Earlier in the year, Samsung launched the first two models in its Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5, and now it looks like the manufacturer is gearing up to launch its third and final offering, the Galaxy A7. According to a leaked spec sheet from SamMobile, the handset is set be a beast of a devices and is aiming at the high-end market.
Hit the break to view the full list of specifications.
OnePlus has just kicked off its second no invite necessary promotion of the year and this time it’s entitled “The Gift of One”, and is targeted at residents in the United States who are eager to get their hands on the One, but haven’t yet had the good fortune to obtain an invitation. Starting today, the handset is available for anyone to order on the OnePlus website.
Earlier today, Vivo unveiled the X5 Max, which is undoubtedly the world’s thinnest smartphone measuring in at just 4.7mm thick. The handset is constructed from a single sheet of aluminium and although immensely thin, it still manages to pack some pretty impressive specifications.
There are two great promotions going on right now at Best Buy. The electronics retailer is discounting one of the year’s best handsets while attaching a gift card to a newcomer with serious benefits.
A trio of devices from Samsung operating on T-Mobile’s network are receiving software updates. The Galaxy S 4, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 LTE, and Galaxy Avant are the devices getting attention today.
The updates for the Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Avant are identical. Both devices added Chinese as a supported language. The build for the Galaxy S 4′s update is M919UVUFNK2 while the Galaxy Avant’s is G386TUVU1ANK3.
The Galaxy Tab 4, though, is getting a heavier update that stabilizes the user experience. The build is T337TUVU1BNK4.
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At the beginning of December, HTC announced two new mid-range smartphones, the HTC Desire 620 and the HTC Desire 620G. Although the phones are very similar, there are a few hardware specs that differ, notably the processors used in each and the lack of 4G LTE support for the Desire 620G. When the devices were unveiled, HTC did not share any information regarding market availability outside of Taiwan. New information from HTC indicates the device will be sold in the U.K. starting in early 2015. Along with the U.K., HTC is also making the devices available in India later this month and other Asian markets may see the device this month as well.
According to an anonymous tipster, Samsung is preparing to launch yet another market dependant variant of the Galaxy Note 4. At present, the South Korean company’s flagship phablet is available with one of two different processors on board, the first is its own Exynos 7 Octa chip and the other is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 805, but if this speculation turns out to be true, we could be seeing a Snapdragon 810 model of the Galaxy Note 4 on the market as soon as January, 2015.
The Moto X is about to launch on another carrier’s network. On December 10, Republic Wireless will be adding the Motorola flagship to its lineup. And the carrier is celebrating the launch by taking $50 off the price when purchasing directly through the online store or Moto Maker. So, through this promotion, the Moto X will cost $349 without a two-year contract from Republic Wireless. The only variant available through the carrier’s online store is 16GB in black with silver.
When the Moto X is available from Republic Wireless, it will be found on this page.
Source: Republic Wireless
Vivo plans on launching the world’s thinnest smartphone, the Vivo X5 Max, on December 10th. The phone looks like a fantastic mid-range device, especially if you like paper-thin phones. Thanks to a TENAA filing, it looks like Vivo plans on launching a Mini version of the X5 Max, too.
The smaller phone will likely be referred to as the Vivo X5F, and it sports a smaller screen with most of the same specs as the Max. There’s a 5-inch display on board (as opposed to the 5.5-inch of the Max) and the same CPU found in the bigger version. Unfortunately, if the TENAA filing is accurate, the smaller version won’t be quite as thin as the X5 Max.
Blackphone has announced an update to their PrivatOS software that brings in several new features focused on enhancing user security and privacy. The update brings the highly tweaked Android OS fork to version 1.1 and is due out sometime in early 2015.