Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Feb 2017 7:32 am
The Moto G5 could come with a metal chassis and a removable battery.
Press renders of the Moto G5 leaked last week, giving us a look at the design and internal hardware. Motorola is set to unveil the phone later this week at Mobile World Congress, and ahead of the event, we're now being treated to another leak that offers a better look at the upcoming budget handset.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Feb 2017 7:56 am
HTC's latest devices are set to go on sale in India next month.
A month after their global debut, HTC has launched its latest devices in India. The U Ultra will be available in the country for ₹59,990 ($900) starting March 6, and the U Play is set to retail for ₹39,990 ($600), with availability kicking off from March 6. HTC is bundling a one-year insurance — which covers liquid and physical...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 21 Feb 2017 5:22 am
Samsung is switching to on-screen navigation buttons for the first time.
Previous leaks of the Galaxy S8 gave us a look at the design of the upcoming flagship, and this time around, we're treated to a leaked image that highlights the front of the device. Unlike its predecessors, the Galaxy S8 won't have a home button up front, with Samsung switching to on-screen navigation buttons for the first...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Feb 2017 6:41 am
Xiaomi won't be presenting at Mobile World Congress this year, but the company is getting ready to unveil its in-house Pinecone processor next week in China. A recent post on China's Weibo suggests the SoC will make its debut on February 28.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Feb 2017 6:22 am
OPPO's "5x Project" will be unveiled next week in Barcelona.
OPPO has steadily risen through the ranks in China in recent years, and is now the largest smartphone vendor in the country. The company has announced that it will show off a new camera technology, dubbed the "5x Project," next week at Mobile World Congress. According to OPPO, the camera tech gives users "unprecedented ability to...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 20 Feb 2017 12:16 am
The LG G6 will come with dual 13MP cameras at the back with a 125-degree field of view.
LG is back with yet another teaser of the G6, this time highlighting the dual camera at the back. Earlier leaks showed off the rear of the device, which sported a similar camera setup as the LG V20. In a blog post, LG confirmed that the G6 will feature a dual 13MP cameras at the back, as well as a front-...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 17 Feb 2017 7:14 am
Xiaomi India head receives a well-deserved promotion.
Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain, who joined the Chinese manufacturer in May 2014, has been promoted to vice president. Jain will continue to oversee the company's Indian operations in his role as managing director. Under Jain's leadership, Xiaomi hit several milestones, with the company now claiming 30% of the online handset market. The...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 17 Feb 2017 6:56 am
Samsung Group's de facto leader Jay Y. Lee is facing jail time over bribery charges in presidential scandal.
Samsung Electronics vice chairman and heir-apparent to Samsung Group Jay Y. Lee was arrested on Friday morning in South Korea on bribery charges linked to a presidential corruption probe. Last month, a Korean special prosecutor sought an arrest warrant for Lee, but a judge ultimately...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 17 Feb 2017 3:00 am
Really Blue Pixel is coming to Carphone Warehouse and EE.
Google has announced that it is bringing the Really Blue Google Pixel to the UK via EE and Carphone Warehouse. The phone is now up for pre-order on EE, with in-store availability at Carphone Warehouse kicking off from February 24.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 17 Feb 2017 12:14 am
Final Nougat build going out to beta testers on T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.
T-Mobile has started rolling out the stable Nougat release to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, with those enrolled in the Galaxy Beta Program receiving the update first. As the update is now hitting those that are already running beta versions of Nougat, it weighs in at 117MB. It also includes the February security patch...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Feb 2017 7:59 am
Lenovo is hoping to turn its mobile business profitable by the end of the year.
Lenovo has posted its financial results for the quarter ending December 31, 2016 (third fiscal quarter). The Chinese manufacturer netted $12.2 billion in revenue, a decline of 6% from the same period a year ago. Net profit at $98 million was 67% less than the 300 million it posted this time last year, and a...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Feb 2017 6:29 am
Upgrade your Pokémon Go storage for half the price.
Niantic is rolling out a huge update to Pokémon Go that introduces 80 new creatures to the game. The update is set to go live later this week, and to celebrate the release, Niantic is offering a 50% discount on storage upgrades until February 26:
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Feb 2017 3:05 am
Huawei P10 and P10 Plus break cover ahead of their official debut.
Press renders of the Huawei P10 have leaked ahead of its official unveil at Mobile World Congress, courtesy of Evan Blass. The images highlight an interesting design change from the Huawei P9 in the form of a home button at the front, which is likely to feature an embedded fingerprint sensor. Round the back, the phone sports the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Feb 2017 3:32 am
Huawei is working on a voice assistant for Chinese customers.
Huawei already develops its own application processors through its HiSilicon subsidiary, and it looks like the manufacturer is now working on a voice assistant to further differentiate its products in its home market. According to Bloomberg, work on developing a voice-based assistant that will rival Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Feb 2017 3:54 am
Xiaomi is looking to trim the bezels even further with the Mi Mix II.
Xiaomi's bezel-less Mi Mix was one of the most innovative products of 2016, with the phone rightfully receiving accolades from around the world. It looks like Xiaomi has already begun work on the successor to the Mi Mix, which will allegedly be dubbed the Mi Mix II. According to a recent Weibo post by Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun, the...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 16 Feb 2017 1:00 am
Two of the best budget phones in India go head-to-head.
Xiaomi has started off the year strong with the Redmi Note 4, offering a feature-rich phone for ₹12,999. Although Huawei's sub-brand Honor doesn't have the same brand recognition as Xiaomi in India, the manufacturer's latest budget handset, the Honor 6X, stands out in several areas.
In fact, the Honor 6X is the only phone that is close...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Feb 2017 11:39 pm
LG shows off the G6's user interface in short teaser.
With the official unveil of the LG G6 just ten days away, LG is continuing to dish out additional details about the phone. The latest teaser video from the South Korean manufacturer shows off LG UX 6.0, the user interface that will make its way onto the G6. From the short video, it doesn't look like LG will make drastic changes to the UI...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Feb 2017 8:31 am
Facebook's auto-playing videos are about to get much more annoying.
If you're not a fan of Facebook's auto-playing videos, get ready to be annoyed. Starting today, videos will auto-play with the sound enabled by default. If you don't have your phone set on silent, every time you scroll past an auto-playing video, you'll now hear the audio associated with it.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Feb 2017 7:48 am
This is the Pokémon Go update we've been looking for.
Niantic is rolling out a sizeable content update to Pokémon Go later this week that will introduce over 80 new Johto Pokémon from the Pokémon Gold and Silver games, including Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, and others. The new Pokémon will be discoverable in the wild, and won't just be limited to hatching from eggs, like those that debuted...
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 15 Feb 2017 7:00 am
Update, 14 February 2017: Our top pick remains unchanged. The Galaxy S7 edge is the phone to get if you want a high-end phone with a microSD slot. We removed BLU's $100 R1 HD, and slotted in the Honor 6X in place of the Moto G4. The Huawei Mate 9 also makes its debut on this list.
Best mid-range option
Best budget pick