Xiaomi unveils premium Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablets

Xiaomi unveils premium Mi Note and Mi Note Pro phablets

NEWS  /  15 Jan 2015  /  2 weeks ago

Xiaomi announced its first premium phablet today, the Xiaomi Note. The note boasts a 5.7-inch Full HD display but is lighter and thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus. It also sports a 13MP rear camera with OIS, and a 4MP front-facing camera. A premium Note Pro will also be available, armed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 2K display.

HTC Desire Eye review

HTC Desire Eye smartphone: An eye-opener for the selfie crowd

REVIEW  /  15 Jan 2015

The HTC Desire Eye is the first of its kind in the industry with two 13-megapixel cameras, one on the front and one on the back. Clearly aimed at the selfie crowd, can the Desire Eye stand out among the competition?

Microsoft launches Lumia 435 and 532, its most affordable Lumia devices to date

Microsoft launches Lumia 435 and 532, its most affordable Lumia devices to date

NEWS  /  15 Jan 2015  /  2 weeks ago

Microsoft just announced its most affordable Lumia models to date, the Lumia 435 and 532. Both Windows Phone 8.1-powered smartphones are targeted at consumers who are buying smartphones for the first time.

Motorola phones from 2014 and 2013 to get Android 5.0 update "really soon"

Motorola phones from 2014 and 2013 to get Android 5.0 update "really soon"

NEWS  /  13 Jan 2015  /  2 weeks ago

A Motorola software engineer revealed in a Google+ post that phones released in 2014 and 2013 will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop "really soon".

Samsung unveils ultrathin full metal Samsung Galaxy A series

Samsung unveils ultrathin full metal Samsung Galaxy A series

NEWS  /  13 Jan 2015  /  2 weeks ago

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy A lineup of ultra thin, full metal mid-range smartphones today. Available in 4.5-inch, 5-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes, each phone boasts a unibody full aluminum build, super AMOLED display, 5MP front-facing camera and 4G LTE capabilities.

Apple's iPhone suppliers TSMC and Foxconn enjoy record breaking December revenues

Apple's iPhone suppliers TSMC and Foxconn enjoy record breaking December revenues

NEWS  /  13 Jan 2015  /  2 weeks ago

Apple's main suppliers for its popular iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have just reported record breaking revenues for Decembers on the back of a great holiday season.

OnePlus sold nearly a million units of its flagship smartphone in 2014

OnePlus sold nearly a million units of its flagship smartphone in 2014

NEWS  /  12 Jan 2015  /  2 weeks ago

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei announced that his company sold close to one million units of its flagship smartphone in 2014. Pei also shared his goals for the company this year. Read on to find out more.

Interesting sights of CES 2015

Interesting sights of CES 2015

FEATURE  /  11 Jan 2015

As the world's largest tech expo, CES 2015, comes to an end, the HardwareZone team amassed quite a bit of interesting sights from the show. We've compiled most of them in this article for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Xiaomi to announce 5.7-inch Redmi Note 2 on January 15?

Xiaomi to announce 5.7-inch Redmi Note 2 on January 15?

NEWS  /  11 Jan 2015  /  2 weeks ago

Chinese e-commerce site Oppomart has published an image, specs and price for Xiaomi's upcoming flagship device, which is now believed to be the Redmi Note 2. Hit the link to find out more.

Android 5.0 Lollipop update now available for the LG G3

Android 5.0 Lollipop update now available for the LG G3

NEWS  /  08 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

LG has just announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available for the LG G3 today via an over the air update. Along with the 5.0 upgrades, G3 owners will be able to enjoy an exclusive new Android 5.0 feature called T Action. More info inside.

HTC unveils Desire 826 at CES 2015, available in Asia Pacific by end of January

HTC unveils Desire 826 at CES 2015, available in Asia Pacific by end of January

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

HTC announced a new member of the Desire family, the Desire 826 which will be coming to consumers in Asia Pacific by the end of the month. It sports a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM and a 2,600mAh battery. Hit the link to find out more.

Kodak and Bulllitt announce launch of the Kodak IM5 smartphone

Kodak and Bulllitt announce launch of the Kodak IM5 smartphone

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

Kodak’s first smartphone is going to be called the IM5, and will feature a simple user interface, custom imaging functions, and advanced remote management that allows your friends and family offer help via PC or tablet.

Xiaomi to unveil new flagship device on January 15

Xiaomi to unveil new flagship device on January 15

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

What's as thin as a cicada's wing? We'll find out on January 15 when Xiaomi announces its newest flagship device.

Tonino Lamborghini's 88 Tauri phone costs US$6,000

Tonino Lamborghini's 88 Tauri phone costs US$6,000

NEWS  /  07 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

If you've ever felt like splurging US$6k on a smartphone, this is what you'll get: a handcrafted calfskin leather and automotive-grade stainless steel limited edition 5-inch Android phone, pre-loaded with 13 exclusive ringtones created by "famed disc jockey and producer DJ Ravin." Sounds like a bargain to us.

ASUS unveils 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom at CES 2015

ASUS unveils 5.5-inch ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom at CES 2015

NEWS  /  06 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

ASUS today unveiled two new members to the ZenFone family. They are the ZenFone 2 and ZenFone Zoom. Both phablets sport 5.5-inch 1080p displays and the new ZenUI with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

It's Official: LG G Flex 2 announced at CES 2015

It's Official: LG G Flex 2 announced at CES 2015

FEATURE  /  06 Jan 2015

Among a boatload of new TV models, the LG G Flex 2 was the only mobile product to headline their CES press conference and it pretty much stole the show. We've got plenty of hands-on photos and a run-down of the key specs.

Ultra affordable Nokia 215 ready to connect the next billion people to the Internet

Ultra affordable Nokia 215 ready to connect the next billion people to the Internet

NEWS  /  05 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

Microsoft announced the Nokia 215 today, an ultra-affordable internet-ready mobile phone, aimed at giving first time mobile phone buyers their first access to web content and digital services.

Preview: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmark Results

Preview: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmark Results

FEATURE  /  05 Jan 2015

NVIDIA has just announced its new Tegra X1 SoC, which is uses its new Maxwell graphics architecture and promises even greater performance and power efficiency. But don't just take our word for it, here are some hands-on benchmarking results.

Archos brings its budget 50 Diamond smartphone and 80b Helium tablet to CES 2015

Archos brings its budget 50 Diamond smartphone and 80b Helium tablet to CES 2015

NEWS  /  05 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

French company Archos has brought a slew of affordable Android devices to CES 2015, including the 50 Diamond 5-inch smartphone that's powered by a Snapdragon 615 processor, and an 8-inch tablet running a Mediatek MT8732 processor.

Swissvoice Voice Bridge lets you take landline calls on your smartphone

Swissvoice Voice Bridge lets you take landline calls on your smartphone

NEWS  /  05 Jan 2015  /  3 weeks ago

If you still have a landline, you might be interested in Swissvoice's Voice Bridge, a device debuting at CES 2015 that let you receive and make calls from your landline number on your smartphone.

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