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Huawei Y7

82% Huawei Y7 (2017) Smartphone Review

Convincing. The Huawei Y7 aims to convince its buyers with a metal case, a strong processor, and a large battery. While these assets are good, the competition in the 200-Euro price range (~$238) is strong. You can find out in our test how the Huawei Y7 fares.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.5" | 165 g
Lenovo ThinkPad 25: New specs and pictures of the Retro ThinkPad have been leaked (Picture source: Quandt)

Lenovo ThinkPad 25: New specs and pictures of the Retro ThinkPad have been leaked

Lenovo´s ThinkPad Anniversary in October draws near. Months ago, Lenovo already announced that it would release a special model celebrating this occasion. Few details and pictures were leaked until now, but today all the specs and many pictures were leaked.
The HTC 11 is set to be joined by a larger bezel-less stablemate. (Source: HTC)

HTC U11 Plus rumored to sport bezel-less design

According to a new report, HTC is planning to launch a Plus-size model of its flagship U11 smartphone. The device will also be the first from HTC to feature a bezel-less design.
The refresh of the Amazon Fire HD makes it worth a second look. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon Fire HD tablet upgrades make it warrant a second look

Amazon has given its Fire 10 HD tablet some much needed improvements in its latest refresh of the Android-based device. It is now 30 percent faster than before and sports a new 1080p display.
A new report suggests HTC has sold its mobile division to Google. (Source: HTC)

Rumor: HTC mobile division sold to Google [Update]

If the rumors coming out of Taiwan are true, HTC has reached an agreement to sell its mobile division to Google. Set to be announced tomorrow, the deal could also mean the end of HTC-branded devices.
The Surface Pro 2017. (Source: Microsoft)

Online retailer starts pre-orders for the Surface Pro 2017 LTE edition before it is officially annouced

We expect Microsoft to officially announce the LTE version of the Surface Pro 2017 at their 'Future Decoded' in London. However, an online retailer has just listed two Intel i5 based variants for pre-order with pricing details and shipping expectations.
This the first look at the new Pixel 2 made by HTC in blue. (Source: Droid Life)

Fresh Pixel 2 leak reveals new blue color

The Pixel 2 has surfaced in the flesh in a new blue hue. The HTC-made device will also come in regular black and white colors when it launches on October 4.
The HP Chromebook x360 11 is now available for general purchase. (Source: HP)

HP Chromebook x360 11 is now no longer just for students

A popular choice with students, the HP Chromebook x360 11 is now also available to the general public for the first time.
The 'Just Black' and the 'Black and White' Pixel 2 XL made by LG. (Source: Droidlife)

The Pixel 2 XL will be the most expensive Google phone so far and has a funky black and white design

Renders and pricing for the LG made Pixel 2 XL were leaked today, showing that there are at least two color options with one being a funky two tone black and white design. There will be a 64 GB and 128 GB model with pricing putting it in the company of phones such as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible Review

78% Acer TravelMate Spin B1 Convertible Review

Weakling with odd clickpad design. Laptops for the educational sector need to be both sturdy and inexpensive. The Acer TravelMate Spin B1 fulfills with these requirements, but a closer look reveals many shortcomings.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 11.6" | 1.5 kg
Legacy 32-bit apps will fail to launch on iOS 11. (Source: MacRumors)

PSA | Legacy 32-bit iOS apps will fail to run on iOS 11

The iOS 11 update is just around the corner for compatible Apple devices. Users of legacy 32-bit apps need to be aware of the fact that iOS 11 will not allow execution of 32-bit apps unless they have been updated by the developer to support the 64-bit architecture. Going forward iOS, and eventually macOS, will support only 64-bit applications.
The Galaxy Tab Active 2 gets a beefy performance upgrade. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 2 spec leak shows octa-core CPU

Samsung has beefed up the processing power of its 8-inch Galaxy Tab Active sequel with an octa-core processor. The Galaxy Tab Active 2 will also pick up twice the RAM.
Doogee Mix

80% Doogee Mix Smartphone Review

Good rip-off. Tri-Bezel-Less display, dual camera, 6 GB RAM: at first glance, these specs are very impressive, but a look behind the curtains reveal some weak spots. We´ll find out if it the Doogee Mix smartphone is still a good value for the money.
Mediatek Helio P25 | ARM Mali-T880 MP2 | 5.5" | 198 g
Google Tez aims to make payments hassle-free. (Source: Google)

Google Tez aims to revolutionize the digital payment landscape in India

Google has launched a new payment service, Tez, which enables fast payments without the need to share information such as bank account numbers, fund transfer codes, or even pair up mobiles by NFC. The new service is compatible with any Indian bank that supports the Unified Payments Interface (UPI).
The new Inspiron 2-in-1 models will be available starting October 3. (Source: Dell)

Dell launches new 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch 2-in-1 Inspiron laptops with Intel gen 8 CPUs

All new 2-in-1 models can be powered by either the Intel Core i5-8250U or Core i7-8550U quad-core / eight-thread CPUs and will be available starting October 3. The 13.3-inch Inspiron 5379 has no discrete GPU and can cost as low as US$749.99. The 15.6-inch Inspiron 7570 comes with the older 940 MX GPU from Nevidia and costs as low as US$799. The top of the li...
Renders purporting to be of the Nokia 9 have leaked out. (Source: Baidu)

Purported Nokia 9 renders emerge, show bezel-less design

The Nokia 9 may have just made its first appearance. Alleged renders of the device have surfaced in China showing a sleek device that is almost bezel-less.
The new Lenovo Tab 4 series of Android tablets. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo persisting with low- to mid-range tablets with new Tab 4

Lenovo has commenced the global rollout of its new Tab 4 series of Android tablets. Aimed at the mid- to low-end markets, they offer users good value and a recent version of Android.
Apple may not be able to meet iPhone X demand until the first half of 2018. (Source: Apple)

KGI: Demand for iPhone X will outstrip supply until Q2 2018

According to KGI Securities, forecast demand for the iPhone X indicates that Apple may not reach an equilibrium between demand and supply until Q2 2018.
Alleged A11 Antutu benchmark results. (Source: Weibo via wccftech)

Apple A11 scores 25 percent higher on Antutu than highest SnapDragon 835 result

Apple has told consumers to expect large performance gains from their new A11 SoC, and a newly leaked Antutu benchmark supports that claim.
The Apple Watch 3 with LTE functionality. (Source: Apple)

UPDATE | Apple Watch 3 LTE only works in country of purchase, T-Mobile will throttle it to 512kbps

*Update in article regarding T-Mobile speeds* Apple Support has told a customer than the LTE versions of the Apple Watch 3 will only work within the country of purchase, meaning those outside the ten supported countries can't import an LTE model. It also means that the LTE functionality won't work while traveling, even if the destination is a supported count...
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Smartphone Review

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
Samsung Galaxy J3, J5, and J7

Face Off: Samsung's Galaxy J Series (2017)

Time for a comparison. With the Galaxy J3, J5, and J7 models, Samsung has introduced the third generation of their in-house J-series this year. Based on the detailed tests of each of the three entry level models from the South Korean manufacturer, we will now compare them in terms of their strengths and weaknesses.
The Light L16 camera can take snapshots as big as 52 MP. (Source: FCC)

Light L16 camera integrates 16 separate lenses, costs US$1,699

Integrating 16 separate 13 MP sensors that come in 28 mm, 70 mm and 150 mm lens sizes, the L16 camera can compose pictures up to 52 MP. It's as big as a regular smartphone, and features a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, as well as 256 GB internal storage.
Stay tuned for more on October 4. (Source: Google)

Google schedules Pixel 2 announcement for 4th of October

Google has uploaded a cryptic website indicating that we can expect a Pixel 2 announcement on the 4th of October. Earlier today and FCC ruling also showed that LG would be the manufacturer for the Pixel 2 XL, joining HTC who will manufacture the standard sized Pixel 2.
Honor 6A Smartphone Review

80% Honor 6A Smartphone Review

Let's do things properly. The Honor 6A is a declaration of war on entry-level smartphones. Priced at about $200, the 5-inch smartphone comes with a smart plastic/metal case, octa-core SoC, Android 7, HD screen and a 13-MP camera. Find out how the Honor 6A fares among current entry-level rivals in our review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5" | 142 g
Craig Federighi of Apple during a live demo of the iPhone X. (Source: Apple)

Apple iPhone X Face ID demo fail explained

The iPhone X keynote featured a lot of cool new tech, including Face ID. Unfortunately for Apple's Craig Federighi, things didn't go to plan when demonstrating it live in front of an audience of millions. Or did they?
The Huawei Nexus 6P has been plagued by issues. (Source: Google)

Google offering Pixel XL as a replacement for defective Nexus 6Ps

According to reports, owners of faulty Huawei Nexus 6P devices who have returned their device to Google have received Pixel XLs as replacements. Customers in some regions, however, are more likely to receive a replacement Pixel XL than others.
Motorola Moto E4 Plus

79% Motorola Moto E4 Plus Smartphone Review

Simple addition. More battery, more RAM, more display - Motorola really means the "Plus" in its Moto E4 Plus. Find out whether these positive aspects outweigh the rather low system performance in our review.
Mediatek MT6737 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5.5" | 198 g
Apple showed off the LTE calling capabilities of the Watch Series 3. (Source: Anandtech)

The Apple Watch Series 3 is now official, starts from US$329

Apple has officially launched the Watch Series 3 during its September 2017 keynote. The new Watch now sports LTE connectivity with a host of new fitness features and will be launching on September 15 with prices starting from US$329.
Speedy operation? Sort of. (Source: Oppo)

Oppo launches the A71 in India for US$200

The Oppo A71 has been launched in its second market and is now available in India. The US$200 device has a 5.2-inch 720p screen, MediaTek MT6750 SoC, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.
The iPhone X features an full-body OLED display. (Images: Apple)

This is the iPhone X: Apple's flagship, reimagined

The iPhone X brings a complete overhaul to the iPhone's design language. Featuring a 5.8-inch full-body display, the iPhone X brings new innovations to Apple's flagship line, including improved camera optics, facial recognition, and a new CPU tuned for AI-driven tasks.
Lenovo Moto E4

80% Motorola Moto E4 Smartphone Review

Removable. In this case we mean it in a positive way, since the battery can be removed in the Moto E4. The smartphone is also quite affordable and offers a fingerprint sensor. You can find out in the test whether the competition needs to brace for this.
Mediatek MT6737 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 151 g
Qualcomm claims a list of Android firsts on its blog just in time for the launch of the new iPhones. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm lists innovations that appeared first on Android — just ahead of the iPhone X launch

Qualcomm has published a blog post detailing some of the mobile innovations that were made possible by the collaboration with Google and other Android OEMs. Cheekily, the list of innovations seem to reflect some of the new features that will be debuting in the new iPhones set to be launched later today.
A Samsung foldable smartphone concept. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung: Expect a foldable Galaxy Note in 2018, Bixby speaker too

Samsung's head of mobile Koh Dong-jin has revealed that the next Galaxy Note will be foldable. Although still facing some technical hurdles, Samsung believes that its foldable AMOLED display tech will make it to market in time for a 2018 launch.
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.
The Rose Gold chassis is constructed with machined aluminum, carbon fiber and Gorilla Glass. (Source: Dell)

Deal | Get the Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold edition with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD for $1,499

The Microsoft Store offers the Dell XPS 13 Rose Gold edition for US$1,499. It is powered by the Core i7-7500U CPU from Intel coupled with 16 GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM, and it also comes with the 512 GB SSD option that has Windows 10 64-bit pre-installed. This is the world's first notebook to integrate the InfinityEdge display that places an almost borderless 13-...
The Vivo X20 Mars Edition will launch on September 21. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo reveals X20 Mars Edition

Vivo has teased images of a special edition variant of its upcoming X20 smartphone. The all-black Mars Edition is set to be fully unveiled on September 21 alongside the standard model.
Is the Pixel 2 to be powered by a Snapdragon 835 or 836? (Source: Forbes)

Snapdragon 836 rumored for Pixel 2 might be vaporware

After initially claiming that the Google Pixel 2 smartphone will be the first with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 836, Evan Blass now suggests that it will miss out on the unannounced chipset.
LG claims that the V30 has the largest aperture in a smartphone camera. (Source: LG)

Solved: The mystery of the LG V30 camera aperture

The LG V30 has captured a lot of interest since its official reveal. Among its many features, LG claims it has the world's largest aperture in a smartphone camera to date at f/1.6. But is all as it seems?
Android 8 'Oreo' logo. (Source: Google)

Android 8 'Oreo' bug can cause large amounts of mobile data use

A bug in Android 8 'Oreo' is causing the operating system to ignore any connected WiFi networks and default to using mobile data.
Image: iFixit

The Galaxy Note 8 is moderately repairable, according to iFixit

Scoring a 4 out of 10 in iFixit's most recent teardown, the Samsung Galaxy Note8 received positive praise for its modular internal components but was criticized for a heavy use in difficult to remove adhesive.
The RED smartphone. (Source: RED)

Details provided about the holographic display on RED's upcomming smartphone

The CEO of RED has put a press release post on their user forums detailing their partnership with Leia Inc, a holographic LCD technology company who specialize in 'Lightfield' holographic products.
The current iPhone 7. (Source: Apple)

Production glitches with iPhone 8 OLED screen could hurt holiday sales, claims Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has reported that they were informed of "production glitches" by a source close to the issue. The problems have apparently caused a shortage of completed products and this shortage could continue into the Christmas period.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Review

84% Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Smartphone Review

China import for phablet fans. The Xiaomi Mi Max 2 has a screen size of over 6.4-inches - which you may or may not like. But if you do go for the XXL smartphone, you will find that it has quite a lot to offer for $370.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 6.44" | 211 g
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.
The Nokia 8 is now on sale in Germany and Australia. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia 8 now on sale in Germany and Australia

The Nokia 8 is now on sale in Germany and Australia. It is the first high-end device from HMD Global and is powered by the Snapdragon 835 and runs a stock version of Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
The current Surface Book with Performance Base. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Keynote expected at 'Future Decoded', likely a new Surface Book and potential windows ARM devices

Microsoft is holding their 'Future Decoded' conference on 31st October and 1st November, and Panos Panay is scheduled to give a Surface keynote presentation. We expect a new Surface Book reveal, due to the October/November timing of previous announcements.
Huawei has overtaken Apple as the No. 2 global smartphone maker. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei overtakes Apple for No. 2 global smartphone maker spot

Huawei is now the second most popular smartphone maker, according to data from Counterpoint. Although the iPhone 7 range is still the most popular on the market, Huawei's popularity in China has driven its sales success.
The Surface Laptop is now available in all four launch colors in 20 countries. (Source: Micrsofo

Microsoft Surface Laptop now available in more countries, in more colors

Microsoft has continued the global rollout of its Surface Laptop. Customers in Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan can now order the Platinum i7 model, while 20 countries can now also purchase the notebook in any of the four colors revealed at its June launch.
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

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