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Huawei to finally launch a flagship phone in the US soon

Huawei to finally launch a flagship phone in the US soon

It's been a while since Huawei made available a flagship level smartphone directly in the US. Sure, it has had a few Android handsets these past years, like the P8 Lite and, more recently, the GX8. Those, however, fall squarely on the mid-range category. Soon, however, one of the top Chinese OEMs might once again make its presence felt in the US and, this time, in a big way. Company consumer electronics chief Richard Yu revealed that Huawei plans to launch a flagship smartphone in the country later this year.

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Huawei P9 specs leak ahead of press event

Huawei P9 specs leak ahead of press event

Huawei fans around the world will get official details on the Huawei P9 smartphone tomorrow when the official press event for the device is held. Ahead of that official press event, the leaks are still coming hot and heavy. Specifications and benchmarks have turned up hinting at what we will hear tomorrow at the official press event.

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Galaxy S7 Edge dunked in water for 16 hours, will it survive?

Galaxy S7 Edge dunked in water for 16 hours, will it survive?

We all know that one of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones are that they are both water resistant. We aren't just talking about splash resistant either, these phones can actually survive dunking in water for an entire hour according to Samsung. If they are rated for an hour, I am sure we aren't the only ones who have wondered if they will actually survive a dunking that lasts longer.

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Sphero BB-8 toy will watch “The Force Awakens” with You

Sphero BB-8 toy will watch “The Force Awakens” with You

Today is the big day for Star Wars fans, the latest film in the franchise "The Force Awakens" is landing on video today. If you happen to own the Sphero BB-8 toy based on the new droid in the film, there is a cool update for that toy designed to keep kids playing with it and to make you want to watch and enjoy the film at the same time. It's a nice bit of marketing for the toy and the film.

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Barclays and Barclaycard users in the UK get Apple Pay support

Barclays and Barclaycard users in the UK get Apple Pay support

The last massive bank in the UK has finally joined the Apple Pay party. With Apple Pay having been around for nine months Barclays has confirmed that its customers are finally able to start using Apple Pay. This announcement means that millions of additional users in the UK can now use Apple Pay to pay for purchases at participating locations.

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Siri bug gives access to iPhone 6s, 6s Plus contacts, photos

Siri bug gives access to iPhone 6s, 6s Plus contacts, photos

Some iPhone and iPad users swear by Siri, praising how the smart assistant has made their digital lives a tad more convenient. But such convenience comes at the price of granting Siri access to your device and app information. When left unchecked, this could lead to some troubling circumstances. Take for example this recently discovered flaw that would let unauthorized people access an iPhone's contacts and photos even from a locked screen. All because Siri might just be a tad too eager to help anyone who asks.

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Samsung catches a break, ships nearly 10m Galaxy S7 phones

Samsung catches a break, ships nearly 10m Galaxy S7 phones

For the first time in two straight years, Samsung might finally be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. That is, if the updated forecasts of analysts are to be believed this time. Those same analysts initially estimated that Samsung will be able to ship 7 million of its latest Galaxy S7 flagship. Though authoritative numbers are still absent, analysts claim that 9.5 million units were actually shipped, causing many to make a more positive first quarter forecast for the Korean manufacturer.

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HTC 10 teased to have the best BoomSound yet

HTC 10 teased to have the best BoomSound yet

HTC may have had a few trips and falls for the past years, but at least it has acknowledged its users' biggest complaints, somewhat. By claiming that the upcoming HTC 10 (or HTC One M10) will finally have a compelling camera, the company partially admits that its previous cameras, despite the hype, have failed expectations. Now it is giving attention to audio. Its latest video teaser unambiguously claims that the flagship will have the best BoomSound yet, promising high-fidelity and hi-res audio you've only come to expect in dedicated media players.

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Samsung Galaxy J3, Express Prime, and Express 3 hit AT&T

Samsung Galaxy J3, Express Prime, and Express 3 hit AT&T

AT&T has announced three new Samsung smartphones that customers on its prepaid and postpaid plans can enjoy on its network. All three of the new, devices are Samsung branded smartphones and will be available online and in AT&T stores. The new smartphones include the Galaxy Express Prime GoPhone, Galaxy J3, and the Galaxy Express 3.

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Apple wants to sell used iPhones in India, industry opposes

Apple wants to sell used iPhones in India, industry opposes

After China, India is quickly becoming the mobile industry's next darling, with smartphone makers scrambling to make a dent in the market. However, just because India is pretty much still considered to be an emerging market doesn't meant it's going to settle for something less. The country already rejected Facebook's temptation of free Internet because it actually confined users to a Facebook-approved corner of the Web. Now industry players are moving to block Apple's application to import and sell used iPhones for fear that it could undermine the country's economy and environment in the long run.

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BlackBerry Priv’s sales numbers don’t look promising

BlackBerry Priv’s sales numbers don’t look promising

600,000 units. That's how many Priv smartphones BlackBerry was able to sell in the fourth fiscal quarter, ending September last year. Considering CEO John Chen's usual coy answer was to hint that things were "so far, so good", the lower than projected total doesn't inspire much hope in the company's future as a hardware maker. Always the optimist, however, Chen tries to mitigate the impression by relating how to company was able to slash its operating losses by half thanks to the sales of its smartphones.

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Red Dot Design spills some beans on the ASUS ZenFone 3

Red Dot Design spills some beans on the ASUS ZenFone 3

Red Dot is perhaps best known for the design recognition it awards to designers, products, and companies annually. This year, however, it will perhaps also be known for having revealed, accidentally or otherwise, images and details of devices yet to be publicly revealed. Joining the ranks of those leaked products is ASUS' 2016 flagship, unsurprisingly called the ZenFone 3. While technical details are also unsurprisingly slim, the data does reveal not just the overall design of the smartphone but even some of its key features.

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