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Samsung Galaxy Note7 unveiled with a 5.7 curved screen, IP68 rating

Riding on a wave of rumors and hype, the Samsung Galaxy Note7 has landed. The new flagship will help Samsung venture deeper into several market segments. The Note7 is tough. It's the first Note to be waterproofed - IP68 rating certifies it for depths beyond 1m. The phone's metal frame is sandwiched between two symmetrically curved sheets of Gorilla Glass 5. The new Blue Coral option paints the metal and accents in gold, the rest in blue. The Note7 has an amazing screen. Samsung kept to the 5.7" Super AMOLED formula but curved it on both sides like an edge phone. It has QHD resolution, naturally, but is among the first mobile displays to feature HDR support - a feature borrowed from 4K TVs that allows the screen to show more colors and scenes with very high contrast. More here:

OnePlus 3 goes official a little early, all specs revealed

OnePlus is holding a special press event to unveil the OnePlus 3 later today, but Amazon has already jumped the gun and unveiled the flagship in glorious detail. We are pretty sure you are all familiar with the OnePlus 3 thanks to the numerous leaks throughout the past few months, but here comes the confirmation. The OnePlus 3 features a 5.5" Optic AMOLED display of 1080p resolution protected by a Gorilla Glass 4 and runs on the Snapdragon 820 chip with 6GB of RAM. The Kryo processor cores are clocked at maximum - 2x 2.2GHz and 2x 1.6GHz. OnePlus 3 has an internal storage of 64GB, non-expandable as expected. More here:

Sony Xperia E5 goes official with 5 inch 720p display

After undergoing the thorough leak treatment, the Sony Xperia E5 was just made official today, without too much fuss. The handset can now be found on the company's website, along with a confirmation of its previously rumored specs. Just as expected, the Sony Xperia E5 is equipped with a 5-inch 720p display and powered by Mediatek's MTK6735 with four 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 cores. There's 1.5GB of RAM, plus 16GB of expandable storage to finish the picture of an entry-level device. On the physical side of things, the Xperia E5 measures 144 x 69 x 8.2 mm and weighs in at 147g, which includes the 2,700 mAh battery pack. It should offer quite enough capacity for the Mediatek chip in question, with Sony promising "up to 2 days battery life" Read all here:

Meizu PRO 6 unveiled: with 5.2 AMOLED screen with 3D Press


he Meizu PRO 5 launched in September and had monster specs now half a year later the Meizu PRO 6 launches and it's... smaller? Yep, Number 6 comes with a 5.2" screen. As expected it's a Super AMOLED with 1080p resolution, but the size took us by surprise as the PRO 6 was 5.7" and even the MX5 was 5.5". The "killer feature" of the new screen is 3D Press, Meizu's alternative to 3D Touch. In fact, it seems that Apple was the motivation behind going smaller - the iPhone SE did it. Curved Gorilla Glass 3 protects the screen. The Meizu PRO 5 is powered by MediaTek Helio X25 chipset - the 10-core processor and Mali-T880 GPU have been overclocked from the X20. You get 4GB of RAM too (so much for the rumored 6GB). The company positioned the camera as the big draw. It has an interesting 10-LED dual-tone flash arranged in a circle (but this is not a ring flash, mind you). The sensor has 21.1MP resolution and measures 1/2.4". The camera also boasts Laser and phase-detection AF. Read more here:

Apple iPhone SE review

Apple iPhone SE review

Apple's restrictions have been around for years, so they shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone - you can't have expandable memory, fast or wireless charging, FM radio, swappable batteries, among others. The new 3D Touch tech isn't present either for obvious reasons though you can still capture Live Photos. The iPhone SE has this nice nostalgic feeling of the good old iPhones when they were always shaking the market, and its compact size and powerful hardware will be appreciated by many. It will hardly attract any new users to Apple's platform, but will allow those who are stuck in the past to level up. Read more here:

HTC 10 arrives with 12MP UltraPixel camera, BoomSound speakers

The design of the HTC 10 is a follow-up to the One A9, which itself was based on the One. You can see the family resemblance in the capacitive Back and App switcher keys (except this time HTC didn't leave out the third button) and especially on the back.The HTC 10 has a 5.2" screen with QHD resolution (1,440 x 2,560px), it's a Super LCD 5 with a curved edge Gorilla Glass. It launches with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on a Snapdragon 820 chipset with 4GB of RAM. You get a choice of 32GB storage ($700) and 64GB, both feature microSD a slot if you need more. Inside is a 3,000mAh battery that can be charged up to 50% in 30 minutes thanks to Quick Charge 3.0. Read all here:

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus announced, dual 12MP cameras by Leica, Kirin 955 SoC

After a buildup lasting several months, with leaks and rumors coming in almost daily, the Huawei P9 is now finally official, announced at a dedicated event in London. And alongside the P9 we're also being treated to a P9 Plus, instead of the previously rumored P9 Max.The Huawei P9 is the regular-sized flagship, though we're inclined to call it the small-sized one - it has pretty much the same footprint as an iPhone 6s. Display diagonal is 5.2 inches, resolution is 1080p, and it's an IPS LCD panel. Read all here:

Apple announces new 9.7 iPad Pro with a True Tone display

Apple iPad Pro is getting an offspring today with a smaller 9.7" version, honoring the first iPad ever released. The new Apple iPad Pro runs on the same Apple A9X as the 12.9" iPad Pro - a dual-core Twister processor with 4GB of RAM. The new 9.7" iPad Pro introduces a new True-Tone display with 2048 x 2732 pixel resolution. In addition to the added support for Night Shift, courtesy of iOS 9.3, the new display relies on a pair of new ambient sensors. Thanks to those new sensors the display can now match your ambient color temperature and adjust to it. The new display is 500 nits bright, has a wide color gamut (DCI P3), and is arsenic free, as usual. The new iPad Pro has an upgraded camera compared to the previous one - a rear 12MP camera, and a 5MP selfie camera with the option of Retina (screen) flash. There are 4 speakers on the new iPad Pro, just like on the larger version generation. Read all here:

Apple iPhone SE official with 4 inch display and A9 chip

Apple just announced the iPhone SE with a 4" display. The phone features a body almost identical to the iPhone 5 and 5s, but features the latest gen Apple A9 chip with a dual-core 1.85 GHz Twister processor and PowerVR GT7600 six-core graphics. The 4" display rocks a resolution 1136x640 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 326 ppi. The iPhone SE also features Retina Flash, which momentarily makes the screen three times brighter when you take a selfie. The 3D feature from the larger current gen iPhones hasn't made its way to the SE though. The Apple iPhone SE features the same 12MP iSight camera as its iPhone 6s and 6s Plus siblings. It comes complete with 4K video recording. The front-facing camera is 1.2MP and is complemented with the Retina Flash feature. Read more here:

Xiaomi finally unveiled Mi 5

MWC2016 Xiaomi Mi 5 review

Xiaomi finally unveiled the long-awaited and highly anticipated Mi 5 flagship. Company's CEO Hugo Bara was the one to show off not only the Mi 5 but also the faster 64GB model and the exclusive ceramic version called Mi 5 Pro. We also saw the Xiaomi Mi 4s - an upgrade over the popular Mi 4c, made an appearance on stage. The Xiaomi Mi 5 will be available in three different editions - basic 32GB model, enhanced 64GB flavor with faster processor speed, and exclusive edition with a ceramic back with 128GB storage, faster processor, and 4GB RAM. Read all here:

LG G5 with modular design, dual camera on back unveiled

Meet the LG G5 - the first mainstream modular phone! There have been attempts in the past, the most recent being Google's Project Ara, but none has found mainstream success. The G5 has a "fluid metal" body and beveled glass on the front; not even antenna slits spoil its perfect lines. There is a single seam, which separates the bottom part. That's the modular component - it can be removed to access the battery and card slots, and one of several add-ons can be inserted (this requires a reboot though). The first add-on is a camera grip, the LG Cam Plus. It adds 1,100mAh battery and hardware controls - a hardware shutter key, a video button, zoom dial. Then there's a Bang & Olufsen DAC for even better audio quality. LG will open the standard for third-party manufacturers to create even more add-ons. Read more here:

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge: all you need to know

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge: all you need to know

The Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge are among the hottest, if not the hottest topic in the industry right now. Improving on all fronts, the S7 certainly shows that Samsung has kept an ear close to the ground and taken most of the public's criticism towards the S6 close to heart. So far, we are certainly liking the S7, and we are certain that it will hardly disappoint. 
Now, after the excitement has waned off a bit, it's time to summarize everything we know about the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge. You'll find our most important stories about the the newcomers right here:

Sony Xperia X, X Performance, and XA hands on: a much needed reboot

Sony Xperia X, X Performance, and XA hands-on: a much needed reboot

For one reason or another, we had a pretty good idea of what most of the industry's big boys are going to bring to MWC '16, but we have to admit –Sony managed to remain a mystery until the last day. Being a bit too soon after the company unveiled the Z5, we didn't really expect anything big out of the company... which is why we were so shocked to find out that it's announcing not just one, but three new smartphones here, and each covering a different end of the spectrum at that. Read more here:

Microsoft unveils the Lumia 650, to be available for $200


"Microsoft today introduced the Lumia 650, the company’s new Windows 10 Mobile device. As we previously reported, the Lumia 650 packs a 5-inch display, 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 2000 mAh battery, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor clocked at 1.3GHz, and supports LTE, too. As for the cameras, Microsoft is packing a 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera.
As you can see in the photo above, the Lumia 650 packs a pretty beautiful design. The device is only thick, and weighs just 122 grams. Microsoft stated:
This really is a beautiful phone. We’ve paid attention to every detail, pairing the highest level of craftsmanship with maximum everyday productivity. The 5” OLED display is bright and crisp; colors really pop and blacks are deep and clear. It’s by far our most beautiful screen ever at this price point. Lumia 650 also features a highly polished, diamond cut and anodized aluminum frame, giving it an unparalleled and premium feel. Importantly, we didn’t sacrifice the removable battery and expandable storage, something we know our customers enjoy having. And with a profile of only 6.9mm and weighing just 122 grams, it’s incredibly thin and light. It’s a phone I’m proud to show off. " via

Panasonic Eluga Turbo with 5inch HD display, 3GB RAM, 4G LTE launched

Panasonic Eluga Turbo

Panasonic has launched Eluga Turbo, the company’s latest 4G smartphone in the Eluga series in India. It has a 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, is powered by a 1.5 GHz Octa-Core processor and runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop). It has a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.It has dual SIM support and 4G connectivity. It is just 6.95mm thick and has ASAHI Dragontrail glass protection on the back. Read more here:

Huawei Mate 8 Review

Huawei Mate 8 Review

Surging to new heights after the successful release of theGoogle Nexus 6P, consumers around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the company behind the prized phone. Huawei’s remarkable run in 2015 is extending already into the New Year, where it used CES 2016 to announce its latest smartphone in the Mate lineup – the Huawei Mate 8. It’s been over a year since its predecessor launched, but even more pressing is that the bar has since been raised by the Nexus 6P, so the Mate 8 is predisposed to a higher level of expectation. Similar to the recent Mate S, however, we’re a bit skeptical about its worth being attached with a starting price of €599 (~$650). That’s quite a wallop considering all things, but let’s find out how it fairs. Read all here:

Samsung's upcoming SM R150 activity tracker leaked in images

Back in November last year, there were reports that Samsung is working on an affordable fitness tracker. It was also revealed that the device carries a model number of SM-R150 and an internal codename of Triathlon. Now, some alleged leaked images of the wearable have surfaced online, revealing that it sports a round display as well as a rotating bezel, making it similar in design to the South Korean company's Gear S2 smartwach.The images indicate that the device features a heart-rate sensor, and is also capable of counting exercise repetitions as well as keeping track of water intake. More photos here:

ZTE Nubia Prague S announced, Snapdragon 615 and 5.2inch FullHD display

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ZTE has just announced the Nubia Prague S smartphone. Quite similar to the existing My Prague model, the new device does bring a few changes, though it can hardly be called a successor. Starting off with the display, it's the same 5.2-inch FullHD affair, complete with 2.5D glass. Running the show is again the Snapdragon 615, with an octa-core CPU inside. Prague S, however, packs 3GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in storage (expandable, too) in all its versions, whereas My Prague comes with either 2GB/16GB or 3GB/32GB. Read more here:

ZTE Nubia Z11 and Nubia X8 renders leak

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ZTE Nubia Z11

The ZTE Nubia Z11 is said to boast an impressive specs sheet as well. Its display is 5.2 inches in diagonal, with a resolution of 1440p. Inside should be Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 SoC, along with 4GB of RAM. And there is apparently yet another surprise. On the back of the Z11, we can clearly spot a dual camera setup. The main one is said to be 21MP, while the second, which we are yet to hear more about, should be there to assist in depth sensing. A circular fingerprint reader is also present.Read more here:

Xiaomi announces Mi Pad 2 all metal tablet with Intel chipset

Xiaomi also announced the new Mi Pad 2 alongside the Redmi Note 3. The updated model focuses more on the design and is thinner and lighter than before.The Mi Pad 2 now has an all-aluminum body that is only 6.95mm compared to the 8.5mm of the previous model and weighs 322g compared to 360g of the previous model. For comparison, the iPad mini 4, from which the Mi Pad 2 clearly gets its design inspiration, is 6.1mm thick and weighs 299g.The Mi Pad 2 also runs on a new 14nm Intel Atom X5-Z8500 64-bit processor with 2GB RAM, which replaces the NVIDIA Tegra K1 on the previous model. The tablet also supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac and has the new USB Type-C connector.The rest of the specifications include the same 7.9-inch 2048x1536 resolution display, 8 megapixel camera on the back and 5 megapixels on the front, and a smaller 6190mAh battery, compared to the 6700mAh on the previous model.The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will be available in dark gray and champagne gold for RMB 999 ($156) for the 16GB model and RMB 1299 ($203) for the 64GB model. via

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