That explains the confusing name of this successor to the ZTE Axon Pro ZTE Axon Elite in the UK when we haven't gotten a ZTE Axon 2 through ZTE Axon 6 in between last year and now.The Chinese phone maker is ambitiously trying to compete with the flagship manufacturers from the US and South Korea, so much so that it designed the phone outside of China - in the US.Release date and priceWe're less than a month out from the ZTE Axon 7 release date, given the fact that the Chinese launch event was May 26 and it's estimated to be coming to the US a month later.ZTE said that it sees the value in making a global, unified push for its 2016 flagship phone.Running a series of Geekbench 3 benchmark tests, I found the Axon 7 processor speed with an Adreno 530 graphics chip and 4GB of RAM to achieve a multi-score average of 5,456.Both have OIS, a dual LED flash flash and live photos now.
The special Galaxy S7 version commemorates the three-year anniversary of the release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, a Batman mobile game.Conveniently, though, the launch of the Galaxy S7 edge Batman edition follows the release of the Batman v. Superman movie – a blockbuster hit that didn t get the warmest reception from critics.Samsung and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Join Forces to Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Injustice: Gods Among Us with Limited Release of Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice EditionSamsung Electronics, today announced the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment.The limited edition Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition will be available in early June exclusively in select territories, including China, Singapore, Korea, Latin America, Russia and others to be announced soon.With enhanced hardware and software capability, and bigger battery capacity ensuring long play time, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge is optimized for the best gaming experience, fueling a natural partnership between the two brands.The Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition package is equipped with a sleek deep black Galaxy S7 edge, accentuated by gold detailing and an iconic seal on the back, inspired by Batman.
As far as smartphones go, ZTE is relatively unknown in the US, but the Chinese company's latest smartphone should help change that.The new Axon 7 smartphone is ZTE's latest premium flagship smartphone, and it could truly give the Samsung Galaxy S7 a run for its money, even more so than the other big smartphones from LG, HTC, and Motorola.The Axon 7 offers high-end specs for at least $100 less than other premium flagships from well-known companies.Check out the Axon 7 to see how it can compete with the latest and greatest Android smartphones.View As: One PageSlides
If you re a fan of the caped crusader, or just generally have an affinity for cool logos on expensive flagship phones, Samsung is about to make you really happy.We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and offer a special edition of Galaxy S7 Edge for fans of Injustice: Gods Among Us, said Younghee Lee, Samsung Electronics executive VP of global marketing.While availability is limited, the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition will be available in June in select locations, like: Russia, Korea, China, Singapore and parts of Latin America.The company plans to roll out in more markets soon but currently we have no timeline.If you can hold off until June or later , and you ve got enough disposable income to throw down on a phone that should offer increased cost with no additional features, just keep waiting.via The VergeSamsung and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Join Forces to Celebrate the Third Anniversary of Injustice: Gods Among Us with Limited Release of Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition on SamsungRead next: Google VR boss: 'Hold off for a few months' if you want a Daydream phone
The injustice edition marks the celebration of the third anniversary Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile gameSamsung Electronics has unveiled a limited edition model of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge called the Injustice Edition which has its theme based on iconic DC Comics superhero Batman.The edition has been launched in collaboration with Warner Brothers to celebrate the third anniversary of the video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.Samsung always seeks to provide the best mobile gaming experience for its users, and this partnership reinforces our commitment to the game's fans," said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics.While the shape and size of the phone remain the same, the colour of the model is jet black accentuated by gold detailing and an iconic Batman seal rests on the back.The availability of the device seems quite limited.As of now, the UK and US are not among the countries on the list but Samsung says it will be announcing more available markets soon.
IT'S BLACK: Samsung reveals its new Batman smartphoneSamsung teased fans yesterday with images of a mysterious new smartphone.Now the Korean tech giant has officially announced its new limited edition Batman Galaxy S7 edge.The Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition features a sleek deep black colour scheme, accentuated by gold detailing and an iconic Batman logo embossed on the rear cover.Fans who buy the new superhero phone will also get a Gear VR, along with Injustice game credit and Oculus VR content vouchers.The Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition has been produced in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment to commemorate the third anniversary of the popular mobile game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.Daily Star Online gave the S7 edge the full 5-stars in a recent review saying: "With stunning looks, dazzling display, waterproof design and superior camera this is without doubt the smartphone to beat in 2016."
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition is a limited variant of this year's excellent handset, putting a black-and-gold spin on the familiar design.It's got gold lettering and accents on the front, including around the home button, as well as gold accents and a Bat-logo on the back.The box ships with a rubber case patterned after Batman's suit, as well, along with a golden batarang.The phone is also bundled with US$100 worth of in-game currency for Injustice: Gods Among Us, the DC Comics fighter the phone takes its branding from.Whatever the case, it's a super sleek variant and we have to imagine many Bat-fans will be chasing this one down.Samsung's new screens could drive... Samsung's futuristic smartwatch concept projects an...
The ZTE Axon 7 is another cheap but powerful smartphone from ChinaZTE has pulled back the curtain on the Axon 7, a hugely powerful Android 6 flagship that the company says will be one of the first to ship with support for Google Daydream.Carrying a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset powered by 4GB RAM, Dolby-engineered Hi-Fi audio and with 64GB storage by default, this is a smartphone firmly at the high end of high-end.ZTE is also brandishing what it labels an SLR-quality 20MP primary camera with dual optic image stabilisation, which is joined by an 8MP lens round the front.Despite the option of up to 128GB on-board storage this model comes with 6GB RAM , the Axon 7 also has microSD support.Additional goodies include a fingerprint sensor, voice over LTE VoLTE support and a Quick Charge 3.0-enabled battery packing 3250mAh of juice.All in all, it's an extremely promising-sounding proposition from the Chinese device maker, and we look forward to seeing what the Axon 7 and its VR companion can bring to 2016's already stellar smartphone line-up.
It's sure to be very expensiveSamsung Galaxy Note 6 release dateAccording to @evleaks the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 will be released during the week of August 15, so with no other release date rumors to go on that's looking the most likely.Given that all the rumors so far are pointing to the same size and resolution it's likely that's what we'll get.Certainly it's going to be at least QHD, given that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is, and 5.8 inches would only be marginally bigger than that phone's 5.7-inch screen.While most camera rumors are pointing to a 12MP lens PhotoRumors claims Samsung is working on a new sensor that will be between 18MP and 24MP and have a wide f/1.4 aperture, which should allow it to take in a lot of light.The Gear VR is a nice bit of kit, but it's held back by a lack of visual fidelity.The Note 6 will be a newer handset, so we want newer, better things, like full waterproofing, rather than just water resistance.
That explains the confusing name of this successor to the ZTE Axon Pro ZTE Axon Elite in the UK when we haven't gotten a ZTE Axon 2 through ZTE Axon 6 in between last year and now.The Chinese phone maker is ambitiously trying to compete with the flagship manufacturers from the US and South Korea, so much so that it designed the phone outside of China, in the US.Release date and priceWe're about 30 days out from the ZTE Axon 7 release date, given the fact that the Chinese launch event is today and it's estimated to be coming to the US a month later.ZTE said that it sees the value in making a global, unified push for its 2016 flagship phone.I'll be running Geekbench 3 scores to determine the speed of the processor and the Adreno 530 graphics chip when under more pressure.Both have OIS and dual LED flash flash and live photos now.
GSMArena adds that skipping over the 6 name could also be part of a drive to compete against Apple, which introduces its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in September.At the moment, the only premium brand to incorporate the tech is Windows, with its Lumia 950 and 950 XL handsets.It is also used by an assortment of smaller, Chinese manufacturers.The Note 6 is set to be a powerful, hardware-driven mobile device.Rumours so far suggest it could come with the as-yet-unrevealed Snapdragon 823 chipset mated to 6GB RAM and make use of a 5.8ins OLED display.A less powerful and cheaper Galaxy Note 6 Lite making use of the same internals as the Samsung Galaxy S7 has been touted to release alongside the flagship version.
Believe it or not, the newly announced ZTE Axon 7 promises to be a more powerful Android phone next to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, and it looks almost as good.You'll also find front-facing speakers on front of course and a fingerprint sensor on the back.It costs $450 in the US, with UK pricing to be confirmed soon.That's leagues better than what we've seen from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and iPhone 6S, which smaller screens and around the same benchmarks the Axon 7 is promising.It's gold, like the Ion Gold ZTE Axon 7 and works with the phone making it a true Samsung Gear VR clone .While ZTE hasn't revealed its plans for content, it has promised that it'll be one of the first Google DayDream VR devices and is future-proofing it for that very reason once the Android N maintenance update becomes available.
Samsung has introduced a new Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of Injustice: Gods Among Us.The special edition is themed around DC s Batman, and will be available in limited quantities in certain regions starting next month.Certain territories, as the video suggests, will include a themed Gear VR headset and vouchers for in-game credits and Oculus VR content.The Batman-theme is kept with the entire ensemble, including the box.There s a gold Batman emblem inside, too.It isn t yet clear whether the phone will be available in North America, though Samsung says it will announced additional availability soon.
In the last couple of years, the Chinese smartphone makers are all racing to achieve the same goal: Launch a premium, flagship phone at a fraction of the price of an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy.On paper, its new flagship Axon 7 passes the specs test with flying colors — even surpassing most rivals in certain areas.The Axon 7's biggest claim to fame, however is RAM: The phone comes in two configurations, either with 4GB or a whopping 6GB of RAM, which is 2GB more than the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, or 4GB more than an iPhone 6S Plus.Of course, it's not just how much RAM the phone has — how the memory is handled makes far more difference in real-world performance.Other specs of note are a fingerprint scanner, dual stereo speakers coupled with what ZTE calls a dual Hi-Fi chipset and Force Touch tech similar to Apple's 3D Touch display , which is only available in the most expensive variant.The Standard edition costs 3,299 RMB or $503, while the Force Touch-equipped Premium edition costs 4,099 RMB or $625.
Huawei, the world s third biggest smartphone manufacturer, tells Samsung, the biggest, that enough is enough in patent disputeHuawei is suing Samsung in China and the US, seeking compensation for the Korean manufacturer s alleged infringement of the Shenzhen-based firm s mobile parents.Huawei Samsung lawsuitsamsung galaxy s7 edgeHuawei says it is absolutely committed to these principles, but says that it is only fair that it is compensated given it spends 15 percent of its annual revenue, or CNY 59.6 billion £6.2bn , on research and development.As of December 31, 2015, Huawei had been granted more than 50,000 patents around the world, and last year agreed a cross-licence arrangement with Ericsson for standard essential patents for wireless communications.With such a belief, we have actively negotiated with other patent holders in the industry for cross-licensing over the years.Patent battlesIt is unclear whether the lawsuits will affect the availability of Samsung s products in the two countries.TechWeekEurope has contacted Samsung for comment.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active will offer a more powerful battery than ordinary flagship was to be reckoned with, but exactly how much is the increase? Latest rumor says that the battery capacity is 4000mAh whole. In combination with the 5.1-inch screen teaches the battery life to be extraordinary, despite the high resolution WQHD. Other specifications mentioned is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, memory card slot, and a 12MP camera. Last year's Galaxy S6 Active was not released in Sweden, but the Galaxy S5 Active reached contrast to the Nordic countries. Recent articles on the SAMSUNG GALAXY S7 ACTIVE Visit Androidarkivet
Known for products that have relatively high specs at significantly lower prices than the established brand equivalents, the Chinese OnePlus is gearing up to launch its fourth phone by giving away 30,000 Loop VR headsets.OnePlus is giving away 30,000 of its VR headsets to screen the launch of its next phoneThe next device on its roster, to be called the OnePlus 3, will go head-to-head with Apple's iPhone SE, the HTC 10 and Samsung's Galaxy S7."Forget cardboard, this year we're excited to bring you the OnePlus Loop VR Headset," said Carl Pei, chief executive of OnePlus.OnePlus is yet to set a date for the launch, but the headsets will be shipped from June 6.Yet to be announced, rumours suggest that OnePlus 3 will have contactless payment capability, thanks to an NFC chip, and an enhanced processor.That means it has similar specs to the iPhone SE and latest Android models such as the HTC 10 and Samsung Galaxy S7, but will probably have a significantly lower price tag - if the £240 price tag for the OnePlus 2 is anything to go by.
So you'd like to get yourself a lovely new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge?We don't blame you as it's an early shout for Phone of the Year around the techradar office.As with any hot new handset though, prices can be a little steep if you don't know where to look.As it turns out, most of the deals we've chosen here are available through Mobiles.co.uk, though that's not because we favour that site above others - it's more that Mobiles prices itself very aggressively and always aims to be cheaper than its competitors.Total cost over 24 months is £843.This week's best Galaxy S7 deals:If you're not too bothered about the S7's fancy-pants Edge version or know too well you'd slap a huge protective cover on it anyway and remove its key feature , the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 is still an excellent phone.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active has got to be one of the worst kept secrets in smartphone land, with numerous official looking renders leaking out, and now what's believed to be an official spec sheet doing the rounds too.To put it into perspective the standard Samsung Galaxy S7 has just a 3000mAh battery, last year's Samsung Galaxy S6 Active has a 3500mAh one, and even the massive Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a smaller 3600mAh juice pack.Sounds like an S7The rest of the specs seem to be identical to the Samsung Galaxy S7, with a 5.1-inch 1440 x 2560 Super AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 12MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing one and Android Marshmallow all listed.Where the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active differs from its less rugged namesake is in the design, as it has a chunky 9.9mm thick, 185g build.Still, the S7 Active looks as though it's more likely to survive a fall and that's the whole point.It's believed to be an AT exclusive, so if you're outside the US you might be out of luck.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Active sounds like it ll have a pretty impressive spec sheet to counter its rather questionable fashion sense.After leaked renders showcased a gaudy gold and grey handset last week, the same source has returned with the specifications for the device.Apparently, the Madonna of smartphones will rock a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4G of RAM, up on last year s 3GB handset.Related: Galaxy S7 Active and 12 hideous handsetsThere ll also be a whopping 4000mAh battery, which is another improvement on the 3500mAh served up to consumers with the Galaxy S6 Active.That extra girth adds 15g to the weight 185g while the tough phone gains more than a millimeter in thickness, from 8.6mm to 9.9mm, according to the report.Blass says the device will be exclusive to AT in the United States.