Smartphone News Report [22nd June 2017]

DroidEngage News Report 22nd June 2017

Samsung launches Galaxy Folder 2 Android flip phone


Samsung Electronics has launched the Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone in South Korea, with the Android-running smartphone the successor to its Galaxy Folder series first launched in 2013. Read More


LG to Unveil its Next Flagship, V30, at IFA 2017

Report: LG to Unveil its Next Flagship, V30, at IFA 2017

According to the South Korean tech publication ETNews, LG is planning to launch its next flagship in its V line-up at IFA 2017 in Berlin. If true, this will mark the first time ever LG launching its V series device at IFA (last year’s V20 was even announced through a Facebook stream in a small event). Read More


Android 7.1.1 released for Xperia X and X Compact (34.3.A.0.194)

Sony Mobile is rolling a new Nougat update for Xperia X and Xperia X Compact owners that move them from Android 7.0 to 7.1.1. The firmware update is being pushed through new build number 34.3.A.0.194 (versus 34.2.A.2.69 previously) and lands with the 1 June 2017 Android security patches. Read More


Galaxy S8 Active Is Official, Samsung Accidentally Reveals

Yet another evidence that the Galaxy S8 Active is real turns up, and none other than Samsung itself let the cat out of the bag.

Aside from previous leaks and Wi-Fi certification, the company is known to follow up its flagship with a rugged version. In other words, practically everyone more or less saw this coming from a mile away, but there was no solid confirmation until this development unfolded. Read more


ZTE launches the Small Fresh 5 with dual cameras

ZTE announced its latest smartphone, dubbed Small Fresh 5. It comes in four colors and features two cameras on its back. Read More


Android 8.0 codename (oc-dev) very likely to be oatmeal cookie

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Several references in the Android source code give a strong indication that Android 8.0 will be very likely codenamed ‘oatmeal cookie’. In the source code, we found references to ‘oc-dev’ which is in line with former branch names used by Google. Read More


Android creator takes wraps off new Essential Phone

Essential Phone

Android creator Andy Rubin has finally unveiled his new Essential Phone, a device that aims to break barriers with a unique design and support for modular upgrades. Its edge-to-edge display and sleek form factor make the iPhone look even more outdated, while its internal specifications give even the Galaxy S8 a run for its money. Rubin, who helped. Read more


New BlackBerry model with Snapdragon 625 or 626, 1080p screen spotted

We may soon see another new BlackBerry smartphone on the market, following the successful launch of the KeyOne. The new model’s existence has been revealed through a glance at some user agent profiles (UAProf) on one of TCL’s websites. TCL, as you may know, is the Chinese company that’s building BlackBerry-branded devices nowadays. The UAProf doesn’t out a lot of details about the upcoming phone, but it does tell us that it has a screen with 1,920×1,080 resolution. That’s 1080p in 16:9 aspect ratio, so chances are that this device will be touch-only and won’t come with a physical keyboard. Read More


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