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Update - 3:44PM ET 6/21/19: This article has been updated to reflect skepticism of the claims made by researchers and any direct causation with the symptom of bone spurs in the subjects of the study. Some recent biomechanics research suggests that young people are developing horn-like spikes at the back of their... Read more...
Samsung set preorder sales records with the Galaxy S10 lineup, with most people ordering the larger, and more expensive Galaxy S10+ smartphone. Despite the device's popularity in preorders, it has had a few issues that users have had to deal with. Smartphone shoppers looking for a new device can now get nice discounts... Read more...
When's the last time you saw a full-featured smartphone launch for well under $500? There have been a few to hit the market in this price range recently, usually with significant caveats, but in general the trend is towards more expensive flagship devices that are commanding upwards of $1000 quite often. Google's new... Read more...
Google is no stranger to issues with the Pixel line of smartphones; the company has settled a class action suit that has to do with a microphone issue on the original Pixel smartphones. More recently, word surfaced that owners of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones were having problems with unexpected shutdowns that... Read more...
The promise of 5G wireless service has been exciting for most users as carriers like Verizon have promised not only much faster data speeds on-the-go with mobile devices, but also much faster wireless speeds inside homes and businesses. Verizon has touted its 5G Home service that will put faster 5G wireless speeds... Read more...
One of the strangest devices spied during Mobile World Congress 2019 was the insanely fat Energizer 18,000 mAh phone. The official name was the Power Max P18k Pop, and while it was Energizer branded, the device was actually to be made by Avenir Telecom. Shortly after the show, Avenir took to Indiegogo for funding to... Read more...
Way back in the day before smartphones were even a thing. the phone that everyone wanted was the Motorola Razr. All these years later it's easily the sexiest of the flip phones. Rumors have been swirling that Motorola is set to bring the Razr flip phone back to the masses as a folding screen smartphone. A leak last... Read more...
About a year ago we talked about the Nubia Red Magic Gaming phone aimed at mobile gamers and it was an interesting option. Prior to the Red Magic device, Nubia unveiled the Red Magic Mars gaming phone. Nubia is back with its latest smartphone aimed at mobile gamers, and like past Magic devices, the Nubia Red Magic 3... Read more...
If you are looking for a bit more intelligence in your "smart" phone, the LG G8 ThinQ may have a few additional tricks up its sleeve. LG is aiming to create a more intuitive and automated experience by embracing artificial intelligence processing care of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 SoC and their own in-house algorithms... Read more...
It looked as if Samsung had a hit on its hands with the Samsung Galaxy Fold that hit preorder in the U.S. stage earlier this month and sold out quickly. Not long after Samsung's seemingly successful preorder for the device, word started to surface from reviewers at multiple outlets that the folding screen was... Read more...
One of the only ways to get a really good deal on a smartphone these days is to switch carriers. If you are ready to switch to a new carrier and want to give Google Fi a try, Google has a smoking-good deal going on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today only. The deal will save you 50% off the purchase price. The... Read more...
We know that Google is working on new smartphones for the Pixel family; after all, the company leaked specs on the Pixel 3a and 3a XL on its website. Details of those devices have also leaked that show the mid-range smartphones will cost around $500 with the Pixel 3a XL naturally being the more expensive version... Read more...
2018 was the year of the notch, and it looks as though 2019 is the year where smartphone OEMs seek out new ways to minimize the appearance of the notch or get rid of it altogether. Companies like Samsung have gone with a punch hole cut-out for the front-facing cameras, while this new smartphone concept from one of ASUS’ designers takes a completely Read more...
There have been rumors going around that Google is gearing up to launch new mid-range smartphones to appeal to a wider range of smartphone buyers. As smartphone prices continue to grow, many consumers are simply not buying and are holding onto older devices for longer. Previously, a rumor suggested that these new... Read more...
Some details have leaked about the next Android One smartphone coming from Motorola; the device is tipped to be called the Motorola One Vision in most markets and the Motorola P40 in China. The rumor claims that the smartphone will run the Samsung Exynos 9610 SoC that is found on board Samsung's Galaxy A50. The image... Read more...
The first Black Shark gaming smartphone launched in April of 2018, and while not exactly svelte, the smartphone was powerful. Rumors circulated late last year that the Black Shark 2 gaming smartphone would launch in October, but that launch never materialized. We had heard that the Black Shark 2 would launch with a... Read more...
Huawei has seen massive growth in the smartphone market in part because prices for Apple and Samsung devices have soared. Huawei is very popular outside of the U.S., but the company has virtually no marketshare inside the U.S. due to the government urging carriers not to offer its devices over fears of spying. In... Read more...
Samsung Electronics has launched the highest capacity mobile DRAM for smartphones promising it will power next-gen experiences for devices. Samsung's new memory tech is the industry's first 12GB low-power double data rate 4X, or LPDDR4X, package that is optimized for premium smartphones. The new chips provide higher... Read more...
Google's current Android smartphones are the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Rumors are swirling that Google is getting ready to unveil new flagship devices in the coming months. The new phones, logically, are expected to be named Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. And there of course has been a swirl of rumors hinting at some of the features that these smartphones Read more...
Samsung leads the pack in global smartphone market share, with over 21 percent command, versus second place Apple that sits at a little over 15 percent, and Huawei at about 14.8. Samsung and Apple both lost ground to Huawei last year, but if early indications for the first quarter of 2019 are on point, Samsung could... Read more...
Xiaomi has unveiled its pair of new flagship smartphones at MWC 2019 with the Mi 9, which we've already covered a bit, and the new Mi Mix 3 5G breaking cover today. The Mi Mix 3 5G, as the name would suggest, is a flagship, high-end smartphone and the first from Xiaomi to support 5G networks. Xiaomi says that the Mi... Read more...
Is 2019 the year of the “foldable” smartphone? It will be if Oppo has anything to say about it. Oppo’s latest patent reveals a foldable phone with no bezels and a unique pop-up camera. Rumor has it that Oppo will officially announce the device by the end of 2019. Renderings of Oppo's Foldable Smartphone-- Image... Read more...
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