In one of the more laid-back weeks of late, we still saw a few smartphone announcements, the most prominent being the Meizu Pro 6 Plus (yes, both 'Pro' and 'Plus'). A proper flagship, the Pro 6 Plus packs a 5.7-inch QHD display, and a Samsung Exynos 8890 chip - the first Meizu in a while we can get truly excited about. Then there's the M3X - more of a mid-range offering, but still interestingly-specced - apparently, it packs the high-end camera among other things.
HMD Global officially took over the Nokia smartphone business this week, with devices expected to become a reality early next year. Two of those seem to go under the D1C name, with specs leaking every now and then. Meanwhile, the high-end Lumias of the Microsoft days have gone out of stock in the UK, possibly for good.
It was a big week in India, with multiple launches taking place - the Coolpad Note 3S, Mega 3, and Cool Changer 1C, then the Lenovo K6 Power, and the top of the line Asus Zenfones - the Zenfone 3 Deluxe and Ultra.
Back at our office, we had some important deliveries come in, too - the OnePlus 3T and Xiaomi Mi Note 2. We were quick to share some initial impressions and you can check out those in the hands-on articles. The full reviews are due next week. Meanwhile, click through the links below to read more on the hot topics of the past few days.
It's expected to cost close to half the 5s price.
The Finnish company is lead by a number of former Nokia, Microsoft and HTC execs.
This will be one of the first new Android-powered Nokias launching next year.
We're yet to get tired of dual-edged displays. The Xiaomi Mi Note 2 is just in for a review and here are our initial thoughts.
The OnePlus3T has landed at the office and it arrived in stylish company. We just couldn't wait to unwrap the it and get the review going.
The Pro 6 Plus has a 5.7" Super AMOLED display with Always On functionality and an Exynos 8890 chipset.
Front-facing cameras in Samsung flagships have struggled to keep up with the times.
According to a report out of the company's home country of South Korea, the investigation will be finalized in 2016.
Available to customers in the UK for now and coming to those in the US later this week.
Runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, scores 60k on Antutu.
Moto's India Twitter account tweeted a teaser to let us know that "Something different is coming your way".
Launched exclusively for the Indian market and available on Amazon.
Made together with LeEco. Will go on sale in China on December 5.
Priced at around $145. Goes on sale December 6.
The roll-out will begin sometime in Q1, 2017.
Prices start at around $730 and go all the way to an eye-watering $920.
Today Motorola has taken the wraps off two new modular accessories for its Moto Z line of smartphones. The snap-on MotoMods in question are the Mophie Juice Pack and the Incipio Car Dock.
At least one of those features that oft-rumored curved OLED touchscreen.
Pixel and Pixel XL users with international models are seeing a problem with the camera app that occurs in areas of poor reception.
A couple of retailers - B&H Photo and Newegg - have the phone (GSM-compatible model) listed on their websites for just under $200.
The Xperia XZ (all colors) is currently going for under $500 ($499.99 to be precise), down $150 from its usual price of $649.99.
At the moment, neither the Lumia 950 nor the Lumia 950 XL can be purchased from the company.
you just supported his statement, what are you trying to prove? psh
fyi.. all of those features were implemented on meego/symbian. not "java-lag" android.
By 2015 Nokia still had the best camera (41MP Pureview), one of the best screen (ClearBlack Puremotion HD+), the best sound recording mic (RichRecording), best battery life (Nokia 1520), best gesture UI (Nokia N9), and still the best built quality. I...