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The Xiaomi Mi 7 May Embrace the Notch According to New Firmware Files

Immediately after Qualcomm announced the new Snapdragon 845, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun stated that his company's upcoming flagship smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 7, will feature the system-on-chip. Since then, we haven't heard any news regarding an official launch date for the Mi 7, but we do know that the company instead plans on unveiling the...

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Tidbits: Bottom Front-Facing Camera, Wireless Charging, ARCore Support

Xiaomi may not be the first device maker to launch a device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (that crown goes to Samsung with the Galaxy S9), but they were certainly the first to announce a device with the chipset: the Mi 7. For whatever reason, the company pushed back the release date of the Mi...

Exclusive: This is Huawei’s Answer to Google Assistant and Alexa for the Chinese Market

The world of virtual assistants is dominated by two names: Amazon and Google. In Q3 2017, the Amazon Echo and Google Home devices dominated at a staggering 92% market share, according to Strategy Analytics. Other notable competitors in this space include Samsung with Bixby Assistant and Apple with Siri, but their market penetration pales in comparison to...

The Huawei Y5 Lite (2018) will be the company’s first Android Oreo Go Edition phone

While tech media tends to disproportionately focus on mid-range and flagship devices, device makers are always looking for new ways to get their smartphones in the hands of budget-conscious consumers and/or consumers in emerging markets. To aid with that effort, Google announced a version of Android 8.1 Oreo optimized for low-end hardware—Android Go. Though Android...

The Xiaomi Mi 7 may launch with an OLED Panel and an Always on Display Feature

As we approach the beginning of Mobile World Congress, we are hearing a lot of information about devices that may be unveiled at the event. We discovered that Samsung would be using augmented reality to show off the Galaxy S9 design to MWC attendees, for instance. Another phone that was pegged for launch at MWC...

Exclusive: Samsung will show off the Galaxy S9’s design in Augmented Reality, here’s what it looks like

Next week at Mobile World Congress 2018, Samsung will be unveiling the new Galaxy S9 and S9+. The pair of smartphones will come with a new camera, new features, updated designs, and much more. Just the other day, prolific leaker Roland Quandt outed what is basically a final set of press renders for the two devices. There probably...

The Huawei P20 Plus will have a beefy 4,000 mAh battery to power its Always on Display feature

Huawei, the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, is preparing to launch the P20, P20 Plus, and the P20 Lite at an event in Paris on March 27th. The company was previously expected to launch the 3 smartphones, code-named "Emily," "Charlotte," and "Anne" respectively, during the upcoming Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona. However,...

Exclusive: the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is real and is coming with Android Oreo and a 3400 mAh Battery

Xiaomi smartphones rarely make their way outside of China and India, and that's a shame because of their great value. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is perhaps the best Android One device to date, and the newly announced Redmi Note 5 & Note 5 Pro are already contenders for the best mid-rangers on the market. Xiaomi...

Exclusive: Huawei P20 will launch with Android 8.1 Oreo and EMUI 8.1

After Huawei's disastrous attempt at launching the Mate 10 Pro in the United States, the company is hoping to make waves with its upcoming P series flagship devices. Rumored to come in 3 variants according to WinFuture writer Roland Quandt, the Huawei P20 is expected to be unveiled on March 27th at an event in...

And here’s a list of unannounced 2018 Samsung Galaxy devices

Following up on my previous post detailing which Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets may receive the Android Oreo update, I also have a list of code-names for many unreleased devices. These code-names were obtained from the same place where I found out which Galaxy devices might get Oreo: the framework-res pulled from a leaked beta...

Xposed Framework for Android Oreo 8.0/8.1 Now Available in Beta

With the Android Oreo update, Google continues to polish the Android experience for all users. The update notably brings picture-in-picture mode support from Android TV, the Autofill Framework which replaces the need for password managers' laggy accessibility services, and notification channels for more fine-grained control over your notifications. In addition to these changes, some previously...

Exclusive: Upcoming Huawei Flagship, Likely Huawei P11, has an iPhone X Style Notch

We're nearing the end of 2017, and that means it's time to look forward to the smartphones that will be announced during Q1 2018. The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S9 is due to make an appearance during Q1, though it may not be at CES as initially reported. If rumors are true, the Galaxy S9...