Oppo R1 with 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 8MP camera launched in India for Rs. 26,990

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Oppo, earlier today, has silently launched a new mid-range Android smartphone in the Indian market. Dubbed as Oppo R1, the smartphone was originally announced back in December 2013 in China and comes with decent set of specifications. The Oppo R1 comes in black and white colours and is priced at Rs. 26,990, which is way too much for a smartphone with MediaTek processor.

Oppo R1

LG G Pro 2 with 5.9-inch display, 3GB RAM, 13MP camera, Android 4.4 KitKat now available in India for Rs. 49,900

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LG G Pro 2, LG's latest flagship phablet is now available in India. The smartphone was originally announced back in February and is all set to launch in India soon. Online retailer Snapdeal is now selling the G Pro 2 for Rs. 49,900, which is the same price reported by Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom yesterday. The retailer has now confirmed that the stocks of G Pro 2 will arrive to him by today evening.

LG G Pro 2

LG G3 launching officially on May 27th

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LG recently confirmed that its upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G3 will be launched officially sometime in Q2 of 2014. The company has now started sending out press invites to the tech press media for attending an event on May 27th and May 28th. The event will take place in six cities across the world for two days.

LG G3 invite

Google’s premium Android Silver program pegged to arrive by 2015, will replace the Nexus family

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Earlier this month, reports about Android Silver were gushing in suggesting that the concept will enable Google and its partners to utilize premium materials. This way, the search engine giant can select high-end Android phones boasting standardized software. As per a new report from The Information, this program is underway and it is aimed to outdo the iPhone dominating the smartphone market.

Android Silver

Sony EvolutionUI, a gamified smartphone UI in works

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Sony appears to be working on an experiment called EvolutionUI, a gamified UI meant for the Android smartphones. This new UI is said to enable new features as users unlock the achievements. Yes! The UI will get advanced as users learn how to use it just as the process of levelling up in a game. The ultimate objective of the EvolutionUI is to announce the popular topic of gamification in smartphone UI. 

Sony EvolutionUI

LG G3 name confirmed, to launch in Q2 alongside wider roll-out of L Series III smartphones

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LG seems to be having a dream run in the smartphone sales department as its global sales have surged and it is witnessing some really high amounts of profits. In the quarter ending March 2014, it managed to ship 12.3 million smartphones out of which 5 million were LTE enabled devices which is quite impressive. The smartphone shipments in Q1 2014 have increased by 19 percent when compared to the same period of last year.

LG G3 retail box

Sony Xperia A2 surfaces in leaked NTT DoCoMo brochure, Xperia A successor or Xperia Z2 Compact?

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At the Mobile World Congress2014, Sony unleashed its current flagship smartphone – Xperia Z2. Since the launch of this phone, the firm has been making rounds in rumors regarding its mini variant, the Xperia Z2 Compact. But, latest media reports suggest that the handset will be launched in the native market, Japan with the moniker Xperia A2.

Sony Xperia A2

HP Slatebook 14, a 14-inch Android laptop with Full HD display, quad-core processor coming soon, video tour leaked

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

HP is soon going to launch a full blow laptop based on Android with a touch screen and that is going to be one of the most revolutionary devices that we have seen for a while. The closest we ever got to see this becoming a reality was the Transformer range from Asus. But looks like HP plans on taking things to the next level with the launch of the Slatebook 14 which will be a full blown laptop with Android inside rather than Windows or Linux.

HP Slatebook 14

LG G Pro 2 launching soon in India for Rs. 49,900, comes with a 5.9-inch FHD display, 3GB RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat

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LG is all set to launch the successor of LG Optimus G Pro in the Indian market. Dubbed as LG G Pro 2, the smartphone was originally announced back in February 2014. LG started the global roll-out of G Pro 2 starting from March with Asian-markets being the top priority. Now according to Mumbai-based retailer Mahesh Telecom, LG will price the G Pro 2 in India at Rs. 49,900, which is the MOP of the device. The MRP will be Rs. 51,500.

LG G Pro 2

HTC One (M8) with 5-inch display, Duo Camera, Android 4.4 KitKat now available in India for Rs. 48,120

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HTC launched its latest flagship smartphone the HTC One (M8) in India last week. The Taiwanese firm priced the One (M8) in India at Rs. 49,900. The smartphone was scheduled to arrive in the markets in the first week of May. But it looks like units of One (M8) have already started reaching out to brick and mortar stores and e-retailers.

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8) Ace to come with plastic body and Galaxy S5-like specs, to be priced around $500

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Earlier this month, HTC One (M8) Ace came up in a leaked press render showing its red face and now, a new media report sheds more light revealing some details of the unannounced handset. According to an Engadget report citing trusted sources, the One (M8) Ace will come packed with an impressive feature set including a 5-inch Full HD 1080p display and a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. 

HTC One (M8) Ace press image

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom with 4.8-inch HD display, 20.7MP camera with 10x optical zoom officially announced

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After getting leaked online numerous of times, Samsung has earlier today announced the next-generation camera-specialized smartphone dubbed as Samsung Galaxy K Zoom at en event held in Singapore. The Galaxy K Zoom is the successor of last year announced Galaxy S4 Zoom and packs impressive specifications. Similar to the S4 Zoom, the K Zoom also comes with 10x optical zoom, but with new retracting lens technology that provides a remarkably slim and chic body.

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom

Micromax Canvas 2 Colours with 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor, 8MP camera now available in India for Rs. 9,970

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Micromax Canvas 2 Colours is now available online for purchase in India. The smartphone was recently spotted listed on Micromax's official website revealing complete specifications and press images. The Canvas 2 Colour is now available from online retailer Snapdeal for Rs. 9,970. There is no word when Micromax will officially launch the smartphone in the country.

Micromax Canvas 2 Colours

Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus with 4-inch display, quad-core processor, 1GB RAM now available in India for Rs. 5,590

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Karbonn has silently released a new low-end Android smartphone in India. Dubbed as Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus, the smartphone comes with decent specifications at a very low price. The Titanium S1 Plus is now available for purchase from online retailers India Times and Saholic for Rs. 5,590 and Rs. 5,749 respectively. Official announcement is expected to happen soon.

Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime reported to go official in June with Quad-HD display, blurred image leaked (Update)

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Last week, media reports suggested that the Project KQ that indicates the premium version of the Galaxy S5 is in its advanced development phase. This alleged Samsung project is scheduled to be released in the coming months, claims a report from Korean newspaper AsiaToday. Based on information from anonymous industry sources, it is rumored that this Samsung phone will go official in June.


Samsung Galaxy Core 2 specifications and press images leaked, launching next month with Android 4.4 KitKat on-board

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Samsung earlier this month announced the Galaxy Ace Style and the Korean giant is now prepping a new mid-range Android smartphone. Dubbed as Samsung Galaxy Core 2, the smartphone is the successor of already available Galaxy Core. Samsung is reported to launch the Galaxy Core 2 in Russia on May 20th for 9,990 Russian Rubles (~Rs, 16,800). 

Samsung Galaxy Core 2

Google reportedly plans to bring voice commands across Android UI with new navigation buttons

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Lately, the tech world is abuzz with plethora of rumors and speculations regarding Google’s future plans for its services and applications. The search engine giant is rumored to be prepping some notable UI changes in the next iteration of Android OS along with some enormous revamp in interface and in the functionality. If the rumors are to be believed, the upcoming changes could be the biggest change in the history of Android UI since Google opted for the software buttons with the Android 3.0 Honeycomb and Google Now with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.

Ok Google Everywhere

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2 with metal body, quad-core processor, built-in projector goes official in China

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Last month an unknown Samsung smartphone with built-in projector was spotted on Chinese certification site TENAA. The smartphone was reported to be the successor of two year old Galaxy Beam and was predicted to come with moniker Samsung Galaxy Beam 2. Now, Samsung has officially listed the Galaxy Beam 2 on its Chinese website. The Galaxy Beam 2, similar to the original Beam comes with a built-in mini-projector and has a metallic build.

Samsung Galaxy Beam 2

LG G3 first alleged image leaked, reveals redesigned back buttons (update)

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Update: Prolific leaker @evleaks has leaked an image showing the redesigned rear power and volume buttons of G3 residing below the camera along with dual-LED flash and a sensor on the right and left side of the camera. 

LG G3 rear buttons

Earlier (27th April): There are have been leaks about what the next LG flagship will bring with itself but the reports have never had a face to put to. Well as it turns out, we do have a face to put to the specs of the next LG flagship, LG G3. The LG G3 is one of most anticipated smartphones of the summer for two reasons: one that it will help LG combat the likes of Samsung and HTC and other with the fact that the next Nexus will be based on it.

Samsung New Zealand confirms that the Galaxy S5 Mini will be water and dust resistant

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Samsung is getting a habit of launching a mini version of the flagship device and it soon intends on launching the Galaxy S5 Mini to follow up the launch of the Galaxy S5. The Galaxy S5 Mini will come with IP67 certification and this bit of news has been confirmed by Samsung New Zealand on its website (now removed).

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

In some warranty information, it was mentioned that the S5 Mini’s warranty will become void if it is submerged in water for more than 30 minutes and the same is true for the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S4 Active as well. The Galaxy S5 Mini’s IP67 certification will cover device being submerged in 1 meter of water for more than 30 minutes.

As per previous rumours, the Galaxy S5 Mini will come with a 4.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, quad-core Snapdragon processor, 1.5GB RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat with TouchWiz UI on top, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 16GB internal storage with expandable using microSD card and a 2,100 mAh battery.

The S5 Mini is also reported to come with IR blaster. No information is available on whether the S5 Mini will sport a heart rate sensor or fingerprint scanner or both. Pricing and availability details are yet unknown, but according to earlier reports, the Galaxy S5 Mini will be launched sometime in June, with S5 Zoom (aka Galaxy K) on April 29th in Singapore.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 reported to feature flexible displays

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Samsung is all set to get back in the business of flexible displays. It is set to start work in one of its factories again that will be producing flexible displays. Needless to say, the displays will be meant for use in the next generation of Samsung flagships, namely the Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6. Both the devices are expected to arrive with flexible displays that will forever change the way we see things on our smartphones.


HTC One (M8) coming soon in Red colour, first press render leaked

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HTC has done itself a world of good by launching the HTC One (M8) and the device has received some pretty positive reviews from the technology community. The device launched in gray, silver and golden colours and as it turns out, there might as well be a red one on the way. There was a rumour earlier that a red one might be on its way and the prolific leaker @evleaks has leaked the first press image of the Red HTC One (M8).

HTC One (M8)

Android 4.4.2 KitKat update now rolling out for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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Great news for Galaxy Note 2 owners, Samsung has finally started rolling out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the international model of Galaxy Note 2. The update is currently rolling out via Kies and is available in France. It is expected to arrive in other markets in the coming days. To remind you, this is the second major update of the smartphone, last was the Android 4.3 update which happened in November 2013.

Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Micromax Canvas 2 Colours with 5-inch HD display, quad-core processor listed on Micromax's official website

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Micromax recently launched a budget-Android smartphone in India dubbed as Micromax Canvas Doodle 3. Now, the company is ready to announce another variant of Canvas 2 in India soon. Dubbed as Micromax Canvas 2 Colours, the smartphone is found listed on company's official website. As the name suggest, the Canvas 2 Colours comes in range of colours (swappable back covers). There is no word on pricing or availability details yet.

Micromax Canvas 2 Colours

LAVA Iris 450 COLOUR with 4.5-inch display, 5MP camera, interchangeable back panels launched in India for Rs. 7,999

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LAVA has officially launched a new budget-Android smartphone in India today. Dubbed as LAVA Iris 450 COLOUR, the smartphone was found listed on company's official website couple of weeks back. The Iris 450 COLOUR comes in two colours - Pro Black and Ivory White, with range of interchangeable back panels. LAVA has priced the Iris 450 COLOUR at Rs. 7,999 and will be available across India in the coming days.


Motorola XT912A spotted on GFXBench with 5.2-inch FHD display, Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.4.3 KitKat and more

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Motorola has been having a dream run off late and it is all set to take it further from here by launching the successor of the Moto X. A new device with a model number XT912A has shown up on a popular benchmarking website GFXBench, which is used for testing graphics standards of the device. The model number of Motorola Droid Razr is XT912, so the XT912A could possibly be the successor of Droid Razr.

Moto X

Android 4.4.3 KitKat update to bring redesigned Dialer app, first alleged screenshot leaked revealing card like interface

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Google believes in bringing the best possible user experience to its users and it looks like that the internet giant is planning to tweak the Google Dialer application in Android 4.4.3 KitKat update. The screenshots of the same has appeared on XDA which gives more hint of what it could actually look like. As per the updated application, the contacts will be arranged in a series of cards with pictures.

Android KitKat

LG G3 cases listed for sale in Chinese stores, reveals back design with room for buttons

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Rumors are rife regarding LG’s upcoming flagship model – LG G3 and some of them claim that the device will go official in late June or early July. Recent reports claim that the cases meant for the handset are already available for sale in Chinese shops, which reveals its back design with buttons under the camera, as in its predecessor.

LG G3 alleged case

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition to arrive next month

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Samsung has teamed up constantly with Swarovski team to launch an exceptional crystal studded variant of their flagship smartphones. As the Galaxy S5 has reached the retail shelves in many countries, it’s time for the Crystal Collection edition of the handset. In the past, Samsung has launched Crystal editions of Galaxy S2, Galaxy S3 Mini and Galaxy S4 and also a Galaxy Note 3 with special Swarovski studded back.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Crystal Edition

Xiaomi soon to enter 10 new markets this year including India

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

China based Xiaomi has announced its expansion plans and has claimed that the firm will be entering ten new markets including India this year. The expansion plan have been revealed at a press conference in Beijing. The company also stated its plans on Twitter posting a tweet reading, "Xiaomi is coming to 10 countries in 2014! Malaysia, Philippines, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico..."


LG V400 and V700 tablets surface online via FCC, comes with 1MP front snapper and Android 4.4 KitKat

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LG has not come up with a tablet since long and now, it appears like its time for a tablet to be rolled out from the South Korean tech firm. So far, LG announced a tablet called LG G Pad 8.3 that was acclaimed by its fans and this seems to have motivated the vendor in launching more such devices. As per the latest reports circulating across the tech world, LG is planning to unleash two tablets this year.

LG V700 FCC diagram

Samsung Project KQ tips at premium variant of Galaxy S5 with Quad HD display and Exynos 5430 processor with Intel LTE modem

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There have been rumors regarding a premium variant of the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s current flagship phone well ahead of the phone’s launch. Latest reports suggest that such a smartphone is in the advanced phase of development. A report from SamMobile claims that the project is dubbed as Project KQ, while internally the S5 is referred to as Project K. However, it suggests that there is some delay in the development process owing to shortage in the component supply.


Motorola Moto X with Teak & Walnut back now available for purchase from Flipkart for Rs 25,999

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Motorola announced the Moto X smartphone in India last month for a price of Rs. 23,999. The smartphone was initially available in five colour options. Now, the vendor has released the latest variant of the phone in India that features a Teak and Walnut finish as wood works. The Moto X Walnut and Teak is now available for purchase from e-commerce portal Flipkart for a price of Rs 25,999.

Moto X Walnut

Motorola and Lenovo to announce a smartphone in Q4 2014

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It was only recently that Google sold Motorola to China based Lenovo and now, there are gossips regarding the first phone to be sprouting from the two makers. In an interview, revealed by the official China Mobile Alliance Weibo account of Zhang Hui of Lenovo, it is stated that Motorola and Lenovo will be jointly launching a phone that will go official in October or November this year.

Motorola & Lenovo

Samsung SM-T2558 specifications and images leaks online, a 7-inch tablet that looks like a smartphone

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Samsung is planning to launch a pretty odd device with the model SM-T2558. The spyshot of the tablet which can also make calls comes with a design similar to a smartphone but it actually is a 7-inch tablet. The device has a 7-inch screen with the dimensions of 191.24 x 99.7 x 8.95 mm and tips the scales at 245 grams. So it is smaller than a tablet but bigger than a smartphone.

Samsung SM-T2558

Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom aka Galaxy K alleged live images leaked online ahead of launch

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Samsung is readying itself up for the launch of its camera centric smartphone, the Galaxy K and there’s just a week which remains until the official announcement of the device. Samsung could not really do a good job at keeping the device under the wraps till the launch and the device has just been leaked with its live images reaching the interweb.

Samsung Galaxy K

Amazon smartphone to include tilt based gesture for easy control and navigation

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Amazon is reportedly prepping an Android smartphone and the details regarding the handset were leaked online early this month. Now, more details regarding this smartphone have been revealed by BGR. The report suggests that the phone could see the light of the day in June and interestingly it will come with a feature that will help users to tilt the device in different directions to control it.

Amazon smartphone

OnePlus One with 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM, CyanogenMod 11S officially unveiled

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After several months of leaks, rumours and teasers, the OnePlus, Beijing based new smartphone vendor has officially debuted its first smartphone dubbed as OnePlus One. Right from the Mobile World Congress 2014 held in February, the vendor has been releasing the handset in bits and parts and now, the complete handset has been launched as it was promised.

OnePlus One

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime (SM-G906K) spotted on Zauba, specifications leaked

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Samsung is preparing a high end version of the Galaxy S5 is a news that has been lingering around for a while. Now as it turns out, the premium version of the device which will be called the Galaxy S5 Prime has been spotted on Zauba, which is an Indian import/export website. Samsung has been known to ship devices to India for testing and the S5 Prime might be here for the same as well.

Samsung Galaxy S5

LG G3 homescreen screenshots leaked, confirms Quad HD resolution and details new flat Optimus UI

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While it is speculated that the LG G3 will be launched in June or July, there are some exclusive screenshots of the handset that have come to light by GSMArena. The folks over there have managed to grab these screenshots that confirm the presence of Quad HD screen in the LG G3 having a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

LG G3 screenshot

Google Nexus 8 will be manufactured by HTC and not Asus, coming in Q3 2014

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Nexus tablets are always the ones that bring in performance on a budget in a compact form and Asus has done a pretty good job at the same till now. But as we gear up for the next iteration of the tablet, it turns out that the same might not be manufactured by Asus and HTC, which had initially refused to manufacture the first generation Nexus 7 tablet will be doing so.

Google Nexus 8 mock-up

Screenshot of updated Android dialer app accidentally tweeted by Google Nexus

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Google has been surfacing in rumors since quite sometime for revamping many of its applications. Today, the search engine giant is back in the headlines for revealing a screenshot of its dialer app that looks different from the one present on Android KitKat. This screenshot has been tweeted from the @GoogleNexus Twitter account.


LG G Watch to be water & dust resistant and arrive in Champagne Gold color variant

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LG has unveiled the champagne gold variant of its Android Wear based smartwatch LG G Watch on its official Facebook page. The firm has also created a micro-site for the smartwarch that brings to light that the G Watch could arrive with a dust resistant and waterproof build. Furthermore, it is claimed that the smartwatch will have always-on display.

LG G Watch

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 reported to come with a three-sided YOUM display, patent application hints at the design

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Samsung's senior vice president Yoon Han-kil had recently said that the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 would come with a new form factor and the latest reports which have emerged regarding the same can surely raise a few eyebrows. As per the latest word on the street, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will come to market with a flexible "YOUM" display screen. It won’t be like the Galaxy Round either but will surely be something new.

Samsung YOUM display prototype

Successor of Moto X coming soon with moniker Moto X+1, to have 25 back panel options including leather and wood

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Twitter leaker @evleaks which has been known to leak information about upcoming devices has recently leaked information about another device. According to @evleaks, the successor of Moto X will be named Moto X+1, which could take things above and beyond with new back panels which are expected to feature some pretty high quality materials like leather backs and wooden options.

Moto X

Oppo to launch Find 7 in India soon

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Oppo which is commonly known as the Apple of China had launched the Find 7 and Find 7a recently and it soon plans on launching the Find 7 in India, by mid-2014. Whether we’ll get the Find 7 or Find 7a is still a point of contemplation but we surely like the news either ways. Oppo plans on making its portfolio extend to about 10 devices by the time December 2014 arrives and that is surely an aggressive strategy.

Oppo Find 7

Motorola rumoured to be working on Moto G LTE and Moto G Ferrari

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Moto G has been the best selling smartphone across the global markets and now, Motorola appears to be planning to announce two more versions of the low-cost phone. As per a report from Mexican website Xataka, Motorola is working on two handsets – Moto G LTE and Moto G Ferrari.

Moto G LTE & Ferrari

Motorola Moto E specifications leaked, to come with a 4.3-inch display, dual-core processor and more

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So far, Moto G has been the most affordable smartphone from the former Google acquired company Motorola. It appears like this situation is going to change as the company is gossiped to be prepping an even cheaper offering dubbed as Moto E. Since its launch, Moto G has been selling like hot cakes creating an history in the smartphone industry and this massive success is a result of the right combination of pricing and performance.

Moto G

LG G3 Mini (LG D725) spotted in UAProf listing, to come with HD display, LTE connectivity and more

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While the rumors mills are churning heavily about LG G3, the upcoming flagship model from the South Korean tech firm, talks about its miniature variant has started arising. As per the recent leaks, a smartphone bearing the codename B2 mini has surfaced in the documents. Given that the LG G3 has the codename B2, there are increased possibilities for this new phone to be the LG G3 Mini.

LG G2 & G2 Mini

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