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Huawei Honor 8 Pro Android phablet coming to India as an Amazon exclusive in early July 2017

Honor 8 Pro to launch in India as an Amazon exclusive

This premium handset offers a 5.7-inch 2K display, next to a HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, a dual-camera setup, all driven by a 4,000 mAh battery.
New Nubia device spotted on TENAA - Z17 Lite?

New Nubia device spotted on TENAA - Z17 Lite?

ZTE Nubia may be about to release a new device, one that's most likely to be the Nubia Z17 Lite. 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual rear cameras, and possibly, a Snapdragon 625
Oppo R11 Plus billed for June 30 retail date

Oppo R11 Plus billed for June 30 retail date

The Oppo R11 Plus will go on sale on June 30. 6" FHD AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, Snapdragon 660, 3880mAh battery.
Huawei P10 Android flagship full color range

Huawei opens R&D center in Brazil

The Chinese brand teamed up with a local government agency and opened a research and development facility in Santa Rita do Sapucai, in the state of Minas Gerais. Huawei invested $1.3 million in the center.
Details of the Pixel 2 "Taimen" and "Walleye" surface

Details of the Pixel 2 "Taimen" and "Walleye" surface

The medium-sized Muskie was canceled, and we've been left with just the Taimen and Walleye. While both occupy the extremes on the size table, they do share a few similarities in specifications. This year's Pixel devices are shaping up to be entertaining.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active hits GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active hits GFXBench

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active was spotted on GFXBench earlier on. 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and of course, the Snapdragon 835.
More images of the UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro

More images of the UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro

We recently laid our hands on a few images of UMIDIGI's new devices and they look quite good. You may not be getting top of the line features but that form factor won't let you down one bit.
Samsung Galaxy C7 (2016) Android phablet's successor gets its Bluetooth certification

Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) spotted at Bluetooth SIG

The model that just got its Bluetooth certification is SM-C7100, while last year's Galaxy C7 is known as SM-C7000. Two related models, dubbed SM-C7108 and SM-C710F, received their certifications yesterday as well.
The ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. (Source: Samsung)

A Reuters report adds credibility to the Galaxy Note 8's rumored August launch

Summer is about to get a lot hotter with the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The premier phablet is expected to be slightly larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus and feature dual rear cameras.
UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro unveiled

UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro unveiled

The UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro have just been unveiled. 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual rear cameras, Helio P20, 4000mAh battery.
Nubia M2 Play launched

Nubia M2 Play launched

Nubia has announced the launch of their new M2 Play, a less powerful variant of their standard Nubia M2. Snapdragon 435, integrated metal body, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, front-mounted fingerprint reader.
Images of UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro released

Images of UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro released

UMIDIGI are set for the unveiling of their new Z1 and Z1 Pro devices. FHD AMOLED display, 6GB of RAM, dual rear cameras, Helio P20.
An arist's conceptual render of what a Surface smartphone might look like. (Source: Nasir Aslam)

Microsoft gives an enigmatic promise of what its Surface brand smartphone might be

Microsoft executives have made intriguing promises of what we should expect from the company's upcoming Surface branded smartphone device. More accurately, Microsoft has told us what not to expect from the device: anything but the ordinary.
Leagoo T5 - Flagship on a budget

Leagoo T5 - Flagship on a budget

Leagoo's flagship for this year, the T5, may be getting a release soon. 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual rear cameras, 3000mAh battery, front-mounted fingerprint reader
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship and Galaxy S8+ get software update on Verizon and T-Mobile early June 2017

Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile update the Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships

Both carriers offer an update that does not deliver Android 7.1 or Android O, providing Android Pay support, various improvements to Bixby, as well as the monthly security patch instead.
Asus Zenfone AR finally goes on sale

Asus Zenfone AR finally goes on sale

Asus are doing a good job of bringing us closer to the future with each device. The Zenfone AR finally went on sale and it's an absolute beauty.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max and J7 Pro launch event in India

Samsung unveils Galaxy J7 Max and Galaxy J7 Pro Android handsets

While the 5.5-inch J7 Pro comes with the Exynos 7870 processor under the hood and 3 GB RAM and 64 GB storage space, the larger J7 Max uses the Helio P20 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
LeEco Le Max 3 live images leak

LeEco Le Max 3 live images leak

Live images of the LeEco Le Max 3 leaked, revealing a device with a design largely unchanged from that of its predecessor, the Le Max 2.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet successor coming mid-August 2017

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 apparently coming in August

Insiders familiar with the matter claim that Samsung has decided to launch the new phablet earlier than usual to have it on the market before the next-gen iPhone, widely rumored to show up in September.
UMIDIGI C Note 2 specifications surface online

UMIDIGI C Note 2 specifications surface online

The UMIDIGI C Note was released just three months ago but the OEM already have the C Note 2 lined up. Specifications of the Note 2 leaked recently, with the device touted to feature the MT6750T, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.
The Galaxy S8+ and S8 took gold and silver, while the S7 Edge beat out the LG G6 and iPhone 7 Plus for bronze. (Source: PocketNow)

Consumer Reports' top three smartphones are... Samsung, Samsung, and Samsung

Consumer Reports' ratings of top smartphones are currently topped by the Samsung Galaxy S8+, S8, and S7 Edge.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus, SM-G955F) Smartphone Review

92% Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus, SM-G955F) Smartphone Review

Galactic overachiever. Samsung does not make any compromises for its flagship smartphone Galaxy S8+ (Plus) and equips it with a lot of high-end features. You also get a great display with a new aspect ratio and the design is convenient as well. There is not much criticism for the compact phablet from Korea.
Update: A new firmware with improved reliability for the Bluetooth chip and the SD card reader has been released.
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa | ARM Mali-G71 MP20 | 6.2" | 172 g
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active hits Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active hits Geekbench

Samsung is set to announce the launch of the new S8 Active, a more rugged variant of the S8. The device appeared on Geekbench earlier today, revealing some standard performance scores for a Snapdragon 835 device.
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Android phablet successors coming in late July 2017

Asus ZenFone 4 confirmed to arrive at the end of July

Although it was supposed to arrive last month, the ZenFone 4 lineup is now scheduled for a late July unveil. This has been revealed by Asus' CEO Jerry Chen, who recently spoke to Taiwanese website DigiTimes.
HP Elite x3 Phablet (incl. Lap Dock) Review

86% HP Elite x3 Phablet (incl. Lap Dock) Review

Business racer. HP is the only manufacturer offering a premium device with Windows 10 Mobile, which is mainly targeted towards business customers. Besides a large display, the customer also receives a strong battery, and a robust case, which can even run x86 programs with HP Workspace.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.96" | 195 g
Nokia 6, 5, and 3 billed for June 13 India launch

Nokia 6, 5, and 3 billed for June 13 India launch

HMD Global are finally set to to announce the introductions of the Nokia 6, 5, and 3 to the Indian market.
Google Pixel XL 2 surfaces on GFXBench

Google Pixel XL 2 surfaces on GFXBench

The Pixel XL 2 was spotted on GFXBench today. 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, Snapdragon 835.
Android Nougat statue at Googleplex, Nougat now in control of 10 percent of the market

​Android Nougat usage nearing 10 percent

The latest major Android version continues its solid growth, finally nearing the 10 percent market share barrier. Back in April, Nougat's market share was less than 5 percent.
Asus Zenfone AR billed for June 14 release

Asus Zenfone AR billed for June 14 release

The Asus Zenfone AR is set for a June 14 launch. 8GB of RAM, up to 256GB of internal storage, and a 5.7" QHD display.
ZTE announces new pricey mid-range device - V870

ZTE announces new pricey mid-range device - V870

ZTE are billed to announce the release of their new mid-range device, the V870. It will come with 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and the Snapdragon 435.
Source: Android Pure

Oppo R11 press images leaked

The leaked press images reveal the color options of the phone and confirm some of the rumors concerning the phone's design.
Oukitel U16 Max Smartphone Review

78% Oukitel U16 Max Smartphone Review

Chinese gold standard. The giant new smartphone from the Far East not only tries to impress with size and weight but also with features that are decent for the price of about 130 Euros (~$145). We ask ourselves where the Chinese took shortcuts this time.
Mediatek MT6753 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 6" | 223 g
Nubia Z17 launched - Snapdragon 835, UFS 2.1, Quick Charge 4.0

Nubia Z17 launched - Snapdragon 835, UFS 2.1, Quick Charge 4.0

The Nubia Z17 launched today. It features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835, UFS 2.1, 8GB of RAM, up to 128GB of internal storage, Quick Charge 4.0, and dual rear cameras.
Xiaomi Mi Note 3 renders surface

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 renders surface

Renders of the Mi Note 3 leaked earlier in the day, with the device shown sporting dual rear cameras and a front-mounted fingerprint reader.
Maze Alpha processor details now official Helio P25

Maze Alpha confirmed to use the Helio P25 SoC

Initially unveiled without any details about the processor, the Maze Alpha phablet is now one step closer to its launch, as Maze Mobile has just confirmed the use of MediaTek's Helio P25 SoC.
JLab Audio JBuds Pro Bluetooth wireless earbuds now available

JLab Audio launchess three new wireless earbuds

The three new products that succeed the award-winning Epic2 Bluetooth Sport Earbuds retail at prices between $24.99 USD and $39.99 USD, all offering a six-hour battery life and, IP55 dust/sweatproof rating, as well as Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity.
New Umidigi flagship on the cards - 8GB RAM, curved screen, Helio P30

New Umidigi flagship on the cards - 8GB RAM, curved screen, Helio P30

Information from UMIDIGI has touted the release of a new flagship device. It will feature 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, an ultra-wide curved screen, and MediaTek's new Helio P30.
LG V10 premium Android smartphone to get Android Nougat

Android 7.0 Nougat heading for more LG devices

The list of smartphones, phablets, and tablets that receive the Nougat treat from LG includes the V10, G5, G Pad III 8.0, and the Stylus 2. Even more, it looks like even the two-year-old G4 flagship receives the new firmware.
LG V30 renders surface - Flagship to carry hefty 5500mAh battery

LG V30 renders surface - Flagship to carry hefty 5500mAh battery

LG are set for the release of their new flagship device, the V30. The device may sport a QHD OLED display, Snapdragon 835, and a 5500mAh battery.
OnePlus to discontinue sales of the OnePlus 3T

OnePlus to discontinue sales of the OnePlus 3T

OnePlus are set to end official sales of the highly successful OnePlus 3T, a move that will anger fans of the OEM. The 3T was released in December.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4 GB RAM

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 now official

This 6.44-inch phablet features a massive 5,300 mAh battery that is supposed to provide two days of regular use and uses a Snapdragon 625 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Android phablet spotted with Android Nougat on board

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) spotted with Nougat on board

This 5.7-inch phablet that arrived in South Korea last year was mentioned in the list of Nougat-compatible Samsung handsets a while ago but did not receive the new firmware yet. Now, we see it surface on GFXBench with Android 7.0 on board, so the update should arrive soon.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

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

May 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 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

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

May 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

May 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 under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

May 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.
Oppo R11 and R11 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-powered Android handsets with dual camera setup at TENAA

Oppo R11 and R11 Plus spotted at TENAA

These two handsets will use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chip, both offering a dual camera setup on the back and a 20 MP selfie shooter. Since Oppo published a few teasers already, their arrival at TENAA only confirms that the launch is imminent.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Android smartphone coming soon

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active spotted in the wild

An image of the Samsung handset that carries the model number SM-G892A has just surfaced on the websites of The Wireless Power Consortium, the group in charge of the Qi wireless charging standard.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

May 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.
Asus ZenFone AR Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor

Asus ZenFone AR coming to Verizon this summer

This Android phablet ready for both Tango AR and Daydream VR will come to the US exclusively via Verizon Wireless next month when the ZenFone AR is scheduled to go on sale for a price that has not been disclosed yet.

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