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Is Samsung planning to release a rugged Galaxy S6 Active soon?

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active spotted in several databases

The first test samples of what is assumed to be a rugged Galaxy S6 model are already on their way to a Samsung facility in India.
Honor 3C Smartphone Review

78% Honor 3C Smartphone Review

Get the Honor. The young Honor brand of the Chinese manufacturer Huawei adds a new member, which offers a great price-to-performance ratio. A 5-inch HD display, quad-core SoC and dual-SIM functionality – all for 140 Euros (~$149).
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.0" | 140 g
Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML Intel powered Android smartphone

Intel-powered Asus Zenfone 2 hits Taiwan

This family of 4G LTE-enabled Android handsets powered by Intel processors starts at $160 USD in Taiwan and will reach the United States market i...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android smartphone with curved display

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receive record pre-orders

Carriers ordered no less than 20 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units during the first week since launch, a new record for Samsung.
OnePlus One Smartphone Review

87% OnePlus One Smartphone Review

Globetrotter. OnePlus offers a great smartphone with a fantastic performance-price ratio in its firstling. A fast SoC, a high-resolution screen, plenty of storage, and high-speed LTE speak for themselves. However, the manufacturer did not manage to fulfill all the expectations that the technical specifications promise.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.5" | 164 g
HTC One E9 and M9 Plus leaked pics surface online

HTC One E9 and M9 Plus leaked pics surface online

Leaked pictures of the upcoming HTC One E9 and One M9 Plus have recently surfaced online. The One E9 is expected to be be a plastic, cheaper vers...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

March 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list o...
MediaTek joins Samsung's list of suppliers

Samsung teams up with MediaTek

While the deal is not concluded yet, recent reports claim Samsung may soon use multiple MediaTek chips for their devices, including both Android-...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android smartphone coming to Verizon April 1

Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pre-orders open April 1

While there is no official launch date yet, Verizon announced they will take pre-orders for the new Samsung handsets starting April 1.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 facing display issues

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge reportedly facing display issues

Recent reports claim the handsets face touch sensitivity issues near the screen edges, more prominent on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

March 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commen...
Apple could be working on a waterproof iPhone

Apple could be working on a waterproof iPhone

Apple has filed a patent with the United States Patent Office for a new technology that could lead to a waterproof iPhone.
LG wins nine MWC 2015 awards

MWC 2015 | LG G3 named Best Smartphone of the Year

Next to the LG G3, the LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch Urbane LTE won no less than nine awards at MWC from various media outlets.
Honor Holly Smartphone Review

79% Honor Holly Smartphone Review

Price-cutting HD. New smartphones for below 150 Euros (~$163) are no longer inevitably found in scrap corners. Honor presents a 5-inch handset with an HD IPS screen that would also fit well in the mid-range. The fact that it is only powered by an entry-level SoC with little RAM barely had an impact in routine use.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5" | 157 g
Sony Xperia M4 Aqua waterproof Android smartphone

MWC 2015 | Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hits Amazon

This waterproof has just been unveiled in Barcelona and Amazon already has it listed, although as "not available yet" for now.
Alternative Mobile Operating Systems in Comparison

Alternative Mobile Operating Systems in Comparison

We are different. With the recent NSA surveillance affair, many users are concerned about their data on smartphones and tablets. One possible solution: Operating systems from independent developers. We looked at some of these systems (Jolla Sailfish, Ubuntu Touch, Cyanogen Mod and Firefox OS) and tell you who can benefit from a change.
Acer Liquid Leap+ smart wearable for iOS, Android, and Windows smartphones

MWC 2015 | Acer unveils Liquid Leap+ smart wearable

This innovative wearable has a minimalistic, button-free design, but is fully compatible with any Android, Windows, or iOS smartphone.
Verizon HTC One M8 Android smartphone gets Lollipop update

Verizon HTC One M8 finally gets Lollipop update

Owners of this flagship on Verizon can finally get HTC's Sense 6 UI and the Material Design enhancements of Android 5.0, as well as Band 4 LTE ro...
YotaPhone 2 dual-screen Android smartphone

YotaPhone 2 to hit the US via Indiegogo for just $600

The dual-screen handset will reach the US this spring as previously rumored, but through a crowdfunding campaign.
SanDisk's new iNAND 7132 hopes to compete with Samsung's recently introduced UFS 2.0

MWC 2015 | SanDisk introduces iNAND 7132 eMMC storage and several storage accessories

The new storage solution employs an SLC accelerator layer in addition to the main TLC layer and promises performance that is sufficient for any e...
New BlackBerry curved handset with slide-out keyboard and BlackBerry 10 OS

MWC 2015 | Curved display BlackBerry smartphone coming later this year

The handset shown in Barcelona today is the first one to run BlackBerry 10 OS and to pack a slide-out keyboard, as well as a curved touchscreen.
BlackBerry Leap: 5-inch HD smartphone priced at $275

MWC 2015 | BlackBerry Leap: 5-inch HD smartphone priced at $275

Today BlackBerry officially announced the Leap, a 5-inch smartphone with dual-core processor. As with all BB 10 OS devices, the Leap can also run...
Silent Circle unveils the ultra-secure BlackPhone 2 smartphone

MWC 2015 | Silent Circle unveils the ultra-secure BlackPhone 2 smartphone

Over at MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Silent Circle announced two new devices, the Blackphone 2 handset, and the Blackphone Plus tablet. The main featur...
MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

MWC 2015 | MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

The Taiwanese fabless chipmaker presents two new 64-bit processors for mobile devices and a new standard that will simplify resource sharing betw...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 are expected to push up the company's sales

Samsung has big hopes for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The two new handsets will hit the market next month and Samsung hopes they will perform much better than the Galaxy S5 and even the company's bes...
Acer Liquid M220 Windows smartphone with 4-inch display and dual core processor

MWC 2015 | Acer reveals Liquid M220 Windows smartphone

This 4-inch Windows smartphone is Windows 10-ready, has low specs, but promises to run better than Android smartphones with similar hardware, and...
Microsoft Lumia 640 budget Windows smartphone

MWC 2015 | Microsoft intros Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

These two new Windows Phone handsets are both upgradeable to Windows 10, come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, and target the...
Acer Liquid Jade Z Android smartphone with 4G LTE connectivity

MWC 2015 | Acer unveils Liquid Jade Z LTE smartphone

This new 5-inch handset packs a Corning Gorilla Glass 3-protected IPS Zero Air Gap display, 13 MP main camera, a 64-bit MediaTek processor, and l...
Honor 6 Smartphone Review

84% Honor 6 Smartphone Review

Honor and valor. Huawei's trendy subsidiary likely launches its presently most expensive model on the market dubbed Honor 6: A 5-inch smartphone for around 300 Euros. Read in this report whether the Chinese manufacturer will rock the mid-range with it.
HiSilicon Kirin 920 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.0" | 130 g
HTC One M9 is similar to the M8, but is better in almost every way

MWC 2015 | HTC One M9 is officially announced

The hotly anticipated HTC flagship doesn't bring many changes from its predecessor, but the improvements are obvious.
Apart from its dual-curved-edge display and marginally higher battery capacity, the Galaxy S6 Edge is technically identical to the regular Galaxy S6

MWC 2015 | Samsung unveils Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones

The two new Exynos-powered flagships sacrifice removable battery and expandable memory in favor of metal-and-glass design.
Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

75% Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

Windows Phone X. Microsoft's Lumia 435 is an inexpensive Windows Phone. But wait a minute; isn't the Lumia 535 already available? We check whether Microsoft's smallest Lumia smartphone makes any sense.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4" | 134 g
Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition will be presented at MWC 2015

MWC 2015 | Meizu is preparing MX4 Ubuntu Edition smartphone

Unlike most previous Ubuntu smartphones, Meizu's MX4 Ubuntu Edition is packed with flagship-tier hardware.
Second-gen Motorola Moto E Android smartphone now available starting at $119.99 USD

The new Moto E rolls out

The second generation drops the dual SIM capability, but brings 4G LTE connectivity, a larger screen, a faster processor, as well as more interna...
First VAIO smartphone rumored to be announced on March 12

First VAIO smartphone rumored to be announced on March 12

The new owner of VAIO, the Japan Industrial Partners investment fund, is allegedly gearing up to officially announce the first VAIO smartphone in...
Samsung 128 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory chips

Samsung intros 128 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory for smartphones

The industry’s first 128 GB ultra-fast UFS 2.0 embedded memory for next-gen high-end smartphones has just entered mass production.
iOcean M6752 Smartphone Review

81% iOcean M6752 Smartphone Review

Big and powerful. iOcean proves that you don't have to spend $500 on a high-end smartphone. The M6752 carries a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 3 GB RAM, 4G compatibility, and a sandstone back cover to boot. For about $200, this is an inexpensive media powerhouse.
Mediatek MT6752 | ARM Mali-T760 MP2 | 5.5" | 158 g
Sony Xperia E4g: LTE smartphone priced at 120 Euro

Sony Xperia E4g: LTE smartphone priced at 120 Euro

Sony announced today a new entry-level smartphone called the Xperia E4g. The LTE smartphone will be released in April at prices starting at 120 E...
Updated Microsoft Lumia 635 to come with 1GB of RAM

Updated Microsoft Lumia 635 to come with 1GB of RAM

Microsoft is apparently working on an updated version of the Lumia 635 that comes with 1 GB RAM. The updated handset is said to be unveiled next ...
Samsung Galaxy S6 with curved display confirmed by T-Mobile teaser

Samsung Galaxy S6 with curved display confirmed by T-Mobile teaser

T-Mobile USA recently published a photo teaser of the upcoming Galaxy S6. The photo confirms that the smartphone will feature a curved display an...
LG Joy, Leon, Spirit and Magna officially announced

LG Joy, Leon, Spirit and Magna officially announced

LG has officially announced four new mid-range Android smartphones called the LG Joy, Magna, Leon, and Spirit.
New Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser is all about metal

New Samsung Galaxy S6 teaser is all about metal

A new Samsung Galaxy S6 video teaser from the South Korean manufacturer emphasizes the metal build of the upcoming flagship. The Galaxy S6 will b...
Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

84% Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

Great for selfies. Microsoft's Lumia 735 is a good middle-class smartphone with decent cameras on both sides and a comprehensive set of features. The bold colors, which are common for the Lumia-series, make quite a statement as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.7" | 134 g
Qualcomm adds Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 to its ARM SoC portfolio

Qualcomm announces four new Snapdragon SoCs

The new Snapdragon 415, 425, 618 and 620 transform once-premium features such as 64-bit support, LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac into baseline standards.
Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

86% Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 110 g
HTC teases the One M9 for March 1st announcement

HTC teases the One M9 for March 1st announcement

HTC confirmed today that the One M9 will be officially introduced on March 1st at the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. The smartphone is ...
Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

87% Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

Who knew? Samsung stuck to polycarbonate, removable batteries and a slightly fancy design for years... and then it launches the Galaxy A lineup and takes a U-turn. We will see whether there are more surprises by examining the 5-inch Galaxy A5 model.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 123 g
LG G4 allegedly scheduled for April announcement

LG G4 allegedly scheduled for April announcement

A new rumor claims that the official unveiling of the LG G4 is planned for the month of April. On the first day of March, two major Android flags...
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

Lateral thinking. Are there still any real innovations in smartphones? Samsung surprises the consumer with the Samsung Galaxy Edge and its curved screen that arches around the casing's front. In this report, we will find out whether this really has any impact on how the phone is used.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.6" | 174 g
A rendered image of the Galaxy S6's possible design (Photo: Gottabe Mobile)

Samsung Galaxy S6 might get a new TouchWiz version, end-March release rumored

Samsung's proprietary launcher is expected to be considerably revamped for the company's new flagship smartphone whose release date was deduced u...
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)