Huge Galaxy S6 Leak

Huge leak may reveal the Galaxy S6’s biggest secret

By on January 27, 2015 at 2:41 PM.

Huge leak may reveal the Galaxy S6’s biggest secret

Over the past several weeks, we’ve gotten an increasingly clear picture of what the Galaxy S6 is actually going to be. Some have been more reliable than others, and some have even come directly from BGR, but until Samsung actually announces the device, we’re going to continue to do our best to put the pieces together and keep you up to date with the latest rumors.

This week, Polish blog Android.com.pl published one of the most interesting reveals we’ve seen so far. As with all rumors, it’s hard to know which, if any, of the details are factual, but none of it seems to be too far from the realm of possibility. More →

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Xiaomi Mi Note Release Date

Samsung’s other nightmare might also give Apple some sleepless nights

By on January 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

Samsung’s other nightmare might also give Apple some sleepless nights

Not only is Apple still making more money than Samsung in the mobile business, but the iPhone maker is threatening Samsung’s lead in the smartphone business for the first time in years, as the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus helped Apple sell a huge number of handsets during the Christmas quarter. But the iPhone isn’t Samsung’s only nightmare, as the company faces fierce competition in various markets when it comes to cheaper handsets. China is an area of particular interest, where local smartphone makers are selling more and more impressive low-cost devices. One of them is Xiaomi, which might soon be giving Apple some sleepless nights as well. More →

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Dakele 3 iPhone 6 Clone

This is the most ridiculous iPhone 6 clone we’ve ever seen

By on January 27, 2015 at 1:50 PM.

This is the most ridiculous iPhone 6 clone we’ve ever seen

Ever since the iPhone first hit the market, it was all but inevitable that we would see a litany of clones in the ensuing years. Some have been more subtle than others, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha from late last year, but the most entertaining knockoffs are the ones that are nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

That’s why our mouths are still agape at the insanity of the Dakele 3. More →

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Galaxy S6 Specs: Exynos 7420 CPU

The Galaxy S6 could be the start of a major shift for Samsung

By on January 27, 2015 at 12:50 PM.

The Galaxy S6 could be the start of a major shift for Samsung

The specs of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 might not include the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 System-on-Chip (SoC), many reports have said, as the new chip is plagued by certain overheating issues that Qualcomm is hurrying to fix. The chipmaker has denied these claims, but people familiar with the matter have recently said the company is developing a special Snapdragon 810 chip for the Galaxy S6.

But that might not be the case, according to South Korean publication ETNews says, as Samsung may have a different reason for ditching the Snapdragon 810. More →

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Top-5 Worst Smartphones

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 5 smartphones

By on January 27, 2015 at 11:21 AM.

Whatever you do, don’t buy these 5 smartphones

Here at BGR, we spend a huge amount of time telling you which smartphones you should consider as you work your way to your next major handset purchase. We take great care while testing devices, and we try to cover all of the major ins and outs for each phone we review. Important areas that we dig into include aesthetics and design, build quality, performance and software, all of which weigh heavily for consumers seeking out new handsets.

What we don’t often do, however, is spend time focusing on which smartphones you should avoid at all costs. More →

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Samsung vs. iPhone 6

Samsung’s iPhone 6 nightmare is unfolding before its eyes

By on January 27, 2015 at 10:10 AM.

Samsung’s iPhone 6 nightmare is unfolding before its eyes

Even though it’s still selling a massive number of smartphones each quarter, Samsung’s sales and revenues have been suffering lately as the company faces increased competition in emerging markets. Another big factor has been the battle with Apple’s 2014 iPhones, which have both been selling tremendously well since their launch.

In fact, Apple’s iPhone 6 models may have helped the company sell well over 70 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter, which may be enough to threaten Samsung’s smartphone sales dominance. More →

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HTC One M9 Vs Galaxy S6

Next-gen HTC One M9 benchmarks leak – here’s how they compare to the Galaxy S6

By on January 27, 2015 at 9:20 AM.

Next-gen HTC One M9 benchmarks leak – here’s how they compare to the Galaxy S6

HTC is set to unveil its next-generation HTC One M9 flagship smartphone during a big press conference on March 1st, which will take place just ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Expectations are high for the device, which HTC hopes will help speed up the recovery the struggling smartphone maker began late last year.

We have seen plenty of leaks and rumors over the past few weeks, and they have painted quite an impressive picture so far. Now, however, new benchmark test results have been revealed and we can compare them to results from another huge flagship phone set to debut at Mobile World Congress in March: Samsung’s Galaxy S6. More →

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Google Nova MVNO Carrier

How Google plans to disrupt the carrier business

By on January 27, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

How Google plans to disrupt the carrier business

Google is rumored to launch its own carrier business later this year, with recent reports having claimed the Search giant has already inked deals with Sprint and T-Mobile, whose networks will be used by Google’s rumored MVNO wireless service. But The Wall Street Journal has learned more details about the matter, revealing how Google might plan to disrupt the standard carrier business. More →

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Puzzlephone Puzzlecluster Modules Computer

What could happen to smartphone modules when they die

By on January 26, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

What could happen to smartphone modules when they die

Google’s Project Ara isn’t the only modular smartphone concept out there, though Google is closer than anyone else to actually selling such devices. Puzzlephone is one such other device, though the team behind it has a different approach than Google when it comes to modules. More →

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iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus vs. iPhone 5s Sales

Apple may have sold a mind-blowing 73 million iPhones in last quarter

By on January 26, 2015 at 5:15 PM.

Apple may have sold a mind-blowing 73 million iPhones in last quarter

Apple on Tuesday will announce its financial numbers for its fiscal Q1 2015, and a well-connected analyst who’s been very accurate about the company in the past thinks they’re going to be off the charts.  KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has penned a research note flagged by AppleInsider that says the iPhone maker may have sold even more iPhones during the period than the most optimistic estimate. More →

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Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge

Carrier apparently confirms both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge

By on January 26, 2015 at 4:50 PM.

Carrier apparently confirms both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S Edge

It’s no secret that Samsung will launch its sixth-generation Galaxy S model in the coming months, and it’s not likely the company will call it anything but the Galaxy S6. However, reports have constantly claimed that Samsung will have two distinct Galaxy S6 models in stores this year, including a regular model and a Galaxy Note Edge-like version that could have up to two Edge displays. Dutch publication Galaxy Club reports that Vodafone Netherlands has unwittingly confirmed both new flagship devices by listing product names on its website.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Specs Processor

The mystery deepens around one of the Galaxy S6’s key specs

By on January 26, 2015 at 3:10 PM.

The mystery deepens around one of the Galaxy S6’s key specs

When the Galaxy S6 launches later this year, just what chipset will it be packing? Although it’s been widely expected that Samsung’s next flagship phone would come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor, we’ve read reports saying that Qualcomm may be having trouble manufacturing enough Snapdragon 810s to meet high demand for the chipset. And now Phone Probe directs our attention to a new benchmark that only deepens this mystery. More →

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