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Android 8.0 Oreo Update Rollout Schedules for Google Pixel, Nokia, OnePlus, Lenovo, Asus, Micromax, and Other Phones

HIGHLIGHTS Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for Pixel and Nexus smartphones Some OnePlus, Asus, Lenovo, HTC phones have been confirmed to get it Major brands like Samsung and Sony are yet to announce their plans Android O is here and it’s named Oreo, but only a small number of users would already have the latest version of the OS on ... Read More »

Meizu M6 Note to come with both Snapdragon and MediaTek chipsets

The Meizu M6 Note flaunted its Snapdragon 625 chipset in front of Geekbench yesterday, but earlier rumors said it will have a Helio P25 chipset. Well, a new leak suggests that it will have both. The base version uses the MediaTek chip paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. Another version swaps out the P25 for Snapdragon 625 and keeps the memory configuration. The top ... Read More »

Samsung reportedly bought up almost all available Snapdragon 845 chips

A rumor by the fairly reliable @ice suggests we may have a repeat of the first half of the year when Samsung hoarded all available supply of Qualcomm’s top chipset, leaving other makers to search for alternatives (like the 821) or delaying their H1 flagships. Allegedly, Samsung has done it again and bought up “most” of the initial batch of ... Read More »

iOS 11 Beta Allows Users to Quickly Disable Touch ID Easily to Improve Privacy

HIGHLIGHTS Tapping five times also presents emergency call option Apple tipped to include face detection feature on upcoming iPhone New feature has been discovered by users on iOS 11 public beta User privacy is an important issue for Apple and the company has previously gone to great lengths to prove this thing. With iOS 11, the Cupertino-based company has introduced a new feature ... Read More »

Dedicated Micro-SD slot and front camera flash confirmed for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A

Xiaomi made quite a splash in the smartphone realm with its Redmi Note 4 value offer. Naturally, the upcoming generation of Redmi Note devices has been basking is a surplus of fan attention, especially the cheaper Redmi Note 5A model. The unveiling event is already scheduled and only a few days away – August 21. There are still some questions to answer regarding specs and ... Read More »

Coolpad Cool M7 with Snapdragon 625 launched

Coolpad has launched the Cool M7 in China. The device is priced at CNY 2699 ($404) and available on JD.com. Coolpad Cool M7 The Cool M7 has a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 2.5D glass and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. On the back is a 13 megapixel f1.8 camera and on ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5A to be made official next week, Xiaomi confirms

In line with recent rumors, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be made official next week. The confirmation came in the form of official press invites that reveal August 21 unveiling for the device. The CEO even posted images of the device! The Note 5A has already been certified by China’s TENAA. The listing revealed two major versions for the handset, having a ... Read More »

Sharp Aquos S2 sells out in China, back again on August 18

Chinese e-tailer JD.com started selling the Sharp Aquos S2 on the 14th and less than 24 hours later there are no more units left. There will be another batch available on August 18, but you’ll need to register first. The bezel-less phone is priced at CNY 2,500 locally for a unit with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is an international version – CNY ... Read More »

Nokia 5 goes on sale in India tomorrow

HMD continues to count up in India and it goes like this – Nokia 3 in June, Nokia 5 tomorrow and Nokia 6 in a week. The middle model of the current line-up will be available through retail stores initially in Matte Black, with the other three colors coming in a few weeks (Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper). The Nokia 5 will sell for ... Read More »

Android O will be the last major update to hit the OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus’ track record with software support for its devices has been decent for some products, and very bad for others (remember the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X?). And with the release of the OnePlus 5 it’s understandable that owners of last year’s flagships, the OnePlus 3 and 3T, have gotten a bit antsy not knowing exactly what to expect from this point forward. So today the Chinese company’s ... Read More »