ASUS Zenfone AR to be released August 3rd in the US

Back in January at CES, ASUS revealed a pretty exciting smartphone. This device, called the ASUS Zenfone AR, would be the second smartphone to have Google's augmented reality feature called Google Tango. It would also be the first phone to come equipped with a whopping 8GB of RAM (6GB of RAM in the US). The months following the announcement were pretty quiet, to a point where it felt like the phone was forgotten. Then, back in May, news broke that Verizon Wireless would be the exclusive carrier for the handset, although, no news of a specific release date. All we knew was that the device would be released sometime in the summer. Just recently, our Instagram account leaked out a photo of an o

LG V30 release date revealed

Thanks to the folks over at Android Authority, we now have light on the release date for LG's upcoming smartphone, the LG V30. The handset, which is scheduled to be announced on August 31st at their IFA press conference in Berlin, is expected to be released on September 15th in Korea. For the US, the device is expected to be made available for pre-order starting on September 17th and then released on September 28th. This information, made available by Android Authority, comes from a leaked LG internal document going by the codename JOAN. According to Android Authority, the latest rumors are that the handset will sport a 6-inch OLED display with razor thin bezels. In addition, expect the LG V

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 pre-order to begin on August 25th?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 unveiling is set for August 23rd in New York City and a Samsung executive publicly said the device will be launched, in waves, starting in early September. Now, we may actually have a pre-order date. According to an Australian Samsung website, a "Screen Assure" promotion is set to begin Friday, August 25th, which is two days after the phablet officially gets announced. This promotion entails one free screen replacement, within a year of purchase, for users who damage the screen. It would make sense for this promotion to begin when consumers are able to start purchasing the device. Unfortunately, this information does not specify if this promotion is available to oth

Samsung to release a Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition

Tipster Ice Universe (@UniverseIce on Twitter) is at it again. This time, the tipster is indicating that Samsung will release a different, more expensive variant of the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 8. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Emperor Edition, this variant is expected to have 6GB of RAM and come with up to 256GB of internal storage. Ice Universe had an initial report of the phablet having a whopping 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage, but revised the RAM total. Unfortunately, not all regions will receive the larger storage model. For example, the highest model the US is expected to get will feature 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This variation of the phablet could carr

First 3D renders of Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 leaked

2017 is shaping up to be quite a year for smartphones and it's only getting better as we get deeper into the final half of the year. One of the most highly anticipated devices of 2017 is the Google Pixel 2 and its larger variation, the Google Pixel XL 2. With that said, courtesy of @OnLeaks (on Twitter), we have the first 3D renders of the upcoming devices. In these renders, we have our first look of the Google Pixel 2. Seemingly, the only difference between the two handsets is the size. The renders of the larger model appear to be on point with the photo that Android Police released of the Pixel XL 2 a few weeks ago. Front-facing speakers also appear on the Pixel XL 2. Both devices will hav

Moto Z2 Force deals

Earlier today, the Moto Z2 Force was announced and pre-orders began. For those looking to grab one or more of these new handsets, here are the current deals on each carrier: Verizon - Moto Z2 Force can be had for $15 per month (original price is $31.50/mo or $756 full retail) on their device payment program and no trade-in is required. This promotion also entails a free Moto Insta-Share Projector mod that retails at $299.99. Customers would have to be on the Verizon Plan Unlimited in order to take advantage of this promotion. T-Mobile - Buy one Moto Z2 Force, get a second one free. Financing agreements on both devices and a new line of service is required for this promotion. Additionally, a

Moto Z2 Force Edition announced

A few weeks ago, Motorola introduced their new mid-range phone, the Moto Z2 Play. Today, the company announced their next flagship device, the Moto Z2 Force Edition. The sequel will feature a very similar design to last year's model in order for it to retain Moto Mod compatibility. DISPLAY AND PROCESSOR The Moto Z2 Force will have a 5.5-inch QHD Super AMOLED display with 534 ppi (pixels-per-inch) and Shatter Shield technology to make the screen shatterproof. Dimensions indicate that the handset will be thinner and also weigh a bit less than it's predecessor (76 x 155.8 x 6.1 mm, 143g vs 75.8 x 155.9 x 6.99 mm, 169g on the Moto Z Force). Under the hood, there's a 2.35 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon

Lenovo flaunts a foldable tablet at its Tech World event

Lenovo is at it again. For a second straight year, the Chinese technology company put their unreleased foldable technology on display. A video on YouTube, by MSPoweruser, shows off a foldable tablet in action. The user is shown bending the tablet in half, operating the camera, and unfolding the device back to its full size. The video shows an aesthetic flaw in the foldable device which could be one of the reasons why the product has not been distributed out to the masses yet. This flaw is a bend that appears in the middle of the screen when the device is unfolded back to its original state which is pretty noticeable when the screen is off. According to the non-english video, the device displ

If you love Pokemon, Pocketown is a new game you must try

Pokemon fans, rejoice! There is a new mobile Pokemon game out that brings a brand new adventure. Pocketown - Adventure, created by SPPKGAME, is a new Pokemon adventure that brings solid graphics, animations, and a 3D player view. Pocketown is also a mass multiplayer game. Players can team up with others to take on opposing players and even take on the adventure together. Trainers can also chat with one another in-game on the server chat or a private chat. The game itself is listed as an early access release, which means the game can be unstable. However, having personally tried it out for a bit, Pocketown game play seemed pretty stable for the most part and rather enjoyable. According to

Casemaker Ringke leaks out renders of the LG V30

Renders of the upcoming LG V30 were just recently leaked out by Ringke, a company that makes smartphone cases. The leaked image, courtesy of serial leakers on Twitter known as Slashleaks, shows off the back of three models of the handset. In the image, three LG V30 smartphones are displayed in cases. One case is all clear and the other two have a clear back with a rose gold or black trim. Out of the three phones, only two colored models are shown: a gold and a black variation. The leaked renders show the LG V30 will have a dual-camera configuration with a dual LED flash next to it and a fingerprint scanner below it. Moving towards the bottom, there is also a V30 logo stamped on the bottom ce

Confirmed: Samsung to announce Galaxy Note 8 in August and release in September

As expected, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 8 in late August, the company has officially confirmed. Gao Dongzhen, Samsung's President of Mobile Communications, confirmed the announcement at a event in Taiwan. Additionally, Dongzhen said the company will release the phablet in two waves starting in September. Certain countries, such as the United States, will be in the first wave to get the device and others will be in the second. With this announcement, the rumored unveiling date of August 23rd appears that much closer to being spot on. To capitalize on sales, expect Samsung to release the Galaxy Note 8 ahead of Apple's next version of iPhone. The Galaxy Note 8 could come with

Front of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 shown in new leaked photos

The leaks are starting to pour in as we inch closer to August and the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The latest leak came yesterday when a tech leaker posted images on Twitter that apparently show off the front of the upcoming device. In the images, we see the Galaxy Note 8 with the display turned on and three unique wallpapers shown. The highly anticipated phablet appears to have less rounded corners compared to the frame on the Galaxy S8. Even the bezels appear to be a little less rounded in the corners. Early rumors suggest that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a rear dual-camera setup with a fingerprint scanner next door, a 6.3-inch display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6G

Motorola expected to announce Moto Z2 Force on July 25th

According to invites sent out by Motorola themselves, the company is expected to announce a new phone in New York City on July 25th. The folks over at Phone Arena shared this invitation a little over a week ago. Yesterday, Motorola released a new teaser that depicts two completely shattered smartphones. This could indicate that the company will unveil the Moto Z2 Force which, like it's predecessor, will have a shatterproof screen. This is also evident in the teaser's tag line "get ready to share your expectations." The rumored specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 3500 mAh battery, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a dual-camera se

2017 Google Pixel XL first look?

A few days ago, the folks over at Android Police released an exclusive photo allegedly showing off the second generation Google Pixel XL. According to Android Police, the 2017 Google Pixel XL will feature a 6-inch display with a 2:1 aspect ratio and extremely thin bezels. It looks like a cross between the LG G6 and a Samsung Galaxy S8. On the back of the device, there's a glass plate that's a bit shorter than the one found on its predecessor. The fingerprint sensor is also not in the middle of this glass plate and is instead, below the plate. The iconic 'G' is located once again near the bottom. The picture somewhat makes the phone looks like it has a curved display, but Android Police has c

LG V30 to be announced on August 31st

Earlier today, LG teased the announcement of the LG V30 on social media. Telling its fans to "save the date," and that "another story of #V begins on August 31st in Berlin, Germany." Along with the post, LG put up a photo outlining the potential phone and showing off a screen saver. The LG V30 will most likely be pitted up against the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and could be released ahead of the next iteration of iPhone. With IFA beginning on September 1st, the announcement of the LG V30 is a good unofficial way to kick things off for the consumer electronics show. It is rumored that the LG V30 will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, a 5.7-inch quad QHD OLED display, 6GB of RAM an

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