Zopo C2 smartphone gets official, brings Aliyun OS for a low, low price

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The Zopo C2 smartphone is officially official and on its way to the Chinese markets folks. The device comes jam-packed with features like a MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM,a 5-inch 1080p display, a 2,000mAh battery and a nifty 13MP camera (with an astounding 5MP camera on the front). While there is certainly a sense of “here we go again”, the Zopo does feature something that most other smartphones don’t— the Aliyun OS running the show. Yep, that’s right— the C2 features the same OS featured on another smartphone that was abruptly cancelled at the last minute thanks to the heavy hand of Google.

No word on when the device will hit store shelves just yet, but it appears the C2 will run customers ¥1,399 (about $230 USD).

source: Engadget

Huawei EDGE flagship smartphone gets outed, flaunts its slim 6.3mm body in the process

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Well what do we have here? It’s looking like Huawei has yet another flagship device in the works that looks like it’s going to possibly redefine the brand as we know it. A mysterious EDGE smartphone has been leaked that features a 4.9-inch 1,920 x 1,080 display, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2,600mAh battery and a 13MP camera. Sure that sounds ho-hum compared to the competition but Huawei has managed to squeeze all those sexy specs into a 6.3mm profile and a sleek aluminum body.

Rumor has it that Huawei expects to release this Android 4.2-powered device sometime in the second half of 2013, but we’ll be sure to provide more deets as we get them.

source: Nowhereelse
via: Phone Arena

The world’s cheapest quad-core 1080p smartphone gets leaked and is possibly due for arrival by the end of April

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We already had an idea that it was very much real and on the way, but details about the upcoming world’s cheapest quad-core 1080p smartphone’s release date were slim… until now. The Neo N003 smartphone has been leaked for your viewing pleasure and news has surfaced that the mysterious device is due to arrive by the end of April— that is if Neo is able to deal with and overcome potential supply issues. Additionally, Neo has the clear intention of at least trying to get its precious smartphone ahead of competitors.

In case you’ve forgotten— the device will have some interesting specs for an insane price. The N003 is expected to ship with a MediaTek MT6589 chip inside, coupled with 2 gigs of RAM and a 13MP camera. The total cost of the smartphone should come to about 899 yuan (or $145 USD). Let’s just hope we don’t see too much pandemonium upon phone’s release.

source: GizChina
via: PhoneArena

More Mediatek-powered smartphones with 1080p displays are on the way… and soon

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It appears that we’re about to see more cheap and inexpensive Mediatek-powered 1080p smartphones on the horizon. We already knew that Sony was making plans on introducing some quad-core devices for a budget price– but Lenovo, Huawei and ZTE are among 20 or so manufacturers expected to launch devices with the MediaTek MT6589 quad-core chip. In case you’ve forgotten, the MT6589 is an ARM Cortex A7-based units that utilizes all the bells and whistles that can be found in competing chipsets, but at a fraction of the cost. The result is the ability to see some pretty sexy smartphones with 1080p capabilities for a low, low price– just like what we’ve seen with the world’s cheapest smartphone that was recently introduced.

Expect to see the a bigger batch of Mediatek-powered 1080p to be shipped between now and April.

source: Digitimes

Mysterious Samsung SGH-I337 Surfaces In A User Agent Profile, Possibly Implies This May Be AT&T’s Galaxy S IV Model

 

Are we now seeing our first glimpse of the “Next Big Thing” on AT&T’s wireless network? It sure seems to be the case thanks to a User Agent Profile for a mysterious SGH-I337 device that has surfaced in the wild. While the upcoming global Galaxy S IV model will be likely be identified as the GT-I950X– the SGH models are generally consistent with AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy variants and often times feature some very sexy specs— so the SGH-I337 is no different. Hot off the heels of some very intriguing items we saw at a recent trade show a few weeks ago, the UAProf seems to indicate that this mysterious device will have a 1,920 x 1,080 full HD display. Of course it’s possible this SGH-I337 is possibly some other sort of other Samsung device (possibly a new Galaxy Tab?), but we’re willing to take a small gamble and guess that this is the first sighting of an American variant of Sammy’s next superphone.

Stay tuned with us as we follow this new and developing SGH-I337 saga.

source: pocketnow
via: Samsung

 

ZTE Introduces The Grand S Smartphone, Also Known As The World’s Thinnest 5-Inch And 1080p Smartphone

 

ZTE is regarded as a brand that has a solid lineup of budget and mid-range smartphones, but is ready to take on the big boys with the introduction of its worst-kept secret– the Grand S smartphone. This beast comes decked out in the latest bells and whistles as it features a beautiful 5-inch 1080p display, 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera and of course, Jelly Bean running the show. While the upcoming superphone will indeed feature a meager 1,780mAh battery— there is a reason for it: the Grand S will feature some dimensions of 142 x 69 x 6.9mm– effectively making it the world’s thinnest 5-inch smartphone at the time of this writing. Impressive indeed, right?

While the specs and form factor are certainly a lot to drool over– the device isn’t headed Stateside anytime soon as it’s set for a Q1 release in China. Hopefully ZTE will come to its senses and launch the smartphone in other markets around the world— we’re pretty sure more than a few of us out here would certainly be interested in holding the world’s thinnest smartphone.

Additional details can be found in the presser past the break. Oh– and don’t forget to click here in order to stay tuned with Talk Android and our round-the-clock CES coverage.


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Sony Announces The Xperia Z And ZL Smartphones

 

One of the worst-kept secrets is officially announced as Sony has formally launched its Xperia “Zed”— also known as the Xperia Z and ZL smartphones. The devices are comparable to other flagships by featuring a stunning 5-inch 1080p Reality Display with the Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for incredible brightness and clarity, quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and One Touch, which allows the ability to wireless share multimedia content across all sorts of devices. Oh and best of all— the Xperia Z and ZL smartphones each feature a sleek and clean design, yet the Xperia Z is completely dust and water-resistant, while the Xperia ZL has a more compact body.

 

We’re awaiting additional details for when the devices will be available and on what carriers here in the States— though we’re aware that both models will be available “in select markets” sometime in Q1 2013. In the meantime, hit the break for the full presser– but don’t forget to check out our nonstop CES coverage here.


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Alcatel One Touch Announces Scribe X And Scribe HD-LTE Smartphones, Both Come Out With 5-Inch 1080p HD Displays

 

Alcatel is intent on making a major splash at CES this week by not only revamping its brand perception from consumers, but waging war against other smartphone manufacturers in the ever-growing 5-inch smartphone market. The modest manufacturer has announced a couple of not-so-modest devices called the One Touch Scribe X and the One Touch Scribe HD-LTE. Each device will come fully loaded as they will feature a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, a full 5-inch 1080p HD display and a 12MP camera for starters. The main difference: the Scribe HD-LTE will feature an LTE radio on-board, while the Scribe X will not. Additionally, each smartphone will be complimented by some pretty neat accessories, which promise to greatly enhance the overall entertainment potential and capabilities

Looks like Alcatel is certainly on its way to bringing a compelling device that will take on the likes of HTC and other manufacturers out there. You’ll find more deets of the announcement when you hit the break and check out the full presser.

 

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NVIDIA Announces The New Tegra 4 Processor Bringing Even More Quad-Core Goodness And GeForce Grid Which Brings Cloud-Based High Quality Graphics To All

It’s been a long time coming, but NVIDIA has finally unveiled its latest addition to its chipset family and “GeForce Experience” by introducing the world to the Tegra 4 processor. As indicated before, the world’s first speedy ARM 15-based quad-core all-in-one chip will feature an astoundingly efficient 28nm process (which happens to match the Snapdragon S4 Pro chip), 72 GPU cores and the ability to handle a 2,560 x 1600 resolution at 120Hz. The neat thing is that we’ll all see the same type of DDR memory and 4 + 1 architecture as found in the Tegra 3 chip, so we can expect to see incredibly responsive and fluid performance in everything from gaming to just the swiping from screen to screen in an efficient manner. Oh and for those of you that care about looking towards the future— the Tegra 4 has full LTE support.

Additionally, NVIDIA also announced its NVIDIA Grid cloud computing tool. NVIDIA Grid allows for any sort of smart devices from TVs to Android devices to run high-quality graphics and games all based off of the cloud. Essentially— users will open the app and through high quality servers that host specialized graphic cores, the same users will be able to play all sorts of high quality apps and games in awesome video and rendering quality thanks to a basic internet connection. This means that users won’t need to worry about having a device with an old built-in graphics unit anymore since it won’t be doing the dirty work of having to render high-quality video— the cores on the NVIDIA Grid servers will do all the dirty work for you.

Full press release after the break:


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More Details Of Rumored HTC M7 Smartphone Leaked: Will Feature All-Black Design & Is Possibly Headed For Sprint

 

HTC has had an incredibly successful year bringing in some hits here and there, but it appears that the Taiwanese manufacturer is looking to take things to another level in 2013. While we’ve heard whispers about a mysterious M7 smartphone in the works before, we are now starting to get an idea of what the device is capable of and its awesome features. According to the folks at HTC Source, the M7 is designed to be loosely based off the existing DROID DNA smartphone, having items like a black shell casing and a “very nice looking beveled edge” along the screen. In addition, the smartphone will feature a quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 4.7-inch 1,920 x 1080 display capable of 468ppi and 32GB of internal storage— all being operated by Jelly Bean topped off with Sense 5.0, which promises to to have a “simple and clean” UI.

As it stands, there are no additional hardware features to share for now— though it appears the smartphone is currently in testing on Sprint’s LTE network, giving NOW Network customers yet another device to possibly look forward to. Is it possible we may be looking at the latest addition to the HTC EVO series for Sprint? Perhaps we’ll see it at CES in just a few days

source: HTC Source

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