Whenever a new phone launches, it’s up to iFixit to tear the device apart and see how tough it is to repair in case you need to do an emergency part replacement. The Note 7 is the next device in the workshop, so if you’re interested in the guts of the next big thing, keep reading. Read more
On Friday, HTC went live with two new colors for its 2016 flagship. Now you’re able to buy the HTC 10 in four different color options with the additions of Camellia Red and Topaz Gold.
Hit the break to see the new colors.
Motorola introduced an active display way back on the original Moto X that would show you notifications on your device without having to actually turn the screen on. It was a pretty useful feature that’s since been ported to tons of other phones and even third-party apps. Read more
Sprint starting today is offering a new Unlimited Freedom data plan to its customers, allowing two lines of unlimited data, talk and text, all for just $100 per month.
There was a tiny bit of disappointment when Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 7 with only 4 GB of RAM. Some early rumors flip-flopped on RAM, so many of us were expecting 6 GB to be standard in the device, but at launch Samsung confirmed you’d only have a 4 GB option. That’s still plenty for most people, but phones with that much RAM do exist and Samsung likes to be on the cutting edge of things. Read more
Despite some complaints about how the Galaxy Note 7 is merely a reworked Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung’s latest flagship has been well received by most of us, with the re-addition of MicroSD card support and the availability of the handset itself in Europe vastly widening its appeal. When a new phone is launched, there’s often a flurry of videos showing the handset being tortured, and the Galaxy Note 7 is no different. Today, we get to see how its Gorilla Glass 5 handles being scratched, bent, and even being attacked by a cigarette lighter. It’s a little painful to watch, and the display doesn’t exactly excel in the scratch part of the test. Join us after the break for more. Read more
BLU took to Facebook to post a teaser of its upcoming Pure XR smartphone, which is set to launch at the end of the month on August 29.
With Sprint posting a big quarterly loss last month despite beating revenue estimates, it should come as no surprise that the carrier that just can’t quite get out of that lowly fourth spot is looking to shake things up, according to a leaked memo. In a move that brings more than a little feeling of deja vu, Sprint is purportedly doing away with two-year contracts just a few months after bringing them back. Read more
Nokia-focused publication NokiaMob is reporting that Mike Wang, president of joint management at Nokia China, has confirmed that the company will announce a couple of new smartphones and tablets by the end of the year.
Leakster Steve Hemmerstoffer spotted an AnTuTu benchmark photo for one of this year’s upcoming Nexus smartphones, known right now under the codename Marlin. This photo comes by way of the Chinese social networking site known as Weibo, confirming some details we’ve already heard about the smartphone.