Samsung’s Galaxy Note FE launches in Korea for $606

With a whole bunch of returned Galaxy Note 7 components sitting in its warehouses after it had to issue a worldwide recall for the flagship, Samsung was faced with an environmental nightmare and a loss of capital. With this in mind, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Note FE (Fandom Edition), a handset that is basically a Galaxy Note 7 but with different branding, a smaller but safer battery, a slightly upgraded processor, and the addition of the Bixby virtual assistant. The Galaxy Note FE went on sale today in Korea with a price tag of ₩699.600 ($606). 

OxygenOS 4.5.5 OTA is rolling out to the OnePlus 5

The OnePlus 5 only launched on June 20th, but there has already been a flurry of updates for the handset bringing camera improvements, bug fixes, and optimizations. Today sees the beginning of an incremental rollout of OxygenOS 4.5.5 to the OnePlus 5 via OTA bringing improved WiFi connectivity and instructions on how to reconnect to a Windows 10 PC among other things.

Some Pixels users experiencing ‘installation error’ with July’s security update

One of the benefits of owning a Nexus or Pixel device is the frequency of updates and the monthly security patches that usually roll out at the beginning of each month, the latest of which became available to download yesterday. The July update isn’t going quite as planned though as some Pixel owners have found that they are unable to install the OTA, with their handsets giving up “Couldn’t update” and “Installation problem” errors. 

Latest Moto X4 leak confirms dual rear cameras and curved display

It was just a week ago that Project Fi tweeted that a new mid-tier handset would be joining its ranks later this year, the first non-Google device to do so. This mid-tier handset was outed as the Moto X4 shortly after. Since then, it has been reported that the Moto X4 has an all-metal body, water resistance, as well as a dual camera setup on its rear.

More pressure piled on LeEco as CEO’s bank accounts and assets frozen

It’s no secret that LeEco is feeling the heat financially. The company is experiencing severe cash flow problems and had to halt its expansion plans, call off its acquisition of Vizio, pawn off some property, as well as lay off some staff in the U.S. Despite having received a cash injection of a couple of billion dollars from a property tycoon, it seems that LeEco is still in dire straights, so much so that a Shanghai bank has ordered the freezing of selected LeEco assets in response to receiving late payments on a loan.

Specifications leak for rumored HTC mid-range handset code-named “Ocean Life”

HTC launched its U11 flagship device back in May, a handset whose design follows on from the shiny U Ultra that launched earlier in the year. It’s a design that suggests that the Taiwanese handset maker is finally back on its game and offers hope that the company has turned the corner. Today leak brings us details of an upcoming mid-range handset codenamed “Ocean Life”. 

OnePlus Launcher v2.1 beta build for the OnePlus 3 and 3T

Owners of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T who are participating in the OnePlus Open Beta program will find an update to the OnePlus Launcher is now available. The update takes the OnePlus Launcher up to version 2.1 and brings with it several new improvements and enhancements to the user interface. Leading the way are features that make it even easier to customize home screens and make them more dynamic in nature.

Honor 9 specifications

The Honor 9 officially launched in Europe on June 27th, but it’s still unknown whether the handset will be released in the US. As with last year’s Honor 8, the Honor 9, or LightCatcher as Honor would call it in its marketing literature, boasts a stunning glass rear panel that houses upgraded dual cameras with 2X hybrid zoom. With the basic 4GB/64GB model costing just £379 (€429), the Honor 9 offers a lot of bang for your buck. Check out the rest of the specifications after the break.