News

GSMArena.com site search

Sony Xperia C3 selfie phone priced at $323 in China

Sony Xperia C3 selfie phone priced at $323 in China

31 July, 2014 | comments (9)

Remember Sony's much-touted selfie phone? It got official as the Xperia C3 at the beginning of July, and it's set to become available in August. The first market to get it is China, and incidentally it's already been priced over there. The Xperia...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs leak ahead of August 13 outing

Samsung Galaxy Alpha specs leak ahead of August 13 outing

31 July, 2014 | comments (22)

Another day, another rumor about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha. The Korean company's first ever Android smartphone to come with a metallic design is now said to be launching on August 13. Yesterday's leak claimed that the Alpha would get...


Fly Era Windows phone rumored to cost only $111

Fly Era Windows phone rumored to cost only $111

31 July, 2014 | comments (10)

The Windows Phone world has seen some pretty cheap handsets thus far, but they may all get outdone pretty soon - at least in Russia. That's where the Fly Era Windows smartphone is supposed to launch in the coming weeks. This handset is said to...


Kyocera Brigadier rocks a sapphire screen before the iPhone 6

Kyocera Brigadier rocks a sapphire screen before the iPhone 6

31 July, 2014 | comments (15)

Outside of luxury device manufacturers such as Vertu, phone makers haven't so far used sapphire glass to protect those sensitive touchscreens. That said, Apple has long been rumored to debut the new material in its upcoming iPhone 6, though the most...


Verizon makes the LG G Vista official, it's available now

Verizon makes the LG G Vista official, it's available now

31 July, 2014 | comments (3)

The LG G Vista has been announced by Verizon today. Not only that, but the phone can already be purchased from the carrier's website. It would be cool if all new handset introductions came on the day of their availability. The G Vista has been...

Tags: LG, Android, Verizon


The Nokia X2 is not cancelled after all, already on sale

The Nokia X2 is not cancelled after all, already on sale

31 July, 2014 | comments (25)

Microsoft is terminating Nokia's Android program and company's CEO Satya Nadella said that select future Nokia X-series designs will be transformed into Windows Phone devices. However, there was no specific answer in which direction Nokia X2 is set...

Tags: Nokia, Android


Samsung plans two new flagship phones in the next six months

Samsung plans two new flagship phones in the next six months

31 July, 2014 | comments (54)

Following the somewhat underwhelming Samsung second quarter performance, Kim Hyun-Joon, the company's senior vice president of its mobile communications business, tried to ease things with the investors. He said the company is preparing to launch...

Tags: Samsung


Huawei Ascend Mate 3 specs confirmed via AnTuTu

Huawei Ascend Mate 3 specs confirmed via AnTuTu

31 July, 2014 | comments (4)

Huawei Ascend Mate 3 is out in the open again but still not official. A few days ago we saw its back panel and now we get confirmation of the rumored specs from an AnTuTu screenshot. The Mate 3 maintains the traditional for the series 6.1" screen...


Sony posts positive quarter, strong PS4, weak PC sales

Sony posts positive quarter, strong PS4, weak PC sales

31 July, 2014 | comments (38)

Sony has released its financial results for the three months ending June 30, or the first fiscal quarter for the company. In this time Sony has made $265 million of net income on around $17.9 billion of total revenue - a 5.8% increase compared to...

Tags: Sony, Android


Samsung in Q2: lowest quarterly profit in two years

Samsung in Q2: lowest quarterly profit in two years

31 July, 2014 | comments (74)

Samsung unveiled its Q2 earning report and the numbers match the guidance published earlier. The consolidated revenue of Samsung Electronics was $50.9 billion and net profit is down almost 20% since last year, $6.1 billion. That's a significant...

Tags: Samsung, Android


KDDI launches the new HTC J Butterfly in Japan

KDDI launches the new HTC J Butterfly in Japan

31 July, 2014 | comments (25)

Japanese carrier KDDI has announced a new version of the HTC J Butterfly. This one is based on the HTC One M8 sold elsewhere in the world but with a few changes. First of all, the phone is waterproof, as practically all phones in Japan tend...

Tags: HTC, KDDI, Android


InFocus launches the high-end M810 Android handset in Taiwan

InFocus launches the high-end M810 Android handset in Taiwan

30 July, 2014 | comments (32)

The US electronics manufacturer InFocus launched the high-end M810 Android smartphone in Taiwan. The Oregon-based company will bring the handset to the market through a partnership with Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. a major Apple contractor,...

Tags: Android, Huawei


Huawei sends invites for IFA event, teases new Honor phone

Huawei sends invites for IFA event, teases new Honor phone

30 July, 2014 | comments (5)

Huawei has sent us an invite to its event that will take place on September 4 in Berlin, on the eve of the IFA trade show. As you can see below, it's not the most descriptive of invites. We should apparently witness an "exciting announcement",...

Tags: Android, Huawei


Panasonic Eluga U becomes official in India

Panasonic Eluga U becomes official in India

30 July, 2014 | comments (28)

Update, July 31: A Panasonic spokesperson has confirmed for DraadBreuk.nl that there are no plans for Panasonic smartphones to launch in Europe. They deem the European market as "too saturated". Panasonic isn't a brand you hear much about these...


Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be unveiled on August 4

Samsung Galaxy Alpha to be unveiled on August 4

30 July, 2014 | comments (44)

The incredibly often leaked Samsung Galaxy Alpha (seen on the right in the image below) could become official a lot sooner than you may have expected, if a new rumor is to be believed. The device, which will introduce the world to the concept of...


T-Mobile launches the Samsung Galaxy Avant for $216

T-Mobile launches the Samsung Galaxy Avant for $216

30 July, 2014 | comments (5)

Today, T-Mobile has started selling the new (and previously unheard of) Samsung Galaxy Avant. This, as you may have gathered, is a mid-range Android-powered smartphone, that comes with a decent price and is already available to buy. The...


HTC press event on August 19, expect One M8 with WP

HTC press event on August 19, expect One M8 with WP

30 July, 2014 | comments (34)

HTC just sent out press invites for an event in New York on August 19. Then, the company is anticipated to announce a Windows Phone based on the HTC One (M8). In fact, we are no strangers to the concept, as multiple rumors and evidence have...


Gionee GN9005 photos leak, to claim slimmest smartphone title

Gionee GN9005 photos leak, to claim slimmest smartphone title

30 July, 2014 | comments (17)

Gionee's upcoming GN9005 smartphone stars in a couple of newly released photos coming in hot from China. The phone measures just 5mm thick and is on track to be the world's new slimmest smartphone. The Gionee GN9005 will come with a 4.8" 720p...


Meizu MX4 front panel leaks with thinnest bezels ever

Meizu MX4 front panel leaks with thinnest bezels ever

30 July, 2014 | comments (22)

Not many people outside of Asia have heard of Meizu, but if you've been keeping up on your GSMArena newstream you'd know a thing or two about the company's products. The latest flagship to come out of Meizu is rumored to be the MX4 - successor to...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs promise a mini flagship

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs promise a mini flagship

30 July, 2014 | comments (117)

If an increasing number of leaks is any indication, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is growing closer to reality. Four new images plus a spec overview promise that the Sony's Compact line will remain the mini king in the new generation, too. The...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors