It’s no surprise that traditional Android device manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC, Sony, et al. are under immense pressure to maintain market share while facing the onslaught of China’s Android handset makers producing smartphones with high-end specifications for mid-range prices. One such manufacturer is Meizu, whose upcoming MX5 Pro smartphone is rumoured to carry a 6-inch display and a processor produced by Samsung. Read more
When Samsung first came out with a large smartphone, the Galaxy Note, it was derided by many as being too big and spawned the term “phablet” as consumers tried to describe a device that seemed to land in between a phone and a tablet. A few years later though we see several companies producing smartphones in this category and even Apple is selling one, the iPhone 6 Plus, now. In a recent survey of 20 smartphones, consumers ranked these large smartphones high with the top three firmly coming from the “phablet” camp. Read more
It wasn’t too long ago that the Sony’s successor to the selfie-centric Xperia C3 was first seen, and now it’s official. Sony has taken the cover off its Xperia C4 smartphone that is once again aimed to take advantage of the selfie craze. Read more
We’ve heard rumours for a while that LG was going to release another handset with a built-in stylus, and here it is. It’s called the LG G Stylo and it should become available from May 5th in major overseas regions. We have the specifications after the break.
The LG G3 was widely regarded as one of the all-around best phone of 2014, but the Korean tech giant can’t live off of last years success in 2015. Read more
Korean owners of the LG smartphone, the G Pro 2, started receiving the Android 5.0 update a few days ago. The roll-out will be for all three variants of the LG device.
LG gave no indication on what their global release schedule for the G Pro 2 will be. Read more
HTC is well-known for making gorgeous phones with thrilling design and brilliant features, but what it’s not known well for at the moment is making money. Read more
According to benchmark site GFXBench, Samsung has another phablet on the way. While the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will have top-end specs, this Samsung SM-G739F has more midrange specs in comparison. The phone comes with a 5.5 inch screen, with resolution of 720 x 1280. Under the hood is a quad-core 1.6GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with the Adreno 305 GPU handling graphics.
Also on board is 1.3GB of RAM and 12GB of native storage, 7MP camera on back, with a 2MP camera in front – both capable of shooting 1080 x 1920 video – and Android 4.4.4 pre-installed. Not much is known besides these specs, but we’ll let you know once we hear more.
Source: Phone Arena
Readers of the site may remember the Huawei Ascend Mate 2, a mid-range phablet at a great price which we reviewed quite favorably earlier this summer. Well it appears that the folks at Huawei have already started preparing the follow-up to their 6.1-inch behemoth, and this times the specifications seem as gargantuan as the screen.
Straddling the line between small tablet and enormous phablet, Samsung launched the new TabQ in China today. With a similar faux-leather back as the most recent Galaxy Note and strict adherence to Samsung’s design language, the TabQ doesn’t really pack any surprises into its look.