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    Whether the so called "HTC Hima" we've seen leaked/rumored last week will turn out to be the HTC One M9 -- follow-up to the M8 from this year, which replaces the M7 from 2013 -- is anyone's guess, but we've heard not one, but two reports talking about the upcoming 2015 HTC One, and its purported specs. Interestingly, they try to anticipate a 5.5-inch display but what we see here attached seems to be just a tad smaller. Despite the claims, there is no way to verify whether this is indeed a 5.2-inch front glass, let alone to verify the legitimacy of the images, or the smartphone they (will) ...

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    Earlier today, we talked to you about rumored plans for Xiaomi to reveal its next flagship Android at CES 2015 in January, the Mi 5. With specs like a quad HD display and Snapdragon 810 SoC, it sure sounded like quite the thing to look forward to. But will we even have to wait that long? Xiaomi has just started sending out press invites to an event it's holding next Tuesday; what could it have to reveal? Truthfully, while the Mi5 remains a possibility for next week's event, it's a very distant one. Much more likely, we'll see the manufacturer introduce something a little less high-end. As ...

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    HTC sure looks like it's working on some very powerful new hardware. Well, maybe it's not yet clear just what all these devices are, but whether we're talking One M9 or this new model codenamed Hima (if they aren't simply the same thing), there's a lot in the rumored specs to like. This year HTC already gave us a very powerful Android, the One M8, and several months later saw fit to release a version of the handset running Windows Phone; will history repeat itself? We're still far too distant from all this to have a confirmed answer, but early reports certainly suggest it could be a ...

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    It's not often Xiaomi is talked about here in the States, but the brand has quickly gained popularity in Asian markets for its affordable yet powerful smartphones. We even came to enjoy our time with its current flagship, the Mi4, as we noted in our full review, which is exactly why the possibility of the Xiaomi Mi5 launch date landing in just a few short weeks has us excited. Analyst Sun Changxu expects the phone to feature praise-worthy specs such as a 5.7-inch 2K display, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC, and a 20.7MP camera. Considering that the second item is currently facing some ...

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    We're almost done with 2014. That means CES 2015 is mere weeks away, and that we'll be seeing the major flagships of the year released just months from now. And if we're just months away, it's time for all the excitement to begin, as we slowly start hearing leaks of the device up until the announcement next year. We have a pretty big tidbit to share today, a preliminary Samsung Galaxy S6 benchmark straight out of AnTuTu through a screenshot posted by CNMO. There's no way for us to be entirely sure that this is the Galaxy S6 (and even if it is, it's highly unlikely to be a final production ...

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    As we keep pushing into December, 2015 is looking closer than ever, and we start thinking past our New Year's plans, we're already dreaming about some of the big launches that are sure to help usher-in the new year. Just look at what 2014 brought us, with the Galaxy S5, HTC One M8, and Sony Xperia Z2 debuting in the first quarter alone. A few days ago we checked out a rumor attempting to identify a few of the specs we'd see with HTC's follow-up to the One M8, talking about a One M9 with a quad HD 5.5-inch screen, Snapdragon 805, 16MP OIS camera, and 3500mAh battery. But now today a new set ...

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    Apple has found a lot of success with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, even though new rumors claim that the company might build a smaller phone next year as well. Apple's only problem with the launch of its smartphones this year, was being able to meet demand for the iPhone 6 Plus, something logical given Apple's skepticism to launch a phablet in the past. The good thing is that Cupertino already understood that there is significant demand for bigger iPhones, and it seems the company is already preparing for next year's demand. Reports claim that Apple is about to expand its ...

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    Samsung has been up to a lot of changes in order to make a comeback. Some of these changes include reducing its smartphone lineup to the bare essentials, something that we highly praise at a time when the Galaxy lineup has diluted more than the folks at Korea would like. There are some negative changes as well, mainly to do with the company downsizing its corporate structure, but it could just be that this is the beginning. New leaks show that Samsung is working on a couple of devices that are currently being dubbed the Samsung SM-E500F and SM-E700H. The report claims that both of these ...

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    We all know that one size doesn't fit all, and Apple clearly knew that as well with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Cupertino acknowledged early on that the market demanded a bigger iPhone, but it also knew that there was another crowd that demanded a phablet. Still, we know that there are people that value one-handed usability, and for them Apple decided to leave the aging iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, and it seems there are plans for that to continue. Reports claim that Apple is already working on building a new iPhone that retains the dimensions of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c ...

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    Qualcomm went official with its 64-bit Snapdragon 810 SoC all the way back in April. The octa-core chip with its Adreno 430 GPU will feature in its first dev hardware in just a couple weeks, while rumors are already looking forward to its presence in anticipated 2015 flagships. As we await the 810's arrival, some interesting new details about the chip's performance are surfacing, though they're tempered by separate rumors of hardware problems and possible shortages. First up, that technical note: the 810's clock speed has just been revealed. Mobile SoCs have done a decent job in recent ...

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    If you haven't been paying attention to virtual reality hardware already, you may soon find yourself taking a close look at the latest developments, especially as more and more smartphone companies start dabbling with the tech. Samsung's Gear VR, easily the most high-profile product, only just arrived, and especially with the consumer release of Ocuclus Rift for PCs looming in the not-too-distant future, VR is likely to find itself all over the news as we move into 2015. Who will be the mobile players that arrive to really take full advantage of the burgeoning VR market? Evidence continues ...

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    We didn't plan on it, but this is sure turning into one Motorola-packed day at the smartphone news desk. Following the release of an app update that's getting last year's Moto G ready for Lollipop, and whispers about a possible high-end phablet due sometime next year, we now find ourselves checking in with the latest rumors about the most budget-friendly of Motorola's already pretty affordable lineup, as sources start talking about what to expect for a follow-up to the Moto E. A report from the site Techmaniacs in Greece claims to have spent some hands-on time with Motorola's second-gen ...

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    When Motorola's Droid Turbo launched about a month ago, it instantly attracted comparisons to the Motorola-made Nexus 6. Really, with its 5.2-inch quad HD screen, its 3GB of RAM, and its Snapdragon 805 SoC, it's more like a cross between the Nexus 6 and this year's Moto X. That already has the Droid Turbo feeling a lot more substantial than last year's Droid lineup on Verizon, but could even better things be just around the corner? A new rumor claims that Motorola has been developing some new Droid hardware that sounds a lot like a upgrade over the Nexus 6 itself. Stemming from what are ...

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    This year, when Motorola gave us its new Moto G, we found ourselves doing a bit of a double-take with its spec sheet; hadn't we seen most of this before? Because the new five-inch screen and a slightly tweaked camera notwithstanding, the new phone sure looked a hell of a lot like its first-gen predecessor, packing the same Snapdragon 400 SoC, same 1GB of RAM, and same low-capacity storage options. While that made the idea of upgrading a tougher sell, might there not be benefits to having two so-very-similar Moto G handsets? With the hardware having so much in common, surely Motorola would ...

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    For certain manufacturers of mobile devices, having your own SoC at the heart of your products, rather than some off-the-shelf component, is a big deal: Apple's got its A-series of chips, just like Samsung has its Exynos. And for the longest time we'd been talking about LG's efforts to join them at the table with some silicon of its own. It took the better part of two years for this component to materialize, but this fall we finally saw the fruits of LG's hard work pay off with the launch of the G3 Screen and the LG Nuclun SoC within. But now that we're a few weeks removed from the ...

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