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Glitzy, sparkly Ebest Aurora Diamont Android smartphone aimed at women

February 26, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

Chinese tech manufacturers often produce gender-specific devices and Ebest is no different. The new super-slim (6.58mm) Ebest Aurora Diamont is a glitzy, shiny smartphone that is encrusted with 127 jewel-looking object around the side. The phone's specs are pretty good - it has an octacore 64-bit MT6752 processor and 2GB of RAM, as well as a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front-facing selfie maker. It has a 5.2-inch 720p display and runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The only downside is the 2000mAh battery, which isn't awful but could be better. Price tba. Via gizchina

BQ launches Aquaris M range of Android smartphones

February 25, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

BQ has jumped ahead of the MWC curb today with the announcement of its sleek Aquaris M range of Android smartphones. The M range will come in three sizes, all of which have screen inches that correspond with their names: M5.5, M5 and the smaller M4.5. The M5.5 and M5 phones come with Android Lollipop, run on octacore Snapdragon 615 processors, and have 5MP front-facing cameras and 13MP rear cams. The M4.5 runs Lollipop too but has a smaller 8MP rear camera and is powered by a 64-bit Mediatek processor. Aquaris M phones will all also offer 4G connectivity and are built for ergonomic goodness and comfort. The M series are unlocked, accept dual SIM and microSD expansion. Price and date TBA. Via gizchina

Asus reboots its big Fonepad 7 smartphone

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

Asus has rejigged and relaunched the Fonepad 7 under the FE375CL product name. The new Fonepad 7 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop skinned with Asus' ZenUI. The 7-inch display runs at 800 x 1200 pixels and the phone measures 7.6" x 4.3" and is 0.4-inches thick. It comes with 2GB of RAM and has the option of 8GB or 16GB storage, expandable to 64GB via microSD. A quad-core Intel Atom Z3530 processor clocked at 1.3GHz powers the Fonepad 7 and it supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE, as well as 802.11b/g/n WiFi, as well as Bluetooth 4.0. The rear camera is 5MP and the front-facer's 2MP. The Fonepad 7 will launch in Taiwan first and will cost $250. Via liliputing

LG follows into virtual reality with glasses for the G3

February 12, 2015 by Tom in Accessories, Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

LG G3 owners can get a taste of virtual reality thanks to the official VR unit, which is being touted as a better-built take on the Google Cardboard headset. The VR headset clips onto the G3, grabbing onto the volume keys and camera. It features a neodymium ring magnet that connects with the phone's magnetic gyroscope sensor to allow users to switch apps and scroll menus without having to touch the display. The best part is they'll be bundled free with LG 3Gs when they start to roll out this month. Via androidauthority

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

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