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OnePlus X (Mini) shown in new photos on TENAA

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The Shenzhen based company has been busy cooking up something since Carl Pei went on the record saying that the X/Mini will arrive  in time for Christmas. Yet, information still seems to be up in the air, from an earlier rumour of a MediaTek chipset, to it apparently features a Snapdragon 801. In timely fashion, three certification organisations have given OnePlus the go-ahead; SIRIM, TENAA and the FCC.

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FCC gives us an early look at OnePlus’ upcoming device

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Late last week, the OnePlus E1003 showed itself on SIRIM; divulging little to nothing – SIM setup, Wi-Fi and cellular band support details. Dubbed the “X” from the Shenzhen based manufacturer, Carl Pei stated that this new smartphone would be the company’s take on a beautifully designed device, rather than its usual “Flagship Killer” tune. But from the photos we’ve seen, it’s safe to say that Mr Pei is slowly veering into the realm of delusion.

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First 4G LTE Phone: Samsung SCH-R900

WiMAX now has something to look out for. Samsung’s LTE Phone (SCH-R900) has just been approved by FCC, the Federal Communications Commission that regulates communication device. This means a 4G LTE Phone is closer to reality, which give WiMAX players necessary competition in the 4G space. Not much has been revealed about the device but it could be either using Samsung’s Bada OS or Android.

Today, there are 2 notable 4G WiMAX phones, the HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G.

When it comes to 4G, there’s always debate between LTE and WiMAX on delivering true 4G service. So far WiMAX has been very visible with the introduction of various WiMAX phones and even most recently WiMAX notebooks. LTE’s camp has been strongly opposing WiMAX as 4G which they claim LTE being superior. We would say talk is cheap especially when there’s nothing to show from LTE. With the emergence of LTE devices, we hope to see real life comparisons between the 2 where the results speak for themselves.

Just a month ago, Samsung has released a LTE/3G USB Modem and we shall expect more LTE device from the Korean maker soon.

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