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Xiaomi Mi A1 now getting official Android Oreo update

Since early December, Xiaomi’s been seeking individuals to participate in a beta of Android Oreo for the Mi A1. News broke later in the month that Oreo for the phone introduced fast-charging, but there was still no timeframe as to when it’d be available for all. However, as a treat for ringing in the new year, Xiaomi’s announced that Oreo is officially rolling out to all Mi A1 units.

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OnePlus 2 goes official with Snapdragon 810 and $329 price tag

After numerous leaks and hype-filled teasers, OnePlus 2 is finally official. The successor ofOnePlus One features a magnesium frame and metal buttons. Both solutions are a drastic improvement over the company’s first generation smartphone.

Pricing of the OnePlus 2 kicks off at $329 for a model with 16GB of built-in memory. The 64GB top-end version will cost $389. OnePlus 2 will have StyleSwap covers with various finishes that include bamboo, kevlar, black apricot, and rosewood. Black with sandstone finish will be the default choice out of the box.

As expected, OnePlus 2 features Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built-in memory. The handset’s display has remained unchanged in size and resolution from OnePlus One – it is a 5.5” 1080p unit. The latter is brighter and with more accurate color reproduction than the screen found in OnePlus One.

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Samsung Reveals The Galaxy Note 3

Samsung has just announced the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 at their Mobile Unpacked Event 2013 Episode 2 in Berlin, Germany. After many months of rumours and speculation, the Galaxy Note 3 is finally official!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a stunning 5.7-Inch Full HD (1080×1920) Super AMOLED display panel with a pixel density of 386 PPI. You won’t able to distinguish between pixels as the unaided human eye can generally not differentiate detail beyond 300 PPI, which ensures excellent visual comfort.

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 3 in two different variants, just like it did with the Galaxy S4. The variants look 100% identical from the outside but from the inside have different SoC. Samsung has packed the Galaxy Note 3 with top of the line components, consisting of the newly announced Exynos 5420 Octa-Core CPU based on ARM’s big.LITTLE technology with Quad Cortex-A15 cores clocked at 1.9GHz and Quad Cortex-A7 cores clocked at 1.3GHz and 6-Core Mali-T628 GPU running at 600MHz or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core CPU with a clock speed of 2.3GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU running at 450MHz (Depending on the Market). Also, the Galaxy Note 3 is the world’s first mobile device to be equipped with 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
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Samsung Galaxy Mega handsets with 5.8″ and 6.3″ screens coming

Galaxy Mega

The information comes from an inside source, who confirmed that two Galaxy Mega smartphones are in the works. The first is codenamed Galaxy Mega 5.8 with a model number GT-I9152. Obviously, we are talking about a handset with 5.8-inch display and the model number pointing to its dual-SIM nature.
More interestingly, the second one is carrying the codename Galaxy Mega 6.3, which hints at a 6.3-inch display – the same as the Galaxy Note III is rumored to pack.
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