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Huawei debuts P10 & P10 Plus smartphones with Leica cameras

Huawei debuts P10 & P10 Plus smartphones with Leica cameras

At Mobile World Congress 2017 today, China's Huawei unveiled its latest pair of flagship smartphones in the form of the new P10 and P10 Plus. Along with a typical assortment of new features and specs, Huawei is once again making use of its partnership with camera maker Leica, as the P10 and P10 Plus feature some very impressive lenses and photography options.

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Apple investigating video of exploding iPhone 7 Plus

Apple investigating video of exploding iPhone 7 Plus

Earlier this week a video began circulating on the internet of an iPhone 7 Plus experiencing its own Galaxy Note 7 moment: emitting a large amount of smoke as it partially explodes. The device belonged to Arizona-based Brianna Olivas, who shared video of the event on Twitter. Fortunately no one was injured, and the 18-year-old says it the phone was functioning normally up until the day before. Now Apple has stated that it is taking the malfunction seriously, and looking into what happened.

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ARCHOS 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite smartphones unveiled

ARCHOS 50 Graphite and 55 Graphite smartphones unveiled

ARCHOS has introduced two new Android smartphones, the ARCHOS 50 Graphite and the 55 Graphite. The names hint at the display sizes, with the 50 Graphite model featuring a 5.0” display and the 55 Graphite featuring a 5.5” display. The 55 Graphite model is a bit more notable over the 50 model, though, also packing things like USB-C.

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Kyocera Torque X01 is an ultra-durable, military-grade flip phone

Kyocera Torque X01 is an ultra-durable, military-grade flip phone

Flip phones may have fallen out of favor in many parts of the world, but they’re still popular in Japan, and so it’s not surprising that a new model has popped up there. What is interesting is the model’s biggest feature: extreme durability covering 18 military standards set by the US Defense Department. Drop it on concrete, use it in a dusty room, take it in the pool...the Kyocera Torque X01 can withstand it all and more.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and specs get a tweaked update

Samsung Galaxy S8 release date and specs get a tweaked update

This week as we draw ever-nearer to the release and reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we've received some tweaked specs and details. As such, we're passing them on to you - with a reminder that until Samsung reveals the Galaxy S8 line themselves, no information is official. This set of updates comes from anonymous sources with information close to the subject matter - the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus in this case.

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Moto Mod with slider QWERTY keyboard coming to Indiegogo

Moto Mod with slider QWERTY keyboard coming to Indiegogo

Smartphones with physical QWERTY keyboards aren't unheard of but aren't exactly many. Even fewer are those with keyboards that slide out. And even rarer are those that slide out horizontally in a landscape orientation. That kind of form factor hasn't been seen since perhaps the Motorola DROID 4, but soon that might appear again, coincidentally in another Motorola smartphone. No, Motorola isn't making a new QWERTY slider. But thanks to its Moto Mods, someone else can make that happen. If, however, the price, or rather the funding, is right.

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iOS 10.2.1 fixes most, but not all, iPhone 6 sudden shutdowns

iOS 10.2.1 fixes most, but not all, iPhone 6 sudden shutdowns

A couple of months back, owners of older iPhone models going as far back as the iPhone 6 have started reporting sudden inexplicable switching off of their phones. More than a minor inconvenience, users had to scramble to plug their iPhones in before they can switch them on again. Now Apple is proudly sharing that it has all but eradicated the issue through the iOS 10.2.1 update that is already installed on about half the affected devices.

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LG X power2 boasts 18 hours battery life in a 5.5-inch size

LG X power2 boasts 18 hours battery life in a 5.5-inch size

If you though LG’s X-themed (nothing directly to do with X-Men) smartphones were a one-time thing, the Korean OEM has just proven you wrong. Just days before MWC 2017, it has announced the LG X power2. Just like the first X power, this smartphone is all about battery life. Specifically a 4,500 mAh pack that promises 15 to 18 hours of use, which is plenty for a 5.5-inch mid-range Android smartphone.

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Razer Power Bank equips Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Razer Power Bank equips Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Razer has revealed a Power Bank charging device to take control of their own laptop charging destiny. To make this happen, the Razer Power Bank rolls with several USB ports to charge not only a laptop, but smartphones and tablets as well. Inside this power bank is a massive 12,800 mAh capacity battery, made for long rides on airplanes and in the back seats of cars.

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LG G6, Galaxy S8 release dates leak before press events

LG G6, Galaxy S8 release dates leak before press events

Samsung and LG are gearing up to officially reveal their flagship devices for 2017 in the next few weeks, and while we already know a lot about these handsets, there's one important detail about both that's still a mystery: release dates. New reports are painting a clearer picture in that regard, leaking out the South Korean release dates for both handsets.

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LG G6 leaked sitting beside LG G5

LG G6 leaked sitting beside LG G5

LG has practically leaked every aspect of the LG G6 except for its actual appearance. Others, however, are more than happy to provide those pieces of the puzzle. So far, we have indeed seen some inkling of the design and appearance of the LG G6, but mostly in renders. This latest leak shows what is allegedly a real model, or maybe a dummy. But for added perspective, it is shown side-by-side the LG G5, which gives us a better idea of LG’s “FullVision” display.

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Samsung Exynos 9 8895 brings 5CA, vision processing to mobile

Samsung Exynos 9 8895 brings 5CA, vision processing to mobile

New Samsung flagship smartphones are usually preceded by a new Samsung processor. Just because the Galaxy S8 is being delayed doesn’t mean the manufacturer also has to delay its new Exynos. Perhaps months before it lands on any consumer product, Samsung is revealing the Exynos 9 Series, specifically the Exynos 8895 application processor, its first to be built on the latest 10 nm FinFET process. And while the chip in itself is already interesting from a computing standpoint, it also hints at the features that we can expect in the coming Galaxy S8.

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