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Since teaming up with the Indian online retailer back in 2014, Lenovo managed to sell more than 13 million handsets on the local market, including Moto devices. Now, Lenovo is the second smartphone brand by value and volume in India.
Google expected to sell 9 million Pixel handsets in 2016 and 2017
According to the financial firm Morgan Stanley, Google will sell around 3 million Pixel handsets by the end of 2016, followed by over 6 million during 2017. These sales are expected to bring in almost $6 billion in revenue.
Lenovo ZUK Edge coming next week
Recently spotted at TENAA, this 5.5-inch handset that is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip has been confirmed to arrive next week. Sadly, it does not come loaded with Android Nougat.
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro shows up on Geekbench
The device that has been spotted in the benchmark database carries model number SM-C7010 and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor. It is expected to sport a 5.7-inch display, runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, and has 4 GB of memory.
Android 7.0 Nougat comes to HTC 10 in the U.S.
HTC made good on earlier rumors by bringing Android 7.0 to the HTC 10 on Friday.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros
December 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros
December 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.
Nougat update coming soon to Huawei Mate 8
Although this update is not official yet, someone found it and unleashed it online on the XDA Developers forums. Since this is an unofficial release, it may come with some bugs and it is not suitable for everyone yet.
Two 5.5-inch iPhone models coming in 2017
According to a KGI Securities analyst, Apple is planning to add three new iPhone models in 2017 - one with a 4.7-inch display, the other two being 5.5-inch variants. One of the larger models will feature an LCD touchscreen, while the premium variant will become the first iPhone to use the OLED display technology.
Leaked renders show what could be Motorola's DROID Turbo 3
Images recently leaked from China show renders of a Motorola branded phone. Could this be the DROID Turbo 3?
Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge coming to T-Mobile this Friday
Right now, AT&T is the only carrier taking pre-orders for the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge. However, a recent leak reveals that T-Mobile will add the new color option to its portfolio on November 18.
CES 2017 | LG gets 21 CES 2017 Innovation Awards
The tech giant has earned awards in no less than 11 highly competitive categories, including wireless handsets, headphones, video displays, portable media players, and computer peripherals.
Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review
Think big! You should have a look at Huawei's latest product if you like big high-end phablets. Besides the new Kirin 960 SoC, you get a dual-camera, modern Android 7.0 with the new EMUI 5.0 as well as a big battery. The highlight is a 5.9-inch IPS display. A good device, no question, but our review shows where it struggles.
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.9" | 192 g
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.9" | 192 g
LG V20 S coming soon to Europe
The first handset to launch loaded with Android Nougat might soon reach Europe in a slightly updated form, since LG has filed for the V20 S trademark in the area. Unfortunately, nothing is official yet.
Samsung applies for patent on bendable phone
A recent patent application filed by Samsung in April shows a smartphone with a bendable screen, allowing the device to be folded over itself. This patent may be related to rumors that Samsung is developing devices with bendable OLED displays.
Nougat beta for Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge starts today in the US
Although the beta program was announced for the UK earlier, both the US and its overseas ally get the early Nougat version for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge handsets starting today.
Master & Dynamic launches MW50 Wireless On-Ear Headphones
The $449 USD wireless headphones come with a lithium ion rechargeable battery that provides up to 16 hours of autonomy, featuring a cowhide leather headband and memory foam ear pads.
Google Pixel XL Smartphone Review
Bombastic? High-end specifications, an excellent camera, and a large battery are supposed to justify the steep price of the google smartphone. The Google assistant and vast storage capacity for photos should do just that. But, is this sufficient?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.5" | 168 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.5" | 168 g
Google Nexus 5X and 6P might get fingerprint gestures
Although this is not certain yet, Google revealed that the company is currently evaluating the possibility to add fingerprint scanner gestures via a firmware update to these two handsets.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro now available for $499.99 USD
The long-awaited 6.4-inch Android phablet that brings Google Tango 3D to the masses can be purchased for $499.99 USD. The specs are those previously announced, including a QHD display and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage.
Lenovo Moto M leaks online
The new images of this handset show a metal unibody design with a fingerprint reader on the back. The leak also comes with a few details - a MediaTek Helio P15 processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and a 5.5-inch full HD display are all expected to be in the features list.
LG V20 hits major carriers and retailers in the US
The unlocked V20 smartphone/phablet is now available in the US via multiple carriers and retailers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, US Celullar, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Best Buy, and others.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ gets a new security patch
Two weeks after the Galaxy S7 lineup received the new firmware in Europe, the Galaxy S6 Edge+ gets the same treatment. Sadly, this month's security update only hits the 5.7-inch Android phablet in Europe for the time being.
ZTE Axon 7 MAX launches in China
This 6-inch phablet is finally official, having a retail price of around $440 USD in its home market. Shipments are expected to begin next week. The specs confirm previous rumors - Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro to go on sale next week
The upcoming 6.4-inch phablet that would bring the Google Tango 3D technology to the masses will go on sale November 1, carrying a price tag around $500 USD. Its specs are expected to include a QHD display, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, and 4 GB RAM.
ZTE Axon 7 MAX leaks online
A fresh set of renders/official press images leaks online less than a day in advance of this phablet's launch event scheduled to take place later today. The specs rumored remain the same - 6-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, Android Nougat.
Huawei: First official Mate 9 teasers
Huawei has started teasing their Mate 9 smartphone-series recently. Most of the information regarding the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro has leaked weeks before that however.
Xiaomi is attacking Samsung, Google and Apple with the release of the Mi Note 2
Xiaomi priced the "Global Special Edition" of the Mi Note 2 containing 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage at $520. With its curved "edge" display, Snapdragon 821 processor and support for 22 global LTE-bands, Xiaomi is attacking the more expensive competition.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2: First live pictures of the single-cam version
Xiaomi will introduce the Mi Note 2 tomorrow. Today, live pictures of a black single cam version leaked onto Chinese Weibo, showing the curved display.
Huawei Mate 9 Pro: Evan Blass reports pricing of up to $1,300
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.