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Essential smartphone camera module spotted in teaser image

Essential FIH-PM1 to be unveiled on Tuesday

Andy Rubin's phone brand is going to unveil "something big" on May 30th, most likely during his appearance at the Redcode Code Conference, an event scheduled to kick off on the same day.
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.
The Iconia One 10 features two micro-USB OTG ports to allow other peripherals while charging. (Source: Acer)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer announces new Iconia tablets for entertainment and productivity

Acer has announced the release of a plethora of new products at this years Computex at the company's home country of Taiwan. Both 10-inch Android tablets, the Iconia One 10 will focus on productivity while the Iconia Tab 10 targets media consumers.
The new 3310 is cheaper, lighter, and smaller than its predecessor — but the likeness is unmistakable. (Source: CNET)

Nostalgic Nokia 3310 now available (but not numerous)

Nokia licensee HMD Global's revamp of the icon Nokia 3310 feature-phone has gone on sale today in the UK. It's priced around US$65, but expect stock to be bought up quickly by fans.
Asus ZenFone Live Android smartphone now available for purchase in India

Asus Zenfone Live arrives in India

This 5-inch handset comes with a rich set of both hardware and software features that aim to improve its live streaming and photography performance. Indian customers can pick it in gold, pink, or black, for a price tag of around $155 USD.
Kodak Ektra camera-focused Android smartphone reaches the US market late May 2017

Kodak Ektra finally hits the US

This smartphone/digital camera hybrid was supposed to arrive in the US last month but did not make it back then. For $399 USD, this stylish handset comes with RAW support, 4K video support, as well as software solutions for quick editing of videos and images.
Chinese brands such as Huawei are positioning themselves as manufacturers of premium, innovative products fit to compete against the world's best. (Source: Digital Trends)

Chinese smartphone makers surge while Apple and Samsung see decline

A new report by Gartner Inc. reveals Chinese smartphone OEMs saw huge growth over the past year while industry giants Apple and Samsung slightly negative growth.
Huawei Honor 6A Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor now official

Huawei Honor 6A now official

This new budget-friendly Android handset comes with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, being powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 430 processor, next to 2 GB or 3 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage.
Asus X015D Android smartphone at TENAA, to hit the market as ZenFone Go 2

Asus ZenFone Go 2 hits TENAA

The handset that surfaced on the Chinese FCC is listed as ASUS_X015D and features a dual camera setup, as well as a 5.5-inch 720p TFT display, an octa-core processor, and a 4,850 mAh battery.
Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 Android tablet now official with Snapdragon 425 inside

Huawei launches Honor Play Pad 2 tablet

This new Honor tablet comes in two sizes - 8 and 9.6 inches. Both feature an aluminum body and use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, running Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top.
Meizu M5c mid-range Android smartphone now official late May 2017

Meizu M5c mid-range smartphone now official

This new smartphone has a plastic body and no specs to write home about - an unspecified quad-core processor running at 1.3 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a 5-inch HD display, all with Flyme 6 OS on top.
Alcatel Pixi 4 (7) Android tablet starting at only $61 USD

Alcatel Pixi 4 (7) tablet starts at $61 USD

This low-end tablet has a dual-SIM setup, being powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor and only offering 1 GB RAM. However, it comes with Marshmallow on board and starts at just $61 USD.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 Android smartphone launches in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 unveiled in South Korea

This new Galaxy Wide handset is a mid-range handset with a 5.5-inch 2.5D LCD HD display, an octa-core processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage. Priced around $265 USD, it hits the South Korean market with Android 7.0 Nougat on board.
Say goodbye to Messenger "Days", games, and poor performance by using Messenger Lite. (Source: Facebook)

If you're tired of Facebook Messenger's bloat, try Messenger Lite

Facebook's ubiquitous chatting app, Messenger, has become so bloated that Facebook has already spun off a version for developing markets called "Messenger Lite". To install it in most countries, however, you'll have to sideload it on your Android phone.
Verizon Ellipsis 10 HD Android tablet might launch soon

Verizon Ellipsis 10 HD surfaces online

Although there are no specs to talk about at this stage, the image of this upcoming slate leaked by Evan Blass reveals that the next Ellipsis tablet runs what appears to be a stock Android build (maybe Nougat, but it might run Marshmallow as well) with a few Verizon Wireless apps added on top.
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.
Nubia N1 Lite Android smartphone launches in India late May 2017

Nubia N1 Lite launches in India

This 5-inch handset launches in India for less than $110 USD. Its specs include a MediaTek MT6737 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a fingerprint reader, and runs Android Marshmallow.
Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite 10 details on GFXBench surface online late May 2017

Huawei MediaPad T3 Lite 10 hits GFXBench

This upcoming MediaPad T3 slate is expected to debut as a mid-range device similar to its smaller-screen siblings that were already announced. According to GFXBench, it is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor, next to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Android smartphone press render leak late May 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) press render leaks online

This handset recently surfaced on FCC, also receiving its WiFi and Bluetooth certifications. Now, what appears to be a press render reveals four color options - black, blue, gold, and pink.
Acer Iconia One 10 (B3-A40) Android tablet from the back, MediaTek MT8167 and 2 GB RAM

Acer Iconia One 10 (B3-A40) shows up online

This 10-inch slate that recently surfaced on FCC is expected to hit the market with two storage options - 16 GB and 32 GB - as well as a quad-core MediaTek processor, 2 GB RAM, all with Android 7.0 Nougat on top.
Huawei Nova 2 Android smartphone coming soon

Huawei confirms Nova 2 launch

Not long after it surfaced on TENAA, Huawei's head of smartphone operations, Kevin Ho, confirms on Twitter the imminent arrival of the Note 2 handset, showing the dual-camera smartphone in lime green finish.
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.
Oppo A77 Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6750T processor

Oppo A77 now official

This 5.5-inch handset can be pre-ordered in Taiwan for around $365 USD, its specs including a MediaTek MT6750T processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, a 16 MP front camera, and Marshmallow-based ColorOS 3.0 on top.
Oppo R11 teaser shows dual-camera setup with 2X optical zoom

Oppo R11 confirmed to have a dual-camera setup

Already spotted on GFXBench and AnTuTu, this upcoming flagship has just been teased on Weibo. The image reveals a dual-camera setup with a 16 MP and a 20 MP camera, complemented by a 2X optical zoom-capable lens.
LG Stylo 3 Plus Android phablet with Snapdragon 435 processor hits T-Mobile

LG Stylo 3 Plus hits T-Mobile

This $225 USD phablet comes with a 5.7-inch full HD display, next to a Snapdragon 435 processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, a fingerprint reader, as well as a premium stylus with a set of dedicated features.
HTC U11 "Ocean" Android flagship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

HTC U11 now official, shipments starting in June

The new HTC flagship also known as "Ocean" is the new top handset on DxOMark, beating the Google Pixel. This smartphone uses the Snapdragon 835 chip, comes with squeezing actions, and can be pre-ordered for $649 USD.
Tonino Lamborghini ALPHA ONE luxury Android smartphone launches in Russia

Tonino Lamborghini ALPHA ONE launches in Russia

This liquid metal-made luxury smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor under the hood, next to 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 3,250 mAh battery. Its price tag reads no less than $2,110 USD.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max Android phablet with MediaTek processor

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max coming soon

This 5.7-inch Android handset is expected to hit the market with a MediaTek processor on board, next to 4 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, as well as 13 MP front and back cameras.
OnePlus 5 (model A5000) specs spotted on AnTuTu mid-May 2017

OnePlus 5 surfaces on AnTuTu

The unit listed on AnTuTu has the model number A5000 and comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 inside, 6 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, 16 MP cameras (not clear if a dual setup on the back or one on each side), all with Android 7.1.1 Nougat on top.
Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review

89% Huawei Mate 9 Phablet Review

Think big! You should have a look at Huawei's latest product if you like big high-end phablets. Besides the new Kirin 960 SoC, you get a dual-camera, modern Android 7.0 with the new EMUI 5.0 as well as a big battery. The highlight is a 5.9-inch IPS display. A good device, no question, but our review shows where it struggles.
Update: New information regarding the storage. Firmware B182 is available.
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.9" | 192 g
Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

89% Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

Next please! Ten is more than nine - and Huawei develops its P10 according to this strategy. A faster SoC, more storage, bigger battery, and a better camera. The design is rounder and the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the front. Not revolutionary, but the Chinese manufacturer does not show weaknesses with the Huawei P10.
Update: Updates regarding flash storage and WLAN performance.
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.1" | 144 g
The budget-priced BLUBOO S1 will sport Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to help with ruggedness. (Source: BLUBOO)

BLUBOO S1 is a nearly bezel-less smartphone for US$150

The BLUBOO S1 is a budget-friendly option for those wanting a bezel-less smartphone without leaving them penniless. It is expected to sport Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to help it remain robust despite its tiny bezels.
Motorola Moto C Plus Android smartphone to launch soon starting at $130 USD

Motorola unveils Moto C and Moto C Plus handsets

Although Motorola released quite a few official photos, the blog post about the imminent arrival of these two handsets misses some essentials, including the size of the display or the details regarding the processor inside.
Samsung Z4 Tizen smartphone launching in India for less than $90 USD

Samsung Z4 coming to India for less than $90 USD

The Tizen platform lives on thanks to this 4.5-inch handset that comes with a quad-core processor, 1 GB RAM, 4G LTE support, and is scheduled to go on sale in India later this week for around $90 USD.
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) hits AT&T mid-May 2017

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) hits AT&T

This new Galaxy J3 edition was introduced quietly and features a 5-inch 720p display, being powered by the Exynos 7570 processor, next to 1.5 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The handset comes with Android 7.0 and has a no-contract price of $179.99 USD.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Android flagship now coming with 6 GB RAM in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6 GB RAM hits Hong Kong

This version will not reach any other market for now. Shipments are scheduled to begin before the end of the month, the price of a flagship with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage reaching the equivalent of almost $900 USD.
HTC's U Ultra is the latest in a long line of HTC devices to meet a tepid reception. (Source: HTC)

HTC pledges to streamline operations after 8th consecutive quarter of losses

Taiwanese ODM HTC has reported its 8th consecutive quarter of losses this Q1 2017. The latest financial report from the company revealed its lowest revenue in a year. The upcoming flagship HTC U 11 is a possible bright-spot for the company this year.
Gionee S10 Android smartphone with dual cameras leaks online

Dual-camera Gionee S10 handset coming soon

This upcoming handset is expected to hit the market with a MediaTek MT6755 processor on board, next to 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a dual-camera setup, all with Android 7.0 Nougat on top.
Nubia Z17 Android flagship with dual-camera setup and Snapdragon 835

Nubia Z17 apparently surfaces online

Next to a few TENAA images, there is one fresh AnTuTu entry related to this upcoming handset. The specs it reveals include a Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, as well as a dual-camera setup.
ZTE Blade X Max Android phablet with 6-inch full HD display and quad-core Snapdragon processor

ZTE Blade X Max hits Cricket Wireless

This 6-inch phablet is now official and has the specs mentioned by the latest rumors, including a quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM, and 32 GB internal storage. The price can go as low as $99 USD for new Cricket Wireless customers (regular price is $150 USD).
Huawei Honor 8 Lite Android smartphone now available in India

Honor 8 Lite launches in India

This 5.2-inch handset that was unveiled back in February is now available in India, where the only variant up for purchase right now is the $279 USD model with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage, in a premium black finish.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 launches in Taiwan priced at $657 USD (32 GB WiFi version)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 arrives in Taiwan

This tablet that was unveiled back at MWC 2017 is now ready to go on sale in Taiwan, where it will hit the market in two days starting around $657 USD for the 32 GB WiFi variant.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Android smartphone with dual-camera setup and Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom finally hits the US

After quite a long wait, this 5.5-inch handset powered by the Snapdragon 625 processor and featuring a dual-camera setup with a 2.3X optical zoom factor can be acquired in the US for $329 USD.
Upcoming Nubia Android smartphone with dual-camera setup, probably the Z17 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

New Nubia handset leaks online

This upcoming handset features a dual-camera setup, as well as the flash strip design that was introduced by the Meizu E2. Although this might be wrong, the leaked image might show the Snapdragon 835-driven Nubia Z17.
Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe Android phablet to get a successor later this month

Asus ZenFone 4 Max surfaces online

This 5.5-inch handset was listed on an official Asus website apparently by accident, being removed promptly. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4G LTE, and more.
LG X power2 Android smartphone coming to the US in May 2017

LG X power2 coming to the US this month

Although it was supposed to arrive in June, this smartphone with a massive 4,500 mAh battery and a 13 MP main camera with Zero Shutter Lag is expected to hit the North American market by the end of this month.
Oukitel K10000 Pro Android smartphone with 10,000 mAh battery

Oukitel K10000 Pro coming soon

The successor of the handset with a 10,000 mAh power pack unveiled back in late 2015 promises to arrive with the same massive battery, next to a MediaTek MT6750T processor, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and a 12V/2A charger that can fully charge it in about three hours.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 mobile platform architecture

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 630 and 660 mid-range chips

These two new mobile platforms are the direct successors of the existing Snapdragon 626 and 653. They both use the 14 nm technology and come with Bluetooth 5, Quick Charge 4.0, X12 LTE connectivity, and more.
Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro Android phablet successor apparently in the works

Samsung Galaxy C10 and Galaxy C10 Plus are in the works

These two new handsets are expected to debut as the direct successors of the Galaxy C9 and C9 Pro. Their model numbers are SM-C9100 and SM-C9150/9158, but no other details are available right now.

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