Leaked video shows Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 being handled briefly

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With less than two weeks to wait until Samsung takes the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 7 on August 2nd, it should come as no surprise that the leaks are ramping up in frequency. In recent weeks we’ve seen rumors that the Note 7 will only be available with a curved display, yet we’ve also seen leaked images showing it with a regular, flat screen. Today’s leaked hands-on video shows the Note 7 with a display with a curved display. Join us after the break to check it out.  Read more

Leaked image shows Moto Z Play with 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C connector

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When it comes to audio jacks, the most common argument in recent years has been whether it’s best placed at the top or the bottom of the phone. With the rising popularity of the USB Type-C port, the argument is turning to whether the ubiquitous 3.5mm audio jack should even be present. When Motorola chose to use the USB Type-C connector for audio on its Moto Z and Moto Z Force phones, one might have expected the Lenovo-owned company to follow suit with the Moto Z Play.  Read more

Galaxy Note 7 pre-orders to open immediately after August 2 event

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It looks like the Galaxy Note 7 will go up for pre-order immediately following Samsung’s scheduled August 2 event, according to a new report.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge went up just two days after their corresponding announcements. That said, if Samsung’s trying to make pre-orders available faster, having the Galaxy Note 7 available to pre-order almost immediately would be a huge improvement, and probably increase sales.

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Google smartwatch rendered recreations surface

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A few days ago we reported on a new initiative within Google to launch two Android Wear smartwatches before the end of the year with good odds they could be announced with Google’s new Nexus smartphones. Now an unnamed source has provided descriptions of the devices with sufficient detail to allow renders of the smartwatches to be generated giving us an idea of what the devices may look like when released. Read more