Android creator unveils phone

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Andy Rubin has shown off the first smartphone from Essential. It should come as no surprise that the Essential PH-1 is a top of the range phone with a dazzling edge to edge display, a titanium body and specs that rival the flagships of Samsung and other top brands.

Specs:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Octa-core)

  • RAM : 4GB
  • Storage: 123GB
  • Battery: 3040mAh
  • Screen: 5.71 UHD (3840×1920)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP – 4k@30fps FullHD@60fps
  • Front Camera: 8MP – 4k@30fps FullHD@60fps

The PH-1 is ready to pre-order in the us for $699, or $749 with a bundled 360-degree camera.

Android Creator is teasing his new phone

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Andy Rubin, the creator of android has teased his new phone. The tease came through a tweet that showed a glimpse of what’s to come. The phone looks to have an edge to edge display, with Andy showing off just a corner. We are expecting many more tease before it’s mid-2017 release and hope the specs can match those of Samsung and OnePlus.

The device will be Andy’s flagship phone under his company, Essential. Essential target the smartphone and tablet market and will be looking to get their name out there with this product.

 

Google Pixel

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Google have released their first ever phones; the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This is Google’s first attempt and they have pretty much nailed it. They have killed off the famous Nexus line, and what they have now is already looking much much better. here’s a quick overview of Goog;e’s new devices

Google Pixel:

  • 5 inch full HD AMOLED display
  • 32/128GB storage
  • 4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 821 processor
  • 12.3MP rear camera (dual-LED)
  • 8MP front camera
  • Fingerprint
  • 2770 mAh battery
  • Gorilla Glass 4

The Google Pixel XL is similar in most aspects but has a beautiful 5.5 inch QuadHD display and a larger 3450 mAh battery to compensate for that.

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Both devices come with a smarter, more personal Google Assistant. This is an upgraded Google Now. Assistant is currently only available on the Pixel phones, and is something they are pushing to be a centrepiece of your life. It’s smarter, more useful and a whole lot more fun.

 

The Pixel is something new for Google and with it’s bright vibrant screen and excellent hardware, I can see why they are looking to rival Apple on their iPhones. It even has the high price range to match!

How to tell between those explosive Note 7’s and the safe ones

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Samsung has official guidelines that will help those looking to buy the Note 7 recognise the new Note 7’s from those with explosive batteries. Samsung now have a green battery icon as well  a black square symbol on the label that holds the phones info such as the IMIE number that is on the side/back of the box. Note-7-box-black-sticker.jpg

More than 70 Samsung Galaxy Note 7 batteries have overheated in the US

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Samsung have recalled ALL Galaxy Note 7 devices, around the world, due to major battery issues. More than 70 phones have over heated due to the issue, and this is in the US alone.

The phone launched last month after huge hype. Samsung’s note series has a reputation of being one of the best phones on the market. This is a blow for Samsung, one i am sure they would like to forget.

 

Asus ZenWatch 3

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Asus have announced the ZenWatch 3. The new smartwatch is one of the first to use the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 chipset which is specifically designed for smartwatches (unlike the snapdragon 400 that was being used before). The new processor means that it has a 25% boost in battery efficiency, meaning no need to charge that watch every two nights. Along side this the Asus has HyperCharge technology, enabling a much faster charge time.

This is the first round watch for Asus and it comes with a 1.39-inch OLED display with a 400 x 400 resolution, running Android Wear and it is one I look forward to hearing more about.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 – Cheap and Brilliant

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The Chinese smartphone maker is known for making cheap phones with the build quality and the internal specs to match the top smartphones in 2016. The Note 4 offers a premium look, feel with it’s full metal body and a brushed metal finish and chamfered edges.

There is a 5.5 -inch full HD display, with a choice of 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, or 3GB of RAM and 64GB storage. There is also expandable storage via a microSD card slot. The device comes with a massive 4,100mAh battery, giving it a great battery life.

When it comes to the camera, the Note 4 does is the same as its predecessor the Note 3. It boasts a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front.

Full specs:

  • 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 display
  • MediaTek 10-Core Helio X20 processor (Deca-core 2.1 GHz)
  • Fingerprint sensor on the rear
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow (with Xiaomi’s MIUI 8.0 skin)
  • 13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p front camera
  • microUSB
  • 4,100 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM