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SAR values for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge revealed

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It’s not like we needed any more evidence that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge exist, but Samsung continues to provide it by slowly building up various web pages for those two. First the support page and now the official SAR values are out.

And if that’s an important consideration for you, you’ll be glad to hear they are very low. Some of the lowest among the current crop of flagships, in fact. Read more »

Motorola Moto E gets a price cut in India

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Motorola’s entry-level Android smartphone Moto E has received a price cut in India. Originally costing at INR 6,999 ($112), the entry-level Android device is now available at INR 5,999 ($96).

Motorola has launched many other offers too. For example, you can exchange your old phones (select models only) and get discounts of up to INR 4,000 ($64) and INR 6,000 ($96) on the purchase of the second generation Moto G and Moto X respectively.

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Weekly poll: Most exciting upcoming phone

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In the lull before the storm, which MWC is shaping up to be, new announcements are few and far between. Finishing touches must be made and with the deadline nearing, sleepless nights are in order for designers and engineers.

For us users though, the wait is always too long and we need to entertain ourselves somehow in the meantime. One way to do that is to throw a bunch of future flagships in a fight for the imaginary title of “Most exciting upcoming phone”. Read more »

Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG hands-on

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One very interesting device made it to our office this week – the €180-worth Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG. It’s a nice hybrid between a slate and a smartphone with powerful hardware, a big 7″ display and dual-SIM telephony.

The Asus Fonepad 7 FE375CXG features a 7″ IPS HD display and is powered by the Intel Atom Z3530 chipset. The Intel platform offers a snappy quad-core 64-bit 1.3GHz processor and powerful PowerVR G6430 we’ve seen doing great within the Apple iPhone 5s. Read more »

Weekly poll results: Moto G 4G (2015) voted phone of the week

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A number of interesting devices were unveiled in the last week of January and now you’ve had a whole week to vote to cast your favorite. The devices are concentrated around the mid-range and come from a varied selection of makers – Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Asus, ZTE and Meizu.

This was not a close race, a clear favorite emerged with second place far away in its rear mirror. Read more »

Samsung gets GALAXY S6 and S6 edge names trademarked in South Korea

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While we’ve had an endless marathon of reports surrounding Samsung’s upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S6, as well as its all but confirmed curved variant, the Galaxy S Edge, detailing information such as specs, features, price, as well as the colour options. We even had one for the name courtesy of Vodafone, but now we learn it might not have been entirely accurate.

The South Korean company has got the names ‘GALAXY S6′ and ‘S6 edge’ trademarked in South Korea (see image above) a few days ago, something which was first noticed by our friends at GalaxyClub. Read more »

Using the Galaxy A5 and A3, Samsung breaks Guinness World Record for most selfies taken in a day

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Samsung has set a new world record for the highest number of selfies taken in 24 hours. Following the launch of it’s Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 handsets in the South African cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, the South Korean company invited people to use the two devices and take selfies.

A total of 12,803 selfies were taken with the company’s Galaxy A series devices, which was 3,000 more than the previous record. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S6 gets portrayed in renders based on the most recent rumors

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On March 1 Samsung is set to unveil its next flagship smartphone, which it will probably call the Galaxy S6. This is obviously one of the most hotly anticipated devices of the year, and because of that we’ve heard a lot of rumors about it recently. Some of them have even brought us pictures of such things as the phone’s metal frame. And now someone has decided to use all the information in the most recent rumors and leaks to create a few renders of what the Galaxy S6 might end up looking like.

So do keep in mind that these aren’t leaked images actually depicting the handset. Instead, they are renders that were created to give us an idea about its design, assuming of course that the rumors would pan out. Read more »

SwiftKey will be bundled into the next software update for the OnePlus One

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Here’s something that bloatware haters are going to, well, hate. OnePlus has just announced that the next over-the-air update for its One smartphone will come with the SwiftKey keyboard preinstalled. This means that people who would like to try that app but for some reason haven’t yet downloaded it from the Play Store will now get to do just that.

On the other hand, if you don’t like SwiftKey, you’ll now have to live with it on your OnePlus One, since there probably won’t be an easy way to uninstall it. At least it won’t be selected as the default input method – those who want to try it will have to enable it from the dedicated Settings menu first. Read more »

No contract HTC One (M7) in blue now just $150 at BestBuy

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US retailer BestBuy is now offering the HTC One (M7) off contract for $149.99. The store is obviously clearing its inventory as a preparation for the launch of the HTC One (M9) in a month’s time.

The device is available for both AT&T and Verizon and is more than a decent phone for the money considering there’s a no long-term contract to sign. Not to mention, that HTC is working on an Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the phone as well. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy J1 hands-on

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This is the Samsung Galaxy J1 – the latest entry-level offer by the company that’s set to headline Samsung’s low end on the market.

The phone is set to be priced very attractively and will come in three hardware versions – two will have a 64-bit Marvel Armada Mobile chipset with either single or dual-SIM options and the one we have with us here – a Spreadtrum chip with dual-core 1.2GHz processor and dual-SIM abilities. Read more »

OnePlus team celebrating 200,000 followers with 20 000 invites for OnePlus One

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OnePlus, the Chinese team behind the famous OnePlus One smartphone is definitely no stranger to promotions. After a more than interesting social-retail campaign for Black Friday and another one for the company’s one year anniversary the team is now happy to announce that their Twitter account officially reached 200,000 followers.

Naturally this is an opportunity to celebrate and what better way than giving out 20,000 free invites to purchase the OnePlus One handset. The small, start-up style company has been battling to handle the massive interest towards their device by implementing an invite purchase system. The smartphone is also available through outer retailers, but the price is usually a bit higher. On rare occasion like this you have a chance to snatch one straight from the source. Read more »

24K gold iPhone 6 celebrates 15 years of Burj Al Arab

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The Burj Al Arab silhouette has become iconic for Dubai and the self-titled “world’s only 7 star hotel” celebrated its 15th anniversary (it opened December 1999). Instead of 15 candles on a cake, the Burj went with 15 bespoke gold iPhones.

Crafted by Gold & Co London (which had previously supplied the hotel with golden iPads), the commemorative iPhone 6 units come in Yellow and Black Gold. Read more »

Samsung says no to a US-based Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event

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In the past, Samsung has hosted its Unpacked events at Mobile World Congress (MWC) as well as in the US, but this time around, that won’t be the case, as the South Korean company has confirmed that there will be no US-based Unpacked event this year.

In a statement to Sammobile, the tech giant said, “Samsung has no plans to host an Unpacked event in the US,” adding that those who are not traveling to MWC, can watch the event via livestream at youtube.com/SamsungMobile. Read more »

Xiaomi uses a frying pan to ‘fix’ the protruding camera of the iPhone 6

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Xiaomi is going after the iPhone 6 Plus with its Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablets, that’s clear. The Chinese company obviously thinks its offerings are superior to Apple’s, and it’s now put out a new video meant to drive that point home.

In it, we can see Xiaomi President and co-founder Bin Lin musing about how his company has a patented new solution which ensures there are no protruding cameras on its phones’ backs. Read more »