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    When we first started talking about what Apple might have up its sleeve for its next-generation iPhone, whether that's set to be the iPhone 6s or maybe even iPhone 7, the detail everyone wanted to discuss seemed to be screen size: if Apple would stick with the 4.7-on-up sizing of the iPhone 6, or if we could see a return to form with a new model closer to the dimensions of the iPhone 5s. Recently, however, that idea's been losing steam, and it's feeling more likely that we'd see a repeat of 6/Plus sizing. Instead, next-gen rumors have taken to looking at upgrades to specific components, ...

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    "We are aiming to get rid of unnecessary functions and simplify our UI at the level of Google's Nexus 6", allegedly said an unnamed industry source, quoted by Business Korea, and referring to Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface. This custom UI, present on Samsung's smartphones since the very early ages, is a polarising topic, with most part of the media and users alike agreeing that it is too heavy and bulk-loaded. That, and the fact that a lot of internal storage -- which could be otherwise used for documents, multimedia, games, and alike -- is being taken up by the heavy weight of ...

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    Last week, while neck-deep in CES action, we caught wind of a little rumor about what to expect from the next big industry event we'll be attending, hearing about Samsung's plans for a new round-screened smartwatch in the vein of the Moto 360 ready to break cover at MWC. And of course we've been wondering about what the conference could mean for Samsung's Galaxy S6 launch, and whether the flagship (or flagships?) would be debuting collinearly with the expo, or if Samsung would save that spotlight for a wholly distinct launch event. To hear the latest rumors, that new smartwatch will sure ...

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    We're just over a week away from January 21, the date Microsoft has set for its next big Windows 10 event. While the next edition of the company's operating system family was announced back near the start of fall, Microsoft's been taking its time in sharing all the details, and we've patiently awaited the day when it would turn its spotlight on the intersection between Windows 10 and mobile devices: it looks like January 21 will be that day. In preparation for the event, Microsoft has a new Phone Insider app out, one that's expected to give many users their first taste of Windows 10 on ...

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    CES 2015 is now but a memory, and while there was lots of great hardware to see, there were few really show-stopper devices. That may be due to how many manufacturers are waiting until MWC (or their own private events closer to spring) to introduce new flagships, but at least one player came to MWC with some top-shelf smartphone hardware: LG and its G Flex 2. The first G Flex was a surprise favorite, so we were very anxious to see what LG could come up with for its sequel – and sure enough, the company seems to have delivered on expectations. Now it's just a matter of the phone hitting ...

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    It was one month ago today when Apple released its latest iOS 8-series update, delivering 8.1.2 to waiting users. With little but minor bugfixes on its changelog, it wasn't much to talk about. Still fixes are fixes, and anything Apple can do to help further smooth-out its mobile OS is welcome in our book. Now the next iOS update looks to be nearly here, as rumors (along with a smattering of evidence) suggest Apple's preparing to release it next week. At first we just heard a general rumor about an iOS update coming out sometime next week, without any details about the version number, nor ...

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    Last night we shared with you a teaser from Xiaomi, hinting at the upcoming launch of a very thin smartphone in one week. We looked at some theories for what the hardware might consist of, as well as some evidence that seemed to support the idea of an exceedingly thin design, but didn't have a ton to go on. This morning the picture seems to be getting quite a bit more clear, as new leaks arrive concerning the Xiaomi Mi5, now believed to be the very thin phone in question. The Xiaomi Mi5 (or possibly Mi4s – the branding isn't yet clear) should measure just 5.1mm thick, right down there ...

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    Don't think that just because the Consumer Electronics Show is winding down that we're suddenly going to be without new phones to talk about. Even short of MWC in a couple months, other new hardware is on our radar, and one of the next to arrive could be a new model from Xiaomi. And by the looks of things, the manufacturer may be trying to raise the stakes when it comes to producing stunningly thin handsets. First up, we've got this teaser from Xiaomi, revealing plans to introduce a new phone on January 15. You can see from the imagery how the finger placement suggests a very slim ...

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    Samsung's Galaxy A3 and A5 have been fairly well-received among the media, but that hasn't translated into blockbuster sales for Samsung quite yet given that the phone duo has been limited to select Asian regions since the launch. Today, that expansion looks to be on Samsung's radar, as firmware for Europe-specific models has gone live on SamMobile, suggesting that a Samsung Galaxy A-series Europe debut isn't far away. The fact that firmware even exists for all the countries that it does is proof enough for us to make the assumption that this means Samsung will take the smartphone pair to ...

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    For all the formal announcements of new products we've seen at CES 2015, some of the most exciting developments have come from model that aren't quite ready to step full-on into the spotlight yet. A couple days back, we learned of just such a stealth arrival, with a previously-unknown round-screened LG smartwatch spotted at an Audi presentation. Shortly thereafter, a report surfaced that claimed LG was working on a whole lineup of webOS-based smartwatches, adding fuel to the speculation that the model seen at CES wasn't running Android Wear after all. Now the whole picture is finally ...

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    CES 2015 is technically still in progress, but with no more big launches due, plenty of eyes are already turning to MWC in early March. A whole mess of new hardware is expected for the Barcelona expo, and in particular we've been talking about smartwatches a little. LG's tipped to be bringing a new circular model to introduce – the company's second, following the G Watch R – and now we're hearing about another player who could be planning to launch a round wearable of its own, as Samsung's tipped to be working on its first smartwatch with a circular display. The key components to this ...

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    With the launch of the LG G Flex 2 at CES 2015, and sales starting in South Korea later this month, the era of the Snapdragon 810 SoC is finally upon us. Sure, the chip debuted all the way back in April of last year, but it's taken this long to get the component into commercial smartphones. Why the wait? One rumor that was circulating about this time last month suggested that quite a few hardware problems were impacting the 810's arrival, with issues like overheating and RAM controller faults threatening to delay widespread availability. While Qualcomm was quick to insist that its plans ...

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    It used to be that you immediately knew what to expect from an iPhone's display: a 3.5-inch panel in a 3:2 aspect ratio. Sure, there were some minor tweaks here and there, and a well-deserved resolution bump with the iPhone 4, but it wasn't until the arrival of the iPhone 5 that things really started changing. First we saw the move to a new aspect ratio and larger 4-inch size, and just a couple years later we have probably what are probably the biggest departures for iPhone screens to date, the largest and highest-resolution-yet panels on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. In light of all this ...

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    Sony's CES 2015 event came and went without the reveal of a new Xperia smartphone – though if we're to believe the rumors, some lucky execs got to check out the Xperia Z4 behind closed doors. The rest of us will jut have to wait to get our first official taste of Sony's next flagship, though with MWC over the horizon, that could be a matter of just a few more weeks. And while we're eagerly expecting this phone's launch, the jury's been out when it comes to a lot of the details. At least, we've heard a few rumors, some going back months by now, but have yet to see much in the way of ...

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    CES is not always about announcing devices or showing them off at the Convention Center or at special events. As the first show of the year (which also happens to be in the US, one of the largest markets in the world), smartphone manufacturers often show off prototypes of upcoming devices to heads of carriers or retailers. Last year, there was a rumor according to which the Galaxy S 5 (announced later, at MWC), was shown off at CES behind closed doors, and, similarly, this year, there's a report claiming that Samsung has shown off prototypes of the Galaxy S 6 to select few, behind closed ...

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    Between HTC's partnership with Under Armour, that unannounced LG round-screened model, and numerous wearables that formally launched at CES this year, we've totally got smartwatches on the mind right now. That works out just fine for us, though, as a new smartwatch rumor has just hit our desk, talking about when we might expect to see the arrival of probably the most eagerly-anticipated wearable of the season, the Apple Watch. So far, numerous attempts have been made to nail-down just when Apple intends to get Watch sales started, but a firm ETA has been elusive. Now a new report looks at ...

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    Last year witnessed the proper dawn of the smartwatch, as new models, new manufacturers, and new system software all contributed into bringing a once-niche product as close to the mainstream as it's ever been. With all that progress, we expected to see the ball continue rolling into 2015, and so far CES has managed to give us a few new devices – watches like Alcatel Onetouch's, bands like Lenovo's, and new looks for old models like Sony's managed to deliver. But there are more smartwatches floating around Vegas than just those making their formal debuts, and one unannounced model has ...

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    Go shopping for a new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the States right now, and Apple will do everything in its power to steer you towards the choice of a cellular provider. Sure, you can buy an iPhone 6 that's unlocked and ready to be used with the GSM carrier of your choice, but you can't escape Apple's push towards at least one network, as even the unlocked option is bundled with a T-Mobile SIM. That's not the case everywhere, though, and in other nations you can order just an iPhone, with no SIM whatsoever. Now word arrives that a similar option is about to hit US shoppers, and Apple could ...

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    Sony's CES 2015 press event is still a couple hours away, but it looks like one of the company's products has broken cover a little early: a new metal-banded edition of the Android Wear-powered SmartWatch 3. The original post providing the image you see above has been withdrawn, but the pic sure appears to fit with the design language we know from the rubber wristbands we see on existing SmartWatch 3 options. The guts of the smartwatch should remain unchanged from the original – this looks to be just the new band. Beyond the band you see here, the watch would support interchangeable ...

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    CES is an utterly fascinating time to be a smartphone fan – well, so long as you're not an Apple user, anyway. For while we're sure to see the presence of lots of new iPhone and iPad accessories, that's all out in third-party country, with Apple steering clear of crowded multi-platform expos like this. The big Apple news of the season is likely still a month or more away, as we get ready for the retail debut of the Apple Watch, but there's also been talk of some new phone and tablet hardware in development. Specifically, we've heard a few rumors claiming that Apple would backpedal a ...

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    LG's CES press event is coming up on us quick – the show starts at the end of the hour, and even if you're no in Vegas yourself, you can access the live stream from the comfort of home. The meat of the event, LG's G Flex 2, may have already leaked, but the manufacturer is sure to bring plenty of other hardware to show off. Will we see another model of the same caliber as the G Flex 2 join the curved-screen handset on stage? Maybe not, but LG sure appears to be developing such a phone, as revealed through some newly-uncovered benchmark details. What we see is an LG phone with the model ...

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    We already know what to expect from LG at CES 2015, thanks to the company not being secretive about the G Flex 2, and some eagle eyed folks who pictured the posters with the device outline, branding, and all. However, a special event has not yet happened to officially announce the phone, but an official press release, together with official press renders, have allegedly leaked, detailing the G Flex 2. The purported press release talks about a curved phone with a slightly smaller screen than its predecessor, at 5.5-inches, and a higher resolution at 1080p. The processor has also reportedly ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S6 should make an appearance about a month or two from now, either at the Mobile World Congress, or at a special event (we can't really be sure, as Samsung turned away from the show, and then returned), but the rumor mill is already in motion, with reports and leaks trying to anticipate what the next Samsung flagship will be like. We're expecting something different (but this is nothing new, as we've been expecting a different Galaxy S for years now), and we might just get it this year, with a metal Samsung Galaxy S6. After the manufacturer experimented with metal on ...

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    When will you have the chance to buy Apple's first smartwatch? We've heard a few different theories for specific launch windows, but the only official word out of Apple has been “early 2015.” Will that mean February? Maybe March? We can't yet say, but the feeling that we're looking at a Q1 release has been a strong one. At least, that's the case in the US, but what's the outlook for Apple Watch sales elsewhere? There's still no hard answer to be found anywhere, but some recent changes to regional Apple Watch landing pages have begun to suggest a staggered rollout, with certain ...

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    The International CES begins in just a few days, with major press conferences lined up for January 5. That means the world is gearing up for one of the biggest tech conventions of the year: a great tech-filled beginning to 2015. Because CES encompasses not just mobile tech but the tech world as a whole, it's easy to get lost in the torrent of information that comes from the show. To try to help consolidate all you might have been hearing, we've rounded up the biggest and most relevant mobile rumors all in one place, ordered by manufacturer. Without further ado, here's our CES 2015 rumor ...

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