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Meizu M3X Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio P20 processor and 3 GB RAM

Meizu M3X now up for pre-order

This new Android handset is powered by the MediaTek Helio P20 processor, also featuring 3/4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage, dual-SIM support, a fingerprint scanner, and more. In China, it will hit the market for $247 USD or $290 USD, depending on the variant.
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The Meizu PRO 6 Plus, powered by the Samsung Exynos 8890, is now available in China. (Source: Meizu)

Meizu unveils PRO 6 Plus powered by Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC

Meizu's new PRO 6 Plus is a followup to its PRO 6, released earlier this year. The PRO 6 Plus phablet is boasts impressive specs and could even be a suitable replacement for those missing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
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"reMarkable" e-ink tablet with full stylus support available for pre-order

Something of a cross between a Kindle and a Wacom tablet, the reMarkable tablet seeks to replace your trusty pen and paper for reading, writing, and sketching.
Coolpad Note 3S Android smartphone with Snapdragon 415 and 3 GB RAM

Coolpad launches Note 3S and Mega 3 smartphones

Both smartphones target the low-cost area of the market, come with a 5.5-inch display, run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI 8.0 on top, and will go on sale in India via Amazon on December 7.
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Android smartphone now available in the US

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime now available in the US

This 5.5-inch metal-clad Android smartphone already arrived in India and the Philippines, and now the time has come for the US market. The Exynos 7870 Octa-driven handset can be acquired via Amazon for $295.97 USD.
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Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) Android smartphone now available in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy On7 hits South Korea

After making its debut in China, this 5.5-inch Android handset comes to South Korea. Powered by Marshmallow out of the box, it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, next to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
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The Nexus 6P by Huawei is one of the first devices to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. (Source: Huawei)

Nexus 6P to receive Android 7.1.1 update in December

The update will be included in a security patch scheduled to go out on December 6th.
Lenovo K6 Power Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 launches in India

Lenovo K6 Power launches in India

This 5-inch Android handset has been uncovered at IFA 2016 and now debuts in India. Priced at roughly $145 USD, it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and runs Android Marshmallow with Lenovo Pure UI on top.
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Lenovo ZUK Edge teaser surfaces on Weibo, launch expected early December 2016

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.
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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro (SM-C7010) specs on Geekbench

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.
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Meizu 7.9-inch Android tablet with MediaTek processor image leak

Meizu tablet leaks online

The first tablet of this Chinese brand is expected to feature a 7.9-inch display, next to a MediaTek Helio X or P processor, 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, a 13 MP main camera, and a generous battery.
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The update to Android 7.0 Nougat is currently only available in the U.S. (Source: HTC)

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.
Star Wars mobile phones by Sharp to debut in Japan in December

Two Star Wars Mobile handsets coming next month

The handsets are made by Sharp and will hit the Japanese market packed with Star Wars-related content. The specs are quite strong, including a Snapdragon 820 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, a 22.6 MP main camera, and more.
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BLU Vivo 6 Android handset with 5.5-inch full HD display and 64-bit MediaTek Helio P10 processor

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.
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HTC Desire 650 Android smartphone with 5-inch 720p display and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

HTC unveils Desire 650 smartphone in Taiwan

This new Android smartphone comes with low-end specs and features mostly, but also includes BoomSound speakers and a 13 MP main camera. Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor (model not specified yet), it uses a 2,200 mAh battery.
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ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone Review

84% ZTE Axon 7 Mini Smartphone Review

Is the Mini version all you need? In addition to the flagship model Axon 7, the Chinese manufacturer once again offers a Mini version of the current model. Besides the size and the features, the price was reduced as well. But can the Axon 7 Mini compete with the strong rivals?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 MSM8952 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.2" | 153 g
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) render, handset now on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) surfaces on GFXBench

The next refresh of this affordable handset is expected to be unveiled in early December. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.
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The Android 7.0 update (coming this week) will make the Moto Z and Moto Z Force Daydream-ready. (Source: Motorola)

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.
Lenovo ZUK Edge Z2151 specs on AnTuTu - Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 6 GB RAM, Android Nougat

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.
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Asus ZenFone 3 family, ZenFone 3 Max now available in the US

Asus ZenFone 3 Max now available in the US

This 5.2-inch handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6737M processor, next to 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a 13 MP main camera. It runs Android Marshmallow and can be acquired from Amazon for less than $150 USD.
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ZTE Axon 7 premium Android smartphone with 6 GB RAM debuts in the US

ZTE Axon 7 with 6 GB RAM hits the US

This limited edition ZTE Axon 7 model features 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, and Force Touch. The other specs are identical to those of the regular Axon 7 - Snapdragon 820, 20 MP main camera, 5.5-inch AMOLED display.
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Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4

87% Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4 Tablet Review

Evolution. The successor to the MediaPad M2 of 2015 is finally here: please welcome the MediaPad M3. The new model may have almost identical measurements to the predecessor, but it is equipped with a larger, higher resolution panel, a stronger processor and a fingerprint sensor. We will check what Huawei has to offer in our detailed review.
HiSilicon Kirin 950 | ARM Mali-T880 MP4 | 8.4" | 310 g
TAG Heuer Connected luxury smartwatch, Intel does not leave the wearables market

Intel lays off most staff, but keeps the wearables business

Not long after insiders familiar with the matter unveiled that Intel is laying off a large number of its New Devices Group employees, the IT giant issued a statement that highlights the company "is in no way stepping back from the wearables business."
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Samsung Galaxy A7 Android handset launched back in 2015

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.
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Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Android smartphone leaked press render

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) press renders surface online

The refreshed version of the Galaxy J3 handset has been in the rumor mill for a while, recently surfacing on import/export tracker Zauba. Now, the time has come for the first press render to show up.
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Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 835 is built on Samsung's 10 nm process and brings some solid improvements. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 835 processor built on Samsung's 10 nm process

The new SoC is the first to be built on Samsung's new, smaller 10 nm FinFET process. This chip should bring faster performance and better energy efficiency.
The Nook Tablet 7

Barnes and Noble officially announces Nook Tablet 7"

The Nook Tablet 7" is official, and its ready to take on the Fire tablet from rival Amazon. Will the budget priced Nook be a boon or a bust for the bookseller?
OnePlus 4/5 leaked image with specs, first OnePlus 4 rumor/leak

First OnePlus 4 rumors surface online

The next-gen OnePlus handset is expected to feature a dual camera setup, next to 6 GB or 8 GB of memory and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 or a Snapdragon 835 processor. Multiple variants could hit the market as well - at least two with different amounts of memory.
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Lenovo Yoga Book Android YB1-X90F Convertible Review

88% Lenovo Yoga Book Android YB1-X90F Convertible Review

Multitalented. Would you like a tablet which is also a graphics tablet? Want a keyboard too? The Lenovo Yoga Book Android offers all this and more. We will check how well the device performs in our in-depth review.
Intel Atom x5-Z8550 | Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell) | 10.1" | 690 g
UMi Plus E Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio P20 SoC and 6 GB RAM

UMi Plus E now up for pre-order

This new handset is the first to use the MediaTek Helio P20 processor, and it also features 6 GB RAM, a 5.5-inch full HD display made by Sharp, and can be acquired for only $199.99 USD during the pre-sales period.
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Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review

89% 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
LG V20 Android smartphone might get a successor in Europe known as V20 S

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.
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A recent patent application from Samsung shows a smartphone that can fold over itself. (Source: Samsung patent)

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.
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Sony Xperia XZ Smartphone Review

87% Sony Xperia XZ Smartphone Review

The visionary. Sony wants a revolution: the Xperia XZ aims to change our everyday life. However, with the exception of its 23 MP camera, most of its specifications are quite ordinary. Let us find out what this Sony flagship model is capable of.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.2" | 161 g
Lenovo Moto M Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio P15 SoC

Lenovo Moto M launches in China

The specs of this handset confirm the latest rumors - a MediaTek Helio P15 SoC, 4 GB RAM,32 GB internal storage, and a 3,050 mAh battery. The price in China is around $295 USD and, for now, there is no info about its availability in other areas.
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General Mobile GM 5 Plus Android One smartphone gets GM 5 successor

General Mobile GM 5 launches with Android Nougat on board

Following the GM 5 Plus, which was one of the most powerful Android One devices at launch, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410-powered GM 5 is the first Android One handset to ship loaded with Nougat.
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Lenovo Phab 2 Pro in Gunmetal Gray, Project Tango Android phablet

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.
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NEC Lavie Tab S Android tablet coming in January 2017

NEC unveils Lavie Tab and Lavie Tab S

Both slates are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, with prices starting at $188 USD and deliveries expected to begin later this month for the 7-inch Lavie Tab and in January for the 8-inch Lavie Tab S.
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Lenovo Moto M Android smartphone leaks online, early November 2016

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.
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Moto Z Play

88% Lenovo Moto Z Play Smartphone Review

The superior Z? As the cheaper sibling of the Moto Z flagship smartphone, the Moto Z Play can also be expanded via Moto Mods. As well as a larger battery, it is also equipped with a higher resolution primary camera at a much lower price. Our test reveals which features it does not have.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.5" | 165 g
Leaked render Samsung's rumored Chromebook, the Chromebook Pro. (Source: Chrome Unboxed)

Leaks reveal possible high-end Chromebook from Samsung

Samsung may soon be releasing a premium Chromebook, dubbed the Chromebook Pro. The device is rumored to have high-end specs, a premium design, and stylus support via Samsung's new PEN, a derivative of the S-Pen found in their Note line of smartphones.
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ARM Mali-G51 GPU advantages highlighted, second Bifrost-based GPU

ARM unveils Mali-G51 GPU and Mali-V61 VPU

The G51 graphics processing unit is the second one to use the Bifrost architecture and also ARM's most area-efficient and energy-efficient GPU to date. The V61 provides 4K120 video with increased efficiency. Both should be available in products for consumers next year.
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Samsung Veyron (SM-W2017) in rose gold finish

Rose gold Samsung Veyron shows up online

The SM-W2017 handset, also known as Veyron, has been spotted recently receiving its FCC certification and rumors mentioned it more than just once or twice in the last months, even including a gold variant. Now, images of a rose gold variant surface online as well.
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Alleged Meizu Pro 6s specs on AnTuTu as leaked on Weibo

Meizu Pro 6s hits AnTuTu

The upcoming handset is expected to launch powered by the Helio X25 SoC, next to 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, as well as a generous 21 MP main camera. Unfortunately, rumors mentioned it would launch running the now aging Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
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Lenovo Tab 3 10 Business TB3-X70L Tablet Review

82% Lenovo Tab 3 10 Business TB3-X70L Tablet Review

Well Connected. Sleek looks, mobile internet and good pricing make the Lenovo Tab 3 10 Business a suitable companion for offices. In this review, we will find out how suitable this tablet is for private use.
Mediatek MT8735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 10.1" | 509 g
Asus Zenpad 3 8.0

85% Asus ZenPad 3 8.0 Z581KL Tablet Review

Zen of wishes? Asus' new tablet with the size of an iPad Mini not only offers good features including WWAN modem and stereo speakers, but it is also comparatively affordable. Does the more expensive competition have a problem?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 7.9" | 320 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip teaser image, Qualcomm to buy NXP

Qualcomm plans to acquire NXP

The co-inventor of the NFC technology is expected to join Qualcomm as part of a deal worth $47 billion. If the regulators do not delay it, this corporate acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2017.
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ZTE Axon 7 MAX Android phablet now official

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.
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Lenovo Phab 2 Android phablet to get a sibling next week

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.
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Blackview A8 Max Smartphone Review

79% Blackview A8 Max Smartphone Review

Lacks contrast. Although well-equipped, the entry-level smartphone A8 Max from Blackview sells for only 90 Euro (~$99) - and that even includes shipping. The low-budget smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer scores with a good price-to-value ratio, but is held back by the rather unimpressive contrast ratio of its IPS HD panel.
Mediatek MT6737 | ARM Mali-T720 | 5.5" | 177 g

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