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    The world just got richer with two new smartphones that are part of the new Obi Worldphone line-up, a fruit of the collaboration between Apple's ex-CEO John Sculley, and and Ammunition design founder Robert Brunner. You can debate whether each of the two resembles something else on the market (past or present), but there are just so many ways to build a smartphone these days. The Obi Worldphone SF1 and SJ1.5 will both set you back less than $200, when they become available in October in emerging markets in Asia, Africa and Middle East. The Obi Worldphone SF1 (below) will go for ...

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    The Cityman and Talkman are codenames for two smartphones that Microsoft will allegedly unveil in the near future. According to some reports, October 19 is the date to circle in your calendar if you are looking forward to seeing new Microsoft Lumia flagships. While we've been seeing renders and leaks of all sorts regarding the two aforementioned phones, the leak we're looking at is hopefully going to further clarify things. The images above and below appear to be official press renders (claimed as such) of the two upcoming Microsoft Lumia flagships, the aforementioned Cityman (above) and ...

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    Update: 9to5google has a neat teardown explanation of what exactly happens when you insert the Galaxy Note 5 S Pen backwards, what gets broken, and why. Let's be completely honest. Nobody reads the manual anymore. But you should! Manuals can save you a headache or two, not to mention that they most of the times save manufacturers the trouble of repairing or replacing your broken device. An example from the recent past comes to mind with a certain Active version of a phone which often got flooded (and most of the times rendered unusable) because of not sealing the back properly, as ...

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    Remember the HTC Aero, aka A9? Yesterday we posted an HTC A9 leak in the form of a press render, and that phone looked a lot like the Apple iPhone 6. As a matter of fact, the resemblance was so obvious that some readers were asking themselves why exactly did we decide to run the story, which seemed to be an obvious "fake". Well, it's not, and whether that's a good or a bad thing is completely up to you. The image above was posted on Weibo and claims to show off the upcoming A9, next to the phone it looks a lot like: the iPhone. While this HTC A9 leak seems to confirm the previous one, ...

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    The ASUS ZenFone 2 is a phone to definitely keep on your shortlist if you're looking for a new device. It impressed us with the occasion of our review, and, if you're lucky enough to live in specific markets, you can also get a special edition which packs a whopping 256GB of internal storage. The company is preparing to capitalize on the success of (and buzz around) its ZenFone line-up, and will prepare no less than 6-7 new models next year. Company CEO Jerry Shen said these new 2016 ZenFone series smartphones will mostly pack 5.5-inch displays, and next year's line-up, according to the ...

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    There were (are, and probably will be, until the official unveiling) a lot of rumors concerning Apple's 2015 smartphones. There were various, some concerning a strengthened chassis, some referring to a pink model (rose gold), and many others regarding Force Touch and other aspects of the phone. Some reports talked about a 12MP iPhone 6s camera (and iPhone 6s Plus), a bump from the 8MP found on current models, and today's rumor seems to confirm this. Of course, this is no official confirmation, as it comes from unnamed sources within the supply chain. Said anonymous person talked about a ...

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    If you've been following the BlackBerry Venice rumors and leaks, you probably know by now that BlackBerry is reportedly planning on bringing an Android-powered smartphone --a QWERTY slider, to be more specific-- to the market. The latest such leak indicated that it will hit all four US carriers in November, with a collage picture attached, which showed off the alleged phone running both Google Play and the BlackBerry Hub. Well, Evan Blass has followed up with another leak, showing off a screenshot that reveals a lot of BlackBerry related apt files. These files will most probably be baked ...

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    The ASUS ZenFone 2 is available is so many options that it is sometimes hard to keep track, but it's definitely a good thing, as the company is able to offer something for everyone. And, given the cutthroat competition in the mid-range smartphone market (especially around the $300 price tag), OEMs are constantly striving to differentiate, bring something new or different to the table. The diamond/crystal inspired pattern on the ASUS ZenFone 2 above might not be your thing, but the carbon-fiber look of the same phone below might be. And, even if both aren't, you should still seriously ...

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    Back in May, Google launched a new version of Android Wear, one that would enable smartwatches to function in a smart way via Wi-Fi, without the need of a constant Bluetooth connection to your smartphone. The first watch to sport this feature was the LG Watch Urbane, but Google (and some OEMs) promised that Wi-Fi capabilities will be enabled on smartwatches already present in the market. The LG G Watch R (which is basically the Watch Urbane, and vice versa) was left out and LG promised a refresh to enable Wi-Fi will be rolling out sometime in Q3. Well, that time is now, as, according to ...

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    Remember the OPPO R5? It was the world's thinnest phone, until it wasn't anymore. Still, not bad at 4.85mm, maybe even too thin for some. Well, apparently, the Chinese phone maker pulled an iPhone by adding an "s" to the device's name, and so we have the OPPO R5s. Well, that's not the only change, of course, and the phone is wearing a "coming soon" label on the manufacturer's website. You'll be able to easily tell the OPPO R5s apart from the R5, as it comes in grey, opposed to the silver R5. It keeps all the features, including the overall aspect and measurements, and also keeps most of ...

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    Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 edge+ on August 13 (together with the Note 5), and the manufacturer also equipped it with some additional features. Some still believe that the Edge Screen is still not mature enough to justify its existence beyond showing off the ability to manufacture it, but that's another topic. Opposed to the S6 edge, the S6 edge+ also brings an Apps Edge in addition to the People Edge, where you can basically pin favorite apps, just like contacts, to the side of your screen. That feature is now also available to Galaxy S6 edge users as well through a software update ...

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    Though we can't be certain of anything, some of the gossip we've heard might be true, specifically the bits according to which Samsung has moved its Note 5 unveiling to an earlier date in order to have a jump-start, as Apple's refreshed iPhone 6 Plus should be official beginning of September. Whether that's the case or not is up to you to decide, but Samsung is definitely going after iPhone owners, and what better way to prove it than by its most recent Samsung test drive program. If you live in the US, Samsung will give you a Samsung smartphone of your choice, for 30 days, with no ...

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    Sony fans will be glad to hear that the Sony Xperia Z5 rumors are not stopping, which is usually a good indication that a phone is on its way. We've seen a lot of leaks in the past couple of weeks, including general hardware and aspect, a fingerprint scanner (oddly placed on the side), as well as a bold move (treat this one with skepticism) to set a new standard by bringing a 4K display to the handset. Today's report brings us a set of photographs allegedly depicting a Sony Xperia Z5 dummy unit (which should pretty much be identical to the real deal). The pictures come from China and the ...

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    It's not #cameragate (yet!), but Apple has acknowledged a shooter problem on its own oversized smartphone. Due to the iPhone 6 Plus faulty camera issue, a limited number of devices are producing blurred stills. These devices, as Apple puts it, "fall into a limited serial number range and were sold primarily between September 2014 and January 2015". If you discover that stills snapped with the main (back) iSight camera of your iPhone 6 Plus come out blurry, you will be eligible for a camera replacement, free of charge. Additionally, at the source link below, you can input your device's ...

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    When Motorola announced the Moto X Play on July 28 (together with the Style/Pure), many were disappointed that the manufacturer revealed no plans to make the Moto X Play available in the US. As the phone is making its way to retailers (and lucky early owners' hands), there was a rumor at the beginning of the month talking about a Verizon Droid Turbo 2, and, at that time, we thought that it might be the rebranded Moto X Play. According to a recent report, the Moto X Play will indeed make its way to the US; it will allegedly be the Verizon DROID Maxx 2. Renaming the same phone for different ...

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    HTC's 2015 flagship, the One M9, didn't manage to enjoy the success (of its predecessor) the company was hoping for. As a result, the company's financials aren't rosy at all, and we are all waiting to see what CEO Cher Wang was referring to when talking about a "hero" product (product could also mean something that's not a smartphone). So far, HTC's been consistent with its flagship, naming it One, One M8, One M9, and releasing it around MWC 2015. It would be safe to assume that the HTC One M10 would be landing around MWC 2016, but previous rumors talked about a late 2015 announcement of a ...

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    Update: If there was a need for a new render from a different angle, in order to blow away any doubts on the QWERTY slider bit, Evan Blass has got us covered with this latest render (at the bottom) The BlackBerry Venice managed to generate a lot of buzz, mainly because it would, according to many, bring the "both of both world", with Android on-board. According to the most recent Evan Blass leak, the BlackBerry Venice is not only real, but it is expected to become official in November, when it will be released on all four national US carriers. It is not yet clear what the BlackBerry ...

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    When it comes to the 2015 Nexus, nothing's certain. The internet claims there might be a 2015 Nexus phone made by LG, and there might be one made by Huawei as well, though this latter bit is getting thinner and thinner by the second. An initial, unofficial render, tried to depict the upcoming 2015 Nexus made by LG, and, later, a hands-0n image sort of confirmed the looks of it. ...and then this Huawei 2015 Nexus render came along, and turned everything upside down. Maybe there will indeed be two Nexus 5 phones this year, and the rumor mill claims the one with the smaller screen will be ...

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    Galaxy Note 5 pre-orders are available since the announcement on August 13, and the same is valid for the Galaxy S6 edge+. You will be able to get yours, if you have pre-ordered, starting this Friday, August 21. That was the initial plan, and then T-mobile's CEO came along and turned the status quo upside down. According to John Legere, Magenta will simply skip the entire pre-order process. Those of you who want a Galaxy Note 5 or a Galaxy S6 edge+ will be able to buy one starting Tuesday, August 18, 6a PT, and T-mobile will ship it out immediately. You can order yours either online with ...

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    The day has finally come, and, those who were hoping to be surprised will shake their heads, as the leaks we've seen in the past couple of weeks and months were spot on. The Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ is exactly what we expected it to be, aside from being a larger copy of the Galaxy S6 edge. It shares most, if not all, of its specs with the newly announced Galaxy Note 5, and it aims to be a multimedia consumer's phone. Measuring 154.4 x 75.8 x 6.9mm and 153gr., Samsung claims it is sturdier than the smaller S6 edge. It is powered by Samsung's own octa-core processor (not specified whether ...

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    The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 was rumored in December 2014, to arrive in January. Eight month later, the company made the phone official, as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 has been unveiled. It measures 152x76x8.25mm and weighs 160gr., and Xiaomi is convinced it feels good in the hand. There are two versions of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2: the classic one, and a Prime version. In terms of specs, both variants feature a 5.5-inch Full HD display, 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP Samsung camera. The Redmi Note 2 has 16GB of internal storage and its octa-core Helio X10 processor is clocked at 2GHz, while the Prime has ...

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    Update: Eagle eyed readers have spotted, and confirmed, some of our suspicions. The image at the very bottom of the post depicts the Samsung Galaxy A8, and this particular phone has a double slot on the left edge. We might be looking at this in the picture above, or Samsung might be doing the same with the Note 5. Thanks @cinquetacche! Before you become too happy or excited, we need to warn you to keep skeptical about this. There's no way in telling whether the device pictured above is indeed a Galaxy Note 5 variant, as claimed, or another Samsung phone. That being said, here's the ...

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    No, we won't judge you if, at any point during today's upcoming Samsung Unpacked event, you'll have a deja vu. The rumor mill, reports, and leaks, have done a tremendous job in revealing what the South Koreans have up their sleeves concerning the Galaxy Note 5. We've seen and heard a ton, and even carrier leaks have confirmed the bits. Today's leak comes in a form of a comprehensive photo gallery purportedly depicting a dummy of the upcoming Galaxy Note 5, a dummy that would later be displayed in retailer locations and shop windows. Whether it is accurate or not, well, you decide. It ...

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    Among all the recent rumors and leaks of a future possible LG Nexus, the South Korean phone manufacturer announced that it will introduce a new offering this month. The LG music service will bring HI-Fi content for customers of its premium smartphones, through the company's own LG SmartWorld app. The new LG music service will be available only on certain LG phones, as well as online at www.lgworld.com. Customers in around 70 countries --including the United States, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom-- will be able to enjoy 24bit/192kHz recorded ...

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    While there was a cornucopia of leaks and reports dealing with the internals of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, there was little we heard about the batteries inside these phablets, aside from the fact that most reports claim these will be non-user-replaceable/removable. That changes now, as Evan Blass took it to Twitter to leak the capacity of the Galaxy Note 5 battery, that will be the same power pack we'll find inside the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus too. 3,000mAh, claims the leak, rated by the manufacturer for being good for 336 hours of stand-by, and 21 hours of talk ...

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