Microsoft’s upcoming 10-inch ‘Surface Lite’ could pack Intel Pentium processors

That low-cost Windows 10 tablet Microsoft is reportedly working on is probably not called Surface Lite, but it might be powered by Intel Pentium chips.

FCC certification confirms Bluetooth support for Galaxy Note 9 S Pen

Samsung’s fast-approaching Galaxy Note 9 is all but guaranteed to come to market with an all-new S Pen capable of some neat Bluetooth tricks.

No Android Oreo love for Galaxy J3, J5 and J7 (2017) until September, at least in Turkey

Samsung’s low to mid-end Galaxy J3, J5 and J7 phones from last year are only expected to receive official Android Oreo updates in late September in Turkey.

Asus ZenFone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 lands in India at a very competitive price

On paper, the Flipkart-exclusive Asus ZenFone 5Z looks like it could give the OnePlus 6 a healthy run for its money in India.

Xiaomi is still talking with US carriers about ‘doing something’ next year

Xiaomi is not going to let Huawei and ZTE’s “political problems” get in the way of its own official US expansion, currently planned for 2019.

Official Project Treble support comes to OnePlus 5 and 5T in the open beta channel

Only available in beta software for now, Project Treble functionality will soon roll out to all OnePlus 5 and 5T users over-the-air.

Samsung Galaxy J2 Core purportedly pictured running non-stock Android Go software

The fast-approaching Samsung Galaxy J2 Core seems set to run a rather bizarre mix of Android Go and the company’s proprietary sofware.
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Foldable Samsung phone could pack big curved battery, screen production starting soon

In addition to a flexible screen expected to start “pilot” production this summer, that mythical first foldable Samsung phone could also use a curved cell.

It looks like Microsoft’s oft-rumored low-cost Surface tablet has cleared the FCC

A low-cost Surface (or at least lower-cost) tablet could be right around the corner after Microsoft apparently put the device through the FCC paces.

Souped-up Honor 10 GT comes with 8GB RAM, GPU Turbo technology

The China-first Honor 10 GT is not an entirely new device, but compared to the “regular” Honor 10, it packs more memory, also supporting GPU Turbo tech.

Black unlocked Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact costs $360 after latest discount

It’s not even one year old yet, but the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact may soon disappear from US stores, which is why you should buy it today for only $360.

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 render shows off slim bezels with no home button on them

While not exactly radically redesigned, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 looks different from its predecessor in one very important aspect.

Amazon Prime Day 2018 starts July 16, but you can already get a discounted Echo Show

The fourth annual edition of the Amazon Prime Day festival of deals will run for a record 36 hours, including more than a million global discounts.

HTC U12+ deemed an improvement over the U11 in durability, still pretty fragile

Slightly more durable than last year’s U11, the new HTC U12+ still presents a number of worrisome build quality vulnerabilities.

Microsoft’s Andromeda project is unlikely to materialize anytime soon

Both the hardware and software components of Microsoft’s mystery Andromeda project have been put on hold indefinitely, according to a well-connected insider

You can probably expect Oreo to roll out for the LG V20 in August in North America

One Canadian carrier “expects” to start the official Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for the LG V20 next month, which probably means others will do the same.

Best Buy offers massive discounts on a Surface Laptop and a Surface Pro configuration

You can save a whopping $300 off the list price of a Surface Laptop with Intel Core i5 inside, and an even heftier $350 off a Surface Pro bundle.

HTC is firing another 1,500 employees to ‘more effectively’ manage resources

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and in a desperate search of profitability, HTC will soon cut 1,500 manufacturing jobs in Taiwan.

Mid-range Huawei Nova 3 apparently coming soon with extra-wide screen and four cameras

More than one year after the Nova 2 and 2 Plus, a Huawei Nova 3 appears to have been cleared by Tenaa with a 19.5:9 6.3-inch screen in tow.

T-Mobile is on a roll, rolling out Oreos and security patches to five Android phones

T-Mobile is the last of the big four carriers to update the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and LG G6 to Oreo, also sending security patches to the Note 5 and S8 Active.

At least one 2018 iPhone X sequel will pack 4GB RAM, according to a new benchmark

A mysterious 2018 iPhone X sequel has been benchmarked under the “iPhone11,2” codename, packing a new ARM-based hexa-core processor and 4GB RAM.

OnePlus 6 Red edition is coming ‘across the globe’ next week with 8GB RAM

It truly sounds like OnePlus put a lot of effort into getting the OnePlus 6 Red flavor “just right”, with an eye-catching shade that’s not too aggressive.

OPPO O-Free headphones go well with Find X handset while packing new Qualcomm SoC

Priced at the equivalent of $105 in China, the “truly wireless” OPPO O-Free Blueooth earbuds are powered by a brand-new QCC3026 chip.

ZTE moves another step closer to actual US ban reversal with appointment of new chairman

ZTE’s devastating US ban has technically not been lifted yet, but with a new chairman and board of directors, the Chinese company is getting closer.
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Huawei promises bi-monthly software updates for a bunch of new and old phones

Huawei’s new software update schedule is not as specific as the one recently announced by OnePlus, but it’s clearly better than nothing.