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Samsung Galaxy S6 specs: just a 2,600mAh battery?

Samsung Galaxy S6 specs: just a 2,600mAh battery?

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 16 at 15:30

There’s been no shortage of Samsung Galaxy S6 rumours over the past few months, but one thing we forgot to stop and ask was: How big is the Galaxy S6’s battery?

Word from out east suggests the Samsung Galaxy S6 battery might be just 2,600mAh, which could be a cause for concern.

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HTC One M9: One Life, no brackets

HTC One M9: One Life, no brackets

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 16 at 10:30

One of the most infuriating smartphone naming conventions in recent years has been the HTC One open brackets M7/M8 close brackets. WHY THE BRACKETS?

But it looks like the Taiwanese manufacturer’s next flagship will be the HTC One M9, no brackets, with the tagline One Life. Er, whatever that means.

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‘Too many issues’ with Windows 10 Technical Preview right now, but support for more phones coming soon

The Windows 10 Technical Preview was made available for a curious selection of Windows Phone 8 devices a couple of days ago, and while there were notable omissions at the low- and high-end, Joe Belfiore tells us to stay cool.

According to J-Dawg, there are still – understandably – tons of issues with the Windows 10 Technical Preview at the moment, but we can expect support for further Lumia phones in due course.

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HTC One M9 specs: rumoured at 5in 1080p again, QS810, 3GB RAM, 20.7MP rear camera, Lollipop

HTC One M9 specs: rumoured at 5in 1080p again, QS810, 3GB RAM, 20.7MP rear camera, Lollipop

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 14 at 16:00

Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 is right around the corner, two weeks tomorrow, and we feel a slight pang of guilt having focused largely on the Samsung Galaxy S6 this week.

Allow us to right that particular wrong here with an in-depth look at HTC One M9 specs. Yet again we’re told to expect just a 1080p display, not QHD. Interdasting.

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HTC Desire 626 coming to the US, can we have a UK release, too?

HTC Desire 626 coming to the US, can we have a UK release, too?

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 14 at 14:00

The HTC Desire 626 launched earlier this week, and its decent-specs-affordable-price offering led us to suggest that it might be the Taiwanese manufacturer’s answer to the Motorola Moto G.

There was no mention of western availability at launch, but the suggestion of a US release on Sprint gives us hope that we might eventually see an HTC Desire 626 UK release.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 810: faster than Exynos 7420, cooler than Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810: faster than Exynos 7420, cooler than Qualcomm Snapdragon 801

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 14 at 12:00

Over the past few weeks we’ve been hearing all sorts of rumours about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, and Samsung doing its own thing – Exynos 7420-style – with the Galaxy S6 gave credence to the idea of the 810 being faulty.

But nope, the rumour mill now seems quite content that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 is cool – literally cool, and actually faster than Samsung’s Exynos 7420.

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‘The Next Galaxy’ returns, drives Mobot writer crazy

Long-term readers might vaguely recall a rant I went on around three years ago when Samsung started referring to the Galaxy S3, prior to launch, as “The Next Galaxy”.

Sadly, as we patiently await the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch on March 1, the most infuriating of all hashtags is back. Gawd I hate you, #TheNextGalaxy.

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Coming soon: Samsung Galaxy Grand 3

Coming soon: Samsung Galaxy Grand 3

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 13 at 18:00

The Galaxy Grand series has been fairly successful over the years, delivering big-screen wallet-friendly alternatives to Samsung’s flagship phones – the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note.

We’re officially told to expect “The Grandest Ever” soon. That’ll be the Samsung Galaxy Grand 3 then.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 TouchWiz: ‘amazingly fast’, free Office 365

Over the past month we’ve heard that Samsung Galaxy S6 TouchWiz will be simplified to “the level of Google's Nexus 6” and “slimmed down by a wide margin”.

To be honest, we initially thought the news was too good to be true, but we’re hearing a more detailed report describing Samsung Galaxy S6 TouchWiz as “amazingly fast”. YUS.

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Sony Xperia E4 priced £99 by Clove

Sony Xperia E4 priced £99 by Clove

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 13 at 15:00

The Sony Xperia E4 launched earlier this week, and the obvious question at this stage is: “How much will it cost, man?”

According to UK e-tailer Clove, you’ll be able to grab the Sony Xperia E4 for a quid under £100, or “£99” if you prefer. Crucially, that puts the Xperia E4 in direction competition - to the penny - with the Motorola Moto G 4G LTE.

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Woman electrocuted in bath by charging iPhone

Woman electrocuted in bath by charging iPhone

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 13 at 12:00

I’m putting my trademark sarcasm/terrible sense of humour aside here for a moment, with some genuinely sad news.

A 24-year-old woman has been found dead in Russia, after dropping her on-charge iPhone 4 in the bath.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 release date: March 22?

Samsung Galaxy S6 release date: March 22?

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 13 at 10:30

We all know it’s launching on Sunday, March 1, but what about the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date? When can we actually buy it?

Well, according to this latest rumour, we can infer that the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date might fall just three weeks after launch.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 specs: wireless charging and glass rear?!

With the Samsung Galaxy S6 launch now just over two weeks away, we were starting to feel pretty confident about what to expect from the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 launch event.

But wait! If Samsung Galaxy S6 specs include wireless charging, does that give credence to earlier rumours of a glass rear?

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge gets 24K gold makeover

While anodised gold colouring is more than enough for our tastes, it’s not uncommon to see high-end smartphones made over in, like, actual 24-karat gold.

We recently saw the utterly garish 24K gold iPhone 6 in China, and here, looking just a little classier for our money, is the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Gold Limited Edition.

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Samsung Galaxy J1 rated 1/5 stars by Amazon India customers

Samsung Galaxy J1 rated 1/5 stars by Amazon India customers

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 12 at 16:30

Samsung might still technically be the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer, but it’s looking increasingly like the South Koreans don’t have a clue what they’re doing at the moment.

Take the Samsung Galaxy J1, for example. Amazon India consumers have protested en masse that the entry-level Galaxy J1 is overpriced nonsense.

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How to pronounce Xiaomi, by Hugo Barra

How to pronounce Xiaomi, by Hugo Barra

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 12 at 14:30

As Chinese manufacturers become more popular in the west, consumers often struggle to understand the correct pronunciation of their names. Huawei, for example, is nothing like Hawaii; it’s actually pronounced “wah-way”.

It’s probably a good idea to learn how to say Xiaomi, too, it being a top 5 global smartphone player. Over to you, Hugo Barra.

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Serendipity S7: Chinese smartphone has near edge-to-edge display, but don’t expect to see many in the wild

Serendipity S7: Chinese smartphone has near edge-to-edge display, but don’t expect to see many in the wild

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 12 at 10:30

Why do we do this to ourselves? We really must stop looking at Chinese exclusive smartphones, as the more we can’t have something, the more we want it!

Here we’re drooling over the sexy Serendipity S7 (bottom; that's the iPhone above), a phone that stands out thanks to its remarkably thin bezels, yielding what’s very close to being an edge-to-edge display.

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Apple: first US company valued above 0 billion

Apple: first US company valued above $700 billion

Lewis Curdie  Feb. 11 at 18:30

I recently penned Seven reasons to love being Tim Cook right now, and the good news for Apple just keeps coming.

The latest trophy in the cabinet is ‘First US Company Valued Above $700 Billion’, just an inconceivably high figure. Seven. Hundred. Billion.

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Win a free Sony Xperia E4 on Facebook

The modest Sony Xperia E4 launched yesterday, and while it’s not quite the Xperia Z4 flagship we’ve all been waiting for, it is, in fact, a thoroughly interesting entry-level phone, largely on account of that unorthodox – for Sony – curved design.

If the Sony Xperia E4 has tickled your fancy, you might want to hit up Facebook, where Sony is giving users the chance to win a free Xperia E4.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge: both metal, both 5.1in?

With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge launch now less than three weeks away (two weeks on Sunday), everyone and his dog is sharing details about Samsung’s next smartphone flagships.

Here Bloomberg chimes in with the suggestion that both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be metal with 5.1in displays.

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