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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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    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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    Huawei was the hustler of the smartphone industry in 2015. It had four poles holding up a tent that spread across the world, not just its home country. And if the company's pomp and circumstance didn't put the Mate S up in the product ranks of the P8, the Nexus 6P and the Mate 8, surely a sequel will. We're hearing from a supply chain source via Weibo analyst Sun Changxu that Huawei will take on a phone with a double-curved screen in the second half of the year — but it will not be like Samsung's implementation in its edge variants of the latest Galaxy S phones. Given Huawei's monster ...

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    The iOS audience is a lucrative bunch. It's why Google, with its web search business, has been aggressively going after it by offering its suite of apps for free to iPhone. So, as Apple opens up more of its App Store to third-party replacements for UI elements, why wouldn't Google take advantage of it? That's what The Verge is reporting Google may plan on doing, based on its sources. Google's keyboard for iOS — in the works for months — will hold a special Google button for web search as well as buttons to find GIFs and pictures (Google Keyboard on Android does not currently have ...

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    Shooting 4K video on a high-end smartphone has been standard for a short while now — though with the iPhone family, it's a newer addition. It's a feature that few if any true mid-ranger phone have the capability for. And while the iPhone SE is rumored to break at the very end of what a mid-ranger should be priced at, we may be able to see 4K arrive at a new bay. Specifically, one tipster dropped a hint to AppleInsider that the new four-inch iPhone SE will be able to shoot 4K video. A demo video on the device will reportedly feature footage captured on like-devices. It's another rumor ...

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    The chaebol is hoping to push high-end device sales up with a big bet on the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. That will mean pushing factories to the limit and pushing the sell to consumers. Samsung insiders have told ETNews that the company will spend February, March and April making 17.2 million units. The split between the two models comes down to 9.9 million for the S7 and 7.3 million for the S7 edge. The bulk of the production will come when the phone's selling red hot after its March embargo. Galaxy S6 sales within the first three months were logged at about 15.8 million, so we'll see ...

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    Spotify is packing up its own approach to serving its 20 million subscribers the music they want. Instead, it will be in contract with Google Cloud Services to store and deliver content. We don't know what the deal is going for, but the Swedish streaming media company decided that it could afford to offload its backend without risking loss of quality nor performance. Previous to the deal, it bought or leased data centers of its own to get the results it wanted at a price it could live with. So, why Google? Why not Amazon or Akamai? It came down to Spotify's experience (and preference) with ...

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    Do you remember the first time you got to see the LG G5? The first image that looked like the real thing landed all the way back in December, and while it doesn't seem that we're going get the rear volume controls that pic appeared to imply (or was that just the effect of a case cutout?) the dual-lens camera we've come to associate with the G5 was very much present. In the weeks since we've seen no shortage of additional leaked pics, schematics, and renders, culminating in some of best imagery arriving earlier this month. That's included both official LG shots of the G5 in a case ...

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    Update: The story has been revised to reflect that Blass was not specific in calling out the "Second Screen"-branded feature as found on the V10. The demonstration tables will be packed with many different devices at LG's pad in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress. Thing is, we're all fixated on what the flagship, the G5, will give us. It's a device that's taken a departure from previous G-series iterations in terms of looks and crannies. It turns out that backchannel techie Evan Blass has picked up on another rumored feature that we've seen just last fall. Finally saw the G5; ...

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    We already knew that the Falcon would fly, but it seems that it's undergoing a change of call letters. The HP Elite hardware lineup has usually featured Windows playing on a fairly large canvas. Our picture above is one from our hands-on of the ElitePad back in 2012. But Evan Blass says that the third time around, it'll be on a smartphone. Windows 10 Mobile-powered HP Falcon is coming to market as the HP Elite x3. — Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 12, 2016 Famed industry backchannel tapper Evan Blass is expecting that what we saw on that "HP Falcon" GFXBench diagnostics page might convert ...

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    A display vendor for Apple's iPhones has just introduced some cutting edge glass and enhanced tech. Japan Display Inc. has just started production of its second-generation Pixel Eyes panels. In addition to improved black levels, stylus tip registration down to 1mm and some new sensors and materials. The big "get," though? Wet finger operation. That's what's getting the rumor mills fired up on this upcoming waterproof iPhone 7. Investors have been betting on it and factories have been working on it. But it seems like Japan Display is getting its work done. With approximately seven months to ...

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    Not far away from Cupertino in Sunnyvale, California sits some office spaced leased to a company called SixtyEight Research — it's said to be an Apple-owned holding company for top secret projects. One of those projects is believed to be the Apple Car, codenamed "Titan." Perhaps that may explain why someone filed a noise complaint to city hall, asking: [Do] there have to [be] motor noises at 11:00 p.m. at night like last night? Even with the windows closed I could still hear it. AppleInsider obtained the complaint that dates back to sometime last year. The resident Electric vehicle ...

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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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    We don't know. It's a week from Valentine's Day and the tackiest, but most appropriate color is being talked about once again (and again and again). This year's four-inch iPhone that will likely come in the next month or so supposedly now has a pink option in addition to the silver and space gray options already in the ol' rotation. Our rumor reaper says that a rose gold situation will be averted for deep hue deal, sorta like that iPod touch you see above. But yeah, a pink iPhone 5se certainly wasn't out of imaginations and it isn't now. Source: Maco Takara (Google Translate) Via: Redmond Pie

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    Like that football game that just happened, this news may not end up being a total upset to Windows 10 Mobile fans. After whiffs of a more-than-decent mid-range Lumia 850 — perhaps as Microsoft's last of the last Lumia phones — have settled, it seems that a change in the narrative was called for. Sidlers at Baidu's Nokibar subforum have been up in arms over what is claimed to be a phone with a 5.4-inch 720p screen and a Snapdragon 210, maybe a Snapdragon 212 instead. With the bigger chassis comes the loss of front-facing speakers and the addition of what's likely to be an iris scanner ...

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    The Financial Times is sourcing "people familiar" to report that Microsoft will acquire TouchType, the company that makes algorithm-assisted keyboard app Swiftkey, for $250 million.This is the Microsoft's first acquisition of a mobile-centric services provider in 2016. It acquired the developers of the Accompli, Sunrise Calendar, Wunderlist apps in the past year or so. The eight-year-old company, which most recently reported sales of just £8.4 million ($12.1 million), is currently held in the majority by venture capital and angel firms while company co-founders Jon Reynolds and Ben ...

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    When Apple introduced the lower-end iPhone 5c, the company looked to be aiming for the cost-conscious consumers who still weren't on the iTrain just yet. Sales didn't follow on, partly because of its individual, but uninspiring stature. The other part owes to the rest of the saturated mid-range market and how other cheap phones dominate the prepaid market. So, will 2016's iPhone 5se/6c/7c completely shift away from that aim or is there a lateral move going on here? The Nikkei economic journal is reporting that the four-inch iPhone is now in production for a spring release. The product is ...

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