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4 weeks ago

Gionee Marathon M5 Lite with 4000mAh battery launches in India

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Gionee has carved out a name for itself with its Marathon series, offering phones with large batteries aimed at delivering two days of usage on a single charge. The latest instalment in the series, the Marathon M5 Lite, is now live in India for ₹12,999 ($195), featuring a 4000mAh battery. You can even use the device to charge other smartphones.

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4 weeks ago

Xiaomi unveils $105 Redmi 3 with metal body, 5-inch 720p display and 4100mAh battery

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Xiaomi has launched its latest handset in the sub-$150 series, the Redmi 3. The phone now comes with a metal body with a diamond-patterned finish at the back, and is set to go on sale in China starting January 12 for 699 Yuan ($106).

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1 month ago

Google and Lenovo partner for first consumer-ready Project Tango smartphone

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At CES 2016, Google and Lenovo have announced plans to team up to create the first consumer-ready smartphone featuring Project Tango tech.

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1 month ago

Quick look: Near-final Nextbit Robin hardware and packaging

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Nextbit Robin

As Nextbit prepares for the launch of its cloud-centric Robin phone, we've had the chance to go hands-on with the device and the box it'll come in.

CES 2016

The Nextbit Robin has come a long way in the past month. When we last caught up with the upstart manufacturer during its European tour in December, the final product was just starting to come into focus. The software was far from final. And the early hardware we played with was still being tuned up.

Now, as we approach launch date for the Robin, we've had the chance to go hands-on with a near-final version of the phone and the box in which it'll ship.

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1 month ago

Lenovo to phase out Motorola brand for smartphones in favor of Moto and Vibe

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Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola from Google in 2014 will now result in the famous Motorola brand name disappearing from smartphones. Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh confirmed in an interview from CES 2016 that the Motorola brand will be phased out this year. Lenovo will instead use the Moto name for its high-end smartphones, and the Vibe brand for budget devices.

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1 month ago

TP-LINK launches Neffos smartphone brand with C5 series smartphones

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TP-LINK, the Chinese company popular for consumer and SMB networking products, has announced a smartphone brand – Neffos – and introduced the Neffos C5 series of smartphones.

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1 month ago

Intel opens pre-orders for RealSense smartphone dev kit with Google's Project Tango

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Intel is moving forward with its plans to place a version of its RealSense 3D camera inside an Android smartphone. As part of its CES 2016 announcements, the company has begun taking pre-orders for its RealSense Smartphone Developer Kit. The 6-inch smartphone, which also supports Google's Project Tango 3D scanning camera technology, is priced at $399.

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1 month ago

LG V10 on Verizon receiving an update with contacts app fixes and more

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Verizon is currently pushing an update to the LG V10 which brings with it a number of bug fixes. This update prevents the QRemote app from crashing, allows navigation icons to display correctly, and some issues with the contacts app and second screen have been fixed.

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1 month ago

BLU announces Vivo 5 and Vivo XL smartphones

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BLU, a company that specializes in unlocked smartphones, has just announced two new additions to its Vivo line, the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. These two additions to its lineup come with affordable price tags, and are loaded with some great specs. On the Vivo 5, you'll have a 5.5-inch 720x1280 Super AMOLED display that is powered by Mediatek's 6753 processor and 3GB of RAM. You'll also have 32GB of internal storage and a rear facing camera that is 13MP.

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1 month ago

Limited edition ceramic OnePlus X heads to India for ₹22,999

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OnePlus is making the OnePlus X limited edition ceramic model available in India. The phone will be sold invite-free at select French Connection outlets in Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad on Friday, January 8, with sales commencing at 7PM and lasting for two hours. The device will retail for ₹22,999, with OnePlus stating that the first 50 buyers will receive a discount of 10 percent in addition to a French Connection goodie bag.

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1 month ago

News on Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for BlackBerry Priv coming in later in Q1 2016

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Owners of the BlackBerry Priv will have to wait a bit longer to find out when the Android-based smartphone will be updated to the current Android 6.0 Marshmallow version. During a CES 2016 presentation, BlackBerry executive Ron Louks stated that news about when the update will be released will be revealed sometime in the first quarter of 2016.

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1 month ago

Asus Zenfone Zoom to be Launched in India on January 22

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Asus is all set to launch ZenFone Zoom in India on January 22. The camera-focused device was first announced at CES last year and then showcased at IFA in Berlin, and is touted as the thinnest smartphone packing in 3X optical zoom.

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1 month ago

Nextbit Robin shipments will begin on February 16 for the first 1,000 backers

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Nextbit has confirmed that the first 1,000 Kickstarter backers of the Robin will receive their devices in February, as the company will begin shipments on February 16. While this is not all of the backers, it is great to see Nextbit beginning the shipment process, and we can hope that in the following weeks the company is able to send phones to the rest of the backers and those who pre-ordered from the company's site.

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1 month ago

Hands-on with the Honor 5X

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Honoro 5X

Honor has the makings of a really good — and affordable — smartphone on its hands, even if the software's not for everyone.

CES 2016

Do not turn your nose up at a $199 smartphone. And definitely do not turn your nose up at the $199 Honor 5X. In fact, it's time we all stop using "budget phone" as a pejorative term. The Honor 5X is a pretty darn good Android smartphone that just happens to also not cost a whole lot of money.

And it's coming to the U.S. on Jan. 31.

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1 month ago

Hands-on with the first Snapdragon 820 phone: The LeTV Le Max Pro

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Chinese firm LeTV is the first with a phone using Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor — we go hands-on.

We're on the verge of a new generation of 64-bit Android phones, with the imminent arrival of Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 820 processor. We're expecting a tidal wave of Snapdragon 820 phones at Mobile World Congress next month. Until then LeTV — best known for its streaming services in China — is the first with a publicly-announced 820 phone. Meet the LeTV Le Max Pro.

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