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Mediatek Helio X12: Upgraded X10, To Go Against Exynos 7422 and Snapdragon 618/620?

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Most SoC manufacturers are gearing up for the release of their latest processors aimed at the mobile market in 2016. MediaTek is apparently working on a new lineup as well, and during this past weekend we received some interesting bits of information in our inbox, allegedly revealing a ton of characteristics surrounding the so-called MediaTek Helio X12. The SoC will …

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Apple’s 2015 Black Friday Sales: Strongest Performance Ever?

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Bargain hunters around the world – and especially in the US – have had quite a trip during these past few days, all thanks to countless deals brought forth by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Evidently, device manufacturers have also benefited from these events, and according to recent reports from market analysts, this year Apple may have just recorded the …

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Samsung: 20% Cheaper AMOLED Panels in 2016? Is This The Death Of LCD?

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Samsung Display is one of the world’s most prominent manufacturers of small-to-medium-size AMOLED panels, and we could say that the Korean tech giant is mostly responsible for making AMOLED technology as popular as it is today. Nevertheless, LCD still has its benefits, which happen to come hand in hand with a smaller price tag. Indeed, Samsung’s AMOLED panels are roughly …

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Stops By WiFi Alliance, Release Date Approaching

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It’s been nearly three weeks since the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A9 was certified by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, and as it turns out, it looks like the same device was also certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance in the meantime. Both events hint that the smartphone’s release should be just around the corner, and as a matter of fact, not …

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Apple Experimenting With At Least 5 Different iPhone 7 Configurations?

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Assuming that Apple will follow its usual launch strategy – and there’s no reason to believe otherwise – then the iPhone 7 expected to be unveiled in the second part of 2016 should introduce a lot more new features than the iPhone 6s did before it. This is because although the “S” series represents an upgrade over the existing model …

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Zuk Z2 Rotating Camera Renders – Wait! We’ve Seen This Before

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As some of you already know by now, Zuk Mobile is a new smartphone manufacturer from China, founded in May 2015 in collaboration with Lenovo. The Zuk Z1 was officially introduced in August 2015 as the manufacturer’s first smartphone, and for the past several weeks various rumors emerged suggesting that the Zuk Z2 sequel is on its way for a …

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Goes Live in China

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The Samsung Galaxy J lineup welcomed a new member today, called the Samsung Galaxy J3⑥. An odd moniker without a doubt, but make no mistake: this is one and the same smartphone as the Galaxy J3 that received certifications from both TENAA and 3C throughout the month of November. The smartphone was officially introduced in China and carries model number …

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Huawei Mate 8 Hardware Specs Unveiled By AnTuTu Listing – Impressive Performance

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Today the team behind AnTuTu was quite busy as it exposed the hardware specifications of several upcoming smartphones, including the VIVO X6 and the Samsung Galaxy A7 powered by an Exynos 7580 SoC. In addition to the two terminals above, AnTuTu also gave us a sneak preview on what the fabled Huawei Mate 8 will conceal under the hood. Reportedly, …

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Pepsi Smartphone Officially Announced – Goes The Crowdfunding Route

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Remember when we first found out that a so-called Pepsi Phone might be in the works? Well, if not, don’t worry. There hasn’t been much information to go by lately in regards to its existence. But interestingly enough, the Pepsi Phone is real, and it might become even realer in December 2015. As it turns out, the Pepsi Phone has …

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Samsung BRITECELL Camera Gets Officially Announced

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In November 2013, we brought you news of Samsung’s latest – at that time – camera technology called ISOCELL. The main idea behind ISOCELL technology was to reduce electrical crosstalk between pixels, by forming a physical barrier which would separate and isolate each pixel from the other. Although ISOCELL has been used in Samsung’s flagship phones for the past couple …

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Samsung: Fingerprint Sensors, Samsung Pay Coming To Mid/Low End Phones?

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Ever since its debut earlier this year, Samsung Pay seems to have gained a lot of popularity in certain areas, including South Korea where it was reported that roughly US$88 million was transferred through the mobile payment service over the course of two months of market availability. Perhaps in a quest to maintain the strong momentum, Samsung is now reportedly …

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Rumor: Apple Watch Monthly Production Target Cut In Half (Display and Assembling Issues)

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As we get closer to Apple Watch’s market debut we continue to come across reports concerning various low yield issues that may lead to limited market availability. About a couple of weeks ago it was rumored that Apple’s initial Watch shipment will consist in 3 million units. Softly afterwards we received word that Quanta has a very low defect-free rate …

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Samsung Galaxy A9 Spotted On Official Website,1st of December Release Date?

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For the past several weeks, the Samsung Galaxy A9 has been the subject of numerous leaks, each one doing its part hinting at what seemed to be an imminent release. Although the terminal continues to elude the market, today Samsung spilled the beans on when exactly we can expect the A9 to debut. The handset’s specifications have been revealed by …

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Lenovo To Sell Smartphones Only Under Motorola and Lemon Brands?

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The Lenovo Vibe X3 was announced earlier this month as a high-end FHD smartphone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 SoC. It now awaits a market release that should take place by the end of November, but interestingly enough, the Vibe X3 might be the last of its kind. According to a new report from the company’s homeland, Lenovo will start …

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Sony’s CEO Himself Denies Own Mobile Chipset and Possible Sale Rumors

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A couple of days ago we ran across an interesting report from Digitimes, speculating that Sony might enter the mobile chipset business in an attempt to get a share of the AP market currently dominated by Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei and MediaTek. The report also made mention of LG’s plans regarding the Nuclun 2 SoC, adding that both Sony and LG …

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Huawei Mate 8 Hardware Specs Unveiled By AnTuTu Listing – Impressive Performance

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Today the team behind AnTuTu was quite busy as it exposed the hardware specifications of several upcoming smartphones, including the VIVO X6 and the Samsung Galaxy A7 powered by an Exynos 7580 SoC. In addition to the two terminals above, AnTuTu also gave us a sneak preview on what the fabled Huawei Mate 8 will conceal under the hood. Reportedly, …

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Pepsi Smartphone Officially Announced – Goes The Crowdfunding Route

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Remember when we first found out that a so-called Pepsi Phone might be in the works? Well, if not, don’t worry. There hasn’t been much information to go by lately in regards to its existence. But interestingly enough, the Pepsi Phone is real, and it might become even realer in December 2015. As it turns out, the Pepsi Phone has …

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LG G Pay: This Is How It’s Going To Work (Reportedly)

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Yesterday, we found out that LG’s upcoming mobile payment service will most likely be officially unveiled in December 2015. The news came from an unnamed LG official who confirmed that the company plans to join forces with several credit card businesses in South Korea; however the source was not able to reveal how the service will actually work. Today we …

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Analyst: Huawei Nexus – Next To No Chance For A Snapdragon 820 Inside

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Let’s start this piece by saying that contradicting the famous Evan Blass (most of you probably know him by his @evleaks Twitter handle) takes a lot of confidence in your knowledge. Over the last few years, evleaks has well … leaked a lot of stuff from renders to specsheets and everything in between. Almost everything Evan shared turned out to …

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AnTuTu: Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge – The Most Powerful Smartphones, By Far

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Last week, AnTuTu published an intriguing report revealing the percentage of “clone” smartphones tested by its users throughout the first half of the year. Today, the company followed up with a new report targeting legit smartphones for a change. It shows a list containing the most powerful Android smartphones that have been tested in the popular AnTuTu benchmark since the beginning …

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OnePlus 2: New Alleged Render Shows Metallic Build, Fingerprint Sensor

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Slowly, but surely, the OnePlus 2 HYPE train has reached maximum speed ahead of the July 27 announcement. We’ve seen plenty of allegedly leaked renders and specsheets, but fact of the matter is that we only know for sure what OnePlus announced: the OP2 will come with a Snapdragon 810 (v2.1) chip, USB Type-C connector, 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and …

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Samsung and Xiaomi Non-Genuine/Fake Models Account For 68% Of The Market

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Note: by Market we’re referring to the Android knock-off market. Nearly every smartphone manufacturer out there wants a piece of the action in China, and this is no surprise given that the aforementioned country holds the biggest mobile market in the world. The competition is fierce and this leads to new technologies being developed faster, as each manufacturer wants to …

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Has The Huawei Mate 8 Just Been Caught On Camera? [Updated]

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[UPDATE] Looks like this actually IS a tablet – the Huawei MediaPad M2. Sorry for the confusion! Huawei is definitely out there, grinding. Roughly one week ago, Huawei announced its latest flagship (the Honor 7) but that doesn’t mean that the company’s engineers will get any rest. Huawei is definitely cooking something new for H2 and today we might get an idea how …

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Xiaomi Mi5 and Mi5 Plus: New Leaked Specsheets

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Earlier today, more rumors on the Xiaomi Mi5 emerged from China, when a couple of spec sheets detailing these smartphones’ alleged specifications popped-up on Weibo. The Xiaomi Mi5 will apparently be accompanied on-stage by a larger model called the Xiaomi Mi5 Plus. The smaller model will be powered by a Snapdragon 810 SoC which hopefully will not cause overheating – …

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Metal Build For OnePlus 2 Teased By OnePlus’ CEO?

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For the past couple of weeks or so, OnePlus revealed numerous bits of information regarding what the future holds for the OnePlus 2 and its prospective owners. Thus the company already confirmed several hardware characteristics, including the fact that the sequel will be equipped with an optimized Snapdragon 810 SoC (v2.1) running at frequencies of up to 1.8 GHz instead …

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Oppo Find 9: Coming Soon With Snapdragon 810 On Board?

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Do you guys remember last year’s Oppo Find 7? Among the first to sport a QHD screen, Find 7 was Oppo’s mainstream flagship for 2014 and it was probably the device that cemented Oppo’s place among the elite Chinese (and some would even say world-wide) smartphone manufacturers. Now that we got that out of the way, fast forward to present …

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Samsung to Launch Dedicated VR Devices Next Year?

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Samsung was among the first smartphone manufacturers to show an interest in the now-growing virtual reality market, and as most of you know, the company joined the party last September with the Gear VR. Since then, the company released two “Innovator Edition” VR headsets – the latest one adding compatibility with the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge and throwing an …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 To Come With A Magnesium Alloy Chassis/Body?

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Whether it’s because of the whole “bendgate” phenomenon or other reasons, it looks like some smartphone manufacturers are now paying more attention to the materials they use in creating their flagship phones. For instance, the iPhone 6s unveiled last week is manufactured from 7000-series aluminum, which is the same material Apple used in the creation of the Watch Sport. This …

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Samsung Working On A Gorilla Glass Alternative Code-named “Turtle”?

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Nowadays, almost every smartphone that it’s not relegated to the “entry-level” category is using one version or another of Gorilla Glass. When it comes to scratch and shatter-resistant glass, there aren’t many alternatives out there. While some people have been waiting on sapphire protected displays, there is absolutely no clue when this kind of protective glass will hit mainstream. However, …

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Rumored 18.4-inch Samsung Galaxy View Certified By Bluetooth, Release Date Coming Soon?

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Samsung is no stranger to the idea of large-screen devices, and if you think about it, the Korean tech giant is partly responsible for the phablet “movement” that has its roots in the original Galaxy Note (which by the way, had a 5.3-inch display that seemed preposterously large at the time). With that being said, last month, when we first …

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Samsung 10nm Chipset Based On ARM’s Ananke Coming Next Year?

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While we wait for Samsung to unleash its next high-end Exynos SoC which, judging by the alleged leaked data, is shaping up as a mighty beast, the Korean tech giant also seems to be working on a new chipset aimed at the budget-friendly (or “friendlier”) market. The news comes from a prolific Samsung leakster, who claims that the chipset will …

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Samsung Foldable Smartphone (Project Valley) Coming In January?

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As some of you might recall, back in March, a Samsung Display official was quoted saying that “the commercialization of foldable smartphones will be possible in 2016”. A couple of months or so later, the guys over at SamMobile revealed that Samsung is working on a new prototype codenamed “Project Valley” or “Project V”, with a unique design and a foldable dual …

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Samsung Galaxy S7: Dual-Camera, 5.7-inch, Exynos Version Predominant (Rumors)

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Lately, there’s been a relatively large number of reports flying around, regarding the unannounced Samsung Galaxy S7. This week the smartphone – or at least an early prototype – was spotted in a couple of benchmarks, so needless to say there’s a lot of buzz at the moment concerning what the foreseeable future might have in store for Samsung and fans …

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Samsung Galaxy Grand On Certified By Bluetooth, Impending Release?

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As some of our readers might be aware of, Samsung has been working on a couple of smartphones initially known as the Galaxy O5 and Galaxy O7. Later on, these two smartphones have been identified by the model numbers “SM-G550” and “SM-G600”, and afterwards the industry has begun referring to these terminals as the Galaxy Grand On and Galaxy Mega …

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