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16 Hours Ago   The Samsung Galaxy A8 is now available at Rogers, Fido, Bell, Bell MTS, Virgin Mobile, Freedom Mobile, Videotron, Eastlink, Best Buy, The Source, and Walmart. The phone comes in Orchid Grey and Black and retails from $619 to $699 CAD outright depending on the retailer.

18 Hours Ago   Huawei may be revealing a phone that features 512GB of internal storage. The upcoming smartphone appeared on TENAA, the Chinese equivalent of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

21 Hours Ago   Google is not updating the Nexus Player to Android P and will stop pushing out security updates for the Android TV set-top box. To anyone following Nexus Player news for the last few months, this shouldn’t really be much of a surprise.

23 Hours Ago   In-display fingerprint sensors have been the talk of the town, especially since the reveal of the Vivo X20 Plus UD — the first phone ever released with a fingerprint scanner under the display.

Yesterday   Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way to produce images of objects hidden in thick fog and also judge their distance in the process.

Yesterday   A Samsung patent, originally filed in South Korea back in 2016, discusses how the South Korean company is looking into over-the-air wireless charging. The patent was only recently published by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Yesterday   The next major release of Google Chrome, version 66, will block autoplaying videos that start with sound. Chrome will now only play videos if the sound doesn’t play by default, if the user clicks or interacts with the site or has “shown an interest in media on the site,” according to the company’s Chromium blog.

Yesterday   The post Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro gives us a glimpse at the upcoming P20 appeared first on MobileSyrup.

Yesterday   Those interested in the Essential Phone can now purchase it at Koodo for $360 CAD through one of the carrier’s Tab Medium plans. Consumers who put down $15 per month over a period of 24 months can get the phone for $0 upfront.

Yesterday   A little less than a month ago prolific leaker Evan Blass revealed the BlackBerry Ghost, a rumoured upcoming smartphone from licensee Optiemus. Now the always reliable Blass has taken to Twitter to unveil a render of the BlackBerry Ghost Pro.

2 Days Ago   Lenovo has unveiled three new devices in China; the S5 and two lower-end budget devices, the K5 and the K5 Play. The Lenovo S5 features a 5.7-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution, as well as a Snapdragon 625 chipset and a 3,000mAh battery.

2 Days Ago   Xiaomi has unveiled press photos of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s. The image reveals that the device will not feature a selfie camera embedded in the top right corner of the display It’s likely the camera will be placed on the bottom bezel like it was with the original Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.

2 Days Ago   XDA Developers senior member ‘ffolkes’ has created an app called SideSqueeze that gives Samsung’s 2017 flagships the Pixel 2’s Active Edge functionality. ffolkes figured out it’s possible to create the app with help of the phones’ barometric pressure sensor and water-resistance feature.

2 Days Ago   Qualcomm has announced the release of a new software development kit for its Snapdragon 845 mobile virtual reality (VR) platform. Qualcomm designed its new Snapdragon 845 virtual reality development kit to be a comprehensive and standalone platform that developers can utilize with Snapdragon 845 Android devices.

2 Days Ago   The Google Pixel XL seems to be experiencing a new problem since Android’s recently released 8.1 update. The problem causes the smartphone to overcharge, which can be dangerous for the device’s battery.

2 Days Ago   The post Here’s what to expect of the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro appeared first on MobileSyrup.

3 Days Ago   HTC has announced two new midrange phones, the HTC Desire 12 and the HTC Desire 12+. The HTC Desire 12 features a 5.5-inch 720 x 1440 pixel display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.

3 Days Ago   In April, Netflix Canada is set to launch Batman: The Killing Joke, the fifth season of The 100, as well as the second season of Netflix Original series, 3%.

3 Days Ago   Samsung has filed a patent for an expandable smartphone. Instead of users folding the display in or out — or bending the screen in any capacity — users will need to pull the displays outwards from within the device.

4 Days Ago   Google had added a location-based reminders functionality to its line of Google Home smart speakers. Yup, we’ve all been there. Try saying, "Hey Google, set a reminder to pick up more coffee at the grocery store" and your Google Assistant will remind you on your phone.

4 Days Ago   LG’s next flagship smartphone might sport an LCD display due to the technology’s affordability, according to the South Korean publication The Investor. OLED displays typically cost double or triple the price of LCD panels, says The Investor.

5 Days Ago   From LG to Huawei, a variety of smartphone leaks surfaced last week. Here’s a breakdown of everything, including tweets from Evan Blass, an often reliable source of smartphone leaks and rumours.

6 Days Ago   The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ launched this past Friday, but public excitement about the release seems low. This is probably due to the Samsung Galaxy S9’s lack of an iPhone X-style notch enhancement over its predecessor, the Galaxy S8.

7 Days Ago   Samsung’s Galaxy S9 AR Emojis are kind of creepy and don’t always work that well. That said, Disney is coming to the rescue with its own take on Samsung’s AR Emoji.

8 Days Ago   Reliable leaker Evan Blass has revealed a Huawei P20 Lite marketing image. As previously reported, the Huawei P20 Lite will come in pink, black and metallic blue.

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