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Droid Weekly 10/20/13: Samsung, Galaxy Round, HTC One Max, and More

October 20, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

The HTC One Max is Finally Official; 5.9-inch Display with Snapdragon 600 and Fingerprint Scanner

This week, HTC finally took the wraps off their first ever “phablet”, which is the One Max and is basically the HTC One with a 5.9-inch display and a fingerprint reader. Unfortunately there’s not a whole lot of differences, even the internal specs are the same. Although they did add a microSD card slot. Read more

Rumors Point to Samsung and Apple Releasing 12-inch Tablets

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Could Samsung and Apple both be looking to release 12-inch tablets? Well latest rumors point to it. We’ve heard for a while that Samsung was working on a 12-inch tablet to join their Note lineup. Which would be a good addition to that lineup. But so far it has yet to be announced. Read more

Oppo N1 to Cost Just $99 to Lucky Few Chosen for Pioneer Program

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Oppo announced their N1 not too long ago. Now they are looking for about 10 “Pioneers”, for which they’ll give them the N1 for just $99. Which is an amazing opportunity. If you haven’t applied yet, you may want to take this opportunity and do so. Read More

Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and SmartWatch 2 Now Available in the US

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This week, Sony finally brought over the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and the Smartwatch 2 to the US. Of course they are all available unlocked only, but at least they are here now. Read More

Rumor: Samsung Galaxy S5 to Come with a 14nm Exynos 6 Chip

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Never too early for rumors right? Well the Galaxy S5 is being rumored to come with a 14nm Exynos 6 processor. Although if history is to repeat itself again, it looks like the US and other LTE markets will still get a Snapdragon processor. Read More

Galaxy Round Unboxing Reveals Few Surprises

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Samsung’s Galaxy Round started shipping last week and was unboxed by a few guys in South Korea. It actually shows off a few surprises like the rounded battery inside. The Galaxy Round basically is the Galaxy Note 3 without the S Pen and a slightly smaller battery. Read More

Samsung announces new R&D campus in Mountain View, waves at Google

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Samsung opens one of it’s new R&D campus’ in Mountain View. Well they technically announced it. A few months ago, we had heard that the South Korean manufacturer was planning on opening about 5 new R&D campuses around the world. It’ll be interesting to see where the others will be located. Read More