Vodafone is the world’s second largest mobile operator (by total subscribers), this allowing it to continuously introduce own-branded smartphones in many countries across the globe. One of its newest handsets is the Vodafone Smart III. It has not been announced yet, but we have a press photo of it, alongside some features. The Smart III is made by TCT Mobile Limited, which manufactures Alcatel OneTouch smartphones, among others. It’s going to be the first Vodafone-branded smartphone to run Android Jelly… Read more
When HTC announced its Droid DNA / Butterfly Android smartphone, we thought the company was done with the “One” name, at least when it comes to high-end products. The One X — launched as the series’ flagship back in May 2012 — didn’t become the successful device it was meant to be, allowing Samsung to sell its Galaxy S III — released at the same time — in tens of millions of units. In November 2012, HTC introduced an upgraded… Read more
Samsung will officially announce its next-generation Galaxy S flagship device in March. Some sources say it will happen on March 15 – this is certainly a possibility. Regardless of its announcement date, the new smartphone, expected to be called Galaxy S IV, will be widely available around the world later this year.
As it had done with the Galaxy S III, Samsung will launch the S IV in the US via all relevant mobile operators. Our own Samsung insider has managed to confirm… Read more
If you were looking for the HTC Butterfly in the UK, and didn’t find it, it’s because the smartphone is exclusively available there from just one retailer: Mobicity. At the moment, Mobicity is stocking only the white version of the Butterfly, asking £659.99 for it. No, this isn’t a typo — the retailer is really asking that much money for the handset. £659.99 means about 770 Euros, or $1,045, and it’s certainly one of the highest prices ever asked for… Read more
Samsung‘s Galaxy S III Mini can be bought only in white and/or blue at this very moment. But more color versions are going to be released soon: black, red, and grey. We’ve got our hands on a photo that shows the handset in red — garnet red, to be exact. The big Galaxy S III is already available in this color.
The red Galaxy S III Mini will be launched in Taiwan first, starting February. It looks like it’s going to… Read more
There’s a leaked image that’s making the rounds on the Internet today, and some believe it reveals the Samsung Galaxy S4, which will be officially introduced later this year. Sam Mobile claims it got the image from an “insider at Samsung.” Here it is:
We will not discuss the authenticity of the image — it seems to be a photo of a computer screen that shows a render of the supposed S4 (yes, we know how that sounds).
But we… Read more
Until now, LG has showcased its Optimus G smartphone in three color versions: black, white, and red. The red one is an NTT DoCoMo exclusive in Japan, where the handset is called LG L-01E (see it here), so it can’t be purchased in other countries. But we have been able to spot a fourth color version of the device — burgundy — which could make it to more markets. The burgundy Optimus G has appeared on advertising materials in South Korea. It hasn’t been… Read more
Sony, Samsung and LG are a bit late when it comes to smartphones with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) displays. HTC, Sharp, ZTE and Oppo have all announced 1080p handsets, and HTC’s device — known as Droid DNA in the US, and Butterfly elsewhere — is available for quite a while now. Naturally, the three companies that are late to the party will announce their own 1080p beasts soon. Sony even has two of them: the Xperia Z and… Read more