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A fresh set of renders/official press images leaks online less than a day in advance of this phablet's launch event scheduled to take place later today. The specs rumored remain the same - 6-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, Android Nougat.
Samsung Pay to launch in Canada next month
After announcing that it would reach Canada this year, Samsung is now ready to launch its mobile payment service next month, when it will hit the local market offering support for CIBC Visa cards.
Earnings: LG Electronics Q3 profit down
LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced third-quarter 2016 sales of KRW 13.2 trillion (USD 11.8 billion) and operating income of KRW 283.2 billion (USD 252.7 million). Its mobile division posts worst results ever.
OnePlus 3T: $480 for the successor to the OnePlus 3?
A successor to the OnePlus 3 might be called the OnePlus 3T and the company may decide to charge $80 more for it, according to leaker Evan Blass. It may still take some time to arrive however.
Worldwide smartphone shipments up 1.0% Year over Year in 3Q
According to preliminary results from IDC vendors shipped a total of 362.9 million smartphones worldwide in the third quarter of 2016 (3Q16). Despite the recall of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7, volumes were up 1.0%.
Allview unveils 5.5-inch V2 Viper Xe smartphone for 230 Euros
Romanian manufacturer Allview will begin shipping the V2 Viper Xe starting November 15th with a 50 Euro voucher incentive for those who pre-order.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen coming to the US this week
This Exynos 7870-driven Android slate with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage space hits the US starting on October 28. The price of the WiFi-only variant is $349.99 USD, and the LTE-enabled one should arrive at a later time.
Huawei: First official Mate 9 teasers
Huawei has started teasing their Mate 9 smartphone-series recently. Most of the information regarding the Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro has leaked weeks before that however.
Xiaomi MIX: Bezel-less ceramic phone with 6.4 inch display to arrive in November
Xiaomi has introduced a new phone concept, called the MIX. With its ceramic body and near bezel-less screen on three sides, it looks like a Sharp Aquos series phone and will be available for Chinese customers to buy next month.
BLU R1 Plus hits FCC
This upcoming 5-inch handset uses a MediaTek MT6737V processor and is expected to use a generous 4,100 mAh battery. A dual-SIM capable phone, the R1 Plus is expected to cost not much more than $100 USD.
Xiaomi is attacking Samsung, Google and Apple with the release of the Mi Note 2
Xiaomi priced the "Global Special Edition" of the Mi Note 2 containing 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage at $520. With its curved "edge" display, Snapdragon 821 processor and support for 22 global LTE-bands, Xiaomi is attacking the more expensive competition.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List
Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Samsung to discount Galaxy S8 and Note 8 by 50 percent for Note 7 owners
Loyal Galaxy users in Korea who had purchased the Note 7 may be eligible for deep discounts on next year's Galaxy flagships.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros
October 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Samsung Galaxy S8: Development delayed due to Galaxy Note 7 disaster
The Wall Street Journal reports, that the development of the Galaxy S8 has been delayed by two weeks because the root cause of the burning batteries in the Galaxy Note 7 has not been identified yet.
Xiaomi Mi Note 2: First live pictures of the single-cam version
Xiaomi will introduce the Mi Note 2 tomorrow. Today, live pictures of a black single cam version leaked onto Chinese Weibo, showing the curved display.
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.
Vphone S8: Smallest smartphone in the world to have a 1.54 inch display
Vphone announced their $30 S8 smartphone, a tiny, almost square device which integrates 2G support, a heart rate monitor and pedometer as well as FM radio and Bluetooth 4.0.
LG to stop modular expansion options with the LG G6 next year
A report straight out of South Korea suggests that LG has decided to not make the LG G6 modular anymore. Instead, the company will apparently focus their efforts on stability and customer demand.
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.
LG X Power Smartphone Review
Long lasting. LG's X Power wants to persuade with a gigantic battery and low price. The Korean manufacturer also treats it to a quick-charge feature and USB OTG that allows recharging friends' smartphones. Find out just how long the battery really lasts and whether the smartphone shines in other aspects in this report.
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.3" | 139 g
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.3" | 139 g
Google Wallpapers: New Pixel feature now available for all Android phones
One of the new features of the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones is now available for everyone running Android 4.1 or higher. Google released Google Wallpapers to the Google Play Store.
Online reseller leaks Xiaomi Mi Note 2: Might have global LTE-band support
Reseller Oppomart already lists the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 for $499, reaffirming a few alleged specs like the curved QHD display and revealing that the Mi Note 2 might be the first Xiaomi phone with global LTE-band support.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros
October 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. October 2016 update.
Google Pixel carries the best smartphone camera according to DxOMark
Pixel camera quality is better than what current competitors can offer including the iPhone 7, HTC 10, and Samsung Galaxy S7.
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.
Google: Factory images available for Pixel und Pixel XL Phones
Thanks to an unlockable bootloader in the freely available Pixel and Pixel XL phones sold in the Google store, these phones are as perfect for developers and professionals as the former Nexus devices were. Factory and OTA images are now available from Google
Kodak Ektra smartphone coming in December
This upcoming Android handset has a faux leather design with a retro touch and uses a MediaTek Helio X20 processor. Focused on features for fans of mobile photography, it is expected to go on sale for around $550 USD.
Unlocked Moto Z Play now available for purchase
This 5.5-inch Android handset powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor can be acquired from various US-based retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. Its price is $449.99 USD.
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.
Google Pixel XL Smartphone Live Review
Bombastic? High-end specifications, a supposedly excellent camera, and a big battery are supposed to justify the steep price of the google smartphone. The Google assistant and vast storage capacity for photos should do just that. But, is this sufficient?
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.5" | 168 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.5" | 168 g
Samsung Gear S3 to hit the market next month
This Tizen-based smartwatch has been unveiled at the end of August and will hit the market next month in two versions, just as expected - Classic (Bluetooth connectivity only) and Frontier (Bluetooth and LTE).
Google Pixel Launcher now available for download
The launcher app that was built specifically for the first Pixel handsets is now freely available for download, but it does not offer support for other devices yet. However, that might change, since the Wallpapers picker for the Pixel lineup is already working with other smartphones.
BlackBerry Mercury spotted on Geekbench
The handset spotted in the benchmark database carries the model name BBB100-1 and comes loaded with Android 7.0. Its specs confirm the previous rumors, including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC and 3 GB of memory.
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 653, 626, and 427 mainstream SoCs
The expanded range of SoCs will each include X9 LTE modems and built-in support for dual cameras. The 653 and 626 will ship before the end of this year with the 427 scheduled for 2017.
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.
BLU Energy X Plus 2 now official
This 5.5-inch handset is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MTK6580 processor, next to just 1 GB RAM and 8 GB internal storage. However, it is priced accordingly, as it has been listed on Amazon for just $106 USD.
LG V34 coming next month
This new handset is, in fact, a smaller, waterproof LG V20 that is set to hit the Japanese market in about a month. Although it has a smaller display, it even carries the 3,000 mAh battery of the V20.
LG G5 SE coming to European markets for 500 Euros
LG Germany will begin selling the previously announced mainstream LG G5 SE for a starting price that is higher than the current G5 flagship.
ZTE Nubia Z11 mini S now official
Although called mini, this handset has a 5.2-inch display. It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and no less than 128 GB internal storage, as well as a top-of-the-line 23 MP main camera.
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.
Gionee P7 Max hits India
This new 5.5-inch handset is powered by a MediaTek MT6595 processor, next to 3 GB of memory and 32 GB of expandable internal storage. Available in gold and grey-blue, this Marshmallow-driven handset has a competitive price - around $210 USD.
HTC Bolt images leak online
The new mid-range 5.5-inch smartphone is expected to ship before the end of this year with Android 7.0 Nougat.
ZTE Axon 7 mini now up for pre-order in the US
This 5.2-inch mid-ranger is a smaller, less powerful variant of the popular Axon 7. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and can be pre-ordered for $299.98 USD.
PBS reveals the Playtime Pad tablet for kids
This affordable slate for kids comes with parental controls, as well as access to FreeTime Unlimited, a selection of curated content for the little ones. It is scheduled to go on sale in early November for $79.99 USD.
Google releases Daydream Keyboard
Although the Daydream VR headset still has to reach the market, Google has just made the Daydream Keyboard app available for download. This app will allow its users to type while using the upcoming virtual reality headset.
Samsung Galaxy C9: First pictures and specifications online
Samsung will be expanding their Galaxy C range of devices with the six inch Galaxy C9 soon. New leaks on TENAA point to a new midrange option with 16 megapixel cameras on both sides.
Teclast prepping new tablets with Apollo Lake processors
This Chinese maker of affordable portables will soon unveil a lineup of tablets powered by Intel Celeron N3450 Apollo Lake processors, but at least one new model with a Core i5 under the hood is also expected to show up.
Always on Display hits Samsung Galaxy S7
Although the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 has been buried, it looks like its legacy is already present in the software of the smaller Galaxy S7 lineup, which has just received improved Always on Display capabilities.
ZTE: The six inch Phablet Axon 7 Max might have a dual-cam
After the Axon 7 and the Axon 7 mini we might soon see the release of yet another Axon 7 variant, the phablet version Axon 7 Max. A recent leak revealed pictures and some information about its alleged specs.
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