LG Class unveiled today – mid-range full-metal smartphone for all

LG Class showed its official face today and it looks and feels just like the mid-range smartphone it is. It was teased last week and now it was apparently time to release it into the world. The Class has a full-metal design and it presents itself as a true mid-range device with a premium finish.     Under the hood, LG Class hides a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot. Everything is hidden under a 5-inch full HD display. The device will come with Android 5.1 straight out of the box and it is powered by a 2050 mAh battery. Connectivity options include NFC, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi, of course.   The main rear camera is a 13MP sensor with auto- focus and flash and the front camera has a 8MP sensor. The overall design is similar to previous LG models, with power and volume rockers on the back of the device, under the camera.   LG Class is already available in South Korea for the price of 399,300 won – that’s around $340 – and you will be able to choose it in White, Silver, Gold, and Blue Black. Source: IBNLive

This year, Motorola gives you two Moto G devices to choose from!

If you love the Moto G you will love the two new versions being released this year. Motorola just announced two versions of the updated mid-range budget smartphone, which is a mix of new and old features. Most of the important elements are changed and upgraded while some of the more affordable features are left unchanged.       The new Moto G smartphones get extra RAM and more storage, plus a better camera. They retain the 2014 5” 720p screen but the tech under the chassis is a bit different, starting with a Snapdragon 410  processor. The main camera is upgraded to a 13MP snapper and the front gets a 5MP camera too. The Moto G devices also get LTE connectivity and IPX7 water resistance, which means they can last to a dive of up to a meter for 30 minutes. The devices get a 2470 mAh battery to power everything up.         The two Moto G models are different in the sense that one has 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of storage and the other has 2 GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Both versions present microSD slots to increase storage if needed. As it happens with all Motorola devices launching this year, both Moto G’s get turbo fast charging.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GtJB8_3Ce4     The G’s will be sold on Motorola’s website to some markets and they will be unlocked. They will run on Android 5.1 software right out of the box. The G’s will also get access […]

Micromax launches YUphoria – Cyanogen OS mid-range smartphone – and fitness trackers YUFit and HealthYU

A new mid-range Cyanogen OS phone will soon start selling in India, and it is named YUphoria. Why this name, you ask? Because the device shares the same line with YUreka, another device already on the Hindu market.       Micromax is Cyanogen Inc’s exclusive partner in India, and it is responsible for the YU line which will include the Yuphoria device starting next month. The device itself will sell exclusively through Amazon and it will be clad in white/gold and black/silver. Under the hood you find a Snapdragon 410 chip, 2 GB of RAM, an 8MP snapper with f/2.2 aperture and a 2230 mAh battery. They’re all tucked in under the 5” LCD screen at 720p. It is basically the same as a Moto G device spec-wise.     The smartphone will run on Cyanogen 12 at launch and it will present Truecaller dialer support. Its release date is set for May 28th when it starts selling at $109 or Rs 6,999.     This is not all from the YU line as Micromax also announced fitness tracking devices: HealthYU and YUFit. HealthYU has an advanced health sensor that you can carry in your pocket (?) and take out whenever you want to read your health data whereas YUFit is a smartband that will track activity via an OLED screen.   HealthYu also reads temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation and respiration and it syncs the data to most apps and devices out there. The smartband sells for $16 or Rs 999 whereas […]

Motorola Moto E 2nd edition now available for $150 with LTE, 3G-only option also coming soon

The new second gen Moto E is now live and you will be able to get it in the US with $149.99 with LTE. The 3G-only option will be sold for $119.99 and it will be available soon. This version is the GSM one, and not the Verizon locked one.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBECQPGKuMk   This “new” device has a better processor, a Snapdragon 410 upgrade from the Snapdragon 200 (the 3G model will retain the slower processor though). The device has a 4.5” 540×960 display and is just 0.2” bigger than the previous model, whereas the RAM remains the same at 1GB with doubled internal storage to 8GB. The new battery is a bit bigger, a 2390mAh cell, and you will also get a secondary VGA camera with that pre-existing 5MP snapper. This time you can customize your phone with bands that fit around the frame and you can buy them in bundles with pre-exiting colors: turquoise, raspberry and purple or yellow, blue and red. Each set will cost $19.99.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YJJu46Gnc8   Motorola Moto E second edition is rolling out to more than 50 countries all over Asia, North America, Latin America and Europe. Source: Motorola

HTC Desire 510 – the first 64-bit phone with Snapdragon 410 architecture on board

HTC Desire 510 is the newest member in the South-Korean family and it also is the first HTC device to have a 64-bit processor. It still remains a low-end device affordable to all social classes which just has a Snapdragon 400 processor to back it up. The processor is a 1.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon 410 which supports both 32-bit and 64-bit processing architectures. Desire 510 also has LTE built-in support, a 5 MP rear camera, and Qualcomm Quick Charge technology. It has an 854x480p screen with 1 GB of RAM memory, 8 GB of storage with a Micro SD slot and a VGA frontal sensor. It’s powered by a 2100 mAh battery that can be removed. Even if it is officially the first 64-bit device, Desire 510 won’t be able to run such operation straight from the box as it will need to be upgraded to Android L first. The phone will become available in Asia and Europe soon, and it will also become available to certain US carriers in the near future.  Source: HTC [wdsm_ad id=”1484″ class=” ” ]