Loading recent posts...

Feb 19, 2015

Sony Xperia E2303 Mid-Range Smartphone Leaks: Octa-Core CPU, 5.2-Inch HD Display

As we're getting closer and closer to Mobile World Congress 2015 trade fair, more news about unannounced smartphones will continue to pour in.

After reports on HTC and Samsung's new flagship smartphones, it's time to take a look at other companies that won't be releasing any high-end devices but will still be present at MWC 2015 with some budget-friendly and mid-range handsets. Sony has already confirmed it won't be releasing two flagships per year, so the next top of the line smartphone from the Japanese company will arrive in the summer. Until then though, Sony does plan to launch a few mid-range smartphones, such as the Xperia E2303 and E2333, which have just been spotted in benchmarks.

As GSMArena points out these smartphones could be related in some way given their codenames and almost similar specs sheet. Speaking of which, these unannounced Xperia phones will be powered by Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system and will be equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets.

Both smartphones will be demoed at MWC 2015
However, while Xperia E2303 will be powered by Snapdragon 615 chipset that accommodates an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, while the Xperia E2333 is supposed to come with a Snapdragon 610 chipset that features a 1.5GHz quad-core processor. Both smartphones are packed with 2GB of RAM and 5.2-inch HD (720) displays, but the E2303 has 16GB of internal memory, whereas the E2333 features only 8GB of storage. The good news is both come with microSD card slot for memory expansion, so there won't be any issues regarding storage space.

Last but not least, both Xperia smartphones will be equipped with 13-megapixel rear-facing cameras and 5-megapixel secondary photo snappers in the front. Sony is expected to showcase the Xperia 2303 and 2333 in early March at MWC 2015, though it's unclear whether or not they will be announced during a dedicated event.

Sony Xperia E2303 benchmark

Sony Xperia E2333 benchmark
Images credits to GSMArena

HTC One M9 Plus Spotted with QHD Display, MediaTek MT6795 and 4K-Capable Camera Combo

HTC is one of the prominent device makers expected to take center stage at MWC 2015 in Barcelona to unveil its upcoming flagship device, the One M9.

There have been rumors circling around that the company is also looking to introduce a variation of the phone, called the One M9 Plus. It’s been uncertain whether or not the device will show up at MWC 2015, but it appears this will be the case after all.

HTC One M9 Plus specs show up
The folks at Tech Tastic have stumbled upon the device in Compubench, so we can give you the scoop on what specifications you can expect to encounter onboard this model. The One M9 Plus (OPK71) will apparently arrive with a 5.1-inch display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. This is good news for those of you who were disappointed by the fact that the One M9 will arrive equipped with a display capable of only 1920 x 1080 resolution. The One M9 Plus is expected to bundle an octa-core MediaTek MT6795 chipset on the inside (Cortex A53 clocked at 1.9GHz) fitted with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

As we saw yesterday, the MediaTek MT6795 is shaping up to be quite a beast. One of the most attractive qualities the chip brings forth is its ability to shoot super slow-motion 1080 videos at 480fps. The silicone bit should offer 2K support (which is what the One M9 Plus supports), 120MHz refresh rate and ClearMotion technology. It’s interesting how the current report claims the MT6795 will take advantage of Cortex-A53 cores. Yesterday, we speculated that, taking into account that the platform is a 64-bit affair, the chip should flaunt ARM Cortex-A57 cores.

Anyway, moving along - in the photography department, the handset will don an impressive 20MP/13MP camera combo which will be capable of shooting in 4K. Naturally, the handset will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, so you won’t need to worry about updates for now. We’re just a few days away from MWC 2015, so stay tuned to see if all this turns out to be the real deal.

HTC One M9 Plus shows up in benchmarks
Image credits to TechTastic

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More

Design by Free WordPress Themes | Bloggerized by Lasantha - Premium Blogger Themes | coupon codes