Unannounced Motorola ‘Kinzie’ (XT1585) phone packs powerhouse specs

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The longstanding relationship between Verizon and Motorola received new life in 2014 when the two released the DROID Turbo. The device, which was available exclusively to Big Red’s customers, had everything that a spec-obsessed consumer could want right down to long battery life. And this year Motorola will produce another device for Verizon being referred to internally as ‘Kinzie’.

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Leaked photos of OnePlus 2 show both sides of the device

oneplus 2 frontWe all know the OnePlus 2 is coming sometime this year. The company may be able to surprise us with some features of the handset, but the actual device itself shouldn’t shock anyone. We’re still trying to pick up on what kind of hardware to expect, but today we’re getting a good glimpse at the front and back of the phone ahead of its official unveiling.

The photos are a little blurry, but they give you a clear look at the front and back of the device. This particular model has wooden backing and a very large screen with small bezels. There’s also some kind of button or mechanism on the back of the device below the camera and flash, which might end up being the fingerprint scanner. Read more

Leaked Galaxy S6/S6 edge Plus dimensions and battery size

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Samsung is said to be making a “Plus” version of their S6 and S6 edge known as “Project Zero 2″. There are a lot of similarities between the regular and Plus models, but most notable changes are larger screen size and a different processor. We are not sure yet if the phones will indeed be named “S6 Plus” and “S6 edge Plus” or exactly when they will be announced, but we would imagine it will be in the coming weeks (possibly before the iPhone 6s launch?).

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Sony E5663 looks like a high-end, compact phone with impressive cameras

sony_logo_720New details have leaked about an upcoming Sony smartphone with the model number E5663. The device looks like it’ll use a 1080p, 4.6-inch screen, which is pretty rare to see these days. Most phones have much bigger screens with as many pixels as possible, but apparently Sony did well enough with the Xperia Z3 Compact that they’re going to keep looking into these smaller devices with good hardware.

Other specs include an octa-core MediaTek MT6795 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage. The front facing camera appears to be a crazy 13 megapixel shooter, and the rear camera is listed at 21 megapixels. If these specs hold up, this device definitely won’t be a slouch compared to some of its bigger competitors. Read more

Upcoming Huawei Honor 7 to feature fast charging technology

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Earlier in June, the first leaks for the upcoming Huawei Honor 7 appeared, revealing some of the device’s specs that included: a 5-inch 1080p touchscreen, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, and Huawei’s own Kirin 935 processor. Today however, Huawei revealed a new teaser poster for its yet-to-be released smartphone, announcing that the device will feature a quick charging technology as the one found in high-end devices such as the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and the HTC One M9.

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MediaTek’s deca-core X20 CPU set to launch in October

MediaTekMediaTek’s latest high-end mobile processor, the deca-core Helio X20, will make its official debut sometime this October. It’s expected to launch in the Chinese Elephone P9000 on October 20th, which will run around $500.

The X20 will be the first processor to use three core groups, utilizing two Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.5 GHz for high performance, four Cortex-A53 cores at 2 GHz for a balance between speed and power consumption, and four more Cortex-A53 at a lower clock speed for battery efficiency. It’s paired with a Mali-T800 GPU, making for a very powerful processor. Read more