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Rumours no more! Official stats and pics of OnePlus 2 are here

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

It's finally here - the official information for the hotly-anticipated OnePlus 2 smartphone. The OnePlus 2 is billed as a "flagship killer" as it's the high-spec, mid-price model we were all expecting. The OnePlus 2 has a full HD 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 178-degree viewing angle. It weighs 175g, is powered by a 3300mAh lithium polymer battery and runs on a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. There's also dual SIM support, as well as 4G LTE connectivity, and it supports 4K video recording and 720p slo-mo capture. It also supports USB Type-C charging, has a fingerprint scanner on the home button and runs OxygenOS - the OnePlus OS based on Android 5.1. On the memory front it'll have 64GB storage and 4GB LIDDR4 RAM. The OnePlus 2 will be out on 11 August and

Gently does it: LG Gentle flip-phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports 4G LTE

July 28, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

LG is putting out a new flip-phone that manages to get bang in the middle of retro and modern. On the modern side, the LG Gentle flip-phone will come with Android 5.1 Lollipop and supports 4G LTE connectivity. The rest of the stats take it back in time. It has a 3.2-inch, 480 x 320-pixel display and a 3MP camera. The storage isn't too bad at 4GB, and it comes with 1GB. The Gentle will launch in Korea and will cost around $175. Via engadget

Slim ZTE Blade D6 Android smartphone surfaces in China

July 20, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone, ZTE with No Comments.

The ZTE Blade D6 smartphone has been unveiled at Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2015. The Blade D5 has a 5-inch display and runs Android 5.0 skinned with MiFavor 3.2 UI on a quad-core processor. The undisclosed processor is clocked at 1.3GHz and the phone carries 2GB of RAM. Not shy of gimmicks with the Blade, ZTE is proud of its selfie-centered 88-degree wide-angle 5MP front-facing camera (with a 13MP cam at the back) and its ZigBee wireless connectivity that works with baby monitors for 4G surveillance. The phone is 6.95mm thick and weighs 120g. Price and date TBA. Via slashgear

Marshall London is the amp company’s music-focussed Android phone

July 18, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Audio, Phone with No Comments.

Guitar amp, and more recently headphones and portable speakers company Marshall has announced its first ever smartphone - the Marshall London. The London has some pretty neat design ideas, such as the M button that'll take you straight to music and the wheel-style volume dial that recalls the classic days of the cassette/CD Walkman. For music quality Marshall has incorporated a Wolfson chipset. On the gimmick front, there's also built-in DJ software, as well as a customisable EQ. With its pure music focus, the other stats aren't quite up to scratch but they're fine for mid-range. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset and sports a 4.7-inch IPS display. Also onboard is 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, thankfully expandable via microSD. It'll launch with Android Lollipop a

Commodore launches Android smartphone with built-in C64 emulator

July 17, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

Miss the good old days of Manic Miner and Elite? Fear not, the classic '80s computer maker has risen from the grave again and will put out the Commodore PET, a smartphone that bears the classic logo and features a built-in emulator for all those old favourite games, as well as a separate Amiga emulator for some '90s action on top. The PET will launch in Europe this week in two versions: one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, and one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage. They both run Android 5.0 Lollipop and wear a 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel IPS display. The phone runs on an octacore 64-bit processor clocked at 1.7GHz, and pack in a 3,000mAh battery. There's also a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front camera and GSM/4G LTE network support. Initial price will be around $300. Via l

Safety first: Super-secret Turing Android phone is all about security

July 14, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone with No Comments.

Aiming squarely at security, the Turing Robotic Industries Turing Phone is the solution to safety in digital devices. The Turing phone has some noticeable differences for your regular handset - this doesn't even have a headphone jack or USB port, in order to make sure it's super-hard to extract information from the phone. It will have a 5.5-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel display and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. It carries 3GB of RAM and options of 16GB-128GB storage. The Turing Phone runs Android Lollipop and has a 3,000mAh battery, as well as a 13MP rear cam and an 8MP front-facer. Security features include a fingerprint scanner, which can be used on top of password, pin and pattern swipe protection. Pre-orders will be available at the end of the month. The 16

Tablet masters Ramos has made its first smartphone – the Android Ramos MOS1

July 14, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone, Ramos with No Comments.

Ramos is to release its very first smartphone - the Ramos MOS1 - a 5.5-inch Android device that runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor. It has a 1080p display and comes with 2GB of RAM, 32GB storage and packs in a 3,050mAh battery. It will run Android 5.0 Lollipop and on the photography front it has a 13MP rear cam and a 5MP front-facer. The phone will cost around $322 and also runs Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and houses everything in a 6.6mm-thick aluminum alloy case. A follow-up is already in the works - their second smartphone will be the Ramos MOS1 Max, which will sport a 6-inch displa and a 6,000mAh battery. [gallery link="file"] via liliputing

Vertu reveals its latest luxury Android smartphone – the Vertu V06 with 4GB of RAM

July 14, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

Vertu has at least backed up its big price tag and luxury finish with some top-notch specs with its upcoming Vertu V06 smartphone. The V06 will run on an octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and will carry 4GB of RAM. It will ship with Android 5.1.1, which replaces Nokia's Symbian OS, Vertu's former OS of choice. While the final design hasn't be announced, it's know it'll be out at $8,000, so expect premium metals, leathers and glitzy gems. Via ubergizmo

No. 1 X6800 rugged smart phone with a big battery invites a smash attack

July 9, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The rugged looks of the new No. 1 X6800 smartphone make it look like it might be tempting to treat it mean and have it coming back for more. The IP68-certified smartphone runs on a Snapdragon 410 processor and packs in 1GB of RAM and 8GB storage. It has a 5.5-inch, 1280 x 720-pixel display and has a massive 6800mAh battery that'll mean it's not only rugged but reliable. The rear camera is 13MP and the front-facing cam's 5MP. It supports 4G LTE connectivity. The OS is Android 4.4 KitKat so no Lollipop just yet. While No. 1 is best know for its models 'inspired by' popular handsets, this renegade rugged model could make its name on its own terms if the price is right. Via gizchina

ASUS announces Pegasus 2 Plus smartphone with 3GB of RAM

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

The new ASUS Pegasus 2 Plus smartphone boasts and impressive 3GB of RAM and runs on an octacore processor, meaning it could be an outsider option to watch. The handset has a 5.5-inch full HD display an runs on a 64-bit, octacore Snapdragon 615 processor. The phone's rear camera is a 13MP unit and the front-facer is a not-too-shabby 8MP, meaning selfies will be pin-sharp, if that's your thing. The ASUS ZenUI skin runs over Android 5.1 Lollipop and the phone supports 4G LTE connectivity. It runs on a 3,030mAh battery, which should give a pretty standard performance. The original Pegasus launched at $130, which would be a nice price for this phone if they stick around that mark. [gallery link="file"] Via androidcommunity

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