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    There's nothing right now to indicate that HTC is working on anything mind-blowing or groundbreaking or buzzword buzzword buzzword, but perhaps we should be looking for something, right? No, we're not talking about another Desire phone. In fact, what we're talking about may not be even a phone at all. HTC has applied for a trademark in the US, protecting the term "HTC BOLT," on September 2. We can't tie this to HTC and Verizon's first LTE smartphone, the Thunderbolt, nor can we even say that the Bolt is such a device as the word mark can be applied to a variety of wireless and mobile ...

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    Chinese synthetic benchmarking firm, AnTuTu, claims to have caught wind of LeEco's first Snapdragon 821 smartphone, if not one of the first... well, as opposed to all those other times when teasers got screwy and numbers were more fuzzy. The LeEco Pro 3 scores a healthy 163,546 points on the composite of tests that AnTuTu offers. The company also claims that the device is using the fabled Snapdragon 821 chipset with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The selfie camera is said to be rated at 8 megapixels of resolution while the rear one is rated at 16 megapixels. Other rumors, as compiled ...

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    Okay, so Huawei is doing the Nexus again. We've been told that before and have been loathe to believe it given that the rumor pile stuck HTC with the two-phone Pixel job. But Huawei still had a trademark on the "7P," so, even if there was no fire, the smoke's still up. And with Evan Blass passing along the idea of a Google-branded tablet in 2016, we might as well start talking specs, if only to get an idea of what we're dealing with. Huawei Blog out of Germany has compiled some figures from its sources in China and the very blurry, very doubtful picture we have so far seems plain and ...

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    Apple has kept its Twitter account pretty empty for a while now, but it has given its account some life — though in cryptic ways. Michael Kukielka, better known as DetroitBORG on YouTube, has pulled some tweets that were posted and then deleted by Apple today, during its keynote. New iPhone 7 Plus camera revealed early. pic.twitter.com/n2N6ai0rzG — Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) September 7, 2016 Love it! pic.twitter.com/W3J8Rte3Js — Michael Kukielka (@DetroitBORG) September 7, 2016 New iPhone 7 Plus camera revealed early. pic.twitter.com/n2N6ai0rzG — Michael Kukielka ...

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    Still salty about Google’s rumored decision to axe the Nexus brand, and unveil Pixel-labeled N6P and 5X successors of sorts nearly one full month after today’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus announcement? With Galaxy Note 7 explosion scandals far from over, the LG V20 unlikely to start shipping very soon, and the Marlin and Sailfish now expected to pull off stellar turnaround times, it looks like there’s nothing to worry, as everything may go Big G’s way at the end of the day. While we previously heard whispers of relatively swift launches, Ausdroid finally goes into detail, at least as far ...

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    The absence of a time-honored, universally used and generally accepted 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus due out later today will obviously displease plenty of iFans, many of which have already voiced their disapproval and concerns regarding wireless or Lightning audio. But as it turns out, Apple may not only want to rid you of unnecessary cables and double down on speakers as a direct consequence of the archaic jack removal, also potentially working on higher-end own-brand “AirPods” than even Beats products. This wild last-minute rumor sounds an awful lot like conjecture ...

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    Lenovo took the chance today to launch the Moto Z and Moto Z Play in China. It was a pretty big event with strobe lights and the usual larger-than-life screens to impress the tech press. It also took the time to compare both devices with some competing devices. Which ones? Weibo's Reviewer_Xiaokang reports those were the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Yes, really. And you can see the numbers right on your screen. Lenovo is being a bit cheeky with its specs as it is counting in all the potential maximums as could be provided with the existing Moto Mod ecosystem. [table] ...

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    The original Apple Watch is already relatively slim and lightweight, at 10.5mm and as little as 25 grams with no strap counted in, but knowing Cupertino’s soft spot for progressively thinner designs, an uber-slender second-gen iOS-compatible wearable always felt like a safe bet. Yet everyone can probably agree the greatest weakness of last year’s “iWatch” was meager battery life, an issue that’s bound to be aggravated by a prospectively skinnier build, not to mention the near-certain addition of GPS support to the Apple Watch 2’s bag of tricks. Only one practical way to solve ...

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    The Nexus brand is (probably) dead, long live Google Pixel phones, and most likely, tablets too, despite C’s very experimental nature and mainstream commercial misfortune. But the HTC-manufactured Pixel and Pixel XL, codenamed Sailfish and Marlin on the inside, are expected to start off at a major disadvantage compared to their Nexus predecessors. Not only will they be released a little late to strike box-office gold during the always prosperous holiday season, also foregoing the typical buzz and media attention of debuting alongside new Android flavors. Nougat is already out and about ...

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    So you think you have the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus all figured out now that even renowned Apple-specialized financial analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has presented its final, crazy detailed speculative report including everything from water ingress rating to A10 CPU clock speed, color options and camera tricks? Believe it or not, there’s still room for last-minute surprises, like 4K video recording capabilities at an industry-leading, road-opening 60 frames per second. On the non-Plus iPhone 7, no less, i.e. the slightly lower-end 4.7-inch configuration featuring just one, albeit much larger than ...

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    Android tablets, both low-cost and “premium”, don’t seem to be going anywhere, and it’s been that way for several years now. It’s perhaps no coincidence Google also inexplicably stopped manufacturing 7-inch Nexuses back in 2013, focusing on larger, far less popular form factors. The 2014-released HTC-produced N9 was practically forgotten before 2013’s second-gen Asus Nexus 7, which we still remember fondly of to this day, while the all-Google-developed-and-marketed Pixel C from last year could never properly take off. The signs pointed to an inevitable end of vanilla ...

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    The iPhone supply chain in Taiwan is warming up to making more parts for the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. And there's plenty to warm up, too, if we go by some new benchmark numbers. But let's start with a report from Digitimes claiming that Apple has upped its orders for iPhone components by 10 percent. The company seemingly has a more upbeat attitude about iPhone shipments in the back half of the year. Compared with the estimated 180 million iPhones shipped in the period last year, sources say that Infinite Loop was planning on only shipping approximately 108 million for this year. ...

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    One of the most lamented limitations of dual-camera technologies has been the implementation of image stabilization. Optical and electronic forms of the technology are great with single camera sensors, but with two of them engaging to form one image, the slightest extra jiggle on one sensor could spell disaster in terms of final product. OIS in particular relies in part on magnetism to keep things relatively still as well. Recent chatter between Chinese tech analysts on Weibo, though, has been encouraging for a few reasons — especially if you happen to be a photo geek. One point of ...

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    Tomorrow is the day when we'll get to figure out what makes the LG V20 tick. Sure, Android 7.0 Nougat, of course, but what's the silicon inside of it? Are there any numbers we could pull up? What kind of beast is this multimedia monster supposed to be? Well, one Weibo user is giving us an idea with a simple post: a 5.7-inch quad HD panel with an indeterminably-sized Second Screen, a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB of RAM, a 4Ah battery, dual 16-megapixel cameras on the rear, ESS Technology's 32-bit Quad DAC system, a fingerprint scanner on the back. Given that the V10 also had a 5.7-inch quad HD ...

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    Say what you will about LG, but this Korea-based smartphone manufacturer is sure not afraid to take risks and experiment with unusual builds, layouts and aesthetic components. Back in 2013, the G2 proposed an ingenious solution to the thick-bezel pickle, moving all buttons to the rear. Two years later, the G4 adopted an unconventional genuine leather look, then the V10 entered the picture with dual screens, dual front cameras and a super-robust construction, while this spring’s G5 took a few cues from Google’s modular Project Ara concept that never came to be. Despite G5’s undeniable ...

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    Hold the phone, stop the presses, and drop the “coulds” and “shoulds” from pre-September 7 Apple discussions. The most knowledgeable financial analyst in the world in all iThings, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo, shares with us today exactly what will happen on Wednesday, and what the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are all about. Literally, what they’re all about, right down to details very few other tipsters have dared to tackle, like the supreme 2.4 or 2.45GHz clock speed of the new A10 processor, up from just 1.85 for the A9 inside the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. There’s also an official rating to ...

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    We wouldn't be surprised if what we're seeing here are early bird knock-off boxes of the iPhone 7. After all, Russia's just like any country with its share of tech scam artists. But we wouldn't be surprised if boxes of this kind make it to shelves from Moscow to Vladivostok. AppleInsider called dibs on these three pictures showing the backs of two 256GB iPhone 7 boxes in different angles. Storage options for both the regular 4.7-inch model and the 5.5-inch "Plus" model have been pegged by speculators to be 32GB, 128GB and 256GB. One closeup picture mentions "AirPods" coming inside the ...

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    One HTC-made "Nexus" device, codenamed "Marlin" and perhaps to be brought to market as the "Pixel XL," may use an entirely new mobile camera sensor from Sony. @LlabTooFeR, the source of several previous leaks on HTC, has tweeted out some supposed camera information for the Pixel XL. HTC Nexus (M1) = Marlin = Pixel XL will be featured with Sony IMX378 (12mp) main camera and IMX179 (8mp) front camera. — LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 2, 2016 Sony has not put out any information about the IMX378, but we do know that the IMX179 is a 1/3.2-inch sensor with an effective resolution of 8 ...

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    While Google has never adhered to the excessively leaky code of conduct of most other top-tier mobile software and hardware designers, the search giant probably outdid itself with the secrecy and confusion surrounding this year’s Android iteration name, proprietary VR release(s), and Nexus upgrades. Wait, what Nexus upgrades? It’s time to bury the purist-beloved brand, it seems, and embrace the Pixel label, which Google may want to more closely tie to its own name rather than those of third-party OEMs. The Pixel and Pixel XL phones, formerly known as Sailfish and Marlin, are still ...

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    A familiar-looking pair of “new” iPhones, mysterious second-gen Apple Watch with built-in GPS but likely no cellular connectivity, and… iPads? MacBook Pros? Probably not. Instead, Cupertino may plan to keep things mobile all the way at its highly anticipated September 7 press event, matching the otherwise underwhelming iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with an exciting slew of life-easing accessories. As the two escape the traditional shackles of the 3.5mm audio jack and ensuing wired headphones, they’re now expected to ship with adapters, Lightning-connecting or even truly wireless ...

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    The Nexus brand seems to be in a moribund state as of right now. There's been word that we won't get to know the devices of HTC's craft running Google's vision of Android as "Nexuses." Now comes word from one reliable source to Android Police and another separate source that the device codenamed "Sailfish," with a 5-inch screen, will be marketed as the "Pixel". The 5.5-inch "Marlin" device will be the Pixel XL. Google has slapped the "Pixel" brand on premium, larger devices of its own design or even own build, such as Chromebooks and an Android tablet. A particularly iffy development in ...

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    The four-year-old modular smartphone project that began with Motorola's skunkworks has ended under Google's control, according to sources to the Reuters news agency. Google may elect to license the technology to manufacturers, but that's only a possibility at this point. The word inside Mountain View? Consolidation. It has been apparent that Google has been exerting more control over areas it has had demonstrated success or publicity on — CEO Sundar Pichai made this regime clear when talking about the Pixel (neé Nexus) smartphones — and would like to "unify [the company's] various ...

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    Took us some time, right? For a while there, it seemed like each new day brought us a new picture of a iPhone 7 metal casing. Then the videos came. And there was that one video of what's supposedly a new iPhone getting played around in a diagnostic mode. Well, a week outside of the next big Apple launch event, we've got six sweet seconds of heaven with a few rose gold iPhone 7 Plus devices — maybe prototypes, maybe final units — on working iOS 10 software. Six sweet seconds of overcompressed video. pic.twitter.com/SWgp2iSK1Y — Sonny Dickson (@SonnyDickson) August 31, 2016 ...

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    We interrupt our ongoing IFA 2016 coverage to bring you up to speed on the latest exploding Galaxy Note 7 developments. It turns out online reports of the hotly demanded dual-edged Android phablet arbitrarily bursting into flames while charging weren’t part of some elaborated hoax, and unauthorized use of third-party accessories wasn’t the root cause of the mysterious occurrences either. Korean media claims Samsung has “tentatively concluded” (already?) that faulty batteries are behind hot-headed Note 7 units sold in Korea, as well as overseas, large-scale recalls likely being the ...

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    We now have a better picture of what Lenovo's next Vibe phone will look like and how it will spec out, thanks to Chinese regulatory agency TENAA. A Lenovo device, codenamed P2c72, has made it through the system with a very large battery — some 5 amp-hours worth of charge. That power pack will fuel up a full HD AMOLED display at 5.5 inches that'll get driven by an octa-core processor running at 2.0GHz (a previous Geekbench log tell of a Snapdragon 625). There's 4GB of RAM and options for 32GB or 64GB of storage. A 13-megapixel camera is on back and a 5-megapixel one is in front. The ...

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