HTC One X9 to go official tomorrow, teaser indicates

The HTC One X9, which recently appeared in leaked live photos, could be unveiled tomorrow – December 24. The Taiwanese company has posted a teaser image (shown below) on its Weibo account that indicates the same. Things like the letter ‘X’ in the middle of the device as well as those highlighted capacitive buttons clearly suggest that the star of ... Read More »

India to grow at 7.4% this fiscal, says S&P

India’s economy will grow at 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal, which will further improve to over 8 per cent in 2016-17, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services projected on Thursday. S&P in its ‘India Credit Spotlight’ newsletter noted that significant reforms are required with Indian corporates and banks currently facing a weak operating environment Indian economy grew at 7.3 ... Read More »

Mediatek Helio X20 posts record scores on GeekBench

Next-years crop of flagship chipsets has been undergoing some vigorous testing over the past couple of months, and aside from the occasional leak, we’ve also been treated to credible benchmark results of the Snapdragon 820. Mediatek’s high-end SoC Helio X20 (a.k.a. MT6797) hasn’t been in the spotlight as much, but has just shown up on GeekBench posting some seriously good ... Read More »

LG G Pad II 8.3-inch variant with SD615 SoC announced

After launching the 8-inch and 10.1-inch models, LG has unveiled a new variant of the tablet dubbed LG G Pad II 8.3 LTE. The device sports an 8.3-inch (1920 x 1200 pixel resolution) display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 615 chipset. The tablet comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable internal memory, and packs in a 4,800 mAh battery. ... Read More »

Gionee Marathon M5 lite spotted on Zauba

The Gionee Marathon M5 lite, which was made official in China over a week ago, could land in India soon. The device has been spotted listed on Zauba, a website which tracks India’s import and export. Specs-wise, the handset is powered by a Mediatek MT6735 chipset with quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T720MP2 GPU, and sports a 5.0-inch (720 ... Read More »

BlackBerry could launch a second Android phone next year

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has hinted that the company could launch a second Android phone in 2016. While he said that the focus would be more towards the high-end, he didn’t exactly rule out the possibility of the device being a mid-ranger. “Depends on the Priv. If the Priv is well received in the market and looks like it is. ... Read More »

LG’s Nuclun 2 chipset to power the V10’s successor and not the G5

You may not know this, but LG has been trying its hand at mobile chipset design for a while now. Following its initial Nuclun SoC, the Korean company is at the moment developing its next solution, called Nuclun 2. We first heard about it back in August, and up until now there have been no releases of devices powered by ... Read More »

New renders show up portraying the upcoming Microsoft Lumia 650

Microsoft’s next mid-range Windows 10 smartphone, following the already launched Lumia 550, will be the Lumia 650. We’ve first seen an image depicting the upcoming model last week, and today a few new renders have showed up. These aren’t leaked renders, do keep that in mind – rather, they are said to be based “on internal Microsoft slides for the ... Read More »

Fairphone 2 modular smartphone has started shipping

Unveiled back in June this year, the Fairphone 2 – which features a modular design, with most components sourced from conflict-free mines – has started shipping to customers across Europe. This was announced by Fairphone, the company behind the device, in a blog post today. “It’s been almost two years in the making, and some of the earliest buyers have ... Read More »

A bunch of new handsets show on the Windows 10 mobile horizon

AdDuplex released its monthly report showing Windows Mobile distribution and a snapshot of the data from December 15 shows Windows 10 mobile is slowly but surely making progress. The sales of Microsoft Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL and Lumia 550 last month have bumped the Windows 10 mobile usage by 1.8 percentage points bringing the overall share to 8.8%. Windows Phone ... Read More »