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    Xiaomi might have racked up some 1.5 million sales for its Mi Max smartphone, but all achievements are fleeting in an industry that keeps the butter churning. So, when's the next big release date? According to the company, it's to be July 27. The Redmi Weibo page posted up the existence of a Redmi Pro that will debut along with some "a mysterious sidekick" on that date. Whether it's the Redmi Note 4 or a Mi Note 2 or the Galaxy Note 7-whoops, wrong post... anyways, there's plenty of thought that could go into this. It could be an accessory or a weirdo smart surfboard — we're talking ...

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    More Googlers have come to the press under a shroud of secrecy to let the public know that the company does have a strategy in VR besides the Android-based Daydream platform. This follows Re/code's reporting from its sources that one such project at Alphabet's X research labs had been canceled in favor of Daydream development. From Engadget's sources at Google, it seems that upper management has been placing employees onto the project, telling them that Daydream isn't really the company's far vision for VR and AR. The headset will be self-run and focused on providing augmented reality ...

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    Sometimes, it can take so few letters to convey something that may prove to be so sweet. But it has to happen first. What we're talking about is what everyone's been talking about leading up to August 2: the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung will show it off at a New York event. Everything else about it is still up in the air like specs and feature set. We think we know that pre-orders for the phone will be up right after the Unpacked show, but what does it mean for excited customers on the carrier side? Well, here's one take from Evan Blass: TMO PROMO: GN7 BOGO — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 19, ...

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    Slab tablets don't have much luster these days. But Samsung does know how to shine in this category, so it may as well keep the counter up with another Galaxy Tab S release. And it seems that the Tab S3 launch won't be too far off from a refresh of Galaxy Tab S2 models. That's according to Eldar Murtazin of Russia's mobile-review.com, a source of some tasty hit or miss leaks. September 1 - Tab S3 ;) видимо так и будет — Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) July 19, 2016 The Russian text reads, as translated by Google, "and [it] probably will." A good notch of confidence from ...

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    Yesterday was the first time all three gossiped iPhone 7 variants were photographed side by side in half-decent quality, yet we still couldn’t shake the feeling at least one dummy unit wasn’t what a conveniently placed name tag suggested. Not only does the purported iPhone 7 “Pro” look too similar to the Plus model, but it also makes little sense of Apple to expand the family this year, when a second consecutive incremental upgrade is likely in the works. Of course, we wouldn’t rule out the plus-sized version borrowing the single rear camera of the 4.7-incher, with the Pro then ...

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    Whether we’re talking low-cost, smartphone-enabled virtual reality products like the Samsung Gear VR, Google Cardboard or LG 360 VR, or much pricier, fancier and higher-end PC or console-supporting PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive devices, there’s something not quite right and intuitive about all early VR hardware pieces. The aforementioned have reliance on a separate gadget in common, which a number of companies are looking to eliminate or cut back on to start with. Focused on growing and maturing the Daydream platform, Google likely paused its standalone VR headset-building ...

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    While certainly annoying and time-consuming, the occasional app freeze, lag or system crash is unlikely to impact an average mobile user’s life in a truly meaningful way. On the literal battlefield, however, a split second is often the difference between life and death, so clearly, the US Army Special Operations Command can’t afford to cut corners when it comes to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance equipment. Oddly enough, unconfirmed reports suggest The Department of Defense has been living with sub-par, problematic Android Tactical Assault kits recently, known to require ...

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    Although we’re pretty sure Samsung isn’t thinking about attaching the Edge suffix to the name of its next flagship phablet, this will most likely sport a big dual-curved display a la the S7 Edge or S6 Edge+. It turns out the Note Edge-initiated experiment from a couple of years back worked so smoothly that the vast majority of Galaxy S7 buyers disregarded the boring flat version. Still, it’s a bold move to eradicate the traditional rectangular slab look, and one that probably didn’t come easy for Samsung’s designers and execs. While the decision was likely made months ago, at ...

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    They say that you can tell a lot about a person by looking straight into their face and finding the soul in the eyes. The same rule can't really apply to phones, but it seems that people will try and find meaning anyways. We find ourselves back on Chinese microblogging site Weibo and back in Guangzhou at the New Asia Electronic and Digital City, an electronics marketplace, for what other outlets are calling a "spy shot" of all three rumored iPhone 7 models. That includes the iPhone 7 Pro and the iPhone 7 Plus along with the little iPhone 7. But with this photo and the one above showing the ...

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    Forget sketchy fan-made renders of the mythical Nokia C1 Android handheld. And forget Microsoft too. The Finnish tech giant has died and is just about ready for a spectacular rebirth and consumer hardware-producing return, alongside its rapid rise in the telecommunications infrastructure and patent world. Rumor has it we’ll see not one, but two “premium” Nokia-branded smartphones released by the end of the year or in early 2017. These will be built by a startup company named HMD, with a number of former and current Nokia executives calling all the shots. Foxconn may still help put ...

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    They say old habits die hard, and as much as Sony would like to transition to a whole new flagship Xperia look to help “maximize” European sales, it might take a while until the Z line will be completely forgotten by both its designers and customers. Case in point, the Xperia X and X Performance have replaced the glass backs of the Z5 and Z5 Premium with metal ones, also adding smooth curves into the equation, yet still borrowing plenty of things from their defunct predecessors. Already, a slightly beefed-up F8331 variant is reportedly in the works, and alongside minor improvements ...

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    June 29 came and went without LeEco making the headlines again as a mobile pioneer, this time by taking the wraps off the world’s first Snapdragon 823 smartphone. That’s no wonder, seeing as how the SD823 doesn’t exist, with Qualcomm instead introducing an 821 beating the ol’ 820 by a measly 10 percent in raw speed. The beefed-up processor should nonetheless run the performance show of a looming LeEco hero device whose name remains difficult to guess. Le 3? Too early for that. Le Max 3? Ditto. Le Max 2 Pro or perhaps Le 2 Plus? Both sound a little confusing, but possible. It’s ...

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    While you may have been under the impression Apple develops A-series system-on-chips for iPhone and iPad use in-house, these important smartphone and tablet components are actually outsourced to companies like TSMC or Samsung, with Cupertino merely in charge of their designs. From a certain perspective, it makes sense to commission different suppliers for the same part inside a single generation of an iDevice, but even after last year’s “Chipgate” was disputed by reputable organizations, iFans were left wishing all iPhone 7 units and beyond could be created equal. As luck would have ...

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    We don’t often extensively cover pre-release gossip regarding mid-enders unlikely to reach Western shores, but the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is special. Its manufacturers have confirmed there will be an advanced dual camera slapped on its back, similar to the Huawei P9, Honor 8 and almost surely, the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus. It doesn’t sound very special in that context, though the Redmi Note 4 could well and considerably undercut the retail pricing of all existing and near-future dual rear cam “flagships.” Granted, it may not be quite as affordable as the Redmi Note 3 or Note 3 Pro, but ...

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    Rumors have been blowing up the perception of Google's ambitions to manufacture its own products. Sure, it's made its own Chromecasts, it's going to make its own Google Home smart assistant, but what about that Pixel C tablet? How about a phone? Two Android Wear Watches? It seemed like the giant was about to encroach upon the tiny partner manufacturers it relied on to deliver a standard Google software experience. The company announced at its I/O conference in May a virtual reality platform called Daydream, a more advanced version of Cardboard. It also said that it would be making its own ...

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    If you aren't feeling the modernity of modularity with the Moto Z, Lenovo may actually be cooking up a revision of a phone many have left for dead. A Geekbench log has come in for the "Motorola XT1650" which sports plenty of the same front-edge specifications that both the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force have: a Snapdragon 820 with 5.5-inch quad HD screens and 4GB of RAM, perhaps maybe even 32GB of storage. Here's where things get funky, but not foreign: while there is a 5-megapixel front camera, we see a double take on the rear side with one unit at 12 megapixels of resolution and the other ...

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    As with the Galaxy S7, it seems that pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 7 should be coming the moment the Samsung Unpacked event ends on August 2. It's only a rumor right now, but it shouldn't really matter when the pre-orders kick in as much as how much more we're getting if we decide to bite the bullet for a Note 7. What perks will there be? A wireless quick charger? A free clack-on keyboard or Gear VR headset? $50 off the retail price and some headphones? And, ultimately, how long will this pre-sale last? Those are some bigger questions we'll leave you with. Source: GalaxyClub Via: BGR

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    We still have no idea if it was nostalgia, leftover BlackBerry jealousy from a very different era, or an unusual general sense of cluelessness regarding its target audience’s preferences that prompted Samsung to awkwardly launch a Galaxy Note 5-designed QWERTY keyboard cover last fall. The weirdness carried on through spring, when the Galaxy S7 received its own official physical keyboard extension, despite public condescension and essentially unanimous hostility. What was even more bizarre is the accessory largely remained the same, with only minor dimension tweaks. Once again, virtually ...

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    If Xiaomi indeed wants to market its next high-end phablet as a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 killer, it should really look to at least roll it out before the Note 7 debuts commercially in early August. It’s been too long since the first-gen Mi Note broke cover anyway, and while the recently launched Mi Max definitely qualifies for a big thing, it’s hardly the next big thing. Then again, Xiaomi could also choose to put a pin in flagship announcements for a while longer, further focusing on the low-cost, low to mid-end Redmi family that’s racked up monumental sales numbers in the past three ...

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    Well, it was fun while it lasted, and in all fairness, it probably lasted longer than many expected. After all, the goal was to get Xperia Z2, Z3 and Z3 Compact users to try out pre-release Marshmallow goodies, and help shape them up before they could hit the masses, which already went down way back in April. As promised, the Sony Xperia Beta Program stayed in place until “at least the middle of the year”, with a few minor 6.0.1 tweaks delivered to the tester community, and now finally ready for primetime. The program-ending firmware thus carries build number 23.5.A.1.238, apparently ...

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    What is it with people showing off their however-gotten technology during their lunch breaks? What happened to the bedroom videos? No, not those bedroom videos. Setting aside the setting, we get to see what we've seen from several design render leaks in real life — or as real as a video can get. A seven-second video from Chinese Vine analogue Miaopai purports to show the iPhone 7 with its questionable back and bottom design at a restaurant table. It is being relayed courtesy of 9to5Mac. We see Silver and Space Gray variants getting tilted to show off everything from the edge-hugging ...

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    From left field of Candlestick Park — rest in pieces — comes a surprise from Honor. The Huawei sub-brand is continuing its campaign in the US as it has promised to. It has invited press to an event in San Francisco on August 16 "for an exciting product launch, following the success of the Honor 5X in the U.S." The accompanying teaser picture features a modified infinity sign — also known as a sideways "8". Odds are on the Honor 8 launching and it would be a marked step up in hardware from what the 5X offered — a dual-camera module on the back, glassy design that looks like a cross ...

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    While it’s getting clearer and clearer 2017 will be the year of the next big iPhone upgrade, with OLED screen adoption and a build revision likely in the cards for the 7s or 8 model, we can’t help but expect this fall’s 7 generation to also shine somehow. No, a 15 percent battery capacity increase won’t do. And many are still conflicted about the headphone jack exclusion, antenna band redesign, not to mention the new rear camera protrusion on at least the 4.7-inch model. The 5.5-incher arguably has a few intriguing tricks up its sleeve, in a dual lens cam and Smart Connector, ...

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    The “next big thing” is almost here, and although it doesn’t look like a radical redesign over the Galaxy Note 5 and especially the GS7 Edge, plenty of major hardware upgrades are in the pipeline to give the repetitive iPhone 7 a run for its money. It’s tough to put our finger on just one or two expected key selling points, with everything from 6GB RAM to a dual-edged 5.7-inch or so QHD display, large battery, improved S Pen functionality and water resistance showing great potential, at least on paper, to make the Galaxy Note 7 a must-buy. Let’s not forget about super-advanced ...

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    Either someone at Xiaomi's fooling around or the company has a couple of secrets to hide. Whatever the case, it continues to claim pieces of the news cycle with some Geekbench entries for some codenamed devices: the mid-range "Altun" and the stronger "Capricorn". The Altun phone has been running Geekbench tests since early May and — within the past several weeks — has been able to nail about a 20 percent improvement in its single-core score (from about 800 to the mid-900s) and a 40 percent jump in its multi-core score (from 2,800 to 4,000). This has been with the same hardware: an ...

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