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Channel your inner Uber driver with this car mount for your smartphone

The fun reason to get a car mount for your phone is that it lets you channel your inner Uber driver. The practical reason is that it is way safer — and less illegal — than trying to navigate with your phone on your lap. The Avantek cell phone car mount fits in the air vents of your car dashboard. Its spring-loaded arms will hold most recent-model phones, and they’re padded to prevent any scratching or damage. Once its mounted, just clamp…

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Razer reportedly working on gamer-focused smartphone

Razer is a company known for its gaming mice, keyboards, and laptops, but the company could soon get into another product category: phones. Razer is working on a mobile phone, claims a new report from Bloomberg. Details of the device are unknown, but it’s said that Razer is targeting “hardcore gamers” with its upcoming handset. While unofficial, a Razer phone that targets gamers wouldn’t be a huge surprise. Razer acquired Nextbit, makers of the Robin Android phone, earlier this year, so Razer’s got…

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Smartphone screens find their size sweet spot

The joke in the smartphone space in years past was how screens just kept getting bigger — stretching palms and making you look ridiculous when held up to the head to talk. How times change. Talking into phones? Why, how 2005 of you! Phablets have long been the new normal as the telephone icon lost out in the war to capture our attention via finger-flicking touchscreen fun — losing out to all the other apps offering more visual ways to be…

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Win a free Samsung smartphone and six months of premium FreedomPop!

For our latest competition we’ve teamed up with FreedomPop to offer one lucky reader a free Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, as well as a premium FreedomPop contract for six months. What is FreedomPop? FreedomPop is a UK company offering UK consumers free-to-use SIM cards. No catches, no gimmicks – you can order your very own FreedomPop SIM today and be enjoying free calls, texts and internet access on your smartphone in no time at all. Right now, FreedomPop is offering three…

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What life after the smartphone will look like

News about the iPhone 8 featuring a wider bezel and OLED technology landed with a thud recently. More tweaks to the existing design, baby steps forward in the overall design. We’ve been living with smartphones for about ten years now — a bit more if you count the earliest Windows models and those made by BlackBerry and Nokia. (Note: I don’t.) The first iPhone came out in 2007, and the first Android model shipped in 2008. If you didn’t notice,…

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This might be the prettiest smartphone of all time

With the big players in the smartphone game updating their devices every year, we rarely see innovation that warrants shelling out hundreds of hard-earned pounds. Sure, the iPhone is waterproof and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 boasts an iris scanner, but it’s been some time since one of the mid-tier options truly blew the market away with a fresh design. That is, until now, with Sharp unveiling a beautifully sleek concept handset. The electronics company has developed a new smartphone display…

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Google’s modular smartphone, Project Ara, is officially dead

Over the past few years, Google has been working on a modular smartphone concept that would allow users to swap certain components and customize the device. Potential add-ons ran the gamut from improved cameras to larger batteries. Initially, Google implied that core blocks like the CPU, display, and sensors might be swappable. But the company changed the design spec earlier this year to a much more limited platform in which the CPU, GPU, sensors, battery, and display were all locked down…

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LG REVEALS ITS V20 SMARTPHONE, A 5.7-INCH PHABLET FOR ‘STORYTELLERS’

Can a serious YouTuber reasonably use a mere phone to shoot all her videos? That’s what LG promises as consumers weigh options in a crowded marketplace for super-sized phablets. LG finally went public with the specs and features of its 5.7-inch V20 super-phone on Wednesday, and much like last year’s V10, the new model is geared toward “storytellers”—folks who depend on their phones to capture audio, still images and video. Sure, the V20 is the first phone to ship with…

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LG G5 SE was briefly confirmed on the official LG Russian Site

Meet the newest member of the LG smartphones – still unofficial LG G5 SE, appeared briefly on the official website of LG Russia, then quickly was removed from there. As you can guess, LG G5 SE is a budget revision of the flagship LG G5, but don’t let the model name mislead you that he has some similarity with the 4-inch iPhone SE. LG G5 SE is just the official name for the Snapdragon 652 variant Instead, the new smartphone…

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HTC 10 announced: Powerful Hardware with Bold Design

Today, as promised, HTC introduced its new flagship smartphone that will stand face to face against the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and iPhone 6s. Without spectacular event without much noise HTC just released a successor to the M9 in their site. HTC 10 offers everything you would want from a flagship – super power, engineering excellence, craftsmanship, unparalleled performance and promises impressive on camera. The newest addition to the mobile family of the company is a phone that combines world-class…

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Galaxy Note7 Spotted on AnTuTu Snapdragon 820 and QHD Display

The upcoming Galaxy Note 7 appeared in the popular AnTuTu benchmark in the form of a device with model number SM-N930V. It is powered by a Snapdragon 820 chip and features a QHD (2560×1440 pixels) display. The rest of specs shows that the model has 4 GB RAM memory and 64 GB of internal memory. The back camera has 13 MP, while the front is 5 MP. As for the operating system, the phone will work with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.…

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HTC Nexus Sailfish specs spotted on GFXBench

We already know that this year’s Nexus smartphone will be manufactured by Taiwanese company HTC, and they codenames are Marlin and Sailfish. Marlin specifications already leaked and today GFXBench revealed those of Sailfish. Nexus Sailfish will have a 5-inch screen with 1080p resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, accompanied by 4 GB of (RAM) memory and 32 GB of internal storage. The main camera will be 12 MP and on the front will come with 8 MP sensor. It is almost…