MWC 2018

ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite and ZenFone 5 Max are already on their way

Is it way too early?

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The ZenFone 4 family is less than six months old, but ASUS is already prepping the successor. If the ZenFone 4 was delayed, the ZenFone 5 might come earlier than the usual.

Like with the ZenFone Max Plus, Russia got first dibs for the new ZenFone series. Although, we might not see the whole family yet. It appears that the company is launching the Lite variant first.

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A document revealed that a certain ZenFone 5 Lite was already certified in Russia with a model number of ZC600KL. With its code, we can confirm a few things about the upcoming smartphone. “KL” means that it would be powered by a Snapdragon chipset and has support for LTE connectivity, of course. The number “60” suggests that it would have a 6-inch display which is not exactly a Lite feature, but there’s no confirmation that it would have an 18:9 ratio and minimal bezels.

Another certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance confirms the existence of a ZenFone 5 phone with a model number ASUS_X00QD. This device is likely to launch as the ZenFone 5 Max. There’s not much info available aside from that it has Wi-Fi 802.11ac, which is standard nowadays, and runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

During an interview with ASUS CEO Jerry Shen in September last year, he confirmed that the ZenFone 5 series smartphones would be unveiled as early as March 2018. It’s unclear though whether the Taiwanese company will unveil their new lineup at the Mobile World Congress 2018 next month or they might have a dedicated event shortly after.

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Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 8 Sirocco Hands-On

Testament to Nokia’s craftsmanship

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Two years after making its big comeback, Nokia is slowly filling in the pieces of its Android smartphone lineup. The star of course has to be the new Nokia 8 Sirocco, the most premium from the announcements at Mobile World Congress.

But our favorite is the Nokia 7 Plus, a near-borderless Android One phone with Zeiss optics and a beautiful build.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Review

Are these new features worth the price increase?

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In our Samsung Galaxy S9 Review video, we hope to answer questions you may have to help you make an informed decision before buying the phone.

Is Dual Aperture a gimmick? How good is the S9’s camera? S9 or S9+? Is it even worth it?

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S9 Hands-On: AR Emoji and super slow-mo

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YouTubers React to the Samsung Galaxy S9

Do they look like their AR Emoji?

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A new color, internal camera upgrades, and a few minor changes here and there don’t necessarily make the S9 look or feel new.

But is retaining the same beautiful, sleek design such a bad thing? Are the subtle improvements worth the high price tag? Is AR Emoji a gimmick?

YouTubers Mrwhosetheboss, Joshua Vergara, GadgetsBoy, GadgetsJon, The Tech Chap, David Imel, PC Centric, and Isa Rodriguez tell us what they think about the the Samsung Galaxy S9.

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