New Meizu m3 note leak reveals launch price

thumb New Meizu m3 note leak reveals launch price

Meizu definitely has a solid midrange smartphone lin-up and the upcoming m3 note will add even more substance to it. A recent leaked teaser image shows that Meizu plans to price the m3 note at just $ 170 (CNY 1,099).

gsmarena 001 New Meizu m3 note leak reveals launch price

If this turns out to be true, then the company will not only be highly competitive against the likes of rivals in the Xiaomi, Lenovo and LeTV camp, but also it’s very own Meizu Metal line-up. The Metal rocks a similar price in China and the upcoming metal 2 is believed to follow suite.

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Oculus Rift facing shipment delays; company offering free shipping to make up

gsmarena 001 Oculus Rift facing shipment delays; company offering free shipping to make up

Oculus Rift shipments started more than a week ago, with the company’s co-founder and CEO Palmer Luckey himself making the first delivery. Sadly, the company has now revealed that it’s facing component shortages due to which estimated shipping dates for some of the pre-orders have been impacted.

gsmarena 001 Oculus Rift facing shipment delays; company offering free shipping to make up

However, to make up for the inconvenience, the company has said that it’ll be covering shipping and handling costs for all the existing orders. Here’s an excerpt from an email sent out by Oculus to several developers and consumers:

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One of these phones beats the Galaxy S7 in 4K video quality

gsmarena 000 One of these phones beats the Galaxy S7 in 4K video quality

Yesterday we gave you a mystery to solve. Could you guess which phone beats the Samsung Galaxy S7 in 4K video quality? We already gave you a little hint – it’s not the LG G5.

If your initial guess included the Alcatel Idol 4s, Motorola Moto X Force, Apple iPhone SE, Acer Liquid Jade Primo or the HTC One M9+ Supreme Camera, then we have good news for you, you’re one step closer.

Now is the time to cast your votes – we’ll reveal the result later tonight when the review of the phone in question will hit our homepage.

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Possible Yu Yureka Plus successor spotted in import listing

gsmarena 001 Possible Yu Yureka Plus successor spotted in import listing

Indian company YU seems to be working on a new device and, form the looks of things, it appears to be a successor to the Yureka Plus. The mysterious device was spotted on Zauba, entering India from China.

gsmarena 002 Possible Yu Yureka Plus successor spotted in import listing

The officially provided model number for the unit is YU5200 and, as usual, the listing comes with some basics specs as well. The handset is listed as having a 5.2-inch screen, as well as 4G connectivity and Dual SIM support. The only other piece of information on Zauba is the announced price of INR 9,036, which is not necessarily indicative of its market price in any way, but is still low enough to suggest a price point below INR 10,000, or around $ 150 – a budget-friendly offer indeed.

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Google Cast is the next evolution of Chromecast, now with an accent on third-party support

gsmarena 001 Google Cast is the next evolution of Chromecast, now with an accent on third party support

Google’s own video and audio casting platform seems to have undergone a significant image change. If you are currently using a Chromecast device, you might have noticed that after its last update, the Chromecast app is now called Google Cast. Not much has changed withing the update in terms of functionality, but the re-branding is definitely more than mere cosmetic work.

gsmarena 002 Google Cast is the next evolution of Chromecast, now with an accent on third party support

Like the new name suggests, Google is now branching out and trying to convey the message that its casting solution is no longer a proprietary thing. Besides its own dongles, the platform is now supported by a growing number of smart TVs from vendors like Sony and Sharp, as well as speakers. The list of third-party partners is also growing, Philips, B&O PLAY, Harman/Kardon and Raumfeld are all lined up to release audio equipment and VIZIO is the latest company to join in the Google casting ranks with both audio and video offers. It’s new P-series TVs are now filly compatible with the streaming technology and some of them even come with their own little tablet-like remote device that can be used to stream content. Neat!

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iPad Pro 12.9 charges 64% faster with USB Type-C adapter

gsmarena 001 iPad Pro 12.9 charges 64% faster with USB Type C adapter

Apple’s most recent event offered a couple of new accessories, particularly, the USB Type-C to Lightning adapter ($ 25) which can be used to charge an apple device using the Macbook’s only connection port, a single USB Type-C port. Along with this new cable, Apple has also begun selling its own branded USB Type-C power brick with a healthy 29W of capable throughput. Here is where the good news comes in.

The new cable combo works superbly well with the iPad Pro 12.9 inch. It charges the battery much faster than the included 12W charger. 9to5Mac has reviewed this charger with the iPad Pro and has reports that the included charger only makes it to 5% after 20 minutes of charging while the faster adapter charged the iPad Pro all the way up to 14% in the same amount of time, around a 64% improvement over the included 12W power brick.

These tests were done with airplane mode on, and the screen on max brightness until the timer hit 10 minutes, then on minimum brightness for the remaining 10 minutes.

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Casio’s Android Wear Smart Outdoor Watch now available for $500

gsmarena 001 Casios Android Wear Smart Outdoor Watch now available for $500

Unveiled in January at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch from Casio is now available for purchase in the US. You can purchase the $ 500 device from the Google Store, Amazon, REI, as well from Casio’s own online store.

gsmarena 001 Casios Android Wear Smart Outdoor Watch now available for $500

Specifically aimed at those involved in outdoor activities, the device is water resistant up to 50 meters and also offers military-grade endurance. It packs in a range of sensors and comes with several fitness and outdoor activity apps.

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