Full Alcatel 5 specs prematurely revealed alongside pricing and promo video
Purportedly priced at a reasonable €230 in Europe, the Alcatel 5 is coming soon with razor-thin screen bezels, dual front-facing cameras and Android 8.0 Oreo.
Hopes for Razer Project Linda, crisis at LG Mobile | #PNWeekly 288
On this week’s show: a smartphone-laptop hybrid from Razer could come to market as a show of the company’s newfound dedication to mobile. Plus, is LG going to be releasing a phone this year?
Xiaomi silently plans to attend MWC 2018, which could mean Mi 7 Barcelona intro
We may be getting a little ahead of ourselves here, but it’s possible Xiaomi will stop by Barcelona next month for a Mi 7 MWC 2018 launch.
Samsung foldable smartphone
Samsung privately showed off its latest stab at a foldable smartphone at CES 2018
Samsung’s long-in-development first foldable smartphone is inching closer and closer to a commercial release, stopping by Vegas recently for a secret demo.
Planet Gemini & BLOCKS: Crowdfunded Gadgets at CES 2018 (Video)
The modular smartwatch project took a year to rejigger itself for 2018 while Planet Computers is hoping for some success with its technostalgia product.
Shaking in the CES 2018 pit | #PNWeekly 287
Five mobile technology geeks. One table. 60 minutes to podcast. CES 2018. From laptops to drones to smartphones and AI, we talk about it all.
Vivo’s on-display fingerprint scanner works great (Video)
We tried out the world’s first “full-production” smartphone with on-display fingerprint recognition at CES 2018, and the biometric sensor was surprisingly fast.
LG G6 review
LG will change its failing mobile release strategy, possibly starting with the Icon and Iconic
LG doesn’t want to launch new smartphones “just because other rivals do” anymore, planning a smaller, more streamlined product portfolio. But what are the LG Icon and Iconic?
Xiaomi announced as Oculus Go hardware partner, Mi VR Standalone coming to China
The self-contained Oculus Go headset is actually manufactured by Xiaomi, as announced at CES 2018, and a China-exclusive equivalent called Mi VR Standalone is also in the pipeline.
OnePlus 6 confirmed for late Q2 launch with Snapdragon 845, US carrier support still unlikely
Until OnePlus can “experiment” with official US carrier support, the unlocked OnePlus 6 is probably coming in June, definitely packing a Snapdragon 845 SoC.
Don’t hold your breath for Huawei Mate 10 Verizon carriage either, report says
The odds of seeing the Huawei Mate 10 or Mate 10 Pro officially released on Verizon anytime soon are slim, to say the least, reportedly due to “political pressure.”
Slider Keyboard and Vital Moto Mods wrap up Lenovo’s CES 2018 announcements
Nowhere near as exciting as Lenovo’s many laptops, tablets, VR products and “smart display” unveiled at CES 2018, these two new Moto Mods still deserve a little attention.
Razer Project Linda Hands-on: This is awesome! (Video)
Gaming-focused computer veteran Razer has made a habit of demonstrating ambitious, droolworthy…
Lenovo’s extensive CES 2018 PC lineup includes Miix 630, upgraded ThinkPad X1 family
The Miix 630 is by no means Lenovo’s flashiest laptop unveiled at CES 2018, but it’s relatively affordable and “always connected.” Meanwhile, the new ThinkPad X1 Series is mind-blowingly powerful.
Vivo unveils world’s first ‘full-production’ smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor
In-display fingerprint recognition technology is “ready to produce”, although we still don’t know much else about Vivo’s groundbreaking smartphone demoed at CES 2018.
Lenovo Mirage Solo and Mirage Camera with Daydream finally boost Google’s VR ambitions
You may have forgotten about Google’s promise of releasing standalone Daydream VR headsets with the help of partners, but the Lenovo Mirage Solo is here to remind you of that plan.
Dell unveils all-new XPS 15 2-in-1, upgraded XPS 13 laptop, and Mobile Connect software
Dell’s impressive CES 2018 product portfolio includes the world’s “most powerful 2-in-1”, the “smallest 13-inch laptop on the planet”, and a very convenient software tool.
Lenovo Smart Display and JBL Link View challenge Amazon’s Echo Show with Google Assistant
Four companies are officially partnering with Google on “smart displays” with integrated Google Assistant functionality, including Lenovo and JBL.
BLOCKS modular smartwatch starts at $259, module four-pack costs $140
More than two years after wrapping up a very successful crowdfunding campaign, the world’s first modular smartwatch is on display at CES 2018 as open sales begin.
Kate Spade and Skagen are the latest Fossil Group brands to unveil Android Wear 2.0 watches
Owned by Fossil, Kate Spade New York and Skagen are ready to take their wearable ambitions to the next level with fashionable touchscreen smartwatches.
ZTE joins forces with Qualcomm and Wearsafe for vague personal security wearable
There’s no word on a ZTE Axon 8 announcement at CES 2018, with the Chinese smartphone manufacturer instead focused on carving a new IoT niche alongside Qualcomm.
Razer Phone is the world’s first mobile device to support both Netflix HDR and Dolby 5.1
Ultra-premium video and audio formats for Netflix streaming are coming to the already impressive Razer Phone in a firmware update later this month.
Razer Project Linda concept aims to blur the lines between smartphones and laptops
Far more ambitious than any Android laptop or PC-transforming smartphone concept before it, the Razer Project Linda is almost too good to be true.
TCL brings BlackBerry Motion to the US, KEYone Bronze Edition to Asia and Europe
Before releasing “at least” two new BlackBerry smartphones later in 2018, TCL is showcasing a KEYone Bronze Edition at CES, and launching the Motion stateside this Friday.
TCL previews ‘re-imagined’ budget-friendly Alcatel smartphone portfolio at CES 2018
The upcoming Alcatel 5, 3 and 1 Series of Android smartphones will target different price tiers while sharing 18:9 “full view” displays and a “universal” design language.