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Corning's New Lotus Glass Promises High-Performance, Durable Displays

Corning, the wizards behind Gorilla Glass, have done it again - earlier this week, the glass giant announced Lotus Glass, a new, durable glass designed specifically for high-performance electronic displays.

For a while now, Corning's Gorilla Glass has been a household name when it comes to mobile electronics, coming to be something of a standard, and synonymous with durability. Corning's announcement of Lotus Glass, however, is about to shake things up, offering a significant step up from the current go-to name in tough glass.

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Lenovo Has Announced The VIBE S1, A Phone With Dual Selfie Cameras For Some Reason

As smartphones become more mature, it gets harder to truly innovate. Lenovo is at least trying something new with the new VIBE S1. It has not one but two front-facing cameras. Why would you want this? I don't know, but it exists anyway.

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Motorola Makes The Second-Gen Moto 360 Official: Small And Large Sizes, Women's Version, Sport Model With GPS, And The Familiar Flat Tire Screen

Motorola hasn't done a particularly good job of keeping its new Android Wear devices a secret, but today they've made them official. There are now four models to choose from: what you might call the "classic" version, 46mm wide, a new 42mm smaller version that comes in men's and women's variants, and the "sport" model with a silicone band and built-in GPS. All of them ditch Motorola's questionable choice of a Texas Instruments chipset in favor of the Snapdragon 400, which has become the de facto standard for Android Wear watches.


Aside from the new size and the sport model, the changes are few, at least on the outside.

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Huawei Makes The Mate S Official With A Full Metal Body, Nifty Fingerprint And Knuckle Sense 2.0 Features, And A 650 Euro Price Tag

At this year's IFA Huawei has taken the lid off its latest flagship phone, the Huawei Mate S.

It's easy to overlook Huawei. This latest device, like previous hardware, continues to look not unlike an HTC One without the logo. And despite sticking its toe in the US market, the Mate S isn't yet set to hit the US.

But in Asia, Huawei remains one of the most competent smartphone makers in the business. The Mate S builds upon last year's impressive Mate 7. It features a full metal body surrounding a 5.5-inch AMOLED 1080x1920 display. The sides, at only 2.65 millimeters, call out to bezel haters everywhere.

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Obi Worldphone, Co-Founded By A Former Apple CEO, Plans To Hit The Non-US Market With Slick $200 Phones Starting In October

John Sculley, a man who served as CEO of Apple for a decade starting in 83, is working with the design firm that helped create Beats headphones to produce a new breed of smartphones for use outside of the US. The idea isn't to hit developing markets with more cheap, plastic devices that serve as hollow shells of the high-end counterparts sold elsewhere. Sculley's Obi Worldphone wants to offer young people a slightly more premium device with spiffy packaging.

Yes, the Obi Worldphone SF1 (named after San Francisco, where the Ammunition design firm is located) is a pretty generic looking black rectangle, but it comes with a unibody design supplemented by metallic accents and a raised glass display.

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Archos Introduces Two New Budget-Friendly Android 5.1 Lollipop Phones: The Diamond S And The 50e Helium

The French brand Archos is getting ready to announce two new smartphones at IFA 2015. Both follow the company's footsteps in pushing prices down while maintaining an interesting proposition in terms of value, hardware specifications, and build quality.

First is the Diamond S, a 5" 720p Super AMOLED smartphone with a flat glass finish topped with Gorilla Glass 3. It has all the makings of a smartphone you can get for your parent or recommend to your non-techie friends, thanks to acceptable internal storage (16GB) and RAM (2GB). The octa-core processor is no slouch either, the cameras are 8MP at the front and 16MP on the back, and there's a multitude of connectivity options with 4G and dual-SIMs.

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Report: Verizon Will Get A US Exclusive On The Moto X Play As The 'DROID Maxx 2,' DROID Turbo 2 Will Have An 'Unbreakable' Display

When the economical and long-lasting Moto X Play was announced specifically without US availability, it raised a few eyebrows here at Android Police. Some of us speculated that Motorola's tight relationship with Verizon, which goes all the way back to an exclusive on the original QWERTY-packing DROID, might have something to do with it. According to a report from Phandroid, that may indeed be the case. The site is reporting that the American carrier will sell a customized version of the Moto X Play as a sequel to its 2013 flagship, the DROID Maxx.

That makes sense: the Verizon-exclusive (at least in the US) Maxx line has always highlighted huge batteries and long usage times, and the Moto X Play uses a 3630mAh battery, larger than either the flagship Moto X Style or the enormous Motorola-made Nexus 6.

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ASUS Announced A Bunch Of New ZenFones... But Only One Of Them Is Actually New, And It Has A 5,000 mAh Battery

ASUS is riding high on ZenFone Fever, and at an event in India called - wait for it - Zenfestival, the company announced a slew of new ZenFone models. ZenFone 2 Deluxe, ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone Selfie, and ZenFone Max. Well, actually, only one of them was new - the ZenFone Max. The Laser, Deluxe, and Selfie were all announced previously, but the Max is the only really interesting one anyway (it even has a laser, don't worry).

The ZenFone Max is clearly targeted at emerging markets, blending an extremely large 5000mAh battery (how thick is this phone?) with a much more modest Snapdragon 410 processor, compared to the speedy if power-hungry Intel Atoms in the standard ZenFone 2.

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Hands-On With The Blu Vivo Selfie, Energy X Plus, And Studio C 5+5

Earlier this week, Blu announced a handful of new phones: the Vivo Selfie, Studio C 5+5, Studio C 5+5 LTE, and Energy X Plus. Each handset has something that makes it stand out from the others, and all of them come in at the low price points that we've come to expect from Blu. In short, we've got a thin and light phone made for selfies, a pair of ultra-affordable devices with dual 5MP shooters, and one with a battery that's in it for the long haul.

I've had three of the four for the last few days, with the only exception being the 5+5 LTE since it's virtually identical to the 5+5, just with the addition of LTE.

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OnePlus 2 Specs, Release Date, And Pricing

    Chipset and software

    Platform  Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994)
    Processor Octacore, 4x ARM A57 cores @ up to 1.8Hz, 4x ARM A53 cores @ 1.5GHz.
    Process size 20nm
    GPU  Adreno 430
    RAM 3-4GB LP-DDR4
    Cellular modem  Qualcomm X10 LTE
    Storage 16/64GB (eMMC 5.0)
    Android version shipped 5.1 "Lollipop" 

    Release date and pricing

    Announcement date  July 27th, 2015
    Initial retail availability August 11th, 2015 (64GB version only)
    Price (US) $329 (16GB), $389 (64GB)
    Price (UK) £239 (16GB), £289 (64GB)
    Price (EU) €339 (16GB), €399 (64GB)
    Price (Canada) $409 (16GB), $479 (64GB)


    Dimensions 5.5" 1920x1080 Full HD
    Panel type IPS TFT-LCD
    Display protection Corning Gorilla Glass

    Power, data, and ports

    Connector USB Type-C, USB version 2.0
    Battery 3300mAh, non-removable
    Quick charging None
    Wireless charging None
    SIM type  Dual nano SIM cards (no tool required)
    microSD slot No

    Wireless connectivity

    Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac 2.4/5GHz
    Bluetooth Version 4.1 w/ LE
    Mobile data 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE (support and bands vary by market)
    Voice over LTE Unknown

    Camera (rear)

    Max still resolution 13MP
    Video resolution Up to 2160p (4K w/ full 4K DCI), 24-120FPS (120FPS only at 720p)
    Flash Dual LED
    HDR Yes

    Camera (front)

    Max still resolution 5MP
    Flash No
    Video resolution  Unknown
    HDR Unknown

    Other features

    NFC No
    Infrared  No
    Fingerprint scanner On home button, touch-style
    Other 3-position notification (mute) switch, swappable rear covers.
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