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Week 21 in review: Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7, OnePlus 3 specs

The past week was quite busy, especially for Samsung. In its strive to maintain market supremacy, the Korean giant enriched its lineup yet again, this time around by launching a whole new family of metal mid-range devices. After many rumors and rather extensive leaks, the Samsung Galaxy C5 and C7 are now official. The duo offers metal exterior, as well as 5.2-inch and 5.7-inch displays, respectively.

And while we are on the topic of Samsung, rumors are already pouring in about the next Note phablet, the real scoop being a potential number skip in the name. But besides the alleged Note 7, there is also news on the Galaxy S front, where a new S7 active is allegedly inching towards a release and users are understandably excited, considering the improvements the S6 active brought over its basic counterpart last year.

OnePlus has also been making major headlines, mostly with rumors about the OnePlus 3. With a full specs sheet, a few leaks and even camera samples available, we have a pretty clear picture of what to expect at the official June 14 launch.

In other news, we have the Asus Zenfone 3, ZUK Z2 and Moto Z to look forward to, the latter of which could feature an interesting collection of modular cases. Sony is also keeping busy with the Xperia E5. It looks promising enough, but will hopefully arrive with at a more sensible price point than most of the company’s other recent offers.

iPhone 7 cases fit the iPhone 6s inside, showing no major change in design

Current rumors paint the iPhone 7 as physically identical to the 6s (antenna lines aside).


OnePlus 3 specs confirmed by new leak

The handset is going to be unveiled in the next few weeks, judging from the amount of rumors we’re seeing about it.


Samsung's next phablet will be called Galaxy Note 7 instead of Note 6, new report claims

It is alleged that the Korean company wants all of its flagships released in the same year to have the same number – S7 and Note 7 in 2016, for example.


Samsung Galaxy C5 official - 6.7mm thick, all metal mid-ranger

The Galaxy C5 is available on pre-order in China, going on sale early next month.


ASUS launches new ZenFone Max in India

Available in 2GB and 3GB memory variants.


Sony confirms Xperia E5, shows off the device

The Xperia E5 leak from a couple of days ago effectively revealed that it’s the entry-level Sony F3311 that was spotted on GFXBench last month.


Zopo Speed 8 benchmarked, all 10 cores of it

We now have a final unit at the office for some tinkering.


Apple CEO shares plans for the company's future in India

Tim Cook visits India, talks at length about the challenges of the Indian market in an interview.


Another Asus Zenfone 3 version runs GFXBench, has its specs revealed

This follows a couple of different iterations that were caught in the benchmark’s database back in January.


OnePlus 3 selfie camera sample released

The blurry 8MP image was obviously shot in some pretty difficult conditions.


Samsung Galaxy C7 goes official as well - SD625 SoC, 5.7-inch display, and 4GB RAM

The device comes in 32GB and 64GB storage options, costing around $395 and $425, respectively.


Nextbit Robin now available in India

The cloud-centric handset is available exclusively through Flipkart for INR 19,999.


New leak reveals Sony F3311 is Xperia E5

The device was spotted listed on GFXBench last month.


All OnePlus smartphones receive price cuts

OnePlus announced today that it’s slashing the prices of all the devices in its existing smartphone line-up. A quick look the company’s official website reveals that the OnePlus One, OnePlus 2 as well…


Galaxy S7 active has full specs leaked, may launch on June 10

The upcoming highly ruggedised version of the S7 will be exclusive to AT&T.


OnePlus 3 clears TENAA with 5.5-inch display, 4GB RAM

Internal memory is 64GB, while camera combo is 16MP/8MP.


Sony Xperia XA Ultra now available to pre-order in UK for 299

Unlocked Mobiles currently has the device listed on its website.


Microsoft calling phone division employes to Espoo, may be closing down operations

No confirmation yet, but buses are transporting Tampere employees to the Espoo headquarters.


Google pressured to release list ranking how fast OEMs release software updates

FCC and FTC have been asking for justification as to why updates are taking so long. OEMs and carriers could be to blame.


Moto Z Droid Edition shows its back in leaked press renders, three color versions outed

This will be Verizon’s version of Motorola’s new flagship smartphone for 2016.


New teaser reveals Snapdragon-powered ZUK Z2, May 31 launch

This comes just days after ZUK CEO effectively revealed that the device will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 8890 chipset.


The ZTE Axon 7 is now official and aiming for the big leagues

The new flagship offer comes with a big emphasis on audio and with promising specs to partake in the flagship battles.


OnePlus 3 launch date is June 14, according to a live chat agent

OnePlus forum member blatantly asked a live chat agent when the release date is. The answer was June 14.


Upcoming Moto Z will have MotoMod modular case accessories

Each case has a distinct function – there’s one with an extra battery inside, another for better sound, and the last is camera-oriented.