Gionee ready to push for an even thinner world’s thinnest smartphone

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Gionee already lays claim to the title of world’s thinnest smartphone thanks to the Gionee Elfie S5.5 that was released earlier this year. The Elfie S5.5 came in at only 5.5mm thick and managed to pack in a 1.7 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a decent 2,300 mAh battery. Gionee seems to enjoy holding the top spot and apparently intends to keep it in their grasp.

According to the latest rumor about an upcoming Gionee smartphone, the G9005, the company is shooting for a thickness of no more than 5.0mm and may even get it down to 4.9mm. Supposedly this will include a Gorilla Glass layer for the screen. No other information regarding specs or other dimensions of Gionee’s upcoming device have been revealed yet.

source: Gizmobic
via: phoneArena

The Galaxy Alpha is just the first in a line called the ‘A Series’

Galaxy-Alpha-official-colors-21While some may have dismissed the Galaxy Alpha as too little too late, the device is certainly a step in a different direction from Samsung’s normal stable of devices. The device couples a metal design, decent specs, and the latest flavor of Android. It’s also the first to feature Samsung’s 5430 Exynos processor — the first ever HKMG 20nm chip — and unlike other Samsung devices, doesn’t come with a microSD card. Even so, it comes with 32GB of internal storage. While it may be the first from Samsung to feature the metal design, it certainly won’t be the last as the company plans on announcing more “A Series” devices within the next few weeks. 
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Sony to make waterproofing a gold standard among its 2015 midrange devices

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These days we’re starting to see waterproofing as a premium feature on many manufacturers’ flagship devices, and Sony is looking to change that.

In 2015, Sony plans to make the feature a gold standard among its 2015 mid-rangers, not only its flagships. It’s a nice addition, and is sure to pick up sales for the company unless other manufacturers follow suit with the trend.

Sony currently has the most waterproof device on the market, the Xperia M2 Aqua, which is rated for both IP65 and IP68 protection, allowing the device to be insusceptible to jets of water and can also be underwater for up to 30 minutes.

Source: DigiTimes

Promo picture, specs revealed for upcoming Sony Z3 Tablet Compact

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We fully expect the Sony Z3 Tablet Compact to be unveiled at IFA 2014 next week in Berlin, but it looks like we have some more information for you earlier than launch, as usual.

In addition to a leaked photo (above) of the tablet paired with Sony’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, we have some specs for you. (Also of note: the devices above are next to a pool. This could be hinting at water-proofing on both of the devices.)


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Moto Luge product page leaks on Best Buy’s site, will be geared toward Verizon pre-paid customers

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We’ve seen multiple new DROID devices and now a stretchy Nexus X leak — but the Moto Luge? That’s new.

Apparently this device will be a Verizon exclusive, and will be targeted to prepaid customers — the service recently received 4G LTE support, so this adds to the carrier’s offering for those consumers.


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Upcoming Nexus may be called Nexus X

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Leaker TKTechNews has some interesting information regarding the upcoming Nexus device, including its name (the Nexus X) and some possible features. However, be warned that there are some inconsistencies between what TK is reporting, and what we’ve heard in the past (specifically regarding display size), so take all of this with a grain of salt. Hit the break for the juicy details.


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Sony teases what is likely the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and new smartwatch

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Everyone is teasing soon to be released products in the run up to IFA 2014. Sony is getting in on the action and the image above, obtained by Xperia Blog, is showcasing two devices that have yet to be announced by the company. If the location of this image is any indication, Sony will stay true to its design language and keep everything water resistant.


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Motorola XT1112 shows up in shipping manifest, possibly another “Shamu” contender

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We’ve seen a ton of devices with different model numbers that could end up being a Motorola Nexus 6, and today you can add the Moto XT1112 to that growing list. The XT1112 showed up in Zauba’s database, which is an import/export system that tracks devices coming in and out of India. Interestingly, though, the description for that particular model is “SHAMU PHONES (PROTOTYPE) (FOR DEMO PURPOSE) MOTOROLA XT1112″ which could just mean that particular model is the version that’s going to be sold in India. Or, it could be something else entirely. At this point it’s anyone’s guess.


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Alleged Motorola DROID Turbo (XT1254) specifications show eye-opening 640 ppi display

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The latest trend for mobile devices at the end of 2014 seems to be incredible displays. After all, it is the one part of a device that is always being used. Now it seems that Motorola and Verizon will have an upcoming device that will please even the most demanding viewer. A CPU-Z identification test reveals that a Motorola device with the model number XT1254, and codenamed Quark, will have a 4.59-inch display with 2560×1440 resolution. This means that it has a whopping 640 pixels per inch.


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