Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro unofficially available in the US via Amazon

One of Samsung’s newest mid-range smartphones, the Galaxy J7 Pro, can now be bought in the US. While it’s not officially sold by Samsung, the J7 Pro (model number J730G) can be purchased via Amazon from a third-party seller. This seems to be a version of the phone that’s made for Latin America, so it’ s fully compatible with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile, but, unfortunately, it does not come with US warranty.

Essentially, the Galaxy J7 Pro is the same device that Samsung is selling in Europe under the name of Galaxy J7 (2017). This means it’s different and better than AT&T’s …


Check out Meizu Pro 7's auxiliary AMOLED rear display in action

Just yesterday, a rather peculiar phone became official – the Meizu Pro 7. It’s a device that’s likely never ever jettisoning outside of mainland China and doesn’t have particularly high aspirations to be Meizu’s proper flagship and battle the Galaxies and iPhones of the world, but still has a somewhat intriguing feature on board that’s unlike anything we’ve seen thus far.
See, the Meizu Pro 7 has a tiny display at the back. It’s a proper display, with none of that e-ink non-sense that certain exotic devices boast. Being a touchscreen AMOLED one, it allows …

The Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus are now official: twice the screen, twice the camera

Meizu has traditionally been one of those Chinese phone makers you’ve probably heard about, but never really given much thought to. It’s not that their devices have been bad by any measure — they’ve just been mostly forgettable.

But this is now in the past: the company has now formally introduced us to its latest flagship duo, and if it’s one thing they possess in spades, it’s personality. You see, while we’ve seen several different implementations of the “second screen on a smartphone” idea (see: Samsung’s Galaxy Folder series, LG’s V20, or the …

Microsoft still struggling to get the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro into the hands of customers

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is one of the newest Windows 10 smartphones to make its debut on the market. Initially launched in the United States under a different name, Alcatel’s flagship has been confirmed to arrive in Europe in Q2, 2017.

Two weeks ago, the Alcatel Idol 4 Pro went on pre-order in some European markets sans the free VR headset that’s included in the package in the United States.

The Alcatel Idol 4 Pro is available for pre-order via Microsoft Store for €479.99 or £419.99. The smartphone was supposed to hit the shelves on July 28, but that’s not …

Meizu Pro 7 rumor review: display, camera, specs and everything else we know so far

Most of you out there may not think of Meizu as a company known for its innovative devices — hell, most of you may not even think about Meizu at all. So far, the Chinese phone maker’s offerings have been the epitome of the cheap, soulless black rectangle people have come to associate with the People’s Republic. Sure, there’s a fairly good reason for that — fly too high too fast and you’ll turn into the next LeEco — but it’s still funny just how same-ish all their phones have looked like in the past.

But not for long.
It’s …

Both Meizu Pro 7 series smartphones will use MediaTek chipsets

Meizu is expected to unveil its Pro 7 series on July 26, but we already know quite a lot about the smartphones. Meizu Pro 7 and Pro 7 Plus are likely to remain China-exclusive, but many local retailers will provide international shipping for those who want to import them.

While Meizu prepares for the July 26 announcement, let’s take a look at some of the latest information about the Pro 7 series. Although previous reports claimed the Pro 7 Plus will utilize Samsung’s powerful Exynos 8895 chip, a more recent report coming from Taiwan’s TechNews says otherwise.

The soon to be unveiled …

Here's our clearest look at the upcoming Meizu PRO 7 & PRO 7 Plus, thanks to the Chinese FCC

If you have been following PhoneArena as of late, you know pretty well what the Meizu PRO 7 and PRO 7 Plus look like. But just in case you didn’t, or had some lingering doubts about this upcoming Chinese handset and its peculiar secondary display, let these clear, 100% blurry-cam free images of it and its Plus version take care of that.

Ahead of its July 26 announcement, the Meizu PRO 7 and its Plus-sized compatriot appeared on TENAA (China’s telecommunications authority)’s website. The clear images give us the best look at the handsets yet, though they don’t show anything that we haven’t …

Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro unveiled with heartbeat tracking and oxygen measuring

Huawei announced two new fitness trackers, the Huawei Band 2 and Band 2 Pro. At a glance, both are standard fare FitBit competitors with the abilities to measure heartbeat, pace, distance, speed, and direction.

A big new addition is VO2 Max measuring. This lets the wearables examine the maximum rate at which their wearers’ bodies can import oxygen, transfer it to muscles, and use it as a source of energy. Reportedly, the technology allows for VO2 measurements with an accuracy as high as nearly 95%.
Features exclusive to the Pro variant are Huawei’s TruSleep virtual sleep …

Meizu PRO 7 to be unveiled July 26th


A tweet disseminated by Meizu reveals that the manufacturer’s PRO 7 flagship phone will be officially unveiled on July 26th. Photos that come from Meizu reveal the secondary display that takes up a small portion of the back screen. Images of the secondary display show that it is placed just under the rear-facing dual-camera setup. This is all found under the left corner of the phone’s back cover. Previous leaks show the secondary display to be a full-color LCD screen.

Speculation has the Meizu PRO 7 powered by the MediaTek Helio X30 SoC carrying a deca-core CPU. The chip brings a 35% …

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 …