Archive for Mobiles

JDI FULL ACTIVE panel - near bezel-less display

JDI announces near bezel-less display

A new display panel has been announced by Japan Display Inc which could find its way into a number of future smartphones. The standout feature of the new panel is that it allows for near bezel-less smartphone design, following recent industry trends.

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Yotaphone 2

Yotaphone 3 to cost €350 and include E Ink screen

Russian smartphone maker Yota is set to complete its comeback to the mobile market, with a new device that will sell for the equivalent of around €350/£275/$350. The Yotaphone 3 will retain the unique dual screen set-up, which has featured on previous devices from the company.

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Google Pixel - Very Silver

HTC may be dumped in favour of LG for next Pixel smartphone

There was a shock development today when it emerged that HTC may not manufacture the next Google Pixel smartphone. Instead, the search engine giant looks set to switch to LG, with the two companies having previously collaborated on Nexus products.

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Nextbit Robin - Android home screen

More support for Nextbit Robin with Android 7.1.1 update

Razer has continued to show signs that it intends to keep its promise to provide updates for the Nextbit Robin. Another new Android version has been made available for the smartphone, with the release of an update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

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Essential Phone by Andy Rubin

Essential Phone does not include headphone jack

There was understandably considerable interest around the world ahead of the launch of the Essential Phone. A product of Android founder Andy Rubin, it is a device that has the kind of heavyweight backing that ensures global intrigue.

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Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) - black

New leaks of Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) and J7 (2017) emerge

A notable amount of leaks have appeared online in recent days relating to the 2017 editions of Samsung’s J-series smartphones. Given the amount of information now available, an official announcement of the devices does not appear to be far away.

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LG X venture - underwater

LG announces new X venture rugged smartphone

LG is to release a new smartphone that has been developed to survive being used in demanding environments. The LG X venture is a rugged device that features an angular design, complete with a 5.2-inch display.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 - China launch in Beijing

Samsung announces Galaxy S8 for China

After being launched in many markets around the world, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has now been presented in China. The South Korean company held a special event at Beijing’s Great Wall Theater, which was attended by around 1,000 people.

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Samsung Z4 - black

Samsung announces new Tizen 3.0 smartphone

Samsung has announced a new handset, with the upcoming device powered by the company’s smartphone operating system Tizen. The Samsung Z4 offers entry-level specs, although its development demonstrates commitment to Tizen as a smartphone platform.

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OPPO R7 Plus - bottom

OPPO R9s becomes best-selling Android smartphone in first quarter

Demonstrating the growing importance of Chinese smartphone companies, the OPPO R9s was the best-selling Android smartphone at the start of 2017. The data is from a report by Strategy Analytics, covering smartphone shipments during the first quarter of the year.

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