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    Samsung caught the world by surprise when it stayed mum regarding Galaxy Note 5 European availability during the S Pen phablet’s launch event, and completely broke the hearts of its old continent fans upon announcing the Galaxy S6 Edge+ will be all the flagship they’ll be getting this fall. But just because the Note 5 isn’t headed to Europe anytime soon, it doesn’t mean it’ll altogether snub the region. If you’re patient enough, an SM-N920F model may go on sale, likely at a lower price than the rest of the Galaxy Note 5 configurations, as it seems to pack only 3GB RAM. Did ...

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    September 9 has been bandied about as the most likely unveil date of Apple’s next-gen iPhones for many weeks now, and a reputable source claims it has confirmed that’s indeed the plan. To our knowledge, media invitations haven’t gone out yet, but that may be because Cupertino was trying to keep the event’s location under wraps. All signs point to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, as the local Planning Department says a mysterious “trade show” should take place there between September 4 and 10. Since no company has made public an intention to hold ...

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    We already know Sony has something up its sleeve for the IFA trade show in Berlin between September 4 and 9, and a number of recent teasers have aggressively promoted the advanced camera capabilities of the next Xperia phone or phones. But exactly how many new Z-series handhelds are in the pipeline? What will they be called? And most importantly, what might set them apart from the Xperia Z4/Z3+ and Z3 Compact? Thanks to a post on an unofficial Sony Georgia Facebook page, which apparently “jibes with” intel received by serial leaker @evleaks, we may finally have some answers. Three ...

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    What comes after S, A, E and J? In Samsung’s alphabet soup of smartphone monikers, apparently O. But contrary to our assumptions from last week, the new handheld series incorporated in the grander Galaxy family will likely not consist of O5 and O7 members. Instead, the SM-G600 and SM-G550 should go official soon as Galaxy Mega On and Galaxy Grand On. That’s quite the peculiar branding decision, if true, and it brings back memories of a more complicated time, when Samsung phones carried names like Galaxy Ace Style, Core Plus or Fame Lite. What’s going to make it even harder for the ...

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    We're one week away from September 2, which means there's one week between us and news of the latest Sony mobile hardware. While the company's first IFA teaser was pretty nonspecific as to the type of devices we should expect, follow-up efforts have been clear that a new Xperia smartphone will be among them. Whether that means the launch of the Xperia Z5 family or not remains to be seen, but one thing Sony's made an effort to emphasize is the high-end camera performance of this new hardware. Earlier this week we saw Sony share a new IFA promotional message that drew attention to the ...

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    It’s hard to believe that the no-doubt-looming Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus still hold a slew of secrets after a downpour of leaks in recent weeks, but visually, we mostly know what to expect. Namely, a pair of iDevices eerily similar to their predecessors on the outside, although a small gain in overall thickness is definitely possible. It seems the two new iPhones are so architecturally close to last year’s models that you can even randomly mix components from all of them and get the end result to boot. Well, perhaps random is a bit of a stretch, as the below video shows off a ...

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    Unwilling to partake in the traditional (and some say futile) spec wars this fall, Lenovo is reportedly looking to stand out with a rare trait for each upcoming smartphone rather than the same Snapdragon 810 chips and quad HD displays as everyone else. The Vibe S1, for instance, should cater to selfie addicts with a unique dual front-facing camera arrangement in tow, while the Vibe P1 is just about confirmed to pack a colossal 5,000 mAh battery. Exactly how big is that? Maybe you can get an idea by us recently calling (and rightly so) the Moto X Play’s 3,630 mAh cell “giant.” 5,000 ...

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    Just when we thought Microsoft couldn’t possibly surprise us with anything big at its allegedly jam-packed October press event, the biggest Surface model yet pops up in the news for the first time. That’s biggest if you don’t count the gargantuan 84-inch Surface Hub, of course. Gear up for a Surface Pro 4 configuration with a display diagonal of between 13 and 14 inches, reportedly developed alongside a more compact, “traditional” 12-inch version. There’s obviously no way to verify the fresh rumor’s legitimacy at the moment, as its source provides no concrete proof. Unnamed ...

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    Fishy as can be, recent rumors concerning the two upcoming new Google Nexus smartphones at the very least give credence to the existence of an LG-made N5 (2015) and upgraded N6 designed by Huawei. Larger and, in all probability, more technically advanced, the Huawei Nexus has spent more time in the spotlight during the last few weeks. But its smaller brother will no doubt try to recover some of that lost ground, starting with a pretty thorough specification exposé today. As always, you’re advised to keep the proverbial salt shaker nearby, especially since the “leak’s” source is a ...

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    As we get closer to the rumored announcement of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it only makes sense for all the batch of rumors to start falling into place. By this time Apple has most likely sat down with partners to reveal whatever it is that it has cooked up for its smartphone business, so anything we hear going forward should be close to what the final product should look like. China is a major business area for Apple particularly with the iPhone, and today we hear about it from Chinese sources. A China Telecom representative has just brought more credibility to certain iPhone 6s ...

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    Back in July, we took a look at an international customs database that appeared to reveal Samsung's efforts in testing the Galaxy Note 5 prior to its ultimate launch. What was particularly interesting was the model number involved: SM-N920F. That same one popped up a little later in July, too, and historically Samsung's the F suffix we see at the end to designate models intended for the European market. From all appearances, Samsung seemed like it was getting ready to bring the Note 5 to Europe, just like everywhere else … and then the phone launched, with no publicly stated plans for ...

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    Motorola is almost certainly about to introduce a new Moto 360 smartwatch, a model we've already seen pop up in leaks, featured in regulatory paperwork, and even spotted out in the real world. But for as imminent as the new wearable feels, there are still a good number of details we've yet to see fleshed out for the smartwatch, including the the full picture on size options and retail pricing. It may take us until Motorola's official launch announcement to see all our questions answered, but this week we get an early inkling of what we might expect, as one retailer publishes pre-order ...

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    This year, LG's already brought us a couple flagship-level smartphones, first in the form of the G Flex 2 back in the early days of 2015, followed some months later by the G4. While we normally wouldn't expect a lot more from the manufacturer, instead looking for it to fill out the rest of its yearly launches with a slew of lower-tier devices, this time around we were told to expect something a little different: back in March, we heard from an exec that LG was planning the H2 2015 launch of a phone that “stands above the G series” as some kind of super-premium option. We've been ...

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    The questionable purported leaks concerning future members of the Nexus family keep on coming, with the latest story centered on the stock Android-running tablet that tipsters said wasn’t in the pipeline for this year. A screenshot of a supposed Geekbench 3 test clearly lists the Nexus 8 name under both “Model” and “Model ID.” Almost too clearly, which makes the rumor that much harder to rely on. Besides, the public benchmark database contains absolutely no mention of an unannounced Google Nexus 8. Assuming the image is legit, the N8 would pack a mysterious octa-core processor ...

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    The general release of Windows 10’s mobile edition is rapidly approaching, even though a precise deadline hasn’t been pinned down, so a certain restlessness among owners of older, humbler Lumias is natural. After all, Microsoft never issued a comprehensive list of smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile on the way, currently promising a first wave of upgrades for the Lumia 430, 435, 532, 535, 540, 635, 640, 640 XL, 735, 830 and 930 on its website. That’s a pretty big inventory, yet there’s at least one glaring, vexing omission: last year’s Lumia 530 may not move up from Windows Phone ...

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    The last few days have been thick with rumors about Verizon's plans for new Motorola hardware, suggesting among other things that the carrier is getting ready to give the US its only taste of the Moto X Play in the form of the exclusive Droid Maxx 2. Yesterday some images of back panels very much in the design of the Moto X Play, only with Verizon and Droid branding, arrived to help support that theory, and today we see it pick up even stronger support, upon the publication of a few pics that seem to reveal a complete Droid Maxx 2 handset. The hardware we see here is unmistakeably cut from ...

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    Remember the HTC Aero, aka A9? Yesterday we posted an HTC A9 leak in the form of a press render, and that phone looked a lot like the Apple iPhone 6. As a matter of fact, the resemblance was so obvious that some readers were asking themselves why exactly did we decide to run the story, which seemed to be an obvious "fake". Well, it's not, and whether that's a good or a bad thing is completely up to you. The image above was posted on Weibo and claims to show off the upcoming A9, next to the phone it looks a lot like: the iPhone. While this HTC A9 leak seems to confirm the previous one, ...

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    Samsung's decision to remove expandability options from the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ has proven to be a polarizing topic. While some don't care, the rest of us are truly disappointed by Samsung's measures, even if both devices improved in overall appearance. If you're wondering how this amounts to sales, the answer is rather shocking. The Korea Times just published news claiming that Samsung has sold more of its new phablet units than it did last year. The report claims that Samsung has been able to sell 100,000 units of both devices in just three days, a number that's far better ...

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    For those of you wondering just how successful Google Wallet has been, well, the fact that there's another service called Android Pay should say enough. Google announced Android Pay at its Google I/O conference as a new alternative to fix the old and compete with Apple. At this point the only thing missing is a launch date, and we seem to get a light on the subject. Employees at McDonalds claim to have already received a memo claiming that Android Pay will launch on August 26, just a few days away. Sadly the leaked memo goes as far as to claim that Samsung Pay should already be official, ...

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    This year's IFA trade show is so close we can nearly taste it. Well, maybe that's just all the German food we'll be eating, but we're itching at the chance to descend upon Berlin and start bringing you all the big announcements from this year's show. Back at the start of the month, Sony sent out invites for its IFA press event, scheduled to fall on September 2. Ever since, we've been wondering about just which devices we could hope to see the company launch, and while we've certainly got a few strong contenders, nothing's official just yet. Sony's keeping us guessing up until the end, and ...

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    A few hours back, we told you about some of the latest rumors surrounding HTC's smartphone plans, as talk of the HTC A9, the model codenamed Aero, arrived to get specific about the hardware's specs. Those included details about things like HTC's choice to go with a MediaTek SoC, but left plenty of other questions unanswered, including what HTC was thinking of doing in terms of the phone's cameras. As we wait for new spec leaks to land, we get a chance to look at how at least one of those cameras may arrive, upon the publication of an image purporting to be the HTC A9 as seen from the rear. ...

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    Samsung hasn’t shied away from building buzz around its next-gen Tizen smartwatch the old fashioned way, previewing the circular Gear S2 at the latest smartphone-dedicated Unpacked event and then outright showing off the timepiece in a teaser video. What the South Korean device manufacturer didn’t reveal was the Gear S2 is likely headed to market in a “Classic” variation, as well. The name Gear S2 Classic popped up in source code on Samsung’s very own website, but unfortunately, we’re left guessing about the differences between it and the standard Gear S2. This could well be a ...

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    From the way Motorola introduced its latest Moto X-series hardware a few weeks back, it was easy to get the impression that when it comes to the US, the story isn't quite over. After all, the rest of the world is getting two new Moto X models, so why are shoppers in the States stuck with just the Pure Edition (Moto X Style)? One compelling theory suggests that the US will see the arrival of the Moto X Play after all, but in a slightly different form, taking the role of a carrier exclusive. Over the weekend, we talked about how the Moto X Play might end up landing on Verizon as the Droid ...

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    If Google indeed plans to keep its next two Nexus smartphones on the sidelines until October, there may not be much left to announce by then. Already, we (think we) know a great deal about the stock Android Marshmallow-powered LG and Huawei phones, with the former manhandled and rendered last week, and the latter following suit now. This isn’t the first time we’re getting convincing hints as to the external appearance of the alleged Nexus 6 sequel, but the photos floating around the interwebs today show something we haven’t seen before: an actual N6 2015 prototype, in all ...

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    HTC’s road back to profitability will likely be paved with major job cuts, factory sales and other austerity measures, but despite recent rumors, the Taiwanese device manufacturer may not give up on its second hero phone for the year. The “Aero” is still very much real, according to sources from China, and should precede the O2 instead of getting replaced by it. Due out in October, as CEO Cher Wang once suggested, this “intermediate” high-end Android could retain a loose family connection with the One M9 while signaling the dawn of a new era. Purportedly baptized A9 (no “One” ...

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