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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:

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:

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

ZTE Nubia Prague S ZTE Nubia Prague S

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

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

Xiaomi announces Redmi Note 3 with 5.5 1080p screen, fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi has announced the new Redmi Note 3 in China. The updated device gets bigger and better in every way over its predecessor, with a new full metal body, fingerprint sensor, and a massive 4000mAh battery, and more. The new Redmi Note 3 has a full aluminum unibody design with 120-point ultra-fine double sided sandblasting and curved edges. The phone is 8.65mm at its thickest point and weighs 164g, 4g more than its predecessor despite the larger battery. On the back is a new fingerprint sensor, which Xiaomi claims unlocks the phone in just 0.3 seconds. It remains to be seen if this sensor will only be used for unlocking the device or within apps as well. Other specs include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, MediaTek Helio X10 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage or 3GB RAM and 32GB storage depending upon the model you choose, 13 megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, 4G dual SIM, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and MIUI 7. The phone is priced at RMB 899 ($140) for the 16GB model and RMB 1099 ($172) for the 32GB model. It will be available in silver, gold, and gray. via gsmarena.com

BlackBerry Priv Review

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"BlackBerry didn't simply slap Android on their hardware and call it a day. No, the move to Android was a calculated one that took a lot of planning and ultimately had to be something special and something with enough differentiation to stand out. Will it pay off for BlackBerry in the long run? That remains to be seen. The potential is now there for BlackBerry to reach a new audience and expand their customer base." Read all here: