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Meizu PRO 6 last minute leak leaves nothing to imagination

Meizu PRO 6 last minute leak leaves nothing to imagination

On April 13, it will be Meizu's turn to reveal is 2016 contender, after both Xiaomi and OPPO have unveiled theirs. Though we're just a few hours away, we still have a lot of time for last minute leaks and confirmations. And with this latest batch of photos of the device as well as screenshots of benchmarking apps, the Meizu PRO 6 has pretty much been unboxed before our very eyes. And while the smartphone may have some beefy specs inside, the design outside might not win much favor.

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Galaxy Note 6, G Flex3 to use beefed up Snapdragon 823

Galaxy Note 6, G Flex3 to use beefed up Snapdragon 823

Qualcomm has barely had time to enjoy its return to prominence after a disastrous 2015 and already the rumor mill is starting to churn for its next mobile processor. Given the amount of flak it received for the Snapdragon 810, however, the chip maker seems to be proceeding with more caution this time around. With most of the early 2016 flagships already on the loose, attention it turning to the later half's stars, the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 and a surprising LG G Flex3. Both, say sources, will run on a Snapdragon 823 instead of the 820.

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LG G5 SE apparently won’t be smaller than the LG G5

LG G5 SE apparently won’t be smaller than the LG G5

Given the timing of its trademark, many naturally considered that the "LG G5 SE" would be following in the footsteps of Apple's small but terrific iPhone SE. Considering the market has just confirmed renewed interest in smaller smartphones, the chances of that happening have been increased. LG, however, might have had something else in mind with its "Special Edition" name, if it indeed means that. The packaging of the official LG G5 QuickCover case hints that the LG G5 SE will, in fact, be exactly the same size as the flagship.

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Xiaomi Mi 5 tops AnTuTu’s Q1 2016 performance chart

Xiaomi Mi 5 tops AnTuTu’s Q1 2016 performance chart

The first quarter of the year has come and gone and we've already seen a handful of smartphones make their way to the market. In addition to last year's latecomers, that makes up enough data for a smartphone muscle showdown. And who better to give the results than one of the most used benchmarking tools in the market, AnTuTu. Sure, there's still some debate on the value or even accuracy of such benchmarks. But, at least when used with the exact same tool under the exact same conditions. those scores could give some interesting results, like how the Xiaomi Mi 5 just barely surpasses the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

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Dropbox files can now be shared directly in Facebook Messenger

Dropbox files can now be shared directly in Facebook Messenger

The list of things you can do within Facebook Messenger keeps growing. As of today, Dropbox files can now be shared directly with your friends and family within Messenger chats, eliminating the need to leave the app, copy URLs, or download files. To use the feature, you'll need the most recent Dropbox app for Android or iOS, depending on your device; they're available now through the respective app stores.

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Inconsistent emoji designs muddle conversations

Inconsistent emoji designs muddle conversations

Be careful which emojis you're tossing around -- what you're seeing may not be what your compatriot is seeing, and that's how sometimes-comical misunderstandings happen. Emojis on their own are great; the little expressive icons add context and flavor to otherwise bland text with little effort. The problem is the lack of consistency across platforms, and as a new study points out, some emojis lose all meaning in translation.

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HTC 10 inbound: here’s what we know so far

HTC 10 inbound: here’s what we know so far

In little less than 24 hours, HTC will be fully revealing its smartphone hand. Given its history in the market, its new grab for the virtual reality industry, and its unstable coffers, both fans and detractors, market watchers included, are keeping tabs on how that next champion will turn out. Believed to be christened as the HTC 10, dropping the almost iconic "One" brand, the smartphone is expected to present an intriguing mix of features, and perhaps misfeatures, that will surely be the talk of the town for the next few days. But what does HTC have in store for us? This is what we know or have heard of so far.

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Android Marshmallow update lands for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact

Android Marshmallow update lands for Sony Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 Compact

Sony has announced that the rollout for the Android Marshmallow update for certain models of its Xperia Z2, Z3, and Z3 compact smartphones is kicking off. There is only one model of each device that the update is for, so before you get excited check that your device is compatible. The Marshmallow update supports the Z2 D6503 version, Z3 DD6603 version, and Z3 Compact D5803 version.

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Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus Coke freeze test is a sticky mess

Galaxy S7 Edge and iPhone 6S Plus Coke freeze test is a sticky mess

We already know that both Samsung and Apple integrated waterproof or at least water resistant designs into both of these smartphones. We have seen them not die when doused with water before. This time out the person in the video decides to test both of these phones now with freezing water, but with frozen Coca-cola.

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Samsung Members app tries to make customer service easier

Samsung Members app tries to make customer service easier

Smartphones, for all their beauty, belie a complexity that sometimes confounds even more seasoned smartphone users. For all the power and features they offer, Samsung's Galaxy Android devices are perhaps also known for that kind of complexity. When Google search is no longer enough, and your closest tech-savvy friend is unreachable, Samsung is offering a new Members app that tries to connect you with the right answers or the right person, depending on your particular problem with your Samsung Galaxy device.

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iPhone 7 rumors: new antenna, dual cameras, bigger battery

iPhone 7 rumors: new antenna, dual cameras, bigger battery

The iPhone SE seems to be doing pretty well, defying expectations, and running out of supply. Naturally, that means it's time to shift our focus to the next big iPhone expected this year, the iPhone 7. While the iPhone SE was an interesting diversion, Apple will hardly make another drastic change for the iPhone 7, at least in terms of design. But as always, the next iPhone is teeming with rumors, speculations, and leaks that makes it even more intriguing, not to mention harder to divine.

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HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

HTC 10: new images leak just before April 12 unveiling

Tuesday, April 12th, is all but guaranteed to HTC announce its new Android flagship, the HTC 10 (dropping the "M" from the previous generation M9). While the device has already been leaked before today, along with a number of teaser images from HTC itself, two new photos have surfaced from Dutch site GSM Helpdesk, giving us the clearest look at the smartphone so far.

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