Everything you need to know about the HTC 11The HTC 11 is almost certainly less than a year away, so here s what we know about the HTC 11 release date, specs, and price, plus all the latest news and rumours.Update: 11 December 2016 : A new leak has seemingly revealed most of the HTC 11's hardware, and even the phone's new design.We loved the iconic design, slick Android skin and great audio quality, and were sold on the great selfie camera and fast charging.Read on for all the latest news, rumours and speculation on the HTC 11, HTC s flagship smartphone for 2017.Still, there s a chance HTC could use MWC to announce the phone next year – it kicks off on February 27, which would be great timing for a HTC 11 launch.
In case you forgot to mark the date or got distracted by Google's huge keynote today, here's a friendly reminder: the HTC 10 is now available from T-Mobile, right on time.As previously promised, the Uncarrier has a couple of gifts for those who grab one of the new HTC handsets…assuming you do so by May 24 and that supplies don't run out first.Those who grab the HTC 10 from T-Mobile before the aforementioned date will get an HTC Ice View case and an HTC Rapid Charger for free, whereas buying them separately would be $85.Those who get the handset on T-Mobile s monthly device plan will pay $28.34/month for 24 months, as well, on top of a $20 SIM starter kit fee.The handset features a 5.2-inch 2560 x 1440 display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and the option of expanding the storage up to a huge 2TB.Battery life is substantial at up to 30.4 hours of talk time and nearly 21 days of standby time.
The bevy of announcements dropped at Google I/O may have many Android fans salivating over the idea of new smartphones and tablets carrying Android N soon.Of course, that's not gonna happen yet, even late this year, as most devices still to come will most likely still carry Android 6.0 Marshmallow.And based on this sighting at GFXBench, it will indeed be a mid-range device as rumored.The Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 and 3 GB of RAM clearly marks it for the higher end of the mid-range spectrum.While common, the 16 GB of storage is still rather disappointing at this day and age.BlackBerry is expected to unveil both smartphones in August, barely a month after Android N's scheduled launch.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge dealsThe Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a phone I'd hate to have had to make.But Samsung believes we unlock our phones over 150 times a day, and by stopping us doing that the device is no longer waking up, starting the CPU and connecting to reams of data services, which in turn saves battery.But it's really limited: it takes from sources that you can't define, and while I spent time trying to tell it what I did and didn't like it wasn't as good as other services, or dedicated apps that do the same thing.The Galaxy S7 Edge lost 10% battery overnight, which is a little high, but I did have the always-on display enabled though – a repeat test with it turned off and do not disturb mode enabled saw the battery drop just 2%, demonstrating that the S7 Edge is pretty good at not drawing too much power when it's asleep.The Galaxy S7 Edge now has a very similar 'screen flash' method of illuminating faces in the front-facing camera to the iPhone – it's hard not to note the similarity when this feature wasn't present in the S6 duo and has popped up since Apple introduced it last year.And when it comes to gaming, given the amount of power being offered by Samsung's Exynos chip or the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 choice in the US and the gruntiest GPUs alongside, there's a lot to be excited about.
The Zenfone 3 will succeed the Zenfone 2 series released in 2015 AsusTaiwanese PC and smartphone maker ASUS will reveal its third instalment of Zenfones this year with the Zenfone 3 series, the specs for which were recently leaked online.A recent AnTuTu benchmark leak on Chinese social media site Weibo has, however, revealed the specs for the unreleased device.It is not known which of the three versions this will be but it packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM.The model will run on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow version and sport a full-HD display along with a 23-MP rear camera and a 8-MP front snapper.The Weibo user who posted the leak has claimed the unreleased ZenFone 3 scored 1,35,000 on AnTuTu's benchmark listing.While the premium set will feature the Snapdragon chip set, the remaining units may feature a MediaTek chip set.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active sounds like it ll have a pretty impressive spec sheet to counter its rather questionable fashion sense.After leaked renders showcased a gaudy gold and grey handset last week, the same source has returned with the specifications for the device.Apparently, the Madonna of smartphones will rock a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4G of RAM, up on last year s 3GB handset.Related: Galaxy S7 Active and 12 hideous handsetsThere ll also be a whopping 4000mAh battery, which is another improvement on the 3500mAh served up to consumers with the Galaxy S6 Active.That extra girth adds 15g to the weight 185g while the tough phone gains more than a millimeter in thickness, from 8.6mm to 9.9mm, according to the report.Blass says the device will be exclusive to AT in the United States.
Evan Blass of evleaks fame dropped a few details on Twitter that give us a look at what will be powering the next OnePlus phone:OnePlus 3 basics: 5.5-inch 1080p, Snapdragon 820, 64GB storage, 16MP rear camera, NFC.SS from an N preview build.pic.twitter.com/u1a0hQoEIP— Evan Blass @evleaks May 24, 2016On the one hand 1080p doesn t sound that exciting, particularly with a 5.5-inch display.The OnePlus 3 launch is coming soon, as the company announced it will begin sales from a virtual reality storefront in space.Granted, no current phone is compatible either—compatible phones won't launch until the fall.But it s something to think about if you like your phone to have some degree of future-proofing.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will offer a more powerful battery than ordinary flagship was to be reckoned with, but exactly how much is the increase? Latest rumor says that the battery capacity is 4000mAh whole. In combination with the 5.1-inch screen teaches the battery life to be extraordinary, despite the high resolution WQHD. Other specifications mentioned is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, memory card slot, and a 12MP camera. Last year's Galaxy S6 Active was not released in Sweden, but the Galaxy S5 Active reached contrast to the Nordic countries. Recent articles on the SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 ACTIVE Visit Androidarkivet
It won't be too long until OnePlus releases its next flagship, and thanks to the work of known and accurate leaker Evan Blass, potential specifications for the OnePlus 3 have been revealed.All of these hardware features sound pretty typical for a high-end smartphone released in 2016, perhaps with the exception of the 1080p display which is still a step behind current-gen 1440p panels.It seems that OnePlus will not be selling a version of the OnePlus 3 with just 16 GB of storage inside, after inital sales for the 16 GB OnePlus 2 were weaker than expected.The company is also set to include NFC in their high-end handset after reviews of the OnePlus 2 panned its omission.pic.twitter.com/u1a0hQoEIP— Evan Blass @evleaks May 24, 2016A screenshot of the OnePlus 3 provided by Evan Blass appears to show the smartphone running a version of Android N with the company's OxygenOS skin applied.Google is set to release Android N this summer, and the OnePlus 3 could be one of the first devices to launch with the new OS on board.
ZTE has launched its second Axon-branded flagship, the Axon 7, alongside a compatible virtual reality headset, known as ZTE VR.The 5.5-inch, Android 6.0 Marshmallow-powered handset aims to deliver top-of-the-line features and components for much less than competing brands, starting at just $450 in the U.S.Despite its sub-$500 price point, the spec sheet for the BMW Designworks-crafted phone reads like one for nearly any other major flagship.Starting with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system-on-chip, Axon 7 can be configured with either 4GB RAM / 64GB storage or a class-leading 6GB RAM / 128GB storage.That latter configuration also delivers a force touch-enabled version of the 1440 x 2560 AMOLED display.Other highlights include front-firing stereo speakers powered by a pair of discrete digital audio chips; a rear-mounted, haptically enhanced fingerprint sensor it vibrates to assist in finger placement ; and NFC for contactless payments.The main camera combines a 20-megapixel Samsung-built sensor with an optically stabilized f/1.8 lens, while the front-facing selfie cam offers an 8-megapixel resolution.The Gear VR-like goggles include a five-piece glass configuration and 9-axis gyroscope, and claim an 18-millisecond delay plus 96-degree field of vision.The phone itself is available immediately in China, and will hit the U.S. shortly through a wide range of channels: directly from ZTE itself, as well as Amazon, Best Buy, B, eBay, and Newegg.U.S. customers benefit from a two-year warranty and a white glove service contract as part of the Axon Passport Program 2.0.
In addition to the picture above provides TENAA a collection of specifications: 5.5-inch 1080p, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a 3000mAh. The number of cores and clock frequency specified for the processor indicates that it concerns Qualcomm Snapdragon 820th Camera combination is said to consist of a rear 16MP camera and a front 8MP camera. Final data mentioned are the external dimensions 152.6 x 74.6 x 7.3 mm and weight of 160 grams. If that proves correct, the phone is 15 grams lighter than its predecessor and more than 2mm thinner. Recent articles on OnePlus 3 Visit Androidarkivet
Believe it or not, the newly announced ZTE Axon 7 promises to be a more powerful Android phone next to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and it looks almost as good.You'll also find front-facing speakers on front of course and a fingerprint sensor on the back.It costs $450 in the US, with UK pricing to be confirmed soon.That's leagues better than what we've seen from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S, which smaller screens and around the same benchmarks the Axon 7 is promising.It's gold, like the Ion Gold ZTE Axon 7 and works with the phone making it a true Samsung Gear VR clone .While ZTE hasn't revealed its plans for content, it has promised that it'll be one of the first Google DayDream VR devices and is future-proofing it for that very reason once the Android N maintenance update becomes available.
The ZTE Axon 7 is another cheap but powerful smartphone from ChinaZTE has pulled back the curtain on the Axon 7, a hugely powerful Android 6 flagship that the company says will be one of the first to ship with support for Google Daydream.Carrying a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset powered by 4GB RAM, Dolby-engineered Hi-Fi audio and with 64GB storage by default, this is a smartphone firmly at the high end of high-end.ZTE is also brandishing what it labels an SLR-quality 20MP primary camera with dual optic image stabilisation, which is joined by an 8MP lens round the front.Despite the option of up to 128GB on-board storage this model comes with 6GB RAM , the Axon 7 also has microSD support.Additional goodies include a fingerprint sensor, voice over LTE VoLTE support and a Quick Charge 3.0-enabled battery packing 3250mAh of juice.All in all, it's an extremely promising-sounding proposition from the Chinese device maker, and we look forward to seeing what the Axon 7 and its VR companion can bring to 2016's already stellar smartphone line-up.
Well, that ended up being a load of nonsense, because the announcements keep coming.The latest is for the Galaxy C7 and C5, with the new Galaxy line offering a couple of phones that look like premium flagships but have slightly weaker components within.From the front and especially the sides, the devices can't help but seem iPhone-influenced, while the metal back is somewhat akin to the HTC One M9 with its large, center-mounted camera module and familiar-looking antenna lines.It has either 32GB or 64GB internal storage and supports microSD cards, with a 3,300mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.In other words, they're not far from flagships in look or capabilities, but moving ever so slightly away from the cutting edge does result in price drops from the top-tier.Those are converted from the Chinese prices, as both models are currently only confirmed for release there.
Well, that ended up being a load of nonsense, because the announcements keep coming.The latest is for the Galaxy C7 and C5, with the new Galaxy line offering a couple of phones that look like premium flagships but have slightly weaker components within.From the front and especially the sides, the devices can't help but seem iPhone-influenced, while the metal back is somewhat akin to the HTC One M9 with its large, center-mounted camera module and familiar-looking antenna lines.It has either 32GB or 64GB internal storage and supports microSD cards, with a 3,300mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.In other words, they're not far from flagships in look or capabilities, but moving ever so slightly away from the cutting edge does result in price drops from the top-tier.Those are converted from the Chinese prices, as both models are currently only confirmed for release there.
If so, Samsung will be bringing its new all-metal design down to a more budget-friendly level, and hopefully signaling the end of its love affair with plastic.Like the Galaxy A family, the Galaxy C5 and C7 are birds of the same feather, sporting exactly the same design and differing only in hardware specs.The rounded edges, however, are more indicative of Apple's design.They practically occupy the higher run of the mid-range ladder, with a few interesting high-end specs.Here are the core specs for the Galaxy C5:• Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow• CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, 1.5 GHz octa-core• RAM: 4 GB• Storage: 32/64 GB, microSD up to 128 GB• Display: 5.2-inch 1920x1080 Super AMOLED• Main Camera: 16 megapixel, f/1.9 aperture, dual-tone LED• Secondary Camera: 8 megapixel, f/1.9 aperture• Battery: 2,600 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0The Galaxy C7 varies little, bumping up only the size, processor, and battery:• Operating System: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow• CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, 2 GHz octa-core• RAM: 4 GB• Storage: 32/64 GB, microSD up to 128 GB• Display: 5.7-inch 1920x1080 Super AMOLED• Main Camera: 16 megapixel, f/1.9 aperture, dual-tone LED• Secondary Camera: 8 megapixel, f/1.9 aperture• Battery: 3,300 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0Both have fingerprint sensors tucked underneath the home button.Both offer colors in Silver, Grey, Gold, and Pink.
Following in the giant retail footsteps of Apple, ZTE has announced plans to open 23 flagship stores around the world, reports Bloomberg.According to Adam Zeng, chief executive officer of ZTE s mobile devices business, the company will open around 20 stores in major cities throughout China.Furthermore, the company plans to have these stores opened by year s end, with the focus being on selling ZTE s smartphones and consumer devices.Even though ZTE sold 53 million smartphones in 2015, which helped the company get to fourth place in the U.S., the company plans to use the stores as a way to bolster visibility and sales.Serving as ZTE s flagship phone, the Axon 7 comes equipped with a 5.5-inch, 2,560 x 1,440p resolution AMOLED display, quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, and 6GB RAM, if you opt for 128GB of storage.The Axon 7 is set to go on sale sometime during the summer for under $500, with rumors of a $450 price tag.
Rumors suggesting the ZenFone would for the first time incorporate a fingerprint security scanner were bang on the mark, with the new sensor situated on the rear of the two smaller models, and on the front of the Ultra.As for availability, it appears all three devices will indeed be coming to the U.S. We ll update with a time frame just as soon as we get it.ZenFone 3Looking at each of the new handsets in a little more detail, the ZenFone 3 below sports an attractively sandblasted metal frame with a thin 2.1mm bezel.Asus has managed to slim the phone down a little, too, packing it into a 7.69mm frame – more than 3mm thinner than the ZenFone 2.That gives it an even cleaner look, one which, combined with its aerospace-grade aluminum casing, certainly makes for an eye-catching look.The market for powerful phones with decent specs is increasingly tough, so Asus will have to hit the sweet spot with pricing for its new devices.
The ZenFone 3, in reality, could have been called the ZenFone 3 Lite but nominally ASUS is indeed calling it the flagship.The front cam is no underdog either with 8 megapixels and f/2.0 lens.• OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow ZenUI 3.0 • Size: 152.59 x 77.38 x 7.69 mm• Weight: 155g• Display: 5.5" 1080p SuperIPS LCD• Processor: Snapdragon 625• RAM: 3GB/4GB RAM• Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB• microSD card slot• Camera rear : 16MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 F2.0 with OIS, Laser autofocus Sony IMX298 • Camera front : 8MP F2.0 • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz , Bluetooth v4.2 LE, NFC• Battery: 3,000 mAh• IP rating: -• Others: Fingerprint, USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jackThe real flagship model is the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, at least if you put it side by side other early 2016 frontrunners.• OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow ZenUI 3.0 • Size: 156.4 x 77.4 x 4.2 7.5 mm• Weight: 170g• Display: 5.7" 1080p Super AMOLED• Processor: Snapdragon 820• RAM: 6GB RAM• Internal Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.0 • microSD card slot dual sim or 1 sim microSD • Camera rear : 23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 F2.0 with OIS, Laser autofocus Sony IMX318 • Camera front : 8MP F2.0 • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz , Bluetooth v4.2 LE, NFC• Battery: 3,000 mAh• IP rating: -• Others: Fingerprint, USB 2.0 Type-C, Quick Charge 3.0, 3.5mm headphone jackThe ZenFone 3 Ultra is a bit of an oddball.It makes up for it somewhat in audio, which can output Hi-Res Audio, marketed as 4x better than CD quality audio, provided compatible headphones are connected.• OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow ZenUI 3.0 • Size: 186.4 x 93.9 x 6.8 mm• Weight: 233g• Display: 6.8" 1080p IPS LCD• Processor: Snapdragon 652• RAM: 4GB RAM• Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB• microSD card slot dual sim or 1 sim microSD • Camera rear : 23MP ASUS PixelMaster 3.0 F2.0 with OIS, Laser autofocus Sony IMX318 • Camera front : 8MP F2.0 • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz , Bluetooth v4.2 LE, NFC• Battery: 4,100 mAh• IP rating: -• Others: Fingerprint, USB 2.0 Type-C, Quick Charge 3.0, 3.5mm headphone jackDespite the minor differences, the three are undoubtedly from the same family, sporting the same overall design and bearing some similar feature.
Asus has bombarded the world with several new Zen-branded products, with three new phones, a new laptop and two new tablet/laptop hybrids.Key specificationsLow-energy consumption dual-core Intel Core i5 and i7-U processors12.5in Full HD display, Gorilla Glass 4 coating910g weightUp to 16GB memoryUp to 1TB PCI-E SSD1x USB-CUp to 9 hours of battery lifePrice: From £799Asus Transformer 3 ProAsus unsurprisingly likes to compare this device to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and, frankly, it looks almost identical.Asus didn t specify which processors were on board, only saying Seventh-generation Intel Core .Key specifications 7th gen Intel Core Tablet mode695g weightUp to 8GB RAMUp to 512GB SSD1x USB-C/Thunderbolt 3Price: Starts from $799 £657 inc VAT The restAsus also unveiled - a smaller 10.1in Transformer Mini T102 no pricing yet with an Intel Atom x5 processor - and the ZenBook Flip UX360 £699 , which is a Core M-powered laptop with a 360-degree hinge for tablet-style operation.We can expect to see all of the above devices in the UK in August and September.Finally, the Zenfone Ultra is a huge 6.8in Full HD display, a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 6S52 processor and 4GB of RAM.
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