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Samsung's new Galaxy A8 is the thinnest smartphone it has ever made

Samsung has just unveiled its new Galaxy A8 handset, which is incredibly thin at just 5.9mm, while it weighs just 151g (5.3oz). The Galaxy A8 features a 5.7-inch 1080p OLED display, packed into a phone that it oh-my-gosh thin.

 

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The Galaxy A8 also features an 8-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel selfie camera, and a 3050mAh battery. Samsung has included a fingerprint scanner and hand-wave detector into the Galaxy A8, which is impressive considering how thin the Galaxy A8 is.

 

Samsung has launched the Galaxy A8 in China for now for around $560, without any word on whether it will be made available in the US or Europe anytime soon.

Nokia says its return in 2016 to the mobile market is 'complicated'

We know that Nokia will be returning to the mobile market in the near future, but according to Nokia spokesman Robert Morlino, Nokia's return to where it once dominated is "complicated".

 

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Morlino added that in order for Nokia to return to the mobile market, it needs to partner up with a company on the manufacturing, sales, marketing and consumer support side of things. Nokia needs to find a company that will allow the Finnish company to be in control of the design and technology of the devices while outsourcing everything else.

 

One of the biggest hurdles Nokia has in front of it is that an agreement sits between the company and Microsoft, which ties Nokia's hands behind its back until the end of Q1 2016. We could see Nokia release an Android-powered handset, but we will see more about Nokia's new flagship device early next year.

Samsung reportedly eyeing down August 12 date for Galaxy Note 5 launch

The latest reports have Samsung wanting to dive ahead of Apple in the launch of their latest smartphone, with the South Korean giant set to unveil the Galaxy Note 5, as early as this time next month.

 

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Samsung will reportedly announce the new Galaxy Note 5 on August 12, with it going on sale on August 21. The new Note 5 should feature a 5.67-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display, an 8-core processor in the form of Samsung's own Exynos 7422, 4GB of RAM, NAND storage, and Samsung's new Shannon 333 LTE modem.

 

The company is doing away with the microSD card expansion slot, which will have some users up in arms, but the S Pen is being replaced with a new pen that feels more like an actual, real pen. Samsung is also expected to unveil the new Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone, with a 5.7-inch dual-edge 1440p display.

The Commodore returns, in the form of a 5.5-inch smartphone

For those of us older than 25, you're going to have great memories of the Commodore brand. But now that it's all over and done with, it's just a memory. Well, the brand is back in the form of an Android-powered smartphone.

 

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The new Commodore PET smartphone is a mid-range handset, with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, an 8-core processor from MediaTek clocked at 1.7GHz, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 3000mAh battery, 16GB/32GB of storage with a microSD card slot for expansion. There's dual SIM goodness for those who want it, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

 

The 16GB version of the Commodore PET sells for $300, while the 32GB adds $30 to the price for a total of $330.

Google Nexus 5 2015 turns up on AnTuTu, smashes the competition

The new Nexus is coming, and it looks like LG will once again be the manufacturing partner for the new 2015 version of the Nexus 5. The latest news on the new Nexus is coming courtesy of an AnTuTu benchmark, where the new Nexus scored a huge 85,530 - comparing this against the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 which scores just 50,000 or so in comparison.

 

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This begs the question: which processor is powering the new Nexus? There aren't many SoC's on the market that are this powerful, so we could see LG and Google using the Helio X20, or Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820. MediaTek has teased that it has the chops in its 10-core processor to push above 70,000 in AnTuTu, but this benchmark sees the new Nexus powering through with 85,000+.

Samsung rumored to launch Galaxy Note 5 early to beat the new iPhone

With the disappointing financial results from Samsung after its new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge didn't sell as well as the company hoped, they want to launch their upcoming Galaxy Note 5 early, so it has a headstart on the new iPhone.

 

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Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 6S in September, so Samsung is going to release the Galaxy Note 5 in August, according to sources of The Wall Street Journal. There's not much known on the Galaxy Note 5 at this stage, but if the rumors are true, we'll be introduced to the new smartphone soon enough.

In need of some charging? Up to 60 ports on offer on this crazy device

When too much is not enough... We have been contacted by All Puter in order to inform our readers about these 20, 40 and 60-port USB charge stations suitable for Apple iPhones, iPads and all other smartphones or tablets.

 

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Seemingly useful for industrial or educational applications, it is suggested that the 20 port may be useful for charging a bulk amount of iPads sitting in a rack - many education departments are purchasing more of these style tablets for students to complete tasks on, so maybe it's not such a bad idea after all.

 

Also marketed towards hotels, casinos and other public establishments, the pricing starts at $61.65 for the 20-port, add $38 on for the 40-port and finally the 60-port will set you back $129.65. There's a 60A total output on the 60 port model, its rated at an output of 0.5A-2.0A per port and it weighs in at a hefty 2.15kg.

Continue reading 'In need of some charging? Up to 60 ports on offer on this crazy device' (full post)

Google launches a new Chromecast with a wired Ethernet adapter

Chromecast users will know how much the little HDMI kicks ass, but some users don't like the fact of using a Wi-Fi connection. Well, Google very quietly launched a new wired Ethernet adapter for Chromecast, which sold out nearly instantly.

 

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The new accessory plugs into the USB port on your Chromecast, and then you plug an Ethernet cable into the power plug, and voila - wired Chromecast. Google sells the adapter for $15, and with the Chromecast priced at $35, you're able to scoop both of them up for a wired Chromecast experience for $50.

 

Google has already sold out of the adapter, with no word on when there'll be more stock, or if it will be made available outside of the United States.

Phone accessory bargain hunters look out, there's a sale coming

We've been tipped off about a big mobile and tablet accessory sale coming soon alongside an iPhone 6s giveaway. Set for operation from June 13 until June 19 2015, this sale will see up to 65% off accessories and marks the third year of this companies existence.

 

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The iPhone 6s is set for give away on the 16th and is just one part of EasyAcc's third birthday celebrations.

 

This promotion ties in with Amazon's 20th anniversary sales and iPhone 6s give away isn't free to enter - a purchase and image upload of an EasyAcc branded product is required. 10 creative entrants will be chosen by the EasyAcc team as finalists with one winner picked through a public voting event. For all ten finalists, a 20% off voucher will be issued for EasyAcc products.

Continue reading 'Phone accessory bargain hunters look out, there's a sale coming' (full post)

Sony rumored to unveil its new Xperia Z5 smartphone in September

It looks like Sony is continuing to push on with its Xperia line of smartphones with the news of the Xperia Z5 to reportedly arrive in September, according to Technodify. The Xperia Z5 would arrive alongside the Xperia Z5 Compact, Xperia Z5 Ultra and other variants that will roll into other markets.

 

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Sony is reportedly preparing the Z5 with some exciting new features and technology, with the heart and soul the Xperia Z5 being Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor. This means the Xperia Z5 will feature an 8-core processor with 3GHz per core, using the company's new Kyro cores, as we move away from the Krait cores used in previous Snapdragon chips.

 

Not only that, but the Xperia Z5 should feature a fingerprint scanner, 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera that uses Sony's own Exmor RS IMX230 sensor, and a huge 4500mAh battery. If the battery rumor is true, we could be in for one of the best Android smartphones ever released.

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