Phones

Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint scanner to be a no show again

The mobile tech industry is known for being fast: fast deployments, fast turnovers, and fast changes. News and rumors about mobile devices also change fast, or even faster. We just recently saw signs pointing to the possibility that the Galaxy Note 9 will finally, at long last, bear that feature Samsung had been waiting for …

Nokia just out-sold HTC, Sony, OnePlus, and Google

In the fourth quarter of the year 2017, more Nokia phones were sold than several of the most well-known brands in the USA. In the fourth quarter of the year 2017, more Nokia-branded smartphones were sold than any of the following brands: HTC, Sony, ASUS, Coolpad, Meizu, Gionee, OnePlus, Lenovo, Alcatel, and Google. This sort …

BlackBerry Motion durability test has a happy, icky ending

BlackBerry’s return to the stage has not been without its share of drama. The Canadian company practically handed over the smartphone-making to licensees like TCL, preferring to say in the software arena instead. The TCL-made phones had mixed reception, somewhat befitting their inconsistent styles and build qualities. And from the BlackBerry PRIV to the KEYone, …

Essential Phone sales report suggests it’s definitely misnamed

Everyone knew that Andy Rubin’s Essential was going to face challenges in trying to break into the smartphone market. After all, that meant going up against established giants like Apple and Samsung, which both have a significant share of the market that’s going to be difficult to any newcomer to wrestle away. Today we’re finding …

2018 LG V30 smartphone AI takes a page from Samsung Bixby

LG might be sitting MWC 2018 in terms of announcing its 2018 flagship, but that doesn’t mean it will be coming to Barcelona empty-handed. Yes, it will be presenting a “refreshed” LG V30 called, not the V30s but the 2018 LG V30. And, yes, it will be featuring some AI functionality. Don’t worry, though, because …

Galaxy Note 9 in-display fingerprint reader could shake up 2018 security

Samsung has, by all accounts, been hard at work developing a smartphone that features an in-display fingerprint reader. That phone won’t be the Galaxy S9 handsets, based on what we’ve seen, but it may be the next model in Samsung’s Note lineup. According to newly surfaced documentation, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 smartphone will have a …