Sony Xperia X Compact and Xperia XR specs revealed

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Just yesterday we reported on an image leaked by Evan Blass showing the Sony Xperia X Compact that is believed to be ready for an unveiling at IFA 2016. Up until now, no specifications for the device outside of a 4.6-inch screen were known. The same was true for another device, the Xperia XR, that is also believed to be ready for launch. Thanks to a site in the Netherlands, we have some new information on what kind of hardware to expect from Sony for these new additions to their X Series of high-end smartphones. Read more

Sony Xperia X Compact image spotted

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Earlier this year Sony announced they were consolidating and transitioning their smartphone product line to settle on the new X series of devices. Since releasing the original Sony Xperia X the company has been expanding the portfolio of choices for consumers. A new image shared by Twitter tipster Evan Blass, @evleaks, reveals yet another device in the lineup, this one aimed at buyers who are interested in a smaller device. Read more

LG V20 looks to keep its secondary display in latest leak

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The LG V20 is shaping up to be an extraordinary smartphone from what we already know about it. LG has confirmed quite a bit of information before its September 6 announcement, but we’re also getting a lot of info from leaks. And this latest leak, coming by way of serial leakster Evan Blass, confirms that the V20, the successor to last year’s V10, will keep the secondary display found on last year’s model.

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LG V20 getting B&O Play audio enhancements

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One product launch coming up in September that is generating quite a bit of buzz is the new LG V20. Although some early renders of the device revealed LG is moving toward a look reminiscent of the LG G5 instead of last year’s LG V10, those looking at the device may be enticed by some of the features and functions of the smartphone. New information indicates one of those enhancements will be a Bang & Olufsen audio function, including some special top-tier earphones. Read more

Samsung reported to begin selling refurbished smartphones in 2017

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Samsung makes a lot of profit from its mobile division selling its high-end Galaxy S and Galaxy Note phones, as well as a confusing smörgåsbord of lesser devices, which has led to the company being criticized over its scatter-gun approach to developing handsets. So how does the Korean electronics giant come up with a new stream of revenue that won’t saturate the market even further? One way is to have an official refurbishment program which could be officially unveiled in 2017. Read more