Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S5 phone could try to compete on price as well as features.
Following "encouragement" from at least one wireless carrier, Samsung may sell the new S5 for less than previous S phones, a "person familiar with the matter" told Bloomberg. The goal would be to compete against not just Apple and HTC but also lesser-known rivals who price their products for budget-conscious consumers, according to the report on Tuesday.
Samsung has a new smartphone hitting store shelves later this year.
The mobile device maker on Tuesday announced the Galaxy Core LTE, a handset that it says, will be made available to the UK in the second quarter of the year. Samsung didn't say if it will be available elsewhere around the world at some point in the future.
The Galaxy Core LTE comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and support for near-field communication with its S Beam platform. The device's screen is a 4.5-inch qHD offering, and the handset will run Android 4.2.2 (… Read more
A tweeted ad for Nokia's reported Android smartphone seems to confirm that it will be dubbed the Nokia X.
Tweeted by usually reliable leaker @evleaks on Monday, the promo shows the name above a series of images of phones headed directly toward you. The tweet doesn't reveal anything further, but the promo looks like one Nokia might use to tout the phone.
Photos and details of the Nokia X, codenamed Normandy, have spilled online over the past few weeks, courtesy of @evleaks and other sources. Expected to debut next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the phone … Read more
With Samsung expected to unveil its new Galaxy S5 next week, Sammobile has published a self-described explanatory report saying it's "confirmed" that the new device will come with a fingerprint sensor to unlock the smartphone.
According to Sammobile, people familiar with the upcoming device said the fingerprint sensor works with a vertical swipe of the pad of the finger while keeping the finger flat and swiping at medium speed.
Consumer electronics giant LG plans to debut its third generation of L Series Android smartphones at the Mobile World Conference later this month.
The trio of mid-range smartphones will come with Android 4.4 KitKat pre-installed and sport 1.2GHz dual-core processors, the company announced Saturday. All three handsets come in a metallic frame with colorful Quick Window cases, which allow users to see the date and time on the screen without opening the case.
The top-end L90 sports a 4.7-inch display with a 960x540-pixel resolution, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, an 8MP rear-mounted camera, a 1.3MP … Read more
Here's what makes our mobile devices ever more spectacular: larger screens, higher resolutions, faster modems, and speedier processors. And here's the oft substantial cost of all that: big-time battery consumption.
Handset makers constantly strive to squeeze more milliamps per hour into a phone battery. The challenge of so while keeping a slim profile is clear to anyone who has used a charging case. But even here there is a tradeoff beyond potential girth. As batteries get larger and chargers send a fixed amount of juice using the microUSB specification, charging times can increase dramatically.
Some manufacturers, particularly those … Read more
Lawmakers' bids to require a smartphone "kill switch" seem to be gaining momentum.
Following the proposal of a California bill, a handful of senators have now proposed federal legislation to require carriers to provide a security feature on all cell phones that would render the devices inoperable if stolen.
The Smartphone Theft Prevention Act is being led by Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), along with three other senators, Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii). The idea is for users to be able to de-activate and remotely wipe their personal information from their phones if lost or … Read more
For as long as I can remember, I've had a particular weakness for Sony mobile devices. I mean I still get misty-eyed when I recall my adolescent crush, the Walkman WM-150. She truly was a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, Sony's legendary gadget-making chops have yet to fully cross over into minting world-class smartphones -- at least not for models sold in the good old US of A. … Read more