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HTC U Ultra Smartphone Review

87% HTC U Ultra Smartphone Review

The comeback? The U Ultra flagship smartphone is to pave the way for HTC's desperately needed comeback. This might even be successful with an intelligent assistant, high-quality audio technology, and a second screen. However, some test results rouse doubt after all. Find out what we ultimately think in the following report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.7" | 170 g
Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

90% Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

Next please! Ten is more than nine - and Huawei develops its P10 according to this strategy. A faster SoC, more storage, bigger battery, and a better camera. The design is rounder and the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the front. Not revolutionary, but the Chinese manufacturer does not show weaknesses with the Huawei P10.
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.1" | 144 g
Oppo F3 Plus Android smartphone "Selfie Expert" with dual camera setup on front

Oppo F3 Plus launches in India

Advertised as a "Selfie Expert" handset, the 6-inch F3 Plus has a metal unibody design and comes with a 16 MP + 8 MP frontal camera combo. It can be pre-ordered in India for the equivalent of around $474 USD.
ZTE Nubia M2 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4 GB RAM

ZTE intros Nubia M2 and M2 Lite smartphones

The Nubia M2 is a 5.5-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood, 4 GB RAM, and a dual camera setup, while the M2 Lite has a single camera on the back and slightly lower specs.
ZTE Nubia N2 Android smartphone now official with MediaTek processor and 5,000 mAh battery

ZTE Nubia N2 now official

This new 5.5-inch handset features an octa-core MediaTek processor, an AMOLED display, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a generous 5,000 mAh battery. The Nubia Z2 is scheduled to go on sale in early April for less than $300 USD.
Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) specs on GFXBench for model SM-J530

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) surfaces on GFXBench

The latest sighting of the upcoming Galaxy J5 reveals an Exynos 7870 processor, next to 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and Android 7.0 Nougat. The model listed on GFXBench is SM-J530.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Android smartphone launch event, handset available in Malaysia

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom hits Malaysia

Although it was supposed to launch in the second quarter in the US, the ZenFone 3 Zoom has surfaced in Malaysia with Android Marshmallow on board and powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor. Those interested can get it for around $475 USD.
The kickstarters say the device will work with both Android and iOS, utilizing a proprietary private signal that works up to 100 feet away. (Source: Superscreen)

Superscreen is a tablet that wirelessly streams content from your smartphone

Superscreen is a kickstarter project that aims to provide you with the big screen of a 10-inch tablet without the redundancy of owning two separate devices.
Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro Android phablet soon coming to new markets

International variant of Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro hits FCC

A few months after its quiet debut in China, this 5.7-inch phablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor under the hood surfaces at FCC, so we should see it reach new markets soon.
Coolpad Note 5 Lite Android smartphone now available for purchase in India via Amazon

Coolpad Note 5 Lite hits India

This 5-inch Android Marshmallow handset is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735CP processor, next to 3 GB RAM, 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage, and a 13 MP camera. It uses a 2,500 mAh battery and retails for roughly $125 USD or $168 USD, depending on the storage option chosen.
Asus ZenPad 8 Android tablet could get a 12-core successor soon

Mystery Asus tablet hits GFXBench

This unknown Android Nougat-driven tablet that surfaced on GFXBench is listed with a MediaTek MT8173 processor that usually has four cores, but this time it was detected as a dodeca-core part.
Xiaomi Redmi 4A Android smartphone launches in India

Low-end Xiaomi Redmi 4A launches in India

This sub-$100 USD smartphone will be sold exclusively online, via Amazon India and, starting on March 23. Its specs include a Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage.
ZTE Nubia Z11 Mini S Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor

ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S debuts in India

This 5.2-inch handset goes on sale in India tomorrow exclusively via Amazon for around $260 USD. Its highlights include a 23 MP main camera, a Snapdragon 625 processor, and 4 GB RAM.
Sony Xperia L1 Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6737T processor and 2 GB RAM

Sony intros Xperia L1 mid-range smartphone

This MediaTek MT6737T-powered, 5.5-inch handset features 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, coming with Android Nougat out of the box. It will go on sale worldwide in late April for an unspecified price.
Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform is now official, first devices to use it coming in second quarter

Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform now official

This new mobile chip was unveiled in New Delhi and promises to bring 4G LTE connectivity to low-end handsets, the first devices to use it being expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2017.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) for AT&T hits FCC

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) for AT&T hits FCC

Not long after the report that mentioned its arrival on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Boost Mobile, and Virgin Mobile, the Galaxy J7 (2017) for AT&T surfaces on FCC as well. Sadly, there is no official confirmation of its arrival yet.
BLU Life One X2 Mini 5-inch Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 and 4 GB RAM

BLU Products Life One X2 Mini hits Amazon

This Android handset is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, having a 5-inch full HD display, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage space, all for a price of just $179.99 USD.
In a move later echoed by Samsung, LG mis-diagnosed the original problem and sent out replacements with the same issue. (Source:

LG faces class-action lawsuit over G4 and V4 hardware faults

LG is facing a class-action lawsuit over bootloops in their G4 and V10 handsets. Customers first complained of the issue over a year ago and were offered replacements, yet many of the replacement smartphones still suffered from the same issues.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is expected to sport a QHD OLED display with dual curved edges, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and dual rear camera setup. (Source: NDTV)

Xiaomi Mi 6 will get a Snapdragon 835 variant

Xiaomi's Mi 6 is releasing with a Snapdragon 821, though sources say Xiaomi could swap this processor out for the high-end Snapdragon 835 when the latter processors are easier to come by in May.
Asus ZenFone Live Android smartphone for selfies and live streaming now available in Taiwan

Asus ZenFone Live hits Taiwan

This affordable Android handset that targets mobile photography fans has a 5-inch HD display, packing a 5 MP front camera with f/2.2 and 1.4um pixel size, next to a 13 MP PixelMaster image snapper with f/2.0 on the back.
Lenovo Moto E3 Smartphone Review

79% Lenovo Moto E3 Smartphone Review

Moto Cheap. The affordable Moto E3 is an entry-level smartphone with a water-resistant finish and relatively large battery. The budget of 130 Euros (~$140, RRP) is quite tight but Lenovo is a specialist in offering a lot of smartphone for little money...
Mediatek MT6735P | ARM Mali-T720 | 5" | 141 g
BQ Aquaris X Pro Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 and dual camera setup

BQ unveils Aquaris X and Aquaris X Pro handsets

These two new handsets will hit the market in May and June, both with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor and running Android 7.1.1 out of the box. They are also BQ's first smartphones to feature USB Type-C and Quick Charge 3.0.
Huawei P10 Lite Android smartphone with Kirin 655 processor and 4 GB RAM

Huawei P10 Lite launches in Malaysia

This 5.2-inch handset is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage. Priced around $290 USD in Malaysia and $370 USD in Europe, it only has a 12 MP main camera.
Motorola Moto G5 Plus Android smartphone by Lenovo hits India March 2017

Moto G5 Plus launches in India

This 5.2-inch handset comes with Android Nougat on board and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, next to 3 GB or 4 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage. Both variants go on sale tonight via Flipkart.
If the Meizu Pro 7 does use the Snapdragon 835, it will likely launch in May or later due to high demand for Samsung's Galaxy S8. (Source: PhoneArena)

Meizu Pro 7 may feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset

Meizu and Qualcomm have settled last year's patent wars and are now cooperating on what could likely be Meizu's next flagship, the Meizu Pro 7. Reports say the smartphone will feature the Snapdragon 835 chipset.
LG Aristo Android smartphone on US Cellular as K8 2017

LG Aristo hits US Cellular as K8 2017

This handset that arrived back in January via T-Mobile and MetroPCS is now available via US Cellular as K8 2017. Its original price is $150 USD, but those eager for a good deal can get it with the prepaid Simple Connect Plan for $49.99 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted on Best Buy for $599 USD

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 spotted on Best Buy for $599 USD

The Tab 3 is the latest (and most expensive) tablet from Samsung. Sporting high-end specs expected of a flagship, it will be available soon for about $600.
Archos 50 Saphir Smartphone Review

79% Archos 50 Saphir Smartphone Review

Hard shell – slow core? The 50 Saphir from the French manufacturer Archos is a robust smartphone for harsh environments. The smartphone is not the most powerful of its kind, but it provides a lot of stamina in return.
Mediatek MT6737T | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 222 g
Barker's DIY handheld can not only run GameBoy games, but those of other classic consoles as well. (Source:

Raspberry Pi Zero used to make (possibly) world's smallest GameBoy member Peter Barker (aka "Moosepr") has used a Raspberry Pi Zero to make a tiny GameBoy-style handheld console that runs RetroPie games. It is so small that it is actually smaller than an original GameBoy cartridge.
The Netherlands is the first European country to have the Moto G5 ready to ship (Source: Lenovo)

The Moto G5 is now available in the Netherlands

Three Dutch retailers are the first in Europe to have the Moto G5 in stock and ready to ship. The device's €199 price tag matches the price seen in other European pre-order listings.
MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core processor to get 12-core successor built on 7 nm

MediaTek allegedly working on a 7 nm, 12-core processor

Insiders familiar with the matter claim that TSMC will soon begin trials of a 12-core MediaTek chipset built using 7 nm technology and mass production is expected to start in the first half of 2018.
BlackBerry Aurora Android smartphone launches in Indonesia

BlackBerry Aurora launches today

This 5.5-inch handset features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage, as previously rumored. Sadly, it seems it will not reach any other markets soon.
Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK Convertible Review

81% Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK Convertible Review

Touch Chromebook. Acer's Chromebook convertible offers an IPS touchscreen, a silent operation, and long battery runtimes. ARM technology is used inside. The whole package costs approximately 400 Euros (~$425).
Mediatek MT8173C | PowerVR GX6250 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Nvidia's Jetson TX2 platform should usher in a new range of products with more efficient processing capabilities. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia announces Jetson TX2 developer kit for drones, robots and smart devices

Nvidia just announced the high-performance, low-power NVIDIA Jetson TX2, an AI platform designed to make devices from drones and robots to enterprise collaboration devices and intelligent cameras have improved functionality.
TSMC said in December that the 10 nm process was "totally on track." Perhaps not. (Source: Electronic Engineering Times)

10 nm process pushes back smartphone production, launch dates

Low yields from 10nm FinFET process means that Apple A11, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and other chips are in short supply as the industry moves into what's shaping up to be a year of transformation for high-end smartphones.
LG Stylo 2 Plus Android phablet with Nougat on Geekbench

LG Stylo 2 Plus hits Geekbench with Nougat on board

This 5.7-inch handset that launched almost a year ago now finally surfaces on Geekbench running Android 7.0, so the update should arrive soon, especially since T-Mobile released it and then stopped the rollout, probably due to a last-minute issue.
LG G6 Android flagship sold 400,000 units in four days in South Korea

​LG G6 pre-orders hit 400,000 in four days

Dropping the modular design and introducing the unique Full Vision display, next to a full-metal unibody with protection from water and dust seem to have been smart choices since 400,000 G6 units have been pre-ordered in South Korea in just four days.

Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro now official

After a long time in the rumor mill, this 5.2-inch has been finally unveiled at the Samsung Forum 2017 event in China. Its specs include a Snapdragon 626 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage.
The watch was made using a Raspberry Pi A+ and QEMU to run Windows 98. (Source: 314Reactor)

Man creates Windows 98 "smartwatch" using Raspberry Pi

A DIY tech enthusiast has decided to satisfy his nostalgia cravings by creating a Windows 98 "smartwatch" using a Raspberry Pi A+ as a base.
Xiaomi Mi 5s

88% Xiaomi Mi 5s Smartphone Review

S like Special? Last year, the Xiaomi Mi 5 smartphone impressed us with its outstanding price-to-value ratio. This time around we'll take a look at the successor Mi 5s, which comes with more flash storage, a sturdy metal chassis and features - at the time of writing - the fastest available Snapdragon SoC.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.15" | 145 g
A score of 4000 means performance is equal to an Intel Core i7-6600U. (Source: BGR)

S8+ Snapdragon 835 benchmarks spotted on Geekbench

Benchmarks of the S8+ have leaked on Geekbench, revealing solid (though not game-changing) performance.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 IP68-rated rugged Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 launches in Europe

This long-awaited rugged handset is finally official. It comes with Nougat on board, using a low-end Exynos 7570 processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The Xcover 4 is compliant with the MIL-STD 810G and IP68 standards.
BlackBerry Aurora BBC100-1 Android handset with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC

BlackBerry Aurora listed by Indonesian retailer

One day after the first images of the BBC100-1 surfaced online, the BlackBerry Aurora shows up once again. This time, the handset is apparently up for pre-order, carrying a price tag of approximately $260 USD.
This Pinebook prototype recently surfaced online. (Source:

Pinebook prototype appears in photos online

The Pinebook, a $99 laptop made for Linux, was delayed last month. Pine64, the group behind the laptop, hasn't said anything since they missed their February goal. However, photos have recently surfaced of an Pinebook prototype.
Lenovo P2 Smartphone Review

87% Lenovo P2 Smartphone Review

P as in "potent battery". Lenovo launches a powerful mid-range handset called P2 on the market. The highlight is supposed to be its gigantic battery that is hidden in a relatively compact casing. The battery life is, in fact, top notch but what about the smartphone's other aspects?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.5" | 177 g
General Mobile GM 6 Android One smartphone with Nougat and MediaTek MT6737T processor

MWC 2017 | General Mobile unveils GM 6 Android One handset

This 5-inch handset seems to be the most powerful Android One device to date, featuring a MediaTek MT6737T processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, as well as a fingerprint reader, all with Android Nougat on top.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 7" $50 USD Android slate shipments resume March 2017

Barnes & Noble's NOOK Tablet 7" now back in stock

Last month, not long after its late 2016 launch, this $50 USD Android tablet was recalled due to the faulty charger that shipped with it. Now it looks like the issues have been ironed out and the NOOK Tablet 7" is available for purchase once again.
Samsung Galay Xcover 4 SM-G390F surfaces at FCC, launch is imminnent

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 shows up at FCC

The Samsung handset with model number SM-G390F received its WiFi certification a while ago, and then it surfaced on Geekbench. Since it recently arrived at FCC, its launch should be close now.
Xiaomi Mi5c Android smartphone with Surge S1 processor, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage

Xiaomi Mi5c now official

This new handset is the first one to use Xiaomi's first processor, namely Surge S1. The Mi5c is expected to hit China for around $220 USD as a budget variant of last year's Mi5.
Jide Remix Pro tablet hits FCC, US launch is imminnent

Jide Remix Pro tablet hits FCC

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 652-powered 12-inch tablet was first announced kast summer and now it seems like this slate with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage is finally ready to launch in the US.

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