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The Mate 9 Pro with curved display may cost up to $1,300 according to Evan Blass.

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.
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Xiaomi confirmed the Samsung

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.
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Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Android phablet coming soon

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.
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Another midrange phablet, the ZTE Axon 7 Max, might be released October 27th.

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.
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Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 960 benchmark results, official presentation

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 Honor Note 8 teaser image, Huawei sold 100 million handsets in 2016 until mid-October

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 Android phablet coming next week

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.
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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.
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HP Elite x3 Lap Dock now available in the US for $599 USD

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 Android phablet with 6.44-inch display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor

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 renders show flat and curved screen variants

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.
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.
Samsung discontinues the Galaxy Note 7 for good

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 due to repeated explosions

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 chose the Le Max 2 as their first high-end phone for the US-market.

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 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC coming to the US

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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablets to face a second recall

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 Samsung Galaxy Note7 blows up in a plane

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 Android phone launching in November 2016

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 Android phablet now back in stock at T-Mobile

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.
Google Android 7.1 Nougat coming soon to Nexus devices

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.
New Samsung Galaxy Note7 emojis late September 2016 update

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.
You can watch the Google event live today at 9 am PT, noon ET and 5 pm UK time.

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.
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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) 5.7-inch Android phablet now up for pre-order

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.
Le Max Pro Android phablet, LeEco to enter the US market in October 2016

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 Mi 5s Android smartphone, Xiaomi to open 1,000 retail stores by 2020

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.
Gold is just one of six available color options for the Huawei Mate 9.

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.
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FitBit Charge 2 fitness tracker now available in the US and other markets

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 Plus Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 and up to 6 GB RAM

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 SM-C9000 details on Geekbench

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

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.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet coming in black onyx next month

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.
The Mi Note 2 Pro version might have up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

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?
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet with safe batteries now available in the US

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

91% 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 Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet sales to resume at the end of the month

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.
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LG FORCE premium around-the-ear wireless Bluetooth headset

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.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet recall issued by CPSC

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.
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Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus availability very limited, jet black units already sold out

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.
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Apple iPhone 7 dropped the traditional 3.5 mm jack

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.
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Android phablet gets Marshmallow update

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.
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Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Android phablet with Snapdragon 821 and 256 GB internal storage

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 blown up due to battery issues, Samsung solves the problem with a software update

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: 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.
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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Android phablet unofficial render

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.
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Blackview R7 Smartphone Review

80% 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
Galaxy Note 7 now a fire risk on airplanes

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 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Android Nougat now official

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.
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Samsung Galaxy Note5 phablet gets new firmware from Verizon Wireless

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 Android phablet with MediaTek Helio P10 processor

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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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)