Snapdragon 836 delayed until next year, Pixel 2 will use 835

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will likely be powered by a Snapdragon 835, instead of a Snapdragon 836. Apparently Qualcomm has been forced to delay the upgraded chipset until the beginning of next year. Snapdragon 836 is still likely coming, despite some other rumors. Re: SD836, I haven’t heard anything further since my initial tweet, and since the source has proven accurate ... Read More »

Video shows vivo X20 operational in the wild

Here’s the first video of the vivo X20. It doesn’t divulge much in terms of specs or features but does show the phone from both sides (we have seen it in stationary form). Meanwhile a slide seems to confirm that the phone will have 24MP cameras on the front andon the back. What the resolution of the second camera on the back will be is ... Read More »

Ziox Mobiles eyes 7% share in smartphone segment

Indian handset maker Ziox Mobiles is eyeing 7% smartphone market share with up to 10 million units sold by the end of this financial year as it gets ready to launch as many as nine new smartphone models priced Rs 3,500-6,500, a top official said. (Representative Image: IE) Indian handset maker Ziox Mobiles is eyeing 7% smartphone market share with ... Read More »

Huawei Mate 10 shown off in leaked renders, video

Huawei chose to skip IFA for the grand unveiling of its next flagship phablet, which it will announce at a special event of its own on October 16 instead. As we get closer to that day, we’re starting to see more of the Mate 10, be that in official teasers or leaks. Today we have the now-traditional CAD-based renders coming out, both in image and ... Read More »

Watch the first Xiaomi Mi A1 promo video

Xiaomi just announced the Mi A1 – its first stock Android handset. The company also launched a clip that highlights the most important features of the phone – the dual camera, the vanilla Android and the sturdy design. The video is set in rendered museum shaped like the “mi” logo. Inside, the Xiaomi Mi A1phone is the key exhibition. The video takes us ... Read More »

ZTE Blade A2S unveiled with a 5.2″ 1080p screen, more memory

In mid-2016, ZTE unveiled an affordable ($105) phone with an octa-core processor. Now it has launched a sequel – the ZTE Blade A2S. The price is the same – CNY 700 on in China – but you get a 5.2” 1080p screen this time around, up from 5” 720p. There’s more memory too – 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, up from ... Read More »

Three year old Samsung Galaxy S5 and several other devices getting August patch

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy S5 smartphone. Arriving as version G900FXXS1CQH1 and weighing in at around 75MB, the update is currently hitting units in Europe. As for changes, it brings along Android security fixes for the month of August. Moving on, the Galaxy S6 series smartphones on AT&T are also getting the latest patch, arriving as version G890AUCS6DQH1 ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s Smaller Battery Explained by Company’s Mobile Chief

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has a 3300mAh battery Galaxy Note 7 had a 3500mAh battery in comparison Samsung chief says that this was done to guarantee battery safety Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at a grand event in New York two days ago, and the flagship device offers great specifications on paper and additional features that make it a compelling buy. ... Read More »

Alcatel A7 leaks ahead of IFA debut

Alcatel A7 joins the family of leaked Alcatel phones ahead of IFA 2017. Images of the device were shared by Roland Quandt on Twitter along with a benchmark listing from GFXBench, revealing most of the A7’s specs.  Follow Roland Quandt @rquandt Alcatel A7: got a bunch more pics and what I think are it’s specs on GFXBench – launch for IFA. 7:15 ... Read More »

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 »