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Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro gets official, QHD screen, 16MP camera

Here's yet another smartphone to add to that slowly growing 2K display list. The Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro is big in more ways than one. While it's 6-inch display might be too unwieldly for single hands to use, it packs quite a punch with a lot of high-end specs and features that can still make Lenovo's massive phablet an enticing option, especially for those who place a lot of value on multimedia features.

Sony Xperia Z3 opens its flaps for a photo shoot leak

With IFA 2014 just around the corner, leaks and rumors about expected devices are sure to ramp up. This latest round is dedicated to Sony's next flagship, but it leaves more questions than answers, as expected from any leak. Focus is given to the smartphone's edges and in particular, the flaps that cover the device ports and slots.

Samsung to unveil Galaxy Note 4 on September 3 before IFA [UPDATE]

Those who are eagerly awaiting the official announcement of the new smartphones from Samsung would have to wait just a few more weeks as the OEM is expected to reveal them in Berlin this coming September 3, two days before the start of IFA 2014. The rumoured devices that will be launched are the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the upgraded version of the current Galaxy Note 3, and the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (name not yet confirmed).

US government might disallow in-flight calls after all

Airplane passengers in the US who would rather not know of the details of their seatmate's relationships or business transactions might soon be able to breathe a sigh of relief. The Department of Tourism is expected to weigh in on the issue of allowing cellphone calls while in flight, and the agency has hinted that it will be opposing the idea with a more formal and definitive policy.

The Kogan Agora 4G is a budget LTE smartphone

Kogan is a brand more known in the Australian market, but it will be good to continue looking at the Android products they put out, especially as they are marking a new cooperation with Taiwan-based consumer electronics outfit BenQ for this new iteration of their Agora smartphone. The Agora 4G is the second quad-core phone from Kogan, and it is entering what is an already saturated low-end smartphone market.

Leaked Huawei Ascend D3 photos betray a familiar design

Huawei may have just unveiled the Honor 6 in June, but it seems it already has a new high-end smartphone ready to entertain the crowd next month at IFA. These photos of what is claimed to be the Ascend D3 show a smartphone design that is eerily reminiscent of the HTC One Max, including the brushed metal look, the segmented rear design, and what looks to be like a placeholder for a fingerprint scanner at the back.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha product page accidentally tells all

With August 4 almost over (at least in some timezones), it seems that Samsung won't be making the Galaxy Alpha announcement today after all. But that's OK, because now we're getting more solid details about this rather puzzling smartphone courtesy of an accidentally published, and now removed, product page from UK retailer MobileFun.

Kyocera builds water, shockproof Hydro Life for T-Mobile

So the idea for building a sturdier, more robust phone for those with active lifestyles is not a new one – we’ve already seen Samsung and Nokia do it. T-Mobile is willing to put out another sturdy phone into the market, with Japanese electronics giants Kyocera building the Hydro Life smartphone which is set to launch by August 8.

Nokia rumored to be mulling over an Android future

Although Microsoft has practically divested Nokia of it's smartphone-making business, that doesn't mean that the former Finnish giant is completely out of the running. Pretty soon, it might actually be making a comeback to the device-making business, but this time with Android as its platform of choice, at least based on speculation about the company's recent job postings.

More Samsung Galaxy Alpha photos, 6.7-inch model tipped

Depending on which rumor you believe, Samsung might be unveiling the Galaxy Alpha later today or on August 13. If it does get announced today, then we will be able to prove or disprove this latest batch of photos of the purported metallic device, as well as the latest rumor that it will come in 4.7 and 6.7 inch models.