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Amazon Fire 7 (2017) Tablet Review

77% Amazon Fire 7 (2017) Tablet Review

Made for penny-pinchers. Amazon's latest Fire 7 Tablet generation is thinner, lighter, equipped with a better display, and supposed to offer an improved battery life. The price, however, remained largely unchanged, and the 2017 generation remains very affordable. Find out in our extensive review whether the entry-level tablet is worth it.
Mediatek MT8127 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 7" | 295 g
Moto E4 Plus Android smartphone sales hit 100,000 units in first day in India

Moto E4 Plus launch day sales in India hit 100,000 units

The new Lenovo handset became a Flipkart hit, with 580 units sold per minute during the first 60 minutes after going live, and a total of 100,000 units sold in the first 24 hours.
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.
Sony Xperia XZ Premium

88% Sony Xperia XZ Premium Smartphone Review

Provider of new technologies. Sony's high-end smartphone, the Xperia XZ Premium, offers many innovative technologies in terms of sound and display (HDR), but its case seems a little out-of-date. Find out whether you really should not judge a book by its cover in our detailed review.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 | 5.5" | 191 g
Wacom Cintiq Pro tablets coming in 2018 with 24-inch and 32-inch screens

Wacom announces two large Cintiq Pro tablets

The new slates will join the existing Cintiq Pro tablets with 13-inch and 16-inch sizes by taking the size of this family up to 32 inches. They should hit the market in early 2018 for prices starting at $1,999 USD.
HTC U11 Android flagship gets Alexa support via software update July 2017

HTC U11 gets Alexa support

This well-received flagship has been around for a while, and now HTC has decided to add Amazon's Alexa personal assistant, next to a visual feedback style. The new feature arrives as part of a software update that goes live today.
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.
Motorola Z2 Play and its Moto Mods are coming to Germany next month (Source: Motorola)

Motorola Z2 Play and its Moto Mods are coming to Germany next month

Local buyers can purchase the Moto Z2 Play and JBL SoundBoost Moto Mod together for just 520 Euros. In comparison, the smartphone and JBL speaker will retail for 500 Euros and 100 Euros, respectively, if bought separately.
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.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Android smartphone spotted with Nougat on board

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) with Nougat on board spotted online

This 5.2-inch handset that launched earlier this year with Android Marshmallow on board has just received its WiFi certification with Android 7.0 on board, so the arrival of this software update is imminent.
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.
Don't be fooled, the new Samsung device is almost definitely not the S9

Don't be fooled, the new Samsung device is almost definitely not the S9

Here, we take a look at the new Samsung device sighted on Geekbench.
Lenovo TB-X704Y details leaked on GeekBench, launch expected for IFA 2017

Lenovo TB-X704Y hits FCC

Not long after surfacing on GeekBench, this upcoming Lenovo tablet with a 7,000 mAh battery as the only confirmed specification so far has also been spotted at FCC. The official announcement is expected to take place in early September at IFA.
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.
Image source: Vertu

Vertu, the luxury smartphone maker, is shutting down its manufacturing arm

The uber-expensive smartphone brand has had to shutter its manufacturing business, leading to the loss of 200 jobs. The brand is now over $160 million in debt and may soon begin bankruptcy proceedings. Vertu phones may soon be a thing of the past.
Images of the Redmi 5 surface

Images of the Redmi 5 surface

These devices look quite good but owners of a Redmi Note 4, 4X, or 4 Prime would probably be better served sticking to their devices.
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.
The Grand X View 2 tablet from ZTE is an 8-inch tablet powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 210 quad-core CPU clocked at 1.3 GHz. (Source: Bell)

ZTE just launched the Grand X View 2 tablet in Canada

Canadians are first to get their hands on the Grand X View 2 tablet and Bell is selling it for CAD $179.99 (USD $141).
BlackBerry KEYone Android smartphone available via Sprint starting July 14

BlackBerry KEYone hits Sprint tomorrow

Sprint subscribers will soon be able to enjoy this BlackBerry handset as the company has just confirmed its availability for online orders starting tomorrow, while those who plan to use other channels to purchase it will be able to do so starting two weeks later.
The 1.2-inch AMOLED display integrated in the Tambour Horizon has outstanding contrast. (Source: Louis Vuitton)

Louis Vuitton gets into luxury smartwatches

Tambour Horizon is the first smartwatch coming from Louis Vuitton. The model features a colorful 1.2-inch AMOLED display, a multitude of watchfaces, and brand-specific apps, such as city and traveling guides.
Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the smallest Galaxy of them all? (Source: CNet)

New Samsung Galaxy variant spotted on Geekbench, could feature the Snapdragon 840

A new Samsung Galaxy variant, purportedly the Galaxy S8 'lite', has hit the Geekbench benchmarks list and interestingly, the device seems to feature an unannounced Snapdragon 840 chipset.
Image source: Samsung

Bixby button remapping is once again available for the Galaxy S8

In what is amounting to a game of Android developer chess, an XDA contributor has updated the bxActions app, allowing users to circumvent the recent Bixby button remapping block pushed out by Samsung to Sprint and T-Mobile Galaxy S8 devices. When will Samsung strike back?
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Tablet Review

81% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2017) Tablet Review

A real steal. Amazon has updated its 8-inch tablet Fire HD 8. Depending on the configuration, it will cost you between $80 and $125 - it does not really get much cheaper than that. Our review is going to clarify whether or not the tablet is really worth the money. During this year's prime day, it was even available for as little as $49!
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz | ARM Mali-T720 | 8" | 369 g
Xiaomi Mi 6 to be first device with MIUI 9

Xiaomi Mi 6 to be first device with MIUI 9

The Mi 6 is Xiaomi's flagship, so it comes as no surprise that the device gets the new OS update first.
Image source: Indian Express

Moto E4 Plus launches in India with a 5,000 mAh battery

The budget phone is now available in India for ₹9,999, or about USD $150. Packing a quad-core MediaTek MTK6737M and a massive 5,000 mAh battery, the phone runs Android 7.1.1 and may quickly become the budget-phone king.
Alcatel PULSEMIX 5.2-inch Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6738 processor

Alcatel PULSEMIX to hit Cricket Wireless later this month

This affordable Android handset comes with a MediaTek MT6738 processor inside, next to 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 2 MP and 8 MP cameras, as well as the usual connectivity features such as 4G LTE, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, and so on.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Android smartphone gets Samsung Pay Mini support in India

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) gets Samsung Pay Mini support in India

The basic version of Samsung Pay comes inside an update that also includes the June 2017 security patch, in addition to the usual bug fixes, tweaks, and stability improvements.
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.
Google Allo client for desktop to launch by the end of the summer 2017

Google Allo desktop client coming soon

Although the initial launch period announced by Google has passed, it looks like the Allo app for the desktop environment is still in the cards and should arrive in just a "few more weeks," reveals Google's Amit Fulay.
The Q6 is build on an aluminum frame and features most of the same headline features as its flagship brother, the G6 (sans Snapdragon 821). (Source: LG)

LG introduces new Q6 series mid-range smartphones

LG has announced a new mid-range series of smartphones that take after the larger and more expensive flagship G6. Featuring the same 18:9 ratio display, design, and 13MP rear shooter, the Q6 uses the Snapdragon 435 SoC and is expected to be significantly cheaper.
Xiaomi teasing Mi 6 Plus reveal a day before Huawei's Summer showcase

Xiaomi teasing Mi 6 Plus reveal a day before Huawei's Summer showcase

The existing Mi 6 will finally be joined by its bigger brother if these short teasers are of any indication. The 5.7-inch Mi 6 Plus is expected to have up to 6 GB of RAM and a large 4000 mAh internal battery.
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 Bixby home screen, button remapping disabled on T-Mobile once again July 2017 software update

T-Mobile Galaxy S8's Bixby button remapping disabled

Samsung seems to play a dirty game with the Android community since the latest update for the Galaxy S8 on T-Mobile puts out of the picture the ability to remap the Bixby button once again.
LGE LG-M700 details surface on Geekbench, to launch as LG Q6 on July 11, 2017

LG Q6 surfaces on Geekbench

Although an official trailer reveals that LG plans to launch a new device to feature a FullVision display, the details remain secret for now. However, the Geekbench device known as LG-M700 might be the handset to launch tomorrow with a Snapdragon 430 inside, next to 3 GB RAM.
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.
Huawei slashing Mate 9 and Honor 8 prices for Amazon Prime Day (Source: Huawei)

Huawei slashing Mate 9 and Honor 8 prices for Amazon Prime Day

Huawei's current flagship can be had for $150 USD off the original price for a limited time. A total of six other Huawei devices will also be discounted for Amazon Prime users only.
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.
Sony G8441 Android flagship specs on AnTuTu reveal Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

IFA 2017 | Sony G8441 hits AnTuTu

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered flagship device surfaced with Android 8.0 on board, and some leaks claim that it will be unveiled at IFA 2017 as Xperia XZ1, next to a Compact version.
BlackBerry KEYone

83% BlackBerry KEYone Smartphone Review

Press me! TLC has presented a new BlackBerry smartphone with a physical keyboard: the KEYone. The new smartphone combines a 4.5-inch touchscreen with a touch-sensitive keyboard that can also be used as a Trackpad.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 4.5" | 180 g
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.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Android flagship, Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones in 2018

Xiaomi plans to sell 100 million smartphones next year

After shipping over 23 million handsets in this year's second quarter, the Chinese brand announced an optimistic forecast for 2018, when they expect to sell more than 100 million smartphones.
Lenovo confirms IFA 2017 keynote on August 31st (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo confirms IFA 2017 keynote set for August 31st

The keynote is scheduled for 23:00 local time the day before the official start of IFA 2017 where new product announcements are expected to be announced.
iMCO Watch with Cronologics OS and Alexa launches in India

Alexa-powered iMCO Watch launches in India

Unveiled back in April 2016, this Alexa-powered wearable has changed its name from CoWatch to iMCO Watch in the meantime and is now finally available for purchase via

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