Apple’s iPhone announcement event may be already left in last weeks archives, but the hype is still at an all-time high, especially now that the phone launched on the market. Everybody and their aunt appears to want a taste of Cupertino’s latest and greatest and amid all the commotion, the industry is busy plucking away at hardware specifics, teardowns, benchmarks and camera samples.
Sadly, there seems to be less of a party going on over at camp Samsung. The Korean giant is still dealing with the Galaxy Note7 battery drama. The damage control effort is going strong, but to make matters worse, the issues seem to be spreading to other company handsets (Galaxy S7 edge). This might have given way to a possible early release for the new Galaxy S8 flagship. But, nothing is really certain at this point.
Regardless of any flagship announcements, Samsung appears to be busy extending its “A” lineup. The Galaxy Tab A (2016), now complete with an S Pen is already a reality and the A3 (2016) and A7 (2016) will likely be joining it soon as well. In other news, Xiaomi is making headlines with a possible new flagship on the way. Dubbed the Mi 5S, it is said to run on Qualcomm’s overclocked Snapdragon 821 SoC and also use the company’s ultrasonic fingerprint sensor.
A Samsung Galaxy S7 edge unit had caught fire in the owner’s pocket, “causing him second and third degree burns.”
A Chinese retailer is selling an “Extreme” edition of Xiaomi’s current flagship.
Thanks to Sports Illustrated magazine, we can see some iPhone 7 Plus camera samples.
iPhone 7 starts at around $894, 6s and SE see significant price drops
Same old stuff, but now in shiny 360-degrees!
Android One devices receive the latest software update the day after Google releases the Nexus factory images.
Apple’s newest smartphone demolishes all of its competitors in the benchmark.
The Korean company has published a handy guide to let you identify safe units.
The official battery capacity figures are finally out for Apple’s newest phones, courtesy of TENAA.
Also outed are the codenames for the two different S8 models that are currently in development.
The company had announced a Snapdragon 650 variant of its Redmi Note 3 smartphone just a few months after the original, Helio X10 model was launched.
The phone will launch on September 19.
That is apparently when the company will cease sales for all Lumia devices.
Google’s Nexus launcher is now called Pixel launcher. Screenshots available too!
Now’s your chance to find out how Apple filled in the space left over by the 3.5mm headphone jack.
The variant will sport a 5.7-inch display, feature a 13MP dual rear camera and 16MP front facing unit, and pack in a mammoth 5,000mAh battery.
A bit more than a month ago, OnePlus halted sales in Europe and Hong Kong to “give inventory time to replenish.”
A new rumor claims the Korean company is in talks with both Nvidia and AMD in order to replace the Mali GPUs in its SoCs.
An Android 7.0 (Nougat)-based CyanogenMod 14 build is now available for Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 smartphone (Snapdragon variant). Keep in mind that this is not an official build – someone over at XDA has…
Aside from confirming the SoC, the listing also reveals full HD display and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
A Redditor from France has claimed that the remote deactivation process will start after September 30.
The company has put up a special website where Galaxy Note7 owners can check if their device is compromised.
New rumors arise out of China about the processor that could possibly run inside the Samsung Galaxy S8.
The next-gen technology – dubbed Snapdragon Sense ID – was unveiled by Qualcomm back in March last year.
The Xiaomi Mi 5S is believed to rock a Snapdragon 821 SoC with 6GB of RAM and an Adreno 530 GPU.
The major iOS update seems to have had some issues at first release. It looks like Apple has since fixed the issue at hand.
The tablet is currently only available in South Korea, where it carries a price tag of KRW 489,000 (around $435).
This comes shortly after the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) was spotted on the benchmarking website.
It should become official soon as the successor to the original A8 from last year.
This is the third benchmark database in which the upcoming smartphone has managed to show up.
Insofar, Samsung counted mostly on its own subsidiary SDI to get the job of supplying the phablet’s battery pack.
The company’s latest software updates for phones, tablets, and smartwatches are now available.