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In addition to releasing limited numbers of refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices as the "Galaxy Note FE", the Korea tech giant has reported it will be recycling remaining Note 7 stock to recover up to 157 tons of precious metals.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active may launch by the end of July
An Amazon listing of a screen protector for the S8 Active has touted an August 1 release date, so we have reason to believe that the device will be launched in that period, too.
Xiaomi 5X may launch on July 26, same date as the Meizu Pro 7
Xiaomi are apparently sending invites out for an event on that date. The Pro 7 will be Meizu's flagship for the year but we still can't confirm what the 5X is supposed to be.
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) with Nougat gets its WiFi certification
Unveiled back in January, this 5.5-inch handset launched last week in South Korea with Bixby Home on board, as well as Samsung Pay support. Now, it looks like the US might get it soon as well since the handset has just received its WiFi certification.
Samsung Galaxy C10 spotted with dual cameras
Although many rumors claim that the Galaxy Note 8 would be the first Samsung handset to feature a dual camera setup, it looks like a few mid-rangers with this technology inside are also heading for the market, as shown by the latest Galaxy C10 leaked images that made it online.
More images of the Meizu Pro 7 surface as its launch date draws closer
The Meizu Pro 7 is set to be launched alongside the Pro 7 Plus on July 26. The standard Pro 7 is powered by MediaTek's Helio X30 flagship SoC, while the Pro 7 Plus houses Samsung's new Exynos 8895.
Xiaomi's new device may actually be the 5X, not the X1 as previously thought
It would seem that the previously reported Xiaomi X1 is actually the 5X. It retains the $295 price tag, while having a spontaneous downgrade to a Snapdragon 625 in a move that fans of the OEM won't take kindly to.
Deal: Galaxy S8 for US$575, S8+ for US$675
Samsung flagship S8 and S8+ smartphones are on sale for record-low amounts via Groupon until July 18. Last month, Forbes suggested that consumers in the States will be seeing deep discounts on the S8 due to lower than expected sales in the US.
Xiaomi's upcoming X1 to compete with the Oppo R11
$295 for a Snapdragon 660 device that doesn't appear to disappoint in any other aspect is an incredible deal. For context, this device could have passed for a 2016 flagship, easily. It's looking like a must-buy
The ZTE Blade Spark is a $99 device with a fingerprint reader
This one isn't going to rock your socks but it costs $99 and has a fingerprint reader. Not much to complain about, really.
Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra hits Amazon and Best Buy
This 6-inch phablet with a MediaTek MT6757 processor under the hood can be acquired for $399.99 USD from Best Buy (a holder/stand included for free), while Amazon has listed it for a price of $409 USD.
Asus ZenFone AR launches in India
This handset with Tango and Daydream VR support debuts in India exclusively on Flipkart, carrying a price tag of around $775 USD. The impressive set of specs and features includes 8 GB RAM, a 5.7-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display, as well as a TriCam system.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 coming to India next week
This Qualcomm Snapdragon 625-powered, 6.44-inch Android phablet is scheduled to become available for purchase in India on July 18. The prices in China start around $245 USD for the 64 GB variant and $290 USD for the 128 GB version.
Case-maker renders reveal Galaxy Note 8 design, dual cameras in tow
Leaked case renders for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet lend credence to earlier reports of a bezel-less Infinity display and presence of dual cameras in what could be Samsung's most impressive comeback in the phablet space after the Note 7 debacle.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros
Price contenders. Here you will find the best tablets under 250 Euros (~$285) reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. July 2017 update.
Redmi Note 5A marks the first entry in Xiaomi's new generation of affordable mid-range devices
Xiaomi are set to introduce the first device in their fifth generation of Redmi devices less than six months after the Redmi Note 4X was released. The Note 5A may be powered by a Snapdragon 625, though, and we have a feeling fans of the OEM won't be too thrilled.
Samsung Galaxy Note FE might launch globally this month
Although we heard that Samsung only plans to sell 400,000 Galaxy Note FE units in South Korea, it seems like the global market is supposed to get the refurbished Note 7 as well.
Vivo X9s and X9s Plus debut in China
These new Vivo handsets come with a dual camera setup for selfies (20 MP + 5 MP), Qualcomm Snapdragon 652/653 processors, 4 GB RAM, all with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on top. The price tags read values equivalent to about $396 USD and $440 USD.
Android Nougat usage continues to rise
In around 10 months since its official debut, Android 7 managed to conquer 11.5 percent of the market. Its predecessor, on the other hand, remains the most popular version, with a share of almost 32 percent.
Samsung Galaxy On Max hits India
This handset is the Galaxy J7 Max that was simply rebranded for online sales. It comes with Samsung Pay Mini and Social Camera, those interested being able to acquire it via Flipkart and has a price of around $262 USD.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)
July 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
July 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.
Moto G5S and G5S Plus may launch on July 25
Motorola doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon, with a new leak revealing specifications of the upcoming G5S Plus. It's expected to launch alongside its slightly smaller, less powerful sibling, the Moto G5S Plus.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros
July 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)
July 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 under 120 Euros
July 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.
Moto G5S Plus specs leaked
A possible new model of the Moto G5 may bring more premium materials, a larger screen, and a dual-camera setup for vastly improved photos.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 spotted on Geekbench - Snapdragon 835
The Mi Mix 2 has made its trip to popular benchmark platform, Geekbench. Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, Android 7.1.1 Nougat.`
Huawei Mate 10 billed for October release
The Huawei Mate 10 may be set for an October release. Edge display, 18:9 aspect ratio, Augmented Reality, iris scanning, Kirin 970. Sounds exciting.
The headphone jack survives on the Galaxy Note 8, leaked photo shows
A new smartphone case for Samsung's upcoming phablet all but confirms the existence of a 3.5 mm headphone jack on the device. The photo of the case was revealed yesterday, but has not been commented on by Samsung.
Next-gen Galaxy A and Galaxy C to feature dual cameras
Both expected to hit the market after the arrival of the Galaxy Note 8, the Galaxy A and Galaxy C families are expected to offer a dual-camera setup, but nothing has been confirmed by Samsung yet.
First rumors of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 surface
We may be getting introduced to the Redmi Note 5 soon. 5.5" FHD display, 3790mAh battery, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, Quick Charge 3.0.
Asus Zenfone 4 Max unveiled
Solid device but we have a feeling potential buyers would've preferred a Snapdragon 625 on this over the entry-level 430 and 435.
Guide: Lithium-Ion Battery Safety and Care
Galaxy Note 7, iPhone, and Hoverboard fires have brought the safety of lithium-ion batteries into the spotlight. Although news coverage often implies that any fire or explosion is the result of incompetence, it's important to recognize the volatile nature of the battery technology itself, even under the best circumstances.
Xiaomi may replace the Redmi Pro line with a new X series
There's a chance the Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 has been canceled and will be replaced by a new Xiaomi X1. If reports of the new device's price are to be believed, this may turn out to be a reckless move by the OEM.
Two months before the launch of the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung re-launches the Note 7 in Korea
Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 7 again as the Galaxy Note Fandom Edition (FE) in South Korea. While the launch of the Note FE is only two months ahead of the launch of the Note 8, it looks like the Note 8 will be twice the price of the FE, so there will not be much cannibalization of sales.
LG G6+ launches in South Korea
Although it has the same processor, screen size, and the same amount of memory as the LG G6, the G6+ comes with 128 GB internal storage space. Next to the G6+, a cheaper 32 GB LG G6 arrives in Korea as well, both featuring LG Pay support.
Blackview P2 Smartphone Review
Blackviewberry without keyboard. Not just the name of the Chinese manufacturer Blackview seems to be inspired by the Canadian manufacturer that used to be called RIM. But the smartphone with the simple name of "P2" is not trying to impress with a keyboard, but rather with good connectivity and a large battery. The specifications look promising, but is that enough?
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 230 g
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 230 g
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom gets Android Nougat
In addition to Android 7.0 and various bug fixes, the new firmware also comes with support for Portrait mode. According to Asus, the autopush should be complete in about a week.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE might launch next week
The ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is expected to return to the market in early July. This time, it will be sold as Galaxy Note 7 FE (Fandom Edition). The first country to get it would be South Korea, for a price tag of around $615 USD.
Unofficial list of Samsung devices to get Android 8.0 shows up
While the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 handsets will get Android O for sure, it is very likely that the Galaxy S6 series and the Note 5 phablet will never receive an official update to Android 8.0.
New Sharp FS8016 on a benchmark tour
Sharp's new device, styled "FS8016" has earned our attention by its visits to various benchmarking apps. Snapdragon 660, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 5.5" 2K display.
First public beta of iOS 11 now available
The final version of iOS 11 is scheduled to become available this fall, but Apple plans to release regular public beta builds during the summer, and the first such version arrived earlier today.
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?
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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