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A bigger Galaxy Note 8 may answer power-users’ big complaint

A bigger Galaxy Note 8 may answer power-users’ big complaint

What with 4K video recording, increasingly high-quality photos, and games that are becoming huger as they get more console-like, word today that the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will bump up its storage options is welcome. The upcoming phablet is expected to be Samsung's largest smartphone of the year in terms of its physical size, but it should also be among the most capacious in terms of storage, too. Given the Note series' ongoing ambitions as true productivity devices, that can only be a good thing.

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Meizu PRO 7 second screen might have colors after all

Meizu PRO 7 second screen might have colors after all

The Meizu PRO 7, when it comes out in the next or so months, is going to be one strange phone. That's going to be true whether this latest bit comes to pass or not. Putting a second screen on a phone's back isn't exactly new. There's even a Kickstarter for offering something similar for the iPhone 7 pair. But whereas previous implementations put a full-sized e-ink screen on the back, the Meizu PRO 7 will supposedly have a "mini" screen instead. And it might not even be grayscale e-ink at all.

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OnePlus 5 jelly scrolling is natural, not a defect, says OnePlus

OnePlus 5 jelly scrolling is natural, not a defect, says OnePlus

No smartphone is ever perfect, at least not for everyone and in equal measures. For some, OnePlus's phones are near perfect, but only if you resign yourself to accept some flaws here and there. Almost every OnePlus phone seems to have a screen problem, from bleeding to touch sensitivity. It seems that the OnePlus 5 is no exception and might, in fact, be one of the worst offenders with its "jelly" scrolling effect. And this time, OnePlus seems to be disagreeing with its users and saying that there is nothing wrong at all.

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Galaxy Note 8 cases give us our closest look yet

Galaxy Note 8 cases give us our closest look yet

If you were expecting the Galaxy Note 8 to have some bold new design or innovation, you might have been disappointed by the recent renders made by OnLeaks. If you were hoping that these cases prematurely selling at accessory retailer Mobile Fun would offer some good news, sorry to burst your bubble again. While we can't yet be sure of how accurate these cases are, they pretty much confirm what we've seen and heard so far: a Galaxy Note 8 that is pretty much a larger Galaxy S8+ with a pen.

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Here’s how to get a DCI-P3 color gamut on your OnePlus 3T

Here’s how to get a DCI-P3 color gamut on your OnePlus 3T

The arrival of the OnePlus 5 was a bittersweet moment for the company’s fans. On the one hand, it meant a great new and somewhat still affordable flagship smartphone. On the other hand, given recent events, it might be a death sentence for the somewhat young OnePlus 3T. The startup did promise that Android 8.0 would come to last year’s flagship before the year ends, fingers crossed, but owners need not wait that long to get at least one new feature for their device. Apparently, some OnePlus 3T models and the OnePlus 5 use the exact same display panel, which meant that the latter’s wider color gamut is also available on the older smartphone.

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LG V30 might lose its only defining feature, but that’s OK

LG V30 might lose its only defining feature, but that’s OK

Like it's rival Samsung, LG has been releasing two premium smartphones per year. In the distant past, the two were mostly distinguished by their size. But ever since the LG V10 in 2015, the two flagships' differentiating factors practically boiled down to removable batteries and, perhaps more importantly, a second screen on top. According to sources, as well as previous leaks, LG will be ditching both of those with the V30. Depending on how attached you were to that second screen, that might not be much of a deal breaker in the end.

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Here’s what you get when you buy a Moto Z2 Play now

Here’s what you get when you buy a Moto Z2 Play now

Motorola's 2017 flagship is still MIA but, for now, it is making a mid-range play. Yes, pun totally intended. Announced right at the start of this month, the Moto Z2 Play is finally coming into play, er, available for purchase, giving Android fans a more affordable way to enjoy the Moto Mods promise. But while it does come cheaper than most flagships this year, there are some thing you might want to consider before whipping out your wallet.

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Google Project Fi tips new mid-tier device in 2017

Google Project Fi tips new mid-tier device in 2017

This afternoon the folks at Google's Project Fi tipped that they'd be bringing a new device to their service. What they suggested on Twitter is that they'll have a "new Fi-compatible device at a mid-tier price from one of our partners later this year." That could mean that there's a new device - like one we've never seen before - but it could also mean that Google will make use of a device that's already out in the wild, "new" just meaning it's new to the service.

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Google Play summer sale begins today [App downloads, media]

Google Play summer sale begins today [App downloads, media]

This week the folks at Google have begun the first summer sale they've ever held in the Google Play Store that's also store-wide. This stale includes a number of pieces of software and media right from the start, and will roll out additional price-cuts for software and media in the near future. This will include apps, books, and games - while Google Music seems set to stay separate as its own entity.

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iPhone 10 years later (plus LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC)

iPhone 10 years later (plus LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC)

Ten years after the first iPhone and it's time to take a head count - how does a 2007 phone compared to today's biggest and brightest. The actual anniversary is of the market release of the 1st-gen iPhone, which came to stores on June 29th, 2007. Back then, the mobile phone market was a very different place than it is today. So very many buttons! What did LG, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC have then - and what do they have now?

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OnePlus 5 Review : The big risk pays off

OnePlus 5 Review : The big risk pays off

Our OnePlus 5 review focuses on the real-world use of the smartphone with special regard paid to design and the use of the device's camera. The value of this smartphone is in its ability to perform at or above the level of its competitors whilst costing just a bit less than the most popular smartphones on the market. While the OnePlus 5 costs more than its predecessors, it also has a few features that make it just a bit more premium, too.

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Galaxy S8 launcher updated to fix lag, users not feeling it

Galaxy S8 launcher updated to fix lag, users not feeling it

No software ever ships without bugs, especially on the first release. That is true for games, operating systems, or even something as simple as an Android home screen launcher. So when the Galaxy S8 and S8+ launched with a less than smooth UI experience, users were naturally miffed but also a bit patient for an update. That update has now arrived and Samsung has updated its TouchWiz Home launcher that promises to fix that lag bug. Some users, however, are reporting otherwise.

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