The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is now available for pre-order in the UK, ahead of the smartphone's expected launch of September 10th. The Carphone Warehouse joins EE, Phones 4u and Clove by kicking off the ability to pre-order the new smartphone.
If Huawei's latest teaser video alluding to the Ascend Mate 7 hasn't captured your attention, how about a few leaked photos of the device itself? Scheduled for an official unveil next week at the IFA, the third generation Ascend Mate is rumored to offer a 6-inch full-HD screen, octa-core Kirin 920 SoC and a 13 MP camera.
With IFA less than a week away, Sony has shared a new teaser video highlighting key features that will be included in its upcoming Xperia devices. Along with the oft-rumored Xperia Z3, Sony is set to unveil the Xperia Z3 Compact and an 8-inch Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, which was accidentally mentioned on Sony's website yesterday. In one of the frames in the teaser video, we can see three devices – two smartphones and one tablet – outlined, which could turn out to to be the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact.
HTC has just announced that the Desire 510 will be coming soon to Sprint, Cricket, Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile. The LTE-enabled HTC Desire 510 was announced yesterday as a new mid-range smartphone. The device was announced with worldwide availability, but HTC didn't specify which carriers. Now we know who will pick it up here in the U.S.
How do HTC and Samsung's miniature flagships measure up?
The vast number of mid-range Android devices on the market means there's no shortage of choice for those wanting a smaller, less expensive handset. This year, both HTC and Samsung have fielded "mini" versions of their popular high-end offerings in this form factor, both with 4.5-inch displays and similar hardware loadouts.
As is the case at the high end, HTC and Samsung's mid-level offerings reflect the differences in the two companies' approaches to smartphone design. HTC leads with a flashy metallic chassis and carefully considered software; Samsung is all about expandability and features — what the phone can do more than how it looks.
So it's time to pit these mid-range "minis" against each other. Joins us after the break to see how the Galaxy S5 Mini and HTC One Mini 2 compare.
An update is being rolled out to Samsung Galaxy S5 owners on T-Mobile that touts improved performance in audio and software stability. The update is a little over 86.46 MB and is marked as baseband G900TUVU1BNG4. Unfortunately, it's not an official update to 4.4.4.
Alcatel has announced two new handsets for T-Mobile: the OneTouch Fierce 2, and the OneTouch Evolve 2. There's no mention of price, but they'll be launching in September, likely targeting poor students heading back to school.
After launching the LG G Vista in the US earlier this month, LG has announced the device for the South Korean market today, where it will be called the Gx2. Available exclusively on the LG U+ network, the Gx2 will be marketed as the successor to the LG Gx, which made its debut last December.
Another spot filled in the Desire lineup with nice hardware design and Sense 6
Building on its mid-range Desire brand, HTC today announced the LTE-equipped Desire 510 for a worldwide launch. Slotting in notably lower than the Desire 610 announced earlier this year but much higher than last year's Desire 500, the 510 is a 4.7-inch device with a fresh plastic design in either white or grey.
The Desire 510 pulls design notes from both the Desire 816 and 610, but harbors much lower-end specs to hit a more budget-friendly price point. The 4.7-inch display's resolution is just 480 x 854 (FWVGA), backed up by a Snapdragon 410 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (SDcard expandable) and a simple 5MP camera — but thankfully that's powering Android 4.4 and Sense 6, the latest software available.
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.
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