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We liked the Note 7 in our review, but luck does not seem to be on Samsung's side...

Galaxy Note 7: More trouble for Samsung

South Korean authorities demand further security tests for each new device and Samsung has to allow more time for customers to claim their money back.
BlackBerry DTEK50 Android smartphone, sibling of upcoming DTEK60

BlackBerry Argon coming soon

A page on BlackBerry.com that was not supposed to go public revealed that DTEK60 is a 5.5-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor on board, so now it only remains to get an official confirmation.
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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.
Huawei NOVA Plus Android smartphone coming to Canada mid-October 2016

Huawei NOVA Plus heading for Canada

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-powered 5.5-inch Android handset will hit Canada as early as October 18 via Rogers, Virgin Mobile, and Fido.
Moto E3 Power Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6735P and 2 GB RAM

Moto E3 Power unveiled in India

This 5-inch handset runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a MediaTek MT6735P processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storag, all for around $120 USD.
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
Sony Xperia X Compact Android smartphone now up for pre-order via Amazon

Sony Xperia X Compact hits Amazon

Although it lacks water resistance and a high-end processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650-powered Xperia X Compact has a top-of-the-line 23 MP main camera and can be currently pre-ordered from Amazon for $449.99 USD (unlocked), $50 USD down from the regular price.
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Huawei Y6 II Compact Smartphone Review

79% Huawei Y6 II Compact Smartphone Review

Cheap Thrills. "Cheaper is always possible", Huawei thought, and it thus reduced the price of the lower mid-range with its Y6 II Compact. Is that enough for a convincing presentation?
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.0" | 140 g
Might be alone out there for some time: Asus ZenWatch 3. (Picture: Asus)

Smartwatches: Manufacturers will take a break

Many manufacturers will take a break from making smartwatches, meaning there will be no new models this year. Some are waiting for the latest version of Android Wear, some want to wait and see what people expect from a smartwatch.
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From now on, it will also be easier to pick a date and time for your event. (Picture: Microsoft)

Microsoft Outlook: New features for the calendar

Microsoft's app "Outlook" for iOS and Android will get new calendar features: Automatically created icons, maps in the event details and publicly available calendars that you can subscribe to. And there's even more...
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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 Tab A (2016) Android tablet with S Pen now available in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen hits South Korea

Although the new 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab A has been around for a few weeks, the variant with S Pen is only available in Korea for the time being, with more markets expected to follow soon.
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Blu Vivo 5R Android smartphone with MediaTek 6753 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB storage

Blu Products launches Vivo 5R smartphone

This 5.5-inch handset is powered by a MediaTek 6753 processor, having 3 GB memory and 32 GB internal storage, all for just $199.99 USD.
Next year's Snapdragon 653 could run on four Cortex-A73 and four Cortex-A53 cores.

Did Qualcomm's Snapdragon 653 processor information really leak?

Qualcomm is busy working on the successor to this year's Snapdragon 652 and information of next year's Octa-Core Snapdragon 653 could have been leaked on Weibo a few days ago. It is supposed to be built using the 28 nm process and will integrate four Cortex-A73 cores.
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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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Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 (SM-T375) Android tablet

Snapdragon 625-powered Galaxy Tab E hits Geekbench

According to the benchmark database, this slate features 2 GB of memory and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, but nothing is official yet.
Google Nexus 9 Android tablet made by HTC

Huawei might build the next Google tablet

A new 7-inch Google tablet manufactured by Huawei is expected to launch later this year with 4 GB RAM, but nothing is official yet.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) Android smartphone successor shows up on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) hits GFXBench

According to the benchmark database, the specs of this upcoming 4.7-inch handset include a 1.5 GHz octa-core Qualcomm chip, 2 GB RAM, and 8 GB internal storage space.
Acer Liquid Jade Primo Smartphone Review

80% Acer Liquid Jade Primo Smartphone Review

A "pocket" computer? Acer's Jade Primo is a premium-range smartphone based on Windows 10 Mobile that can also be used as a PC thanks to the Continuum function. That also makes it a direct opponent for Microsoft's top models. The handset's wireless connections are particularly convincing, but it could be a bit more enduring.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.5" | 150 g
Will there be AMD or Nvidia technology inside an Exynos chip in 2018?

Samsung may switch to AMD or Nvidia for its Exynos chips in 2018

Apparently there are talks between Samsung, AMD and Nvidia to integrate more powerful graphics into the mobile Samsung silicon starting 2018. Samsung also wants to have a CDMA capable modem ready by then.
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Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus water resistant smartphones with A10 Fusion processor and dual camera

Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus now official

The new Apple flagships use a new processor, 2 GB RAM, offering resistance from water and dropping the traditional 3.5 mm audio jack.
HP TouchPad running webOS, now with unofficial Android Nougat firmware available

HP TouchPad gets unofficial Nougat firmware

As incredible as it may seem, this five-year-old slate with 1 GB RAM can run Android Nougat, although it will never get an official update.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2 leaked images surface online, launch is imminent

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 spotted online

The new handset is expected to show up next to the Redmi 4, packing a Snapdragon 820/821 processor and 4 GB or 6 GB of memory.
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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Motorola Moto G4 Play Android smartphone now available for pre-order in the US

Moto G4 Play now up for pre-order in the US

This affordable handset will become available on September 15, has a price tag of $149.99 USD, and will soon hit Verizon Wireless as well.
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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Lenovo K6 series Android smartphones with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor

IFA 2016 | Lenovo unveils K6 series smartphones

These three new Android handsets have 5-inch and 5.5-inch screens, all being powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chip and scheduled to hit the market starting this fall.
Alcatel Pop 4 7 Android tablet now official

IFA 2016 | Alcatel unveils three Pop 4 tablets

These new Android slates come in three sizes, two being powered by MediaTek processors, and the third using a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. All will launch next month in Europe and MEA.
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Xiaomi Redmi 4 Android smartphone hits TENAA

Xiaomi Redmi 4 hits TENAA

This 5-inch Android Marshmallow-driven handset is expected to hit the market powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, next to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablet to get a secure variant for governmental use

BlackBerry and Samsung team up to release a secure tablet

Dubbed SecuTablet, this slate is a Galaxy Tab S2 with BlackBerry security technology added, and its price is expected to exceed $2,000 USD.
Alcatel Pop 4 XL Android phablet is now official with MediaTek Helio P10 processor

IFA 2016 | Alcatel announces Pop 4 XL phablet

This large handset is powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor, next to a generous 6-inch HD IPS full lamination display and a 13 MP main camera, being expected to launch next month.
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Sony unveils Xperia XZ flagship smartphone (Source: Sony)

IFA 2016 | Sony unveils Xperia XZ flagship smartphone

The Xperia XZ and mainstream Xperia X Compact will carry 23 MP rear cameras and 3 GB of RAM with Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 Android tablet with MediaTek processor, 4 GB RAM, up to 64 GB storage is present at IFA

IFA 2016 | Asus ZenPad 3S 10 coming soon

Although announced more than a month ago, this slate still has no official pricing and a global launch date, but can be seen in action at IFA.
Archos 133 Oxygen Android tablet with 13.3-inch display and Rockchip RK3368 processor

IFA 2016 | Archos 133 Oxygen tablet now official

This Android tablet has modest specs overall but delivers a large full HD display for less than $240 USD.
TP-Link Neffos X1 lineup now official, launch expected in Q4 2016

IFA 2016 | TP-Link intros Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max smartphones

Both handsets are powered by a MediaTek Helio P10 processor and feature an all-metal casing, as well as a curved back, being expected to hit the market in Q4.
Samsung Gear S3 Classic smartwatch coming to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless

IFA 2016 | Samsung unveils Gear S3 Classic and Frontier smartwatches

Both models feature GPS, integrated speakers, and are IP68-rated for protection from the elements. The LTE-capable Frontier is being expected to hit the US via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless later this year.
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Lenovo Vibe P2 spotted at TENAA with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor

Lenovo Vibe P2 hits TENAA

This handset was spotted at Geekbench as well, its specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor and a generous 5,000 mAh battery.
ZTE Nubia Z11 Android smartphone launches globally

ZTE Nubia Z11 coming to Europe and the US

This flagship is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, next to up to 6 GB of memory and 64 GB internal storage, all for a starting price of around $550 USD on the European market.
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Asus ZenWatch 3 smartwatch is now official

IFA 2016 | Asus unveils ZenWatch 3 smartwatch

This new smart wearable is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and is available in three different skins.

IFA 2016 | Lenovo: Convertible Yoga Book officially announced

Lenovo announced the 10.1 inch convertible Yoga Book at IFA today that ships with either Android or Windows 10.
Asus Zenfone 2 lineup gets new firmware update to Marshmallow

Asus Zenfone 2 finally gets Android Marshmallow

After multiple delays, this handset that launched last year as the first sub-$300 smartphone to feature 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage gets Android 6.0.
Fossil Q Wander Android Wear smartwatch now available in the US

Fossil Q Wander and Q Marshal hit the US

These two Qualcomm Snapdragon 210-powered smart wearables retail for between $275 USD and $315 USD, depending on the options chosen.
Since April there have been several developer version of Android Nougat for the Xperia Z3. (Bild: Sony)

Sony: No Android Nougat for devices with Snapdragon 800/801

Sony developers gave insight as to why there will be no Android 7 on the Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3: Seems like Google is to blame.
Archos 55 Diamond Selfie Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor

IFA 2016 | Archos 55 Diamond Selfie now official

This mid-range Android Marshmallow handset is powered by a Snapdragon 430 processor, but features no less than 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, as well as a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display.
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Alcatel Fierce 4 Android Marshmallow smartphone hits T-Mobile for $69 USD

Alcatel Fierce 4 coming soon to T-Mobile

This 5.5-inch Android Marshmallow handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, next to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, all for less than $70 USD.
Samsung Exynos 7570 chip enters mass production

Samsung begins production of the low-end Exynos 7570 SoC

The 7570 is the first Exynos processor to fully integrate a Cat.4 LTE 2CA modem and connectivity solutions, as well as global navigation satellite system (GNSS) in one chip.
Meizu m3e Star Trek edition Android smartphone to launch in China

Meizu m3e Star Trek edition shows up online

This special edition Android mid-ranger will have the same specs as the regular one and is expected to hit China at the same time as Star Trek Beyond.
Samsung Galaxy A5 Android smartphone, first generation

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 (2017) spotted online

The third iteration of this smartphone lineup has been spotted on Zauba already, so we should see them launch in early 2017.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet hits China with just 4 GB RAM instead of the 6 GB rumored

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hits China with 4 GB RAM

Although multiple rumors mentioned that a 6 GB version would reach China, the only Note 7 variant available there carries 4 GB of memory.
The right emergency number will be called automatically based on your location. (Bild: Apple)

Apple: Watch will soon be able to save your life

New WatchOS 3 that will be released together with iOS 10 allows the Apple Watch to dial the local emergency number and inform contacts.

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