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Rumor: Google Nexus X to launch later this year without an announcement

We’ve been hearing countless rumors in the past few weeks about the upcoming Nexus device. Previously, we heard it would carry the Nexus 6 moniker, but it seems Google may avoid using it due to trademark issues, as per a new report. Instead, Google will launch it as Nexus X without any official announcement.

Oppo Neo 5 officially announced in Malaysia, set to go on sale next week

Oppo has announced its budget-friendly LTE device for the Malaysian market, dubbed the Oppo Neo 5. It’s set to launch in the region next week for RM598 (almost $189).

Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 will reportedly launch with Exynos 4415 SoC

While most of the tech community is waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet, Samsung is also expected to launch the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2.

Moto X+1 press render makes an appearance

Motorola has scheduled an event on 4th of September where the company is expected to unveil a number of products, including the highly rumored Moto X+1. Recently, the now-retired @evleaks aka Evan Blass has posted a press render of the upcoming Moto X+1. The leaked images also shows the device with a wood back, as well as a Verizon logo on the back suggesting that it will launch on the Big Red.

All USB cables are hideous compared to crafted LifeStar

To most people, myself included, a USB cable is little more than a mandatory accessory used to power and sync our gadgets. It’s there when you need it, but gets pushed or tucked away once it’s done the job. Few people like having desk clutter, especially when the objects are so mundane.

Samsung Galaxy S5 with Snapdragon 805 and 4G+ to launch in Singapore on August 23rd

Samsung has already launched the LTE-A version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 in South Korea, but it seems the Korean OEM is going to launch another variant of the flagship device for Singapore. Not too long ago, SingTel is prepping up to launch the world’s first commercial 300mbps LTE Advanced network, along with the availability of the Samsung Galaxy S5 4G+. The smartphone will utilize the fast connection speeds, and will go on sale on August 23rd, the same day when the 4G+ network will be available.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks, Exynos 5433 chipset on board

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one of the most highly anticipated devices of the year, expected to see the light of day at Samsung’s Unpacked event in Berlin next month. Not too long ago, the alleged phablet was spotted on AnTuTu, revealing the specifications it’s expected to offer.

OtterBox introduces Alpha Glass, its “toughest screen protector yet”

Screen protectors can be awesome and maddening at the same time. Protection for your delicate smartphone screen from scratches and other hazards is great. But how they get all bubbly? Not so great. OtterBox thinks it’s got the answering to that maddening part with its new Alpha Glass line of screen protectors for iPhone 5/5s/5c and Samsung Galaxy S5.

LG unveils ‘smartly-priced’ L Fino, L Bello KitKat smartphones

This is a little less “game-changing” than what we expected LG to announce in the buildup to next month’s IFA, but it’s still early days. And all in all, the L Fino and L Bello aren’t that bad… for “smartly-priced” smart handhelds.

HTC confirms IFA 2014 presence, 64-bit Desire phone incoming?

The already crowded list of IFA protagonists is about to overflow, as HTC has just joined Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG, Acer and Asus in a collective effort to tease the hell out of Berlin’s prestigious consumer electronics trade show.

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Sharp’s new phone barely has a bezel. Is that a good thing?

It’s a widely accepted point of view that bezels are unsightly, unnecessary and a plain old bummer. But are they really that bad?

ZTE Nubia 5S Mini LTE available stateside for $280 with 13 MP/5 MP cameras

A household name in the Chinese mobile phone industry for years now, ZTE is slowly but steadily coming out of its fail-proof shell, taking a leap of faith on a US market that’s still reticent to OEMs hailing from that particular part of the world.