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Always on Display app settings, feature now available for the Galaxy S7 lineup

Always on Display hits Samsung Galaxy S7

Although the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 has been buried, it looks like its legacy is already present in the software of the smaller Galaxy S7 lineup, which has just received improved Always on Display capabilities.
The Axon 7 Max will have a dual-cam on the back.

ZTE: The six inch Phablet Axon 7 Max might have a dual-cam

After the Axon 7 and the Axon 7 mini we might soon see the release of yet another Axon 7 variant, the phablet version Axon 7 Max. A recent leak revealed pictures and some information about its alleged specs.
More and more airline will ban transportation of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

Airlines worldwide have started to ban the Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Just one day after the emergency order of the DOT, airlines all over the world released similar statements, effectively banning the Galaxy Note 7 from being transported on any of their planes.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

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

October 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.
You can use it while it is bent: The Xiaomi flexible concept phone.

Xiaomi Concept-Phone: Video shows flexible display in action

A new video shows Xiaomi's flexible display in action. Even though it is bent right in the middle, it can be touched and operated in a normal way. Be sure to check it out!
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

October 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.
The Nubia NX549J is a new 5.2 inch phone with Full-HD resolution and 23 megapixel camera.

ZTE Nubia NX549J: New Nubia phone payed TENAA a visit

The recently rumored new Nubia phone turned up on TENAA so we have pictures and a few of its specifications to share with you. ZTE might release this phone as early as tomorrow already.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

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

October 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.
Official renders of the Oppo R9s were leaked recently as well.

Some more Oppo R9s & R9s Plus leaks: First infos on the plus model

This coming week, Oppo will officially release the R9s and, most likely, the bigger plus model as well. We now have access to official press renders plus some preliminary information about the R9s Plus as well.
The DOT bans all Galaxy Note 7 models from US airplanes starting today.

DOT bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from airplanes in the US

Some people might still want to use their Samsung Galaxy Note 7 even though it has officially been recalled and ditched by Samsung. Starting today, the DOT has banned it from being transported on US airplanes.
A leaked screenshot shows a new Nubia phone with 23 and 13 megapixel cameras.

ZTE: New Nubia phone might come with 23 megapixel camera

Chinese manufacturer ZTE might release a new Nubia phone with 23 megapixel front camera and 13 megapixel selfie shooter. A Nubia event is scheduled for October 17th.
Google has expanded their original Pixel teaser video, telling people they now make phones as well.

Google Pixel & Pixel XL: New official promotion videos

Two new promotion videos are supposed to tell people that Google has evolved from a know and well respected search provider to a smartphone manufacturer.
A countdown on Oppo's website teases the upcomimh launch of the R9s smartphone.

Oppo R9s: Oppo is teasing new antenna design

Oppo has been teasing a new antenna design for its latest smartphone, the R9s on their launch website. The company is planning to release the smartphone on October, the 19th.
Nextbit Robin Android smartphone now available in both blue and black

Nextbit Robin finally hits the market

This 5.2-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 on board and a custom OS focused on cloud services is now finally in stock and can be acquired for $299 USD (free shipping included).
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Android smartphone, 40 percent Samsung users willing to switch

Samsung might lose almost half of its smartphone users

A recent survey suggests that no less than 40 percent of Samsung's smartphone users have plans to drop the maker of the ill-fated Note 7 for another brand when buying their next handset.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Desaster: Third quarter profit slashed by a third

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Third quarter profit slashed by a third

Samsung expects Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation will wipe operating profit over the next six month. Samsung Electronics plans to normalize its mobile business by expanding sales of flagship models such as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.
Lenovo Moto G4 Play Smartphone Review

85% Lenovo Moto G4 Play Smartphone Review

Round 4. The Moto G4 Play may be the cheapest device of the Moto G lineup, but Lenovo has not cut all the corners. In our tests, the 5-inch Android smartphone impressed us with its good price-to-performance ratio, good hardware and long runtimes.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 APQ8016 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5" | 137 g
Sharp Aquos Xx3 Android smartphone coming in February 2017

Sharp Aquos Xx3 mini Android smartphone now official

This 4.7-inch handset has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor under the hood, next to 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. It will hit the market in February 2017.
Futuremark: Android performance of LG Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S5

Futuremark: Android performance of LG Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy S5

With the major update of PCMark for Android benchmark app Futuremark adds another new feature, the ability to compare scores across Android versions as OS updates can breathe new life into older devices.
LG Quick Wireless Charging Pad: Induktive Schnellladestation von LG

LG Innotek: Quick Wireless Charging Pad with 15W

LG announced a 15W Quick Wireless Charging Pad that charges 50 percent into a flat battery in just 30 minutes, or a full charge in 90 minutes. LG claims that the new 15W wireless charger can equal wired quick charging speeds.
Samsung Exynos AP: 14nm FinFET SoC Lineup

Samsung Exynos AP: 14nm FinFET SoC Lineup

Samsung just started mass-producing the Exynos 7 Dual 7270, the first mobile processor designed for wearable devices that is built on the 14-nanometer FinFET process technology. But Samsung has been using the 14nm technology since 2015.
Huawei Honor 8 Android smartphone and lower specced Honor 8 Smart now available in India

Huawei Honor 8 and Honor 8 Smart hit India

In addition to the 5.2-inch Honor 8 that is already available in other markets, Huawei also introduced the cheaper Smart, a device targeting the Indian market.
BlackBerry DTEK60 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC

BlackBerry DTEK60 now up for pre-order in the US

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-driven handset formerly known as Argon has a 21 MP main camera, 4 GB RAM, and can be purchased for $499.99 USD.
The grey bar at the top of the screen is one way to tell if your iPhone 6 suffers from

Apple iPhone 6 "Touch Disease": More law firms join class action lawsuit

Three lawfirms have joined the class action lawsuit against Apple regarding the "Touch Disease" issues on many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus-models from 2014.
Huawei Honor Holly 3 Android smartphone with Kirin 620 processor and 2 GB RAM

Huawei launches Honor Holly 3 Android smartphone

This new 5.5-inch handset is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 620 processor, has 2 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage, all for a price around $150 USD.
The IMX 398 sensor in the Oppo R9s is supposed to guarantee amazing quality pictures

Oppo touts image quality of the Sony IMX 398 sensor in its R9s teasers

Oppo has been busy teasing the R9s lately, letting people know that the Sony IMX 398 sensor will be able to capture amazing pictures thanks to a combination of distinct features like a F/1.7 aperture and dual-core autofocus.
Modular Fairphone 2 smartphone includes replaceable display, battery, and earpiece

Modular Fairphone 2 smartphone includes replaceable display, battery, and earpiece

The year-old Fairphone 2 is still going strong and continues to be one-of-a-kind in the crowded smartphone market.
Yu Yutopia smartphone with Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen OS goes modular

Soon after naming a new CEO, Cyanogen Inc. announces that all interested device makers will be able to license just some features instead of a full OS.
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini Android smartphone to get a successor next week

ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini successor might arrive next week

Expected to launch as ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S, this handset might focus on mobile photography features as its predecessor, but there are no details available yet.
LG: Preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2016

LG: Preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2016

LG Electronics Inc. (LG) announced its preliminary earnings results for the third quarter of 2016. Earnings by business division were not announced, but most analysts say that all divisions but the smartphone division has achieved good performance.
Samsung Galaxy S8 might launch during Galaxy Unpacked 2017 in February

MWC 2017 | Samsung Galaxy S8 migh launch in February 2017

What appears like a leaked image of a future Galaxy Unpacked event suggests that this next-gen flagship is scheduled to show up at MWC 2017.
Will OnePlus release a new model with LCD-panel and Snapdragon 821 processor?

OnePlus 3: Production stop and new model with LCD-panel possible

According to industry sources, OnePlus could stop production of the OnePlus 3 in order to have free capacities for a follow-up model with LCD-panel and Snapdragon 821 processor.
Nokia Android smartphone teaser 2016

Nokia D1C shows up on AnTuTu

The first Nokia smartphone with Android has been spotted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 on board, next to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
The Snapdragon 830 has already arrived in India, ready to be tested.

Qualcomm: Snapdragon 830 units on their way to India

Test units with Qualcomm's next generation processor MSM8998 on board have turned up on India's import/export database Zauba. Most likely, this model will be next year's Snapdragon 830 and power a lot of high-end Android phones in 2017.
Samsung warns users about using the Galaxy Note 7 and stops worldwide sales.

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have been stopped

Samsung issued a statemen, warning users about using the Galaxy Note 7 and asking all retail partners and carriers to stop selling it. This comes just one day after Samsung stopped production of the Galaxy Note 7.
Huawei Honor 6X Android smartphone as shown at TENAA

Huawei Honor 6X launching next week

This 5.5-inch handset is expected to hit the market powered by a Huawei Kirin 620 processor and to retail for a price of roughly $200 USD.
Gartner: Worldwide PC and smartphone shipments to decline again

Gartner: Worldwide PC and smartphone shipments to decline again

Gartner's latest devices forecast figures predict a second consecutive year of decline. Premium ultramobile PCs are the only device type with a forecasted growth. Mobile phone shipments will fall 1.6% in 2016.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Android smartphone with Exynos 7870 and 3 GB RAM

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime hits the Philippines

This Exynos 7870-powered handset with a 5.5-inch full HD TFT display hits the third market, less than one month after reaching Vietnam and India.
Slickwraps skins for Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones

Slickwraps launches Google Pixel and Pixel XL skins

The new Google Pixel handsets just got nine skins each, including carbon, metal, wood, and stone finishes. Each has multiple color choices and costs less than $20 USD.
Even the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units seem to be unfit for general use.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units still exploding: Stop using them!

Last week has been a disastrous one for Samsung and its current flagship the Galaxy Note 7. Even the new model that was said to be safe to use, exploded in five cases and caused injuries. Tech magazines recommend to stop using them and get a refund.
Backorders of the OnePlus 3 take three weeks to ship: Is a new version coming?

OnePlus 3 running out of stock: New version coming?

Chinese Weibo is the source of a new rumor that a new version of the OnePlus 3 is coming. The current OnePlus 3 seems to run low on stock again and takes at least three weeks to ship in the US.
The Microsoft Surface Phone might be delayed until 2018 (Bild: Concept Phones)

Microsoft: Surface Phone might not come before 2018

Don't wait for the Surface Phone, it might take longer than expect. According to new rumors directly from the source, the Surface Phone will not be released until late 2017 at the earliest.
The  Kirin 960 will be the first processor with ARM Cortex-A73 cores.

Huawei: The Kirin 960 processor might be revealed on October 19th

Huawei has sent out invitations for a press event on October 19th. The company did not reveal what product it will show on that day but it is widely believed to be the Kirin 960 processor, successor to last year's Kirin 950.
The new Sony IMX 398 Sensor will have its debut in the Oppo R9s.

Oppo will release the R9s with new Sony sensor on October 19th

Oppo made it official. Event invitations point to October 19th as the start of its R9s smartphone, successor to the successful Oppo 9R. There might even be a Plus-version and both are said to feature a new Sony IMX-sensor.
Leagoo M5 Smartphone Review

78% Leagoo M5 Smartphone Review

Hottie!Leagoo's M5 is an affordable entry-level smartphone with one great feature - according to the manufacturer, the screen is fracture and breakage resistant should it be dropped. To achieve this, the manufacturer has installed a solid metal frame and an especially hardened glass front. However, this resistance seems to be at the expense of heat dissipation since the M5 presents its hot side in the test.
Mediatek MT6580M | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.0" | 178 g
UMi Super Euro Edition Smartphone Review

77% UMi Super Euro Edition Smartphone Review

Limited edition. Only 999 UMi Super Euro Edition smartphones were supposedly released worldwide. The blue smartphone is thus pretty exclusive, although it doesn't differ much from the standard UMi Super. The smartphone from China is great in some areas, but some features are far from "super".
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 202 g
Sharp unveils Corner R smartphone with bezel-free FHD display

Sharp unveils Corner R smartphone with bezel-free FHD display

A prototype 5.2-inch FHD smartphone from Sharp makes its debut at an electronics show in Japan.
The LG V20 will be the first phone to support LTE band 66.

LG V20: First smartphone supporting LTE-Band 66 starts shipping October 28th

T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint and Wind in Canada all announced recently that they will start shipping the LG V20 on October 28th. The LG V20 is the first smartphone to offer band 66 support, which will improve speed and offer better indoor reception.
This could very well be a prototype unit of the Xiaomi Mi Note 2.

Xiaomi: Possible Mi Note 2 prototype unit leaked

Pictures of an unkown Xiaomi phone appeared on Weibo yesterday. Even though no information was supplied with the pictures, it seems likely that this indeed isX the Mi Note 2.
Oppo 9Rs and 9Rs Plus are coming to China soon.

Oppo 9Rs (Plus): TV spot and official teaser

Oppo is said to unveil the successor to the Oppo R9 phone in two weeks but the company has already started to tease the R9s and R9s Plus on Weibo and Chinese national TV.

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