LG Electronics (LG) just unveiled its second X series smartphone for 2017 designed for active users who want a smartphone that can keep up with their on-the-go lifestyles. The LG X venture is the company’s newest mass-tier smartphone designed for users who want a tough adventure companion device that doesn’t sacrifice on features or looks. With IP68 compatibility for water and dust resistance, the LG X venture passed 14 different MIL-STD 810G tests designed for the U.S. military. In addition…

HTC unveils new HTC U11 squeezable smartphone

Written on Sunday, 21 May 2017 10:31
Inspired by the power of touch and the Brilliant U, HTC unveiled HTC U11, the world’s first smartphone with revolutionary new squeeze interaction. The highly-anticipated HTC U11 sets a new standard of what you can expect from a smartphone by combining revolutionary new squeeze interaction with a stunning liquid-surface design, intelligent personal audio, amazing cameras, and multiple AI assistants for a smarter smartphone. The new smartphone features HTC Edge Sense, the next dimension in touch interaction with your phone; Liquid…
South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics has expressed its delight at how their new Galaxy S8 flagship series smartphone has been initially received by consumers. There had been fears amongst Samsung executives and stakeholders that the Galaxy Note 7 debacle last year would impact negatively on the new S8. However, it seems that consumers are unfazed by the Galaxy Note 7 fires and pre-orders for the S8 have exceeded those of its predecessor. The S8 is set to go on sale…
It’s been a tough ride for Motorola under Lenovo, but the company has managed to find success in budget smartphones with the recent Moto G5 and the Moto E series before that. Motorola seems to be doubling down on its budget smartphone range, according to a new leak obtained by VentureBeat, which shows the company’s plans to release an even more affordable Moto C series. The new budget Moto C and Moto C Plus series will be aimed at first-time…
Samsung unveiled its hotly anticipated Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones at an event in New York on Wednesday, March 29. The phones have displays larger than the previous flagship Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and feature ‘Infinity Display’ screens that curve and flow onto the sides. In addition, Samsung has removed the home button entirely. Samsung’s new models will be available in ‘midnight black’, ‘orchid gray’, and ‘arctic silver’ and will begin shipping on April 21 with pre-orders having started…
Sony has introduced two new smartphones to market, one of which will be added to its flagship Xperia X series with the launch of the XZs. The Xperia XZs has arrived to much fanfare - and it boasts a number of advanced features – including slow-motion recording capabilities which have excited consumers in Asia. Sony also introduced the Xperia XA1 – the device is aimed at more budget conscious consumers and has a power efficient processor specifically aimed to enable…

Xiaomi says it produces one device every second in India

Written on Monday, 27 March 2017 13:00
Smartphone maker Xiaomi has revealed is produces one device every second in India. The Chinese tech colossus says a staggering 95 percent of Xiaomi smartphones being sold in India were being made in the country. The disclosure was made by vice president and managing director of Xiaomi India, Manu Jain, at the announcement of a new manufacturing plant in the scenic coastal city of Vizag in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Xiaomi also disclosed details of its latest…
US tech giant Apple has unveiled their latest version of its popular iPad tablet – and it’s set to retail at the lowest-ever price for a full-sized tablet from the company. The newly updated product will be available to order from Friday and has a starting price of $329. In addition to this, Apple also disclosed that its smaller iPhone SE model will be available in 32 and 128 gigabyte (GB) versions which will subsequently replace the 16GB and 64GB…
Sony Mobile Communications (Sony Mobile) has unveiled the Xperia L1 - a sleek smartphone with a large 5.5” HD display and fluid performance, all at an accessible price point. “Xperia L1 is a smartphone that matches form with function" said Tsutomu Sato, Director of Global Product Marketing, at Sony Mobile Communications. “It combines an immersive display and smooth performance within an iconic Sony design, that you can be proud to show off." Xperia L1 has understated premium looks – a…

Samsung reportedly working on a foldable smartphone

Written on Sunday, 19 March 2017 07:51
For some time now there have been rumors that South Korean technology giant Samsung is working on the world’s first foldable smartphone. So far, there has been no evidence to clarify the rumors, until a report from Korean news site ETNews said Samsung could finally be unveiling a prototype model later this year. According to the report, a prototype will be launched and given to partners so they can test the foldable phones and assess the demand from consumers. However,…
The GSMA announced that Sony's Xperia XZ Premium is the "Best New Smartphone or Connected Mobile Device at MWC 2017" at the annual Global Mobile Awards (Glomo Awards) at Mobile World Congress 2017. "Xperia XZ Premium is our most technologically capable smartphone ever," said Hiroki Totoki, President and CEO at Sony Mobile Communications. "We're honoured by this recognition - Xperia XZ Premium has received endorsement from operator partners, media, consumers and industry peers alike, which is testament to our relentless…
TCL Communication launched the BlackBerry KEYone smartphone on February 25 at MWC 2017 following the inking of a licensing agreement with BlackBerry in late 2016. The BlackBerry KEYone smartphone smartly keeps legacy features beloved by Blackberry users, yet goes miles beyond the traditional Blackberry device. TCL chairman and CEO Tomson Li said at the event that BlackBerry licensed its security software and service suite, as well as related brand assets, to TCL Communication, who would design, manufacture, sell and provide…
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