Samsung officially confirms that it will permanently disable any remaining Galaxy Note 7 over the next month [Update]

Just last night a report came out that Samsung, at least on US Cellular, was planning to disable remaining Galaxy Note 7 units. Now, the company has officially confirmed those actions for every remaining Galaxy Note 7 in the United States.

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LG V30: Leaked image from owner’s manual confirms the phone’s familiar design

Earlier this month, we got our first look at the upcoming LG V30 thanks to several leaked renders that showed off the handset from all angles. While we’ve yet to see a real-life image of the device, a leaked image from the device’s alleged owner’s manual offers a new look at its outline…

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Google confirms two flagship, Nexus-like Android Wear devices coming in Q1 2017, Assistant and Android Pay in tow

Before Android Wear 2.0 was delayed to early next year, rumors swirled that Google would make its own smartwatch. Now, in an interview with The Verge, the company has confirmed the two upcoming “flagship” devices, but revealed that they will not be solely Google-made hardware…

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OnePlus 3 TENAA listing all but confirms design and specifications

With the OnePlus 3 rumored to be making its first public appearance on June 14th, it’s about the right time for the next “flagship killer” to appear in a listing on China’s TENAA site. Similar to the FCC in the US, all phones launching in China tend to land on TENAA a few weeks before they launch. OnePlus is no exception, and was spotted by Engadget China, with pictures from every angle and a list of specifications.

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Sketchy leak allegedly confirms HTC’s U 11 specs, including the innovative ‘Edge Sense’

HTC has not been at the top of its game for quite some time now, churning out devices not on par with the competition and, at times, full of questionable choices.

However, its upcoming U 11 flagship is seemingly set to turn things around for the Taiwanese company, and alongside innovative tech we now may have its full — and, yes, competitive — spec sheet (via MySmartPrice)…

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LG confirms ‘FullVision’ 5.7-inch display for LG G6, offers a peek at new LG UX 6.0

As ‘release season’ approaches, I’m finding myself extremely excited for one phone in particular, the LG G6. Even though last year’s LG G5 didn’t win over most people, I found myself in love with the company’s later attempt, the LG V20. Now, as the LG G6 approaches with a lack of bezels, the addition of waterproofing, and more, I can’t wait to check out this phone. Now, LG is confirming more details about the phone, only stoking the fire…

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Xiaomi Mi 5 will launch on February 24, company VP confirms

Following weeks of speculation and leaks, Xiaomi’s global VP, Hugo Barra has confirmed on Twitter that the Mi 5 will launch on February 24. Having already revealed that the Mi 5 will be powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor, it’s clear this device is going to be the company’s flagship smartphone of 2016.

Apart from the processor, we know little about the Mi 5 with certainty. One website’s placeholder suggested the device will ship with specs that should compete head-to-head with the Galaxy S7, although it will undoubtedly be cheaper than Samsung’s next flagship smartphone. The Mi 5 listing claimed the smartphone will have a 5.2-inch Quad HD display coated in 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It also suggested the phone will have a 6-element 16MP camera on the back with f/2.2 aperture and 4K video recording.

Xiaomi is well known for releasing powerful smartphones at competitive prices. The big question for 2016 is whether or not it will launch its upcoming devices in the US and other established western markets. Its biggest competitor, Huawei, made huge strides internationally last year, and will surely extend its lead over Xiaomi if the Mi-makers don’t respond aggressively.