News: Mobile Phones
Friday, 22 Aug 2014
LG pre-announced two new L series smartphones, the L Bello and L Fino today. Slated for an official unveiling at IFA 2014, the two L series smartphones are targeted at consumers in emerging markets.
Thursday, 21 Aug 2014
As we speculated, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A is arriving soon, but it will be marketed as the Galaxy S5 4G+ and to take advantage of its LTE-Advanced network support, SingTel will be the first to launch the device with their updated Combo plans.
LG is working to provide a consistent user experience by bringing the G3's UX features to its entry and mid-level mobile devices which are launched in the second half of this year.
Microsoft Devices Group announced that it will be launching the Lumia 530 in Singapore from August 23 at a retail price of S$159. It comes in a dual-SIM 3G variant and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Cyan.
Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014
Singtel's LTE-A network now covers more than half of Singapore and has been working with its mobile network equipment provider, Ericsson, to rapidly expand its 4G LTE-Advanced network across the country. Hit the link to find out what locality is LTE-A ready!
HTC just unveiled its third generation Butterfly smartphone, the Butterfly 2. It comes with several design enhancements including IP57 rating for water and dust resistance. The Butterfly 2 is also the first phone to offer a 13-megapixel Duo Camera experience.
M1 has announced the introduction of a new plan for persons with disabilities. The ConnectSurf plan offers 500 minutes of calls, 10,000 SMS/MMS and a 6GB data bundle for just $25.68/month. M1 has also introduced new benefits for seniors and enhanced its youth benefits package.
Every year, there are rumors that Apple will add Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to the iPhone. Apparently, 2014 isn't any different, with a new leaked wiring schematic from Chinese repair firm, GeekBar, indicating the presence of an NXP PN65V NFC chip on Apple's upcoming iPhone 6.
Ready to get frustrated again? Dong Nguyen, the creator of the infamous Flappy Bird game, is back with a new game called Swing Copters.
Friday, 15 Aug 2014
Oppo Singapore announced that the 5-inch N1 Mini and 4.5-inch Neo 5 smartphones will be available for purchase at SingTel exclusive retailers, M1 exclusive distributors and authorized Oppo retailers from August 16.