Huawei's Honor sub-brand has a new phone on the way, and it's holding an online-only "virtual launch" event to take the wraps off what we're expecting to be the Honor 5C. So what are in for with the 5C? Well, the Chinese variant offers some clues:
The Chinese version of [the Honor 5C] packs Huawei's homemade octa-core Kirin 650 chip, 2 gigabytes of RAM, a 5.2-inch 1080p display and a 13-megapixel main camera, backed up by an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The price? 899 yuan — that's a little over £100.
We won't have official details on pricing or availability until the event wraps up, but the entire presentation is being livestreamed via Facebook Live at 2 p.m. BST (that's 3 p.m. CET) — check down below for the video!
Lenovo unveiled the Moto G4 Plus in India last month, and the vendor is now bringing the Moto G4 to the country later this week. A tweet from Motorola India's Twitter account confirmed the phone's debut on June 22.
The OnePlus3 is here, and it's easily the best phone the company has ever made.
With great specs, nice features and a really attractive price, there are plenty of people who will be giving the OnePlus 3 a look. After reading the review, checking out the specs and comparing it to other flagship phones, you may have some deeper questions about the phone — and we hope to answer some of the biggest among them right here.
These are the 10 things you should know about the OnePlus 3.
While not quite a world first, the prospect of a Samsung Galaxy S8 with a 4K display raises some interesting questions.
2017 might well be the year 4K smartphones go mainstream. While we're still a long way off confirming this rumblings in the Korean press point to the possibility of Samsung making a significant jump in resolution in the next Galaxy S phone.
Does hardware matter when all Androids run the same operating system?
Some of the recent high-end Androids — like the Galaxy S7 or the LG G5 — pack some amazing technology under their glass face. Eight core processors and gigabytes of RAM, combined with dual-band ac WiFi radios and 16 core graphics are specifications that most computers didn't have just a few years ago. Some of us get really caught up in the race for newer and better hardware, while others aren't concerned at all and just want to get on Facebook, but most of us fall somewhere in the middle. We want a phone that does it all, doesn't struggle to do any of it and doesn't break the bank.
So let's talk about the hardware that is inside our phones for a bit.
B&H Photo is currently offering the 16GB Nexus 5X for just $229, and the retailer is even throwing in two free screen protectors. That's right, not only can you save $120 on the purchase, but you also can keep your screen protected at no additional cost. We've seen a number of deals pop up on the Nexus 5X recently, but this is one of the lowest price points we have seen it hit.
LeEco has announced that its latest phones, the Le 2 and Le Max 2, will be up for sale exclusively on Flipkart starting June 28. The budget Le 2 is priced at ₹11,999, while the Le Max 2 with 4GB of RAM and 32GB storage will retail for ₹22,999. LeEco will bundle its CDLA in-ear USB-C headphones — priced at ₹1,990 — with every purchase as well.
Honor's latest packs impressive specs, metal construction, fingerprint security — and could be shockingly cheap.
The Honor 5C — a new budget-centric option from Huawei's Honor brand — landed in China last month, bringing surprisingly decent hardware specs at a staggeringly low price point. The Chinese version of the phone packs Huawei's homemade octa-core Kirin 650 chip, 2 or 3 gigabytes of RAM, a 5.2-inch 1080p display, fingerprint security and a 13-megapixel main camera, backed up by an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The price? 899 yuan — that's around £100, or US$140.
And it looks like Honor is poised to launch this highly affordable, potentially really good phone in Europe and India.
The OnePlus 3 made its debut earlier this week for $399, and by all acocunts, it looks like an awesome phone for the price. While OnePlus has mentioned that the phone will be sold in two color variants — Graphite and Soft Gold, only the former option is up for grabs. Earlier today, co-founder Carl Pei said that the Soft Gold variant will be available sometime in the latter half of July.
When Lenovo unveiled its latest Moto G products in mid-May, we were surprised to see the company release two variants of the fourth generation smartphone, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus (along with a smaller, lower-cost Moto G Play that we haven't seen yet). Aimed at different markets and price points, the two devices are identical in all but three ways, but those differences are significant.
After skipping the May 2016 Android security patch entirely, Samsung has quickly turned around the June patch for the Galaxy S7 series in the UK. A new over-the-air update has started pushing out this morning to the Galaxy S7 edge, bringing the latest OS security patch level and additional camera stability fixes, according to the changelog.
The 315MB update also fixes an "occasional cover recognition issue," so if you were using one of Samsung's accessories, things should now work a bit more smoothly.
Camera stability improvements, and 'cover recognition issue' fixes
Post-update, we've noticed that Wi-Fi calling, introduced in the last GS7 update, switched back to disabled. Toggling it back on under call settings now displays a warning screen noting that not all carriers will work, there may be a battery cost for using Wi-Fi calling, and that it won't work in power saving mode.
We haven't specifically confirmed whether the same update is hitting the smaller, flatter GS7, but updates for the two are usually near simultaneous. If you've updated your Galaxy S7 or S7 edge today, hit the comments and let us know how you're getting on with the new firmware. As always, unlocked models will get the update first, and carrier variants may lag a few days or weeks behind.
The Moto G4 is the most capable Moto G to date, with a 5.5-inch 1080p display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 617 processor. It's accompanied by the Moto G4 Plus, a higher-end model with a 16-megapixel camera (up from 13 in the regular G4), a fingerprint scanner for biometric security and 3GB RAM/32GB storage option (up from 2GB/16GB). That's a lot of hardware in what's still very much a budget handset.
CREO is back with its second update for the Mark 1, and this time around, the Indian vendor is focusing on audio quality with a feature called Audio Effects. The feature lets you tweak the sound profile of the phone through various audio modes, with the settings stating intact across apps and output options.