We now know what the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus looks like in Coral Blue

We've previously seen press shots of what both the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are set to look like, but today we've seen the larger version of the handset in a new color.

Reliable Twitter leaker @evleaks – who previously shared leaked press shots of the phone – has now shared a photo of the phone in Coral Blue.

This isn't a new shade for the Samsung Galaxy range, it originally debuted with the Galaxy Note 7 back in 2016 and then returned for the Galaxy S8.

  • Samsung Galaxy S9 colors: every shade we've seen of the phone so far

Coral Blue was only available on the Samsung Galaxy S8 in the US – and it came out a few months after the initial launch of the phone – so expect this color to only be available in certain markets.

Evleaks previously shared photos of both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus in Lilac Purple, but this time it's only an image of the larger handset. That may mean the Galaxy S9 Plus is the only phone to come in Coral Blue, but it could also be that Evleaks has only got the one photo of the handset.

We will know all on February 25 when Samsung reveals the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus at its conference during MWC 2018. Be sure to check back on TechRadar then for the news when it's official, as well as our first look review.

  • Everything we know so far about the Samsung Galaxy S9

The best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017: Top hybrid laptops ranked

Convertible and detachable 2-in-1 laptops may only have been around for a handful of years now, but pretty much everyone has taken a liking to them. These tablets-that-double-as-laptops aren’t as limited in functionality as iPads and Android slates, but they’re far better travelers than traditional notebooks, like the Surface Laptop.

Nearly every one of the top 2-in-1 laptops on the shelves in 2018 ship with Windows 10 pre-installed on their interface. Though there are some odd examples like the Cube iWork 1X that comes jam-packed with both Windows and Android, those hybrids are few and far in between. The most common convertibles are the trans-formative Microsoft machines.

Not all of the best 2-in-1 laptops are the same, however. Some are bundled with styluses as neat little designer-centric embellishments, while others are free of bells and whistles. At the same time, you’ll notice that certain 2-in-1 laptops make use of 360-degree hinges while the rest in the pack take advantage of detachable screens, independent of their physical keyboards.

While we are still waiting for some laptops (like Samsung Notebook 9 Pro) to come to the Indian market, we have listed below the best 2-in-1 laptops of 2018 which you can buy now:

  • HP Spectre x360 13
  • Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA
  • HP Pavilion x360 15
  • Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
  • Lenovo Yoga 720

Best 2-in-1 laptop

With Kaby Lake (a fancy code name for Intel's processor micro-architecture) now ruling the roost in terms of CPUs, HP decided it’s high time to flip the switch on its Spectre 2-in-1. With an overhauled keyboard and suave new logo, the HP Spectre x360 holds its own against anything Apple can show. In fact, some of the features have even drawn their inspiration from Apple's design.

The four-speaker arrangement, reminiscent of the iPad Pro, ensures user-facing sound regardless of its orientation. Meanwhile, the new x360 dual-wields USB-C ports for faster charging and data transfers. Sound familiar? At the same time, none of this stifles the battery life, which manages to exceed eight hours of straight use.

What’s more, the HP Spectre x360 can now be configured with a 4K screen and 1TB of SSD storage at a reasonable premium, making it even more deserving of the top spot on our list.

Read the full review: HP Spectre x360

Unlike the Asus ZenBook Flip UX305 before it, the ZenBook Flip UX360 ditches the MacBook Air doppelganger approach in favor of a hybrid design with a whole array of ports. Everything from USB-A to USB-C is present, along with micro HDMI and a micro SD card reader. At the same time, it doesn't neglect the wholly aluminum chassis of the yesteryears.

Although it’s still strikingly thin, the Asus ZenBook Flip UX360 still manages to bear more weight than many other laptops in its class due in part to its reversible display. On the upside, the keyboard and trackpad, which are notably large and comfortable, also contribute to the laptop’s heft. 

While we’re still not sold on the practicality of Windows 10 in tablet mode, the ZenBook Flip UX360 is ultimately an excellent value.

Read the full review: Asus ZenBook Flip UX360

Best 2-in-1 laptop

Somewhat inevitably, the hybrid nature of the Pavilion x360 leads to its undoing. It's underpowered compared to similarly priced laptops, and lacks the responsiveness and lightness of dedicated tablets. It doesn't do a great job of being a truly compelling example of either of these things.

But its usability, attractive and sturdy design, along with the impressive price tag means that it shouldn't be completely dismissed – especially if you really want a machine that offers both laptop and tablet use modes.

Read the full review: HP Pavilion x360 

Best 2-in-1 laptop

Like every 2-in-1 on this list, the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 does it all. During the day it can be a laptop used for work or study, but flip that sucker inside out and it’s equally proficient as a tablet, optimal for watching movies or serving up a fresh dose of memes to your friends on Facebook. 

The Inspiron 13 7000 is not unwieldy nor is it overwhelmingly loud and sultry. Rather, it manages to pull of an exquisite design without any of the pitfalls that usually afflict notebooks like this one. 

It’s not perfect, seeing as the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 is a tad weak in the audio department. There’s a bit of a muffled sound dispelled from its middling speakers. This makes for a case where you’ll almost definitely want to shell out for a pair of nice headphones to go with it. 

Despite this, the keyboard feels great, the screen looks great and the tablet mode leaves plenty of room for procrastination. There’s nothing that particularly stands out with the Dell Inspiron 7000, but if it ain’t broke…

Read the full review: Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1

The Lenovo Yoga 720 is a rare instance of a hybrid that feels just as homely as a laptop as it does a tablet. Although it’s the kind that flips 360 degrees rather than toting a detachable hinge, the modest pricing and formidable design choices more than make up for a slight deficiency in versatility. What’s more, the Lenovo Yoga 720 shows off the pristine capabilities of Windows Hello by means of a neatly placed fingerprint scanner.

For the price, the Yoga 720 gives you a nice, crisp screen (even if the 1080p starting model isn’t ideal) as well as a nice and comfy keyboard and trackpad. 

The only caveat is the ports, which are limited to two USB 3.1 Type-C’s and one very pertinent USB 3.0 slot. Everything else, such as HDMI output and SD card fidgeting will have to be done using pricey adapters. Then again, if you’re living in the future and handling everything through the cloud, there’s a lot to love about the Lenovo Yoga 720. 

Read the full review: Lenovo Yoga 720

These could be the first photos of the HTC U12

It seems that HTC may have hidden its upcoming flagship – currently known as the HTC U12 – in plain sight recently, but if so it clearly didn’t do a good enough job.

HTC brought a few handsets to a 5G Industry Alliance event in Taiwan, including an unknown device with stickers obscuring many of the details, but which was caught on camera by Sogi.com.tw.

What those stickers couldn’t hide is the super-widescreen, likely 18:9 aspect ratio of the display – a feature that’s common on recent flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8, but not found on the HTC U11.

Looks legit

The phone also doesn’t appear to have a fingerprint scanner on the front, so it’s probably on the back, unless it’s been dropped altogether.

Now, while this device may not be the HTC U12, it looks to be high-end, and reputable leaker Evan Blass claims that it “apparently” is the U12. It also lines up with an earlier leaked render, so there’s a good chance he’s right.

Whatever the case, we’re expecting to get an official look at the HTC U12 soon, but not quite as soon as you might expect, as it’s unlikely to land at this month’s MWC 2018, with rumors instead pointing to a March or April launch.

  • We may not see many phones from HTC this year

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Best cheap phones 2018: our top budget mobiles

Update: UK based affordable phone manufacturer Wileyfox has entered administration. Two handsets from the company currently sit in this list – the Swift 2 Plus and Swift 2 – so we've updated this article with caveats as we don't currently know what it means for those who own Wileyfox phones.

If you're in the market for a cheap smartphone then you're in luck, as we've got the best low-cost handsets lined up for you right here.

In the past, the term 'best cheap phones' was usually a warning rather than a tempting proposition, with shoddy build quality, sluggish performance, laughable screen resolution and woeful cameras typically featuring on such handsets.

But this isn't the past, this is the present, and the market abounds with top budget phones.

While the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8, iPhone X, LG G6 and HTC U11 steal headlines around the world, there's a lot of intriguing (and cheap) stuff going on in the world of budget phones. Here's a selection of our favourite cheap phones that cost under £200.

  • Not worried about the cost? Check out our best phone list

First place in our list goes to the excellent Moto E4 Plus. It's a cheap phone that features phenomenal battery life, a fingerprint scanner and a premium feel design, plus it's a lot cheaper than the Moto G5 below.

It is a little limited with its power, but it makes up for it by being able to last for a whole two days from a single charge. If price and battery are the most important features for you, the Moto E4 Plus will suit you perfectly.

Read our full Moto E4 Plus review

Note: Although the Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus is one of our favorite cheap phones, the company that makes it has recently entered administration. Exactly what this means for owners of Wileyfox handsets is currently unclear, but you should take this into consideration if you plan to buy the Swift 2 Plus.

For a price tag that's comfortably under the £200 mark, Wileyfox has done wonders with the Swift 2 Plus. It looks and feels like a much more expensive phone, with an attractive aluminium build and smooth performance.

Its camera is capable of taking decent shots, its fingerprint sensor works well, and the UI is a genuinely thoughtful enhancement to the stock Android operating system.

Read the full review: Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

Nokia is back in the mobile phone game and after a small price drop to the Nokia 6 we've now seen it enter our best cheap phone list. 

It comes with a Full HD 5.5-inch display, full metal design and a fingerprint scanner for added security. The battery isn't incredible on the Nokia 6, but it's not awful either making this one of our favorite affordable phones on the market right now.

Read the full review: Nokia 6

The spec for the G4 Plus is much the same as it was on the Moto G4, but it also comes with a fingerprint scanner and an improved camera.

The 16MP rear shooter is arguably one of the most impressive phone cameras at the sub-£200 mark. There's no NFC so you won't be able to use Android Pay on the Moto G4 Plus, but a bright display and strong performance is sure to make up for it.

Read the full review: Moto G4 Plus

Note: The Wileyfox Swift 2 is still one of the best cheap phones you can buy, but the company has recently entered administration. Exactly what this means for owners of Wileyfox handsets is currently unclear, but you should take this into consideration if you plan to buy the Wileyfox Swift 2.

Another Wileyfox device has made it onto our best cheap phone list, and this one costs even less than the Swift 2 Plus above. 

We love the Swift 2 for its combination of low price and good spec. There's a 5-inch screen, 13MP rear shooter and Android 7 software right out of the box, plus a premium design.

Read the full review: Wileyfox Swift 2

Motorola's Moto G5, a former best cheap phone in the world, has slipped a few places thanks to better priced alternatives, plus the introduction of the new G5S. The Moto G5 comes with a metal design, 1080p display and fingerprint scanner.

You won't get the fastest chipset on this list or NFC with the Moto G5, but as an all-round product the cheap Motorola phone will serve you well.

Read the full review: Motorola Moto G5

The Moto E4 isn't our favourite cheap phone – it's not even the best cheap phone from Motorola – but if you're looking for a truly cheap phone, it's worth a look. 

We particularly liked the slick design, Android 7 software, fingerprint sensor and the value of the phone. The only issues are the 16GB of storage and less than average performance, but get over those things and the E4 could prove a great choice.

Read the full review: Moto E4

The Honor 6A comes with better battery life, more stable performance and an improved camera over the 5C it replaced, plus the price has stayed super low too.

The 6A features Android 7 Nougat software and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset that should give you a stable experience as well, so this may be suitable as your next cheap phone.

Read the full review: Honor 6A

Currently the only Sony handset to take a position in our best cheap phone list, the Xperia L1 is a low priced handset that does okay but won't blow your socks off. Other phones in this list are far more impressive as this doesn't have a fingerprint scanner or stunning camera.

That said, the price is low and if you really, really like the design of Sony handsets everything here could add up to being your best choice for a cheap phone. We particularly liked the 5.5-inch display – despite its 720p resolution – and the expandable storage too, which allows you to use microSD cards up to 256GB. 

Read the full review: Sony Xperia L1

While the EE Hawk isn't as powerful as some of the other phones included at the top of this list, it does look great. It's locked to the EE network, but it has the selling point of looking a bit like an iPhone and comes with respectable spec packed inside.

Paired with a low price, the EE Hawk isn't made for everyone but if you're looking for a phone that looks good for not much money and you're not too worried about playing high end games, this could be the handset for you.

Read the full review: EE Hawk

  • Happy to spend more on your phone? Read our best phone guide or see our top 5 smartphones in the video below.

These big Amazon Kindle deals, cheap Echo and Fire TV discounts are live right now

Amazon has unleashed some excellent discounts on its range of Fire TV products and Kindle deals for its e-reader and tablet range. Things got even better at the last minute as a few Echo devices have just been discounted too.

The promotional prices are running now, possibly only until the end of the day and mark the best prices we've seen this year on these Amazon devices.

These are great discounts, with some of them matching prices seen around big sales events like Amazon Prime Day. We've gone into detail about each deal below.

These offers will represent the cheapest prices in the UK for these Amazon devices and could be the best we'll see for a few months so if you see something you like, our advice is to pounce.

Our personal favorite deals, you ask? We're pretty tempted by the discounted Kindle Paperwhite and 4K-supporting Fire TV dongle. Sadly, the Echo Show and Echo Spot devices aren't getting involved, but why not check out our Amazon Echo deals page to see what other stores are doing for the Alexa devices.