Xiaomi Mi Max finally receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update

It’s been more than a year since Chinese company Xiaomi came out with the Mi Max, an evolutionary device that started a trend in the smartphone industry, that of bezel-less handsets.

Unfortunately, the Mi Max was a Chinese affair, as the large phone was hardly available through official channels in other countries. On top of that, it took Xiaomi more than a year to provide those who purchased the Mi Max with an Android 7.0 Nougat update.

Well, it appears that Xiaomi has finally kicked off the roll-out of Android 7.0 Nougat for the Mi Max, which is based on …


ZTE's super-affordable Max XL now available at Sprint alongside other ZTE goodies

A bit more than a month ago, ZTE launched the sales of the Max XL over at Boost Mobile stores — an affordable smartphone with hardware that matches its sub-$200 price tag. The phone rocks a 6-inch, 1080 x 1920 resolution screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 435 chipset with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. Its cameras have a 13 MP sensor on the back and a 5 MP one for selfies, while the battery in the trunk is quite large at 3,990 mAh. Despite being a lower tier device, it still rocks a fingerprint scanner on its back and comes with Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box.

The company …

Xiaomi Mi Max 2

The Mi Max 2 is boasting the very same run-of-the-mill design that makes up most of Xiaomi’s affordable portfolio. Metal body, three capacitive navigation keys in the front, a round fingerprint scanner at the back and rounded edges. Carrying a huge 6.44″ display at the front and a hefty 5,300mAh battery at the back, the Mi Max 2 is powered by one of Qualcomm’s best recent chipsets – the Snapdragon 625.

Battery champ: Xiaomi Mi Max 2 is official with a 5,300mAh battery, 6.44" display, Snapdragon 625

Leave it to Chinese superstar Xiaomi to come up with an intriguing smartphone that’s pushing the boundaries as far as specs go. One of The Red Dragon’s leading smartphone makers has definitely perfected its “powerful things come in big and often cheap packages” mantra with time, and it’s Mi Max from 2016 was proof that Xiaomi is not afraid to go all the way in.And now, the second iteration of the Mi Max—not to be confused with the bezel-less Mi Mix—is now official, and rest assured it has what it takes to carry the torch onward.
As far as design goes, the …

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 …