Samsung Galaxy J2 Ace and J1 4G introduced as cheap smartphones for India

Samsung has decided to expand its J-series line-up with two more affordable smartphones: the Galaxy J2 Ace, and Galaxy J1 4G.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Unpacked event happening late March, rumor has it

While previous chatter talked about possible dimensions for the smartphone, a recent rumor claims that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Unpacked event will likely take place on March 29.

Spotify gets on Gear S3 and S2, finally

The uber-popular streaming music service is finally on one of the top smartwatch platforms with more than just playback controls.

ZTE Nubia Z11 moves to India December 14 along with N1

One’s a worthy flagship for 2016, the other is an enduring mid-ranger. Both will reportedly be priced at fair points when they launch.

Huawei’s Android Nougat to debut on P9, Mate 8 today in China

The Mate 8 also gets Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.0 as well. Some more Huawei phones from the Nova to the Honor 8 are going down the beta pipeline.

ZTE Axon 7 mini makes waves in UK, gets discounted in US

Carphone Warehouse in the UK is selling the phone at £249.99 while Best Buy in the US will discount the phones next week to as low as $199.99.

Motorola to follow up Phab 2 Pro with Moto Z Tango Moto Mod

Motorola may chain on its parent company’s first Project Tango product, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, to make a modular augmented reality accessory for its Moto Z.

Weibo: Galaxy S8 will cost more to make, but maintain its price

By one count, the regular Galaxy S8 will cost $325 to manufacture, $70 more than the S7. But if what we’re hearing is true, why not raise prices?

Samsung responds to recent Galaxy S7 explosions

Several reports of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge exploding do not come at a good time for Samsung as it continues to shake off the Note 7 recall.

Will it be the OnePlus 4 or the OnePlus 5?

What will OnePlus choose as its next name for the next “Flagship Killer” smartphone in 2017? And what will it be equipped with?

Korean LG G5 units get Android Nougat first, other territories waiting

LG makes a claim in stating that it is the first manufacturer to roll out an update to a phone that launched with Android Marshmallow. We can’t back it up.

Nexus 6P charge state bug frustrates many

The issue also affects some Nexus 5X owners. Both devices are facing the problem post-Android Nougat and even after the 7.1.1 update.

The Pixel camera’s “Halo” effect will get fixed

Arcs of gray light have been popping up on many images taken by the Google Pixel. What are Pixel owners to do? Google has them covered.

LG V20 nearly ready at Verizon, B&H, Newegg with perks, pricing

Thursday’s the pre-order date for Verizon while B&H Photo and Newegg are prepared for unlocked unit pre-orders this week, going through November.

Two iPhone 6 Plus explosions in one week, Apple responds to at least one

Apple has not commented on either issue. The two-year-old phone gets into the mix of a two-month-old Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s saga of explosions.

Microsoft Lumia 550 discounted to $99

Given how other Microsoft Lumia phones have fared this year, we wouldn’t be surprised that this discount would last beyond October 9. Maybe.