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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

Video: Samsung Confirms Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE And Galaxy S II LTE

August 29, 2011 by Alex in Android Phone, Android Tablet, Other, Phone, Samsung, Tablet, Video with No Comments.

Samsung has recently officially confirmed that their Galaxy Tab 8.9 slate and Galaxy S II smartphone will be receiving 4G LTE. This just ads another pro mark to the already positively reviewed devices. But that's not all - Samsung will also be bumping up the clockspeed of their processors from 1.2GHz to 1.5Ghz. The Galaxy S II gets yet another piece of good news (depending on preference) with its screen size being enlarged to a 4.5-inches AMOLED display. Read more on these updates and check out the hands-on video of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 after the break. The official confirmations were announce last Saturday - 17th of August - and the devices themselves will be unveiled at the upcoming IFA event in Berlin. Check out the hands-on video of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 after the break to see what

Smartphone Market Shares – Google Takes The Lead With Apple Close Behind! Where Are The Rest?

August 23, 2011 by Alex in Android Phone, Other, Other Phone, Phone with No Comments.

According to a recent report on smartphones and who holds what within their market share (in the U.S) by market research firm, NPD Group, Inc, it's all good news for two of the better known names in the industry - Google and Apple. Things aren't looking so good for the rest however. Statistics from the report shows that Google has increased in market shares by 57.6 percent from their 33 percent of shares in Q2 2010, to 52 percent in Q2 2011. This puts Google at the top of the list, with Apple falling in at second place with their increase from last year's 22 percent to 29 percent - a 31.8 percent increase in the market share. Click after the break to read about how the other companies did. RIM, the Ontario-based company that brought us the BlackBerry did not receive as good news a

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