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2 weeks ago

Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7 are Samsung's first smartphones with front-facing LED flash

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Samsung has launched its first set of smartphones that offer front LED flash, the Galaxy J5 and Galaxy J7, in China.

Both devices sport a 5MP camera at the front along with a 13MP shooter at the back with a f/1.9 lens. The mid-range devices come with 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot, LTE connectivity and dual-SIM functionality. On the software front, the handsets run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

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2 weeks ago

Hands-on with the Verizon Sony Xperia Z4v

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Sony Xperia Z4v

Verizon gets the Sony Xperia Z4v later this summer — here's your first look!

Verizon recently announced the next Sony device to enter its lineup, the Xperia Z4v, and on paper the device looks like it can compete. What is on paper and what happens in the hand are two totally different things, and we got to spend a little bit of hands-on time with the phone this evening in New York City to see what it had to offer.

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2 weeks ago

Samsung's Blue Topaz Galaxy S6 and Emerald Green Galaxy S6 edge launch in UK on July 1

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Samsung's two latest flagship smartphones will get some new color options in the UK starting on July 1.

Samsung previously announced that it would introduce a new Blue Topaz version of the Galaxy S6 and an Emerald Green edition of the Galaxy S6 edge. Today, the company revealed both versions will go on sale in the UK starting on July 1.

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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi sells 10 million units of the Mi 4, slashes price to ₹14,999 in India

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To commemorate 10 million global sales of the Mi 4, Xiaomi has slashed the price of the 16GB model to ₹14,999 ($233).

Xiaomi has reduced the price of the 64GB variant of the Mi 4 over the course of the last month, bringing the device from its launch price of ₹21,999 ($342) down to ₹19,999 ($311). With the 16GB version now selling at ₹14,999 (down from ₹19,999), both models are competitively priced.

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2 weeks ago

The OnePlus 2 will use the 'cool' version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor

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The upcoming OnePlus 2 smarthphone will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor running things inside.

When the successor to the OnePlus One smartphone, the OnePlus 2, is released later this year, it will have the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor inside.

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2 weeks ago

Should you buy a discounted Moto X?

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Moto X

On both sides of the Atlantic, Motorola is pushing the second-generation Moto X with price cuts. But even with a cheaper price tag, is it worth your cash?

It's hard to believe it's been more than nine months since we first went hands-on with the 2014 Moto X. By the fickle standards of the smartphone world, it's starting to get a bit long in the tooth. Motorola's various discounts on the device are one of its signs of age — Moto (and Best Buy, among others) has recently given U.S. buyers the chance to pick one up for around $300. And today in the UK it's possible to grab a Moto X for as little as £229.

That's a significant drop from the launch price of $500, or £419. So if you've been holding off, is it time to pull the trigger on a Moto X? Let's dive in.

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2 weeks ago

ASUS ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM and 128GB storage launching later this week in Taiwan

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ASUS is set to commence sales of a ZenFone 2 variant with 128GB storage in Taiwan from June 18, with the device said to retail for NT$11,990 ($375).

The 64GB version of the ZenFone 2 is on sale in the country for NT$9,999 ($310), leading further credence to the $375 figure.

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2 weeks ago

Xiaomi is launching the successor to the Redmi Note on June 29

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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun announced on China's Weibo that the Redmi Note 2 will be unveiled on June 29.

Unlike the first-generation Redmi Note — which was sold in 3G and LTE-enabled versions, the standard edition of the Redmi Note 2 will feature 4G connectivity out of the box.

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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z3+ is heading to India on June 26

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Sony has sent out invites to the media for a launch event on June 26, where the manufacturer will launch the Xperia Z3+ in the country.

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2 weeks ago

LG's free G4 battery, charger, and microSD card promotion extended to June 30

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Just in case you need a bit more time, LG has extended its free accessory promotion for LG G4 buyers through June 30.

The launch of the LG G4 in the U.S. brought along a unique offer through which LG would throw in some free extras for buyers of the device. While the promotion was originally set to end on June 21, it looks like LG has extended the end date to June 30.

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2 weeks ago

Motorola brings steep savings to the Moto X and Nexus 6 during its UK Summer Sale

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Motorola has announced a new Summer Sale for the UK that will offer some rather large savings on the Moto X and Nexus 6.

Motorola's Summer Sale will run from June 17 to June 30, giving UK customers plenty of time to take part in these great savings. Included in Motorola's latest sale for the UK is steep savings on both the Moto X and Nexus 6.

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2 weeks ago

Grab a 16GB Moto X from Republic Wireless for only $299

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Republic Wireless is now selling the 16GB Moto X for $299, after a $50 rebate, including customized devices through Motorola's MotoMaker.

Following Motorola's announcement which gave customers a risk free trial and special price on the Moto X, Republic Wireless has announced a price drop as well. The company has dropped the price from$399 down to only $299 after a $50 rebate.

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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z4 versus Z3+ versus Z4v: What's the difference?

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Xperia Z4v, Z3 plus, Z4

And just like that, Sony has three different flagship Xperia smartphones available.

In Japan, the Sony Xperia Z4 is what you'll find in carrier stores. Over in Europe a very similar phone goes by the name Xperia Z3+. And now in the United States, Verizon and Sony bring us the Xperia Z4v.

So what's the difference between these three, beyond the obvious geographical distinctions. We'll take a quick look after the break.

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2 weeks ago

Verizon snags the Snapdragon 810-powered Sony Xperia Z4v this summer

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Sony Xperia Z4v

Sony's latest is coming to Verizon this summer as the Xperia Z4v. It's another slightly confusing iteration of the Xperia line — especially if you take into consideration that 2014's Z3v was styled like a Z2. And the Z4 (so far) is still exclusive to Japan, and a bit of a head-scratcher in its own right. But the Z4v specs, at least, are pretty straightforward.

We're looking at a 5.2-inch display (2560x1440) with Sony's Triluminous display. It'll be running Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, and be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB of RAM. You'll get 32 gigabytes of storage standard, along with a microSD card slot for expandability.

The styling is as you'd expect from Sony, with the round power button on the side. The Z4v also will be water-resistant and hardened against dust (IP65 and IP68) — but new this time around is that there's no flap covering the microUSB port. (Sony hasn't yet said if we're looking at USB-C, but it'd be a little surprising if that were the case.)

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2 weeks ago

Sony Xperia Z4v specs

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The Sony Xperia Z4v is official, and coming to Verizon. And it mostly matches what we saw in the Japanese Xperia Z4 earlier this year — the big differences being a higher-res Quad HD screen, a slightly larger battery and wireless charging support.

Here, now, are the official specs of the Verizon Xperia Z4v:

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