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Samsung teases the Note 5 and Edge 6 Plus with “7 Reasons Why Bigger is Better”

Samsung teases the Note 5 and Edge 6 Plus with “7 Reasons Why Bigger is Better”

Samsung seems to be moving their hype machine into top gear in preparation for their next Galaxy Unpacked event in New York on August 13th.┬áThe posted on their Samsung Tomorrow blog outlining the seven reasons why bigger phones are ‘better’ – a good argument for a company expected to announce not one but two large new flagship devices above 5.5[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 9:53 am on August 5, 2015
HTC One M9 Android 5.1 update set to rollout this month with fix for Stagefright onboard
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HTC One M9 Android 5.1 update set to rollout this month with fix for Stagefright onboard

The big news of the week is the Stagefright security vulnerability which can auto-execute code with near root access by simply receiving an MMS message. There are a number of ways to prevent it – simply turning off auto-retrieve MMS in your text messaging app – but it seems HTC has addressed Stagefright at system level in their Android 5.1[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 6:02 pm on August 4, 2015
Rumour: LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus specs ‘revealed’
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Rumour: LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus specs ‘revealed’

It’s Nexus season, so make sure you have that large grain of salt handy. GizChina is claiming to have leaked details on the rumoured LG Nexus 5 and Huawei Nexus phones. There’s no details on where the specs come from, and probably never will be, but we can take a look at what they have to say. Firstly, the LG[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 3:10 pm on August 4, 2015
Video of a prototype Huawei Mate M8 leaks with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner
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Video of a prototype Huawei Mate M8 leaks with a rear mounted fingerprint scanner

Huawei has a new phone coming out, called the Huawei Mate M8 – they dropped the Ascend branding – which will most likely launch at IFA in early September. The phone has been leaked overnight and is looking fine in this brief, low-res, hands-on video from Steve Hemmerstoffer from NowhereElse.fr. The video shows a handset with Miahen branding – but[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 11:01 am on August 4, 2015
Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact apparently leaked in blurry pics
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Sony Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact apparently leaked in blurry pics

With the release of their ‘super mid-range’ phones out of the way, Sony can now concentrate on the more premium Z series phones. According to rumour – and history – we’ll be seeing not only an Xperia Z5 phone announced at their September 2nd press event at IFA, but also an Xperia Z5 Compact handset as well. Leaker @vizileaks has[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 8:45 am on August 4, 2015
Oppo signs first carrier deal with Optus to bring the R7 to customers on a plan

Oppo signs first carrier deal with Optus to bring the R7 to customers on a plan

After launching in September last year selling handsets outright through their website, Oppo has today announced the next phase of their entry to the Australian market, working with Optus to sell the Oppo R7 on contract. The Oppo R7 went on-sale last week for $449 from new partner Dick Smith Electronics, as well as from their online store Oppomobile.com.au –[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 11:44 am on August 3, 2015
Sony announces their Xperia M4 Aqua handset is heading to Optus
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Sony announces their Xperia M4 Aqua handset is heading to Optus

Sony has today announced that their super mid-range phone, the Xperia M4 Aqua is heading to Optus. When it was announced at Mobile World Congress in February, the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua was somewhat overshadowed by the Xperia Z4 Tablet, but truth be told, after a hands-on at the Sony booth, I was blown away with just how good a[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:37 am on August 3, 2015
When it rains it pours; Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs revealed
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When it rains it pours; Samsung Galaxy Note 5 specs revealed

That’s how the saying goes; when it rains, it pours. Just today we’ve gotten our first look at what Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 5 looks like, and now we know what’s inside, thanks to Evan Blass and his well placed sources. Speaking to Evan informally, there’s little doubt that these specs are the real thing, so read on and enjoy.[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 7:03 pm on August 1, 2015
Further images leak of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge+

Further images leak of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge+

We know that Samsung is holding their annual Unpacked event a bit early this year, on August 13 in New York, and for some, the date can’t get here fast enough. Our favourite leaker, Evan Blass has tweeted possible press renders of the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ which are expected to launch at the event. Just[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 4:00 pm on August 1, 2015
Sony’s new Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra outed ahead of official announcement
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Sony’s new Xperia M5 and Xperia C5 Ultra outed ahead of official announcement

Sony have a mobile announcement around the corner, as we reported last night, and it seems we now know what they’ll be unveiling, and no, it’s probably not Marcellus Wallace’ soul as earlier suggested. Overnight we’ve seen details of two new handsets leak from Russia, in the form of the Xperia C5 Ultra and the Xperia M5. Following clear design[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 10:42 am on August 1, 2015