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HTC One (M9) will have new speaker design, no black bar

HTC One (M9) will have new speaker design, no black bar

27 January, 2015 | comments (6)

More and more things about the upcoming HTC One (M9), codenamed Hima, are starting to leak. This time around we're hearing that despite what some previously leaked pictures have shown us, the device won't be almost identical in terms of design to...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


Apple claims first spot in the Chinese smartphone market in Q4

Apple claims first spot in the Chinese smartphone market in Q4

27 January, 2015 | comments (5)

After a recent survey confirmed Apple's dominant position on its home US market, statistics now show that China has been conquered as well. Market analyst Canalys reports that the Cupertino giant is in top spot by units shipped in Q4 2014, a first...


New Sony  flagship to skip MWC 2015

New Sony flagship to skip MWC 2015

27 January, 2015 | comments (12)

With MWC 2015 just over a month away the hype is naturally growing around new device announcements and primarily flagship smartphones. And while chances are high that we will be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M9, recent rumors...

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Samsung may be working on advanced case for Galaxy S6

Samsung may be working on advanced case for Galaxy S6

27 January, 2015 | comments (7)

There's a whole flock of rumors surrounding the Samsung Galaxy S6 and they don't always agree. Earlier we heard that Samsung is likely to seal the battery with a non-removable glass cover, but now info from Poland comes that the company will do...


AdDuplex: Lumia 630 and 530 are on the rise

AdDuplex: Lumia 630 and 530 are on the rise

27 January, 2015 | comments (4)

AdDuplex is back with another monthly report on the state of Windows Phone. This month new devices are gaining on their aging predecessors, with the Lumia 63x and Lumia 530 threatening to overtake the ubiquitous Lumia 520 as the top phone in the...


Samsung Z1 gets two software updates in a single week

Samsung Z1 gets two software updates in a single week

27 January, 2015 | comments (3)

Samsung has undoubtedly been investing a lot of effort in its own Tizen platform. The Samsung Z1 entry-level smartphone is truly vital in this respect as it is currently the sole ambassador of the new OS in the mobile world and as such needs to make...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


HTC Desire 826 goes on sale this Thursday in China

HTC Desire 826 goes on sale this Thursday in China

27 January, 2015 | comments (2)

At CES early this year HTC unveiled a successor to the Desire 820. The new phone – HTC Desire 826 – will go on sale in China this Thursday (January 29) at CNY 2,300 ($370/€325) for the 16GB version and CNY 2,500 ($400/€350) for the 32GB one. The...

Tags: HTC, Android, Dual SIM


New theory: Samsung ditching S810 for business reasons

New theory: Samsung ditching S810 for business reasons

27 January, 2015 | comments (32)

One of the bigger controversies surrounding the next eagerly anticipated Samsung flagship - the Galaxy S6 is weather or not it will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC or stick entirely with the in-house Exynos chip. There has been a lot of talk...


Microsoft lists Lumia 835 on its website, it's probably a typo

Microsoft lists Lumia 835 on its website, it's probably a typo

27 January, 2015 | comments (5)

Nokia Lumia 835 popped up today on the Microsoft's official Lumia webpage. It's AT&T exclusive, has similar specs to Lumia 830 and of you click on the link - it takes you to AT&T's Lumia 830 store page. The Lumia 835 looks a lot like a typo - if...


LG to sue Qualcomm over custom S810 for Samsung

LG to sue Qualcomm over custom S810 for Samsung

27 January, 2015 | comments (39)

Samsung is a huge customer for Snapdragon chipsets and as such has a lot of sway. The largest smartphone maker was reportedly unhappy with the Snapdragon 810 due to overheating issues and reports started swirling that Qualcomm will be offering a...


Asus ZenFone C phone announced in Malaysia

Asus ZenFone C phone announced in Malaysia

27 January, 2015 | comments (6)

Today Asus announced the latest addition to the ZenFone lineup - the ZenFone C. It is an entry-level device that the Taiwanese manufacturer has created as a replacement for the ZenFone 4. The full specs sheet for the device already surfaced online...

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Initial Xiaomi Mi Note batch sold out in 3 minutes

Initial Xiaomi Mi Note batch sold out in 3 minutes

27 January, 2015 | comments (7)

The Xiaomi Note and Xiaomi Mi Note Pro were announced two weeks ago. The Pro flavor is expected to go on sale in March, while the regular Mi Note unit was released today in China. The first batch of Mi Note phablets was depleted in just three...

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Xiaomi Redmi 2 officially updated with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage

Xiaomi Redmi 2 officially updated with 2GB RAM, 16GB storage

27 January, 2015 | comments (17)

The Xiaomi Redmi 2 was one of the first phones to launch this year, a successor to the popular and highly affordable Redmi 1S. The upgrades weren’t huge, the new chipset was easily the most noticeable change. That left the phone with 1GB of RAM and...


Microsoft Q2: 10.5 million Lumias sold, Surface strong too

Microsoft Q2: 10.5 million Lumias sold, Surface strong too

27 January, 2015 | comments (15)

Microsoft announced its financial results for the quarter that ended in December. It made $5.8 billion in net income on $26.5 billion in revenue, marking an increase of 8% in revenues compared to the same quarter last year though it lost some...


Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 sells 50,000 units

Tizen-powered Samsung Z1 sells 50,000 units

27 January, 2015 | comments (33)

Samsung premiered its first Tizen-based smartphone - the Samsung Z1 in India 10 days ago and has in that time span managed to sell 50 thousand unit of it. That's an impressive number for the maker, especially for a first-time device. This could...

Tags: Samsung, Tizen


GFXBench scores for upcoming Meizu m1 note mini surface

GFXBench scores for upcoming Meizu m1 note mini surface

27 January, 2015 | comments (3)

As Meizu fans surely remember the company scheduled a conference for January 28 and teased an upcoming new device announcement at the venue. From what we have gathered so far the Chinese manufacturer will probably unveil the Meizu M1 Note Mini, a...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumors


Huawei year-end report sees 75M smartphones sold in 2014

Huawei year-end report sees 75M smartphones sold in 2014

27 January, 2015 | comments (7)

Huawei Consumer Business Group, the Chinese conglomerate's consumer device division, reports a marked increase in revenue for the 2014 financial year. For the first time in company history, the $10B mark has been crossed, and by a sizable...

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HTC One M9 Plus to have MTK processor in South Asia

HTC One M9 Plus to have MTK processor in South Asia

27 January, 2015 | comments (22)

We have been hearing some rumors about a bigger phablet version of the HTC One M9, Called the M9 Plus to be launched simultaneously along with the M9 at MWC 2015. It seems, though, that there will be a variant of this phone specifically for South...

Tags: HTC, Android


Gold Honor 6 Plus harder to make than a gold iPhone 6, Huawei says

Gold Honor 6 Plus harder to make than a gold iPhone 6, Huawei says

27 January, 2015 | comments (12)

Over a month after launching the Honor 6 Plus smartphone in China, Huawei has launched a gold version of the device in the country. Comparing it with Apple’s gold iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones, which sport white front panels, the Chinese company...

Tags: Huawei, Android


HTC One (M9) appears in Geekbench 3.0 database

HTC One (M9) appears in Geekbench 3.0 database

27 January, 2015 | comments (42)

The upcoming HTC One (M9) flagship made an appearance in the Geekbench 3.0 benchmark database. The smartphone achieved single and multi-core scores of 1232 and 3587 respectively. The device from the benchmark test unsurprisingly packs...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors