As we send off the third week of 2016, let's look back and see what excitement the news section had to offer.
The Nokia brand has been one constantly reoccurring theme these past few days and the promise of a glorious return to the smartphone realm with a new batch of devices now seems more plausible than ever. Mysterious handsets with the legendary Finnish logo have been popping up all over the place in photos, online listings and videos.
Samsung made the headlines quite a few times during the week. Galaxy S7 rumors are constantly intensifying, but it finally feels like we are getting closer to uncovering the full story about all the variants and their screen sizes. As of today, that includes a 5.1-inch basic S7 and a 5.5-inch S7 edge. The Korean giant has also been keeping busy updating its "J" family. Consequently, the Galaxy J5 (2016) and J7 (2016) have been popping up in leaks all over the place. The same goes for the refreshed "A" family as well.
In other news, HTC also has big plans for 2016, with two new Nexus phones, allegedly lined up, as well as the eagerly-anticipated release of the M10.
LG is also generating a lot of hype around the G5 flagship, due out this year. It might be a radical departure from its predecessors with volume and power buttons moved away from the back to help in crafting a thinner profile. The idea of a detachable bottom part to grant access to the battery has also been tossed around.
The company's India Twitter account has posted a new teaser confirming the same.
The device with a model number SM-G930F is still in testing phase.
The sale, which is for the INR 12,499 ($185) priced Vibe K4 Note VR Bundle that also includes an ANT VR headset, will begin at 2pm IST
Priced at $485 and $161, respectively.
Xiaomi has locked the Redmi Note 3 bootloader, Mi 4c and Mi Note Pro are next.
This comes just over a week after the black variant leaked online.
Is it the long-rumored Surface Phone?
The boxy device is said to be a budget-friendly offer, possibly coming this year.
Previously, the upcoming handset was spotted entering India for testing purposes.
he US telecom governing body has certified a pair of accessory cases for what appear to be the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the S7 edge.
LG is looking ready to fully give up on the design language it's been using for the G series up until now.
They will allegedly have 5" and 5.5" touchscreens, respectively.
A large tablet shows up briefly, too.
The new version of the company's mobile operating system is focused primarily on fixing bugs.
The device has double the RAM of its predecessor and a higher resolution display.
The data reveals the model number the device carries and the OS it runs.
Who will win the next chipset battle?
Aside from the standard P9, the other three variants will be a comparatively budget-friendly P9lite, a P9max, and an unnamed higher-specced P9.
The new Galaxy Note5 units allow you to insert the S-Pen backwards and pull it out easily.
The three recently announced phones are all on their way to Europe after the initial China-only launch.
This comes just a day after the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition started receiving the Android 6.0 update in India.
Continuum – probably the most coveted Windows 10 feature among Lumia fans is now expanding its reach. Currently it is reserved only for the OEM's latest and greatest tech, namely the
Apparently the Taiwanese company's next flagship smartphone will only hit the streets in April.
Weighing in at around 445MB, the update is currently rolling out to users in India.
Their Zauba listing reveals that the former sports a 5.1-inch screen, while the curved screen variant has a 5.5-inch display.