Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) silently introduced in Europe: metal body, low price

The sequel to the Huawei Y6 Pro has just been silently introduced in Europe. The budget-friendly smartphone will soon be available for purchase in select markets for only €179. Potential customers can choose either of the three color options: black, gold and silver.

Unlike the original model that packs a MediaTek chipset inside, Huawei Y6 Pro (2017) is equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. However, it has the same amount of memory: 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage.

The only downside, when compared to the previous model, is …


Rumor: Nokia 2, 7 and 9 may be officially introduced in early 2018

There’s a lot of talking surrounding HMD’s new wave of Nokia smartphones that might or might not be unveiled by the end of the year. At least one other high-end and another low-tier handsets are expected to make their way to the shelves in the coming months, but it’s still unclear when exactly that will happen.

Nokia 2 and 9 seem to be the next aces under HMD’s sleeve, but there might be a mid-range smartphone that goes by model number Nokia 7, which should complete the next lineup of Android handsets the Finnish company plans to unleash on the market.

However, …

New Amazon Echo models are introduced; pre-orders accepted now with shipping taking place in Q4


Amazon, the company that created the smart speaker category with the Amazon Echo in 2015, added the smaller hockey puck looking Amazon Echo Dot in October 2016. Earlier this year, the Amazon Echo Show was released with a 7-inch screen. And today, Amazon unveiled its new smart speaker lineup starting with a re-designed Echo model priced at $99. That is $80 or 44% cheaper than the price for the original Echo. A pack of three will be sold for $130, and different cloth clovers can be placed on the unit to spruce up its looks, or make it coordinate with the room where it will be used. The revised …

The cheap Nokia MD-22 wireless speaker may be introduced alongside Nokia 2

There are many rumors running around regarding HMD’s plans for the remaining of the year. Many expect the Finnish company to announce at least one more Android smartphone, probably the Nokia 2.

The budget-friendly smartphone is said to go official alongside one more Nokia-branded device, which we thought it would be the Nokia 7 or Nokia 9. However, Finnish media claims HMD will introduce a mere wireless speaker together with the Nokia 2.

The unannounced Nokia MD-22 wireless speaker is said to cost €30-€40 and should be available for purchase by the end of …

The Mate 10 Lite officially introduced as Huawei Maimang 6: four cameras, 5.9-inch 18:9 display

The Mate 10 is one of the last major smartphones to hit the market this year, a flagship that Huawei says it’s worth waiting for. There have already been lots of leaks about the Mate 10 and its many variations, but no official word on any of them.

Today, Huawei introduced the Maimang 6 in China, the company’s first smartphone to feature an 18:9 ratio display. We don’t usually report on devices that are exclusively available in China, but the Maimang 6 is expected to be introduced in the rest of the world as Huawei Mate 10 Lite or G10.

The Maimang 6 is now …

New OnePlus 3/3T Open Beta rolls out: parallel apps, double finger slide support, and other features introduced

Despite not being the latest OnePlus models out on the market anymore, the OnePlus 3 and 3T continue to receive updates that fix issues and/or introduce new software features on a regular basis.

Today, new Open Beta patches have been made available for the two 2016 high-end models. The updates carry different names (OxygenOS Open Beta 21 for the OP 3 and 21 for the OP 3T), but the changes included are basically identical. Still, there’s a lot of new stuff on board, so let’s take a look at the entire patch log:
1. New addition:
Parallel …

BLU Tank Xtreme Pro ultra-rugged smartphone quietly introduced in the US

US-based Android OEM BLU has just revealed yet another rugged smartphone in the Tank Xtreme series. The new handset is listed on BLU Products’ website without a price tag, but BLU Tank Xtreme Pro is expected to hit the shelves at Amazon soon.

BLU Tank Xtreme Pro is a bulky phone, bigger and heavier than the Samsung Xcover 4, another rugged smartphone that recently made its debut on the market. BLU’s device measures 146 x 74.8 x 13.9mm and weighs no less than 206g (battery included).

The smartphone is IP68 certified, which makes water and dust proof like no …

Recently introduced Samsung Galaxy J7 Max renamed the Galaxy On Max for Flipkart in India

Last month, the Samsung Galaxy J7 Max was unveiled in India. Today, the very same phone was introduced again in the same country, but with a different name. As the Samsung Galaxy On Max, the handset becomes a Flipkart exclusive in India. The online retailer has the phone priced at Rs 16,900. With the current exchange rate, that works out to a price of $261 USD for the model, which will go on sale Monday, July 10th. Pay for the phone using a Standard Chartered credit or debit card, and you can take $31 off of the price.

The highlight of the phone is what Sammy is calling a “flagship camera.” …

Samsung Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017) officially introduced

Samsung has just unveiled its new Galaxy J series in Europe. Three new mid-range Android smartphones that we already know about will be making their debut on the market in the coming months: Galaxy J3, Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 (2017).

Although Samsung announced pricing would vary by country, we already know the Galaxy J5 (2017) will be up for purchase for €279. As far as availability goes, the first to hit the shelves is the Galaxy J5 (2017), which is supposed to go on sale later this month (possibly on June 22).

The next to arrive on the market is the Samsung …

Budget-friendly Moto C and Moto C Plus officially introduced, prices start at €89

Motorola has just taken the wraps off their new entry-level Android smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus. Both devices were rumored for a couple of weeks now, so if you’ve been following our reports than you already know quite a bit about them.

Still, since they have just been made official, let’s take a look at what’s under their hood. First off, both smartphones ship with Android 7.0 Nougat on board.

The Moto C packs a 1.1GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737M processor, whereas the Moto C Plus has a slightly more powerful 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 CPU …