BlackBerry “Prague” low-end phone could be company’s Android device

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Amidst all of the rumors of BlackBerry’s sale to a variety of potential suitors, we have also seen an uptick in claims that the company is working on an Android powered device to join its stable of smartphones. Last week reports surfaced indicating a new slider style BlackBerry phone would be that Android device. However, while that may still come to pass, new reports indicate BlackBerry’s rumored Android smartphone is actually a low-end all-touch device codenamed “Prague”. Read more

Rumour: Samsung to release the Galaxy Note 5 in August to avoid competing with new iPhone?

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It’s the season for Galaxy Note 5 rumours, and along with this year’s handset sporting auto-ejecting S Pens, dual edges as well as a bigger display, we have rumours about the launch date of Samsung’s premier phablet. While the Samsung President, Jong-Kyun Shin, denied that the launch of the Note 5 would be brought forward  to July, he never mentioned August, did he?

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Trademark filing points to a deluxe version of LG’s Watch Urbane

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Android Wear smartwatches are getting better looking with each new design. One only has to look at LG’s offerings to see how each new product has evolved; from the original G Watch’s functional square design (which I actually prefer), the G Watch R‘s sporty round face to the Watch Urbane‘s more sophisticated steel finish. But what if the Watch Urbane simply isn’t luxurious enough for you and you don’t want to splash the cash on a Tag Heuer Carrera Wearable 01? Read more

LG’s G4 Pro alleged to sport Snapdragon 820 CPU, 5.8-inch QHD display and 27MP rear camera

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LG’s latest flagship, the G4, has generally been well received since launch, carrying on the good work first seen in the G2 and in 2014’s G3 handset. The G4 sports the latest tech, other than using the heat-tastic Snapdragon 810 processor. If LG’s latest and greatest doesn’t make your heart skip a beat, perhaps you would be more interested in the G4 Pro that the Korean manufacturer is rumoured to be releasing in the third quarter of 2015. According to a post on the Chinese social media site, Weibo, the G4 Pro will be packing some very impressive hardware.

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Huawei employee allegedly confirms company’s involvement in a Nexus phone

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An unidentified Huawei employee located in the United Kingdom has allegedly confirmed that the company is working with Google on a phone to be released later this year. The employee told IBTimes UK that the Huawei-made Nexus phone will come this fall but did not share anything else, such as specifications or a release date, beyond that. This, along with yesterday’s LG-made Nexus phone details, all but confirms that Google has plans to release two Nexus phones in October.

Source: IBTimes UK

Possible Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 picture leaks

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After Xiaomi’s CEO Lei Jun announced the launch date of the next Redmi Note device to be revealed on June 29th and released a screenshot of the device’s home screen, the yet-to-be released Redmi Note 2 has seen a design render leaked on Twitter. The images show the rear panel of the device, which now seems to opt for a circular fingerprint scanner located below the camera. In addition, another significant change that the image shows is the build material of the handset. Instead of the all-plastic design that its predecessor has, the Redmi Note 2 will now apparently sport a metal body along with two plastic strips on the top and bottom of the device which have been said to house the antennas.

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Details regarding LG’s upcoming Nexus phone’s camera surface

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The camera was one of the weak spots for the Nexus 5. The flagship Nexus device manufactured by LG in 2013 had an inconsistent camera that never seemed to deliver quality shots. Now, in 2015, the company allegedly has plans to produce one of two Nexus phones. A media outlet from South Korea claims to have knowledge of LG’s plans for its upcoming Nexus phone’s camera.

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Huawei’s Honor 7 teaser poster points to June 30

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On June 30, Huawei should have another handset announced for the world to see. The company released a teaser poster that points to the Honor 7 debuting at the end of this month. Aside from the June 30 date explicitly listed, Huawei hints at a fingerprint scanner with the faded fingerprint containing the number seven.

Other specifications expected to appear with the Honor 7 include a 5-inch display, Kirin 935 octa-core processor, 13MP camera with OIS, and 3280mAh battery. There may be two versions as well. The standard version is said to have 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage while the high-end version raises that to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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Samsung holding back RAW and RAM fixes until Galaxy S6 edge Plus released?

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As the first of the Android 5.1 updates for Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge devices start to roll out on T-Mobile with other carriers likely to follow before too long, rumors have surfaced that a couple expected updates may have been withheld from the update. The two issues that have been identified include support for RAW images in the camera app and a fix for some RAM issues that have been plaguing some users. Perhaps even more frustrating for users hoping for these items to be addressed in the update is the reason Samsung may be holding back on them – to include them in the Galaxy S6 edge Plus device before rolling them out to existing devices. Read more