Exclusive: The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has a barely-curved display, plenty of new software features

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Next month, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 will debut in front of a live crowd in New York City.

We’re sharing exclusive information today that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Our information comes from a trusted source who has indeed used a consumer-ready version of the phone that will be Samsung’s flagship moving forward. If we’re wrong, we invite you to laugh in our faces.

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Leaked Build.prop file points to HTC-built Nexus Sailfish sporting a 5.2-inch 1080p display

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While Samsung fans are waiting with anticipation for the big Galaxy Note 7 announcement on August 2nd, the purists are waiting for more details on the upcoming Nexus handsets from HTC. The Taiwanese handset maker may have let its ‘King of Android‘ crown slip in the years since it built the Nexus One, but it’s on the comeback trail, having produced the HTC 10 earlier this year. We’ve seen some previous leaks for the larger of the two Nexus handsets, ‘Marlin’ recently, but today the Build.prop of the Nexus ‘Sailfish‘ (S1) has appeared online. Join us after the break for more details. Read more

Galaxy Note 7 has a bigger battery than Note 5 according to latest leak

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With just over a week to go until Samsung officially takes the wraps off the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd, it’s almost guaranteed that we’ll see a few more leaks in the intervening period. Last week we saw leaked images of a black Note 7, as well as a video of the handset being handled briefly in a video. Today’s says the Note 7 has a slightly smaller battery than the Galaxy S7 Edge, although still larger than the carried by the Note 5. Join us after the break for more details.  Read more

New BlackBerry Hamburg device spotted in FCC database with TCL as manufacturer

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Earlier this week we reported on rumors concerning a new hardware device coming soon from BlackBerry. Those rumors were bolstered by comments from BlackBerry officials who indicated more information about handsets would be shared soon and that the company still considers handsets to be a key part of their business. A new entry in the FCC database reveals the company does indeed have a device, named the BlackBerry Hamburg although the market name may be different, poised to hit the market. Read more