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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 JD.com 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 »

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 »