Pantech Vega Iron 2 may be the first smartphone to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, arrives in May
Mar10

Pantech Vega Iron 2 may be the first smartphone to sport Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 CPU, arrives in May

Pantech is South Korea’s third smartphone maker, and the company clearly gets a lot less press than Samsung and LG. But that’s its own doing mainly, especially outside of its home market, since you can’t actually buy Pantech wares in most of the world. That’s a pity, though, for the company has released some truly interesting handsets over the past few years. And it’s bound to do so again very soon. The...

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Apple wants to sell 90 million iPhone 6 units. 3 million iPhone 5C handsets are now in inventory
Mar06

Apple wants to sell 90 million iPhone 6 units. 3 million iPhone 5C handsets are now in inventory

Apple has high hopes for its next iPhone, it seems. The company is reported to have ordered no less than 90 million iPhone 6 units from its manufacturing partner Foxconn. This comes from an analyst at Citigroup Global Markets, who was quoted by the Chinese-language Commercial Times in Taiwan. This info was then picked up by DigiTimes, the Taiwan-based source for rumors and speculation originating in the “upstream supply...

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Goophone has already cloned the all new HTC One
Mar06

Goophone has already cloned the all new HTC One

You can always count on Chinese company Goophone to clone the most exciting smartphones put out by the big brands. And once again, Goophone seems intent on breaking records in terms of the speed with which it knocks off handsets. Last year, Goophone unveiled its HTC One clone the day before that device’s official announcement. This year, though, it’s not waiting that long – the Goophone M8 is already listed and ready...

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TSMC starts making A8 processors for Apple’s next iPhone
Mar05

TSMC starts making A8 processors for Apple’s next iPhone

According to sources in Taiwan, TSMC has already started producing A8 processors for use in Apple’s next-generation mobile devices, presumably the iPhone 6 as well as possible new iPads to be unveiled later this year. Despite the fact that production for the new chipsets has started so early, Apple isn’t expected to make its new wares official before the third quarter of the year (which starts in July and ends in...

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Google’s next Nexus smartphone to be based on the LG G3
Mar05

Google’s next Nexus smartphone to be based on the LG G3

Now that the Nexus 5 (pictured below) has been out for a few months, the rumors about its successor are starting to appear. Could it be Lenovo making the next Nexus smartphone? Apparently not, if the latest mumbling on the matter is to be believed. First, though, let’s think a little bit about the name of the next Nexus handset. Sure, Google could just call it Nexus 6, since it is after all the sixth device in the series....

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Huawei is working on its own 2K smartphone. Ascend P7 out in May, Ascend D3 coming in June
Mar03

Huawei is working on its own 2K smartphone. Ascend P7 out in May, Ascend D3 coming in June

2K smartphones are probably going to be all the rage this year, at least for niche players (we say that since the Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn’t come with a display with 2,560×1,440 resolution, or “2K”, and chances are neither will the new HTC One). The first company to get one of these out the door is Vivo, with its Xplay 3S, and Oppo will follow suit not long from now. But Huawei is also working on a 2K smartphone...

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 has already been cloned. Meet the Goophone S5
Feb26

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has already been cloned. Meet the Goophone S5

Goophone is one Chinese smartphone maker that’s extremely well known for cloning devices from all the big manufacturers, and even some smaller ones. In some cases, it even churns out multiple clone variants for the same handset. Over the past couple of years, though, Goophone has been making a name for itself by how fast it manages to clone new stuff. That said, this has to be some kind of a record. It took Goophone less than...

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Moto X follow-up coming in late summer, smartwatch later. Moto G is its best selling smartphone ever
Feb26

Moto X follow-up coming in late summer, smartwatch later. Moto G is its best selling smartphone ever

The Moto X has been highly praised for being able to marry hardware and software in an interesting way, but the handset is getting more and more long in the tooth with every day that goes by. So naturally, you may wonder when or if to expect a successor for the Moto X? According to Motorola itself, the follow-up should be on the market in late summer. This might, however, be a launch once again limited to just the US – keep that...

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Lenovo announces S860, S850, and S660 affordable smartphones, Yoga Tablet 10 HD+
Feb24

Lenovo announces S860, S850, and S660 affordable smartphones, Yoga Tablet 10 HD+

Lenovo has unveiled four new devices at MWC – three smartphones and a tablet. The smartphones focus on affordability, while the Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ is an upper midrange offering that comes with a stand-out design. The Lenovo S860 smartphone is the highest-specced of the trio that was announced today. It comes with a 5.3-inch 720p HD touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, a 1.5 MP front camera, a 1.3 GHz quad-core...

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5.5 mm Gionee Elife S5.5 becomes new world’s thinnest smartphone
Feb19

5.5 mm Gionee Elife S5.5 becomes new world’s thinnest smartphone

Remember the Vivo X3? Ever since last August, it’s been the world’s thinnest smartphone. Not anymore, though. Starting today, there’s a new king in town, and once again, the world’s slimmest smartphone comes from a Chinese company. This time it’s the Gionee Elife S5.5, which, as its name implies, is a staggering 5.5 mm thin. That’s .25 mm less than the Vivo X3, so away goes the crown from that model...

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