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Vivo to launch the X9S and X9S Plus next month

Lana Jelic | Jun 29, 2017 at 11:35 am CDT

Vivo, the company that just launched the first smartphone with a fingerprint sensor embedded under the display, is all set to launch the successor to its X9.

Vivo to launch the X9S and X9S Plus next month | TweakTown.com

The X9 is still one of the best-selling smartphones in the Chinese market and the company has announced a teaser revealing that the will launch the X9S and X9S Plus on July 6th.

There have been no leaks about the Vivo X9S, but there are some rumors floating around about the X9S Plus.

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Alcatel announces three mid-range smartphones

Lana Jelic | Jun 29, 2017 at 10:29 am CDT

Alcatel's new mid-range smartphones are now official. The company has launched three smartphones - the Idol 5S, A50, and A30 Plus.

The Alcatel Idol 5S is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 and comes with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. The phone features a 5.2-inch 1080p display and has a 12MP rear camera and 8MP front shooter. Other features include a fingerprint sensor and a 2,620 mAh battery. The phone is priced at $280.

Alcatel announces three mid-range smartphones | TweakTown.com

The Alcatel A50 is powered by MediaTek's MTK6738 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. The device features a 5.2-inch 720p display and has a 13MP main camera, plus a 5MP selfie shooter. The phone also features a 2,800 mAh battery. The A50 has a $150 price tag.

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Google Pixel 2 revealed in a new leak

Lana Jelic | Jun 28, 2017 at 05:23 pm CDT

Google's Pixel smartphone was one of the best phones of last year, and the company confirmed that its successor would come this year.

Google Pixel 2 revealed in a new leak | TweakTown.com

We haven't heard many rumors about the upcoming flagship, until now. According to a new report, the Pixel 2 will feature a 5-inch display with a 1920x1080 resolution which is the same as the first Pixel.

The phone should be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 and come with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage.

This report, as the earlier ones have stated, claims that the company decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Hands-on Meizu Pro 7 photo shows secondary display

Lana Jelic | Jun 28, 2017 at 04:12 pm CDT

Meizu is expected to launch the Pro 7 this summer, probably on July 26th.

The Meizu Pro 7 should be powered by MediaTek's Helio X30 processor, and feature a 5.2-inch 1080p display. The phone should come with dual rear camera setup (12MP + 12MP) and a 16MP front shooter.

Hands-on Meizu Pro 7 photo shows secondary display | TweakTown.com

The interesting thing about the phone is that it will have a secondary display on the back of the device.

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Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 specs leak: Dual camera, 3GB of RAM

Lana Jelic | Jun 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm CDT

Xiaomi Redmi Pro was launched back in July last year, and it seems that the company is almost ready to launch its successor, the Redmi Pro 2.

Xiaomi Redmi Pro 2 specs leak: Dual camera, 3GB of RAM 01 | TweakTown.com

A new leak reveals the specs of the upcoming device. The Redmi Pro 2 should come with 3GB of RAM, but the report doesn't mention the internal storage size.

The processor is also unknown, but it is expected that the device will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660.

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New leak confirms Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 design

Lana Jelic | Jun 28, 2017 at 09:34 am CDT

Samsung should announce the Galaxy Note8 this summer, and Evan Blass recently revealed some specs about the upcoming phone.

According to him, the Note8 will feature a 6.3-inch AMOLED display with 18:5:9 aspect ratio. It will come with an S Pen stylus and a dual rear camera setup. Blass reports that the phone won't be powered by Qualcomm's yet to be announced Snapdragon 836, but will instead feature Snapdragon 835, the same processor as the Galaxy S8. However, the device will come with 6GB of RAM. The Note8 is also expected to have a 3,300 mAh battery, which is less than what the Galaxy S8+ has, which seems odd.

New leak confirms Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 design | TweakTown.com

There are some questions that are yet to be answered about the phone, the biggest one being - what is happening with the fingerprint sensor? When Samsung revealed the Galaxy S8 and S8+, one of the biggest downsides of the phone was the position of the fingerprint sensor, placed right next to the camera on the back of the phone. We know that Samsung has planned to embed the fingerprint sensor under the glass on the front of the device, but due to certain problems, they had to give up on the idea.

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Huawei Honor 9 is now available in Europe

Lana Jelic | Jun 28, 2017 at 08:24 am CDT

Two weeks after the official launch, the Honor 9 has found its way to Europe.

The device is now available in Europe at a price of 450 euros (£380) for the 4GB/64GB model. The 6GB/128GB version of the phone will also be available in Europe, but the company didn't discuss pricing specifics.

Huawei Honor 9 is now available in Europe | TweakTown.com

The Honor 9 is powered by Huawei's Kirin 960 processor, the same as the company's current flagship the P10. The phone features a 5.15-inch 1080p display and runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top.

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Vivo first with fingerprint sensor under mobile display

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 28, 2017 at 06:31 am CDT

Mobile World Congress 2017 is underway in Shanghai, China - with Vivo teasing their new fingerprint sensor technology that has been embedded under the display. An impressive trick that the world thought Apple would be first to market with.

The new 'Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution' is based on Qualcomm's technology, and was shown off on a prototype iteration of Vivo's Xplay 6 smartphone. Vivo told Engadget: "In Vivo's R&D plan, fingerprint scanning will not be carried out by an independent button or region. It will be realised more subtly under the screen, behind the metal shell, or even in the frame. Based on ultrasonic technology, the fingerprint recognition technology can be further expanded to realize user interaction, such as gesture recognition, security verification and other fields, which will greatly enhance user experience".

The technology does allow for the fingerprint sensor to be placed all over the display, but has been limited to the lower half of the display for the prototype. Secondly, the fingerprint sensor being available all over the display also drives up the cost significantly, according to Vivo.

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