HTC One E9 leaks

HTC recently confirmed the existence of its One M9+ Smartphone, but the company also it seems that has a different One an E9+ handset in the works as well. HTC is planning two different versions of the phone, including an E9 and an E9+, with a similar plastic design. Both phones apparently come in three color options: black with silver highlights, white with rose gold highlights, or a brown charcoal version with gold highlights. The One E9 will allegedly be offered a 5.5-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The octa-core MediaTek MT6795 CPU is under the hood with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage inside. A 20.7MP camera adorns the back of the device, while on the front is the 4MP Ultrapixel camera that used to be found on the back of the HTC One (M7) and HTC One (M8). Android 5.0.2 is pre-installed with Sense 7 running on top. The HTC One E9+ is expected to be priced at the equivalent of $482 USD. The HTC One E9 will include the stereo BoomSound front-facing speakers and a large circular camera lens is centered on top of the back of the phone. It looks like the power button will be on the side of the handset, right under the volume rocker as seen with the HTC One M9. On April 8th HTC is holding its More than One media event and is expected to reveal a number of new models including the HTC One...
Samsung to Acquire LoopPay

Samsung to Acquire LoopPay

Samsung Electronics Co. announced that it has agreed to acquire LoopPay. The acquisition confirms earlier rumors that suggested the two were working closely together on an upcoming project, and suggests Samsung could make use of LoopPay’s technology to offer its own Apple Pay competitor on future devices. LoopPay’s technology allows mobile payments through traditional magnetic credit card readers. That means it can theoretically work in a lot more places than Apple Pay, which requires special payment pads to work. Instead of using NFC connectivity like most other mobile payment services including Apple Pay, LoopPay relies on the magnetic strip reader terminals at retail store checkout lines. On March 1 at MWC, Samsung is set to launch its 2015 flagship Android Smartphone, when we expect to see a Samsung Galaxy S6 unveiling. It’s possible that tech developed in tandem with LoopPay will make an appearance with new Smartphone hardware, though the fruits of this new union also might not be ready for launch just...
On AnTuTu NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC scores 74,977

On AnTuTu NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC scores 74,977

During the CES in Las Vegas, NVIDIA announced its latest processor, the NVIDIA Tegra X1. Performance is said to double that of last year’s NVIDIA Tegra K1. NVIDIA Tegra X1 features octa-core CPU cluster, consisting of four Cortex A57 and four Cortex A53 cores with a custom CPU interconnect and cluster migration. On the GPU side, NVIDIA has turned to using its latest generation Maxwell architecture in a GPU with 256 CUDA cores. NVIDIA Tegra X1 breaks the 70,000 points barrier on AnTuTu benchmark. Last year’s NVIDIA Tegra K1 turned out to be a very powerful processor. In fact, in the single core test on GeekBench, the SoC managed a score of over 1900 points, making it the leader.  Source:...
Carphone Warehouse opens HTC One M9 registration

Carphone Warehouse opens HTC One M9 registration

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on March 1, the rumored M9 version of the HTC One is set to be unveiled. Carphone Warehouse site has published their Pre-Registration page for the HTC One M9 before phone is even announced. The HTC One M9 will apparently feature a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen with a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 under the hood. 3GB of RAM and 32GB/64GB of native storage is expected. A 20MP snapper will adorn the back and the infamous 4MP Ultrapixel camera should grace the front of the phone. The handset will be powered by a 2840mAh cell.  Source:...
Lenovo Vibe Shot with 16MP camera

Lenovo Vibe Shot with 16MP camera

Lenovo expected to unveil Vibe Shot Smartphone with 16MP camera during this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. The Vibe Shot will supposedly feature a polished aluminum frame, a 5-inch 1080-pixel resolution display and a 16MP camera. The camera is the best feature of this Smartphone. It will supposedly include a back-illuminated sensor for improved low-light image capture. It will also have a triple-tone flash, infrared autofocus, and optical image stabilization. It sports Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 octo-core chip, 3GB of RAM, a micro SD slot, and 32GB of expandable internal memory. It supports 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. The device will run on Android 5.0...
Lollipop rolls out to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5

Lollipop rolls out to T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S5

The most awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update has landed for the T-Mobile Galaxy S5. T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owners can grab the 900MB Android 5.0 Lollipop update OTA or via the Samsung Kies software package. The update contains the tweaked Material Design-esque Touchwiz UI, new notification and lockscreen features, and performance and the battery life improvements that we have seen with previous Galaxy S5 Lollipop updates. Android 5.0 carries with it the Material Design look, new lock screen notifications, the new Recent Apps menu, improved battery life via Project Volta, the ART compiler and more. With an update of this size, your best bet is to download and install it while on a Wi-Fi network. And make sure that your battery is at least 50% charged before starting the updating...
Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 415, 425, 618, and 620 chipsets

Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 415, 425, 618, and 620 chipsets

Qualcomm announced four new Snapdragon chipsets that brings some features previously only available on the Snapdragon 800 series into the mid-tier. The Snapdragon 620 and 618 chips offer integrated 64-bit ARM A-72 CPUs, in addition to the new X8 LTE modem. Features like these were previously only available in the high-end Snapdragon 800 level processors. Qualcomm says that devices with these chipsets will be capable of 4k video recording and playback, as well as dual ISP camera capabilities. The Snapdragon 415 and 425 are both based on the ARMv8 architecture, which means that they are 64-bit – nice one, Qualcomm. Both of these chipsets come with two image signal processors (ISPs), which reportedly pave the way for better camera performance. The Snapdragon 415 and 425 ship with an Adreno 405 GPU. It supports display output of up to 1200 x 1920 pixels, allows hardware decoding of 1080p videos, and boasts support for DirectX 11.2 Qualcomm says the Snapdragon 415 will be inside phones during the first half of 2015, while the Snapdragon 620, 618, and 425 will ship during the second half of the...
Approved By Wi-Fi Alliance Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware for Xperia Z3

Approved By Wi-Fi Alliance Android 5.0 Lollipop Firmware for Xperia Z3

The Sony Xperia Z3 has been certified by the Alliance as being ready-to-go and it could well be the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It was certified on February 16, but we still don’t know the exact date of the rollout. Luckily, this won’t take long; it’s just a matter of days before the update becomes officially...
HTC Butterfly 3 with 5.2 Quad HD Display

HTC Butterfly 3 with 5.2 Quad HD Display

According to a fresh Tweet posted, HTC is working on their new Smartphone the Butterfly 3. Tweet claims the company is eyeing a 5.2-inch 1440×2560 (QHD) screen for another unannounced Smartphone, the HTC Butterfly 3. HTC will most likely announce the Butterfly 3 at MWC 2015, on March 1.  Source:...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Spotted On Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Spotted On Geekbench

After appeared on the AnTuTu benchmarks, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge handset has turned up on GeekBench. The Galaxy S6 Edge notched up a score of 1,495 points in the GeekBench single-core test. Then, in multi-core test, which puts the 64-bit Exynos 7420 and all eight cores to the test, the phone received a score of 5,375. Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will include a cureved 5.1 inch display which will have a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The handset is also rumored to feature a 5 megapixel front facing camera and a 20 megapixel rear camera, plus it will come with a range of storage options from 32GB to 128GB. ...