GSMArena.com - Latest articles

    Week 50 in review: Samsung Galaxy A8s, vivo NEX Dual Display go official

    Week 50 in review: Samsung Galaxy A8s, vivo NEX Dual Display go official


    The year might be ending, but the smartphone releases aren't stopping. This week we finally saw the Samsung Galaxy A8s go official with a hole in the screen for the camera. Samsung is likely testing the waters before trying the design alongside the...

    The year might be ending, but the smartphone releases aren't stopping. This week we finally saw the Samsung Galaxy A8s go official with a hole in the screen for the camera. Samsung is likely testing the waters before trying the design alongside the Exynos 9820 chipset and calling it the Galaxy S10. Honor is also in the game - we got to see the View 20 in person even if the actual launch is taking place after Christmas, with a global event scheduled for late January. OnePlus 6T joined the company of devices with even faster charging technology after it introduced Warp Charge 30 with...

    Asus ROG Phone in for review

    Asus ROG Phone in for review


    Gaming is often more about the peripherals than it is about the processing power. But it's not like chipset doesn't matter either. The Asus ROG Phone is perhaps the best-equipped gaming phone in both categories. And we don't just say that because there's...

    Gaming is often more about the peripherals than it is about the processing power. But it's not like chipset doesn't matter either. The Asus ROG Phone is perhaps the best-equipped gaming phone in both categories. And we don't just say that because there's a literal suitcase with add-ons in front of us. The handset embodies the ROG mentality perfectly. Asus used a binned Snapdragon 845 chipset - that is one selected for its ability to overclock - and provided factory overclock. The "silicon lottery" has arrived on mobile. Asus Aura lighting • The fan cooler is included in the retail...

    Top 10 trending phones of week 50

    Top 10 trending phones of week 50


    Huawei and Samsung went all-in into a battle to become the first company to introduce a device with a selfie camera, embedded in the screen. While Huawei was technically the first to showcase a device, the Korean manufacturer was actually the first with...

    Huawei and Samsung went all-in into a battle to become the first company to introduce a device with a selfie camera, embedded in the screen. While Huawei was technically the first to showcase a device, the Korean manufacturer was actually the first with an official announcement and it's exactly the Galaxy A8s that's in the lead now. Then there's the Huawei nova 4, expected to arrive on Monday, which immediately jumped into the second spot. Down the list we see plenty of well-known devices - Redmi Note 6 Pro completes the Top 3 after three weeks of reign that even Xiaomi India director...

    Weekly poll: OnePlus 6T McLaren, hot or not?

    Weekly poll: OnePlus 6T McLaren, hot or not?


    Whether you're a motorsport fan or not, the launch of the OnePlus 6T McLaren was pretty exciting. The special edition phone debuts Warp Charge, the company's first charging speed upgrade since 2016's OnePlus 3. At 30W it is definitely an upgrade over...

    Whether you're a motorsport fan or not, the launch of the OnePlus 6T McLaren was pretty exciting. The special edition phone debuts Warp Charge, the company's first charging speed upgrade since 2016's OnePlus 3. At 30W it is definitely an upgrade over the 20W don't-call-it-Dash Charge and is faster than what Samsung and Apple are offering, for example. Chances are that the OnePlus 7 will use Warp too. Then there's the memory. It has a whopping 10GB of RAM, most laptops ship with less. And there's 256GB of storage too. Also, the back features carbon fiber - a tribute to the McLaren...

    How the vivo NEX Dual Display Edition came to be

    How the vivo NEX Dual Display Edition came to be


    Undoubtedly, the vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is a head-turner. Not only does it find a cool way to deliver the all screen front, but you get a pretty cool back too with the lunar ring and the cool LED flash arrangement. We got a chance to speak to...

    Undoubtedly, the vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is a head-turner. Not only does it find a cool way to deliver the all screen front, but you get a pretty cool back too with the lunar ring and the cool LED flash arrangement. We got a chance to speak to Kyle Xiao, director of industrial design at vivo or in other words - the chief designer of the NEX Dual Display. He walked us through the design process, talking about some of the challenges he and his team faced along the way. vivo's design team made over 250 mock-ups to subject to user testing before settling on the final design. We...

    Vote now for the Best Phones of 2018

    Vote now for the Best Phones of 2018


    The preliminary stage of the Best Phones of 2018 vote got quite heated, but now it's time to dial things up - let's pick the best flagship, mid-ranger and entry-level phone for 2018. We'll do the introductions and we will let you be the judge. Note...

    The preliminary stage of the Best Phones of 2018 vote got quite heated, but now it's time to dial things up - let's pick the best flagship, mid-ranger and entry-level phone for 2018. We'll do the introductions and we will let you be the judge. Note that some results were too close to call, so we decided to take the top 6 in each category. Flagships The Samsung Galaxy Note9 took the lead in last week's poll, receiving more votes than any other phone. With the best Samsung display and the only stylus in mobile, great performance and battery life, solid camera too, it's easy to see why...

    Counterclockwise: FM radio is past its peak

    Counterclockwise: FM radio is past its peak


    FM radio has awesome features - it's free, it doesn't use up your data, it often has better reception than LTE, it offers various mixes of playlists (both hip and classic) along with news and up-to-date info. So, why does it seem like makers are...

    FM radio has awesome features - it's free, it doesn't use up your data, it often has better reception than LTE, it offers various mixes of playlists (both hip and classic) along with news and up-to-date info. So, why does it seem like makers are increasingly reluctant to include it in their phones? Well, while the FM receiver has certainly declined in popularity, there is still a variety of models to choose from. We put together this chart that counts the different number of models by multiple makers that have a receiver. The peak was in the 2008-2010 period. The chart gets a little...

    Microsoft patents a wearable device that could help Parkinson's patients

    Microsoft patents a wearable device that could help Parkinson's patients


    Ever since the Microsoft Band 2 came out back in 2015, old Redmond has mostly been out of the wearable game. That being said, that wearable did pack some truly impressive and ambitious tech, enabling things like maximum volume of oxygen (VO2 max)...

    Ever since the Microsoft Band 2 came out back in 2015, old Redmond has mostly been out of the wearable game. That being said, that wearable did pack some truly impressive and ambitious tech, enabling things like maximum volume of oxygen (VO2 max) tracking. Microsoft is clearly no stranger to experimentation when it comes to such gadgets and if a recently acquired patent is to be believed, there could be plenty more in store. The document in question, simply titled "WEARABLE DEVICE" was filed back in June 2017, but has now been officially published by USPTO. Like every patent request, it is...

    Leaked Google Pixel 3 Lite cases show similar yet slightly different phone design

    Leaked Google Pixel 3 Lite cases show similar yet slightly different phone design


    After a veritable surge of Pixel 3 Lite leaks back in November, the rumor mill has been surprisingly lacking on info regarding Google's alleged midrange phone. Still, the "leakster" community appears adamant that at least one or maybe even two such Pixel...

    After a veritable surge of Pixel 3 Lite leaks back in November, the rumor mill has been surprisingly lacking on info regarding Google's alleged midrange phone. Still, the "leakster" community appears adamant that at least one or maybe even two such Pixel Lite handsets are indeed in the pipeline and inching towards a release. Last we heard any news on the matter, it was in the shape of a pair or fairly derailed 3D renders. Now, a fresh new leak brings more of the same, but with a slight twist. The source on this new set of CAD creations is allegedly a case manufacturer. And some of...

    Screen protector leak shows a teardrop notch on the Huawei P30 Pro

    Screen protector leak shows a teardrop notch on the Huawei P30 Pro


    Huawei currently has more than a few things on its plate to worry about and quite some work to do, pushing out eagerly-anticipated models, like the nova 4, a new 20W SuperCharge protocol and aiding in the release of the View 20 from its subsidiary...

    Huawei currently has more than a few things on its plate to worry about and quite some work to do, pushing out eagerly-anticipated models, like the nova 4, a new 20W SuperCharge protocol and aiding in the release of the View 20 from its subsidiary Honor. Both of these upcoming phones share an exciting new design trait with their in-display selfie cameras. But amid all the commotion, the next Huawei P30 Pro flagship seems to be mostly slipping under the radar. Granted, it's likely lined up for a later release, but certain aspects of its display are already starting to become apparent....

    Apple getting sued over alleged false screen size and pixel count advertisement

    Apple getting sued over alleged false screen size and pixel count advertisement


    Before we get into things, we feel that we should preface this news by saying that when you're the likes of Apple, lawsuits are a pretty common occurrence and come in a wide scale of severity. This particular case seems to be airing more on the amusing...

    Before we get into things, we feel that we should preface this news by saying that when you're the likes of Apple, lawsuits are a pretty common occurrence and come in a wide scale of severity. This particular case seems to be airing more on the amusing side in terms of scope and potential repercussions. Still, given enough traction it could lead to some interesting changes in product marketing on a grander scale. A lawsuit was filed on Friday in the US District Court of Northern California by a couple of plaintiffs who accuse Apple of falsely advertising certain hardware aspects of...

    Honor is working on a new smart watch on a MediaTek platform

    Honor is working on a new smart watch on a MediaTek platform


    Honor has really been working overtime these past few months. The affordable Honor 8C and Honor 8X are already making great strides in India. All the while, the company's lineup has been selling like crazy during the various shopping holiday frenzies....

    Honor has really been working overtime these past few months. The affordable Honor 8C and Honor 8X are already making great strides in India. All the while, the company's lineup has been selling like crazy during the various shopping holiday frenzies. Plus, devices like the Honor Magic 2 and eagerly-anticipated Honor View 20 are starting to carve out a nice reputation for the brand in the higher market and innovation segments as well. Honor smart watch Bluetooth SIG Much of this sheer product "volume" is inevitable at least somewhat related to corporate ties with parent Huawei and...

    Sprint and T-Mobile parent companies to drop Huawei to appease regulators

    Sprint and T-Mobile parent companies to drop Huawei to appease regulators


    The latest news on the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is here, and Huawei will not be happy about it. Sprint and T-Mobile are close to completing the merger of the two US carriers but some concerns about the two carrier's parent companies need to be...

    The latest news on the Sprint/T-Mobile merger is here, and Huawei will not be happy about it. Sprint and T-Mobile are close to completing the merger of the two US carriers but some concerns about the two carrier's parent companies need to be addressed. According to a report from Reuters, Japanese carrier Softbank (Sprint's parent company) has agreed to replace Huawei Technologies 4G equipment in favor of Nokia and Ericsson which will take place over the next few years. Softbank is also the only carrier in Japan using Huawei infrastructure. The move is in hopes that the merger deal will be...

    Deal: Two Google Home Minis and one Google Home Hub for $129

    Deal: Two Google Home Minis and one Google Home Hub for $129


    Like last holiday season, both Google and Amazon have aggressively discounted its smart assistant speakers. Google is currently offering a great bundle deal for anyone who is looking to cover their home with Google Assistant. The bundle...

    Like last holiday season, both Google and Amazon have aggressively discounted its smart assistant speakers. Google is currently offering a great bundle deal for anyone who is looking to cover their home with Google Assistant. The bundle includes one Google Home Hub with a 7 inch display, and two Google Home Minis, each item in any color of your choosing. The Home Hub has a regular retail price of $129, so to see it discounted with two extra Home Minis is a really nice deal for those who want to start putting Google Home around the house or give individual items as gifts. Head to...

    Apple Music is now playing on Amazon Echo speakers with Alexa

    Apple Music is now playing on Amazon Echo speakers with Alexa


    At the end of November Amazon announced that Apple Music would soon be supported by its Echo smart speakers with the Alexa virtual assistant built-in. Today the integration has finally gone live, around two weeks after the initial reveal. The rollout...

    At the end of November Amazon announced that Apple Music would soon be supported by its Echo smart speakers with the Alexa virtual assistant built-in. Today the integration has finally gone live, around two weeks after the initial reveal. The rollout has started in the US through the Alexa app on Android and iOS. Over there you can connect your Apple Music account with your Echo speakers. Once you've done that, you can listen to music through Apple's service on your Echo speaker by simply using Alexa's voice control. You can set Apple Music as your default music library source on Alexa...

    New Facebook data leak allowed apps broader access to 6.8 million users' photos

    New Facebook data leak allowed apps broader access to 6.8 million users' photos


    It looks like the year couldn't end without yet another Facebook scandal. This time around the company has come clean about discovering a bug in its photo API that allowed apps to access unposted photos from 6.8 million accounts. The bug affected...

    It looks like the year couldn't end without yet another Facebook scandal. This time around the company has come clean about discovering a bug in its photo API that allowed apps to access unposted photos from 6.8 million accounts. The bug affected people who used Facebook Login and granted permission to third-party apps to access their photos. The issue has been fixed but because of the bug some apps may have had access to "a broader set of photos" than intended, for a period of 12 days between September 13 and September 25. The bug gave 876 developers of up to 1,500 apps access to...

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will have exclusive color versions

    Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite will have exclusive color versions


    It's already been rumored that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 Lite is basically the company's reaction to Apple's iPhone XR and should be that device's main competitor. Now a new report claims that the theme will continue when it comes to colors. The...

    It's already been rumored that Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S10 Lite is basically the company's reaction to Apple's iPhone XR and should be that device's main competitor. Now a new report claims that the theme will continue when it comes to colors. The XR is Apple's most colorful iPhone of 2018, and the S10 Lite will be the most colorful member of its family too, as it turns out. You'll be able to pick one up in yellow, white, black, green, and blue. The S10 and S10+, on the other hand, will only be offered in white, black, green, and blue, while the S10 Ceramic edition will be out in...

    Samsung Galaxy S10 trio to offer reverse wireless charging too?

    Samsung Galaxy S10 trio to offer reverse wireless charging too?


    Just the other day a report came in disclosing the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy S10 trio in the UK and along with it, the source also shared a small tidbit about the possibility of Samsung implementing a reverse wireless charging feature. Just like the...

    Just the other day a report came in disclosing the pricing of the Samsung Galaxy S10 trio in the UK and along with it, the source also shared a small tidbit about the possibility of Samsung implementing a reverse wireless charging feature. Just like the one on Huawei Mate 20 Pro and now an independent source claims that to be true. According to the new leak, the reverse wireless charging is going to be a feature on all three Galaxy S10 devices, including the Lite version and it's called "Powershare". But we somehow remain skeptical of the usability of the tech. After all, standard...

    Estimated Samsung Galaxy F bill of materials shows why it will cost $1,800

    Estimated Samsung Galaxy F bill of materials shows why it will cost $1,800


    Korean agency CGS-CIMB Research has posted a report in which it estimates the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the foldable Galaxy F and compares it to a Galaxy S9+ and an iPhone XS Max. The priciest item is the display - or should we say "displays". The...

    Korean agency CGS-CIMB Research has posted a report in which it estimates the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the foldable Galaxy F and compares it to a Galaxy S9+ and an iPhone XS Max. The priciest item is the display - or should we say "displays". The Galaxy F will have one large 7.3" panel that folds down the middle along with an external 4.58" display. There will reportedly be two batteries as well, though that doesn't add much to the cost (total capacity is expected to be around 5,000-6,000mAh). The BOM works out to around 65% more than the iPhone and the S9+, which cost about the...

    Fourth Samsung Galaxy S10 model pops up, could be the 5G variant

    Fourth Samsung Galaxy S10 model pops up, could be the 5G variant


    So far, three model numbers are linked to the future Galaxy S10 models - SM-G970, SM-G973 and SM-G975, which should correspond to the Galaxy S10 Lite, S10 and S10+. So the fourth one comes as something of a surprise. The new addition to the rumor...

    So far, three model numbers are linked to the future Galaxy S10 models - SM-G970, SM-G973 and SM-G975, which should correspond to the Galaxy S10 Lite, S10 and S10+. So the fourth one comes as something of a surprise. The new addition to the rumor mill is SM-G977 and the only variations of this model are the American SM-G977U and South Korean SM-G977N. The European SM-G977F is still nowhere to be seen, which suggests that this particular version is not far into the development process like the three main ones. There's a great chance that the newly surfaced model number belongs to the...