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2.3ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM, 2k (1440p, QHD) display and dual-sim support are some of the features available in this ridiculously cheap feature-packed $325 smartphone.
Based on some "back of the napkin" calculations, it looks like Amazon's smartphone may not be so hot after-all; 35,000 units may all that have been sold in the first 20 days on the market.
HTC, the company which introduced the world to the Android OS, is expected to announce the world's first 64-bit octa-core smartphone at this year's IFA event on September 4th.
Surpassing yet another major milestone, the WhatsApp CEO has just announced that the platform independent messaging app is now serving an astonishing six hundred million users.
Competing against the ultra-low tier of feature phones, the manufacturer Spice Mobility has produced a $38 Firefox OS smartphone with some fairly interesting specs for its extremely low price.
The LG G3 user experience (UX) will be coming to more LG devices later this year. LG said that due to positive feedback the UX will be used on a range of mid-to-entry level smartphones and tablets.
A Microsoft Research team has managed to transform cameras, including a regular webcam and a smartphone shooter, into depth-sensing, Kinect-like devices. It may be a glimpse into the near future.
Targeting the entry-level market, the newly-released Zenfone 5 packs a 5.0-inch 720p display, an 8-megapixel camera, customized software, and a rarely-used Intel Atom dual-core SoC.
Samsung has revealed plans to launch two high-end smartphones in hope of recovering from its Q2 $1bn profit loss. The flagship will be a likely addition to the popular Galaxy Note line.
According to its CFO, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer will see its sales and revenue decline during the third quarter of 2014. However, Mr. Chang believes in his company's upcoming products.
What goes in to making a good smartphone camera? What do pixel sizes and f-stops really mean? We explore the hardware, key terms associated with photography, and make some comparisons along the way.
Touting several refinements and a new 5.5-inch Quad HD display, LG has brought to market the new LG G3, bringing a resolution and pixel density above anything else we've seen out there.
Chinese manufacturer Gionee looks set to launch the thinnest smartphone ever, at just 5mm-thick - but the device doesn't exactly have flagship-class specs, with a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 1GB RAM.
Developers with hardware expertise and great ideas for the modular smartphone project can now apply to receive dev units, as Google continues its efforts to turn the project into a production reality.
Samsung has forecasted a third consecutive operating profit loss, down 25% for the same period last year. It blames a slowdown in smartphone growth in Europe and China due to increased competition.
As large-screened smartphones grow in popularity, HTC is looking to capitalize on the trend with a mid-range, affordable alternative in the Desire 816 that should rival the Lumia 1320 and Zenfone 6.
Google is giving away its Ara modular smartphone to 100 people who will test it and help to refine it ahead of launch, rather than charging a small fortune for beta testing as it is doing with Glass.
XOLO has launched its first Windows Phone and claims that at 100g, it is the lightest smartphone available, with a 4.7-inch HD display, 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage and a $200 price tag.
The Gionee Elife S5.5 launched a few months ago has gone under an internal makeover: a larger battery, better screen, and a shiny new Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with full LTE support.
Surely a handset released in 2014, even if a budget device, couldn't be performing this poorly. Surely Nokia had optimized the X and didn't release a product that felt so unfinished...
According to reports, Amazon's new phone will be an AT&T exclusive, and will include a 'Prime Data' package, allowing owners to use Amazon services on the device without using up their data allowance.
XOLO's first Windows Phone could be the lightest smartphone ever launched, weighing in at just 100g, and featuring a 4.7-inch display and quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor at an affordable price.
Rumours are circulating that LG could launch a more powerful version of its not-yet-released G3 flagship smartphone using a newer, faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor as soon as next month.
KAZAM - the UK handset brand launched by former HTC executives - is now selling an Android smartphone for just £40 (around $67), which includes a free screen replacement service and two-year warranty.
AT&T is running a promotion available to anyone buying an Android phone or tablet via its website, with a two-year plan or finance agreement, giving them $50 of free credit for the Google Play store.
Amazon is holding a press event on June 18th and according to inside sources, the company will be announcing their smartphone to to try and expand their presence in the hardware markets.
The Sony design language we've come to know and love is ever-present on the Xperia Z2. The aforementioned use of glass on both the front and back of the handset looks sleek and gives the phone...
Acer has revealed their latest gear the 'Liquid' series, a smartband and phone. Both devices have respectable specifications and could challenge rivals in the wearable technology market.
An anonymous tipster has sent Sam Mobile images of what they claim to be the rumoured, unannounced Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini which looks very similar to the S5 but with a smaller display and less power.
Samsung is lining up a new Galaxy smartphone with an enormous 7-inch display, although its other specs are far less grand, including a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, 8MP camera and just 8GB of onboard storage.
Asus and AT&T have announced that the convertible, hybrid phone and tablet PadFone X will begin retailing in the US from next month priced at $199.99 on a new contract.
New images have emerged of the HTC One M8 Ace, which is expected to feature a plastic body with the same specs as the metal M8, and which may be considerably cheaper than Samsung's Galaxy S5.
Can the all-aluminum body of the HTC One M8 survive against the full force of a Trackingpoint XS1 sniper rifle, chambered in .338 and fired from 1,100 yards? No, but it's pretty cool to watch anyway.
HTC is reported to be developing two new budget handsets for the Desire range under the codenames A1 and V2 for retail at the lower-end of the market.
Minnesota has become the first state in the U.S. to approve a law that will require all mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones and tablets to have some kind of anti-theft "kill switch" software.
BlackBerry have teased a new device for launch later this year that features the company's fairly-standard square, 1:1 aspect ratio display but with a more unusual 4.5" visible size.
UK-based retailer Tesco, which already sells its own tablet, is planning to launch its own smartphone sometime later in 2014 with apps that will connect to the company's services.
John McAfee, in partnership with the start-up Etransfr, have released a smartphone app called Chadder (pronounced "chatter") that enables end-to-end IM encryption.
Another leaked image of the rumored smartphone from Amazon has found its way onto the Internet, and this render has a lot more detail than the rather blurry image that leaked a few weeks ago.
LG is set to launch its latest flagship the G3 on 27th May across six cities around the world; the smartphone is expected to offer a premium experience with top of the line hardware specifications.
A new report claims to have more information about Amazon's rumored 3D smartphone, including word it will have a number of gesture-based features that will let users interact without touching a screen
OnePlus has revealed the 16 markets in which it will launch its "perfect smartphone", along with local pricing information. But can the company deliver the "best smartphone ever" at such low cost?
The first image of Amazon's smartphone with five cameras has leaked and shows that the company is getting serious about making a smartphone that will supposedly arrive in the next 2-3 months.
According to sources, Amazon is ready to release its much rumored smartphone this year and is aiming for the holiday season. Details are scarce but the handset should be announced in June.
The evolution of HTC's flagship takes many forms. The One M8 features a larger 5-inch display, faster Snapdragon 801 SoC, the new Duo Camera array, a refined Sense 6.0 UI atop Android 4.4; and more.
Nanotechnology pioneer StoreDot unveiled a remarkable technology at today's Microsoft Think Next symposium: A battery capable of completely charging any smartphone or device in just 30 seconds.
Chinese manufacturer Eton reveals it is producing a smartphone with a battery life that is a giant step above anything else on the market
A new rumor from Internet gadget source 'evleaks' points to T-Mobile selling a new Nokia smartphone that has the code name 'Monarch" but no other details were revealed.
The Wiko WAX is being released soon and it packs the quadcore 1.7ghz Tegra 4i chipset, however the rest of the specs are somewhat unimpressive