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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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    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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    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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    One cog of the Chinese rumor machine is correcting another when it comes to the pricing and availability of the iPhone 7 models in China. When we brought the price chart down of what the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were to go far, the digits didn't seem too far out of line from last year's iPhone 6s generation. The only major change? Storage options. Both the iPhone 7 Plus and a new iPhone 7 Pro were to get 32GB, 128GB and 256GB options while the iPhone 7 was to get 32GB, 64GB and 256GB options. There was some skepticism as to how efficient the logistics would be with this setup. Then ...

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    So, you're bumping up against your storage ceiling and want to install, say, a ridehailing app that you haven't used before for a free ride (because let's face it: you're also flat broke right at the moment). The Google Play Store's telling you, though, that you simply can't pack in another APK onto your poor, crammed device. Brothers and sisters of the 16GB clan, we feel ya. Well, the Play Store has a new wizard when you it detects you need some space. It gives you a list of apps you've left cobwebbed or don't use often and how much space they take. You can check them off the list and hit ...

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    If Apple is even considering moving up its iPhone storage baseline from 16GB to 32GB, perhaps it should bump all of its storage options up by a factor of two. The iPad Pro has a 256GB option after all, why not the iPhone? Well, market researchers at TrendForce think that with another minor iteration for the iPhone this year comes a major memory boost for all models. Specifically, the 5.5-inch model will get 3GB of RAM. The 4.7-inch model will stick with 2GB, but both sizes may see the deprecation of the 64GB ROM option (yep, we said ROM for re-writable memory) with 256GB taking its place. ...

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    The iPhone is a very expensive mobile device that can come with very little native storage. Complaint after complaint from the tech media has criticized Cupertino and several other manufacturers for the folly of its baseline memory option of 16GB. To the healthy smartphone user with an Apple in their eye, this rumor should be a relief. Kevin Wang directs market research at IHS Technology, a Chinese research firm. He also has a Weibo account. And based on his research, Wang told microbloggers all around that the "new iPhone's RAM will still be 2GB, ROM starts from 32GB." As application ...

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    Update: The transaction has closed at a price of $16 billion. Chinese company Unisplendour had originally decided to buy into 15 percent of SanDisk, but pulled out of the deal in February, resulting in the lowered final price. Our original story is below. There's a lot of bank to made in this memory deal. Western Digital has agreed to buy competitor SanDisk for a total of $19 billion. The acquisition combines two of the largest companies that produce non-volatile memory solutions. Western Digital, which primarily produces hard disk drives, is hoping to grab onto SanDisk's lead in ...

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    It was just a couple weeks ago that we saw deals for the 16GB Moto X Pure Edition hit $300. That chunkier 64GB version got a steep drop down to $400 at one point. While we don't have those prices anymore, we do have good news from Amazon while we're taking on the 32GB version — it's at its lowest price in five months. As background, Motorola is now pricing the 16GB Moto X Pure Edtion at $349.99 for a limited time with the 32GB one near $400 and the 64GB edition at $450. Not a bad deal for the thrill seeker, all things considered. But Amazon — in keeping with Motorola — has ...

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    The Sony Xperia Z series is dead, long live the Xperia X series as the Xperia X and Xperia X Performance get every single model, including their dual-SIM models, detailed. Funny how the devil's in those details. It's not just twice the nano-SIM slots that you'd be getting on those models: the specs sheet within the white papers Sony published listed flash storage "up to 64GB." For reference, the single SIM versions of each device only have up to 32GB of internal storage. Oddly enough, 12GB of the 32GB disks are taken up by firmware. It occupies 19GB of the 64GB versions. All Sony Xperia ...

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    For most people, 32GB is all they will get on their Galaxy S7 or S7 edge. And then, there's the system package. Samsung seems to have taken the cake so far this year as it has hit 8GB with its insanely heavy TouchWiz enhancements. Yes, we do mean one-quarter of the storage it's allowing for most of its consumers. Still, it's not as bad as going the 16GB iPhone route (or any route that goes with 16GB of storage, period). You may think that the "massively innovative" microSD card slot may come to save the day for you and it has in a big way: you can move apps onto it. Hotswapping microSD ...

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    When we put together our iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus reviews, we used 16GB models. It's a storage option we've criticized Apple time and again for offering and one that Hayato Huseman actively begged our viewers to avoid buying. If you do happen to end up with the pint-size glass of the lot, though, you might not end up struggling with space as fast as you might have. Word from Apple is that a feature called "app slicing" is now available to iOS 9.0.2+ users. It was originally scheduled to appear at the dot-0 release, but iCloud backup problems got in the way of those plans. Developers ...

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    Update: After updated coverage from ePrice, we are now able to dispel claims that dual-SIM models of the Galaxy Note 5 have microSD expansion. They do not. Check out source link 2. The original story is below. So, does this mean that we throw out all the editorials that we've just written? Does it mean that everyone can stop complaining? Does it mean that Samsung has listened to the thronging internet masses like it says it has? Only if you live in a territory where you can pull up a dual-SIM Galaxy Note 5. And since we know that most of Europe is not going to see the Note 5 anyhow (or ...

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    Running low on storage sucks. As I'm sitting typing this, I'm deleting files off of the external drive I store video on so I have room for new clips in the future, because I'm nearly out of storage. Nobody likes seeing the "low storage" warning on their devices, and it's even more frustrating when it happens on your smartphone, since there's already so little room on there to begin with. At least I had a whole terabyte to go through before almost filling my external hard drive. On my phone, there's only 32 GB to begin with, not even factoring in what's allotted for the system image — ...

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    All of the top-end smartphones these days are listing up to 2 TB expandable capacity via microSD card. That’s … well, it’s insane to think about, having all of that space in such a tiny little chip. And it’s still far off; these phones boasting 2 TB support are merely planning for the future, even if the time of such high-capacity cards likely exceeds the life expectancy of the phones themselves. But while 2 TB microSD cards are still but a pipe dream, Microdia did just recently unveil its 512 GB card … for a whopping near-$1000 cost of entry. Sure, it’s a lot to pay for such a ...

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    While smartphones haven’t exactly changed all that much in the last two or three years, the services and applications that make them run definitely have. The apps and services are smarter, more affordable, and more openly available to a wider array of devices and operating systems. More specifically, cloud storage is available in abundance. Two years ago, cloud storage was relatively expensive, corresponding mobile application support was sparse, and there were only a few services to choose from. However, the level of competition in the space has risen tenfold. Probably more – ...

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    Running out of storage on your smartphone? Is a 64GB microSD card simply not enough anymore? Flash storage company SanDisk aims to fix the dilemma more and more mobile users are facing every day: cramped storage space. The company just unveiled the world's highest-capacity microSD card in Barcelona, Spain for MWC. SanDisk has doubled the capacity of its impressive 64GB microSDXC cards to 128GB. The cards are said to have double the write speed as your standard microSD card, or 10MBps. In order to squeeze 128GB into such a tiny area – about the size of a fingernail – SanDisk developed a ...

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    I wouldn't consider myself the type to store a lot of things on my phone. As crazy as that may sound, it's true. In fact, outside pictures and the occasional downloaded files, most of my documents, digital content, and other files remain in the cloud full-time. I have several hundred gigabytes of cloud storage, spread out across multiple services: 15GB in Drive for each Google account, 82.4GB in one Dropbox account, 317GB in Copy, 50GB each on two Box accounts, etc. All my movies and television shows are streamed from Google Play, Netflix, and Amazon Prime. Music is streamed via Google ...

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    As applications and games are updated to support 1080p graphics (and beyond), file sizes have increased exponentially over the last year, making inbuilt storage worth its weight in gold. Just two years ago, 2GB and 4GB was not uncommon for built-in storage. Now the standard – or minimum, rather – is 16GB, yet that still is not enough for every scenario. It forces users to have to choose between what applications, games, music, pictures and videos they store on their device. What's worse is microSD card support, or expandable storage, is becoming a rarity for some OEMs. Until 32GB ...

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    Data storage has come a long way from the early days of computers. Long ago we had spools of tape and punch cards. Neither were particularly efficient. Soon we left those formats for rotating disks. Over time the bits on the disks got smaller, they spun faster, and have become the defacto standard for storing data. There are downsides to disks, paramount among them being a theoretical hard-limit on how small you can make magnetized areas that can reliably hold data and are still able to be read from and written to easily. To combat all that we turned to optics. Storing data with LIGHT! ...

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