Xiaomi’s monster-sized Mi Max is official with 6.44-inch Full HD display and a 4,850mAh battery

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Xiaomi teased the Mi Max a few days ago, and now the massive handset is official. Boasting a whopping 6.44-inch display and a Snapdragon 650/652 processor, Xiaomi’s metal bodied Mi Max will be available with a price tag starting from 1499 Yuan ($230), depending which variant you choose. Join us after the break for the rest of the specifications. Read more

Lenovo hoping to do modular right with new Moto smartphones

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Earlier today we reported on some leaked images that appear to show this year’s variant of the Moto X and the Verizon Droid branded version of the device. At the time, we noted some dots on the back of the device that we thought may be some type of support for a dock. It turns out that Lenovo may have something more significant planned for the new devices as sources now indicate the dots are actually connectors for a series of modular, swappable backplates providing all sorts of additional functions and hardware for the devices. Read more

Marshmallow update is rolling out to Galaxy Note 4 in Europe

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The Galaxy Note 4 is one of those handsets that has always felt like it was unloved, and despite being ignored and neglected it somehow manages to subsist on hand-me-downs while its newer siblings received new and fancy things. While many worried that Samsung had, in fact, abandoned this most venerable of devices, it seems that today is the day that many Note 4 owners could only dream about. Yes, you dared to dream, and now it’s (finally) coming true. Samsung is in the process of rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Note 4 (SM-N910F) in Europe.  Read more