Mobile

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua receives new security update

Sony has started rolling out a new update to its Xperia M4 Aqua smartphone. The update – which is hitting all variants of the device, and bumps the build number from 26.3.X.0.131 to 26.3.X.1.33 – brings Android security patch for the month of July. As is usually the case with OTA roll-outs, it may take some time for the update ... Read More »

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Lenovo sub-brand ZUK has started rolling out a new update to its Z2 smartphone. The update brings latest security patch – post-update, the Android security patch level will be October 1. The update also includes several other improvements such as those related to camera and volume. Given that the update has just started rolling out, it may take time for ... Read More »

Huawei Nova launched, starts at around $310

The Huawei Nova, which was unveiled alongside the Nova Plus at this year’s IFA conference in Berlin, has been officially launched. The device is currently available for purchase in China. As for pricing, the 3GB RAM variant carries a tag of RMB 2,099, which translates into around $310 at current exchange rates. The 4GB RAM model, on the other hand, ... Read More »

Alleged Nubia Z11 mini S variant spotted on TENAA

As you may or may not know, Nubia is holding an event in China on October 17. By all accounts the OEM will use said venue to unveil a new camera-centric device. This was said to be the Nubia Z11 mini S and while a dual-camera setup was initially rumored, recent evidence points at a more traditional approach, but an ... Read More »

You have to trade-in your Galaxy Note7, what should you get?

After glowing reviews, the future of the Samsung Galaxy Note7 proved dim. Now everyone who bought one faces a question – what do I get now? It’s not easy to replace one of the best reviewed and best received phones, but we have no other choice but to try. We will split this in two – alternatives from the Galaxy ... Read More »

HTC Bolt gets pictured in the wild, has specs finally leaked

Soon, the HTC Bolt will become official. Capitalizing on a name from yesteryear, but featuring a design that’s pretty similar to the HTC 10, this device is intriguing because it’s the first from the Taiwanese company to ditch the 3.5mm headset jack. That’s right, HTC is going to follow Motorola, Apple, and LeEco’s lead with this one. The Bolt’s leaked ... Read More »

Oppo R9s receives the leaked press render treatment ahead of its unveiling next week

Oppo isn’t hiding the fact that its event on October 19 will be all about the R9s. The Chinese company has been teasing its next smartphone for a few weeks now, and in China a TV ad campaign is already in full swing. What’s more, a few hours ago Oppo has started taking early registrations from those interested in the ... Read More »

Samsung estimates $3 billion loss over the next two quarters

There is no doubt that Samsung is sure to lose boatloads of money over the Samsung Galaxy Note7. Today, the company announced that it expects 3.5 trillion won (around $3 billion) to negatively impact the operating profit through Q4 and Q1 of 2017. That’s after Samsung’s re-allocation of the expected cost expense of the discontinuation of the Note7 to its ... Read More »

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Samsung’s recall and discontinuation situation has many consumers in a shuffle, as there is no direct replacement for the Samsung Galaxy Note7. A new survey from Ecommerce solutions which followed the official discontinuation of the Galaxy Note7 asked 1,020 US-based Samsung smartphone owners if they would buy another Samsung phone. 40% of them said “no” and 46% (about 188 people) ... Read More »

SIM-free iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now available from Apple (US)

Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus remain on backorder for certain models. With that being said, you can now purchase a SIM-free iPhone, meaning that it is totally carrier-unlocked in the US and will work with any carrier, including support for Sprint and Verizon’s CDMA networks, as well as GSM network connectivity. The iPhone 7 has shorter wait times than ... Read More »