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Motorola Stream wireless earbuds audio accessory coming to the US in September 2017

Motorola Stream wireless earbuds coming to the US next month

This new audio accessory made by Binatone and branded by Motorola is available for purchase only in the UK at this time, for a price of around US$105. These earbuds come with a charging case and work with both Google Now and Apple Siri.
The M5 Note was released in December last year. (Source: GSMArena)

Meizu M6 Note with dual rear cameras to launch on August 23

The Meizu M6 Note is Meizu's mid-range offering for the year, and it looks to be an impressive offering for the price touted, with a sheet of features including MediaTek's Helio P25, a metal unibody, and a 4000mAh battery.
Google Nexus 6P flagship and others receive August 2017 Android security patches

Google's August Android security patch now available for Nexus and Pixel devices

This month's update is based on Android 7.1.2 and Android 7.1.1, depending on the device targeted. In addition to the Pixel and Nexus handsets, the Nexus Player digital media player and the Nexus 9 tablet also got updated.

UMIDIGI Crystal with dual rear cameras announced

The much awaited UMIDIGI Crystal has finally been launched and it's a solid device for its intended market space. Presale begins on August 15.
Samsung U Flex Headphones headset with flexible neckband, Bixby and S Health buttons

Samsung U Flex Headphones now official

This new wireless headset comes with improved Bluetooth connectivity, a bendable, around-the-neck design, also featuring a splash resistant coating, a customizable button, as well as Samsung's proprietary Scalable Codec tech.
Look mom, no bezels! (Source: Slashleaks)

Live pictures of the Galaxy Note 8 surface, reveal dual cameras and a redesigned S-Pen

New pictures of the Galaxy Note 8 have just gone live and seem to corroborate earlier reports of a Galaxy S8-esque design with a squared-off look at the corners, along with the presence of dual rear cameras and a redesigned S-Pen.
Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Android phablet first Tango-enabled handset to hit the market

Lenovo phones to feature stock Android from now on

After moving from Vibe UI to Vibe Pure UI with the launch of the K6 Power, Lenovo is now ready to deliver only pure Android handsets, and the first one is expected to be the K8 Note. This handset is scheduled for launch in India, on August 9.
Edge-to-edge displays are the rave. (Source: Weibo)

Honor Note 9 to come with massive 4600mAh battery

The Honor Note 9 is to the Honor 9 what the Galaxy Note 8 is to the S8: Larger, more powerful, and almost certainly more expensive.
Asus Zenfone AR flagship now available on Verizon Wireless

Asus Zenfone AR now available on Verizon

Verizon Wireless customers can get the world's first handset with support for both Google Daydream VR and Tango AR for US$648, but there is also the choice to go with 24 monthly payments of US$27 each.
Alleged image of the Galaxy Note 8. (Source: evleaks/twitter)

Newly leaked image shows what to expect from the Galaxy Note 8

Noted product leaker, Evan Blass, has posted an image of the Galaxy Note 8 on twitter. It shows front, back, and side profile in two colors. The fingerprint scanner is in the same troublesome location as the Galaxy S8, and there appears to be a dedicated Bixby button.
We've seen this somewhere before. (Source: Gizmochina)

The Ulefone T1 can be ordered now for $199.99

The T1, Ulefone's new mid-ranger that supports a number of North American LTE bands, will be available for pre-order starting today. US$199.99 for 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual rear cameras, and a Helio P25 is quite the compelling buy.
Looks even better than the black colorway (Source: Gizmochina)

The Nubia Z17 is coming in red on August 1

Another day, another flowery-sounding color variant. The Nubia Z17 went on sale weeks ago but lovers of red finally have something to look forward to, as the company gets set to release a Flame Red color variant on August 1.
There's not much in the way of live images right now. (Source: DBS Designing)

LG V30 to go on sale in September

The LG V30, LG's main flagship for the year, is expected to go on sale in September, roughly two weeks after its launch in August.
Xiaomi Mi 5X launched

Xiaomi Mi 5X officially launched

The Mi 5X has been officially released and its final price of $220 is one that makes it a good buy for the features it offers. Snapdragon 625, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 5.5" FHD display, dual rear cameras.
Props to Meizu for actually doing something different. (Source: Android Authority)

Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus unveiled - First devices with MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC

The Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus have finally been unveiled, with the flagships featuring MediaTek's new Helio X30 while boasting of an impressive spreadsheet of features.
The dual rear camera design is a nice, new take. (Source: Lenovo)

Moto Z2 Force announced, goes on sale in the US today

The Motorola Z2 Force has been officially launched and will be available for pre-order in the US starting today. Snapdragon 835, 5.5" QHD POLED display, dual rear cameras, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage.
UMIDIGI Crystal set for August 7 launch

UMIDIGI Crystal set for August 7 launch

UMIDIGI's new midranger, the Crystal, has been shrouded in mystery but we will finally be getting an official announcement on August 7.
LG V10 premium phablet gets Android Nougat update on T-Mobile

T-Mobile LG V10 gets Android Nougat

Released with Android Lollipop on board back in October 2015, the LG V10 now receives its second major OS upgrade on T-Mobile, almost two months after the first units got Android 7 in South Korea.
S8 Active live images and video leaked

Images and hands-on video of the Galaxy S8 Active leaked

The S8 Active is likely to be launched within the week but we've already had some of its more intimate details revealed.
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 invite, Galaxy Note 8 launch confirmed for August 23

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 coming in August

The launch of the Galaxy Note 8 is scheduled to take place at Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Samsung has confirmed that the event is set to kick off at 11 AM EST on August 23.
Asus Zenfone AR goes on sale in the UK

Asus Zenfone AR hits the UK

The Zenfone AR will go on sale in the UK today, and while it comes with an admittedly impressive price tag of about £800, you'll have a hard time finding a device with such features elsewhere.
The Galaxy Note 7 has been estimated to have cost Samsung between US$5 and 10 billion. The Note FE and recycling initiative will help ameliorate that. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung will recycle remining Galaxy Note 7 devices, recovering 157 tons of precious metals

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

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 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) Android smartphone shows up with Nougat on board

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 leaked image July 2017, dual camera setup clearly visible

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

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

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.
Forbes has reported that the S8 is seeing deep discounts due to lackluster market penetration in the US. (Source: Samsung)

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

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

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 Android phablet hits Amazon and Best Buy mid-July 2017

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 Android phablet with Tango and Daydream support

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 Android phablet to hit India July 18, 2017

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.
Look mom, no bezels. (Source: GSMArena)

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

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

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 7/Note FE Android phablet might launch globally soon

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 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor

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.
Google Android 7.0 Nougat usage now at 11 percent

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 Android phablet with MediaTek Helio P25 Lite processor

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.
Moto G5S and G5S Plus may launch on July 25

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.
Image source: VentureBeat

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

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

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.
A leaked photo showing a case for the Galaxy Note 8. (Source: Twitter)

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.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Android phablet to get successors with a dual-camera setup

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

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

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

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.

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