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4.7″ Apple iPhone 6 Shown With Working Display!

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gsmarena_001 (1)The Apple iPhone 6 is the companies worst kept secret yet. We now have the bits and pieces of leaks that were left out.

This is the first time we are seeing a non-dummy iPhone 6 with a working display. It is not easy to draw conclusions regarding the colors of the device it’s either a white or gold version. iOS 8 is what we are seeing on the lockscreen which we believe will mark the end of it’s Beta stage with the launch of the iPhone 6.

The smartphone will apparently be featuring a 4.7″ IPS LCD with a 960 x 1704 pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM and dual-core 2GHz 64-bit processor – Apple’s A8 processor.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

September 2nd, 2014 at 5:29 pm

Motorola Moto G2 Approximate Retail Price Leaked!

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gsmarena_002The Motorola Moto G redefined the perception about mid-range smartphones for a lot of us. The Moto G is going out of stock in Asian markets – specially India to make way for the upcoming Moto G2.

The Moto G2 is expected to go on retail in Europe on September 10 for  €250. However for India we have a document from the import offices showing the reference number and the units imported. According to the import data, the import price is ₹10,640, which pegs the actual retail price around ₹13,000.

It also goes ahead to tell us that 70,000 units have been shipped so far in black and white colors. The Moto G2 should be making it’s way to the USA pretty soon.

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September 1st, 2014 at 4:53 pm

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This Is The Upcoming Galaxy Note 4!

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gsmarena_001We are this close to the Samsung event at IFA where the company will be officially announcing the Galaxy Note  4. A leak screengrab shows a sneak peak on Samsung’s website.

Well apart from the SM-N920T model number, there’s confirmation of a QHD display at 1440 x 2560px resolution. Also possibly listed is the presence of a 64-bit processor. The display will apparently will be 5.7inch QHD display. It will also be carrying the signature S-Pen, USB 3.0 with a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor. 

September 3 is the date so stay tuned, we’ll bring in the live action for you’ll.

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Written by Chintan Vithlani

September 1st, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Apple iPhone 6 Will Carry NFC This Time!

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iphone6-nfcApple likes to stay conservative and at times really slow to implement new features – specially hardware until they are really sure about something.

It’s been a couple of years Android has been rocking NFC and to an extent it does make life simple and even though it may not replace something it is good to have. The tiny chip in the image above is supposedly it, an NFC controller from NXP Semiconductors. It is intended to give the iPhone 6 the ability to conduct wireless payments, simplify device pairing, and facilitate content sharing between devices.

NFC isn’t huge yet, but if Apple manages to pull off something crazy, it would be awesome indeed!

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August 30th, 2014 at 6:49 pm

HTC One E8 Available On Sprint For $99.99!

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HTC_One_E8_family_blog-headerWe had news about the HTC One E8 making it’s way to Sprint a couple of days ago and now the carrier has announced that the phone is up for order.

The colors available are polar white or misty grey and can be order from Sprint’s website. A traditional two-year contract would cost you $99.99. If you want to use Sprint’s Easy Pay installment plan, you shell out nothing upfront, then followed by 23 monthly payments of $20.84 and a final 24th payment of $20.67.

This is a great alternative if you don’t want to opt for the bigger brother M8 which is available for $200 on contract.

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August 30th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

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AT&T’s Galaxy S5 Get’s An Update With Security Fix!

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galaxys5specspocketnowThe Galaxy Note 4 is coming very soon but good news for existing Galaxy owners, the Galaxy S5 is still the flagship and is getting the attention it deserves.

The update does not bump up the Android operating system version of the phone, but is rather a compilation of a bunch of small fixes. Here are the changelog items :

  • Security updates and patches
  • Application installation enhancements
  • Accidental emergency dial fixed on the lock screen
  • Several lower layer modem crashes and sluggishness improvement enhancements
  • E-mail UX enhancements
  • S-View cover error
  • Re-activation lock improvements

The update is 148MB in size and you should be seeing the notification very soon.

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August 29th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

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Google’s Nexus 9 Tablet Spotted!

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htc-nexus-9-540x334Looks like we are going to see a new Nexus tablet real soon. Rumors have started trickling down to performance benchmarks from the device itself.

We today have screenshots from AnTuTu benchmark confirming tips that the Nexus 9 will be ditching Qualcomm for an Nvidia 64 bit Tegra K1 chip with a 2560*1600 resolution spread over 9 inches. The HTC-made Android 5.0 tablet posted the impressive score of 45,923 in the popular benchmark.

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August 29th, 2014 at 5:26 pm

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Apple Announces September 9 Event : iPhone and iWatch?!

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gsmarena_001As rumored and leaked by the internet, September 9 is when Apple is set to announce something big. The iPhone 6 4.7inch version has hardly been the companies best kept secret.

Today we have news stating that Apple is also “almost definitely” going to showcase the iWatch at the same event as well. We have no idea how it looks and what it does so that is something which would really interesting to see. Apple has acquired Beats and VP of Sales from Tag Heur so we should be seeing a lot of new things incorporated.

iOS 8 should finally start seeding to all iDevices as well so we’ll let you know about all the action.

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August 28th, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Nexus X Is Being Made By Motorola, Specs Listed!

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gsmarena_003The internet was full of news about Google killing the Nexus series. However it turns out that we now have some leaked AnTuTu screenshots suggesting either of the companies testing out the Nexus X.

The Nexus X is allegedly being made by Motorola and judging by the specifications, it is a hell of a phone on paper. The specifications include Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 chipset with 2.7GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of built-in memory. The screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (likely 5.2” in size).

The benchmark also showcases the Android version as 5.0 “L” meaning that it will indeed launch with the newest version of Android. Does this news get you’ll excited?

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August 26th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Xiaomi Kills The Moto G With Redmi 1S!

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gsmarena_001Xiaomi has been on a roll in India. They today announced that they are going to launch the Redmi 1S in collaboration with Flipkart – an India e-commerce website.

The price of INR 5,999 (around $99) is lower than what Xiaomi first made official (INR 6,999). This does kill the competition since Xiaomi offers premium quality components with specifications better than the Moto G which is priced at Rs.10,000 for the 8GB version. The device has a 4.7″ 720p screen, Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1GB of RAM, 8MP snapper, microSD card slot and MIUI v5 on top of Android 4.3.

The Redmi 1S will also be updated to Android 4.4 Kitkat with MIUI V6.

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August 26th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

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