iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

The iPhone XS and XS Max have launched but we are still without the Airpower wireless charging pad promised by the tech giant at last year's Keynote presentation. The wireless pad would enable users to charge their iPhone, Apple Watch and even Airpods by placing them on the device. Although no release date has been issued for the device its operation is mentioned in the new iPhone XS Max manual - perhaps it will be released later this year?

Huawei Mate 20

Ahead of its rumoured launch date on October 16th, Huawei Mate 20, the company's newest flagship is set to deliver some really interesting features. We all but know the device will come with a triple camera Leica setup like this year's P20 but latest reports are suggesting the device will have a feature which will allow users to shoot incredible underwater imagery - perhaps a useful feature with the current downpour of rain Ireland is seeing.

Instagram Direct

Due to its ever growing popularity and to keep up with the likes of Facebook Messenger and Whatsapp, Instagram Direct messaging now offers users the ability to add Gifs to their conversations - download the apps latest update and check it out for yourself.

Samsung Smart Flip Phone

And finally the long rumoured Samsung flip phone which will allow users to essentially bend their smartphone screen out into the size of a small tablet may be coming sooner rather than later. According the groups CEO DJ Koh “it’s time to deliver” the long promised gadget - question is, will we go back to using flip phones and how reliable will they be?

That’s it for this week's tech and rumor roundup