Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ‘could be most expensive phone’

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ‘could be most expensive phone’
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be officially unveiled next month, but new reports are suggesting that when it does so, it could be the most expensive mainstream phone ever. According to new reports, prices for the phablet device won't just break the $1,000 mark, they're expected to smash it. The rumours, which come from WinFuture's Roland Quandt, claim that the base model…

Smartphones ‘getting taller and narrower’

Smartphones ‘getting taller and narrower’
For years, the vast majority of smartphones have stuck to the same basic design trend- a flat, slim rectangle - with the only real differences being in the overall size and how thin the manufacturer can make the bezel.However, things are starting to change - at least slightly. A new report from IHS Markit suggests that phones are becoming narrower and taller, as aspect ratios…

Samsung Galaxy S10 ‘could be available in three different models’

Samsung Galaxy S10 ‘could be available in three different models’
As one of the world's premier smartphone manufacturers, Samsung always draws a lot of attention with its Galaxy S range - and it seems that the latest generation of the company's flagship offering could be bigger than ever. A report from Chinese website ETNews, translated by TechRadar, has indicated that the firm could be set to launch as many as three versions of its forthcoming…

Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex: comparing the all-screen smartphones

Oppo Find X and Vivo Nex: comparing the all-screen smartphones
Ever since mobile manufacturers first started refining their smartphone designs with expanded screens and reduced bezels, it's felt like the first true all-screen smartphone experience was just around the corner, albeit tantalisingly out of reach. After years of experimentation with curved screens, in-display fingerprint readers and notch designs, it would appear that the all-screen dream has finally been realised by not just one, but two…

Maxcom brings ultra-simple smartphone range to UK

Maxcom brings ultra-simple smartphone range to UK
When shopping for a new phone, many buyers are only looking for the latest, most advanced handsets that offer the most comprehensive set of features and cutting-edge technologies. But what options exist for those who want something a bit simpler? That's the question that Polish manufacturer Maxcom is looking to answer with its range of rugged, retro handsets, which are hitting the UK for the…

Oppo Find X delivers all-screen experience with pop-up cameras

Oppo Find X delivers all-screen experience with pop-up cameras
After years of design experimentation from different manufacturers, it would appear that the era of the all-screen smartphone may finally have arrived. Earlier this month, the Vivo Nex broke ground with its bezel-free design; now, Chinese manufacturer Oppo has raised the stakes further with the Find X, its potentially revolutionary new flagship handset. Unveiled at a high-profile event at the world-famous Louvre museum in Paris,…

O2 to provide new phone bill discounts to teachers

O2 to provide new phone bill discounts to teachers
O2 has announced that its popular O2 Open service is to be expanded to provide teachers with expanded discounts on their phone bills.The O2 Open discount scheme now includes all state-funded teachers in the UK and will provide a 40 per cent discount on airtime until July 18th, rather than the usual 25 per cent. This applies to O2 Refresh Airtime Plans from 3 GB…

What to expect from Motorola’s new Moto G6 range

What to expect from Motorola’s new Moto G6 range
For people looking for top-quality smartphone performance on a modest budget, there have been few more reliable options than the Moto G range from Motorola over the last few years. Since their debut in 2013, the brand has proven to be one of Motorola's biggest success stories, with more than 70 million units sold to date.Now, the company is looking to step up this success…