News: Mobile Phones
Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014
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.
Thursday, 14 Aug 2014
AnTuTu benchmark scores have revealed the specs of Google's upcoming Nexus phone which is believed to be manufactured by Motorola.
Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014
Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Alpha smartphone with a new design approach. Its key features include a metal frame, a tactile soft back cover, a 6.7mm thin chassis and a 4.7-inch HD Super AMOLED display.
ZTE today announced the launch of three smartphones - the Blade VEC 4G, the Blade L2 and the KIS 3 - in Singapore. They will be available for purchase from August 16.
Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014
Xiaomi just unveiled the 4G variant of the Redmi 1S. It will go on sale in China from August 16 at a retail price of 699 yuan (estimated S$141).
SingTel has just announced the launch of new mobile plans named "Combo" that will replace the existing Flexi plans. The new plans will include access to newly installed SingTel Wi-Fi hotspots across the island and a permanent waiver of subscription costs for 4G services. More details after the jump.
A yet-to-be announced HTC Desire model is listed on the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA)'s website. In addition, recent reports claim that this Desire model could be the first HTC phone to be powered by a 64-bit processor.
Microsoft has released a teaser poster for the unveiling of a new phone(s) on 4th September at IFA 2014 in Berlin this year. The poster includes a not-so-subtly hidden Lumia 1020-style camera module in the text, as well as a mention of 'face time'. Could this be a selfie-orientated Windows Phone?