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HTC Desire 530 brings its “micro splash” design to the US

HTC Desire 530 brings its “micro splash” design to the US

Even as the HTC 10 flagship tries to leave a mark in the US smartphone market, HTC is bringing yet another high-profile Android smartphone to the country. By "high-profile" we don't exactly mean "high end", because the HTC Desire 530 is anything but. We mean something more along the lines of "flamboyant", with the smartphone's odd but unique "micro splash" coating that will make you take a second look at its back, where its second supposed biggest feature, its camera, also resides.

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iPhone 7, 7 Plus renders, cases tease the inevitable future

iPhone 7, 7 Plus renders, cases tease the inevitable future

Samsung and Apple aren't just competing on smartphone sales, they also seem to be in a race for the most conflicting set of leaks of the year. With the launch of both the Galaxy Note 7 and the iPhone 7 just over the horizon, naturally the leaks are pouring non-stop. Like this new batch of renders of the iPhone 7 and its supposedly more capable sibling, the iPhone 7 Plus. There's even one real-life photo of cases for the latter. Both seemingly confirming the things that users both dread and look forward to in Apple's next gen smartphones.

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Sony Xperia X already gets a price cut in the US

Sony Xperia X already gets a price cut in the US

What is the best way to cast a shadow of doubt on a shiny new product? Why apply a noticeable price cut barely two weeks after its launch, of course! That may be the effect of Sony's sudden change in the price of its Xperia X flagship in the US. Not that a lower price tag is actually a bad thing. And it wouldn't really be bad if it were part of some launch promo. But given the length of time that has passed, the almost unexpected move does bring up questions of whether it was done in order to save the Xperia X from a disastrous fate.

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Moto Z Play alleged specs reveal a Snapdragon mid-ranger

Moto Z Play alleged specs reveal a Snapdragon mid-ranger

Given the oddity of the new Moto Z, it's easy to forget that there's still a slightly less powerful Moto Z Play on the way. Or at least that's what the latest leaks say. Just yesterday, what is believed to be the Moto Z Play was spotted at Indian import/export site Zauba, hinting that the device is ready for testing. Now a screenshot of an AnTuTu benchmark corroborates some of that, but also adds some rather welcome news regarding the smartphone's specs.

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OnePlus X goes out of stock, goes bye-bye for good

OnePlus X goes out of stock, goes bye-bye for good

With OnePlus taking hit after hit of negative publicity with the OnePlus 3, first due to hardware issues, then with an unavoidable UK price hike, the startup is probably hunkering down on its resources and shedding excess baggage. Sadly, that means something has to give and in this case it is the OnePlus X that is apparently taking the fall. User reports are coming in saying that the mid-range smartphone is marked out of stock in almost all markets. And those who still have pending orders are being informed that those stocks will no longer be replenished and they will be given refunds instead.

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Verizon price increase release date hiked with new app

Verizon price increase release date hiked with new app

This week the folks at Verizon have revealed their new My Verizon app - as well as a new set or prices for all customers. This update includes additions of data allowance as well as price jumps between $5 and $10 dollars per month. Not by coincidence, users will find Verizon making a bigger deal out of the new app than they are out of the new data plan pricing structure, which will also bring higher data allowances per tier.

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OnePlus 3 is king of AnTuTu’s Top 10 smartphones for 2016

OnePlus 3 is king of AnTuTu’s Top 10 smartphones for 2016

OnePlus may be having a bit of a hard time since it launched the OnePlus 3 last month, but it has gotten some reprieve in at least one corner. Popular benchmark maker AnTuTu has just released its chart for the Top 10 Performance Smartphones for the first half of 2016, and the OnePlus 3 is leading the pack, tough not by a wide margin. Considering the criticism the smartphone got over its less than desired RAM management, some might actually doubt those results.

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Sharp 507SH is Japan’s first (and only) Android One

Sharp 507SH is Japan’s first (and only) Android One

Back in 2014, Google launched the Android One program as a sort of mix between Nexus and Google Play Edition devices meant for emerging markets. In a nutshell, that meant OEMs have more freedom to design smartphones to their liking while still getting the software and update benefits of a Nexus. While originally intended for emerging markets, like India for example, it seems that it has now outgrown that limitation. Japan, which is hardly an emerging market, has just gotten its first, and so far only, Android One device, the Sharp 507SH.

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OnePlus 3 UK price hike starts July 11, OTA put on hold

OnePlus 3 UK price hike starts July 11, OTA put on hold

Things don't seem to be looking good for OnePlus, both in the UK and everywhere else. As it had earlier predicted, the economic repercussions from the "Brexit" vote will have an impact in the price of its new OnePlus 3 flagship. That is indeed the case and the company is confirming that starting July 11, those putting in an order for the OnePlus 3 will be facing a higher 329 GBP price tag than early birds who already bought or pre-ordered the smartphone.

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Rejoice! iPhone 7 tipped to have at least 32GB of storage

Rejoice! iPhone 7 tipped to have at least 32GB of storage

Apple is set to double the storage of its entry-level iPhone, with the iPhone 7 expected to kick off at 32GB rather than the much-criticized 16GB of the current model. The increase will address increasingly vocal complaints that 16GB is simply too small in an age of 4K video recording: after all, you can only fit around half an hour of 4K resolution footage on a 16GB iPhone 6s before the device is full, and that's assuming you don't download any other apps, games, or media.

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Next Google Nexus detailed in black, ready for Android Nougat

Next Google Nexus detailed in black, ready for Android Nougat

Specifications have come together this week to form a device that'll likely be Google's next HTC-made Nexus smartphone. Or two smartphones. It could very well be that Google's next set of Nexus smartphones, nicknamed Sailfish and Marlin, will look very similar to one another in most respects. One will be the larger, the other the more standard-sized phone, and here's what they look like.

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ZTE nubia N1 silently revealed bearing a 5000mAh battery

ZTE nubia N1 silently revealed bearing a 5000mAh battery

Despite not being one of the biggest smartphone OEMs around, ZTE doesn't really skimp on the fanfare when it announces a new model. So it's almost surprising that its newest nubia N1, the first in a new series, hasn't been given that much attention. Even more perplexing considering this mid-tier smartphone does have a few things to boast of, particularly perhaps one of the largest battery sizes we've seen in this particular price tier and screen size.

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