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Dec 2, 2013

Meizu MX4G Will Sport a 5.5-Inch, 2560 x 1536-Pixel Screen

Chinese mobile phone maker Meizu is getting ready to enter the high-resolution smartphone battle, and it has already confirmed plans to launch a device that will feature a 2k+ resolution.

To be more precise, the handset is expected to arrive on shelves under the name of MX4G and will pack a 5.5-inch, 2560 x 1536-pixel screen. This means a 542 PPI pixel density on a 15:9 aspect ratio display. Meizu’s J. Wong, former CEO, has already confirmed plans for this device, though no other details on what it will include in terms of hardware specs have been provided as of now.

However, as UnwiredView reports, the upcoming mobile phone will prove a worthy competitor for the Vivo XPlay 3S, which is expected to become available shortly with a 2K (2560 x 1440 pixels) touchscreen. More on this should emerge soon, so stay tuned for more on the matter.

Meizu MX4G confirmed with 2560 x 1536-pixel screen
Image credits to UnwiredView

Oppo Plans R1 Smartphone for Mid-December

Soon, Chinese phone maker Oppo might bring to the market a new smartphone running under Google’s Android operating system, namely the Oppo R1.

The smartphone has been spotted only under the name of Oppo R829T, featuring an all-glass back plate, and has been said before to arrive on shelves as the Oppo Find 7. Apparently, this won’t be the case, but Oppo might offer it for purchase sometime in mid-December as Oppo R1, aimed at the mid-level smartphone market. Allegedly leaked photos with the mobile phone are also available online for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of mtksj, showing a pretty appealing outer design. The yet unannounced mobile phone will also be able to provide users with high performance capabilities, a recent article on GizChina reads.

The phone should land on shelves with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor packed inside, complemented by 1GB of RAM. It is also said to feature a 5-inch touchscreen display on the front, capable of delivering a qHD resolution. At the same time, the forthcoming mobile phone is expected to become available for purchase with an 8-megapixel camera on the back, most probably capable of full HD video recording, complemented by a 5MP front camera for video calling. Apparently, Oppo is planning on packing a 2400mAh battery inside the Oppo R1, though it will manage to keep its body at only 7mm thin.

Rumor has it that Oppo is also aiming at making the new smartphone available for purchase via China Mobile, with support for the wireless carrier’s TD-SCDMA network. However, with the Oppo N1 already confirmed to be released internationally next week, other devices from the Chinese mobile phone maker might follow suit. Unfortunately, nothing has been officially confirmed on Oppo R1 for the time being, and we’ll have to wait for the company’s announcement on it to learn more on what it will have to offer. Stay tuned for the news.

Oppo R1 expected in mid-December
Images credits to MTKSJ

16GB Moto G Arrives in the UK Tomorrow at Clove

Starting tomorrow, users in the UK interested in the new Moto G smartphone from Motorola will be able to take advantage of the features and capabilities of the 16GB flavor of the device, online retailer Clove UK has announced.

Users will be able to grab the smartphone from this page on the retailer’s website where it is listed with a price tag of £174 ($285/€210) attached to it, VAT included. Moto G was made official a few weeks ago as the cheaper variant of the Moto X, featuring a 4.5-inch 720p touchscreen display and being powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor.

The smartphone also packs 1GB of RAM, 8GB/16GB of internal memory, a 5-megapixel camera on the back, and a 1.3MP front camera for video calling. The smartphone runs under Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (an upgrade to 4.4 KitKat will arrive in January).

Moto G with 16GB of memory arrives at Clove UK tomorrow
Image credits to Clove UK

Sailfish OS Coming Soon to Android Device

Jolla, the Finnish company that has just released the first smartphone powered by Sailfish OS, has just confirmed it will provide Android users with the option to install the mobile platform on their devices.

The Next Web reports Jolla CEO Tomi Pienimäki told Finnish website Talouselämä that his company is both a device and OS business and that Sailfish OS is fairly easy to install on Android devices. Jolla’s move is part of a larger plan to bring more attention to Sailfish mobile platform, which is a smart move rather than restricting it to a certain device.

No word on when exactly Jolla will make its Sailfish OS available for installation to Android devices, but given Pienimäki statement that the platform is easy to be integrated into smartphones and tablets powered by Google’s operating system, it shouldn’t take too long.

Jolla's smartphone
Image credits to Jolla

Colorful CW5200, 6-in-1 Router, Has Wi-Fi, 3G and Other Assets

We'd name this new product from Colorful a “hybrid,” but that implies a merger of two things, traits or objects. And though it is used even to describe things with traits from more than two other base forms, the new router from Colorful has six different roles, so it is more than just a hybrid.

Well, perhaps we should be accurate and say that the CW5200 has six potential roles, since not all of them are likely to be played at once. Well, they could be, but they depend on situation, need and one's surroundings, so it's unlikely. Still, the versatility will be appreciated by those who love all-in-one solutions. The Colorful CW5200 is a 6-in-1 wireless router, combining the benefits of a LAN-based Wi-Fi router, 3G Wi-Fi router connectivity (connected devices link via Wi-Fi while the router taps into 3G Internet for them), an AP travel router, data storage, an integrated charger. The default role is that of wireless access point, meant to make it easy for travelers to instantly tap into the Wi-Fi networks of hotels. You can also use the Wi-Fi Driver to set up shared Internet connections.

Also, there is a LAN port, so that you can plug a cable and allow all Wi-Fi-capable gadgets access to it. Then there's the USB cable which allows you to plug in flash drives, portable HDDs / SSDs, and pretty much anything else with on-board storage. Furthermore, a portable charger is included. Indeed, despite the height of just 80 mm / 3.14 inches, there's enough room in this credit-card-sized (well, credit card-tall) product for it. There's about as much energy in it as in a Samsung 5200mAh lithium battery, and the supply input and output is of 5A 1A.

Finally, the Colorful CW5200 has 32 MB DDR2 dual-channel memory, for caching, optimizing the performance of the antenna (integrated into the PCB).

Colorful CW5200
Image credits to Colorful

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