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LG G3 Beat could be the G3 mini for China

LG G3 Beat could be the G3 mini for China

LG has just unveiled in China what could very well be the LG G3 mini, though it is really stretching what the word "mini" really means. While the LG G3 Beat is indeed smaller than the current LG G3 flagship, it still sports a 5.5-inch display that comes close to crossing that very thin line that separates a smartphone from what most would call a phablet.

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Huawei Honor 6 flaunts very thin bezels, high-end specs

Huawei Honor 6 flaunts very thin bezels, high-end specs

You might have been distracted by Microsoft's colorful glossy Nokia X2 reveal, but Huawei will grab your attention with its somewhat strangely named Honor 6 flagship. Aside from sporting what is touted to be a processor as fast as Qualcomm's beasts, this smartphone boasts of a incredibly thin bezels that give more space to the device's screen.

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Star N9500 Chinese smartphone ships with pre-loaded spyware

Star N9500 Chinese smartphone ships with pre-loaded spyware

Allegations that the Chinese government is using smartphones to spy on other nations have been around for a while - back in October 2012, for example, US lawmakers expressed concern over potential espionage. Despite the White House having found no evidence to support the concern, many have still proceeded carefully with the use of Chinese handsets, and now one has been spotted with pre-loaded spyware.

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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Review

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G Review

This week we’re having a peek at the newest piece of hardware offered up by Huawei to the North American market: the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 (aka the Ascend Mate2 4G). This device is made to delivery a little bit of everything, including a large display, nearly the newest version of Android, and a unique delivery. If you want a phone that none of your friends have, this might be the phone for you.

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HTC One (E8) official (again)

HTC One (E8) official (again)

This week the folks at HTC have made official their HTC One (E8) in full, complete with full specifications and details. Last week there was a note in China’s HTC front about this device, but now that the press release is out, we can have a more complete look at the ins and outs of this slightly more budget-friendly smartphone in the HTC One family.

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Motorola shuttering Texas plant, will assemble phones overseas

Motorola shuttering Texas plant, will assemble phones overseas

If the “assembled in the USA” tagline associated with Motorola’s Moto X was attractive to you, it’s soon to be a relic of the past. The handset maker will shutter its Texas plant, opened ahead of their Moto X release last year. The plant, which currently employs about 700, will shut down by the end of 2014.

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Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro leaked, jumps on the 2K train

Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro leaked, jumps on the 2K train

It may not be the awaited first "Motorola by Lenovo" handset, but Lenovo's next smartphone will still try to make headlines. Joining the latest smartphone fad, its Vibe Z2 Pro was spotted bearing QHD goodness, albeit in a rather gigantic 6-inch screen.

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Sony PlayStation will be entering China soon

Sony PlayStation will be entering China soon

China is really everyone's darling market these days. Just after Microsoft announced that it plans to make its Xbox One consoles available in the country, Sony has formed two new ventures that heralds the coming of the PlayStation, in one form or another, to the formerly closed gaming market of China.

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Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Xiaomi Millet TV 2 brings 4K Android to lower-end

Just as quick as the term "4K" was introduced to the world, it would appear that the Chinese company Xiaomi has made the resolution affordable. With the Millet TV 2, the company employs Smart TV features with Android as well as a separate set of audio components. This TV is being delivered for 3999 yuan (approximately $640 USD) this season with a TV, sound bar, and subwoofer to boot).

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HTC teases next “One”, could be low-cost M8

HTC teases next “One”, could be low-cost M8

There’s little doubt now that the HTC One line of smartphones will continue after the HTC One (M8). HTC’s micro-blogging personality at Sina Weibo - HTC Life - has released a trip of images that, paired with comments - suggest they’re off to the races again. This next device will be ever-so-slightly more blunt than its predecessor, and won’t be entirely unlike the most recent "Desire."

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OPPO Find 7 pre-orders start in China, ships on May 29

OPPO Find 7 pre-orders start in China, ships on May 29

Finally, OPPO is taking out its big guns The OPPO Find 7, its current pride, is now available for preorder, though only if you reside in China. Shipping out to customers, on the other hand, will commence starting the 29th of May.

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Xbox One to launch in China this September

Xbox One to launch in China this September

This evening, a tip surfaced from unnamed sources claiming the Xbox One will go on sale in China this coming September, something Microsoft (apparently inadvertently) confirmed via a video about the news on the official Xbox YouTube Channel.

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