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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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    The chat stew about the potential specs and features of the so-called Nexus 5X from LG and the Huawei-made Nexus 6P has been hot and hazy. While that's all interesting, two of the consequences from the bifurcation of the Nexus smartphone entry this year have been sidestep maneuvers to avoid retreading previous model names (if not obvious, the Nexus 5 and the Nexus 6). We've actually been playing the name game ("Nexus 5.5T... well, now it sounds like a car") on whether or not these letter-appended monikers would stick. They may very well be. We're getting a first look at what may be the ...

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    Samsung hasn't necessarily won much love lately with its speed at adopting new versions of Android. The company was last to serve KitKat to some of its flagships this year, and even then, the company chose not to upgrade its TouchWiz UI to resemble the newer Galaxy smartphones. Today things change a little as we find that LG is already serving Lollipop to some, so it's only logical that its worse rival does something about it. We've seen leaks of the Android 5.0 Lollipop running on the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S5 already, and we also know details of the platform running on the Galaxy Note 3. ...

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    OEMs are still hard at work to bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to existing flagship handsets. We already know that HTC is a few weeks away from sharing some love with us all, and we've already seen OEMs like Motorola beat Google to the punch in some cases. That said, we know that the Android space is full of Samsung Galaxy smartphones, and if you're sporting a Galaxy S5, you might be in luck. An early build of Android 5.0 Lollipop was recently leaked at XDA-Developers, and the ROM is actually fully flashable if you don't mind voiding your warranty and exploring bugs here and there. Sadly the ...

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    I remember the first time I came face to face with Mr. Blurrycam's work. I was sitting in my macroeconomics classroom on the computer, casually working on a project and checking one of my favorite tech sites at the time, CrackBerry. There it was, the BlackBerry Storm 9530, pictured in all its click-screen glory. I swooned. An all-touch BlackBerry? As much as I loved the BlackBerry keyboard, I was dying for more screen real estate – more room to play Spider Solitaire, read emails, or browse the Web. As nice as the physical keyboard was, I was willing to trade it for more display space, ...

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    HP may not be in anybody's radar recently, as the company has completely disregarded its leading role in the mobile space over the last couple of years. From being the world's leading Pocket PC manufacturer, to effectively killing Palm in its a attempt to re-invent its mobile division, it's clear that there is a lot of desperation into figuring out the right ingredients to reach relevance one more time. We've seen the company's recent attempts through Android, and today we get even more information. Famous tipster @evleaks has just revealed what we can expect from the HP mobile design ...

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    We've got a ton of conflicting rumors regarding the possible launch timing of the next-generation iPhone. Some predict that the launch will be happening in the fall of 2014, and others still assume that it'll happen at WWDC 2014. With all the pressure surrounding the iPhone at the moment from the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8, it's clear that Apple needs to pull something up its sleeve as early as possible, and some leaks show that it might be happening. We apparently get the first leaked photos of the display of the iPhone 6, and this time it seems to be the 4.7-inch variant. In ...

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    As we reported yesterday, the rumors of what to expect for iOS 8 are already strong. We've already heard that Apple will be focusing heavily on improving the experience of Maps for its new mobile operating system, and we even heard that iTunes Radio is also getting some usability tweaks as well. Today we get more leaks that we're still trying to believe, but that hint to the evolution of iOS into additional areas like fitness. Today we get the first screenshots of what to expect for iOS 8. These hint to Apple bringing us a new service called Health Book, which looks dramatically similar, ...

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    Many of us were expecting MWC 2014 to be full of the innovations that we didn't get. Smartphones with 2K displays, and significant camera improvements were just some of the things we predicted, and no company delivered. By contrast, the only company that has teased these features on an upcoming handset is Oppo with its Find 7, and a new rumor has just made this device even more attractive. A leaked image taken by this phone according to the EXIF data claims that the resulting photo is of 8160x6120 resolution. If you do the math, this would require a 50 megapixel sensor in order to ...

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    We were expecting Nokia to wow us at MWC 2014 with a decent amount of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Oddly, Windows Phone 8.1 was announced, but Nokia focused on announcing entry-level Asha products, and even its new Nokia X Android smartphone line-up. If you're worried about the future of Windows Phone 8.1 in the hands of Nokia as Microsoft's self-owned OEM, you shouldn't as new reports point to devices coming soon. Famous tipster Evleaks has just tweeted that we should keep an eye on a device codenamed Nokia Martini. The post reads "Nokia watchers: Look out for Martini, another Windows Phone ...

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    "Today is February 19th, Wednesday, and ... this phone is not out yet. But I get the phones early because I'm ... sponsored." So begins the most lengthy, in-depth, and thoroughly shady phone-leak video we've ever laid eyes on, and it stars none other than HTC's as-yet unreleased flagship, the All New HTC One (previously known as the M8). In addition to an up-close-and-personal view of a star-spangled comforter, we're treated to a full tour of what appears to be a black All-New HTC One for AT&T's network. Included in this tour: a side-by-side comparison with last year's HTC One, ...

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    Update: Sorry folks! Due to circumstances beyond our control, we need to reschedule this special appearance. Pocketnow Weekly 083 will go under the mic on Thursday as scheduled, but Evan won't be able to join us. We'll still be announcing our Nexus 5 giveaway winner though, so be sure to tune in! • When we started the Pocketnow Weekly podcast back in July of 2012, it bore little resemblance to its current incarnation. There was no handy list of time codes; the music was built on an aggressive electric-guitar riff that now sounds impossibly cheesy; and subtopics like the "thought ...

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    We've been flocked with rumors of an iPad 5 and an iPhone 5C in photos recently, and even though we're mostly sold with the idea of the iPad 5, since it's only natural that Apple retains the same design elements of the iPad mini in their future generation tablet, it's hard to grasp the concept of the iPhone 5C, and specially when the housing of the phone looks like a gigantic iPhone 5 case. Still, we continue to see leaks on these products, and this time we find them both on video, which just makes the claims a bit more credible. These videos don't vary in what we've already seen from ...

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    Android 4.3 has been teasing us for the last several months. We originally thought this build may be the mythical "Key Lime Pie" release, but as we've gotten more information, it looks like it's just "another flavor of Jelly Bean". Finally we're starting to see leaks, and in those leaks we're beginning to get a picture of what's included in the next version of Android. A few builds have surfaced for the Nexus 4, and we've managed to get our hands on a couple. Watch as we go hands-on with the Nexus 4 and see what's new in Android 4.3. 1. Auto-complete in the Dialer These are, after all, ...

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    When Samsung announced the Galaxy S 4, it unveiled a horde of new software features, features that many existing Galaxy device owners hoped would someday trickle down to their older devices. Quickly, Samsung confirmed many of the features would, in fact, find their way to other Galaxy-branded devices. But it was still unclear which would make the cut. Today, we got our hands on some leaked Galaxy S III 4.2 firmware. The update, while not totally complete, includes many new features and interface upgrades found on the Galaxy S 4. Unfortunately, this update may foretell a bleak update ...

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    Camera quality is just one of the many metrics we use to gauge the overall capacity of a smartphone. Alongside performance, battery life, display quality, storage capacity, memory and a host of connectivity and sensors, the camera is one of the more important qualities of a smartphone. Specifications and performance are quickly approaching a threshold where reasonable and modest have been replaced with exceptional and excessive … in a good way. Only two areas are in dire need of improvement: battery life and image sensing. Battery life has met its fair share of hurdles over the years. ...

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