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Xiaomi Mi 5 to Launch Next Month with Snapdragon 820 Processor
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 05, 2015

We know by now that Xiaomi is holding off launching its Mi 5 flagship as the company awaits the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor. It has been a long wait too as the Mi 4 is looking a little long in the tooth and is already over a year old. There is some light at the end of the tunnel for Xiaomi fans though as a report today suggests that the Mi 5 will launch on December 3.

Samsung Sales Decline in India
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

India may just appear like just another market that Samsung dominates, but it is much more than that; it is arguably the most important smartphone market right now. It will probably worry Samsung that its place at the top of the Indian pile is being disintegrated, something the company has had to contend with in other markets.

Oppo A53 Makes its Way through TENAA
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

We told you last week about the Oppo A53m and Oppo A33m, a pair of smartphone expected to be launched by the company in the coming weeks. The A53 has now passed through TENAA, the Chinese regulatory body that certifies products for sale in China. We are putting two and two together and (we think) safely assuming that the A53 is a variant of the A53m.

LG G4 Receiving Android 6.0 Marshmallow Now
By Ang Torres on Wednesday November 04, 2015

We knew that LG's flagship G4 smartphone would be getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow quickly, the company's collaboration with Google on the Nexus 5X means it has had access to Marshmallow for a while. The G4 is now beginning its Android 6.0 rollout with LG sending out the update in its home nation, South Korea.

Vivo X6, Dedicated Graphics and Deca-Core Processor
By Josh Dasey on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Vivo is making a name for itself like other Chinese companies have in the past, by delivering well-made smartphones that are bristling with the best specs available. The new upcoming handset from the company to fit that description will be the X6, which promises to push boundaries of smartphone technology.

Xiaomi Launches in Africa
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday November 04, 2015

Xiaomi has built itself into one of the major smartphone manufacturers in the world by selling products in emerging markets, starting in China and then expanding through Asia and into India. While the next major frontier for the Chinese brand is the United States and Europe, the company is still not finished making its presence felt in emerging markets, with Africa the latest to get Xiaomi's smartphones.

HTC Slashes Price of Nexus 9 Tablet
By Ang Torres on Tuesday November 03, 2015

Did you buy a HTC Nexus 9? Probably not, but then not many did. That is actually a shame as it was one of the very best tablets ever made... it just worked on all levels. Considering the Nexus 9 is still barely a year old, it still represents a great buy for those wanting a powerhouse slate, especially now that HTC has reduced the price right down.

Motorola Moto X Force Starts UK Pre-Orders
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday November 03, 2015

The Motorola Moto X Force, or the DROID Turbo 2 as it is known in the United States, is making its debut in the UK, available for pre-order. The company says the handset will start shipping on November 9, and will boast a solid price of 497.99 for a SIM free unlocked device. That is a good price compared to other flagships, which with its specs, the Moto X Force most definitely is.

Nexus 5X Lands in Europe November 9, Pre-Order Now
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday November 03, 2015

While the Huawei made Nexus 6P is facing a back log and shipments are back to mid-December, the LG built Nexus 5X is likely to be more available. That handset has now had its Europe release announced and will be landing on the Old Continent on November 9 and pre-orders are open now if you are interested in this solid mid-ranger.

ASUS Debuts Enticing ZenFone 2 Laser in the U.S.
By Josh Dasey on Tuesday November 03, 2015

ASUS has announced a new version of its ZenPhone 2 series of excellent smartphones in the United States, and this is an even more affordable version with more modest specs. The ZenPhone 2 Laser has been available in India for some time, but is now making its debut in the U.S. for an off contract price of just $199.