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Apple Watch 2 Going Into Trial Production Sometime This Month?

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Before the Apple Watch was released, and shortly after the gadget’s price was officially confirmed, smartwatch enthusiasts have wondered whether the sequel will arrive one year after the release of the original model, or if Apple will take more time before launching the Watch 2. Today the answer to this question is relatively clear: the Watch 2 will most likely …

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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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2016: Samsung To Cut Smartphone Shipments While Focusing On Budget Devices?

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Throughout these past several years, Samsung maintained its spot at the top of the market by shipping ridiculous amounts of smartphones, ranging from low to high-end terminals. This year it seems like the company was able to remain at the top of the food chain mostly thanks to its budget-friendly lineup, which dominates the majority of emerging markets. Next year, …

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New MediaTek Helio X20 Benchmarks Show That It Might Just Hit That Sweet Spot

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2015 was an exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts and 2016 shapes up to be just as impressive, to say the least. Next year, a new generation of mobile processors will be ready to storm the market, and needless to say, numerous SoC manufacturers seem to have stepped up their game. Although the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 have become the …

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2016: Samsung To Cut Smartphone Shipments While Focusing On Budget Devices?

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Throughout these past several years, Samsung maintained its spot at the top of the market by shipping ridiculous amounts of smartphones, ranging from low to high-end terminals. This year it seems like the company was able to remain at the top of the food chain mostly thanks to its budget-friendly lineup, which dominates the majority of emerging markets. Next year, …

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Leaked 2016 Moto X Chassis Suggests Heatpipe Cooling Will Be Used

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As some of our readers should be aware of, last week, a hands-on image of an alleged next-gen Moto X prototype leaked on the web, showcasing part of its exterior design. Today we make a U-turn to the same topic thanks to a new leaked image, which seems to speak a bit more about the smartphone’s internal characteristics rather than …

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China Mobile: Samsung Galaxy S7 Will Be Released In March 2016

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is undeniably one of the most anticipated releases of 2016, and with each new leak and rumor, the Korean tech giant’s upcoming flagship phone continues to gain more and more attention, for all the right reasons. With such an extremely anticipated device planned to hit the shelves in the coming months, gadget enthusiasts and industry watchers …

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Pressure Sensitive Displays: 25% Of New 2016 Smartphones Will Have Them (IHS)

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Although 3D Touch might not make a large impact on the Apple ecosystem in 2016 (as per TPK CEO Michael Chung’s previous claims), pressure sensitive display technology in itself will reportedly gain a lot of popularity next year, when 25% of the smartphones aimed for a market release in 2016 will reportedly be equipped with some sort of Force Touch …

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With Galaxy S7 Samsung Has Switched From Hardware To Software-Centric Development (Rumor)

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Shortly after Dongjin Koh took JK Shin’s place as president of Samsung Mobile, we came across various reports suggesting that despite this change in leadership, the Korean smartphone maker will continue on the “hardware-driven path” as before. However, rumors now have it that the Galaxy S7 will actually represent the starting point of Samsung’s switch from hardware to software-centric development. …

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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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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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Xiaomi Taking Its Time With Mi5, Chasing Great User Experience w/ SD820

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After the Xiaomi Mi5 had reached our headlines yesterday thanks to a comprehensive leak detailing the handset’s specifications and design cues, today the terminal has once again made its way on our front page thanks to a quote from the company’s CEO, Lei Jun. For a bit of background story, numerous analysts in China have previously predicted that the Xiaomi …

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Alleged Next Gen Moto X Prototype Surfaces – Real of Fake?

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For the past three years, Motorola’s flagship launch schedule has been rather consistent, with the original Moto X hitting the shelves in August 2013, the Moto X (2nd Gen) in September 2014, and the latest Moto X Style debuting earlier this year in September. Needless to say, if history is any indication, Motorola’s next flagship phone should be released sometime …

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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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Apple, Qualcomm, MediaTek To Use TSMC’s InFO Architecture

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TSMC’s InFO (Integrated FanOut) architecture seems to attract a lot of attention, and as some of our readers know, for the past couple of months we’ve been hearing numerous rumors about Apple’s upcoming A10 SoC, and the idea that the chipset will be exclusively built by TSMC using the 16nm InFO architecture. However, although the A10 might be built solely …

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Exynos 8890 Destroys Apple A9, Snapdragon 820 In Multi Threading Tests

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Last week we had the opportunity to take a glimpse at how the latest and upcoming top-tier mobile processors perform against one another in GeekBench’s single-threading tests. In case you’ve missed the original report, the Apple A9 came out at the top of the food chain once again, at least as far as single-core performance is concerned. However, much to …

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Quanta Says It’s Working On Next-Gen Apple Watch, End of Q2 Release?

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Opinions on the original Apple Watch are split. Selling figures show that the product enjoyed high demand since its release, but many gadget enthusiasts are of the opinion that the Watch has a lot of quirks and is not the groundbreaking product it could’ve been. This is why you may have heard many reviewers saying that you should probably wait …

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Samsung To Increase OLED Output As Apple Deal Is Almost Secured (Rumor)

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OLED technology has become more popular with each passing year, and it looks like many gadget manufacturers are getting ready to switch from LCD to OLED. We recently heard that Xiaomi might acquire OLED displays from LG in 2016 and that Huawei will apparently receive OLED panels from Samsung. More to the point at hand, Apple could start using OLED …

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Apple A9 Is Way In Front Of Exynos 8890, Snapdragon 820 (Benchmark Listings)

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The highly anticipated Snapdragon 820 and Samsung Exynos 8990 chipsets have been officially unveiled this week, signaling the arrival of a new generation of smartphones. Both chipsets have been designed for the premium market, which means they will have to face their other rivals eventually, including the MediaTek Helio X20, the Kirin 950 built by HiSilicon / Huawei, and of …

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Stylus Tracking: iPad Pro Does A Slightly Better Job Than Surface Pro 4

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This year Apple took the iPad concept one step further and announced the so-called iPad Pro: a large 12.9-inch tablet running iOS, equipped with a stylus called the Apple Pencil. The inclusion of a stylus (and other things like an optional keyboard cover) pushes the iPad Pro slightly more into the productivity niche. It also makes it an alternative to …

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3D Touch: At Least 3 More Years to Integrate With Apple’s Ecosystem

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Despite the fact that the “Force Touch” concept, as a whole, might gain a lot of grip in 2016, mostly in the world of Android, recent reports suggest that Apple’s own technology will not grow too much in popularity next year. The report originates from TPK CEO Michael Chung, who is of the opinion that Force Touch technology will require …

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Apple Watch 2 Going Into Trial Production Sometime This Month?

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Before the Apple Watch was released, and shortly after the gadget’s price was officially confirmed, smartwatch enthusiasts have wondered whether the sequel will arrive one year after the release of the original model, or if Apple will take more time before launching the Watch 2. Today the answer to this question is relatively clear: the Watch 2 will most likely …

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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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2016: Samsung To Cut Smartphone Shipments While Focusing On Budget Devices?

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Throughout these past several years, Samsung maintained its spot at the top of the market by shipping ridiculous amounts of smartphones, ranging from low to high-end terminals. This year it seems like the company was able to remain at the top of the food chain mostly thanks to its budget-friendly lineup, which dominates the majority of emerging markets. Next year, …

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New MediaTek Helio X20 Benchmarks Show That It Might Just Hit That Sweet Spot

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2015 was an exciting year for smartphone enthusiasts and 2016 shapes up to be just as impressive, to say the least. Next year, a new generation of mobile processors will be ready to storm the market, and needless to say, numerous SoC manufacturers seem to have stepped up their game. Although the Snapdragon 820 and Exynos 8890 have become the …

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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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Smartisan T2 Hardware Specs Surface, Snapdragon 808 on Board

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For the past five years or so a large number of smartphone makers emerged from China, some of which have become renowned worldwide in a very short time after their entrance in the mobile business (OnePlus being just one example). But one of the emerging Chinese makers you may have never heard of before is known as Smartisan. The company …

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New Huawei Mate 8 Listing Shows The Device Crushing It In Synthetic Benchmarks

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The Huawei Mate 8 was officially announced yesterday, and now it awaits a market release set for the first quarter of 2016. The handset features quite a few striking characteristics, including a 360-degree fingerprint scanner with a response time of just 0.5 seconds. The Mate 8 also uses a generous 4,000 mAh battery that, according to the manufacturer, should offer …

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Huawei Mate 8 Goes Official With Impressive Specs and Features

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Just as we expected, after numerous leaks showcasing the smartphone’s design and specifications, the Huawei Mate 8 was officially introduced today as the company’s flagship phone for the first half of 2016. The Mate 8 can be considered a “phablet” on account that it sports a generous 6-inch display, and thanks to a beefy 4,000 mAh battery, the smartphone should …

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Xiaomi CEO: Mi5 “Worth Waiting For”, Future Development Cycle To Be Reduced

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The Xiaomi Mi5 was initially aimed at an early-2015 market release, but because the Snapdragon 810 proved to be a problematic chipset plagued by overheating and throttling issues, the Chinese manufacturer decided against using it and pushed the handset’s debut forward. Or at least that’s what rumors are saying. Xiaomi’s last unveiling event of the year took place yesterday, November …

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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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Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 – Specs, Price, Release Date

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Yesterday we brought you news regarding Xiaomi’s “Grand Finale” event, which took place earlier today in China. As we mentioned in our previous article, the Chinese smartphone maker officially confirmed that the flagship planned to hit the stage at the event will be called the Redmi Note 3, as opposed to Redmi Note 2 Pro. Sure enough the Xiaomi Redmi …

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New HTC One A9 Live Image Surfaces Along With Alleged Hardware Specs

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Very recently, the unannounced HTC One A9 made it back in the headlines thanks to a render (@evleaks) showcasing the terminal in multiple colors. Today we circle back to the same device, as a new live image showcasing the handset and its alleged hardware specifications has emerged from sources in China. On short, the HTC One A9, as seen in …

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HTC To Announce Two High End Smartphones On September 29th?

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Last week, HTC revealed its plans to introduce a new smartphone on the 6th of September. Through the official teaser image, the Taiwanese company described the mysterious device as “handsome”, so at that point we began hoping for the new contender to be none other than the fabled HTC A9 / Aero. As it turned out, the smartphone announced by …

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HTC To Announce A “Handsome” Smartphone On September 6th

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For the past several weeks there have been quite a few reports regarding HTC’s upcoming flagship phone, oftentimes referred to as the “HTC Aero” or the “HTC One A9”. Whatever the final name will be, following the launch of the HTC One M9 and the unimpressive sales figures that came after, the industry has been looking with interest towards HTC …

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HTC Aero: New Leak Claims To Show The Real Deal

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Some of you have probably seen yesterday’s so-called HTC Aero “leak”. Because it surfaced on Chinese Social Media, people didn’t understand what was being said by those who commented regarding the similarities between HTC’s upcoming Aero and Apple’s iPhone 6. In fact, someone saw the device and to better describe what he saw he quickly put together an HTC Aero …

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HTC To Collaborate With “Replay” Israeli Startup on Vive’s VR Tech?

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Numerous companies around the world are preparing for a new market trend which may or may not change the way we use technology in the near future. I’m referring of course to the concept of virtual reality – a niche that increases in popularity with each new quarter. Several smartphone makers have already shown their interest in this market segment, …

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Samsung and HTC Cutting Flagship Orders by 16% and 30% Respectively (Rumor)

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At the moment there are two contradictory point of views regarding the market performance of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. On one hand, we have the rumors and analysts claiming that Samsung’s flagship duo is not performing quite so well as the company expected (some are even claiming that the S6 has been outperformed by last year’s Galaxy …

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HTC One M9: Disappointing Sales, Snapdragon 810 To Blame?

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When most smartphone manufacturers were preparing to announce their latest flagship devices for the first part of 2015, gadget enthusiasts couldn’t help but wonder who will win the race this time and which one of the upcoming top-tier devices will be the so-called “hero smartphone”. Nowadays, all major contenders have already been either announced or released, and sadly, it appears …

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HTC Butterfly 3 To Come With QHD Display, Snapdragon 810 On Board?

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If you were debating which one of HTC’s latest flagships (HTC One M9 and One M9+) was more powerful or feature packed, we might have the answer: HTC Butterfly 3. “Wait! What?” Yes, it looks like HTC is about to release another flagship phone, the 4th entry in the Butterfly series (after J Butterfly, Butterfly S and Butterfly 2), which …

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LG Posts A Huge Loss For Q3, Even Though It Sold More Smartphones

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LG’s efforts to improve its smartphone business have not gone unnoticed. The company reportedly shipped more smartphones in Q3 2015 than it did in the second quarter of the year, but despite these efforts and higher shipping figures, it looks like the Korean tech giant is still at a huge loss. Today, LG Electronics revealed that its year-on-year net profit …

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LG and Intel Developing A Mobile Chipset Using The 14nm FinFET Process?

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Yesterday word on the street was that LG may have delayed its in-house SoC – the Nuclun 2 – in favor of fitting the said chipset with an integrated LTE-A modem. According to the rumors, the modem should originate from Intel, but the SoC itself is said to be manufactured by TSMC using a 16nm fabrication node. Interestingly enough, however, …

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LG’s Nuclun 2 Chipset Delayed, Will Integrate LTE-A Modem (Rumor)

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As some of you might recall, LG’s first attempt to enter the AP market was rather disappointing. The company’s first chipset was released last year under the “Nuclun” moniker, but shortly after its debut along the LG G3 Screen in Korea, numerous reports revealed that the CPU suffers from various issues including overheating and poor performance. In fact, the Nuclun …

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Samsung and LG Break New Ground On Batteries For Wearables

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Creating a reliable source of energy is not an easy task, and we’ve seen this fact applying to smartphone and wearable batteries throughout the years. There’s no denying that our gadgets improve year after year on numerous fronts, but I don’t think I’m the only one who feels that battery technology moves forward at a slower rate than the rest …

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LG, Samsung In The Final Stages Of Their Foldable Smartphone Projects (Rumor)

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Smartphones are getting better with each passing year, but in a way (and despite the various technological advancements), our daily smartphones also seem to have stagnated. Sure enough, there have been a few interesting technologies featured in the headlines during the past year or so, including 3D Touch, laser auto-focus, and stunning 2K displays. However, we haven’t had any “game-changing” …

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LG V10: Wireless Charging Enabled Battery Cover Coming Soon

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The LG V10, which was introduced earlier this month, is without a doubt one of the most original smartphones to hit the market in 2015. The handset caught everyone’s attention with its design, camera configuration (which includes two 5 MP front-facing units for selfie lovers), and of course, with its smaller secondary display which is seamlessly fitted at the top …

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Google: “LG Is The Best Partner In Engineering Nexus Smartphones”

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This year LG made history when it became the first OEM to have manufactured a total of three Nexus smartphones for Google since the introduction of the Nexus series. The company pulled a hat-trick with the latest Nexus 5X which was unveiled a couple of weeks ago, and judging by the latest reports, Google and LG could continue their partnership …

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LG Working On “G Pay” – A Samsung Pay Competitor (Rumor)

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After Apple, Samsung, and Google, LG seems to be next in line to hop on the mobile payment bandwagon with its own service. According to media outlets in Korea, during the official unveiling of the LG V10 earlier this month, LG stated that the company is also preparing to offer its own mobile payment service, adding that an official announcement …

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Samsung’s Duo Pixel Trademark Hinting At Previously Rumored Camera Tech?

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Given that the BRITECELL sensor was already officially introduced by Samsung last month, it’s safe to say that the Galaxy S7 expected to hit the market in H1 2016 will feature a new and updated camera, other than the ISOCELL sensors used by the current lineup (actually the current line-up uses both Samsung’s ISOCELL and Sony’s Exmor counterpart). Although Samsung …

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Samsung Galaxy A7 Hands-On Photos Showcase Sleek Design Language

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Last week’s official announcement of the Samsung Galaxy A7 was preceded by numerous leaks and rumors, hinting at what proved to be an imminent debut. Back in November, we caught wind of the smartphone’s visit to Bluetooth SIG and TENAA, and we also had the opportunity to take a glimpse at the handset’s overall design thanks to a couple of …

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Samsung To Bring OIS To Entry and Mid-Range Smartphones?

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Over the past few years, the importance of smartphone cameras increased as consumers began replacing their point-and-shoot devices with their very own handsets. Manufacturers have been well aware of this phenomenon and capitalized on it by improving the main sensors on their flagship phones with each new generation. Evidently, Samsung was (and still is) one of the smartphone makers out …

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Samsung: Ahead of TSMC in 10nm Chipset Race, Thanks To New Acquisition?

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For the past few years, Samsung and TSMC have been locked in a continuous battle for providing the best mobile chipset technologies, and come 2016, both companies are expected to advance to 10nm technology in anticipation of a new generation of mobile APs. However, while TSMC is said to begin the mass production of 10nm-based chipsets in the third quarter …

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Samsung Engineer Defends Galaxy S7 Passive Cooling Rumors

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Last week we ran across an interesting report regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7, claiming that not unlike the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium, the terminal is likely to take advantage of a more elaborate passive cooling system comprised of heat pipes and thermal paste. Now, because the Snapdragon 810 was affected by overheating and throttling issues, the thought of a heat …

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Samsung Actively Looking For Heat Pipe Suppliers For The Galaxy S7?

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As you all know, the Snapdragon 810 SoC was the subject of numerous reports and controversies, mainly because the chipset was apparently plagued by overheating issues. Not only benchmarks have reflected this, but the actions of other companies besides Qualcomm seem to have confirmed the chipset’s throttling problems, in their own way. Samsung refused to use it in the Galaxy …

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Always Wanted a Virtual Reality Browser? Yes, Samsung’s Got You Covered

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At the beginning of November, word on the street was that Samsung is bent on investing in its VR ecosystem, attempting to get more game developers onboard with the platform. However, Samsung’s focus is larger than just the gaming niche, and apparently the company has also been working on a virtual reality web browser. Today the company announced “Samsung Internet …

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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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Samsung’s Duo Pixel Trademark Hinting At Previously Rumored Camera Tech?

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Given that the BRITECELL sensor was already officially introduced by Samsung last month, it’s safe to say that the Galaxy S7 expected to hit the market in H1 2016 will feature a new and updated camera, other than the ISOCELL sensors used by the current lineup (actually the current line-up uses both Samsung’s ISOCELL and Sony’s Exmor counterpart). Although Samsung …

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Samsung To Bring OIS To Entry and Mid-Range Smartphones?

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Over the past few years, the importance of smartphone cameras increased as consumers began replacing their point-and-shoot devices with their very own handsets. Manufacturers have been well aware of this phenomenon and capitalized on it by improving the main sensors on their flagship phones with each new generation. Evidently, Samsung was (and still is) one of the smartphone makers out …

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Samsung: Ahead of TSMC in 10nm Chipset Race, Thanks To New Acquisition?

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For the past few years, Samsung and TSMC have been locked in a continuous battle for providing the best mobile chipset technologies, and come 2016, both companies are expected to advance to 10nm technology in anticipation of a new generation of mobile APs. However, while TSMC is said to begin the mass production of 10nm-based chipsets in the third quarter …

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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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Always Wanted a Virtual Reality Browser? Yes, Samsung’s Got You Covered

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At the beginning of November, word on the street was that Samsung is bent on investing in its VR ecosystem, attempting to get more game developers onboard with the platform. However, Samsung’s focus is larger than just the gaming niche, and apparently the company has also been working on a virtual reality web browser. Today the company announced “Samsung Internet …

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HTC and Under Armour Give Partnership Another Try

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HTC’s attempt to enter the wearable market did not go well. Earlier this year, the company teamed up with the US-based sports clothing and accessories manufacturer Under Armour, and the result of this collaboration was the HTC Re Grip fitness band. The band was first unveiled during MWC 2015 in February, but after extensive testing and user feedback, the product …

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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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