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    The HTC 10 has an IP53 rating that guarantees that the phone will be protected from dust getting into its vital components and for spraying water for up to five minutes. The way devices get tested for that rating is vigorous and, while not government-regulated, is pretty important to the International Electrotechnical Commission. HTC, said to make this year's Google Nexus Pixel smartphones, apparently has been able to go for the same Ingress Protection rating, according to a tip sent to Android Police. What does this practically mean? Well, we wouldn't encourage you to use your HTC 10, ...

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    Update: 9/21. https://t.co/8Ne6gj0NJS— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 19, 2016 Google's first of two new messaging services has been out for several weeks and it's been an underwhelming contender to say the least, given the amount of coverage we've dedicated to Duo since its launch. With the final public release of iOS 10 and an all-new iMessage with obscuring, fanciful features, it's about time that Mountain View launch the second service it introduced at I/O this year. Leakmaster Evan Blass believes that Allo will be on the Play Store this week. Hello, Allo (launches this week). ...

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    As Samsung continues pressing further recalls for its defective and exploding Galaxy Note 7 devices around the world, it's also finalizing new units that will be shipped to replace each and every one of them. Plans in Australia have new units out by next week while the US is getting an "expedited" treatment. How sped up? Maybe a hint could be found in responses from Samsung Canada as it is working to replace about 22,000 units in the country. Customers were asked — and encouraged by Health Canada — to register for a Note 7 exchange program. Once that was done, users received an email ...

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    It seems that the oddity that was the Nexus Launcher is no more. Or, as leaker @LlabTooFeR would say "Don't know anything about Nexus Launcher... There is only Pixel launcher..." The original launcher, thought to take better advantage of Google Assistant features and to differentiate the upcoming so-called Pixel (neé Nexus) phones, had its .apk leak last month. Google's new Pixel Launcher. pic.twitter.com/g974gVOKzT — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 12, 2016 In the app information section, the Nexus Launcher's app version prefix code referred to Android Nougat Maintenance Release 1, ...

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    No headphone jacks for the new iPhone? No problem! There are at least a few options to keep the music flowing (at Apple's discretion and cost) without having to resort to blasting your music out for your neighbors to hear. The company could stuff a Lightning-to-3.5mm headphone jack adapter in the box with the iPhone. It could also supply you with some EarPods with a Lightning connector. But it could also skip the whole cable deal altogether and move onto a wireless set of EarPods, independent from each other. That last idea has gotten a thrust with word from a Forbes source that Apple's ...

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    You know how sequels should theoretically be "upgrades" to their predecessors? According to one source, we should be expecting a downgrade this year from the LG V10 for the V20. And if you prefer not to believe that, we have another rumored spec sheet for those thankful of the status quo. Let's tackle the numbers we're getting from the Seoul Economic Daily, first. The publication is getting word from its insiders that while it expects the Snapdragon 820 to be in there, there's a question of variance. There seems to be one model with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage while the other gets 4GB ...

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    Ahh, the press and the people they cover. My, my, the relationships we have, the bonds we form. So, let's start off with talking about the competition — because that's where the story begins. PhoneArena spotted a freak benchmark showing off a 4.6-inch phone and no name. It had a Snapdragon 820, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, the works. And since the diagnostics came out of GFXBench, which has a tendency to show more traditional manufacturers' products than anything else, it was figured that this thing was a OnePlus 3 Mini. The company would seem game for that kind of challenge. Pretty ...

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    Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi continues investigating one of its Mi 4i devices after it exploded right in its owner's hands in India. The company has given a replacement device to that customer, but the damage control has only just begun as another reported explosion has rocked a Xiaomi device. One Weibo user relayed a customer's pictures of their Mi 5 with its back cover melted off and its battery post-mortem. The rest of the device appears to be fine, but we don't have any idea what happened to it nor what conditions the explosion took place. The Weibo user only described the incident as ...

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    The day after we find out about what Samsung has to Unpack is the day when OPPO unpacks its F1s. Of course, if a phone wants to take the next "step up in the selfie revolution," it'll need some impressive cameras to do so. Well, an Indian outlet believes it has the answers to not just those specs, but a few more. TechDroid is reporting that both the front and rear camera have 16 megapixels of resolution. All the software effects will be getting in, including the screen flash feature. One SKU will feature 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, expandable by microSD up to 128GB. There will be ...

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    The iPhone 7 has spanned the world in leaks, but this one comes from relatively unfamiliar Vietnam — and no, it doesn't even show off one of those manufactured shells, though the leaker supposedly got this little treasure from a Foxconn affiliate plant. It comes in the form of a video showing off what is believed to be the official adapter from a Lightning connection to a 3.5mm headphone jack. The iPhone 7 has long been rumored to drop the port. If Apple is making a product to sell and/or graciously put in with each and every box, this adapter certainly would look like such a thing — ...

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    Sony might only say it is changing strategy, but is it really? The company has focused less on the countries it has traditionally focused less on and has said that the Xperia X line was supposed to represent the best in software features from Sony — not just about the specs. Chalk this one up to either someone faking a Sony device on GFXBench or someone just stuck. A device named the "Sony F8331" got picked up with some decent points — namely a Snapdragon 820, a full HD, 5.1-inch screen and 3GB of RAM with Android 6.0.1 within. There seems to be a 21-megapixel rear camera and a ...

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    The market continues to be bullish for Apple. It's expected to recover from its first revenue contraction in years with the help of the iPhone 7 and the people who would buy it. And there are plenty of people who would buy it to replace their old iPhone. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, for example, is expecting planned iPhone 7 upgrades from nearly 15 percent of users. Furthermore, 29 percent of iPhone owners are considering an upgrade and 67.3 percent of all iPhone owners have shot over their two-year carrier upgrade cycle. Munster surveyed 400 iPhone owners in the US to get these ...

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    We had several iPhone 7 pieces last week on the existential crisis of the headphone jack, otherwise known to us as #jaxit. If you've been yearning for some evidence with a little more body, you're in luck. We're turning back to NowhereElse.fr for another metal casing from an undisclosed source. In this photo, we can clearly make out the two speaker grilles on the bottom edge of the case. It's another picture for the "leave" camp. Earlier this month, the outlet's Steve Hemmerstoffer posted a CAD video (one of many before then) that showed off two new iPhone designs with differing ...

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    Qualcomm has continually eaten Intel's lunch in providing mobile silicon from application processors to modems to controller circuits and so on. Intel has suffered strategy change after strategy change for it, but the company could reverse its fortunes with the mercy of Apple. Sources to Bloomberg are saying that Intel will provide the modems on several versions of the iPhone 7, including those for AT&T and other global carriers. Qualcomm chips will still be on devices for Verizon and the Chinese market. Previous rumors have told of Intel's share of business ranging between 30 and 40 ...

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    If you're an Android user in a orchard of Apple trees, you may be tired or indifferent to being "the green bubble" of the lot. There's a developer effort firmly in progress called "Pie Message" that hopes to bring the iMessage client over to Android, but it could get overshadowed by a rumored reveal next week at WWDC. According to a source to MacDailyNews, it seems that the company will bring iMessage and its end-to-end communications encryption over to Android. The details of the announcement are still murky as are the keynote preparations, but it is said that the iMessage for Android ...

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    Google releases new Nexus hardware early in fall and puts out final images of the next version of Android shortly after that. Samsung has been pulling up its fall summer flagship releases to be more like late summer. The company's rumored to launch its Galaxy Note 7 in just a couple of months' time. And so, the twain shall never meet — at least, when it comes to getting Android N native to the Note 7. But if you wanted a little more evidence to back this very likely conclusion, take a look at the Mobile User Agent log above. The string is what's generated on a web server's side about ...

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    The iPhone is a very expensive mobile device that can come with very little native storage. Complaint after complaint from the tech media has criticized Cupertino and several other manufacturers for the folly of its baseline memory option of 16GB. To the healthy smartphone user with an Apple in their eye, this rumor should be a relief. Kevin Wang directs market research at IHS Technology, a Chinese research firm. He also has a Weibo account. And based on his research, Wang told microbloggers all around that the "new iPhone's RAM will still be 2GB, ROM starts from 32GB." As application ...

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    If there's one thing that has left Gear VR users feeling like they're using a bastardized Rift, it's been the lack of a controller. Oculus has been working with Samsung for the past few years on the Gear VR, but are facing pressure to up the ante as offerings from Google's Daydream VR and Sony's PlayStation VR come creeping around the bend. Therefore, this leak about an upcoming Gear VR Gamepad doesn't sound too out of the question. It comes from Czech site MobilMania and features a design unlike previous ones we've seen for said competing projects — mainly in that the gun-grip design ...

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    When a company's brand, based on a alphanumeric character, becomes too old, it can replace it with another one. After all, there are 35 other options to choose from. So, as the Moto X moniker comes out of its third product cycle, we're learning from VentureBeat's Evan Blass that this year's flagship smartphones from Lenovo subsidiary Motorola may primarily be branded as the "Moto Z". In relation to an earlier Evan Blass leak detailing the models we're looking forward to, the mid-range "Vertex" will be called the Moto Z Play while the high-end "Vector Thin" will be dubbed the Moto Z Style ...

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    The narrative we got from Sony was that the Xperia Z line had run its course and the new Xperia X series would take its place. Well, it appears that the last scintilla of doubt may have stayed in the building. Telefoonabonnement.nl has relayed to us a Geekbench result from a phone called the "Z6 Z6" which looks to have been heavily spoofed. Sure, this is super fishy stuff. But just because that we're looking at a "super mid-range" MediaTek MT6595 processor towing along 4GB of RAM and Android 4.4.2, that's not to say that the possibility isn't there for a Sony Xperia Z6 to exist. It isn't ...

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    Samsung seems to be comfortable releasing another Galaxy Note device ahead of what would be Apple's typical launch period for its major devices. Evan Blass dropped some supposed wisdom on Twitter about when to expect the Note 6 in the US as well as a firmer word on the non-existence of an S7 edge+. Samsung Galaxy Note 6 US release scheduled for week of August 15th. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 11, 2016 @mspiccia I think that, since there won't be an edge+, there's almost no chance that it /won't/ be available globally. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 11, 2016 The Galaxy Note 5 was ...

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    It's been too long since BlackBerry OS got wide appreciation, especially as we've turned from BB10. But one good vestige of the platform that's made the move to Android was the BlackBerry Hub — a river of communications, calendar and reminder heads-ups and memorandums at a glance. The feature hasn't exactly spread far and wide in the Android world, but it may turn out that a Samsung version of the Hub could reach farther. SamMobile is reporting that the Samsung Focus feature will be launched on the Galaxy Note 6 later this year. The app interface — very faithful to Material Design ...

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    Parts for another speculative phone have come in through the ports of Delhi and Bangalore. But we're not talking Moto G4 this time — instead, it's apparently a new entry into Samsung's A-series. We're seeing a few phones come through for the SM-A430U on Indian import/export database Zauba. By the model number scheme, it's reasonable enough to conclude that we may be seeing a Galaxy A4, if not a vastly improved Galaxy A3 for some reason. Putting this phone between this year's A3 and A5 devices may be tricky going. The A3 has a 4.7-inch 720p display while the A5 has a 5.2-inch 1080p ...

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    Good news: your eyesight is now safe. We relayed rumors of the Sony Xperia X Premium getting the world's first mobile HDR display with some billion colors achievable and 1,300 nits of brightness to max things out. Well, Sony Mobile Taiwan has come out to ePrice to simply say that the missive is fake. Nothing more, nothing less. Oh, well. Source: ePrice (Google Translate) Via: juggly.cn

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    Thursday's the day that Meizu will set onto the world the Pro 6 smartphone. No, it'd be disingenuous to call this an iPhone-wannabe with its antenna lines. Check out that large camera port with the freaky little ring flash below it. Official renders and releases have talked about that inner circle housing a laser autofocus sensor. Here's where rumor has it: that LED ring? Yep, small as it might seem, it could be holding in 10 diodes in there. A good ring flash can get macro (or relatively close-up) subjects completely lit — no shadows at all. For a tiny thing like that, it may be that ...

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