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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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Xiaomi Mi Max Launched with 6.4

The new Xiaomi smartphone is here and it is gigantic! Xiaomi Mi Max, the new device of Xiaomi come with 6.4-inch display and a huge battery with capacity of 4,850mAh. The new smartphone comes in two configurations with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 processor or 652 processor with 4 GB or 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB or 128 GB of internal memory. The design is simple and for the first time the Xiaomi logo is located in the upper left…

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Samsung expects 10.4% increase in profit in first

Samsung looks set to return to the game this year. The Korean giant announced its forecasts of financial results for the first quarter, according to which consolidated sales were $43.3 billion, which is an improvement compared to last year, when the company reported $40.7 billion for the same period. Samsung expects $5.7 billion operating profit, which is a 10.45% increase over the same period last year. “It might be a bit early to get too excited over the estimated Galaxy…

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Sony Xperia XR and Xperia X Compact leaked specs days before the IFA Announcement

Recently leaked render first images of the smartphone Sony Xperia X Compact. They were published by the popular Twitter account @evleaks. And now the magazine Techtastic revealed alleged specifications of the Xperia X Compact and Xperia XR – two smartphones that Sony will show at the event IFA in Berlin, which will take place on the first of September. Xperia XR will offer a 5.2-inch screen, 4 GB of (RAM) memory, 23-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and laser autofocus,…

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New LG V20 rendering photo leaks out

There a just few days before the the official premiere of the highly anticipated smartphone of LG – V20. The event will be held on September 6 in San Francisco. The popular Twitter account of Evan Blass (@evleaks) published a new image, which confirms previous rumors about the design of the new smartphone. The new generation retains design line of the older V20, as the back panel is similar to the LG G5. The hardware specifications of the smartphone include…