The Essential Phone now has new (and more expensive) limited color editions

Essential just announced that it’s launching three new color versions of its very first smartphone – the Essential Phone. While we’ve already seen two of these colors (Stellar Gray and Ocean Depths), the third one – Copper Black – was never revealed before today.
All these are limited edition colors, only “a small batch of each” has been made, so they might not be available for long. Essential explains this by the fact that it’s difficult to develop custom colors for the ceramic back of its handset. 
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Samsung launches Enterprise Editions of Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8

The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the most expensive Android smartphones available on the market, just like the Galaxy S8 and S8+ were earlier this year. However, for a solid business, neither of the two flagships would be expensive if they prove to be useful enough.

Well, Samsung is trying to target the business segment with the Enterprise Edition variants of the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8. Specs-wise, they offer the same performance as the standard models, but the software is a bit different.

First of all, they come with a three-year license for Knox Configure …

Samsung Galaxy On5 and Galaxy On7 2016 editions arrive in China

Samsung’s Galaxy On5 (2016) and Galaxy On7 (2016) mid-range smartphones have finally reached Chinese stores with upgrades on the software and hardware sides, compared to the first Galaxy On series launched in India last year.


Both the handsets feature a fingerprint sensor built into the physical home button on their front panel. Under the hood, Galaxy On7 2016 comes with a Snapdragon 625 2.0GHz octa-core processor, a major upgrade from its Indian version Galaxy J7 Prime that is powered by an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor supported by a 3,300mAh battery. The Galaxy On5 2016, which unlike Galaxy On7 2016 will remain in stock over the next few days, runs a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor.

The smaller form factor handset is fueled by a 2,600mAh battery. Galaxy On5 2016 and Galaxy On7 2016 both pack a 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded through their MicroSD card slot.

The Galaxy On7 2016 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD display, while On5 2016 puts on a modest 5-inch display with a limited HD resolution. Both devices run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the TouchWiz user interface.

The Galaxy On 2016 versions also show off their selfie-friendly shooters, with a 13MP rear camera toting a wide-aperture f/1.9 lens. Both handsets incorporate NFC to support Samsung Pay and dual SIM slots. Galaxy On5 2016 and Galaxy On7 2016 come in Black, Gold, and Rose Gold color options.