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ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Mini cross TENAA dressed in metal

ZTE Nubia X8 and X8 Mini cross TENAA dressed in metal

When it comes to Chinese made devices, often the first glimpse we get of them is when they land at TENAA for certifications needed to go on sale. Such is the case with a pair of new devices from ZTE called the Nubia X8 and Nubia X8 Mini. The Nubia X8 is model number NX523J and has a 6-inch display with full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution.

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HTC 10 in Camellia Red will be exclusive to Japan

HTC 10 in Camellia Red will be exclusive to Japan

The HTC 10 was finally unveiled this week, and in an unexpected surprise the phone is shaping up to be a top-tier Android flagship. Along with high-end specs and support for Apple AirPlay, the HTC 10's camera has been ranked as on-par with the recent Galaxy S7 Edge from Samsung. When the phone was announced, it was showcased in three colors: Carbon Gray, Glacier Silver, and Topaz Gold — but it turns out there's a fourth option, Camellia Red, that will be exclusive to Japan.

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HTC 10 in the US available only in 32GB, has a discount code

HTC 10 in the US available only in 32GB, has a discount code

The HTC 10 might be off to a good start, but already HTC is revealing its warts, slowly and piecemeal. Jeff Gordon, a.k.a. urbanstrata on Twitter and HTC senior manager for global communications, is replying to eager inquiries on the social network and, along the way, is revealing some curious and disappointing tidbits about the flagship smartphone, like, for example, its lowly IP53 rating. And perhaps to the dismay of the US market, Gordon reveals that the US won't be getting the 64 GB model at all.

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Controversial San Bernardino iPhone yielded nothing so far

Controversial San Bernardino iPhone yielded nothing so far

Apple's tussle with the government over encrypted iPhones isn't completely over yet but things have mellowed down somewhat. All the hoopla, mudslinging, and accusations, not to mention money, might have been for naught, however. According to an insider source on the side of law enforcement, the now hacked iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter has so far not produced any of the juicy information that the FBI alleges the smartphone holds, the very reason it took Apple to court in the first place.

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Android N version 2 is released – here’s how to get it

Android N version 2 is released – here’s how to get it

With the Android Beta program in full effect, users are receiving the 2nd edition of the Android N Developer Preview this afternoon. This version of the Android N operating system update includes several awesome features that will change the way users use Android, starting with Vulkan. As a member of the Khronos group, Google has helped develop the 3D rendering API known as Vulkan - with this update comes support for this next-generation draw-call heavy applications - GPU power ahoy! This update also enables launcher shortcuts for quick-steps into different points within a given app.

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Meizu PRO 6 detailed and released at last

Meizu PRO 6 detailed and released at last

Today the Meizu PRO 6 has been revealed with a 3D Press display and a 10-core processor under the hood. This device runs Meizu's custom version of Android, Flyme - like most Meizu devices do, and rolls with a 5.2-inch display with Full HD resolution and Super AMOLED technology for extra-sharp and color-correct images all day long. If this device's quality is anything like the past few releases from Meizu, it's going to be a real battle-ready piece of machinery to take on Apple and Xiaomi in China, without a doubt.

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Who killed BlackBerry OS? Android or the iPhone?

Who killed BlackBerry OS? Android or the iPhone?

In an interview this week BlackBerry CEO said "I love our handset business, but we need to make money." He was speaking with The National, where he also confirmed that there were, as the publication put it "no plans to launch new devices running the operating system" - the operating system being BlackBerry 10. Meanwhile the company would continue to support and release updates for the operating system for the time being. So whose fault is this?

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Snapdragon 652 HTC 10 Lifestyle the only choice for some markets

Snapdragon 652 HTC 10 Lifestyle the only choice for some markets

HTC might have just unveiled a champ, but not everyone in the world will be able to enjoy it. The HTC 10 definitely has a lot to flaunt but in some markets it will be a bit more modest. The rumored variant of the flagship running on a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 turned out to be real and is called, almost ironically, the HTC 10 Lifestyle. But unlike most variants, this one won't actually be a choice, as some markets like India will only have the Lifestyle model available and not the full HTC 10.

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T-Mobile unboxes the HTC 10 from 10k feet in a helicopter

T-Mobile unboxes the HTC 10 from 10k feet in a helicopter

Thanks to the iPhone 6 Plus bendgate, 2015 was filled with videos of bend tests, drop tests, bullet tests, and all kinds of unimaginable tortures no one will put their smartphones through normally. For 2016, however, T-Mobile wants to start a new trend, Starting with the Samsung Galaxy S7, the "Un-carrier" has unboxed major smartphone flagships in unconventional situations. With the HTC 10 now out of the door, it's time for HTC's newest and probably best champion to get the similar insane unboxing treatment.

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At long last, HTC 10 reaches the top in DxOMark camera tests

At long last, HTC 10 reaches the top in DxOMark camera tests

It seems that HTC has finally come across a winning formula. The HTC 10 that was just revealed definitely had a lot to show off. While some might take issue with parts of the design, that probably doesn't matter to digital photography site DxOMark. Putting the HTC 10's new "UltraPixel 2" main camera to the test, DxOMark discovers what is probably one of the best smartphone cameras in the market, tying with the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge at the very top of the list.

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iPhone 7 rumors may make you replace your Android

iPhone 7 rumors may make you replace your Android

Could the iPhone 7 be the model that makes the Android-loyal masses make a switch to Apple's iOS platform? Details leaked this week may point in that direction. Based on what we're seeing here and now, the iPhone 7 could jump the shark, so to speak, bringing in a collection of features that appeared on Android-based devices first, starting with a pair of cameras at the back of the device. If the leaked images we're seeing this week end up being accurate, this could also be a real turning point for Apple's industrial design - and maybe not in the right direction.

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Where is the HTC 10 Re 360 and VR headset?

Where is the HTC 10 Re 360 and VR headset?

Where is HTC's missing mobile VR gear? Wasn't this supposed to be the age of virtual reality - desktop VR and mobile VR, too? If you listen to Samsung - who've teamed up with Oculus to create the Samsung Gear VR - then yes, the age of mobile VR has begun. They're the only group in the world that has a mobile VR headset with a burgeoning VR market within, attached to the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S6 and Note 4 and eventually the Note 5. But what about HTC? Is the HTC Vive going to be their only VR play?

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