News: Mobile Phones
Friday, 16 May 2014
Samsung today announced that pre-orders for the Galaxy K Zoom has started today for all three telcos, selected consumer electronics, IT stores, photo dealers and Samsung Experience Stores. It will be available for purchase from 31 May.
Thursday, 15 May 2014
HTC today announced the 4.5-inch One Mini 2, a smaller variant of its flagship One (M8) smartphone. It comes in three colors: gray, silver and gold. Unfortunately, HTC has no plans to bring the device into Singapore.
Hong Kong telco HKT, in partnership with Huawei, today launched the world's first seamless VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service utilizing the latest VoLTE 3GPP standard Release 10 technology. The service is only available with Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 LTE smartphone and is the first to enable totally seamless handover of voice calls from 4G to 3G coverage.
With WWDC just around the corner, the latest rumors suggest that split-screen multitasking could finally be coming to the iPad while the upcoming iPhone could have a display resolution that is just short of Full-HD.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Targeted at emerging markets and the price-conscious shoppers, the Moto E has a 4.3-inch display and runs on a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor.
Monday, 12 May 2014
Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 8.1 Lifecycle Start Date; Still Keeps Official Release Date a Secret
According to Microsoft, official support for Windows Phone 8.1 will start on June 24, 2014. Judging from past releases, the OS' official release is likely to be slightly earlier.
The camera on the iPhone 5S is no slouch, but it seems Apple is set on making further improvements with its recent hire, Ari Partinen, who was part of the team that worked on the acclaimed Nokia PureView line of smartphones.
A pricing database in Hong Kong reveals a Samsung smartphone with a 5.1-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display, Android 4.4.3 KitKat, 3GB RAM and Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor. Could this device be the alleged Galaxy S5 Prime?
Saturday, 10 May 2014
LG Singapore today announced that the G2 Mini LTE will be available in stores from 10 May. It will come in two colors: black and white.
Friday, 9 May 2014
Today, KDDI and ASUS unveiled the ASUS MeMO Pad 8, which features the new Intel Atom Processor Z3580. Codenamed Moorefield, the 64-bit-ready processor is based on Intel's 22nm Silvermont architecture, and features four Intel architecture cores for up to 2.3GHz of compute performance.