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Samsung reportedly expecting to ship 35 million Galaxy S5s in Q2

Samsung reportedly expecting to ship 35 million Galaxy S5s in Q2

15 April, 2014 | comments (93)

According to a report in The Korea Times, Samsung expects to ship 35 million Galaxy S5 units between April and June. The upbeat prediction is a result of the strong sales achieved by the device during its worldwide launch. The high number of...


Amazonís upcoming smartphone appears in a trio of leaked photos

Amazonís upcoming smartphone appears in a trio of leaked photos

15 April, 2014 | comments (45)

Alleged live photos of Amazonís first smartphone made the rounds online. The images reveal the yet to be announced handset wearing typical for prototype devices, hard enclosure which hides its design. The leaked images show a whopping five...


Is this the Japanese market version of the upcoming LG G3?

Is this the Japanese market version of the upcoming LG G3?

15 April, 2014 | comments (81)

The Japanese market version of LGís yet to be revealed G3 flagship might have leaked on Twitter. A duo of press shots showing a mysterious high-end LG handset made the rounds on the social network, courtesy of @evleaks. LG isai for KDDI (click...

Tags: LG, Android, Rumors


New shots of alleged Apple iPhone 6 front panel leak

New shots of alleged Apple iPhone 6 front panel leak

15 April, 2014 | comments (118)

Factory floors out of China have long been sources of leaked shots of upcoming Apple devices, and apparently the anticipated iPhone 6 is no exception. The latest alleged shot has it next to an iPhone 5S, showing off the rumored larger screen of...

Tags: Apple, iOS, Rumors


Oppo R1S passes through Tenaa, a Snapdragon version of the R1

Oppo R1S passes through Tenaa, a Snapdragon version of the R1

15 April, 2014 | comments (3)

The Oppo R1, a slim, dual-SIM phone, went official late last year with a MediaTek chipset but Oppo has a Snapdragon version in the works too, which was just certified by Tenaa (the Chinese wireless authority). Tentatively dubbed Oppo R1S, the...

Tags: Oppo, Android


Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for  $315

Gionee Elife E7 Mini is now available for $315

15 April, 2014 | comments (24)

Announced back in December last year, the Gionee Elife E7 Mini is finally on sale in India. Packing a 4.7" IPS IGZO display of 720p resolution the Elife E7 Mini features a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 CPU and a Mali 450MP4 GPU in addition to...

Tags: Gionee, Android


Samsung Galaxy S5 costs  $256 to build

Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to build

15 April, 2014 | comments (72)

Analytics company IHS has released its teardown report of the Samsung Galaxy S5, which also reveals an estimate of the phone's bill of materials (how much its parts cost). The Galaxy S5 costs Samsung about $256 to build, which is just slightly more...

Tags: Samsung, Android


OnePlus One camera samples surface

OnePlus One camera samples surface

15 April, 2014 | comments (25)

The first camera samples taken with the OnePlus One are now available thanks to golden-hearted gal Kang Yi. She is the face of the Renmin University in China and has uploaded a bunch of photos taken with the upcoming OnePlus One smartphone. She...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


HTC One (M7) will receive Sense 6 UI by the end of May

HTC One (M7) will receive Sense 6 UI by the end of May

14 April, 2014 | comments (24)

HTC One (M7) will get the Sense 6 UI treatment before the end of next month. The word about the update was delivered on Twitter by Jason Mackenzie - the President of HTC America. Reminder that Sense 6 will push to current HTC One users by end of...

Tags: HTC, Android


MediaTek exhibits its MT6595 chipset with integrated LTE

MediaTek exhibits its MT6595 chipset with integrated LTE

14 April, 2014 | comments (23)

MediaTek had announced its MT6595 chipset a while ago and the company has now showcased it at the China Electronic Information Expo. Back at its unveiling, MediaTek did not reveal much of the details of its MT6595 silicon, but we now know what...

Tags: MediaTek, Misc


Sprint releases Android 4.4.3 for the Nexus 5

Sprint releases Android 4.4.3 for the Nexus 5

14 April, 2014 | comments (44)

Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is out today for and the Nexus 5 users on Sprint are the first to get it. Carrying a version number KTU48F the update enables the device to work on Sprint's LTE network on bands 26 and 41. The new Android version is...

Tags: Sprint, Android


Windows Phone 8.1 for developers is ready for download

Windows Phone 8.1 for developers is ready for download

14 April, 2014 | comments (285)

Just as promised, Windows Phone 8.1 is now available for download to developers. Joe Belfiore, the chief of the Windows Phone Program Management at Microsoft has tweeted a screenshot of the WP 8.1 update prompt. Mind you, before being able to...


Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders back up in Europe, launch pushed to May

Sony Xperia Z2 pre-orders back up in Europe, launch pushed to May

14 April, 2014 | comments (63)

Sony is experiencing a great deal of trouble getting its latest flagship the Xperia Z2 out of the factories and onto the store shelves. The company has re-launched the pre-orders for the phone on its UK website and has listed the shipping time...

Tags: Sony, Android


Huawei Ascend P7 shows its face yet again

Huawei Ascend P7 shows its face yet again

14 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Huawei Ascend P7 has been in the wild since February and it kept leaking in live photos, even more live photos, certification authorities plus Huawei has already sent invitation for an announcement event on May 7. Today the Ascend P7 appeared in...


Samsung sends invite for 'Kapture the Moment' event in Singapore

Samsung sends invite for 'Kapture the Moment' event in Singapore

14 April, 2014 | comments (24)

It hasn't been long since we saw the first leaked image of the Samsung K Zoom camera phone, the successor to the Galaxy S4 Zoom launched last year. Now, Samsung has started sending out invites for the launch event, which will be held in Singapore on...

Tags: Samsung, Android


HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

HTC will produce more affordable, plastic One M8

13 April, 2014 | comments (127)

One of the main selling points of the HTC One M8 is its all aluminum body. The beautiful design and premium handling does come at a premium price and may leave lots of buyers out in the cold as the handset is just out of their price range. As a...

Tags: Misc


Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800 XM, iPhone OS 4, Galaxy S Plus

Counterclockwise: Nokia 5800 XM, iPhone OS 4, Galaxy S Plus

13 April, 2014 | comments (24)

Welcome to this week's edition of Counterclockwise Ė our weekly article that looks back in time at what happened in the last few years. This week has seen a slew of hardware debut through the years, some of it achieving more success than the other,...

Tags: Misc


Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom/K Zoom passes through the FCC

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom/K Zoom passes through the FCC

13 April, 2014 | comments (21)

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is out of the way, the next big things from the South Korean manufacturer will the usual spin offs like the Zoom, Active and Mini variants. The Galaxy S5 Zoom aka K Zoom has been making the rounds in the rumorland for...


Leaked APKs show Samsung Galaxy S5 Active coming

Leaked APKs show Samsung Galaxy S5 Active coming

13 April, 2014 | comments (22)

Samsungís unannounced Galaxy S5 Active made an appearance yet again. An alleged list with 277 APK files, set for the upcoming smartphone made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. Alleged Samsung Galaxy S5 Active APK list (click to...


Samsung Galaxy S5 first day sales break Galaxy S4ís record

Samsung Galaxy S5 first day sales break Galaxy S4ís record

13 April, 2014 | comments (234)

Filter this under non-surprising developments, but reports from Korea are saying that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has enjoyed quite some success on launch day. The new flagship has managed to set a new record for the company for launch day sales beating...

Tags: Samsung, Android