Xiaomi Mi5 to possibly have a black edition


It’s been reported that Xiaomi, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer, is set to release its newest flagship device at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015. There have already been possible Mi5 white edition photos leaked, but today brings us a photo of a possible black edition.

The Xiaomi Mi5 is rumored to be sporting a screen somewhere between 5.5 to 5.7 inches with a 2K HD display. Anything beyond that, like what Snapdragon processor it will be using, is still debated among various sources. Some sources claim it will be the Snapdragon 805, others are saying the 810.
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VAIO Android smartphone rumored to debut at CES

vaioWith CES right around the corner, you can expect to see plenty of new electronics being announced, especially when it comes to Android phones and devices. A new rumor suggests that we may see a VAIO branded Android smartphone announced at the event, which would be the first major announcement concerning the VAIO brand since Sony sold it to focus on its own mobile division. It’s a pretty interesting turn of events to see Sony potentially competing against a brand that they built up. (although it is worth mentioning that Sony does still own a 5% stake in the VAIO brand)
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HTC Hima benchmarks show up online, no UltraPixel camera in sight

htc_hima_press_render_leakThe HTC Hima is making its rounds through the rumor mill today, including showing up in some AnTuTu benchmarks. The benchmark was run by a device with the model HTC6535LVW, which may end up being the Verizon version of the variant if the last two letters of the model are anything to go by.

Hardware for the Hima is exactly what we’d expect from a 2015 flagship caliber device: there’s a Snapdragon 810 on board, 3 GB of RAM, and a 5-inch 1080p screen. Personally, I’m glad HTC isn’t racing to shove a ridiculously high resolution screen in their device instead of a fantastic 1080p display, if these benchmarks end up being accurate. 
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Chinese retailer lists OnePlus Two with specs and price tag

oneplus twoWe know the OnePlus Two is coming in the next few months, so we should expect a handful of leaks and rumors about the device in the coming weeks. This time, we have a Chinese retailer that has prematurely listed the handset for presale, complete with a relatively high price tag and a full set of specs.

According to the listing, the OnePlus Two will sport a 5.5-inch display, a Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of non-expandable internal storage, and Color OS based on Android 4.4. The rear camera is a 16 megapixel shooter with a 5 megapixel front camera. The asking price for the flagship is set at about $538, which is much higher than what the original OnePlus One was priced at, and it will supposedly ship on February 10th. 
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Alleged HTC One (M9) press render and specs leak, possibly debuting at CES 2015


A new round of flagship handsets will arrive by March to carry companies through 2015. We have heard about the next handset from HTC, codenamed “Hima,” for the last few weeks. Steve Hemmerstoffer of NoWhereElse.fr has published a press render, debut date, and specifications for what will presumably be known as the HTC One (M9). The debut for the handset is said to be at CES 2015; therefore, the actual release date would be somewhere around late February or early March. It would be a departure from HTC’s typical March/April releases.

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LG G4 may rival Note 4, include stylus


Phablets with styluses haven’t really been popular, aside from Samsung’s Galaxy Note series. That’s not stopping LG from reportedly trying their hand at it. According to sources in Asia, the LG G4 will adopt a phablet format and also include a stylus. Everything’s not completely clear, as this could be instead a new G Pro or a new G Stylus.

According to previous information, the G4 will have a 5.3 inch screen, with a Quad HD resolution, an ultra narrow frame design and a Snapdragon 810 64 bit processor, as well as 32 or 64 GB of storage. In addition, LG will include 4 GB of RAM and a 20.7 megapixel camera, as well as a 3500 mAh battery. Stay tuned for more information.

Source: GSM Dome

Via: ithome.com

Samsung high-end Galaxy Tab 5 and low-end tablet spotted


Thanks to the Zauba site tracking imports into India, including devices for testing purposes like in this case, new information has been gleaned about Samsung’s work on their tablet devices for 2015. The Zauba site listed a couple Samsung tablets entering the country on December 22nd and 23rd, the Samsung SM-T555 and the SM-T1116 respectively. The former is believed to be a 10-inch version of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 while the latter is thought to be a budget model tablet.
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