LG G2 now has two more colors: Red and Gold

LG has officially announced Red and Gold colors for LG G2 to celebrate the Chinese New Year holiday, which begins in two weeks.

The red and gold color will have a textured back cover instead of usual plastic back cover of the black and white G2 units. The textured back cover provides better grip on holding the device and prevents fingerprints from the back cover.

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The LG G2 Red and Gold color editions will go on sale in Singapore for SGD898 and will available from a few of local telecom operators (to be more specific, StarHub, SingTel and M1) starting from January 18.

If you don’t remember, the G2 comes in a nearly-zero-bezel display, Rear key for an in-hand comfort, Android 4.2.2 out-of-the-box (4.4 KitKat available soon), 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB RAM, 13MP back camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology and 2.1MP front camera, 16/32GB internal storage, 3,000 mAh battery and some LG-only feature (like ‘Knock’, QuickMemo, and QSlide).



OPPO Neo is now official; mid-ranger costs $215

The Oppo Neo is now official; it is revealed at local Oppo Twitter channel in Indonesia (before the official announcement).

The Neo, according to the picture posted, has a Dual-core 1.3GHz processor, 4.5″ 480×854 FWVGA display, ColorOS system (Oppo’s customized Android 4.2 system15), 5 megapixel back camera and 2 megapixel front camera, 1900mAh user-replaceable battery, and some additional features by manufacturer such as ‘Quick Reach’, or ‘Smart Dual SIM’. The display is super-sensitive too, so you can use it even when you’re wearing gloves (like those Nokia Lumia series of devices).

It is coming to Indonesia first, and will priced at IDR2,599,000 (around $215). There’s no word on other country availability.




Sony reveals Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition for Chinese markets

Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition (M51w) for Chinese markets.

The handset is basically the Xperia Z1 Compact that lacks LTE connectivity option. Other than that, the specs are same as found in the Z1 Compact such as 4.3″ 720p display, Snapdragon 800 chipset, 20.7 megapixel camera, and more that founded in the Z1 Compact (except LTE).

As for Z1 Compact (or Z1 f in Japan), the Z1 Colorful Edition will launched in late-February for 3,999 Yuan ($661, €486 or £403) and will be available in all four colors (white, black, pink and lime).

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(The iPhone is displayed as a comparison of the size only)

Not only Z1 Colorful Edition, Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z1 4G/LTE (L39u), 3G Xperia T2 Ultra dual (XM50h) for China Unicom, and the 4G/LTE Sony Xperia T2 Ultra (XM50t).


Is that the unreleased Nokia Normandy? Looks like Lumia 720

@vizileaks has leak out the ‘Nokia Normandy’, an unreleased Nokia device that will run a forked-version of Android. The phone looks like the Nokia Lumia 720 to our eye. If you’re interested on taking a look at the picture, and want to let us know ‘check your eye!’, we’ll posted a picture below.


The phone has a flash, which the previous leak says it doesn’t. As a comparison, compare the picture above to the Nokia Lumia 720 press picture:


We’re not sure if this is the Normandy, as it appears to Lumia 720 (hided…) smartphone. We’ll keep you updated with some more news.


SM-W750V – First WP Samsung phone with full HD screen

SammyToday  has spotted the new SM-W750V Windows Phone handset in an UA-PROF document and Bluetooth SIG document. SammyToday doesn’t give some informative information, but the picture says it all.

UAProf document



Click picture to enlarge. From this document we know that the SM-W750V will bring Full HD display (1920×1080). LTE and Internet Explorer are also mentioned, so we know that the device will feature LTE connectivity. And because IE is only available on Windows-enabled device.



Bluetooth SIG document


Click the picture to enlarge. As you can see, the device will feature a Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity options.

When will it be announced? We don’t know. Could it be at MWC? We’ll keep you posted with some more news.


Sony unveils Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra; both are available in single-SIM and dual-SIM

Sony has just announced the new Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia E1. Both devices will available in single-SIM and dual-SIM options.

Xperia T2 Ultra


The Xperia T2 Ultra is a large-screened device featuring some multimedia options.This is a 6″  device with 720x1280 HD resolution.

Other features that can be found on this phone such as 4G LTE connection support, TRILUMINOS display enhancements, 7.6 mm slim body (weighing 173gr), 3000mAh battery, 13 megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor and 1.1 megapixel front camera, 1080p rear video recording, Quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8928 processor, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, NFC, 1GB RAM and 8GB internal memory with microSD expansion support, and more. It also comes in a dual-SIM variant.

This is a mid-range phone so it will priced at the right budget. Unfortunately there are no words for pricing and availability date, although Sony confirmed that it will be available in the emerging markets, like China, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Africa.

Xperia E1


The Xperia E1 is a budget-friendly music phone with great design. Sony claims the phone can play music via rear loudspeaker for up to 100Db loudness, plus other Sony Audio enhancements like ClearAudio+ and xLOUD.

The phone’s screen is at 4″ wide and 480×800 pixel resolution.

It has the dual-core 1.2GHz processor too (unknown maker), packed with 512MB RAM.

You can store music via the 4GB internal memory, and of course you can expand it via microSD card slot.

One extraordinary feature is it has the dedicated Walkman button and some easy ways to control music such as shake-to-shuffle functions.

The E1 also has 2 variants, one has single-SIM and the other has dual-SIM functions.

The phone will be available in black, white, and purple color options (unfortunately, the front bezel color is still black). There are no pricing guidance and availability info for now, but it should priced at a right price.

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UPDATE:  Xperia Blog has confirmed the price of the phones above. The E1 will priced at €129 (Belgium), €139 (Germany), and €149 (Netherlands). Meanwhile the T2 Ultra will priced at €399 across Europe. The writer says that both phones will be available in Europe this Spring.

Nokia Normandy is leaked again in a press-image

Local Spanish Twitter account of evleaks, @evleaksEShas tweeted a picture showing the unannounced Nokia Normandy in several colors. The picture is also showcasing Nokia’s custom Android UI, which (may be in your opinion) looks like Windows Phone’s Metro UI with Live Tiles.


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If you’ve take a more-closer look at the picture, the device has a dual-SIM option. The clock is also set at 10:45 (Nokia 1045?). The Normandy will run forked version of Android, which means there are no Google apps like Play Store, Mail, Google Maps, etc as Amazon do with their Kindle Fire tablets. The Play Store has been replaced with Nokia Store, and, as you can see, there are Nokia’s own MixRadio music streaming service ‘pinned’ on the ‘Start’ screen.

The Normandy is a low-end device spotting a 854×480 (or 480×854) display (possibly 4″ panel), 5 megapixel camera, Android KitKat 4.4.1 out-of-the-box, and has Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset (possibly S200). There’s no info (other than described above) of this device for now.

What do you think? Will it be announced? As you know, Microsoft is going to purchasing Nokia’s handset division, so it may be announced, may be not. We’ll keep you posted with some official statement.


Samsung Galaxy S5 specs confirmed, S5 mini and S5 Zoom also confirmed



SamMobile has posted some Galaxy S5 specs. Let’s check it out!

The S5 will come in both plastic and metal body versions; the plastic S5 will costing around 650 euros and the metal (Galaxy F?) will cost around 800 euros.

It will have the Quad HD display (2560×1440 pixel resolution) and the screen size is likely to be 5.25″ as rumored. 16 mpix of camera has also been spotted (no info on optical image stabilization). The phone will come in two-versions as with older Samsung flagships, one with Exynos 6 and one with Snapdragon 805, one will LTE-enabled and the other are not. It will run Android KitKat 4.4 out of the box.

Other information such as internal memory, battery capacity, RAM, and other special features are still a mystery now.

The S5 is likely to be announced in mid-March in London, followed by the launch in early April.

SamMobile has also be able to confirm the other Galaxy S5 model family, the S5 mini and S5 Zoom. The S5 mini is a successor to the S4 mini, and the S5 Zoom is a successor of the S4 Zoom, of course. Both will have Super-AMOLED display (4.8″ display with qHD resolution on the S5 Zoom, the S5 mini is unknown), and will launched in somewhere in May or June.

Information above can be changed without notice, although SamMobile titled it as ‘confirmed’. We’ll keep you posted with an official statement.


Sony Xperia Z1s is now available online at T-Mobile


The Xperia Z1s is announced at CES last week and now available to buy online. The Z1s is basically the Xperia Z1 with T-Mobile carrier exclusivity.

It has Android 4.3, 1080×1920 5″ display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 3,000mAh battery, 20.7 megapixel camera, Full HD video recording, and even can swim with its waterproof feature.

The handset is priced at $0 up front with $22 bill per month for 24 months, or $528 full retail price off-contract.

At the moment you can only buy it from the online retailer. If you want to grab it straight from the retailer’s store, you must wait until next Tuesday.

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HTC Netherlands says there’s no KitKat for One X or One X+


HTC is already updating its One flagship to 4.4 KitKat, with the One max and One mini to follow. Many are wondering will the 2012 device get the KitKat treatment?

According to HTC Netherlands Twitter page, the HTC’s 2012 flagships (One X and/or One X+) will stuck in the latest update (4.2.2 with Sense 5).

If the tweet is translated, it will sounds like:

“We can confirm the HTC One X+ will remain on the current software version, Android 4.2.2 and Sense 5.”

That means you’ll not getting major OS update, again. No update for 4.3, 4.4, etc. But why? It should run smoothly because the processor is quad-core and they both has 1GB RAM. Of course, you can flash any unofficial 4.3 or 4.4 ROM, but nothing beats a software update that comes straight from HTC itself.

Or maybe this is only a mistake that come from official statement. We’ll keep you posted.