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The ZTE Axon M features the slightly outdated Snapdragon 821 processor, but it is the only handset to feature a dual display folding design with four operating modes nowadays. Sadly, it will only hit the market via AT&T next month.
Qualcomm is first to reach 5G speeds using the X50 mobile modem
The X50 modem provides downlink speeds of over 1 gbps in the 28 GHz mmWave spectrum. Qualcomm also presented the first 5G smartphone reference designs for OEMs. The 5G standard, together with supporting smartphones, is expected to be available by 2019.
Andy Rubin and Tony Fadell go head-to-head in Essential lawsuit
Two of tech's giants Andy Rubin and Tony Fadell are engaged in a lawsuit over the use of a new type of wireless connector technology used in Rubin's Essential Phone. Essential is being sued over its use of the technology by Keyssa, which is backed by Fadell.
Details of the Xiaomi Mi 6C revealed
The Mi 5C was released earlier this year, with the lower specced variant of the Mi 5 featuring Xiaomi's own Surge S1 SoC. Information online points towards an Mi 6C being in the works. It is, of course, expected to be powered by the Surge S2.
Huawei Mate 10 series now official; first smartphones with dedicated neural processors
The Mate 10 Pro smartphone will be the first with an AI processor, the first with a Kirin 970 SoC and Mali G72 GPU, the first with a safety-certified fast-charging battery, and the first with support for 256-QAM 4x4 MIMO Cat. 18 (1.2 Gbps) networks.
The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 will not get Oreo
The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 has been around long enough to move from Lollipop to Marshmallow and then to Nougat. Sadly, it has just been confirmed that this slate for gamers will not get an official Oreo update.
Last-gen OnePlus devices get first taste of Oreo
OnePlus 3 and 3T users in the Open Beta Program have received an update that finally gives them a taste of Android 8.0.0 Oreo. It's but a beta update, of course, so it comes with a slew of bugs and worries.
MediaTek's Helio P40 is coming in style next year
MediaTek is set to make a push up the market ladder in 2018, with its upcoming Helio P40 to offer stiff competition to Qualcomm's mid-range offerings.
Nokia 8 hits India
The Nokia 8 has finally gone on sale in India, with an Amazon India listing having it on sale for INR 36,999.
Pi-Top adds 14-inch screen upgrade to its modular Raspberry Pi notebook
Pi-Top's modular rail system that comes with the new notebook case allows users to add more optional modules. In addition to the new 14-inch 1080o display with the case, Pi-Top also included a Videocore IV 3D GPU, an hdmi port and an 8 GB microSD card preinstalled with the Android-based Polaris OS.
Razer's new gaming smartphone appears in the wild
Razer's gaming-focused smartphone has made an appearance in the wild ahead of its November 1 launch. The device shown in the leak, however, appears to be a pre-production prototype that was circulated by Razer to developers and might not be completely representative of the final model.
Samsung Bixby 2.0 might arrive this week
Although the current version still has to add support for a few widely used languages, Samsung Bixby 2.0 is apparently on its way and the updated virtual assistant is expected to come with improved third-party integration and support for other devices than smartphones.
OnePlus makes statement regarding data collection, will release update to reduce what is transmitted
OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei, has posted a response to the data collection being performed by his company. Some details were given on what purpose the collected data had, and what OnePlus will do going forward.
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Blackberry teases us with a first look video of the new Blackberry Motion
Blackberry has also given more information on phone specifications and confirmed that they will continue to make phones with physical and virtual keyboards.
Alltab underwater tablet now official
The Finnish-made Alleco Alltab is an Android tablet based on the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 that can operate down to 90 meters (TechRec version) or 150 meters (MilPro variant) and targets commercial and military divers.
The Razer Phone surfaces on GFXBench with Snapdragon 835 onboard
The handset for gamers that goes as the Razer Phone is expected to show up on November 1, and according to GFXBench it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 5.7-inch 1440p touchscreen display.
Samsung releases the entry-level J2 (2017) in India
Samsung has recently listed the new J2 (2017) on its official Indian page. The J2 comes with a price tag in the region of $110, which some would consider quite high for a device straight out of 2012.
Blackview to unveil S8, BV9000 Pro, others on October 18
Blackview is billed to unveil three new devices at an event in Hong Kong on October 18. Not much is known about these devices but the company does a have a good track record, so it'll be interesting to see what it offers this time around.
Samsung CEO resigns amid "unprecedented crisis"
One of Samsung's three CEO's has announced his resignation from the South Korean giant. Citing the "unprecedented crisis" facing the company, Kwon Oh-hyun, CEO of Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display will step down in March 2018.
Huawei quietly launches the Honor 6C Pro
Huawei has announced the launch of its lower mid-range Honor 6C in Russia without much ado. The regular Honor 6C was a solid offering but we're not so sure about this one, as its "Pro" tag doesn't seem to come with the perks one would expect.
Nubia Z17miniS launched, quad cameras and Snapdragon 653 in tow
From dual rear cameras to quad cameras, OEMs are beginning to get the idea that more is better. The Nubia Z17miniS is the newest device to feature that camera configuration and we can only hope it makes a difference in actual performance. Probably not, we expect.
More Huawei Mate 10 Pro images leak ahead of official reveal
The striped back and near bezel-free front are looking more likely for the next Huawei flagship.
From edge to edge: Sync with the Microsoft Edge browser beta now on Android
A few hours ago Microsoft released the Edge browser beta for Android. The new browser is beautiful, simplistic, and provides easy syncing with Windows 10 PCs.
The only thing the US will be getting from the Nokia 8 is a snub
The Nokia 8 was released a few months ago and while it was a solid offering by the HMD, it didn't come with a lot of the trappings being offered by other flagships. A company executive, in an email to a fan query, has confirmed that the flagship will not be sold in the US.
Samsung Galaxy S9 to integrate the 12 MP ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and 24 MP Slim 2X7 Camera Sensors
The new sensors come with reduced pixel sizes, the ISOCELL Slim 2X7 being the world's first mobile image sensor with 0.9 μm per pixel. These allow for better results in low-light environments and provide improved details with increased resolution. Galaxy S9 and Note 9 are expected to feature both sensors.
Apple could release a foldable iPhone in 2020
Apple and LG are partnering on a foldable iPhone planned for 2020, if a report out of Korea is accurate. With the two companies have partnered on iPhone components in the past, it seems like a plausible response to Samsung's plans to launch a foldable Galaxy Note next year.
XOLO releases three budget Era smartphones for the Indian market
The Era 3X/3/2V models are powered by the MediaTek MT6737 and come with a 5-inch 720p screen. The more expensive 3X integrates 3 GB RAM, 16 Gb internal storage and double 13 MP cameras. The 2V model gets 2 GB RAM and a downgraded 8 MP back cam, while the Era 3 is the most affordable, with 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage and 8 MP front / 5MP back cameras.
Razer's gaming-focused smartphone will launch November 1
Razer's gaming-focused smartphone is set for a November 1 reveal. The company has teased the device in a landscape gaming mode ahead of its launch via Twitter.
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 | Qualcomm Adreno 308 | 8" | 310 g
Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 | Qualcomm Adreno 308 | 8" | 310 g
Liberty secured: Purism's Librem 5 Linux-based smartphone meets crowdfunding goal
The Librem 5, a smartphone currently in development by Purism, recently reached its USD$1.5 million crowdfunding goal. The device will be designed with privacy in mind and will run a mobile flavor of Purism's own PureOS.
The Honor 7X is Huawei's new affordable mid-ranger
The Honor 7X has been officially launched, with it offering an impressive specifications sheet at a range of affordable prices.
Meizu MX7 billed for Q2 2018 launch
The successor to the Meizu MX6 has been a long time coming and it looks like the wait will go on for a while longer, with a Meizu executive slating the mid-ranger for a spring 2018 launch.
ZTE teases the upcoming Nubia Z17S smartphone
Two new teaser videos showcase the color options and the front/back dual camera setups.
OnePlus 5T might arrive next month with an 18:9 display
The OnePlus 5T is expected to arrive in early November with a 6-inch touchscreen display that features a generous resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels. Sadly, there are no other details available yet.
A production issue delays the Android One Moto X4, won't arrive this week after all
The Android One Moto X4 has had its North American release delayed by a couple of weeks due to a production issue.
Foldable smartphone ZTE Axon M (Z999) hits FCC
The foldable ZTE Axon M (Z999) handset surfaced on FCC yesterday, about one week prior to its alleged launch date. The certification documents reveal LTE, Bluetooth, NFC, and WiFi dual-band connectivity, as well as a foldable case that measures 5.9 x 5.51 inches when open.
Microsoft Skype gets Cortana support
Starting yesterday, Cortana support began rolling out to Skype users in the US. This new capability is available for both the Android and the iOS versions of Microsoft's well-known app.
Essential PH-1 to get Oreo before year's end, camera fix promised
Executives of Essential have taken to holding bi-weekly AMA's on Reddit in the hopes of creating a better user experience. The last thread had some interesting tidbits on the expectations of Oreo for the PH-1, and possible improvements on the phone's disappointing camera performance.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 photos show dual rear cameras and full frontal display
Photos have appeared online showing what is claimed to be the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. They show a 18:9 screen with small bezels and a dual rear camera setup.
OnePlus is collecting user data without permission, and you should be scared
OnePlus has dropped the ball yet again, with a user discovering a data siphon that sends his private phone information and logs to a remote OnePlus server.
iPhone 7 was the most purchased phone internationally in the first half of 2017
Market intelligence firm, IHS Markit, have released their research showing the most popular models for the first half of 2017. The top 10 contains five Samsung models, four Apple models, and one Oppo model.
Deal | You can snag a Galaxy S8+ for just over $600
There's a deal on eBay at the moment which has a new, unlocked, dual-sim Galaxy S8+ at a bargain price of $630. The S8+ features a 6.2-inch SUPER AMOLED QHD display, Exynos 8895, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of RAM, and a 3500 mAh battery.
Honor 7X spotted on Geekbench, Kirin 659 outperforms the Snapdragon 625
Huawei's upcoming Honor 7X is expected to launch on October 11 and it's been spotted on Geekbench with performance scores that correspond to what we've come to expect from devices in that segment.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets
October 2017 update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
Windows 10 Mobile is on life support, no new features in the pipeline
Microsoft has officially called time on any further development of its Windows 10 Mobile operating system. Once one of the dominant mobile operating systems on the market, it quickly faded with the rise of iOS and Android.
Huawei to focus on Indian market in bid to topple Samsung and Apple
CEO of Huawei India, Jay Chen, has reportedly identified the Indian market as one with a potential for massive growth. The company's launch of the Honor 9i there may be identified as an attempt to gain a strategic stronghold in that market.
Xposed Framework for Android Nougat finally released
The Xposed Framework for Android Nougat has been released after months of waiting, with developer rovo89 optimistic for the imminent release of an Oreo version.
Midrange Blackberry Motion officially announced, no physical keyboard but it has a home button
Kicking off GITEX today, Blackberry has announced their new keyboardless phone, the Blackberry Motion.
Huawei Nova 2 Smartphone Review
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HiSilicon Kirin 659 | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 5" | 143 g
HiSilicon Kirin 659 | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 5" | 143 g
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