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Xiaomi Mi4i smartphone could be a sub-$200 model

April 21, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The mysterious Xiaomi Mi4i smartphone has been shrouded in rumour and speculation, the latest being that it could launch at just $161. The stripped-down version of the Xiaomi Mi4 looks to sport a Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM an Android 5.0. Full details are expected to be announced by Xiaomi in India within the next few days. Via gizchina

Sony Xperia Z4 gets official announcement and release date

April 20, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone, Sony with No Comments.

After it was accidentally leaked back in February, the Sony Xperia Z4 has finally been officially announced in Japan. The Z4 will be a slimline version of the popular smartphone and will sport a 64-bit octa-core processor when it is released this summer. The Xperia Z4's display is a 5.2-inch, 1080p model at 424ppi. It runs on a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and comes with 3GB of RAM. Storage is set at 32GB but expandable via microSD up to an additional 128GB. The battery is a 2,930mAh model and the handset is IPX8 water resistance certified and IPX6 dust-resistant. The handset is 6.9mm thick, which shaves some off the 7.3mm Z3, and it weighs 144g compared to the 152g predecessor. Its rear camera is a 20.7MP f/2.0 model with Sony's Exmor RS and Bi

Dark Side: Xiaomi Mi Note Black Edition released

April 18, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Android Tablet, Phone, Tablet with No Comments.

The Black Edition of the popular Xiaomi Mi Note has been released in China. This is the latest variant edition of the Mi Note is a limited edition and will cost $400. Fans of Mandopop might be keen to learn that it also comes bundled with Jason Zhang's latest album onboard. The Black Edition is limited to 30,000 units, the specs remain the same as the standard Mi Note. Via ubergizmo

Asus Padfone S Plus smartphone and tablet combo unveiled

April 8, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Android Tablet, Asus, Phone, Tablet with No Comments.

Asus has unveiled its latest Padfone, their phone and tablet dock combo device. The Padfone S Plus ups the stats from previous incarnations and will launch first in Malaysia this week. The Padfone S phone will cost around $300 and the tablet dock is sold as an optional extra. The phone sports a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. It comes with 3GB of RAM, 64GB storage (with microSD expansion), a 13MP rear camera with 4K video support. There's also WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, QI wireless charging and a 2300 mAh battery. The tablet costs and extra $165 and has an 8.9-inch display and 4,990mAh battery. Via liliputing

Xiaomi Mi Note shows off its feminine side with new pink edition

April 2, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

Following the recent bamboo-backed Xiaomi Mi Note comes another special edition, the pink model. The stats for this remain the same but it comes bundled with a 5,000 mAh power bank. Whether that's pink or not isn't make clear. The Mi Note runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, has 3GB of RAM, 16GB storage and a 5.7-inch full HD Gorilla Glass 3 display. Via ubergizmo

Huawei Honor 5 to launch in Russia on April 1

March 30, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The first Huawei smartphone to launch overseas will be the Honor 5, which comes out in Russia April 1. The 5-inch, 1280 x 720-pixel handset will run Android 5.0 on a 64-bit HiSilicon octacore processor. The Honor 5 will sport a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front cam. There's also 4G connectivity and dual-SIM capability. On the memory front there's 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, expandable via TF card. It's expected the processor will be a HiSilicon Kirin 620, the same as the Honor 4X. This uses ARM Cortex-A53 and the Mali 450 MP4 GPU. The Android 5.0 system will be skinned with EMUI based on Android L. In Russia it will launch at 13,000-15,000 rubles (US$223-258). [gallery link="file"] Via igadgetnews

Bezel be gone! Oppo nails the tiny margin

March 25, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Oppo, Phone with 1 Comment.

Leaked images of the new Oppo smartphone show they've nailed their take on the tiny bezel idea. The as yet unnamed smartphone is pictured running Oppo ColourOS with Android. If it builds upon the Oppo Find 7 smartphone specs the least we can expect from this phone is a 2K screen and 50MP photos. Watch this space. Via pocket-lint

Bamboo Xiaomi Mi Note launches in China

March 18, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with 1 Comment.

The Xiaomi Mi Note smartphone has been re-released in China with a swish new bamboo finish. The fresh finish reduces the weight of the phone by 5 grams, which is a nice but probably unnoticeable bonus for those who waited to get a novel version of the much-loved phone. It's out in China at 2,299 yuan (US $367). For the full Mi Note specs, check out this previous blog post. Via gizchina

ZTE Nubia Z9 Max appears in phablet form

March 18, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone, Tablet, ZTE with No Comments.

In the latest leaks, the ZTE Nubia Z9 smartphones has appeared in phablet form. The Nubia Z9 is the 2015 flagship device from the company. New leaks are thought to be the Nubia Z9 Max, a large handset that fits the phablet mold. It's expected to carry a dual LED flash, a 16MP rear camera and fingerprint scanner. It's also expected to sport 3GB of RAM, a 1080p display and a Snapdragon 810 processor. Via gizchina  

Mlais M52 Red Note smartphone hits presale

March 10, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The full specs have been announced for the Mlais M52 Red Note smartphone, which is available to preorder now for $149. This price makes the M52 the cheapest 64-bit octacore MediaTek MT6752 Android smartphone outside of China and follows in the footsteps of the likes of Meizu and Xiaomi's budget efforts. The phone packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage (expandable via microSD capped at 64GB). It supports dual-SIM and 3G/4G connectivity. The display is a 5.5-inch 720p affair and the unit measures 152 x 78 x 8.2mm. Battery life should be good thanks to the 3200mAh unit and the camera capabilities are also impressive with its 13MP rear shooter and 8MP front-facer. It's available for preorder here. Via gizchina

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