Galaxy Note Edge gets priced in the UK

NoteEdgeUKPricingFor those in the UK who are waiting on the Galaxy Note Edge to become available for pre-order, Clove has you covered. The online retailer currently has the curved hybrid on its web site available for pre-order. The device, as expected, costs a fair amount with Clove asking for £650 (roughly $1,055) with VAT included and £541.67 (roughly $849) without. This makes the concept device a bit more expensive than the Note 4 as it goes for £575 (roughly $933) with VAT. This is expected as the device is considered to be a niche device. 

On the plus side, with the device going up for pre-order in the UK, it’s only short matter of time before it does in the US as well. We’ll let you know when and where it does. Stay tuned!

source: Clove

Gear VR games to be free for the first few months after launch

samsung_gear_vr_screen_02Along with the Galaxy Note 4 announcement, Samsung announced the Gear VR. The virtual reality device will only be compatible with Note 4 for the time being and cost somewhere between $100 to $200. So in order to experience the new world that is VR, you’ll be paying a pretty penny to do so. Even so, your wallet will be happy to know that when you first get the device, you won’t have to pay for games. According to a report Oculus won’t be allowing developers to charge for their games for the first few months and while that may be good for the consumer, it may cause developers to lose interest in the new tech.


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Galaxy Note 4 facing design issues of its own

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It looks like Apple’s newest flagship isn’t the only new smartphone having issues. Despite Samsung’s attempts at poking fun at Apple for bendgate, the company could be facing something like gapgate with its newest Note. According to a report by the Korean media the Note 4 has an issue where there’s considerable space between the display and the phone’s casing and it’s reportedly a considerable space.


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The N3 will come in stainless steel according to Oppo

OppoN3StainlessSteelSince Oppo first teased its brand new flagship, the N3, we’ve seen a number of leaks come out showcasing the new cooling system, hinting at a new design and even suggesting the phone will come in an aerospace grade metal body. Well the company has come out and confirmed the aerospace metal in a new teaser on its Facebook page. The photo also makes mention of a stainless steel body for those who prefer a little heft (and possibly less out of their wallet) to their phone.


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Eric Schmidt: Samsung had iPhone 6 level products a year ago

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“How Google Works,” a book cowritten by Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and former product manager Jonathan Rosenberg recently debuted and the co-authors are touring the country and participating in various interviews. In one of the more recent interviews with Bloomberg’s Market Makers, the authors sat down with hosts Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle to talk about rivals, search, and the Google mindset for innovation. In the interview, Schmidt told the hosts that he believes Samsung had iPhone 6 level products over a year ago. We have some highlights and a video after the break:


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Huawei announces the 64-bit China-bound Honor Play 4

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Coming off IFA 2014 in Berlin and the announcement of the Ascend Mate 7, Huawei isn’t stopping its momentum. Today the company announced the China market bound Honor Play 4. The mid-range device sports a 720×1280 (720p) 5-inch screen, a 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. It also has 8 GB of internal storage. As far as cameras are concerned the Play 4 sports an 8MP rear shooter with a 2 MP front camera. The battery is removable and comes in at 2,000 mAh. It’s dual-SIM capable, has NFC and LTE onboard. The device costs 799 yuan (roughly $130). We have a gallery for you after the break. Enjoy.


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The Oppo N3 will have a new cooling system

oppo-n3-coolingNow that the Oppo N3 has been teased and leaked, we’re starting to find out a little more information regarding the new flagship device.One thing that still plagues smartphones and mobile phones is the fact that, on occasion, they get a wee bit toasty. Throw in the problems with lower performance and a decrease in the lifespan of the device and it becomes an issue. Enter Oppo.


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Samsung Galaxy A5 (SM-A500F) leaked in photos

SM-A500-GALAXY-A5-3After the Galaxy Alpha debuted, it came to light that there would be a slew of similarly designed A series devices. After Samsung finally added metal to its plastic little world, people were paying more attention to the Korean company and hoped it would add metal to more of its devices. Well the folks at SamMobile got a peak at the next device in the A series line and it looks like the device is made up of a completely different type of material entirely.


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