Samsung Pay Now Available To Hsbc, First Direct & M&s Bank Cardholders

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Samsung Electronics today announced that its digital wallet, Samsung Pay, is now available to HSBC, first direct and M&S Bank cardholders in the UK. Simple, secure and almost anywhere, Samsung Pay enables users to make faster and smarter purchases*. Additionally, Galaxy S8 and S8+ users can take advantage of the innovative iris scanner technology to authorise payments, providing a new layer of biometric security to ensure peace of mind. HSBC, first direct and M&S Bank, join the growing portfolio of major payment networks and banks which Samsung Pay supports in…

OnePlus 5 arrives with Dual Camera and Clearer Photos

OnePlus today introduced the OnePlus 5, the latest in its lineup of premium flagship smartphones. With this new device, OnePlus is further demonstrating its mission to share the best technology with the world. The OnePlus 5 features the highest resolution dual-camera system on a smartphone today for clearer photos than ever before. Dash Charge, OnePlus’ industry-leading charging technology, gives users a day’s power for half an hour. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 platform, coupled with up to 8 GB of RAM, provides a smooth user experience at a lower power consumption rate. The OnePlus 5 also supports 34 GSM network bands, keeping users connected around the world.…

The Yotaphone 3 is coming soon

The original YotaPhone was a phone with a feature some called a gimmick, however, the more one thinks about it, the more sense it became. The Yotaphone featured a second screen on the rear of the device that utilised an e-ink display and could show notification information and reduce the need to use the main screen quite so often thus save battery. A YotaPhone 2 was released in late 2014 for a limited number of regions, this device saw the two screen on either side of a 9mm frame. Now the Russian…

New Vodafone Smart N8 now available

Vodafone has recently announced the Smart N8, a new, affordable handset on a budget. The Smart N8 has a 1.25GHz quad-core MediaTek chipset, 1.5GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera with a flash and a 5MP front-facing camera. Some of the more interesting features are a 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 screen, dual front-facing speakers and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. Added parental controls built into the device mean parents can create separate profiles, restrict access to apps and limit time spent on the internet. Other specs include a 2,400mAh battery, 16GB…

Archos announces stunning new summer smartphone line-up

ARCHOS, the French consumer electronics giant, introduces two new models to its hugely popular Diamond range with Nubia, bringing their manufacturing power and innovation to the new models, enhancing the consumer experience with a particular focus on camera quality. Also available this summer will be two models added to the Sense range. One designed with a borderless screen and the other rugged and built to withstand water, scratches, dust and drops. These lineups illustrate the evolving uses of smartphones: as symbiotic and omnipresent objects, users require ever better screen resolution,…

Huawei P10 review

Vodafone has very kindly sent over the Huawei P10 for review. This arrived in the UK way back at the end of March 2017. The successor to the highly regarded P9 was eagerly anticipated, did the P10 live up to the strong standard set by the P9? Let’s start at the top and work our way down. If you are looking to purchase the Huawei P10 then you can expect to pay around about £530. Compare that to the smaller flagship from Samsung, the S8 at £649 and the Lg…

The first image of the Honor 9 pops up as we look at what to expect next week

Easily on of the best phones of last year, the Honor 8 is due to be refreshed and we will learn of this in the next few days, on June 12th. In the meantime a photo of the retail box of the Honor 9 has popped up online and whilst the box is hardly terribly exciting, the inquisitive looking monkey has a reason to look somewhat perplexed, the watermark. In the lower left-hand corner we appear to have been treated to the first public image taken by the Honor 9’s camera array,…

An unconvincing leak of the OnePlus 5

Yesterday, OnePlus officially announced an event on June 20th for the announcement of their latest flagship phone, the OnePlus 5. However, soon after a little image of the OnePlus 5 leaked out for all to see. From the looks of things, the phone will be available in black, have some buttons on the sides and will carry the OnePlus logo. Like many other phones on the market recently, there are a few similarities with the latest iPhone. The dual cameras and flash might seem identical, however, this is the main problem we have with…

ASUS ZenFone AR

ASUS ZenFone AR is the thinnest and lightest smartphone that is Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready. This breakthrough achievement is made possible through innovative ASUS TriCam™ technology — a three-camera system consisting of a 23MP main camera, a motion-tracking camera, and a depth-sensing camera. Unlike three-camera systems in other devices, the design of the ASUS TriCam system clusters its array of cameras to reduce their footprint on the phone, enabling the entire phone to be thinner and lighter. ZenFone AR features a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 821 processor optimised for Tango, and it’s…

MMORE – the first smartphone case collection made from handpicked organic materials

Smartphones today are an essential part of our everyday lives and with technology and devices everywhere we turn, keeping in touch with nature is even more important than ever. The MMORE Organika collection truly connects you to the natural environment, appealing to your senses and allowing you to hold and smell a small part of nature in the palm of your hand. MMORE, which stands for much more, has developed the totally unique Organika case range, which is not only made from handpicked and handcrafted natural materials but smells of…