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Honor 8 coming to the U.S. with 5.2-inch display and dual 12MP rear cameras

UPDATE: Honor has confirmed that the Honor 8 does not support T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling.   Huawei’s Honor brand is fairly new to the U.S., but they’re expanding their presence this month with the launch of the Honor 8. The Honor 8 will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow, August 17, through September 3. It’ll be available from Honor’s own web store as well as Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg. When it comes to … [read full article]

T-Mobile’s LG V20 launch plans and pre-order gifts reportedly leak

The LG V20 will make its official debut next month, but before it does, one Reddit user may have spilled some of T-Mobile’s launch plans for the flagship device. T-Mobile is currently planning to begin pre-orders for the LG V20 on September 14, claims Reddit user Jordanpeterson234512. The launch is currently penciled in for September 23, and the price will allegedly be $650. According to the documentation that Jordanpeterson234512 saw, there will be a few … [read full article]

FCC filings for HTC Nexus Sailfish and Marlin spill wireless info, model numbers

One day after the upcoming Nexus Sailfish was shown off in leaked photos, more details about it and its Marlin sibling have surfaced. The FCC filings for what’s likely the Sailfish and Marlin have been discovered. Perhaps the most notable tidbit about the filings is the Draft User Manual section, which include a letter from HTC Project Manager Sean Shih. The letter says that the final user guides for the devices “will be made publicly … [read full article]

Alcatel TRU arrives at MetroPCS with Android and $29 price tag

Alcatel and MetroPCS are teaming up to launch a new device called the TRU. The Alcatel TRU is now available from MetroPCS for $29 after instant and mail-in rebates. In exchange for your $29, you’ll get a phone that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 5-inch 854×480 display and has 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front cameras. Inside of the TRU’s shell lives a quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a microSD … [read full article]

Upcoming HTC Nexus phone codenamed ‘Sailfish’ shown in photo leak

While T-Mobile doesn’t always sell Google’s Nexus phones, lots of T-Mo customers like to bring the unlocked phones onto the Un-carrier. Thanks to a new leak, we’re getting a peek at what may be one of the new Nexus phones that’ll be coming later this year. Images that allegedly show the Nexus phone codenamed “Sailfish” have been shared by Android Police. The Sailfish is said to be the smaller of the 2016 Nexus phones, with … [read full article]

T-Mobile begins charging for Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders

UPDATE: Several folks that pre-ordered the Note 7, including TmoNews readers like Jose, Manuel, Ivory, and Justin, are getting emails that say that their phone has shipped. Looks like they could start hitting doorsteps in the next couple of days!   After putting the Galaxy Note 7 up for pre-order earlier this month, it looks like T-Mobile is getting ready to start shipping units out to buyers. TmoNews reader William pinged me today to say … [read full article]

HTC 10 once again disappears from T-Mobile’s web store

Last month, the HTC 10 disappeared from T-Mobile’s web store, but it reappeared days later. Now it’s gone again. If you point your browser at T-Mobile’s website and filter its phone selection to show just HTC devices, you’ll see that the Desire 530 is the only device shown. Trying to use a direct link to the HTC 10 in T-Mo’s store yields the same result. It’s unclear if T-Mobile is now done selling the … [read full article]

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appears to include 4×4 MIMO capabilities

When Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7, it detailed several of the phone’s new features, like a water-resistant body, dual curved edge display, and improved S Pen. Now it’s been discovered that Samsung slipped in another feature that it didn’t mention on stage. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 appears to include 4×4 MIMO support, a new feature for consumer smartphones. The capability was found by Reddit users milan03 and 50atomic, and as you can see below, … [read full article]

LG V10 receiving update with security improvements

LG V10 owners, it’s time for you to update. T-Mobile has announced that it’s now pushing a software update to the LG V10. The update bumps the V10 to software version H90120j and includes Google security improvements and software stability. According to V10 owners that’ve already updated, this update includes the July 1 security patch. T-Mobile says that this update weighs in at 459MB. You can download it over the air by going into … [read full article]

Nexus 6 data connectivity issues now resolved, says Google

Last week, reports began popping up that Nexus 6 owners on T-Mobile (and on some other networks around the world) were having issues staying connected to LTE. The good news is that the bug should now be squashed. Google employee Orrin Hancock says that the bug with GPS that caused cellular connectivity to drop “should now be resolved.” He doesn’t say exactly what the fix was, just that “we have made a few changes on … [read full article]