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Nokia 7.1 Plus X7

HMD Global will hold its official press event on October 4 in London, but many leaks have already confirmed a Nokia 7.1 Plus (X7 in China) smartphone. Successor of the Nokia 7 Plus, this will be the company's most powerful mid-range phone yet. Featuring an edge-to-edge notched 6.0-inch FHD+ display covered in Gorilla Glass 4 or higher, a vertical dual rear camera setup with a fingerprint sensor just below, and a 16-megapixel front-facing camera. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Galaxy S7 Explodes

Photo credit: Rokhana

This isn't the first time a Samsung smartphone has either caught fire or exploded, but is definitely one of the most recent incidents. Reddit user "Rokhana" from Morocco reported that this Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was in their back pocket before being taken out to snap a photo, but it suddenly froze and then shut down. After it failed to turn back on, the user laid it down on their kitchen countertop and decided to try again later, but a "couple seconds after putting it down the whole thing spontaneously went up in flames." Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

At first glance, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro might be confused for an iPhone X, but it's actually the company's latest flagship smartphone. Featuring a 6.21" (1080 x 2248) OLED panel with an in-display fingerprint reader, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB / 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, dual 12-megapixel rear-facing cameras, and a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. Pricing starts from $467 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage model, with shipments beginning on September 21st. Continue reading for a video recording of the entire launch event, direct from China.

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Punkt MP02 4G Phone

Let's face it, many people don't need all of the features that a smartphone offers, and could possibly do without all the distractions that one offers. Introducing the Punkt MP02 4G phone, which removes the smart features, but still has everything you need to stay connected, which include calling and texting capabilities. Continue reading for another real world use video, more pictures and information.

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iPhone Xs Photos

Photo credit: Austin Mann via Peta Pixel

Travel photographer Austin Mann managed to get his hands on the iPhone Xs a few days before the units arrive at the Apple Store, and decided to take it on a trip to Zanzibar to see just how good the new camera system is. Just to recap, both the iPhone Xs and Xs Max sport 12MP dual rear cameras and a 7MP TrueDepth front camera capable of shooting 4K video as well as Smart HDR photos. Continue reading for more photo samples.

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Nokia 9 Penta Camera

The Nokia 9 will be the company's new flagship smartphone when it's released, and so far, we've seen plenty of leaks to confirm a penta lens camera setup. Other features of this smartphone, codenamed A1 Plus or A1 Plus Euro, include: 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, an LG-sourced 5.7" P-OLED display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Porsche Huawei Mate RS Turbo

Auto enthusiasts probably already know that the Porsche 911 GT3 RS is an even more track-focused version of the 996 GT3, and the same could be said for the Huawei Mate RS Turbo. This followup to the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS now boasts carbon fiber accents and comes in a variety of colors, including the stunning Mexico Blue. Technical specification wise, you'll find a triple rear camera setup and a crown button for easy scrolling. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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iPhone XR

Say goodbye to the iPhone 8 / SE, and hello to the iPhone XR, Apple's new entry-level smartphone. Priced at $749 and offered in black, silver, blue, yellow, as well as Product (RED) colors, it sports a 6.1" Liquid Retina LCD display, an A12 Bionic chipset, a 12MP rear camera, and a 7MP TrueDepth front camera, which is also used for Face ID. Continue reading for another hands-on video, pictures and more information.

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ATOM Smartphone

There are smartphone owners who prefer form over function, and decide to use a case not for protections, but mainly for its aesthetics. What if there was a smartphone that could change its looks throughout the day, without requiring any additional accessories? Meet the ATOM smartphone. The chassis is coated in thermochromic paint that looks normal when cool, but add a little heat, and you'll see speckles appear. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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iPhone 9 iPhone XC

Photo credit: Ben Geskin

A leaked slide from a Chinese carrier's marketing purportedly states that Apple's three new smartphones will be called the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Plus, and the iPhone XC. They will reportedly be priced at $1000 (iPhone XS Plus), $900 (iPhone XS), and $699 for the entry level iPhone XC. The latter will sport an LCD display rather than OLED to cut down on costs. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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