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Lenovo-backed ZUK outs Z2 Pro with 6GB RAM, 10 sensors

Lenovo-backed ZUK outs Z2 Pro with 6GB RAM, 10 sensors

The Android smartphone market is so crowded these days that manufacturers will do anything and everything to be noticed. Sometimes, that means overloading a device with special features and whatnot to be special. That's definitely what ZUK, a rather new company backed by the famed Lenovo, has tried to do with the ZUK Z2 Pro, filling it to the brim with premium features (save for the display) and extras that will definitely fill a long list. All without burdening the pocket too much.

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LG G5 SE briefly confirmed, doesn’t sound so bad at all

LG G5 SE briefly confirmed, doesn’t sound so bad at all

The name "G5 SE" has been surrounded by mystery and a bit of amusement. Although LG applied for the trademark late last year, the fact only surfaced around the time Apple unveiled the iPhone SE, leading many to speculate whether LG is aiming for a similar mini flagship. That was pretty much refuted when an official accessory for the LG G5 also bore the G5 SE name, implying the same size. Now LG's Russian outfit practically spilled all the beans, revealing an LG G5 SE that is practically identical to the LG G5 pictured above except in CPU, RAM, and price.

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Sony Xperia M Ultra tipped for 23MP dual rear camera in specs leak

Sony Xperia M Ultra tipped for 23MP dual rear camera in specs leak

It's virtually impossible for smartphone makers to plug all the leaks concerning unannounced products today. The latest leak offers up some specifications that are supposed to be seen in the Sony Xperia M Ultra smartphone when it launches. You'll want some salt with you as always with leaks that land on Weibo or any other social network.

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Huawei P9 Lite spotted at TENAA, beefier than expected

Huawei P9 Lite spotted at TENAA, beefier than expected

The smartphone market seems to be adept at redefining words or making up new definitions. It coined the word "phablet" for one. Now it is changing what "mini" and "lite" mean. For example, the ZTE nubia Z11 mini is anything but small and this Huawei P9 Lite is now slouch compared to the real deal. Sure, it has some specs lower than the somewhat controversial Huawei P9, but, presuming it has a matching lite price tag, the P9 Lite could very well still satisfy some users.

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Galaxy Note 6 detail leaks may give iPhone 7 Plus a run for its money

Galaxy Note 6 detail leaks may give iPhone 7 Plus a run for its money

It would appear that Samsung's schedule for releasing Galaxy phones will once again match up - sort of - with Apple's iPhone. Not just because both devices generally appear ready for the market at around the same time of the year - Autumn. Also because Apple is said to be seeking out OLED panels this time around - at least for a phone with a 5.5-inch display - that'd match up well with the iPhone Plus line thus far. Or perhaps the iPhone 7 Pro?

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Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

Tiny Posh Mobile Micro X S240 Android smartphone has 2.4-inch screen

For many companies who make smartphones, the trend is to make devices with larger and larger screens. There is certainly a market for devices with big screens, but there are some who prefer a smaller device that easily fits into a pocket. This is where the Posh Mobile Micro X S240 smartphone comes in. This device is very small, roughly the same height as a credit card on its end.

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Not so mini ZTE nubia Z11 mini promises camera chops

Not so mini ZTE nubia Z11 mini promises camera chops

ZTE might not be one of the top names that immediately come up when talking about smartphones, but it does have a sizable share in the mid-range market. It's nubia sub-brand, however, might be on a quest to raise the Chinese OEM's profile a wee bit. Recently unveiled is the nubia Z11 mini, which is mini in no aspect whatsoever. The 5-inch smartphone packs quite a punch but, as seems to be the trend these days, it puts focus on its cameras. No pun intended.

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Nextbit Robin “cloud phone” has a “nice” camera, says DxOMark

Nextbit Robin “cloud phone” has a “nice” camera, says DxOMark

Smartphone cameras have become so important these days that almost every notable flagship gets or awaits an appraisal from the likes of DxOMark. That said, not all new smartphones make a wave on the excitement scale, either because the device doesn't even have the hardware for a decent test or, sometimes, because the manufacturer has its focus elsewhere. The Nextbit Robin might be a prime example for the latter. Considering the novelty of the idea, Nextbit is spending its attention and resources on the smartphone's cloud spiel. So imagine the slight surprise in finding out its camera is quite capable as well.

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Samsung launches a Pink Gold Galaxy S7, S7 edge variant

Samsung launches a Pink Gold Galaxy S7, S7 edge variant

Forget rose gold, Samsung is going with pink gold. Then again, some might actually see the two as similar, with rose gold giving off just a teeny bit more red in its hue. Regardless of actual hue mixes, Samsung is indeed sticking to Pink Gold instead and has just announced the availability of the color option for the Galaxy S7 as well as the Galaxy S7 edge. Available initially in South Korea, this brings the total number of color choices for its flaghips to five.

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Sony Xperia X Premium tipped to be first HDR display phone

Sony Xperia X Premium tipped to be first HDR display phone

Sony may have just redefined its Xperia brand to encompass more than just smartphones, but that doesn't mean its limiting its number of Xperia models. In fact, sources are claiming that the OEM is about to unleash a fourth "Xperia X" model. After the base Xperia X, the beefier Xperia X Performance, and the more budget-friendly Xperia XA comes the Xperia X Premium. If that name reminds you of the Xperia Z5 Premium, then you'd be correct. It takes after its "predecessor" not by having a 4K screen but by having the first HDR screen on a smartphone.

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Huawei P9’s Leica camera revealed to have no Leica in it [UPDATE]

Huawei P9’s Leica camera revealed to have no Leica in it  [UPDATE]

You might not be ready to put the Huawei P9 in the same arena as, say, the Samsung Galaxy S7 or the iPhone 6s, but the Chinese-made smartphone definitely grabbed a lot of headlines when it debuted early this month. While the smartphone's specs do speak for it, much of the interest was focused on its main camera, a dual 12 megapixel color and monochrome duo. From the beginning, Huawei has been associating Leica with it, claiming it to be co-engineered with the famed camera maker. Recent reports reveal, however, that the branding might actually be quite a stretch.

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New Google Camera released for Android [UPDATE: Auto]

New Google Camera released for Android [UPDATE: Auto]

This week Google released the newest version of their "Google Camera" app for the masses - for Android, anyway. This new version of the app give you the ability to take photos while shooting video, first and foremost. That's an ability many devices already have and, indeed, an ability that past versions of Google's camera for Android did have as well - it just disappeared for a while. Now it's back!

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