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Snapdragon 600 to power 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch

Snapdragon 600 to power 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch

25 March, 2013 | comments (58)

Latest reports suggest Samsung will use Snapdragon 600 chips in 70% of the first Galaxy S4 batch. This was already confirmed by the leaked list showing the availability of the two Galaxy S4 versions around the globe. In case you need a refresh,...


Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored to launch in US with 5.9

Samsung Galaxy Note III rumored to launch in US with 5.9" display

25 March, 2013 | comments (191)

Samsung Galaxy Note III, the potential successor of the popular Galaxy Note II phablet was said to come out with a whopping 5.9" display. Now, an executive from one of the main parts suppliers for the company has confirmed the screen...


Exynos 5210 chipset in the works, to power the Galaxy S4 mini

Exynos 5210 chipset in the works, to power the Galaxy S4 mini

25 March, 2013 | comments (41)

Samsung has unveiled only two Exynos 5 chipsets so far – the 5250 Dual in the Nexus 10 and the 5410 Octa in some variants of the Galaxy S4 – but there seems to be a third one in development, the Exynos 5210. To spice things up, there’s a rumor going...


ASUS offering replacement for bricked PadFone 2

ASUS offering replacement for bricked PadFone 2

25 March, 2013 | comments (26)

It seems a small group of ASUS PadFone 2 users are experiencing issues with their device, where the phone shuts down and refuses to switch on anymore. This issue is mostly being observed by those who purchased their PadFone 2 from Taiwan,...


Galaxy S4 mini appears on official website, LTE version confimed

Galaxy S4 mini appears on official website, LTE version confimed

24 March, 2013 | comments (62)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will have four different versions, according to info spotted by Twitter user st7761. He found the I9190 model number on Samsung’s support page, along with three other I919X devices. One is the I9192, the dual-SIM...


First Samsung Galaxy S4 mini live photos appear

First Samsung Galaxy S4 mini live photos appear

22 March, 2013 | comments (178)

With the Samsung Galaxy S4 now official, it's time for the rest of the new generation Galaxy devices to start making an appearance. It turns out the first one to break ground is the Galaxy S4 mini. SamMobile has got hold of some live photos...

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Leaked ZTE Grand X Quad press photo confirms 5

Leaked ZTE Grand X Quad press photo confirms 5" display

22 March, 2013 | comments (11)

A press image of the ZTE Grand X Quad has been leaked by the kind folks over at @evleaks today, alongside some specs which shed more light on the company's mid-range offering. The ZTE Grand X Quad stands right below the company's flagship -...

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HTC One delayed to late April everywhere but in UK, DE and TW

HTC One delayed to late April everywhere but in UK, DE and TW

22 March, 2013 | comments (86)

HTC has just issued another official statement regarding the HTC One delayed launch. A few markets will get HTC One on time after all - the United Kingdom, Germany and Taiwan will be lucky enough to get the HTC flagship next week. The rest of...

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Asus Padfone 2 software update improves stability, camera

Asus Padfone 2 software update improves stability, camera

22 March, 2013 | comments (12)

Asus issued a new software update for the Padfone 2, which brings a couple of new features and improves on the old ones. The update brings the software to version V10.4.12.24, Android version remains at 4.1. One of the changes is better...

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Sony Xperia Z gets an update, fixes sudden-death issue

Sony Xperia Z gets an update, fixes sudden-death issue

22 March, 2013 | comments (144)

Sony is now seeding the first update for the Xperia Z (C6603) flagship. Its build number is 10.1.A.1.434, the Android version stays 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and the Kernel seems to be the same - 3.4.0. Even though there is no official change log for this...

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Heins: Android and WP are not mobile computing platforms

Heins: Android and WP are not mobile computing platforms

22 March, 2013 | comments (137)

BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, in an interview with Computerworld, said that Android and Windows Phone as not sharing his vision of a "mobile computing future" where mobile devices could be used for the same tasks as computers. He also...


Galaxy S4 to help Samsung double its market share lead

Galaxy S4 to help Samsung double its market share lead

21 March, 2013 | comments (89)

Samsung is looking to take an even larger lead over the competition this year, thanks largely to its new Galaxy S4 flagship. In 2011, just two short years ago, Nokia was the top dog in terms of phones sold, holding some 30% of the market. Then...

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Here's the Samsung Galaxy S4 versions breakdown by countries

Here's the Samsung Galaxy S4 versions breakdown by countries

21 March, 2013 | comments (307)

Samsung announced the Galaxy S4 with an Exynos 5 Octa chipset, but what the presenters didn’t say during the announcement is that a lot of countries will be getting the Snapdragon 600 version instead. And it’s not just North America...

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Some Sony Xperia Z handsets reportedly suffering sudden death

Some Sony Xperia Z handsets reportedly suffering sudden death

20 March, 2013 | comments (299)

A number of Sony Xperia Z users have reported their devices suffering from sudden death. Apparently, Sony's flagship has been shutting down for no apparent reason with subsequent efforts to bring it back to life proving unsuccessful, save for a hard...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 to ship with Snapdragon 600 in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S4 to ship with Snapdragon 600 in the UK

20 March, 2013 | comments (178)

Samsung has already confirmed the Galaxy S4 flagship will ship with Snapdragon 600 chipset in the USA, Canada and Sweden. Today the UK joins the markets where the Galaxy S4 won't be powered by the company's own Exynos 5 Octa platform. Since its...

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Dual-SIM HTC E1 China-bound Jelly Bean droid unveiled

Dual-SIM HTC E1 China-bound Jelly Bean droid unveiled

20 March, 2013 | comments (30)

Today HTC announced the dual-SIM E1 smartphone in China. The droid is powered by a 1.15GHz dual-core processor and comes with a 4.3-inch Super LCD2 display of WVGA resolution. There's a 5MP main camera and a 2.1MP front snapper, 8GB of internal...

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Xiaomi Mi-3 to boast a 5

Xiaomi Mi-3 to boast a 5" 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800 chipset

20 March, 2013 | comments (63)

Xiaomi phones are known for their excellent specs and surprisingly low price and the rumored third generation is no exception. The Xiaomi Mi-3 is not official yet and the announcement will probably wait until Google I/O as the new phone from the...


Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244

Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244

20 March, 2013 | comments (140)

In its usual fashion, IHS iSupply has posted its virtual teardown of the Galaxy S4 revealing an estimate of its bill of materials (BOM). The company believes that the materials for the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy S4 costs $236, which when added to...

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BLU announces the LIFE series of affordable dual-SIM smartphones

BLU announces the LIFE series of affordable dual-SIM smartphones

20 March, 2013 | comments (17)

US-based BLU Products has announced a new Android trio to join its lineup of affordable smartphones. All new phones are part of the LIFE series offering dual-SIM connectivity alongside some more than decent specs for a price that's really hard to...

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Oppo officially outs a stunning-looking black Find 5

Oppo officially outs a stunning-looking black Find 5

19 March, 2013 | comments (76)

Oppo hast just announced a black version of the Oppo Find 5 droid, adding an additional color to its flagship offering, and in our opinion it looks even more magnificent as its white sibling. As you can see from the photo above, the black...

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