Hands-on with the first Snapdragon 820 phone: The LeTV Le Max Pro

Chinese firm LeTV is the first with a phone using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor — we go hands-on.

We’re on the verge of a new generation of 64-bit Android phones, with the imminent arrival of Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 820 processor. We’re expecting a tidal wave of Snapdragon 820 phones at Mobile World Congress next month. Until then LeTV — best known for its streaming services in China — is the first with a publicly-announced 820 phone. Meet the LeTV Le Max Pro.

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Huawei bringing Honor 5X to the U.S.

Huawei’s Honor sub-brand will make its U.S. debut with the mid-level Honor 5X — coming Jan. 31 for $199.

We’ve known for a few weeks that Huawei’s Honor brand would be launching in the United States in the near future, and now we know that the first device to hit American shores will be the mid-range Honor 5X.

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Honor Band Z1 smartwatch is coming to the U.S.

New Huawei wearable launching January for $79.99

As Huawei’s Honor brand officially launches in the U.S. today, there’s a new wearable launching alongside the Honor 5X smartphone. The Honor Band Z1 — available in Europe and Asia since the fall — will arrive in the U.S.

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Honor 5X specs

With the Huawei-made Honor 5X now officially coming to the U.S., it’s worth taking a look at how it measures up in terms of raw hardware. Read on for a full breakdown of hardware specs for the Honor 5X.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 with Snapdragon 820 in mass production, launch planned for February

Xiaomi is getting closer to the unveil of its upcoming flagship, the Mi 5. In a post on Weibo, co-founder Li Wanqiang shared that the device is in mass production, with an official launch occurring after the Chinese New Year, which falls on February 8.

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ZTE Grand X 3 and Avid Plus hands-on

Two budget offerings with neat features hitting a U.S. prepaid carrier near you.

ZTE is known in the U.S. for its partnerships that drop tons of capable low-end devices to the carriers, and the Grand X 3 and Avid Plus are the latest offerings shown off here at CES 2016.

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New Balance will launch an Android Wear smartwatch this year

New Balance has announced at CES 2016 that it will be launching a smartwatch powered by Android Wear by the end of the year. The vendor has created a Digital Sport division that will target three categories: devices, embedded technology, which sees sensors integrated into its footwear and apparel, and performance sport, which will involve placing sensors in sports equipment.

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SanDisk’s Connect wireless flash drive gets a storage boost to 200GB

SanDisk’s Connect is a USB 2.0 flash drive that offers Wi-Fi connectivity, letting you connect to the flash drive from your Android device to easily transfer content. At CES 2016, SanDisk is launching a higher-storage model in the series, offering 200GB for those looking to store and stream media on the go.

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