Xiaomi has recently freshened up their Redmi Note 4 devices by adding two new colors, blue and black, but it seems that they are now focusing on their Note series.
According to the newest report, the Redmi Note 4X will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device should be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 653.
The leaked image shows that the rumors about the specs are correct. In the image, you can see the About Phone section, confirming the rumored specs.
Samsung recently sent out invitations for their January 5th event in Malaysia where they will unveil their upcoming Galaxy A Series smartphones.
Samsung Malaysia recently teased the water resistance feature of the Galaxy A (2017) Series, and the event invitation has the same water reference, which makes us believe that this series will be water resistant.
The current A series launched a year ago, so this is perfect timing for the new generation.
ASUS has been releasing weird and at times very wonderful tablets over the years, but the company hasn't been making profits on them, so starting in the first half of 2016 the company began restructuring its tablet business.
DigiTimes reports: "Asustek started reorganizing its tablet business in the first half of 2016 and has greatly reduced the number of its new tablet projects as well as tablet shipments in 2016. Since Asustek still has a few hundred R&D and sales staff in its tablet department, Asustek has been trying to relocate them to new businesses such as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and smartphone and the process is expected to be completed by the end of first-half 2017".
This leads me to be wondering what ASUS will do about tablets at CES 2017 next week, and whether we might see a shift away from slates by ASUS.
The fresh details on Huawei's next-gen Kirin 970 processor have arrived, with Huawei baking it on the new 10nm process with 8 CPU cores at up to 3GHz each. There will be two quad-core processors inside, with an ARM Cortex-A73 and ARM Cortex-A53.
The company only just recently unveiled the Kirin 960 chip, but the Kirin 970 will bump up from to 3GHz clocks on the CPU cores, up from 1.8-2.4GHz on Kirin 960. According to the rumors, Huawei will be asking TSMC to manufacturer their Kirin 970 processors in Taiwan.
As for when Huawei will launch a smartphone with its next-gen Kirin 970 chip inside, we should expect it to launch with the Mate 10 - which could be very soon indeed.
Google might be spending tens of millions of dollars on advertising for its new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, but people are experiencing issues all over the place - including me. Even after AUD$1249 outright, to say I'm mad at the situation of my Pixel malfunctioning like this being disappointing, would be an understatement.
In the last week my Pixel has been really quite bad, matching up with reports online that Pixel owners have been having their phone freeze, and you can't do anything with it - and it takes up to 60 seconds before the phone starts working, very randomly. The only way to get out of it is to hard reset Pixel by pressing the power and volume down buttons at the same time, and holding them down for 10 seconds.
Not only that, but I've been noticing glitches with the camera and the fingerprint sensor not recognizing my fingerprint. A few weeks ago I was sitting in the cinema watching Arrival and at the end of the movie, I went to unlock my Pixel with my fingerprint - which was rejected, and so was my 4-digit security code. I couldn't get into my Pixel at all, and had to hard reset and wipe the entire smartphone and start again.
The Huawei Mate 9, unveiled in November, already comes in multiple colors, but the Chinese giant has now added another one - obsidian black.
Other than the new color, the specs of the phone remain the same - Kirin 960 chip, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The phone has a 5.9-inch full HD display, 4,000 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor and rear-dual camera system - 20MP (monochrome) + 12MP (color) with an aperture of f/2.2. The front camera is 8MP with an aperture of f/1.9.
The phone is also available in gray, silver, gold, brown and white color at a price of $776.
The Huawei P9, launched in April this year, proved to be quite popular among users, so it's not surprising that everyone is curious about its successor.
According to a recent leak, the P10 will have a 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution. The device will be powered by Huawei's Kirin 960 processor and it will come with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The more powerful model should come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The latest leak, reported by the Weibo user reviewer_xiaokang, suggest that the Huawei P10 will come with a dual-curved screen and a front fingerprint sensor.
Adding new colors to existing devices proved to be popular with the phone manufacturers this year. Huawei has added a red and blue option for their P9, HTC added red color to their HTC10, and Samsung first added Coral Blue followed by Black Pearl.
Xiaomi has now added two new colors to their Redmi Note 4 device - blue and black. The device was originally available in gold, silver and gray. The new color variants are limited to the 3GB of RAM plus 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage models, but they cost the same as the gray, silver and gold ones.
I still remember one of my first PCs being a 486 DX2-66, and it rocking 2MB of RAM (yes, megabytes with a 'M') and upgrading it to 4MB of RAM for a game most of you won't remember - Under a Killing Moon. Now, smartphones have 4GB of RAM, some with 6GB of RAM - and now SK Hynix is breaking into the world of 8GB of RAM for smartphones.
SK Hynix will be tapping the older 21nm manufacturing process for the 8GB chips, which will be aiming towards price/performance smartphones compared to the more efficient 10nm process Samsung is using for its 8GB module.
The 8GB module from SK Hynix will be running at 3.73GHz, with each chip rocking 4 x 2GB modules, offering bandwidth of up to 29.8Gbps. The 21nm process itself might be older and less efficient, but it will provide lower/mid-range smartphone makers to bake in 8GB of RAM into their lower/mid-range priced handsets, in bigger numbers than Samsung's higher-end 10nm-based 8GB chips.
As everyone is probably aware by now - the Samsung Galaxy Note7 is banned from all flights, and there are multiple warnings at airports that remind the few users that might still have this device not to bring it on the plane.
That being said, a Virgin America flight from San Francisco to Boston was delayed and almost diverted because a passenger changed the name of his Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097'. This made other passengers and the crew think that there is a Samsung Galaxy Note7 onboard and is being used.