Oppo R17 Neo launches in Japan: its first phone with in-display fingerprint reader

Japan often gets cool tech gadgets first, but not this time – it just got its first phone with an in-display fingerprint reader and it’s late to that particular party. The phone itself is quite interesting – the Oppo R17 Neo. It’s a version of the Oppo K1 and R15X, which are partially based on the Oppo R17.… Read More »

Delhi Residents Can Soon File Pollution Complaints On Social Media

Citizens in Delhi-NCR will soon be able to lodge complaints about pollution on social media as the Supreme Court on Monday directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to “immediately” create an account for this issue. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur passed this direction after advocate Aparajita Singh, assisting the court as an amicus curiae,… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro Reportedly Receiving Android 8.1 Oreo Update in India

Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro ₹ 14,549 is the latest smartphone in the South Korean giant’s portfolio that is receiving the Android 8.1 Oreo update in India. To recall, the Galaxy J7 Pro was launched in the country back in June 2017, and it arrived with Android 7.0 Nougat, which was the popular Android version at that time. As… Read More »

Cases reveal Sony Xperia XA3 and XA3 Ultra with dual rear cameras

Rumors about the Xperia XA3 and XA3 Ultra started coming in a few months ago but we got a clear look at both just this month revealing a dual-camera setup on the back and fairly thin bezels all-around. Today’s renders come from a Chinese case maker that also confirms that both handsets will offer dual cameras. Xperia XA3… Read More »

LG Q3 report: profits increase as smartphones lose less money

LG kept its tradition to introduce its financial results on the last Thursday of the month, following the end of a quarter, and the numbers look good. The Korean company made a profit KRW748.8 billion ($668 million), which is the best quarter in 2018. The black sheep in the family is the Mobile Communications division which keeps bleeding… Read More »

HMD may have quietly discontinued the Nokia 8 Sirocco

The Nokia 8 Sirocco launched at the high price of €750. It has come down quite a bit since then – for example, it’s €520 on Amazon.fr. It’s similarly discounted in the UK too, down to £440. But that’s not the strange part. If you hit “Buy now” on your regional Nokia.com site, you get redirected back to… Read More »

Sony Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Compact Reportedly Receiving Android Pie Update

In its announcement earlier, Sony had confirmed that the Xperia XZ2, Xperia XZ2 Premium]( , Xperia XZ2 Compact, Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZ1, and Xperia XZ1 Compactwill be receiving the Android 9 Pie update in early November. However, the company has reportedly already starting rolling out the update for Sony Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact users. The Android Pie update is over 1GB in size, and… Read More »

Xiaomi Black Shark Global Website Goes Live, Indicating an Imminent International Launch

  Xiaomi’s Black Shark gaming smartphone, or its successor, appears set to launch internationally soon. Xiaomi-backed brand Black Shark had launched its first gaming smartphone in China earlier this year to take on rivals like the Razer Phone. While Razer recently unveiled its second-generation flagship, Xiaomi seems ready for a global launch of the Black Shark. Recently, a successor to the Black Shark was certified in China, suggesting… Read More »

Huawei Enjoy 9 Plus and Enjoy Max go on pre-order on October 15

Yesterday a leak revealed that Huawei was getting ready to sell the already announced Honor 8X Max as the Enjoy Max in some markets, and today it’s become clear that one of those is China. Over in the company’s home country, the Enjoy Max will go up for pre-order alongside the Enjoy 9 Plus on October 15 through Suning, a local online… Read More »

Google Pixel Slate Chrome OS Tablet With Detachable Keyboard Launched

At its annual Made By Google event, the tech giant has launched the Pixel Slate tablet alongside the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. The convertible Pixel Slate is the first tablet from Google in three years, and its big USP is that it can be switched from a tablet to a laptop by using the detachable keyboard.… Read More »