Google IO 2016 Coverage

5.25-inch Samsung device surfaces in Europe, mid-range specs inside


A mystery Samsung device has been spotted in Europe with the model number SM-G7105, much like the Chinese one that had the model number SM-G7106. This new leak has the 5.25-inch smartphone packing 4G LTE radios, a 1.2Ghz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The cameras come in at 1.9MP for the front and 8MP on the back. There are no additional details, but we think it’s safe to say that this is slated to be a mid-range smartphone.

Source: Ameblo
Via: SamMobile

ZTE Grand S Flex Coming To Europe, Sports 5-Inch Display and 1.2 GHz Dual-Core CPU

Grand S Flex_1

The ZTE Grand S Flex, hinted back in June, and intro’d at CES 2013, has been announced for Europe and will sport a number of attractive features to give you that big phone feel while remaining in the mid-range class. Among the features you’ll find a 5-inch HD display and 1.2. GHz Qualcomm CPU. Throw in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and an 8MP camera along with a 2300 mAh battery and you have yourself a pretty good mid-range contender. Check out the full list of specs below and note that the device is already available in the Czech Republic, Spain and Slovakia with a projection to hit Germany very soon. The device is going for around $320 euros ($433 US) which is a bit steep for yesteryear’s specs but we’ll leave that up to you to decide for yourselves. Hit the break for the full list of specs, and feel free to let us know what you think about the device in the comments below.

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LG Enact now available on Verizon, buy it now for only $19.99 (with new 2 year contract)

LG Enact

LG has released a surprisingly solid device in the Enact, considering that its mid-range specs are complemented by a very nice design. It’s almost as if they took their (once highly successful) LG enV and turned it into a smartphone.

The device is now available online through Verizon for only $19.99 with a new 2 year contract and features 4G LTE connectivity, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 5 MP rear-shooter, a VGA front camera, Bluetooth 4.0, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, a 400 x 800 resolution display, a Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, a 2,460 mAh battery, 8 GB internal memory, and up to 64 GB of expandable memory via microSD.

Certainly nothing to sneeze at considering the price. If you don’t feel like breaking the bank on any of the new flagships that are coming out, the LG Enact definitely serves as a viable option to be your next device.

Source: Verizon

U.S. Cellular announces the latest edition to its mid-range family, the LG Optimus F7 smartphone



U.S. Cellular customers looking for a sweet mid-range device are in luck as the wireless carrier has officially announced its latest offering— the LG Optimus F7 smartphone. In case you’ve forgotten about the basics of the phone since its original launch a while back, let’s give you a little refresher: the Optimus F7 comes with a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD slot and a spiffy 4.7-inch 1,280 x 720 display. And yes— the device’s software is up-to-date for the most part as it not only features Jelly Bean loaded up, but some of LG’s awesome software too such as the implementation of the QSlide multi-window feature. The device will also come jam-packed with with the usual 3G and LTE radios built-in, giving users of the device quality network speeds when available.

The device is available now on the U.S. Cellular website and at U.S. Cellular retailers for a smooth $99 on-contract or customers who don’t want to feel tied down will have the option of purchasing the device for $399 outright. You’ll find more deets once you hit the source link below.

source: US Cellular

Acer adds the Liquid E2 to its smartphone lineup


The Acer Liquid E2 is the follow up to the E1. The specs include, a 4.5-inch IPS display, Optional dual-SIM support, an 8MP rear camera with zero shutter lag, 2MP front camera, a microSD card slot, and the radios are WiFi Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, and a 42 Mbps HSPA+. The picture suggests that it is running Android, what we don’t know is which version it is. The E1 came with Jelly Bean 4.1, so it would be safe to assume that this would be running the same or later.

The device has been announced for many parts of Europe;  Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Spain, the UK, Italy, Germany, and Russia. No word on a trip across the pond for us yet though. If you live in any of the areas I mentioned you can get the device around the middle of May for €229 ($297.40). Let us know if you plan on picking one of these up. Or maybe you plan on waiting for something better, either way we would love to hear about it.

Source: Unwired View

HTC Desire P and Desire Q Images and Specs Leak


Although the HTC One has been hitting the spotlight lately, HTC has not lost sight of upgrading its low to mid-range smartphones for those of us with shallower pockets. Examples of these are the HTC Desire P (pictured above) and Desire Q (pictured below), which are rumored to be just over the horizon. Thanks to leaked images we get a good look at the overall design and specifications.

The Desire P (T326h) will be released in China, and will have:

  • A 4.3-inch WVGA display
  • Beats Audio Technology
  • 8MP rear camera/Front-facing camera (Unknown MP)
  • Dual-core 1GHz processor
  • MicroSD card support
  • Available in Red and White
  • Price: ~$365

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ZTE Grand X gets spied at FCC, headed to T-Mobile

A few months ago ZTE launched the mid range Grand X over in Europe. Now it seems ZTE and T-Mobile have plans to bring the phone across the pond to the US. The international version of the phone had some decent specs including a stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich experience, a 4.3-inch QHD screen, 512MB of RAM, a 1 GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, and a 5MP camera, so we expect the US version to have the same. Of course, these aren’t exactly top of the line specs, but this isn’t meant to be a top of the line phone. We’ll more than likely see this released in the next few months with a very reasonable, lower-end price tag. I’m sure there are many people who wouldn’t mind having a phone like this…just probably not our readers.

Source: FCC

MediaTek’s New Platform Promises Affordable Ice Cream Sandwich Devices

MediaTek, a mobile semiconductor company that has already partnered with Google on Google TV, has decided to take Android 4.0 to the masses. Announcing their MT6575 Android Platform yesterday, MediaTek plans to make it possible to offer Android 4.0-capable devices for under $190. Focusing squarely at entry-level and mid-range markets, the reference specs read like last year’s top phones:

  • 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor
  • 3G/HSPA modem
  • 8MP camera
  • 720p high-definition playback/recording
  •  qHD (960×540)
  • PowerVR SGX Series 5 GPU
  • Dual SIM capable

Samsung Galaxy R Makes A Video Appearance

Samsung Mobile continues to roll out their Galaxy lineup of devices with the latest to hit the alphabet train.  The Galaxy R, said to be another version of the Galaxy Z, which is a scaled down affordable version of the Galaxy S II, will sport a 4.2-inch clear vibrant LCD display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, HD video recording and a decent 8GB’s of internal memory.  According to sources over at SammyHub, the device is most likely Europe bound.  The handset looks to follow in line with Samsung’s more affordable entry level smartphones, which we all know there’s definitely a market for.  Stay tuned to Talk Android as we dig a little deeper on pricing and release dates.  When we know, you’ll know.  Feel free to leave a comment or two in the comments section below.  Could you see yourself rocking a device like this or do you empty your wallet for a Galaxy S II?  In addition, hit the break to check out the device running a demo of itself.   Read more

HTC Wildfire Landing in United States Soon!

HTC Wildfire

Popular HTC handset Wildfire is set to dock on the shores of the USA. The HTC Wildfire has gained some popularity on an international market, and is considered to be HTC’s “mid-range” smartphone, and a great intro into an Android device.

No specific date has been given, other than a range in the beginning of Q4 2010. Well, Q4 started Oct 1st for majority of businesses, so it should drop any day now.

Check out the press Release below.