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Oppo F7 Specification Leak Via Sales Pitch Notes

Being the next Selfie Expert entitles the F7 to a marvelous front-facing camera. It should pack a 25MP shooter with background bokeh, various AI goodies, and numerous beautification effects (including group mode).

On the back sits a single 16MP camera with automatic scene recognition for regular shots.

Other confirmed specs include a 3,400 mAh battery and Color OS 5.0 with Face Unlock.

Oppo has already made the R15 duo official, and the F7 announcement should happen on March 26.

Oppo F7 Specifications

Oppo F7 Specifications

We are just days away from the official Oppo F7 announcement, but this latest leak has left little to none for Oppo to unveil. We already saw pictures and teasers, but now we get to learn all F7 specs thanks to a leaked sales pitch manual.

So, the Oppo F7 will pack a 6.23″ notched LCD display of 1,080 x 2280 pixels. It will be powered by the Helio P60 chip by MediaTek with an octa-core processor (4x A73@2.0GHz + 4x A53@2.0GHz), Mali-G72MP3 GPU, and 6GB of RAM.


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Huawei Mate 10 Lite Review

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A New Galaxy J7 Model Reveal By FCC Documents

Model number points to a new Galaxy J7

Now, a new device with the model number SM-J720F has been spotted at the FCC, indicating an impending launch.

This could be a new Galaxy J7 model if we go by the current naming pattern of Samsung devices.

We can confirm from our sources that this device is headed towards markets in Southeast Asia, Middle East, and North Africa. The device will launch in both single-SIM and dual-SIM variants.

This new Galaxy J7 model has also surfaced on GFXBench and Geekbench websites, revealing some of its specifications.

The device will be powered by an Exynos 7885 processor, runs Android 8.0, and will have either 3 or 4 GB RAM. While the FCC documents pretty much officially confirm the existence of the SM-J720F device, the alleged specifications revealed in benchmarks cannot be taken at face value as benchmark results can be easily faked.

Samsung has also filed trademark applications for the ‘Galaxy J7 Crown’ and ‘Galaxy J3 Orbit’ at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

We currently don’t know if the trademark application for the ‘Galaxy J7 Crown’ name is in any way related to the SM-J720F device spotted at the FCC. The ‘Galaxy J3 Orbit’ trademark is probably for one of the upcoming Galaxy J3 carrier variants in the US.

A New Galaxy J7 Model Reveal By FCC Documents

Samsung J720F Trademark

Samsung J720F Trademark Document

Samsung J720F Trademark Geekbench Browser


Samsung J720F New Model Reveal

Samsung’s budget Galaxy J series is a crowded and confusing lineup. Keeping track of this series is a difficult task as the model numbers and specifications vary from market to market. Samsung seems to be in no mood to clear this mess as it is gearing up to launch even more Galaxy J series phones this year.

Earlier this year, we came across a list of unannounced Galaxy devices in the leaked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo beta firmware files. The list hinted at new Galaxy J series phones under the J4 and J6 names. Devices with model numbers pointing towards these names have also been spotted on benchmarking websites, adding some credibility to the news of their existence.

Two Video Teasers Releases For The Mi Mix 2S By Xiaomi

Today, Xiaomi released a couple of video teasers showing off two of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S’s AI features. Both videos were posted to Weibo, China’s popular social network. Both teasers feature famous painters and their artwork. (Links to videos are at the end of this post)

The first teaser is a video montage set to the classical tune of Johann Strauss’ Voices of Spring and features the faces of artists like Van Gogh and an unlock symbol, suggesting that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will feature facial recognition features regardless of whether the user is wearing a hat or a beard.

The Mix 2S is expected to have a Snapdragon 845 CPU, 3,400 mAh battery, and a dual-rear camera system. The highest spec’d model may have 8GB + 256GB configuration and a teaser has recently confirmed that the phone will support wireless charging.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is set to be announced in Shanghai on Tuesday March 27.

Two Video Teasers Releases For The Mi Mix 2S By Xiaomi

The other teaser features famous paintings and a corresponding symbol to signal a scene-recognition feature that would offer optimal camera settings for shooting a landscape, buildings, people, pets, and a waterfront.

Unlike the heavily leaked Huawei P20, we don’t know about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S in its entirety. It is expected to look similar to the Mi Mix 2 and will likely have a 6-inch 18:9 display with a near-bezel-less display sans the notch. It will, however, have a larger bottom bezel as revealed in the latest ambassador announcement.


Mark Zuckerberg Gives Statement In Light Of Ongoing Data Scandal

In case you missed what’s going on with Facebook, here’s the low down. A data mining and analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica took Facebook user data and misused it in violation of Facebook’s terms and guidelines. This misuse of data played a large role in the influencing of voters in the US 2016 presidential elections.

Mark Zuckerberg Gives Statement In Light Of Ongoing Data Scandal

Today, founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has broken his silence and released a lengthy statement on Facebook surrounding the ongoing data scandal between Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, and the influencing of users during the 2016 US electrions.

We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we can’t then we don’t deserve to serve you. I’ve been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn’t happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.

Zuckerberg provided a timeline of events including the 2013 data breach of a personality quiz app that was used to collect millions of people’s sensitive information. Later in 2015, Aleksander Kogan, Cambridge university researcher who created the quiz app shared the users’ information with Cambridge Analytica without the user’s consent.

Facebook immediately banned Kogan’s app from Facebook and demanded a formal confirmation that both Kogan and Cambridge Analytica deleted all improperly acquired detail, both Kogan and Cambridge Analytica complied, by this point the damage had already been done, this was 2015. Last week’s reports suggested that Cambridge Analytica may have falsely claimed that the data was deleted since the influencing of elections would happen just the next year.

Zuckerberg says that actions to prevent this sort of thing have already been taken in 2014. However, the damage snowballed since 2013 with the wrongfully acquired data by Kogan’s personality quiz. Zuckerberg acknowledges that more action needs to be taken to prevent bad actors from misusing Facebook user data, which he outlined in the post:

  • Facebook will investigate all apps that had access to large amounts of information from before the 2014 update and will audit any apps with suspicious activity and will ban any developer that does not cooperate with a thorough audit and Facebook will notify all users of the app including those people who used Kogan’s personality app.
  • Facebook will further restrict developer’s access to personal data by removing developer’s access to data if a user hasn’t used the app in three months. The only thing that developers will be able to see from then on will be name, profile photo, and email address. In addition to user approval, devs will also need to sign a contract before asking anyone for further info.
  • In the next month, Facebook will show all users a tool at the top of the News Feed that can be used to revoke apps that you’ve allowed access to your info in the past. (This tool already exists in the Privacy settings, but Facebook will highlight it in the News Feed so it’s more visible).

I started Facebook, and at the end of the day I’m responsible for what happens on our platform. I’m serious about doing what it takes to protect our community. While this specific issue involving Cambridge Analytica should no longer happen with new apps today, that doesn’t change what happened in the past. We will learn from this experience to secure our platform further and make our community safer for everyone going forward.

So there you have it. Facebook has already done what was needed to prevent this sort of thing that happened, but it unfortunately was an event that would happen a few years after the floodgates were closed, so to speak.

Mark Zuckerberg interview with CNN will air tonight at 9PM EST during Anderson Cooper 360.


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Huawei Mate 10 Lite Review

Introduction Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Lite is the new Mini, and that has ringed true for a few years now. If you’ve been following the mobile space long enough, then you probably remember Samsung’s Galaxy S5 mini and its predecessors, fondly or less so. That was the phone unofficially referred to as ‘the S5 for people who couldn’t afford an S5’. While the Korean company has since given up on using a flagship’s brand for a mid-ranger, Huawei has stepped in and carried the torch with its Lite models.

The Mate 10 Lite is the latest in that series of devices. Its name wants you to believe it’s closely related to the other members of the Mate 10 family, but even a cursory comparison of specs will reveal it not to actually be the case. The branding is there just to give the Lite a better perception. What about the experience of using it, though? Is that as far removed from a Mate 10 Pro as the Mate 10 Lite’s pricing?

That’s what we wanted to find out in this long-term review. The Mate 10 Lite should obviously pack quite a few compromises in order to reach its price point, yet it intriguingly has more cameras than its expensive relatives. So what does it deliver if you use it for weeks on end, as your one and only day to day smartphone?

Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Here’s a Mate 10 that is less than half the price of any other Mate 10. Yet it looks similarly modern with its tall screen, and even comes with four cameras. So what’s going on? Can you really get flagship-like features for a fraction of the price?

Design And Camera Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Camera app

Before we show you an assortment of photo samples so you can judge for yourself how good the Mate 10 Lite’s snaps are, let’s talk about the handset’s camera app.

First, starting it. This is a mixed bag, to put it nicely. If you ‘cold start’ it from the app drawer or home screen (meaning you haven’t used it in a while so it wasn’t already loaded in memory), the process can unfortunately take anywhere between 5 and 30 seconds in our experience, probably depending on what else you were doing beforehand. And sometimes it only shows a black screen even a minute in. We didn’t wait past that point to see what would happen, instead opting to close it and then re-open – at which point you’ll once again encounter that 5 to 30 second wait.

Camera app on Huawei Mate 10 Lite

On the other hand, you can use the shortcut of double-tapping the volume down key to start the app when the screen is off. By default this will also capture an image once the camera app has loaded, without you needing to do anything else. When started like this, the camera app loaded in under two seconds around 90% of the time, while the maximum amount it took to open and capture a shot was 12 seconds.

If you change this behavior from the Camera app’s Settings so the double-tap on the volume down key only loads the app and doesn’t instantly snap a picture too, then start-up performance takes a hit, though most times it’s not as long a wait as if you would use the app icon on the home screen.

The problem with Huawei choosing the volume down button for this function instead of the power key like other Android device makers is that the shortcut simply won’t work when you have music playing with the screen off – in that case, all that happens is that the volume is lowered.

Anyway, if you’re the type to want to very quickly capture a moment, you should probably try to always use that shortcut. Otherwise you may find you miss a lot of shots while you’re waiting around for the camera app to be ready. The good news is that if you’ve recently used the app it will come up quicker when you go back to it, almost instantly sometimes.

In terms of resolution options for the main dual camera array, there’s interestingly no 16:9 setting, you can go with the 4:3 aspect ratio (at either 16 MP or 8 MP) and live with huge black bars on the sides when viewing your images on the phone’s screen, 18:9 (11 MP or 5 MP), or a square 12 MP format. The future may or may not bring 18:9 to all the things, but right now TVs are still 16:9 so viewing pictures shot with the Mate 10 Lite on one will always result in black bars being shown somewhere.

The only problem with the Mate 10 Lite’s design has to do with handling, and specifically the fact that it’s a bit top heavy. This is by no means an issue that’s only found on this device – the top-of-the-line Samsung Galaxy Note8 is even worse in this regard.

Combined with how slippery the Mate 10 Lite’s sides are (thanks to the rounded aluminum used), this top-heaviness might make for some awkward handling. You can grab it from further up, of course, but then it will be quite a hassle to reach the navigation keys without adjusting your grip.

The 18:9 aspect ratio of the screen makes the Mate 10 Lite look very modern, even if it still has top and bottom bezels – the latter so spacious that it even fits the Huawei logo with some room to spare.

Huawei bundles a transparent case in the box with the Mate 10 Lite, and that helps – to make you feel better about the times you eventually drop the phone, but it also does away with the slippery feel since you aren’t touching the smooth aluminum anymore.

Design, handling

The Mate 10 Lite comes with an aluminum unibody construction, which has been the most prevalent option among mid-rangers ever since plastic was relegated to only the cheapest tier of smartphones. It wears the metal well, feeling incredibly solid in the hand, and the front is covered by one continuous sheet of glass that’s only interrupted by the small earpiece grille.

While it may be starting to look a little bit dated in today’s world filled with glass-backed flagship devices, the design is well executed and the LED flash being placed inside the top antenna band helps make the Mate 10 Lite stand out a bit in a sea of very similarly looking competitors.

The fingerprint scanner is in a perfect position, but the dual rear camera island protrudes quite a bit and won’t allow the phone to sit flat on a table when you place it on its back. Unless you slap a case on it, because then it all levels out.

Design Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Performance And Battery Life Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite


The Mate 10 Lite is a rather affordable mid-ranger, so it goes without saying that its performance will never match the flagships, including the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. In general use, the phone is reasonably fluid, but even from the moment you set it up it does feel slower than the top of the line options.

While that’s quite easy to get used to, especially if you don’t have another phone around that happens to be a flagship from the last couple of years, the problem with the Mate 10 Lite’s performance is consistency.

At the best of times it will give you 90% of the perceived speed and ‘smoothness’ of a Huawei P10, for example.

But at any point those times may be abruptly ended by a wave of stutters, or even worse – a freeze. The former are easiest to accomplish if you update an app in the Play Store and then try and do anything else at the same time. And if you want to freeze the Mate 10 Lite for at least a couple of seconds, add some Bluetooth music streaming on top of that. In such a scenario, we’ve had everything from a 2-4 second freeze to a one minute period in which the device simply stopped responding to our touches.

Performance Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Battery life

While some mid-range smartphones do ship with bigger batteries, the Mate 10 Lite’s 3,340 mAh cell isn’t small by any definition of that term. And yet we were not very impressed with the battery life we managed to get out of it. It’s definitely not a record-breaker in this regard, not even close.

What’s more, we’ve seen some pretty erratic battery life unfortunately, for which we haven’t been able to pinpoint the culprit(s) despite EMUI having a pretty detailed Battery section in Settings.

Standby battery life seems to take a pretty big hit when the handset isn’t connected to Wi-Fi but only to 4G, and streaming music via Bluetooth appears to consume much more than it does on devices using other chipsets. The same goes for GPS positioning, which takes quite a toll on the Mate 10 Lite, with the battery level dropping fast if you’re navigating somewhere.

Battery life Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Display Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite


The Mate 10 Lite gets a few of the currently prevailing trends of the mobile space right, chief among which is the tall aspect ratio display. It has an 18:9 touchscreen with 1,080×2,160 resolution, and those are great specs for the price you’re paying. The panel is still surrounded by obvious bezels, but they are smaller than what we’re used to seeing from mid-rangers sporting the older 16:9 aspect ratio, so that’s a plus. Yet trimming the bottom bezel meant the fingerprint sensor has to live on the back, a decision that is surely going to please some and annoy others.

The screen can be seen well in bright sunlight, and the automatic brightness is adequate for the most part. However, the lowest possible brightness setting still seems too high for our eyes when using the phone in pitch darkness.

That isn’t helped by the fact that the device’s Eye comfort setting is a bit weird compared to other blue light filter implementations we’ve seen. It is quite green, while solutions from competitors are more yellow, orange or red.

Display Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

And when you turn it on, even in complete darkness, the perceived brightness of the screen remains exactly the same as before – that’s different from what we’ve encountered on other phones, where when you apply the blue light filter the display seems to get every so slightly less bright too.

The Mate 10 Lite’s software comes with a strange bug that will dim the screen somewhat when you enter certain apps. This doesn’t move the brightness slider at all, it just happens and it’s easiest to notice when the brightness isn’t all the way up – so like the aforementioned yellow tint, you’ll probably be annoyed by this more indoors than outdoors. Searching online for the issue has revealed that it isn’t the only Huawei device with this problem, which has been going on for a while. In fact we have already received two software updates on the Mate 10 Lite since we got our review unit and the dimming in apps is still there.

It’s not all apps, but you will encounter this when going into Chrome, Gmail, Medium, and even the built-in Dialer and Messaging apps, among others. YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram aren’t affected at the moment, running the latest software (B133). When you leave an app that suffers from this issue the brightness immediately goes up to the level it used to have before you entered it.

Display Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

Another problem with the Mate 10 Lite’s panel is an odd one that we didn’t expect to encounter. It has severe contrast shifting when you’re not looking at it straight-on, with the top or bottom half appearing normal while the other half would take on a rather weird, less contrasty look. This happens in all lighting conditions but it’s harder to notice when you’re out and about in bright natural light – it will be most obvious indoors.

All you have to do is visit a website or use an app with a white background and a lot of text (or just go into Settings), look at the phone, and then tilt it up/down somewhat. It’s one of those things that are hard to unsee after you first notice it, but how disturbing it will be to you depends on your tolerance for such things.

Software Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite


The Mate 10 Lite runs Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 on top, despite launching pretty much at the same time as the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, which have Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0 on board. This is one of the differences you’ll have to live with, unless Huawei ever decides to grace the cheapest member of the Mate 10 family with the latest tasty treat.

We’d call this yet another cost-cutting measure meant to enable the Mate 10 Lite to reach its price point, but we’re not sure that would be accurate. It may just have been a matter of prioritizing development of EMUI 8 for the flagships, but as Huawei is a huge corporation we’re baffled as to why it wasn’t able to find more software developers to work on that for the mid-range Mate 10 Lite as well.

Software Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

To consider EMUI 5.1 iOS-inspired would definitely be an understatement. The skin is heavy and you’re not likely to recognize Google’s vision for Android underneath it unless you specifically go looking for the smallest of things. The entire Settings menu has an iOS feel to it, and the Share function seems to have been deliberately made worse in terms of usability just to remind you of Apple’s software. Oh, and by default there is no app drawer, with all of your apps being laid out on the home screens themselves – sound familiar?

All of this ‘inspiration’ from that other popular mobile operating system is paired with neon blue quick settings icons that take us back to a time when Google loved that color scheme too. It was introduced in Android Honeycomb, perfected in Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, and altogether forgotten starting with Lollipop. Huawei’s quick settings panel might thus instill you with some fond (or otherwise) memories of days gone by.

The software’s design is a matter of personal preference, of course. You may or may not like what EMUI looks like, or you might decide to live with it in spite of its looks. It comes with some interesting features and loads of gimmicks too. In the former category let’s put the optional heavy restrictions for what apps can do in the background and the built-in screenshot editor (which is only making it to Google’s iteration of the OS with Android P). There are a bunch of Huawei apps either alongside Google’s or replacing them.

The Chinese company doesn’t have its own app store like Samsung, but you will get its Calendar, Clock, Calculator, Contacts, Dialer, Gallery, Messaging, and Email apps, for example. A handy file manager is included too. There are also some preinstalled games such as Asphalt Nitro, Kingdoms, and Spider-Man: Ultimate Power, alongside the Quik video app. How annoyed you’ll be by these depends on how useful you find each one, of course. Generally speaking, though, we prefer not to see bloatware at all on a smartphone, but let’s not to get into the whole “what is bloatware” discussion that leads some people to say that even Google’s apps count as such.

EMUI on the Mate 10 Lite is as far from a stock Android experience as you can get nowadays, which is definitely something to keep in mind if you’re considering this as your next smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is cheaper and delivers an Android purist’s dream in terms of software, so that’s a better fit if having the OS ‘as Google intended’ is high on your priorities list and you don’t mind some downgraded specs. If you don’t care about that, EMUI brings you plenty of customization options, including built-in theming with an associated theme store.

Software Of Huawei Mate 10 Lite

It also seems to give you a much better idea of what’s going on in the background at all times, including which apps are draining your battery more than others. These “Power-intensive apps” are listed in a special section of the Battery settings, and you can choose to let them keep the phone awake or close them. There’s also the option to close all apps when the screen locks, or just a subset.

Huawei P20 Lite Goes Official In China As Nova 3E

Huawei P20 Lite Goes Official And Pre-orders start today in China, while shipping begins on March 27. The available color options are Black, Blue, Gold, and Rose Gold. The 64GB model is priced at CNY 1,999 ($316), while the 128GB goes for CNY 2,199 ($348).

Huawei P20 Lite Goes Official In China As Nova 3E

The nova 3e/P20 Lite has a fingerprint scanner on its back, an audio jack and offers FM radio. It is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery with fast-charging support.

Huawei P20 Lite Goes Official

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are to be unveiled in a week, but their Lite sibling just can’t wait that long. After going on pre-order last week, the phone’s Chinese version dubbed Huawei nova 3e now saw its announcement.

Huawei P20 Lite Goes Official In China As Nova 3E

So, the nova 3e a.k.a. P20 Lite packs a trendy 5.84″ IPS LCD screen with a notch and 1080p resolution. The phone opts for a dual-glass design with a metal-frame, just as it was rumored.

The nova 3e runs on the familiar in-house Kirin 659 chipset with an octa-core A53 processor, Mali-T830 MP3 GPU, and 4GB of RAM.

Huawei P20 Lite Goes Official

One of the nova 3e highlights is the camera experience. There is a dual-cam setup on the back with a 16MP sensor behind f/2.2 lens and a secondary 2MP helper for background blur. At the front sits a 24MP selfie shooter (Sony IMX576) behind f/2.0 lens.

Huawei P20 Lite Goes Official

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Chinese Redmi Note 5 Starting Sale: Official Website Is Quickly Sold Out

The Chinese version of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 went on sale earlier today and went out of stock in just a few minutes. This is not unusual thing, as the first batches are in very limited quantities and there is a whopping number of people waiting on the BUY button.

Chinese Redmi Note 5 Starting Sale

The Chinese Redmi Note 5 is an upgraded Redmi Note 5 Pro available in India. It has the same design, 6″ screen and Snapdragon 636 chip. But it packs an upgraded AI-driven imaging experience with a 13MP selfie camera and a bigger 12MP sensor with dual-pixel AF on the main snapper with brighter lens. The new model also runs on Android Oreo with MIUI 9, and has support for Project Treble.

All three options – 3GB/32GB, 4GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB – were available for sale and went out of stock in a flash. The next sale should happen in a few weeks and hopefully Xiaomi would provide more units.

Vivo X21 Announced With Under-Display Fingerprint Version In Tow

The X21 has a 3,200 mAh battery with fast-charging support. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0 launcher.

The 64GB model costs CNY 2,898 ($458), while the 128GB is priced at CNY 3,198 ($505). Those two will be available in Aurora White, Ruby Red, and Black. Orders begin on March 24 at midnight.

The X21 UD comes only with 128GB storage and will set you back CNY 3,598 ($568). It will ship in Ruby Red or Black on March 28.

Now that Oppo and vivo announced their headliners all eyes go on OnePlus, which should be debuting the 6 with the same design but more capable Snapdragon 845 chipset shortly. vivo is also expected to announce the mid-range V9 on March 22.

Vivo X21

Mere hours after Oppo unveiled the R15 duo, vivo followed suit and announced its top-tier vivo X21 smartphone. It packs a 6.28″ AMOLED screen with a notch, runs on Snapdragon 660, and has a dual-camera on its back. Sounds familiar, right?

So, the X21 has a 6.28″ Super AMOLED of 1,080 x 2,280 pixels at the front. In its notch sits a 12MP selfie shooter behind f/2.0 lens accompanied by an IR fill light, so it can do fast Face Wake 2.0 with 3D mapping.

Vivo X21

There is a dual-camera setup on the back with 12MP f/1.8 main shooter and a 5MP f/2.4 secondary one for various background effects.

The vivo X21 runs on Snapdragon 660 chipset with an octa-core Kryo processor and a dedicated AI core, Adreno 512 GPU, and 6 GB of RAM. The available storage options are 64GB and 128GB.

There is also a special 128GB model with an under-display fingerprint scanner. We saw the Apex concept phone by vivo at the MWC, and even before that already managed to employ the tech inside the vivo X20 UD. The regular version will have the fingerprint sensor put at the back.


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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Now Getting Oreo Update In Canada

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Oreo Update

Following in the footsteps of the US versions, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ in Canada are now in the process of being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0.

It’s definitely been a long time coming, but the update is finally rolling out.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Now Getting Oreo Update In Canada

So far devices sold by Koodo, Rogers, Videotron, Bell, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Fido, and Freedom Mobile have received the update notification.

You should also get it if you bought your handset unlocked. Note that you may need to manually check for the update through Settings in order to get it.

The build number for the new release ends in BRB7, and it’s a 1.3GB download so you’re probably going to want to download it on Wi-Fi.

Sony Xperia L2 and XA2 Series Hitting New Update

sony xperia l2 and x2 new update

Sony has started pushing out new updates to its Xperia XA2 series as well as L2 smartphones. The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra update bumps the build number to 50.1.A.4.102, and brings along Android security fixes for the month of January.

Sony Xperia L2 and XA2 New Update

The update to the Xperia L2 on the other hand bumps the version from 49.0.A.2.62 to 49.0.A.3.72. There’s currently no information on what exactly is included in the update – reports just say it’s a minor one.

Did you get any of these updates? Let us know in comments what changes you’ve observed?