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Meizu MX4 blazes past the 50,000 score mark in AnTuTu

Meizu MX4 blazes past the 50,000 score mark in AnTuTu

21 August, 2014 | comments (15)

The yet to be revealed Meizu MX4 posted the mind-boggling AnTuTu score of 52,811. The handset’s achievement is the highest from a Chinese smartphone to date and, quite possibly, the best score from any smartphone globally. The Meizu MX4...

Tags: Meizu, Android


Moto X receives Android 4.4.4 in the UK

Moto X receives Android 4.4.4 in the UK

21 August, 2014 | comments (4)

The UK version of the Moto X (XT1052) is starting to receive a software update to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. The firmware update bumps the version to v.212.44.26 and improves overall performance. Additionally, Motorola says the phone dialer is updated...

Tags: Motorola, Android


HTC One Max for Verizon gets a long overdue Android 4.4 update

HTC One Max for Verizon gets a long overdue Android 4.4 update

21 August, 2014 | comments (3)

Verizon owners of HTC's One Max phablet are now receiving the update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The new firmware for the 5.9-inch device will be seeding to Verizon owners in the US in the coming days. Build number 3.09.605.2 brings a boatload...

Tags: HTC, Android


iPhone 6 docs confirm 128GB version, no sign of 32GB

iPhone 6 docs confirm 128GB version, no sign of 32GB

21 August, 2014 | comments (32)

A leaked technical document listing the iPhone 6 NAND flash modules suggests Apple will launch the phone in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB flavors. Gone is the 32GB memory option with the 64GB one sitting in its place. According to the leak, Toshiba...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 goes to TENAA, lists specs

21 August, 2014 | comments (11)

Huawei's upcoming phablet, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, has passed through TENAA and left a cache of specifications. The Mate 7 is the successor to the Mate2 and has a 6" screen (so where did the 7 come from?). The screen may be 6" big – 0.1"...

Tags: Huawei, Android


HTC teases the Desire 820 ahead of IFA 2014 launch

HTC teases the Desire 820 ahead of IFA 2014 launch

21 August, 2014 | comments (12)

HTC has posted a teaser image with the number 820 written on it, leading us to believe the phone in question is the Desire 820. The image was posted on the company's Weibo account, which is a strong indication of its launch in China. However,...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


TENAA reveals Sony Xperia Z3 specs

TENAA reveals Sony Xperia Z3 specs

21 August, 2014 | comments (53)

TENAA has certified the upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 and we now have a virtually complete specs sheet. And we still find very little upgrades over the Xperia Z2 model. The phone keeps the 5.2" IPS LCD with 1080p resolution but is marginally smaller....

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Samsung announces Galaxy S5 4G+ for Singapore

Samsung announces Galaxy S5 4G+ for Singapore

21 August, 2014 | comments (18)

Samsung has announced a new variant of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 4G+, which will be launched in Singapore. The phone will be available on August 23 on SingTel's new LTE-A network, which is also launching on the same day. The Galaxy S5 4G+...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets Android KitKat update

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo gets Android KitKat update

21 August, 2014 | comments (31)

Samsung has started rolling out the KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 Neo in India. The update bumps up the version number to 4.4.2. The update weighs in at around 495MB and can be downloaded OTA or through Samsung's desktop software -...

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LG announces a duo of affordable L Series smartphones

LG announces a duo of affordable L Series smartphones

20 August, 2014 | comments (40)

LG announced a duo of affordably L Series smartphones. The 3G-only LG L Fino and L Bello will be showcased by the Korean manufacturer during the upcoming IFA in Berlin. In line with the company’s new strategy, both devices will boot Android 4.4.2...

Tags: LG, Android


IDC: tablets with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia

IDC: tablets with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia

20 August, 2014 | comments (14)

According to a report by IDC, tablet with telephony on board are selling briskly in Asia. The large-screen do it all devices are particularly popular in the Asia/Pacific region excluding Japan. The research company’s Worldwide Quarterly...

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OnePlus One India launch nears, new job listing suggests

OnePlus One India launch nears, new job listing suggests

20 August, 2014 | comments (17)

Last month we found out that OnePlus had plans to enter the increasingly crowded Indian smartphone market - though not much more than that transpired back then. The Chinese company said it received a lot of interest from India, and that it was...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


Unlocked ZTE Nubia 5S Mini goes on pre-order in the USA

Unlocked ZTE Nubia 5S Mini goes on pre-order in the USA

20 August, 2014 | comments (10)

ZTE's smartphones rarely make it to the United States. When they do, they're usually devoid of their original names, being sold as cheap own-brand smartphones by smaller carriers. That isn't the case this time around, though. ZTE is bringing the...

Tags: ZTE, Android


New Huawei IFA teaser hints at Cat.6 LTE, fingerprint sensor

New Huawei IFA teaser hints at Cat.6 LTE, fingerprint sensor

20 August, 2014 | comments (19)

Like every other smartphone maker under the sun, Huawei will hold a pre-IFA press conference early next month too. This will happen on September 4, and we're expecting to see at least one new handset being announced there. A previous teaser...

Tags: Huawei, Android


Sony Xperia C3 goes on sale, Russia is first to get it

Sony Xperia C3 goes on sale, Russia is first to get it

20 August, 2014 | comments (14)

The Sony Xperia C3, announced by Sony last month, and is touted as the first selfie-centric device from the Japanese manufacturer that comes with a 5MP front-facing camera and a wide range of social media extras. Today we learn that the...

Tags: Sony, Android


Xolo unveils the 4.5-inch Q610s with a sub-100 euro price tag

Xolo unveils the 4.5-inch Q610s with a sub-100 euro price tag

20 August, 2014 | comments (8)

Xolo has just unveiled the Q610s smartphone - a very affordable midrange offering. The smartphone has a 4.5" 480 x 854 display, MediaTek MT6582M with 1GB of RAM, quad-core 1.3GHz processor and Mali-400MP2 graphics chip, dual-SIM slots, 5MP camera...

Tags: Xolo, Android


Leaked screenshot points to QHD display for Meizu MX4

Leaked screenshot points to QHD display for Meizu MX4

20 August, 2014 | comments (11)

A screenshot has leaked over in China and the source claims it belongs to the upcoming Meizu MX4. The screenshot shows a camera UI and was reportedly 1536 x 2502 in resolution pointing to QHD resolution for the Meizu MX4 screen. The issue is that...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


Exynos 5433-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmarked

Exynos 5433-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 4 benchmarked

20 August, 2014 | comments (89)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is back at AnTuTu and this time there are benchmark scores. The Samsung N910C is powered by a Exynos 5433 (not to be confused with the Exynos 5430 found in the Galaxy Alpha), while the N910S is based on Snapdragon...

Tags: Samsung, iOS, Rumors


New images show what the fully assembled iPhone 6 will look like

New images show what the fully assembled iPhone 6 will look like

20 August, 2014 | comments (174)

We have more images of the upcoming iPhone 6 today, and for the first time we have an idea what the fully assembled phone might look like. We have seen plenty of images of the rear shell and the front panel of the phone before but this is the...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Sweet 3D models put iPhone 6 next to Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Sweet 3D models put iPhone 6 next to Samsung Galaxy Alpha

20 August, 2014 | comments (78)

We've seen plenty of iPhone 6 dummies though photos are usually of bad quality and don't compare Apple's new flagship to its main rivals. Well, perhaps the biggest challenger is out, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and thanks to the 3D modelling skills of...