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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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    Processing efficiency gets more efficient all the time, thanks to research, development and plenty of both. Samsung's big into the chipsets — sometimes to the deficiency of its own social and corporate welfare policies — and its 14nm FinFET fabrication is currently in use for its own major Exynos 8 Octa SoC and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820. We've reported back in October that Qualcomm was looking into a 10nm fabrication from Samsung for use on its Snapdragon 830 chipset. Another tipster, this one to SamMobile, goes along with that train of thought and says that the fab will be implemented ...

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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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    Samsung Electronics may not be making the guts that will go into the next iPhone, but it will be making the Snapdragon 820. But applications processors aren't the only components the manufacturer makes; it's also into displays. And with Apple looking to change up its display technology come the year after next, what better time than now to prepare for things. Reports from inside sources say Samsung will invest up to $7.5 billion in facility expansion and new equipment to produce flexible OLED displays per month for future iPhones. Apple will order between 30,000 and 45,000 displays a month ...

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    "We cannot confirm nor deny the existence of a product called Falcon." Michael Fisher did his best CIA impression on the Pocketnow Weekly when dishing out on HP's ambiguous answer to the question of whether the company would put up a crazy-looking Windows 10 Mobile phone. And there's another similarly crazy-looking Windows 10 Mobile phone that may or may not be on the horizon, this one supposedly being tested Microsoft. This is a GFXBench diagnostics page for a "Windows Phone" device supporting the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset. Any other spec shouldn't really mean much to us at this ...

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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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    It's the rumor that won't die for the next iPhone everyone's looking forward to. Will the iPhone 7 have a 3.5mm headphone jack or won't it? If so, will Apple provide Lightning connector headphones? Bluetooth even? Maybe just an adapter? Or will we, the consumers, have to pay up for some Beats or something? Someone within a Chinese parts supplier for Apple supposedly has the answer to our main question: yes, the headphone jack is gone. The bet is that wireless EarPods will be the way forward in terms of bundling an in-ear audio option in the box. Another source attempts to confirm that ...

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    Not tiny, fun-sized! Even though the small phones are already way out of style, Apple could bring things back down to iPhone 5C size and style with an iPhone 6c (or 7c, depending on how Apple determine its model year). We've been expecting better memory, an A9 processor brain, and Touch ID to boot. There are now a couple of new developments have popped up regarding the battery and the timeline of the device, courtesy of Foxconn leakers. Sources say that the power cells of the iPhone 7c will have a 1,642mAh capacity. It's a rather peculiar number — but taken against the 1,510mAh of the ...

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    Indonesia is an Android user's market. It's not unlike most other parts in the world. But while Microsoft is struggling to keep Windows 10 Mobile market share, the country is still a hotspot of activity for other companies. It seems that Redmond doesn't want to ignore it. Of concern to us is whether Microsoft wants to deliver its hotness in either a variant of an existing Lumia device or a new one. Meet the latest sign of the latter, the RM-1182. This listing comes off of Indonesia's FCC equivalent. The Lumia 950 passed through the FCC as PYARM-1105 and sold as the RM-1118 while the ...

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    It seems only a short time ago that we were talking about the Nubia Z9. It seems now that we have gone into the letter-and-double-digits names for the Nubia brand. And in the process, it's taking a bold stance against copying Apple's design and has now decided to snag a few features from Samsung. We have some renders and rumors going on that the phone will be one of the first to sport the new Snapdragon 820 that will paired with 4GB of RAM and have a 128GB storage option. A 13-megapixel camera's on the back while the front comes in at a disappointing 2.1 megapixels. Below that selfie cam ...

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    Tomorrow is new Droid day, as Verizon and Motorola gear up to show off their latest smartphones. Leak upon leak has confirmed the new lineup as consisting of the Droid Maxx 2, a rebranded US edition of the international Moto X Play, as well as the Droid Turbo 2, a piece of hardware we're about to see emerge for the first time. Between the information that's emerged thus far, as well as the assumptions we've been able to make about the Droid Maxx 2 thanks to its Moto X Play roots, we have a pretty strong sense of what to expect from both handsets, but that doesn't make us any less ...

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    We never stop looking ahead to the next device. We entertained the thought of the Samsung Galaxy S7 over the summer, for goodness sakes! But with a slew of new Apple products released onto the world featuring variations of Apple's A9 processor, we might be getting sick of the silicon's relatively faster performance already. We already had some word that TSMC could be the exclusive provider for the A10 chipset when it was finalized, but this rumor from an apparently reputable source is reopening the doors to other manufacturers. One source close to the semiconductor industry in China let ...

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    For those of you that have forgotten, Apple is that company that spent 3 generations of its mobile operating system without a wallpaper for the icons. The fact that Apple decided to take a leap forward and allow dynamic wallpapers with iOS 7 was huge by Cupertino standards. We've seen an even broader approach from the company with the Apple Watch, and today it seems it won't stop there. Insider sources that claim to have already used the iPhone 6s claim that Apple will bring motion wallpapers to the new smartphone lineup, in a similar fashion to what we see in the Apple Watch. The source ...

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    Do you want to store your entire music collection on your phone? Would you like to have the movies you like on a card that you can carry with you everywhere you go, even if you're outside of data coverage (or have already burned through your allotted data)? Do you need a spare battery to help get you through the day, or make sure you have enough juice for an extra-long flight? Are you glad that you can pre-charge some batteries to take with you, so you don't have to be one of "those people" who is constantly searching for (and ultimately tethered to) an electrical outlet? Lucky for you, ...

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