News: Mobile Phones
Thursday, 5 Mar 2015
Android One is here! The affordable and highly capable smartphones we've all been waiting for have arrived in the Philippines, and HWM's March issue has the full reviews.
Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015
Lenovo has just announced three new products for consumers – a 2-in1 camera smartphone device, an Android smartphone with Dolby Atmos support, and a compact Pocket Projector gives you up to a 110” projected display.
MediaTek's MT3188 is world's first ASIC to be compatible with all 3 of the leading wireless charging standards. With this chip, Mediatek carves a path to speed the development of the wireless charging scene. More details inside.
Sony just introduced the Xperia M4 Aqua at Mobile World Congress 2015. This device is Sony's first octa-core 64-bit smartphone.
Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015
At MWC 2015, Qualcomm is introducing new LTE-U chips with technology that will make use of the unlicensed 5GHz spectrum currently in use by Wi-Fi networks. The idea is for carriers to install many small LTE-U cells in public locations, which would end up boosting the signal of their big towers that work on the licensed spectrum.
MediaTek today unveiled the MT6753 at Mobile World Congress 2015. It is a 64-bit octa-core mobile processor with support for WorldMode modem capability. Read on to find out more.
Monday, 2 Mar 2015
At MWC today, Intel announced a new family of mobile Atom chips that will come in three tiers, x3, x5 and x7, similar to the naming standard used by Intel's high-end Core processors. Expect to see the X3 family of chips in entry-level mobile devices, while the x5 and x7 will power mainstream and premium tablets and 2-in-1s.
At MWC today, Qualcomm teased the arrival of its next high-end SoC, the Snapdragon 820. It also revealed more details on its cognitive learning Zeroth platform and unveiled an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, which looks far superior to Apple's TouchID.
Microsoft announced two new additions to its Windows Phone mid-range line-up today with the announcement of the 5-inch Lumia 640 and the 6.7-inch Lumia 640 XL. Both phones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core 1.2GHZ processor, with 1GB RAM and will come with a 1-year subscription to Office 365.
Unlike the international version that has only one SIM slot, the Philippine version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 will feature Dual nano SIM slots. However, only one of the two slots will support 4G LTE.