We are just 2 weeks away from HTC’s announcement of their new One flagship aka the M8. As smart phone manufacters come out with smart covers with cut out windows, @Evleaks has revealed that HTC will be having a similar accessory for the All New HTC One.
As shown above, the new M8 will be accompanied by a series of colourful flip covers which are able to tell the time with a number of customisable information/notifications as well. It does look similar to Alcatel Magic Flip LED cover but @Evleaks claims that the front cover consists of an array of holes where each dot will be illuminated by the screen itself.
For this to work efficiently, the new HTC One would be better off using AMOLED displays where each pixels can be activated individually. At the back, the flip cover also has cut out holes for both twin cameras and twin LED flash.
Head after the break for another image of the Flip Case.
Oppo has been teasing its upcoming Find 7 flagship device and now its purported design has appeared on Red Dot design website. The device shown above gives us a better idea of what to expect when it gets revealed on March 19th in Beijing. Design wise, it looks like a slightly bigger version of the Oppo Find 5 with a slender side profile and a slightly curved buttom edge. This matches the earlier leaked image of its back.
The Oppo Find 7 will be available in 2 versions. There’s a high end model that runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm processor with a 5.5″ QHD (2560×1440) display and a more mainstream model with a 2.3GHz Quad-Core processor with a 5.5″ Full HD display.
Most recently the Oppo Find 7 appears to have another trick up its sleeves. A purported sample image from the new smart phone suggests that it will come with a rather epic 50MP shooter. Now more samples have surfaced as well and you can check them out after the break.
Maxis and DiGi is offering free calls to Malaysia Airlines hotline at +603 7884 1234 for family and friends of passengers on this morning’s MH370 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. This is applicable for all postpaid and prepaid subscribers on both networks.
The Beijing bound B777 aircraft went off the radar at 2:40AM local time and the fate of its crew and passengers are still unknown. Malaysia Airlines is issuing regular updates every 2 hours. You can keep up with the official updates on their website here.
The Android version of Pebble Appstore is now officially out of Beta. It can be officially downloaded through Google Play and this helps owners to discover new watch faces and apps rather easily.
Last month, the Appstore along with Pebble 2.0 Firmware was announced officially but the store was only released for iOS devices. At that time, Android users can still get to try out the new Appstore by downloading the Beta APK file through Pebble’s developer site.
To download the official Pebble Appstore for Android, head over to Google Play here.
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After its sold-out success of its affordable Redmi, the Chinese smart phone maker has started selling its Mi 3 flagship smart phone in Singapore today. In just 2 minutes, the allocated Mi3 smart phones for online sales have sold out. Without definite sales figures, we can’t determine whether they sold a truckload but it sure does make a good headline of having an instant sell out product.
Priced at S$419 (about RM1,080), the Xiaomi Mi 3 is definitely a steal with a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 5″ Full HD IPS display and there’s even a 13MP f/2.2 shooter with dual-LED flash. It also has a rather large 3,050mAh capacity batter, NFC connectivity and 3G DC-HSPA+ connectivity up to 42Mbps. Even with its affordable price bracket, the device still comes with a aluminium-magnesium alloy frame giving an overall thickness of 8.1mm and weighs just 145 grams.
Xiaomi is expected to enter Malaysia soon in the coming months and it will be interesting to see how will they disrupt the mobile industry with high-end devices at affordable prices. Head after the break for additional product images of the Mi 3.
The Sony Xperia Z2 features the same 20.7MP camera as the previous Xperia Z1 with a 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor coupled with Sony’s G Lens and BIONZ image processing engine. With a superior Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM, we are wondering if Sony has improved its imaging capabilities on the latest Xperia Z2.
To find out, we’ve taken a couple of sample shots with both Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1 at the recent Jakarta event for comparison. While the cameras are the same, the results are surprisingly different.
Check out the comparison samples after the break.
The Nokia X, which is Nokia’s affordable Android smart phone priced at RM399 has gotten its tear down treatment. Being a budget device, the Nokia X appears to have very few parts making manufacturing and repairs rather easy. There’s a total of about 13 removable components (without battery) and 11 screws.
However if you break the glass, it might be costly as the front cover and touch panel display are listed as a single assembly. To recap, the Nokia X comes with a 4″ WVGA display and runs on a dual-core 1GHz processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB of storage. It has a rather basic 3MP shooter without assisted flash and runs on Android 4.1.2 with Nokia’s custom skin. You can check out our hands-on with its bigger Nokia XL here.
Check out the Nokia X assembly illustration after the break.
The new HTC One will be announced on 25th of March but that’s not stopping Chinese manufacturer GooPhone from releasing one right now. Well known for making direct copies of popular smart phone models, they have now released their new GooPhone M8 which supposed to be their equivalent of the new flagship device.
While the new HTC One has been leaked several times, GooPhone doesn’t seem to be getting the design right this time around. The front of the GooPhone M8 looks like last year’s HTC One while the Back looks like a HTC Butterfly. In terms of specs, the GooPhone M8 will carry a 5″ Full HD display and runs on a 1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-Core processor with 1GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB or 32GB of on-board storage. It comes with a single 12.6MP main camera, a front facing 5MP unit and there’s also microSD expansion slot as well. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and has a 2,800mAh capacity battery as well.
If you would like to check it out, head over here.
Nokia’s upcoming affordable device the Lumia 630 appears early courtesy of @Evleaks. The device supposedly replaces the current Nokia Lumia 625 and it is one level above its lowest entry level Lumia 525.
In terms of specs, it is rumoured to be having a 4″ display and comes with 1GB of RAM. The leaked image above also reveals that the new device will be button-less and they have swapped the typical Windows, Back and Search capacitive buttons for virtual on-screen buttons instead. This is a first for Windows Phone and it follows the same trend as Android smart phone makers like HTC that has started to make a switch. The leaked image also reveals the omission of a dedicated camera button which was previously present on the Lumia 625.
If the rumoured specs are true, this doesn’t seem to be a worthy upgrade from the Lumia 625. Instead it appears to be a Nokia X that’s running on Windows Phone OS considering its similar 4″ size, similar buttons and the lack of LED flash light at the back. Nokia is expected to announce something on April 19th and this could be one of the devices being revealed.
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HTC appears to be very busy with their upcoming All New HTC One smart phone for 2014 but they have not neglected its entry level segment just yet. After all, HTC needs to roll out more affordable smart phones in order to drive much needed sales volume this year.
Now they have just introduced the Desire 310, a new entry-level device which is seen as a replacement for the current HTC Desire 300. Instead of a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the new Desire 310 runs on a 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6582M processor with 1GB of RAM. The front display is a modest 4.5″ display that pushes 854×480 pixels resolution and it comes with 5MP main camera, a front facing VGA camera and a rather generous 2,000mAh capacity battery. Out of the box, it runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. From the official images, the new Desire 310 appears to be using on-screen buttons which is probably HTC’s new direction to move away from its traditional capacitive buttons.
It will be available first in their homeland Taiwan in April and it is expected to be available internationally much later. The Desire 310 comes in either Single SIM and Dual-SIM variants as well, which is popular among emerging markets. The current HTC Desire 300 is priced at RM699 and HTC needs to price this properly if they intend to capture a significant chunk in the competitive entry level segment. In Malaysia, consumers are getting spoilt with choices like the Moto G which is priced at RM698 and other new Chinese brands like XiaoMi which offers a lot more for less.
Head after the break for a couple more product shots of the Desire 310.