Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has today launched its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the Honor 4X, in the United Kingdom. The handset is available to purchase from online retailer Amazon for just £144.99 ($220), and will start shipping on April 17.
Carrying on from unveiling the Xperia Z4 tablet at the MWC in Barcelona, Sony has taken the covers off of its Xperia M4 Aqua, a smartphone that offers front and rear cameras that are more than handy, along with OmniBalance design and a 64-bit Qualcomm processor. We have the specifications, gallery, video and press release after the break.
It’s the opening day at Mobile World Congress, and straight after the HTC event we have Alcatel OneTouch announcing the Idol 3 that will be available with either a 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display. The Idol 3’s main claim to fame is that it can be used upside down. So if you often pick up your smartphone upside down when answering a call, with the Idol 3 it won’t matter because there are microphones and speakers at both ends of the phone. How nifty is that? We have specifications for both variants after the break.
So far, Acer has announced the Liquid Leap+ Smart Activeband, the Liquid Jade Z and the Liquid Z520 handsets, and now we have the (you guessed it) Liquid Z220 handset that is aimed at the budget conscious consumer. We have the specifications, gallery, video and press release after the break.
In case you forgot, the Mobile World Congress (2015 edition) is in full swing over in Barcelona, with Acer kicking things off with the announcement of it’s new range of Liquid handsets, as well as its latest wearable. Here we have the Liquid Jade Z, and its specifications, pictures, and full press release are available after the break.
Indian smartphone manufacturer Lava has just launched its latest budget-friendly smartphone, the ‘Iris Alfa’, and rather surprisingly it packs quite a lot with regards to specifications for the money.
Oppo has had a pretty busy start to 2015. Today it took the wraps off not one, but two new smartphones, and just last week its 9mm thick Oppo U3, which is set to be the world’s thinnest handset yet, received its TENAA network license.
Alcatel OneTouch has just announced a trio of affordable Android-powered PIXI smartphones it will showcase at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, between Tuesday, January 6, and Friday, January 9, 2015.
While most American’s probably haven’t heard of the Chinese phone manufacturing company Xiaomi, their immense success in China has propelled the company into new heights. With the company being previously valued at $4 billion (2012) and $10 billion (2013), rounds have now valued the company at a whopping $45 billion.
How did Xiaomi gain this much success in such a quick time you ask? Clever on-line marketing coupled with cheap/affordable high-powered devices have made them a household name in China. Not only has the company knocked off both Apple and Samsung as the the #1 smartphone manufacture in China, but they are also now #3 world-wide. With over 500 million smartphones expected to be sold in China next year (more than double that is expected to be sold in the US), one can only expect Xiaomi to grow even further. With China clearly under their belt, the Chinese company has their eyes set on the rest of the world starting with India and Brazil, and I’m sure they have hopes of someday being a household name in Europe and possibly even the United States.
Samsung has just launched its latest affordable smartphone, the Galaxy Core Prime, on its official eStore in India. The handset comes in Charcoal Grey, White and Silver colorways, and can be yours for Rs.9700 ($153).