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ZTE nubia Z11 finally launches with no side bezels

ZTE nubia Z11 finally launches with no side bezels

Most of the time, OEMs launch an "N" model and then follow it up with "N mini" or "N max". ZTE, however, seems to have done the reverse. After the nubia Z11 mini and the nubia Z11 max, the Chinese manufacturer is now launching the ZTE nubia Z11, the nominal flagship of the trio. But it isn't just a flagship in title. In design and in specs, the nubia Z11 does stand up to expectations, sporting almost all the high-end components and a display that is flushed to the sides, leaving no room for underutilized bezels.

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Wileyfox Spark trio spreads Cyanogen further in the UK

Wileyfox Spark trio spreads Cyanogen further in the UK

Almost a year ago, UK smartphone maker Wileyfox revealed its Storm and Swift Android smartphones, the first Cyanogen OS powered devices to set foot outside of China and India. Now that same OEM is back with another batch of wallet-friendly bang for buck handsets and, yes, they also bear the latest and greatest version of Cyanogen's Android-based platform. The Wileyfox Spark, Spark+ and Spark X give consumers in the UK another choice aside from the usual Android experience that your usual brands offer.

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FLI Charge promises universal, painless wireless charging

FLI Charge promises universal, painless wireless charging

Until that day in the future when smartphones are safely powered by nuclear energy or whatnot, charging mobile devices will always be a fact of life. Various technologies and products, like wireless charging, are being put in place to at least make that as painless as possible. Fancy and ideal as that might sound, wireless charging is still fragmented and inefficient. Enter FLI Charge, a system that aims to leapfrog over the competition, embracing all types of devices and power needs. All through the proven technology of conductive wireless charging.

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Galaxy Note 7 now tipped to have 3,600 mAh battery only

Galaxy Note 7 now tipped to have 3,600 mAh battery only

One of the missteps that Samsung made with the Galaxy S6 was to take away the removable battery, which was exacerbated by the fact that it had a rather modest 2,550 mAh battery. The OEM partly corrected that with the Galaxy S7 by giving it a still non-removable but bigger 3,000 mAh pack. Samsung might be dragged again into the battery debate with the Galaxy Note 7 (or Note 6) now that the latest word is that it will have a 3,600 mAh battery instead of the earlier leaked and hoped for 4,000 mAh.

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LG VPInput lets you control your LG flagship from your PC

LG VPInput lets you control your LG flagship from your PC

Anyone who works with a computer daily is probably familiar with the frustration of having to reach out for your smartphone just quickly check or do something. Not only is it inconvenient, it is also unproductive. LG has just announced its solution that fixes. Provided you have an LG G5, G4, or even a V10. Simply called VPInput, the Android app and accompanying PC program allows you not just to view but also control your smartphone right from the comfort of your desktop or laptop.

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Huawei Honor 8 details spilled by TENAA

Huawei Honor 8 details spilled by TENAA

The Huawei Honor 8 smartphone has rolled into TENAA to get the certifications needed to go on sale in China. The press event for the smartphone is set for July 15 and all the details will be officially announced then. Ahead of that event roughly two weeks away, TENAA has offered up some images of the smartphone and details on hardware inside.

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Project Fi adds US Cellular as third US partner

Project Fi adds US Cellular as third US partner

Project Fi has added a third mobile partner to its available networks in the US to expand coverage areas. That new partner is US Cellular. Before adding US Cellular to its umbrella, Google claimed that users of its own cellular service had a signal 99% of the time and 95% of that time the signal was 4G LTE. Things should look even better for Project Fi users now that US Cellular has been added.

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OnePlus 3 UK rollout experiencing delays, vouchers issued

OnePlus 3 UK rollout experiencing delays, vouchers issued

OnePlus proudly announced before launching the OnePlus 3 that they were finally doing away with invitations once and for all. The teething pains that necessitated that queuing system no longer exist. Or so OnePlus thought. It seems, however, that OnePlus still has a few lessons to learn in supply and demand. It has just apologized for and explained the delays that its UK customers are going through and offering discounts for their next purchase as compensation for the delay and stress it has caused.

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Midori Ubuntu smartphone tipped in bug chats

Midori Ubuntu smartphone tipped in bug chats

A new smartphone running the Ubuntu operating system appears to be in the works carrying codename Midori. The first grumblings about the new device have surfaced from a bug report about a trust prompt issues with the device via the Ubuntu Touch IRC and on Launch Pad. According to the chatter, the trust prompt issue causes the mystery Midori device and the MX4 to reboot.

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Freedom 251 ultra cheap smartphone starts shipping June 30

Freedom 251 ultra cheap smartphone starts shipping June 30

Indian company Ringing Bells is defying all odds, and possibly some lawsuits, to make good its almost too good to be true promise of a 251 Rs ($4) Freedom 521 smartphone by June 30. Or rather, as is now the case, "starting" June 30. That is what company founder and CEO Mohit Goel continues to promise, despite its super cheap smartphone being met by skepticism, accusations, and even lawsuits. Of course, it was also met by an ungodly number of pre-orders, which Ringing Bells will now have to fulfill or risk further infamy.

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Galaxy Note7 leaked logos imply curved and flat models

Galaxy Note7 leaked logos imply curved and flat models

Reading rumors about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7, or Galaxy Note 6, or Galaxy Note7, is like watching a tennis match. The continuous back and forth tips and leaks from sources will leave you undecided whether it will be a flat version only or a curved edge version only. Based on this latest leak of the smartphone's logos, apparently there will be both. Perhaps Samsung itself couldn't make up its mind which version the market will really root for, so it's just going to stick to its tried and true method of throwing in both and seeing which one survives.

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Google’s first non-Nexus smartphone tipped for 2016

Google’s first non-Nexus smartphone tipped for 2016

If you have been wondering why there has been relative silence on the rumor mill about a 2016 Nexus, aside from a HTC leak here and there, this might be the reason why. According to your usual anonymous sources, Google will be launching a new smartphone later this year, but it won't be a Nexus. Or hopefully in addition to a Nexus. It might be a shocking revelation, unless you've heard the rumors before. Google is eyeing directly making its own Android smartphone, not unlike Apple directly making its own iPhones. And this could simply be the first of the "more opinionated" smartphones Google has planned.

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