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Huawei Ascend G710 appears in leaked image, showcases its 5-inch, 720p display in the process



There’s a reason why Huawei has become one of the world’s top smartphone manufacturers, despite surprisingly flying under the radar: it continues to introduce all sorts of smartphones for consumers. Notorious beans-spiller evleaks has revealed the Ascend G710 smartphone— an interesting device to say the least. It is not known exactly what will be featured inside the device— though we do know it will feature a 5-inch screen with a 720p resolution, capacative buttons at the bottom (sigh) and a pretty sexy metallic backing on the back of the device.

No word yet on when this bad boy will hit the market, but interested parties should probably keep their eyes and ears open with us as it will probably be available sooner than later.

source: evleaks
via: Engadget

(Rumor) Motorola Droid Razr M HD tipped, current top of the line becomes the new mid-range

As the new crop of 2013 super phones begin to leak out, the current top of the line specs are being demoted to a new, lesser role of mid-range. As 1080p displays become the norm for flagship phones, 720p displays will become the norm for lower priced and entry level phones. This is exactly the case in today’s news, as Phone Arena is reporting an anonymous tip about an upcoming upgrade to the current Motorola Droid Razr M, known as the Droid Razr M HD. Needless to say the Droid Razr M HD will have an HD display, rumored to be 4.5 inches at 720×1280 pixels, giving it a healthy pixel density of 326 ppi. Besides an upgraded display, the device is said to use a Snapdragon S4 Plus chip with a 1.5GHz dual-core Krait processor. All this will be powered by a whopping 3,300 mAh battery. All of this sounds very excellent for a mid-range device. Again, this one leans heavy in the rumor department, but if it is all true, living in the future is going to be fun for everyone! Hit the break for a full list of specs.

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Huawei Announces Honor 2 Smartphone. Brings Quadcore Goodness This Time


Huawei is determined to gain major influence in the Android world and with that in mind, it has announced the Honor 2 smartphone. The device will come jam-packed with a ton of features including an in-house developed quad-core chip with 2GB of RAM, 8 gigs of onboard storage (sigh) and a superior 4.5-inch 1,280 x 720 display with a snazzy 326 ppi. The device will be available for pre-order in China for 1,888 yuan (around $302 USD)— though there’s no indication of if or when the device will be released elsewhere.

I’m sure many of you are itching for more details, so you’ll find additional details once you hit the source link.

source: Engadget




Sony LT29i Smartphone Gets Hands-On Treatment


You all remember that sleek Sony LT29i “Hayabusa” smartphone we told you about? Well, there are more details beginning to leak out for the mysterious smartphone. The gang at ePrice got hold of an engineering prototype of the LT29i and shared some detailed photos which highlight some of the smartphone’s features. For starters, you’ll note it’s somewhat similar in design to Sony’s also elusive LT30p smartphone— though the LT29i has more rounded corners. In addition, we have a better idea of the LT29i’s 720p display and solid viewing angles that are certainly comparable to other premium smartphones like the HTC One X. Among other items featured are an illuminated Xperia logo and the smartphone’s NFC chip

Now that we have a better idea of how the smartphone looks like and operates, it shouldn’t be too long before it’s finally released. All Sony needs to do now is change up the dated Sony Ericsson logo on the front and we’ll be in business. Hit the break and source link for additional shots of the smartphone.

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Motorola MB886/Dinara Makes Another Brief Appearance, Shows Up At FCC’s Door Wearing AT&T Colors

Well well well, looks like we have yet another sneaky sighting of the mysterious Motorola MB886 handset. Also known as the Dinara, the device recently made an appearance at the FCC and includes LTE bands that give an awful strong hint it’s AT&T-bound. There’s no additional information on the device, though it was previously reported the smartphone will have a 720P display and possibly an LTE-friendly Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor.

Looks like we’re getting closer and closer to finally seeing the Atrix 3 Dinara finally hit AT&T stores. Hopefully customers will be ready for yet another MOTO device.

source: FCC
via: Engadget

Sony Xperia Ion Arrives In AT&T Stores On June 24th For $100 On-Contract

It’s official gang– AT&T’s Sony Xperia Ion on June 24th. While we already saw a hint or two indicating the device would be here by June, there was no official statement from either until now. It is now confirmed the Gingerbread-powered 4G LTE device will arrive for a mere $99.99 on-contract and will be available both in stores as well as the AT&T website. In case you might have forgotten, the smartphone will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of onboard memory, a whopping 12MP camera and of course that sexy 4.6-inch 720p HD Reality Display screen. For those of you that loathe the fact the device will ship with Gingerbread— fear not for Sony already confirmed the smartphone will have the Ice Cream Sandwich update in the future… though no one know when the future is exactly.

You’ll find the full details of the announcement once you hit past the break.

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LG Optimus 4X HD Set To Land In Europe By June


LG’s latest and greatest piece of gold finally has a confirmed arrival date. The Optimus 4X HD is set to arrive next month and will come fully loaded featuring a Tegra 3 quad core processor, 720P IPS display, an 8MP BSI camera, 2,150mAh battery and Android 4.0. LG confirmed the superphone will launch in select European countries including Poland, Italy, Sweden, Germany and the UK to start off with. While there’s no confirmed version for the U.S. (yet), there is word on the street that the Optimus 4X HD will likely arrive as the T-Mobile G4X— the follow-up to last year’s T-Mobile G2X smartphone (aka the Optimus 2X).

You can find more details when you click on the source link. But first, why don’t you check out our hands-on to remind yourself of how awesome the device is?

source: LG Newsroom

Ad In Gmail Casually Highlights The Sony Xperia Ion Smartphone Will Be Available On AT&T’s Network In June

In the midst of all this hoopla regarding HTC’s flagship smartphone and Sammy’s just-announced beast, many of you seem to have forgotten there’s another monster that is already out in Europe— the Sony Xperia S smartphone. While the device is quietly making headlines abroad, many folks Stateside have been anticipating the arrival of the device, but have gotten no indication of when it will land in American stores… until now. The fine team at Droid Matters spotted a casually placed ad indicating the American variant of the smartphone is coming to AT&T’s network by June. Yup… leave it to Gmail to give the world this well-regarded news instead of Sony or AT&T directly.

In case you’ve forgotten, the Xperia Ion will come fully stacked too with a ton of impressive features. The device will feature a gorgeous 4.6-inch 720P display, 16GB of onboard memory and the kicker– a whopping 12MP camera for you picture-taking pleasure. Originally the device was planned to ship with Gingerbread 2.3 at CES this year, but let’s hope that Sony has since changed its mind and will ship the device with Android 4.0 instead.

You AT&T customers ready for yet another option available to you?

source: Droid Matters


Pantech Vega Racer 2 To Feature Snapdragon S4 Chip And 4.8-Inch Screen With 720P

Again folks, if you haven’t been paying attention to Pantech before, you may want to start paying attention now. They’re currently developing the Vega Racer 2 smartphone which is slated to have some juicy features including the distinction of  “world’s first smartphone with a ceramic body”. In addition, the phone will feature a snazzy 4.8-inch screen with 720P, Snapdragon S4 dual-core chip and a 4G LTE chip. In case you were wondering folks, yes— this device is awfully similar to the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone, except the Galaxy S III will feature an AMOLED screen along with the expected quad-core Exynos processor.

The phone is expected to be released in South Korea only, so that means we won’t likely see the device out here in the States sadly. Here’s hoping Pantech brings a variation of that device out to the U.S. eventually.

source: IntoMobile