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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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    The Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 should be the company's flagship SoC, and, while we don't know anything official about it, it's been in the headlines thanks to rumors, reports, and leaks. We expect it to be 35 percent faster than its 810 predecessor in terms of CPU performance, and bring a 40 percent improvement over the Snapdragon 810 in terms of graphics performance. Samsung has decided to ditch the Snapdragon 810 and go with its own Exynos 7420 inside the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge (most probably same chip, or 7422 version inside the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus). Whether ...

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    The week of September 7 -- with a possibility of September 9 -- is what the latest rumors talk about with regards to Apple's upcoming event. Of course, nothing's certain until we see press invites going out, and, until then, we have to rely on various reports and leaks, like this most recent iPhone 6s assembly leak in the form of a video. When it comes to the iPhone 6c, things aren't clear at all, with so many conflicting rumors hitting from all directions. Last we heard about the iPhone 6c was last week when a report claimed we won't see the phone until the second quarter of 2016 (after ...

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    Just a couple of days before seeing the most recent, extensive, picture-based Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus leak, we've heard weird reports of a future possible Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus keyboard cover, and, judging by the leaked image itself (as well as the source of the leak), we have little to no reason to doubt it. Furthermore, the reports don't just stop there, as now we're hearing about a possible price tag for the upcoming keyboard accessory. The Galaxy S6 Edge Plus keyboard is listed on a Dutch retailer's website at 48EUR (58.08EUR with tax), which roughly translates to ...

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    There are four more days until the August 13 event when Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus in New York. So far, these two devices were among the most heavily leaked once, but whether that's accidental, or on purpose, is anyone's guess. After taking several close looks at the Galaxy Note 5 over the course of the past few weeks, we are now treated with another set of images; this time we're most probably looking at final hardware, as the pictures are claimed to originate from a meeting where a company representative showed off the Galaxy Note 5, and S6 Edge ...

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    The Meizu MX5 launched at the end of June but don't expect to see an Mx5 Pro; according to the company's VP, Li Nan, there will be no MX5 Pro this year, as the company aims to become a more important player on the market, thus shifting its focus on a new high-end smartphone family. One Meizu flagship smartphone from said high-end family of products could use Samsung's Exynos 7420 SoC, according to analyst Pan Jiutang. The Exynos 7420 is Samsung's own system on a chip that is powering the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (and a 7422 variant -- basically identical to the 7420, but with the ...

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    The Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 was probably the most controversial and disputed system-on-a-chip that the company has ever made, due mostly to reports of overheating issues, and throttling in order to contain the alleged problem (also reflected in revenue figures). That didn't stop many top-tier manufacturers from including it in their flagship smartphones (LG G Flex 2, HTC One M9, Sony Xperia Z3+, to name a few). The company is expected to share all the details of its upcoming Snapdragon 820 chip next week, but, until then, we are treated to some leaked slides that shed some early light on ...

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    We're not even sure when all the rumors began, concerning the presence of (or lack of) a microSD card slot on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5, to be unveiled next week on August 13, together with the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, and maybe a tablet. While we have seen or heard no evidence concerning this matter, those who claim there will be no memory expansion seem to base their speculation on the fact that the Galaxy S6 (and Edge) don't have one either, and Samsung will likely follow its design, build and materials policy from earlier this year, applying it to the Note 5 too. Now that we've ...

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    According to Xiaomi's global vice president, Hugo Barra, online smartphone sales are becoming more and more popular in emerging markets. "The phenomenon of people buying a phone from a phone is now a thing", he said on Thursday, at the Converge technology conference. Around 40% of sales are online smartphone sales in China, he added, while saying that Xiaomi helped accelerate the shift towards, and adoption, of online smartphone sales in India, which, Barra believes, will grow to "30% percent of the total Indian smartphone market by the end of 2015, up from 20% last year", he said. ...

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    The picture you see below, claimed to be "very raw material" drawing of the 2015 Nexus, has been leaked suggesting the back layout of the upcoming LG-made 2015 Nexus. It looks like a back cover to us, and we won't debate its veracity, but, instead remain skeptical. The leak suggests that there will be a camera, a flash, and something else, which could be a fingerprint scanner, or another camera. There were rumors that claimed the upcoming 2015 Nexus will feature a 3D camera, and we asked ourselves (and you) whether that would be a good idea or not. Some of us are intrigued by this, but we ...

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    Samsung Electronics announced the second quarter financial results for 2015, and, despite being slightly better than previous quarter figures, and in line with expectations, the situation on the smartphone side of the business isn't rosy at all. "Despite the launch of Galaxy S6, improvement to earnings was quite marginal due to low smartphone shipments and an increase in marketing expenses for new product launches", says the official wording. In order to counter this, as well as to continue "the sales momentum for high-end products", Samsung is planning on "adjusting the price of the ...

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    Samsung smartphones are becoming better and better at taking pictures. There's no way around it, the Note 4 (and soon the Galaxy Note 5), Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 Edge are exceptional shooters (yes, there are some GS6 and GS6 Edge models that are powered by a Sony chip). However, with phones becoming slimmer and slimmer, there's a real need to slim down components as well. Because of that, Samsung has announced the mass production of a new 16MP sensor that's smaller, with pixels that are only 1.0μm in size. The chip (S5K3P3) is using Samsung's ISOCELL technology, and, according to the ...

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