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iPhone SE rekindles the screen size debate : The in-depth analysis

iPhone SE rekindles the screen size debate : The in-depth analysis

Contrary to the popular adage, when it comes to smartphones and even tablets, size does matter. Whether it be about more content or more one-handed manageability, size has been one of the most debated aspects of smartphones in the past years. Recently, it seems that the noise has died down and that the market has decided to go with larger form factors. Even Apple seemed to agree when it launched its first ever phablet. Everyone saw it coming but still the iPhone SE's formal arrival triggered a spark that re-ignited the embers of the debate on whether smartphones of that size still have a room in today's world.

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Supreme Court will hear Samsung v. Apple design patent case

Supreme Court will hear Samsung v. Apple design patent case

In what is probably a historic decision, the US Supreme Court has agreed to take on Samsung's appeal in a patent design squabble it has been involved in with Apple for years now. Although Samsung agreed to pay the hefty million dollar sum Apple was awarded in damages, it said it reserved the right to reimburse that amount should a higher court, like the SC, overturn it. But more than just the specifics of this particular case itself, the the very fact that the Supreme Court will be hearing it is, in itself, a legal landmark.

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LG X screen, X cam start their global trek

LG X screen, X cam start their global trek

While the LG G5 was naturally the OEM's top star at MWC 2016, LG also announced two rather strange additions to its smartphone lineup. The first of its new X series, the X cam and the X screen are like the new LG K family that try to offer more affordable (read: cheaper) options for smartphone buyers. What sets the X line apart, however, is that they, or at least these two, borrow some of the unique features from LG's highend flagships, like the LG G5 and the LG V10.

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iPhone SE appears on AnTuTu with 2 GB of RAM

iPhone SE appears on AnTuTu with 2 GB of RAM

Well, that was quick. Apple has just announced the iPhone SE and the smartphone won't be officially launching until next week. However, someone in China apparently already had the smartphone long enough to pass it through AnTuTu's usual battery of diagnostics. Presuming this is the real deal, we are looking at a 4-inch monster that is almost really exactly like the iPhone 6s in specs. Here, that means exactly the same amount of RAM and almost the same 130,000-ish overall score.

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Meizu Pro 6 benchmark shows MediaTek deca-core power

Meizu Pro 6 benchmark shows MediaTek deca-core power

Although it was largely absent from MWC 2016, Meizu might be preparing something just as special and head-turning. The Meizu Pro 6, its next flagship, has yet to take flesh, but, at least according to leaked images and the company's own press event, it will put up quite a show. In addition to curved screen edges on all four sides, the high end Chinese smartphone will be sporting MediaTek's most powerful deca-core processor to date, a fact confirmed by a sighting on the GFXBench website.

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Official Galaxy J7 photos leak showing gold and silver versions

Official Galaxy J7 photos leak showing gold and silver versions

There have been plenty of leaks that have told us what to expect with the 2016 version of the Galaxy J7 smartphone. Earlier this month the J5 and J7 passed through TENAA to get their Chinese certifications. This week a slew of new images have leaked that claim to be the official Samsung glamour shots of the J7 smartphone. The images highlight two colors for the metal frame with a silver version and a gold version.

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T-Mobile sets LG G5 pre-order date on March 29, unboxes in race car

T-Mobile sets LG G5 pre-order date on March 29, unboxes in race car

The Galaxy S7 has had its turn. Now it's the LG G5's time to get the spotlight. Or at least it will be in two weeks. If it doesn't get drowned out by Apple's big splash this week, that is. Regardless of what may or may not come in the next few days, T-Mobile is announcing that subscribers can order their G5 earlier than the rest. And, depending on when they buy, they can get some cool freebies as well. As long as supplies last, of course.

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LG G5 “Lite” with Snapdragon 652 is real but still coming

LG G5 “Lite” with Snapdragon 652 is real but still coming

Considering the past two years, it's not actually surprising for LG to put out different smartphone models all bearing the same name as its flagship but with specs all over the place. What is rather unusual, however, is for it to have a flagship variant that differs only in CPU and RAM. But that is precisely the case with the so-called LG G5 "Lite" that will be making its way, perhaps exclusively, to Latin American markets. Similar in almost everything else, this variant differs by running on a Snapdragon 652 instead of the 820.

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HTC 10 renders aspire for a better looking flagship

HTC 10 renders aspire for a better looking flagship

Smartphone fans have always been a passionate and creative bunch, whether they be rooting for iPhones, Galaxies, or, M's. That's pretty much evident in all the, of course unofficial, mockups, renders, and even full-pledged videos that proliferate with such quality they sometimes fool the unsuspecting. Take for example these newest batch of HTC 10, a.k.a. "Perfume", renders that almost look like they were done by HTC itself. But more than just rendering for the sake of rendering, the images reflect the HTC community's desire for a fresh new champion.

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Microsoft reveals not all Lumia devices are getting Windows 10 Mobile

Microsoft reveals not all Lumia devices are getting Windows 10 Mobile

Owners of Lumia smartphones other than Microsoft's latest 950 and 950 XL are in for some disappointment today. Well, make that further disappointment. After a very long wait and Microsoft's continued promises that all Lumia devices currently running Windows Phone 8 would be updated with the new Windows 10 Mobile operating system, the company has revealed that won't be the case after all.

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Google rolls out first Android N dev preview OTA update

Google rolls out first Android N dev preview OTA update

Earlier this month Google officially launched the dev preview of the next flavor of Android called Android N. With the launch of Android N Google did something a bit different by offering up a very early version of the OS that was festooned with bugs and issues. In fact, Android N was so buggy and early that we recommended you not download it unless you actually made a living as a developer.

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LG G5 pre-orders kick off at US Cellular March 28

LG G5 pre-orders kick off at US Cellular March 28

Earlier this month we heard that the launch date for the LG G5 would be in early April. US Cellular has now confirmed its launch date for the device and the launch is coming April 1. Pre-orders for the device will start on March 28 and on April 1; the smartphone will be in stores for purchase. US Cellular also notes that LG Friends, a suite of companion devices for the G5 will land in stores in mid-April.

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