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% …

New Moto teaser reveals that the Moto Z2 Force will be unveiled on July 25th

Exactly one week ago today, we showed you an invitation that Motorola sent out for a July 25th event. While no phones were named, we mentioned the Moto Z2 Force and the Moto X4 as two models that could be unveiled by Motorola later this month. As it turns out, a teaser posted by Motorola today tells us in no uncertain terms that at least one of the models being announced will be the Moto Z2 Force.

The new teaser shows a couple of phones, both with shattered screens. Broken glass is all over the background and the tag line reads, “get ready to shatter your expectations.” That is actually …

Moto Z2 with Moto Mods surfaces on official Chinese Moto site; phone to be unveiled July 25th


An official Moto website in China has already posted an image of the Moto Z2 prior to the phone’s expected unveiling on July25th. While the phone does have a strong resemblance to the already available Moto Z2 Play, the Moto Z2 sports a dual camera setup on back unlike the single rear snapper on the Z2 Play. Similar to the original Moto Z, the Moto Z2 will feature a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 (QHD).

Under the hood you will find Qualcomm’s current top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 chipset. That means that the unit is driven by an octa-core CPU and the Adreno …

LG Q6 (LG G6 mini) to be unveiled on July 11th?

It was just a few days ago when tipster Evan Blass disseminated a tweet stating that the LG G6 mini will be called the LG Q6. On Wednesday, an invitation was released for an event to be held on July 11th. On that date, LG will introduce the LG Q6. According to Blass, this device will feature a 5.4-inch screen with 3GB of RAM, an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a single 13MP rear-facing camera.

The introduction of the device is expected to take place in Poland although it remains to be seen whether Poland will be the the only country receiving the LG Q6, or if other regions will be getting it. The …

Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro unveiled; updated Galaxy J5 (2017) adds more RAM and storage

It may be the Fourth of July in the states, but in other countries it is just another working day. For example, Samsung today introduced the Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro. This is essentially an updated version of the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017). Where the latter has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, the Galaxy J5 Pro will sport 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The remaining specs are the exact same, including the availability of a 256GB capacity microSD slot for those who fancy a bit of additional storage.

That means that the device will feature a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a …

Take a look at the Moto 360 Camera Mod, already unveiled in Ghana

Earlier today, at an event in Ghana, West Africa, Motorola introduced its Moto Z handsets, the Moto C and some other models. At the same time, the company introduced the Moto 360 Camera Moto Mod for the Moto Z and Moto Z2 line. As you can tell from the name, this is a camera allowing users to take images and videos for a panoramic view. Like all Moto Mods, the accessory attaches to the back of a Moto Z or Moto Z2 handset using magnets and the 16 pins found on the back rear of the phone.

Tipster Evan Blass tweeted a picture of the modular accessory this morning. It shows a white dimpled back …

Asus ZenFone 4V will be unveiled in Europe on September 21

Asus has been struggling to decide when to announce the new ZenFone 4 family. Although previous rumors claimed the smartphones could be unveiled as early as May, it now looks like Asus will wait until fall to reveal them.

In fact, the company has already started to send invitations for a launch event that will take place in Rome, Italy, on September 21. Since we already know the names of the five ZenFone 4 smartphones Asus plans to launch by the end of the year, we can confirm that the ZenFone 4V will be announced in late September.

The picture above is clear …

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be unveiled in September, might cost around $900

After the disappointment brought by the Galaxy Note 7, all eyes are now on Samsung to see how the company deals with its next generation Galaxy Note, aptly called Galaxy Note 8. 

According to Venture Beat, the Note 8 will be officially unveiled in the second half of September, and could become Samsung’s most expensive mass-produced smartphone. This contradicts a previous rumor, which had it that the Note 8 would be unveiled in August.

Reportedly, an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will cost €999 in Europe. In the US, the new device will probably cost a bit less, …

Motorola Moto C Plus to be unveiled in India on June 19th


Motorola has turned into the bunny rabbits of the handset industry, popping out new phones every so often. Back on June 2nd, Motorola launched the Moto C in India. This low-end model is priced at the equivalent of $94 USD, making it the cheapest smartphone ever released by the manufacturer.. At the time that the Moto C was being introduced, the Moto C Plus was not. This will change on June 19th when the device is unveiled.

According to a Moto C Plus teaser, the phone will be found exclusively at Indian on-line retailer Flipkart. The handset will carry a 5-inch display with a 720 x 1280 …