For the past four years, HTC has suffered loss in its mobile development niche, bowing to other perennial favorites such as Samsung, LG and Sony. Now, more manufacturers from China are taking what should have been HTC's market.
Companies like Huawei, Xiaomi, Lenovo and ZTE are all vying to become the best smartphone maker in China, and HTC will definitely lose considering the dirt cheap handsets of these phone makers.
On the other hand, Asus has seen a revival in the smartphone industry since last year. After launching the ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 last year, the Taiwan-based manufacturer definitely nailed it with the Asus ZenFone 2 smartphones. more >>
Samsung continues its onslaught in the Android market as it is tipped to release another midrange device that is probably aimed at the mass market in China.
In fact, in recent reports, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy J7 has been leaked in both the TENAA in China, and the Bluetooth SIG.
According to a recent report by GSM Arena, the device has also been seen in a retailer in Kazakhstan. In the report, the device will reportedly cost KZT 49,990, which is about $268 or 241 euros. more >>
Xiaomi is slowly becoming a household name among Android fans all over the world, particularly in countries where it has already launched its flagship devices.
The Chinese brand announced the Mi4 flagship last year, and was made available in selected markets a few months later. But for Xiaomi and Android fans in India, there is something good to look forward to.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the Chinese manufacturer has made a permanent price cut in its Xiaomi Mi4 64GB edition for the Asian subcontinent. From the price of Rs. 23,999 or about $375, the device is now Rs. 4,000 cheaper. more >>
A Chinese manufacturer has just been reported to launch a 6,000mAh battery smartphone, but it seems Gionee has similar things in mind.
According to a report by Phone Arena, the once rumored Marathon M5 has now gone official after an announcement earlier today. But instead of getting a single battery just like what is rumored for the Doogee S6000, the Gionee handset will instead get two 3,010mAh batteries.
But in spite the two batteries packed in a single phone case, the Android-powered handset is just 8.5mm thick. While the device will certainly be heavier than most smartphones in its midrange category, nobody will complain about the long-lasting battery. more >>
Pakistani Prison officials have confirmed that a Catholic death row inmate, who was tortured into confessing to three murders over 23 years ago when he was just 15 years old, was executed on Wednesday.
Aftab Bahadur, who was convicted of the 1992 killings of Sabiha Bari and her two sons, was hanged at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, but not before he had one last chance to proclaim his innocence.
"Aftab Bahadur was hanged at District Jail Lahore on Wednesday at 4.30 a.m.," an unnamed prison official told Reuters. "Before the hanging, he was crying and saying he was innocent." more >>
Doogee may not be a popular smartphone maker outside of China, but with this new announced device, it may soon be.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the Chinese manufacturer has just launched the world's first mobile phone that houses a massive 6,000mAh battery. In case you are wondering how long the phone's battery will last on a full charge, the company claims it to run for three to four days straight, depending on usage.
Dubbed as the Doogee S6000, the Android-powered smartphone packs not just a huge battery, but some decent specs as well. In the report, the device has a phablet-sized 5.5-inch display with HD (1280 x 720) resolution, an octa-core CPU running at 1.5GHz, a MediaTek MT6735 chipset, 1GB of RAM and a 16GB of built-in memory. more >>