Samsung SM-G9650 hits Geekbench; this could be a lite version of the Galaxy S8+

Earlier today we told you about a new Samsung phone that surfaced on Geekbench. The model number of that handset is SM-G9600, and as we told you in the earlier story, the device is powered by the sdm840. This could be the Snapdragon 840 SoC. With four cores, the chip could be more closely related to the Snapdragon 820 than the Snapdragon 835 chipset. The latter, which comes with an octa-core CPU, is currently being used by the current generation of top shelf phones.

Now, another Samsung model apparently related to the earlier discovery was also found on Geekbench. This time, the model number …


Huawei expands its tablet portfolio with the MediaPad M3 Lite 10

Huawei continues to compete in the tablet market even though the segment considerably dropped in sales in the last few years. The MediaPad series is Huawei’s leading tablet line, and one of the most popular launched by the Chinese company.

The latest addition to the MediaPad family is called M3 Lite 10 and comes in multiple RAM amount variations. Huawei has yet to announce details about the MediaPad M3 Lite 10 price and availability, but we do know the tablet will pack either 3GB RAM and 16GB storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.

As …

Huawei P10 Lite Review

Introduction
Making a solid mid-range phone in 2017 is a rewarding, yet difficult task. If a manufacturer gets it right, its product can achieve success on a global basis, but one simple miscalculation can lead to failure in this cutthroat segment of the market.

This year, Huawei is aiming to entice budget-conscious consumers with the P10 Lite. Rather than boasting Leica-branded dual cameras and powerful hardware like its flagship siblings, the China-based manufacturer has chosen to equip the P10 Lite with a mid-range processor and a single 12MP shooter at the back, thus slashing the …

Facebook launches Messenger Lite app in 150 additional countries

Facebook launched the Messenger Lite for Android devices back in October, but the app was only available in five emerging markets: Kenya, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Venezuela.

In the next month following the release of Messenger Lite, developers have worked hard to bring the service to other countries. Today, Facebook announced that Messenger Lite had been enabled in 150 additional countries including Germany, Colombia, Italy, Vietnam, Algeria, Morocco, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Japan, Taiwan, and the Netherlands.

Just by taking a glance at the list of …

Huawei MediaPad M3 Lite with Android 7.0 Nougat coming soon for €329

An affordable duo of Huawei-branded Android tablets was silently introduced in Europe last week, the MediaPad T3 slates. They are now available for purchase for prices starting at €129, a good deal for those looking for their first Android tablet.

However, the MediaPad T3 tablets won’t be the only ones to make their debut on the market this year, as Huawei is readying yet another Android slate.

Not quite the sequel to the MediaPad M3, a Lite version of the tablet recently made a stop at Wi-Fi Alliance where it was granted certification by the regulatory commission.

Huawei …

The Huawei P10 Lite is finally official, three weeks after pre-orders started

We have been expecting this one for a while: today, Huawei has made the P10 Lite, the third and final sibling in the P10 line, official. This comes more than three weeks after we first heard of the device’s existence from a Dutch retailer’s pre-order page, which was soon followed by other European retailers.

Despite its insistence on neglecting the device, however, today Huawei has officially acknowledged its existence by announcing its availability in the UK. Pre-orders in the UK have also started as of today, though, just like its bigger siblings, …

Huawei P10 Lite

The P10 Lite is a compact device that comes with Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5.1 on board. It looks slightly different than the P10 and P10 Plus, as the phone lack a Home button and the fingerprint sensor is positioned on the back side. Hardware-wise, the phone is powered by a Kirin 658 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 32GB of expandable storage.

Huawei P10 Lite arriving in Europe in March, priced to sell at €349

Two Huawei P10 smartphones aren’t too many, but three might get you confused. After introducing the P10 and P10 Plus over the weekend, Huawei is likely to announce yet another P10 version.

The P10 Lite is not really news since the smartphone leaked about a month ago, but it’s the first time that it’s listed by a retailer with full specs and a price tag in tow.

At least one Dutch retailer has the Huawei P10 Lite on pre-order for €349. The phone is available in Black, Gold, and White, and it’s supposed to hit the shelves sometime in March.

According …

Huawei Nova lite announced with Kirin 655 chipset, 3GB RAM; it's a P8 lite (2017) in disguise

As expected, Huawei unveiled yet another mid-range Android smartphone, the Nova lite. Initially known as Huawei P8 lite (2017), we reported about two weeks ago that it might be launched under a different name in some countries.

Today, the smartphone was officially introduced in Japan as Huawei Nova lite. Even though the Chinese handset maker did not offer details about the phone’s retail price, our previous report mentions the smartphone will be available in Europe for €239 outright.

We’d also like to add the Nova lite will be available in Japan on February …

Huawei P8 lite (2017) to be known as Nova lite in select markets

Huawei promised last month that it would bring the P8 lite (2017) to some markets by the end of January, but that’s unlikely to have happened. The mid-range smartphone was supposed to make its debut in the UK, but carriers and retailers across the country have yet to add it to their portfolios.

Despite the apparent delay of the smartphone, it looks like Huawei has decided that the P8 lite (2017) might confuse customers in some countries. According to Evan Blass, the Chinese company will launch the phone with a different name in select markets, the Nova lite.

Aside …