HTC's latest mid-range Desire device, the Desire 510, isn't going to blow anyone away with its internal specs. But getting a good value for your money on these budget-minded devices is important — here's the full specs list for the Desire 510.
Archos has announced a few new devices leading up to the inevitably busy IFA event next week. The 5-inch 50b Platinum smartphone will be landing in September for £119, its smaller cousin the 45c Platinum will launch around the same time for £99, and the 101 Oxygen will be following up in October for £199.
Two weeks ago a GPS performance update hit for the European editions of the HTC One M8, and today it's out for those with unlocked or developer edition phones. The update, which weighs in around 40MB (your exact mileage may vary) brings the software version to 2.22.1540.4 and is available now over-the-air.
A new report claims that the first smartphones using Google's low cost Android One reference platform could launch in India sometime next week, but that the prices for those phones may be higher than the under $100 level that the company first announced in June.
Sprint's no-contract wireless provider brand Boost Mobile has started selling the ZTE Warp Sync Android KitKat smartphone on its website for the price of $179.99, and will begin to sell the device in its retail stores on September 1.
The AT&T version of the original HTC One Mini will be enjoying an upgrade to Sense 6, according to an HTC spokesperson. The newer HTC One Mini 2 shipped with Sense 6, but it's good to see its predecessor get some love.
Huawei teased its upcoming smartphone, which will most likely be the Ascend Mate 7, in a video today. The 6.0-inch device, which is said to feature a fingerprint scanner and automotive integration of some sort, was spotted undergoing certification a China's TENAA earlier this month, and will be officially announced at Huawei's press conference next week at the IFA.
Indian retailer Flipkart has announced on its Facebook page that it will be selling the Galaxy S5 Mini exclusively in India. Although there wasn't any mention of an exact launch date or pricing details, it is likely that the device will be available in the country over the coming days.
The LG G3 loses power, and that high-resolution display, but gains a stylus in this 3G-only device
LG tonight (and a few weeks after accidentally leaking it) has announced LG G3 Stylus. While it shares the LG G3 name, it's lacking most of the punch of this year's flagship. The QHD display has been traded for a qHD display — from a 2560 x 1440 resolution down to 960 x 540 — but in the same 5.5-inch size. The processor similarly been downgraded to a quad-core set running at 1.3GHz. It's only got 8GB of on-board storage, and it's limited to 3G data as well. But it does have the same software experience as the G3 proper, and it's got the Rubberdium stylus tucked away in a silo inside the phone. So there's that. And you'll find a 13-megapixel camera on board.
The LG G3 Stylus is headed to Brazil in September, with countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and CIS to follow.
LG will be showing the G3 Stylus at the IFA conference next week in Berlin.
HTC's next smartphone might surprise us with some high-powered specs. In a post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, HTC says that they will have the world's first octa-core 64-bit smartphone. The current HTC flagship, the One M8 (available in both Android and Windows Phone flavors) packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 32-bit chip with a measly four cores clocked at 2.3Ghz. An eight-core 64-bit chip? That would be new.
Sony has launched its selfie-focused smartphone, the Xperia C3, in the Indian market. Featuring a 5 MP front camera with an 80 degree field of view, the device lets you easily take selfies by double tapping the back cover. The front camera also has HDR and comes with Sony's intelligent scene recognition that automatically adjusts settings based on lighting conditions.
A fitness-focused fraternal twin to AT&T's Galaxy S5 Active, the Galaxy S5 Sport is a welcome addition to Sprint's lineup
Think Samsung has gotten its money's worth out of the Galaxy S5 yet? Think again. Just when you thought the company tapped all of its flagship's marketing potential, another iteration — and another sales opportunity — has entered the ring. Meet the Galaxy S5 Sport, a Sprint exclusive that custom crafts the Galaxy S5 Active, which we met earlier this summer, into a durable, everything-proof companion for your fitness-driven lifestyle.
We spent a few weeks the S5 Sport to find out where it differs, or if it differs at all, from the Galaxy S5 Active, and how it stacks up against the rest of the super-charged Android flagships sitting on Sprint shelves this summer.
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