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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus cases show off smartphone designs

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus cases show off smartphone designs

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Plus aren’t exactly secrets any more with several rumors turning up over the last several weeks that hint at what the devices will pack inside and what they will look like. The last rumor we saw included some renderings that claimed to show us what the smartphones will look like. This week some new images have appeared that claims to show the smartphone inside cases that will be coming to market.

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LG G5 specs leak again, full metal body, dual rear cameras

LG G5 specs leak again, full metal body, dual rear cameras

It's never too early to have some juicy gossip about upcoming flagships, especially when said flagship will be coming early as well. That is allegedly the case for the LG G5, which is rumored to debut and launch a lot earlier than LG's usual convention. So here we've got another set of leaked specs for LG's early 2016 flagship, which confirms the previous set we've seen earlier this month but also adds some interesting, and some disappointing, bits as well.

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4-inch iPhone due April 2016 says China Mobile leak

4-inch iPhone due April 2016 says China Mobile leak

Only a few weeks after a similar prediction from well-regarded Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a supposed leaked image of China Mobile's product launch calendar says that a new 4-inch iPhone is due for release in April 2016. The report on the Chinese carrier's product presentation comes from China's MyDrivers, and does fall in line with Kuo's latest report about an "early 2016" launch of the much-rumored smaller iPhone.

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TP-Link to step into the smartphone game in 2016

TP-Link to step into the smartphone game in 2016

The smartphone industry is a tough one for many device makers because a few massive firms own the lion's share of the market when it comes to devices. Apple and Samsung are the big dogs in the fight, with many smaller firms fighting it out for their piece of the pie. In 2016, a new company has announced that it plans to step into the mobile category with smartphones, that company is TP-Link.

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The first thing to do with your Samsung Galaxy S6

The first thing to do with your Samsung Galaxy S6

For those of you that've just gotten a brand new Samsung Galaxy S6 - or a Galaxy Note 5, for that matter - you're going to want to have a look at one setting in your device before all others. You're going to want to check out your available Themes. To access this screen, the first thing you need to do is turn the phone on (obviously), then pull your finger down from the top of your screen. In the pull-down drawer you find there, you'll see a gear icon - tap it.

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Lumia 650 might be a low-end phone with a surprising metal body

Lumia 650 might be a low-end phone with a surprising metal body

Nokia's, and now Microsoft's, Lumia lines hasn't really been big on premium materials. While the rest of the smartphone world are donning armors of metal, the Windows Phone models have remained unabashedly plastic. Even the new flagships, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, defied expectations and wishes and still flaunted a polycarbonate shell. It seems strange, then, that one of the newest Lumia's to be clad in metal material won't be a high-end smartphone but rather an entry-level Lumia 650, expected to debut within the first half of 2016.

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BlackBerry might have a mid-range Android phone in 2016

BlackBerry might have a mid-range Android phone in 2016

Given the largely positive reception, though not completely positive sales, of the BlackBerry Priv, a lot of attention has again been showered on the Canadian company. And a lot of questions as well. Aside from questions of whether the Priv was the savior that it had hoped it would be, there is also the question of what's next for BlackBerry. According to CEO John Chen, the company is open to the idea of making yet another Android smartphone, but if and only if the Priv does well in the market in the next few months.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 release date leak in China tips hat to theories

Samsung Galaxy S7 release date leak in China tips hat to theories

Earlier today a China Mobile conference leaked - or didn't seem to care about revealing - the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S7. Previously we'd been told by anonymous sources that the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Edge would likely follow the general release schedule of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge, being revealed at a Samsung press conference during Mobile World Congress 2016 in February and coming to stores within weeks of that reveal. It would appear now that China Mobile has confirmed at least the flatter bit of this set of tips.

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USB-C Android connection options: here’s the future

USB-C Android connection options: here’s the future

This week we're having a look at some devices and technologies that you may well be using for the first time. If not because you got a brand new smartphone for the holidays, then because you're at your Grandparents' house fiddling with the gear you don't often pay as close attention to otherwise. What we're having a peek at today is using a USB-C cord with your Android device. Specifically, what we're looking at, is what happens when you connect one Android device with USB-C to another (that also uses USB-C.)

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Droid Turbo 2 drop test from 900-feet up

Droid Turbo 2 drop test from 900-feet up

Most smartphone users know that if you drop your smartphone while standing up onto a hard surface, odds are if it's not in a case, the screen will be broken. The new Motorola Droid Turbo 2 smartphone is supposed to have a very strong screen that Motorola bills as shatterproof. Some smartphone loving geeks took one of those Droid Turbo 2 smartphones and took it 900-feet into the air.

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