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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

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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:

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:

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:

Xiaomi finally unveiled Mi 5

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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:

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: