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Week 16 in review: Huawei P8, LG G4

Week 16 in review: Huawei P8, LG G4

19 April, 2015 | comments (2)

Another busy week has passed and the mobile realm is ever so active with plenty of interesting news to go around. Once again, we will briefly recap what you, our loyal readers, found most-interesting during the past few days. We kick the list off...


BlackBerry Passport now available for $549

BlackBerry Passport now available for $549

19 April, 2015 | comments (8)

Just over a month after brokerage firm Morgan Stanley said that the BlackBerry Passport and Classic aren't selling well, the Canadian company has started selling the unlocked version of the devices at discounted prices on its online store (hit the...

Tags: BlackBerry


CyanogenMod 12.1 builds rolling out, but you might want to wait

CyanogenMod 12.1 builds rolling out, but you might want to wait

18 April, 2015 | comments (13)

CyanogenMod is perhaps the most popular custom Android build out there today and consequently, it has been getting a constant flow of attention from developers, tinkerers and android-enthusiast all around. The latest 12.1 version of the OS has...


New Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 specifications leak

New Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 specifications leak

18 April, 2015 | comments (31)

A brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 has been spotted on TENAA, as well as in a Bluetooth certification. This means that the next iteration of the tablet family is well on its way, which, frankly, surprised us a little. Earlier this month, the...


MediaTek unveils 64-bit MT8163 and MT8735 chips for tablets

MediaTek unveils 64-bit MT8163 and MT8735 chips for tablets

18 April, 2015 | comments (12)

At the Hong Kong Electronics fair, MediaTek just announced two new 64-bit quad-core MediaTek chipsets - MT8163 and MT8735 - both designed for the tablets. The new MediaTek MT8163 chip comprises of 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU, powerful enough to...

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Analyst says LG G4 might not surpass G3 in sales

Analyst says LG G4 might not surpass G3 in sales

18 April, 2015 | comments (86)

The LG G4, which is set to be officially unveiled on April 28, might not sell better than its predecessor, the G3, according to a Korean analyst from Seoul-based IBK Investment & Securities. It's worth mentioning that the South Korean company has...

Tags: LG, Android


New leaked renders might showcase the Xperia Z3 Neo

New leaked renders might showcase the Xperia Z3 Neo

18 April, 2015 | comments (56)

The plot continues to thicken around Sony's long-overdue Xperia Z4 flagship. Rumors about the handset are still plentiful, but despite the vigorous talk of a metal unibody and a fingerprint sensor, recent rumors have thrown a major curve ball into...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Apple Pay may finally be coming to Canada this Fall

Apple Pay may finally be coming to Canada this Fall

18 April, 2015 | comments (8)

During the past few months, Apple has made it abundantly clear that it is ready and more than willing to invest heftily in pushing its new NFC-based payment system. The Cupertino giant has really sets its goals high with Apple Pay and despite some...

Tags: Apple, Rumors


OnePlus will make an announcement on April 20

OnePlus will make an announcement on April 20

17 April, 2015 | comments (34)

OnePlus will make an announcement next week, on April 20. The Chinese manufacturer delivered the news via its official Twitter account. From here on out, anything could happen. #NeverSettle pic.twitter.com/pK84nYrzcd— OnePlus (@oneplus) April...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Vivo starts teasing the X5 Pro with 2.5D glass screen

Vivo starts teasing the X5 Pro with 2.5D glass screen

17 April, 2015 | comments (11)

Vivo has started teasing its next smartphone, the X5 Pro. At the same time, a leaked image came out supposedly depicting this device. In its teaser shot, Vivo is showing us the X5 Pro's rounded corners, along with 2.5D glass on top of the screen....

Tags: Vivo, Android


Upcoming 'bezelless' Oppo R7 smiles in new images, video

Upcoming 'bezelless' Oppo R7 smiles in new images, video

17 April, 2015 | comments (25)

The Nubia Z9 that ZTE will unveil on May 6 won't be the only upcoming smartphone from China to boast a 'bezelless' display. The oft-leaked Oppo R7 will have this same feature, practically coming with no side bezels on its screen. The R7 has been...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 goes on pre-order for $199.99

Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 goes on pre-order for $199.99

17 April, 2015 | comments (21)

The 5.5-inch Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 which was made official last month at MWC is now up for pre-order in the US. This is happening through Alcatel's own official store, which is powered by Amazon. You can pre-order the device unlocked and sans...

Tags: Alcatel, Android


Sony Xperia E4g Dual with LTE launched in India for $213

Sony Xperia E4g Dual with LTE launched in India for $213

17 April, 2015 | comments (28)

Sony has silently listed the new Xperia E4g Dual smartphone on its official India website. Priced at INR13,290 ($213), the smartphone features dual-SIM connectivity and 4G LTE networks support. As the successor of the Xperia E3, the E4g Dual...


Huawei Honor 7 and Honor 7 Plus leak

Huawei Honor 7 and Honor 7 Plus leak

17 April, 2015 | comments (15)

Huawei, being the industry giant it is, is apparently not content with having just the P8 and P8 Max flagship pair out there and is working on another high end duo to represent the Honor brand. Rumor has it that there will be a larger Honor 7 Plus...


Microsoft pauses Lumia 520, 525 update due to bricking

Microsoft pauses Lumia 520, 525 update due to bricking

17 April, 2015 | comments (28)

Did you update Nokia Lumia 520 or Lumia 525 (including the 526 variant) with the preview Windows 10 build? Then you should hold off on rolling back to Windows Phone 8.1, multiple users report that they bricked their devices doing so with the Windows...


LG G4 allegedly photographed, Snapdragon 808 inside

LG G4 allegedly photographed, Snapdragon 808 inside

17 April, 2015 | comments (90)

A benchmark revealed that the LG G4 won't use the flagship Snapdragon chipset, opting instead for the Snapdragon 808, which has a hexa-core processor – dropping two of the four power-hungry Cortex-A57 cores of the 810 chipset. More evidence of...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


LG's upcoming Stylus smartphone pictured again

LG's upcoming Stylus smartphone pictured again

17 April, 2015 | comments (12)

LG is in full throttle for the upcoming G4 flagship release. Everything seems to be going according to plan and the device should premiere on April 28. Before that, though, the manufacturer is launching an ambitious beta testing campaign, #TryLGG4b,...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


ZTE Nubia Z9 live image gives another glimpse of design

ZTE Nubia Z9 live image gives another glimpse of design

17 April, 2015 | comments (10)

ZTE has announced its plans to unveil the ZTE Nubia Z9 smartphone on May 6. The teaser for the launch apparently confirmed that the device will come with very slim bezels. We reported about a Z9 render which showed a bit of "bezelless" design...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Lenovo launches A6000 Plus smartphone in India

Lenovo launches A6000 Plus smartphone in India

17 April, 2015 | comments (34)

Just a couple of days after it was announced, the Lenovo A6000 Plus smartphone has been launched in India. The device carries a price tag of INR 7,499 ($120). The handset, which is essentially an improved version of the already existing...

Tags: Lenovo, Android


Lenovo Vibe Shot version with 720p display spotted at TENAA

Lenovo Vibe Shot version with 720p display spotted at TENAA

17 April, 2015 | comments (4)

Lenovo showed off the camera-centric Vibe Shot smartphone with 1080p display and 16MP camera with OIS at the MWC 2015 last month. Apparently, the company is already working on a slightly lower-end version it though, as confirmed by a recent TENAA...

Tags: Lenovo, Android