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This upcoming handset is apparently another Huawei P10 variant, offering dual-SIM capabilities and the usual LTE connectivity options. Sadly, there are no other details to mention at this stage.
Huawei Honor V9 hits TENAA
This Honor V9 successor comes with a HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, 6 GB RAM, a generous 5.7-inch QHD screen, no less than 128 GB internal storage, as well as a 3,900 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S8 may release as early as the end of March
Reuters says safety concerns following the review of the Samsung Note 7 may have pushed back the Galaxy S8 launch date from its intended release at Mobile World Congress. The new launch date is rumored to be sometime in late March/early April.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 specs leak online
The specs of the upcoming Tab S3 tablet with model numbers SM-T820 and SM-T825 have recently surfaced on Weibo. These specs include the Exynos 7420 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and UFS 2.0 internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy S8 not showing up at MWC
Since the Note 7 troubles were caused by the batteries (now this is finally official), Samsung has decided to improve the testing of this essential hardware part. As a direct consequence, it looks like the next Galaxy flagship will miss this year's Mobile World Congress.
Galaxy S8's Bixby to feature visual search and text recognition capabilities
Samsung's upcoming virtual assistant that is expected to come with the next Galaxy flagship will be able to conduct payments and control all native apps, but also to perform visual search operations and text recognition with the help of the device's cameras.
Sony G3221 smartphone hits AnTuTu
The benchmark page for the G3221 reveals a Sony smartphone loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat that uses the MediaTek Helio P20 processor, next to 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, and 16/23 MP cameras.
ZTE Hawkeye might get improved specs
After toning down the initial hardware specs announced for this handset, ZTE plans to improve at least a few highlights and has set up a poll that allows those interested to choose what they want, so the Snapdragon 835 might be back in the game after all.
HTC Halfbeak smartwatch surfaces online
The long-awaited HTC One Watch has just surfaced on Weibo as "Halfbeak" and seems like a smart wearable that is the result of HTC's collaboration with Under Armour. Sadly, its specs and launch date are not known.
Motorola flagship spotted on Geekbench
The Moto Z (2016) may be getting its successor soon, though details about the hardware inside the phone remain scarce. What is clear thus far is that the phone will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 chipset.
LG G6 to feature Google Assistant
Next to the heat pipes for cooling the processor and its water resistance, both teased by LG already, the upcoming G6 is also rumored to come with Google Assistant. However, this has not been confirmed by LG yet.
The 3.5 mm audio jack might disappear earlier than expected
Since the latest iPhone and the HTC Bolt, Moto Z, or the latest LeEco smartphones dropped this old connector, it would not be a surprise to see all high-end handsets abandon it by the end of the year.
Nokia's 18.4-inch tablet hits GFXBench
This huge tablet promises to be more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy View, the benchmark database revealing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, all with Android Nougat on top.
Asus ZenFone 4 might launch in May
Although Asus failed to ship as many ZenFone units as anticipated last year, stopping at the 17.5 million barrier, the company aims to sell 20 million units in 2017. The next-gen ZenFone is rumored to show up in May, claim insiders familiar with the matter.
iPhone 8 will support wireless charging, reports say
"Industry sources" have provided further confirmation that Apple's next flagship will allow for wireless charging, though it remains to be seen how the company will implement the feature.
Samsung's Flip Cover to come with an e-ink display
Next to its foldable devices, Samsung seems to be working on a new Flip Cover. As revealed by a patent recently filed in Korea, Samsung plans to add an e-ink display to the next-gen cover for its flagships.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) passes FCC testing
Not long after showing up on Geekbench, the Galaxy phone with model number SM-J727 arrives at FCC. This handset is most likely the long-awaited Galaxy J7 (2017), a smartphone that still has to be announced by Samsung.
Apple has three new tablets coming in latter half of 2017
The new tablets are still in the planning phase and aren't expected to release until the latter half of 2017. Still no word on the fate of the iPad Mini, however.
Nokia P1 might be unveiled next month
After Nokia 6 has been unveiled back at CES, we heard about two more upcoming handsets from this iconic brand - Nokia E1 and Nokia 8. Now, the time has come for the 5.3-inch Nokia P1 flagship with many top-of-the-line specs, including the Snapdragon 835 processor and a 23 MP main camera with Carl Zeiss optics.
More images of Sony Xperia XA successor discovered
More hints at Sony's successor to the Xperia XA are gradually emerging, but questions remain regarding the actual hardware inside the device.
Windows 10 shell update will help close the gap between Windows PCs and phones
Microsoft is allegedly planning on integrating the Windows 10 UIs for PC, mobile, Xbox, and convertibles into one "Composable Shell", allowing for a truly universal Windows OS.
Fujitsu working on a 6-inch Windows 10 Pro device
The 6-inch phablet/tablet will launch as "ARROWS Tab V567/P," but will only be available in Japanese. Its technical specs are not public yet, but considering the price around $1,300 USD, a high-end Intel processor would not be a surprise.
Android One handsets might reach the US market
Initially introduced to allow low-cost handsets to retail loaded with stock Android and to receive updates coming directly from Google, the Android One initiative only targeted emerging markets so far, but the US might be added to the list by mid-2017 as well.
Nokia might be working on foldable devices
Nokia seems to be back in the game on all fronts, including the apparently next big thing in the industry, namely foldable devices. At MWC, the company is expected to unveil quite a few new products and prototypes, including virtual reality devices, smart wearables, and more.
Android Wear 2.0 expected to arrive on February 9
The next iteration of Google's operating system for wearables is apparently scheduled to arrive in early February, Evan Blass now confirming previous rumors and leaks. The list of supported devices is said to consist of only 18 items at launch.
Huawei MediaPad T3 gets its WiFi certification
The slate that surfaced online and appears to be the MediaPad T3 (not confirmed yet by Huawei). The MediaPad T2 lineup consists of three models that feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 3 GB RAM, and a 7-inch or 10-inch touchscreen display.
What Microsoft's foldable device patent could mean for the Surface Phone
A recently-approved patent suggests that the company may be looking into foldable screens for their next device, which many expect to be the Surface Phone. If so, the Surface Phone may not be a smartphone in the usual sense.
LG has designs for foldable phone-tablet hybrid
LG, Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft are exploring various foldable phone concepts that could hit the market as early as Q3 2017. The race is on.
LG Watch Urbane 3rd Edition apparently spotted at FCC
The two LG smartwatches that recently arrived at FCC come with IP67 certification for protection from the elements and use a Qualcomm chipset, being expected to show up next month, shortly after Android Wear 2.0 gets unveiled.
Microsoft patents a foldable device
The patent of the Redmond giant describes what appears to be a foldable tablet with a flexible hinge, a design similar to those previously spotted in patents belonging to Samsung, LG, and Apple.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) surfaces on Geekbench
One month after receiving its WiFi certification, the Android Nougat-loaded Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) now surfaces on Geekbench. The model spotted on this website also runs Nougat, so it will probably hit the market in the coming weeks.
Huawei Press Conference on February 26th: P10 incoming?
Huawei has announced that they will hold a press conference on Sunday February 26th, one day before this years Mobile World Congress opens its doors. It might be an early start for the P10.
Samsung J7 prototype benchmarks leaked
Leaked benchmarks of the Samsung Galaxy J7 have appeared on Geekbench. Most of the specs are in line with information from previous leaks, but there are a couple of discrepancies, too.
Future Xperia Android devices to use OLED displays
Although the company's phone sales are no longer as high as they used to be, Sony seems to have plans for the future and insiders familiar with this matter claim that the Xperia devices would soon get OLED displays.
Nokia 8 leak turns out to be fake
This Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered Nokia 8 Supreme story everyone talked about this week turned out to be a fake coming from a source that has zero evidence and has come out with similar fake rumors in the past as well.
Lost and found: Razer's stolen Valerie prototype listed on Chinese retail site
After being reported stolen earlier this week, Razer's triple-display notebook, codenamed Valerie, has made an appearance on Taobao, a Chinese retail website.
Android 7 update finally coming to Galaxy S7 Edge on January 17
At least for European users, the Galaxy S7 Edge should be getting its official Android Nougat update within the next few days.
Foldable Galaxy X handset might arrive in 2018
Although the first foldable smartphones were rumored to show up last year and some recent rumors claimed that both LG and Samsung would launch such devices in 2017, but it looks like at least Samsung will not have such a product on the market before 2018.
Android Wear 2.0 coming in February
After being mentioned a few times by Google, also having to face a few delays, Android Wear 2.0 is now finally on its way for a February launch, according to an email sent to developers.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X hits TENAA
This handset looks like the Redmi Note 4, but comes with more memory and storage, a MediaTek Helio X20 SoC, 13 MP main camera, as well as a generous 4,100 mAh battery. Its launch date is not official yet, but since it reached TENAA, we expect it to arrive by the end of the month.
Sharp to invest over $800 million USD in OLED production
The trend towards OLED is ramping up with Sharp, JDI, LG, Foxconn, and SDP all devoting more resources to large-scale OLED manufacturing.
Lenovo Moto G5 Plus photos and specifications leak
Online seller leaks the upcoming Moto G5 Plus with a mainstream Snapdragon 625 SoC, 4 GB RAM, and 5.5-inch 1080p display.
Android 7.1 coming to... Chromebooks?
Android N has been trickling out to flagship smartphones for a few months now, but Chromebooks may be the next devices in line to receive the update. Android 7.1 promises to bring better Android app management for Chrome OS.
Xiaomi Mi 6 leaks online
The popular Xiaomi Mi 5 is expected to get a successor with 4 GB RAM and a flat display soon, but the leaked information also mentions a Mi 6 Pro variant next to the regular Mi 6. This one is expected to have 6 GB RAM and a curved display.
Meizu sets January 27 date for major announcement likely showcasing M5s
A leak in December revealed Meizu's 2017 smartphone launch roadmap, indicating that the company would release the M5s in February. Many expect the M5s to be the focus of the January 27th event.
Nokia working on a voice assistant as well
Dubbed "Viki" for now, Nokia's voice assistant is expected to take on Siri, Cortana, Google Voice, and Samsung's upcoming Bixby/Kestra some day in the future. For now, there is only a recent trademark file and nothing more.
Samsung hopes to ship 60 million Galaxy S8 units in 2017
Insiders familiar with the matter claim that Samsung aims to ship no less than 60 million Galaxy S8 handsets by the end of 2017, higher than any of the flagships they ever released.
Xiaomi may launch new Redmi Note in the US
Leaked details of a mysterious Redmi Note-like phone in an alleged FCC filing suggest that Xiaomi is finally ready to make a wider range of devices available for US consumers.
Users might still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge
Microsoft may have officially the free upgrade period months ago, but still seem to sponsor other free upgrade methods.
LG G6 display may feature 18:9 aspect ratio and no bezels
The upcoming flagship may feature a new 2880x1440 display produced by LG Display.
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