Mobile

vivo Y67 gets certified by TENAA with 4GB of RAM, 16 MP selfie camera

While at this point Chinese smartphone maker vivo is clearly working on the X9, which will apparently be unveiled before the end of this month, it’s also developing another, lower-end device. This has been revealed today by TENAA, the authority in charge of certifying handsets for sale in China. The new vivo phone is currently known just by its model ... Read More »

New Samsung Galaxy Note Edge update brings security patches, other changes

Samsung has started pushing out a new update to its Galaxy Note Edge smartphone. Weighing in at over 350MB, and carrying a firmware version of XXU1DPJ1, the update brings along Android security patches for the month of October. In addition, the update – which is currently hitting unlocked units in Europe – also includes battery optimizations, performance and stability-related improvements, ... Read More »

Android’s global smartphone market share now stands at around 88%

According to latest numbers released by market research firm Strategy Analytics, Android’s global smartphone market share in Q3 2016 stood at around 88%, up from the 84.1% figure reported in the same period last year.. Apple’s iOS, meanwhile, lost some of its market share – it’s now 12.1%, down from the 13.6% share it claimed in Q3 last year. Talking ... Read More »

LeEco Le X850 with Snapdragon 821 SoC, QHD display, and 16MP front camera clears TENAA

A new LeEco phone has been certified by Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. Listed as LeEco X850, the device is powered by Snapdragon 821 chipset and sports a 5.7-inch, QHD display. RAM is 4GB, while internal memory is 64GB. In terms of camera, the phone features a dual rear-camera setup of 13MP and a 16MP front shooter. A large 3,900mAh battery ... Read More »

Leak shows Huawei Honor S1 smartwatch with a round e-paper display

A lot has been written about the upcoming Huawei Mate 9 but the company may have something up its sleeve (literally). An e-paper based smartwatch has leaked with a circular display with marginally smaller bezels than the Pebble Time Round (which was not upgraded in the last round of Pebbles). Looking back at an teaser image from early last month, ... Read More »

Sony revises Xperia shipment forecasts for 2016 down to 17 million

Sony’s mobile division started off well – it was making more per phone than any other Android maker. But the company will not reach its 20 million phones shipped forecast – it already cut it once by a million and now by two more. In total, Sony’s forecast is that it will ship 17 million Xperia phones. The blame has ... Read More »

MSI GS63VR Stealth review: A game-changing amount of performance in a laptop

here’s an old saying: You can have performance or portability in a gaming laptop, but not both. Well, not anymore. The MSI GS63VR Stealth is the first laptop I’ve seen using Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060, and I’m suitably impressed. In fact, I’m blown away by the amount of performance that can be squeezed into a laptop that’s actually portable. How ... Read More »

Verizon’s new buy-back program can save you up to $300 on a new Google Pixel or Pixel XL

r, 29 October 2016 Google Android Verison Deals If you are interested in picking up one of Google’s new Pixel phones in the US, you can either go on the Google store directly or Project Fi or hit up Verizon for a unit. The latter is currently the only major carrier that offers the handsets and thankfully with no carrier ... Read More »

Xperia G3112 and G3121 should be Sony’s first 2017 devices

Sony is already looking forward to next year and has already registered two phones with a Russian regulatory body. The Sony Xperia G3121 and G3112 are their internal model numbers, which doesn’t tell us much except to suggest they may be mid-range or even low-end devices. The Xperia E4 a while back had a number of G2104. Sony’s internal numbers ... Read More »

Meizu M5 ups the screen to 5.2″, has a fast fingerprint reader

Meizu counted up twice and announced the Meizu M5. It features a bigger screen than the m3s – now 5.2” big and covered with 2.5D beveled glass. The mTouch 2.1 fingerprint reader below the screen has been optimized and now triggers in just 0.2 seconds. Not bad for a phone that costs CNY 700 ($105/€95). The M5 continues to be ... Read More »