News

GSMArena.com site search

Chase Bank says it has activated over 1 million Apple Pay accounts

Chase Bank says it has activated over 1 million Apple Pay accounts

25 February, 2015 | comments (16)

Chase Bank has revealed that more than one million of its customers are using their debit/credit cards with Apple's mobile payments service Apple Pay, which launched in the US in late October last year. It was also revealed that the bank's...

Tags: Apple, Apple Pay


LG announces global rollout of its latest curved smartphone G Flex 2

LG announces global rollout of its latest curved smartphone G Flex 2

25 February, 2015 | comments (9)

LG has announced the global rollout of its second curved Android smartphone the G Flex 2, which was unveiled last month at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The company said major carriers in the US, Hong Kong, Singapore, France,...

Tags: LG


Android and iOS together account for 96.3% of  smartphone market

Android and iOS together account for 96.3% of smartphone market

25 February, 2015 | comments (42)

Android and iOS combined accounted for a whopping 96.3% of all smartphone shipments worldwide in 2014, up from 93.8% in the prior year, according to a latest report from the market research firm IDC. Individually, Google's mobile operating...

Tags: Android, iOS, IDC


Sony Xperia Z4 tablet with 2K display leaks out

Sony Xperia Z4 tablet with 2K display leaks out

24 February, 2015 | comments (40)

Unannounced Sony Xperia Z4 tablet with 2K display leaked out. The slate made a premature appearance in Sony’s Xperia Lounge Android application and was quickly taken down. The sole leaked image of the device reveals Xperia Z3-like design...

Tags: Sony, Android, Rumors


Leaked HTC One (M9) promo videos go live

Leaked HTC One (M9) promo videos go live

24 February, 2015 | comments (89)

Hot on the heels of the leaked press renders earlier today, a series of HTC One (M9) promo videos also made the rounds on the web. In line with past leaks, the videos leave nothing to imagination. Update: The videos have been quickly removed...

Tags: HTC, Android, Rumors


LG G Flex 2 is now up for pre-order in the UK

LG G Flex 2 is now up for pre-order in the UK

24 February, 2015 | comments (2)

The LG G Flex 2 is now being offered on pre-order in the UK. We knew this would happen, but we were expecting pre-orders to debut on February 28, which is this Saturday. However, Carphone Warehouse has decided to jump the gun on this one. The...

Tags: LG, Android, Vodafone


9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has specs revealed

9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 has specs revealed

24 February, 2015 | comments (25)

Samsung is working on successors for its Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablets, as we've told you before. There will be two devices in the Tab S2 line too, but they will have different sizes - because Samsung has this time around opted to...

Tags: Samsung, Android


BlackBerry Classic makes it to Verizon on February 26

BlackBerry Classic makes it to Verizon on February 26

24 February, 2015 | comments (2)

Yesterday Verizon announced that it would start selling the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime on February 26, which is this Thursday. Now it turns out that it won't be the only new device launching on that day, as it will be joined by the BlackBerry...


HTC One (M9) seemingly shown in press renders

HTC One (M9) seemingly shown in press renders

24 February, 2015 | comments (63)

Naturally, information about the HTC One (M9) has been leaking a lot lately, since the Taiwanese company's next flagship smartphone is due to be made official this Sunday. Now though, we may have the clearest look yet at the One (M9). What you...

Tags: HTC, Android


Color e-paper Pebble Time smart watch is now live on Kickstarter

Color e-paper Pebble Time smart watch is now live on Kickstarter

24 February, 2015 | comments (13)

Pebble managed to build up a formidable reputation on the smartwatch market that started well before the recent hype for wearable devices. The company has always tried to set itself apart from the crowd with interesting technology and design...

Tags: Pebble, Misc


New HTC One (M9) renders surface with a batch of cases

New HTC One (M9) renders surface with a batch of cases

24 February, 2015 | comments (18)

With just a few days left to MWC 2015 rumors are flying all over the place about the next batch of flagship devices. Samsung has definitely been stealing the spotlight with its much-anticipated Galaxy S6 and its edged variant, but HTC is also...

Tags: HTC, Android


AT&T website confirms Galaxy S6 Edge existence, exact name

AT&T website confirms Galaxy S6 Edge existence, exact name

24 February, 2015 | comments (26)

Yesterday we reported on a teaser for Samsung's upcoming curved S6 flagship. It was courtesy of AT&T and the telecom also promises a spring launch for the edged device. This information was so exciting that apparently there was a little bit of...


HTC teases new BoomSound speakers for One (M9)

HTC teases new BoomSound speakers for One (M9)

24 February, 2015 | comments (31)

The new HTC One (M9) is barely a week away and according to rumors will bring a new speaker design, perhaps one based on the Nexus 9 speakers. HTC has started its teaser campaign with a short 12 second video that features stop-animated boom...

Tags: HTC, Android


Samsung will supply DDR4 RAM modules for LG and Apple

Samsung will supply DDR4 RAM modules for LG and Apple

24 February, 2015 | comments (54)

Samsung is truly a formidable giant in the tech world and this is definitely not confined to mobile devices. The Korean company makes a huge part of its profit from chip sales and buying silicon from Samsung is a pretty common practice in the...

Tags: Samsung, Apple, LG


Meizu goes bonkers with the MX5 camera, 41MP unit rumored

Meizu goes bonkers with the MX5 camera, 41MP unit rumored

24 February, 2015 | comments (24)

Meizu is among the more prominent Chinese manufacturers, and for a good reason. We praised the MX4/MX4 Pro flagship duo, when they visited our office, and the company appears to be pushing the boundaries even further. Rumors coming our way from...

Tags: Meizu, Android, Rumor


Sony Xperia E4g adds LTE to the E4, has dual-SIM version too

Sony Xperia E4g adds LTE to the E4, has dual-SIM version too

24 February, 2015 | comments (14)

The Xperia E4 was quietly unveiled as a sort-of successor to the Xperia E3. It lacked LTE though, a key feature of the E3, so now the Sony Xperia E4g was announced just as quietly. The name says it all – an E4 with 4G LTE connectivity. Like its...


Samsung Galaxy S6 India launch scheduled for early April

Samsung Galaxy S6 India launch scheduled for early April

24 February, 2015 | comments (27)

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone, which is expected to be unveiled on March 1, at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, will be launched in India sometime in the second week of April, according to a report from local news website...


Lava unveils Xolo Win Q1000, a 5-inch Windows Phone 8.1 device

Lava unveils Xolo Win Q1000, a 5-inch Windows Phone 8.1 device

24 February, 2015 | comments (29)

Indian smartphone manufacturer Lava has updated its Xolo line of devices with a new Windows Phone smartphone. Dubbed Win Q1000, the device will retail for INR 8,499 ($137), although its availability isn't yet known. The smartphone is powered...


Nokia's Here Android app now available on Amazon app store

Nokia's Here Android app now available on Amazon app store

24 February, 2015 | comments (22)

Nokia has released its HERE Android app on Amazon's App Store, allowing those without access to Google Play Store to download and use the app on their Android devices. The mapping and navigation app, which was exclusively available on Windows...

Tags: Nokia, Amazon, Android


Sprint now accepting pre-registrations for the Galaxy S6

Sprint now accepting pre-registrations for the Galaxy S6

24 February, 2015 | comments (14)

Following AT&T and T-Mobile, Sprint has also put up a teaser page for the Galaxy S6, letting customers pre-register for "the latest Samsung devices." Featuring the Galaxy S Edge, the image (shown above) is similar to the one T-Mobile and AT&T...