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.

ZTE 5G phone planned for 2019 as networks prepare to upgrade

As cellular networks have laid out plans to upgrade to 5G technology late this year or in 2019, a phone maker from China is calling out its ambition to be first in the US with a 5G-capable device.
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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.

CES 2018 round-up: Caterpillar, Jabra, Lenovo (Video)

New rugged phones, new Bluetooth headsets and new… well, new everything else that Lenovo does. CES 2018 has filled to the brim with products we want to give you a quick look at!

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.

Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 hands-on (Video)

The CES 2018-unveiled Sony Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2 don’t look half bad for “high mid-range” and mid-range Android phones, as shown in our hands-on video from Las Vegas.

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.
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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?

Vinci 2.0 Headphones Ears-On at CES 2018 (Video)

Not entirely new, Inspero’s Vinci 2.0 standalone smart wireless headphones made a CES 2018 appearance to remind us they’re shipping soon… and can do a bunch of exciting things.

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.

Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 Hands-on (Video)

Time to go hands-on with a very unlikely CES 2018 headline grabber, the convolutedly named Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1, priced at $229 for a February US launch.

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.

LG WK9 Google Assistant touch screen speaker makes mysterious CES 2018 debut

Whether you choose to call it a Google Assistant touch screen speaker or smart display, the CES 2018-showcased LG WK9 is yet another major Amazon Echo Show threat.

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.

Samsung Galaxy S9 launch at MWC 2018 confirmed

The confirmation for the Samsung Galaxy S9 launch comes from DJ Koh, president of Samsung’s mobile business. It doesn’t get any more official than this, and according to DJ Koh, the launch of the company’s first flagship for the year will happen at a major trade show in February.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro coming to the US February 18 for $799 unlocked, Porsche Design Mate 10 for $1,225

After AT&T reportedly called off the deal with Huawei to carry its Mate 10 Pro flagship — a deal that should have been announced at Huawei’s CES keynote — the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced that the phone will be coming to the US anyways.

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.