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    Chinese manufacturer Vivo is readying itself for another smartphone release. Unlike the Xplay 5 Elite, though, these two devices won't be busting any blocks — even the company admits it through an initial release of their specs. [gallery columns="1" ids="475884"] But what we're looking is far from basic. The Vivo X7 will sport a Snapdragon 652 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage standard. The 16-megapixel selfie camera gets paired with a "Moonlight" flash diode. Of course, like other Vivo offerings, there's little bezel around the screen and below it is the fingerprint sensor. ...

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    Bluetooth 4.2, introduced in December of 2014, is about to be replaced. The wireless standard, which hasn't seen much change at the center of its core specifications, will see its biggest update since July of 2010 with the launch of Bluetooth 5. No point versions. Just "5". The Bluetooth Special Interest Group will release the details of Bluetooth 5 at a London press event on June 16. It has been said to have double the speed and quadruple the range of Bluetooth 4.0 connections and "provide significant new functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and ...

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    There's plenty of anticipation hanging in the air. Lenovo and Motorola will be dropping plenty of that during today's keynote for the Lenovo Tech World '16 conference today. We have on-the-ground coverage in San Francisco, but if you want to get the keynote directly from there (and you're not there, we assume), this is the place to get it. If you're in it for the RAZR throwbacks, for the much-rumored Moto Z, the purported Phab 2 Pro with Project Tango augmented reality technology or all of the above, we'll be comparing wishlists to spec lists for the next little while. The keynote ...

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    Like any great musical act, the OnePlus 3 is about to head on world tour. Shortly after sales begin next Wednesday, OnePlus will be popping up at several outlets across the world to introduce the new smartphone to its fans, let them try it out and even buy one if you get to the fun early enough. On June 15, the Colette shop near the Palai-Royal in Paris will host the first event at 11am local time. Londoners can head to the Joshua Kane on Brushfield in Whitechapel while Berliners can go to Firmament just off Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz at 7pm in each respective place. Those in New York can head ...

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    Last year, OnePlus took its fans on a virtually realistic tour through its offices. This year, it's going to be in inner space. Getting the masses to take part in the VR experience hasn't been an easy task, but with smartphone manufacturers planting their stakes in some form of a headset, they have interests in tending to interest. Huawei sub-(fire)brand Honor has a "Save the Date" going out to tech press in Europe for June 20. Not a single hint of what could be released during this event with a lot of affirmative marketing for "a new definition of fast, robust and affordable, all in ...

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    If John Legere believes that what T-Mobile has done over the past couple of years with its Un-carrier initiatives was forwarding the entire cellular industry, the CEO might have to give credit to the "Dumb" of "Dumb & Dumber" for this one. Big Magenta has officially teased out its Un-carrier 11 event on Twitter. It will be livestreamed on YouTube, Periscope. Facebook Live and the carrier's own website on Monday, June 6 at 1pm Eastern. You’re invited! Tune in LIVE to be blown away by our next Un-carrier move. Epic news you won’t want to miss! https://t.co/cYCU2xOHzi — T-Mobile ...

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    It's not even two weeks now until WWDC16 comes along. It's the Apple developer gathering that reveals everything new in the company's software. The big reveal we're looking out for? iOS 10. iOS X. iOS Twiddles. Whatever it's supposed to be called, it's supposedly coming. And in all seriousness, we haven't seen a completely new software feature for you iPhone or iPad that would seemingly justify turning the dial up to ten. While we do know that WWDC will take place between June 13 and 17, we have learned that it will start off with a keynote at 10am Pacific or 1pm Eastern on June 13 at ...

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    New York City. Home of everything, ever. That includes an event from Samsung this week — specifically, this Thursday, June 2. The press invitation the company has sent out tells us to "Go. Move. Explore. Create with Galaxy". The fitness vibe that marketing gives off would tell of something like a Galaxy S7 Active, but our colleagues at Droid Life are thinking more of the Gear Fit 2 or "IconX" earbuds that's also been teased about. And hey, it could be all of the above. "Experience how Samsung's devices work together to create a Galaxy of Possibility," the invite continues. Dubstep ...

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    HTC was last out of the gate for the spring flagship launches this year — well, technically Lenovo's Tech World event comes just before the start of summer, but Motorola's traditionally been a late bloomer anyways. Still, the HTC 10 isn't exactly everywhere just yet, but it will be in India soon. In fact, we can presume that HTC's Save the Date event in India on May 26 is about the HTC 10. Media invitations are out. India was originally rumored to have a Snapdragon 652-equipped version of the phone named the HTC 10 Lifestyle. Later tea leaves pointed back to the country getting the ...

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    Did ZTE pull a Huawei or are they just good friends? We've seen the Ascend Mate 2 turn into the Ascend Mate 7, now we're hearing about the sequel to the Axon coming into view as the Axon 7. GizmoChina has an invitation for a May 26 event in Beijing and it's teasing some loud speakers. In addition, we're expecting the typical internals for the space year 2016: quad HD resolution spread over 5.5 inches, a Snapdragon 820, a single 20-megapixel main camera and 64GB of native storage. Odd that we're hearing about a Beijing event as we saw ZTE launch the first device in the line, the Axon Pro, ...

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    Well. It had to happen, didn't it? There had to be a "unicorn phone". Indian tech media outlets are getting invitations from Micromax sub-venture Yu to attend the launch event for the company's new Yunicorn smartphone, a phone that. It will happen on May 19 in New Delhi. "Fantasy will soon become reality" is the main tagline in this missive. PhoneRadar relayed rumors that the phone would target the sub-Rs. 15,000 ($225) range and run on stock Android. We're not clear if this device is connected to a benchmark for the YU5530 noting a MediaTek Helio X10 chipset with 4GB of RAM. We were told ...

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    When Huawei decides to put out a flagship, there comes flying from the factories a few of its friends. Something large. Something small. Sometimes, some thing that's a little mid-ranger. And that's where we get to know the Huawei G9 over some paint-poisoned fruit and some Ferrero Rocher. Yes, we know that the US just got hold of the Huawei GX8, but we're talking China here and they're looking forward to a May 4 event for this new device. We're hearing a few analogues that connect the G9 to the Honor 5C, the main one being that they share use of the Kirin 650 chipset — eight cores clocked ...

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    Lei Jun, founder and CEO of Xiaomi, confirmed on Chinese microblogging site QQ that the Xiaomi Max will officially debut at the company's summer promotional event on May 10. This comes after some 80,000 viewers gathered to watch an impromptu event featuring Lei on a Chinese livestreaming app to learn more about the device. Lei was more excited about the livestreaming app than the phone in his post, but if you're here for a muscly phablet, don't worry, you're in for a re-run in about two weeks. Source: QQ (Google Translate) Via: juggly.cn

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    Honor, firmly under Huawei's wing, has seen new land over the past several months as the 5X finally came to American shores. However, if you're on that chunk of land looking forward to some more Honor action anytime soon, forget it. At least, for now. It seems that another Honor phone will be coming China's way on April 13, at least according to this leaked poster. Other sources are floating April 28 as another event date and there's a belief that it won't just be China getting some new hardware. Speculation's been wafting that Honor has two phones on the way soon — the Honor 8 and the ...

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    Apple is looking for some wind in its sales. Cupertino and Wall Street have been expecting a plateau of iPhone revenue this year. We've been expecting this iPhone 6c. no, 7c, sorry, 5se, I mean, just SE now, for awhile. It's supposed to be the first four-inch phone since 2013. Leaks and quips yelled of prominent equipment — specifically, the internals and hardware features of the iPhone 6s. And it was supposed to look pretty darn fancy — think iPhone 5s-caliber design. And it was supposed to be cheap. Well, "Apple cheap" isn't that cheap, but analysts would end up guessing $449 to ...

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    Before you go shouting "duh," let's get our bearings straight here. We've been working on getting a date for this upcoming HTC 10 phone only to have it sink into a mushy timeline associated with the company's new smartwatch that we mustn't forget about. Of course, we at Pocketnow (as evidenced in this week's Weekly podcast) are still aching for specifics. Backchannel specialist Evan Blass believes he has an answer of sorts: In case it wasn't obvious, I'd say that Tuesday, April 19th -- the date on the screen -- is nearly a lock for HTC 10 launch. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 5, 2016 ...

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    But it's just a few extra days between friends (and enemies). We've kept tabs on Apple as it was rumored that a four-inch iPhone, a smaller iPad Pro and the sequel to last year's Apple Watch would come with a mid-March event. Some tipsters put the timeframe squarely on the day that's literally in the middle of March. Not so much anymore, as Re/code reports from its sources that the event will happen the week of March 21. BuzzFeed, from its sources, was able to pin it down to the day of the 21st. The event will likely be a small affair compared to ones hosted at downtown San Francisco ...

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    Update: Samsung has mailed invites for the press to attend its Unpacked 2016 event in Barcelona, confirming the February 21 date. It's the same date and general location as LG's planned "Play" event. When you have nothing to do on a Saturday night and you find yourself fielding a big, juicy tip on what's going on with one of the most hyped Android devices of the season, you know something's up. Evan Blass volleys two big screenshots of what may be a promo video for #TheNextGalaxy event that is scheduled for February 21, three weeks from today and 19 days before shipment supposedly begins ...

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    It'll take a bit of time before we see that Nubia Z11 that everyone seems to be looking forward to this year. But until we get a little more something something than just the front panel, we're not really up for it just yet. But as ZTE subsidiary Nubia wants to keep the counter up on devices, it'll be doing just that next week. Specifically, we're looking forward to what might be known in English as the My Prague S, a step up from last August's My Prague phone. The capital of the Czech Republic, being one of the art capitals of the world, has been exploited for branding the My Prague as a ...

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    LeTV has been driving high-gear growth of its mobile phones over the past year across Asia and has just made landfall in the US. Qualcomm essentially boasted on behalf of the Chinese manufacturer that the Le Max Pro would be the first to run the Snapdragon 820 chipset. We didn't get to test final products at CES, but LeTV is ready for some more promotion runs in India. The LeTV event in Delhi that happened on January 5, as far as we can gather, only featured the company's Bluetooth and VR headsets along with its Super Cycle. The company did subsequently announce a Le Future event headed ...

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    We expected Samsung to beat the crowd in introducing its 2016 "spring" flagship. All we were doing was debating how early. We heard musings of the chaebol trying to find space in Las Vegas in time for CES next month. But we've kept listening to Korean sources that have said that Samsung will reserve itself for February. Well, one of the shoes dropped today as Samsung gave out invitations to its Tuesday press conference at CES. We don't know what's on the playbill for the event, but given the Consumer Electronics Show's wide showcase of products and that Samsung makes TVs and refrigerators, ...

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    How often do you stop to look at your phone's design? Sometimes it seems like the manufacturers of these smartphones don't seem to care. We think Samsung didn't really care for a couple of years between the Galaxy SIII and the Galaxy S4. While the S5 might've been somewhat of an aesthetic nightmare, at least it was something different. This year's flagship devices from the Korean OEM have been a splendid, premium and glassy surprise. We might be getting splendid, premium and glassy all over again in 2016 and it won't be a surprise according to an source. A source said that the focus will ...

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    We're getting some of the blurry blotches painted in as to when OnePlus will be debuting its new miniature smartphone — small compared with its previous two offerings — and what that device will be called. You'll note that we've been referring to the mystery phone as both the "OnePlus X" and the "OnePlus Mini" throughout our rumors coverage. Now, we have some direction from CEO Liu Zuohu as to which way the moniker will go. And apparently, when he took a run, all the roads led back to the OnePlus X. Hey, whatever cures the restlessness you mention on your post, Mr. Liu. Whether he's ...

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    OnePlus told us something was going to happen by the end of the year that wasn't the OnePlus 2. The Oppo spin-off has had an interesting series of moments from Carl Pei to Carl Pei. Well, we might be able to divine what's going on with the company and its ambitions during an event next week. But this time, there's no VR and no Pei. Pete Lau, CEO and founder of OnePlus, will join Vikas Agarwal, General Manager of Indian operations, in Bengaluru ("Bangalore," for us Westerners) for an event sometime next week. The invitation has the "The Next Big Step" written on it and given Carl Pei's ...

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    What's in vogue? Bowl-cut hair and asymmetrical design. We're expecting one of those to be featured on the LG V10, replete with a duo of front cameras and a secondary screen. It's expected to debut during an early October event in New York. Well, now we can put convert expectations into realization with this 15-second trailer video from LG for the 1st of the month event. And somehow, a wicked wig gets involved into this. Importantly, though, the screen flare near the end of the video shows off the cut-away section for the "ticker" as well as the cameras. Both are signs of the LG V10. Our ...

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