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Xiaomi Mi Max successor with Snapdragon 660 and 6GB RAM rumored for May launch

According to a new rumor out of China, Xiaomi will launch the successor to last year’s Mi Max in a few months. Specifically, the rumor – which came in the form of a Weibo post – says the device will be released in May.

As for the specs, the rumor says the phone will have the same 6.44-inch display, but will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC instead. It will have 6GB RAM and 128GB internal memory, and will pack in a 5,000mAh battery with fast charge support.

Needless to say, none of this has been officially confirmed, so take it with a pinch of salt.


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No plans to sell refurbished Galaxy Note7 units in the country, Samsung India says

Shortly after a report out of Samsung’s home country of South Korea suggested that the company is planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note7 units in emerging markets like India, the tech giant’s India subsidiary has refuted the report.

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“The report on Samsung planning to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 smartphone[s] in India is incorrect,” said a Samsung India spokesperson.

No such confirmation is currently available for Vietnam, the other market explicitly mentioned in the report. In case you missed, the report noted that such units will have “a new smaller…

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HTC U Ultra China launch set for March 1, to cost around $740

The HTC U Ultra is all set to launch in China on March 1, and it will carry a price tag of CNY 5,088 (around $740) in the country. This was revealed by the Taiwanese company in a Weibo post.

The pricing information that HTC has revealed is for the 4GB/64GB variant. There’s currently no information on how much the 128GB model will cost in the Asian country. In addition to China launch and pricing, the Weibo post also revealed that the phone will go on sale in Japan on March 10.

The U Ultra is now available for purchase in Europe. It has also been officially announced for…

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Sony Xperia XA getting new security update

Sony has started rolling out a new update to its Xperia XA smartphone. Arriving as build number 33.2.A.4.70 for the standard model (F3111, F3113, F3115) and 33.2.B.4.70 for the Xperia XA Dual (F3112, F3116), the update brings Android security patches for the month of January.

There’s currently no information on what other changes (if any) that are included in the update.

As is usually the case with OTA roll outs, it may take some time for the update notification to pop up on your device. Meanwhile, if you feel impatient, you can manually check for the update by heading to your…

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Samsung Galaxy J1 2016, Galaxy J3 2016, and Galaxy J1 Ace Neo getting February security update

Samsung has started pushing out the February security update to some of its Galaxy J series handsets. Specifically, the Galaxy J1 2016, Galaxy J3 2016, and Galaxy J1 Ace Neo are getting the latest security patch.

The update arrives as build number J120FNXXU1AQB1, J320MUBU0AQB1, and J111MUBU0AQB2 for these handsets, respectively.

Given that the update is being rolled out over-the-air, it may take some time to hit your device. Meanwhile, those feeling impatient can head to their handset’s Settings menu to manually check for the update.


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HP Elite x3 with Desk Dock comes down to under £675 in UK

If you are in the UK and are planning to purchase the HP Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone, you’ll be glad to know that the bundle containing the device and Desk Dock has received a price cut in the country. It’s currently going for under £675, or £673.20 to be specific.

That, if you compare, translates into a discount of around $33, given that the bundle was being officially sold for £706.80 before this price cut.

Aside from the discount, HP is also offering a free ‘Privacy Screen’ protector (worth £10.80) with the bundle – for this, you need to enter the promo code PRIVSCREEN…

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge on Sprint start getting Nougat update

Sprint has started pushing out a new update to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge units on its network. Weighing in at 167MB, the update brings along Android Nougat (version 7.0), and is currently hitting units that were part of the company’s Galaxy Beta Program.

It’s reasonable to assume that all Sprint Galaxy S7/S7 edge units will start getting the update shortly. For units currently running Marshmallow, the update will weigh in at 1.2GB. T-Mobile and AT&T have already rolled out the update.


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