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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.
Huawei Honor 9 images leak ahead of June 27th reveal
TENAA documents reveal three SKUs for the upcoming Honor 8 successor and a largely unchanged chassis design.
"Cloak and Dagger" vulnerability can leave your Android phone open to attack
The exploit, which has long been theorized, was confirmed by computer security researchers. By using invisible overlays and some clever social engineering, hackers can quickly gain full control to an Android device.
Kyocera DuraForce Pro comes to T-Mobile with an exclusive feature
T-Mobile has a new rugged smartphone courtesy of Kyocera. The DuraForce Pro is a mid-range handset that features the usual damage resistance certifications, but also includes a video recording feature that is exclusive to this carrier.
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 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 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.
E FUN launches Nextbook Ares 11A tablet
This new 2-in-1 convertible Android tablet has an 11.6-inch IPS display, is powered by the Intel Atom Z8350 processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Those interested can purchase it from Walmart for $179 USD.
Nubia Z17 - First device to feature Quick Charge 4.0?
Quick Charge 4.0 was billed for a first half release, and it looks like the Nubia Z17 will be the first device to carry this technology.
Moto X Force gets Android 7.0 Nougat
This Android handset that was unveiled back in late 2015 receives the most recent major iteration of Google's mobile operating system starting with Latin America, so the Verizon-exclusive Motorola Droid Turbo 2 should get the latest security patches as well.
Huawei Y6 2017 - Budget device with front flash
Huwaei's new budget device, the Y6 2017, has been announced. It will carry 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a front flash.
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 Pay hits Hong Kong
Concluding a brief early access phase, this mobile payments system is now fully available in Hong Kong. Apple Pay and Android Pay are both present in the area already, so gaining popularity in Hong Kong is a tough task for Samsung's service.
Huawei P10 and P10 Plus coming to Canada next month
These two new flagships are scheduled to go on sale in Canada on June 6. The P10 will be available via Rogers, Fido, Bell, and Videotron, while the P10 is expected to hit Canada exclusively via Rogers. The prices are not public yet.
Sony discontinues upper-midrange phones
Sony has announced cuts to its "Premium Standard" product line amid profoundly disappointing international sales of those model smartphones.
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.
Leagoo M7 leak surfaces online
Pictures and details of the new Leagoo M7 leaked earlier today on Twitter and it looks like the Chinese company is bent on creating an iPhone 7 clone.
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.
Samsung Gear 360 (2017) camera hits the market for $229 USD
The new VR camera by Samsung is $100 USD cheaper than its predecessor, offering support for 4K video recording, as well as 2K live streaming to YouTube, Facebook, and other social networks.
Apple and Samsung dominate 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index
The two brands claimed every spot in the ACSI's top 20 smartphones ranked according to customer satisfaction.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 - Another overpriced device from Samsung?
Korean giants Samsung just announced the release of the new Galaxy Wide 2 - an overpriced entry level device that offers nothing new.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to come with massive battery and OTG support
The Mi Max 2, which is likely to be announced tomorrow, will have a plus-sized battery and reverse-charging OTG capabilities.
Honor Band A2 smart wearable coming next month
This new fitness tracker is a direct successor of last year's Band A1 and comes with a heart rate sensor, also featuring an OLED display and carrying a price tag of around $30 USD.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
Lenovo Moto G5S renders leak
The purported G5S and G5S Plus will each carry larger displays than the current G5 and G5 Plus with a new all-metal design.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Tablet Review
For traveling. With the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE, now the LTE version of the Asus tablet series runs through our tests. You can find out in our detailed review, whether the purchase of the LTE device costing 450 Euros (~$504) is worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 9.7" | 490 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 9.7" | 490 g
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.
Nokia 9 tops Geekbench 3
A device, suspected to be the Nokia 9, was spotted breaking a few records on Geekbench today.
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.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List
Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
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 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.
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.
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)
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
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 Tablets
May 2017 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in 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
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.
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 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.
Real Doogee Mix images revealed
Real images of the Doogee Mix finally surfaced and it's not nearly as bad-looking as we expected.
OnePlus 5 confirmed to carry front-facing fingerprint reader
The OnePlus 5 was confirmed to carry a front-facing fingerprint by CEO Liu Zuoto on Weibo.
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 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.
The LG X Venture is a rugged smartphone coming to AT&T
Designed for users with on-the-go lifestyles, the LG X Venture sports a tough exterior that resists damage from water, dust, and extreme temperatures. Among its somewhat mid-range specs is a single standout feature: a long-lasting 4,100 mAh battery capable of lasting a full day on a single charge.
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