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Samsung Galaxy Note8 X 99 AVANT limited edition artsy phone goes on sale

Can phones be art? The Samsung Galaxy Note8 X 99 AVANT certainly tries. It’s a very limited run of just 99 units (hence the name) and feature the exclusive artwork of Han Seung-Woo. You get a tiger-themed case (with the artist’s signature on the inside) so that you don’t have to choose between keeping your phone safe and covering up the artwork. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2018) manual confirms no Bixby button

The Samsung Galaxy A8 (2017) – formerly known as the Galaxy A5 (2018) – is turning out to be one of the worst kept secrets in tech. We know what it will look like as well that it will use an 18:9 Infinity Display and a 14nm Samsung Exynos 7885 chipset. Now a few snaps from the Galaxy A8 (2018) manual confirm the design and the fact that ... Read More »

Check for Update Button on Pixel, Nexus Devices to Finally Work in 2018

HIGHLIGHTS Internal testing is underway, public release to happen in 2018 Latest version of Google Play Services required to get instant updates Feature not exclusive to Android Oreo The Check for update button on Pixel and Nexus devices has in recent times become a redundant feature, which ends up annoying users who love to press it despite knowing that it doesn’t really work. All ... Read More »

LG V30+ India Launch Set for December 13

HIGHLIGHTS LG V30+ is LG’s second flagship to launch in 2017 Floating Bar to replace trademark secondary display Has 128GB built-in storage compared to 64GB on the V30 Launched originally in August at IFA 2017, the LG V30+ is now finally making its way to Indian shores on December 13. LG India sent out media invites for the launch event that is set to take ... Read More »

Oreo beta program for Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 to kick off soon

HMD Global’s CPO Juho Sarvikas just confirmed that Oreo beta testing for the company’s Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 smartphones will begin soon. 2 This comes shortly after the final Oreo build started rolling out to the Nokia 8, making it the first Nokia smartphone to get the new Android OS. Sadly, there’s currently no information on exactly when the Nokia 5 and 6 will start receiving ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9 to Take on iPhone X’s Face ID with Enhanced Iris Scanner: Report

While hackers are exploring ways to fool the technology behind Apple’s Face ID, Samsung is now rumoured to be working on an enhanced iris scanner to take on the iPhone X’s killer feature. The new development is reportedly in works for the Galaxy S9 that would supersede the existing Galaxy S8. ET News reports that Samsung is developing new software to make face recognition on ... Read More »

Comio to Start India R&D Operations Next Quarter

Chinese handset maker Comio Monday said it will start a research and development centre in the country that will work on bringing in features for the Indian market in the January-March 2017 quarter. The company has also commenced local assembly of smartphones in the country with partners V-Sun and Hipad Technology. “We are in the process of setting up our R&D centre, ... Read More »

Apple Served With Search Warrant for Access to Texas Shooter’s iPhone: Report

Apple has been served with a search warrant for access to an iPhone SE which was used by the gunman who killed 27 people in a Texas church, as per media reports. The gunman Devin Patrick Kelley, 26, walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs on November 5 and opened fire. He later killed himself. According to a San Antonio ... Read More »

iOS 11.2 Said to Bring Faster Wireless Charging to iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus

Apple appears all set to enable faster wireless charging on the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and the iPhone 8 Plus with the upcoming iOS 11.2. The new experience is reported to be 50 percent faster than the present wireless charging feature that delivers 5W of power. With the iOS 11.2 update, which is presently available in a developer beta version, Apple looks set to enable ... Read More »

iPhone X Face ID Fooled on Video, Fails to Identify Between Mother and Son

While Face ID, Apple’s native facial recognition technology, is one of the key compelling features of the iPhone X, it seems to have some loopholes. Some security researchers have already claimed to have fooled Face ID with 3D-printed masks. And now, a mother and her 10-year-old son show how Face ID can be fooled, failing to secure the experience between family members. At the time ... Read More »