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Dancing RoboHon robot phone from Japan is part smartphone, part projector, all cool

October 13, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

New in Japan is one of this decade’s most stand-out phones, the RoboHon robot phone that dances, takes calls, projects photos and much more. The main display is a 2-inch touchscreen but that’s fine because it’s in a robot.   It runs on Android, supports 4G LTE and has a built-in camera – from which photos can be displayed via the robot’s awesome face projector.   He’ll dance on demand but only speaks Japanese at the moment (that’s unlikely to change), but he’ll take memos and respond to texts.   No price has been announced yet but it’s likely to be high.   Via engadget  

LG V10 kicks off the V smartphone range with a bang

October 4, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The upcoming LG V10 Android phone is a beast of a machine, sporting a cutting edge processor, dual selfie cams, a DAC and two screens, to name just a few of its highpoints. The LG V10 has a 5.7-inch display at 2540 x 1440 pixels, and above that is a small 160 x 1040 display that'll work like a ticker-tape for notifications, battery status, time, date and other info, as well as acting as a quick launch panel for apps. It runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor backed with 4GB of RAM. the rear cam matches the LG G4 with its 16MP unit, while at the front there's a pair of 5MP cams, one with an 80-degree field of view, the other with 120-degrees. Video shot on the main cam can be processed in HD, FHD and UHD, with a 21:9 aspect ratio and optical and digital image stabilisation.

LG-designed Google Nexus 5X specs and release date

October 2, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The new Google Nexus 5X Android phone designed by LG will ship this month and sports a 5.2-inch 1080p LCD display and a swanky camera. The Nexus 5X is the smaller counterpart to the Nexus 6P, and features a 12.3MP camera that is tuned to capture extra light in indoor shots without flash. The camera has an f/2.0 aperture, IR laser-assisted auto-focus and shoots 4K video at 30FPS. The front-facer is good news for selfie takers as it's a top-spec 5MP unit. A Snapdragon 808 processor with a 1.8GHz hexa-core processor and an Adreno 418 GPU runs the show and is backed up by 2GB of RAM. The unit's USB-C fast charge connection boosts the battery at a rate of 10 minutes to 4 hours charge. When it's out the 16GB model will cost $379, while the 32GB handset will be $429. [gallery

Big battery Doogee T6 smartphone out in November

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

  The Doogee T6 smartphone will boast a massive 6,000mAh battery, keeping at bay the woes of modern phone use.   Elsewhere, the phone will run on a MediaTek 6735 processor – allowing Pump Express fast charging - with 2GB of RAM.   The battery is the best selling point here, as the cameras are 8MP (rear) and 2MP (front).   Price and full specs TBA. Via gizchina    

Vertu-much-money? New Vertu Signature Touch smartphone boasts expected big stats, top materials and huge price tag

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

  Vertu has updated its premium smartphone the Signature Touch, and has scouted around to find out what hardware will be demanded when paying top dollar. The titanium smartphone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and runs on an octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, backed up by 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.   This storage is doubled by the bundled 64GB  microSD card but can be massively expanded as the phone can take up to 2TB.   It has a 5.2-inch, 1080p display (an increase from its predecessor’s 4.7-incher) and it’s made of scratch-proof sapphire glass.   The 3,160mAh battery supports Quick Charge 2.0 and phone supports LTE, NFC and aptX Bluetooth.   The 21MP rear camera is supported by a dual-tine LED flash, phase detection autofocus

Blackberry renames the upcoming Venice Android slider smartphone to Blackberry Priv

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

  Would a rose still smell as sweet? While we ponder what’s in a name, we’ll report that the soon to be released BlackBerry Venice Android slide-phone has cast off its old image and graduated to the short and sharp name, Priv. The Priv will be the first BB device of this kind to move away from the BlackBerry OS and adopt full-blown Android, bringing it in line with most of the rest of the world.   It will have a 5.4-inch display and the slide will reveal a physical QWERTY keyboard for those who like the signature buttons of BB.   It’s also expected to have an 18MP camera.   Price is still TBA but it’s expected to be out sometime in November.   Via pocket-lint    

Photography phone Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 is officially announced

September 24, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

The Alcatel OneTouch Flash 2 smartphone is an Android phone with a focus on photography. On the back is a 13-megapixel 80-degree wide-angle camera (Samsung’s S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens with blue glass optical filter, PDAF), while the front-facer is a 5MP cam with a OV5648 1/4” sensor and f/2.2 aperture. The Flash 2 runs on a MediaTek MT6753 64-bit octacore processor clocked at 1.3GHz and backed up by a Mali-T720 GPU. It has a 5-inch 1280 x 720-pixel display and sports 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 16GB storage, expandable to 128B via microSD. The phone is powered by a 3,000mAh battery and it's a dual-SIM unit that supports 4G LTE connectivity. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out the box and is a striking design available in two colour options (Mica White and

Meitu V4 is a selfie-shooter king with a mammoth front-facing camera

September 23, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

  The Meitu V4 is a beast of a selfie shooter thanks to its 21MP front-facing camera and matching 21MP rear cam. If Instagram and Facebook are your top apps, this is the phone for you.   The rear camera is a 21MP shooter too and the phone packs in 64GB storage to take in all the big picks.   It has a 5-inch OLED display and runs on an as yet unspecified processor clocked at 2GHz and backed by 3GB of RAM. Via gizchina    

Hexa-core Snapdragon 808 Xiaomi Mi 4c smartphone officially announced

September 23, 2015 by Tom in Android Phone, Phone with No Comments.

  The long-leaked Xiaomi Mi 4c smartphone – a variation on the Xiaomi Mi 4i – has been officially unveiled with full stats and images. The handset has a 5-inch, 1920 x 1080p ‘Sunlight’ display and runs on a Snapdragon 808 processor with 2/3GB of RAM options and 16/32GB storage.   The phone runs on a Snapdragon 808 64-bit hexa-core processor, which should be fun to play with.   It’s all powered by a 3,080mAh battery, which is equipped with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 for a boost in charge time.   It has a Type-C USB 3.0 port and supports 4G LTE connectivity and dual-SIM.   The rear camera is a 13MP Sony IMX258 unit with a Samsung S5K3M2 ISOCELL sensor, while the front-facer is a 5MP wide-angle unit.   The ph

Say hola to new Spanish BQ Aquaris A4.5 Android One phone for Lollipop and beyond

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

Devices designed under the Android One initiative, which essentially puts a standard level of quality on low-cost handsets, are starting to emerge. One such Android One phone is the Spanish Aquaris A4.5 smartphone, which is guaranteed to support updates for at least two years. The phone ships with Android 5.1.1. Lollipop and will adopt Android 6.0 Marshmallow upon release. It has a 4.5-inch, 960 x 540 pixel display and runs on a MediaTek MT6735M quad-core, 64 bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor backed with an ARM Mali-T720 GPU. The phone has 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (with microSD expansion) and runs on a 2,740 mAh battery. The cams are 8MP rear and a 5MP front-facer, and it supports Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G LTE connectivity. It will soon be out in Spain and Portugal for €170

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