As we send off the third week of 2016, let’s look back and see what excitement the news section had to offer.

The Nokia brand has been one constantly reoccurring theme these past few days and the promise of a glorious return to the smartphone realm with a new batch of devices now seems more plausible than ever. Mysterious handsets with the legendary Finnish logo have been popping up all over the place in photos, online listings and videos.

Samsung made the headlines quite a few times during the week. Galaxy S7 rumors are constantly intensifying, but it finally feels like we are getting closer to uncovering the full story about all the variants and their screen sizes. As of today, that includes a 5.1-inch basic S7 and a 5.5-inch S7 edge. The Korean giant has also been keeping busy updating its « J » family. Consequently, the Galaxy J5 (2016) and J7 (2016) have been popping up in leaks all over the place. The same goes for the refreshed « A » family as well.

In other news, HTC also has big plans for 2016, with two new Nexus phones, allegedly lined up, as well as the eagerly-anticipated release of the M10.

LG is also generating a lot of hype around the G5 flagship, due out this year. It might be a radical departure from its predecessors with volume and power buttons moved away from the back to help in crafting a thinner profile. The idea of a detachable bottom part to grant access to the battery has also been tossed around.

Samsung Galaxy S7 hits Antutu, Exynos 8890 and 5.1

Samsung Galaxy S7 hits Antutu, Exynos 8890 and 5.1″ display

The device with a model number SM-G930F is still in testing phase.


Lenovo K4 Note up for grabs in first flash sale today

Lenovo K4 Note up for grabs in first flash sale today

The sale, which is for the INR 12,499 ($185) priced Vibe K4 Note VR Bundle that also includes an ANT VR headset, will begin at 2pm IST


LeEco announces Le Max and Le 1s in India

LeEco announces Le Max and Le 1s in India

Priced at $485 and $161, respectively.


Xiaomi is now locking the bootloaders on Redmi Note 3, Mi 4c, and Mi Note Pro

Xiaomi is now locking the bootloaders on Redmi Note 3, Mi 4c, and Mi Note Pro

Xiaomi has locked the Redmi Note 3 bootloader, Mi 4c and Mi Note Pro are next.


New Xiaomi Mi 5 image leaks, shows white variant

New Xiaomi Mi 5 image leaks, shows white variant

This comes just over a week after the black variant leaked online.


Microsoft mistakenly reveals unannounced Lumia Phone X

Microsoft mistakenly reveals unannounced Lumia Phone X

Is it the long-rumored Surface Phone?


Mysterious all-metal Nokia resurfaces in a new set photos

Mysterious all-metal Nokia resurfaces in a new set photos

The boxy device is said to be a budget-friendly offer, possibly coming this year.


Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) gets benchmarked, has specs revealed

Samsung Galaxy J5 (2016) gets benchmarked, has specs revealed

Previously, the upcoming handset was spotted entering India for testing purposes.


Samsung LED View Cover for Galaxy S7, S7 edge clears FCC

Samsung LED View Cover for Galaxy S7, S7 edge clears FCC

he US telecom governing body has certified a pair of accessory cases for what appear to be the Samsung Galaxy S7, and the S7 edge.


Two HTC Nexus phones coming this year, rumor claims

Two HTC Nexus phones coming this year, rumor claims

They will allegedly have 5″ and 5.5″ touchscreens, respectively.


Is this the new Nokia phone in the company latest video?


Apple is now pushing iOS 9.2.1 to all supported devices

Apple is now pushing iOS 9.2.1 to all supported devices

The new version of the company’s mobile operating system is focused primarily on fixing bugs.


Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) specs spotted on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) specs spotted on GFXBench

The device has double the RAM of its predecessor and a higher resolution display.


User agent profile reveals new LG phone; possibly the G5

User agent profile reveals new LG phone; possibly the G5

The data reveals the model number the device carries and the OS it runs.


Exynos 8890 and Kirin 950 duke it out in Geekbench 3

Exynos 8890 and Kirin 950 duke it out in Geekbench 3

Who will win the next chipset battle?


Huawei P9 tipped to come in four variants

Huawei P9 tipped to come in four variants

Aside from the standard P9, the other three variants will be a comparatively budget-friendly P9lite, a P9max, and an unnamed higher-specced P9.


Samsung fixes Galaxy Note5,  a wrongly inserted S-Pen no longer breaks it

Samsung fixes Galaxy Note5, a wrongly inserted S-Pen no longer breaks it

The new Galaxy Note5 units allow you to insert the S-Pen backwards and pull it out easily.


Samsung Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 (2016) get priced in the UK and Germany as pre-orders start

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5, and A7 (2016) get priced in the UK and Germany as pre-orders start

The three recently announced phones are all on their way to Europe after the initial China-only launch.


Microsoft lowers requirements for Continuum for phones

Microsoft lowers requirements for Continuum for phones

Continuum – probably the most coveted Windows 10 feature among Lumia fans is now expanding its reach. Currently it is reserved only for the OEM’s latest and greatest tech, namely the


Rumor says HTC One M10 won't be unveiled at MWC, but sometime in March

Rumor says HTC One M10 won’t be unveiled at MWC, but sometime in March

Apparently the Taiwanese company’s next flagship smartphone will only hit the streets in April.


Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition getting Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Weighing in at around 445MB, the update is currently rolling out to users in India.


Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge spotted at Zauba, screen sizes confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge spotted at Zauba, screen sizes confirmed

Their Zauba listing reveals that the former sports a 5.1-inch screen, while the curved screen variant has a 5.5-inch display.