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The new face of ASUS revealed to support new ZenFone 2

May 19, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Asus, Phone with No Comments.

If you liked the look of the latest ASUS products but felt they were just missing something, maybe Zeny is what you were looking for. Zeny is the new ASUS owl, the company's mascot that's been unveiled for...some reason. The first product Zeny will lend his beaked face to is the ZenFone 2, which has been announced alongside the winged beast. The ZenFone 2 will be released unlocked in the US for $199/$299 and will come in two versions, large and small. The smaller model will run Android 5.0, have a 1080 x 1920 IPS display with Gorilla Glass 3, 2GB of RAM and run on an Intel Atom Quad Core Z3560 processor clocked at 1.8GHz. The larger ZenFone 2 runs on an Intel Atom Quad Core Z3580 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, has a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass

Oppo releases official renders of the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus smartphones

May 12, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Oppo, Phone with No Comments.

Oppo has let the world in on its upcoming new smartphones, the Oppo R7 and Oppo R7 Plus. The Oppo R7 is more of a standard smartphone design, while the larger R7 sports the super-slim bezel design that's been turning heads lately. The R7 Plus also features a fingerprint scanner and cuts out the front buttons that the regular R7 sports. They both have alloy chassis but the placement of the physical buttons differs - where the R7 has a power button the R7 Plus has a volume button. They will also feature Oppo's VOOC fast charging technology. Via gizchina

Oppo R7 stats revealed:1080p display, 3GB RAM and MT6752 processor

May 5, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Oppo, Phone with No Comments.

The stats have been revealed for the Oppo R7 smartphone, the bezel-free alloy unibody device has a 2.5-degree curve where the edges meet to keep it sleek. The handset will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM and an octacore processor clocked at 1.7GHz, which gizchina predicts will be a MediaTek MT6752. It will also sport LTE connectivity, a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facer. [gallery link="file"] Via gizchina

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

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