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    While it's nice to see what kind of guts we can expect on a CDMA variant of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (mainly because 'Murica), if you want a little arm grease in action, you're going to have to check out these Geekbench scores the thing supposed put up. Well, actually, the two things. You thought it was just going to be the Note 7 edge that will be the Note 7 this year, right? It could actually be that a flat-screen variant will accompany the curved-screen Note 7 that will, with little doubt, get most of the spin doctoring. And the supposed specs may support that thought. It starts off ...

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    These renders goes to show that it pays to be active on WeChat these days, especially if you're a mobile tech enthusiast like we are. What renders? Why, they're another set of the iPhone 7 and a 5.5-inch model iPhone 7. Both models sport two speaker grilles on the bottom and mushroom cap antenna line patterns on the back. The smaller iPhone seems to get a big protrusion surrounding its camera port while the iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 7 Pro just as tall a camera bump, though it's wider to incorporate a second camera sensor. [gallery ...

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    They say old habits die hard, and not even new ownership has been able to tweak the terms of the long-standing, infuriating partnership between Motorola and Verizon. Yet again, we’ll see one, nay, two exciting fresh Motos launched on America’s largest wireless service provider before any other carrier or retailer around the world. Adding insult to injury, it looks like the Lenovo-coordinated Moto Z Force will remain a Big Red exclusive for good, while the slimmer, slightly lower-end Moto Z is set to go on sale as a “Droid Edition” sometime this summer, followed by an unlocked ...

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    You probably don’t remember this, but the Samsung Galaxy S6 lacked microSD support, integrating an innovative technology called UFS (Universal Flash Storage) that would have been severely slowed down by traditional external memory cards. The GS7, however, found a way to mate UFS 2.0 and microSD features without you even noticing it, while back in February, the road was paved for a GNote 7 packing blazing-fast 256GB flash memory chips. Samsung is always thinking about the “next big thing”, and earlier today, we may have received indirect confirmation for the first groundbreaking ...

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    Stop the presses, hold your horses, and don’t go throwing away your “obsolete” Galaxy Note 5 just yet! It’s still possible the fast-approaching Note 7, despite what its name suggests, will only mildly upgrade the specifications of its predecessor. Forget 6GB RAM and a Snapdragon 821/823 or Exynos 8893 processor, as according to AnTuTu, a pre-release SM-N930V prototype recently tested through the benchmarking database merely packs 4 gigs of the good stuff, alongside an SD820 SoC. That’s way too similar to Galaxy S7’s internals, of course, and we’re not seeing any discernible ...

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    While most analysts and pundits deem 2-in-1 convertibles as the only possible saving grace and potential-brimming form factor for otherwise flagging tablets, there’s likely one more move Samsung for instance could try to pull to keep Galaxy Tabs in the limelight. It’s something various Chinese device manufacturers have experimented with in the past, enjoying little success, as consumers found it uncomfortable to make and receive voice calls on gargantuan gadgets. But we’re hearing whispers the above rendered Galaxy J Max measures a whopping 7 inches in screen diagonal, nonetheless ...

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    If you're not ready for this year's Nexus smartphones from HTC, then thank goodness we'll all be prepared for some Android Wear watches from Google this year. Yep, like its Pixel C tablet and a rumored first-party smartphone, it may also be going for not one, but two smartwatches. David Ruddock of Android Police has yet again received information from sources detailing a more conservative and reserved smartwatch, the other packing in LTE, GPS and a heart rate monitor. "Swordfish" is the smaller of the two. Ruddock describes the appearance of the watch as similar to the Pebble Time Round, ...

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    Just like the Moto X Style last year, and the G4 and G4 Plus a couple of months back, the Motorola Moto Z and Z Force are about to get a little Play-branded brother from parent company Lenovo. The Moto Z Play doesn’t intend to condense the standard variant in actual screen size and physical dimensions, but rather specifications, according to tipsters not long ago, and AnTuTu today. Preliminary benchmarking data shows the upper mid-end Z Play as powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 625 processor instead of an 820, with 3, not 4GB RAM for silky smooth multitasking, and on-board storage ...

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    Deciding to focus on a single “true flagship family” of Android smartphones, and therefore putting the kibosh on prospective sequels for the mid-range OnePlus X, is one thing, and might actually feel like a sound business practice from a certain standpoint. Pulling the plug on the $200 Snapdragon 801 5-incher just eight months after its commercial debut with no warning or explanation however is a whole different kettle of fish, and trying to justify such a rushed, illogical call will cause you major headaches. Granted, we’re yet to receive official confirmation of the apparent ...

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    Rumors have until now been few and far between regarding an eventual Surface Pro 5 launch by the end of the year, not to mention a Surface Book sequel, while the Surface Phone remains a definite but distant prospect. On the software update front, Microsoft wants the whole world to know already that the Windows 10 Anniversary, aka Redstone 1, rollout will begin for both PCs and mobile devices early next month. Still, you shouldn’t rule out a slew of fall 2016 hardware announcements. Extremely credible sources tell us “minor Surface configuration updates” are indeed also in the ...

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    Technically, the first ever Consumer Edition of the Samsung Gear VR headset isn’t even a year old yet, so a sequel’s imminent release doesn’t feel like a given. But this widely available $100 product took more than a few design and functionality cues from two previous dev-focused, limited-scale “Innovator” Editions, the former of which saw daylight way back in December 2014. Ergo, the time for a follow-up is definitely now. Or, you know, August 2. Early September, at the latest. Indeed, Zauba import records for India suggest “testing & evaluation” is underway for a new ...

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    So, what have you heard about the iPhone 7 Plus? Dual cameras? Check. No headphone jack? Uncheck. iOS 10? Most defs. But what about water-resistance? That's been a maybe for a while now, but now we're talking about some wireless charging. That's according to one supposed employee of iPhone assembler Foxconn, who snapped a quick picture of a presentation slide on the iPhone 7 Plus. Presentations have been known to use media renders, so we shouldn't take much consideration there, but the major bullet points here are the water-resistant body and the wireless charging. Rumors have been ...

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    We may know how the Galaxy Note 7 may look like when it gets released. It's going to have some new digs and some old edges. We might even know what's going to be inside of this thing. But what makes a Note a Note? The S Pen, of course. And it wouldn't be fair to Samsung if we didn't decide to start talking about that lovely stylus. Specifically, we're learning from Indian outlet iGyaan that the S Pen will run off of a big update to Bluetooth LE (low energy) which should ease up on the consumption needs there. Air View mode will now also have access to a dictionary, text dictation and an ...

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    If you needed any other source to talk about the iPhone finally offering more storage for your money, here you go. The Wall Street Journal is reporting from its source that the iPhone 7 will begin at 32GB and top out at 256GB. It's unknown what the middle storage option will be nor do we know any bit about pricing in the US. While the iPhone 7 Plus and a supposed iPhone 7 Pro may go with 128GB, there's been doubt as to whether it's worth it to build it into the main model or stick with a cheaper 64GB disk — probably at manufacturers' surplus. The Journal's Joanna Stern also wrote that ...

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    The new Nexuses may share a single a single design despite their rumored size differences. Whether or not you consider it as good news or bad depends on how you view these prospective renders. And if you're seeing what we're seeing, one thing comes to mind — it's as if the Nexus 6P's glass capsule on back started swallowing rear-side real estate like "The Blob". We should note that Android Police's David Ruddock has created this mock-up based on details he has acquired from a source. Get ready to put on your critics' glasses. We start with the device as a body of work from suspected ...

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    Verizon may be working in more amenities into "The Verizon Plan," but it could also bring more data at a higher price per tier. Another image leak (the image itself has since been withdrawn) showed off where the Checkmark wants to take its customers. It is rumored to add carryover data plus options for unlimited data via throttling and free continental roaming this week. In addition, it's also said to be making big changes to its monthly high-speed data offerings. Droid Life's source claims that bucket sizes will go up by one-third while prices will rise by 10 to 15 percent. [table] ...

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    There’s been a lot of back and forth in the rumor mill lately regarding the prospective launch window of the world’s first wholly flexible, foldable smartphones. Samsung is at the forefront of innovation in this field also, likely eyeing an official Galaxy X rollout by the end of 2016 or, worst case scenario, during H1 2017. But given the technology’s groundbreaking nature, its many possible upsides, including conventional tablet salvation, other companies unsurprisingly want a piece of the action, from LG to OPPO and Lenovo. When unveiling the Moto Z and Tango-powered Phab 2 Pro, ...

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    While generally not as glamorous and jam-packed with exciting mobile hardware announcements as the year-opening CES or MWC events, the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Berlin consumer electronics trade show always makes its share of pre-holiday headlines. This year’s German expo will probably be no exception, despite Samsung reportedly planning once again to hold an Unpacked conference for the introduction of the latest Galaxy Note hero a few weeks before the IFA’s official start. You can still count on the Gear S3 debuting in the capital of the most populous EU member state ...

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    While HTC put a lot of trust in its redesigned new flagship phone and first ever VR headset, the two’s launches haven’t been able to right the sinking ship just yet. The Vive, of course, is still in a decent position to spearhead a revolution and the rise of a profitable industry, which we can’t say about the HTC 10. Released a little late, a little overpriced, and incapable of standing out from the Galaxy S7-led pack, the beveled 5.2-incher is barely projected by market research firm TrendForce to reach a million units in 2016 production volume. The GS7 duo, mind you, was on track ...

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    There’s both good and bad news to report today regarding arguably the best Windows 10 Mobile device to date, first unveiled back in February and set to officially go up for grabs in a few weeks. Starting with the good, it seems the HP Elite x3 accessories roster will not only include Desk Docks and Lap Docks the Lumia 950 XL is fully compatible with as well, but also a functionality-enhancing “passive stylus.” This “allows you to write naturally on the screen and navigate touchscreen activities”, the top foam tip mimicking your fingerprint, while the 2 mm bottom tip “helps ...

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    Do you unconditionally love or merely tolerate your wireless service provider? If the former, have you ever considered taking your devotion to the next level by investing in the company that supports your voice call, texting and on-the-go browsing addictions? Well, if you happen to live in the post-Brexit United Kingdom (or is it the Divided Kingdom now?), you might be offered that option before long by O2. The nation’s second largest carrier, behind EE, is owned by Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica, which forced a sale due to financial trouble. But the European Commission ...

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    One of the busiest bees in the Chinese if not global smartphone landscape has flooded the market lately with various models ranging from ultra-low-cost and low-end to mid-range to premium, still cooking up a high-end (-ish) Honor 8, as well as Note 7-rivaling Mate S and Mate 8 sequels. You can also add a jumbo-sized Kirin 950 powerhouse to the list of upcoming Huawei devices now, which Tenaa refers to by a cryptic EDI-DL00 model number. There’s every reason to believe this big guy will have a very close family connection to the Honor V8 (emphasize on V), likely adjoining a Max or Plus ...

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    A few months later than many probably expected, Xiaomi appears to gear up for a sequel to the early 2015-released Mi Note. The Mi Note 2 will no doubt one-up the recently unveiled Mi Max, which towers above the vast majority of its rival flagship phablets in terms of screen size, but falls short of high-end standards when it comes to resolution, processing power or RAM. Think of the looming 5.7-incher or so as a direct competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and its number-skipping successor, while the Xiaomi Mi 5 tries to keep the GS7 at bay, at least on Chinese shores. Sounds logical, ...

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    Just when it seemed the rumors had reached a point of universal concord, with everything from the much-disputed name to screen size, colors, advanced forms of biometric authentication, battery capacity and essentially all other specs settled, Zauba import data today reminds us of the first lesson in tech gossip observation. Specifically, that tipsters and leakers are human too, and they can always goof up or let sources fool them into relaying false “inside” information, thus making no rumor infallible. Case in point, while we were ready to bet the farm and all our life savings on the ...

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    The Wall Street Journal's sources might say that Apple's just looking into buying hi-fi music streaming service Tidal. If Infinite Loop strikes a deal, that may end up fetching a pretty penny for Tidal's owner, Jay Z. The artist paid Scandinavian company Aspiro some $56 million for it in 2014 before relaunching it in its current iteration that vowed to give artists better dues than other streaming services and delivering lossless music. It claims 4.2 million subscribers. Gene Munster of analyst firm Piper Jaffray is betting on Apple buying Tidal for $500 million. It would add to its ...

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