Since the failure of OnePlus to supply its OnePlus One smartphones to buyers last year, a lot of Android fans have been waiting for the announcement of the flagship's successor.
And it seems like the next-generation smartphone of the Android "flagship killer" is already on its way in China.
According to a report by GSM Arena, the Oxygen OS-powered smartphone has already passed the TENAA in China, which is the government agency that certifies mobile phones and allows them to be sold in the country. more >>
The Xiaomi Mi 4i is the latest smartphone from the popular Chinese manufacturer, and it has already been made available in selected markets throughout Asia.
But for consumers and Android fans who look for a bigger storage, Xiaomi unveiled a 32GB edition that will make its way on July 28 via a flash sale. In the report by GSM Arena, the device will only cost INR 14,999 or about $235 via Xiaomi's official website.
For people who have missed the unveiling of the 16GB model, the Xiaomi Mi 4i packs a 5-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 2GB of RAM, an octa-core CPU, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset, and Adreno 405 GPU. more >>
Motorola is among the more popular brands when it comes to smartphones. It had a resurgence in the market in 2013 after it unleashed the first ever Moto X device. In addition, it also helped that Motorola unveiled the very popular midranger, the Moto G.
Now, everyone is awaiting for the upcoming versions of both the Moto X and Moto G, and the successors of both lineups have been in the rumor mill for quite some time already.
However, on Motorola's global press event on July 28, only the flagship lineup has been confirmed. In the report by GSM Arena, the Lenovo-owned company will announce not one, but two Moto X versions. more >>
Xiaomi may be the most popular smartphone brand in China today, and it is constantly expanding its horizons in Southeast and South Asia. However, it looks like the manufacturer won't be able to penetrate the U.S. market anytime soon.
According to a recent report by GSM Arena, former Google executive and now Xiaomi Vice President Hugo Barra stated in an interview that Xiaomi won't enter the U.S. mobile market in the coming months.
To be specific, Barra stated that Xiaomi is still a year away from officially releasing smartphones in the U.S. more >>
Last year, Microsoft officially bought the mobile division of Nokia in the hope of manufacturing devices that would finally put the Windows Phone OS at par with perennial favourites Android and iOS.
Unfortunately, things did not go according to plan, and for the last several months, there have been several thousands of lay-offs on the Nokia mobile department at Microsoft.
Good thing Nokia could once again return to the mobile market. more >>
Asus is said to be launching the successor of its PadFone S soon, as it is rumored to be available in the market by early 2016, with some reports saying it will be released in March. A specific leaker @Leaksfly shared information via Weibo. The leak claimed that the new PadFone, called the PadFone S2, will be unveiled in March 2016.
The same leak also claimed that the device will be sporting the newest Snapdragon chipset from Qualcomm, which is the Snapdragon 820 chipset. Some reports are claiming that the device will likely be among the first smartphones to have the new chipset. The new chipset boasts to be faster than the older processor chipsets that came before it, and is supposed to result in better battery performance.
Most of the recent flagship smartphones that were released are still running on the Snapdragon 810 chipset. more >>