GSMArena.com - Latest articles 9 April 2018

Here is an official LG G7 ThinQ renders in all colors

LG's upcoming flagship was codenamed Judy for a while, but leaks have since confirmed that it will be called the LG G7 ThinQ and a new report from Android Headlines corroborates the different colors that the device will come in, along with their official names and the official render in tow. The LG G7 ThinQ will come in Aurora Black, Platinum Grey, Moroccan Blue, Moroccan Blue (Matte), and Raspberry Rose. Colors shall vary depending on the region, but all markets should see the Aurora Black one come. Source: Android Headlines As we've seen in previous leaks. The LG G7 will have...

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Huawei P20 Pro gets the teardown treatment from iFixIt

The Huawei P20 Pro is a beautiful smartphone. It is the first generation of Huawei's P series to have any IP-rating, so taking it apart will be a bit different than previous model1s. iFixIt gives us a look into the Huawei P20's hardware and beyond. The phone didn't even need heat to separate the back-glass, although, it did need a special tool with two suction cups that forcefully pull apart. Once off, a cable still tethers the glass to the phone, this is the autofocus laser. A few screws hold a shield in place that isolates the NFC antenna from the motherboard. Source:...

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ZTE Iceberg is the first smartphone with two notches

This is certainly an interesting way for a smartphone to leak. Images of an unannounced ZTE smartphone have made their way to World Design Guide in the form of an entry to win a design award. iF World Design was founded by Germans who celebrated exceptional industrial design in aesthetic, ergonomics, and efficiency. ZTE entered a smartphone called the Iceberg to win an award under the "Product" discipline. ZTE Iceberg As everyone keeps arguing whether or not having a notch in a display is a functional design choice or aesthetic flaw, ZTE went ahead and made a smartphone with...

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T-Mobile and Verizon announce promotions for Product RED iPhone 8

Today, Apple announced a new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus color option called Product RED. Apple has been making Product RED devices ever since the iPod Nano and even offered Product RED gift cards. The Product RED brand teams up with private companies to raise awareness and funds to help the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa. T-Mobile announces that it will carry the new Sepcial Edition with pre-orders kicking off this Wednesday with stocks arriving on Friday. In addition, Magenta is launching a BOGO offer where you can get one iPhone 8 or 8 Plus in any color, including the new Product...

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Xiaomi announces local manufacturing of printed circuit boards in India

Xiaomi has announced that it will be locally manufacturing PCB or Printed Circuit Board in India. A PCB is a key component in almost every electronic device and is the plastic board onto which other components are soldered on to and enables connectivity between them. Xiaomi also announced three new smartphone manufacturing plants in India. These plants, built in partnership with Foxconn, are based across campuses in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh and a new campus in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu with over 180 acres of area. Apart from these, Xiaomi now also manufactures smartphones in its Noida,...

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Samsung India releases Galaxy S8 in Burgundy Red

Samsung already launched the Galaxy S9 but it's not given up on its last year flagship it seems. The Korean company announced a new color of the Galaxy S8 - Burgundy Red - today. Samsung Galaxy S8 in Burgundy Red Aditya Babbar, General Manager of Samsung India, said the Galaxy S8 continues to be a bestseller and the limited edition will set the customers apart from everyone else. "The Burgundy Red edition will wow consumers and allow them to express their own personal style.", he added. The Burgundy Red color, first introduced last Fall in South Korea, joins the Galaxy S8...

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Apple announces iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Product Red Special Edition, goes on sale April 13

Apple has announced a Product Red Special Edition variant for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Both models feature a stunning red finish for the glass back and a matching red aluminum frame around the sides. The front of the phone is now in black, unlike the white front of the red iPhone 7 models. If you were waiting for a red iPhone X, unfortunately, you will be disappointed as there isn't going to be one. Instead, Apple has launched a Product Red Leather Folio case for the phone, which features a deeper red finish and joins the other Product Red cases for the phone. As is...

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OnePlus 6 leaked image reveals complete front panel

Carl Pei, OnePlus CEO, confirmed the new OnePlus 6 will come with a notch two weeks ago. Later Pete Lau, co-fonder of the company, said you will be able to mask it out if that's what you prefer. Now we get a better look at the front thanks to a rendered image of the front panel appeared during the weekend. The notch houses a selfie camera, LED notification light and the earpiece, while the bottom and side bezels appear quite thin. The image of the OnePlus 6 features the DxOMark logo, suggesting a review of the smartphone is already in the works. The positioning of the buttons is not...

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HTC U12+ leaked specs sheet leaves nothing to the imagination

HTC U12+ recently appeared in case renders with no notch and four cameras - two on the front, two more on the back. Latest juicy info is coming from China, revealing all the phone's specifications thanks to a leaked sheet. HTC is going all in with the hardware, equipping the U12+ with Snapdragon 845, 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The phone will also have a microSD slot for cards up to 2 TB. The display will be 5.5" with a tall display and Quad HD+ resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and 18.5:9 aspect. Selfies can be snapped with two 8 MP sensors, and the setup will also support OIS and...

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Huawei Mate 20 goes through AnTuTu, its Kirin 980 aces the test

Huawei Mate 20 should be going official this Fall, but it has already leaked on AnTuTu. Apparently, someone with access to the device ran the popular benchmark on it and the Mate 20 scored miles ahead of the current flagship crop. The Mate 10 was the one to introduce the Kirin 970 chipset last year. The most recent P20 duo is innovation the camera department while keeping the same 970 chipset. Naturally, the next Kirin 980 will be premiering on the next Mate 20. But thanks to this AnTuTu score we can get an idea of the upcoming performance jump. JRGRAPH_EXPANDABLE_VERSION = false; ...

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Lumia 1020 vs. Huawei P20 Pro blind shootout

hile most makers are coming up with all sorts of different dual camera setups, Huawei figured that's no longer enough and fitted three on the back of the P20 Pro. But 3 is not the number that's captivated us most; rather, it's 40 - the P20 Pro comes with a 40MP primary camera.

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First live image of Xiaomi's Blackshark gaming phone surfaces

Two months ago a mysterious phone dubbed Blackshark appeared on AnTuTu with a Snapdragon 845 chipset, tall screen and 8 GB RAM. Later specs got confirmed on Geekbench, followed by an invitation for a launch event on April 13. Thanks to a new leak, coming from the Chinese social media Weibo, we now know a bit more about the phone's design. The phone flaunts dual cameras, paired with an LED flash and a rather overdesigned back. In fact the photo seems to show the phone in some sort of huge case, which could feature some game controls at the front. Blackshark is a Xiaomi-owned...

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Honor 10 coming on April 19, invite confirms

Honor has sent invites for an April 19 event and those clearly set the Honor 10 as the star of the event. The promo images reveal some key specs, complementing what we already know from numerous leaks. So, the Honor 10 will go official in just 10 days and all of the teasers hint at a dual-camera setup and, of course, AI. The Huawei P20's Twilight signature color is all over the images, so the Honor 10 might also be using the same or a variation of that paintjob. The Honor 10 is rumored to pack a 5.8" notched screen and run on the Kirin 970 chipset. It should sport the same...

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