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    Xiaomi smartphone sales have been suspended by South Korea's second largest carrier, KT Corp. The move comes just two days after the network operator started sales through online shopping site Interpark Corp. on Monday. It also market the first time a South Korean carrier started distributing Xiaomi smartphones. According to unnamed sources familiar with the matter, there were "legal matters related to sales" at the core of the decision. Meanwhile, South Korea's third mobile carrier, LG Uplus Corp., has started selling the Huawei Y6 smartphone, mostly due to the increasing ...

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    The CES 2016 frenzy continues, this time around, with new HP computers. The company announced a slew of computers and laptops, alongside a collaboration with HTC, regarding its latest Vive model. HP will deliver a certified virtual reality ready desktop PC for gamers, the HP ENVY Phoenix, pictured above. Powering the Vive by HTC, the two products are promised to deliver "the most immersive room scale VR solution available today". Priced starting $1,700, the ENVY Phoenix will launch on January 16, with customisable configurations that include options for Intel Core i7 K-series ...

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    We weren't far from the truth with most of our assessments with the occasion of yesterday's Samsung Galaxy TabPro S leak. The South Korean manufacturer officially unveiled this Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet, and, as such, has officially brought the "Galaxy" name to the Windows world, instead of going with the "ATIV" moniker we've seen in the past. With a magnesium alloy frame and 6.3 millimetres thickness, the Galaxy TabPro S is very portable, weighing only 693 grams, which makes it a serious competitor for Microsoft's own Surface Pro 4. What doesn't, however, is the horsepower, as the Galaxy ...

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    It's been a busy CES 2016 so far with lots of cool things coming out of Las Vegas, but we're taking a break to look at another hot topic. The Samsung Galaxy S7 might be missing from the show floor (and it's not quite sure whether it will make an MWC appearance, or, on the contrary, it will be the star of a separate, dedicated event), but it's not absent from the headlines. We recently heard of a possible 5.7-inch version with a 12MP camera, and we also caught wind of future possible features, like waterproofing and the return of the microSD card. The images contained in this article are ...

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    Fitbit products are well known for being reliable fitness trackers (depending on who you ask, some might even consider them the best). However, while they do what they do extremely well, they don't look that attractive while doing it. The company is trying to change that with the newly introduced Fitbit Blaze, "its smartest, most stylish, most motivating fitness tracker yet". The tracker itself pops in and out of interchangeable bands (genuine leather, stainless steel and high-performance elastomer) and frames. It features a color display, but, sadly, the GPS module present on the Surge ...

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    2015 wasn't the year for HTC to remember; despite solid flagships like the One M9 (and later variants), followed by the One A9, both the company's financials as well as the general public's reaction can testify to a rough year. Hoping to leave that behind, HTC and Under Armour are announcing the UA HealthBox at the ongoing CES 2016 in Las Vegas. This is not HTC's first collaboration with Under Armour. At the 2015 MWC the company has announced the Grip fitness band, but that wearable's story is a sad one too: availability was promised for spring of 2015, and, it still hasn't happened. ...

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    CES 2016 hasn't even officially started yet (that happens on January 6, today, depending on your time zone), but we've already seen a lot of cool things in Vegas on January 4. Of course, there are a lot of things we expect to see at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and a lot of things that will sadly be absent from the show floor. In case you missed something yesterday, here's a round-up of what happened on Day 1 (day zero, really). Acer Liquid Jade Primo Acer's Liquid Jade Primo isn't a stranger as the phone has been in the headlines before CES. However, we've learned that the ...

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    2014 was the year of the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 and TabPRO 8.4, but, judging by this recent leak, 2016 will be the year of the Windows 10-powered Galaxy TabPRO S, that might even turn out to become a Surface Pro 4 (or Surface Book) competitor. We don't have any specs to accompany the leaked renders (though we're guessing it's just a matter of time), but what we're seeing is pretty self explanatory. A tablet that can turn into a notebook once a keyboard (probably cover as well) is attached, a tablet that seems to follow Samsung's design guidelines, as we're seeing nothing special ...

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    "Exclusive mobile experiences curated with the world's coolest apps and top brands", that's how Samsung sums up its "Made for Samsung" program that was introduced by the company at the 2016 CES. What is Made for Samsung? It's an initiative, a framework, where Samsung will work closely with its partners in order to bring experiences that are unique and tailored for its products. These solutions will be co-branded and will bring differentiated features or services, as well as unique benefits, to users and owners of Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearables, TVs, IoT, VR, and future ...

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    Acer's presence at CES 2016 isn't limited to the Liquid Jade Primo smartphone and the revamped Iconia One 8 tablet. The company has officially unveiled the "most premium and advanced model" of its Aspire Switch line of 2-in-1 notebooks. It is the Acer Aspire Switch 12 S, with the model number SW7-272, one that could turn out to be a serious Microsoft Surface (and, why not, Surface Book) competitor. The Aspire Switch 12 S packs a 12.5-inch display with a 4K (3840x2160) or Full HD (1920x1080), depending on the model. Powering everything is a sixth-generation Intel Core M processor, 4- ...

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    As we're getting closer and closer to when Samsung is usually unveiling its flagship smartphone, Galaxy S7 rumors are taking more and more headlines. After rebooting the line-up with the S6 (edge, edge+) and Note5, Samsung has found itself in a place it didn't expect to be, as forecasts were more optimistic than reality turned out to be. Furthermore,  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expecting a tough 2016, mostly due to weaker global economic conditions, as well as competition that's getting serious with memory chips and smartphones. Samsung's CEO Kwon Oh-hyun also mentioned that in ...

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    It looks like over the past few years, according to a report published by The Information, Facebook has opted to deliberately crash its Android application in order to test the loyalty of its social network users. The report claims that Facebook wanted to see how many of its users would continue using the platform despite the issues they ran into. It is not yet known how many users were targeted, or where exactly these tests took place, but, a person familiar with the matter acknowledged that "people never stopped coming back". Even more, those who ran into these "planned" errors ...

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    The Microsoft Lumia 950 (coming in pair with the beefier 950XL) might be Microsoft's flagship Windows 10 Mobile device --though our experience isn't the best as you can tell from our review-- but sadly it doesn't do anything to stand out in terms of its looks; that is, of course, until you start accessorising it with some custom back covers, like the Mozo leather back. The NuAns Neo, on the other hand, might be the prettiest (or ugliest, depending on your taste) Windows 10 Mobile phone out there. While it's specs aren't groundbreaking (with an octa-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon 617 processor, ...

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    We're not quite sure what to think anymore of Microsoft's smartphone business, as we're seeing and hearing mixed messages, both through official and unofficial channels. Microsoft acknowledged that its smartphone market share is "unsustainable", and, adding to that, the Lumia 950XL, Microsoft's own Windows 10 Mobile flagship smartphone, is struggling in the UK, where it was taken off retail shelves. Furthermore, Amazon UK and Amazon France have both halted Lumia 950XL sales, so the outlook isn't very bright. On the other hand, a recent Microsoft Blog post --talking about Windows 10 being ...

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    No, we don't cover refrigerators here at Pocketnow, but this one from Samsung has a phone embedded in it. Wait, what? It is not yet clear what specific features this smart refrigerator will have, due to the language barrier (Korean press release), but it appears to have an embedded camera looking at what's in the fridge. That Android smartphone-looking "thing" on the right is a touch screen, a tablet, or a smartphone, if you will, embedded in the fridge, that allow you to operate several features of the appliance, including said camera. The feature is also accessible via remote apps, and ...

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    If you're an iPhone or an iPad user, chances are you have, at least once in your life, tried to find a solution to hide (if not uninstall) some of the apps that Apple bundles with its devices. Well, for those of you who are brave enough to live the Jailbreak way, this might not be big news, but, for all the others, it's one more reason for joy. No jailbreak is needed for this little trick/hack to work, and it is persistent until you restart your iPhone or iPad. This isn't, obviously, the best solution users were hoping for, and we're pretty sure it's also not what Tim Cook had in mind when ...

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    Nokia had plans for a smartwatch of its own. We've seen reports, last June, of a device tentatively codenamed Moonraker, but apparently Microsoft has cancelled Nokia's project shortly after acquiring its Devices and Services division. After all, the Microsoft Band 2 was well on its way, and Redmond was busy working on improving its first generation wearable. The images above and below are purportedly snapped off of a Nokia smartwatch prototype (the Moonraker). Not much can be discerned from the stills, but you can instantly spot a minimalistic UI (where shown) that resembles the one ...

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    If you’re a casual music consumer you’re probably fine with the headphones that came with your smartphone (if any), or you have a pair of earbuds/phones/cans that you prefer to use while on the go, regardless of the smartphone of your choice. If you’re a music enthusiast (or audiophile), however, and you are a perfectionist when it comes to your favorite tunes, you’re either enjoying your content from a computer, HiFi system, or dedicated headphone amp/DAC. What you do know, by now, is that your smartphone isn’t good enough to drive your (high-end) cans. But, if you still want to ...

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    We spent quite some time thinking before sitting down to build this review: what’s the reason behind the Xperia Z5’s existence, since it packs the exact same internals as the Z3+/Z4 before it? Aside from the fingerprint scanner embedded in the side-mounted button and a slightly improved camera (on paper), we couldn’t find any. Well, maybe a better take on the Snapdragon 810, which managed to heat up the Z3+/Z4 pretty badly (it manages, to a certain degree, to do the same inside the Z5 Premium too. More on this later). Luckily, this isn’t the Xperia Z5 review, as we’re looking at ...

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    The Xperia Z5 Premium fingerprint scanner is a novelty; it's there for Xperia Z5-class Sony smartphones, embedded in the side-mounted power key on the Xperia Z5 Compact, Z5, and Z5 Premium, but how does it really perform in real life? Having a side-mounted fingerprint scanner can we awkward, or it can be the perfect placement. We’ve heard both sides of the story, but, in the end, its placement isn’t as relevant and important as its performance. We’ve been extensively testing the Xperia Z5 Premium for more than a week now, and we can say that the fingerprint scanner is a hit or miss. ...

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    Let's face it: the sexier (read thinner) our smartphones get, the more battery life becomes an issue. Interestingly, smartphone users (and future, potential owners) would prefer a slightly thicker build if that resulted in longer battery life (or even "functional bulk"), but this appears to be valuable feedback smartphone manufacturers are not taking into consideration (props to the exceptions). There's a trend for thin and light, and, while many don't care, more and more are hoping it will go away, soon. If your daily routine allows you to constantly be within reach of a charger (wall ...

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    This is a company that needs no more introductions. OPPO has well established itself as a reliable smartphone manufacturer that has something for everyone, from flagships to mid-rangers, from rotating cameras and faux leatherbacks to aluminum, from ColorOS to the more recent Project Spectrum. If somehow the five-inch R7 was too small for you, and the six-inch R7 Plus was too big, OPPO is giving you more choice with the 5.5-inch R7s. However, it’s not just an in-between phone; while it is positioned between its siblings, it not only borrows the pros from both, but also takes it up a ...

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    There's been a lot of controversy surrounding Sony's Xperia Z5 Premium 4K capabilities; it quickly became a polarising topic, especially because of the fact that it isn't really clear how the Japanese smartphone manufacturer implemented 4K usage on its smartphone. There's no doubt about it, this is the world's first 4K smartphone, but would it have been better to label it "4K ready"? In this video we're explaining how 4K is achieved, and how the Xperia Z5 Premium 4K is behaving, what it is, what it is not, and what you should expect. All of this, in order to both shed light on the matter, ...

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    When Sony announced the Xperia Z5 Premium, which is indeed the "world's first 4K smartphone", we were not quite sure what to believe, but we were definitely excited. As days and weeks passed, we soon learned (and later, from Sony, officially), that, while this is indeed a 4K screen, the Xperia Z5 Premium isn't a 4K smartphone for most of the time you're using it. Built on its predecessor, the Xperia Z3+ (Xperia Z4), the Xperia Z5 Premium doesn't bring a lot of improvements to the table. Yes, there's that 4K screen and the fingerprint scanner, but, aside from those (and the silver chrome ...

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    You might be familiar with "Project Zero". Well, the moniker describes two different concepts, so let's recap for a second. Project Zero was reportedly the internal codename at Samsung that had a simple (yet complex) goal: to redesign the Samsung Galaxy S6 (and subsequent models and variants), from the ground up, in order to produce a more compelling phone overall. Project Zero also happens to be the name for a team of security researchers (some call them hackers) inside Google, announced on July 15, 2014, that has a single purpose: checking the security of products. It just so happens ...

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