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    Ring flashes, 10-LED flashes, moons and flashes, it all comes in proximity to smartphone cameras these days. Posts on Baidu are now swinging some attention over to the Sony side with another Xperia phone on the loose. This one has a beefy selfie camera and a flash to boot. [gallery ids="469925,469926,469927,469928,469929,469930"]   While the Xperia line hasn't been known for surprising design, there is just enough change to distinguish this leaked phone that we're calling the Xperia C6 Ultra from the Xperia C5 Ultra, both apparently at six-inches in screen size. As opposed to the regular ...

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    The leak reactors are back up again and we suspect that it's prime season to start yelling continuously about the 2016 Moto X, whatever the heck it will be called — so help us god. If you have doubts about the heat pipe that's supposedly in this thing or the metallic form factor that would leave Lenovo holding the bag for bringing Motorola into conformation with the endless seas of metallic phones, this leak tipped through hellomotoHK's Facebook page will not assuage anything. // Say Hello to fingerprint☝ Thanks Don to tips us! Posted by hellomotoHK on Thursday, April 7, 2016   All ...

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    We find ourselves on Weibo yet again with something that makes itself out to be a "real iPhone 7." And beyond the flavor text and intense watermarking comes a claim we can't substantiate just yet. In the accompanying Weibo post, the original poster called out the A10 processor, 3GB of RAM and yes, the bezellessness. While we don't usually stare into the abyss, — it does stare back into you after all — we may be able to glean some dark-colored bezels underneath the glass panel. Even if that can attributed as part of the compression artifacts in this picture, the only way we can know for ...

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    We have some of the clearest spoilers of what has been characterized as HTC's last stand in mobile. Or, something like that. But it doesn't come without its share of doubt, especially when it comes to the front panel of the HTC 10. But if you'd like to poke at the new flagships' backs — the listing sticks to the "original metal shell" or "battery cover back shell" — in silver and black, go right ahead and take a look at some pictures from a Chinese equivalent of eBay, Taobao. [gallery columns="5" ...

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    Since we're talking about leak manager Evan Blass and the HTC 10, we should probably just get down to it. He posted another render of this speculative and divisive device onto Twitter this morning along with a couple of specs. Also, take a look at the date on the screen ... Not sure if this has been reported yet, but HTC 10 features a super LCD 5 display - not AMOLED. Battery = 3000mAh pic.twitter.com/NbWonSaC3T — Evan Blass (@evleaks) March 20, 2016 So, no AMOLED as seen on the One A9, but then again, we didn't see the use of Super LCD 4 on any HTC device. The 3Ah battery looks to be ...

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    Yep, we're talking about that thing you see close to this block of text. That so-called iPhone 7 design. We had our doubts about this very weird shell of a new iPhone, calling notes of the HTC One Max with the pogo pin connectors and the LG G5-style dual-camera housing. Of course, we've had to deal with Meizu jabbing at the media with recent antenna lining reveals. However, sources have been coming out of the woodwork to say that what we've been seeing was a prototype, codenamed "D10." The pogo pins and two rear cameras for the 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 7 have since been cancelled. ...

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    It's been more than a year since the nation's largest bank deserted Windows Phone's app ecosystem. Speculation went about on how this was in preparation for writing a Windows 10 app. While we can't tie that speculation to Bank of America's rumored comeback to the platform, we now have a supposed due date for when apps will hit screens large and small. Based on a leak of an internal BoA website that Windows Central obtained, the universal app will be released on March 28. It'll have the usual features a banking app should have in 2016 including bill paying, mobile deposit (a first for ...

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    There are a bunch of new pictures, yet, nothing really new to see here. Huawei is expected to come out on April 6 with what we suppose is its P9 handset. From what we could tell from other beer and skittles surrounding this thing, there are dual cameras on the back, a circular fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C and a pretty straightforward design. And these new leaks show such a phone, wrapped in red bubble wrap. [gallery columns="4" ids="466799,466800,466801,466802"] Spec speculation right now is focused on the chipset: will it be a Snapdragon 820 or does Huawei have a Kirin 955 ready? We'll ...

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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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    "You have your PRO 5, I have my PRO 6." So starts the tale of a Meizu forums user who apparently struck gold while out to dinner. Apparently after striking up a conversation with a young man, that man decided to sell something that would seem to be a Meizu PRO 6 prototype for about $15. [gallery columns="4" ids="466048,466049,466050,466051"]   Meizu's design head for Flyme UI also brought up this screenshot featuring 3D/Force Touch prompts upon the Android skin. It seems that like Xiaomi, Meizu has continued on taking design cues from both Apple and Samsung and evolving upon them. Maybe ...

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    If you're not comfortable with the words "maybe," "subject to change," "speculation," "surprise" and "my computer's burning from all this tech, help me," you're probably not going to be excited next week. Backchannel techie Evan Blass said that we were to expect a secondary screen of sorts on the LG G5, but everyone can be mistaken: he later said he was probably looking at the Always ON display feature. Combine that with a freak leak out of India and it's been a hectic day in the LG department. Another surprise? The mid-range X cam handset that the chaebol has pre-introduced may have the ...

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    What's so lightweight about this thing? And furthermore, how the heck do LG's model numbers work? Some information on a new, previously unseen LG device has popped up on GFXBench, this one labelled LG-H840. The LG G5 is going by both the H830 and the F700S callsigns in recent leaks. But wrench yourself away from that minutia and look at this minutia. Some throw-off factors here include Android KitKat, the main camera's resolution taking up every last pixel for 4K video recording — also, it's a pretty under-equipped main camera — and that 4:3 ratio 2160p video capability for the ...

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    The vibes aren't dying and, by just the sheer supposed size of this phone's battery, the Vibe P1 Turbo won't, either. Lenovo's done the Vibe P1 twice already: one had a 4,000mAh battery for the price of $159, the other had 5,000mAh for $279. The Vibe P1 Turbo takes that better phone — equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 615, fingerprint reader, 2GB RAM, and 13-megapixel main camera — and pushes the RAM to 3GB and cranks the megapixel count to 16, at least according to leaks. The Indonesian Lenovo product site gives out the specs for the first P1, though, so those ...

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    Samsung is in the process of acquainting its customer service representatives with its new look TouchWiz on Android 6.0. Thing is, we weren't supposed to see the darn presentation. But we have it leaked to us, so we might as well pore through it. Common questions anticipated concern the revised app permission pop-ups, lack of decryption and user interfaces for several features. The messaging app now has the capability to play video and audio without pop-up players and send links over to the in-app browser. Wrong password inputs will now have go through a different time penalty structure. ...

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    This device looks like it's going to be one of those devices that will keep leaking until the last minute. But hey, we might as well enjoy the ride with the LG G5. After our rumor roundup comes this Geekbench readout which features no real surprises from our expectations. The G5, which is assumed to go by the model number LG-F700S, looks to be sporting the typical innards a healthy 2016 flagship should have. Android 6.0.1 is to go on top of a Snapdragon 820 (MSM8996) chipset and 4GB of RAM. That single-core score looks pretty appealing, but it's nothing out of the blue. We just hope it ...

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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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    We have a full month before Mobile World Congress 2016 kicks off in Barcelona. That's when we're expecting several big'uns to arrive on the mobile flagship stage. It's been a topsy-turvy roundabout for Samsung watchers, though, as tidbits have been dropping about the Galaxy S7 for the longest time, perhaps even longer than what we've dealt with for the HTC One M8. Want it to be over? Evan Blass has a date to look out for: Starting to look like a Friday, March 11th Galaxy release in the U.S. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) January 22, 2016 We shouldn't be complicit to the fact that Evan Blass ...

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    It's a small phone that's become the big topic for Apple for this half of the year. So big, in fact, that it's been called three names over the span of its rumor-dom. We may now have our first eyes-on video of what the new 4-inch iPhone may look like. The 40-second video with no narration shows off what could easily pass off as a gold-colored iPhone 6s or iPhone 6 on a paper tray. The home button gets a trim while the plastic antenna inlays remain in place just beside the 3.5mm headphone jack. The video uploader purports that the device is one of the first demo units straight from ...

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    The twists and turns of the path of Nexus came to a head last year with two phones from different manufacturers — one a Google favorite, the other a rising star. Trade winds blew in word that a troubled legacy phonesmaker would be making both of this year's Nexus smartphone entries. Noted HTC leaker @LlabTooFeR has tracked down "alleged" HTC Nexus device codenames. Allegedly related to HTC Nexus devices codenames are: T50 T55 — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) January 19, 2016 There's little precedent for this codename format in both Nexus and HTC phone portfolios. As far as Android devices ...

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    Nokia had to take a year off of producing smartphones for non-compete reasons from Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services unit. While we've had to witness the demise of that decision, Nokia has been beefing itself up with the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. And if things go according to rumor, the company is supposed to be coming back to the consumer market with three phones, all of them in testing rounds right now. The nexus of the rumors centers around a Weibo look that detailed the back of one of those phones. This iPhone-esque prototype — the device even says it's a ...

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    Can't you feel that holiday cheer, Samsung? The Ga-la-la-la-laaa-la-la-laxy A9 is back on the eggnog overflow and we have more details as to what it tows. And there's also a little quirk that made us shift in our seats just a little bit. See if you can spot it and guess what we think it means while we go through the laundry list. The new leak from Weibo seems to be a showroom specifications card meant for Samsung plots in retail stores or carriers. This one's for the dual-SIM version that can apparently come in salmon, champagne or white colors. The 2.5D glass (as we learned about in a ...

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    Most of the United States is taking the day off tomorrow. In Shenzhen, Huawei isn't. Most of its "Mate" series of smartphones haven't touched American ground. And since there's no Thanksgiving in China, that makes what's technically today the perfect day to debut the Huawei Mate 8. But until it launches, we have some leaked renders that might possibly get used for official purposes, but until we know for sure, they're just leaks. It's a cleaner Ascend Mate 7-like with circular camera and fingerprint ports and some wide-radius corners. And if you're still on the bezel watch, they're pretty ...

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    Way to kick Sony while its so, so down. Or, way to give it to the man? Apparently, even when Sony Pictures is pitching up a tent, all James Bond wants to do is set the paraffin alight and become an Agent Under Fire. Sorry. Apparently, star Daniel Craig and director Sam Mendes had drawn a creative line-in-the-sand when it came to which smartphone Mr. Bond would grip upon in Spectre. This we know from more emails within the deep void that is the Sony Pictures email hack: BEYOND the $$ factor, there is, as you may know, a CREATIVE factor whereby Sam and Daniel don't like the Sony phone [the ...

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    Wish Xiaomi branded its phones consistently? Maybe some of us in the United States do. After a poor showing in the Chinese startup's domestic shipment tallies, we saw the manufacturer make an American pivot with the FCC showing off its Redmi 2S. That's not the Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 Pro, which we're talking about here. Beyond the fact that we see the metal shell of the back, what we should be conscious of is the what the shell leaves out: the corners. We'll see what material the phone's antennas will go through with them. There's some important negative space, too: with that bottom circular ...

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    In China, the number three is considered good luck as it is a homophone for the word "life." Shenzhen-based ZTE wants all the luck it can get as a new Nubia phone is on the way with plenty of expectations and rumors to hold up. The company's Nubia brand is celebrating its third anniversary by teasing what could possibly be the Nubia X8 that's due in three days — Thursday, October 15, if the math gets done. We have some leaked photos of the device — well, at least one siderail of the device — below, but take a look at this here poster, direct from the Nubia Weibo page. Apparently, ...

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