Xiaomi will unveil a new monster 6.4" Mi Max 2 phone with a 5,000mAh battery

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi builds some great phones that offer excellent value for the money. Take its latest Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship, a stylish glass-and-metal phone with the Snapdargon 835 system chip of the Galaxy S8 and a dual camera with a telephoto lens similar to the one on the iPhone 7 Plus that sells for just $360 (2,500 yuan) in China. Unfortunately, it’s only sold in Asian markets.
Now, Xiaomi is ready to announce a new phone that will be a true joy for lovers of big, phablet phones: the new Mi Max 2. The phone will come equipped with …


Asus ZenFone 3 Max starts receiving Android 7.1.1 Nougat update

Hopefully, this isn’t some mistake and the ZenFone 3 Max is indeed getting the highly-anticipated Android Nougat update. Asus announced today that a major OS update is now available for one of its ZenFone models.

However, while the name of the thread clearly states that the update is meant for the ZenFone 3 Max (model ZC553KL), the release notes mention another model: Asus ZenFone 3 Deluxe (ZS550KL).

According to Asus, the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update should take about one week to propagate to all smartphones, so those who do not receive the update right away …

Samsung Galaxy J7 Max leaked specs portray a powerful and affordable 5.7-incher

Samsung’s affordable J-line is home to some surprisingly capable phones, and the upcoming J7 Max is prepped up to be the most powerful of the bunch. This photograph of its product presentation appeared online, revealing the handset’s design and complete spec sheet. While the phone’s looks aren’t much to fawn over, there’s definitely some brawn to make up for that.

The J7 Max supposedly has a 5.7-inch, 1080p resolution TFT Display (no OLED – interesting!) and is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6757V (Helio P20) chip. The phone has a whopping 4GB of RAM …

Opera Max 3.0 released with all new design, data savings for Facebook

Opera Max, the powerful data savings and data management tool for Android devices, has just received a major update that brings a lot of visual changes, as well as under the hood improvements.

The most obvious addition to the Android app is the new design, which was optimized to make Opera Max easier to use. The developers have added a step-by-step tutorial that triggers when you open the app for the first time.

It offers useful tips in the form of cards, which are contextual to one’s usage. The new design can show “app by app” mobile and Wi-Fi data usage. …

ZTE Blade X Max coming soon to the US via Cricket

There are at least a couple of affordable ZTE smartphone coming to the United States these days. We’ve already reported about the ZTE Max XL and ZTE Blade Max 3, which made their debut at Boost Mobile ( Sprint, Virgin Mobile) and U.S. Cellular, respectively.

Now, we’ve learned that there’s a third ZTE handset that will be introduced in the US in less than a week, the Blade X Max. The smartphone will be carried by Cricket, but details about its exact release date and price are unknown at the moment.

The good news is we know what’s under the smartphone’s hood. The most appealing piece …

$130 ZTE Max XL launched on Boost Mobile, packing surprisingly generous specs in places

ZTE is on a roll this week, attacking the budget sector with reasonably well thought-out phones. After releasing the $199 Blade Max 3, the Chinese brand is going to launch a new prepaid phone on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile – the ZTE Max XL. Embargoed information leaked online, describing a $130 phone with some surprisingly solid hardware for the price. The device features a 6-inch 1080p-resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.

There’s a 13MP main camera and 5MP front camera, along with a 3390mAh battery. The ZTE Max …

ZTE Blade Max 3 (with a 4000 mAh battery) launched in the US for $199

US Cellular recently released a brand new ZTE smartphone that’s targeting folks in need of a large and affordable handset. Called ZTE Blade Max 3, the new device kind of succeeds the ZTE Imperial Max (launched by US Cellular a year ago).

Powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, the ZTE Blade Max 3 sports a 6-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and packs a 4,000 mAh battery – good enough for a talk time of up to 40 hours, or a stand-by time of up to 31 days. The new handset further offers a fingerprint scanner, a 13 MP dual rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and a …

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to drop next week with 6.44-inch display, 5000mAh battery and more

During the latter stages of 2016, Xiaomi rolled out a slew of high-end smartphones. From the Mi Note 2 to the much-vaunted Mi MIX, the wave of new handsets demonstrated the Chinese firm’s willingness to challenge the industry’s front-runners. Then in February, we heard about a Mi Max 2 with a generous 6 gigs of RAM and an even more abundant 6.44-inch display. Now, it appears the device could be just a week away from its grand unveiling. 
As those interested in Xiaomi’s releases will probably know, the new Mi 6 is expected to be showcased on April 19th, exactly …

LeEco Le Max 3 leaks with dual camera, chunky metal body prior to April 11 launch

Despite its messy financial situation, LeEco keeps working on new devices, and the Le Max 3 looks quite up-to-speed. Thorough photos of the upcoming smartphone showed up online, revealing a handset that’s typically LeEco – simplified metal design with narrow screen bezels and software keys.

Notably, the smartphone features a dual camera and what looks like two LED flashes below the lens. Other points of interest include an USB Type C port, a chamfered metal frame, and a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Based on previous leaks, the Le Max 3 is powered by the Snapdragon 821 SoC, which …

Oukitel announces the U16 Max: the ultimate bargain midrange phablet

This story is sponsored by Oukitel. PhoneArena’s opinions in this article have not been affected in any way!

Disclaimer

Oukitel has just announced a brand-new, bargain-priced midranger — the U16 Max. The phone will be up for pre-sale on AliExpress with the humble, promotional price-tag of $109.99 (full price said to be $148.64) and shipments will begin on the 28th of March. And while some corners had to be cut to achieve this level of affordability, the device definitely offers quite …