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Samsung Galaxy S8 could get 4K screen

Samsung Galaxy S8 could get 4K screen

Market analysis, wishful thinking, or both? Whichever the case, Samsung's 2017 flagship might very well bear, not the first, a 4K screen. That is the prediction being made by some analysts like UBI Research, based on trends and current production capabilities. While Sony was really the first OEM to have a 4K smartphone with the Xperia Z5 Premium, Samsung might have a better use case for that extreme high pixel density beyond simple video or photo viewing: virtual reality.

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Tomorrow is Motorola’s big day, here’s where to watch it

Tomorrow is Motorola’s big day, here’s where to watch it

June 9 will be an auspicious day for two companies. Well, a company and a half. It is the start of Lenovo's Tech World conference and, naturally, Motorola will be there, too. While Lenovo itself will have a few mobile devices to show off, Motorola has its own thing as well. Tomorrow, we'll finally get to see if the Moto Z, or maybe just the Moto X4, can really bring Motorola back to the top the way the RAZR did nearly a decade ago.

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Belkin USB-C Car Charger powers your gadgets on the go

Belkin USB-C Car Charger powers your gadgets on the go

Gadgets that drop micro USB in favor of USB-C chargers are slowly growing in number, and that means all the charging cables you've amassed over the years won't do you much good. If you have, for example, the HTC 10, you're going to need a USB-C charger like the one Belkin introduced today. The new Belkin USB-C Car Charger is exactly what it sounds like, and it is available starting today for $44.99 USD.

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Galaxy Note 7 name tipped again

Galaxy Note 7 name tipped again

Back in late May, we first reported on a rumor that the next Galaxy note smartphone would change the naming convention that Samsung has used. If Samsung followed its traditional naming convention, the new Note phablet would be the Galaxy Note 6. The rumor suggested that the next device would instead be called the Galaxy Note 7.

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Smoke and mirrors: running Android on an iPhone via DIY case

Smoke and mirrors: running Android on an iPhone via DIY case

"The holy war is over!" Or so proclaims Nick Lee, the probably insane modder who just last April demonstrated how to get Windows 95 to run on an Apple Watch. But as if that weren't heresy enough, Lee did one even better: running Android on an iPhone. OK, it's not exactly like what it sounds, and there weren't any iPhones or Androids sacrificed to the cause. Like any good magic trick, the key is misdirection. In this case, the key is a rather conspicuous case that hides a board running Android, which is then mirrored to the iPhone's screen.

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Android Open Source Project adds recovery-based brick function

Android Open Source Project adds recovery-based brick function

For the most part Android smartphones and tablet users never want their devices to get bricked because of a failed update or a hack they are trying to install themselves. However, there are times when rendering your own device into a useless brick is very appealing. Specifically when your phone is lost or stolen and you don't want the thief able to use your device or access data you have stored there. The Android Open Source Project (AOSP) has integrated a new feature to allow users to brick devices when needed.

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Lumigon T3 smartphone has a night vision rear camera

Lumigon T3 smartphone has a night vision rear camera

Lumigon has unveiled a new smartphone called the T3 that has some interesting features packed away inside. The T3 is constructed from stainless steel and damage resistant glass. The screen is a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED and the smartphone has both physical and soft keys for navigation. The smartphone packs three different cameras.

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Samsung tipped to finally have a foldable smartphone in 2017

Samsung tipped to finally have a foldable smartphone in 2017

At CES 2013, Samsung played a video showing off its dreams of a foldable mobile device, built around its then new YOUM flexible display brand. It would take nearly half a decade, but that fated day might finally be upon us. According to sources speaking on the condition of anonymity, Samsung is ready to show the world the first smartphone that will not only have a bendable display but also fold out from a smartphone to a small tablet. And it could be revealed as early as MWC 2017.

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Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro outed: plastic in disguise

Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro outed: plastic in disguise

The smartphone industry can perhaps be credited with not just expanding the English language (with "phablet", for example) but also by redefining some words. We've seen, for instance, "minis" that aren't exactly small, or "pros" that might not live up to the name. The new Samsung Galaxy J3 Pro could, perhaps, be considered one of the latter, bearing very small upgrades from the plain Galaxy J3 launched just last April. At least, it looks the part of a pro device. Or does it?

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OnePlus holding global pop-up events after OnePlus 3 launch

OnePlus holding global pop-up events after OnePlus 3 launch

OnePlus is really putting its marketing machine into full gear. After an unsurprisingly short pre-launch "blind sale" promo, the Chinese startup is now announcing a post-launch event that will take place in select places all over the world. It will be holding so-called "pop-up events" in seven cities in Europe, India, and the US to showcase and sell the OnePlus 3. Just in case, you know, you won't be able to attend the gala premiere that will totally be done in virtual reality.

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BlackBerry Priv is ‘really struggling,’ AT&T exec says

BlackBerry Priv is ‘really struggling,’ AT&T exec says

The BlackBerry Priv, the maker’s Android smartphone, isn’t doing so great. According to a recently surfaced source, AT&T has seen too many units being returned, with the handset overall “really struggling” to establish itself amongst its competition. The lagging sales are despite efforts on BlackBerry’s part to boost sales — back in April, for example, the company lowered the handset’s price in the U.S., U.K., and Europe, bringing it down to the same general price range as the Samsung Galaxy S7.

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Don’t update your Galaxy phone (yet)

Don’t update your Galaxy phone (yet)

Before you jump in on the next update for your Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Note 5, or Note 4, pay heed: there's an issue. Users with a variety of Samsung smartphone updating to the first release of Android 6.0 Marshmallow have been experiencing a unique issue. Passwords on the device - be they text based or fingerprint based - seem to be lost or distorted as the newest update is installed. But what about you? Will you see the same issue? Should you be fully freaking out at the moment, or is there something you might do to avoid this mess?

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