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Jul 4
Casio Wrist Camera watch

Casio smartwatch to debut in March 2016

The Japanese company introduced their first digital wristwatch four decades ago and now they are less than one year away from the launch of the first Casio smartwatch.
Oppo Mirror 5s launched in Taiwan

Oppo Mirror 5s is announced officially

Based on an entry-level SoC, this 5-inch smartphone offers LTE connectivity and supports two SIM cards.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 smartphone with plastic back and fingerprint scanner

Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 to feature a fingerprint scanner

The handset did not arrive last month as previously rumored, but new images show a fingerprint scanner and plastic back.
Samsung Galaxy J2 spotted on GeekBench

Samsung Galaxy J2 spotted on GeekBench

Database reveals the 4.7-inch model as SM-J200F with 1.2 GHz quad-core SoC.
Leading managers are leaving Intel

Leading managers are leaving Intel

Intel are losing a handful of important figures including Presidents Renee James, Arvind Sodhani, and CVPs Herman Eul and Mike Bell.
Toshiba introduces new line-up of consumer notebooks

Toshiba introduces new line-up of consumer notebooks

Toshiba celebrates 30 years in the notebook business by revealing a new portfolio of consumer notebooks. We check out the upcoming models on display and the new chassis they carry.
Jul 3
Apple iPad Pro to feature a 12.9-inch display, Q4 2015 launch

Apple iPad Pro to launch in Q4 2015

The new tablet with an impressive 12.9-inch display should launch in the last part of the year, while Samsung and Sharp are expected to supply the screen panels needed.
BlackBerry Venice Android smartphone leaked image

BlackBerry Venice to launch on AT&T

The company's new handset will be powered by Google Android 5.1 and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor.
Archos 50d Helium smartphone with 4G connectivity and Android 5.1 Lollipop

Archos unveils 50d Helium Android smartphone

This new handset has a 5-inch IPS display, a quad-core processor, offers 4G LTE connectivity and comes loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop, all for $129 USD.
Apple iPhone 6s may have faster LTE and longer battery life

Apple iPhone 6s may have faster LTE and longer battery life

Internal image shows an integrated Qualcomm MDM9635M 9x35 Gobi modem for reduced power consumption and faster LTE speeds.
iPhone gains nearly 2% market share

iPhone gains nearly 2% market share

Apple's smartphone line is gaining ground on the competition.
Demand for notebooks remain weak on eve of Windows 10 launch

Demand for notebooks remain weak on eve of Windows 10 launch

While the smartphone market is looking healthy, laptops and monitors are both facing weak demand in comparison.
New data suggests up to three different OnePlus 2 models

New data suggests up to three different OnePlus 2 models

Sketches and benchmarks also reveal dual rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor.
Jul 2
Samsung Z1 smartphone, direct predecessor of upcoming Z3

Samsung Z3 to be the next Tizen phone

The Tizen smartphone that will succeed the Z1 will not be Z2, but Z3, confirms a new inside report, although Samsung is still silent on the matter.
Next-gen Apple Watch concept rendering

Samsung to provide displays for Apple Watch

Samsung joins LG as flexible OLED display panel supplier for the next-gen Apple Watch, claims a recent inside report.
CTL H4 Chromebook with Rockchip RK3288 processor

CTL H4 Chromebook for Education starts at $199 USD

This new Chrome OS laptop has a rugged design and is powered by a quad-core Rockchip processor, offering up to 10 hours of autonomy.
Alcatel cancels OneTouch Hero 2+ phablet with Cyanogen OS

Alcatel OneTouch cancels Cyanogen OS-powered Hero 2+ phablet

The 6-inch phablet with excellent features for the price will no longer launch, but Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen remain dedicated to bring a similar device to the market.
Samsung trademarks the name

Samsung trademarks the name "Galaxy S6 EdgePlus"

The move suggests a potential launch of a larger S6 Edge model in North America.
Xiaomi announces new CFO and expansion in Brazil

Xiaomi announces new CFO and expansion in Brazil

The Chinese manufacturer is introducing the Mi brand to Brazil. Hugo Barra has also announced the first Xiaomi smartphone production site outside of China.
First images of LG G4 S have surfaced

First images of LG G4 S have surfaced

Initial images and details of the upcoming LG G4 S show a 5.2-inch 1080p display and other core specifications.
Jul 1
Samsung LEVEL U headset with Bluetooth connectivity

Samsung announces LEVEL U Bluetooth headset

This new headset brings together fashion, comfort, performance, as well as wireless Bluetooth capabilities and excellent autonomy.
Samsung NAND flash memory chips

Next-gen iPhones could use Samsung NAND memory chips

Industry insiders claim that Samsung and Toshiba compete to become the provider of NAND flash memory chips for Apple's next-gen smartphones.
Xiaomi Mi 5 specs leak

Xiaomi Mi 5 specs leak

The device, codenamed Libra, will most likely come with Snapdragon 820 SoC.
Huawei Honor Band Zero smartwatch

Huawei Honor Band Zero coming soon

While the Huawei Watch still has to launch, the company unveils the first images of a new smart wearable, although technical details are not available yet.
Oukitel's smartphone with 10,000 mAh battery emerges

Oukitel's smartphone with 10,000 mAh battery emerges

The huge battery along with not too powerful MediaTek processor should easily allow for several days, if not a full week of operation.
Leaked datasheet reveals Samsung Galaxy A8 specifications

Leaked datasheet reveals Samsung Galaxy A8 specifications

Previous rumors appear mostly on target if these latest leaks from a mobile service provider prove to be true.
Lower smartphones sales expected from LG and Samsung

Lower smartphones sales expected from LG and Samsung

Both LG and Samsung will not meet their respective sales targets for the G4 and Galaxy S6, according to analysts.
OnePlus 2 manufacturer confirms fingerprint scanner

OnePlus 2 manufacturer confirms fingerprint scanner

The new fingerprint scanner is said to be even faster than Apple's Touch ID.
Meizu announces the MX5 smartphone

Meizu announces the MX5 smartphone

Meizu unveils their new MX5 handset with great specs for the price.
Jun 30
Motorola Moto X 2nd gen smartphones get Android 5.1 update

Android 5.1 update hits second-gen Verizon Moto X

The soak tests announced earlier this month are now a thing of the past and now the Android 5.1 Lollipop-based update to firmware version 23.16.3 is rolling out.
LG Tribute 2 and Volt 2 cheap Android smartphones with 4G LTE

LG Tribute 2 and Volt 2 hit Boost Mobile

These two budget smartphones come loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop and pack IPS displays, Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, as well as 4G LTE connectivity.
Huawei Honor 7 officially launched

Huawei Honor 7 officially launched

The new device has been priced considerably lower than previous rumors suggested.
Ultrathin Samsung Galaxy A8 caught on video

Ultrathin Samsung Galaxy A8 caught on video

The Galaxy A8 is going to be the thinnest smartphone ever made by Samsung.
Huawei shows off M2 Tablet in new promo video

Huawei shows off M2 Tablet in new promo video

The MediaPad M2 Tablet will have stereo speakers and an 8-core processor.
Samsung to launch golden Z1 Tizen smartphone

Samsung to launch golden Z1 Tizen smartphone

South Korean manufacturer celebrates its 1 millionth sale with new color options for the Z1 Tizen.
Xiaomi in no hurry to launch smartphones in the U.S.

Xiaomi in no hurry to launch smartphones in the U.S.

Xiaomi VP confirms that the Chinese manufacturer has no immediate plans to enter the smartphone market in the United States.
The Surface Pro 4 is said to look similar to the predecessor - but there are many new features under the hood (Picture: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 - Rumors, Facts and Dates

The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 might be launched with Windows 10 in October. We summarize all relevant rumors about the Surface Pro 4 and give a perspective on the upcoming tablet. There is already one officially confirmed fact.
Jun 29
Samsung Z1 smartphones loaded with Tizen OS sold over 1 million units in India since launch

Samsung Z1 sales exceed one million units

This Tizen OS-powered handset sold over 1 million units since launch only on the Indian market.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC with 64-bit Kryo cores

Samsung manufactures Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 chip

This new chip uses the 14 nm node process and promises to be more power efficient than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, while the first devices powered by it are expected to launch later this year.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 4G LTE Android smartphone with IP67 rating

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 hits the US via Amazon

This IP67-rated Android smartphone comes with IP67 protection from the elements, 4G LTE connectivity, and the 8 GB variant (SM-G388F) retails for $300 USD.
New details and photos emerge on Oppo Mirror 5s

New details and photos emerge on Oppo Mirror 5s

The new Oppo smartphone may sport a 5-inch display with a Snapdragon 400 series SoC.
More photos leak on upcoming Meizu MX5 smartphone

More photos leak on upcoming Meizu MX5 smartphone

New information suggests a MediaTek SoC and a 20.7 MP rear camera.
LG G4 Stylus now available in Europe

LG G4 Stylus now available in Europe

The G4 Stylus is coming this week for 259 Euros.
There are no pictures of the OnePlus Two yet. The OnePlus One managed a good overall rating of 87% in our review. (Picture: OnePlus One)

OnePlus Two - Rumors, Facts and Dates

The smartphone OnePlus 2 will be officially announced on July 27. We summarize all relevant rumors about the OnePlus Two and give a perspective on the upcoming smartphone flagship. There are already some officially confirmed facts.
AppleCare+ has been updated to further benefit consumers

AppleCare+ has been updated to further benefit consumers

The company is giving owners of Apple products more reasons to splurge and protect their devices with AppleCare.
Jun 28
HTC Hero codenamed

HTC Hero codenamed "Aero"; may be coming this October

The HTC Hero phone reportedly still slated for a Q4 2015 release.
Sony Xperia Z4 Compact appearing on various benchmark apps

Sony Xperia Z4 Compact appearing on various benchmark apps

New data suggests that the Xperia Z4 Compact will sport a FHD display.
Lenovo may be readying new retro ThinkPad

Lenovo may be readying new retro ThinkPad

IBM ThinkPads are some of the most renowned laptops for their exceptional design and longevity. Will Lenovo launch a new ThinkPad with the retro design?
Jun 27
Microsoft could be launching two new Lumia smartphones with Windows 10

Microsoft could be launching two new Lumia smartphones with Windows 10

New leak suggests two new Windows 10 devicies with FHD and QHD panels, respectively.
Apple iPhone 6s - rumors, facts and dates

Apple iPhone 6s - Rumors, Facts and Dates

Apple's next iPhone generation is expected in autumn 2015. We summarize all the relevant rumors about the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and give a perspective on the upcoming flagship device from Apple.
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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2015-03-12)