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    Meizu's MX line frequently plays second fiddle to its PRO series, but the company isn't interested in keeping the MX6 far of reach from the PRO 6. A company co-founder hinted at some spec sharing, now we get to see some design sharing in action. That's if you trust these unofficial renders which have been on Chinese social media. Hey, we don't blame you if you don't. We'll just mention that the PRO 6 has also been leaked in this fashion — and blatantly leaked to disprove some supposed iPhone 7 leaks. And yes, we're speaking of the PRO 6. And we're speaking of the iPhone 7. And we're ...

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    Even though Google hasn't found the amount of consumer adoption that rivals have seen with their smartwatch offerings, it doesn't mean that there isn't a tremendous future in Android Wear. This is not only the most diverse platform, but also the one that has evolved the quickest when compared to others. We've seen a few recent rumors that claim that Google is even willing to build its own smartwatches to compete, and today we learn about them. Today we find some very interesting renders of Google's possible Android Wear smartwatches, codenamed Angelfish and Swordfish. The renders are ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is clearly just around the corner. The last few weeks have flooded the feed with news and rumors, even if at the moment there is still a strong debate whether we're just getting one phone or more. The strongest rumors continue to be of a an edge variant, and today we see more details in photos. New leaks show us a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge in Onyx Black, confirming some of the rumors we heard about recently with regard to color options. What's most interesting about this leak is not just the added height of the new Note, but also the fact that this device seems ...

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    Those of you who’ve been around the block, perhaps doing the new iPhone rumor dance every year as an unusual form of self-torture, probably know Apple likes to keep a few cards close to the chest for as long as possible. Then again, there’s rarely smoke without fire, and boy, have tipsters and leakers fumed of late, telling the tale of a pair of familiar overall iOS handsets, featuring just one or two aesthetic novelties. For convenience’s sake dubbed iPhone 7 and 7 Plus despite maybe still carrying 6-derived branding, these bad boys have shown their faces, profiles and backsides ...

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    If you’re wondering why Qualcomm would already look to introduce “something to replace what many consider the best mobile processor available today”, it turns out that won’t actually happen until spring, when the Snapdragon 830 will probably see daylight inside the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S8. For now, the San Diego-based semiconductor giant and unchallenged market leader merely wants to “complement and extend the competitive strengths of the Snapdragon 800 lineup.” Enter the 821 (not 823), expected by some to power the fall wave of Android high-enders, Galaxy Note 7 and ...

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    The August 2 “unpacking” of the number-skipping Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is closer than ever, and yet, we know far less about it today than two or three weeks back. Blame it on all the confusing, contradicting new benchmarks, hinting at a few different configurations here, some of which may however have been canceled already. Still, you can probably bet the farm on the top-shelf model packing 6GB RAM, in combination with a Snapdragon 820-series processor or an Exynos 8893, depending on your region. This bad boy will also come touting a dual-edged Quad HD display circling the 5.7-inch ...

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    As we near LG’s official and final confirmation of another glass half-full, half-empty quarter, more inside information stems from various analysts and pundits painting the G5 an unexpectedly bleak box-office picture. Although hailed by most critics for its newfangled albeit simplistic and arguably gimmicky approach to the modular phone concept, and initially projected to sell 10 million+ copies this year alone boosted by robust marketing, the LG G5 ended up getting people fired and aggravating the financial crisis of the company’s mobile division. Between April and June, it’s now ...

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    It was the Exynos 8893 that allegedly blew our minds in one Galaxy Note 7 benchmark. What blows our minds in this Galaxy Note 7 benchmark is that the Galaxy Note 7 Lite might not actually be happening. Instead, what we see here is supposedly the SM-N930R6 (the SM-N920R6 was the Galaxy Note 5 variant likely meant for Wisconsin-based Cellcom), sporting a Snapdragon 820 and 4GB of RAM. Decent results here, of course, but it's not what we saw with the Exynos 7420 that was on last time we covered the logs. Could a Note 7 Lite be on the way, even with this development? Maybe, but it looks a ...

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    While some of its best work comes at a high price, HTC does not want to leave any of its customers wanting. Given how the HTC 10 isn't doing favors for the company, we think it's a sore sign that it needs something transformative in the mid-ranger sector. So thinks HTC, at least through leaks switcher Evan Blass. *coming end of Q3 — Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 10, 2016 If there is a Desire 10 on the way, does that signify a mid-range flagship to rule them all? That is to ask, rather than ante up with mainland competitors for the mid-range mobile market that they have flooded, could HTC be ...

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    We're in the back half of 2016 and that weirdo mobile payments system we've been talking since October of last year still isn't here. What gives, LG? Well, the Korea Herald is reporting from its sources that the chaebol wants to continue currying favor with banks and card issuers. Read into that what you may, but in the meantime, LG is said to be planning on putting a chip-and-pin mechanism to its physical LG Pay card and utilize one-time passwords. It's with this development that LG can easily claim compatibility with every ATM, unlike with other payment services like Android Pay, Wells ...

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    Meizu is feeling the pressure to give a good whack at its mid-range flagship this season, especially with the bang-up job it supposedly did with the PRO 6. And one co-founder is opening up to those challenges. Bai Yongxiang has posted to his Weibo account that the company is doing its best to export as much power as possible from the PRO 6 to the MX6. "Costs and prices will increase, but I believe there will be nothing like it in terms of craftsmanship in the ¥2,000 range ($300-450)," Bai posted. For context, last year's MX5 started at around the equivalent of $290. One AnTuTu ...

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    With both the US President and Senate apparently finally past the long-celebrated super-secure but out-of-fashion BlackBerries, an iconic design discontinued and unlikely to yield a direct successor, as well as the looming “Neon” and “Argon” rumored to adopt full touchscreen form factors, QWERTY keyboard admirers and nostalgics understandably felt uneasy. Enter BlackBerry SVP of Device Sales Alex Thurber, who decided to clarify on Twitter that “users have nothing to fear”, as “the keyboard is here to stay.” Technically, this could be interpreted in a number of ways, since ...

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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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