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This is what Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos looks like in the flesh

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A live photo of Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos made showed up on Twitter. Earlier this week, the dual-SIM version of the hot new flagship appeared in a Russian online store listing.

As you can see in the image above, Samsung Galaxy S6 Duos packs larger SIM card tray, which accommodates two nano-SIM cards. Read more »

Meizu m1 note battery life test

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The Meizu m1 note is a very affordable and yet powerful mid-ranger with a 5.5″ 1080p display, a MT6752 chip with an octa-core processor, a 13MP snapper and a 3,140 mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat skinned with Meizu’s Flyme launcher, which is clean and feature-rich.

The Meizu m1 note is also a dual-SIM smartphone capable of connecting to 3G and LTE networks, while the second SIM works via GSM networks only. The phone supports dual-SIM standby and uses microSIM cards. Read more »

HTC’s first TV ad for the One M9 in the UK reveals that you only have one life

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Now that the One M9 is up for order in the US, HTC decided it would be fit for it to start its marketing campaign for the handset in the UK. Hence, the Taiwanese smartphone maker has released its first TV ad for the One M9 in the UK.

You can see it in its entirety after the break, but let’s just say it focuses on a pretty easy play on the phone’s name. You only have “One” life, get it? Read more »

A free wireless charger with a preorder of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge from BestBuy

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As most of our US reader are surely aware, the eagerly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are finally up for preorder today. The devices can be picked-up from a wide variety of vendors, including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and Verizon, which carry both devices, as well as Boost, Cricket and MetroPSC, which only have the basic S6 model.

As it turns of, BestBuy is also offering preorders for both smartphones and to make the deal even sweeter, it will throw in a free wireless charger with the purchase. There is one condition,though – preorders must be made between today and April 11 to be eligible for the gift. Read more »

Microsoft rolling out Skype for Web beta invites to some users

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If you have been using WhatsApp for Web lately, then you would know how convenient it is to access the messages, send voice notes and more via web interface. That freedom is being missed by the loyal Skype users but Microsoft plans to fix that soon.

Microsoft has started pushing a new ‘Skype for Web’ beta invites to select users. Skype for Web will let you chat as well as perform video and voice calls using the web browser. Read more »

A 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 has 23GB user available

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Samsung removed the microSD card slot from its latest Galaxy S6 flagship, but it did upgrade the base storage to 32GB. How much storage do you get on a 32GB phone, anyway?

Well, we have plenty of photos and videos on ours, but before we started shooting camera samples there were 23GB available. Read more »

Buy a Galaxy S6 or S6 edge from T-Mobile, get free Netflix for one year

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If you want to get a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge but haven’t settled on a carrier to sign a contract with, this might help. T-Mobile will give you a one year subscription to Netflix for free if you buy either Galaxy S6 device from it.

Like the carrier says, this is a value of more than $100, so if you are also a fan of Netflix, it basically means you’ll be paying a lot less for the smartphone as you would at other carriers. Read more »

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 demoed on video, Oppo is unimpressed

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Qualcomm seems to be pretty proud of its Quick Charge 2.0 technology, that is an integral part of some high-end smartphones which use its top of the line chipsets. The Motorola Nexus 6 is in this situation, and Qualcomm has used this particular device in a new promotional video for Quick Charge 2.0.

Three of them, to be precise. They’re said to be identical, except each uses a different charger. The leftmost unit has a 5V 1A charger, the center one gets a 5V 2A charger, while the Nexus 6 on the right works with a Quick Charge 2.0 enabled charger. Read more »

LG G4 concept looks mighty cool

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With a rumored announcement in April, the LG G4 is the next big-name flagship to come this year. Inspired by intensifying leaks, designer Ivo Maric headed for the drawing board and came up with a very appealing concept of how the upcoming high-end smartphone might look.

Consensus so far is reached over at the rumor mill, that the G4 will not sport a metal body, and that will be reserved for an even more premium model. But if any of those ends up as hot as these renders, we’re all for it! Read more »

Vorsteiner iPhone 6 goes from metal to gold in 3.5s

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The iPhone in all its generations has often been the subject of aftermarket luxurious touch-ups and the iPhone 6 is no exception. We had Amosu’s pink paint job a couple of months ago, and then Goldgenie gave the smartphone a dedicated Year of the Goat gold treatment. Then an out-of-this world Diamond Ecstasy edition followed, which commanded the exorbitant £2.3 million price tag.

Another take on the matter now comes from London-based customization shop Vorsteiner, and yes, the company is otherwise specialized in producing sick body kits for premium car brands. Read more »

Original Moto G 4G is now $159.99 for one day only

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The original 4G-capable Moto G from last year is now being offered by Motorola with a pretty neat price reduction. Normally retailing for $199.99, the phone can be yours for just $159.99 – but you have to act fast.

The deal is only valid until 10:59 AM CT on March 25, which is tomorrow. So you have under 24 hours to do the deed, if you’re so inclined of course. Read more »

iFixit teardown reveals Galaxy S6 battery replacement is a really tricky job

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The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are well on their way to consumer markets and with a record number of preorders piling up, both retailers and users are quite eager to get their hands on the Latest Samsung tech. There is, however, still some waiting to be done, as in most regions the two handsets will become available around the middle of April.

This, however, does not meant there aren’t already a few Galaxy S6 units out in the open. And while some are content simply marveling at them, others would love to see what is inside them and, more-importantly, how to safely open one. Read more »

Buy a Lumia and get a free plane ticket

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Microsoft has recently partnered up with AirAsia for a new promotion, bearing the catch name “Buy a Lumia and Fly”. Now, straight off the bat, this sounds like one of those sweepstakes, “buy for a chance to win” contests, but the offer is actually surprisingly straight-forward.

If you purchase a Lumia 532 or 535 between March 20 and April 30 you are eligible for 5,000 BIG Points at AirAsia. This is enough to buy you a ticket to Phuket, Krabi or Singapore, so the deal sound pretty sweet. Read more »

LG rolls out two new portable projectors, one sports a TV tuner

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LG’s press team announced today the launch of a pair of compact LED projectors, as part of the company’s Minibeam range. Both focused on portability, the two devices are otherwise quite different in specs and usage scenarios.

The top of the line model is called PF1500 and comes with a FullHD native resolution, which it can output at diagonals up to 120 inches. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 lets you disable unwanted preinstalled apps

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TouchWiz has been regularly criticized for being much too crowded and packed with features beyond the needs of the average user. Actually, the phrase “resource hog” often popped up and we can’t wholeheartedly disagree.

Samsung aimed at putting critics to rest in that department as well, after having addressed the other main source of complaints, choice of materials. Read more »