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Xiaomi Redmi Pro packs up to Helios X25 10-core CPU

Xiaomi Redmi Pro packs up to Helios X25 10-core CPU

Xiaomi has rolled out a new flagship smartphone called the Redmi Pro that is available in three different versions. The difference between the trio is price, RAM, and processor type. The entry-level version of the Redmi Pro uses a Helio X20 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage with a price of RMB 1499.

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iPhone 7 clones prefigure what’s coming next

iPhone 7 clones prefigure what’s coming next

Change is inevitable, as they always say, and change isn't always something that everyone wants. What are we talking about? Why, the changes in the iPhone 7, of course! In just a month or so, Apple is expected to finally put all rumors to rest and it is expected to be just as controversial as the iPhone 6 when it first came out. Two videos of what are unambiguously "iPhone 7 clones" give us a foretaste of what's to come. They also gauge and prepare our reactions for when the real deal lands.

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ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets a very early leak

ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets a very early leak

It wasn't too long ago, two weeks in fact, that ZTE unveiled the Axon 7, which brought a tempting offer to US consumers. It flaunted specs nearly equal specs with those of, say, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge but at nearly half the price. It hasn't exactly settled in yet but it seems ZTE is already preparing a "spinoff". Details of a certain Axon 7 Mini have begun leaking out, revealing a smartphone that, while not exactly small, is at least really smaller than its flagship counterpart but still has enough muscle to be a viable option for those with not much budget to spare.

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Moto won’t commit to monthly security patches

Moto won’t commit to monthly security patches

Last year's Stagefright fiasco really shook the Android world to the point that it had Google and manufacturers scrambling to set things right. It has led to Google releasing monthly security updates, which some OEMs, like BlackBerry and Samsung, wear like a badge of pride. Not all companies, however, are able to follow suit and some apparently intentionally do so. The latter happens to include Motorola, a.k.a. the new Moto, who has somewhat made it official that it isn't hastily pursuing a monthly cycle for pushing out security updates, particularly for the new Moto Z and Moto G4.

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Microsoft project uses machine learning to identify flowers

Microsoft project uses machine learning to identify flowers

You can use your phone to figure out what song is playing on the radio, and there are even some apps that try to figure out how many calories are in your meal based on a snapshot of it. Now, thanks to Microsoft Research Asia and the Institute of Botany Chinese Academy of Sciences, there’s a way to do this with flowers. The idea is that we’re surrounded by flowers all summer long, but probably can’t identify many of them. If a particularly striking one finds your eye, you can use this recognition project to upload a photo of the flower and get information about it in return.

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BlackBerry Neon Android smartphone leaks with mid-range specs

BlackBerry Neon Android smartphone leaks with mid-range specs

A new image of a BlackBerry Android-powered smartphone has leaked directly from BlackBerry. The device is the BlackBerry Neon (DTEK50) smartphone. The image was gleaned directly off BlackBerry servers after someone hit the go button a bit early on part of the website for the device that will go with its official launch. This will be the second Android device from BlackBerry.

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Gionee M6, M6 Plus promise ultimate privacy, huge batteries

Gionee M6, M6 Plus promise ultimate privacy, huge batteries

These days, privacy is no longer a simple matter and people, especially in "hot" areas can no longer simply presume their comings and goings aren't being monitored. While there are things like VPNs to keep Web traffic safe and private, the same cannot be said about smartphones. Chinese manufacturer Gionee believes that the market is ready, and in fact hungry, for a truly safe, secure, and private smartphone. That's the promise it is making with the new Gionee M6 and Gionee M6 Plus, dubbing it the safest smartphone in the world.

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Unannounced Sony Xperia F833X being sold in Croatia

Unannounced Sony Xperia F833X being sold in Croatia

It isn't unusual to see an almost endless supply of prototypes getting leaked over the Internet, and Sony is no exception. In fact, at one point in time it was considered to be hopeless in keeping things under wraps. What is, unusual, however, is a prototype, or a test model, being sold weeks, maybe even months, before the real deal goes out the door. And yet that is exactly what a daring, perhaps reckless, person is doing with the Xperia F833X, believed to be the upcoming new Xperia X Performance, selling the device in the Croatian equivalent of Craigslist.

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OnePlus 3 Soft Gold launch dates announced

OnePlus 3 Soft Gold launch dates announced

No one really knew, or probably bothered, about the different shades of gold (not grey) until Apple decided it was time to go with a dash of pink. Since then, we've seen various permutations of Rose Gold, Pink Gold, and now, Soft Gold. This last color is what OnePlus has confirmed to be coming for the OnePlus 3, to add a somewhat luxurious spin to a wallet-friendly but premium flagship smartphone. Those who are enamored with this new tone won't have to wait long, as the OnePlus 3 Soft Gold launches tomorrow, or next week, depending on where you are.

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HTC Desire 530 is here, unlocked and from T-Mobile

HTC Desire 530 is here, unlocked and from T-Mobile

It has been nearly a month since HTC revealed that it would be bringing its "colorful" Desire 530 mid-ranger to the US and now it is finally making true that promise. If you're in the market for a smartphone that doesn't cost much but still looks out of this world, then this might be your thing. Of course, it isn't exactly going to be the greatest that HTC can over, but, at least on paper, it will be a serviceable mobile companion.

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Moto E3 photos, specs get a full reveal

Moto E3 photos, specs get a full reveal

With all the coverage and hype surrounding the Moto Z Droid and Force Droid, it's too easy to forget the smartphones that ol' Moto has reserved for the more budget conscious buyers. In fact, even Moto itself didn't spend much time talking about the Moto E3 that it announced last week, beyond generic press shots and descriptions. Luckily, some have dug around deeper to reveal the form and function of this honest to goodness wallet-friendly, entry-level, no nonsense Android smartphone.

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DxOMark shows how the Huawei P9 stepped up its camera game

DxOMark shows how the Huawei P9 stepped up its camera game

Huawei is quite proud of its Huawei P9 flagship. Proud enough to hire high profile actors Henry Cavill and Scarlett Johansson to, just for a few minutes, root for the smartphone. Of course, the highlight of the device is it camera. Or cameras rather, one in full color and one in monochrome, certified by famed German camera maker Leica. Fortunately for Huawei, its investment paid off. At least that's what DxOMark is showing with its side by side comparison of the Huawei P9 and its predecessor, the P8, demonstrating how far the Chinese OEM has come in taking digital photography seriously.

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