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OnePlus 5T. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus officially launches the 5T with an 18:9 screen and a new approach to the dual camera design

The OnePlus 5T is now official, with an 18:9 minimal-bezel screen, and a new approach to the dual camera setup that OnePlus claims improves the low-light performance.
Vivo V7 Android smartphone with 24 MP front camera and Qualcomm Snapdragon 450

Vivo V7 now official in China

The new Vivo V7 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor and features a 24 MP camera for selfies, being similar to the Vivo V7+. However, the V7 comes with 32 GB internal storage, while its more expensive sibling features 64 GB of storage space.
OnePlus 5T model A5010 details (Source: GFXBench)

OnePlus 5T surfaces on GFXBench

The upcoming OnePlus 5T was spotted on GFXBench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, as well as a generous 6-inch display with 2,060 x 1,980 pixels. Its launch is expected for tomorrow.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

November 2017 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

November 2017 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$337) 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

November 2017 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

November 2017 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
mophie juice pack for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Source: mophie)

Mophie intros a battery case for the Galaxy Note 8

The juice pack and the charge force case by mophie target the Galaxy Note 8 phablet, offering wireless charging support and about 3,000 mAh of additional battery capacity for less than US$100.
Oppo F5 "Selfie Expert" Android phablet now available in India

Selfie-focused Oppo F5 phablet hits India

One month after launching in the Philippines, the 6-inch Oppo F5 Android phablet arrives in India, a very good market for selfie-centric handsets. The most attractive feature of this device is the 20 MP front camera with an AI-assisted beautify mode that promises to deliver amazing selfies.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

November 2017 update. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 phablet gets MIUI 9 software update

MIUI 9 global stable ROM rolls out

After spending a long time in the public beta testing stage, the Android Nougat-based MIUI 9 ROM by Xiaomi is finally rolling out to Redmi Note 4/Note 4X and Mi Max 2 handsets. The second batch consists of six more devices and is expected to get updated this month as well.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review

91% Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review

Wow, but with minor pitfalls. With the Pro version of the Mate 10 series, we currently have the strongest Huawei smartphone in our test. The storage equipment and camera have been improved, and the Chinese phone now has an OLED screen in the 2:1 format. Together with the Kirin 970, a SoC that has an additional NPU is used. Sounds great, but Huawei has made cuts in some places. Update: Testing completed.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6" | 178 g
UK carrier 3G UK accidentally leaked the details of Razer's upcoming gaming-focused smartphone/phablet. (Source: Android Police)

Details of Razer's first Smartphone leaked ahead of official launch

Nearly all details of Razer's upcoming smartphone have been leaked a day before the official launch by a UK mobile provider. The massive phone will feature a 120Hz IGZO display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8 GB of RAM, and a 4000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Android flagship (Source: Xiaomi)

Samsung and Xiaomi now control almost half of the Indian smartphone market

While Samsung maintained its share of the Indian smartphone market unchanged in the third quarter, Xiaomi's local sales jumped from 6 percent in Q3 2016 to no less than 22 percent in the same period of 2017.
Oppo F5 Selfie Expert Android phablet (Source: Oppo Club Thailand)

Oppo F5 Selfie Expert phablet with front dual camera coming this week

Expected to debut on October 26, the 6-inch Oppo F5 "Selfie Expert" is rumored to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor and a dual-camera setup, as well as an 18:9 aspect ratio display.
HTC U11 Plus unofficial render (Source: TheRoyale)

HTC U11 Plus renders surface online

The upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-driven HTC U11 Plus is expected to get an official launch on November 2, when it is also supposed to become the first HTC handset with a display ratio of 18:9.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro.

Kirin 970 benchmark scores place it on par with the Snapdragon 835

Qualcomm has something of a monopoly on the Android market at the moment, so it's particularly impressive that Huawei's in-house Kirin 970 is able to compete with the Snapdragon 835 on all fronts.
AT&T-exclusive ZTE Axon M foldable Android smartphone (Source: ZTE USA)

Foldable ZTE Axon M smartphone now official

The ZTE Axon M features the slightly outdated Snapdragon 821 processor, but it is the only handset to feature a dual display folding design with four operating modes nowadays. Sadly, it will only hit the market via AT&T next month.
Huawei Mate 10 Pro may be coming soon with dedicated AI processor (Source: evleaks)

More Huawei Mate 10 Pro images leak ahead of official reveal

The striped back and near bezel-free front are looking more likely for the next Huawei flagship.
ZTE Axon M (Z999) on FCC (Source: blog of mobile)

Foldable smartphone ZTE Axon M (Z999) hits FCC

The foldable ZTE Axon M (Z999) handset surfaced on FCC yesterday, about one week prior to its alleged launch date. The certification documents reveal LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, and WiFi dual-band connectivity, as well as a foldable case that measures 5.9 x 5.51 inches when open.
The S8+ sits just behind the new Note 8 in the Samsung smartphone hierarchy. (Source: GSMArena)

Deal | You can snag a Galaxy S8+ for just over $600

There's a deal on eBay at the moment which has a new, unlocked, dual-sim Galaxy S8+ at a bargain price of $630. The S8+ features a 6.2-inch SUPER AMOLED QHD display, Exynos 8895, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of RAM, and a 3500 mAh battery.
Images from the TENAA listing point towards a full-screen display. (Source: Gizmochina)

Honor 7X spotted on Geekbench, Kirin 659 outperforms the Snapdragon 625

Huawei's upcoming Honor 7X is expected to launch on October 11 and it's been spotted on Geekbench with performance scores that correspond to what we've come to expect from devices in that segment.
Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Preview

Google Pixel 2 XL Smartphone Preview

First impressions. The Pixel 2 XL is visually a high-end smartphone of the year 2017 and has a POLED display in the 2:1 format. Visually, the relation to the LG V30 cannot be denied, but it took a different path in terms of the camera. In addition, there is quite a lot of battery power.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 175 g
The Elite x3 could be the last high-end Windows phone. (Source: HP)

After first denying it, HP confirms axing of Elite x3 smartphone

HP exec Nick Lazaridis has said that the company has abandoned its plans for anymore Windows Mobile devices and that the Elite x3 will be its last. Moving forward, HP will be looking into as yet unspecified alternative mobile solutions.
Huawei launches the Honor 9i but it's nothing we haven't seen already

Huawei launches the Honor 9i but it's nothing we haven't seen already

Huawei has once again repackaged the same device for our purchasing pleasure. Maimang 6, Nova 2i, and now, Honor 9i. Some would say it's getting a tad annoying.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android flagship 94 DxOMark score (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is tied with the iPhone 8 Plus in the camera department, Google Pixel 2 steals the crown

With an overall DxOMark score of 94, the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus were the best handsets until a few hours ago, when the Google Pixel 2 claimed the crown awarded by this well-known French website.
The Pixel XL in all its glory. (Source: Android Authority)

Details and images of both Pixel devices revealed

Details of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are all but confirmed, as we all wait for the official event that takes place on October 4.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone Review

90% Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone Review

Back to being best. The Note 8 shines with a big, superb Infinity screen, high performance and, for the first time, with a dual-camera. As usual, the S-Pen that can be inserted into the casing is included. Whether Samsung has developed the ideal phablet after the Note 7 disaster will be clarified in the test.
Update: Information concerning PWM, display response times, temperatures and power consumption has been added.
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa | ARM Mali-G71 MP20 | 6.3" | 195 g
Huawei Nova 2i launched, quad cameras in tow

Huawei Nova 2i launched, quad cameras in tow

The Huawei Nova 2i has been launched, with the mid-range device turning out to be—rather surprisingly—the international model of the Maimang 6 that was just released in China.
ZTE Axon Multy foldable phone (Source: Android Authority)

ZTE Axon M foldable handset surfaces online

Codenamed Axon Multy, the foldable device that might launch as the ZTE Axon M in less than three weeks is rumored to feature twin full HD displays that turn into a massive 6.8-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 1,920 x 2,160 pixels.
It's a good-looking one.

Gionee M7 launched - Helio P30, 18;9 display, dual rear cameras

The Gionee M7 has been launched, with the device being the first to ship with MediaTek's Helio P30 that was announced back in August.
Samsung Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) foldable phone renders (Source: Pocketnow)

Foldable Samsung Galaxy Note X surfaces online

The foldable handset known as the Samsung Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) has just been spotted in a listing at South Korea's National Radio Research Agency, two months after it surfaced at Bluetooth SIG.
That's an A in the design department. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei Maimang 6 launched in China

The Maimang 6, expected to launch as the Mate 10 Lite outside China, has been announced, with its quad camera formation and 18:9 display making for a novel package from Huawei.
The 2NX NNA has the advantage of ultra-low energy consumption over Apple's and Huawei's SoCs. (Source: Imagination)

Imagination releases new PowerVR mobile GPUs and its first Neural Network Accelerator

The PowerVR Series9XE GPUs are designed for entry-level mobile devices and cost-effective products, while the more advance Series9XM chips are aimed at mid-range smartphones/tablets, premium gaming set-top boxes and infotainment systems. Imagination's first NNA chip offers similar features to Apple's A11 Bionic and Huawei's Kirin 970 SoCs, but in a more ener...
Gretel GT6000 Smartphone Review

78% Gretel GT6000 Smartphone Review

A heavy pebble. The GT600 is the second smartphone produced by this Chinese manufacturer that Notebookcheck has reviewed. With its good price and long battery life, the heavy device from Asia is an attractive offer.
Mediatek MT6737 | ARM Mali-T720 | 5.5" | 233 g
The U11 sported a regular 5.5-inch display.

Google deal no herald of doom as HTC looks set to launch another flagship

HTC may have entered a partnership with Google but it will still produce smartphones in its own name, at least for the time being. Its next device is said to be the bezel-less flagship, the U11 Plus.
The Mate 10 Pro will be the most feature-packed model. (Source: Medicalman)

Huawei Mate 10 to have four models, Maimang 6 the Mate 10 Lite

Contrary to previous thoughts, the Maimang 6 will not launch as the G10 in the western market, with Huawei set to offer it as the Mate 10 Lite, a lower-specced version of the upcoming Mate 10 flagships.
T-Mobile CEO John J. Legere (Source: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile increases its unlimited plan's throttling limit

Not long after launching the "Netflix On Us" deal, T-Mobile is now increasing the throttling limit of its unlimited plan from the industry-leading 32 GB to no less than 50 GB.
Both devices feature dual rear cameras. (Source: Weibo)

Images and pricing details of the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro revealed

Huawei's upcoming flagships, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro, are billed for a mid-October launch. Here, we have a look at the first set of details available for both devices.
Samsung dual camera setup unofficial render (Source:

Samsung allegedly working on a 1,000 fps camera sensor

Insiders familiar with the matter revealed that Samsung Electronics is going to begin mass-producing a new image sensor that can record up to 1,000 frames per second. This capability provides advanced slow motion recording to mobile devices.
UMIDIGI sems to have a lot of love for the red-black combo.

The UMIDIGI S2 offers an acute lack of bezels for $200

The UMIDIGI S2 looks to be the OEM's take on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Impressive design language aside, the S2 offers solid mid-range features, with its 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, Helio P20, 18:9 aspect ratio, and 5100mAh battery standing out
5G trademark logo (Source: 3GPP)

5G phones could hit the market by 2019

Qualcomm's CEO recently unveiled that the first 5G smartphones for the masses will hit the market in 2019, about one year earlier than previously expected.
The G9 Plus was released just over a year ago.

UPDATE | Huawei G10 with quad cameras billed for September 22 launch

The Maimang series offers upper mid-range devices for the Chinese market, with the devices being rebranded with the "G" prefix for western markets. The Maimang 6 is expected to feature quad cameras and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The Galaxy Note 8 is now available for pre-order on Amazon India. (Source: Amazon)

Preorders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 begin in India

Samsung India has officially unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 in India shortly after its global launch. The handset, which retails at ₹67,900 (US$ 1,060), will go on sale in the country starting September 22.
Apple's Siri is vulnerable to ultrasonic voice hacks.

Siri and Alexa are vulnerable to ultrasonic voice commands

Chinese researchers have been able to launch malicious voice command attacks on every major voice assistant including Siri and Alexa. Using ultrasonics, the researchers were able to hack devices with any victim completely unaware that their device had been compromised.
LG V30 Smartphone Review

LG V30 Smartphone Review

First Impression. With the LG V30, the Koreans now show a real high-end smartphone, which offers strong video features and an improved dual camera. LG has taken the complaints about the G6 for the German market to heart and also offers the device with wireless charging and quad-DAC audio here as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 6" | 158 g
The Mi 6 was released in April.

First Xiaomi Mi 7 rumors surface - Q1 2018 launch a possibilty

Rumors of the Mi 7 have surfaced, with sources claiming the flagship will feature a 6" OLED display, up to 8 GB of RAM, a glass or ceramic build, and the Snapdragon 845.
SanDisk Ultra 400 GB microSDXC memory card (Source: SanDisk)

IFA 2017 | SanDisk intros the world's largest microSD card to date

More than two years after the introduction of the 200 GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I as the world's largest microSD card, SanDisk sets a new world record by unveiling its 400 GB sibling.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 teaser image reveals official launch date (Source: MIUI)

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to launch on September 11

Xiaomi has just confirmed that its Mi MIX 2 phablet will be unveiled on September 11 in Beijing. They did not reveal any specs except a "revolutionary 2.0 bezel-less display."
Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones

Fitbit Flyer wireless headphones coming in October

Featuring a rugged, sweatproof design and customizable fit, Fitbit's first Bluetooth headphones integrate Waves MaxxAudio technology and can be pre-ordered already for US$129.95.

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