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Samsung beaten to the punch on next-gen mobile screens

While Samsung said in January that it’s hard at work on a QHD (that’s 2,560 x 1,440) AMOLED panel, it won’t be the first to show one off. That honor goes to AU Optronics, a Taiwanese display company that makes screens for numerous device manufacturers, Samsung included. The 5.7-inch display squeezes in 513 pixels-per-inch, the most of any organic panel yet. Of course, there are already quite a number of QHD LCDs on the market, like the one found in Vivo’s Xplay 3 and a 543ppi model from LG. AU said it also has a 6-inch QHD AMOLED coming, and Samsung will no doubt announce something similar soon — possibly for the next Galaxy Note model. Either way, prepare more smartphones with pixels so densely packed that you can’t distinguish them with the naked eye.

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Samsung SM-G906S Appears in Benchmark With QHD (2560×1440) 5.2-inch Display, is It a Premium Galaxy S5?

Samsung SM-G906S Appears in Benchmark With QHD (2560x1440) 5.2-inch Display, is It a Premium Galaxy S5?

In mid-March, shortly after Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S5 to mixed reactions, their mobile boss, JK Shin, told Korean press that his company was not working on an ultra-premium version of the phone. The question was posed to Shin because rumors (benchmarks too) for months leading up to the launch of the GS5 pegged Samsung as introducing a potentially new premium line of devices, one of which sported a QHD (2560×1440). We even saw apps from a Galaxy S5 ROM mention WQHD, but yet, the device came with a 1080p display instead.

With the Galaxy S5 now days away from an international retail launch, speculation over a premium line is back, thanks to another benchmark. 

According to a listing at GFXBench for a phone under the model number SM-G906S, Samsung has another device in the works with a 5.2-inch QHD display and Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.5GHz (APQ8084, Adreno 420 GPU). The device also runs Android 4.4.2, has a 15MP camera (16MP?), and a 2MP front camera. In other words, it sounds like a beefier version of the GS5. For reference, the Galaxy S5′s model number is SM-G900.

While benchmarks should never be taken as a confirmation of anything, they are often right and do lead us down a path of information that isn’t typically available until a company announces a product. Scores and info from GFXBench have long been one of our best resources.

So what do you guys think? Is this the new premium version of the Galaxy S5?

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Reported Screenshots From the LG G3 Leaked, Confirms QHD Display

Reported Screenshots From the LG G3 Leaked, Confirms QHD Display

Even if Samsung apparently gave consumers the shaft with no QHD display on the Galaxy S5, and the company’s CEO denies any type of premium line of the device that features one, LG is wasting no time in making one of its own.

In new reported screenshots leaked from the possibly upcoming LG G3, a QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 is all but confirmed. 

Besides the size of the shots, not much else can be seen. It appears obvious that the device will come running Android 4.4+ Kit Kat, and of course, come running LG’s custom skin atop it.

The below screenshots have been resized to fit your screen. To view their full size, click on them normally, then right click the screenshot and open it in a new tab on your browser. As you will see, it’s pretty ridiculous to think that this screenshot came from a phone that might only have about a 5″ display.

We know there are many among us that are waiting patiently for news on the G3 – is this getting you excited?

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LG G3 (D850) Tipped to Have QHD 1440 x 2560 Display (Updated)

LG G3 (D850) Tipped to Have QHD 1440 x 2560 Display (Updated)

As tipped by @evleaks, it looks as though LG might attempt to steal Samsung’s hypebeast thunder, as new data points to the G3 featuring a QHD display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. We relate this to Samsung’s case, since it was reported for months that Samsung’s next flagship device, the Galaxy S5, would feature a QHD display as well, but instead all we got was a Full HD display. 

The photo with the data leaked doesn’t give us a display size unfortunately, and besides the resolution, it doesn’t give us all that much. We can now assume that the G3 will have the model number D850, spotted in the data, and any info that is released concerning that number can be attributed to LG’s upcoming flagship.

The G2 was announced last year in August, so we still could have a ways to go until we start seeing anymore info regarding this device. It’s possible LG will attempt to keep up with Samsung’s device timeline, which has been pushed up a couple of months with its Galaxy S line.

Regardless of when we do see it, I think I speak for everyone when I say that we all want to be absolutely blown away by what LG offers us.

Update: Changed title to reflect the resolution, being QHD and not UHD. Thanks for the comments!

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Samsung Galaxy S5 to feature a full HD display, QHD model to follow months later

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Earlier today, we reported that the Galaxy S5 will not come in the Active variant since the regular model will be dust and water resistance. Previous rumors hinted that the Galaxy S5 will feature a QHD display however, a recent report suggests that the Galaxy S5 will come in two variants, one with an HD display and another with a QHD display.

A Korean media is reporting that Samsung could release the QHD model few months after the HD variant has been launched. Samsung has already started the production of Galaxy S5′s HD displays but the QHD panels are still in queue. The reason of this “delay” is due to the difficulties Samsung is facing with optimizing the QHD picture quality.

This also complements the rumor that the Galaxy S5 will be priced lower than its predecessor since having a QHD display makes it difficult to price it lower than its previous model.

Source: etnews
Via: G4Games

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User agent profile for Sprint’s Galaxy S 5 appears, sports a 1080p display

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The last twenty-four hours have been filled with news regarding the Samsung Galaxy S 5. It started with Samsung potentially teasing user interface changes. Then a closeup of the device’s retail packaging was photographed and shared with the world. The design of the device was leaked. Even a rumor regarding fingerprint scanning on the sides surfaced. But now a user agent profile for the Sprint variant (SM-G900P) has leaked, providing some conflicting information. While the retail packaging suggested a QHD display (2560×1440), the user agent profile cites a 1920x1080p resolution. What this could mean is that there will be two models, as previously reported by an AnTuTu benchmark. The premium model will have the QHD display and the other will feature a display identical to the Galaxy S 4.

What do we know for sure? That the madness has only begun. Samsung’s press conference at Mobile World Congress will take place on February 24 in Barcelona at 20:00 CET (or 8PM EST in the U.S.).

Source: Sprint
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Reported New Samsung Galaxy S5 Benchmarks Hit the Web – 1080p Display, Snapdragon 800, and 16MP Camera

Not to keep preaching the same message, but until OEMs hand out press releases or unveil devices on stage, nothing is ever confirmed. With that said, the newest development in the Galaxy S5 saga from Samsung are a new string of benchmarks to hit the web, further confirming previous reports that the device will not feature a QHD (2560×1440) display. Furthermore, from what these benchmarks point to, the Galaxy S5 will only feature a Snapdragon 800 and not the new Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm.  

Another thing to point out are the reports of a 16MP rear-facing camera, as they appear to be in line with the benchmarks, and no other info out there has contradicted that. In the speed tests, the device used beats out the Galaxy Note 3 (Snapdragon 800 w/ 3GB of RAM), the LG G2 (Snapdragon 800 w/ 2GB of RAM), and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Snapdragon 800 w/ 2GB of RAM). So in terms of performance, we should see something quite impressive from Samsung, regardless of a crazy high resolution display.

Personally, it would be great to see Samsung continue to push mobile technology with a QHD display, but is it really necessary? Wouldn’t we only see a large fall in battery life and graphic performance? We still don’t know what exactly Samsung has coming, but with the newest evidence pointing to a somewhat tamed-down device, try not to set your expectations too high as to where no phone could ever live up to them.

Do you think QHD is necessary at this point for a top tier smartphone? How about 16MP sensors? Useful or over the top?

Via: SamMobile | HD Blog

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Galaxy S5 Roundup: Theatrics to be Pulled Back, Will Not Feature QHD Display or Retina Scanner

We always say throughout the course of any given calendar year that nothing is ever confirmed until made official by either the OEM or the carrier. The reason we say this is because in this industry, pundits love having the inside scoop, and with that, we usually see unconfirmed device specs and other info well before it is ever 100% official.

As we have seen with the Galaxy S5, one of the more anticipated devices of 2014, the rumors and speculation have been off the charts. We have heard about retina scanners, Quad-HD displays with insane resolutions, fingerprint scanners, and a whole ton of other info. Since Samsung has finally announced an unveiling date for the device, we should start to be able to cut back on a lot of the hypebeastin’ and get down to what exactly the Galaxy S5 will be. 

According to the latest reports, Samsung is looking to take a different angle with the GS5, as the company will attempt to cut back on all of the theatrics that they have now become known for. From sources of the New York Times, Samsung will take a focus on business men and women, with an updated KNOX security app, while also toning back on bloatware. Samsung’s cutbacks on bloatware could be in direct connection with its recent agreement with Google to start focusing more on pushing Google Play services and not its own third party ecosystem.

In what could be considered somewhat depressing news, the NYT source states that the device won’t come equipped with two features that were its most attention grabbing – according to the report, the phone will not come equipped with either a QHD display or a retina scanner. With that being said, SamMobile has posted pictures of an reported hardshell case for the GS5 that also lacks any slot for a fingerprint scanner; a feature that most industry insiders were almost certain of. We have previously posted reported benchmarks of the Galaxy S5, which pointed to a QHD display, and multiple sources have stated for months that the device would feature a display with a higher resolution than 1080p. Could Samsung have pulled a last minute change for an unknown reason? Anything is possible at this point.

On a brighter note, the source that was briefed on the specs of the device confirms that it will come with a upgraded camera, presumably 16MP in sensor size. On top of that, the phone will also see a bump in processors, most likely from the Exynos 5 Octa to an updated Octa version for overseas markets, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 up from the current Snapdragon 800 which we see today.

To top it all off, the source states that we will most definitely see an updated Galaxy Gear smartwatch, which could be the reason Samsung has begun dropping the price of its original smartwatch in India.

It only seems fitting that we end this post with a simple “nothing is confirmed,” because essentially, none of this is still confirmed.

Via: New York Times | SamMobile | BGR

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Samsung Galaxy S5 rumors revealed by @evleaks

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We were already pretty sure that the next big installment of Samsung’s Galaxy series would be called the Galaxy S5, and a recent tweet by @evleaks suggests that the rumors are true. The device is coming soon, and although we don’t know much about it, a second tweet from @evleaks showed an image of an .apk file with the word “QHD” in the file name. (3DTourViewer_WQHD_K.apk.) This may or may not have to do with the fact that the phone could come with a QHD display, but if it does, that’s a pretty big deal. We’ll see soon enough.

Sources: @evleaks 1 / @evleaks 2

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Samsung AMOLED QHD smartphone confirmed, 4K devices to follow

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With the Mobile World Conference coming up, many smartphone manufacturers are preparing to release their next generation of high-end devices. One company that will certainly be in the public eye is Samsung, which will likely bring some great new devices to the table.

Samsung confirmed yesterday that they’re working on an AMOLED QHD smartphone. Not only that but it looks like Samsung will be making an AMOLED UHD (4K, 3480 x 2160) smartphone in the future! This would mean a pixel density of around 820 pixels per inch on a 5-inch display.

While a smartphone with a UHD display may still be a long way from being launched, one with a QHD display is much more close. There certainly aren’t many smartphones with a 2K (2560 x 1440) display, and we should expect to see it on more and more devices in the near future.

Source: Daum
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Samsung Reportedly Working on QHD Display for Smartphones, UHD in the Works As Well

Never let it be said that the Android spec war is over. Samsung is still working on stockpiling new weapons in its quest to dominate the world’s Android market. The latest news from Korean sources report that not only is Samsung working on a QHD AMOLED display, but a UHD display that would feature a 3480 x 2160 resolution. 

Samsung has always loved using AMOLED displays in its Galaxy devices and it seems that it wants to stick with them. This new rumored QHD screen is nothing to scoff at with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, but the interesting part is the UHD. A 3480 x 2160 resolution inside of a smartphone chassis would be incredible. That is somewhere over 800 pixels per inch, in a smartphone. For reference, the Nexus 10 is 2560×1600, but spread across 10 inches of display space.

We could see some of this technology either being used in the Galaxy S5 that is coming sometime this year or maybe even the next Galaxy Note further down the line. We will be keeping just as close of an eye on this as you will as Samsung’s new devices get closer.

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LG G3 With QHD Display Set to Release in May

LG-curve-logoAs 2014 gets into full swing we’re going to start seeing what OEMs have in store for us in regards to their next flagship devices. Both Samsung and HTC look to release their next generation smartphones roughly the same time as they did last year. However LG looks to shake up their release schedule by possibly releasing the next generation to the G2 as early as May.

If you remember, the G2 was released third quarter of last year. With Samsung and HTC releasing their devices in the first half of the year, they’ve had a jump on sales. According to Korean media sources, LG is hoping to capitalize by doing the same this year.

Last year the Optimus G Pro was released in April to fill the void between flagship releases. However LG hopes to release the G3 in May to compete with the Galaxy S5. The G3 will possibly have a QHD display with a 1440×2560 resolution. The reason LG hopes to release the 2014 flagship as early as May is to snag some profits before the market is flooded with top-tier QHD devices.

The second generation Optimus G Pro will most likely release in February and is also expected to have a similar display with the same resolution.

May is just a few short months away, so we don’t have a long wait ahead of us if these rumors are true. We’ve seen other rumors that suggest that it will come with decent specs, as well as a fingerprint scanner.  We’ll know more for certain the closer we get to May. Stay tuned.

source: Asia Economic
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Samsung reportedly begins manufacturing of 5.25 inch QHD panels for the Galaxy S5

The launchSamsung of the next major Samsung Galaxy flagship is not far away as the myriad of rumors have indicated. And it seems like Samsung has already started preparations for the launch of the handset as it has reportedly begun manufacturing of 5.25 inch QHD (Quad HD) 2560×1440 resolution display panels for the upcoming Galaxy flagship. This means Samsung will keep in line with the tradition of increasing the size of its flagship smartphones each year.

The size won’t be much of a concern for users as we’ve already seen the LG G2 launching with a 5.2 inch display although the resolution was 1080p and not QHD like the one we expect to see on the Galaxy S5. To put things in perspective, a 2K or QHD display has exactly double the amount of pixels as compared to a conventional HD or 720p panel (Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II). The 5.25 inch 2K resolution display on the Galaxy S5 will effectively give the device a pixel density of 559 pixels per inch, which is far more than what the human eye can capture, so it almost sounds like overkill, but we won’t complain until we see it first hand.

Source:DDaily – Translated

Via: Sam Mobile

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LG Display Announces New 5.5-inch Quad HD LCD With Crazy 2560×1440 Resolution and 538ppi, Made for Smartphones

Step aside 1080p, QHD is in the building. No, not qHD – QHD. LG announced last night that they have created a brand new 5.5-inch Quad HD display with an insanely high resolution of 2560×1440, made for smartphones. In case you were wondering, that’s 538ppi. Yes, we are now moving into the +500 arena and shaking […]
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LG announces the world’s first 2560 x 1440 smartphone display

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LG has sent out a press release this evening that is going to get more than a few people excited — especially fans of big, beautiful screens on their smartphones. They unwrapped the first QHD (Quad High Definition, not the qHD of old) 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display.

LG says the panel, which is only 1.21mm thick, will have a minimum bezel of 1.2mm. This makes the new display 12 percent thinner compared to the 5.2-inch display they showed off on the LG G2 last month. The panel will also be significantly brighter, checking in at 430 nits. And for all you resolution-junkies, this works out to a whopping 538ppi.

Is the world ready for a phone with a display sporting four times the resolution of the current Full-HD screens we see now? You bet it is. 1280 x 720 is so 2013. The full press release is after the break.

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HTC One VX review: AT&T’s latest mid-range smartphone is worth a closer look

HTC One VX review AT&T's latest midrange smartphone is worth a closer look

A basic grade school education teaches us that two is better than one, but it doesn’t always work the same way when you add letters to phone names. In the case of HTC, the mid-range One VX is more of an average: it seems to take various aspects of the One X, One S and One V and jumbles them together into a $50 AT&T device (on contract). But does that mean this 4.5-inch qHD smartphone and its middle-of-the-road components offer an average experience? Not necessarily. Stay tuned below as we learn if the whole phone is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Motorola DROID RAZR M coming in HD flavor?

The Motorola DROID RAZR M was a bit underwhelming when it was announced earlier this year, but it was never a bad device. In fact, the main complaint against it was the fact that the display wasn’t HD. Instead it launched with qHD resolution, and it was placed onto Verizon’s store shelves at the mid-range point.

It seems that might not have been enough for the OEM and carrier, though, as an HD variant is said to be in the works. PhoneArena picked up on the news from an unnamed source, and even has a nice, long list of specs for us to go over.

The device will reportedly house a 4.5 inch 720p display which gives us an astounding 326 ppi, a 3,300mAh battery which should give up to 21 hours of talk time, a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and more.

If all this sounds too familiar, the it’s probably because it sounds an awful lot like a DROID RAZR MAXX HD. The battery certainly matches that device’s capabilities, we’re looking at the same chipset, and aside from the rumored DROID RAZR M HD being .2 inches smaller it should house many of the same components. We can’t be too sure what the motive for this refresh is with the base RAZR series already out there, but we’re not mad to be getting more options at all.

We have no idea when Motorola would be bringing the device out, but it’s quick turnaround for a simple refresh. The original RAZR M was released in September so a turnaround time of less than half a year would be insane. Heck, anything short of 10 months would be ridiculous.

That said, it’s just a rumor so there’s not much sense in putting a ton of stock into it. A word of advice, though: if this excites you then just go ahead and get yourself a RAZR MAXX HD because it’s almost the exact same device as far as internals go.

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ZTE Grand X passes through FCC with T-Mobile radio and branding

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A revision of the ZTE Grand X (read our review) has just passed through the FCC, undoubtedly destined to land on T-Mobile. Not only does the device have FCC clearance to operate on T-Mobile's 1700/2100MHz AWS frequencies for HSPA+, but also has a nice bit of T-Mobile branding on the back. Other than the new radio and branding, we're likely looking at the same device that was released internationally a few months back — a 4.3-inch qHD (540×960) screen, Tegra 2 processor, 5MP camera and stock Ice Cream Sandwich.

T-Mobile regularly picks up some of these less than mainstream devices, and usually ends up offering them at pretty compelling price points. The Grand X is no slouch by any means, and should be a solid mid-range offering for many customers.

Source: FCC; Via: PhoneScoop

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ZTE Grand X Headed T-Mobile’s Way

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A U.S. variant of the ZTE Grand X made its way through the FCC, and it is headed T-Mobile‘s way. The device was given the OK to operate on T-Mobile’s 1700/2100MHz AWS frequencies for HSPA+ connectivity, but was also given a bit of T-Mobile branding on the back door of the device. This device is essentially the same device that was released internationally a few months ago, but never made it to the U.S. market until now. The ZTE Grand X is touting a 4.3-inch qHD 540 x 960 display, a 1GHz dual core Tegra 2 CPU, a 5-megapixel camera and is running stock Ice Cream Sandwich straight out of the box.

The ZTE Grand X is a great mid-range device and will appeal to a great number of customers, as T-Mobile normally picks up less mainstream devices and offers them up at very competitive price points. T-Mobile has not yet announced the device, nor is a date set when the device will launch.

source: FCC
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HTC One VX unboxing and video walkthrough

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Behold, the HTC One VX on AT&T. More than a One V, less than a One X, and dancing right around the noble One S without giving it as much as a mention in its already convoluted name. We've gone hands-on with the One VX a couple times since it was announced in early October, and it's now available for purchase, having missed its original launch date by a few weeks.

So what, exactly, is the One VX? In a single sentence, it borrows bits and pieces from the entire HTC One line for a mid-range smartphone that as of now is exclusive to AT&T.

Physically speaking, it's a tad smaller than the One X, but less of a curvy box and more of a sleek and sexy One S. The back is done in the same white polycarbonate shell as AT&T's original One X. (Remember that the One X+ moved to a soft-touch coating.) And the One S is more svelte than the One VX, about 2 mm slimmer, with different curves, and it's a tad shorter and narrower, too. The One VX its between the One S and One X in screen size, too, at 4.5 inches. And while it only has a 540×960 qHD resolution, the move to Super LCD 2 from AMOLED makes a noticeable difference.

Our full review is on the way. For now, hit the break for our HTC One VX unboxing and video walkthrough.

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Motorola Releases White Razr i In The UK

Just in time for the holidays, Motorola and the UK retailer Phones 4u are releasing a new model of the Motorola RAZR i smartphone in white to match the snowy weather. In the past, the smartphone was only available in black.

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The retailer, according to the press release, will be the first to offer such model in the United Kingdom. This implies that the color option will be available for other retailers, as well, in the future, possibly after the holidays. The white Motorola RAZR i may be purchased from Phones 4u starting Saturday, December 22.

Phones 4u is offering the handset for free on monthly plans which have prices that start from £20.50 (around US$33) from three wireless carriers, namely O2, Orange, and T-Mobile.

The Motorola RAZR i features a 4.3-inch super AMOLED qHD edge-to-edge capacitive touch screen with contoured glass and protection against scratches from Gorilla Glass. This display has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a pixel density of 256 PPI. The device has a Kevlar fiber coating on its rear and sports the Intel logo.

Under the hood, it is packed with a single-core processor by Intel, which is what the “i” in its name stands for. Said processor runs at the speed of 2GHz. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is its operating system.

Its main camera has an 8-megapixel sensor and is capable of recording video and flash. Its Lithium-Ion battery has a capacity of 2000mAh. It has an internal memory of 16GB that is expandable through a microSD card. The smartphone supports 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. Accelerometer, Ambient light, Gyroscope, and Proximity sensors are onboard, as well. There is also a 3.5 mm audio jack and mono speakers. Location support includes GPS, Cellular location, WiFi location, and Compass (A-GPS).

Will you be picking up the white Motorola RAZR i?

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Alleged shots of Acer’s first Jelly Bean smartphone pop up on Chinese site

Alleged shots of Acer's first Jelly Bean smartphone pop up on Chinese site

As a brand, Acer doesn’t quite yet resonate in the mobile space. After all, it took the company the better part of a year to release the CloudMobile. But from the looks of these (very clear) leaks captured on Chinese site VR-Zone, it seems Acer may be prepping a mid-range device for that market. Allegedly dubbed the V360, the handset appears to be running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean which, if true, would be a first for the OEM. It’s not clear if the UI is skinned, but if its previous work on the CloudMobile’s UX is any indication, expect this one to be very lightly skinned. Apart from that, there are a handful of unverified specs floating about, like a 4.5-inch qHD display, unknown dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz, five-megapixel camera and DTS sound (as indicated by backplate branding). As for the possible release and pricing for this mystery device, well, that’s very much up in the air. Acer would first have to confirm its existence before we move on to those market realities.

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Acer Prepares V360 Jelly Bean Smartphone

Acer appears to be preparing to unveil a new Android-based smartphone called the V360. Said smartphone will come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. It will be Acer’s first Android Jelly Bean smartphone, but not the first one to said Android version. Last October, the Taiwanese company launched a $230 7-inch tablet called the Iconia A110 which was packed with Jelly Bean.

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As for the specifications of the V360, it will be packed with a 4.5 inch qHD screen that has a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Meanwhile, it will have a dual-core processor running at 1GHz for its CPU. The brand of the processor is still unknown, but it is expected to be Qualcomm Snapdragon. It will have two cameras, namely a 5-megapixel rear-facing one and another with VGA resolution on its front. 3G connectivity will be supported, as well.

The V360’s specification sheet from China also reveals that the smartphone measures 132.0 x 68.5 x 9.9 millimeters. It also tips the scale at 140 grams, making it neither a lightweight nor an excessively heavy handset. Its price is estimated to be roughly $300.

Blog of Mobile reports that there will be two color options for the V360: black and white. At this point, it is still unknown in which countries the smartphone will be released as well as the specific launch dates. China, however, is likely in the list, and could be among the first markets to get the handset.

It would be recalled that earlier this year, Acer seemed to concentrate more on developing Android tablets. Last October, however, the Taiwanese electronics giant released the CloudMobile, a smartphone targeted at the mid-range segment. For its part, the Cloudmobile came with a 4.3-inch IPS display, 16GB of internal storage, memory expansion via a microSD card slot, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Also available on the device is Near Field Communication support and an 8-megapixel camera.

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Reminder: The HTC One VX Is Available Today On AT&T For $50 On Contract

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After an unexplained delay, the One VX on is finally available for just fifty dollars on contract at AT&T. Not a bad price for such a pretty phone – even if it is running Ice Cream Sandwich. To recap, the VX is packing a 4.5″ qHD SLCD display, MSM8930 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, AT&T LTE, an 1800mAh battery, microSD slot, and NFC. It’s a fairly robust device for not a lot of money.

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Right now, it’s available from AT&T, online or in-store. We’ve heard you may also be able to find the One VX at RadioShack’s brick and mortar locations.

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HTC One VX available today from AT&T for $49.99

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Despite having been announced for sale back in mid-November, and subsequently going M.I.A, the AT&T HTC One VX finally seems to have gone on sale. AT&T told us last week that we should be seeing it on Dec. 7, and true to their word we're seeing it on sale today. 

HTC's latest mid-range offering will cost just $49.99 on a 2-year deal from AT&T. For that you get Android 4.0 (with an update to 4.1 in the future,) a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4, a 4.5-inch qHD Super LCD 2 display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB onboard storage, expandable with microSD cards. 

All told it's a pretty nice device at this price point, but if you're still unsure, be sure to check out our hands on with the device back at the launch event in New York.

Source: AT&T

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HTC One VX now available from AT&T

After announcing the handset for a launch alongside the One X+, a delay forced AT&T to push the release of the HTC One VX back to December 7th. According to the calendar December 7th is today, and according to AT&T the One VX is now in stock online and in stores. The One VX is an Android 4.0/Sense 4 device priced reasonably at $49.99 on contract.

The highlights of the One VX include its slim unibody design, 4.5-inch qHD display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and 5MP camera. It is privy to all the enhancements of HTC Sense, including Beats Audio and ImageSense technology.

If you are planning to pick up the phone, which is exclusive to AT&T, drop by our One VX forums over at AndroidForums to share your thoughts and opinions on the new phone.

[via AT&T]

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LG Spectrum 2 Review: Verizon’s Mid-Range Handset War Just Got More Interesting

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If you’re a Verizon Wireless customer, and you’re not looking to spend over $100 or so on an Android smartphone, your options aren’t exactly limited at this point. If you want one that’s relatively current, though, the RAZR M and Incredible 4G are basically your choices, one of which we actually really liked.

Both of those phones, though, by modern Android smartphone standards, are relatively small, with 4-4.3″ qHD displays. For some, such a size may actually be desirable – there have always been a steady stream of complaints about the growing dimensions of Android phones. I, too, often wonder if this is indicative of a larger trend (pun intended), or if it is merely a symptomatic of some subtle problem with the current touchscreen interaction paradigm.

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Best Android phones for smaller hands

 

It’s pretty obvious that handset makers think the bigger the phone, the better. We’ve seen phones slowly climb in screen size, up from 3.5 inches to 4 inches to 4.7 inches, and now even past 5 inches. These bigger screens are fantastic, but it’s easy to see how people who prefer smaller phones may feel a little left out. So the point of this guide is going to help you find the right size phone on your carrier without carrying around what you consider a small tablet. Read on to find our best pick after the break.

Droid RAZR M

Verizon Wireless – $99 on contract

The cool thing about the RAZR M is that you get a more compact phone with a bigger screen. It sports a 4.3 inch edge-to-edge screen, with on-screen navigation buttons. Those navigation buttons are really what makes this phone stand out on this list. When navigating home screens and using applications, you get the comfort of a more compact phone with a smaller screen. When you start streaming YouTube or Netflix, those NavBar buttons disappear, giving you the full 4.3 inch real estate to enjoy your content. That, combined with the ultra slim bezel on the phone, really gives the RAZR M the best of both worlds and makes it an excellent choice on this list.

Like the bigger brothers of the RAZR family, the M does also sport Kevlar backing and the water-resistant coating. It’s packing a dual-core S4 chip, 1 GB of RAM. 8 GB of internal memory, and an 8 megapixel camera under the qHD (960 x 540) 4.3 inch screen. It’s also got a beefy 2000 mAh battery, NFC, and LTE to more than justify the $99 price tag.

Pantech Burst

AT&T – $0.99 on contract

The Pantech Burst is one of AT&T’s most impressive mid-range devices ever. It’s a stylish, slim phone that packs a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU under a compact 4 inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen, all while supporting the latest LTE from AT&T. It’s also got the standard 5 megapixel rear camera, front-facing camera, LED flash, and 1 GB of RAM. To top that off, it’s been upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich and includes some small enhancements from Pantech.

For less than a dollar, you’ve got a phone with enough power to compete with a much higher priced phone like a Samsung Galaxy S II, all in a comfortable form factor. Not too bad from a company like Pantech.

Samsung Galaxy Victory

Sprint – $49.99

The Samsung Galaxy Victory follows the extremely popular Galaxy lineup. It’s almost like a smaller Galaxy S II with some of the cooler software features of the Galaxy S III. It packs Samsung’s S-Beam and Sprint’s LTE under the hood, as well as Android 4.0, and even has Google Wallet support. It touts a 1.2 GHz dual-core S4 chip, 4 GB of internal memory plus Micro SD card slot, and a 5 megapixel rear shooter. All of this fits comfortably under the 4-inch LCD screen.

One thing that really stands out on this phone is the dedicated hardware camera button. It’s rare to see that on phones lately, and it’s one of the best small features that can be added to phones. For $50, it’s hard to go wrong with this phone.

T-Mobile Prism

T-Mobile – $149.99 without contract

The unbranded Prism, manufactured by Huawei, marks the smallest offering on this list with the screen coming in at 3.5 inches. The hardware in the Prism isn’t going to impress anyone, but at only $149.99 without a contract and a very affordable carrier behind it, it’s an excellent choice for the budget-conscientious consumer. It is still running Gingerbread, but it’s fairly close-to-stock, which makes it much more bearable. Aside from that, it’s a decent mid-range device with a 3.2 megapixel camera, MicroSD card support, and a 1400 mAh battery in tow.

HTC Evo Design 4G

Boost Mobile – $249.99 without contract

We’ve talked about the Evo Design 4G in another list of worthwhile phones, and it still holds up as a great phone on Boost Mobile’s network. This phone originally debuted on Sprint’s network, but has since been picked up by Boost. It runs Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6, has a dual-core processor, a 5 MP rear camera, and a qHD 4 inch screen.

The Design 4G sports a very luxurious feel, and probably has the most elegant design of all the phones on this list. Couple that with HTC’s Sense 3.6, and it’s arguably one of the most aesthetically pleasing 4-inch phones in production. Sense adds a lot of features to the phone, and at only $249.99 without a contract, that’s a tempting deal.

These are five great devices across five different carriers, giving you plenty of choice for making a decision on which compact phone is right for you. The beauty of Android is that you get the choice to go with these smaller, easier to handle phones, instead of the 5 inch behemoths that are on the market.

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Best Android phones for smaller hands

 

It’s pretty obvious that handset makers think the bigger the phone, the better. We’ve seen phones slowly climb in screen size, up from 3.5 inches to 4 inches to 4.7 inches, and now even past 5 inches. These bigger screens are fantastic, but it’s easy to see how people who prefer smaller phones may feel a little left out. So the point of this guide is going to help you find the right size phone on your carrier without carrying around what you consider a small tablet. Read on to find our best pick after the break.

Droid RAZR M

Verizon Wireless – $99 on contract

The cool thing about the RAZR M is that you get a more compact phone with a bigger screen. It sports a 4.3 inch edge-to-edge screen, with on-screen navigation buttons. Those navigation buttons are really what makes this phone stand out on this list. When navigating home screens and using applications, you get the comfort of a more compact phone with a smaller screen. When you start streaming YouTube or Netflix, those NavBar buttons disappear, giving you the full 4.3 inch real estate to enjoy your content. That, combined with the ultra slim bezel on the phone, really gives the RAZR M the best of both worlds and makes it an excellent choice on this list.

Like the bigger brothers of the RAZR family, the M does also sport Kevlar backing and the water-resistant coating. It’s packing a dual-core S4 chip, 1 GB of RAM. 8 GB of internal memory, and an 8 megapixel camera under the qHD (960 x 540) 4.3 inch screen. It’s also got a beefy 2000 mAh battery, NFC, and LTE to more than justify the $99 price tag.

Pantech Burst

AT&T – $0.99 on contract

The Pantech Burst is one of AT&T’s most impressive mid-range devices ever. It’s a stylish, slim phone that packs a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU under a compact 4 inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen, all while supporting the latest LTE from AT&T. It’s also got the standard 5 megapixel rear camera, front-facing camera, LED flash, and 1 GB of RAM. To top that off, it’s been upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich and includes some small enhancements from Pantech.

For less than a dollar, you’ve got a phone with enough power to compete with a much higher priced phone like a Samsung Galaxy S II, all in a comfortable form factor. Not too bad from a company like Pantech.

Samsung Galaxy Victory

Sprint – $49.99

The Samsung Galaxy Victory follows the extremely popular Galaxy lineup. It’s almost like a smaller Galaxy S II with some of the cooler software features of the Galaxy S III. It packs Samsung’s S-Beam and Sprint’s LTE under the hood, as well as Android 4.0, and even has Google Wallet support. It touts a 1.2 GHz dual-core S4 chip, 4 GB of internal memory plus Micro SD card slot, and a 5 megapixel rear shooter. All of this fits comfortably under the 4-inch LCD screen.

One thing that really stands out on this phone is the dedicated hardware camera button. It’s rare to see that on phones lately, and it’s one of the best small features that can be added to phones. For $50, it’s hard to go wrong with this phone.

T-Mobile Prism

T-Mobile – $149.99 without contract

The unbranded Prism, manufactured by Huawei, marks the smallest offering on this list with the screen coming in at 3.5 inches. The hardware in the Prism isn’t going to impress anyone, but at only $149.99 without a contract and a very affordable carrier behind it, it’s an excellent choice for the budget-conscientious consumer. It is still running Gingerbread, but it’s fairly close-to-stock, which makes it much more bearable. Aside from that, it’s a decent mid-range device with a 3.2 megapixel camera, MicroSD card support, and a 1400 mAh battery in tow.

HTC Evo Design 4G

Boost Mobile – $249.99 without contract

We’ve talked about the Evo Design 4G in another list of worthwhile phones, and it still holds up as a great phone on Boost Mobile’s network. This phone originally debuted on Sprint’s network, but has since been picked up by Boost. It runs Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6, has a dual-core processor, a 5 MP rear camera, and a qHD 4 inch screen.

The Design 4G sports a very luxurious feel, and probably has the most elegant design of all the phones on this list. Couple that with HTC’s Sense 3.6, and it’s arguably one of the most aesthetically pleasing 4-inch phones in production. Sense adds a lot of features to the phone, and at only $249.99 without a contract, that’s a tempting deal.

These are five great devices across five different carriers, giving you plenty of choice for making a decision on which compact phone is right for you. The beauty of Android is that you get the choice to go with these smaller, easier to handle phones, instead of the 5 inch behemoths that are on the market.

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Best Android phones for smaller hands

 

It’s pretty obvious that handset makers think the bigger the phone, the better. We’ve seen phones slowly climb in screen size, up from 3.5 inches to 4 inches to 4.7 inches, and now even past 5 inches. These bigger screens are fantastic, but it’s easy to see how people who prefer smaller phones may feel a little left out. So the point of this guide is going to help you find the right size phone on your carrier without carrying around what you consider a small tablet. Read on to find our best pick after the break.

Droid RAZR M

Verizon Wireless – $99 on contract

The cool thing about the RAZR M is that you get a more compact phone with a bigger screen. It sports a 4.3 inch edge-to-edge screen, with on-screen navigation buttons. Those navigation buttons are really what makes this phone stand out on this list. When navigating home screens and using applications, you get the comfort of a more compact phone with a smaller screen. When you start streaming YouTube or Netflix, those NavBar buttons disappear, giving you the full 4.3 inch real estate to enjoy your content. That, combined with the ultra slim bezel on the phone, really gives the RAZR M the best of both worlds and makes it an excellent choice on this list.

Like the bigger brothers of the RAZR family, the M does also sport Kevlar backing and the water-resistant coating. It’s packing a dual-core S4 chip, 1 GB of RAM. 8 GB of internal memory, and an 8 megapixel camera under the qHD (960 x 540) 4.3 inch screen. It’s also got a beefy 2000 mAh battery, NFC, and LTE to more than justify the $99 price tag.

Pantech Burst

AT&T – $0.99 on contract

The Pantech Burst is one of AT&T’s most impressive mid-range devices ever. It’s a stylish, slim phone that packs a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU under a compact 4 inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen, all while supporting the latest LTE from AT&T. It’s also got the standard 5 megapixel rear camera, front-facing camera, LED flash, and 1 GB of RAM. To top that off, it’s been upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich and includes some small enhancements from Pantech.

For less than a dollar, you’ve got a phone with enough power to compete with a much higher priced phone like a Samsung Galaxy S II, all in a comfortable form factor. Not too bad from a company like Pantech.

Samsung Galaxy Victory

Sprint – $49.99

The Samsung Galaxy Victory follows the extremely popular Galaxy lineup. It’s almost like a smaller Galaxy S II with some of the cooler software features of the Galaxy S III. It packs Samsung’s S-Beam and Sprint’s LTE under the hood, as well as Android 4.0, and even has Google Wallet support. It touts a 1.2 GHz dual-core S4 chip, 4 GB of internal memory plus Micro SD card slot, and a 5 megapixel rear shooter. All of this fits comfortably under the 4-inch LCD screen.

One thing that really stands out on this phone is the dedicated hardware camera button. It’s rare to see that on phones lately, and it’s one of the best small features that can be added to phones. For $50, it’s hard to go wrong with this phone.

T-Mobile Prism

T-Mobile – $149.99 without contract

The unbranded Prism, manufactured by Huawei, marks the smallest offering on this list with the screen coming in at 3.5 inches. The hardware in the Prism isn’t going to impress anyone, but at only $149.99 without a contract and a very affordable carrier behind it, it’s an excellent choice for the budget-conscientious consumer. It is still running Gingerbread, but it’s fairly close-to-stock, which makes it much more bearable. Aside from that, it’s a decent mid-range device with a 3.2 megapixel camera, MicroSD card support, and a 1400 mAh battery in tow.

HTC Evo Design 4G

Boost Mobile – $249.99 without contract

We’ve talked about the Evo Design 4G in another list of worthwhile phones, and it still holds up as a great phone on Boost Mobile’s network. This phone originally debuted on Sprint’s network, but has since been picked up by Boost. It runs Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6, has a dual-core processor, a 5 MP rear camera, and a qHD 4 inch screen.

The Design 4G sports a very luxurious feel, and probably has the most elegant design of all the phones on this list. Couple that with HTC’s Sense 3.6, and it’s arguably one of the most aesthetically pleasing 4-inch phones in production. Sense adds a lot of features to the phone, and at only $249.99 without a contract, that’s a tempting deal.

These are five great devices across five different carriers, giving you plenty of choice for making a decision on which compact phone is right for you. The beauty of Android is that you get the choice to go with these smaller, easier to handle phones, instead of the 5 inch behemoths that are on the market.

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