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Microsoft rumored to end Lumia lineup later this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 13, 2016 6:11 am

According to the latest rumors, Microsoft is ready to shelve the Lumia brand, something that will happen before the New Year. The rumors are coming from a purported Microsoft employee who talked with WinBeta.

 

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Earlier this year, the last Lumia went on sale in the form of the Lumia 650, with Microsoft also offering large discounts on Lumia smartphones over the last few weeks - so these rumors are now making much more sense. Lumia smartphones will reportedly not be made available after December, and are not even on the Microsoft US site.

 

Windows 10 Mobile has just 0.6% of the global mobile OS market share, compared to Android and iOS which command 99.1%.

Samsung shoots down Note 7 'remote deactivation' rumors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 13, 2016 1:35 am

Samsung has had multiple events around the world where its new Galaxy Note 7 has caught fire or exploding, with the recent one seeing a 6-year-old boy in NYC being burnt after the Note 7 he was watching videos on exploded.

 

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The company has been rumored to have discussed the possibility of remotely disabling Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, with one Note 7 owner on Reddit being told that every "recalled" Galaxy Note 7 would be remotely deactivated by Samsung after September 30. Samsung has said that this won't happen, with Android Central reaching out to the company, where they were told "this is not something the company has stated, and that all official guidance will be published on its website".

 

Personally, I think Samsung should remotely deactivate Note 7's around the world after September 30, leaving a message on the handset to return it to the place of purchase. It keeps everyone safe, without having to worry about people not returning the phone and possibly having their Note 7 explode at a random point in time in the future.

ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra features huge 6.8-inch display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 12, 2016 10:18 am

If you thought the huge 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus or 5.7-inch display on the Galaxy Note 7 - which exploded in a 6-year-old boy's hand in NYC yesterday, then prepare yourself for the massive 6.8-inch screen on the ASUS ZenFone 3 Ultra smartphone.

 

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The 6.8-inch display rocks a native 1080p resolution with an IPS panel, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB and 4GB offerings, and a microSD card slot that will allow you to install a 256GB microSD card. ASUS will be offering the new ZenFone 3 Ultra in three colors: Rose Pink, Glacier Silver, and Titanium Gray - while the pricing will start from $479.

HTC's new Nexus/Pixel smartphone teased in new renders

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 12, 2016 5:04 am

Google's upcoming new smartphone series is nearly here, with the company reportedly moving away from naming the new handsets 'Nexus', and instead they'll instead be named Pixel, and Pixel XL.

 

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HTC is manufacturing the new smartphones with the smaller Pixel smartphone turning up in new 360-degree renders, with 'Sailfish' looking to rock a USB Type-C port instead of a typical micro USB port. There's also some dual stereo speakers which can be seen to the left, and right of the new USB Type-C port.

 

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It looks like we can expect a 5.2- or 5.3-inch 1080p display, while inside HTC seems to be using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820/821 processor, with 4GB of RAM. We should expect 32GB of storage, a 12MP rear-facing camera backed up with an 8MP front-facing camera, and joined by a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

 

We should see Google launch the new Pixel smartphone with Android 7.0, with the new Sailfish handset make from metal and glass, which will not only look great, but it'll feel great, too.

Galaxy Note 7 explodes, burns 6-year-old boy

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 12, 2016 1:29 am

Another Galaxy Note 7 smartphone has exploded from its battery-related problems, with a 6-year-old boy using Samsung's latest handset while it burst into flames while he was watching videos.

 

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The New York City boy's grandmother, Linda Lewis, told the New York Post that the fire was serious enough that it set off fire alarms in her house. Lewis took her grandson to the Downstate Medical Center where he received treatment to the resulting burns on his body. Lewis told the Post: "he doesn't want to see or go near any phones. He's been crying to his mother".

 

Lewis said that the family has been in contact with Samsung, but didn't comment further. Samsung recently announced a global recall, advising all Galaxy Note 7 owners to turn off, and return their smartphones - with new stock arriving in a few weeks.

Samsung brings back the flip phone with Galaxy Folder 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 11, 2016 12:25 am

Samsung has been in the headlines recently after it has recalled all of its new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones over faulty batteries that have been catching fire and causing actual mayhem and thousands of dollars of damage, but now it's here again with the announcement of a new flip phone: the Galaxy Folder 2.

 

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Samsung's new Galaxy Folder 2 is exactly what you think it is, a smartphone in the older flip phone style from years ago when Motorola had its smash hit Razr flip phone. Well, Samsung has crammed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor (8-core CPU at 1.4GHz), with 2GB of RAM, and a 3.8-inch TFT LCD with a native resolution of 800x480.

 

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Inside, there's a 1950mAh battery while an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera keep you snap happy with your new flip phone. Samsung is pushing its new Galaxy Folder 2 in China for now, but would this even be on your radar if it was available in your country?

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - everything you need to know

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 7:57 pm

Apple announced the new iPhone 7 at today's event in San Francisco. In the weeks that led to this announcement, there were a lot of rumors about what Apple might and might not include in the new iPhone model and it turns out - most of them were true.

 

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The biggest question was weather or not the new iPhone will have a headphone jack. The answer is a big - no. No, it won't.

 

Apple decided to get rid of it and offer ear buds that connect through lightning. But...here is the catch, Apple also includes an adapter if you wanna use your old headphones.

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Apple announces the iPhone 7: The headphone jack is gone

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 6:34 pm

Apple announced the new iPhone 7 at today's event in San Francisco. In the weeks that led to this announcement, there were a lot of rumors about what Apple might and might not include in the new iPhone model and it turns out - most of them were true.

 

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The biggest question was weather or not the new iPhone will have a headphone jack. The answer is a big - no. No, it won't.

 

Apple decided to get rid of it and offer ear buds that connect through lightning. But...here is the catch, Apple also includes an adapter if you wanna use your old headphones.

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LG announces its V20 smartphone, first with Android 7.0

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 4:04 am

LG has made its new V20 smartphone official, with their latest handset being a successor to the very interesting V10 from 2015. The original V10 rolled out with a dual-screen feature that had LG using a strip of the LCD at the top as notifications for quick glances, but the new V20 boasts its own new design, an improved camera, and audiophile-grade music playback.

 

 

The new V20 smartphone has a 5.7-inch QHD (2560x1440) IPS-based display, with a smaller second screen at the top - just like its predecessor, which is used for app shortcuts, notifications, and other uses like a personal signature.

 

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The second screen might not sound like something you'd use, but since it provides a separate space for your notifications, it actually would come in handy. LG adds that the second screen is now brighter, and has improved contrast over its predecessor.

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Turing's new phone has 3 x CPUs, 18GB RAM, 60MP camera

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 12:29 am

Well, I don't even know how to start writing this news, but Turing Robotic Industries has just announced the highest-end smartphone the world has ever seen with the upcoming Turing Monolith Chaconne.

 

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The upcoming monster smartphone rocks 3 x Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 processors for a total of 24 CPU cores, a huge 18GB of RAM, a 6.4-inch 4K display, 768GB of internal storage with two microSD cards that expand that to 1.2TB, and a massive 60-megapixel rear-facing camera backed up by a 20-megapixel front-facing snapper.

 

  • Display: 6.4-inch 4K (3840x2160)
  • Processor: 3 x Qualcomm Snapdragon 830
  • RAM: 18GB
  • Storage: 768GB base (up to 1.2TB)
  • Cameras: 60MP rear & 20MP front
  • Battery: 120Wh hydrogen fuel cell battery
  • Software: Swordfish OS (deep learning AI)

 

Turing has included a special slide-out keyboard, augmented reality with parallel tracking and mapping, and something it calls A.L.A.N. which will have more details soon. The Turing Monolith Chaconne won't be released until 2018, and I'm scared to know what pricing we're looking at when it does arrive.

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