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This Chinese mid-ranger comes with a heart rate monitor, a fingerprint reader located on the front, while its dual-curved design with an extra-narrow bezel, next to the shiny back case and the competitive performance level make it an attractive choice.
Google Chrome 55 stops Flash on PCs and introduces offline features on Android
Google is continuing to kill Adobe Flash on Windows, macOS and Linux by defaulting to HTML5 on the new version of Chrome rolling out to desktops already. An update for Chrome on Android will allow users to download websites for offline viewing.
Elephone teases the Max, a six inch phablet with dual-cam
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone has started teasing the Elephone Max, a six inch phablet with a dual-cam on the back. It is expected to be released with Android 7 upon release.
The Lenovo ZUK Edge could become one of the cheapest phones with SD 821
The ZUK Edge by Lenovo could turn out to be one of the cheapest smartphones with a Snapdragon 821 processor, according to a new leak revealing that Lenovo is planning to price the new phone at just $392.
Hisense to release the A2 Android phone with second e-ink display soon
Chinese tech company Hisense is preparing to release a midrange smartphone integrating a second e-ink display on the back. The concept is not new, the Russian Yotaphone 2 did not succeed due to high costs.
Samsung Galaxy S8: No dual-cam but autofocus at the front?
Contrary to previous rumors, the next Galaxy S generation might not feature a dual-cam after all, a rumor from China suggests. Instead, we might see an autofocus lens at the front for better selfies.
Could these be real life pictures of the next BlackBerry QWERTY device?
We already received confirmation, that BlackBerry will release another phone with QWERTY keyboard soon but now we might have gotten our hands on real life pictures of that device. Take a look!
Teclast unveils Kaby Lake powered X5 Pro
The 2-in-1 device looks similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro, right down to the built in kickstand, and is powered by a Kaby Lake Core m3 processor.
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Incipio announces Moto Mod smart car dock
This $64.99 USD accessory for the modular Lenovo Moto Z handset provides a way to mount the smartphone in a car, charge its battery, and also connect it to the car’s audio system.
Nokia smartphones officially returning in 2017 under HMD Global
The Nokia brand will live on through HMD manufactured and distributed smartphones.
Samsung to announce the reason behind the Galaxy Note 7 battery disaster by year's end.
According to a recent report by the Korean Herald, Samsung is still not sure what caused the battery problems in their unsuccessful Galaxy Note 7. However, they have plans to reveal the reason by year's end at the latest.
The elePhone S8 will offer a triple bezel-less design next year
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone posted a picture of their innovative elePhone S8-design on their Twitter page, revealing a triple bezel-less design with curved edges on the sides.
MediaTek announced the launch of the Helio X23 und Helio X27 mobile processors
Both new Helio chips will offer more speed over the current X20 and X25 processors and introduce support for dual-cameras thanks to an updated Image signal processor. They will also be more power efficient.
Virgin Media releases TellyTablet and 4K-capable V6 Box
Virgin Media has announced two new products in the UK, the TellyTablet and V6 Box. Both devices will run Virgin's TV services, including their updated TV Anywhere and TV kids apps.
Lenovo Moto Z expected to get a Tango 3D camera
Since Lenovo already has a Tango 3D-capable handset on the market, seeing a Moto Mod capable of offering augmented reality to the Moto Z would not be a surprise. However, remains to see when will it happen.
Samsung to cut network access for the Note 7 units still in the wild
Although Samsung has decided to take back all Note 7 phablets sold and destroy them due to the notorious battery problems, there are still a few lurking around. To be sure no units remain in use, the company now works with carriers to cut network access to these last Note 7 users.
Hackers compromise over 1 million Google accounts
Malicious software disguised as legitimate Android apps have breached over 1 million Google accounts. The software can then install additional apps or even post content online.
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.
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.
Cyanogen might shut down Seattle office
Although this has not been confirmed yet, it seems like Cyanogen is currently planning to close its Seattle office by the end of the year, laying off some employees in the process as well.
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.
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.
Sony Xperia X Performance gets Android Nougat
Not long after the first LG G5 and HTC 10 flagships received Android 7.0 in the US, the Sony Xperia X Performance joins them. The new firmware rolls out to both the single- and dual-SIM variants of this handset.
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.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 might come after all
When Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 835 recently, it was widely expected that this would be their flagship processor for 2017. However, according to new rumors out of China, Qualcomm might also release the Snapdragon 830 just a few months after the Snapdragon 835 as a slightly scaled down version.
Samsung Pay UK launch pushed to next year
Although its arrival to the UK was expected for this December, it looks like Samsung's mobile payment service will only make its debut in the area in 2017. Unfortunately, no accurate release date has been unveiled yet.
OnePlus made an unboxing OnePlus 3T video inside a Fighter Jet
Making an unboxing video at home is boring so OnePlus rented a Fighter Jet and a pilot in Czech Republic and made the video high up in the sky. It may have been even better in VR.
Meizu Note 5 has a December 6th launch date
Meizu has released teasers revealing the launch date for the Note 5 for December 6th. Meizu decided to omit the Note 4 and launch the Note 5 as a successor to the successful M3 Note.
LeEco phones coming to Amazon, Best Buy, and Target
Although the company initially planned to have flash sales in the US, they are now dropping the idea and opening the web store 24/7. However, LeEco will sell its products in the US via other retailers as well.
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.
LG G5 on T-Mobile gets Android Nougat
One week after Sprint released the Android Nougat firmware for the LG G5 flagships on its network, T-Mobile does the same. The update has 1.2 GB in size and rolls out via OTA, packing the usual features and the November security patches.
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.
HTC 10 gets Android Nougat in the US
Not long after introducing the Android Nougat-powered Bolt/10 Evo, HTC has finally released the new firmware for the HTC 10 flagships in the US. The 1.1 GB update brings Android 7.0 and the November security patch.
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.
Kaby Lake powered Cube Mix Plus now available for pre-order
The 10.6 inch 2-in-1 sports a Core M Kaby Lake processor. Is the Chinese manufactured hybrid a good value?
Fairphone 2 Smartphone Review
Good conscience. Fairphone's 2 promotes fair labor conditions and sustainability rather than exploitation and waste. With its unique, to the smartphone world, modular design that easily allows replacing components, the 5-inch Android takes a different approach than its rivals in all other aspects, as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 172 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 172 g
Samsung Pay on Gear S3 not working with Google Pixel handsets
Although the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch comes with Samsung Pay support out of the box, it seems the Google Pixel devices are the only major Android handsets not compatible yet.
Microsoft Arrow Launcher gets updated
This launcher app for Android devices has just reached version 2.7, and now features improved file search, customized grid layout, as well as the usual bug fixes and improvements, including a 10 percent performance increase.
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.
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.
The A1 symbol on Micro-SD cards tell you if it is fast enough for apps
The SD Association recently introduced new application performance classes that will specify Micro-SD cards that are fast enough to be used for starting apps and programs. So far only one class, named A1 has been announced
Samsung Galaxy S8: Versions up to 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage?
New rumors regarding the Galaxy S8 recently appeared on Chinese Weibo, suggesting that the Galaxy S8 may come in versions up to 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. Apparently there will be further innovations like a larger display area, an iris scanner and AI-Assistents.
LG G6 might adopt a replaceable battery and iris scanner
Early Next year LG is expected to unveil a successor to the G5. While most likely not adopting a modular design anymore, LG will keep the battery replaceable and adopt an iris scanner, according to a report from South Korea.
Google/LG Nexus 5X: LG offers refund because an essential part is out of stock
The one year old Nexus 5 may be fit for scrap if it suffers from hardware failures because a certain not specified part is out of stock and won't be available anymore. Instead, LG offers a refund, users on reddit report.
UMI Plus Smartphone Review
Plus size, small price. Budget Chinese smartphones are looking and performing better every year. The UMI Plus is no exception at the cost of a larger form factor and subpar camera.
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 185 g
Mediatek Helio P10 MT6755 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 185 g
Upcoming Gionee M2017 smartphone could ship with 7000 mAh battery
The 10.65 mm thick smartphone can charge other devices and will house flagship specifications including a 5.7-inch QHD AMOLED curved display and 6 GB of RAM.
Meizu X: This smartphone might make Helio great again
Next week, on November 30th Meizu will launch a new smartphone to "make Helio great again". This smartphone might be the Meizu X, which apparently will be a midrange device that seems to resemble the Honor 8 from Huawei.
Samsung: Pictures of the glossy black version of the Galaxy S7 (edge) leak
First it was just a rumor on Chinese Weibo but then a Samsung Manager posted pictures of the glossy black Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, making it very likely, that this color option will be available soon.
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