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Samsung may have Galaxy Note 7 defect cause by end of the year

Samsung may have Galaxy Note 7 defect cause by end of the year

Samsung may finally be honing in on the cause behind its incendiary Galaxy Note 7 problems. Though the company has been searching for the root of the problem since it first reared its ugly head, reports have said that the company was having trouble pinning down the cause of the issues. That may be changing rather quickly, as Samsung SDI is saying we could have our answer by the end of the year.

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Galaxy Note 7 battery-capping update spreads to Europe

Galaxy Note 7 battery-capping update spreads to Europe

If you're one of the European holdouts who has yet to return their defective Galaxy Note 7, living with your phone is about to get a little more difficult. Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out a battery-limiting update across Europe starting on October 31. This is part of an effort to get as many Note 7s as possible out of the hands of consumers.

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LG V20 cracked camera glass issue causing concern among owners

LG V20 cracked camera glass issue causing concern among owners

Many fans were eager to get their hands on the LG V20, but some buyers have had a sour experience. According to reports cropping up on Reddit, some people are experiencing cracked or shattered camera glass for reasons that aren’t clear. Affected users seem to uniformly insist they didn’t drop the phone or anything onto it, instead finding the glass cracked at some point shortly after using the handset.

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Mi Mix Phone takes borderless screens to the next level

Mi Mix Phone takes borderless screens to the next level

The Mi Note 2 has debuted officially and now a new phone called the Mi Mix has debuted as well. This device rethinks several of the key design elements that are common to smartphones today. The Mi mix has a 6.4-inch edgeless display that has a 91.3% screen to body ration for minuscule borders around the screen. This is the highest screen to body ratio of any device to date.

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Xiaomi Mi Note 2 details leak, 5.7-inch dual curve Super AMOLED screen tipped

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 details leak, 5.7-inch dual curve Super AMOLED screen tipped

Over the last few months some alleged details have been leaking out about the coming Xiaomi Mi Note 2 smartphone. The last time we talked about the device was when a version with dual curved edges was tipped back in August. Today a new leak has surfaced that claims to be a PowerPoint presentation that reveals specifications for the Note 2 phablet. The device is will get official on October 25.

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OPPO R9s official: here’s what’s changing

OPPO R9s official: here’s what’s changing

OPPO has announced the follow up to its R9 smartphone, today revealing the R9s. There are a few different improvements to cover, but the most important may be the addition of a new Sony sensor. The OPPO R9s will be outfitted with a Sony IMX398 sensor, which OPPO says will be exclusive to its device.

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Galaxy Note 7 battery fire testing was Samsung’s own doing

Galaxy Note 7 battery fire testing was Samsung’s own doing

There's still a lot of mystery surrounding the Galaxy Note 7's battery disaster. Samsung is still trying to figure out the cause of the spontaneously combusting batteries, and it's still unclear why the second round of supposedly safe Note 7s had the same problem as the first batch. Today, however, we may be getting a little insight into how these battery flaws went undetected in the first place.

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Nubia Z11 mini S gets official with 23MP rear camera

Nubia Z11 mini S gets official with 23MP rear camera

The nubia z11 mini S smartphone has gone official and it has some very cool features packed inside a device that really isn't small as the mini name would imply. The smartphone has a 5.2-inch screen with full HD resolution. It comes in three colors including khaki, champagne, and alloy. I think most of us would call those colors gray, black, and gold.

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This is what the Note 7 recall has done to Samsung’s brand value

This is what the Note 7 recall has done to Samsung’s brand value

The Galaxy Note 7 will definitely go down as one of the greatest blunders the electronics world has ever seen, but what does that mean for Samsung? More specifically, what does that mean for Samsung's image and brand? A new survey from the folks over at Branding Brand sheds some light on that, asking respondents if they're likely to ever buy a Samsung phone again.

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Samsung still in the dark on Galaxy Note 7 overheating cause

Samsung still in the dark on Galaxy Note 7 overheating cause

With Samsung officially pulling the plug on the Galaxy Note 7, the company is getting one step closer to putting this whole mess behind it and repairing its reputation. But why did the Galaxy Note 7 have these overheating problems in the first place, and perhaps more importantly, why were the replacement devices plagued by the same problems? As it turns out, Samsung still isn't clear why these problems were happening, according to a write-up by the New York Times.

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Five Galaxy Note 7 alternatives

Five Galaxy Note 7 alternatives

It would seem that the Galaxy Note 7 just can't put its problems behind it. With Samsung rumored to be halting production on the handset after reports of a fresh round of battery problems and all of the major US carriers now offering to swap the phone out for something different, Galaxy Note 7 owners are in a tough spot when it comes to selecting a new phone. To help make the transition a little smoother, here are five handsets (in no particular order) you can pick to replace your Galaxy Note 7.

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Google Pixel hardware details revealed in full

Google Pixel hardware details revealed in full

We've already heard about the Google Pixel's camera, and as impressive as it is, there are certainly a lot more pieces to this puzzle. Google delivered a full spec sheet for the Pixel phone today during its keynote event, and in addition to the 12.3-megapixel camera, there's some solid hardware under the hood.

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