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AUO: Bendable AMOLED With A Twist, New Smartwatch Panels

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Taiwanese panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has officially announced a new generation of displays aimed at various markets, including smartwatches, tablets, and even automotive. The highlight for us, however, is a new type of bendable AMOLED technology which might redefine the way we use our devices in the future. The company also unveiled several panels designed for the smartwatch market, …

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LG Confirms Next Flagship For Q4, “Super Premium” Statement Denied

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As some of you might recall, back in March, during MWC 2015, LG’s mobile chief, Cho Juno, told the press that LG is working on releasing a new smartphone that would surpass the G series. The mysterious contender was pegged for an H2 2015 release, which means we should be getting closer to its alleged debut. Sure enough, shortly after …

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iPhone 6s: China Telecom Rep Confirms Several Features

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Another week has past, bringing us closer to the eventual iPhone 6s official unveiling, which, according to recent reports, should take place in the third week of September. And with a new week upon us, a fresh report emerges from China, confirming some of the features we should (or shouldn’t) expect from Apple’s newest flagship. The latest bits of data …

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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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New Huawei Nexus 6 Photos Leak, Reveal Hardware Specs

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If you’re only checking mobile industry related news from time to time, you’re probably overwhelmed (and frankly quite bored) by the amounts of leaks both upcoming Nexus smartphones have received. However, if you’re like us, and you probably are if you’re a regular visitor, leaks, and rumors regarding Google’s Nexus devices are probably something you never get enough of. And …

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Snapdragon 616 Benchmark Shows Great Improvement vs Snapdragon 615

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A couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm officially and quietly unveiled three new SoCs designed for the budget-friendly mobile market, namely the Snapdragon 212, 412, and the Snapdragon 616. The Snapdragon 616 is, of course, the more powerful of the three, and it is intended as a slight upgrade over the already-successful Snapdragon 615. It has an octa-core configuration with two …

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Snapdragon 820 Undergoing Intensive Testing in Samsung’s Labs (Rumor)

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Smartphone manufacturers and enthusiasts alike are looking forward to the release of Qualcomm’s upcoming top-tier SoC – the Snapdragon 820 – perhaps more so than with other, previously launched Snapdragon chipsets. The 820 is said to adopt a new architecture and ditch ARM’s Cortex cores, and it is obviously expected to power up some of the most iconic smartphones of …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ Selling Twice As Better As Note 4?

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Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have impressed the crowds during their official unveiling, back in April, but sales figures have shown that the two – impressive as it may be – did not reach the Korean tech giant’s expectations. Fortunately, things are looking up for Samsung now that the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have been released, …

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Snapdragon 820 Undergoing Intensive Testing in Samsung’s Labs (Rumor)

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Smartphone manufacturers and enthusiasts alike are looking forward to the release of Qualcomm’s upcoming top-tier SoC – the Snapdragon 820 – perhaps more so than with other, previously launched Snapdragon chipsets. The 820 is said to adopt a new architecture and ditch ARM’s Cortex cores, and it is obviously expected to power up some of the most iconic smartphones of …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ Selling Twice As Better As Note 4?

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Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have impressed the crowds during their official unveiling, back in April, but sales figures have shown that the two – impressive as it may be – did not reach the Korean tech giant’s expectations. Fortunately, things are looking up for Samsung now that the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have been released, …

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Moto X Play Coming To Verizon As Droid Maxx 2 Along With Droid Turbo 2?

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As you probably know by now, Motorola has recently announced a new duo of X branded smartphones, much to the acclaim of international media and fans all over the world. However, if the flagship, Moto X Style, will be available in the good ‘ol United States (it’s unlocked version – the Pure Edition – will work with any US-based carrier), …

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Antutu: Xiaomi Mi 4c With Snapdragon 808 On Board In The Making

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The Xiaomi Mi 4i was released earlier this month as an affordable device priced at $200, rocking a very decent set of hardware specifications. Indeed, despite its low price, the Xiaomi Mi 4i is actually quite impressive, boasting a full HD 5-inch IPS LCD display which outputs 441 pixels per inch, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, and 2 GB of …

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Has Project Ara Switched Back From Google To Motorola?

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We’ve been keeping a close eye on Project Ara ever since it was first announced. The project peaked our interest for obvious reasons, but sadly it looks like the first commercially available unit will not be coming our way too soon. During the past couple of days, Project Ara shared the latest news regarding the smartphone’s development via Twitter, and …

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Huawei Glory 7i With 180 Degree Rotating Camera Goes Official

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Just like previous rumors and leaks have hinted during the past couple of weeks, Huawei’s Glory 7i main attraction is an 180 degree flipping/rotating camera. But don’t think that the camera only has two fixed positions. Nope, according to Huawei, the camera can be manually positioned by the user at whatever angle he feels appropriate. Staying in the camera department, …

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Samsung Galaxy O: VR Centered Series? Oculus Rift Pre-orders In December?

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After several years of “drooling” over the virtual reality concept revitalized by the Oculus Rift, and following the release of a handful of developer kits, the VR headset in question might finally get a commercial release date by the end of 2015. In addition, earlier today we came across a report from Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster, who claims that Oculus …

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Apple Watch 2 Display: No Changes In Screen Size, Resolution, Still Square (Rumor)

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If you were hoping that Apple’s next smartwatch will come with a round display, according to a new rumor out of South Korea, you will be disappointed. Unfortunately, if this new report is to be believed, it looks like Apple won’t jump onto the “round smartwatch display” bandwagon anytime soon, like essentially all the other important players in the market. …

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Apple Reportedly Working On Dual Lens Camera Tech For More Than Three Years

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While some Android smartphone manufacturers have used the dual lens camera technology in some of their terminals for the past several years (most notably HTC and more recently Huawei), Apple maintained its rather conservative view on the matter and continued to equip the iPhone line-up with a single 8 MP camera that kept getting better with each new generation. Interestingly …

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iPhone 6s: 7000 Series Aluminum Build Indirectly Confirmed By Catcher?

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Catcher Technologies Co. – one of Apple’s biggest suppliers of metal cases – recently discussed its financial status and told investors that the company forecasts higher revenues in the next quarter thanks to “smoother production” as well as “strong orders for metal casings for new projects“. In addition, Catcher’s CEO (Allen Horng), added that while sales this month will drop …

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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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Apple and Samsung Supplier To Invest $260 Mln In 3D Curved Glass

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With more smartphone makers getting ready to adopt 3D curved glass for their future devices, certain part suppliers are bound to have a bigger revenue than others. Now, one of the companies who might turn a considerable profit on the production of 3D curved glass panels is China’s Blue Synopsys. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because Blue Synopsys is …

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AUO To Supply Panels For Next 4-inch iPhone, To Ship In Q1 2016?

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Last year, Apple joined the market trend when it finally decided to step out of its comfort zone and manufacture a newer generation of iPhones boasting larger displays (4.7 and 5.5-inch diagonals respectively). This decision seems to have paid off tenfold, but this hasn’t stopped the industry from generating new rumors regarding the company’s alleged plans to re-join the small-screen …

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LG Confirms Next Flagship For Q4, “Super Premium” Statement Denied

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As some of you might recall, back in March, during MWC 2015, LG’s mobile chief, Cho Juno, told the press that LG is working on releasing a new smartphone that would surpass the G series. The mysterious contender was pegged for an H2 2015 release, which means we should be getting closer to its alleged debut. Sure enough, shortly after …

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iPhone 6s: China Telecom Rep Confirms Several Features

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Another week has past, bringing us closer to the eventual iPhone 6s official unveiling, which, according to recent reports, should take place in the third week of September. And with a new week upon us, a fresh report emerges from China, confirming some of the features we should (or shouldn’t) expect from Apple’s newest flagship. The latest bits of data …

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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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New Huawei Nexus 6 Photos Leak, Reveal Hardware Specs

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If you’re only checking mobile industry related news from time to time, you’re probably overwhelmed (and frankly quite bored) by the amounts of leaks both upcoming Nexus smartphones have received. However, if you’re like us, and you probably are if you’re a regular visitor, leaks, and rumors regarding Google’s Nexus devices are probably something you never get enough of. And …

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Snapdragon 616 Benchmark Shows Great Improvement vs Snapdragon 615

In #all, #android, #breaking, #technology by Mihai MateiLeave a Comment

A couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm officially and quietly unveiled three new SoCs designed for the budget-friendly mobile market, namely the Snapdragon 212, 412, and the Snapdragon 616. The Snapdragon 616 is, of course, the more powerful of the three, and it is intended as a slight upgrade over the already-successful Snapdragon 615. It has an octa-core configuration with two …

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Snapdragon 820 Undergoing Intensive Testing in Samsung’s Labs (Rumor)

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Smartphone manufacturers and enthusiasts alike are looking forward to the release of Qualcomm’s upcoming top-tier SoC – the Snapdragon 820 – perhaps more so than with other, previously launched Snapdragon chipsets. The 820 is said to adopt a new architecture and ditch ARM’s Cortex cores, and it is obviously expected to power up some of the most iconic smartphones of …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge+ Selling Twice As Better As Note 4?

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Both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have impressed the crowds during their official unveiling, back in April, but sales figures have shown that the two – impressive as it may be – did not reach the Korean tech giant’s expectations. Fortunately, things are looking up for Samsung now that the Note 5 and S6 Edge+ have been released, …

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Moto X Play Coming To Verizon As Droid Maxx 2 Along With Droid Turbo 2?

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As you probably know by now, Motorola has recently announced a new duo of X branded smartphones, much to the acclaim of international media and fans all over the world. However, if the flagship, Moto X Style, will be available in the good ‘ol United States (it’s unlocked version – the Pure Edition – will work with any US-based carrier), …

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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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Xiaomi’s Mi5 and HTC J Butterfly Also Affected By Snapdragon 810 Woes?

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After the Sony Xperia Z4 / Z3+ assaulted the headlines several days ago for all the wrong reasons (read: CPU overheating issues), the problematic Snapdragon 810 SoC seems to have made two more victims, namely Xiaomi and HTC. According to a couple of fresh reports from Asia, the Xiaomi Mi5 might be delayed because of Qualcomm’s latest chipset, which might end …

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Xiaomi’s President: “Xiaomi Will Acquire BlackBerry” [Updated]

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[Update] It looks like Mr. Bin Lin actually asked people not to spread rumors like “Xiaomi will buy BlackBerry”. Thanks go out to Xiaomi’s communication department for clearing things up. Like some of you might know, not long ago, a certain rumor was claiming that a number of companies were targeting BlackBerry for acquisition, with Microsoft and Xiaomi being mentioned …

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Xiaomi Wants Its Own Custom-Designed Chipset, Partners With Leadcore

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More and more smartphone manufacturers seem to build their own chipsets nowadays, and according to a new report Xiaomi will soon do the same. Seeing how the first three smartphone vendors in China all rely on in-house developed SoCs (those being Apple, Huawei and Samsung), Xiaomi will apparently start building its own mobile processors in order to decrease its dependency on …

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New Leak Shows Bezelless Oppo R7 Plus W Fingerprint Sensor

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These days, Oppo R7 must be one of the most talked about devices. We’ve seen it’s magnesium alloy back not long ago, and a confirmation from Oppo that it will come with a bezelless display (although the latest leaks have casted doubts on this particular feature), 2.5D glass display and metallic unibody. However, what most don’t know is that there …

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Huawei Made Nexus: 2K Display, Snapdragon 810 On Board?

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Remember those rumors according to which Google will team up with Huawei for this year’s Nexus smartphone (we also heard LG is in the cards)? Well, today new info has surfaced on the matter, via a Chinese analyst who seems to have good connections inside the Chinese mobile tech industry. According to Pan Jiutang, the Huawei made Nexus smartphone will …

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LG G4 Might Not Come With A Metal Case, While G4 Note Will Probably Rock One

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After several years of sticking to plastic materials, in 2014 Samsung took a very important step in the evolution of its premium smartphone line-up and released the first handsets featuring metal frames and higher build quality. These efforts eventually led to the creation of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge – two smartphones that have been very well received …

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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 To Supply OLED Panels To Huawei? Nexus Rumor Revitalized?

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Assuming you’ve followed the stream of rumors surrounding the next Nexus line-up throughout these past several months, you should know that Google might release not one, but two Nexus smartphones by the end of 2015. Rumors have it that one of these devices will be made by LG, and that it will be more of a Nexus 5 brought to …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 Edge Plus: Full List Of Specs Surfaces

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 should theoretically be unveiled this month along with the mysterious Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus that already passed through the FCC. Both smartphones are set to push the limits further by delivering upgraded internals and updated design cues. That being said, everything there is to know about the duo will, or should be officially revealed …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge Plus: T-Mobile and US Cellular Models at FCC

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If when we first reported it, the probability for the Note 5 to be announced and released in August was still uncertain, because it was based just on one source. Since then however, other, reliable sources have stated the same: Samsung has decided to launch the next iteration in the Note series earlier than anticipated. In the past, Samsung’s Note …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge Plus: AT&T, Verizon Models Certified By FCC

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As you may have already heard earlier this week, Samsung might plan to release the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 a bit earlier than usual, and it could do so alongside the rumored Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Plus. There have been several reports on the matter already, with sources in South Korea claiming that the reason why Sammy will bring the …

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Spotted In Benchmark Listing, Exynos 7580 Inside

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It’s no secret to anyone that Samsung releases a flurry of smartphones, in almost every conceivable size and ranging from entry level to technology marvels. And, yes, that’s true even in 2015 despite Samsung’s efforts to trim its line-up. Because, truth be told, a lot of Samsung smartphones were kind of stepping on each other toes, so to speak, but …

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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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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 To Be Launched Alongside S6 Plus Duo?

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For the past several weeks, the yet unreleased Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gained a lot of attention from the media. Numerous leaks have allegedly revealed various hardware characteristics, but more to the point at hand, there was also some debate regarding the smartphone’s market release and the idea that the device could be launched earlier than usual. As some of you …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 Codenamed Jungfrau? Might Be Powered By Snapdragon

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Samsung’s next best flagship phone will probably be a new Galaxy Note which, according to the numerous leaks and rumors so far, will be exclusively powered by an Exynos SoC, much like the Samsung Galaxy S6 line-up before it. In other words, it would seem that Qualcomm will no longer play a role in the creation of Samsung’s future flagship …

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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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Samsung: 14nm AP Yield Issues, To Soon Become Qualcomm’s Main Supplier (Rumors)

In #all, #android, #breaking, #samsung, #technology by Mihai Matei1 Comment

While Samsung and TSMC seem to gear up for Apple’s A9 / A9X chipsets, market analysts continue to try and predict each company’s involvement in the matter. There seem to be two main schools of thought though, as some analysts believe that TSMC will get the lion’s share, whereas others seem more confident in Samsung’s ability to produce 14 nm …

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