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The Huawei Watch 2 may come in three different colors. (Source: VentureBeat)

Hauwei Watch 2 leaks: sporty design with cellular chops

Recently leaked images of the Huawei Watch 2 show off a sport-centric design and nanoSIM slot for cellular connections. The Watch 2 may debut at MWC next week.
Samsung's new 10nm Exynos 9 chip is expected to replace the Snapdragon 835 in some markets. (Source: Evan Blass @evleaks)

Galaxy S8+ specs tipped: will pack 6.2-inch screen, 10nm Exynos 9 or Snapdragon 835 SoC, iris scanner

Evan Blass has detailed the (alleged) specs for the Galaxy S8+ in full.
Xiaomi "Pinecone" processor launch event invite for February 28, name not confirmed yet

Xiaomi Pinecone processor coming next week

The name of this upcoming chip has not been confirmed yet, but most of the details should become official on February 28. This chip will make Xiaomi the second Chinese smartphone maker to manufacture central processing units for mobile devices.
The HTC Desire line is set to be axed after this year. (Source: HTC)

HTC will stop making entry-level smartphones by end of year

Citing increased competition and low profit margins, HTC will exit the budget smartphone market by the end of 2017.
The original Mi Max. Its successor probably won't look much different. (Source: Android Pure)

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 may feature the Snapdragon 660, 6GB RAM and 5000mAh battery

Just a year after the first Mi Max, new leaks revealed that Xiaomi has a successor coming up that they are expected to unveil in May 2017. In addition, they provided a few clues about the hardware in the phablet.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 could be in for a refurbished return. (Source: Hankyung)

Note 7 resurrected: Samsung could begin to refurbish and sell Galaxy Note 7

According to a South Korean news outlet, Samsung may refurbished recalled Galaxy Note 7 units with smaller capacity batteries and new outer casings.
Huawei MediaPad T3 Android tablet surfaces at TENAA

Huawei MediaPad T3 spotted at TENAA

This 8-inch slate should hit the market as Honor MediaPad T3 once/if it gets out of China, and its specs are expected to include a quad-core processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, all with Android Nougat on top.
The screen may not be as edge-to-edge as some would have hoped, but the bezels are thin nevertheless. (Source:

Samsung Galaxy S8 live images leak, onscreen buttons revealed

New leaks from China offer insight into the phone's much-debated exterior appearance, display (with the on-screen navigation keys) and ports. Is a fingerprint scanner next to the Samsung Galaxy S8's rear camera going to be an issue?
The large, bolded "9" indicates that this will be a new series of Samsung's in-house chipset. (Source: Android Police)

Samsung's upcoming Exynos 9 Series SoC to compete with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835

The updated Exynos chipset is likely to use the new 10nm FinFET manufacturing process, the same one used by its Qualcomm equivalent, the Snapdragon 835. This suggests that we may see a number of Samsung Galaxy S8 variants with different processors.
Mac Otakara has stated that Apple may update their current iPad Pro and iPhone lines in March. (Source: Otakara)

Apple rumored to update iPad Pro, iPhones in March

According to Japanese website Mac Otakara, the Cupertino Giant will add several new sizes of iPad Pro and new colors to the iPhone SE and iPhone 7 lines.
ZTE Hawkeye Android smartphone Kickstarter failed project

ZTE might kill the Hawkeye project

What started as "Project CSX" and turned into ZTE Hawkeye seems to have failed. The Kickstarter campaign for it only raised about $36,000 USD of the $500,000 USD goal and ZTE has just decided to stop the campaign and reconsider the whole project.
A teardown of what might be the Nintendo Switch gives us a good look at what's inside. (Source:

Supposed teardown of Nintendo's Switch gives an idea of what makes it tick

A teardown of what might be Nintendo's Switch gives us a peek into what we might see in the upcoming console.
HTC One X10 Android smartphone leaked images

HTC One X10 images leak online

This previously rumored handset surfaces in a set of images showing a fingerprint reader on the back and three capacitive buttons below the screen. As many other unconfirmed handsets we keep hearing about these days, it should become official at MWC 2017.
No, it does not run Android Nougat, nor does it feature Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS or 3G connectivity. (Source: NDTV)

Nokia 3310 reboot will land next week at MWC

HMD Global annouced that the classic Nokia 3310 is getting released again after 17 years, cashing in on loyal Nokia fans who have fond memories of using the phone. It is, after all, one of the phones that launched a thousands Nokia memes about how Nokia cellphones are said to be indestructible.
Huawei P10 Android smartphone leaked images via FCC

First official Huawei P10 images leak online

Although the images show a design with a flat screen without curved edges that makes the upcoming handset similar to the Huawei P9, the fingerprint reader appears to be placed on what seems to be the home button.
Winstron is a major Taiwanese contracted electronics manufacturer. (Source: Winstron)

Apple hopes to take over the Indian market with locally made iPhone SE

An industry source has reported that Apple will begin assembling the iPhone SE in India, through Taiwanese ODM Winstron. Assembling Apple's cheapest handset in India will help make the phone more accessible for the vast majority of the Indian market.
New leaks detail Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 mid-range SoCs

New leaks detail Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 mid-range SoCs

The Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 will succeed the Snapdragon 625, 626, and 653, respectively, with supposed launch dates before the end of the year.
Huawei P10 headed for MWC and could carry up to 8 GB of RAM

Huawei P10 headed for MWC and could carry up to 8 GB of RAM

Specifications on the P10 and P10 Plus have leaked through an online retailer suggesting 8 GB of RAM and a launch price of 799 Euros.
Asus ZenFlip UX370 Windows convertible leaked render

Asus ZenFlip UX370 render leak online

This upcoming convertible is probably an updated version of the ZenBook Flip UX360 and, although the name has not been confirmed by Asus yet, it could be the first ZenFlip product to hit the market.
The low price point is highly attractive, but will that be enough to help Asus catch on in China? (Source: Android Headlines)

Asus Zenfone 3 Go specs leak online

The contents of the leak have yet to be confirmed, but assuming the information is accurate, speculators say Asus is likely to officially announce the budget phone at MWC this year. Asus's new device may lack powerful hardware, but that will matter little to the target audience: social media users.
Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone will be first to ship with the Helio X30 SoC

Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone will be first to ship with the Helio X30 SoC

Vernee's three-month old Apollo smartphone is already getting a successor for an official reveal at MWC 2017.
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus were posted by a Spanish retailer earlier today. (Source: 9to5Google)

Moto G5 and G5 Plus specs leak online

A Spanish retailer accidentally posted press images for the phones, detailing in full the specification list for each device. The images were copied and reposted before they could be taken down.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 rugged Android handset successor coming soon

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 hits Geekbench

Three weeks after receiving its WiFi certification, this rugged handset surfaces on Geekbench with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, next to the 14 nm Exynos 7570 processor and 2 GB RAM.
Oppo and Vivo are making a concerted effort to capitalize on the demand for midrange handsets in China, India and Southeast Asia. (Source: Yibada)

Oppo expected to ramp up production capacity in 2017

While Xiaomi and Apple face an increasingly challenging smartphone market, Oppo is leaping ahead of the competition to become the handset maker to beat in China's domestic market. Additional production plants will help it meet growing demand.
More leaks show the LG G6 shipping with the older Snapdragon 821 SoC (Source: The Verge)

More leaks show the LG G6 shipping with the older Snapdragon 821 SoC

LG is backed up into a corner and will likely launch its anticipated G6 flagship early in an attempt to beat the Samsung Galaxy S8 to market.
Apple iPhone 7 flagship successor to use OLED panels made by Samsung

Apple orders 60 million OLED panels from Samsung

Last year, Samsung Display struck a deal to supply 100 million OLED panels to Apple for the upcoming iPhone 8, and now they have just signed up for an additional 60 million units, worth around $4.3 billion.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Android tablets to get Nougat

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 with Android 7.0 hits Geekbench

Not long after grabbing its WiFi certification, the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 with Android 7.0 Nougat on board hits Geekbench. However, Samsung still has to launch the official Nougat firmware for this tablet and its siblings.
Huawei Watch smartwatch to get a successor in February 2017

Huawei Watch 2 might arrive at MWC

Huawei Watch will get a successor simply known as Watch 2. A teaser posted on Weibo reveals that this smartwatch will be unveiled at the end of the month, during the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.
Nokia 6 Android smartphone global launch in February 2017

Nokia 3, 5, and 6 to launch globally this month

The Nokia 6 is finally going to hit other markets soon, next to the cheaper Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 smartphones, as well as a tribute to the classic 3310 that launched back in 2000 and is well known for its durability.
The improved 14-inch convertible appeared on Lenovo's website as the Lenovo Yoga 520. It was deleted shortly after. (Source: Liliputing)

Lenovo Yoga 510 is getting a Kaby Lake refresh

Known as the Lenovo Flex 4 in the US, the 2-in-1 device is receiving a CPU upgrade, smaller bezels, and a larger SSD capacity limit. Lenovo will likely reveal price and availability at MWC later this month.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Android smartphone successor coming soon

Alleged Galaxy J7 (2017) US variant spotted on GFXBench

The GFXBench listing of the Samsung device codenamed SM-J727VL reveals a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage, all with Android Nougat on top.
Google Play Music streaming service could merge with YouTube Music

Google might combine YouTube Music and Google Play Music

Google's two music streaming apps might soon become one, as the company is apparently rethinking its strategy and plans to combine the two products, including the two teams behind them as well.
Lenovo Miix 320 Windows convertible with Intel Atom x5 processor

Lenovo Miix 320 Windows convertible leaks online

This Intel Atom x5-driven 10.1-inch convertible has been recently spotted on a few Lenovo websites, the pages showing it being removed in the meantime. Its official launch is expected to occur by the end of the month.
Meizu M5S retail units leak

Meizu M5S retail units leak

New shots seemingly confirm previous rumors of an octa-core MediaTek SoC with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. A low starting price in the 150 to 200 Euro range is likely.
Even though the information about the iPhone 8 comes from the supply chain, take all information with a grain of salt. (Source: Mac Rumors)

iPhone 8 to feature iris scanner, insider sources say

This latest news confirms a number of features that Apple insiders and users have said will almost certainly be in the next iPhone. Most interestingly, the sources mentioned an iris scanner, a feature that appeared in the Galaxy Note 7 and will appear in the upcoming Samsung flagship devices.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S tablet successor coming soon, specs leak online

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S2 specs surface online

The upcoming Galaxy TabPro S successor has been spotted at FCC earlier this week, and the latest leak reveals a Quad HD AMOLED display, a Kaby Lake processor, 4 GB RAM, and 128 GB internal storage.
Xiaomi may be making its own line of SoCs, codenamed "Pinecone." (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi may be making its own mobile SoC, codenamed "Pinecone"

Xiaomi may be joining Huawei as the second Chinese smartphone company to manufacture a mobile system-on-a-chip, or SoC.
Ryzen could be priced unbelievably low. (Source:

Prices for AMD's Ryzen CPUs leaked

The pricing, if true, is incredibly aggressive and comes in at under half the cost of what could be the closest competitor from Intel.
Speculators are still debating whether the anniversary iPhone will be called the iPhone 8 or the more dramatic iPhone X. (Source: Fast Company)

Upcoming anniversary iPhone could set buyers back upward of $1000

The new OLED screen that stretches across the entire front of the phone is the primary reason for the price hike, sources say, as it may be costing Apple twice as much as the LCD used in current iPhones.
Lenovo Moto G5 Plus Android smartphone leaked image

Lenovo Moto G5 Plus spotted online

This upcoming handset is expected to show up at MWC, and its specs are rumored to include a 5.2-inch display, a 12 MP Rapid Focus main camera, NFC connectivity, a fingerprint reader, as well as a TurboPower-compatible 3,000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi teasing Redmi Note 4X phablet ahead of reveal

Xiaomi teasing Redmi Note 4X smartphone ahead of reveal

The Redmi Note 4X could be set for a February 16th reveal. Previous rumors suggest that the affordable 5.5-inch smartphone will drop Huawei's in-house Helio X20 in favor of the mainstream Snapdragon 653 SoC.
ZTE Quartz Android Wear smartwatch image leaked by Evan Blass

ZTE Quartz smartwatch might launch soon

The first alleged image of this upcoming wearable was leaked by Evan Blass yesterday and is possible to see it unveiled later today, next to a few other Android Wear 2.0 devices by other brands.
Samsung Chromebook Plus convertible to offer up to 16 GB RAM

Samsung Chromebook Plus might have up to 16 GB RAM

While the Samsung Chromebook Plus is expected to arrive next week with 4 GB RAM on board, its Pro sibling is scheduled to arrive in April. While it is supposed to feature up to 8 GB RAM, the latest rumors claim the Chromebook Pro might get a 16 GB RAM variant after a while as well.
The Lenovo Yoga 720 may have thinner bezels for a smaller footprint. (Source: Notebook Italia)

Lenovo Yoga 720 leaked on Notebook Italia

The leak states that the Lenovo Yoga 720 may have a Kaby Lake CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050.
Samsung Galaxy S8 unofficial render, Bixby/Kestra AI to offer support for up to 8 languages out of the box

Samsung's Bixby to offer support for 7-8 languages at launch

Although this rumor has not been confirmed by Samsung yet, it looks like the virtual assistant expected to arrive with the Galaxy S8 would offer support for up to eight languages out of the box.
BlackBerry smartphones could reach India after being manufactured locally

BlackBerry teams up with Optiemus

The exclusive long-term agreement with Optiemus will bring secure BlackBerry Android handsets, software and services to more markets, including India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
LG Watch Sport Android Wear smartwatch details on Geekbench

LG Watch Sport hits Geekbench

The upcoming smartwatch has been spotted next to references to Android 7.1.1 Nougat and LTE cellular support, so the Watch Sport will probably launch with Android Wear 2.0 out-of-the-box.
Google Play Store might come back to China

Google Play Store might return to China

Insiders familiar with the matter reveal that NetEase, a Chinese company, is on its way to team up with Google. The purpose of this partnership would be to bring back the digital media store operated by the search giant to China.
The additional confirmation we need that HTC is not holding back on the hardware for the next HTC flagship. (Source: The Inquirer)

HTC tests 2017 flagship with Snapdragon 835 on Verizon

Since other smartphones can only release their Snapdragon 835 phones after Samsung does, the inclusion of the chipset means that HTC's flagship may hit the market later in the year than the HTC 10 did in 2016.
A screenshot of the page shows some of the configuration options (DDR4LP was available, but not selected). (Source: Marco Bozzola)

XPS 13 9360 spotted with i7-7560U, Iris graphics

Dell's ever-popular ultrabook was spotted with some upgraded specs on Dell's Italian website before being taken down. A faster CPU/GPU was spotted, as well as DDR4LP RAM and new configuration options.

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