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Sony teases an Xperia with greater focus, not a greater Xperia

Sony teases an Xperia with greater focus, not a greater Xperia

It's IFA time soon, and naturally, almost anyone and everyone in the tech industry are ready to make a splash. Including Sony. But if you were perhaps hoping for some redeeming smartphone, it might be time to rein in those expectations. Sony's UK Twitter account just teased something for its pre-IFA 2015 event, hinting at a smarpthone with a better focus, presumably a better camera. It is, however, sadly silent on whether we can also expect a better Xperia smartphone to go along with that.

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Moto X Play as DROID Maxx 2, Moto X Style as DROID Turbo 2

Moto X Play as DROID Maxx 2, Moto X Style as DROID Turbo 2

"A rose by any other name" or so the quote goes. It seems that when Motorola says a device is exclusive to one country or isn't coming to another country, it shouldn't be taken too literally. Or in this case, nominally. While the Moto X Play was noted to be unavailable in the US, it might actually just go by another name, the DROID Maxx 2. The Moto X Style, on the other hand, which will be the unlocked Moto X Pure Edition in the US, will take on the DROID Turbo 2 name under Verizon.

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ASUS ZenFone 2 claims fastest charging smartphone title

ASUS ZenFone 2 claims fastest charging smartphone title

Like it or not, there will eventually come a time when you will have to plug in that smartphone to a power outlet. And when that time comes, the name of the game isn't just battery size, it is charging time. Advancements in technology today has brought as the likes of Qualcomm's Quick Charge and similar features. But which smartphones really have the fastest and most efficient charging time all in all? As you might have already guessed from the title, it is probably not something you expected.

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Galaxy Note 5 fatal design flaw: don’t insert S Pen backwards

Galaxy Note 5 fatal design flaw: don’t insert S Pen backwards

It seems that Samsung has given users one more reason to be wary of the Galaxy Note 5, aside from a lack of a microSD card slot and a removable battery. In its desire to bring a new, premium, unibody design to the phablet, Samsung had to radically change the design and mechanism of the S Pen. And in doing so, it might have, inadvertently or knowingly, introduced a design flaw that could easily leave owners with a broken smartphone by simply by inserting the S Pen the wrong way.

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BlackBerry Passport with Android Lollipop shows up in video

BlackBerry Passport with Android Lollipop shows up in video

We’ve known for a while now that BlackBerry is looking to add Android to its own hardware, and in recent times we’ve seen the slider codenamed Venice which is purported to be the first BlackBerry phone running Google’s OS. Now a new video has surfaced showing the BlackBerry Passport Silver Edition running Android Lollipop, hinting that we might be seeing Android versions of BlackBerry’s existing models.

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Huawei Nexus leaks again: Snapdragon 810 and USB-C

Huawei Nexus leaks again: Snapdragon 810 and USB-C

Huawei's Nexus has seemingly leaked again, the second time in less than 24 hours, confirming some of the much-rumored smartphone's hardware specifications. The alleged in-the-wild shots from China's Weibo social network follow earlier images of the new Nexus in-hand. While the phone is covered in a plastic shell - either for protection or to give some degree of privacy from prying eyes - its bootscreen does confirm some of the headline hardware.

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Five tiny parts say the iPhone 6s camera will be much better

Five tiny parts say the iPhone 6s camera will be much better

Here's something that you probably would never think to expect: Apple's upcoming "iPhone 6s" will have a much improved camera. Shocking, I know. That also means it will take even better photos, a stunning feature that no one could've predicted. Ok, in all serious, Business Insider has reported that unnamed sources from the Apple supply chain have said this year's iPhone model will be equipped with a 12-megapixel camera on the back, a hefty upgrade over the current 8-megapixel shooter in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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Micromax developing its own Android-based OS

Micromax developing its own Android-based OS

While the recent Stagefright vulnerability highlighted the problem of the large number of Android variants, it doesn't look like things will be getting better anytime soon. Indian manufacturer Micromax has revealed it has plans to develop yet another forked Android operating system, this time for their own budget-priced devices. According to the company, the new Android-based OS is being designed to work across a wide range of their upcoming devices, including smartphones, tablets, wearables, and even TVs.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Review

Big, clever, and finally beautiful: the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has come of age. Heir to the phablet empire Samsung itself created, the Note 5 takes the esteemed features of its predecessor and clads them in a premium package worthy of the equally high-end price tag. There'll be tears on the S Pen, mind, as in doing so Samsung has jettisoned some of the key advantages that owners of prior Notes were most vocal about. Question is, has the mainstreaming of the Galaxy Note 5 come at too great a cost?

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OPPO R7 Plus brings its 6-inch body to international markets

OPPO R7 Plus brings its 6-inch body to international markets

When you name a device as your flagship, you better well be prepared to really spread it around. That goes double if you're a Chinese OEM intent on becoming a force to reckon with in the International market. That is exactly what OPPO is doing now as it launched its giant OPPO R7 Plus phablet upon the international market, particularly in Southeast Asia. Bearing 6 inches of metal and a fast-charging battery, the R7 Plus is poised to stand tall in the mid-range Android smartphone market.

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Brazil’s ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe has 256 GB of storage

Brazil’s ASUS ZenFone 2 Deluxe has 256 GB of storage

It seems that ASUS is out to squeeze as much as it can from its ZenFone 2 champion. After announcing several variants in India, the manufacturer flew to Sao Paulo, Brazil to introduce the ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition. Don't be fooled by the similar name. While it does have the same markings as the Deluxe version in India, this ASUS smartphone adds even more. And by more, we mean more internal storage. 256 GB to be exact, one of the highest to be found in any smartphone today.

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