Week 49 in review: Nokia C1 renders and a Samsung Galaxy A-series overhaul

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Nokia was No. 1 in the mobile world for a couple of decades, and it's being sadly missed today by loyal fans of the brand. It's then not a surprise that when alleged renders of a Nokia C1 surfaced this week, the Internet exploded. The company's reentry into the smartphone business can't come before 2016, as dictated by the Microsoft acquisition agreement. But we're nearly there, and the Nokia C1 might very well be the real thing. Moving from future to present, Samsung announced the successors to three of its Galaxy A-series smartphones this week. The Galaxy A3 (2016), Galaxy A5 (2016), and Galaxy A7 (2016) come with updated glass and metal styling, upgraded specs and fingerprint readers in all but the smallest model. We're now only left to see what the Galaxy A9 will have to offer. Another piece of news with a tangible outcome, the Asus Zenfone Zoom with a 3x optical zoom lens is finally out. Well, not yet, but in a few weeks' time. And not globally, but just in Taiwan. Oh, well. In other news, the one-generation-away Snapdragon 830 may come with support for up to 8GB of RAM, Samsung's Marshmallow build for the Galaxy S6 leaked in screenshots and Vivo announced the X6 and X6 Plus. Read these and more in the links below. .news-item .n-left { float: left; width: 28%; text-align: center; } .news-item .n-right { float: left; width: 70%; } .news-item a { padding-bottom: 0; padding-left: 0; } .news-item .n-right h2, .reviews-item .n-right h2 { clear: both; padding: 0 0 3px 0px !important; font: 400 19px Google-Oswald, Arial; margin-top: -4px; } .n-right p { line-height: 155%; } .news-item { padding-top: 10px; padding-bottom: 0px; border-top: 1px solid #ccc; } .news-item p { margin-left: 0; } .n-right h2 a { text-decoration: none; color: #000; } Nokia C1 leaks again with alleged specs and a new render Sources hint at the possibility of a revamped better specs sheet for the handset. Samsung Galaxy A7, A5 and A3 (2016) announced with metal and glass bodies The new Galaxy A phones keep their Super AMOLED screens, but lose their bezels. Screenshots of Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 6.0 Marshmallow leak The screenshots reveal a more minimalist TouchWiz with dashes of "flat" design. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 830 SoC could support up to 8GB of RAM Industry sources claim that this will be necessary to facilitate the next wave of smartphones. Windows 10 Mobile for Xiaomi Mi 4 officially launching this week According to a new teaser posted by Xiaomi's Lin Bin on Weibo, the OS will be released on December 3. Yu Yutopia announcement date set for December 7 The company has sent out invitations for the launch event, which is scheduled for December 7. Asus Zenfone Zoom finally launching in mid-December There's no word on an international version, but the pink color option is a steal. Meet the vivo X6 and X6Plus - a melding of metal and AMOLED Both have slender aluminum-magnesium bodies and 4GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, and S6 now available at 50% discount in US If you're in the US, and are planning to purchase the Samsung Galaxy S4, S5, or S6, here is some good news: AT&T's no-contract subsidiary Cricket Wireless is running a Cyber Monday promotion wherein t... Microsoft announces the Lumia 950 and 950 XL in India Windows 10, Continuum, Cortana, and Microsoft Display Dock part of standard package. Sony sets date for CES 2016 press conference In Las Vegas, the company will show new and existing tech in the world of consumer electronics. Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+ getting another software update The devices received their first software update back in October this...



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