HTC really needs to step up its security over unreleased devices, because it has to be the worst when it comes to product leaks.
We’re just under a month away from the unveiling of its “All New HTC One,” and yet again the handset has been pictured out in the wild. These aren’t the sharpest of snaps, but they do give us a nice look at the handset’s new rear-facing camera sensors (yes, there are two).
Sony today announced its new Xperia T2 Ultra, an affordable smartphone with a massive 6-inch display that’s looking to take on devices like the Samsung Galaxy Mega and the Huawei Ascend Mate. The device will be aimed at emerging markets like China, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific.
Back in September in the aftermath of the iPhone 5s’s debut boasting the world’s first 64-bit smartphone chip, Qualcomm representative Anand Chandrasekher called a 64-bit ARM chip a “gimmick.” Just three months later, Qualcomm’s announcing one, the Snapdragon 410, opening the door for 64-bit Android devices.
Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ has today re-entered the smartphone business with two midrange devices announced in Taiwan. They’re called the A3 and the F3, and they’re largely identical when it comes to internal specifications, but both sport different designs, cameras, processors, and price tags.
The popular Indian manufacturer, Xolo, has officially announced the latest addition to its rapidly growing lineup of mid-to-high range Android-powered smartphones. The Q500 is an affordable, compact smartphone with a 4-inch display and dual-SIM capabilities. It’s priced at just INR ₹7,999 ($130) and is now available to purchase in India.
Oppo’s latest Android-powered smartphone, the N1, was announced back in September, and now the handset is on the market to purchase from several retailers in China. However, there’s only 10,000 units at our disposal, so stock is destined to be a tad sparse.
HTC unveiled the One Max two weeks ago, as an upscaled variant to its immensely popular high-end Android-powered smartphone, the HTC One, the handset was exclusively available to purchase on-contract from Vodafone U.K., just a few days after its announcement. And now, today, an unlocked version of the phablet should be in stock at several U.K. independent retailers.
U.S. Cellular together with Motorola are in the process of preparing a much-anticipated update for the Moto X. The upgrade is a duplicate of what we’ve already seen T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T roll out to their carrier-branded devices, bringing a multitude of camera improvements and bug fixes.
We’ve known for some time that LG’s been working on a new Android-powered tablet, and we had a feeling it might get its unveiling at IFA 2013 in Berlin next month. And now that looks increasingly likely after LG began teasing the new G Pad 8.3 on YouTube and the tablet’s first press shot was leaked online.
Could the much-anticipated LG G2 finally be on its way? An undetermined device, described only as the LG-F320, has shown up in an AnTuTu benchmark test packing a super-powerful Snapdragon 800 processor. According to the results of the test, the F320 scored an impressive 32,002 points.