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Lenovo Vibe P1 hands on pics hit the web ahead of IFA 2015

Lenovo Vibe P1 hands on pics hit the web ahead of IFA 2015

IFA 2015 is just around the corner and ahead of the show where lots of new smartphones will be unveiled, we have some new leaked pics to check out. These images claim to show the Lenovo Vibe P1 smartphone in the flesh. This device is expected to be released at IFA in Berlin next month. Other than the hands on shots, a confirmation on the battery size has surfaced as well.

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iPhone 6s camera addendum: 4K recording, selfie flash

iPhone 6s camera addendum: 4K recording, selfie flash

We're just a few days before Apple's now confirmed September 9 event, so naturally the leaks and tips are rolling in full force. Aside from the case of the, well, case, or rather its slightly thicker size, the camera has been one of the most talked about expected features of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Practically confirmed to have a 12 megapixel sensor, now sources are also saying that the smartphone will be capable of recording 4K videos from the get go. Plus, the FaceTime camera will, for the first time, have a flash.

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Android Marshmallow update coming to LG G4, G3, not G2

Android Marshmallow update coming to LG G4, G3, not G2

The next big update for Google's mobile devices, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is currently being prepared for a number of LG devices. Rumor suggests that the LG G4 will be receiving the update in a matter of months, if not weeks, while the next LG flagship MAY launch with Marshmallow onboard. Meanwhile the LG G Pad II 10.1 will launch with Android KitKat and may see an Android 6.0 update before the end of the year. It would appear that the cutoff for LG device updates is with the LG G2.

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Apple event confirmed for September 9th

Apple event confirmed for September 9th

Apple confirms an invitation-only press event set for Wednesday, September 9th in San Francisco. This event will take place at 10AM Pacific Time and SlashGear will be covering the event on-site. This event has been confirmed with an invitation which includes the top of an Apple logo with multiple colors waving in and out. Also included is the phrase "Hey Siri, give us a hint." This event will likely contain reveals of several devices including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

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Huawei Honor 7 Review

Huawei Honor 7 Review

If your perception of a Chinese-made smartphone still involves plastic and cheap knockoffs, then you might not have paid attention to the market for past year or so. Quite a few names have risen above the ranks to show the might of the East and their ability to innovate and blaze their own path, a path that sometimes takes them to the West. Take for example Huawei, one of the biggest names in China. With the entry of the Huawei Honor 7 into the European market, the manufacturer is trying to stay one step ahead of its compatriots. But how does it fare? Read on to find out.

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Acer announces unlocked Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Z410 for the US

Acer announces unlocked Liquid Jade Z, Liquid Z410 for the US

Acer has just revealed that two affordable Android-powered phones are coming the US between now and next month, the Liquid Jade Z and the Liquid Z410. With 64-bit quad-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity, both models will available unlocked, allowing users to make their own choice of carrier. The Liquid Jade Z has a starting price of $229, while the Liquid Z410 starts at $129, so neither will be breaking the bank.

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Leaked Microsoft Lumia renders reveal premium Windows phones

Leaked Microsoft Lumia renders reveal premium Windows phones

Microsoft has been expected to announce a new pair of flagship Windows-powered phones under the Lumia name in October, and while we've already seen a few leaked photos and spec lists, now what appear to be official press renders have been discovered. The new images come from Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks on Twitter, a reliable and often correct leaker. What we see now are the 5.2-inch Lumia 950, codenamed Talkman, along with the larger 5.7-inch Lumia 950 XL, codenamed Cityman.

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Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley outs pretty and cheap Obi Worldphones

Ex-Apple CEO John Sculley outs pretty and cheap Obi Worldphones

Just to be clear, it's Obi Worldphones, not Obi Wan. Terrible pop culture references aside, this news isn't something you see everyday. John Sculley, who, at one point in time, lead one of the world's biggest tech companies, has co-founded and announced two new smartphones. While some already point out their rather alluring design, these Obi Worldphones are two things that no iPhone will ever be: Android and affordable. Just because you were the former CEO of Apple doesn't mean you have to forever drink their Kool-aid, right?

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Lenovo Mobile to be shuttered into Motorola

Lenovo Mobile to be shuttered into Motorola

Just a little over two months since Chen Xudong took over the helm of Lenovo's mobile business, he is making perhaps the biggest announcement to the biggest change in the subsidiary. In the still undisclosed future, Lenovo Mobile will be fully integrated into Motorola and then will cease to exist as a separate and distinct entity. Thia practically makes Motorola THE Lenovo smartphone company, except perhaps for the existence of ZUK. This is in line with Lenovo's plan to let Motorola handle more and more of its mobile operations.

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Fire Phone 2 unlikely as Amazon scales back consumer devices

Fire Phone 2 unlikely as Amazon scales back consumer devices

That headline probably doesn't come as a surprise. A successor to the highly disparaged Fire Phone might be highly unlikely now that Amazon has reportedly laid off dozens of engineers at its hush hush Lab126 hardware development center, particularly those that worked on the smartphone flop. But more than just Fire Phone, however, this still unconfirmed move puts into question the retail giant's capability to put out consumer devices that will stand the test of time, not to mention scrutiny, like its Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets.

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Europe cheer up! You might still get a Galaxy Note 5

Europe cheer up! You might still get a Galaxy Note 5

Either Samsung has silently recanted due to the backlash or it was never really sure about its international push. Either way, things seem to be looking up for our European friends as far as one of Samsung's latest flagships go. Numerous sightings, and even one directly from Samsung's website, have all hinted that the Galaxy Note 5 might be coming to Europe after all. This despite Samsung "officially" stating that only the Galaxy S6 edge+ is intended for that market, a decision that remains a baffling mystery to this day.

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Android Marshmallow coming to Galaxy S6, Note 5 [UPDATE]

Android Marshmallow coming to Galaxy S6, Note 5 [UPDATE]

This week *it would appear that a relatively wide variety of Galaxy smartphone devices will be receiving an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google's latest operating system will be delivered to the newest set of Samsung smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. You'll also find this update coming to the Galaxy Tab A tablet and a set of devices released over the past year or two.

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