Monthly Archives: December 2016

Second Android 7.0 Nougat beta build for OnePlus 3 is now out

OnePlus 3 5Today OnePlus is releasing its second open beta build of Android 7.0 Nougat for the OnePlus 3. The first testing Nougat release for this phone became available at the end of November, and now, a couple of weeks later, the Chinese company is already providing some improvements to the experience.

Officially called OxygenOS Open Beta 9 for OnePlus 3, the new Nougat-based firmware comes with support for expanded screenshots as well as a bunch of optimizations having to do with the UI in general, but also DPI settings and battery performance. The overall stability and performance of the OS have been improved too, and there are some unnamed “general bug fixes” implemented as well. (more…)

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Samsung Galaxy S8 to be the first to adopt Bluetooth 5.0

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7The Galaxy S8 rumors galore continues with yet another intel for the highly-anticipated flagship. Yet another report puts the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard in the Galaxy S8. Bluetooth Special Interest Group, where Samsung is being a member, has certified the standard and is expecting the first devices to use it to come “within two to six months”.

The Galaxy S8 ex expected to be announced in the end of February and go on sale in March, so it sounds like the device may indeed make use of the new BT 5.0. The new standard allows for four times bigger range, twice faster speed, and eight times larger broadcast message capacity.


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Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro images posted on TENAA

galaxy-c7-proLast we heard anything about it, the Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro was reportedly delayed until January alongside the Galaxy C5 Pro. The duo was initially said to get a December release, but apparently that’s not happening anymore. The C9 Pro was unveiled back in October, so it’s high time for Samsung to give it some more Pro-branded siblings in the C series.

The C7 Pro has been spotted at TENAA, the Chinese regulatory authority, with the model number SM-C7010. The pictures you can see below have been snapped during the certification process. (more…)

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Xiaomi Mi 6 MIX to Be The First Bezel-less Smartphone

mi-6-mix-frontIf you remember, in its recent launch event on November 24, the Chinese smartphone giant – Xiaomi had released two smartphones including Mi Note 2 and Mi Mix. The interesting thing about the second smartphone – Mi Mix is that it had almost zero bezel making it one of the first of its kind smartphone from Xiaomi. Now there’s news about another such smartphone – Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix. Continue reading to know more. (more…)

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LeEco Coolpad Cool 1S Benchmark Leaked – Snapdragon 821

leeco-coolpad-cool-1sRecently, a new smartphone leaked from the  Ministry of Industry and certification, and according to the rumors it’s the upcoming LeEco Coolpad Cool 1S, the younger brother of Cool 1C.

According to benchmark given by the leakster, Cool 1S incorporates the latest Snapdragon 821 SoC under the hood. What’s more stunning is that the hardware yields a score 159039 points (around 160000).

Moreover, the leak exposes the bright black color variant of the smartphone with ultra-thin bezels. It’s brother, the budget-friendly Cool 1C featured some mid-end hardware including Snapdragon 625 processor and 4000mAh high-capacity battery, as the selling point. The price was only 899 yuan. No doubt, a Snapdragon 821 highlighted phone can’t be sold for that price. So, LeEco Coolpad Cool 1S will have a drastic yet reasonable price tag. (more…)

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