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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 screen gap is a ‘necessary feature’

The iPhone 6 Plus recently went under the microscope when it materialised that a small number of units – single digits, in fact – had bent under supposedly normal use.

Samsung, meanwhile, brought forward the release date of the Galaxy Note 4 in light of the iPhone 6’s colossal success but, ironically, it’s now incurred a bunch of complaints about a gap between the screen and the casing, something Samsung has dismissed as entirely normal. Zuh?

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OnePlus Two confirmed, perhaps smaller than the OnePlus One?

OnePlus Two confirmed, perhaps smaller than the OnePlus One?

Lewis Curdie  2 days ago

We’re pleased to see a manufacturer finally harking back to the days when smartphone names actually made sense.

The successor to the OnePlus One, the logically named OnePlus Two, has officially been confirmed, and there are suggestions here and there that it might be smaller than the first guy (left).

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HTC One M8 Max specs: 5.5in QHD, QS805 CPU, 3GB RAM, 18MP with OIS?

It’s been so long since we’d properly written about the HTC One M8 Max (early August, in fact), that we were starting to think it might’ve been canned altogether.

But nope! A spanking new rumour from out of China says the HTC One M8 Max is very much still on the cards, with suitably beastly specs.

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September 2014: the month in review

Time was, January and February were the blockbuster months for mobile announcements, encompassing both CES in Las Vegas and Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. But more recently, September and October have established themselves as the real headline makers, and this year’s month9 didn’t disappoint.

Before we embrace October madness, let’s take a moment to digest everything that happened in mobile in September. Or all the important stuff, at least.

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Google Nexus 6: fresh rumour concurs it’s a big sexy second-gen Moto X

We heard last week that the imminent Google Nexus 6 will be built by Motorola, essentially touching down as a larger Moto X (2014) with even more impressive specs – the latest Moto X already being an intriguing package in its own right.

While that was just a rumour, it’s given credence by a further report, which says, well, pretty much the same thing. GOOD.

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Huawei Honor Tablet: modest specs, wallet-friendly price

Cast your minds back to March 2013, and you might recall Huawei’s grand plan for taking over the tablet market was 4G. “Put the power and the speed that we can put into these devices and you open up a different world,” said some guy.

Flying in the face of that pledge, the brand new 3G-ready Huawei Honor Tablet is incredibly modest (don't expect much in the way of "power" or "speed"), with a suitably low price tag. Time changes, changes e-very-thing.

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LG prepping 3G-ready VC100 smartwatch

LG and smartwatches; the story so far. The South Koreans’ first Android Wear smartwatch was the G Watch, while the G Watch R – still not released yet – takes a page out of the Moto 360’s book with a round face.

There appears to be a third prong to the LG smartwatch assault, with the headline feature being 3G-readiness.

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HTC M8 Eye: death to UltraPixels?

HTC M8 Eye: death to UltraPixels?

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

The whole UltraPixel thing has been a tough sell for HTC. As far as the spec sheet is concerned, the flagship One (M8) has a 4MP rear camera and that’s the end of that. You can hardly expect Joe Average to stand and listen to a full-on lecture explaining why it’s not really just 4MP.

There are signs, however, that Ultrapixels might soon be a thing of the past, with the camera-focused HTC M8 Eye supposedly rocking a plain old 13MP rear camera.

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Review of the week

Review of the week

Lewis Curdie  5 days ago

September was a crazy month for new releases, largely thanks to Apple and IFA, and BlackBerry saw us out this week with the Passport. As Martin wrote: "It somehow manages to accommodate both a square 4.5in display and a full QWERTY keyboard without looking completely ridiculous."

The most discussed articles this week were iOS 8: not such a big deal? (a notion put forth by yours truly), and Apple iPhone 6: best smartphone camera ever ever ever?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date brought forward as consumers go iPhone 6 crazy

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date brought forward as consumers go iPhone 6 crazy

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 24 at 12:00

The halcyon days of Samsung being almost effortlessly dominant at the top of the smartphone food chain appear to be well and truly over.

Sources from out east last night suggested the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 release date might be brought forward in light of the iPhone 6’s outrageous popularity, and the South Koreans have now confirmed that’s the case – without mentioning Apple by name of course.

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