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Entry-level Xiaomi smartphone to launch on April 8

Entry-level Xiaomi smartphone to launch on April 8

30 March, 2015 | comments (0)

Xiaomi is rumored to announce a new smartphone in the upcoming days, probably on March 31 and it could go on sale as early as April 8. The handset will cost CNY 499 or just €75. The specs of the device also leaked - it will pack with a 4.7" 720p...


SK Telecom faces sales ban just as Galaxy S6 nears launch

SK Telecom faces sales ban just as Galaxy S6 nears launch

30 March, 2015 | comments (4)

Galaxy S launches seem to carry a curse for SK Telecom. Last year the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) imposed a ban on SK preventing sales for 45 days right around the time the Galaxy S5 was supposed to launch. Now that the Galaxy S6 launch...


LG G4 hits GFX Bench with Snapdragon 808 chipset

LG G4 hits GFX Bench with Snapdragon 808 chipset

30 March, 2015 | comments (11)

The LG G4 has appeared in the GFX Benchmark database, revealing the key specs. They are pretty close to what has been rumored so far, though the chipset is a surprise. The chipset reported features a hexa-core processor with Cortex-A57 cores plus an...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Lollipop update rollout for the Sony Xperia Z range continues

Lollipop update rollout for the Sony Xperia Z range continues

30 March, 2015 | comments (16)

Sony was neither quick, nor especially thorough with bringing the Android 5.0 update to its smartphone lineup. The rollout started only two weeks ago with a soak test in the Nordic and Baltic countries on the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. It was later...

Tags: Sony, Android


Alleged image of LG G4 with a stylus spotted

Alleged image of LG G4 with a stylus spotted

30 March, 2015 | comments (19)

LG has been working on the LG G4 as the successor of the G3 launched last year. The South Korean company is reportedly also developing a LG G4 Note to compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Few images of a mysterious LG device surfaced...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


Asus Zenfone 3 to come with a fingerprint sensor

Asus Zenfone 3 to come with a fingerprint sensor

30 March, 2015 | comments (14)

Fingerprint sensors are all the rage these days, and after Apple brought the feature back to prominence with the iPhone 5S, major manufacturers have been quick to jump on that bandwagon. Next in line is Asus, apparently, as evidenced by the words of...

Tags: Asus, Android, Rumors


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives over 20 minutes under water

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives over 20 minutes under water

30 March, 2015 | comments (33)

Samsung didn’t waterproof the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge like it did with their predecessor. So, what happens if you drop your Galaxy S6 edge in water? TechSmartt decided to find out and dunked the an S6 edge into a bowl of water with the stopwatch...

Tags: Samsung, Android, Misc


HTC One E9 press renders leak, announcement imminent

HTC One E9 press renders leak, announcement imminent

30 March, 2015 | comments (3)

HTC One E9 and One E9+ have been in our rumor section for quite some time. We recently learned that the HTC A55 we thought is the One E9 is actually the One E9+ and it was quietly revealed by HTC China ahead of its debut on April 8 in...

Tags: HTC , Android, Rumors


HTC Butterfly 3 to allegedly be exclusive to the Asian markets

HTC Butterfly 3 to allegedly be exclusive to the Asian markets

30 March, 2015 | comments (10)

Perhaps unsurprisingly so, the upcoming HTC Butterfly 3 is said to be exclusive to the Asian markets. This information comes from the upleaks Twitter account. BUTTERFLY3(B3) will be exclusive to Asian markets.— @upleaks (@upleaks) March 30,...

Tags: HTC , Android


HTC One (M7) receiving Lollipop OTA in India, Singapore, Malaysia

HTC One (M7) receiving Lollipop OTA in India, Singapore, Malaysia

30 March, 2015 | comments (23)

HTC has started rolling out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its 2013 One flagship device - One (M7) in India, Singapore, Malaysia, and other regions. The Taiwanese company finally is reaching out with the OTA to several regions for the two year...


LG Spirit quietly listed on company's India website for $228

LG Spirit quietly listed on company's India website for $228

30 March, 2015 | comments (10)

LG has just announced the global rollout of its new mid-range devices and now one of them has already gone live for the Indian market. The company’s India website has listed the Spirit for INR14,250 ($228). The Spirit follows the rear-mounted power...

Tags: LG, Android


Samsung Z1 gets another OTA update

Samsung Z1 gets another OTA update

30 March, 2015 | comments (3)

Samsung's Tizen-based Z1 smartphone, which went on sale in India back in January this year, has received another over-the-air (OTA) update. Sized at 26.9MB, the update has build number Z130HDDU0BOC7 and brings Tizen to version 2.3.0.1. Given...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


LG announces global rollout of Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy

LG announces global rollout of Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy

30 March, 2015 | comments (7)

LG’s latest mid-range smartphone quartet went official in mid-February, just before MWC 2015. The South Korean company has now announced the global rollout of its mid-rangers - Magna, Spirit, Leon, and Joy. Out of the four, only Magna, Spirit,...

Tags: LG, Android


Android 5.1 might bring new TouchWiz to Galaxy Note 4

Android 5.1 might bring new TouchWiz to Galaxy Note 4

27 March, 2015 | comments (42)

According to a new report, an update to Android 5.1 Lollipop will bring updated TouchWiz UX to Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The latest TouchWiz debuted alongside Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Most global versions of the Korean giant’s...


HTC One E9+ (A55) appears on the company's website in China

HTC One E9+ (A55) appears on the company's website in China

29 March, 2015 | comments (27)

After a number of rumours and leaks, HTC quietly listed the One E9+ smartphone on its website in China. The Taiwanese manufacturer has not mentioned a launch date or price for the new handset yet. The actual specifications of HTC One E9+ are...

Tags: HTC, Android


Counterclockwise: HTC Dream, Galaxy S, Xperia

Counterclockwise: HTC Dream, Galaxy S, Xperia

28 March, 2015 | comments (6)

Counterclockwise is a weekly write-up that looks back on the history of mobile devices, concentrating on the current time of the year – late March in this case. This time around we got caught up tracking the launches of the flagship Android phones...

Tags: Misc


Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives a brutal drop test video

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge survives a brutal drop test video

29 March, 2015 | comments (111)

Samsung brags about the Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panels used for the Galaxy S6 edge and it might have a good reason for that. Both the back and the dual-curved 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display have protected by Corning's latest. A Korean video...


The Top 10 trending phones of week 13

The Top 10 trending phones of week 13

29 March, 2015 | comments (10)

The Samsung Galaxy S6 is on top of our weekly trending phones chart yet again, and leads by a country mile. A good 100k hits per day behind, the affordable and hugely popular Galaxy Grand Prime takes the second, inches ahead of another offering by...


Week 13 in review: bezelless Oppo and launches in India

Week 13 in review: bezelless Oppo and launches in India

29 March, 2015 | comments (2)

Another week passed and it is one again time to look back and see what excited the mobile world during the past few days. Oppo has been generating a lot of attention with its new bezelless screen technology. It started up slow with a leaked...


T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6, S6 Edge gets first OTA update

T-Mobile’s Galaxy S6, S6 Edge gets first OTA update

29 March, 2015 | comments (13)

Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are yet to go on sale, but those lucky enough to get their units a few days in advance are already been treated to their first firmware update. To enhance that experience, Samsung has pushed an OTA update...