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    Following a Tenaa regulatory visit that practically etched all of Axon 2’s specifications in stone, as well as exhibiting its front, rear and lateral design in excellent quality, ZTE was left scraping the bottom of the barrel for things it could still surprise us with in the build up to a formal announcement. The company’s CEO, Zeng Xuezhong, ultimately chose a bold side-by-side comparison of the “all new Axon”, iPhone 6s and Huawei P9, pitting the three against one another in a battle of… screws and speaker grills. Wait, what? It’s true, ZTE seems to think one of the reasons ...

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    We had the feeling Samsung wouldn’t hold off on the announcement of its intriguing next duo of activity-tracking wearables until fall ever since the Gear Fit 2 and IconX were first pictured and fleshed out by prominent leakster Evan Blass. After all, it makes a lot more sense to unveil the Galaxy Note 6 alongside a full-blown Gear S3 smartwatch in advance of IFA 2016. Also, the original Gear Fit is in dire need of a hardware upgrade, and the Gear IconX is the first hybrid device of its kind, thus escaping typical release cycles and timeframes. Last but not least, with so many of the ...

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    It’s no longer a big secret Motorola (or should we say Lenovo?) has not one, but two follow-ups for the third-generation Moto G in the pipeline. And the G4 and G4 Plus are likely to break cover in India next week. But exactly what is it that makes the “Plus” variant worthy of the pompous suffix? It can’t only be a fingerprint scanner that separates the two models. Probably not, but if you expect the “standard” Moto G4 to take a page from its predecessor’s playbook, and keep things nice and compact at 5 inches, perhaps with enhanced Full HD resolution in tow, get ready to be ...

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    While unsurprisingly choosing to put the spotlight on the remarkably affordable Mi Max upper mid-range phablet first and foremost at a Beijing press event earlier today, Xiaomi also took the wraps off its latest Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 OS, the iHealth Box, and Mi Band 2 fitness tracker. Well, technically, the Mi Band 2 wasn’t properly announced and fully detailed during said keynote address, as an unexpectedly complicated manufacturing process pushed back the commercial release by a month or so. That obviously didn’t stop CEO Lei Jun from prancing around on stage with the ...

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    Perhaps fearing its outdoors-loving fans will not feel compelled to go the Galaxy S7 Active route if the ruggedized phone simply bulks up the exterior of the standard flagship model while replicating all its features to the letter, Samsung apparently has at least one other major change in the pipeline. Namely, GFX Bench shows, the SM-G891A is set to measure 5.5 inches in display diagonal, up from 5.1 on the S7, S6 and S6 Active. Now that we think about it, the muscular new powerhouse did strike us as unusually imposing in a first round of leaked live pics, though it was obviously ...

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    The “Uncarrier” likes to keep both its most generous and tight-fisted subscribers happy, with plenty of smartphone choices currently offered for essentially every budget, and a pair of affordable new Androids also in the pipeline for a commercial T-Mo rollout later this month. Specifically, next Wednesday, on May 18, though it’s a bit of a stretch to call one of the two handhelds new. That’s because T-Mobile apparently intends to pick up last year’s Samsung Galaxy J7 variant instead of the 2016 edition, with plastic everything and only a 3,000 mAh battery in tow. But the 2015 ...

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    The Indian government continues to be notoriously strict about foreign companies conducting business on its soil, recently caving under pressure from domestic smartphone makers and reportedly thwarting Apple’s efforts to sell pre-owned iPhones in the world’s second largest mobile market yet again. But of course, Cupertino can’t afford to hit the brakes when it comes to penetration of territories where iDevices are viewed as luxury items with unsatisfactory quality – pricing ratios. Not with the US, Europe and even China oversaturated, and its financials causing alarm among ...

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    While Samsung certainly did a better job than the average Android device manufacturer in pushing Marshmallow updates to today and yesterday’s flagships of late, it’s still a little disappointing to see so many otherwise solid mid-range models stuck on old-fashioned Lollipop. But we now have surprisingly good news to report for Galaxy S5 mini owners. First of all, congrats on your patience and confidence in a discontinued two year-old 4.5-incher with only 1.5GB RAM and Exynos 3470 processing power. It turns out you constitute a sufficiently large, devoted and vocal group of Samsung fans ...

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    While we’re likely only a week or so away from the Moto G4 and G4 Plus formal debut in India, parent company Lenovo is already looking forward to at least an additional pair of “major product announcements” scheduled for June 9 in San Francisco. Exactly one month from today, the second annual Lenovo Tech World conference will go down, with “some of the industry’s top leaders” joining the Chinese outfit’s chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing to talk “the most promising and emerging topics in innovation, including virtual reality, smart connected devices/IoT and harnessing the ...

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    Internet backlash doesn’t appear to be changing Samsung’s mind when it comes to the controversial design of the upcoming Galaxy C5 “mid-ranger”, which continues to chug along towards a commercial launch in China, unlikely to be followed by one on the Western hemisphere. The phone is just too darn similar on the outside to HTC 10-preceding flagships, and it’s a little too powerful and evolved for a pricing sweet spot to be found. A duo of newly leaked live pics in the wild further corroborate the Galaxy C5 moniker (although C-4 would have been so much cooler), as well as an ...

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    With only a few questions left unanswered regarding specs and features, and a formal announcement likely right around the corner, it’s time we finally caught a glimpse of the next “flagship killer” from OnePlus. The OnePlus 3 could stray far away from its predecessor’s design path, if a collection of freshly leaked live pics is to be trusted. Unfortunately, some of the images star the handheld in protective attire, while the others that seem to be showing it in full, unobstructed glory are just a little too bland to feel legit. This is not a manufacturer that likes to do things ...

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    Fasten your seatbelts — this X-wing has taken off. HellomotoHK has put up three new renders — possibly polished enough for the media — of what may be this year's Moto X and this year's major DROID phone exclusive to Verizon, likely to be the DROID Turbo 3. [gallery ids="472201,472202,472200"] Two renders show off the supposed main flagship with a metallic back design that matches this leak we saw last year. The camera pad looks to house a couple of focus-assist sensors while the "flat tire" effect stores the LEDs for the flash. The bottom end of the rear sports a 16-pin contact for ...

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    Just as we're talking about the A10 chip that's going to go in the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone Pro ... okay, we're not exactly sure about that last one, but of course we'd have to be crazy not to look forward to next year's iPhone. Industry sources are reporting to Digitimes out of Taiwan that TSMC is starting to wrap up design work on the chip for next year's iPhone, supposedly being the A11. Sources say that the 10nm FinFET process will be certified in Q4. TSMC will follow on with samples in Q1 2017, ramp up production in Q2 and will start seeing revenue from deliveries ...

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    It feels kinda uncomfortable using the "Moto G4" moniker, given that Motorola typically goes for the "Xth Gen." suffix on the back of new Moto G offerings, but it's good enough for a shorthand when blathering on about it. A bigger name game comes down to its internal codename, speculated to be "Athene". Quite a few components for said Athene smartphone have made their ways through India in the past month-plus and the site Moto G — yes, a whole site named for the Motorola mid-ranger — picked up on these listings. The highlights include memory options of 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage and ...

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    Wither the pogo pins. Macotakara is reporting that the idea of Apple implementing its Smart Connector pins as seen on the original iPad Pro onto the iPhone 7 Plus has been shelved. We saw a suspicious looking picture from Bastillepost a while ago that showed off the Connector in composite with revised antenna lines and a dual-camera unit, both rumored for the aforementioned device. 9to5Mac is also throwing around the iPhone Pro as the non-candidate for the Smart Connector — we saw some schematics for a so-called device in a Japanese publication last week and they do look to match ...

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    You didn’t need to be a rocket scientist to suspect the third-generation ZenFone roster would break cover at Computex Taipei in late May or early June, after Asus chose to sit both January’s CES and February’s MWC out. But the Taiwanese device manufacturer doesn’t want you to wonder anymore, at least not as far as the announcement date and venue are concerned. You can witness the “Zenvolution” on Monday, May 30, starting at 2 pm CST, at the Humble House in Taipei, with the company’s Computex booth then open between May 31 and June 4 to showcase all the new products. All, ...

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    When it rains, it pours. The old saying checks out as far as Samsung Galaxy Note 6 gossip goes, including recent word of an unexpected, unusually powerful “Lite” derivation, and it’s especially true for Gear Fit 2 rumors and visual leaks, which have been flooding the interwebs for the past ten days or so. Pictured next to the innovative 3-in-1 Gear IconX activity tracker/stereo earpiece/digital music player the first couple of times, this long overdue follow-up to the 2014 Gear Fit wearable finally flies solo today to reveal a trio of snazzy paint jobs. There’s no reasonable doubt ...

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    As we rapidly close in on the formal announcement of the OnePlus 3, rumored to go down no later than June, gossipmongers continue to do what they know best, mongering and clashing on key aspects of the new “flagship killer’s” spec sheet, while also agreeing on many things. For instance, several separate sources have been hinting at a 16MP rear-facing camera and 8-megapixel selfie-friendly front snapper, both of which would represent important upgrades over the 13 and 5MP cams of last year’s OnePlus 2. Then there’s Snapdragon 820 processing power to replace the SD810 silicon that ...

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    As if there wasn’t enough confusion hovering over the number and form factor of upcoming Galaxy Note 6 variations, with both flat and edge-screen prototypes reportedly in testing, a Weibo tipster now theorizes Samsung could also release a slightly diluted version of the main fall flagship. It’s unclear if this is merely a wild guess, or if it’s based on factual evidence, but either way, the Galaxy Note 6 “Lite” sounds pretty darn powerful to us. It’s got plenty of current flagship material, in fact, including a Snapdragon 820 processor that everyone from the Galaxy S7 to the ...

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    Although they’re clearly not for everyone, Active variations of flagship Samsung phones must have carved out a solid outdoor-friendly powerhouse niche, reaching their fourth generation this year. Well, not just yet, but soon. The imminence of a Galaxy S7 Active was directly (and likely, unintentionally) confirmed by the handheld’s maker itself back in March, with live pictures at last spilled on the web today, starring an AT&T-branded model dressed in camouflage attire. It feels weird to see a Vietnamese publication leak what we assume will be a US exclusive, but there’s no other ...

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    While we still wouldn’t rule out the third-generation Moto E as a suspect for a May 17 introduction in India, the event’s venue, timing and now buildup all suggest something bigger (both literally and figuratively speaking) is coming. Namely, the fourth-gen Moto G, aka G4, which might actually be two phones, including an upper mid-range model with a 5.5-inch Full HD screen and fingerprint recognition in tow. The Moto G4 and G4 Plus appear to be at the center of a cryptic pre-release buzz-building campaign on Twitter now, with Moto India hinting at a bunch of generic upgrades. A better ...

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    NVIDIA has made attempts to deepen gaming fervor in the mobile ecosystem with its series of Android-based SHIELD gaming tablets and it has done so to limited success. But with gaming topping app markets in downloads and revenue, there still has to be some gold to dig for, right? Maybe Razer wants to take a crack at it. It's made an Android TV, it's made a smartwatch, why not another mobile device? CEO Min-Liang Tan tweeted out an open position that might tell that story. We're looking for a Product Developer (Mobile) to join Team Razer! For Gamers. By Gamers. https://t.co/qgOHFo3NA2 #job ...

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    Is the Vive too big for HTC? Talk is rampant over the Taiwanese manufacturer's new company with "industry sources" saying that it will take HTC's VR business and get spun-off. A spin-off would go against HTC's pivot to creating tech products that encompass a lifestyle rather than just focusing on smartphones as it traditionally has. The company had to quash rumors that it was selling its headquarters to invest in the Vive. It's also been fighting speculation that it will separate its VR business from the main company. Direct income from a big product such as the Vive would be sorely needed ...

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    Just five short months after the formal introduction of the massive Xperia C5 Ultra selfie powerhouse, Sony was already speculated to be working on a slightly smaller sequel. Renders ensued, showing an oddly asymmetrical design with a huge chin and virtually no vertical screen bezels in tow, but then a purported C6 Ultra variant cropped up in live pics, nicely slimming down all the borders. It remains unclear if both a Sony Xperia C6 Ultra and regular C6 are in the pipeline, although the former makes a comeback in the rumor mill today, as the Internet’s second most prolific mobile ...

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    Well, this is quite an unusual turn of events. Typically, it’s device manufacturers like HTC and LG that are accused of finding inspiration in Samsung or Apple designs, names and marketing tactics, although the allegations often have little factual or historic support. Today, Samsung comes under fire for purportedly exploring the release of an uncommonly powerful mid-range smartphone strongly resembling the HTC One M9 and, for that matter, several past flagships of the Taiwanese company. Before going any further, let’s take a step back and clarify the Galaxy C5 isn’t out yet. It’s ...

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