The Honor 8 Pro is official with 5.7-inch QHD display, Kirin 960 processor and 6GB RAM

In case you weren’t watching the virtual launch, Huawei’s e-brand, Honor, has just taken the wraps off its latest handset, the Honor 8 Pro that previously launched as the Honor V9 in China back in February. The Honor 8 Pro is both bigger and more powerful than the beautiful Honor 8 that launched in August 2016. Luckily, it would appear that despite sporting a bigger display with QHD resolution, the latest Kirin 960 processor, a whopping 6GB of RAM, and a bigger battery, the Honor 8 Pro is still a great looking handset. Join us after the break for more details and images.

Massive leak reveals alleged specs and features of upcoming HTC U “Ocean”

Just because the Galaxy S8 launched last week doesn’t mean that the leaks have dried up. This week, it’s HTC’s turn in the glaring spotlight, with a whole bunch of details leaking on the specifications of the rumored HTC U or Ocean flagship, including things such as Edge Sense and possibly real-time HDR processing. Join us after the break for more details.

You can watch Honor launching a new phone via livestream on April 5th

In a welcome change from reporting about some new phone that is due to be Unpacked on March 29th, Huawei’s budget e-brand, Honor, is going to unveil a new handset on April 5th via a virtual launch, or live stream rather. It’s thought that the event will see the wraps being taken off the Honor V9, which could be known as the Honor 8 Pro in the west. Join us after the break for details.

Download Samsung’s Unpacked 2017 app to watch the Galaxy S8 livestream

In the midst of innumerable leaks, we have some official news about the upcoming launch of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, and it comes straight from Samsung itself. The handset maker’s Unpacked 2017 app has recently been updated to allow users to keep up to date with the Galaxy S8’s launch on March 29th.  Join us after the break for more details.

Latest Galaxy S8 leak reveals the handset could default to Full HD resolution

The dawn of a new day naturally means that it’s time for a new round of Galaxy S8 leaks, am I right? Yesterday brought us leaked high-resolution renders of the Galaxy S8, and Samsung itself got into the act by airing a brief teaser for its new flagship on Korean TV. Today it seems that the leaks are beginning to delve into the nitty-gritty of the Galaxy S8, with details emerging of its display resolution settings. 

Homeland Security bans laptops and tablets on direct flights to the U.S. from eight Middle East countries

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued new guidelines for travelers carrying electronic devices when flying to the US directly from eight Middle East countries. According to the new rules, if you are carrying any electronic device bigger than a smartphone, you will be required to stow it away with your check-in luggage. Join us after the break for more details.

Samsung airs a brief teaser for the Galaxy S8 on Korean TV

In recent days we’ve seen leaked high-res renders, details on the Bixby AI assistant as well as European pricing for the Galaxy S8 leak via the usual sources. With its March 29th launch just a few days away, Samsung’s huge marketing department is getting in on the act of keeping the tech world’s attention focused firmly on the Galaxy S8. Join us after the break to watch Samsung’s 15-second teaser that aired on Korean television earlier.

Check out the Galaxy S8 in these leaked high-resolution renders

If you woke up this morning worried that the steady stream of leaks for Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus had dried up, fret not because there are still a ton of leaks turning up. The color options and European pricing of the Galaxy S8 leaked yesterday, and today we have some high-resolution renders of the handset to gawk at after the break.

Samsung announces the Galaxy S8’s Bixby AI assistant and its ambitions for the platform

Thanks to the absolute deluge of leaks for the Galaxy S8, we’ve known for a while that Samsung intended to launch its own AI assistant with its latest flagship smartphone on March 29th. We’ve even ‘known‘ that Samsung had named its assistant ‘Bixby‘. Today, the Korean handset maker has made it official; and while Bixby will indeed launch with the Galaxy S8, the company has huge plans for the assistant that will, it hopes, eventually encompass most or all the devices it manufactures. Join us after the break for more details on Bixby.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 comes with a steep price tag as pre-orders go live

Unlike the Galaxy Tab S2 that was available in both 8 and 9.7-inch sizes, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017 in Barcelona in a 9.7-inch size only, with an S Pen included with every unit. With the Galaxy Tab S3 boasting a metal and glass construction and high-end specifications such as the 9.7-inch Super-AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, 32GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM, it was fairly obvious that the tablet would also sport a premium price. Join us after the break to find out just how much you can expect to pay for the Galaxy Tab S3.

Google’s ‘MyAndroid’ site will help you personalize your home screen

Just because Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system doesn’t mean that everyone’s home screen has to look the same. Thanks to the vast differences in the custom interfaces that OEM’s pre-install on devices and Android’s huge potential for customization, we can all set up our handsets and tablets in unique ways. If you are finding inspiration hard to come by, though, you can visit Google’s new “MyAndroid” site, complete a “Taste Test” about your preferences, and then choose from offer a variety of styles that Google thinks will suit your personality and device.

BLU Life Max review: A budget phone that goes the distance

Working with flagship smartphones every day means that it can be quite a shock when you have to use an entry-level handset. I’ve realized that after reviewing phones such as the Huawei P9 and the Mate 9, I’ve become something of a phone snob, having lost touch with the truly budget-minded smartphones that are on the market. Moving to an entry-level handset doesn’t have to be the end of the world, though, so long as you are realistic in your expectations, as I found when I reviewed the BLU Life Max.

BLU has managed to cram a 5.5-inch 720p display, a huge 3700mAh battery, dual-SIM’s, and a fingerprint reader into the Life Max for £109, although it can be had for just £89 as part of its launch promotion.

So is the BLU Life Max the budget champion of 2017? Join us after the break for our review of the BLU Life Max.

Hey Google, this is how you should fix Allo

It’s safe to say that Google’s latest instant messaging app, Allo, isn’t setting the world alight in the popularity stakes. It’s faced with strong, entrenched competition in the form of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Apple’s iMessage, and even finds itself competing with other Google products such as Hangouts. It’s also not exactly clear why Google launched a separate video chat app called Duo instead of just including the function within Allo. To its credit, Google has asked Allo users how they would fix the messaging app a couple of days ago, and our readers were quick to offer the search giant some advice.

New leak suggests the Huawei P10 Plus will feature a curved 5.5-inch QHD display

After the earlier leak that showed off the Huawei P10 in blue, gold, and green, this latest leak brings some relief to the eyes by revealing the alleged P10 Plus in black. With just 10 days to go until Huawei officially takes the wraps off the successor to last year’s P9, these latest images don’t leave much to the imagination. The leak alleges that there are two variants, a flat P10, and then the P10 Plus with a curved display with similar specifications. Join us after the break for more details.

LG points out some of the new features of the G6’s UX interface

With MWC 2017 fast approaching, the steady drip of leaks is threatening to become a full-on deluge. Let’s take the LG G6, for instance, in recent weeks we’ve covered stories about its alleged reliability, various renders showing off its all-metal body, that it could be the first non-Google handset with Assistant onboard, and that the G6 will make do with the Snapdragon 821 as opposed to the Snapdragon 835 that the Galaxy S8 to feature. Today, we have an official video from LG teasing version UX 6.0 of the G6’s user interface.