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by / on December 21, 2015 at 5:21 pm / in SmartPhones

Rumor: Huawei P9 to be launched in March 2016

The Huawei P9 flagship – which has been the subject of only a few rumors thus far – is expected to be launched in the month of March next year, according to a latest rumor out of the company’s home country of China. It’s worth mentioning that the handset’s predecessor – the Huawei P8 (shown above) – was launched in […]

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by / on December 21, 2015 at 5:19 pm / in SmartPhones

Nexus 6P now available for purchase from Best Buy

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy has started selling the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P in the US through both its online as well as physical stores. As of now, only the 64GB aluminum variant is listed on the retailer’s website, carrying a price tag of $500. That’s a $50 discount as the model usually retails for $550. In case you aren’t […]

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by / on December 21, 2015 at 5:18 pm / in SmartPhones

Microsoft Lumia 550 to go on sale in India this week

The budget-friendly Microsoft Lumia 550 smartphone will go on sale in India starting Wednesday (December 23) this week. The device, which is still listed as ‘coming soon’ on the Microsoft India website, will carry a price tag of INR 9,399 (around $140) in the country. The Windows 10 handset recently launched in the US, where it carries a $139 price […]

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by / on December 21, 2015 at 5:16 pm / in SmartPhones

China Mobile confirms March 2016 launch for Samsung Galaxy S7

China’s leading carrier China Mobile has seemingly confirmed that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone, which has already been the subject of lots of rumors lately, will be launched in March next year. The confirmation came during a recent event in the country when the carrier was presenting its roadmap for the coming months. Also revealed was the price range […]

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by / on December 18, 2015 at 4:04 pm / in SmartPhones

Samsung and LG won’t be making the leap to 4K displays in 2016

It seems the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium will remain the only smartphone (well, at least from a major brand) to pack an UltraHD display throughout next year as well. Samsung and LG are in no hurry to make the switch to 4K phone panels, a Korean report states. Industry insiders have reported that that the resolution race is not a […]

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by / on December 18, 2015 at 4:02 pm / in SmartPhones

Samsung Galaxy A9 passes the FCC hurdle, release imminent

A notable source on info about a smartphone’s development progress, the FCC database now lists the Samsung Galaxy A9. The US communications authority has thoroughly examined the device and has given it the green light. There’s little detail revealed in such filings, at least in terms of specs, but we’ve already covered most of those. The Galaxy A9 already starred […]

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by / on December 18, 2015 at 4:01 pm / in SmartPhones

Xiaomi Mi 5 could cost $385, or even $462

A new rumor from China is out today discussing the possible price level of the upcoming (and much talked about) Xiaomi Mi 5. Since all of its predecessors have been launched with a CNY 1,999 asking price (which translates into approximately $308 right now), you may have expected the situation to remain the same this time around too. But that […]

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by / on December 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm / in SmartPhones

Apple outs iOS 9.2.1 Public Beta 1

iOS 9.2 only started rolling out to supported devices less than ten days ago, and today Apple’s already pushing out a new software version. This time however we’re not talking about a final release, rather a new public beta. iOS 9.2.1 Public Beta 1 is now available for those who’ve signed up for Apple’s beta testing program. If you’re in […]

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by / on December 18, 2015 at 3:57 pm / in SmartPhones

Sprint starts rolling out LG G4 Marshmallow update

Sprint has started rolling out the Marshmallow update to LG G4 devices on its network. The update, which bumps the software version to LS991ZV9, also includes the carrier’s Global Roaming feature. With the update, Sprint LG G4 owners will be able to access all the usual Android 6.0 features, including Doze, which promises improved battery life with lower standby power […]

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by / on December 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm / in SmartPhones

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ in pink now available in China

Samsung has a habit of launching exclusive paintjobs of its flagships in some markets. It did it already with the Note 3, which got some exclusive makeovers varying by markets, the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5’s market-limited pink versions, even the S6 series and the exclusive Green Emerald and Blue Topaz flavors. Now, Samsung is doing once of those regional-exclusivity […]

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