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The leaked specsheet of the Xiaomi Mi 5c suggests that Xiaomi used their own processor.

Xiaomi Mi 5c specs leak: Low-Cost phone features CPU developed by Xiaomi

Xiaomi will soon release the Mi 5c a new low-cost option based on the Pinecone processor, a SOC developed by Xiaomi based on ARM's Cortex A-53 cores. It won't break any speed records but it will be cheap.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 could come in Jet Black for the Holidays

Samsung Galaxy S7 could come in Jet Black for the Holidays

The new glossy color option should reinvigorate sales of the nearly one year-old Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
OnePlus 3 flagship killer receives OxygenOS 3.2.8 software update

OnePlus 3 gets OxygenOS 3.2.8

Although this update comes just in time to offer Nougat, OnePlus decided to use Android Marshmallow as foundation for a new firmware once again. The highlight of OxygenOS 3.2.8 is the [email protected] fps video recording capability.
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BLU Vivo 6 Android handset with 5.5-inch full HD display and 64-bit MediaTek Helio P10 processor

BLU Vivo 6 hits the UK

The 5.5-inch Vivo 6 handset was announced last month, and now this unibody Android device made using aircraft grade aluminum goes on sale in the UK. As a Black Friday deal, those interested can get it today for £184.99 GBP - £55 GBP off its regular price.
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HTC Desire 650 Android smartphone with 5-inch 720p display and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

HTC unveils Desire 650 smartphone in Taiwan

This new Android smartphone comes with low-end specs and features mostly, but also includes BoomSound speakers and a 13 MP main camera. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (model not specified yet), it uses a 2,200 mAh battery.
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Huawei G9 Plus Android smartphone, Huawei most profitable Android brand

Huawei now most profitable Android brand

While Apple continues to dominate the market with a record 91 percent share of all smartphone profits worldwide, Huawei grabs the second place but ranks as the most effective Android brand as well.
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ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone Review

84% ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone Review

Is the Mini version all you need? In addition to the flagship model Axon 7, the Chinese manufacturer once again offers a Mini version of the current model. Besides the size and the features, the price was reduced as well. But can the Axon 7 Mini compete with the strong rivals?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.2" | 153 g
Lenovo smartphones may return to profit by 2017

Lenovo smartphones may return to profit by 2017

The Chinese manufacturer is having high expectations for its smartphone division due in part to the company's superior international presence compared to Vivo, Oppo, and others.
Sprint-exclusive HTC Bolt Android smartphone gets free headphone adapter

HTC Bolt buyers can get a free headphone adapter

Owners of this Sprint-exclusive handsets can get a free headphone adapter, since it was not included in the retail box so far. Even more, future HTC Bolt batches will come with the USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack adapter in the box.
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Xiaomi Mi 5c Android smartphone to launch for about $145 USD

Xiaomi Mi 5c to cost around $145 USD

This handset, codenamed Meri, is expected to launch as the cheapest Mi handset by Xiaomi. According to the latest leak from China, the (probably) MediaTek Helio P20-powered smartphone would carry a price tag of less than $150 USD.
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Huawei Honor 8 Android smartphone gets Nougat Beta

Huawei Honor 8 gets Android Nougat Beta

Not long after the new Android version for the Huawei Mate 8 surfaced online, the Honor 8 owners who are part of the Nougat beta program receive the new firmware that integrates EMUI 5.0.
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Vernee Mars Smartphone Review

83% Vernee Mars Smartphone Review

Edge-less. The affordable mid-range model Mars by the Chinese manufacturer Vernee is furnished with a virtually edge-less design besides a very good configuration for the price range. According to the manufacturer, the lateral edges are just 1 millimeter in width. Find out in the report how the smartphone fares compared with the strong competition.
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 162 g
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) render, handset now on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) surfaces on GFXBench

The next refresh of this affordable handset is expected to be unveiled in early December. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
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The Android 7.0 update (coming this week) will make the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Daydream-ready. (Source: Motorola)

Moto Z will get Nougat update this week

The Lenovo made phone will get the promised update to Android 7.0 before the end of November. The upgrade to Nougat also brings along a new feature: Daydream.
The video in question will cause iPhones to crash soon after viewing. (Source: Apple)

Five second video can crash iPhones

A short five second video that's able to cause iPhones and iPads to lock and freeze can be easily shared via a link.
Lenovo ZUK Edge Z2151 specs on AnTuTu - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6 GB RAM, Android Nougat

Lenovo ZUK Edge hits AnTuTu

This unconfirmed Lenovo handset reached TENAA a few weeks ago, and now the time has come for AnTuTu to add it to the database. Its specs include a Snapdragon 821 processor, 6 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, as well as Android Nougat.
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LG V30 may be dropping the secondary display ticker

LG V30 may be dropping the secondary display ticker

Popular tech leaker Evan Blass suggests that the LG V20 successor may be a more standard smartphone with a higher screen-to-body ratio.
Asus ZenFone 3 family, ZenFone 3 Max now available in the US

Asus ZenFone 3 Max now available in the US

This 5.2-inch handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M processor, next to 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a 13 MP main camera. It runs Android Marshmallow and can be acquired from Amazon for less than $150 USD.
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ZTE Axon 7 premium Android smartphone with 6 GB RAM debuts in the US

ZTE Axon 7 with 6 GB RAM hits the US

This limited edition ZTE Axon 7 model features 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, and Force Touch. The other specs are identical to those of the regular Axon 7 - Snapdragon 820, 20 MP main camera, 5.5-inch AMOLED display.
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OnePlus 3 Android flagship killer to get updates as long as OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3 to get updated as long as OnePlus 3T

Although OnePlus 3T arrived six months after the original OnePlus 3, both handsets will get the same end of the update life cycle. This way, OnePlus 3 owners will not be left behind those using the more recent 3T handset.
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LG G5 Android flagship gets Android Nougat update on Sprint

LG G5 on Sprint gets Android Nougat

Not long after the unlocked variant received the update, Sprint unleashes Android Nougat for the LG G5 flagships on its network. The update has 1,275 MB in size and incorporates the November security update, as well as LG’s built-in DPI changer.
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Huawei Mate 9

Huawei Mate 9 "Lite" could be coming soon

The more affordable Lite version has quietly appeared on the official Huawei site complete with specifications and color options. Official prices and launch dates are still unknown.
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Only Chinese smartphone manufacturers are seeing any substantial growth

Chinese smartphone manufacturers seeing substantial growth

Like IDC and TrendForce, Gartner's conclusions on the smartphone market show Samsung and Apple on the fall with Chinese manufacturers filling in the gaps with ease.
There might be a smartphone with this kind of foldable display next summer, Nikkei says.

Japan Display (JDI): Smartphone with foldable display next summer?

Nikkei Asian Review reported about a newly developed foldable display by Japan Display (JDI), that might arrive on a smartphone as early as next summer.
LeEco and Coolpad will soon launch their next smartphone and simply name it

LeEco and Coolpad will soon release another smartphone simply called "Cool"

The Cool1 was the first smartphone that came out of the collaboration between Chinese smartphone manufacturers LeEco and Coolpad. The second one will simply be called "Cool" and appears to be a high-end phone with Snapdragon 821 processor.
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Android 7.0 Beta for Samsung Galaxy phones breaks Gear VR

Android 7.0 Beta for Samsung Galaxy phones breaks Gear VR

Volunteers that downloaded the Android 7.0 Beta are unable to user their Samsung Gear VRs, as the headset only works on Samsung phones.
Samsung Galaxy S7 lineup not having battery problems

Samsung says the Galaxy S7 lineup is safe

A few incidents involving Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handset made Samsung step forward with a statement that reassures its customers this lineup of handsets is not affected by the same battery issues that plagued the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7.
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Samsung Galaxy A7 Android handset launched back in 2015

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) gets its Bluetooth certification

The new Galaxy A7 has been in the rumor mill for a while, but now its launch is closer than ever. The 5.5-inch handset has just received its Bluetooth certification, so it should arrive just in time for the holiday shopping season.
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Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbuds coming to the US December 13 2016

Sony Xperia Ear coming to the US next month

Although the waterproof Xperia Ear wireless earbuds are already available in European stores, those interested in this accessory who are located in the US should wait a few weeks. The US market is scheduled to get this product on December 13.
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The grey bar at the top of an iPhone 6 (Plus) indicates a problem with the touch controllers.

iFixit criticizes Apple's iPhone 6 Plus multi-touch repair program

Apple started their worldwide repair program for iPhone 6 Plus users who suffer from the dreaded Touch disease but iFixit calls it too little, too late and states that Apple is not acknowledging issues with the structural stability of the case.
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Nokia will be back in the smartphone business next year.

Nokia confirms that there will be smartphones again in 2017

It will still take a while but 2017 will be the year when Nokia will return to the smartphone market, according to information detected in a presentation found on the Nokia website.
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An early concept render of a possible iPhone 8. This is how the iPhone 8 with OLED display may look like next year.

Apple iPhone 8: Wrap-around OLED display and two regular models?

A new report from KGI suggests that Apple may add a third iPhone to the lineup in 2017. This third model will be the most interesting one containing an OLED-display that apparently wraps around the edges of the iPhone.
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Faster, more secure and compatible with USB-PD: Quick Charge 4.0 promises to become the best fast charging standard.

Qualcomm: Quick Charge 4.0 will be compatible with USB-C Power Delivery

Qualcomm announced Quick Charge 4.0 last week together with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor. The new version of Quick Charge promises to deliver 5 hours of usage in just 5 minutes of charging, improves on security and will be compatible with USB-C standards like Power Delivery.
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Blurry and too dark but this picture allegedly shows a nano version of the Xiaomi Mix.

Xiaomi: Will there be a smaller Mix Nano version as well?

Blurry pictures leaked on the internet reveal an allegedly smaller version of the Xiaomi Mix concept phone with almost borderless design and a smaller 5.5 inch screen.
The Lenovo ZUK Edge will most likely not have curved edges like a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

Lenovo: New ZUK Edge flagship coming in December?

Lenovo might release a new ZUK phone later this year. It will be called the ZUK Edge but apparently won't be based on a curved screen design similar to the Galaxy S7 edge. Instead, it will have a traditional flat display with small but visible borders around the screen.
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The Vivo X9 and X9 Plus are new midrange selfie phones featuring a front dual-cam.

Vivo X9 & X9 Plus: Midrange selfie phones with front dual-cam

Vivo has introduced the Vivo X9 and X9 Plus selfie phones last week. The midrange phones are the first to offer a dual-cam on the front allowing for selfies to look even better with artificial bokeh effect around them. The new phones don't come cheap though.
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The Vivo XPlay6 offers high-end features, a Galaxy S7 edge-look and a dual-cam.

Vivo XPlay6: High-End-Galaxy S7 edge-lookalike with dual-cam

Surprisingly, Vivo also announced a successor to this years XPlay5 last week. The XPlay6 builds on the Galaxy S7 edge-look of its predecessor but adds a dual-camera for better bokeh effects.
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The Light Phone is about as simple as a mobile phone can get. (Source: Light)

Light Phone will begin shipping November 30th

After major delays, the crowd funded "anti-smartphone" will finally begin shipping to initial backers at the end of the month.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

November 2016 update. Here's a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

November 2016 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

November 2016 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
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UMi Max Smartphone Review

81% UMi Max Smartphone Review

USB Type-C for entry-level price. For a street price of 150 Euros (~$160), the Chinese manufacturer UMi is offering an interesting package: powerful hardware, a 4,000 mAh battery and the modern Type-C USB port are included in the Max model.
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 199 g
iPhone assembly lines may soon become a rarity in Asia. (Photo Source: Cult Of Mac)

iPhone manufacturing might be moved to USA

"iPhone: Made in the USA?" Apple may ask iPhone manufacturers to move production to the United States in the future.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Android smartphone leaked press render

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) press renders surface online

The refreshed version of the Galaxy J3 handset has been in the rumor mill for a while, recently surfacing on import/export tracker Zauba. Now, the time has come for the first press render to show up.
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Sony Xperia Ear wireless earbuds with personal assistant features now available

Sony Xperia Ear hits the stores

The waterproof Xperia Ear wireless earbuds are finally available in stores. This accessory can recognize voice commands and head movements, also acting as a useful personal assistant.
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HTC 10 Android flagship to get Nougat update soon

Android 7.0 Nougat coming soon to HTC 10 handsets

HTC has recently introduced the Bolt, also known as HTC 10 Evo, a handset loaded with Android Nougat that is closely related to the HTC 10 flagship. Now, it looks like the Nougat update is ready for the HTC 10.
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Mophoe Moto Mod battery pack for Moto Z available via Verizon Wireless

Mophie Moto Mod battery pack for Moto Z hits Verizon

This battery mod for the Moto Z, Moto Z Force, and Moto Z Play handsets appears to be a Verizon Wireless-exclusive product and carries a $79.99 USD price tag. Fortunately, this accessory should work fine with unlocked Moto Z phones as well, but also with those on other networks.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

November 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

November 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. October 2016 update.
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OnePlus 3 Android smartphone sales now over in Europe and the US

OnePlus 3 sales stopped in the US and Europe

Less than six months after its introduction, the OnePlus 3 flagship is taken out of the US and European markets, leaving room for the OnePlus 3T. Unfortunately, its successor is also more expensive.
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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)