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Top 10 trending phones of the week

Top 10 trending phones of the week

18 January, 2015 | comments (28)

It the uneventful weekend days, when no official announcements take place, your desire for technology needs to be satisfied otherwise. Always devoted to keeping you entertained and well informed, we here at GSMArena.com are launching a new...


Counterclockwise: CES, BB Curve 8910, Lumia and Tizen

Counterclockwise: CES, BB Curve 8910, Lumia and Tizen

18 January, 2015 | comments (4)

Usually there's a lull in the days after a big event, but this first week after CES 2015 proved very exciting. In this edition of Counterclockwise we'll be looking back at CES throughout the years. We also look back at how QWERTY went from the...

Tags: Misc


BlackBerry set to launch a limited edition Gold Passport

BlackBerry set to launch a limited edition Gold Passport

17 January, 2015 | comments (21)

BlackBerry is about to launch a limited edition Gold Passport. Only 50 pieces of the decked out smartphone will be available to order worldwide. A listing for the upcoming luxury version of the smartphone is already live in BlackBerry’s...


Check out all the new phones that debuted this week

Check out all the new phones that debuted this week

17 January, 2015 | comments (8)

It has been a busy week, with intriguing announcements taking place in various parts of the world. To make sure you haven't missed anything here's the quick recap of all the new phones that debuted over the past 7 days. Arguably, the most...


5” Moto G Titan and 4.3” Moto E Styx leak with Lollipop

5” Moto G Titan and 4.3” Moto E Styx leak with Lollipop

17 January, 2015 | comments (41)

Detailed specs of two exciting phones leaked from the most unusual of places today. Two upcoming additions to the Motorola lineup got listed on the website of UK retailer Argos, complete with detailed specs and even pricing info. The devices in...


Week 3 in review: Mi Note, Lumia 532, 435, Samsung Z1

Week 3 in review: Mi Note, Lumia 532, 435, Samsung Z1

17 January, 2015 | comments (2)

This week saw a lot of action in the mobile world. After all the dust had settled and last week's CES 2015 was officially over all seemed calm with no great action expected until the MWC kicks off. January 14, however brought about an unexpected...


Nokia Lumia 635 arrives on Sprint in the United States

Nokia Lumia 635 arrives on Sprint in the United States

16 January, 2015 | comments (7)

Nokia Lumia 635 is now available for Sprint Wireless in the United States. Sprint is the third major carrier in the country to offer the budget-friendly smartphone after AT&T and T-Mobile. The device is available for $0 with a two-year...


Xiaomi Mi Note, Mi Note Pro priced for international orders

Xiaomi Mi Note, Mi Note Pro priced for international orders

16 January, 2015 | comments (62)

Xiaomi made its new Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablets official just yesterday, at a special event. During that we were told how much they would cost in China, but so far we've had no idea what to expect internationally. See, like its previous...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 added to Sprint's leasing scheme

Galaxy Note 4 and LG G3 added to Sprint's leasing scheme

16 January, 2015 | comments (4)

Back in October of last year, Sprint started offering its customers a leasing scheme for certain high-end smartphones. This started with the iPhone 6, but was then expanded to include both the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Galaxy S5 Sport. And from...


HTC Nexus 9 will be offered by O2 UK starting on Monday

HTC Nexus 9 will be offered by O2 UK starting on Monday

16 January, 2015 | comments (3)

This coming Monday, on January 19, the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet will become available at O2 UK. Obviously you've been able to pick up a contract-free Nexus 9 for a while now, but if instead you wanted to get it with a data plan from an operator, then...

Tags: HTC, Android


Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the LG G2 is live in South Korea

Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the LG G2 is live in South Korea

16 January, 2015 | comments (63)

The Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the LG G2 looks to be happening right now for some users in South Korea. According to LG Phone Firmware, which tracks the company's progress on updating its smartphones, the Lollipop update for the phone is...

Tags: LG, Android


Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 issues a thing of the past

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 issues a thing of the past

16 January, 2015 | comments (53)

The past few months have been plagued by rumors about Qualcomm's manufacturing issues with the Snapdragon 810 SoC, the chipset of choice for high-end devices in 2015. The company has tried to do its best to dissipate them, by reiterating how...

Tags: Qualcomm, Android


The Galaxy S6 to use a non-swipe fingerprint sensor

The Galaxy S6 to use a non-swipe fingerprint sensor

16 January, 2015 | comments (119)

Fingerprint sensors finally gained popularity on smartphones, but the experience isn’t always prefect. Some companies, like Samsung, used the swipe type of sensor where you had to swipe your thumb (or other finger) over the Home button, which wasn’t...


HTC sends out MWC 2015 invites, is building a utopia

HTC sends out MWC 2015 invites, is building a utopia

16 January, 2015 | comments (24)

HTC sent out invites for its MWC 2015 event. The invite is pretty simple – a starry sky with the words "Utopia in progress" below the company's logo. Unfortunately that's all there is, no silhouettes of phones, no promises of ground-breaking...

Tags: HTC, Android


Sony Xperia Z4 gets certified by Japanese wireless authority

Sony Xperia Z4 gets certified by Japanese wireless authority

16 January, 2015 | comments (86)

While CES has been the traditional scene for new Xperia Z announcements, this year the company seems to be keeping its ace for the Mobile World Congress. Meanwhile, the Xperia Z4 has been certified in its home country in three versions – NTT...

Tags: Sony, Android


Xiaomi Mi Note supports both FDD-LTE and TD-LTE

Xiaomi Mi Note supports both FDD-LTE and TD-LTE

16 January, 2015 | comments (22)

The Xiaomi Mi Note went official yesterday with LTE Cat 9 support that grants it up to 450Mbps download speeds. Interestingly, Xiaomi seems to be planning a wider release of the phone than just China as the Mi Note is revealed to support both...

Tags: Xiaomi, Android


OnePlus Two rumored to have 5.5

OnePlus Two rumored to have 5.5" screen, QHD this time

16 January, 2015 | comments (35)

There might still be those of you toiling hard to get an invite for the OnePlus One, but the OnePlus Two is in the works and it should be worth waiting for. Rumors have surfaced, claiming the next generation of an already solid performer to be even...

Tags: OnePlus, Android


New batch Yu Yureka phablets will go on sale January 22

New batch Yu Yureka phablets will go on sale January 22

16 January, 2015 | comments (80)

For better or for worse the eastern model of selling hotly anticipated smartphones involves squirting out small batches that are literally gone in seconds. This happened to the Yu Yureka, which got a limited 10,000 unit release on Amazon.in (the...

Tags: Android, Yu, Dual SIM


Microsoft teases wider Lumia Denim rollout, 930 getting it now

Microsoft teases wider Lumia Denim rollout, 930 getting it now

16 January, 2015 | comments (27)

Microsoft promised that the Lumia Denim update will soon be released for a wider share of Windows Phone 8.1 devices and markets this month once partner testing has been completed. Until then the Lumia Denim update will continue to arrive in waves...


Android 5.0.2 factory images available for Nexus 10 and 7 2013

Android 5.0.2 factory images available for Nexus 10 and 7 2013

16 January, 2015 | comments (25)

Android Lollipop has been a reality for quite some time now, but the massive OS overhaul is undoubtedly a huge venture and there is still a lot of work to be done to get a final polished product. Even though there are AOSP builds for pretty much...

Tags: Android, Google, Nexus