Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update, just under two months after the 2016 model. The updates for the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) are not out yet, even though they received Wi-Fi certifications before the A3 (2017) did. Back to the update in question. Its currently rolling out in Russia (has been for a couple of days, actually). It bears a firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5

Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

Sony issues a fix for Xperia Z5 performance issues

Yesterday we told you about some issues with the latest update for the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Their devices were sluggish, and problems like high temperatures crashes and reboots appeared. Sony acknowledged the problem and has already issued a fix. The official statement from Sony reads: Sony Mobile is committed to providing the highest standard of product quality and customer service

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Analysts: ASP of Samsung phones on the rise, thanks to Galaxy S8

Strategy Analytics have tallied the numbers and discovered that the average selling price (ASP) of Samsung phones during the April-June quarter was the highest in the last three years – $235. The analysts attribute this to strong sales of the Galaxy S8 duo. Last year, the ASP was $232, dropping to $227 in the second half of the year when the Galaxy Note7 was supposed to take over as the new flagship. The historic high, however, was

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

Users reporting performance issues with Xperia Z5 series Android 7.1.1 update

The Android 7.1.1 update for the Sony Xperia Z5, Z3+ and Z4 Tablet started rolling out towards the end of June this year, bringing new features and improvements. However, it looks like the update has some major issues for at least a few of its early adopters. Affected users say they are observing sluggish performance ever since the update was installed. Problems like high temperatures, crashes, and reboots have been reported.

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung Galaxy Note8 ‘final’ specs leak in full

Samsung is officially unveiling the Galaxy Note8 phablet on August 23. That’s exactly three weeks from today for what it’s worth. And with just three weeks to go until the grand event, today what are purported to be the phone’s “final” specs have been leaked in full by the usually reliable Evan Blass. So here’s what you can expect. As evidenced by the leaked press renders below, the Note8’s design will be similar to that of the Galaxy

Android O could come out next week

Android O could come out next week

Developer Preview 4 of Android O was released last Monday (July 24), and it was a release candidate. Unless any major bugs are uncovered, the final version will come out soon perhaps as soon as next week. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are first in line to get the new major OS version. It will bring Project Trebble, Autofill, kills off Blob emoji and brings many other changes. Perhaps well even get to

Here’s the first LG V30 complete render

Here’s the first LG V30 complete render

Hours after LG itself confirmed the V30 will have a plastic OLED display we catch a glimpse of the upcoming flagship in a render. Given that the wallpaper is an old iPhone one, the image probably doesn’t come from an official source, but chances are it’s close to the real deal. It’s likely built following the curve of the teaser from earlier and the proportions from the G6 for the top. The render shows a continuation of

Cases reveal Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL design: bye, 3.5mm jack

Cases reveal Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL design: bye, 3.5mm jack

Case maker Olixar has prematurely revealed the design of another phone the Pixel 2. The renders show that the glass window on the back has gotten smaller, it no longer reaches down to the fingerprint reader. The design of the back also confirms a single camera. On the front, the bezels seem a good deal smaller not exactly hard to achieve, given the chunky bezels of the original Pixel. Theres a fairly big grill for the earpiece,

Xiaomi Mi 6C details and images surface

Xiaomi Mi 6C details and images surface

The Xiaomi Mi 6C has resurfaced, this time with renders and more details. A mid-range version of the Mi 6 flagship, this one aims for a price of CNY 2,000, down from CNY 2,500 for the high-end model. Thats for the 4GB/64GB model, the 6GB/128GB is CNY 2,500. It features an aluminum body with slimmed down bezels side bezels are 2.5mm wide, top bezels could be as small as 10mm. However, the body is 0.2mm thicker than the Mi 6. The front

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Moto G5S and G5S Plus go official with improved cameras

Motorola’s new mid-rangers went official today – the Moto G5S and the Moto G5S Plus. The duo is an incremental upgrade over the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus that debuted at the MWC back in February, bringing more capable cameras and a few other minor niceties Moto G5S The phone comes with 5.2 screen of Full HD resolution. There is a fingerprint scanner/home button that sits below on the front panel. Just

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

UPDATE: Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, with its truly glorious 4K display, has made it onto our list of the 10 best Android phones in Australia! Read on to find out why it made the cut! Apple may have kickstarted the smartphone revolution when it launched its very first iPhone back in 2007, but it was Google’s Android operating system that truly took it mainstream. With an open platform and multiple manufacturers using

Microsoft’s canceled Surface Mini from 2014 stars in leaked images

Microsoft’s canceled Surface Mini from 2014 stars in leaked images

In 2014 Microsoft was rumored to launch a Surface Mini tablet alongside the Surface Pro 3. However, in the end only the latter saw the light of day, and that’s because the Surface Mini was canceled just a few weeks before it was supposed to be unveiled. This means Microsoft had very advanced prototypes in hand at that moment, and today one of those has been portrayed in a myriad of leaked images. The Surface Mini would have run Windows

See the iPhone 8 from all sides in this new video leak

See the iPhone 8 from all sides in this new video leak

Another day, another video leak of the iPhone 8 – Apple hasn’t even confirmed the phone is on the way, but we already know a ton of details about the upcoming handset, and the new clip confirms a lot of the earlier rumors that have already been swirling. Posted by YouTuber EverythingApplePro, the video shows a high-quality dummy model supposedly provided to case manufacturers by Apple, in order that they can get their new designs

Honor 9 Makes Its Way West: Launching Today in Europe for £380/€450

Honor 9 Makes Its Way West: Launching Today in Europe for £380/€450

A couple of weeks back at an event in China, Huawei’s Honor sub-brand announced their flagship smartphone for 2017: the Honor 9. Following in the footsteps of the Honor 8 before it, the Honor 9 continues in Honor’s tradition of offering flagship-level smartphones with high-end components at a more mainstream price. At the time of the reveal, the Honor 9 was only being released in China.

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Former Samsung CEO appointed as President of Nokia Technologies in the US

Nokia announces its newest hire: Gregory Lee, (now) former CEO of Samsung Electronics North America. After being 13 years with Samsung, where he most recently led all of Samsungs businesses in North America along with its vast portfolio of mobile and consumer electronics. Nokia has appointed Lee as the head of its US executives team, where Lee will lead Nokias efforts in consumer products and further push the companys presence in

Rumored LG G6 Mini to actually be sold as the LG Q6

Rumored LG G6 Mini to actually be sold as the LG Q6

Back in April a report surfaced claiming that LG was working on a G6 Mini smartphone, though it did stress that wasn’t a confirmed name. Today famous leakster Evan Blass (a.k.a. @evleaks) has revealed this handset’s actual commercial moniker. It will allegedly be called LG Q6 when it launches. Its model number is M700, and it’s already hit the FCC certification process. The Q6 will come with a 5.4-inch 18:9 touchscreen, which is smaller

HTC U11 was Antutu’s best performing smartphone of May 2017

HTC U11 was Antutu’s best performing smartphone of May 2017

Antutus top ten best-performing smartphones of May take the average benchmark scores of all the tests run on Antutus benchmarking app during the entire month of May. This is the first month since the iPhone 7 Plus release that Apples fastest iOS device is no longer the fastest smartphone in the world. The HTC U11 has surpassed the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutus overall performance benchmark. With an average score of 180,079, the U11 is

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is just days away

Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition is just days away

There’s been talk for a while that Samsung would sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 handsets, and a recent rumor that the phone would launch on July 7 has turned out to be true, with Samsung officially confirming the Samsung Galaxy Note Fan Edition will launch then. The phone has essentially the same design as the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, but with the new name plastered across the back, and it’s apparently built using “unused” parts.

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

Rumors of Samsung Galaxy S8 mini point to 5.3″ screen, Snapdragon 821 chipset

It has been a while since Samsung released a mini flagship and those older S minis were flagships in name only. Now unsubstantiated rumors suggest that a Galaxy S8 mini is in the works and will debut in South Korea at some point in the future. The mini will allegedly have a 5.3 screen but will have the feel of a 4.7 screen due to the extra wide aspect ratio (18.5:9).   Suggested specs for the S8 mini include

KGI’s 10 iPhone predictions: slimmest bezels ever on the OLED model 

KGI’s 10 iPhone predictions: slimmest bezels ever on the OLED model 

  Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI delivered his 10 predictions for the upcoming iPhones, adding to what he has speculated on in the past. For starters, there will be three iPhones: the usual 4.7 and 5.5 models with LCD panels (7s and 7s Plus) along with the OLED-packing iPhone 8. The latter will be a good deal more advanced than the 7s duo and will go completely bezel-less thanks to the earpiece that cuts into the OLED panel and the virtual Home button, Apple will stretch the 5.8 display to the very edge the highest screen-to-body ratio of any phone in…