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Nokia set to make Android smartphone return in 2017

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A number of ex-Nokia employees have banded together and licensed the brand name from Microsoft. Not only that, but they’ve secured a manufacturing partnership too and plan to resurrect Nokia smartphones in 2017 – building a brand new Android device around it. The new firm is called HMD Global and …

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HTC’s VR investment is an attempt to save the company

HTC’s most well received product in a long time was its venture into a new field this year with the HTC Vive. The VR headset has arguably captured imaginations more than even the Oculus Rift, but can it save HTC’s ailing fortunes? The company just posted a catastrophic earnings period, …

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Updated: The HTC 10 looks like a Galaxy/iPhone mashup

Updated: Following on from yesterday’s leaks, HTC has officially announced the HTC 10, the company’s 2016 flagship smartphone. It still looks a bit like a mashup between a Samsung Galaxy and an iPhone 6 but it does pack in some pretty powerful internals, a 5.2-inch QHD display and an all …

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Samsung is building 256GB memory chips for smartphones

Over the last year or two smartphone makers have finally started moving away from 16GB storage options, with many newer flagship Android devices offering 32GB as the base option as apps grow in size and users start demanding more space for their media. It looks like smartphone memory sizes could …

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Microsoft is building its own SIM card for Windows 10

It looks like we are set to gain yet another SIM card standard, this time, courtesy of Microsoft, which wants to build its own SIM for new Windows 10 smartphones and LTE-enabled tablets. While Microsoft’s SIM card may not be a different size to the current Nano SIMs, it is …

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The first Snapdragon 820 smartphone has been announced

Qualcomm has announced the first smartphone to use its brand new Snapdragon 820 chip though it isn’t Samsung as previous rumours may have suggested, instead, it’s a relatively unknown Chinese manufacturer called Letv. The smartphone in question is known as the Letv Le Max Pro and was revealed during Qualcomm’s …

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Samsung may use heatpipes to cool Galaxy S7

It is getting to the point where smartphone chips are getting so powerful, that they simply can’t stay as cool as they used to at all times. Qualcomm knows this issue all too well, with wide reports of the Snapdragon 810 suffering from heating issues over the past year. However, …

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Samsung takes us back to the ’00s with new flip-phone design

Remember flip-phones? The clamshell design that let you punctuate the end of a conversation with a satisfying snap as the screen and keyboard were sent crashing together? It was analogues of putting down a landline phone and felt sort of right for a device still dominated by calling people. Today …

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Yahoo Mail just killed off passwords

A while back, Yahoo began its move away from traditional passwords by offering users single-use SMS codes to log in to their accounts. Now, things have progressed further, with Yahoo introducing what is called the ‘Account Key’, which allows mail users to log in using push notifications on their smartphone, …

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Pepsi is making a line of smartphones

There are tons of companies out there that have attempted to jump in to the smartphone market, we’ve had Amazon try it, we’ve had Facebook try it and now Pepsi is making its own line of Android smartphones. Yes its own line… as in more than one. The Pepsi-made smartphone …

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LG teases a dual-display smartphone for next month

It looks like LG is preparing to launch a new smartphone next month. The company just released a teaser video for its upcoming reveal event on the 1st of October. The video shows us a brief look at what could be LG’s rumoured dual-display smartphone. The dual-display system works with …

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One Plus apologises over OnePlus 2 launch

OnePlus has gone ahead and offered an apology to those who were frustrated by the launch of the company’s latest smartphone, the OnePlus 2. Ahead of its launch, OnePlus seemed fairly confident in its plans and had hoped to make things go smoother than they did with the original OnePlus …

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Sony to launch the first 4K smartphone this year

Sony has just announced two new smartphones, the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 Compact. Though a third smartphone is expected later on in the year known as the Xperia Z5 Premium, which will be the first one in the world to feature a 4K display, with a massive 806 …

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Samsung now battling to save its share of the mobile market

For many years now, the smartphone market has felt like two different races. The front runners, Apple and Samsung jockeyed for position as the world’s biggest mobile providers, while the rest of them battled it out for third. But those glory days for the Korean manufacturer appear to be over, …

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This is the One Plus Two

The One Plus Two isn’t due to be officially announced until the 27th at a livestreamed event but thanks to the Chinese wireless regulator, Tenaa, we already have our first good look at the upcoming smartphone. OnePlus has been teasing its next phone for a while now and thanks to …

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