Oppo N1 Mini teaser hypes small size, big potential

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The Oppo N1 Mini was announced way back in May, but it has yet to be released. Consumers have been waiting around for months not only to get the device, but to here when they will be able to get the N1 Mini. A new teaser image (above) that was posted by the company’s Indian Facebook page could be an indication that Oppo will be making it available soon. The teaser claims that although the N1 Mini will be smaller in size, it still packs the same punch as a larger device. The caption attached to the image within the Facebook post says the device will have a “Revolutionary 24 Mega Pixels Ultra HD Camera.”

Source: Oppo Mobile India (Facebook)

Kyocera announces ruggedized Kyocera Hydro Life smartphone coming to T-Mobile, MetroPCS

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Kyocera announced today they are making a new, ruggedized smartphone available for consumers through T-Mobile and MetroPCS. The new Kyocera Hydro Life goes beyond the water- and dust-resistance properties of typical consumer grade smartphones. The Hydro Life is certified to the IP57 standard for dust and full immersion in water up to a meter deep for up to 30 minutes. In addition, the smartphone meets Military Standard 810G for shock and drop protection. As part of their announcement, Kyocera tries to create the new term “fragiphoniphobia” to describe the fear of fragile phones and how that limits users from taking their devices into certain environments or situations.

AT&T to sell the LG G Pad 7.0 LTE for $0.99 when bundled with certain LG phones

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AT&T will be the first carrier to offer the LG G Pad 7.0 with LTE, and they’re offering a pretty great bundle to start selling it. On August 8th, you’ll be able to pick up the carrier-branded version of LG’s slim tablet for just $0.99 if you purchase it with an LG G2, LG G3, or LG G Flex. Without a bundle, the tab will cost $149.99 on a two-year contract. If you’re not a fan of the contracts, you can also opt for AT&T Next, which will run $12.50 a month.

[Deal] Best Buy selling the Moto G 4G for just $180

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If you’ve been considering picking up a Moto G but have been holding off due to lack of 4G connectivity, you might want to take advantage of the deal Best Buy is running today. For just $179, you can buy the 4G version of the Moto G, which is what the standard unlocked 8 GB Moto G currently runs. Plus, the 4G also has a microSD card slot that the original did not have.

The only catch is that the deal is only available in store, so you won’t be able to place an order online. Aside from that, it’s a great phone at a very affordable price.

source: Best Buy

Huawei Ascend D3 could sport a fingerprint scanner

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The metal shell for the upcoming Huawei Ascend D3 has leaked online and it has a mysterious cutout. As you can clearly see, it’s below the main camera lens so it could very well be a fingerprint scanner or it could even be a secondary camera lens, similarly to what is on the HTC One (M8). It’s also possible that it could be some sort of rear power and/or volume controls.

The Ascend D3 will most likely be unveiled next month at IFA, and is rumored to feature a 6-inch (1920 x 1080) display, a homegrown Huawei octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 920 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat.

July sales for HTC hit five-month low

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Despite the fact that HTC has hit earning estimates and turned a profit in the second quarter of 2014, sales in July hit a five-month low for the company. HTC reported sales of NT$ 10.6 billion (US $ 353 million) for the month, leading the company to say the figures underline a product transition period.

Amazon Fire TV gets more content

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I’m not sure Amazon’s Fire TV is setting the world on “fire,” but Amazon is going to continue to make it more attractive to consumers by adding new content. It already landed Flappy Birds Family over the weekend, an Amazon exclusive. They have backed it up with new additions today.

New additions include MLB.TV, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Jr, Animal Planet Live, and the WWE Network. They won’t be stopping there as they plan on adding WATCH ABC, WATCH ABC Family, NFL Now, A&E, Lifetime, Outside TV, Young Hollywood, North Face TV, Fashion TV, Green TV, and Dailymotion.

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha in white gets photographed, looks very familiar

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Photos of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Alpha have appeared giving us the best look yet, and it looks awfully familiar to another phone. I will give you three guesses and the first two don’t count. That’s right, you guessed it, it’s the iPhone. Did Samsung not learn their lesson from all the time and money spent in the courts?

As you can see, the white Galaxy Alpha has chamfered edges made from polished metal just like the iPhone. It also appears much smaller than the Galaxy S 5, which lines up with rumors that it will sport a 4.8-inch display, among other subpar specs.

Samsung holding Unpacked 2014 event on Sept. 3, Most likely Note 4

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Samsung sent out press invites earlier this morning suggesting that the next big thing is just around the corner. Scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3, in Berlin, it looks like Samsung is going to be announcing the fourth generation Note device, confirming rumors as such. Of course, the company hasn’t mentioned anything about what it will be revealing yet, but given the fact that Samsung has used IFA to announce a new generation Note device each year, it’s a safe bet.

Alleged Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro Mini gets photographed

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On August 5, Lenovo is expected to announce the Vibe Z2 Pro. But that may not be the only handset the company announces on that date. The image above is claimed to be the Vibe Z2 Pro (left) alongside what is allegedly the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini. Being a true miniature version of the Vibe Z2 Pro, the handset on the right does have a smaller body that retains the same design.

The person posting the image on Weibo also included at least one part of its specifications. Although it is a mini, the Vibe Z2 Pro Mini is said to feature a 5-inch display. The larger Vibe Z2 Pro will boast a massive 6-inch display.

Source: Weibo
Via: GSM Insider