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Xiaomi Mi 6X arrives at TENAA with a larger 18:9 screen, new dual cameras

The Mi 6 is a year old at this point and yet the Mi 7 exists only in rumors. Here's an intermediary update - the Xiaomi Mi 6X, which just hit TENAA. Note that this will likely be available outside China as the Mi A2, a sequel to Xiaomi's Android One phone. It radically changes the screen from 5.15" 16:9 to 5.99" 18:9. It's still an IPS panel, but the resolution is now 1,080 x 2,160px. This made the phone significantly taller and wider - 158.9 x 75.5mm vs. 145.2 x 70.5mm. You can think of the "X" as a tilted plus. It's heavier (166g) but a tad thinner (7.3mm). The cameras were...



Samsung’s acquisition of Harman finalized

Samsung Electronics has completed the acquisition of Harman, the company revealed in a statement today. The deal, announced last November, was initially met with opposition by Harman shareholders, but was later approved, and has now been finalized. Stockholders will receive $112 per share. The necessary approvals by US and other countries' regulatory bodies have also been acquired. Harman will operate as a standalone Samsung subsidiary with current CEO Dinesh Paliwal keeping his seat. President and Chief Strategy Officer of Samsung Electronics Young Sohn will be chairman of the...



Gionee M7 Plus shows its full specs in benchmark leak

We've heard very little about the Gionee M7 Plus and it's ever only been seen once. It's expected to have a bigger 6.43-inch screen than the 6.01-inch Gionee M7, which launched back in September. Now, thanks to an AnTuTu and GFXBench listings, we're getting a clearer idea of its specs sheet. Key among the changes is the replacement of the Mediatek Helio P30 of the M7 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. Other revealed bits include RAM and ROM - 6GB/64GB - the screen resolution - 2160x1080px - and the software version - Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Finally the cameras will be a 16MP main...



Nougat update starts hitting Motorola Droid Turbo 2

The Motorola Droid Turbo 2 has started receiving a new update. Arriving as software version 25.11.10, the update brings along Android Nougat (version 7.0). The 'Android security patch level', however, stays at December 1 2016. As is usually the case with over-the-air roll outs, the update may take some time to hit your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for it by heading to your handset's Settings menu. Source | Via



Upcoming Secure Folder app for Nougat-running Galaxy S7 teases the Galaxy S8

Owners of Samsung's Galaxy S7 who have already upgraded to Android Nougat are still waiting for the promised Secure Folder app to become available to download officialy. However, its release seems pretty close now because earlier today it was leaked online. Those who tried it said it works, and even lets you add a Quick Toggle for it. Interestingly, when you first launch the app you are presented with a short tutorial showing you how to use it. In this tutorial, Samsung uses the outline of a phone that very much resembles all the leaks we've seen so far about the Galaxy S8. Take a look for...