Leaked image shows Sony Xperia XZ2 on its wireless charger

For one reason or another, Sony rarely includes wireless charging on its phones – in fact, it feels like they wouldn’t until a carrier pushed them. Things might change this Monday, as a leaked official image shows the Sony Xperia XZ2 happily charging with no wires in sight. We think it’s the big one anyway, it and the XZ2 Compact kind of look alike. Still, yesterday’s rumor was that only the bigger model will support wireless charging. Sony Xperia XZ2 charging wirelesly The leaked info doesn’t say which standard is used, but if we had to make a bet, the new phones will use the…

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alcatel 1X unveiled with Android Oreo (Go edition), plus two kid-friendly tablets

Alcatel brought some budget-conscious offerings to the MWC and we were pleasantly surprised to find out they run Android 8.1 Oreo. There’s one phone, the alcatel 1X, and two tablets, both under the alcatel 1T name. As a bonus, there are two LTE hotspots. alcatel 1X phone The alcatel 1X has a modest starting price of €100, but it runs the latest Android 8.1 Oreo. It should be noted that this is Android Go Edition, due to the low-ish hardware specs. The phone has an 18:9 screen, 5.3″ in diagonal, and a fingerprint reader on the back (the latter available only in some regions). The…

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Huawei P20 and P20 Plus show off their notches in leaked press renders

While Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ are set to dominate Mobile World Congress this year, Huawei has decided to sit this one out and instead launch its P20 family at its own special event on March 27. This means we’re still in for quite a wait before handsets such as the P20, P20 Plus, and P20 Lite become official. In the meantime, however, to help get your mind off Samsung’s wares, here are the upcoming Huawei P20 and P20 Plus standing side by side, in a couple of leaked press renders that showcase their screen notches up top. The timing of this leak is incredibly…

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Samsung Galaxy S9 promo video leaks

Earlier today a bunch of live images showing Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9+ got outed, but perhaps you want something more official. How about a newly leaked promo video created by the Korean company for the two devices? Here you go. The video is focused on selling the S9 handsets to enterprise customers, saying such things as “now the perfect phone for you is the perfect phone for business”. It does however reveal the main slogan for the S9 – “The Phone. Reimagined”, which can and will be broken into more specific iterations – like “The Camera. Reimagined” from the company’s official…

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LG V30S ThinQ and V30S+ ThinkQ now official: V30 with more memory and new colors

The all new LG V30s is here, but you can safely let go of your seats. Just like the rumors predicted, it is nothing more than a memory upgrade over the current model. Plus, a new AI platform added on top. So, while technically LG announced two new devices, the V30S ThinQ and V30S+ ThinkQ, the “S” and “S+” parts, simply stand for 6GB RAM, plus 128GB storage and 6GB RAM, plus 256GB storage, respectively. That’s about the only hardware change announced today. That and a pair of new colors, as clearly evident by their names: New Maroccan Blue and New Platinum Gray. Those will be the only…

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