HighlightsSamsung Galaxy C7 Pro expected to be unveiled in December It is tipped to sport a 5.7-inch full-HD display It is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 626 processor Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro, the rumoured Pro version of the smartphone that was launched recently, is in the news again courtesy benchmarking site AnTuTu. The key specifications of the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro have appeared on the benchmarks, revealing its display resolution, processor, RAM, and other features. The smartphone is expected to be launched in December, alongside the Galaxy C5 Pro. The reported listing reveals that the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro…
AppleiOSTime-saver IntroductionThe iPhone 7 Plus hardly needs an introduction. Apple’s latest always get the attention no matter how much or how little the company has changed. An aura of controversy has always been part of Apple’s marketing and some might argue that the polarized opinions actually work in their favor.Compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a more refined design, it packs even more processing power, and ups the game with a new dual-camera setup on the back. And while the 7+ isn’t the first to slap two snappers next to each other, it is the first to…
The Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017), which is already Bluetooth certified and also been spotted on Zauba as well as several benchmarking websites, has now been certified by the US Federal Communications Commission as well. Specs-wise, the Galaxy A7 (2017) is rumored to be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 7870 SOC, and is said to sport a 5.5″ or 5.7″ 1080p touchscreen. Other key specs of the device include 16MP/16MP camera combo, 3GB/(32 or 64)GB
Meizu added a new flagship phablet to its smartphone lineup today. The new 5.7-inch PRO 6 Plus is the direct successor to the PRO 5, but it incorporates the updated styling from the smaller 5.2-inch PRO 6. On paper at least, the PRO 6 Plus appears to be a definitive upgrade relative to Meizu’s previously released phones, unlike the PRO 6 which trailed the older PRO
If you are in the US and are planning to purchase the HP Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, here’s a deal for you: a bundle containing the handset and desk dock is currently going for $599 in the country. HP has the bundle listed on its website for that price, down from the $799 price tag it usually carries. A quick look at Microsoft’s online US store reveals that the software giant is selling the bundle
Now that the Gear S3 is officially out and already in many consumers’ hands, or rather, on their wrists, Samsung is working hard to improve the Tizen app ecosystem. The latter is definitely in need of a lot of third-party support, but in the meantime, the Korean giant is at least making sure to cover all the basics. Maps and navigation software is definitely one. In our review of the Gear S3, we pointed out that the watch didn’t come
Alongside the Mate 9 launch a few weeks back, Huawei also announced the Mate 9 Porsche Design model. The presentation in Munich was heavily skewed towards the Porsche branded unit, despite the fact that it is a limited edition part to be sold at 1300 Euro, nearly twice as much as the Mate 9. Aside from a few things such as the camera and the internal SoC,
Some iPhone Users Complaining of Battery Life Issues After iOS 10.1.1 HighlightsUsers are facing battery issues after upgrading to iOS version 10.1.1 Phones reportedly shutting down abruptly from 30 percent battery level Switching off Raise to Wake feature fixed issue for some users Even though the battery capacity on Apple’s devices is not impressive when compared on paper with its Android competitors, the optimisation of hardware with iOS ensures that the battery life is never a concern for the users. However, the iOS 10.1.1 update has reportedly broken this perfect blend between hardware and the software for some users, resulting in certain…
HighlightsReliance Jio is still offering free SIMs to ‘test’ its network Commercial launch is a few months away, says Mukesh Ambani Users get free access for 3 months, maybe longer if the launch is delayed Reliance Jio has introduced the Jio Happy New Year Offer, extending all the free services introduced with the Jio Welcome Offer till March 31, 2017. While the Jio Welcome Offer customers will automatically be moved to the Happy New Year Offer, new customers will have to buy a Jio SIM in order to enjoy free data, voice calls and other services that the company is providing.…
A number of Google Pixel owners have reported that the Pixels camera (Pixel XL is affected too) having an issue. And no, this is now about the halo effect or sun flare that Google has already addressed. The issue is more intrusive and pertains to the cameras app. A member of the Pixel User Community first started a thread on October 27 regarding the issue hes been having with the Pixels camera. It freezes up with pink/purple vertical
Last month Samsung went further than ever in trying to ensure that all Galaxy Note7 units sold in New Zealand are returned following its discontinuation of the device. Working with the carriers over there, the company has basically shut down mobile network access for those Note7 handsets still in the wild. This move has apparently proved successful, since Samsung is now getting ready to do the exact same thing in neighboring Australia.
Huawei has announced Nougat update plans for its smartphones. The Android 7 update for Huawei devices will arrive in the form of version 5.0 of the Chinese company’s EMUI skin. The roll-out will begin sometime in Q1, 2017, with the Huawei Mate 8 and P9 getting the update first, followed by the P9 Plus, P9 lite, nova, and nova Plus. The new EMUI 5.0, Huawei claims, is more efficient, secure, and user friendly.
Were receiving reports that the Sony Xperia XZ is receiving its serving of Android 7.0 Nougat update. A reader from India tipped us off (thanks, Vedant!) but checking with XDA it seems that the first wave includes Australia, the Netherlands, Russia and Turkey. The update is a hefty 1GB so connect to a nice Wi-Fi network and check for updates. Dont worry if you dont see anything yet, staggered roll-outs take a while to reach everyone.
Starting today, HMD Global Oy is now the home of Nokia phones and tablets. The exclusive license extends 10 years forward and covers the whole world (sans Japan). Nokia, the company, will receive royalty payments for Nokia-branded products made by HMD (for both the name and for the intellectual property used). Its important to note that Nokia, the company, is not an investor or a shareholder in HMD. That said, HMD is a Finish company
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) has passed quite a few of the mandatory steps before going official – with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certifications cleared, it also popped up on GeekBench and was also featured in a render video. Well, one of the preliminary units has apparently slipped out of the confines of NDAs and has gotten reviewed on video. Sadly, the video has since been taken down, but we’ll walk you through it. First
There have already been rumors that vivo’s upcoming X9 smartphone will feature dual cameras both on the front as well as the back. The company recently outed a teaser that just confirmed there will be a dual camera setup on the phone. Now, a new teaser image has been released, which not only confirms that both X9 and X9 Plus will sport dual front-facing cameras, but also reveals that these shooters will be of 20MP and 8MP, respectively.
Right on cue, Lenovo’s Phab2 Pro is now available to purchase from its online store in the US. The Chinese company revealed the launch date last week, and it’s stayed on schedule. The Phab2 Pro is special because it’s the first shipping phone to be Tango-enabled. Tango is Google’s augmented reality play for your handheld device. The Phab2 Pro is priced at $499.99 unlocked, and for now its launch seems to be limited to the US. Google
Today vivo has outed its first teaser for an upcoming smartphone that the Chinese rumorsphere has labeled as being the X9. This should succeed the X7 in the company’s portfolio, even though that model was only made official four months ago. Things move fast in the competitive Chinese smartphone market. The teaser in question, which you can see to the left, doesn’t mention the yet-to-be-announced device by name. It
Xiaomi understandably turned more than a few heads with the announcement of the Mi Mote 2, also topping things off quickly with the Mi Mix. The latter is yet to officially go on sale, but the wait shouldn’t be long now, if the suggested November 4 date is met. Meanwhile, the Mi Note 2 already had its first sale today and it went incredibly well. In fact, the Mi Note 2 officially broke the Mi 5 record, with its first
The upcoming Moto M is one of Motorola’s most-leaked smartphones in recent memory. It’s unclear if this has anything to do with the fact that it will combine a full metal build with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner (the latter being a first for a Moto device), or with the fact that it’s expected to launch in China first. Either way, we’ve seen a lot of leaked renders and live images depicting the Moto M. Earlier today, it was found in the
The Huawei Mate 9 launch event is coming up (its this Thursday and more details are becoming available through unofficial means. An official-looking press image shows the expansive 5.9 screen, but its flat (theres talk of a premium curved-screen model). The flat screen should have 1080p resolution (and the premium model is said to go up to QHD).