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Samsung releases its earnings guidance for Q2 2015

Samsung releases its earnings guidance for Q2 2015

06 July, 2015 | comments (5)

Samsung released its earnings guidance for Q2 2015. The Korean giant expects a consolidated operating profit of 6.9 trillion won (about $6.1 billion) from 48 trillion won (about $42.5 billion) of sales. The profit is a tad lower from the...

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Sony will never sell its smartphone business

Sony will never sell its smartphone business

06 July, 2015 | comments (13)

Hiroki Totoki, the CEO of Sony Mobile, put an end to speculations that company might exit the smartphone business. In an interview, the high-level executive said that the Japanese tech giant “will never ever sell or exit from the current mobile...

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LG G4 S will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset

LG G4 S will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset

06 July, 2015 | comments (7)

The upcoming LG G4 S will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with octa-core CPU and Adreno 405 GPU. A GFXBench benchmark entry revealed the specs of the Korean manufacturer’s upcoming mid-ranger. Leaked images of the LG G4 S In...

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Mysterious Motorola device pays a visit to FCC

Mysterious Motorola device pays a visit to FCC

06 July, 2015 | comments (2)

Motorola is quietly working on several smartphones that have been in the rumor mill lately. One of those devices paid a visit to the Federal Communications Commission in the US for certification and revealed some details about itself. The...

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UMI Zero 2 is another dual-screen Android smartphone

UMI Zero 2 is another dual-screen Android smartphone

06 July, 2015 | comments (8)

The Chinese handset maker UMI teased a new ZERO 2 smartphone with dual-screen. Following the suit of YotaPhone and YotaPhone 2, the newcomer appeared in a teaser image on UMI’s official Facebook page alongside a “duplex life” punchline. UMI...

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OnePlus 2 will cost under $450, CEO promises

OnePlus 2 will cost under $450, CEO promises

06 July, 2015 | comments (21)

The latest entry into OnePlus' teaser campaign for its next smartphone has been revealed today. This time we get a quote straight from the company's CEO, Pete Lau. As you can see in the image below, he promises that the OnePlus 2 will be priced...

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Xiaomi Redmi 1S finally gets stable MIUI 6 update

Xiaomi Redmi 1S finally gets stable MIUI 6 update

06 July, 2015 | comments (10)

Back in February, Xiaomi released the first beta build of its MIUI 6 ROM for the Redmi 1S. And here we are, many months later, and this has now become stable enough to go out to Redmi 1S owners across the globe as an over-the-air update. The long...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 5 render stars in a leaked video

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 render stars in a leaked video

06 July, 2015 | comments (79)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is slowly coming out of obscurity and the latest bit of intel on the high-end phablet comes from a 3D model showcased in a video. The renders have been dug up by prominent leakster @onleaks, who estimates the credibility at...

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Asus Pegasus 2 Plus with Snapdragon 615 SoC unveiled

Asus Pegasus 2 Plus with Snapdragon 615 SoC unveiled

06 July, 2015 | comments (17)

Asus has updated its Pegasus line of smartphones with a new device. Dubbed Asus Pegasus 2 Plus X550, the handset made its debut at a Chinese exhibition this past weekend. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset with 64-bit...

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Android One launches in Pakistan with QMobile A1

Android One launches in Pakistan with QMobile A1

06 July, 2015 | comments (49)

Google has launched the first Android One device in Pakistan, the QMobile A1. The phone is identical internally to the other Android One devices. It has a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 4.5-inch qHD resolution display, 5 megapixel rear...

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Consumer Reports: Galaxy S5 top phone, G4 beats S6, iPhone 6

Consumer Reports: Galaxy S5 top phone, G4 beats S6, iPhone 6

06 July, 2015 | comments (59)

US-based Consumer Reports has taken the measure of the LG G4 and found it to be superior than both the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge and the iPhone 6. You'll never guess which phone took home the trophy though. Let's count down. In fifth, there's a...

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 to receive a price cut in India tomorrow

Xiaomi Redmi 2 to receive a price cut in India tomorrow

05 July, 2015 | comments (7)

Xiaomi has posted a teaser image (see below) on its official Facebook account. The image partially shows a price figure of INR5,999 and contains the text "TO DO: PAINT THE TOWN RED." Since it's difficult to conclude anything from the available...

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Samsung Z3 imported in India for testing

Samsung Z3 imported in India for testing

06 July, 2015 | comments (14)

Samsung has imported the Z3 smartphone with Tizen OS in India. As per the import data (see image below) available from the Zauba tracking site, five units with SM-Z300H model number, valued at INR 13,039 each have been imported to the Indian shores...

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Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Russia

Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in Russia

06 July, 2015 | comments (14)

Samsung started rolling out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for Galaxy Note 4 owners in Russia. Last month, we reported that the update should arrive by the end of July, but it appears that Samsung got started a bit earlier. Back in April, Samsung...


Android 5.1 for Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is in final testing

Android 5.1 for Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is in final testing

05 July, 2015 | comments (15)

It appears that Asus ZenFone 2 ZE550ML is about to get the Android 5.1 Lollipop treatment soon. A user’s chat with an Asus representative confirms that the update is in final testing. The above mentioned chat has reportedly taken place in the...

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Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II will not get Android Lollipop in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S III, Note II will not get Android Lollipop in the UK

05 July, 2015 | comments (42)

It appears that Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note II won’t receive an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the United Kingdom. Samsung Mobile UK delivered the news via a reply to a follower on Twitter. @WesoLabeshnai We don't like to...

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Sony Xperia Z5 tipped to launch in September

Sony Xperia Z5 tipped to launch in September

05 July, 2015 | comments (149)

Just over a week after the Sony Xperia Z3+ - which is the international version of the Xperia Z4 available in Japan - started rolling out globally, rumours are doing rounds that the company's next flagship, the Xperia Z5, will be unveiled in Japan...

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The Top 10 trending phones of week 27

The Top 10 trending phones of week 27

05 July, 2015 | comments (11)

Another week has passed and it's now time to direct our attention to the top ten chart. It sums up your interest in the devices in our database. Last week's surprising debutant, the Lenovo K3 Note, not only managed to hang in, but left everybody...


Week 27 in review: OnePlus 2, iPhone 6s, Galaxy Note 5

Week 27 in review: OnePlus 2, iPhone 6s, Galaxy Note 5

05 July, 2015 | comments (1)

You know the drill - another week, another quick recap. Lest cut straight to the chase - rumors and lots of them. The news section has been practically overflowing with various leaks, speculations and insider tips, so much so, that the few actual...


LG G2 will receive an update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

LG G2 will receive an update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

04 July, 2015 | comments (60)

Even though it is getting long in the tooth by flagship smartphone standards, LG G2 looks set to receive an update to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The news has reportedly been confirmed by an LG employee from Korea. Android 5.1.1 Lollipop will...

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