Monthly Archives: April 2016

Xiaomi Mi 5 Gold and Pink Edition to be available for purchase starting April 29

Mi 5 GoldXiaomi announced that the Gold  and Pink Edition of the Mi 5 will go on sale later this week – April 29 (10 AM). The announcement came on Weibo.

The new variant will be available in two different versions: a standard version powered by Snapdragon 820 SoC (clocked at 1.8GHz) with Adreno 530 GPU, and having 3GB/32GB memory configuration, and a higher-specced version powered by an overclocked (2.15GHz) SD820 chipset with Adreno 510 GPU, and having 3GB/64GB memory configuration.

As for the price, the standard version will carry a tag of RMB 1,999 (around $305), while the other version will set you back RMB 2,299 (around $355). In addition to the Gold Edition, the white color model of the Mi 5 Pro (featuring 3D Glass back) will also go on sale the same day, costing RMB 2,599 (around $400).


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Xiaomi confirms – MIUI 8 arrives on Mi Max on May 10

XiaomiAs we knew the Xiaomi Mi Max – which is said to sport a mammoth 6.4-inch FullHD display – will be unveiled on May 10. However, turns out that Xiaomi will make a couple of more announcements that day – the company has confirmed that the next major iteration of its MIUI ROM as well as the Mi Band 2 will also be unveiled on May 10.

“Evolving from the first version in 2010, MIUI has served as the operating system for over 150 million across the globe,” a post on MIUI forum said. “On May 10, we will introduce you MIUI 8, with the features you always wanted and new designs beyond your imagination.” (more…)

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Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update arrives in Italy and Germany VDF

Android-6.0-Marshmallow_td6ivc_hezemvThe Marshmallow update for Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone seems to be in full swing as the South Korean company has started pushing out the update in Italy and Germany as well. While in Italy, all unlocked S5 units are getting the update, model SM-G900F is currently receiving it in Germany.

To recall, the Galaxy S5 Marshmallow update first started rolling out in Samsung’s home country of South Korea last month. This was followed by roll-out to SM-G900 models in Sri Lanka and SM-G900I units in India. (more…)

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Samsung Galaxy C7 appears on GFXBench with 5.5-inch display

Samsung Galaxy C7We knew that Samsung is working on a new ‘C’ series of smartphones, with the Galaxy C5 already being the subject a few leaks and the C7 was shown on AnTuTu. Now, the latter has been spotted on GFXBench as well, revealing a 5.5-inch display.

So it’s worth mentioning that Indian import export site Zauba lists the SM-C7000 with 5.7-inch display – so, there’s still a contradiction there.

The specs that the GFXBench listing reveals are similar to those revealed by AnTuTu – SD625 SoC, full HD display, 4GB/32GB memory configuration, 16MP/8MP camera combo, and Android 6.0.1. (more…)

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Benchmark shows 6GB RAM on OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3 3Already a month after it was listed on AnTuTu, the OnePlus 3 has been found on a couple of more benchmarking websites, including GeekBench and GFXBench. What’s newsworthy here is that the GeekBench listing shows a huge 6GB of RAM for the device.

The GFXBench listing, however, is inline with AnTuTu, indicating 4GB RAM for the device. Also reveals SD820 chipset, 16MP/8MP camera combo, and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. The display resolution is full HD and the size of screen is 5-inch, which is less than the 5.5-inch size that was being rumored earlier.

Coming back to the amount of RAM, while it’s entirely possible for benchmarks to get things wrong, there could also be a possibility that the models ‘RAIN RAIN A3000’ and ‘Rain A3000’ are actually two different variants. (more…)

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