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OnePlus 5 is next, OnePlus 4 skipped because unlucky

OnePlus 5 is next, OnePlus 4 skipped because unlucky

Most of the world is probably familiar with 13 being the unlucky number, but for those with Chinese or even East Asian heritage, the unlucky number comes a lot much sooner. Case in point is the OnePlus' next flagship. Based on a certification in China, that will be the OnePlus 5, which will follow last year's OnePlus 3. If you're wondering whatever happened to the OnePlus 4, it didn't get scrapped. It just never existed at all. That's because in China and other East Asian countries, the number 4, not 13, is considered deadly unlucky.

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HTC One X10 leaks appear: will it take on OnePlus?

HTC One X10 leaks appear: will it take on OnePlus?

This afternoon a set of images has leaked of the next HTC smartphone - or at least what appears to be HTC's next smartphone. This is the HTC One X10, a device that leaked in a very small way a few months ago. If this phone ever makes it to market, it'll be a disruptor to one key part of the industry: the low-cost, high-end market. Namely: the place that OnePlus seems to be taking a real swig of at the moment.

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Pokemon GO Easter Event Start Time, Details, Strategy

Pokemon GO Easter Event Start Time, Details, Strategy

This afternoon the Pokemon GO Easter Event begins - though you wont find Niantic calling it that, exactly. Instead, Niantic calls this their Pokemon GO Eggstravaganza, and it begins this afternoon. In this event we'll find that a "greater variety of Pokemon can now be found in 2 km Eggs," in addition to additional Candy in every egg hatched. There's a bit more XP to be had at this event as well.

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Turing Phone maker enlists TCL for AI-assisted Appassionato phone

Turing Phone maker enlists TCL for AI-assisted Appassionato phone

While TCL does have its own smartphones under the Alcatel brand, it seems to have stumbled upon a new business. It is probably becoming the go to manufacturer for smartphone makers who are no longer making their own phones. After BlackBerry, TCL's next customer is Turing Robotic Industries or TRI, which is perhaps better known for its "Liquidmorphium" Turing Phone. Together, the two will create the next generation of that line, the Appassionato, which will come with its own "amplified intelligence" assistant, Sir ALAN.

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Qualcomm to refund BlackBerry $815 million in patent royalties

Qualcomm to refund BlackBerry $815 million in patent royalties

Qualcomm just can't seem to catch a break. Which is probably the price to pay for being such a successful and high-profile company. While it is still in a tug of war with Apple, it has just announced its loss to BlackBerry in a different but eerily similar case. The two companies have announced that an arbitration panel is requiring Qualcomm to pay BlackBerry $814.9 million. All because BlackBerry says it has actually overpaid Qualcomm some patent royalties.

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Moto Z2 Force leaks with dual rear cameras in press photo

Moto Z2 Force leaks with dual rear cameras in press photo

Motorola has a hit on its hands with the Moto smartphone lineup, and a few new models are about to be announced for it. Among those phones is a newly leaked Moto Z2 Force, an Android handset that -- per the press photo that has surfaced -- features a dual-camera setup on the back, as well as what appears to be a fingerprint sensor located on the front. This phone will follow the previously launched Moto Z Force.

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iPhone 8 Touch ID troubles may stall Apple’s OLED plans

iPhone 8 Touch ID troubles may stall Apple’s OLED plans

The anticipated 'iPhone 8' with an OLED display has one big thing getting in its way, and that's the Touch ID fingerprint sensor -- at least according to an analyst whose research note recently became public. According to that note, the 5.8-inch iPhone, which is currently being referred to as the 'iPhone 8,' will have an edge-to-edge OLED panel, and Apple has to figure out how to embed the Touch ID beneath it. If an adequate solution isn't found relatively soon, the company may be forced to shake things up and change the position of this sensor.

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Galaxy S8 Pre-order shipping dates released

Galaxy S8 Pre-order shipping dates released

The wait for the Galaxy S8 is almost over, as it launches in just more than a week. This is a particularly important release given the fact that the Galaxy Note 7 turned out to be a dud, so the Samsung faithful have been waiting quite some time for new (usable) flagship phone. Some of those who pre-ordered a Galaxy S8 might actually see it arrive before the phone's April 21 release, as at least one carrier will be shipping it out early.

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iPhone 8 vs Galaxy Note 8 : release of Apple’s beast

iPhone 8 vs Galaxy Note 8 : release of Apple’s beast

Android devices of all sorts are coming up in the world, rallying these last couple of years with features that rival even the iPhone. That's a strange thing to say as someone who's supposed to be unbiased about which smartphone is best - but looking at sales numbers, it's clear Apple's been quite dominant since 2007, while devices like Samsung's Galaxy S and Note series as well as Google's Pixel lines are coming to take a piece of the action. With the iPhone 8, otherwise known as or code-named iPhone X, Apple may show that they're not simply holding back features from power users - they've just been lying in wait.

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Sony isn’t that interested in phones anymore, looks to VR

Sony isn’t that interested in phones anymore, looks to VR

Sony's smartphone business has always been seen as on the verge of folding. After a brief period of fame, Sony's flagships have mostly failed to secure a foothold in the market, thanks to a combination of high prices and less impressive features. When Sony sold its VAIO PC business to a Japanese company, it was expected it would do the same with its smartphones soon as well. The good news: Sony President Kazuo Hirai thinks that smartphones are still a viable business. The bad news: it really doesn't care that much anymore.

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Galaxy S8’s Bixby will have a confusing, convoluted rollout

Galaxy S8’s Bixby will have a confusing, convoluted rollout

Gone are the days when you could expect most smartphone features, save for network support, to be uniform across all devices everywhere. These days, you have to be more aware of how certain features might be available for one market but not for your market. Or that those features might not come all at the same time, if at all. That mess is what will greet new owners of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ when the smartphones rollout next week without one key feature: Bixby voice control.

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Samsung ‘Galaxy X’ dual-screen foldable smartphone prototype tipped in testing

Samsung ‘Galaxy X’ dual-screen foldable smartphone prototype tipped in testing

We've been hearing rumors about a foldable Samsung smartphone for months, and the latest rumor is no exception. According to industry insiders, Samsung will soon start testing a prototype of a phone being called the 'Galaxy X' that features two screens instead of one. This phone is said to be hinged horizontally in the middle, enabling the lengthy handset to be folded in half when not in use. This would be made possible, in part, by using the company's flexible OLED panels.

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