Google IO 2016 Coverage

Moto G (2016) slides through Zauba, possible specs revealed

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Motorola shattered the meaning of “mid-range” with the Moto G (2015) last year. In 2016, the Lenovo-owned brand really has its work cut because of the bar being set so high. And it’s seeming like the world will be impressed once again. Two phones — the Moto G4 and Moto G4 Plus — could launch at the same time with specifications even better than before, giving consumers even more options for the Moto G (2016).

What was just spotted on Zauba? Devices believed to be the next phones built by Lenovo under the Moto name. The Indian import and export database revealed the specs we’re likely to see sometime soon.

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Samsung Galaxy C5 line in development with metal body

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Samsung has started work on a new line of mid-range smartphones that appear to be on track to mimic some of the lessons Samsung has learned in building a portfolio of top-tier devices. Sources indicate Samsung is working on producing smartphones in the line with at least two different display sizes. The new Galaxy C5 series is also expected to get a metal body as that type of construction starts to push down into lower strata as revealed by some newly leaked images of the phone. Read more

OnePlus 3 to have 3500mAh battery and Oppo’s fast charging?

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While we’re still about a month away from seeing the handset launch, the OnePlus 3 is becoming a familiar item in the daily news cycle. OnePlus’ next flagship is appearing in rumors and leaks with increasing frequency. Most recently, potential RAM and pricing became hot topics around the world. OnePlus definitely wants to ensure this is an actual ‘flagship killer’ unlike the misdirected OnePlus 2 that came in 2015.

On Wednesday, multiple reports surfaced regarding the OnePlus 3’s battery and charging.

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Production issues said to delay Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 by up to a month

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We caught another glimpse of Xiaomi’s Mi Max handset with its big 6.4-inch Full HD display as well as an image of the Mi Band 2 activity tracker yesterday. While it was thought that the Mi Band 2 would be officially unveiled alongside the Mi Max on May 10th, production of the second-generation activity tracker is said to have hit some issues that could delay the wearable’s launch by up to a month. Read more