lumigon-t3It looks like the folks over at Lumigon are working on what they call the Lumigon T3, and this is no Terminator handset, but rather a fourth generation smartphone from Denmark, which will obviously follow in the footsteps of its predecessors, which will be known as the Lumigon T1, T2 and T2 HD. In fact, what we do know of the Lumigon T3 has been revealed through this solitary leaked image.

Interestingly enough, the dual camera setup that is located on the back makes for some very interesting speculation – between the two lenses lie a very, very small window, which could very well be a laser autofocus unit. Apart from that, there are no other elements in the photo, which might actually be a flash, who knows? Rumor has it that the T3 will arrive with a Mediatek Helio X10 chipset with an octa-core CPU and 3GB of RAM, accompanied by Android 5.1 Lollipop.

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firefox-os-sonyAll good things must come to an end, or so the saying goes. However, it also makes sense if something that is bad or not good at all must also come to an end, as it would be madness to continue a certain kind of destructive behavior or pattern. The folks at Firefox have been alerted to the situation where their Firefox OS is concerned, and decided that they will no longer offer Firefox OS smartphones through carrier channels.

This particular move happened because Mozilla figured out that they cannot deliver “the best user experience possible” where smartphones are concerned, and hence, decided that it is better to cut its losses and to bail out from smartphone development totally. After all, the Firefox OS handsets rolled out to date have been low-end without bringing much success.

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s6-marshmallow-1So, you have been rocking to your Samsung Galaxy S6 for quite some time already, and have found it to be quite the performer. Now that you want to eke a higher level of performance from it, what do you do? Doing all the manual tweaking is fine, but an operating system update is also one of the ways – but unfortunately, the Galaxy S6 remains stuck on Lollipop. All of that might change in the near future though, as we have seen screenshots of Android 6.0 Marshmallow running on the Samsung Galaxy S6.

These screenshots point to a redesigned TouchWiz UI that will boast of additional white space, and the setting toggles in the notification panel do seem to be the ones that have received the majority of the changes, being depicted a grey background now with a shade of blue. As for the official release date, who can really tell when that would happen?

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Mi-4-windows-10So, you are still rocking to the Xiaomi Mi 4 and are more than happy with the device, right? Well, how about enjoying an operating system upgrade when December 3rd rolls around? This is what will happen to the Xiaomi Mi 4, where it has been teased by Xiaomi’s Founder and President Lin Bin on Weibo, citing the December 3rd date. I suppose it is encouraging to take note that this bit arrives close to nine months after Microsoft and Xiaomi came to an agreement, where there would be support for the Windows 10 Technical Preview on the Mi 4 handset.

Just in case you were wondering, there is another device from Xiaomi which will rock to the Windows 10 OS, and that would be the recently announced Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet, with that particular device arriving in a 64GB memory configuration alongside an asking price of $205 thereabouts.

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OnePlus-iPhone-CaseNow here’s an iPhone 6S case that will certainly turn heads, especially when you take into consideration its name which is known as the OnePlus iPhone 6S case. That’s rather weird, don’t you think so? It will certainly take some getting used to before the name rolls off your tongue naturally. Well, we do know that The OnePlus iPhone 6S case can now be purchased for $19.99 a pop, and no, you do not need any kind of invite before you can snag one for yourself.

Each purchase will also be accompanied by an invitation to purchase a OnePlus X, just in case, you know, you would like to tread the Android waters. All in all, it comes in the kind of material as found on the OnePlus One and OnePlus X, which makes it a whole lot harder to lose grip of when you hold it – which is good!

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karalux-priv-1Back in the day, it was anathema to think that Apple computers would run on Intel processors, and Apple machines would have Microsoft Office running on them. Well, those days have long since arrived and gone, and it looks like to hear of a BlackBerry device running on Android? Now that’s what is going to happen with the BlackBerry Priv, where the folks over at Vietnam-based Karalux have something special up their sleeves for this handset, that is, by offering a gold-plating service.

It is going to be more challenging than usual though, as Karalux shared, “Unlike the previous generations, it is a little bit more difficult to disassemble BlackBerry Priv. Karalux engineers took nearly 2 hours to ‘operate’ its details, and spent 4 more hours with more than 10 different procedures to complete the first gold-plated BlackBerry Priv in Vietnam.”

The handset and gold-plating will cost $1,111 thereabouts, whereas international customers will have to fork out more at approximately $1,350 to bring one of these puppies back home. [Press Release]

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Nokia-C1-RumorNow here is an interesting leaked render of what is allegedly known as the Nokia C1, which is supposed to be the next smartphone which will feature the Nokia logo – never mind the fact that the Finnish company had already sold its smartphone business to Microsoft some time back. Well, the most interesting aspect about this leaked render would be the fact that it sports an Android operating system on the foreground, while another model hiding behind it looks as though it runs on Windows 10 Mobile.

Does this mean that we will have to face not one, but two variants of the same device? Only time will be able to tell, but for the moment, it will be an agonizing wait until 2016 as that is when the alleged Nokia C1 smartphone will launch then.

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mate8-1It does seem very likely that the upcoming Huawei Mate 8 will be the new flagship by the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, and the Huawei Mate 8 is shaping up to be a rather lovely device, too. After all, it has a possible November 26 release date, and images of it has been revealed to tease us further. The Huawei Mate 8 will no doubt make use of metal, and plenty of it, we might add. It also looks as though one will be able to choose from grey, gold, and copper shades.

As for the renders, they do seem to confirm the position of the fingerprint sensor which will be underneath the camera, in addition to the pair of speaker grilles that surround the USB port that will be at the bottom of the device. The screen itself looks close to being bezel-less and all that we need to do now is sit tight and wait for the real deal to be released.

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yuphoria-newThere is nothing quite like building on an old success, don’t you think so? It was not too long ago that the YU Yuphoria was released, and this mid-range device did seem to be a pretty good value for money proposition. Well, this time around it looks like the Indian firm has a successor in the works, or perhaps an enhanced edition. It will forgo the original Yuphoria’s model number of YU5010, as this new device spotted on the GFXBench database will be designated as the Yuphoria YU6000.

In terms of hardware specifications, it will be powered by a MediaTek MT6753 chipset with a 1.5 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T720 GPU, accompanied by a 4.6” 1080p touchscreen, carry an 8MP selfie camera, a 12MP or 13 MP rear camera, 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory. No word on a possible release date just yet.

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oneplus-x-ceramicThe OnePlus X might be in your hands already (assuming you have had an invite), but then it is very possible that it was only one of two versions. After all, what has been released to date has been the glass variation, which means the other model that has yet to hit the market would be the ceramic edition of the OnePlus X, where no doubt this will be a limited edition model.

It remains unknown as to how one will be able to pick this model up, but then again it is also safe to make the assumption that one will also need an invitation to obtain one, too. After all, this is OnePlus that we are talking about. The Ceramic edition of the OnePlus X will cost £269 or €369 a pop, depending on which part of the world you reside in. This particular variation of the handset will not go on sale in North America, and there will only be 10,000 units manufactured.

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