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    If you're the sort of smartphone user who's perfectly happy with a 720p screen, thinks that 1080p is a little bit excessive, and these new quad HD 2560 x 1440 models are nothing short of crazy, you might want to put your head down for a moment and take a time out. That's because Samsung has been talking about its plans for super-high-res displays at a South Korean conference, and it's looking to take things past even 2K displays into the untamed wilds of 4K Ultra HD. First things first: Samsung reportedly confirmed its work towards a phone with a 1440p panel, and a high-contract OLED ...

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    I remember my reaction when the first 1080p smartphone – the HTC J Butterfly, which later came to the US as the DROID DNA – was officially announced. I couldn't believe a 1080p display in a 5-inch device was actually happening. I had been reading about such high-res displays in rumors for months, but I assumed it would be at least another year before an OEM actually upgraded to a full HD screen. I also whimsically joked about the first 4K smartphone, not knowing how probable that would actually be in the years ahead. HTC had just released the first smartphone with a 720p display just ...

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    Just what use would an iris scanner be on a smartphone? When will 2K displays take over the smartphone world (and why should we care)? How exactly does one spell "Magotes," anyway? If these questions have ever crossed your worried minds -and even if they haven't- the second-to-last episode of the Pocketnow Weekly's 2013 season is right up your twisted alley, friend. But even if you're not interested in such tomfoolery, there's still plenty here to ping your pong. In this episode we talk headline-grabbing rumors like the Galaxy S 5 and wooden Moto X, yes - but we also spend a lot of time ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Vivo's new Xplay 3S, and its 2K-resolution display. Meizu follows as the company has just announced that its officially going to launch products in the US. Then we talk about Microsoft and the fact that Xbox Video as finally arrived to Windows Phone 8. Then the news about Microsoft continues as we cover the company's plan for a new CEO. We end today's show talking about the Pebble App Store, and what this could mean to the platform. All this and more after the break. Stories: - This is what a 2K smartphone looks like: Vivo launches Xplay 3S - ...

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    You've known they've been coming; for the past several weeks now a couple OEMs have been teasing their work on smartphones featuring 2K resolution displays. Yesterday we saw Oppo get very official with confirmation of the Find 7's 2K display, and today we take the next step with Vivo, as we see the company launch its own 2K handset, the six-inch Xplay 3S. It's not just the display that's high-end. Beyond that 2560 x 1440 panel, the phone packs a Snapdragon 800, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, some premium audio DAC and amplifier chips, and a 3200mAh battery. Around back, there's not ...

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    Our apology for some technical difficulties in publishing this. The video has been live on YouTube since yesterday. Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new rumors on the Oppo Find 7 with its 2K display. Then we shift our focus towards Nokia as things don't seem positive when it comes to their 8.3-inch tablet plans, even though Microsoft's 8-inch Surface is rumored to bring some innovative things. Samsung is next, this time because the company has shifted their marketing strategy, and that even includes plans for retail stores. We then cover the rumors of Google's EnergySense ...

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    For a few weeks now we've been talking about Oppo and its upcoming Find 7 smartphone. Like we've been getting signs of lately with devices from other Southeast Asian OEMs, these rumors quickly wrapped themselves up in the idea of a 2K display – a hefty 2560 x 1440 resolution – along with other similarly high-end specs. Today we finally see Oppo itself confirm that 2K resolution, but even as we get that answer, some new questions are popping up about just what size that panel might be. That's Oppo's teaser image up top, posted to Twitter last night. While it's crystal clear about that ...

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    There's only a little more than two weeks left in 2013, and before you know it, the very first 2014 handsets will start poring in. Of those early-year launches, one we've been really looking forward to is Samsung's Galaxy S 5 – at least, it might be super-early this year, based on some of the rumors we've heard. Those rumors have also talked a lot about what sort of hardware we might expect for the phone – things like a metal body – and today we hear new support for a few of them. Well, to be fair, this report doesn't call out the Galaxy S 5 by name, but as it discusses features ...

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    One year ago, the very first smartphones with 1080p displays were only just hitting the market: HTC released its Butterfly/Droid DNA family, and only a few months after that we were seeing 1080p devices absolutely dominate flagship offerings from all the big Android players. Since then, even the walls between platforms have started falling down, and Windows Phone has joined Android in this crazy-high-res echelon. But before this hardware actually arrived – heck, even while the first models were arriving – you couldn't get a conversation started about 1080p displays on smartphones ...

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