Xiaomi showcases gold and ceramic smartphone with edgeless screen

Xiaomi showcases gold and ceramic smartphone with edgeless screen
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled a new Android-powered device dubbed the Mi Mix, which boasts a large 6.4-inch edgeless display. The smartphone has a 91.3 per cent screen-to-body ratio - and this compares favourably to the corresponding figures of 65.6 per cent for the iPhone 7 and 76.1 per cent for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. While the Mi Mix has been announced as a concept…

Samsung makes new Galaxy Note7 available

Samsung makes new Galaxy Note7 available
Samsung Electronics has announced that new Galaxy Note7 devices will soon be made available for purchase in markets all around the world.Sales of the new device commenced in Korea on October 1st - and other markets are set to follow suit in the coming weeks.The global replacement program for the Galaxy Note7 is well underway, with Samsung stating that "an isolated battery cell issue" created…

Facebook introduces Messenger Lite for Android

Facebook introduces Messenger Lite for Android
Social network Facebook has announced the launch of Messenger Lite - a new standalone version of its private messaging service for Android smartphones. Messenger Lite is essentially a slimmed down version of Messenger that offers the same core experience of Messenger - with a particular emphasis on basic budget smartphones or those with slower than average internet speeds. The firm said the release comes as part of…

Rumours of the iPhone 8 already brewing

Rumours of the iPhone 8 already brewing
The iPhone 7 has been on the store shelves a matter of days but speculation is already starting to emerge as to what its successor will be like. An Apple employee told Business Insider that the computer manufacturing giant is using an office in Israel to develop hardware for the iPhone 8. The device is expected to be released a little under a year from now and…

Huawei to pursue smartphone camera innovation

Huawei to pursue smartphone camera innovation
Huawei and Leica Camera have announced an expansion to their existing partnership with the establishment of the Max Berek Innovation Lab - a jointly operated research and innovation centre. The firms will pursue research and development (R&D) projects at the facility with the intention of improving smartphone camera offerings. Further development of optical systems and software-based technologies will be driven to improve imaging quality in a wide…

Do you have enough data allowance on your plan?

Do you have enough data allowance on your plan?
Most millennials are thought to be using more data than is included with their mobile broadband plan. According to Tim Cowan, head of mobile marketing at Optus, nearly 58 per cent of young people are in this position. Speaking to News Australia, he said that as a result of this trend, users are keeping a more of a close eye on how much data they use each…

Just how good is the sound quality on the new iPhone?

Just how good is the sound quality on the new iPhone?
With the iPhone 7 now available to buy, buyers thinking of making the upgrade are asking many questions of the device - not least of which revolve around the audio quality. This is an understandable point of interest, given the fact that one of the headline changes to the iPhone with this update was the removal of the industry-standard 3.5mm headphone jack. One of the main reasons…

Moto G Play Force launched in Australia

Moto G Play Force launched in Australia
Moto G Play, an affordable new smartphone from Motorola, has been officially launched in Australia. It is designed for users who want all the essentials offered by a modern day smartphone but at a lower price point than premium devices. Those who want to simply keep in touch with their friends, family and loved ones, catch up with the latest news updates or watch the occasional YouTube…