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Meitu T8 boasts of a 12MP Dual Pixel selfie camera

Meitu T8 boasts of a 12MP Dual Pixel selfie camera

Chinese manufacturers have always been quicker to jump on the latest fads, unlike the larger companies that are more wary of missing earnings forecasts. So when the smartphone world decided that selfies are the next big thing, many of these OEMs came out flashy gimmicks and features. The newly unveiled Meitu T8, however, probably takes the cake. Sure, it might not have the highest megapixel count around, but it boasts of having the first, and probably only, smartphone with a front camera with Dual Pixel technology.

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Remix Singularity is Jide’s Android answer to Windows Continuum

Remix Singularity is Jide’s Android answer to Windows Continuum

Our smartphones have become so powerful and their apps so sophisticated that they could even be used to power basic desktop computing activities. There have, in fact, a few attempts at actually making that a formal thing, like Microsoft’s Continuum, Ubuntu’s Convergence, and the Andromium, now called Sentio, Superbook. Most of these, however, have sometimes arbitrary limitations on what users can do. Remix Singularity, however, promises to be different, giving users the exact same apps and familiar Android experience, just in different forms depending on what the phone is attached to.

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Galaxy S8 details unearthed from Galaxy Tab S3 system dump

Galaxy S8 details unearthed from Galaxy Tab S3 system dump

The Galaxy Tab S3 is going to be Samsung’s nominal MWC 2017 star, but it is already being upstaged by the Galaxy S8. Especially if Samsung does have a teaser of sorts prepared next week. Case in point, the system image for the tablet has been leaked but, lo and behold, it supposedly contains clipart for the Galaxy S8. Take it for what it’s worth since we don’t know yet the connection between the two. These images, however, are quite telling of some of the features we expect to come in April when the Galaxy S8 does arrive.

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LG G6 teaser confirms that, yes, it will be waterproof

LG G6 teaser confirms that, yes, it will be waterproof

It’s just a few days before MWC 2017, so, naturally, LG is kicking off its marketing engines into full gear. Which means even more breadcrumbs of clues, some of which we already more or less know. Still, it’s good to see some more or less formal confirmation of those features. LG has all but confirmed that the LG G6 will be waterproof but now it is saying it as clear as this water. But as they on TV, “don’t try this at home”.

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Honor V9 unveiled, Honor 8 Lite launches in China

Honor V9 unveiled, Honor 8 Lite launches in China

While some companies are scrambling to get ready for one of the world’s biggest mobile industry events next week, others are trying to avoid the maddening rush instead. Huawei sub-brand Honor, for example, has just taken the covers off not one but two smartphones. The Honor 8 Lite, which was actually already revealed in Finland earlier this month, is now heading to China. The Honor V9, on the other hand, is a totally new and totally not mid-range smartphone that will hopefully also become available in other markets.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears with compelling new photos

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date nears with compelling new photos

A set of photos has leaked with what appears to be a Samsung Galaxy S8 dummy unit phone. This device almost certainly isn't actually a full-fledged Samsung Galaxy S8, but a model created by accessory-makers. This 3D model - as we can safely assume it is - looks very much like the last several rendered images we've come across over the past week. With this new device, Samsung may break new ground by making no flat-screened smartphones in their main Galaxy S initial launch.

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Special Items in Pokemon GO and 8x evolutions they activate

Special Items in Pokemon GO and 8x evolutions they activate

The first batch of Special Items for evolutions in Pokemon GO have been released, and today we're running down their uses. To attain one of these Special Items - or Evolution Stones, or whatever one wants to call them - are available from Pokestops. That's where they come from, and they're very, very rare indeed.

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Samsung may resurrect the Note 7

Samsung may resurrect the Note 7

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 blunder is still fresh in everyone's minds, but the beleaguered handset may not be well and truly dead. New reports coming out of Korea indicate that Samsung may look to offer refurbished Galaxy Note 7s later this year after fixing the battery problem that caused them to catch fire the first time around. If true, we could get an official announcement from Samsung as early as June.

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Xiaomi “Pinecone” SoC to be fully revealed at MWC 2017

Xiaomi “Pinecone” SoC to be fully revealed at MWC 2017

Xiaomi was once seen as one of the fastest growing smartphone company in China and its popularity has reached even the US, even while its smartphones have not. Of late, some might have gotten the impression that Xiaomi has slowed down its formerly aggressive push in the market, perhaps brought about by spreading itself too thin too fast. At MWC 2017 next week, however, it will show that it’s still very much in the game by revealing an ambitious thrust to puts its own system-on-chip, currently named “Pinecone”, at the heart of its mobile devices.

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Moto G5 leak points to gesture-capable fingerprint scanner

Moto G5 leak points to gesture-capable fingerprint scanner

Motorola is expected to unveil its two new mid-range smartphones, the Moto G5 and the Moto G5 Plus at MWC 2017 in less than a week. While an accidental leak by a retailer nearly spilled all the beans, the Moto G5 might turn out to be a bit more interesting than earlier presumed. At least based on this latest, uncorroborated leak. According to the info, the Moto G5’s fingerprint scanner will be capable of gestures that could make navigation buttons redundant.

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LG G6 sign-up page reveals full-metal body design

LG G6 sign-up page reveals full-metal body design

In typical LG fashion, the OEM is dropping breadcrumbs for the masses to follow en route to their LG G6 big reveal. This one, however, doesn’t come with a fancy marketing announcement but was subtly hidden as a footnote in some other page. LG has opened up registrations for getting informed when the G6 comes out (as if that will be a secret) and, in the same breath, talks about the smartphone’s full metallic design.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted at Taiwan’s NCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 spotted at Taiwan’s NCC

In just a matter of days, Samsung will be unveiling its Galaxy Tab S3 at MWC 2017. The tablet is pretty much no longer a secret, with leaks, even a user manual, telling almost everything there is to know about it. What is a secret, however, is where the device will be made available and with what capabilities. In this regard, it might be a bittersweet day for the hopeful in Taiwan. The Galaxy Tab S3, model SM-T820 has just passed by the country’s National Communications Commission (NCC), which means it is preparing to launch there. Unfortunately, that particular model is noted to not be compatible with mobile networks.

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