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“Xperia Z5” series name confirmed in poster; All colours for each model revealed

This has been revealed by a marketing poster for the Xperia Z5 family – confirming the name for all three handsets as the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium. The poster also confirms exactly which colours will be available for each handset. The Sony Xperia Z5 will be available in Gold, Teal, Black and White. The Xperia Z5...

_PRISM is a geometrical puzzle game for $2.99

A new puzzle game has hit Google Play. It's calleld _PRISM, a game where you solve geometrical puzzles. The geometric shapes all represent each of the "sacred" elements responsible for life. The game costs $2.99.

]Moto X Pure Edition unboxing brings a few surprises

It’s official: Moto X Pure Editions have already begun shipping to pre-orderers with many of them arriving early next week. For a lucky few, they’re arriving as early as today. Here at Phandroid, we already received our custom-made Motorola Moto X Pure Edition on our door and wasted no time in cracking the bad boy open....

\CheckR will tell you if your USB-C to USB-A cable is good to use

Wondering whether a USB Type-C cable you already have is in spec? This quick and easy app does a check to tell you just that.

[VIDEO] Note 5 S-Pen sensor is easily fixable

Here's a tutorial on how to replace your Note 5 S-Pen detection sensor if you happen to break it. [MEDIA]

[PSA] HTC One M8 (AT&T) update may break alarms!

I recently discovered a terrible bug in the latest update for my phone. Alarms from the clock app do not go off, both when the phone is on, and when is the phone is sleeping. If you use the stock clock app on your M8, you might be at risk of having alarms not go off. Luckily, I figured this out on a weekend, but it would have been terrible if...

[Deal Alert] Unlocked LG G4 (H815) On Sale For $399 Via eBay

The LG G4 is a great phone, and it's got a removable battery unlike certain other flagship smartphones. It's even more attractive with the sale price available on eBay today. For $399 you can have a new unlocked LG G4 of your very own in leather or plastic. The unlocked H815 has none of the carrier bloat you'd get with the standard US models....

Zynga in trouble over alleged insider trading

The Delaware Supreme Court is reviving a case against Zynga co-founder Mark Pincus and a group of fellow board members. Zynga prohibited stock sales until three days after earnings reports, but exemptions were made for top executives who unloaded 20.3 million shares three weeks before the announcement.

ZUK Z2 scores more than 6 million registrations for its first sale

The ZUK Z2, which was made official in China earlier this week, is set to go on sale on June 7. The device is currently up for registration, and the company has now revealed that the total number of registrations has already crossed the 6 million mark.

ZUK Z2 sales start in China today

The ZUK Z2 has gone on sale in China starting today. The device is available directly from Lenovo for the equivalent of $273.

ZUK Z2 revealed with lesser RAM, better battery

Lenovo has finally revealed the ZUK Z2. This is a baseline model of the device, as the ZUK Z2 Pro was already unveiled earlier in the month. This model brings RAM down to 4GB from the 6GB in the pro model, but surprisingly bumps battery to 3,500mAh instead of 3,100mAh. The ZUK Z2 will cost around $275.

ZUK Z2 Pro to be unveiled on April 21

A new teaser from ZUK confirms that the Z2 Pro will be unveiled on April 21. For those who have not been keeping up with the ZUK rumors, the Z2 Pro is expected to launch with a Snapdragon 820 SoC, 3GB and 4GB RAM options, 32GB of internal storage, 1080p display, 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front. Everything besides the ZUK...

ZUK Z2 owners also get ZUI 2.5 update based on Nougat

Lenovo has begun rolling out a new ZUI 2.5 update that's based on Nougat. A special event held in China revealed pricecuts for the Z2 Pro, while the ZUK Z2 also got a price cut. ZUI 2.5 brings custom lockscreen, info cards for text messages and more new features.

ZUK Z1 is coming to India for ¥1,799

There's no official retail launch date yet, but Lenovo is getting ready to launch the ZUK Z1 in India. For ¥1,799, you will get a phone with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801, 3GB of RAM, 64GB storage, 13MP camera, 5MP front-facing camera, and 4,100 mAh battery.

ZUK will be launching their next device in March

Although ZUK will not be at Mobile World Congress 2016, that's not stopping them from trying to make a splash. A report has come out stating that the ZUK Z1 Pro or ZUK Z2 could be released as early as next month. It's not yet known whether the next device from ZUK will be a flagship device, or one that follows the growing mid-range trend.

Zuk to launch Cyanogen OS smartphone in India next week

Lenovo has confirmed that it will launch a Zuk phone running Cyanogen OS for the Indian market during the second week of May. While Micromax's Yu has released a few devices running Cyanogen OS over the past 18 months, the exclusivity to the forked version of Android has apparently expired. The Cyanogen team will also be building up its staffing...

ZUK teases an upcoming launch event for December 7th, likely for the ZUK Edge

The ZUK Edge has been rumored for quite a while now, and an upcoming press event from ZUK could be when it will be officially unveiled.

ZUK has announced their Android 7.0 Nougat plans for the Z2 Pro and Z1

ZUK is preparing the Android 7.0 Nougat update for the ZUK Z2 Pro and the ZUK Z1. The company says the Z2 Pro will be updated toward the end of January, and the Z1 should get a beta version of the update next month as well.

ZUK Demos Their Transparent Display Technology

A transparent screen smartphone was showcased at the experience section. As you can see in the picture above, the transparent screen phone is no gimmick. The phone was displayed on the stand and it is said the device can perform all the functions as a traditional smartphone....

ZUK CEO states that the Exynos 8890 processor is running well on the ZUK Z2

The ZUK CEO that took to Weibo to share that the ZUK Z2 will be powered by Samsung's Exynos 8890 chipset (best known from its starring role in the Galaxy S7).

ZTE’s Axon Mini (Premium Edition) is Now Available for Purchase

ZTE first released their Axon Mini back in July but here we have the Premium Edition for $389.60. The Axon Mini Premium comes with a 5.2" 1080p Super AMOLED, Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, microSD card slot, 13 MP rear camera, dual microphone setup, fingerprint, voice control and eye-scan authentication options. The...

ZTE's Spro Plus is an Android-powered projector

ZTE's newly unveiled Spro Plus projector is a 500-lumen projector that also includes an Android-based control system. The device comes with an 8.4-inch AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 801 processor, and up to 128GB of expandable storage. The specs of the device make it more like a tablet that's capable of projecting an 80-inch image than the other...

ZTE's Spro 2 projector shows up on T-Mobile support site

The Android-infused ZTE Spro 2 projector is now listed on T-Mobile's support site, indicating that Magenta may be gearing up to launch the LTE projector. The device runs Android 4.4.4 and comes with a 5-inch 720p display and is capable of 120-inch projections.

ZTE's Nubia Z11 Mini teaser highlights phone's camera

With ZTE's Nubia launch event scheduled for tomorrow, the company has released a new teaser which implies that the camera on the upcoming Nubia Z11 mini will be quite fast. Naturally, no specifics were given, so we will have to wait until tomorrow's event to see what the phone actually has to offer.

ZTE's Nubia Z11 gets teased before its official unveiling tomorrow

ZTE is getting ready to officially launch their Nubia Z11 smartphone tomorrow and they're already starting to get the hype train going by releasing a few teasers over the last few days. ZTE is sure to remind us that the Nubia Z11 will be 'borderless', but the rest of its specs are still unknown (even though some rumors have tried to predict...