Samsung announce the Dual-SIM, Dual Core Galaxy Core

Samsung has just announced the Dual-Core CPU running Galaxy Core. Samsung intend to release the Galaxy Core in two different SIM configurations as well as different colours, a Dual SIM version which will launch in May and a Single SIM version due out in July. Galaxy Core Specs : 4.3 inch WVGA (480x800) TFT LCD 1.2 GHz Dual-Core CPU 1GB RAM 8GB Internal storage with microSD slot (up to 64GB) 5MP Front camera with LED flash, VGA Front Facing Camera WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth® 3.0, A-GPS, MicroUSB, USB 2.0 HSUPA 5.76 900/2100 Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) 1,800 mAh Battery 129.3x67.6x8.95mm @ 124 g The low-mid range phone will launch with a host of... Continue reading

HTC Desire X launches exclusively to Optus, $0 on $35 or $299 outright

HTC and Optus have today announced that the HTC Desire X will launch exclusively on Optus. The Desire X -- as its name gives away -- is a mixture between the high-end One series and the familiar Desire series of devices. The stylish looking device doesn't hold back on specs, with some quality hardware alongside a fairly affordable pricetag: $0 on Optus' $35 plan, or $299 on Optus Prepaid. Those specs include: 1GHz Dual-Core Snapdragon S4 CPU Android 4.0 w/ Sense UI 4 4-inch Super LCD 800x480 Display 5MP Camera w/ BSI Sensor 4GB Internal Storage / 768MB RAM Beats Audio speakers 1650mAh Battery Given its low... Continue reading

HTC One S launching on Telstra July 17th, $0 on $80 ‘Every Day’ plan

We've received inside word on Telstra's upcoming HTC One S launch. As was announced at the official launch event of the One S, it will indeed be launching tomorrow, July 17th, but pricing has remained a mystery. Until now. Secret Squirrel has returned again, bringing us the pricing for the One S, and it's not pretty so prepare your wallets if you're interested: $40 Every Day Plan: $15/mo $60 Every Day Plan: $6/mo $80 Every Day Plan: $0 upfront $100 Every Day Plan: $0 upfront Outright: $648 According to the Telstra pricing documentation we received, this puts it on the exact same pricing as the... Continue reading

HTC One XL — Review

HTC has upped its game from the One X to the LTE-enabled One XL and it's worth every cent. The HTC One XL isn't a design we've never seen before; it's the HTC One X with a few tweaks. Well, by "tweaks", we mean some pretty awesome under-the-hood changes. It picks up where the One X left off, but has moved from a Quad-Core Tegra 3 CPU to a Dual-Core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chipset as well as an LTE modem for break-neck mobile data speeds (in Telstra's 4G coverage, obviously). Don't let the change from 4 cores to 2 cores... Continue reading

MobiCity now selling the HTC One XL, beats Telstra at their own game

While Telstra might have delayed the launch of the HTC One XL until sometime in June, MobiCity have beaten them at their own game by offering the device for purchase right now. The HTC One XL comes in black and works on all Australian 3G networks, but most importantly it works on Testra 4G LTE network on 1800MHz. The main difference between the One XL and the One X is the inclusion of Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 Dual-Core CPU which can certainly hold its own against the Quad-Core Tegra 3 in the One X as it is built on... Continue reading

Huawei Ascend P1 launching here in May through carriers and retailers

Just as expected, the Huawei Ascend P1 will be making its way to Australia next month and will launch on a range of carriers and retailers according to the Chinese mobile giant. We haven't had any confirmation from the carriers or any stores as to whether they'll be stocking the device, so it's a stab in the dark. However, we're willing to guess Vodafone is one of the carriers on board for the launch. Huawei is known for making low-end devices, which is far from the Ascend P1 -- a device that somewhat mimics the specs of the... Continue reading

Sony Xperia S — Review

Sony Mobile's first flagship device, and it's running a previous generation OS The Sony Xperia S is a phone a lot of people have been looking forward to ever since it was announced by the newly formed Sony Mobile back at CES. It is Sony Mobile's first flagship Android device so I was expecting they would go all-out on it. In terms of hardware, they have; in terms of software, they haven't. To launch your flagship device running Android 2.3.7 when the latest version is 4.0.x is dropping the ball hard. Users miss out on the functionality and... Continue reading

Samsung Exynos 5 Dual is ready to go — 32nm Cortex-A15 2GHz Dual-Core SoC

Although Samsung may have unveiled their Exynos 5250 late last year, they have just begun promoting the new chip, with production in full swing. The CPU is sure to impress with its Cortex-A15 architecture and 2GHz clockspeed, which Samsung says is 100% faster than Cortex-A9 dual-core chips and 50% less power-hungry. Exynos 5 will be able to churn out 3D gaming at 60fps and support 8MP cameras at full 30fps. Samsung go to lengths to show that it will support WQXGA resolution (2560x1600), even including a developer setup in the video that has a 2560x1600 tablet display. Perhaps... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 — Review

So good that I bought one for myself The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 really proves the statement that good things come in small packages, with some significant advantages over the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and many other tablets on the market in an ideal 7.7 form factor. Our review unit is the 16GB silver 3G model kindly provided by Mobicity and I’ve been using it daily for the past few weeks on my commute to work. The Tab 7.7 looks impressive with a silver metal (or white) rear and a gorgeous 16:10 1280x800 Super AMOLED... Continue reading

Sony LT29i ‘Hayabusa’ benchmark teases Snapdragon S4 CPU, on-screen buttons

A new benchmark of a Sony Mobile device has risen from the depths of the internet.. well, from NenaMark at least. The device is the LT29i, which Xperia Blog reports is codenamed 'Hayabusa'. A Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 is expected to be the 1.5GHz (dual-core) CPU behind the LT29i, mainly due to the fact the benchmarks records an Adreno 225 GPU on board the device. Xperia Blog are speculating that the CPU will be the MSM8960 which is also the CPU behind the upcoming HTC One XL on Telstra. The last interesting tid-bit from the benchmark is the screen resolution.... Continue reading

LG unveils new smartphone lineup

LG may be throwing their hat in the ring to build the new Nexus phone on behalf of Google but that doesn`t mean they`re going to stop releasing smart phones of their own and they`ve announced four new phones at Mobile World Congress. The new phones are the LG Optimus Vu -a behemothly sized 5" device, the LG Optimus 4X HD which is their first Quad-Core CPU smartphone, the LG Optimus 3D Max, the successor to the Optimus 3D and the L-Style series. Starting off we have the LG Optimus Vu : 1.5GHz dual-core processor 32GB Internal memory 1GB DDR2 RAM 5" 4:3... Continue reading

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 now official, not the extreme tablet we were expecting

Samsung have finally ousted the Galaxy Note 10.1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Galaxy Note 10.1 introduces a new series of tablets with S-Pen functionality on devices of all sizes -- starting with the Galaxy Note at 5.3-inches. Besides the S-Pen there's really nothing in the specs that will blow you away -- it's not the extreme tablet people were expecting, anyway. 1.4GHz Dual-Core CPU Android 4.0 1280x800 WXGA Display 12/32/64GB Internal Storage 3MP Rear Camera / VGA Front Camera Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100 MHz 7000mAh Battery As you can see, it's basically the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with S-Pen.... Continue reading

Comparison: Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1

Now that Samsung has an updated version of their Galaxy Tab 10.1, we thought we'd stick the new and the old together in our comparison table, and if we're correct, there's very little difference between the two. Currently there's no confirmation on the CPU / GPU type. See what you think and let us know your thoughts in the comments.   Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 CPU 1GHz Dual-Core 1GHz Dual-Core Tegra 2 GPU (ULP) GeForce GPU Display 10.1-inch 1280x800 WXGA (149ppi) PLS TFT Display 10.1-inch 1280x800 WXGA (149ppi) PLS TFT Display Android Ver. 4.0.3 3.2 Camera 3MP Rear / VGA Front 3MP Rear /... Continue reading