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Nokia’s Upcoming Metal, Boxy Smartphone Resurfaces – Entry Level Offering?

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As most of our readers should be aware of, Microsoft has been the owner of the “Lumia” brand ever since the Redmond giant acquired Nokia’s phone division, roughly a couple years ago. Throughout this time, Nokia had to fulfill a non-compete agreement, meaning that the Finnish company was prevented from building its own smartphones for a couple of years. The …

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Exynos 8890 Samsung Galaxy S7 Surfaces In AnTuTu, Specs List In Tow

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Unsurprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S7 went by unmentioned during CES 2016, but nevertheless, the handset’s launch day is nearing as we get closer to MWC. The SGS7 is indeed expected to make an official appearance during the Mobile World Congress in February, at which time Samsung will be preparing for the smartphone’s market launch which should take place a few …

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Xiaomi Mi5: Hands On Pic, New Snapdragon 820 Version

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We’re nearing the end of January and the Xiaomi Mi5 still eludes us. However, unofficially, the Mi5 continues to be the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, all of which should indicate a market release closing in. Needless to say, today we came across new bits of information surrounding the fabled Xiaomi Mi5. First we spotted the terminal in the …

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Xiaomi Poised For Great Things, Interested In VR and Robotics

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There’s no secret that Xiaomi was among the first smartphone makers to challenge Apple in the Chinese market, and as some of you know, the company even managed to overtake the Cupertino giant in terms of sales for several years in a row. Needless to say, Xiaomi is an ambitious company, but the story today is more related to Xiaomi’s …

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With G5, LG Is Reportedly Ready To Take On Samsung

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South Korea’s top smartphone makers, LG and Samsung, are expected to unveil their latest highly anticipated flagship phones at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Unlike in previous years when LG seemed to avoid direct competition with Samsung by releasing its G flagships a few weeks after the Galaxy counterparts, this year LG will reportedly be ready to take …

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Samsung Z3 To Be Available In More Than 10 European Markets in Q1?

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Samsung’s Tizen OS might be trailing behind Android, iOS, and Windows Phone in terms of market availability, but according to a new report from Digitimes, fans of the OS located in Europe will soon have the opportunity to experience the platform, as the Samsung Z3 will expand its reaches in more than 10 European markets starting with early Q1 2016. …

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Xiaomi Mi5: Foxconn Scrambles To Make Sure Inventory Won’t Be A Problem

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The Xiaomi Mi5 is without a doubt one of the most elusive upcoming flagships from China, as the terminal was, in fact, initially planned for a market release in 2015 (at least according to rumors). However, reportedly, the smartphone’s debut was pushed back by many months, on account that the hardware needed to be redesigned to accommodate the Snapdragon 820 …

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New Deal Makes Samsung Apple’s Biggest Flexible OLED Provider?

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For the past year or so, there have been countless rumors to suggest that Apple intends on making a few significant changes in its display department, with several reports hinting that the Cupertino giant might switch from LCD to OLED for its iPhone lineup in, or around 2018. Evidently, since Samsung is one of the largest OLED manufacturers in the …

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Xiaomi Mi5: Hands On Pic, New Snapdragon 820 Version

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We’re nearing the end of January and the Xiaomi Mi5 still eludes us. However, unofficially, the Mi5 continues to be the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, all of which should indicate a market release closing in. Needless to say, today we came across new bits of information surrounding the fabled Xiaomi Mi5. First we spotted the terminal in the …

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Xiaomi Poised For Great Things, Interested In VR and Robotics

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There’s no secret that Xiaomi was among the first smartphone makers to challenge Apple in the Chinese market, and as some of you know, the company even managed to overtake the Cupertino giant in terms of sales for several years in a row. Needless to say, Xiaomi is an ambitious company, but the story today is more related to Xiaomi’s …

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With G5, LG Is Reportedly Ready To Take On Samsung

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South Korea’s top smartphone makers, LG and Samsung, are expected to unveil their latest highly anticipated flagship phones at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Unlike in previous years when LG seemed to avoid direct competition with Samsung by releasing its G flagships a few weeks after the Galaxy counterparts, this year LG will reportedly be ready to take …

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Xiaomi Mi5: Foxconn Scrambles To Make Sure Inventory Won’t Be A Problem

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The Xiaomi Mi5 is without a doubt one of the most elusive upcoming flagships from China, as the terminal was, in fact, initially planned for a market release in 2015 (at least according to rumors). However, reportedly, the smartphone’s debut was pushed back by many months, on account that the hardware needed to be redesigned to accommodate the Snapdragon 820 …

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iPhone 6s Series: By Far The Most Powerful of 2015 (AnTuTu Rankings)

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The end of 2015 came and went, and now it’s time for AnTuTu to reveal its global performance chart ranking the Top 10 most powerful smartphones to have hit the shelves last year. AnTuTu gathered data from its latest V6.0 benchmark and compiled in a single list. The new version of the benchmark allows for cross-platform comparisons, which means we …

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Lenovo K5 Surfaces: Powered by Helio P10 Octa, Metal Design

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The 5.5-inch Lenovo K4 Note was announced last week at CES 2016, and as some of you are aware of, the handset is expected to hit the shelves early next week. Interestingly enough, however, the Chinese smartphone maker seems to be working on another 5.5-inch device dubbed the Lenovo K5 (Note ?). We spotted the aforementioned smartphone in the TENAA …

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Leaked ZTE Nubia Z11 Renders: A Sleek Device with A Dual Camera Setup

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Late last year we came across bits of information surrounding ZTE’s alleged upcoming flagship phone dubbed the Nubia Z11. The fabled device is meant as a successor to the Nubia Z9 released in 2015, and needless to say, the Z11 should continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by employing an FIT display that gives the illusion of a bezelless design. The …

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Xiaomi Mi5: New Renders, Pricing Info and Spec-List Surface

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It seems like there’s not one week passing by without the Xiaomi Mi5 rearing its head, and needless to say, today we found another reason to push the device into our headlines. The reason, as you can tell by the title above, is that a couple of new renders depicting the smartphone’s alleged design surfaced on the web, along with …

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HTC One X9: New Release Date and Pricing Rumors

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About a week ago, HTC began teasing a new and upcoming smartphone succeeding the One A9, and although this bit of detail has not been officially confirmed, it looks like the Taiwanese manufacturer’s next release will be another mid-range smartphone. In case you haven’t already guessed, we’re referring to the rumored HTC One X9, which recently became the subject of …

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Sharp Super IGZO Display: Higher Resolution, Lower Power Consumption?

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As you may have heard on numerous occasions by now, LCD display technology might take a hit in the coming years as more and more smartphone makers seem to prepare for a switch to AMOLED. Samsung continues to invest in its AMOLED facilities in anticipation of higher demand, and the company is also rumored to attempt a price reduction for …

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Asus Chairman: Zenfone Zoom Has A Better Camera Than Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus

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The Asus Zenfone Zoom was first unveiled during CES 2015, back in January, but as you may already know, the camera-centric smartphone is still nowhere to be found on the market. However, the Zenfone Zoom is expected to hit the shelves this month, and with the smartphone’s release apparently around the corner, Asus’ chairman Johnny Shih recently decided to share …

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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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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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Apple To Use OLED Displays Only On “Some” 2018 iPhone Models?

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Earlier this week, we came across an interesting rumor, suggesting that Samsung Display is on the lookout for new business partners to expand its presence in the OLED market. Specifically, Samsung Display is apparently discussing a possible collaboration with Apple to supply the Cupertino giant with small OLED screens for the 2018 iPhone lineup. Today, we came across a different …

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Nokia’s Upcoming Metal, Boxy Smartphone Resurfaces – Entry Level Offering?

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As most of our readers should be aware of, Microsoft has been the owner of the “Lumia” brand ever since the Redmond giant acquired Nokia’s phone division, roughly a couple years ago. Throughout this time, Nokia had to fulfill a non-compete agreement, meaning that the Finnish company was prevented from building its own smartphones for a couple of years. The …

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Exynos 8890 Samsung Galaxy S7 Surfaces In AnTuTu, Specs List In Tow

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Unsurprisingly, the Samsung Galaxy S7 went by unmentioned during CES 2016, but nevertheless, the handset’s launch day is nearing as we get closer to MWC. The SGS7 is indeed expected to make an official appearance during the Mobile World Congress in February, at which time Samsung will be preparing for the smartphone’s market launch which should take place a few …

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Xiaomi Mi5: Hands On Pic, New Snapdragon 820 Version

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We’re nearing the end of January and the Xiaomi Mi5 still eludes us. However, unofficially, the Mi5 continues to be the subject of numerous leaks and rumors, all of which should indicate a market release closing in. Needless to say, today we came across new bits of information surrounding the fabled Xiaomi Mi5. First we spotted the terminal in the …

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Xiaomi Poised For Great Things, Interested In VR and Robotics

In #all, #android, #breaking, #china rising, #hardware, #news, #technology by Mihai MateiLeave a Comment

There’s no secret that Xiaomi was among the first smartphone makers to challenge Apple in the Chinese market, and as some of you know, the company even managed to overtake the Cupertino giant in terms of sales for several years in a row. Needless to say, Xiaomi is an ambitious company, but the story today is more related to Xiaomi’s …

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With G5, LG Is Reportedly Ready To Take On Samsung

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South Korea’s top smartphone makers, LG and Samsung, are expected to unveil their latest highly anticipated flagship phones at the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Unlike in previous years when LG seemed to avoid direct competition with Samsung by releasing its G flagships a few weeks after the Galaxy counterparts, this year LG will reportedly be ready to take …

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Samsung Z3 To Be Available In More Than 10 European Markets in Q1?

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Samsung’s Tizen OS might be trailing behind Android, iOS, and Windows Phone in terms of market availability, but according to a new report from Digitimes, fans of the OS located in Europe will soon have the opportunity to experience the platform, as the Samsung Z3 will expand its reaches in more than 10 European markets starting with early Q1 2016. …

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Xiaomi Mi5: Foxconn Scrambles To Make Sure Inventory Won’t Be A Problem

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The Xiaomi Mi5 is without a doubt one of the most elusive upcoming flagships from China, as the terminal was, in fact, initially planned for a market release in 2015 (at least according to rumors). However, reportedly, the smartphone’s debut was pushed back by many months, on account that the hardware needed to be redesigned to accommodate the Snapdragon 820 …

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New Deal Makes Samsung Apple’s Biggest Flexible OLED Provider?

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For the past year or so, there have been countless rumors to suggest that Apple intends on making a few significant changes in its display department, with several reports hinting that the Cupertino giant might switch from LCD to OLED for its iPhone lineup in, or around 2018. Evidently, since Samsung is one of the largest OLED manufacturers in the …

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Xiaomi Mi5 To Come With A Glass Back and Aluminum Frame?

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The Xiaomi Mi5 was expected to arrive this year on several occasions, yet the handset’s market release continues to elude us. Regardless of the reasons behind the smartphone’s delay, Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, believes that the Mi5 is worth waiting for. And wait we will, possibly until sometime in the first quarter of 2016. Until then, however, it looks like …

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Unknown OnePlus Device With 4.6-inch Display, SD810 Surfaces

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Launch delays aside, OnePlus still managed to keep its word and released two new smartphones in 2016. There was the OnePlus 2 -the sequel to the company’s first smartphone- and also the OnePlus X, which represents the manufacturer’s entry in the mid-range segment. However, interestingly enough, it looks like OnePlus might have yet another smartphone in the works, powered by …

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LeTV Max Pro Shatters Performance Charts Thanks To Snapdragon 820

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Earlier this month, a new LeTV flagship phone was uncovered by AnTuTu, rocking Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 SoC under its hood. The handset was identified by the model number “X910”, and industry insiders have been referring to it as the LeTV Max Pro. The story today is that the Max Pro made a comeback in AnTuTu. However, unlike a couple …

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Smartisan T2 Hands-On Photos Surface, Show Boxy, Unconventional Design

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A couple of weeks ago we brought you news that Smartisan is planning the release of a third smartphone dubbed the Smartisan T2. At that time, the terminal was spotted by AnTuTu rocking the model number “SM801”, along with a Snapdragon 808 SoC under the hood. Evidently, although the internal specifications have been partly unveiled by the benchmarking tool, the …

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Alleged Xiaomi Mi5 Benchmark Shows Exceptional Performance

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[UPDATE] According to the official Antutu account, this result is a faked one. Oh well, moving on… The fabled Xiaomi Mi5 already missed several tentative release dates and, needless to say, it’s highly unlikely for the aforementioned device to hit the shelves by the end of 2015. The good news is that the smartphone is worth waiting for – at …

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Mobile Chipset Vendors To Focus On Promoting Peripheral Chips Amidst Fierce Competition?

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On the most part, we know what we can expect from the majority of mobile chipset vendors in 2016, or at least throughout the first half of the year. Qualcomm will debut the Snapdragon 820, Samsung will release the Exynos 8890, and even MediaTek is planning the launch of the Helio X20 along with a handful of other chipsets aimed …

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Asus Chairman: Zenfone Zoom Has A Better Camera Than Apple’s iPhone 6s Plus

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The Asus Zenfone Zoom was first unveiled during CES 2015, back in January, but as you may already know, the camera-centric smartphone is still nowhere to be found on the market. However, the Zenfone Zoom is expected to hit the shelves this month, and with the smartphone’s release apparently around the corner, Asus’ chairman Johnny Shih recently decided to share …

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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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HTC One M8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Is Now Live, But Only For GPE

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As is usually the case, shortly after Google officially introduced its latest mobile OS – Android 6 Marshmallow – HTC was keen to publicly announce its intentions of bringing the latest OS version to some of its higher-end terminals by the end of 2015, while other handsets, such as those from the Desire line-up, were queued up for an unspecified …

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HTC One M8 Android 6.0 Marshmallow Gets Certified, Release Date Around The Corner?

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About a month ago, the media was buzzing with rumors on HTC’s plans for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. A leaked roadmap revealed a list of devices that should get the official bump to Marshmallow, and a couple of flagship phones have also been officially confirmed to receive Android 6.0 by the end of 2015. One of these handsets was …

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HTC One M9e Goes Official: 13MP OIS Camera, 2GB RAM

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During the past couple of months or so, several rumors claimed that HTC is working on yet another high-end smartphone dubbed the “HTC One M9e”. With the official introduction of the M9+ Supreme Camera (also known as “Aurora Edition”) and the controversial HTC One A9, the M9e took the back seat for a while and the rumors cooled off. Nevertheless, …

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Leaked HTC One A9 Training Slide Combats Apple Imitation Allegations

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After the HTC One A9 was officially unveiled a couple of days ago, the handset in question quickly became the subject of criticism from several online tech blogs, including The Verge, whose preview on the A9 labeled the device as a “blatant iPhone ripoff”. Undeniably, the One A9 looks very similar to the iPhone 6 and 6s, but shortly after …

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Sprint’s HTC One A9 Gets Certified, Marketing Name Confirmed

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As you probably already know, HTC has recently confirmed that it will release yet another smartphone, this month, on October 20th. In regards to what exactly will HTC unveil later this month, it’s the general consensus that the long rumored HTC One A9 will make its international debut. And although we (along with many others) thought HTC will take the …

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HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition Specs Listed By AnTuTu – UPDATED

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UPDATE: Well, folks, the “updated” HTC One M9+ has been officially announced as the “Aurora Edition”. All the specs listed below have been confirmed along with laser auto-focus. The smartphone also comes with a dual-LED, dual tone flash. According to the latest rumor and reports, HTC will announce (probably today) an updated version of its HTC One M9+ and the …

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LG’s Nuclun 2: Intel Out Of The Picture Despite Better Performance?

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Although LG’s first attempt to enter the mobile AP market with the in-house Nuclun SoC was a rather failed one, recent reports have it that the Korean company is now working on a second chipset called the Nuclun 2. Last week, we learned from sources in China that LG created two Nuclun 2 prototypes in collaboration with Intel and TSMC …

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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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LG Nuclun 2: Intel Made Prototype Performs Better Than TSMC’s (Rumor)

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Both Samsung and Qualcomm have officially announced their new top-tier mobile chipsets last week, and with all the hype surrounding the latest SoCs, we began wondering about LG and its Nuclun 2. Will the aforementioned CPU be ready for the market by the time the Exynos 8890 and Snapdragon 820 hit the shelves? It’s difficult to tell, but the good …

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Xiaomi To Acquire OLED Displays From LG In 2016 (Rumor)

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Back in August, we heard that although Apple has yet to make a final decision regarding a switch from LCD to AMOLED, other smartphone makers from China, including Huawei and Xiaomi, may have already decided to use AMOLED in some of their future handsets. It was rumored that Huawei will obtain OLEDs from Samsung and that Apple might eventually rely …

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LG-Made Nexus: In October with 3D Camera and Android M?

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So far there have been countless reports to suggest that this year Google will release two Nexus smartphones which will be manufactured by Huawei and LG respectively. Not much is known about these mysterious devices, but according to a new report from Korea, LG’s next Nexus device will fit in the premium market, it will be running Android M out …

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Talk About New LG-Made Nexus Smartphone Reignites As Google Visits LG’s HQ and Affiliates

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One of the reasons why Nexus smartphones can be more exciting than the rest of Android devices is because Google doesn’t stick to one hardware manufacturer. The first Nexus handset was created by HTC, followed by two devices by Samsung and two from LG. The latest model in the series was manufactured by Motorola, and recently there have been rumors …

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Samsung and LG Will Not Switch To 4K (UHD) Smartphone Displays in 2016 (Rumor)

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The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium unveiled in September is the world’s first smartphone to boast a UHD display (2160 x 3840), but as impressive as these figures might be, recent rumors have it that not all major smartphone makers will switch to 4K displays in 2016. According to reports from various media outlets in Korea, neither Samsung nor LG will …

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Samsung To Have Snapdragon 820 Exclusivity Until April 2016?

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As some of our readers know, earlier today we learned that despite the claims of numerous Chinese analysts, the Xiaomi Mi5 will probably not be the first commercially available smartphone to push the Snapdragon 820 on the market. This is because, according to the company’s CEO, Xiaomi will focus more on providing a great user experience with the Mi5, rather …

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Samsung Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update: Rollout Timeline Leaks

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Owners of Samsung’s latest smartphones are eagerly waiting for Android 6.0 to arrive, and judging by the information leaked out throughout these past several weeks, Marshmallow should hit the waves and reach various Samsung terminals in Q1 2016. However, as of yet we have no fixed launch dates for the update, and by the looks of it, Samsung may have …

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Samsung Galaxy S6: Android 6.0 Marshmallow Update Currently In Testing Stages?

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Android Marshmallow has been out and about for roughly a couple of months now, but availability is still mostly limited to Nexus devices. Fortunately, Android 6 will continue to expand its reach in the coming weeks and months. HTC is gearing up to meet its own 90 days deadline, and assuming that the latest roadmap leaked on the web is …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Might Come With An Iris Scanner and 3D Touch

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Judging by the bits of information that managed to reach us lately, the Samsung Galaxy S7’s overall design might not be too altered compared to the current models. Instead, Samsung will apparently focus less on changing the handset’s looks, and more on improving existing features or adding new ones. So far, there have been countless rumors hinting at various characteristics, …

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Exynos 8890: Leaked GPU Benchmarks Show Performance Similar To Snapdragon 820

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If there are two upcoming mobile chipsets out there that should perform similarly, then those SoCs should be none other than the Exynos 8890 and the Snapdragon 820. Not on account that they share a lot of similarities in their architecture – because they actually don’t – but more due to the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S7 should be …

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TSMC Apple A10 Exclusivity: A Blow To Samsung on Multiple Fronts

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If you’ve followed the mobile world during these past several months, it’s likely that you’ve already come across various rumors hinting at TSMC’s involvement in the production of Apple’s next A10 SoC. So far we’ve stumbled upon numerous rumors on the matter, most of which claim that TSMC will manufacture the A10 exclusively, leaving Samsung out of the picture. Today …

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IHS: AMOLED On The Rise, Samsung Leading The Charge

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With rumors claiming that more smartphone manufacturers will hop on the AMOLED bandwagon in 2016 (and the coming years), we expected the OLED display market to gain a lot more grip in the future quarters. But interestingly enough, according to fresh data from market tracker IHS, the AMOLED revolution is already underway and unsurprisingly, it is led by none other …

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Xperia Z5 Premium Teardown: Dual Heat Pipe Cooling, Thermal Paste

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It’s no secret no more that the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium comes with a 4K display (2160 x 3840 pixels). Nice, but you might be wondering how a 4K display might team up with the Snapdragon 810 SoC, renowned by its overheating and throttling issues. Well, Sony claims that it has fixed the issues, but other manufacturers have claimed this …

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Xperia Z5 Premium: 4K Only For Media?

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As we’re sure some of you are aware of, earlier today, prolific leakster Evan Blass (a.k.a. @evleaks) brought Sony’s upcoming smartphone lineup under the spotlight via Twitter. Over there, he shared several alleged specifications for a total of three unannounced handsets. One of them was the so-called “Sony Xperia Z5 Premium” which should be the company’s next top-tier warrior, boasting …

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Sony Xperia J1 Compact: The Phantom Pain Edition Gets Announced

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Some of our readers might remember that, several years ago, GforGames used to deliver PC / console gaming-related news. If not, the “About Us” section could fill you in, but long story short, as our passion for mobile devices grew over the years, our focus shifted to match. Nowadays, we deal in news, leaks, and rumors for the mobile niche, …

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Samsung and LG Will Not Switch To 4K (UHD) Smartphone Displays in 2016 (Rumor)

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The Sony Xperia Z5 Premium unveiled in September is the world’s first smartphone to boast a UHD display (2160 x 3840), but as impressive as these figures might be, recent rumors have it that not all major smartphone makers will switch to 4K displays in 2016. According to reports from various media outlets in Korea, neither Samsung nor LG will …

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New Sony Battery To Offer 40% Longer Smartphone Charge

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Smartphones have become thinner and more powerful with each new generation, but if there’s one aspect that still lags behind most other technological advancements, it lies in battery life. Sure enough, most high-end smartphones today take advantage of features such as Quick Charge, but the cold truth is that there aren’t many top-tier devices out there that can offer more …

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Apple Developing micro-LED Displays At Its Not So Secret Lab?

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Yesterday, we came across some interesting reports suggesting that Apple is developing new display technologies in a secret lab located in Taiwan. Although not much was known in regards to this particular facility, in the meantime it looks like the Taiwanese authorities have acknowledged the lab’s existence after numerous local and foreign media outlets have pushed the matter under the …

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Apple Secret Lab Tasked With Developing New Display Technologies?

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Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Apple’s display strategy for the coming years, with various reports claiming that the Cupertino giant will adopt OLED technology for the 2018 iPhone lineup (or at least “some” iPhone models in 2018). We also learned that Samsung might become an important OLED panel supplier for Apple and that JDI – which still …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Might Come With An Iris Scanner and 3D Touch

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Judging by the bits of information that managed to reach us lately, the Samsung Galaxy S7’s overall design might not be too altered compared to the current models. Instead, Samsung will apparently focus less on changing the handset’s looks, and more on improving existing features or adding new ones. So far, there have been countless rumors hinting at various characteristics, …

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Exynos 8890: Leaked GPU Benchmarks Show Performance Similar To Snapdragon 820

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If there are two upcoming mobile chipsets out there that should perform similarly, then those SoCs should be none other than the Exynos 8890 and the Snapdragon 820. Not on account that they share a lot of similarities in their architecture – because they actually don’t – but more due to the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S7 should be …

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Snapdragon 820 Inches Ahead of Apple A9 In GeekBench (Single and Multi Score)

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As reported not long ago today, Qualcomm held a new launch event in China where the Snapdragon 820 was officially introduced. The SoC was presented in a reference phone, which gave gadget enthusiasts the opportunity to get a taste of the chipset’s performance in synthetic benchmarks. We’ve already seen what the reference phone is capable of in AnTuTu v6.0, and …

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Official Snapdragon 820 Reference Phone Achieves Impressive Benchmark Score

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The Snapdragon 820 was confirmed to exist several months ago, but it was back in November when Qualcomm officially unveiled the chipset during an event in New York. Since then, the SD 820 held little-to-no mysteries, and most gadget enthusiasts are now patiently waiting for the SoC to reach the consumer market in the first flagship phones. But before the …

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TSMC Apple A10 Exclusivity: A Blow To Samsung on Multiple Fronts

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If you’ve followed the mobile world during these past several months, it’s likely that you’ve already come across various rumors hinting at TSMC’s involvement in the production of Apple’s next A10 SoC. So far we’ve stumbled upon numerous rumors on the matter, most of which claim that TSMC will manufacture the A10 exclusively, leaving Samsung out of the picture. Today …

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Rumor: Apple Has Been Working On Its Own GPU For A Few Years

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Despite the fact that Apple has designed a lot of hardware, in-house, over the years, the Cupertino giant is first and foremost considered a software company. However, as Alan Kay’s famous quote goes: “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware”, and Apple is known to take this concept quite literally. This is the reason the …

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Samsung Pay To Be Available On Next Smartwatch and More Smartphones

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The Samsung Gear S2 is one of the most attractive smartwatches available on the market today and come November 2015 prospective customers may have one more reasons to purchase the device: Samsung Pay. Interestingly enough, however, while the Gear S2 should soon become compatible with Samsung’s mobile payment service, the CEO of Loop Pay, Will Graylin, recently told the Korean …

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Huawei Watch Certified By Bluetooth, TalkBand B0 In The Making

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Huawei entered the world of wearables last year with the release of the TalkBand B1. The gadget was unique in its own way and acted as a Bluetooth headset on the side, but at the end of the day the market was not impressed, and many consumers looked elsewhere for alternative fitness trackers. Then came along the TalkBand B2, which, …

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Samsung Gear S2, S2 Classic Stop By FCC On Their Way To IFA

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Last week, Samsung released a teaser video featuring the upcoming Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, signaling an imminent official announcement at IFA in Berlin. Previously (or internally) known as the Samsung Orbis, the Gear S2 is expected to be released in multiple variants. Several weeks ago, SamMobile reported that two of the “Orbis” variants will be identified by the model numbers …

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Samsung Gear S2 Showcased in New Teaser Video

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For the past several months, countless rumors emerged suggesting that Samsung is working on a new smartwatch. More importantly, the gadget in question was expected to have a circular form factor, and up until recently the industry has been referring to this particular device as the “Samsung Orbis”. As it turns out, however, the company’s upcoming round smartwatch will be …

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Apple Watch In-Store Availability To Be Announced At WWDC (Rumor)

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As probably most of you are aware of, since its launch, the Apple Watch hasn’t been available in the company’s retail stores (only online). This can be attributed to both high demand and the famous yield problems Apple and its suppliers have been struggling with. However, it looks like the situation is about to change. If a couple of days …

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