With the official unveil less than a month away at the IFA, Sony's Xperia Z3 has been certified by China's TENAA, the country's equivalent of the FCC. The certification authority listed two models of the device, L55t and L55u — with different network bands.
LG has announced that it's bringing the L Fino and L Bello Android smartphones to the IFA conference in Berlin. These "powerful alternatives to higher-priced smartphones" are aimed for the teenage set and emerging 3G markets.
The phones are 4.5- and 5-inch models, for the L Fino and L Bello, respectively, skimping on on-board storage (4GB and 8GB totals) but bringing Android 4.4.2 and features like LG's excellent camera software (paired with 8-megapixel shooters), the Quick Circle case, KnockCode and more.
The LG L Fino and L Bello will first be released in Latin America, with countries in Europe, Asia, and CIS to follow.
See, folks, this is why Verizon has to put its logo on everything. Otherwise it apparently gets confused. That's actually an HTC One M8 running Windows Phone on the left, and the smaller, less powerful, HTC One Remix (aka the HTC One Mini 2) on the right.
It's deja vu all over again as Verizon picks up HTC's One Mini 2
Here is where we bring you a very brief look at the HTC One Remix on Verizon — aka the HTC One Mini 2 everywhere else. We've already taken a pretty deep look at the Mini 2, so we're not going to go too far into the nooks and crannies, as the Remix is the exact same thing, only on Verizon, with Verizon's preloaded software.
And there is quite a bit of that. Preloaded software, that is. Some of it you might want. Some you might not.
Huawei's teasing us with whatever they're planning for IFA 2014, and it's quite the tease. There are a few things we can infer: whatever they're planning to announce will feature a fingerprint reader with some sort of security (a vault with a fingerprint on it) and some sort of automotive integration (that is a transmission shifter, though apparently Huawei doesn't believe in reverse, park, or neutral).
ZTE announced today its newest smartphone, the Nubia 5S Mini, which the company is calling the first widely available quad-core phone with both a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. Cameras and camera software take the spotlight here, with ZTE claiming that it "advances smartphone photography" with DSLR-like control and professional-quality photos and editing.
Sprint has recently announced the Sharp Aquos Crystal and we were very eager to see it in person. Tonight, at an event in New York City, Sprint has shown off this device with stunningly-slim bezels. It's heading to the carrier Sprint and its prepaid Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile brands. Interested? Watch our hands-on video and photos!
As was widely rumored in recent weeks, HTC and Verizon Wireless have today unveiled the HTC One M8 with Windows Phone 8.1. This new flavor of M8 has Microsoft's mobile OS running the show, with the same specs and all-metal chassis we know from the original Android HTC One M8, and it'll be carried exclusively by Verizon. That means you've got a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor inside, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, 2,600mAh battery and UltraPxel rear camera, backed up by HTC's depth-sensing Duo Camera. To sweeten the deal Microsoft's also throwing in 15GB of free OneDrive cloud storage.
This one's a Verizon exclusive, and it'll be available Aug. 20 for $99 on contract.
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