News: Mobile Phones
Monday, 9 Jun 2014
A source of PhoneArena sent in photos of the alleged Samsung Galaxy F smartphone which revealed a brushed metal rear cover. In addition, Samsung is rumored to be launching the phone in September to compete against the Apple iPhone 6.
Friday, 6 Jun 2014
With handcrafted materials, including grade 5 titanium and hand-finished calf leather, the new 4.7-inch smartphone incorporates Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound and Hasselblad certified imaging, along with Vertu's full portfolio of services, which comprises Dedicated Concierge as well as Vertu Life and Vertu Certainty packages.
The Korea IT Times reported that LG sold over 100,000 units of its G3 flagship smartphone in Korea just five days after its launch. To put that into context, the G3 is selling more than twice faster than its predecessor, the G2.
Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014
Nokia Singapore today announced the XL will be available exclusively online from June 13 at 12PM. Registration of interest for the phone will commence on June 6. The first 100 customers to register their interest will receive a discount code. Hit the link to find out more.
Razer has launched a new gaming case for Apple iPhone 5/5s with a slide out gamepad featuring AXBY pressure-sensitive buttons, a D-pad, and shoulder bumpers. The Razer Junglecat case also comes with a downloadable iOS app that lets users remap and customize all of its buttons.
HTC unveiled a plastic variant of its flagship One (M8) smartphone in China. Known as the One (E8), the dual-SIM smartphone ditches the aluminum chassis for polycarbonate and replaces the UltraPixel camera with a 13-megapixel imager.
Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014
SingTel and Standard Chartered Bank today unveiled Dash, a mobile money service that is the result of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between a telco and a bank. Unlike existing cashless payments, Dash does not require NFC technology to work. Hit the link to find out how Dash works.
Apple unveiled its next generation mobile operating system, iOS 8 at WWDC 2014 today. One of the key themes for iOS 8 is the third party support for widgets, keyboards and Touch ID. In addition, there are other new features that bridge the gap between iOS and other competing platforms.
Monday, 2 Jun 2014
ASUS today unveiled the PadFone S, a global variant of the PadFone X which was originally exclusive to the U.S telco AT&T. It also updated two smartphones, the ZenFone 5 with 4G LTE connectivity and the ZenFone 4 with an upgraded Intel processor.
Samsung Electronics today announced the world's first Tizen-powered smartphone, the Samsung Z. It will be available in Q3 in Russia and is expected to be rolled out to other markets.