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Hands-on with the Astro Slide 5G: Slider in your hand, Debian in your pocket

In the smartphone world, we pretty much only have two choices of devices when it comes to operating systems -- iPhone and Android. However, Planet Computers has been finding a bit of a niche with past devices such as the Gemini and the Cosmo Communicator. Now it's back again, this time with the Astro Slide...

Hands-on with the Honor Magic V: Honor’s first foldable phone

Honor unveiled the Honor Magic V at a Chinese launch event in January 2022, its first foray into the foldable smartphone market. It's a Chinese exclusive with no international launch date in sight, but it packs high-end specifications in one folding package. It's a similar form-factor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, though slightly...

Samsung confirms the death of the Galaxy Note series, Galaxy S Ultra to carry on the legacy

Samsung has officially confirmed the death of the Galaxy Note series. The writing had been on the wall for some time now and, with the newly launched Galaxy S22 Ultra incorporating the best features of the Galaxy Note line, it was all but official that Samsung was done with the iconic smartphone lineup. While speaking to...

Samsung’s next big event will be at Mobile World Congress

Samsung's last major product announcement event was just one week ago, on February 9, but the company is seemingly gearing up for another event. Samsung announced on Wednesday that it will have another event later this month, at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. The company said in a press release, "Samsung Electronics...

CES 2022 will be held in Las Vegas next year as an in-person event

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES, was completely digital this year as a precaution against the global coronavirus pandemic. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has now announced that the upcoming CES conference in 2022 will be returning to Las Vegas in an in-person format. Considering the widespread availability of vaccines, especially in the US, it...

Mobile World Congress 2021 is happening, but who’s attending?

Mobile World Congress is set to go forward with an in-person event this summer. But some of the largest companies won’t be in attendance, echoing what happened last year as the COVID-19 pandemic was surging across the globe. So, which companies are actually going this year? Several companies have released statements announcing decisions not to attend...

MWC 2021 delayed from March to June 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns

Big tech conferences were canceled left and right this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though some events managed to successfully go virtual, others, like MWC 2020, weren't able to make the transition in time. If you were hoping that things would return to normal next year, we have some bad news to share. With...

OPPO Find X2 and Xiaomi Mi 10 global launches postponed, Realme X50 Pro launch moved to online

Following an exodus of exhibitors from Mobile World Congress Barcelona, MWC 2020 in Barcelona has been canceled. While no doubt it's the best decision the GSMA could make in order to avoid potentially accelerating the already scary (and unknown) COVID-2019 pandemic, it has left many smartphone manufacturers with few options other than to cancel the...

TCL unveils the Alcatel 3, 3L, 1S, and low-cost foldable displays

TCL has been a known resident at MWC for the past couple of years. Usually, they announce a few different smartphones, most of them from the budget or mid-range categories. 2019 is no different. The Chinese OEM just announced three devices under the Alcatel brand and showed off prototypes of its DragonHinge foldable displays. Let's take a...

With the ZTE Axon 9 Pro nowhere to be seen in the US, ZTE is preparing to launch the Axon 10 Pro

Remember the ZTE Axon 9 Pro? The last few months of 2018 was packed full of new flagship smartphone launches, so I wouldn't blame you if you forgot about ZTE's flagship. The Axon 9 Pro was supposed to be the successor to the 2016 Axon 7, but the new smartphone took away a lot of...

LG G8 may launch in March separately from a new 5G phone

5G is gearing up to be the big buzzword of 2019. Several manufacturers and carriers are already showing their interest in this budding technology. Many see it as the best way to profit off of the users who need reliable wireless speeds everywhere they go. Earlier this month, we saw reports about 5G smartphones from Samsung and...

5G Samsung Galaxy S10 and a 5G LG flagship may debut at MWC 2019

It seems like 5G is going to be a major selling point for smartphones throughout 2019. Not only are wireless carriers going to be advertising their newly upgraded network, but we've already seen both Verizon Wireless and AT&T giving Samsung extra marketing attention for their new network. Now we are hearing a new report out...