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    Honestly, it was too good to be true. Too much, even, with future-proofing always feeling like a solid path to pursue for ambitious Chinese Android device manufacturers, but 8GB RAM smartphones extremely unlikely to become practical workhorses in the next year or two. Still, we shouldn’t completely rule out the possibility of a top-shelf, overkill LeEco Le 2S configuration accommodating a mobile record-breaking memory count. The “entry-level” X720 is merely “confirmed” to pack 4 gigs of the good stuff following a pre-release prototype visit at benchmarking authority GFXBench, ...

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    Fitbit can’t really hope to snatch Apple’s wearable profit crown away anytime soon, as it remains focused on selling activity trackers at between $80 and $150, and pseudo-smartwatches for around $200, but copiously dominating the fledgling market in terms of volumes is no small feat either. To consolidate this leadership position, and keep the likes of Xiaomi or Garmin at bay, a couple of low-cost fall 2016 hardware releases have essentially been confirmed a little while back, and today we get to see the upcoming Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 in the flesh. Well, more or less, as ...

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    What's a few days between a multinational tech conglomerate and its anticipating customers? Well, possibly a few weeks of shipping hassles. But if you're hitting your carrier up for an iPhone this September, you're probably going to have an easier time than most and without the wait until 3am Eastern/midnight Pacific. That said, it'd help if you could get an idea of how long you'll have to wait for your AT&T iPhone 7 (or 6SE). And 9to5Mac thinks it has an idea, thanks to a leaked AT&T store reset schedule. Two dates are listed on it: September 9, and September 23. The former ...

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    When dealing with a company as secretive as Google, which is also extremely active and involved in so many different segments of the large tech landscape, you’re bound to occasionally come across unfounded speculation and wild rumors that never pan out. Remember reports from last fall calling for in-house Mountain View smartphone chip designs aimed at suppressing Android fragmentation? They smelled fishy off the bat, and went nowhere since then, as did a slightly less sketchy story first reported a couple of months back on a prospective “first-party Google phone” separate from the ...

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    From our friends at the T-Mobile subreddit, we're getting word about some more Friends for the LG V20. Yep, that render we saw told a little too much about some potential modules coming into "Play". A poster who claims to have leaked some Galaxy Note 7 bonuses has decided to do it again for the V20. Based on a document they saw, — no visuals on the device — customers can start pre-ordering for the phone on September 14 and redeem one of three bonuses for doing so: "Extra battery and Enhanced Hand Grip" "Memory Module Attachment" A year of Hulu and three VUDU rentals — a T-Mobile ...

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    It was a short while ago that we saw Meizu launch its PRO 6 smartphone with a tri-cluster MediaTek processor, 10 LEDs for a flash ring and some dainty antennas. It was an even shorter while ago that we started talking about another PRO 6 (and the PRO 7). Would it sport an Exynos 8890 chipset this time around or not? Well, perhaps we should tuck a sticky note or two into our pocket calendar for September 3 and September 13. Wait, what? Two posters are going around showing off the two dates — though the September 3 poster seems to be more popular at the moment, based on a quick check of ...

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    Next year's product cycle won't just see an all-glass iPhone. It will also feature three big tablet releases from Infinite Loop. That's the latest word from KGI Securities and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo as investors try to plot the course of Apple. The immediate course of action will likely be to sell — the firm has revised down its annual iPad shipment estimate for the rest of this year from a range of 45-50 million to 35-40 million. For fiscal 2017, Kuo expects two iPad Pro entries — a revised 12.9-inch model and a new 10.5-inch slab, both with the TSMC-built A10X processor on its new 10nm ...

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    A Weibo leaker claims to have some another smartphone metal shell in their hands, this one not being the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In fact, we can be thankful that it's not a working prototype at this point. These pictures show us what the back side of the Huawei Mate 9 may look like. As the Mate series has gone on, we've found this device to be an evolutionary result in design, though the orientation of what may be a dual-camera unit differs from the Huawei P9's setup. We don't know if one will sensor will shoot in color and the other in monochrome as the P9 did. The flanking of what we ...

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    Qualcomm could be preparing another update to its silicon offerings this year with another move in the top of the mid-range. Indian import-export database Zauba has taken in what looks to be a Qualcomm mobile applications chipset labeled MSM8976SG. The MSM8976 part number already is tied to the Snapdragon 652 (formerly the 620). Phone Arena suggests that the "SG" could stand for "second generation". Indeed, we see a speed bump with the top set of four cores running at a maximum of 2GHz (up from 1.8GHz) while the lower-speed one can run at 1.4GHz. There's a 621MHz GPU. Like its existing ...

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    More Galaxy A phones are to come, one of them likely being the Galaxy A8 (2016). GFXBench already has it logged in its database, now we get to see readings from Geekbench. Remember that we're dealing with an Exynos 7420 processor from last year as well as 3GB of RAM, so beyond the possible tweaks this A8 may get, it's essentially a Galaxy S6 with Android Marshmallow at boot. Of course, the most interesting bits are any extra hardware features that will make it onto this phone and what its price will end up being. Source: Geekbench Via: GSMArena

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    Yesterday we heard about a certain HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle; if you missed that, and its rumored specs, make sure to catch up on it. However, HTC looks like is preparing to pull a Motorola, and prepare another version of the HTC Desire 10, dubbed the HTC Desire 10 Pro. There are some details about this particular device in the aforementioned report. What we didn't know until then is just how exactly will the HTC Desire 10 Pro look like. Evan Blass has got us covered, again, and, if the press render above is legit, we're looking at said HTC Desire 10 Pro. Black and Gold accents seem to ...

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    Google continues its promotional campaign for its Photos service, but with one big detail that feels quite out of touch. The Instagram clip shows some Google groupies ready posing for the ubiquitous "freeze jump" shot when just as the phone's about to take the photo, an iOS prompt tells us that the phone's storage is full. We pull back from the screen to see a hand flick away the prompt, right past the Google Photos pinwheel logo. "Never run out of storage again with the free #GooglePhotos app for Android and iPhone," says the descriptive post. But you can't tell us that that's an iPhone. ...

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    With T-Mobile letting the HTC 10 go from its stores quick, the Taiwanese manufacturer might have to rely on a mid-range phone to bring the money line just a bit higher. Perhaps a mid-range phone or two. VentureBeat's Evan Blass is reporting that HTC is working on a Desire 10 Lifestyle as well as a Desire 10 Pro. A source has disclosed specifications for the Lifestyle variant — a moniker that was associated with a spec downgrade on the HTC 10 Lifestyle. The display will span 5.5 inches at a 720p resolution and it will show off whatever Android Marshmallow has in store. An unknown ...

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    Engineers at Google are converging on a new OS project called "Fuchsia" and there's speculation on whether this represents the merging of Android and Chrome OS or if its purposes will be directed away from mobile. Google's Git repository lists this new project as a combination between "Pink" and "Purple." The company's Magenta and LK kernels will be used in the project — the latter is the basis for "small systems typically used in embedded applications" while the former targets "modern phones and modern personal computers [...] with arbitrary peripherals doing open ended computation." ...

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    An earlier version of this article had a visual comparison of the home button layout which was oriented incorrectly. Pocketnow regrets the error. The next iPhone is coming up fast and depending on whether or not you're itching for the Plus model, you're looking at some interesting bottom parts for this "7" or "6SE". But besides Schrodinger's Smart Connector pins, we're talking about the lack of a headphone jack, an extra speaker grille and a potentially home non-button. Speculation about the non-button part is that the "button-ness" is said to replicated by a touch-capacitive pad with a ...

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    Even with Galaxy Note 5’s number-skipping sequel unveiled a little earlier than initially anticipated, at a dedicated press gathering in New York City, we never really doubted Samsung still had something left up its sleeve for Berlin’s IFA trade show. At least two somethings, apparently, both far less exciting and headline-grabbing than the first dual-edged S Pen phablet, one smaller, and one bigger. The Gear S3 and Galaxy Tab S3 are now essentially confirmed to break cover on September 1, i.e. the day before the official start of IFA 2016, with the actual European expo then ...

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    While Samsung’s leap over the number 6 in the recent branding of the newest Galaxy Note installment was certainly surprising, it also had a reasonable explanation (or two), signaling a massive hardware upgrade (which isn’t entirely factual), as well as bringing the S Pen phablet family on the same level with the Galaxy S lineup. That said, it’s much trickier to justify the name of the next-gen Tizen phone for emerging markets, which follows in the Z1 and Z3’s footsteps. No, it’s not the Z4 or Z5, but rather the Samsung Z2, and it fittingly slots between its predecessors in terms ...

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    Samsung has adaptive fast charging, OnePlus calls its take on a technology mostly pioneered by Qualcomm Dash Charge, OPPO will be switching from VOOC to Super VOOC before long, some Moto phones are TurboPower-enabled, and MediaTek recently unveiled Pump Express 3.0 for devices packing Helio P20 processors. They’re more or less the same thing, i.e. pretty great workarounds for the perennial issue of tiny batteries inside way too powerful, slim and lightweight Android handhelds. Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, is predictably looking to join the party soon enough, ...

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    Much like it needed several years to find its feet in an overcrowded, ultra-competitive mobile device industry, experimenting with convertible PadFones and an overly humble first Zenfone generation before hitting one out of the park in 2015, Asus may have failed to truly get the ZenWatch and ZenWatch 2 off the ground only to succeed this time around. At least, it looks like the Asus ZenWatch 3 solved the puzzle of the winning form factor, possibly still hurting in terms of bulk. Taking for granted a sketchy set of newly leaked live pics purporting to show the third-gen Android Wear ...

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    Technically, Meizu execs never ruled out a future flagship smartphone model with a Samsung-made Exynos 8890 processor inside. It merely looks like the Pro 7 will first and foremost go the beaten MediaTek path, favoring universal domestic cellular support over raw power. But why are we talking about a successor for a device unveiled just a few months back? Even by China’s blazing fast progress and upgrade standards, it’d be crazy early to see Pro 6’s sequel launched this year, though a spin-off of sorts is an entirely different story. AnTuTu appears to be tipping off such a product ...

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    Anyone remember when Tegra SoCs powered such varied and popular devices as the Motorola Atrix 4G, OG Nexus 7, Microsoft Surface and Surface 2, HTC One X and One X+? Those were the times for NVIDIA, which then inexplicably lost the battle for smartphone and tablet processor supremacy with Qualcomm, also failing to compete against the likes of MediaTek on affordability. Nowadays, you can count on the fingers of one hand the semi-relevant commercial products packing Tegra K1 or X1 punch: the homebrewed NVIDIA Shield Tablet, HTC Nexus 9, Google Pixel C, and another one of the Santa ...

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    Android device manufacturers sure enjoy their alphabet soups. Samsung’s “streamlined” product portfolio goes from A to C to E, J, O(n) and even Z if you also count Tizen models, while Sony has recently circled back from Z to X, reportedly considering dropping C, E or M series pretty soon. Then there’s Motorola, or rather Lenovo, which inherited the Moto E, G and X families from Google, and after a couple of years of struggles, financial losses and seemingly ineffective restructuring moves, went the opposite way compared to Sony, essentially replacing X with Z. Technically, the Moto ...

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    It's been a hot summer for LeEco with some big pickups and big collaborations. But the company, formerly referred to as LeTV, also broke big boundaries as a meteoric champion in the smartphone industry earlier this year with the Max Pro being the first smartphone to sport Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor. Can it cross the line again and debut the first phone with 8GB of RAM? Maybe. Just maybe, with something called a Le 2S that may have just gotten some leakage posted onto Chinese social media. This phone's said to also have a Snapdragon 821, something bandied about in rumors of other ...

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    About 10 megameters (yes, we're using the term "megameter," deal with it) away from Rio de Janeiro in the Czech Republic, you'll be finding some gold-looking metals that will end up much lighter than the actual gold medals handed out at the 31st summer Olympic Games. No, these are not the Olympic Games, but rather the O-Leak-Pics Games! What? This stuff gets a little monotonous, okay? The metals are on the casing of what will supposedly be this year's gold-colored versions of the iPhone 7 (or 6SE) and iPhone 7 Plus. Letem světem Applem has the pictures by way of Chinese accessories ...

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    There’s not much a pair of upcoming second-generation Apple Watch models are expected to radically change about the original, with essentially the same design and form factor in tow, slightly enhanced activity tracking, and even standalone cellular connectivity likely shelved until next year. Naturally, Cupertino’s long-term goal of saving users’ lives by improving the wrist-worn gizmo’s health and currently pseudo-medical features remains just that: a noble, potentially lucrative but distant dream engineers and software developers are working hard behind the scenes to bring closer ...

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