Entry level ZTE Concord II added to T-Mobile and MetroPCS

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Today T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced the availability of their newest entry level smartphone in the ZTE Concord II. The device is powered by Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, has a 4-inch 800×480 display, a 5-megapixel rear facing camera and 4GB of internal storage.

The device also features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and a battery that lasts for 6 hours of talk time. It will be available on May 19 through MetroPCS but pricing is not yet available. It is also available through T-Mobile immediately with payment spread across 24 months. Hit the break for the press release.

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Galaxy Beam 2 listed on Samsung’s Chinese web site

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SamsungGalaxyBeam2Thanks to a leak last month we already know that Samsung is working on another Galaxy Beam device. Today Samsung posted information on the successor to the original Beam, confirming the specs we already know. The model number is SM-G3858. The smartphone will come with a 4.66 WVGA screen with a 480×800 resolution. It will also pack in a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 5MP camera, Bluetooth 4.0, and a microSD card. We’re not sure how much RAM and internal storage the device will have, as those haven’t been listed.

The Beam 2 will feature a built-in projector like its predecessor. The projector itself also features a WVGA resolution and will have a background color correction. As for availability, it looks like China’s about the only market we’re sure of. Considering the original Beam had little market traction in other areas it may not make it out of China. Pricing is unknown at this point and there isn’t a release date in sight. We’ll update you when we know.

source: Samsung China
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LG Optimus L70 and L90 being added to Metro PCS and T-Mobile

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Today T-Mobile and Metro PCS confirmed that they would be getting the LG Optimus L70 and L90, both featuring Android 4.4 KitKat along with LG’s custom UI enhancements.

T-Mobile will carry the Optimus L90 starting on April 30, and it will sell for the full retail price of $228. Specs include a 4.7-inch qHD display, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Hit the break for the full press release.

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Samsung releases another budget device, the Galaxy Ace Style is official

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The race to the bottom in the smartphone industry never ends. Samsung has announced a brand new budget device running Android 4.4 KitKat. The Galaxy Ace Style, model number SM-G310HN, runs the latest version of Android with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface on a 4-inch WVGA display. On the back is a 5MP camera and the front features one with 0.3MP. Both dual-SIM and single-SIM variants will be available. Yes, this is the same device that leaked recently.

Do not expect to see the Galaxy Ace Style in the United States. This little guy is heading to European countries for 200 to 300 euros (or $275 to $412 in the U.S.).

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Samsung shows off Galaxy Ace Style in Germany

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samsung galaxy style aceThe Samsung Galaxy Style Ace still hasn’t officially been announced, but that didn’t stop the company from showcasing the device in Germany. The device is said to feature a 4-inch WVGA display, 5 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing shooter and 4 GB of internal storage. Other hardware details are limited, but it’s supposed to be one of the first affordable smartphones to run on the latest Android 4.4 operating system.

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Samsung to offer low-end smartphone running KitKat

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Low end phones usually have one achilles heel, and that is that they usually can’t run the latest version of Android. Things have changed with KitKat since it supports devices with only 512MB of RAM. Flagship phones had 512MB of RAM back in 2010.

Details of a new Samsung phone with the model G310 has surfaced thanks to FCC filings and Zauba’s import minifest, not to mention a NenaMark 2 benchmark. Piecing things together, the G310 will sport a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, a Broadcom chipset with two Cortex-A9 cores clocked at 1.2GHz, a VideoCore IV GPU, 512MB of RAM, 1,500mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0 +LE, NFC, Wi-Fi b/g/n (2.4GHz), and dual-SIM option.

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Samsung is working on a new Galaxy Beam device

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According to a new information from the Chinese website, Tenaa, Samsung is working on a mid-range device similar to the Samsung Galaxy Beam, which was released in early 2012, and featured a built-in nHD projector.

The new device carries the model number SM-G3858 and will be the successor of the Samsung Galaxy Beam . The phone was certified by Tenaa and is said to sport a 4.66-inch LCD display with WVGA resolution, 5MP camera, 3G connectivity, expandable microSD slot and powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and runs on Android 4.2.2 out of the box. » Read the rest

Single and dual-SIM Sony Xperia E1 now available in India

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XperiaE1The Sony Xperia E1 is finally available – in India. Both the single and dual-SIM versions are available for purchase in three colors – black, white, and the purple you see above. The black models are in high demand, and are quickly diminishing from stock. The dual-SIM version is priced at  ₹9,750, or around $160 USD, while the single-SIM variant is oddly more expensive at ₹9,990, or $163.

As a reminder, the Xperia E1 was announced on CES with a 4″ WVGA display and a Snapdragon 200 SoC with dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Adreno 302 and 512MB of RAM. The smartphone features Jelly Bean 4.3, a 3MP rear camera, a microSD card slot, 3G with HSPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM radio.

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Nokia unveils 3 new Android handsets: Nokia X, Nokia X+, and Nokia XL

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It was rumored that Nokia had more handsets in the pipeline other than the Nokia X, and that rumor proved to be true. This morning in Barcelona, Nokia announced 3 new Android handsets. Unfortunately all of them are lower-end and are using Nokia’s own (forked) version of Android without Google services.

The Nokia X (pictured above) and X+ are essentially the same, but the X+ includes more storage and an SD card.The Nokia XL (pictured below) gives you a bigger display (5-inches vs 4-inches) along with an added front-facing camera. Full specs for all devices and a video after the break.

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