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What might be the P10 Plus (Source: Weibo)

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus expected to launch this spring

Huawei's flagship P10 handset could launch as early as March 2017 alongside dual-curved screen premium variant, the P10 Plus. As of now, the details surrounding the smartphone's hardware are still the subject of speculation.
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Samsung Chromebook Pro closeup, one of the many Samsung products that got awards at CES 2017

CES 2017 | Samsung wins 120 awards

Next to quite a few media and industry awards, Samsung received no less than 34 CES Innovation Awards at this year's edition of the Las Vegas technology show, including a Best of Innovation award in the video display category.
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Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TL Smartphone Review

81% Asus ZenFone 3 Max ZC520TL Smartphone Review

Long battery life, limited performance. Asus' ZenFone 3 Max aims to impress with its high-capacity battery and satisfy all runtime-junkies. However, they will have to make compromises in other aspects as our test shows.
Mediatek MT6737 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.2" | 148 g
Huawei boasts 139 million smartphones sold throughout 2016

Huawei boasts 139 million smartphones sold throughout 2016

Sales were significantly higher compared to 2015 but they were still not enough to have met Huawei's initial target.
ZTE Hawkeye crowdsourced Android smartphone with eye tracking features coming later this year

ZTE to cut up to 3,000 jobs worldwide

Although it is currently expanding on multiple Western markets, including the US, ZTE seems to be profoundly affected by a drop in its market share in China, industry sources revealing that over 3,000 employees will be soon laid off.
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Nokia 6 Android smartphone by HMD Global to be exclusive to China, launch in early 2017

Nokia 6 now official, to debut in China

This 5.5-inch handset will ship loaded with Android Nougat and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage, all for a price below $250 USD.
Wiko U Feel Prime Smartphone Review

82% Wiko U Feel Prime Smartphone Review

Affordable Prime. Wiko offers its 5-inch smartphone with a fingerprint scanner, Full HD screen and dual-SIM for less than 300 Euros (~$316). Our report reveals whether the device is just cheap or it is also competitive.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5" | 150 g
ZTE Blade V8 Pro Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and dual-camera setup

CES 2017 | ZTE launches Blade V8 Pro smartphone

This 5.5-inch Android handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and has a dual-camera setup (13 MP + 13MP), 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, all for a pre-order price of $229.98 USD.
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TCL's Mercury is the most

CES 2017 | BlackBerry Mercury makes a surprise showing at CES 2017

Though officially debuting at MWC Barcelona, TCL's flagship BlackBerry Mercury made a surprise appearance at CES. Those who have gone hands-on with the device have good things to say, but the success (or failure) of this device, perhaps pivotal for BlackBerry, remains to be seen.
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Kodak Ektra Androdi smartphone focused on mobile photography

Kodak Ektra coming to the US in April

This handset focused on photo-related features that made its European debut last month is now on display at CES and will become available for pre-order in the US and Canada this April.
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ZTE Blade V8 Android smartphone coming in February

CES 2017 | ZTE Blade V8 now official

The new Blade smartphone features bokeh and 3D shooting abilities thanks to a dual-camera setup. The handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC, runs Android Nougat, and is expected to hit the market beginning with Russia and Japan next month.
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Nokia D1C Android smartphone render, launch date in 2017

Nokia to launch up to seven smartphones this year

While previous rumors claimed that HMD-owned Nokia plans to launch four handsets in 2017, it seems the figure will go up to six or seven, thus allowing this iconic brand to cover the entire price range.
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SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition that meets the Application Performance Class 1 or A1 requirement of the SD Association’s SD 5.1

SanDisk unveils the world’s first Application Performance Class 1-compliant microSD card

The 256 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Premium Edition memory card is optimized for smartphones, being the first one compliant with the A1 specifications. This product will hit the market this month for $199.99 USD and can manage up to 1,500 random reads and 500 random writes per second.
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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air ultrabook, Xiaomi India revenue exceeded $1 billion in 2016

Xiaomi India's revenue exceeded $1 billion in 2016

Back in October, Xiaomi sold over one million smartphones in India in 18 days. Now, the local division reported over $1 billion in revenue in 2016, thanks to its focus on online sales and the creation of an entire ecosystem of companion products.
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The GraalPhone aims to integrate an Android handset with a Windows notebook. (Source: Brad Linder/Liliputing)

CES 2017 | GraalPhone 4-in-1 concept gives a taste of a possible future of computing

French startup GraalPhone is teasing its own version of an "ultimate device" this CES, showing off a 4-in-1 concept system.
ZTE Hawkeye crowdfunded Android smartphone, previously known as Project CSX

CES 2017 | ZTE Hawkeye now official

Previously known as Project CSX, this crowdsourced Android smartphone is finally official and can be pre-ordered on Kickstarter for a discounted price of $199 USD, but shipments are only expected to start in Q3 2017.
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Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Android smartphone with 23X optical zoom lens coming in February 2017

CES 2017 | Asus launches ZenFone 3 Zoom

This 5.5-inch Android handset comes with a generous 5,000 mAh battery and 2.3X optical zoom lens that can help this smartphone created with mobile photography in mind to achieve a total zoom factor of 12X.
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First OnePlus Experience Store opens in India, Bengaluru, in January 2017

First OnePlus Experience Store opens on January 7

India is a big market for OnePlus, but the company only sells its products on Amazon for now. Later this week, OnePlus will expand its reach into the offline market by opening its first retail store, which will be located in Bengaluru (Bangalore).
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Samsung Galaxy S8 concept render, Samsung to have in stock 10 million units at launch

Samsung to have 10 million Galaxy S8 units available at launch

A recent report reveals that Samsung's suppliers received a production plan that involves no less than 10 million Galaxy S8 units that should be ready to hit the market in April.
The Mirabook sports an aluminum chassis and a retractable USB cable. (Source: Brad Linder/Liliputing)

CES 2017 | Miraxess shows off Mirabook smartphone laptop dock

The Mirabook is a Lap Dock for your Android or Windows phone featuring USB Type-C, HDMI, 24-hours of battery life, and an aluminum chassis.
Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 is expected to power top flagship smartphones and tablets. (Source: Qualcomm)

CES 2017 | Qualcomm officially announces Snapdragon 835 SoC

The flagship SoC from mobile giant Qualcomm is the first mobile platform to be manufactured using a 10 nm FinFET process. Specifically tailored for VR experiences and UHD media, the SoC promises improved power in a smaller, more efficient package.
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Samsung patent showing advanced foldable smartphone with multiple biometric ID forms

Samsung foldable smartphone patent with multiple biometric ID methods shows up

Although Samsung patents showing devices with foldable displays have been around for a few years now, the latest one shows a foldable smartphone that also uses two biometric identification methods.
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Vivo V5 Plus Android smartphone January 23 2017 launch invite flyer

Vivo V5 Plus coming to India later this month

The new Vivo V5 Plus handset features dual front-facing cameras will debut on January 23rd and comes with the goal to bring "the biggest selfie camera revolution" to the Indian market.
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Image of black Moto M Android smartphone leaks online

New Moto M handset spotted online

The Moto M in gold has been available for a while, and now what appears to be the same handset in black surfaced on Weibo. Unfortunately, it might only become available in India and China.
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LG V20 premium Android smartphone and other LG handsets receive January security patch

LG announces January security patch

A new security bulletin is already up on LG's official website dedicated to Android patches. LG's January security patch comes with 81 fixes, arriving ahead of Google's first update of the month for Nexus and Pixel devices.
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ASUS ZenFone AR Android smartphone with Tango camera

ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone leaks online

Apparently by mistake, Qualcomm has confirmed the rumors about a Snapdragon 821-driven Tango phone by Asus. Since the blog post has been removed already, it seems like the ZenFone AR is as real as it gets.
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OnePlus 2 flagship killer gets OxygenOS 3.5.6 software update

OnePlus 2 gets OxygenOS 3.5.6

This minor update solves the network drop problem that came with OxygenOS version 3.5.5, a firmware release that arrived less than two weeks ago. Unfortunately, it does not include any new features.
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Sony Xperia X (2017) alleged press image

Alleged press image of upcoming Sony Xperia X surfaces online

Back in 2016, Sony replaced the Z lineup with the new X series. Now, the next Xperia X seems to be ready to debut at CES later this week, and what appears to be an official press image has already been spotted online.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Active Android smartphone to get Nougat update soon

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active with Android 7.0 Nougat hits GFXBench

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has just been spotted on the GFXBench online database running Nougat, so it looks like the update will arrive later this month, as previously announced.
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HTC 10 Android flagship on Verizon Wireless gets a new security patch

Verizon releases security patches for multiple Android flagships

This major US carrier closed last year by releasing security patches for no less than 11 flagships on its network, including older devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy S5.
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OnePlus 3 flagship killer gets new OxygenOS Open Beta firmware based on Android Nougat

OnePlus 3 gets a new Open Beta update

A few weeks after the first OxygenOS Open Beta firmware, OnePlus releases a new ROM build based on Android Nougat, which now includes a Data Saver feature, as well as multiple optimizations and fixes.
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Samsung Galaxy A (2017) Android handsets now available - A3, A5, A7

Samsung Galaxy A (2017) series now official

Although the new Galaxy A handsets come with Android 6.0.1, they offer IP68 water and dust resistance, USB Type-C connectivity, as well as 16 MP front cameras.
Saved from the Shredder: An alleged roadmap revealing smartphone releases in 2017.

Meizu Roadmap for 2017 was leaked: Mostly MediaTek-SOCs in sight

In the last few days of the old year, an alleged roadmap leaked out of Meizu's offices revealing information about planned smartphone launches in 2017. Almost all of them will come with MediaTek Chips inside.
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The Andromium team announced a shipping delay for the Superbook until June 2017.

Andromium announced a four month shipping delay for the Superbook

Andromium, the makers of the Android Notebook-Shell Superbook announced a four month shipping delay due to necessary design changes and rising component prices. However, backers are getting some benefits out of the delay.
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ZTE will announce the Blade V8 midrange phone during CES 2017.

ZTE Blade V8: Dual-Cam midrange phone will be announced at CES

ZTE is said to announce a new midrange phone at CES 2017 this coming week. The Blade V8 will feature a Snapdragon 430 processor and a dual-cam on the back and compete with the Honor 8 from Huawei.
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The X00GD will likely be a relatively inexpensive device with outstanding stamina. (Source: GSMArena)

Asus X00GD is a mid-range smartphone with a high-capacity battery

A mid-range Asus phone with a 4,850mAh battery has shown up on TENAA's website. The combination of an HD screen and high-capacity battery should mean best-in-class endurance, even under heavy use.
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After Lenovo brought us the Moto Z in 2016, they might release another Moto X in 2017 again.

Lenovo: Moto X (2017) Render images and video leaked

New render images and a short video of the Moto X for 2017 were released yesterday. Based on leaked CADs, they show a very familiar design, which will not be compatible with the MotoMods apparently.
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The final Nougat update for the OnePlus3 and OnePlus 3T is coming as a new years present.

OnePlus 3 und 3T: OTA-Android 7-Rollout has started

Just a few hours before the new year, OnePlus has started to rollout a stable OTA-Android 7-Update to its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T-users worldwide. Reports come in, that the update is already available to some users.
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Motorola Moto G4 Android smartphone gets Nougat update

Motorola Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus get Android Nougat

Motorola updated the Moto Z to Nougat back in November, and now the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus receive the Android 7.0 update as well. All Moto X and Moto Z variants should get the new firmware soon as well.
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BLU Vivo XL2 Android smartphone at FCC

BLU Vivo XL2 hits FCC

Although the FCC filing only contains a few images, previous rumors mentioned a 5.5-inch display, a MediaTek processor, microSD support, a 3,150 mAh battery, as well as a basic camera/flash setup on the back.
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Xiaomi Mi 5s Android smartphone gets MIUI 8 software update

Xiaomi Mi 5s gets MIUI 8

The global stable ROM version 8.0.3.0.MAGMIDI for the Xiaomi Mi 5s is finally available. The update is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and sadly there is no changelog for it yet.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 lineup to get Android 7.1.1 update in January 2017

Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy S7 series coming in January

The Galaxy Beta program will shut down later today, and the official notice that delivers this information also reveals that the final Android 7.1.1 Nougat software update should arrive in January "as soon as possible."
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Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S Smartphone Review

85% Alcatel One Touch Idol 4S Smartphone Review

Best in class thanks to accessories? TThe One Touch Idol 4S is the new flagship smartphone from Alcatel and is shipped with many accessories. However, a closer look reveals some drawbacks.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 5.5" | 149 g
The alleged screenshot reveals both a 3:2 aspect ratio and Android 7.0. (Source: Roland Quandt)

BlackBerry partner TCL's "Mercury" handset to have 4.6-inch 3:2 display, hardware keyboard

More details regarding BlackBerry's new "Mercury" handset have emerged, confirming a Snapdragon 625 CPU, 3:2 aspect ratio, and 4.6-inch screen.
Samsung teases Galaxy A3 and A5 2017 launch

Samsung teases Galaxy A3 and A5 2017 launch

The mainstream Galaxy A series could get its first waterproof smartphone in less than a month.
Umidigi to detail Umi Z and Umidigi Z Pro smartphones next week

Umidigi to detail Umi Z and Umidigi Z Pro smartphones next week

The Umi name change to Umidigi will reflect on the higher-end Umidigi Z Pro smartphone. Both the upcoming Umi Z and Umidigi Z Pro are expected to each sport the new Helio X27 SoC.
TSMC says that the 10 nm process is

TSMC says that 10 nm-process is "totally on track"

Countering news-reports that yields of chips manufactured in the industry's advanced 10 nm process are below expectations, TSMC has said today that the process is on track and will contribute to sales revenue in the first quarter of 2017 as expected.
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According to new reports, the new Bixby assistant on the Galaxy S8 will replace S Voice entirely.

Samsung Galaxy S8: Bixby assistant to replace S Voice in all native apps

Contrary to S Voice, the semi intelligent Samsung Viv assistant named Bixby is said to be available system wide on the Galaxy S8. It will offer better intelligence and a better user experience, if Google allows it.
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The LG G6 will not be modular like its predecessor, it might be waterproof instead.

LG G6: First render images and video show glossy and matte finish

Based on leaked CAD designs, render images were published that show the LG G6 from all sides and reveal a non-modular, closed design which will probably be available with a matte or glossy metallic finish on the back.
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By January 8, nearly all remaining Galaxy Note 7s will be rendered inoperable in the US. (Source: Ron Amadeo/ArsTechnica)

T-Mobile rolling out Note-7-killing update; AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint to follow

T-mobile has begun rolling out firmware designed to effectively brick remaining Samsung Galaxy Note 7s. Verizon and AT&T will roll out the update January 5, while Sprint will wait until January 8.
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