Category Archives: Android 5

Camera-focused Oppo F1 launching this month, more F-series to follow

Oppo F1Oppo announced today it will launch a new camera-focused F series of smartphones in 2016. “The F series is rooted in a growing global demand for premium-quality mobile photography experiences, and in research that has indicated a strong consumer recognition that OPPO shoots great photos,” the press release said.

It was also revealed that the first device – dubbed Oppo F1 – in the mid-range series will be launched in January and will be made available in many markets across the globe. While the exact specifications and the price of the handset weren’t revealed, rumors say the F1 would be the international variant of the mid-range Oppo A53, which features a 13MP/5MP camera combo. (more…)

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LeTV expected to launch its first smartphone in India on January 5

LeTV 1While we already know that LeTV is planning to enter the Indian market, it now looks like that’s gonna happen in less than a couple of weeks. The Chinese company has sent out invites for a press event scheduled for January 5 in the country’s capital city of New Delhi.

While the invite contains little information other than the event’s date, time, and venue, reports say the company will take the opportunity to launch its first smartphone for the Indian market. (more…)

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Samsung Galaxy A8 for Japan with an Exynos 5433 SoC is now official

galaxy-a8-2Samsung has been hard at work, reimagining its elegant “A” series lineup for 2016. The Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 were all made official at the beginning at the month and all that was left for a full refresh of the lineup was the A8. Yesterday, the Korean giant made a new Galaxy A8 announcement, but, sadly, it is not the 2016 model we have all been waiting for, but rather a Japanese version of the existing A8. (more…)

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Android 6.0 coming to Moto E (2nd gen) after all

Moto X Play 3Back in October this year, when Motorola announced the list of devices that will be getting the Marshmallow update, there was no mention of the second-gen Moto E smartphone. This was quite strange, given that the handset was released this year only.

The good news is that the device has now been added to the list, which means it will be updated to Android 6.0 after all. However, the update will only roll out in select regions including Canada, Latin America, Europe and Asia (excluding China). (more…)

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Huawei Mate 8 already sold out at many retailers in China

Huawei Mate 8Looks like the Huawei Mate 8 smartphone, which was unveiled late last month, is in great demand in China. The flagship went on sale in the country today, and it is being reported that the handset is already sold out at many retailers.

This comes just days after He Gang, who heads the Chinese company’s smartphone division, said that they high expectations from the device. He also revealed that Huawei is planning to manufacture a whopping one million Mate 8 units per month. (more…)

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