News

GSMArena.com site search

LG Optimus G Pro with a 5

LG Optimus G Pro with a 5" 1080p screen leaks

18 January, 2013 | comments (72)

The LG Optimus G is one of the most powerful phones on the market right now and it got the honor of being the basis of the latest Google Nexus phone. Yet, LG may already be working on an improved version, the LG Optimus G Pro. Blog of Mobile came...


Titanium Gray Samsung Galaxy Premier launched in Taiwan

Titanium Gray Samsung Galaxy Premier launched in Taiwan

18 January, 2013 | comments (31)

You may remember the Samsung Galaxy Premier that was announced back in October last month. The phone has a 4.65-inch, HD Super AMOLED display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and Android Jelly Bean, and is essentially a variation of...


Windows Phone 8 'Portico' update rolls out to Lumia 920 and 820

Windows Phone 8 'Portico' update rolls out to Lumia 920 and 820

18 January, 2013 | comments (82)

The AT&T version of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 received the Windows Phone 'Portico' update back in December, along with the HTC 8X. The same update has now started rolling out to the international version of the Nokia handsets. The Portico...


Nokia sacks 300 IT employees,  transfers 820 to other companies

Nokia sacks 300 IT employees, transfers 820 to other companies

17 January, 2013 | comments (225)

Nokia is still not over the hard times. The company sold its headquarters and leased it back, laid off 1000 factory workers in Finland, slashed another 4000 but still promised to open up to 4000 new jobs in its Vietnam-based factory. Nokia's...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Sony to update the Xperia Z with Android 4.2 JB soon after launch

Sony to update the Xperia Z with Android 4.2 JB soon after launch

17 January, 2013 | comments (79)

The Xperia Z is one of the hottest devices in January, but unfortunately runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and not the latest available version of the Google OS (which is 4.2). Sony, however, is going to make things right 'soon after the launch' of its...


HTC Butterfly hits stores in Russia, rest of Europe to follow soon

HTC Butterfly hits stores in Russia, rest of Europe to follow soon

17 January, 2013 | comments (57)

Just ten days after the HTC Butterfly hit Australian shores, now the 5", 1080p smartphone is finally making its way to Europe's stores, specifically those in Russia. The device should make the Russians quite happy as they are the first in...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Huawei Ascend G510 silently announced

Huawei Ascend G510 silently announced

17 January, 2013 | comments (18)

After it slipped under our radar at CES last week, the Huawei Ascend G510 is once again making its internet rounds. This time the photos come from a Huawei event in the Czech Republic, where the company showcased its latest mid-range offering...


Galaxy Note II Amber Brown and Ruby Wine versions confirmed

Galaxy Note II Amber Brown and Ruby Wine versions confirmed

17 January, 2013 | comments (42)

The extremely popular Samsung Galaxy Note II is getting two additional paint jobs - Amber Brown and Ruby Wine. This is surely not surprising for the Note II fans, the info about the new colors leaked on the New Year's Day. Still, now the two new...


HTC DROID DNA falls to $99 for new Verizon customers

HTC DROID DNA falls to $99 for new Verizon customers

17 January, 2013 | comments (23)

The price of the HTC DROID DNA keeps falling – the 5” 1080p Android flagship started off at $200 (with contract), then fell to $150, then to $120 and now it’s at $100. The deal comes courtesy of Amazon Wireless and is for new customers...


HTC M7 smartphone leaks through a rendered image

HTC M7 smartphone leaks through a rendered image

17 January, 2013 | comments (116)

We have already seen the rumored specifications for the HTC M7, the company's upcoming flagship device and supposedly a replacement for the One X. Now we have a rendered image to go with it. The rendered image looks strikingly similar to the...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Budget 5

Budget 5" ZTE phablet poses for the camera, has a quad-core chip

16 January, 2013 | comments (26)

The battle of the fast, yet affordable smartphones continues in China, as ZTE is entering the arena with their not so sexy called U956 MT6589. The peculiar name aside, the affordable ZTE smartphone packs a 5" display of HD resolution and...

Tags: ZTE, Android, Touch UI


Rumor: LG might start making Windows Phone 8 handsets again

Rumor: LG might start making Windows Phone 8 handsets again

16 January, 2013 | comments (52)

The LG Optimus 7 was one of the first Windows Phone 7 handsets… and one of the last LG-made WP handsets. The LG is not one of the four companies that make WP8 phones either, but a new rumor suggests that’s about to change. Korea Times talked to...


Leaked BlackBerry 10 training materials show its best features

Leaked BlackBerry 10 training materials show its best features

16 January, 2013 | comments (64)

RIM will officially launch its new BlackBerry 10 OS and the first smartphones to run it soon (January 30) but the stream of unofficial leaks is turning into a torrent. The latest is a training material intended to teach sales people how to sell the...


More details on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus emerge

More details on Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus emerge

16 January, 2013 | comments (54)

We first learned about the existence of Galaxy Pocket Plus back in December. We knew it will be a refreshed version of the original Pocket and will run on Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Today we can shed some light on the specs too. According to the...


Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012

Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012

16 January, 2013 | comments (118)

Last week we heard plenty of rumors about Apple having cut orders for the new iPhone 5 due to lower than expected demand. While it has gone as far as to affect Apple's stock prices, it may not have been entirely true. According to one analyst Apple...

Tags: Apple, iOS


Sony Xperia ZL poses for the camera in its cool red paintjob

Sony Xperia ZL poses for the camera in its cool red paintjob

16 January, 2013 | comments (57)

Announced at the CES 2013, the Xperia ZL was said to be available in black, white and red, but the latter was nowhere to be seen at the Sony booth. Thanks to XperiaBlog, though, we can now take a look at the passionate-looking ZL. The Sony...


Samsung to launch Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update in February

Samsung to launch Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update in February

15 January, 2013 | comments (145)

Just over a week ago, Samsung announced the details surrounding the upcoming Galaxy S II Jelly Bean update, but didn't mention an exact date when for the start of its rollout. Today a company spokesperson has told CNET the update for the...


BlackBerry Z10 leaks in a lengthy 1080p video demo

BlackBerry Z10 leaks in a lengthy 1080p video demo

15 January, 2013 | comments (93)

We've seen the leaks over and over again, but this is the real deal. Here's a lengthy video demo of the upcoming BlackBerry Z10 in its full glory. It's not an official demo, of course, we doubt we'll see one before RIM's unveiling event on...


Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand to hit Europe in February

Dual SIM Samsung Galaxy Grand to hit Europe in February

15 January, 2013 | comments (41)

Samsung Ukraine has spilled the beans on the pricing and availability of the upcoming 5" Galaxy Grand smartphone. Announced back in December last year, the Grand is going to land in Europe in February. Ukraine is going to be the first country...


Huawei G520 is a 4.5

Huawei G520 is a 4.5" quad-core phone on a budget, China only

15 January, 2013 | comments (28)

The high-end Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 were Huawei's stars at the CES 2013 show, but the Chinese company is not done with the announcements just yet. Today Huawei announced its latest budget offering in the face of the quad-core G520. Destined...