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iPhone 7 Plus turns up on Geekbench, destroys Snapdragon 820 Androids

iPhone 7 Plus turns up on Geekbench, destroys Snapdragon 820 Androids

Yesterday a rumor popped up that suggested that the iPhone 7 Plus would be packing a new 2.4GHz A10 processor under the hood. The rumor also suggested that the new iPhone would also come in a new color called piano black. Today the iPhone 7 Plus has allegedly turned up on GeekBench showing off its impressive performance.

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Pixel/Pixel XL Sailfish/Marlin will sport same Sony cameras

Pixel/Pixel XL Sailfish/Marlin will sport same Sony cameras

While there’s still no certainty that HTC’s “Sailfish” and “Marlin” smartphones are really going to be called “Pixel” and “Pixel XL”, respectively, one leakster does seem pretty sure about their cameras. LlabTooFeR, one of the most prolific source of leaks and info when it comes to HTC’s smartphones, has just revealed on Twitter that both smartphones will actually use the same cameras, both front and back. That includes a still unannounced Sony camera sensor that is probably a simple upgrade from last year’s line of Nexus smartphones.

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LG V20 might have a weird way to replace batteries

LG V20 might have a weird way to replace batteries

Based on previous leaked photos and diagrams of LG’s upcoming new flagship, the V20, there has been some concern that LG has bitten the bullet and jumped on the non-removable battery bandwagon. This latest leak could give them half an assurance, almost literally. That’s because while the schematics do hint that the LG V20’s battery can be removed, it shows that getting to that battery pack may be a bit more involved than usual, requiring a back cover that splits in half and a removable bottom lip as well.

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall earns Consumer Reports criticism

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 recall earns Consumer Reports criticism

In case you haven't heard already, Samsung has now issued a worldwide recall for its latest smartphone, the Galaxy Note 7, after reports of the devices' batteries exploding or catching fire. The risk to users to relatively low, since there have only been 35 cases of damaged phones reported globally out of an estimated 400,000 units sold, but Samsung says it has chosen to act "out of an abundance of caution." While some might feel the Korean company is being fairly proactive about the issue, the US's Consumer Reports wouldn't agree.

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Pokemon Go to introduce buddy system with next update

Pokemon Go to introduce buddy system with next update

While the number of active users has been on a slight decline over the last few weeks, Pokemon Go still maintains a significant user base, and remains a big hit for developer Niantic Labs. We've known for a while now about new features coming to the game in the near future, including new Pokemon and gameplay mechanics, thanks to various data-mining attempts into the app's code, but now Niantic has specifically announced an anticipated feature that will debut later this fall.

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Alcatel POP 4 tablets debut alongside XL phone at IFA

Alcatel POP 4 tablets debut alongside XL phone at IFA

Joining its wearables and VR gear come some mobile devices from Alcatel, a trio of POP 4 slates including a 6-inch “phablet” smartphone and two tablets with 7-inch and 10-inch displays. The 10-inch model is the most notable of the bunch, coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 rather than the MediaTek offerings found in the two smaller models. All three models offer LTE support, and tap Waves MaxxAudio for their audio experience.

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Galaxy Note 7 recall instructions: What you need to know

Galaxy Note 7 recall instructions: What you need to know

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall is official, with Samsung making clear that all models of the Galaxy Note 7 should not be used from this point forward. Users that own the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 should take care not to charge their devices nor, if possible, even use the devices at all until replacements can be distributed. Samsung has issued an official statement on the subject and all major carriers of the device in the United States have issued instructions for early buyers.

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IFA 2016 Round-up: hands-on with the best

IFA 2016 Round-up: hands-on with the best

Over the past week we've seen everything from car technology to smartphones, cameras to notebooks at IFA 2016 in Berlin. This week revealed what might have been the most diverse mix of newsworthy devices in recent memory, not least of all because so few companies are delivering truly new, different, innovative products. We've scoured the full lot to look for the best of the best - below you'll see what's been delivered in Europe for the whole world.

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Pokemon GO gross revenue hits $440 million worldwide

Pokemon GO gross revenue hits $440 million worldwide

Earlier reports of the demise of Pokemon GO may have been a little premature. According to app analytics firm Sensor Tower, the game has just passed $440 million in worldwide gross revenue. Instead of comparing it to other popular mobile games, Sensor Tower has taken a different approach this time around, putting Pokemon GO's revenue up against some the summer's biggest film releases.

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Archos 133 Oxygen with 13.3-inch 1080p screen wants to draw crowds

Archos 133 Oxygen with 13.3-inch 1080p screen wants to draw crowds

With IFA 2016 underway smartphones and tablets are rolling out at a furious pace and the latest product to debut comes from Archos. The device is a tablet that packs a massive 13.3-inch screen and is called the Archos 133 Oxygen. With a screen so large, the tablet is aimed more at use in the home than mobile use on the go.

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TP-Link Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max are super thin smartphones

TP-Link Neffos X1 and Neffos X1 Max are super thin smartphones

TP-Link has trotted out some new smartphones that slot into the Neffos line at IFA 2016 in Berlin. The smartphones aim for a premium design with metal unibody exteriors that are designed to look as if they were smoothed over time by water in a stream. The dual-curved back design tapers towards the sides for an ergonomic fit in the hand. The tapered design also means these are some of the narrowest devices in the smartphone realm with the X1 Max having sides 2.75mm thick and the X1 being slightly thicker at 2.95mm.

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The Galaxy Note 7 recall is official

The Galaxy Note 7 recall is official

The proverbial excretion has just hit the fan, though perhaps to no one’s surprise. Samsung has just made it official: it is recalling the hundreds of thousands of Galaxy Note 7 units it already sold worldwide. It really can’t do otherwise. In case you missed it, this recall follows Samsung’s investigations into reports of phablets bursting into flames while being charged. Which is to say the company has just confirmed those reports to be true.

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