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Oppo folding smartphone prototype is a modernized flip phone

Oppo folding smartphone prototype is a modernized flip phone

Back in the '90s before the smartphone craze kicked off and the design that everyone wanted for their mobile phone was the iPhone-style candy bar device, everyone wanted a flip phone. Flip phones were long enough to resemble the normal phones that people were used to in their homes, but compact enough when folded to fit easily into a pocket or a purse. Oppo has a new prototype smartphone that has turned up with a folding design that reminds a bit of those old flip phones.

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Ily Smart Home Phone keeps familys safe and connected

Ily Smart Home Phone keeps familys safe and connected

More and more people are moving away from traditional landline phones and going to mobile phones only. The problem for families that do this is that kids can't always use a smartphone unsupervised and sometimes older people either have a hard time using a smartphone or simply aren't interested in one. A new smart home phone called Ily has hit Kickstarter that aims to keep people connected easily and safely.

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ZTE Grand X Max 2 smartphone lands at Cricket Wireless

ZTE Grand X Max 2 smartphone lands at Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless has announced that it has a new budget mobile offering that is available on its pre-paid network. The smartphone is called the ZTE Grand X Max 2 and its biggest feature is the large 6-inch screen. That big display has full HD resolution and the smartphone measures 6.46" x 3.30" x 0.35". The OS right out of the box is Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the processor is a 1.5GHz Octacore unit of unspecified model.

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Samsung and Alipay team to expand Samsung Pay in China

Samsung and Alipay team to expand Samsung Pay in China

Samsung Electronics has announced a partnership with the parent company of Alipay called Ant Financial Services Group that will expand Samsung Pay in China. Under this new partnership, users can add an Alipay account on supported Samsung mobile phones via Samsung Pay. After registering the Alipay account in Samsung Pay, users can pay with their mobile phone by swiping up from the lock or home screen or sleep mode, choosing the Alipay QR code, and scanning it on the scanner at the register.

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Nexus 5x running Windows 10 mobile

Nexus 5x running Windows 10 mobile

A video has turned up that shows the Nexus 5x smartphone that normally runs Android running the Windows 10 Mobile operating system. All of the text is in what appears to be Chinese writing on the video so most of us can't understand what is being said. We also can't read much in the way of what the icons and settings menus seen.

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Alcatel Flash Plus 2 launches packing metal frame for mid-range shoppers

Alcatel Flash Plus 2 launches packing metal frame for mid-range shoppers

A new smartphone has launched called the Alcatel Flash Plus 2 and the smartphone is aiming at the mid-range shopper wanting high-end design for their money. The smartphone has a metal frame and lots of other features expected in a smartphone today like fingerprint recognition, Hi-Fi sound, and faster battery charging.

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New Galaxy S7 Active image leaks showing rugged camo body

New Galaxy S7 Active image leaks showing rugged camo body

It's no surprise to hear that Samsung is working on an Active version of its smartphone the Galaxy S7. There was a Galaxy S6 Active after all that was aimed at folks needing a rugged device but not wanting to just cram the standard S6 inside a big and bulky case. Early this month some images of the Galaxy S7 Active leaked showing what was claimed to be a prototype device for AT&T.

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Galaxy S7’s Always On Display gets new timing options

Galaxy S7’s Always On Display gets new timing options

If you are a fan of the Always On Display that Samsung unveiled with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, you might have wished that the feature had more options. Samsung has updated Always On Display with the option of controlling how long the feature is enabled. With this new update, you can now control the time range for having the Always On Display active.

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Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 drop test proves which is more robust

Galaxy S7 vs HTC 10 drop test proves which is more robust

Dropping your phone is one of those things that we all try to avoid, but drops happen when you least expect them. We want to know that if we accidentally drop our phones that they will survive and continue to work. A drop test video has turned up on YouTube that pits the Galaxy S7 against the newer HTC 10 to see which of the two devices is able to survive drops.

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OnePlus 3 images leak again, showing off type-c connector

OnePlus 3 images leak again, showing off type-c connector

Leaks about the OnePlus 3 smartphone keep on coming; the lasts leak is a series of six photos that are claimed to be of a prototype device. If this is actually a prototype OnePlus 3 smartphone, its final design could change significantly or the images could be bogus altogether. The first image shows a shot of what appears to be the phones left side with a single slider, presumably for power, on it.

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ZTE Axon 7 launching at Chinese event May 26

ZTE Axon 7 launching at Chinese event May 26

ZTE is set to launch a new flagship smartphone in China this month. The launch event will be held on May 26. The name many expected the device to go by was the ZTE Axon 2, which would follow the company’s traditional naming convention. According to the invites that have gone out to Chinese media, the flagship device launched at the show will be called the Axon 7.

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LG Phoenix 2 lands at AT&T for GoPhone customers

LG Phoenix 2 lands at AT&T for GoPhone customers

Fans of the AT&T pre-paid mobile service GoPhone have a new device to choose that is available now called the LG Phoenix 2. The smartphone can be purchased directly from Att.com for $99.99 right now. It will be available to purchase in national retail stores starting on May 14 and in AT&T stores on June 10. The Phoenix 2 is offered exclusively in black at AT&T.

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