Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini Black Editions with faux leather back announced

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Samsung has officially introduced a new Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini variant in Russia today. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition and Galaxy S4 Mini Black Edition, the smartphones comes in black colour with a faux leather back, similar to what we can see on the Galaxy Note 3.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Black Edition

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo with 5.5-inch HD AMOLED display, Hexa-core processor, 3100 mAh battery unveiled

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After so many rumours and leaks, Samsung has officially unveiled the neo version of the Galaxy Note 3 called as Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo. The Note 3 Neo is the long rumoured budget version of the Note 3. Both smartphones looks almost identical to each other and have pretty much the same weight and thickness, size of Note 3 Neo is 5.5-inch while the original Note 3 holds 5.7-inch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Flipkart teasing Moto G India launch, will be available from February 5th with exclusive offers and coloured Moto Shells

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Last week Motorola confirmed that they will be announcing the much-awaited Moto G in India on February 5th. And today, India's leading e-commerce website Flipkart has officially confirmed that the smartphone will be available for purchase starting February 5th, immediately after the launch. Flipkart has a separate dedicated Moto G page to keep track of the device.

Moto G

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 with flexible display to launch in March or April, Galaxy Glass rumoured for IFA 2014 announcement

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Samsung is said to be working on the second generation model of the not so popular smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear and the same will correct all the mistakes that the company made with it. The Galaxy Gear 2 will be more fashionable than the outgoing model. Samsung is said to make use of a flexible OLED display and the same will launch by March/April this year, tandem with the Galaxy S5.

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 mockup

Samsung Galaxy S5 camera sample leaked, 16MP camera confirmed; again rumoured to come with Quad-HD display and fingerprint scanner

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It is that time of the year when Samsung is all geared up to launch its next Galaxy S flagship and it is at this time that Samsung struggles to keep the details regarding the same under the wraps. The Galaxy S5 will hit the Launchpad in March this year in all likelihood and details about the same have started leaking on to the interweb. The latest leak is of the camera samples from the Galaxy S5.

Samsung SM-G900V camera sample

4.5-inch HTC Desire 310 with quad-core MediaTek processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean announced

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

HTC has silently announced a new smartphone in the Desire series. Dubbed as HTC Desire 310, the smartphone is the successor of Desire 300 and was spotted on the company's European website, before the listing was pulled down. The Desire 310 is the first HTC smartphone to feature a quad-core MediaTek processor.

HTC Desire 310

Samsung Galaxy Gear gets a huge price drop, to retail in India for just Rs. 14,999

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Samsung launched the Galaxy Gear in India in September 2013 for Rs. 22,990. And after four months since launch, the company has officially dropped the price of the smartwatch to Rs. 14,999. The Galaxy Gear will now retail in India for Rs. 14,999. Even though online retailers are yet to drop the price of the Smartwatch, Samsung is selling the Galaxy Gear through their official Samsung India eStore for Rs. 15,290.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

LG G Flex with 6-inch curved display, self-healing back cover to be available in India for Rs. 66,900

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LG announced its first curved display smartphone, the LG G Flex in India in December 2013, where the company announced that the smartphone will go on sale in India sometime in February 2014, with no hint on pricing. But according to Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, the LG G Flex will be available in India in the next couple of days for Rs. 66,900.

LG G Flex

5.9-inch Oppo N1 with Full HD display, 13MP rotating camera officially launched in India for Rs. 39,999

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Oppo has officially entered the Indian smartphone market today with the introduction of its flagship phablet, the Oppo N1. Oppo announced the N1 in India at an press event held in New Delhi today. The Chinese manufacturer has priced the smartphone in India at Rs. 39,999, which is the biggest downside for the company.

According to Oppo, the smartphone will be available in tier-one cities, along with Lucknow, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Ludhiana in the coming days.

Oppo N1

Samsung to launch 2K and 4K display smartphones

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Samsung is all set to take the smartphone display screens to the next level. It is reportedly working on smartphone displays that have a resolution of 2K and 4K. This piece of news comes from the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy's Semiconductor and Display Technology Roadmap Seminar 2014 and the same has been reported by


Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for HTC Butterfly now rolling out

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

HTC has silently started rolling out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC Butterfly smartphone starting today. The update is rolling out over-the-air and is already available in Malaysia. The update brings new firmware version 3.15.707.4 along with some new features and changes. Other regions are expected to get the update soon, maybe in a week or two.

HTC Butterfly

Alleged images of LG G Pro 2 leaked, to feature rear volume and power buttons like G2

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LG recently confirmed that it will be announcing the successor of Optimus G Pro called LG G Pro 2 next month at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona. Today, a duo of leaked images of the phablet has made its way on to the web. These images are shared on Korean forum Dcinside and reveals that the upcoming flagship device will sport a design quite similar to current flagship smartphone, the LG G2.

LG G Pro 2

Colourful HTC Desire smartphone images leaked, rumoured to feature octa-core processor

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HTC is working on a new Desire series smartphone which will be powered by MediaTek's true Octa-Core processor, reports ePrice. The smartphone will feature a simple design and will be released in multiple colour options (images below), including orange, red, blue and yellow. ePrice reports that the smartphone would be priced at less than 2,000 Chinese Yuan, approx. Rs. 20680, and will be a part of company's Desire line-up.

HTC Colourful

Nokia Normandy aka Nokia X specifications leaked, to feature 4-inch display, dual-core processor and Nokia Store

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Yesterday, the largest online retailer in Vietnam posted a listing for the Nokia Normandy revealing the specifications. Today, prolific leaker @evleaks has moved forward and has provided some of the key specs of the Nokia's first ever Android smartphone, the Nokia X. The specifications shared by evleaks confirms that the smartphone is indeed going to be a low-budget smartphone.

Nokia X Colours

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for unlocked HTC One now rolling out in Europe

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As promised, HTC has officially started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the unlocked HTC One in several European countries starting today. HTC said it will deliver Android 4.4 KitKat to European HTC One's by the end of January, and it seems the manufacturer is about to make good on its promise. The update is rolling out via over-the-air.


Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo with 5.01-inch display, quad-core processor listed on Samsung website, now available in Netherlands

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Samsung has not yet made the Galaxy Grand Neo official, but the company has already listed the smartphone on its website. The listing confirms the earlier leaked specifications. The Galaxy Grand Neo sits in between the Galaxy Grand 2 and the Galaxy Grand, and features decent specifications. The smartphone is available in Netherlands via a third-party online retailer for €260, approx Rs. 22,200 or $355.

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

Images of Google Nexus 5 wrapped in Red colour leaked

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Last week, we saw the first alleged image of Nexus 5 wrapped in Red colour from Vietnam. Today, a Twitter user artyomstar has shared images of whole batch of red-flavoured Nexus 5 retail boxes. The images are legit, as we can see the official markings, IMEIs, serial numbers and almost everything.

Red Nexus 5

Google Nexus 8 tablet powered by Intel Bay Trail T chip to launch in mid-2014

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Google's Nexus range of devices is the one everybody looks forward to when it comes to raw performance. Its Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 have performance powerhouse written all over them and the tablet is all set to get a successor cum sibling by mid 2014. Google is believed to be working on the Nexus 8 tablet which will have an Intel chipset as its heart and will be made by Asus.


Intex Aqua Curve with 5-inch qHD display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2 officially launched in India for Rs. 12,490

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Intex has officially launched a new mid-range Android smartphone in India today. Dubbed as Intex Aqua Curve, the smartphone was found listed on the company's officially website few days ago. The Aqua Curve comes in three colours, Black, Red and Blue, and is priced at Rs. 12,490. The smartphone will be available across India in the coming days through 40,000+ retail outlets and more than 42 Intex Stores.

Intex Aqua Curve

Samsung Galaxy S5 to come in two versions: Prime and Standard, rumoured for February 23rd announcement

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S flagship smartphones are the most anticipated ones from the Korean smartphone maker. The next generation of the smartphone, the Galaxy S5 will debut in March this year and the latest word on the street is that the same will come with a fingerprint scanner similar to what we first saw on the iPhone 5S.

In addition, Eldar Murtazin from Mobile Review, is reporting that the hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5 will be announced on February 23. If you don't remember, he's the same guy who predicted the date for Galaxy S4 launch correctly.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Vietnamese retailer's website lists Nokia Normandy, specifications revealed, will have support for all Google Services

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Nokia Normandy is the only Nokia smartphone every Android site is talking about. The largest online retailer in Vietnam, The Gioididong, has posted a listing for the Nokia Normandy. The listing shows an official picture of Normandy with Nokia's forked version of Android, which we have already seen, along with key specifications.

Nokia Normandy

LG G Pro 2 officially confirmed, to debut at MWC 2014 featuring 6-inch Full HD display, 3GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat

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LG, the Korean electronics giant may not be doing well in the smartphone arena in India but it fares decently on the global arena. With smartphones becoming phablets, every manufacturer wants to introduce something that woos the audiences globally. LG will be stepping up to the occasion and will launch the LG G Pro 2 phablet at the MWC 2014 next month.

The company has today officially confirmed that they will be announcing the LG G Pro 2 next month at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. Unfortunately, the company has not shared any details on the specifications of the phablet.


Intex Aqua Curve with 5-inch qHD curved display and Aqua i15 with 6-inch qHD display spotted on official website

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Intex is ready to launch two new mid-range Android smartphones in India in the coming days along with four new entry-level smartphones. Dubbed as Intex Aqua Curve and Aqua i15, the smartphones are found listed on company's official website and are a new addition in the Aqua series.

Along with two new Aqua series smartphones, Intex is also gearing up to launch four new Cloud series smartphones, these include Intex Cloud Y12, Cloud Y11, Cloud X11 and Cloud X1+.

Intex Aqua Curve

HTC One Two aka HTC M8 wallpaper leaked, confirmed to come with a Full HD display (update)

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Update: Evleaks has posted another image on Twitter, showing what appears to be the second wallpaper option for the HTC M8 aka HTC One Two. The resolution of second wallpaper is the same as first wallpaper, which is 2160x1920 pixels.

In addition, @evleaks has also tweeted saying that, HTC M8 will be the first HTC smartphone to feature on-screen buttons. No more details are know at the moment.

HTC M8 Wallpaper


HTC's this year flagship smartphone, codenamed M8, will come with a Full HD 1080 pixels resolution display, is what we reported in our last post. The same is now confirmed by evleaks. @evleaks has posted an alleged HTC M8 wallpaper on Twitter. The image (below) has nothing exciting, but the original image, which is hosted on Google Docs, has 2160x1920 pixels resolution.

HTC M8 Wallpaper

Micromax Canvas Tube A118R with 5.5-inch display, 1.2GHz processor coming soon in India, announced in Russia

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Micromax has launched a new smartphone in Russia recently. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas Tube A118R, the smartphone seems like a smaller version of Canvas Doodle 2. The smartphone was showed up in the press event organised by Micromax to mark its entry in Russia. There is no word on pricing, availability and India launch of the smartphone. 

Micromax Canvas Tube

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo press images leaked, could announce on January 27

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We have been hearing about the lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 since last year, and fortnight ago SamMobile leaked the alleged images of Galaxy Note 3 Lite or say Note 3 Neo sitting beside original Note 3. Now, we have the press images of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo that shows the design of the phablet in all its glory.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo

Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini with quad-core processor, HD display now available in India for Rs. 14,490, Micromax A075 spotted online for Rs. 6,499

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Micromax is ready to launch two more Android smartphones in India in the coming days. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini and Micromax A075 (name unknown), the smartphones are found listed on online retailer Flipkart and HomeShop18. The Canvas Turbo Mini comes in white and blue colours and is priced at Rs. 14,490, and the Micromax A075 is priced at Rs. 6,499.

Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini

Micromax enters Russian market, introduces 5-inch Canvas Knight with Full HD display, octa-core processor and 16MP camera

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Last year in October, Micromax revealed that it will be launching its devices in Russia and Romania in 2014. Micromax has now announced that they have started their operations in Russia by launching new Canvas and Bolt smartphones in the country. Micromax has launched two Canvas smartphones, the Canvas Beat A114R and the Canvas Social A94 in Russia. The smartphones are the variants of Canvas 2.2 and Canvas MAd, which are already available in India.

Micromax has also announced its latest flagship device, the Micromax Canvas Knight A350 in Russia, which comes with octa-core processor and 16MP camera. 

Micromax Canvas Knight

Oppo N1 with 13MP rotating camera, Full HD display, quad-core processor to launch in India officially on January 30th

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Oppo is set to enter the Indian market soon. The company is officially going to launch the world's first rotating camera smartphone, the Oppo N1 in India on January 30th. The smartphone is currently only available in Indian market via third-party retailers or via imports. The Oppo N1 is the company's first smartphone to launch in India officially. 

Oppo N1 India invite

Alleged image of Nexus 5 wrapped in Red colour spotted online, yellow Nexus 5 coming soon

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Yesterday we showed you some images and a video showing new colours for the Nexus 5 getting ready to soon be published on the Google Play Store, which later on were labeled as being fake. And now, a new Nexus 5 model has posed in front of the camera somewhere in Vietnam. The model was wrapped in red colour, rather than in black or white, which reveals that Google is indeed going to launch new colour/s for the Nexus 5.

Red Nexus 5

Nokia Normandy to be called Nokia X

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Nokia will be going the Windows Phone way forever is something that has been iron clad by now but the company will indeed take help from Android. Nokia will soon introduce its first budget Android handset codenamed the Normandy soon at the MWC 2014 or on 25th March, 2014. The latest word on the street suggests that the device might be named the Nokia X or it is just another codename.

Nokia Normandy

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 starts rolling out in India

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Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 in India and more regions. The update is rolling out for both Snapdragon-800 and Exynos 5 octa-core variant of the Note 3 in India, South Korea, Switzerland, and the Baltic region, which include Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The update is rolling out both over-the-air and through Kies.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 to get Android 4.4 KitKat update by March-end

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Samsung has always been known for the regular updates it provides its consumers with. The Korean manufacturer had started updating the Note 3 to the latest version of Android 4.4.2 KitKat last week. And now the good folks back at Android Geeks have mentioned that the yesteryear flagships, the Note 2 and S3 will be getting the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update in the last week of March.


6 new colour options for Google Nexus 5 coming soon, images leaked; probably fake

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Google launched the Nexus 5 last year in October in only two colours, black and white. If PhoneArena's tipster is believed to be true, then Google will soon announce 6 new colours for the smartphone. The tipster sent PhoneArena a video of a revamped Google Play Store that clearly shows new Nexus 5 colours, eight in total. The site has also posted individual pictures of the new colours for the Nexus 5, which we can somewhat confirm are fake.

Nexus 5 new colours

Motorola to announce Moto G India launch details on February 5th

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

After so many reports, Motorola has finally revealed that Moto G launch details for India will be announced on February 5th, 2014. We are not sure if Motorola will actually launch the phone on February 5th or will just announce the launch details. Moto G was originally announced back in November where the company announced that they will be bringing the Moto G in India in early-January 2014, but sadly it didn't happen. 

Moto G

5-inch Karbonn Titanium S5i with 8MP camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean now available in India for Rs. 7,999

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Karbonn has been giving tough competition to the likes of the Micromax and XOLO in India by launching a slew of budget smartphones in the country. The latest to join the ranks is the Karbonn Titanium S5i, which is a cheaper variant of its sibling Titanium S5. The smartphone is now available from online retailer HomeShop18. It has been made available at a price of Rs 7,999. 

Karbonn Titanium S5i

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Exynos-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 3 now rolling out

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Snapdragon 800-powered Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has already received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. And starting today, the Exynos 5 Octa-core powered Galaxy Note 3 is also getting the same update. Russia is the first country in the world to receive the 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900). 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

4.5-inch XOLO Q700S with quad-core processor, 1GB RAM officially launched in India for Rs. 9,999

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Monday, January 20, 2014

XOLO has officially launched a new mid-range Android smartphone in India today. Dubbed as XOLO Q700S, the smartphone was recently spotted on eBay India for sale. The smartphone is the successor of last year launched XOLO Q700i, which is the successor of already available Q700. The XOLO Q700S comes in Silver and Gold colours and is priced at Rs. 9,999.


Another screenshot of Samsung's new smartphone UI leaked, reveals Google Now-like cards; Galaxy S5 to feature fingerprint scanner, no iris scanner

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Few weeks ago we saw the first screenshots of Samsung's next-generation TouchWiz user interface and today @evleaks has leaked a new set of screenshots which suggests that Samsung is planning to integrate a cards-based home screen in the next version of its user interface. This cards-based home screen shows contextual information similar to Google Now. 

In related to the news, The Korean Herald is reporting that Samsung is skipping the iris scanner technology for the Galaxy S5, and focusing more on fingerprint scanner.

Samsung's new smartphone UI

HTC One+ aka One Two coming in March with dual UltraPixel camera, Snapdragon 805 processor and larger display (update)

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

Find the update at the bottom of the post.

We have been hearing about HTC One's successor codenamed M8 from a long time. The smartphone was first reported to launch as HTC One Two, later on a new report suggested that it won't be called One Two, but One+. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the One Two (for now, since the name is not yet final) will be launched in March, following an MWC debut in late-February. 

HTC One Two rear panel

LG Optimus G Pro to get QuickWindow cover soon, along with some LG G2 features

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With the launch of LG G2, the Korean manufacturer brought a new case for its smartphones, dubbed as QuickWindow cover. Currently the cover is only available for LG G2 and LG Gx, and according to a published report out of Italy, LG will soon be releasing a new QuickWindow cover that is designed exclusively for its Optimus G Pro phablet.

LG Optimus G Pro QuickWindow cover

Sony Xperia Z2 aka Sony Sirius alleged images leaked along with specifications, Xperia Canopus coming soon (more images and details)

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Find the update at the bottom of the post.

Sony announced the Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013 in Berlin. Weeks after the announcement, news about Xperia Z2 started to arrive on the web. The Xperia Z2 is codenamed Sony Sirius and was expected to debut at CES 2014, unfortunately Sony didn't announce the smartphone there. Now, according to prolific leaker @evleaks, Sony will be announcing the Xperia Z2 next month at MWC in Barcelona

Also, latter21 (Dig-wo forum member), has leaked the multiple alleged images of Xperia Z2 (D6503). The images (below) shows every corner of the smartphone, revealing interesting details.

Sony Xperia Z2

Motorola reported to launch Moto G in India in the last week of January

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Motorola launched the Moto G officially last year in November, where the company announced that they will be bringing the Moto G in India in early-January 2014, but sadly it didn't happen. Now, TOI is reporting that Motorola will launch the budget-friendly, affordable Moto G in India in the last week of January. Moto G is Motorola's best affordable smartphone.

Moto G

XOLO Q700S with 4.5-inch qHD IPS display, 1.3GHz quad-core processor now available in India for Rs. 9,499

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XOLO has silently released a new mid-range Android smartphone in India recently. Dubbed as XOLO Q700S, the smartphone is the successor of last year launched XOLO Q700i, which is the successor of already available Q700. The Q700S is now available for purchase from eBay India for Rs. 9,499, however Saholic is selling the phone for a slightly higher price of Rs. 9,999. 


5-inch Micromax A71 with 1GHz Cortex-A5 processor, 2,000 mAh battery now available in India for Rs. 6,750

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Micromax is set to launch a new mid-range Android phablet in India soon. Dubbed as Micromax A71, the smartphone is found listed on online retailer Flipkart. The Micromax A71 comes in only white colour and is now available for purchase from Flipkart for Rs. 6,750.

Micromax A71

Lava Iris Pro 30 with 4.7-inch HD IPS display, quad-core processor officially launched in India for Rs. 15,999

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Lava has officially launched its latest flagship smartphone in India today. Dubbed as Lava Iris Pro 30, the smartphone is the first under the theme of "Art meets Smart" aka Iris Pro series. The smartphone comes in two colours, black and grey and is priced at Rs. 15,999. According to Lava, the Iris Pro 30 will be available across India soon, as soon as next week. 

LAVA Iris Pro 30

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 now available from Samsung India eStore for Rs. 22,999

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Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 was launched in India in December 2013 and today Samsung has finally revealed the price of the smartphone. The Galaxy Grand 2 is now available for purchase from official Samsung India eStore for Rs. 22,999. The smartphone is also found listed on online retailer Flipkart for Rs. 22,500. The Grand 2 comes in three colours, White, Black and Pink, however at the moment only the white version is available for sale.

Samsung Galaxy Grand 2

Micromax Canvas MAd officially launched in India for Rs. 8,490, watch ads and get paid

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Micromax has officially launched a new mid-range Android smartphone in India today. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas MAd, the smartphone rewards users with money for watching advertisements. The smartphone was leaked last week, and today Micromax has finally made it official. The Canvas MAd comes in two colours, black and white and is available across the country for Rs. 8,490. 

Micromax Canvas MAd

Nokia Normandy home screen screenshots leaked, shows off customized interface, expected to launch on March 25

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Much talked Android powered Nokia Normandy is back in news again. Day before yesterday we saw the first press render of Normandy showing off its customized user-interface, courtesy evleaks. And today, the leaker has posted a new image on twitter, which shows off the screenshots of Normandy's home screen and interface.

Nokia Normandy screenshots

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