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Upcoming Asus ZenPad gets the leaked render treatment

Upcoming Asus ZenPad gets the leaked render treatment

25 May, 2015 | comments (3)

Earlier this month we told you that Asus is working on a new ZenPad-branded line of tablets, which are due to become official at Computex Taiwan at the beginning of June. Back then we got word about at least two models marking the debut of the...

Tags: Asus, Android


Gionee M5 tipped to pack dual battery

Gionee M5 tipped to pack dual battery

25 May, 2015 | comments (6)

Gionee has been diversifying its range in several directions for the past few months and after the super-slim Elife S7 launched a couple of months ago, the feature-packed Elife E8 is next in line. Meanwhile the company is apparently also working on...


YotaPhone 2 launches in China today

YotaPhone 2 launches in China today

25 May, 2015 | comments (3)

While the YotaPhone 2 is going the trendy route with a crowdfunding campaign in the US, in China the launch will be more traditional. Yota Devices has already established a partnership with Chinese company JieLan, which will handle promotion, sales...


Meizu m1 note 2 image shows a relocated Power button

Meizu m1 note 2 image shows a relocated Power button

25 May, 2015 | comments (2)

The Meizu m1 note is still a fairly fresh device, but rumors of its successor are already heating up. The new phablet will supposedly be called "m1 note 2" instead of "m2." Anyway, the latest looks like an official promo that shows off the back of...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


iPhone 6s camera rumored to use a 12MP RGBW sensor from Sony

iPhone 6s camera rumored to use a 12MP RGBW sensor from Sony

25 May, 2015 | comments (39)

Yet another source has chimed in, saying that the Apple iPhone 6s will pack a 12MP camera. The info by the way of a Chinese news site quoting Japanese media and claims that the sensor will switch from the traditional RGB sensor design to...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Lollipop for Asus Zenfone 5 delayed by another 3-4 months

Lollipop for Asus Zenfone 5 delayed by another 3-4 months

25 May, 2015 | comments (31)

Well, the Lollipop update for Zenfone 5 keeps slipping and slipping further away. The last official word was that it is delayed for "mid-May" – in quotes because that tidbit was revealed on May 21. Anyway, now Asus India (via its Facebook page)...


LG G4c now available for pre-order in the UK

LG G4c now available for pre-order in the UK

24 May, 2015 | comments (4)

The LG G4c is the compact lower-specced little brother to the company's latest G4 flagship, borrowing its curved design and overall looks. The more affordable 5-inch handset is now available for pre-order in the UK with monthly installments starting...

Tags: LG, Android


LG G4 goes on pre-order at US Cellular on May 29

LG G4 goes on pre-order at US Cellular on May 29

24 May, 2015 | comments (3)

The LG G4 is merely weeks from becoming available across the US market and it's now US Cellular's turn to share its plans for the smartphone's release. The fifth largest US carrier will start accepting pre-orders for the G4 on May 29, a Twitter post...

Tags: LG, Android


Xiaomi Mi 4i to get a new OTA update to fix heating issues

Xiaomi Mi 4i to get a new OTA update to fix heating issues

25 May, 2015 | comments (19)

Last month, the Xiaomi Mi 4i was released with fanfare at a dedicated event in India. Shortly after the smartphone was found to overheat, an issue the company tried to quickly fix via a firmware update. As reported earlier, the MIUI V6.5.4.0...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Nokia N1 hits the shelves in Taiwan with $270 price tag

Nokia N1 hits the shelves in Taiwan with $270 price tag

24 May, 2015 | comments (14)

As expected, Nokia’s N1 Android tablet became available outside of China. The 7.9” Intel-packing Android slate hit the shelves in Taiwan with a $270 price tag. Nokia N1 will ship with Google Services in Taiwan, so users will be able to take...

Tags: Nokia, Android


The Top 10 trending phones of week 20

The Top 10 trending phones of week 20

24 May, 2015 | comments (23)

In a week highlighted by the announcement of the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus duo, our traditional Top 10 trending chart sees mostly the same players at the top with a few popular models returning in the lower half of the table. The Top 10 trending phones...

Tags: Samsung, Asus, Apple, Yu, Lenovo


Week 20 in review: OnePlus Two, Galaxy A8 and bezelless phones

Week 20 in review: OnePlus Two, Galaxy A8 and bezelless phones

24 May, 2015 | comments (1)

Another busy week has gone by and once again, we attempt to sum up the most exciting news from the past seven days. It seems the season for major flagship announcement has passed, so now it's time for rumors and speculations about their successors...


Check out the new phones of the week

Check out the new phones of the week

23 May, 2015 | comments (5)

With the flagship announcement season all but over, most of the mobile world has already turned its attention to rumors and speculations of future models, like the Samsung Galaxy A8 and even the Galaxy Note 5. However, during the past week, there...

Tags: Oppo, LG, Sharp


Xiaomi Mi 4i to go on open sale over the next two days

Xiaomi Mi 4i to go on open sale over the next two days

24 May, 2015 | comments (6)

The Chinese startup Xiaomi launched the Mi 4i as an affordable iteration of the Mi 4, a month ago in India. Following that the phone went on the usual flash sales at Flipkart for INR 12,999 ($205). To purchase the Mi 4i, you had to register...

Tags: Xiaomi , Android


Counterclockwise: strange phones from around the world

Counterclockwise: strange phones from around the world

24 May, 2015 | comments (20)

Counterclockwise is a weekly edition that recounts great moments in mobile tech history, but this week we decided to twist things a bit. We dug up the strange ones, devices that you may not remember but will make great exhibits in a museum of...

Tags: Misc


ZTE Q519T sports a 4,000mAh battery and sub-$100 price tag

ZTE Q519T sports a 4,000mAh battery and sub-$100 price tag

23 May, 2015 | comments (21)

Hot on the heels of launching the sleek Nubia Z9, ZTE took the wraps off a sub-$100 smartphone in China. ZTE Q519T will be available in blue, white or gold and will cost ¥599 (about $97). ZTE Q519T packs a massive 4,000mAh battery. The...

Tags: ZTE, Android


Alleged live photos of Sony Lavender front panel leak out

Alleged live photos of Sony Lavender front panel leak out

23 May, 2015 | comments (21)

Alleged live photos showcasing the front panel of the upcoming Sony Lavender mid-range smartphone made the rounds online. The handset is expected to make its official debut at some point next month. The latest images fall in line with a...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Nexus 6 on T-Mobile

Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to Nexus 6 on T-Mobile

23 May, 2015 | comments (1)

Android 5.1.1 has been around for some time now and a few days ago factory images were even made available for the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5. Yet, Google seems to be neglecting its latest handset, the Motorola Nexus 6. #twitter-widget-0 {width: 590px...


Samsung Z1 tops charts in Bangladesh in Q1

Samsung Z1 tops charts in Bangladesh in Q1

23 May, 2015 | comments (35)

Samsung's only Tizen-based smartphone, the Z1, was the top smartphone in Bangladesh in the first quarter of the ongoing year, according to a latest report from market research firm Counterpoint. The South Korean company captured the second...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


Panasonic Eluga L 4G launched in India for $205

Panasonic Eluga L 4G launched in India for $205

23 May, 2015 | comments (25)

Panasonic isn't really big in the mobile world, especially in recent years. But among the sea of TVs and home appliances, the company still fits in a couple of handsets. One such, slightly odd smartphone is the Eluga L 4G, which was launched...