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Xiaomi Co-founder Posts Image of Redmi Note 2 Pro
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday November 18, 2015

We know that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro is close to being launched, with next Tuesday the most likely to be the day in which the device is unveiled. The handset has already passed through TENAA as well as having its specs leaked numerous times over the last few weeks. Now Xiaomi's co-founder has put the launch of the Redmi Note 2 Pro beyond any reasonable doubt.

ZenFone Zoom Finally Due to Launch
By Micah Bartos on Monday November 16, 2015

We first heard about the ASUS ZenFone Zoom way back at the CES event in Las Vegas during January, but still the handset has not been launched. ASUS reconfirmed the potent camera smartphone at IFA in Berlin back in September and now finally it seems as though the ZenFone 2 Zoom as it has just passed through TENAA in China.

Gionee GN8001 Passes TENAA
By Micah Bartos on Saturday November 14, 2015

Gionee's S6 mid-range smartphone is going to be launching this month, but the company has another mid-ranger on the horizon, the GN8001. This handset will be a full on phablet with a massive 6-inch screen and it is also likely to be rolled out this month as it has recently passed through Chinese regulatory body TENAA.

Verizon Unveils Ellipsis 10 Tablet
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 12, 2015

Verizon has today unveiled its Ellipsis 10 tablet, a slate that had been first leaked last month and comes with one particular standout feature. The 10.1-inch Ellipsis comes with a frankly massive 9100mAh, which is the largest juicer on any 4G LTE slate that Big Red sells, from any company.

Samsung Announces Exynos 8890 Processor
By Micah Bartos on Thursday November 12, 2015

Samsung's Exynos 7420 has been consistently the best performing chipset on the market this year, but it has possibly met its match with the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and the imminent unveiling of Huawei's Kirin 950. A day after Qualcomm unveiled the 820 Samsung has responded by announcing the new Exynos 8 Octa 8890 chipset.

Apple CEO Tim Cook takes Aim at Surface Book
By Micah Bartos on Wednesday November 11, 2015

Apple launched the iPad Pro today and CEO Tim Cook took the time to offer a dig at the Pro's biggest rival, Microsoft. Speaking Philosophical Society at Trinity College in Ireland, Cook gave a timely assessment of Microsoft's Surface Book, a laptop/tablet that Redmond launched last month.

LG Class Clears FCC on Way to AT&T
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday November 10, 2015

We told you on the weekend how the LG Class is arriving in Europe and the LG Zero and that the handset is likely to make its debut in the United States on AT&T. It seems as though our crystal ball was in full working order as the LG Class has now passed through the FCC in the U.S. and is bound for the nation's second largest carrier, AT&T.

Vivo X6 Real World Image
By Micah Bartos on Tuesday November 10, 2015

We told you about the Vivo X6 last week, a blazing flagship smartphone that will come with unique hardware, such as 1GB of dedicated graphic RAM. The device has not been unveiled officially yet, but it will be soon and today we are having a first glimpse of the X6 in a official photo. As you can see in the image above you can see that this is a large handset.

Samsung Galaxy Golden 3 Passes TENAA
By Micah Bartos on Monday November 09, 2015

Ah the good old flip phone, the form factor that refuses to go away. It still amazes us how these handsets have a market in Asia from companies like Samsung and LG. The former Korean giant has just had its latest flip phone passed through TENAA in China, the Samsung Galaxy Golden 3.

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Creeps onto Android Market Share Data
By Micah Bartos on Friday November 06, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest full release of Google's mobile operating system, is making its presence felt on the market through the first week of November. The data for Android distribution is in and Marshmallow has helped itself to a 0.3% of the market, while KitKat is still way out in front.