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iPhone 7 could come out in a new - Jet White color

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 8, 2016 8:30 pm

Jet Black proved to be extremely popular with the buyers of the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and now there are rumors that Apple might add a new color for their new flagships - Jet White.

 

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According to a report from the Japanese Apple blog Mac Otakara, the supply chain suggests that Apple is considering this option although nothing has been confirmed yet.

 

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are at the moment available in five colors - jet black, matte black, silver, gold and rose gold. The new glossy white color might not seem like a bad idea, and it could boost the sales of the new iPhones, especially considering how popular the Jet Black color is.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship with an AI digital assistant

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 8, 2016 12:32 am

Samsung has come under fire over its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones exploding, and now their answer is the upcoming Galaxy S8 which will rock an AI digital assistant - just like Google Assistant in the new Pixel smartphones.

 

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The company acquired Viv Labs Inc, a company that was run by the co-creator of Siri - you know, Apple's voice assistant. Samsung is going to build Viv, the company's AI assistant, directly into their new Galaxy smartphones, polishing the voice assistant features into home appliances and wearables in the near future.

 

Samsung didn't say what the AI service in its Galaxy S8 would be capable of, but they did say it would allow consumers to use the third-party service seamlessly. Samsung Executive Vice President Rhee Injong teased: "Developers can attach and upload services to our agent".

 

He added: "Even if Samsung doesn't do anything on its own, the more services that get attached the smarter this agent will get, learn more new services and provide them to end-users with ease".

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Surface Phone would rock laptop-class Intel processor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 6, 2016 5:42 am

Microsoft will reportedly be launching two Surface Phone smartphones next year, with the higher-end enterprise-class Surface Phone reportedly rocking a laptop-class processor from Intel.

 

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Notorious mobile leaker Evan "@evleaks" Blass said that the purported Surface Phone would arrive in two versions, with the consumer-focused handset receiving a normal SoC, and not the laptop-class processor that the enterprise/higher-end handset would use.

 

There's not much known on Surface Phone apart from the leaks and concept art, but it's an exciting time for smartphones right now - especially since Microsoft blew their chances multiple times with Nokia and the Lumia handsets.

Golden Dreams' carbon fiber iPhone 7 costs $17,000

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 5, 2016 5:50 pm

Swiss luxury goods company Golden Dreams unveiled their iPhone 7 Carbon Concept Edition, which is, according to the company, the lightest and strongest smartphone ever made.

 

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The limited edition of the iPhone 7 features hand-made carbon fiber casing, made from a single piece of carbon fiber. Of course, custom carbon fiber doesn't come cheap so you would have to pay $17,000 for this luxury.

 

Golden Dreams also noted they would release only 77 copies of the iPhone 7 Carbon Concept Edition, and each will have a unique serial number.

 

Alexandre Masson, Golden Dreams CEO, said that they had spent two years researching how to make a casing out of a piece of carbon fiber and that they are extremely satisfied with the result. He also added that the phone is scratch resistant and virtually impossible to break.

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Huawei dares to charge $1550 for the Mate 9

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 3, 2016 6:15 pm

Today in Munich, Huawei unveiled its latest flagship - the Mate 9. You can read all about it here.

 

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Huawei also surprised everyone with a premium version of the phone - Porsche Design Mate 9. Basically, it's a beefed up version of Mate 9 that comes with a ludicrous price.

 

The Porsche Design Mate 9 comes with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory (compared to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM on the Mate 9). The device has a 5.5-inch curved display with a 2K resolution screen (1440x2560 pixels). The camera and the battery are the same as the basic Mate 9 version - rear-dual camera 20MP (monochrome) + 12MP (color) and 8MP selfie camera, plus 4,000 mAh battery.

 

However, the Porsche Design Mate 9 comes in only one color, black.

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Huawei unveils its latest flagship - the Mate 9

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 3, 2016 5:05 pm

The Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei unveiled its latest flagship - the Mate 9. The Android phone is the top-of-the-line product and Huawei is in direct competition to Samsung and Google's Pixel.

 

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A lot of info leaked before the official announcement so they don't come as a surprise. Huawei is using their own chips in the phones, and Mate 9 will feature their newest one - Kirin 960. The Mate 9 comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and is expandable to 256GB with a microSD card.

 

The phone has a 5.9-inch full HD display, 4,000 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor and rear-dual camera system - 20MP (monochrome) + 12MP (color) with an aperture f/2.2. The front camera is 8MP with an aperture f/1.9.

 

The Mate 9 uses USB Type-C and has SuperCharge, meaning it can be fully charged in 90 minutes and to 50% in 30 minutes. It comes in five colors - gray, silver, gold, brown and white.

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The first Google Tango phone is here - Lenovo Phab 2 Pro

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 1, 2016 9:32 pm

The first phone with Google's Tango platform is now available, making the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro the first phone with AR capabilities.

 

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The Lenovo Phab 2 Pro was announced back in June, and now it's finally available for $500.

 

The phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, expandable with microSD card up to 256GB. It has a bit bigger screen than a standard smartphones - 6.4-inch with 1440x2560 resolution. The phone features a 16MP main camera and an 8MP selfie camera.

 

The Phab 2 Pro comes with a 4050 mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor and you can choose between two colors - grey and gold.

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Galaxy S7 edge gets a makeover - new Coral Blue color

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 1, 2016 6:19 pm

When things go south, focus on something else. That's how Samsung has decided to handle to Note7 fiasco which ended with their decision to permanently end the production of the Galaxy Note7 devices.

 

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However, Samsung has an ace up their sleeve. They boosted Galaxy S7 edge marketing, and they announced the device would be available be in a new color - Coral Blue. The specs of the phone will remain the same.

 

The Galaxy S7 edge in Coral Blue version will be available in Taiwan and Singapore on November 7th. Samsung still hasn't announced when the phone will be available in other countries, but it is expected that the Coral Blue variant of the phone will arrive at the US by the end of the year.

Google's total cost to manufacture the Pixel XL is $285

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 27, 2016 6:46 pm

Just like its competitors at Cupertino, Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL flagship duo carry a premium price tag. The Pixel XL starts at $769, for 32GB version, but can cost up to $869 if you go with the 128GB version.

 

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A report from IHS Markit, an analyst company, based in London, shows that Google's total cost to manufacture the Pixel XL (32GB) is $285.75, after including $7.75 in basic manufacturing costs.

 

Andrew Rassweiler, senior director of cost benchmarking services for IHS Markit, said this isn't surprising.

 

Total BOM costs for the Google Pixel XL are, not surprisingly, in line with those of other competitors, because the supply base and specs are very similar from phone to phone-whether it's an iPhone, a Galaxy-series phone or the Google Pixel XL. The Pixel clearly targets the same top-end flagship space occupied by the Apple iPhone and top-end Samsung Galaxy lines, with retail pricing points that directly compete with these products.

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Xiaomi Mi MIX rocks its edge-to-edge display

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 25, 2016 9:40 pm

Xiaomi has been quite busy this Tuesday. After announcing the Mi Note 2, they unveiled the Mi MIX, their most ambitious phone so far.

 

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The first thing you'll notice on this phone is the design. The Mi MIX comes with a 6.4-inch screen, 2040x1080 resolution, and an incredible 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, which the company says is the world's 1st.

 

The Android phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset clocked at 2.35GHz, 4 or 6 GB or RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage. The Mi MIX comes with a fingerprint reader, 13 MP main camera and 5 MP selfie camera. It also rocks a massive 4400 mAh battery with Quick Charge support.

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