Verizon might be planning to re-brand the Motorola Moto X Play as the Motorola DROID MAXX 2

Moto_X_Play_Blue_White_LifestylePrevious rumors that the Moto X Play wouldn’t make it to the United States might not be true after all. A Motorola tipster said the company will indeed sell the Moto X Play in the United States as a Verizon exclusive. The Moto X Play will apparently be re-branded to the DROID MAXX 2 on Verizon. Nothing is official, so take this rumor with a grain of salt.

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Could this be the design of the Sony Xperia Z5?

Android Smartphones_Sony_Z5_E6xxx_082115Rumors and leaks of Sony’s Xperia Z5 flagship are beginning to heat up. We should expect the flagship to be announced as early as IFA 2015. With that date just around the corner, a new image has popped up on Twitter labeled E6xxx. E6553 is the model number for the Sony Z4, which gives us reasonable suspicion this could be the company’s upcoming Z5 flagship.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Active may be released in November


The latest tip to surface about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 involves an Active version of the smartphone that among other changes, will come with a beefier 4,100 mAh battery. Although the new Galaxy Note 5 comes with a 3,000 mAh battery that has been found to provide plenty of usage thanks to Samsung’s optimizations, there has been some criticism about why Samsung did not bump up the size. Packing in a 4,100 mAh in this new version of the stylus-equipped smartphone might help address some of those concerns. Read more

Huge 18 inch tablet in the works from Samsung?


A new report indicates Samsung has a new tablet device codenamed Tahoe that is in the works that will be equipped with an 18.4-inch HD display. Unlike 2014 when Samsung made it a point to work on the tablet market, they have quietly been working on new models in 2015 like the Galaxy Tab E, the Galaxy Tab A, and the Galaxy Tab S2. This new super-sized tablet could join the ranks in Samsung’s portfolio this year. Read more

Promo image of alleged Sony Xperia Z5 Compact leaks ahead of IFA 2015


There isn’t long to go until the 2015 edition of the IFA opens its doors in Berlin, where we’ll most likely see Sony announce its new Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 compact handsets in a press conference on September 2nd. Until then, we can expect the flow of leaks to increase both in quantity and quality, and today we have a leaked promotional image of what is believed to be the Xperia Z5 Compact.

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BlackBerry ‘Venice’ allegedly coming to the Big Four U.S. carriers in November


BlackBerry’s upcoming Android-powered phone, codename Venice, is starting to unofficial make appearances on a frequent basis. Alleged images of the device, including a new one showing the curved display and physical keyboard (seen above), have been appearing online since early July. Between Tuesday night and today, Evan Blass has shared an abundance of information regarding BlackBerry’s product that is tasked with turning around the company’s misfortunes.

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Samsung Mongoose benchmark leak reveals huge step forward for processor


Although the high-end smartphone market may be cooling a bit around the globe, that does not mean manufacturers of smartphones and their components are slowing down their efforts to produce parts on the leading edge and ahead of the pack. For Samsung’s processor business, this means working on a successor to their Exynos 7420 processor. Reports indicate the codename for the project is Mongoose and a new leak of some benchmark results shows Samsung is ready to unload with this new chip. Read more

Sony’s Xperia Z5+ to run 4K X-Reality software, lends weight to 4K display rumour

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Moving away from Samsung articles, here we have a report that Sony could bring a new version of its display software called X-Reality to its upcoming Xperia smartphones. While that news isn’t exactly enthralling, another small factoid has reared its head that is much more exciting; in that a version of the display software is called 4K X-Reality. This lends further credence to the rumour that the upcoming Xperia Z5+ (S70+) may actually carry a 4K display.

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