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New renders confirm fingerprint scanner placement on the Galaxy Note 8

Yesterday, we saw a video render of the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which revealed everyone's biggest fears. The fingerprint scanner would return to the rear of the device, placed next to the heart rate sensor and flash on in the camera module. This follows the trend started by the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, which was not well received by reviewers. https://twitter.com/SuperSaf/status/880102589035155457 Some folks didn't want to believe this was real, but it seems that we'll all have to just deal with it after a…

Essential reminds you to reserve the Essential Phone

We've been left in the dark when it comes to the release of the Essential Phone, but it seems that the company is looking to get back on the radar. In a new tweet from earlier today, the company stated that it was working hard to make sure it passes through the company's "quality standards". https://twitter.com/essential/status/880153782981599232 This is likely another indication that we are nearing the official release of the Essential Phone. The first indication came after the device passed through the FCC, gaining the…

More details give us a better look at the Galaxy Note 7 ‘Fandom Edition’

Last Fall, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 dominated headlines across the globe as it was the first major device to see not just one, but two official recalls. However, Samsung has been working on a new version of the device, which aims to be priced modestly while fixing the battery issues of its predecessor. It's unlikely that the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 'Fandom Edition' will ever make it to the States in any official capacity, but new information gives us a look at what's under the hood. The device has passed through the popular…

The Honor 9 sees a global launch with pricing to begin at £379

After initially launching in China, the Honor 9 is now available across more global markets including the likes of Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the UK. Pricing does vary for different regions, as it is priced at £449.99 in Europe and £379.99 in the United Kingdom. The announcement was made at an event in Germany, where Honor detailed its plans for the European launch. However, the company fell short of sharing any information regarding a launch on US soil, so we'll have to keep our fingers crossed. Honor 9 Specs…

Amazon expands its “Prime Exclusive” lineup to include the Nokia 6 and more

When it comes to finding budget devices, Amazon gave up on releasing its own option and has instead been teaming up with various OEM's to offer discounts. Now, these discounts come with a price as the devices feature lockscreen ads pre-installed. That may seem a bit unorthodox, but if it saves you a few bucks and gets wonderful devices in your hands. Amazon announced a new lineup of devices to be featured, and the lineup includes the Nokia 6, Moto E4, and more. Nokia 6 - $179.99 5.5-inch Full HD display Qualcomm Snapdragon…

The Galaxy Note 8 is likely to feature a dual-camera setup

As we get deeper into the Summer, we are learning more and more about Samsung's 2nd 2017 flagship, the Galaxy Note 8. We've seen a few spec leaks and renders here and there, but thanks to @OnLeaks and 91Mobiles, we now have an all-new set of renders. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o-YtnJB-tA These renders portray a slightly different picture than what we have seen recently, regarding two major aspects. Previous renders have shown a dual-camera setup which is placed vertically, while this new render shows the camera sensors…

You can now buy the OnePlus 5 for $479

Last week was declared “OnePlus 5” week, as the company announced its latest flagship and even made the device available for purchase for a limited time. However, if you missed out on the initial push, the wait is over. The OnePlus 5 is now available for purchase directly from the OnePlus website and is priced at either $479 or $539. For $479, you’ll be getting the Slate Gray OnePlus 5 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The pricier $539 model comes in Slate Black and is packaged with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of base…

The Essential Phone is likely to launch in the US soon

After being announced back in May, the Essential Phone has seemingly fallen off everyone's radar. This is likely due to the hubbub surrounding the recent announcement of the OnePlus 5. However, a recent FCC filing has again piqued our interest regarding Andy Rubin's latest venture. Much of the information revealed in the FCC filing confirms what we already knew, including the fact that the Essential Phone will be compatible with all four major US carriers. Unfortunately, it seems that we are still left without knowing a…

The Nokia 6 is coming to the US next month for $229

It's been a few months since Nokia officially made its return to the smartphone game with the Nokia 6. With that device launching in China back in January, those of us here in the States have been clamoring to get our hands on the Nokia 6, and the wait is almost over. Nokia has confirmed that the Nokia 6 will launch in the US in "early July" and will be available in either Matte Black or Silver. In the announcement, Nokia detailed the process that the company uses to manufacture the device, including the fact that it takes…

The Pixel 2 ‘walleye’ and ‘taimen’ may not be very similar to one another

As we hit the full swing of Summer, we are likely to continue hearing more and more information regarding Google's next flagship lineup. The Pixel 2 'walleye' and 'taimen' will replace the current Pixel lineup, but it seems that things may be a bit different this time around. According to Mario from XDA, a source has confirmed a few key specs for both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Starting with the smaller of the two, it seems that 'walleye' will feature a 4.97-inch display with a Full HD display. Powering the device will be…