F(x)tec Pro 1 smartphone with slide-out keyboard coming in July for $649

There was a time when QWERTY keyboards were a must-have feature for smartphones. These days your real option is to buy a BlackBerry device. But that’s set to change this summer. A startup called F(x)tec is introducing a new Android phone called the F(x)tec Pro 1. The company is showing the phone to reporters at […]

Samsung’s doubles the speed of its flash storage chip for smartphones

Samsung has begun mass production of eUFS 3.0 storage chips for smartphones and other devices that the company says offers data transfer speeds that are twice as fast as eUFS 2.1. 128GB and 512GB eUFS 3.0 versions should be available this month, and Samsung says it’ll begin shipping 256GB and 1TB eUFS 3.0 products in […]

Energizer P18K Pop smartphone sports an 18,000 mAh battery… and it’s ridiculously thick

Earlier this month the company that produces phones sold under the Energizer brand name announced plans to show off a phone with a massive battery at MWC. It’s called the Energizer Power Max P18K and it sports a 6.2 inch display and the company says it offers “weeks of battery life on a single charge” […]

Nubia Alpha is a wearable phone with a flexible display (or a fancy smartwatch)

Most of the smartphones with flexible displays that have debuted so far take advantage of the new technology to transform from a phone into a tablet. The Nubia Alpha… doesn’t. Instead it’s basically a smartwatch with a display that wraps around your wrist. But since it can make phone calls, snap photos, and shoot video, […]

Sony Xperia 1 smartphone features a 6.5 inch, 3840 x 1644 pixel display

As expected, Sony latest flagship smartphone is the first phone to feature a 4K HDR OLED display with a 21:9 cinematic aspect ratio. The Sony Xperia 1 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, three rear cameras, and a 3,300 mAh battery. But its most distinctive characteristic is its 6.5 […]

Oppo’s folding smartphone protoype looks awfully familiar

Smartphones with foldable OLED displays are still pretty new, and so far all of the companies that have unveiled one have taken different approaches to how their phones should look (and even how they fold). But I guess that was too good to last. Oppo VP Brian Shen has posted some images to Chinese social […]

Qualcomm paves the way for 5G PCs with Snapdragon 8cx 5G processor

There are already a handful of Windows PCs powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon chips, and a key selling point for those systems is their always-connected capabilities, thanks to the integrated 4G LTE modem. This year you may be able to buy Windows on ARM computer that can connect to 5G networks. Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8cx 5G […]

LG G8 ThinQ packs palm vein identification, depth-sensing cameras

LG’s latest non-5G flagship is a smartphone with a 6.1 inch, 3120 x 1440 pixel OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, up to three rear cameras, and a 3,500 mAh battery. But it’s 2019 and none of those features are really enough to make the LG G8 ThinQ […]