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Samsung's new custom CPU cores 45% faster than A57

Samsung's new custom CPU cores 45% faster than A57

27 April, 2015 | comments (1)

Samsung has undoubtedly secured its top-dog position in terms of current gen mobile SoC performance. The latest Exynos 7420, powering the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge has proven itself more capable than anything Qualcomm or Mediatek currently have to...

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Lollipop update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Lollipop update rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Alpha

27 April, 2015 | comments (6)

Looks like Samsung has started rolling out the Android Lollipop update for the Galaxy Alpha (SM-G850) smartphone. According to a report from Sammobile, the device has started getting Android 5.0.2 in South Korea, where the update is available OTA...

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BlackBerry Classic  white version launches

BlackBerry Classic white version launches

27 April, 2015 | comments (5)

BlackBerry announced a white color version of the Classic smartphone, which was launched back in December last year, and was available only in black. As for the availability, the Canadian company has said the white variant will start rolling...

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TRAI releases emails of Net Neutrality supporters

TRAI releases emails of Net Neutrality supporters

27 April, 2015 | comments (24)

In a rather appalling move, the TRAI or Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, has published the email IDs and contents of emails sent to them regarding Net Neutrality in India. A few weeks ago, TRAI had asked the people of India to voice...

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LG G4 said to be cheaper than Galaxy S6 in Germany

LG G4 said to be cheaper than Galaxy S6 in Germany

27 April, 2015 | comments (19)

Just a few days after there were reports that LG's upcoming flagship smartphone, the G4, will be costlier than the Galaxy S6, it is now being said that the device will actually be cheaper than the Samsung's flagship, at least in Germany. The...

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Sony Xperia P2 leak promises compact phone with great camera

Sony Xperia P2 leak promises compact phone with great camera

27 April, 2015 | comments (83)

Some rumors just sound too good to be true, but with the modest update to the Xperia Z flagship Sony's hottest phone may land in a forgotten mid-range series. The Sony Xperia P2 borrows the transparent strip of its 2012 predecessors and spices up...

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YU announces a design challenge for its upcoming smartphone

YU announces a design challenge for its upcoming smartphone

27 April, 2015 | comments (9)

After crowdsourcing the name of their upcoming smartphone, and settling on YUPHORIA, YU is now asking its fans to design a UI set for the phone. Participants in the challenge can either design the entire set, including icons, controls, status...

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Vivo X5 Pro tipped to launch early next month

Vivo X5 Pro tipped to launch early next month

27 April, 2015 | comments (2)

Vivo's upcoming X5 Pro smartphone will launch on May 7, according to a report from Chinese website Mobile-Dad. What's worth mentioning here is that it is the same date the Vivo Xshot debuted last year. From what we know so far, the X5 Pro is...

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Smartphones to drive consumer electronics market this year

Smartphones to drive consumer electronics market this year

27 April, 2015 | comments (2)

Smartphones will be the leading consumer electronics item this year, according to global research firm GfK. Speaking at IFA 2015, Jürgen Boyny, global director of consumer electronics for GfK Retail and Technology, said that the ongoing...

Tags: smartphone


WSJ: Qualcomm unit will help Chinese phone makers sell abroad

WSJ: Qualcomm unit will help Chinese phone makers sell abroad

26 April, 2015 | comments (8)

According to report in The Wall Street Journal, a dedicated unit by Qualcomm will help Chinese smartphone manufacturers sell their hardware overseas. The chipmaker recently settled a massive antitrust investigation in China by paying a fine of...

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Alleged press render of Vivo X5 Pro appears online

Alleged press render of Vivo X5 Pro appears online

26 April, 2015 | comments (3)

Alleged press render of the upcoming Vivo X5 Pro made the rounds online. The upcoming smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer is expected to debut as early as this week, on April 28. Alleged Vivo X5 Pro image (click to enlarge) The leaked...

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Nokia officially denies plans to re-enter smartphone market

Nokia officially denies plans to re-enter smartphone market

26 April, 2015 | comments (84)

Nokia has no plans to re-enter the smartphone market after all. The Finnish giant released an official statement, which denied recent rumors that suggested the opposite. Here is the full text of Nokia’s short statement: Nokia notes...

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Xiaomi Mi 5 might include a fingerprint sensor

Xiaomi Mi 5 might include a fingerprint sensor

26 April, 2015 | comments (19)

Xiaomi is working to bring a fingerprint sensor to its high-end to mid-range smartphones. A new patent filing at the State Intellectual Property Office in China reveals a method of implementing fingerprint recognition to the buttons. It is...

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Counterclockwise: iPhone paint drama, Nokia 1100 robs a bank

Counterclockwise: iPhone paint drama, Nokia 1100 robs a bank

26 April, 2015 | comments (12)

Counterclockwise is old news – literally! – but looking back on events from the distance of several years can give you an interesting perspective. Like the madness that surrounded a simple paintjob or that time a Nokia 1100 allegedly robbed...

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The Top 10 trending phones of week 17

The Top 10 trending phones of week 17

26 April, 2015 | comments (17)

Just when you thought the Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge/Grand Prime triumvirate was going to rule for months on end, the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML stepped in and claimed a seat in the Top 3. And it's also worth noting that the Galaxy S6 lost a massive 30K...


Week 17 in review: Sony Xperia Z4, Xiaomi Mi 4i and LG G4

Week 17 in review: Sony Xperia Z4, Xiaomi Mi 4i and LG G4

26 April, 2015 | comments (4)

Here we are, again, at the end of a busy week and, naturally, we give you a quick recap of the most-interesting topics in the news. The past few days were jam-packed with new device announcements, as well as a few interesting scoops on upcoming...


Huawei P8 Lite goes up for pre-order in Germany for €249

Huawei P8 Lite goes up for pre-order in Germany for €249

25 April, 2015 | comments (14)

It looks like Huawei might release the unannounced P8 Lite after all. The mid-range sibling of Huawei P8 and P8max appeared for pre-order in Germany with €249 price tag. The smartphone is available to order in black and silver/gold color...

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Samsung opens new plant to meet Galaxy S6 edge demand

Samsung opens new plant to meet Galaxy S6 edge demand

25 April, 2015 | comments (66)

Apparently there can be too much of a good thing, and in Samsung's case the unanticipated high demand for the Galaxy S6 edge lead to shortages in the smartphone's supply. The limiting factor was quoted to be the dual-edge display, but Samsung was...

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Sony predicts a $2.5B operating profit for 2015

Sony predicts a $2.5B operating profit for 2015

25 April, 2015 | comments (71)

Sony has updated its operating profit forecast for the 2015 fiscal year, bringing the number up to JPY 300 billion. That translates to $2.52 billion and is four times as much as previous company estimates. The information comes courtesy of...

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Oppo bezelless phone leaked in all its glory

Oppo bezelless phone leaked in all its glory

25 April, 2015 | comments (27)

The Oppo bezelless phone has been a regular to the rumor mill and we've seen more than one set of photos, or videos, for that matter. This newest leak however is the most comprehensive one and shows the innovative smartphone from every angle in...

Tags: Oppo, Android