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This is how much a Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM could cost

This is how much a Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM could cost

One of the biggest disappointments with the Galaxy S8 and S8+ was that it didn't seem to fully exploit all the power that it packed. In particular, some of its features, specifically Samsung DeX, would have benefited from more RAM. Instead, Samsung chose to play it safe and stick to conventions that is almost 2 years old by now. There have, indeed, been rumors of a 6 GB RAM model and that might still be true. You might not, however, want to buy one when you hear how much it'll cost.

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LG G6’s reliability put to a scratch and bend test

LG G6’s reliability put to a scratch and bend test

Next to the larger screen, the next big focus of the LG G6's marketing is its reliability. Normally, that translates to dust and waterproofing but JerryRigEverything is definitely interested in more than that. Being reliable also means surviving some scratches and the pressure of your posterior. Fortunately, it seems that the LG G6 does perform with flying colors, though there's still some things left to be desired overall.

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Galaxy S8 “Infinity Display” graded by DisplayMate

Galaxy S8 “Infinity Display” graded by DisplayMate

Another year, another Samsung Galaxy flagship. Which means another chance for DisplayMate to review the Galaxy S8's screen and rank it among others in the market. Given that DisplayMate has consistently crowned Samsung's premium smartphones as the best in OLED class every year, it's hardly surprising to hear it do so again this time. It is, however, interesting to hear just what made DisplayMate think so.

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T-Mobile is giving its subscribers free MLB.TV Premium today

T-Mobile is giving its subscribers free MLB.TV Premium today

For its latest T-Mobile Tuesday promotion, the Uncarrier is offering its subscribers free access to MLB.TV Premium, the MLB's streaming service for fans to watch out-of-market games this season. The free subscription is for one season, and it includes At Bat Premium, the total value of which is about $113 USD. There's an obvious catch, though, and it's that you need to be a T-Mobile subscriber to get the Tuesday promotion.

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Moto G5 Plus VS OnePlus 3T: battle for the best budget phone

Moto G5 Plus VS OnePlus 3T: battle for the best budget phone

This week we're having a peek at two of the favorites in the field for budget leader: Lenovo's Motorola's Moto G5 Plus and the OnePlus 3T. Both devices are targeted at users who wish to make the most of their cash - and their prices are around the same range. Some points for features go to the OnePlus 3T, and others go to the Motorola Moto G5 Plus. Can you guess which wins which category?

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A Galaxy S8 mini is supposedly coming very soon [UPDATE: April Fools]

A Galaxy S8 mini is supposedly coming very soon [UPDATE: April Fools]

Once upon a time, almost every major flagship, especially those from Samsung, got a "mini" version. Then suddenly, without warning or explanation, it stopped. And again without warning or explanation, a mini might be making a comeback. According to insider sources, there will be a Galaxy S8 mini coming in a month or so, and it will give users even more options for their size preference and budget. Or possibly more confusion as well. UPDATE: To be clear, this was an April Fools joke as perpetrated by PhoneRadar.

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Sony Xperia XZs shipping in the US this week

Sony Xperia XZs shipping in the US this week

It will be quite a while before Sony's "true" 2017 flagship, the Xperia XZ Premium, hits the market, thanks to the embargo Samsung and Qualcomm put on the Snapdragon 835. In the meantime, however, Sony fans who can't really wait, or don't need all the bells and whistles, might be able to settle for the Xperia XZs instead. This one is now available for pre-orders, unlocked, and with a relatively lower price tag to match its relatively lower specs.

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iOS 10.3.1 released quickly to address iPhone 5, 5c issues

iOS 10.3.1 released quickly to address iPhone 5, 5c issues

It has just been a week since Apple rolled out iOS 10.3 for iOS devices, so it was definitely unexpected that Apple would follow it up immediately with a 10.3.1 release. Especially without a beta testing period, this mysterious update naturally raised a few questions. Although Apple would later release a note on what the update fixes, a security issue related to Wi-Fi, it might have left out the equally important part about fixing the update would have broken the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c.

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Is a secret Galaxy S8 Pro edition release still being tested?

Is a secret Galaxy S8 Pro edition release still being tested?

This morning a set of images of a Samsung Galaxy S8 dual-camera setup have appeared, right alongside rumors of another final product. This new edition of the device would be launched not long after the initial Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus - if it does end up being released at all. While no finalized name seems to be attached to this smartphone as yet, I wouldn't be surprised if it ended up being sent out as a Galaxy S8 Pro - especially given the possibility of it being released near the iPhone 7s, iPhone 8, and/or iPhone Pro.

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Any Samsung Galaxy phone running Nougat can run Bixby

Any Samsung Galaxy phone running Nougat can run Bixby

While the Galaxy S8's display is undoubtedly gorgeous, but Samsung is making sure users won't be fixated on that aspect of the smartphone only. There are other features it is flaunting as well, perhaps the biggest being Bixby. But for all the power that Samsung's smart assistant is promised to have, it is severely limited by its availability, basically the still unreleased Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. But if you have a slightly older Galaxy smartphone that is lucky enough to be on Android 7.0 already, you could actually get Bixby running as well, with very minimal fuss.

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BlackBerry KEYone launch has been delayed

BlackBerry KEYone launch has been delayed

With all the fuss and attention being showered on the Samsung Galaxy S8, it's almost too easy to forget that there are other flagship smartphones that have yet to launch as well. Take, for example, the BlackBerry KEYone, formerly known as "Mercury", perhaps the last QWERTY BlackBerry we will be seeing in a while. Initially promised to launch this month, the company has revealed they are pushing back the date by a good month. Officially, it's to better meet the unexpectedly high demand. It probably won't hurt either that it will be steering clear of the Galaxy S8's launch as well.

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Nokia 9 could be the first “OZO Audio” phone

Nokia 9 could be the first “OZO Audio” phone

The still to be acknowledged Nokia 9 is starting to shape up to be quite the premium smartphone. That is, if you do believe the specs and features rumored for this device. In addition to the much desired Carl Zeiss lens, the latest word is that the Nokia 9 will be the first commercial smartphone to bear the company's new OZO Audio technology, positioning it as a prime smartphone for recording audio, particularly for VR experiences.

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