Honor 9 Premium with 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM coming to Europe for €455

The Honor 9 is a premium device by itself, so the fact that the Chinese company launched an enhanced version of the flagship and called it Premium is rather weird. The better-featured variant has no less than 6GB RAM and 128GB expandable storage inside.

Since versions with more RAM are usually introduced in China exclusively, it’s quite a surprise to find out that Honor will be making the 6GB RAM variant available in other regions as well.

As per Winfuture’s report, the so-called Honor 9 Premium has been officially introduced in Italy where the smartphone …


Andy Rubin plans to bring the Essential Phone to the UK, Europe and Japan

You didn’t think Andy Rubin’s Essential Phone will be exclusively available in the United States, did you? Even though the company behind the quirky smartphone hasn’t yet come forward with an official statement to confirm its expanded availability, Financial Times reports the Essential Phone will be released in many other countries.

Apparently, Andy Rubin’s company negotiated the release of the Essential Phone in the UK with local carriers. Last week, Essential execs held talks with EE and other UK network operators to find a suitable time frame for the launch the …

LG V30 tipped to arrive in Europe with OLED display in tow

We already know that the LG V30 will be announced on August 31, just one day ahead of IFA 2017. Even so, the flagship is expected to be showcased at the trade fair along with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, which is supposed to go official on August 23.

There have been many reports talking about LG V30’s specifications, but few are referring to the smartphone’s availability in Europe. As some of your probably know by now, LG did not launch any V-series smartphones in Europe and preferred to bring its G lineup in the region instead.

But that’s not the case any longer, or at least that’s what …

Alcatel Idol 4 Pro with Windows 10 goes on pre-order in Europe via Microsoft

Europe was one of the most prolific markets for Windows Phone handsets, while the United States was one of the weakest. Still, for some reason, Alcatel thought that releasing a Windows Phone flagship exclusively in the US would be good for business.

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro, which is, in fact, a rebranded Alcatel Idol 4s that made its debut in the US last year, is finally going to hit the shelves in Europe. The high-end smartphone runs Windows 10 right out of the box but packs an obsolete chipset inside.

The smartphone will be available for purchase on July …

Honor 6A mid-ranger with Android Nougat launched in Europe for €169

The Honor 6A is not necessarily a new device since it’s been introduced in China back in May, but Europeans got the option to buy it only recently. Honor decided that its previously China-exclusive handset would make a fine addition to its portfolio of mid-range smartphones aimed at the European market.

Starting this week, the Honor 6A will be available for purchase at various retailer across Europe for €169, a decent price considering its confirmed specs. The European version of Honor 6A is only slightly different than the Chinese variant when it comes to hardware.

The …

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) starts getting Android 7.0 Nougat update in Europe

Samsung had been testing Android 7.0 Nougat on the Galaxy A5 (2016) since the beginning of the year. Although the new Galaxy A series came ahead and received Nougat updates slightly earlier, the last year Galaxy A phones are slowly started to get the update as well.

A new report mentions Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) as the next smartphone to receive Android 7.0 Nougat. Firmware version A510FXXU4CQE9 is now being deployed to the Galaxy A5 (2016) in the Netherlands.

The update includes the May security patch along with all the new features and improvements that …

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Duos arrives in Europe earlier than expected

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) is already available in the United States since May. Major carrier AT&T offers the entry-level smartphone for just $179.99 outright, but if you’re looking to buy one over the pond, you won’t find one yet.

Well, not if you don’t live in Austria where Samsung has just launched the dual-SIM version of the Galaxy J3 (2017). Unfortunately, the handset maker did not reveal the price for which you can get the phone, but it does allow customers to see where they can pick up the handset.

The Galaxy J3 (2017) was expected to make its debut …

LG files to trademark LG G6 Alpha and LG G6 Prime in Europe

It would seem that LG is not done producing different variants of its LG G6 flagship model, especially in Europe. On the continent, the company filed to trademark a couple of names that give us clues about its future intentions. The LG G6 Alpha and the LG G6 Prime were both listed on the application submitted by LG. By coincidence, LG today will release two other versions of the LG G6 in South Korea.

The LG G6+ will support wireless charging in certain markets and carries 128GB of native storage. A pair of premium earphones from B&O  Play comes out of the box. The other model getting …

Asus ZenFone 4V will be unveiled in Europe on September 21

Asus has been struggling to decide when to announce the new ZenFone 4 family. Although previous rumors claimed the smartphones could be unveiled as early as May, it now looks like Asus will wait until fall to reveal them.

In fact, the company has already started to send invitations for a launch event that will take place in Rome, Italy, on September 21. Since we already know the names of the five ZenFone 4 smartphones Asus plans to launch by the end of the year, we can confirm that the ZenFone 4V will be announced in late September.

The picture above is clear …

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom could be launched in Europe in July as ZenFone Zoom S

The ZenFone 3 Zoom had a troubled launch since its official unveil back in January. The mid-range smartphone aimed at photographers was initially launched in Asia, but its release in North America so that Asus can improve its specs.

However, since that didn’t happen, Asus decided to offer the ZenFone 3 Zoom in the U.S. at a much lower price: $329 instead of $399.

Unlike the U.S. version of ZenFone 3 Zoom that packs 3GB RAM, the European model will be getting 4GB RAM inside. Because of that, the smartphone will be available for purchase for around €470 outright.

To …