Google’s next phones could include Pixel Stand dock

Google’s next phones could include Pixel Stand dock
The next generation of Android smartphones to come direct from Google could include a smart docking option that will allow users to charge their phone wirelessly and ask questions of the Google Assistant even when the device is locked.This is according to 9to5Google, which noted that code included in the latest version of the Google app revealed references to a ‘Pixel Stand’. This is thought…

Three warns of growing mobile scams

Three warns of growing mobile scams
In the past few years, mobile devices have become a new front for fraudsters looking to find new victims to exploit. With more people relying solely on these handsets as their primary means of staying in touch, they present a lucrative target for criminals.Therefore, mobile operator Three has highlighted some of the most common and emerging scams that target smartphones, and offered some advice about…

Samsung shows off ‘unbreakable’ phone display

Samsung shows off ‘unbreakable’ phone display
Mobile phone maker Samsung has demonstrated a new flexible OLED display that it claims is practically unbreakable, which could be great news for anyone who's ever dropped their handset and seen the display shatter into a cobweb of cracks.The OLED panel, designed by Samsung Display, features an unbreakable substrate and an overlay window securely adhered to it. This differs from current-generation flexible display products, which…

Next iPhones to exclusively use Intel chips

Next iPhones to exclusively use Intel chips
The next generation of Apple iPhone smartphones will not feature Qualcomm chipset technology, with the manufacturer set to switch exclusively to Intel modems for its newest handsets.This is according to Qualcomm, with the firm's chief financial officer George Davis confirming in an earnings call with investors that Apple will drop its products. He said: "We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitor's modems rather than…

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 of…

Samsung Galaxy beats out iPhones in speed tests

Samsung Galaxy beats out iPhones in speed tests
Samsung Galaxy phones running Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chip have outperformed gadgets from Apple in mobile internet speed tests.The study is based on more than a million user-initiated speed tests undertaken by users on Ookla's speed test website in the second quarter of this year. According to Qualcomm, devices using its chip performed up to 192 per cent faster than non-Android gadgets based around Intel processors.The…

Sony unveils world’s highest-quality smartphone camera sensor

Sony unveils world’s highest-quality smartphone camera sensor
A high-quality camera is one of the most important specs for many people when looking for a smartphone, and for several years, Sony's range has offered some of the best handsets available for photography.The Japanese company's offerings could be set to get even better in the near future, as it has just unveiled what it claims to be the industry's highest-resolution sensor designed specifically for…

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…