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Gionee will launch a slim Elife E8 for India in June

Gionee will launch a slim Elife E8 for India in June

05 April, 2015 | comments (9)

Gionee launched the new Elife S7 smartphone for $403 (INR 24,999) in India over the weekend. At the lavish event, Gionee's president William Lu promised to introduce the Elife E8 smartphone in June. The Elife E series focuses on the...

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Gionee Elife S7 launched in India for $403

Gionee Elife S7 launched in India for $403

05 April, 2015 | comments (22)

Gionee has launched the new Elife S7 in the Indian market. The phone is priced at Rs. 24,999 ($404) and is available in black, white, and blue. The Elife S7 has a 5.2-inch, 1920x1080 resolution Super AMOLED display, MediaTek SoC with 1.7GHz...

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Purported Oppo Find 9 images reveal dual camera

Purported Oppo Find 9 images reveal dual camera

05 April, 2015 | comments (28)

Alleged images of the yet to be announced Oppo Find 9 made the rounds online. The previously leaked successor of Oppo Find 7 is expected to debut at some point in the near future. Overall, it appears that the upcoming Find 9 has mostly...

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The Top 10 trending phones of week 14

The Top 10 trending phones of week 14

05 April, 2015 | comments (12)

Another week and another trending devices list. Looking at the top 10 most-interesting devices in our database, there are some quite expected results, but major curveballs are also present. The Top 10 trending phones chart is a recap list of the...


Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 and Lumia 930, Android minis

Counterclockwise: Nokia N8 and Lumia 930, Android minis

05 April, 2015 | comments (23)

Each weekend we trawl our news archives for interesting events over the past several years around this time of the year – late April/early March for today's edition of Counterclockwise. We see the jump between the Nokia N8, one of its earlier camera...

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Did Samsung pay people to attend its S6 press conference in China?

Did Samsung pay people to attend its S6 press conference in China?

05 April, 2015 | comments (264)

Nearly half of the fans who attended Samsung's recent press conference in China were hired, according to a report from Shanghai-based news outlet The Paper. The event, which was held a couple of days ago to show off the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge...

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Alleged live photos of Sony Xperia Z4 make the rounds online

Alleged live photos of Sony Xperia Z4 make the rounds online

04 April, 2015 | comments (134)

Purported live photos of the unannounced Sony Xperia Z4 made the rounds online. The upcoming successor of Sony Xperia Z3 is expected to make its official debut at some point this summer. The images fall right in line with the leaked press...

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Apple Watch might be delayed in Switzerland due to patent issues

Apple Watch might be delayed in Switzerland due to patent issues

04 April, 2015 | comments (16)

The Apple Watch is entering the home stretch and is getting close to its release date. In the US, preorders are set for April 10 and you should be able to get one as early as April 24, if you manage to time things right. This, however, might not be...

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The Apple Watch will be available for in-store pickup at launch

The Apple Watch will be available for in-store pickup at launch

04 April, 2015 | comments (31)

The Apple Watch is now inching toward its release date and excitement is at an all-time high. The Cupertino tech giant has set preorders for its smart wearable for April 10 and the first batch of units should be made available to eager consumers on...

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Oxygen OS for OnePlus One is finally here

Oxygen OS for OnePlus One is finally here

04 April, 2015 | comments (41)

OnePlus One users can rejoice as the eagerly-anticipated Oxygen OS build is finally here. The official package can now be downloaded from the OnePlus website and flashed on to the legendary One handset. The custom Android-based ROM had a long...


Sprint to begin shipping Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on April 6

Sprint to begin shipping Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on April 6

04 April, 2015 | comments (10)

Samsung’s latest devices, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, are already up for pre-order from US carrier Sprint, and now the latter has announced that it will start shipping the handsets on April 6. "Samsung GS6 starts shipping Monday!...


The Huawei P8 might come with an upgraded processor

The Huawei P8 might come with an upgraded processor

04 April, 2015 | comments (17)

The Huawei P8 has been a constant presence in the rumor mill for a few months now. The Chinese manufacturer has generated a lot of hype around the eagerly-anticipated smartphone and hints and speculations have been plentiful. We are already quite...


Week 14 in review: One M9 Plus, Xperia Z4 and LG G4

Week 14 in review: One M9 Plus, Xperia Z4 and LG G4

04 April, 2015 | comments (6)

Another week passed and it's time to sum-up the most important stories of the past few days. Xiaomi has had its share of the spotlight, most notably with the 64GB Mi 4 going on sale in India. Another ultra-budget device - the Xiaomi Redmi 2A also...


Android 5.0 Lollipop hits Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Android 5.0 Lollipop hits Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Note 4

03 April, 2015 | comments (43)

After having been received by both AT&T's and Sprint's respective versions of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 already, the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop is now on its way to Verizon's model. The carrier nicknamed Big Red has published the update...


Yet another set of One M9 Plus renders surface

Yet another set of One M9 Plus renders surface

03 April, 2015 | comments (46)

Another day, another HTC One M9 Plus leak. HTC's upcoming handset has been a constant presence in the rumor mill for the past few days and, as it turns out, leaked images are pretty easy to come by. Granted, all we have seen so far are renders, from...

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Meizu says it sold 2 million devices last month

Meizu says it sold 2 million devices last month

03 April, 2015 | comments (4)

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Meizu has announced that it sold around 2 million devices last month. This compares to the 1 and 1.5 million smartphones it sold in the months of December 2014 and January this year, respectively. Back in...

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Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 undergo bend test

Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9 and iPhone 6 undergo bend test

03 April, 2015 | comments (213)

Dredging up a controversial issue from the past, Square Trade decided to redo Bendgate tests this time including the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and HTC One M9. The phones were tested twice – once until they visibly bend and again until they are...

Tags: Apple, Samsung, HTC, Misc


Huawei P8 shows up in another set of leaked images

Huawei P8 shows up in another set of leaked images

03 April, 2015 | comments (15)

The hotly-anticipated Huawei P8 is due to be revealed in less than two weeks from now, with a launch event scheduled for April 15. As the wait is drawing to an end though, we're now being treated to another batch of photos revealing a few details...

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Samsung to make Apple A9 chips for the next iPhone

Samsung to make Apple A9 chips for the next iPhone

03 April, 2015 | comments (112)

Samsung Electronics has reportedly bagged an order to manufacture mobile chips for the next generation Apple products. Bloomberg reported that Samsung has will make the Apple A9 chipset meant to be used in next generation iPhone and iPad...


Next Samsung Exynos to pack custom cores

Next Samsung Exynos to pack custom cores

03 April, 2015 | comments (83)

In most electronics nowadays performance is king and the more bit-crunching power you can put out, the better. This is not exactly the case with smartphones, though, where power efficiency is equally if not more important. This being said,...

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