A Moto G6 Plus with Snapdragon 660 on board shows up in live images

A Moto G6 Plus with Snapdragon 660 on board shows up in live images

Motorola announced the G6 Plus last month, but it looks like there may be an even higher-end iteration of the phone coming soon. That's because today a couple of live hands-on images surfaced, depicting a G6 Plus powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. You can see those shots below. The weird thing is that…
Huawei's bootloader unlock service is being shut down

Huawei's bootloader unlock service is being shut down

Huawei has quietly announced that it's discontinuing its bootloader unlock code application service. For every product launched after today, May 24, this will not be available at all. For products released before today, it will continue to work only for the next 60 days. After that, it will be stopped. Huawei says it's going to…
Apple and Xiaomi lead the surging smart wearable market in Q1

Apple and Xiaomi lead the surging smart wearable market in Q1

Apple and Xiaomi lead the smart wearable market in Q1 of 2018 with 3.8 million and 3.7 million shipments respectively, as per Canalys data. Apple's shipments were bolstered by the Watch Series 3 and the addition of LTE, while 90% of Xiaomi's shipments were accounted for by the Mi Band models. Wearable band shipments grew…
MediaTek announces Helio P22, the first mid-range chipset built on a 12nm process

MediaTek announces Helio P22, the first mid-range chipset built on a 12nm process

MediaTek has unveiled a new SoC today, the Helio P22. This is the first mid-range chipset to be built on a 12nm process, specifically TSMC's FinFET. It boasts an octa-core CPU with Cortex-A53 cores clocked at up to 2 GHz. The P22 supports dual main cameras of resolutions up to 13 MP + 8 MP,…
Verizon's LG G6 and US unlocked Moto Z both receive Oreo updates

Verizon's LG G6 and US unlocked Moto Z both receive Oreo updates

Two more smartphones are being updated to Android Oreo starting today, in the US at least. We're talking about the LG G6 units sold by Verizon, and the unlocked Moto Z. While the G6 launched last year, the original Moto Z is almost two years old at this point, so it's nice to see that…
Top 10 trending phones of week 20

Top 10 trending phones of week 20

Week 20 saw quite a few phone announcements and our top 10 trending chart understandably saw plenty of action. The OnePlus 6 took the first spot right after its official debut, opening a bit gap to the second placed Redmi Note 5 Pro. Another new name, the Nokia X6, got third. It's no surprise that…
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom now receiving Android Oreo update as well

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom now receiving Android Oreo update as well

Hot on the heels of the Oreo OTA for the ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL), released a couple of days ago, Asus is now widening the roll-out and bringing Android 8.0 to the ZenFone 3 Zoom as well. This is a rather joyous, even if a little bitter-sweet development for Zenfone 3 owners, after Oreo was…
Alleged video showing the Xiaomi Mi 8's in-display fingerprint scanner leaks

Alleged video showing the Xiaomi Mi 8's in-display fingerprint scanner leaks

Just yesterday we learned that Xiaomi is going to be celebrating its 8th year anniversary soon and to do that, it will launch the Mi 8, skipping version 7 altogether and going with 8, a lucky number in Chinese culture. We also learned that Xiaomi will debut its 3D facial recognition (much like the iPhone…
Have a refurb Google Pixel from $199.99, for a few more hours

Have a refurb Google Pixel from $199.99, for a few more hours

If you haven't yet purchased a Google Pixel but want to, here's something for you. For a few more hours, Woot is holding an insane sale on refurbished first-gen Pixels. The original Pixel starts at $199.99 (with 32GB of storage). Or you can pay $244.99 to get one with 128GB. The Pixel XL is priced…
OnePlus 6 passes scratch, burn, and bend testing

OnePlus 6 passes scratch, burn, and bend testing

The OnePlus 6 finally became official earlier today following many weeks of rumors and teasers. While we already know its specs, have seen the images, and even went hands-on with it, one question remains. Will it survive the now-standard durability testing put forth by Zack from YouTube channel JerryRigEverything? Well, here's the answer, in video…

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