additional restrictions: Phablet
Leaker Evan Blass has recently leaked fresh new high quality renders of both Mate 9 models coming on November 3rd. He also revealed, that pricing my be unusually high for the maxed out version.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2: Curved display officially confirmed, new renders available
Xiaomi is teasing the upcoming Mi Note 2 phablet on its international Facebook and Twitter sites, confirming that it will feature a curved display similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. New renders appeared on Weibo as well, showing the device in gold and black color options.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro leaks online
Chinese retailer Tmall already listed the 6-inch device in advance of tomorrow's launch. This phablet is powered by a Snapdragon 653 processor, next to no less than 6 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
ZTE: Axon 7 Max may lauch on October 27th
ZTE sent out invitations for a big phone event on October 27th. This will most likely be the launch event for the Axon 7 Max phablet, a midrange model with dual-lens cameras that recently leaked onto the internet.
Huawei Kirin 960 chipset now official
The new chip features ARM Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 cores, as well as the new Mali-G71 MP8 GPU, the same graphics adapter expected to drive the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship.
Huawei has sold over 100 million handsets this year
With a target of 140 million units sold in 2016, it looks like Huawei is on the right path. Until mid-October, the company managed to sell no less than 100 million smartphones.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 coming next week
After multiple rumors and recent appearances on both Weibo and Geekbench, this upcoming handset is now even closer to becoming official. A recent teaser reveals that the Mi Note 2 is scheduled to arrive on October 25.
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.
HP Elite x3 Lap Dock hits the market
While this accessory turns the phablet into a regular notebook, it also has a rather high price - no less than $599 USD.
Xiaomi Mi Max Prime unveiled in India
This new phablet has an impressive 6.44-inch display and uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage.
Huawei Mate 9 to come in flat and curved screen variants
A recent image shows both different designs for this upcoming handset, but it looks like the curved one will only be available in China, unfortunately.
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.
Samsung kills the Galaxy Note 7
The saga of this ill-fated Android device has come to an abrupt end - in a very expensive move, Samsung completely drops its latest Galaxy Note phablet.
Samsung halts Galaxy Note 7 production
After five incidents involving Note 7 units that were supposed to be safe, it looks like Samsung has decided to stop production of this phablet.
LeEco Le Max2 & Le S3: This is LeEco's first US-Phone lineup
LeEco leaked details about their first US-phone and TV-lineup by accidentally publishing information ahead of time. Here is what's coming to the US in 10 days.
Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe coming to the US
This Qualcomm Snapdragon 821-powered phablet is scheduled to hit the US market by the end of October, carrying a price tag of $799 USD.
Sprint to replace "safe" Galaxy Note 7 units
After the first incident with a supposedly safe Note 7, Sprint has decided to allow its customers to replace their last-gen Samsung phablets with any other handset.
Replacement Note 7 catches fire inside an airplane
A replacement unit obtained from AT&T apparently blew up on a Southwest Airlines flight, but the plane was still at the gate and, fortunately, nobody was injured.
Lenovo PHAB2 Pro Tango handset coming next month
While Project Ara has been dropped, it looks like the Project Tango-born PHAB2 Pro phablet is finally ready to hit the market and will begin shipping in November.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 returns to T-Mobile
Although this carrier still has to replace some Note 7 units with battery issues, sales of safe handsets will resume tomorrow on T-Mobile.
Android 7.1 update coming to Nexus devices
The developer preview version of Android 7.1 Nougat is expected to come out by the end of the year, targeting at least the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, and Pixel C devices.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 gets new emojis
Next to the new green icon for units not affected by the notorious exploding battery issue, the phablet also gets a rich set of new emojis with the latest update.
Today is Google Pixel day: Watch the live stream here!
We are expecting to see a bunch of hardware, including the Pixel Phones, Google Home, a VR-headset and a new Chromecast. Google might also be giving us a glimpse into the future by teasing Andromeda.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) debuts in Korea
This 5.7-inch phablet hits South Korea via SK Telecom, powered by a Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC and priced at roughly $590 USD.
LeEco formally enters the US market in October
Chinese manufacturer LeEco will hold a launch event in California on October 19, thus marking its official debut on US soil.
Xiaomi to open 1,000 retail stores by 2020
Although the Chinese company only has 25 retail stores right now, they are planning to go all the way up to 1,000 by 2020.
Huawei Mate 9 leak: Pictures, pricing and planned configurations
Two leaks targeting the Mate 9 phablet by Huawei reveal a bunch of high quality pictures and give us detailed information about this years successor to the Mate 8 including planned pricing.
Fitbit Charge 2 hits the US market
This fitness tracker hits now multiple new markets, with more to be added next month, and a Special Edition Series to launch in December.
Xiaomi Mi 5s & Mi 5s Plus now official
These 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch handsets are both powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip, and will soon hit the Chinese market.
Samsung Galaxy C9 hits Geekbench
Still using Android Marshmallow, this 6-inch handset has been spotted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 under the hood, next to 6 GB of memory.
HP: Windows Phone Elite X3 postponed because of unfinished software
The Elite X3 from HP is no doubt the most important Windows Smartphone of 2016. Now it seems the release of the phone could be partly postponed. The software is still unfinished.
Black Onyx Galaxy Note 7 coming next month
Since the first batch of jet black iPhone 7 handsets sold out very fast, Samsung is on the right path with the black onyx Note 7, to come out in early October.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro: 8 GB of RAM, 2,6 Ghz processor and 256 GB of storage?
A leaked screenshot possibly revealed an updated Pro version of the alleged Xiaomi Mi Note 2-series. It might come with up to 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage and a faster 2.6 GHz processor. The question is: when will it be released?
A large batch of safe Galaxy Note 7 units hits the US
Samsung announced that over 500,000 safe units arrived in the US, have been shipped to carrier and retail stores, and should be available for exchange starting today.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone Review
Explosive combination. The Note is finally available in Europe again. The launch, however, is overshadowed by technical problems causing a world-wide recall. We still had a look at the Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa | ARM Mali-T880 MP12 | 5.7" | 170 g
Samsung Exynos 8890 Octa | ARM Mali-T880 MP12 | 5.7" | 170 g
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 sales to resume later this month
As the first replacement units for the recalled phablets begin to arrive, Samsung has already scheduled the comeback of the Galaxy Note 7. According to a spokesperson for the company, sales will resume on September 28 in South Korea and other markets, as long as conditions allow.
LG FORCE wireless Bluetooth headset now available
This new pair of around-the-ear wireless headset targets the sporty mobile consumers, being designed to work with most Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices on the market. This audio accessory features Qualcomm aptX audio coding and is sweat and water resistant, compliant with the IPX5 rating.
The CPSC officially announces the Note 7 recall
Two weeks after Samsung, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued an official recall of the Note 7 handsets sold locally as well. There are over 1 million units affected, including those sold by Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and even Best Buy.
Apple's iPhone 7 Plus and all jet black models, already sold out
Although Apple admitted that jet black iPhone 7 units are easier to scratch, and customers should use protective cases, these handsets are already out of stock. Even more, the silver, gold, rose gold, and black iPhone 7 handsets are only available in limited quantities for Apple retail stores' walk-in customers.
Samsung might remove the headphone jack soon as well
After the Cupertino-based company, the South Korean giant might become the next big name in the industry to remove the 3.5 mm headphone connector from its handsets as well, although this decision was not well received by many Apple fans.
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and Note 4 on AT&T get Android Marshmallow
AT&T subscribers who own these two handsets that were apparently stuck with Lollipop can finally move forward, as their devices receive Android 6.0. Unfortunately, there is little hope about an official Nougat update for them.
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe now available in Taiwan
This 5.7-inch phablet has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor under the hood, next to 6 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage, carrying a price tag of almost $800 USD in Taiwan.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 gets a temporary fix
This official software update stops the device from fully charging, so even the units with a defective battery should no longer blow up.
Lenovo: Is the Tango-phone Phab 2 Pro late?
Lenovo announced the Tango-Phone 2 Pro, the first commercial system with Google Tango, on their own event "TechWorld" for a release "this summer". Now it seems like Lenovo can´t hold that promised release-windows, as their website now shows a later release date. So far, we can only speculate, Lenovo hasn´t released an official reaction to the rumors yet.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) renders show up online
The leaked specs reveal that this handset is wider and taller than the Galaxy Note7, while its specs include the Exynos 7420 chip, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB of expandable internal storage.
Blackview R7 Smartphone Review
Low-budget flagship smartphone? Low-budget flagship smartphone? The R7 is the first self-titled flagship smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer Blackview – for a local price of around 160 Euros (~$180). We will check how the new flagship performs in our in-depth review.
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 197 g
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 197 g
Galaxy Note 7 is now a fire risk on airplanes
The FAA is "strongly advising passengers not to turn on or charge these devices" after Samsung's recent worldwide recall of its latest flagship smartphone.
LG V20 is now official
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820-powered handset has dual front screens, a metal body, complies with the MIL-STD 810G standard, and is the first smartphone to launch with Android Nougat on board.
Verizon updates the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note5
This update offers compatibility for the Barcode Beaming Service, as well as adding OnCircle and Amazon Widget.
Meizu M3 Max phablet hits China
This 6-inch handset runs a custom Android Marshmallow-based OS and is powered by the MediaTek Helio P10 processor, being scheduled to go on sale in China next week for roughly $250 USD.
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