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ZenFone Max promo video highlights massive battery

ZenFone Max promo video highlights massive battery

Asus has published a new video to build up some excitement over the ZenFone Max smartphone that was expected to have launched in October. The smartphone should be launching soon and the new promotional video highlights some of the specs of the device. One of the biggest features of the Max is its massive 5000 mAh internal battery.

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Galaxy Note 5 heads to UK in late January

Galaxy Note 5 heads to UK in late January

In the US fans of Samsung smartphones have been able to get their hands on the Galaxy Note 5 phablet since the device launched back in August. Fans across the pond in the UK have yet to have the opportunity to purchase the latest phablet Samsung has to offer. Fear not UK Note 5 hopefuls, your day is coming in the near future.

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Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE Windows 10 ROM now available

Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE Windows 10 ROM now available

If you own a Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE smartphone, the Windows 10 ROM you have been waiting for is now available. If your Mi 4 isn't the LTE version, this ROM won't work for you. The ROM can be downloaded from the source link at the bottom or can be downloaded by signing up for the Microsoft insider program.

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Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Verizon built a cellphone in Minecraft that actually works

Minecraft has sparked a creativity revolution that has taken the Internet by storm, from "to scale" replicas of behemoth starships to fan-made tributes to fictional worlds to faithful recreations of the simplest computers in the world. But perhaps none have gone so far and so advanced than Verizon, who has just revealed that it made a cellphone in Minecraft. And it's not just any ordinary, gigantic representation of a cellphone. It's actually one that lets you browse the web and, if really needed, make a video call.

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WhatsApp for Android gets rich link previews, starred messages

WhatsApp for Android gets rich link previews, starred messages

WhatsApp users on iOS received an update earlier this month that added, among other things, rich previews for shared links. Android users didn’t get an update, however, and a week rolled by without anything showing up. Fast-forward to yesterday, and those users finally received their own update, getting the same rich previews as well as a handful of other changes, one of which that is limited only to those running Android 6.0 and higher.

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Vertu Aster Yosegi smartphone has a wood embellished chassis

Vertu Aster Yosegi smartphone has a wood embellished chassis

When it comes to smartphones that are often limited on functionality, but big on opulence and looks Vertu is one of the brands that jumps to mind. Vertu has unveiled it latest smartphone and it is called the Aster Yosegi. The big design feature of this smartphone isn't precious metals and gems, it's wood.

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Pepsi Phone P1s arrives in China with 4G LTE, FHD display, Lollipop

Pepsi Phone P1s arrives in China with 4G LTE, FHD display, Lollipop

We've known that Pepsi has a self-branded smartphone in the pipeline, and now it has finally been made official. Called the Pepsi Phone P1s, this smartphone comes with the familiar beverage's branding and an otherwise attractive design. Some of the specs we've already heard through sources have been confirmed, including the 5.5-inch Full HD display and dual-SIM support. The phone is being launched in China, and is manufactured by Shenzhen Scooby Communication Equipment Co.

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New Galaxy A5 and A7 images leak highlighting metal design

New Galaxy A5 and A7 images leak highlighting metal design

Some new images have leaked of coming Samsung smartphones in the form of the second generation of the Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7. These four leaked images show the front and back of each device and come out of China. Several nice updates are expected for the second generation of both these smartphones.

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EziSmart case makes smartphones easier for elderly

EziSmart case makes smartphones easier for elderly

Smartphones and the elderly don’t always mix well — try as they might, some from the eldest generation have trouble using modern smartphones, prompting the development of various simplified launchers and elderly-friendly smartphones. Inventor Richard Chan has a new twist on those ideas, though, developing a simplified smartphone case with buttons rather than an easier-to-use phone interface.

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Report: new Android One phone heading to India

Report: new Android One phone heading to India

Google is going to have a new Android One smartphone in India soon, according to sources. The release will be done in conjunction with India’s Lava International Ltd., and will kick off a “revamped initiative” with more lax rules for device makers, giving them the freedom to select what features and hardware will be used and at what price point the Android One phones will be offered.

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Review: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser

Review: ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser

ASUS has introduced a new variant of the ZenFone 2, which we reviewed earlier this year. This new variant is called the ZenFone 2 Laser, and it comes with a modest $199 USD starting price, shaving $30 or more off the ZenFone 2’s price tag. The Laser variant is largely the same as the original ZenFone 2 smartphone, but with some small differences, not the least of which is the laser-assisted auto-focus from which the variant gets its name.

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Samsung Z3 lands in India packing Tizen OS

Samsung Z3 lands in India packing Tizen OS

Samsung has tried to reduce its dependence on the Android operating system by rolling its own OS called Tizen. The first Samsung Tizen OS device was the Samsung Z1, which sold well. The latest Tizen-powered smartphone has launched in India and it is called the Samsung Z3. Developing nations like India are the most popular locations for Samsung's own OS.

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