive as a part of the Android One program. Another leakster, Evan Blass confirmed the report and added an image of the alleged phone and the name HTC U11 Life. Alleged HTC U11 Life The U11 Life would lose most of the HTC apps and arrive with stock Android O labeled Sense 9.0_A1. The image shows the front of a device that looks a lot like the U11, although with much thicker bezels. ...

First update hits Galaxy Note8, improves camera stability and wireless charging

The Samsung Galaxy Note8 has reached consumers in limited quantities and Samsung already has a firmware update ready - right on time before the masses get their hands on the new flagship (its big rollout is set for September 15). The new firmware - version N950FXXU1AQI1 - improves the stability of the camera app. Wireless charging should work better as well and the overall performance of the phone has been improved. Note that the Android Security Patch level remains "August", the September s...

Nokia 8 arrives in the UK for £500

At the beginning of September pre-orders for Nokia 8 started in the UK. Today is the day when the device starts it's actual availability. The Steel/Silver option and the Tempered Blue version are already on sale, while for Copper and Polished Blue are still on pre-order. Clove offers all four colors of the Nokia 8 for £499. The Tempered Blue variant can be purchased, but the device will get to its new owners next week (between September 18 and September 22). Going for the more Copper...

Apple quietly increases the price of the iPad Pro

Apple unveiled cool new phones yesterday, but while the Apple Store was closed another change occurred - a price increase for the iPad Pros. Yes, the 256GB and 512GB of both the iPad Pro 10.5 and the iPad Pro 12.9 have gone up by at least $50 (the price hike is bigger in Europe). The prices of the 64GB models are unchanged. Check out the table below for the new prices - we pulled the old ones from the yesteday's snapshot of the store at the Internet Archive. Note that these prices are for t...

Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X event - a few Finally moments

Apple held its big iPhone event yesterday and all went as expected. We got the iPhone X with a bezelless OLED, we got more powerful iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and we got an LTE-powered Apple Watch Series 3. We also saw a few features Apple finally implemented that we've been wanting for years. All three of Apple's new iPhones have both wireless charging and fast charging, which is huge. Nowadays even the midrange Android smartphones have some form of rapid charging while an iPhone 7 or 7 Plu...

Huawei Mate 10 to come in three variants

The Huawei Mate 10 series that is set to arrive on October 16. We received a tip from a Huawei distributor, saying the new Mate might appear in three variants, instead of the two rumored so far - standard Huawei Mate 10, bezel-free Huawei Mate 10 Pro and budget-friendly Huawei Mate 10 Lite. Huawei Mate 9 Pro next to the Huawei Mate 9 According to our tipster, the Huawei Mate 10 will have an IPS LCD screen with 5.9" diagonal and Full HD resolution. Unsurprisingly, the new chipset is ex...

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