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Octacore LG Ray smartphone – good stats, limited release

November 27, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

  The LG Ray phone won't be for everyone - it's CIS and Latin America only release will make sure of that.   But it's a not too shabby budget handset, with a 5.5-inch display and a 13MP camera.   The biggest downside of the phone is it's 3G only, which is fine in places where 4G isn't standard (pretty much anywhere out of big cities).   The phone runs on a 1.4GHz octacore processor and has an 8MP front-facer.   The standard storage is 16GB, with the usual options for microSD expansion.   It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and the whole thing is powered by a 3,00mAh battery.   It's a dual-SIM phone available in silver, gold and 'titan black'.   Price and release date TBA.   Via pocket-lint

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Huawei Mate 8 revealed ahead of CES 2016 debut

November 27, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

  The high-powered, Android 6.0 smartphone, The Huawei Mate 8 has been previewed ahead of its official unveiling at CES 2016. The phone runs on an octacore Kirin 950 processor that packs in four cores at 1.8GHz and four clocked at 2.3GHz. On top of that, graphics are taken care of by the Mali T880MP4 chip.   Two versions will be available - 3GB and 4GB - and will both feature a 6-inch IPS LCD display at 1080p.   The rear camera is a 16MP Sony IMX298 unit with optical image stabilisation and f/20 aperture, while the front-facer is an 8MP unit with f.2.4 aperture.   Other variants include 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options, all with microSD expansion.   The battery is a big 4000mAh unit and it will launch first in China, before an ex

Choice of a new generation? Pepsi (yep) announces Android smartphone in China

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

  In an unlikely turn of events, the Pepsi Phone P1 is the a forthcoming new Android smartphone from the soft drink company.   Appearing on the Chinese crowdfunding site JD Finance, the Pepsi Phone P1 has a 3m Yuan goal, which’ll need to be met in a couple of weeks.   So what’s Pepsi offering in a phone? Nothing too exciting, it seems, but not awful either.   The phone has a 5.5-inch, Full HD display and runs on an octa-core MediaTek MT6792 processor backed up by 2GB of RAM.   It’s powered by a 3,000mAh battery and features a 13MP rear cam and a 5MP front-facer.   The biggest draw is the price of this 4G LTE phone: early backers can get it for 699 Yuan (US$109), and it will retail for 1,299 (US$200) upon release.

Key HTC One X9 stats leak along with image

November 18, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, HTC, Phone with No Comments.

  Due out soon, the HTC One X9 phone has been mired in speculation but a new leak has revealed some key statistics, including info on the size, screen, processor and cameras.   The 5.5-inch handset will have a 1920 x 1080-pixel display at 401ppi.   The phone runs on a 2.2GHz octacore processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage, thankfully expandable via microSD.   The rear camera is an acceptable 13MP unit and the front-facer keeps up the quality with 5MP credentials.   The phone measures 153.2 x 75.9 x 7.99mm and weighs 174g.   When the official announcement comes we’ll have a handle on price, date and who’s supplying the brains (processor). Watch this space.   Via pocket-lint

Huawei G7 Plus mid-range smartphone announced

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

  Huawei fans waiting for the Huawei 8 Mate launch on November 26 have been given one more option to consider: the Huawei G7 Plus - billed as a direct rival to the HTC Desire 828.   The G7 Plus features Optical Image Stabilization for its 13MP rear camera with RGBW sensor, sapphire lens, focused low light performance and wide aperture.   Elsewhere, the phone has a 5.5-inch Full HD display and runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, expandable via microSD.   Also onboard is a fingerprint scanner and enhanced speaker.   It will ship with Android 5.1 installed but will be primed for Android 6.0 Marshmallow upon launch.   The phone will be available in gold, gray and silver price option

Blackview BV2000 phone offers 4G LTE connectivity at world’s lowest price

November 6, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

  With the Blackview BV2000 handset, which costs just US$69, the company claims offer the cheapest LTE phone available.   A fast internet connection feels vital in this day and age, so a budget option is very welcome.   The BV2000 runs on a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor, which also supports 3G and GSM connections for times when 4G coverage isn’t around.   The Android 5.1 phone has a 5-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display and a removable 2400mAh battery, along with 8GB of storage, an 8MP rear cam and a 5MP front-facer.   It’s a colourful range, too, with stardust grey, sky-blue, pink pearl, pearl white and able green colour options costing $69 apiece.   Via gizchina   [gallery link="file"]

Elephone P9000 phone renders emerge along with high stats info

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

  The new Elephone P9000 has been rendered and released to the public in a tease of glossy good looks the company hopes will serve to whet appetites before its December release.   The phone is likely to be a heavyweight contender in the stats department, thanks to its decacore processor and weighty cache of RAM.   The 5.5-inch phone will run on a decacore MT65755 processor with 4GB of RAM, making it a cutting-edge model.   Standard storage will be 32GB and it packs a 20.7MP rear camera.   It will ship with Android 6, supports LTE connectivity and will be worth keeping an eye out for with it launches on 20 December. Via gizchina

Entry level OPPO Neo 7 will have 5-inch display and Snapdragon 410 processor

October 27, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Oppo, Phone with No Comments.

  Details of the Oppo Neo 7 smartphone have been announced and it follows in the footsteps of the previous Neo 5 and Neo 5s phones of being the company’s entry-level option.   The Neo 7 has a 5-inch display at a low 960 x 540 pixel resolution and runs on a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz.   The memory is 1GB of RAM and 16GB storage, which can be expanded via microSD.   The battery is a 4,220mAh unit and it has dual-SIM support.   The rear cam is an acceptable 8MP and the front-facer is 5MP.   It will be available in black and grey or white and gold colour options and runs the Oppo Color OS 2.1 variation of Android 5.1 Lollipop.   Price is TBA but it’s got to be low with these less than

UMi Iron Pro super security smartphone opts in to join the Rose Gold rush

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

  The upcoming UMi Iro Pro Android smartphone will join the pack with a Rose Gold variant, giving the appropriate colour options for its native China and across the world.   The phone has a 5.5-inch Full HD display at 1920 x 1080 pixels and runs on a MediaTek MT6753 processor with 3GB of RAM.   Onboard storage is 16GB and it uses USB Type-C charging.   The phone will be available with three security options: fingerprint scanning, voice recognition, an EyePrint ID - the updated retina scan unlock.   Price and release date TBA.     Via gizchina  

Modular Fairphone 2 smartphone announced – claims to be eco- and ethically friendly

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

The team behind the Fairphone 2 claim to have tried their best to source ethically-produced materials for the phone and it is also designed with sustainability in mind, supporting a five-year plan that will allow upgraded modular components to be swapped in as they're produced.     The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and has a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080-pixel display.   There's 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage expandable via microSD, along with support for 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac WiFi. The phone runs on a 2,420mAh battery (hopefully a bigger one will be available in time and easily swapped out), and it has an 8MP rear cam and a 2MP front-facer. It will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop and is also open to other OS's, with a Jolla Sail

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