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Samsung debuts 5-inch Galaxy Grand with dual-SIM support

Samsung today announced the Galaxy Grand, an Android 4.1.2 smartphone that looks right at home with the handset maker’s Galaxy Note lineup. The Galaxy Grand features a 5-inch TFT display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 8MP rear camera while staying true to the design language introduced with the Galaxy S3 and continued with the Galaxy Note 2.

The Galaxy Grand ships with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and gets such enhanced features as Popup Play for picture-in-picture video viewing as well as S Voice and enhanced gesture support. The phone will first be available as the dual-SIM GT-I9082 followed by a standard single SIM GT-I9080.

Samsung did not detail availability, but the Galaxy Grand will likely hit inter nation markets before (or if) it ever reaches the US. Based on specs, the Grand appears to be targeted towards folks looking for a large display experience but not ready to go all out with the Galaxy Note 2 (the Grand’s spec list reads like that of an upgraded version of the original Note). Unfortunately, it appears no S Pen support is included.

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Actwell Announces 5.7-Inch MT6577 Phablet

A China-based company called Actwell is joining the bandwagon of companies making large Android-based devices. Its new product is called the MT6577, a phablet that packs a 5.7-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.

Under the hood, the device also features a dual-core MT6577 processor working with 1GB of RAM. Frequent travellers or those on a budget would appreciate its dual-SIM feature that allows users to choose the more cost-effective services from two mobile operators. Also onboard is a microSD card reader, and an 8-megapixel main camera. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, and GPS. Connectivity bands, however, remain unknown. It also runs on what appears to be stock Android, sans customizations from Actwell. It has dimensions of 159 x 85 x 9.7 millimeters and sports a similar design with the Galaxy Note II from Samsung.

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At the moment, Actwell is selling the device only for OEM buyers, and those who will be purchasing bulk orders. It may thus be seen in the future as a rebranded device, possibly from European companies who often engage in the practice. According to Tablet-News, the MT6577 smartphone will likely sell for a price around US$200 to $300.

Apart from these, there is little information available about the Actwell device. The aforementioned specifications themselves have been supplied by the phone maker via the website Gizchina.

Phablets like the Actwell MT6577 continue to be released by companies which believe in the marketability of the larger Android devices. These devices offer the features of regular tablets as well as the calling functions of a smartphone. For some, these dual purposes are deemed as highly beneficial, as they allow users to have the convenience of both devices. Still others, however, feel that the devices are too large and would rather prefer to have a smaller smartphone and/or a separate tablet for their daily mobile computing needs.

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Knock-Off Of Samsung’s Galaxy Note II Comes Rooted Right Out Of The Box

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We all know that the Samsung Galaxy Note II is a bit of a steep price sitting at $299. If that’s way too much for you to spend, you can always try and look at a copy knock-off of the device. The Star S7180 touts a 5.5-inch display, a MT6577 dual-core CPU. The device has support for dual-SIM and is actually running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean right out of the box. There’s 1 gig of RAM on the device, which is half of the Note II’s 2 gigs of RAM. The device also only has a mere 4 gigs of on-board storage while the Galaxy Note II boasts of 64 gigs of storage space. You’ll also find the same 8-megapixel camera on the back of the knock-ff with an LED flash. There is also a VGA front-facing camera as well.

Definitely not a bad knock-off, but what many would probably find most appealing is that the device comes rooted right out of the box. Albeit, I doubt there will be a huge following around it here in the U.S, as the device will soon be selling from a Chinese retailer for a mere $150. Definitely a whole lot cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Note II, but the experience will definitely not be the same. Users who choose to grab this device won’t get to experience Sammy’s TouchWiz interface nor any of the awesome features that Samsung has packed into the Galaxy Note II (e.g. the S-Pen, camera features and etc).

Would this device interest any of you, or do you see it easier to pay for the $299 on a new two-year pact with a carrier? Sound off in the comments below!

source: Phone Arena

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MediaTek launches world’s first quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, we go hands-on (video)

MediaTek launches world's first quadcore Cortex A7 SoC, we go hands-on

There’s a new player in the quad-core SoC game and it’s called the MT6589. MediaTek announced today that it’s launching the world’s first quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC and gave us the opportunity to take it for a spin — in prototype form, of course. The MT6589, which includes the aforementioned quad-core Cortex A7 1GHz+ CPU, also features a PowerVR Series5XT GPU, high-performance multimedia support (13MP / 3D camera, 1080p video and display, Miracast) and a built-in 42Mbps HSPA+ / TD-SCDMA-capable dual-SIM dual-active radio. By combining competitive performance with high thermal efficiency and low power consumption in an affordable package, MediaTek’s new chip is well suited for a wide-range of smartphones and tablets running Jelly Bean and beyond. The MT6589 will be available in devices starting Q1 2013. Check out the gallery below and hit the break for our impressions and benchmarks plus MediaTek’s videos and PR.

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Xperia E And E Dual Priced At €160 And €170 Respectively

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Just last week Sony announced their entry-level Android devices, the Xperia E and Xperia E Dual, but said literally nothing about what pricing would look like. Today from a press release that Sony Mobile Germany sent out sheds some light into what we’ll be seeing price wise with these two devices.

The single-SIM Xperia E will set consumers back by €160 with its dual-SIM costing a mere €10 more at a total of €170. This is essentially the same price of the Xperia micro or the dual-Sim Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos, which both have similar hardware to the Xperia E.

The Xperia E and E Duos are set to launch in the first quarter of 2013, which shouldn’t be too long for those who are looking forward to these device(s). Both are touting a single-core Cortex-A5 CPU, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a small 3.5-inch HVGA screen with a 3-megapixel camera and FWVGA video capture.

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Daily news roundup: December 5, 2012

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There were no new Galaxy devices released today (that's news in itself on some level). But things just don't ever stand still around here. Have a look in case you missed something.

Hardware and updates

 

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Other stuff you shouldn't miss

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Intex announces Aura, a dual-SIM phone priced at Rs. 1,690

India-based manufacturer, Intex Technologies, announced Tuesday, November 27th, a new mobile phone dubbed as Intex Aura that will be added to its existing lineup of budget-friendly devices. According to the press release, Intex Aura will be marketed locally and will be offered at a price of 1,690 Indian Rupees or around US.$30.

While India is among the countries adapting newer technologies, feature phones are still the most bought means of communications in the country because they became very affordable ever since the smartphones were introduced. In a survey conducted in 2011, most Indians who own mobile devices prefer to buy phones that can be used mainly for calls and text messages; majority of them didn’t really care having to check their emails or surf the web.

Intex is a leading brand in India as far as technology is concerned, so local buyers may opt to get one of Intex Auras than Nokia or other foreign brands. While the company also has a lineup of smartphones marketed locally, it’s not trying to compete with key industry players in Android, iOS or Windows Phone market.

Now, let’s see what the company has put into Intex Aura. Here are the specs:

  • 2.4-inch ( 240 x 320 pixels) display
  • Dual SIM (GSM+ GSM)
  • 1.3MP camera
  • FM Radio with live recording, 3.5mm audio jack
  • Expandable memory up to 16GB
  • Bluetooth with A2DP, GPRS, WAP, USB
  • Video player (25FPS, AVI, 3GP, MP4), Audio player (MP3 and WAV)
  • 1800 mAh battery with up to 5 h talk time and 360h standby

Obviously, Intex Aura is good enough for a 30-dollar feature phone. The 2.4-inch display is predictable as well as its 1.3MP camera sensor. But the company didn’t forget one important thing; putting a huge battery into the device for longer usage. The 1800mAh battery might power the device up to 16 hours if used for text messaging and occasional calling.

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Galaxy Note II with dual-SIM slots goes official in China

Galaxy Note II with dualSIM slots goes official in China

Picking between LTE and HSPA iterations of Galaxy Note II was difficult enough already but now Samsung China has gone official on its previously-spotted twin-SIM variant. It’s the same exotic mix of micro and full-size SIM slots, alongside that potent 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 5.7-inch Super AMOLED HD screen. The phone has a respectable collection of radios (GSM 850/900/1, 800/1,900, WCDMA 850/900/1,900/2100 MHz) too — just ensure you have all your SIM sizes in order when the device goes on sale December 3rd.

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Verizon Announces Samsung Stratosphere II – QWERTY Keyboard, 4G LTE, and 1.2GHz Dual-Core Chip

Today, Samsung and Verizon have officially unveiled the Stratosphere II. The device will become available in following weeks, featuring some pretty decent specs for a mid-range smartphone. For $129 on a new two year agreement, the device sports a 4.0″ AMOLED display, full QWERTY keyboard for the texting addicts, Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and access [...]

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Android Overload: leaks, Galaxy S3 sales, Android 4.2 and more

Your Saturday night festivities are starting so let’s make sure you get your fix of Android news before you head out the door! Android Overload covers all the stories that didn’t make it to our main page, but are still important enough to check out. Take a look!

  • Chromium OS ported to Nexus 7 [ChromeSpot]
  • New HTC DROID DNA leaked picture [EVLeaks]
  • HTC working on official Facebook phone [Pocket-Lint]
  • HTC launches dual-SIM Desire SV [HTC]
  • Samsung Galaxy S3 sales reach 30 million devices [Sammy Hub]
  • ZTE Flash render leaked [EVLeaks]
  • Inside Android 4.2′s powerful new security system [Computer World]
  • Samsung Stratosphere 2 leaked image [EVLeaks]


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Take that linear algebra to go: Intel’s 48-core chip targeting smartphones and tablets

Take that linear algebra to go Intel's 48core chip targeting smartphones and tablets

Intel’s taking its 48-core processor and applying it to a field beyond academia: the world of mobile electronics. The company this morning announced intentions to slip the 48-core bad boy into future tablets and smartphones (emphasis on future), with CTO Justin Rattner saying the mobile implementation could arrive “much sooner” than the 10-year window predicted by researchers.

Aside from the thrilling world of linear algebra and fluid dynamics that the chipset is currently used for, Intel says it could offload processor-intensive functions across several cores, effectively speeding up various functions (say, video streaming). The availability of so many cores also means faster multitasking possibilities than the current dual- or quad-core offerings in modern smartphones and tablets — just imagine a world where two Angry Birds games can run simultaneously in the background without affecting the paradoxical game of Tiny Wings you decided to play instead. Hey, we understand — it’s just a better bird game. No big. Sadly, few software developers are crafting their wares (warez?) to take advantage of multi-core processing as is, so it’s gonna take more than just the existence of Intel’s 48-core chip to make its vision a reality.

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Take that linear algebra to go: Intel’s 48-core chip targeting smartphones and tablets originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:38:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung Star Deluxe Duos unofficial specs revealed

A new budget-friendly, dual-SIM Samsung device in the form of Star Deluxe Duos may be announced in the following weeks. Earlier this week, an unofficial list of specs for this handset has been leaked online leaving an impression that the company may have several low-budget mobile phones in store and queued up for fourth quarter release.

Samsung Star Deluxe Duos will be coming packed with just 312MHz processor with the chipset model still unknown. At this point, we already have an idea how much power this device provides and looking into the photos being circulated online, it is obvious it would be using Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top of it Android operating system. However, it is not a smartphone but a feature phone. So, don’t expect you could get access to the plethora of apps from the Google Play Store using this handset.

Samsung has given this device 128MB RAM to complement its processor plus 512MB of internal memory, just enough for a few hundred messages and some low resolution pictures. Owners who might want to save more files in it should add a microSD card as it comes with a slot that supports up to 32GB external storage. Its display reaches up to 3.5 inches in size (diagonal measurement) with 320 x 480 pixels resolution offering around 165ppi density.

It also gets 3.15 megapixels camera that could snap pictures up to 2048 x 1536 pixels and record videos but it doesn’t have a secondary one. Perhaps, the very feature of this device is its two SIM card slots that could be used together at the same time. Having 1000mAh battery and these specs, it is possible the device can reach up to 5 hours of straight use.

There is no information as to the pricing and availability just yet but being a feature phone, its price should not go beyond $150 and Samsung might be planning to release it during the holidays.

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Samsung makes the Galaxy Music and Galaxy Music Duos official

Samsung finally took the wraps off of the Galaxy Music and also revealed a dual-SIM version called the Galaxy Music Duos. This one isn’t going to impress you as far as specs, but it might be a great phone for the kids. What I like most about it is the front-facing stereo speakers that we have seen on recent Galaxy Tabs. It has a 3-inch QVGA (320 x 240) display and an unknown processor, but would be surprised if it’s not a single-core. On the plus side, it has a microSD slot, advanced audio features such as Sound Alive & SRS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (with TouchWiz Nature UX), and a WVGA (800 x 480) projector.

No word on pricing or availability, but trust me, it will be cheap.

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Samsung reveals the Galaxy Music: part budget phone, part mobile disco

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Music part budget phone, part mobile disco

When we first saw the name “Galaxy Music” in a Samsung press release a few weeks ago, we totally overlooked it among all the other budget Galaxy spin-offs. Now that it’s official, the Galaxy Music (or equally the dual-SIM Galaxy Music Duos variant) turns out to be just that — with Android 4.0 running on a low-res three-inch touchscreen and an unnamed processor. On the other hand, the handset does have some features that may be of interest to those who use their smartphone mainly for tunes (if not to full-blown audiophiles): there’s a microSD slot for cheap storage, out-of-the-box compatibility with FLAC, OGG and many other file types, Sound Alive and SRS audio modes, a dedicated music player button, plus dual frontal speakers and a WVGA projector for sharing the love. Full specs at the source link.

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Samsung reveals the Galaxy Music: part budget phone, part mobile disco originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 09 Oct 2012 05:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia announces two new Asha devices

Nokia has failed badly in the smartphone segment, but it is gaining momentum in low to min-end phones. The Nokia Asha lineup has been pretty successful for the company. Nokia Asha lineup of devices are some of the most affordable phones you can buy from the Finnish mobile manufacturer. There are around 10 phones at the moment, and many are still in the pipeline. The Asha series is definitely appealing to someone who has a budget constraint and is looking for a feature phone rather than a powerful handheld device.

The company has just updated its Asha series of devices with two new devices. Say hello to Nokia Asha 309 and Nokia Asha 308.

Nokia Asha 309 and 308 is basically the same device, except that 308 supports dual-SIM functionality. They are virtually same and both the devices are equipped with 3 inch capacitive touch screens and yes, like all the phones in the Asha series, even these devices run on Series 40, but with a reworked interface. Apart from the dual-SIM functionality, there’s another difference between the two devices. The Nokia Asha 309 offers Wi-Fi connectivity, but supports only 1 SIM card, whereas the Asha 308 on the other hand supports dual-SIM cards, but offers no WiFi connectivity. In order to make the offering attractive, Nokia is bundling the device with 40 free Java games from Electronic Arts (EA) on both the devices.

Feature wise, these phones are great for the money. The devices are able to stream video through the browser, which is awesome as these devices are one of the most affordable Nokia touch phones one can buy. Apart from that, there’s nothing very special about these devices, but you cannot accept a lot because they have will priced accordingly too. There are some cost cutting measures taken by Nokia, such as the usage of 2 MP fixed-focus camera on the rear and the 3 inch display with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. We just hope the cost cutting measures don’t affect the build quality.

Like most of the Nokia phones, the company is also marketing Asha 309 and 308 as a music device. These devices can apparently deliver up to 40 hours of playback time. Apart from that, Nokia Maps, which happens to be the company’s main strength, will also feature in these handsets. Users will be able to get turn-by-turn directions to their destination. The 40 games which the phones will come bundled with are apparently worth €75, so that definitely adds value to the offering.
These devices should be very much affordable and are anticipated to retail with a price tag well under $100. The Nokia Asha 309 and 308 are expected to release in fourth quarter of this year.

The company has released videos and images on their website (the links are posted in the Source field). What are your thoughts on these two new devices? Will this help Nokia in the financial nightmare it is going through right now? Let us know using the comment form below.

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Hands-on with Nokia’s Asha 308 and 309 (video)

Handson with Nokia's Asha 308 and 309 video

They’re not the most compelling of devices, but for smartphone first timers, they should do just fine. Officially announced today, Nokia’s updating the Asha Touch line with the 308 and 309 — two new members of the Series 40 family that’ve moved past the feature phone designation and into smartphone territory. Priced at an affordable $99 (off-contract), this dual- and single-SIM pair are near identical with 3-inch WQVGA displays, 2GB of microSD storage (expandable to 32GB) and a 1,110mAh battery. We just happened to be onsite at the company’s HQ in Espoo for the reveal of the diminutive devices, so follow on after the break for our first impressions.

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Hands-on with Nokia’s Asha 308 and 309 (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 25 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Keepin’ it real fake: the 808 PureView that wasn’t

Keepin' it real fake the 808 PureView that wasn't

Meet the 808 Android: the modern day equivalent of those fake mobile antennas that people would attach to their cars in order to make others think they were a big shot. Yes, this device is an Android 2.3-powered forgery of Nokia’s 808 PureView, but instead of 41 megapixels of imaging awesomeness, you’ll find a mere 3.2MP setup that occupies the presumably hollow protrusion on the rear. Keeping with the theme of slumming things up, the 808 Android offers a 550MHz CPU, a 3.5-inch HVGA resistive touch display, a stylus for easier input and data connectivity that tops out at EDGE. If you were wondering, yes, it’s a dual-SIM phone. All of this — complete with rip-off Carl Zeiss badging — can be yours for just $73.50. Be sure to peep the gallery below, where you can almost smell the shame.

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Keepin’ it real fake: the 808 PureView that wasn’t originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Xtreamer Teases New Mobile Device With Android 4.0, ClockworkMod Updates, Root and Revolutionary Pricing [Video]

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We’re not exactly sure what Xtreamer has hidden up their sleeves but what we do know is the manufacturer is gearing up to release a 5-inch Android device with “revolutionary” pricing. A teaser has been uploaded to YouTube and accompanies their now live signup page for the mysterious device which, according to the trailer, will feature dual-SIM slots, Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, ClockworkMod based updates, multilingual ROM, and root enabled by default.

This will be the first Android-based mobile device for the company who typically releases media streamers and various other nicknacks. We wouldn’t expect much by way of top-of-the-line specs. In fact, we’d be surprised to see this launch with 1GB of RAM and a 1GHz processor. You’ll notice from the video the OS features HTC’s flip-clock widget along with iOS icons which leaves us to believe that a stock Android experience could be out of the question. Anyone else intrigued?

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Galaxy Note II could come in a dual-SIM variant

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An interesting find today: the Samsung Galaxy Note II might come in a dual SIM variant, although currently it sounds like it might be available only in China. As you can see in the image above, there are 2 SIM slots unlike the handset most journalists got a hand on at IFA.

Dual SIM capability is quite a popular feature in developing countries like China and India, though I haven’t quite understood the real benefit of it. Is there anyone out there who’d love to get a flagship smartphone with dual SIM? Do let us know in the comments, and in particular the reason you want the feature.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II with dual-SIM capabilities gets spotted in the wild

Samsung Galaxy Note II with dualSIM capabilities gets spotted in the wild

Now that the second-gen Note is finally out of Samsung’s precious (and teasing) bag, we’re learning more and more about the exorbitant device — not to say we weren’t expecting this to be the case, however. Still, we were rather intrigued by the distinct Galaxy Note II pictured above, which, by the looks it, comes pre-loaded with dual-SIM capabilities, and thus makes this particular unit slightly different than that one unit we played with back at IFA. Although details are still very scarce at the moment, rumor has it the dual-SIM Note will only be available in China and, aside from the slot additions, all other features the famed phablet offers appear to be exactly the same. Feel free to check out the source below for more pics, but don’t expect anything too exciting or out of the ordinary — unless, of course, extra SIM slots are your thing.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II with dual-SIM capabilities gets spotted in the wild originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 08 Sep 2012 00:48:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung preparing dual-SIM Galaxy Note 2 for Chinese market

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Dual-SIM phones are big business in some global markets, and China is set to receive the biggest dual-SIM phone imaginable in current times. Samsung is reportedly preparing a dual-SIM version of the recently announced Galaxy Note 2. 

China is rapidly becoming one of the largest smartphone markets in the world, and so it makes sense that OEM's would want to cater for Chinese specific needs. This special version of the Note 2 is identical in every way to the International variant we saw in Berlin at Samsung Unpacked, until you remove the back. Lying beneath is a slot for a regular SIM, and a micro SIM next to the microSD card slot. 

It's said to be heading to China Telecom, but currently there is no word on price, or any possible availability in other global markets. For more on the Galaxy Note 2 be sure to check out our hands on coverage from the Unpacked event in Berlin.

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HTC launches One ST, One SC, and One SU in China

HTC is offering up a few new One S variants for the Chinese market, each with identical internal specs but varying outer decor. Let’s get the details out of the way: the phones feature a 4.3-inch display at 800×480 resolution, 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM, and a 5MP camera. They are Beats Audio devices running Android 4.0 and Sense 4 and boast dual-SIM support.

The most interesting of the bunch is the One SC for China Telecom, which smacks of the HTC One X when looking at the device head-on, but the back cover mixes it up with a big and bold HTC logo and stark angles featuring into the camera housing. The One ST and One SU for China Mobile and Chian Unicom respectively go with a curvier design. All devices come in a variety of color options.

There’s no word if HTC plans to bring these devices to any other markets in the near future, but odds are looking like they will remain exclusive to China. Still, interesting to see how the Taiwanese company is using the One S design as a springboard for a wider product portfolio.

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Samsung Releases Kernel Source Code For The Just-Announced Galaxy Stellar 4G, Galaxy S Duos

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This morning, Verizon officially announced the Galaxy Stellar 4G, a mid-range handset that will be available beginning on September 6th. Samsung is running two steps ahead, as the company just released the kernel source code for the device. This basically means that ROM devs and kernel hackers can download the source and have tweaks in place before the device is even released.

Also newly available on Samsung’s Open Source Release Center is the kernel source for the Galaxy S Duos, a dual-SIM handset recently announced for the European market.

If you’re so inclined, hit the respective links below grab the downloads.

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Acer Prepares for Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo Release

Through a press release, Acer has made known the impending release of two entry-level Android smartphones called the Liquid Gallant and the Liquid Gallant Duo. The devices carry similar specifications. The main difference between the two is that the second device has a dual-SIM feature, which accounts for the “Duo” in the product name. Acer is marketing the Duo for frequent travellers as well as those who want to have the option of choosing better rates for services from two different networks.

Both devices feature a display with qHD resolution with a measurement of 4.3 inches diagonally. The interface places the power button at the rear side of the phone, allowing users to light the display easily once the device is taken out from a pocket or a bag. Inside, both smartphones run on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and have a 1GHz processor. Also onboard is a gigabyte of RAM and a storage capacity of 4GB.

The smartphones likewise offer a 5 MP camera that is equipped with LED flash. This comes with a smile detection feature and the ability to combine images into a single panorama shot. Users also have the capability of choosing the focus point through moving the viewfinder onscreen.

The smartphones are powered by a 1500 mAh battery that offers up to 250 hours of standby time and 6 hours of talk time. Connectivity features include WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Receiver, GPS, Audio out, Micro-USB, MicroSD slot, and the SIM slot. Meanwhile, for music, the device comes with enhanced Surround Sound.

Acer will be making the Liquid Gallant Duo available ahead of the Liquid Gallant. The Duo will hit the market this coming September, but will be soon joined by its single-SIM twin.

Those attending the IFA, however, from August 31 to September 5 will have the chance of seeing the devices before they are released.

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Samsung GALAXY S DUOS unveiled with dual-SIM capabilities

Samsung is gearing up to unleash a new smartphone on the world, and if you don’t have a Galaxy S III yet, this one might be worth a look. Dubbed the Samsung GALAXY S DUOS, this new phone features some solid specs, but also brings dual-SIM capabilities to the table. While the phone itself is nothing to scoff at, it’s that dual-SIM functionality you’ll want to pay attention to.


That’s because it allows you to have two phone numbers at once or, as our friends at SlashGear point out, use one SIM card for phone calls and the other for data. With Samsung’s “Dual SIM Always on” feature, both SIM cards will always be active at the same time, which means you can receive calls for both numbers at once. That should be perfect for those “always-on business people” we keep hearing so much about, as this will let you have a work number and a personal number available on the same phone.

Aside from the dual-SIM functionality, the GALAXY S DUOS comes with a 4-inch WVGA 480 x 800 TFT LCD display, a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera, and Bluetooth 3.0 capabilities. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comes installed, and a 1500 mAh battery powers all of it. The phone only comes with 4GB of internal storage, but that can be boosted through the microSD slot, which supports up to 32GB of additional memory.

So, the phone itself isn’t too shabby, if not a little bit lacking with the Galaxy S III on the scene. We don’t have any information on pricing yet, and Samsung hasn’t given the GALAXY S DUOS a release date either. We’ll have that information for you here at Android Community once Samsung spills the beans though, so stay tuned.


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Samsung announces Europe launch for dual-SIM Galaxy S Duos

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It leaked around a month ago, but today it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S Duos is officially official. The phone is a 4-inch dual-SIM entry-level dealie, powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 CPU, backed up by 512MB of RAM and running Android 4.0 with Sammy's TouchWix Nature UX. There's also 4GB of on-board storage — expandable via microSD card slot — as well as a 1500mAh battery and 5MP rear camera. And unlike some dual-SIM phones, the S Duos allows both SIMs to be active at the same time, so you can take a call on one while receiving on the other.

Normally dual-SIM phones are limited to developing markets, where phone users often have two or more SIMs because individual network coverage is spotty. What's unique about the Galaxy S Duos is that it's aimed at the European market. We imagine this type of phone might be useful to frequent European travelers, who might be interested in keeping two SIMs from different countries in the same device.

There's no release date given for this device just yet, but we imagine we'll learn more about the Galaxy S Duos at the IFA show in Berlin next week.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

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Samsung Formally Announces The Galaxy S Duos Dual-SIM Smartphone

 

Samsung is no stranger to dual-SIM devices and there is now another device on the way. We previously told you about the Samsung Galaxy S Duos that leaked late last month, but now Sammy has made the ICS-powered device officially official with its formal announcement. In case you’ve forgotten, this interesting device features 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera, VGA (640 x 480) front camera, a 1500mAh battery and 4GB of internal storage. Of course the real kicker is the fact users of S Duos allows both SIMs to be active at the same time– allowing you to do things like taking calls on one SIM, while receiving another on the other.

The device is aimed at users who balance fast-paced work and social lifestyles— which looks like most of us. Expect the device to fully launch in both European and Asian markets soon.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

 


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Samsung Galaxy S Duos launches in Europe next month

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos may share much of its design philosophy with the Galaxy S3, but it bests the 2012 flagship phone in one way: the number of SIM cards it supports. As a member of Samsung’s Duos lineup, the handset is privy to dual-SIM cards to go along with a 1GHz process, 4-inch display, and Ice Cream Sandwich. Even better, both SIMs can operate simultaneously to make transitioning between networks a totally seamless experience. The Galaxy S Duos will launch in Europe next month with pricing to be disclosed at a later date. Head over to Samsung’s blog post about the phone to learn more.

[via Samsung]


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Micromax intros supersize-on-a-budget Superfone Canvas A100, more moderate Pixel A90

Micromax intros supersizeonabudget Superfone Canvas A100, more moderate Pixel A90

Extra-large phones often skew towards the, shall we say, pricey side. Micromax is keen to democratize this desire for the gigantic with the Superfone Canvas A100 (shown here on the left). A 5-inch LCD puts the Android 4.0 smartphone fully in phablet territory, but the inside is reasonable enough that those in the company’s native India won’t break the bank: an 854 x 480 resolution, 5-megapixel rear and VGA front cameras, a dual-core 1GHz processor, 4GB of built-in space and a microSD slot keep the dual-SIM phone down to Earth. Micromax also has us covered if we want a slightly more hand-portable size. The Superfone Pixel A90 touts a 4.3-inch, 800 x 480 Super AMOLED screen and brings in the added punch of an 8-megapixel rear camera on top of the A100′s baseline hardware. Either comes with the designer’s Siri-alike, AISHA, and should already be on Indian shelves with a slight twist in pricing — the bigger Canvas A100 is the more affordable of the two at a modest 9,999 rupees ($180) off-contract, while the A90′s slightly more exotic technology carries a 12,990-rupee ($234) price.

[Thanks, Kishore]

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New Samsung Galaxy S Duos resembles the Galaxy S III but not the specs

The Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 is the latest dual-SIM offering and this newer version sports the “inspired by nature” look of the Galaxy S III. Unfortunately the specs won’t quite impress, but they really don’t have to since it’s not all that necessary for the market segment. It will sport a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) display, 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera, VGA (640 x 480) front camera, and 4GB of internal storage. On the good news front, Ice Cream Sandwich is on board. Right now we don’t have any details on when, where, or how much, but there seems to be a plan for a launch in India by the end of the summer.

source: engadget


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