ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe to launch this month with Snapdragon 821

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For the moment, Google sits at the top of the food chain in most markets in terms of smartphone processors thanks to the Snapdragon 821 that the new Pixel and Pixel XL come equipped with. However, the industry is definitely not static and already more devices are lining up to join that party in offering the latest, fastest, most powerful processor available from Qualcomm. Before the end of the month consumers should be able to get their hands on the new ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe if the Pixel phones did not strike their fancy.

Google Pixel will be holding out some features from Android 7.1 Nougat

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Google Pixel was the star of Google’s October 4th show, completely overshadowing Android 7.1 Nougat. In fact, Google barely mentioned the update at all, except that Pixel will be the first device to run the newest OS ahead of the Nexus line.

Turns out, a big reason for that is that many of the newest features that were shown off with the Pixel were Pixel features and not Android features.

Déjà vu: replacement Galaxy Note 7 catches fire on an airplane

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After launching the Galaxy Note 7 to glowing reviews, Samsung had to deal with a messy exploding battery and recall situation with their latest 2016 flagship. In case you managed to miss the entire fiasco, some Note 7 units had an issue with the battery that would cause the device to literally overheat and catch fire. Definitely not what you want to hear about your brand new phone.