The last quarter of 2014 marked the first time that a Chinese manufacturer took the crown from Samsung as China's top smartphone manufacturer. And in the hope of following Xiaomi's footsteps, another Chinese brand wants to make a name for itself.
According to a recent report by GSM Arena, phone maker Elephone has just unleashed its newest flagship. Dubbed as the P8000, the device boasts some high-end specs, but is also priced at about $210.
For such a cheap price tag, buyers would be able to get a smartphone with a 5.5-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 3GB of RAM, a MediaTek MT6573 chipset, 16GB of internal memory, and expectedly a microSD card slot. more >>
Lenovo just unveiled its latest smartphone, Smart Cast, equipped with a laser projector that beams a touchscreen onto any surface.
Chinese electronics manufacturer, Lenovo has recently launched its new handheld device, the Smart Cast, the world's first smartphone that features a laser projector that can turn any surface close to it into a touchscreen.
Lenovo announced Smart Cast at the Lenovo World Tech conference Thursday with a demonstration showing the combination of beaming a virtual keyboard or touchscreen onto a horizontal surface. more >>
With the LG G4 going on sale soon, rumors have surfaced of LG's next big flagship, the LG G5, will harness iris scanning technology.
According to reports, South Korean electronics manufacturer, LG has set its sights on 2016 to release its next flagship smartphone, the LG G5, rumored to feature high-end retina scanning security capabilities.
According to Digital Trends, news emerging from Korea indicates the G5 will have retinal scanning technology, making Samsung and Apple's fingerprint scanners appear to be a thing of the past. more >>
Capcom, the owner of the "Resident Evil" game series, recently announced that they are working on a High-Definition or HD remake of another game in the series. This time, it's "Resident Evil Zero" that's getting an HD remastered version.
According to a report in Cinema Blend, this decision is likely based on the success of the remastered version of "Resident Evil 1," which Capcom released early this year. This recent release broke opening-day record sales on the PlayStation Network and generally "enjoyed tremendous sales."
"Resident Evil Zero" HD is being developed for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It is a prequel to the first game, which is set in the Arklay Mountains outside of Raccoon City. The lead character, Rebecca Chambers together with other members of the S.T.A.R.S. Bravo Team is in search of a murderer and encounter a lot of zombies along the way. Billy Coen is the other playable team member, who is a medic and a former convict. The unique feature of the game is its "partner zapping" system, which allows players to swap between the two characters, split them up when necessary, or "use their unique abilities in order to solve puzzles." more >>
A new phone model was recently spotted on the website of Chinese telecommunications equipment certification center TENAA and reports are saying this may be the next model of the ASUS Zenfone, the Zenfone 3. This is despite the fact that the Taiwanese company only launched its latest ZenFone 2 early this year.
According to a report in Tech Times, the new smartphone will be sporting a fingerprint scanner, a first for Asus phones. It also speculates that the new phone may use Qualcomm Snapdragon 15 chips instead of the usual Intel chips. The phone is rumored to have the model number Asus Z00EDB, as spotted on the TENAA website, leading the report to say that this model may be the ZenFone 3 or an upgraded model of the ZenFone 2.
Among its rumored specifications is its smaller screen size. The ZenFone 2 has a 5.5-inch screen and this new phone only has a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 pixels. It is supposed to measure 143.7 x 71.5 x 10.66 millimeters or 5.66 x 2.81 x 0.42 inches. It is said to weigh around 145 grams, definitely lighter than ZenFone 2's 155 grams. This model will offer seven color variants, from silver, gold, purple, blue, red, white and black. more >>
Following suit to its major rivals in the smartphone business, Motorola is planning to release two flagship phones with Quad High-Definition or Quad HD display. These two phones will be released through an exclusive partnership with mobile carrier Verizon. It will be part of Verizon's Droid line up of phones.
The report is based on a Reddit post that claims that Motorola is not far behind other companies in terms of Quad HD phones. LG was the first to release such a phone, the LG G3, which had a stunning 2560 x 1440 Quad HD display. It pioneered high-resolution displays among smartphones, and was praised by reviewers and consumers alike. It did not disappoint this year, when its new flagship, the LG G4, will be coming out with the same high quality display.
Samsung and Google came out with their own Quad HD display phones and phablets this year also, which includes the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge. more >>