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    It’s pretty rare to schedule product announcement events and start teasing big releases in trendy tech industry segments as VR on such short notice, but for all we know, Xiaomi could have initially planned to unveil this device that’s being hyped up right now alongside the Redmi Pro phone and Mi Notebook Air. Perhaps the company felt it was too much action for one day, or maybe its first ever virtual reality headset won’t be ready to launch commercially for a while longer. Either way, it’s definitely seeing daylight (formally) on Monday, August 1, roughly 24 hours before arguably ...

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    Another day, another credible exposé of some hot new Samsung Galaxy Note 7 feature? More like another day, another deluge of rumors so trustworthy you can take to the bank, store in a safe deposit box, open on Tuesday, and liquidate. At this point, we’re basically getting our scoops straight from the horse’s mouth, or as it happened yesterday, literally that. But sooner or later, the final pieces of the puzzle will fall into place, making the August 2 announcement as unnecessary as an Avatar sequel. Wait, did it just happen? Possibly, with not only a full spec sheet disclosed by ...

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    It’s probably going to be a little while until someone challenges the Xiaomi Redmi Pro for the title of world’s cheapest smartphone with a dual rear camera setup, but as far as the toughest such model goes, we have a winner today. Well, technically, the Kyocera DuraForce PRO will only reportedly see daylight on T-Mobile sometime in Q4, i.e. between October and December. Knowing the manufacturer however, and checking the unreleased handheld out in an unofficial render, there’s no doubt we’re dealing with a warrior. A water, dust and drop-resistant warrior, specifically, with both ...

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    The best of yesteryear (or perhaps maybe even two years ago) may arrive in a more modern suit and at an affordable price tag. That's if you're a fan of Samsung. We're picking up data from GFXBench of the SM-A810, what's believed to be the successor to the incredibly thin SM-A800 or the Galaxy A8. An Exynos 7420 powers Android 6.0.1 on a 5.1-inch screen at full HD. There's 3GB of memory and 32GB of storage on this pickup. Add in a 16-megapixel camera and a 5-megapixel selfie unit and you've got the results — one step better than last year's A8. Sample phones found on Indian import-export ...

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    Xiaomi's more price-aggressive brand, Redmi, has a new phone out simply called the Redmi Pro. It starts at the equivalent of about $225, but it also has a full HD OLED screen — something rare at this price point. Samsung, which produced the Xiaomi Mi 5's OLED panels, did not produce the Redmi Pro's screens, though. Not even LG got the job. Instead, Xiaomi Today is reporting that two Chinese firms, EverDisplay and BOE, made the grade. It's not known how the order split down. The two companies are heading off Samsung's reported 95 percent share of the OLED market with more orders from ...

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    This supposed phablet started out in the rumor mills as the Samsung Galaxy Note 6. Since then, we've been trying to parse together the ins and outs, the hairpins and straightaways, and all of the jokes claiming that six was too afraid of seven because the marketing team got involved. We are T minus five days to the next Samsung Unpacked event in New York, which is where we expect the Galaxy Note 7 to be launched. What better time to look back at how we, the tech media, have built this speculative motherboard up? Power The Note's legacy has been to be the leading edge of how much horsepower ...

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    Lost in the moment of the Moto Z lineup is Lenovo's PHAB lineup, a more obscure trio of phones with one bearing the distinction of being the fruit of Lenovo and Google's Project Tango partnership. That said, Lenovo didn't switch away from its international "Vibe" branding, it only just added to it. So, what ends up being this "LENOVO Lenovo P2c72" in the end, we'll have to find out. But check out the specs on this Geekbench run: It's a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 with 4GB of RAM providing the power and the pretty hefty scores, here. We can't make heads or tails of the model name so far, but ...

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    Could it still be possible? Certainly not. But what if… no, it’s best to go with your reason rather than your gut, and nip all hopes of ever being able to buy a flat-screened Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the bud. That’s obviously easier said than done when a weirdly advanced, functional and fairly smooth-operating prototype of the non-“edgy” phablet keeps making headlines, desperately clinging to its own 15 minutes of fame. Almost literally 15 minutes today, as live pics of the no doubt canceled product from a little while back are followed by a lengthy, in-depth video preview. This ...

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    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. That’s probably the best way to describe in a nutshell both the latest “exclusive information” about the fast-approaching Galaxy Note 7 and the phone itself. Shared by TalkAndroid’s Editor-in-Chief Justin Herrick after purportedly checking with a “trusted source who has indeed used a consumer-ready version” of the next big thing, and tacitly backed by Evan Blass on Twitter, the report rehashes many features and details previously rumored, expanding on a few, and adding a couple of fresh ones in the mix. It’s ...

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    If the cornucopia of recent leaks is of any indication, the upcoming Galaxy Note7 will feature a USB Type-C port. All of the leaked images and renders (like the one above from @evleaks), seem to testify that the Micro USB on the bottom is gone. Thankfully the headphone jack port is still in. It is also common knowledge, by now, that there will be a new Gear VR 2 headset accompanying the Note7. This is exactly because of the fact that the current Gear VR uses Micro USB connection, making the upcoming Note7 incompatible. Said headset will purportedly set you back 90EUR in Europe. So ...

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    In confirming curved screen smartphones could appear on its product roadmap somewhere down the line and denying laptop entry plans, but dodging questions about an interest in wearable devices, Meizu practically betrayed an imminent smartwatch announcement. It seems this might take place as soon as August 10, i.e. a little over a week after the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 “unpacking” and well ahead of the oft-rumored Gear S3 IFA coming-out party in early September. Decent timing, though the success of the intelligent timepiece hinges more on its commercial schedule, plus stuff like premium ...

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    Anyone planning to make a stop in Berlin, Germany during a late summer/early fall Eurotrip to catch one of the oldest, largest industrial exhibitions in the world is probably disheartened by Samsung’s decision to not only “unpack” the Galaxy Note 7 a full month ahead of IFA, but possibly launch the thing in August as well. On the plus side, it’s now a near-certainty the Gear S3 smartwatch will be formally unveiled at or shortly before the 2016 Internationale Funkausstellung (International Radio Show), set to take place between September 2 and 7. Was that ever doubtful? Not if you ...

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    Cryptic teasers or just complete pre-release silence, leaving fans wondering and questioning every tipster and leaker’s credibility? Forget all that, as Samsung takes a page from the candid playbooks of OnePlus or Xiaomi today with an extremely revealing albeit short Galaxy Note 7 commercial. Mind you, this 30-second clip comes straight from the horse’s mouth, i.e. Samsung Mobile Korea, and doesn’t appear to have been accidentally pushed early to YouTube. It’s part of the official buzz-building campaign instead, and while the juicy bits of the next-gen phablet hero are carefully ...

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    Yeah, yeah, we know, it makes little sense to dub the 2016 incremental 6s upgrade the iPhone 7 if Apple indeed plans to switch to a three-year tick-tock-tock release cycle. But iPhone 6SE is still too much of a mouthful, and iPhone 2016 doesn’t sound very... marketable. For the time being, we’ll continue referring to this more-of-the-same duo (not trio, it seems) as the iPhone 7, keeping in mind that we’re rapidly closing in on its glitzy-as-always launch event, where everything shall be officially revealed. The chronology is getting clearer and clearer, with the “week of September ...

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    One Japanese outlet is now adding on (or recirculating) rumors about the iPhone 7's home button. Simply put, it's not going to be a button. Instead, according to Macotakara, it will be a capacitive touchpad. A "vibration motor" — perhaps the Apple Watch's Taptic Engine — would simulate the sensation of a click, just like on a late MacBook. This move would add to the theoretical water resistance of said device. On a side note, Space Black is expected to show up as at least one SKU for the iPhone this year. Source: Macotakara (Google Translate) Via: PhoneArena

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    Samsung might be turning On another set of phones for its budget lineup. There have been hints on Indian import-export database Zauba of new Samsung model numbers within this range that may end up being the names of 2016's Galaxy On5 and On7. About a month ago, what was deemed the "SM-G6100" came to light on GFXBench. And now, we have another incremental step towards revelation with fresh tests of the SM-G5700 on Geekbench. What we know so far is that the rumored Galaxy On5 (2016) may have an Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 and 3GB of RAM. The On7 (2016) will also have 3GB of RAM, but will likely ...

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    While waiting for Samsung’s full Q2 2016 financial report to go public, which will probably not include explicit smartphone sales figures or official forecasts anyway, it’s time to take a look at another analyst cume and short-term projection. According to unnamed inside sources quoted by hit-and-miss Taiwanese publication Digitimes, Galaxy shipments could exceed a colossal 350 million copies for the whole of 2016. How big of a number is that? Well, it would be more than 25 mil up from Samsung’s already remarkable 2015 total. Meanwhile, Apple merely managed to push around 230M ...

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    Is the wearable fad already a thing of the past? Probably not, but Apple, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Huawei have to step on the smartwatch hardware improvement gas to stop the immature market from shrinking any further. There’s only so much super-affordable fitness bands can accomplish, and while the first-gen Apple Watch has sold better than some analysts expected, a sequel is now badly needed to revitalize demand. Ideally, the Apple Watch 2 or Apple Watch S would revise its predecessor’s love-or-hate design, slimming down its profile, reducing bulk and perhaps adding curves to the ...

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    Samsung, Huawei, Acer, and now Sony. This fall’s consumer electronics-centric IFA trade show is shaping up to be as jam-packed and memorable for us mobile hardware junkies as CES back in January and February’s MWC. In keeping with tradition, all major product announcements will likely take place ahead of the Berlin-set expo’s actual start on September 2, presumably including the oft-rumored Sony F8331 debut a day earlier. The company that’s looking to further contract its US smartphone business while maximizing European sales has just confirmed the pre-IFA press conference shall ...

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    It’s no longer a big secret the rapidly approaching Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have many great things going for it, including iris recognition, an enhanced S Pen, snazzy dual-edged screen, all the RAM you could ever need, and water resistance. While probably not compatible with the existing first consumer edition of the Gear VR headset due to USB Type-C adoption, the phablet should come to market chaperoned by its own affordable new pair of virtual reality goggles. But what about support for Google’s industry-paramount Daydream platform? Seeing as how ZTE is already on board, and ...

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    With all the attention given to the fast-rising Huawei, OPPO, Vivo and even LeEco of late, it feels another promising Chinese smartphone manufacturer isn’t quite getting the buzz it perhaps deserves. Unlike three of its four aforementioned domestic rivals, ZTE already caters to an American audience in addition to Asian and European budget-conscious mobile consumers with both entry-level devices and premium models. But if the Axon 7 is too rich for your blood, freebies included, you’ll be happy to hear a diminutive, watered-down version will probably break cover soon. The ZTE Axon 7 ...

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    Despite the moderate box-office success of its rookie Android-based hardware effort, BlackBerry is still looking to release no less than three new phones running the world’s most popular OS over the next few months, according to rock-solid sources. The first of the bunch is arguably the least glamorous model, and should go official later today ahead of a commercial rollout a month down the line. In case early renders, a recently leaked pic starring the device’s rear, as well as chatter around the interwebs, didn’t make it clear enough, we now have confirmation the BlackBerry Neon, or ...

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    While Apple has been known to adopt a number of fancy new mobile technologies in recent years before many of its competitors, including fingerprint recognition and 3D Touch, the world’s most profitable corporation also showed great skepticism towards an entire slate of other innovative features. The jury is still out on whether this fall’s next-gen iPhone, dubbed 7 or 6SE, will finally, properly and officially resist water interaction, whereas the long overdue switch from LCD screens to AMOLEDs is almost surely taking place in 2017. Then there’s so-called iris authentication, which ...

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    The CEO along with a co-founder of Cyanogen is responding to anonymously sourced reports that the company is turning away from its vision of an operating system based on Android in favor of apps. Both Android Police and Recode posted stories about the move. CEO Kirt McMaster tweeted out his response. Cyanogen NOT pivoting to apps. We are an OS company and our mission of creating an OPEN ANDROID stands. FALSE reporting was outstanding. — Kirt McMaster (@cyanogenone) July 25, 2016 The executive did confirm the layoffs that were also tipped to the outlets in a tweet on Saturday. It is ...

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    If you're familiar with this leak, it's because this one's pretty much looking like the last one. New pictures are up on Xperian.ir of what's assumed to be the Sony F8331, a to-be-named device in the Xperia X series. As with a photo leak from a week ago, the front and back of the device are shown, but this time with the device's screen off. Other eye-catching aspects like the sharper corners, the two-part back designed for optimized antenna reception, the vertically-oriented dual LED module and the body's inky black color remain in view. We may see this device debut in September at IFA ...

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