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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 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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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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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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iPhone 6s To Still Use Only Qualcomm Modems, Intel In The Books For iPhone 7?

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Assuming you’re not aware of this, for the past several months rumor had it that the iPhone 6s will be equipped with an Intel modem instead of one provided by Qualcomm. These rumors first originated earlier in March when sources of VentureBeat claimed that Apple’s upcoming flagship phones might make use of an Intel XMM 7360 LTE modem, and it …

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NVIDIA Denver 2 vs Exynos M1, Apple A9/A9X: Next-Gen Mobile Processors Benchmarked (Leak)

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Numerous next-gen mobile processors have gained a lot of attention during these past several days, as a certain source from China’s Weibo network seems to have acquired information regarding their performance in synthetic benchmarks: specifically Geekbench 3. Assuming these leaks show the real deal then we now have a pretty exciting sneak preview on how these pieces of silicon will …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint) – Things to Know

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During this time of the year we usually look forward to the release of one specific Samsung device, namely the Note. This year however, Sammy seems to be doing things differently, and along with the Galaxy Note 5 the company will apparently unveil a second flagship, dubbed the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. One of the reasons why we are …

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Extensively Leaked Ahead Of Announcement

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As some of our readers might be aware of, tomorrow Xiaomi is expected to hold a press conference where its latest proprietary user interface for Android OS – MIUI 7 – will be officially unveiled. To make matters even more interesting the new UI will reportedly be revealed along with a new smartphone, namely the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2. Today, …

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Samsung To Invest US$3 Billion To Increase OLED Production?

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Undeniably, the OLED display market grow exponentially throughout these past couple of years, with more and more smartphone manufacturers wanting to adopt this technology. During this time, the largest OLED panel manufacturer, Samsung, upped its game and continues to do so once every few quarters. We even heard that it will start supplying Huawei with AMOLED panels, which might end …

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Samsung Galaxy S7: “Agile” Dev Method Used, Development To End In December?

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While we wait for Samsung to announce and release the Galaxy Note 5, it looks like more reports concerning the Samsung Galaxy S7 have started to emerge. Obviously, it’s a bit early in the year to discuss Galaxy S7’s alleged hardware specifications (although we heard about its alleged codename and potential chipset), so the recent bits of information revolve around …

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 To Be Slightly Cheaper Than Note 4?

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Although the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are probably the hottest smartphones to ever be manufactured by the Korean giant, the company’s recent, disappointing quarterly earnings have forced Samsung to cut the retail prices of its flagship phones. In light of these events, a recent report from Taiwan now claims that the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 will have …

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AMOLED: Apple “Might” Use It (2016) – Huawei, Xiaomi Already Decided (IHS)

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The race between LCD and AMOLED has been going on ever since I can remember (well, for just a few years to be precise), and interestingly enough, AMOLED has been winning ground lately. More and more smartphone makers are jumping on the OLED bandwagon and according to IHS Technology Research Director, Kevin Wang, Apple is considering doing the same. Reportedly, …

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LG To Test Fingerprint Tech With 2015 Nexus, Its Flagships Are Next (Rumor)

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Among all the smartphone manufacturers that collaborated with Google for the creation of past Nexus devices, LG seems to stand out the most. The fourth and fifth Nexus models in the series have been manufactured by the aforementioned Korean company, and as you may have already heard by now, a new Nexus device developed by none other than LG might …

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First 6-inch 4K (734 PPI) AMOLED Display Gets Showcased

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While some smartphone manufacturers (including Huawei) aren’t too fond of the idea of pushing the limits of display resolution further (beyond 1080p to be precise), others do the opposite and continue to cram as many pixels per inch as possible. Nowadays some people are of the opinion that QHD smartphone displays are “overkill” and affect battery performance for no real …

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JOLED To Supply Apple With OLED Displays For Future iPad Line-ups?

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OLED displays are slowly becoming the new standard for premium mobile devices, and chances are that the technology will eventually replace LCDs in most areas. This is the reason why numerous display suppliers now focus on increasing their OLED production capacity, and it’s also the reason why JOLED (Japan OLED) was founded in mid-2014. Interestingly enough, a fresh report from …

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Apple To Use Oxide TFTs On Next Gen iPads, LG Display Reacts (Rumor)

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We start the week off with a series of new reports concerning the next-gen iPad and LG Display’s involvement in the development of Apple’s products. Apparently, the Korean display manufacturer already started investing in its 8th generation P8-P9 production line for oxide TFT located in Paju. The reason why LG Display is making these advancements is because the next-gen iPad …

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

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

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Samsung 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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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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iPhone 6s To Still Use Only Qualcomm Modems, Intel In The Books For iPhone 7?

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Assuming you’re not aware of this, for the past several months rumor had it that the iPhone 6s will be equipped with an Intel modem instead of one provided by Qualcomm. These rumors first originated earlier in March when sources of VentureBeat claimed that Apple’s upcoming flagship phones might make use of an Intel XMM 7360 LTE modem, and it …

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NVIDIA Denver 2 vs Exynos M1, Apple A9/A9X: Next-Gen Mobile Processors Benchmarked (Leak)

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Numerous next-gen mobile processors have gained a lot of attention during these past several days, as a certain source from China’s Weibo network seems to have acquired information regarding their performance in synthetic benchmarks: specifically Geekbench 3. Assuming these leaks show the real deal then we now have a pretty exciting sneak preview on how these pieces of silicon will …

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Snapdragon 808 Powered Samsung Flip Phone Gets Announced

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With the spotlight on Samsung’s freshly announced Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Note 5, the Chinese branch of the company quietly announced a new flip phone powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808. The smartphone goes by its Chinese name 领世旗舰Ⅲ, but from obvious reason we’ll be calling it SM-G9198. If this model-number rings any bells its because recently it has been …

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iPhone 6s: Small Production Delay, 6% Build Reduction (Analysts)

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As we approach iPhone 6s’ inevitable unveiling, more analysts continue to study the market in an attempt to determine Apple’s plans for its upcoming flagship. Recently we heard a few reports suggesting that the Cupertino based tech giant might cut down on the iPhone 6s orders and today we came across similar reports from other analysts, who claim that Apple …

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Huawei Ascend P8 Promotional Material Leaks, No Fingerprint Rec Sensor In Sight

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Throughout these past several weeks, the Huawei Ascend P8 became an increasingly hot topic of discussion in the mobile world, all thanks to numerous leaks giving out chunks of information regarding the smartphone’s characteristics. The time for rumors will soon come to an end though, and many of our questions will be answered tomorrow in London where the Huawei Ascend …

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With 2 Million Pre-ordered Units In China, The ZenFone 2 Shapes Up To Be Quite A Hit

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Not long ago, we were telling you that ASUS has raised its smartphone sales goal for 2015 to 30 million units. At first, anyone would say this is a very ambitious goal, especially considering that ASUS sold “just” 8.5 million smartphones in 2014. However, last year’s ZenFone proved to be an unexpected success, with ASUS struggling to meet demand, while …

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ASUS ZenFone 3 To Feature A Fingerprint Recognition Sensor?

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The ASUS ZenFone 2 was unveiled earlier this month, but despite the fact that the handset in question is very much fresh out the oven, questions about the ZenFone 3 already emerged and ASUS’ CEO Jerry Shen already disclosed to the Chinese press some of the company’s plans for the very next flagship in the series. More specifically, it seems …

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active: FCC Cleared, AT&T Release Date: Soon?

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Starting with the Galaxy S4, Samsung has started releasing rugged versions of its flagship. This was a most welcomed decision by those who needed better protection for their smartphones and a device that actually packs a punch – it’s no secret that until 2 or 3 years ago rugged smartphones were totally underpowered, sacrificing hardware prowess for better protection. It …

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Samsung – The Only Chip-maker To Expand Investments In 2015?

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With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the company’s proprietary Exynos SoC is going stronger than ever and Sammy is increasingly becoming one of the world’s leading chipset manufacturers and suppliers. Nevertheless it looks like the company’s efforts to win over the chipset market won’t stop anytime soon, as according to the Korean media Samsung will …

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Samsung Pay To Go Live In US and South Korea In The Second Half of 2015

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The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 marked an important step in the company’s evolution, not only because the flagship in question was a fresh take on the premium market, but also due to the fact that Sammy introduced a good number of new technologies along with it. One of these fresh additions comes in the form of Samsung Pay …

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Samsung To Start Using Dual Cameras In Its Smartphones In 2016

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Today, the Samsung Electro-Mechanics Q1 2015 earnings report meeting took place in Seoul, South Korea, where the company apparently reported a 60.8 billion won increase in operating profits, up 303% from Q1 2014. This whopping increase in profit is partly due to the increasing demand for smartphone components manufactured by Samsung and its branches, including 16 MP cameras with optical image …

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Samsung’s Custom Core AP: A Direct Competitor To Apple’s Cyclone and Qualcomm’s Kyro?

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Back in March, we came across a series of new reports that rekindled the topic of Samsung building an application processor with its own custom core. As most of you know, while Samsung relied on its Exynos SoC line-up for many years now, these in-house developed chipsets contain ARM’s own Cortex cores, so unlike Apple and partly Qualcomm, Samsung has …

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Samsung Needs 8 Mil Flexible Panels Monthly For The Galaxy S7, To Ramp Up Investment (Rumor)

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Samsung Display keeps on doing whatever it knows best, and at the moment this seems to translate into “preparing for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S7″. According to a fresh series of reports from the company’s homeland, Samsung Display was supposed to invest big into expanding its A3 factory (which focuses solely on manufacturing flexible panels), as soon as …

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Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge US Pre-orders: More Than Double vs Galaxy S5 (Rumor)

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 was somewhat of a disappointment for the Korean tech giant, as many prospective customers found it to be the same yearly bloated TouchWiz experience wrapped in a polycarbonate case. Nevertheless, while the SGS5 did not sell as good as Samsung initially expected, the series’ momentum helped in promoting the device on the market and tragedy was …

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