HTC Desire T7 spotted in benchmarks; cancellation imminent?

HTC Desire T7 may be the next device to come out of HTC’s warehouses. Scarce are the chances when an unannounced device manages to surprise the public, and T7 wanted to be one of these devices, but alas, Internet strikes again and its hyperactive users manage to spot it on GFXBench. This is in fact a tablet with a 6.9-inch screen coming from the OEM in the near future. It has the model number HTC IV5001-A and it may sell at $170, if previous rumors are to be believed.       The information comes from GFXBench, where more details regarding the device have been revealed. Even if the device has a 6.9-inch screen, it resolution will only be at 720×1280. Under the chassis you will find a Spreadtrum SC8830 processor running at 1.3GHz paired with a Mali 400 MP2 GPU.   You get 1 GB of RAM plus 16GB of internal storage and 5MP cameras on the front and back.       HTC Desire T7 has modest specs and its price is confirming its imminent appearance on emerging markets where the price is more important than anything. With the Mobile World Congress starting next month, we are sure to see this tablet in Barcelona.   A curious piece of information that surfaced just after the GFXBench info comes from China and it mentions the cancellation of the device. It is very curious how the device showed up in benchmarks one day and it was announced as canceled the next. Let’s hope the device […]

Huawei Mate 8 official announcement – a new octa-core 6-inch premium flagship

Huawei Mate 8 was finally announced today! Maybe us Americans and Europeans don’t trust Huawei yet, but they are big in Asia and, as a result, they keep launching flagships one after the other. It is a Chinese national manufacturer with 15.7 percent of the market share in Q2 2015, very close to the Xiaomi king which owns 15.9 percent of the smartphone share market. It has also become the third largest vendor in the world, while branching in Europe and the Americas altogether.       Huawei Mate 8 is the flagship Huawei thinks we deserve and it is also the successor of Mate 7, which put the basis of Nexus 6P for Google. Although it was not launched with the Ascend moniker, it may choose to rebrand itself like this in the western market, just to help the public keep track of things.   The design of the Mate 8 is pretty similar to its predecessor, with an aluminum body, fingerprint sensor and large-ish screen. By today’s standards, the 6-inch 1080p LCD display has become the standard when it comes to size. The display is framed by small bezels, which make the screen-to-bezel ratio somewhere along the lines of 86 percent.   Inside, we are talking about a Kirin 950 octa core plus 3 to 4 GB of RAM, at least 32 GB of storage and a microSD slot. The back camera is a hefty 16MP sensor while the frontal snapper packs an 8MP sensor.   Huawei Mate 8 spec list:   6-inch […]

Pepsi Phone P1- the first phone made by a beverage company

Pepsi aficionados rejoice! If you love everything that your favorite soda company is throwing at you, you would love their next concoction: Pepsi Phone P1. That’s right, the company is working on creating a smartphone! And it may come out much better looking and functioning that the likes of Amazon and Facebook offerings!     The bad side of this news is that the smartphone will only launch in China and there are little chances it will pass the Chinese borders. It does pack somewhat of impressive specs for its price, which is around $200. It is built and looks much like an iPhone, although it does retain some personal charm.   Here are some of the most important Pepsi Phone P1 specs: 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D display 2GB of RAM 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor Mali 450-MP4 GPU 16GB internal storage plus MicroSD slot dual SIM 13MP rear camera plus 5MP frontal camera android 5.1 Lollipop with a custom UI fingerprint sensor 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, WiFi 802.1 b/g/n 3,000 mAh battery.         Pepsi Phone P1 is being developed by a Chinese manufacturer and this is all happening thanks to a crowd funding campaign in China. There were various cheaper tiers available early on, but those were depleted pretty quickly. If the phone hits its funding goal of 3,000,000 Yuan or $470,000 by December 3rd, the device will launch officially with a special variant ready for China Unicom.   Pepsi Phone P1 is not expected to launch outside of China, but […]

Huawei Honor 7 available in Europe at a super-price

Huawei Honor 7 was launched in Europe earlier this week and it seems like a smartphone with a deal. For the first few days you can get one for under £250, but the price will go up 20 to 40% in the future.     This Chinese smartphone is part of the Honor brand, a line that became rather popular in Europe since it launched last year. You can also find Honor phones in the US and other non-European areas but without this brand Huawei Honor 7 specs and details   Honor 7 has a premium-looking metallic body and is available in White,Black and Gold versions. The device presents a nice fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, just below the camera. The rest of the specs are as follows: 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 p (`424ppi) quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex A53 and Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A-53 3GB RAM 16/65 GB storage plus microSD slot 20 MP primary camera plus dual-LED flash 8 MP front camera Android 5.0 3,100 mAh battery.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGTpIVELU-g     It appears that Huawei Honor 7 is indeed a quality phone that offers customers value for money. It looks decent, has medium-range specs that work for it and it could change the way people buy phones. The device stands out for the price-range and it also presents features usually seen in more expensive flagships.   The device costs 1,999 yuan in China, around $325, and in the US and other non-EU or Asian countries you can get it for […]

Lenovo ZUK Z1 to launch internationally after pre-order success in CHina

Lenovo ZUK Z1 will launch on the international market soon and it appears to be a small success in China already. After selling over 2 million devices via pre-orders in one week, Lenovo decided to move its device up a bit and release it for the entire world to enjoy.       The ZUK Z1 will run on a Cyanogen OS version and it is a pretty decent smartphone for people who need a smart device with decent specs. It’s not a flagship however, although it does present some flagship-worthy features. You get a 5.5 inch 1080p LCD screen and under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 801 plus 3 GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. The back camera is a 13MP snapper and is accompanied by an 8MP snapper in the front. Everything is powered by a sturdy 4100 mAh. Lenovo’s device has a fingerprint sensor on the front plus a USB Type-C 3.0 on the bottom.   Lenovo ZUK Z1 will run on Cyanogen OS 12.1 when it starts shipping all the way in October. The phone sold on the Chinese market costs around $280 (1,799 yuan), but the rest of the world will have to pay a little more to get it. We will let you know on the exact price when we find it out.   Source: GSMArena

OnePlus 2 will not reach North America in the next 2-3 weeks

OnePlus 2 will not make its appearance in North America as soon as you thought. Even if things didn’t go that well for the Chinese manufacturer at its launch, the device is still seeing a great wave of newcomers on the invite waiting list. But the waiting is only going to get longer, at least for some regions of the world. OnePlus announced that the North American shipments of its newest device will be delayed for 2 to 3 weeks.       People who already have an invite will be able to get their OnePLus 2 smartphone starting tomorrow (August 11th), but you will have to give it a day or two for the package to physically reach your home. If you are from North America, your money is good too, but you won’t get the product as soon as the rest of the world. It will simply not ship to Canada and the US until production is back on track.   What is OnePlus 2 all about?   If you are considering getting an invite for one of these “flagship breaker” smartphones – as the Chinese are branding it – , you should know what it’s made of, right?   The device has a 5.5” Corning Gorilla Glass 4 screen at 1080 x 1920 pixels, which brings it to 401 pixel density. You get Android 5.1 with an Oxygen UI, the proprietary software OnePlus has been using since earlier this year, after the fallout with Cyanogen. There’s also a 13MP main camera with […]