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Xiaomi Mi Note high-spec smartphones and benchmark results

January 16, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

Xiaomi's 2015 assault continues with the high-spec Mi Note smartphones, of which the benchmark tests have also come to light. The basic Xiaomi Mi Note has a 5.7-inch 1920 x 1080 display and is powered by a Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM. A higher-end model is also be be released, the Mi Note Pro, which has a 2K screen, 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. This runs on a Snapdragon 810 processor. Both versions have a 3000mAh battery and a 13MP Sony camera at the back and a 4MP front-facer. They've paid attention to audio this time around too, with support for DAC, for which they've also announced the premium Xiaomi Mi headphones. The smartphones also support Cat 9 LTE, are 6.95mm thick. The basic Mi Note model will be out at 2299 yuan (US $370) and the Pro will cost

Oppo R1C is world’s thinnest smartphone (with 4x optical zoom)

January 15, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Oppo, Phone with No Comments.

Oppo's claimed the peculiar title of world's thinnest smartphone with a 4x optical zoom with its new Oppo R1C, which is 6.85mm thick. As well as being slim, the phone looks pretty flashy, with its sapphire glass finish. It has a 5-inch, 720p display and runs on a 64-bit 1.5GHz octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. On the memory front there's 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage (expandable to 128GB via microSD). It has a 5MP front-facing camera and the 4x zoomer round the back is a 13MP Sony IMX214 module. It runs Android, supports 4G and will be out at 2,499 yuan (£260/$400). Via pocket-lint

Oppo R5 smartphone takes world’s slimmest phone medal

October 30, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone, Oppo, Phone with No Comments.

It's an unofficial prize of course, but at 4.85mm the Oppo R5 has claimed the world's slimmest smartphone crown. The R5 has snatched the prize from Gionee and features a 5.2-inch full HD AMOLED display and inside, an octacore 64-bit Snapdragon 615 SoC processor. There's also 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facer and LTE connectivity. Storage is capped at 16GB and there's no 3.5mm headphone jack, so it's USB adaptors or Bluetooth for audio. It'll be out in December for $499 and available in silver, gold and grey. Via engadget

Meizu MX4 is world’s first MediaTek MT6595 phone

September 3, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone, Meizu, Phone with No Comments.

Beijing, China: Meizu today launched the Meizu MX4 smartphone, the first in the world to adopt a MediaTek processor. The MX4 is a 5.36-inch Android smartphone that runs on the MediaTek MT6592 processor clocked at 2.2GHZ, something usually expected to sit in a tablet. It's the first of many, according to Meizu CEO Jack Wong. The MX4 comes with a Gorilla Glass 3 panel, a 20.7MP Sony camera that offers 4K video and 720p slow motion, and much more. Check out the link below for the full report. Via gizchina

Skinny Gionee Android smartphone has a slim 5mm depth

July 23, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The battle for the slimmest smartphone is still being fought in some pockets of the industry and Chinese brand Gionee has come up with a 5mm-thin handset that's got to be a contender. The Gionee GN9005 looks like an iPhone from the front, weighs 94.6g and has a 4.8-inch 720p AMOLED display. It runs on a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1GB of RAM, 16GB storage, TD-LTE connectivity, and two cameras: 8MP and 5MP on the front. The phone come with Android 4.3 JellyBean and will be out soon. Via androidauthority

Asus PadFone S smartphone and tablet combo to come out at Computex

May 28, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone, Android Tablet, Asus, Phone, Tablet with No Comments.

Computex 2014 will be the official launch of the smartphone-that-docks-in-a-tablet Asus PadFone S - the international version of the PadFone X. The handset has a 5-inch full HD display and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8974 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It has 16GB of storage (expandable up to 64GB via microSD), 2 GB of RAM and 4G LTE connectivity. It also boasts wireless charging, NFC and certified water resistance. The phone slots neatly into the back of the tablet, which has an 8.9-inch full HD display, dual stereo speakers and a 4.990 mAh battery. The combo will cost US$664. Via tablet-news

Sharp AQUOS 204SH 5.2-inch smartphone shaves down the bezel

April 26, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone with No Comments.

There are plenty of competitive elements in smartphone development. The most instantly noticeable one is the actual screen size vs frame/bezel. Sharp's latest, the AQUOS 304SH, is gunning for the top spot, with its 5.2-inch, 1080p display offering a slim bezel that lets the display cover 79 percent of the frontage. The current front-runner is the LG G2, which offers a viewable 75.7 percent. The new AQUOS uses Sharp's IGZO technology to get the HD display going on low power and it's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz. It will also come with 2GB RAM, 32GB storage ad a 13-megapixel rear camera. The phone's set to be released in Japan next month. Via androidcommunity

Oppo Find 7 smartphone 50MP camera explained

March 20, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone, Oppo with No Comments.

The Oppo Find 7 has been making waves the past day with its high-spec insides and most notably, its 50-megapixel camera. The phone runs a 5.5-inch, 2560 x 1440 display on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor but the 50MP images are created by its 13-megapixel image sensor, which then uses onboard software to stitch multiple images together to create 50-megapixel, 8160 x 6120 images. The Find 7 also records 4K video at 30 frames per second and slow-motion video at up to 100 frames per second. Even the front-facing camera's a cut above at 5-megapixels. It also has 3GB of RAM, 32GB storage and a 2000mAh battery. It's released in China on today. Via liliputing

Screens everywhere! Twin-screen YotaPhone smartphone

March 19, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

In a fresh twist of mobile tech, the YotaPhone sports two screens - a regular smartphone style screen on the front and a low-energy e-paper display on the back. Inside it's a standard Android phone, with a 4.3-inch, 720 x 1280 front display powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chip with 2GB RAM and a 13-megapixel camera. The back screen is a low-energy e-paper display with a touch area. At $419 (US$696), is the YotaPhone a gimmick or an innovation? Let us know on the MP4Nation forum. Via gizmodo

Huge Octacore iOcean G7 phablet unboxing

February 28, 2014 by Tom in Android Phone, Android Tablet with No Comments.

iOcean's largest device to date is unboxed over at Gizchina. Technically a smartphone, the 6.44-inch iOcean G7 falls closer to the tablet category with its notable girth. It sports a FHD 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a 13 mega-pixel with F2.0 aperture, 1.7GHz octacore processor, 2GB RAM and a 3500mAh battery. It runs Android 4.2 on an Octacore Mediatek chipset, captures 1080p video at 30fps and the front camera is a standard 5-mega-pixel unit. Internal memory's 16GB with expandable SD up to 32GB and it supports dual-sim. Via gizchina

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