Motorola Droid Turbo leaks out in live photos

Motorola Droid Turbo for Verizon Wireless made yet another unscheduled appearance. This time around, the soon to be revealed Android powerhouse showed up in number of live photos.

gsmarena 001 Motorola Droid Turbo leaks out in live photos

In line with past leaks, the images showcase the upcoming device in black color scheme. The photos also confirm the handset’s specs.

Speaking of specs, they include 5.2-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 21 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and huge 3,900 mAh battery. The handset will run Android 4.4.4 KitKat when it launches.

Motorola Droid Turbo will launch in less than a week, on October 28. We will be covering the event live, so be sure to tune in for the full scoop on the smartphone.

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Archos 50 Diamond with 4G LTE announced for 2015

At an event in Paris today, Archos officially announced the 50 Diamond. This is actually quite a high-end phone for the French company that usually focuses on extremely cheap devices.

The Archos 50 Diamond comes with a 5-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen, a 16 MP rear camera with LED flash, and an 8 MP front snapper. Powering things up is a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core CPU sporting four Cortex-A53 cores that can go up to 1.7 GHz and another four of those that are only clocked at 1 GHz.

gsmarena 001 Archos 50 Diamond with 4G LTE announced for 2015

2GB of RAM are in, and the built-in storage space is 16GB, yet there’s also a microSD card slot for adding capacity. The phone supports Cat.4 LTE (150Mbps theoretical peak download speed, 50Mbps up), and it has dual-SIM functionality (dual-active).

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ASUS Japan teases new Zenfones and Zenwatch

ASUS is teasing a launch of a smartphone and a smartwatch on its Japanese website. We’ll know for sure what the company has in store for Japan on October 28, but until then we can only assume what ASUS is preparing.

gsmarena 001 ASUS Japan teases new Zenfones and Zenwatch

The company unveiled the ZenWatch at IFA 2014 sporting a a 1.63″ AMOLED display with a resolution of 320 x 320px, resulting in 278ppi and a Snapdragon 400 chipset with a 1.2GHz CPU and 512MB of RAM. Based on the teaser image and what we saw on the IFA showroom floor, this might be just a local launch but we can’t help but hope for a brand new device.

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Samsung Galaxy Core Max goes official in China

Samsung launched the Galaxy Core Max in China. Sporting the model number SM-G5108Q. The dual-SIM smartphone combines mid-range specs and TouchWiz-ed Android 4.4 KitKat.

gsmarena 001 Samsung Galaxy Core Max goes official in China

Samsung Galaxy Core Max features 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, a gig of RAM, and 8GB of built-in, expandable memory. The display is a 4.8” Super AMOLED unit with qHD resolution (960 x 540 pixels).

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The main camera of the device is an 8MP unit, while the front-facing snapper is a 5MP solution. The handset is powered by a 2,200mAh battery.

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iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 arrive at T-Mobile on October 29

If you’ve been wondering just when you’ll be able to purchase an iPad Air 2 or iPad Mini 3 from T-Mobile, the mystery has been solved today. The magenta carrier itself has unveiled both the pre-order date as well as the actual release date for Apple’s new tablets.

They will be up for pre-order starting tomorrow, October 22. And they will become available one week later, on October 29.

gsmarena 001 iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 arrive at T Mobile on October 29

To get a 16GB iPad Air 2 you won’t need to pay anything upfront, but you’ll have to deal with 24 monthly installments of $ 26.24. If you want the 64GB model, you have to shell out $ 99 when you buy the tablet, with the installments remaining unchanged. The same is true for the 128GB SKU, though in that case you’re required to put down $ 199.

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Meizu MX4 gets a gold version, pre-orders start tomorrow

gsmarena 001 Meizu MX4 gets a gold version, pre orders start tomorrow

Looking to get an MX4 with a touch of extra bling? Meizu has you covered as the company has just announced a gold version of its latest flagship. The new variant was announced at a Flyme + YunOS presentation held in China today and pre-orders will start tomorrow.

You can book your unit from Taobao, Tmall and through Weibo starting from 10 AM tomorrow morning. Pricing and specifications remain unchanged over the silver version.

Unfortunately, unless you live in China, you chances of getting a gold Meizu MX4 now are pretty slim. There will be just 10,000 units available initially and they will all be distributed in the manufacturer’s homeland. We are hoping that by the time Meizu finally expands the availability of the MX4 abroad there will be more units available, though.

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Apple announces financial results for Q4 of the fiscal 2014

Apple announced its financial results for Q4 of the fiscal 2014. The Cupertino giant took home a quarterly net profit of $ 8.5 billion or $ 1.42 per diluted share from $ 42.1 billion of revenue. Its gross margin for the quarter is 38%.

gsmarena 001 Apple announces financial results for Q4 of the fiscal 2014

The above result is an improvement over the $ 7.5 billion of net profit from $ 37.5 billion of revenue for the same quarter last year. Gross margin for last year’s quarter was 37%.

Unsurprisingly iPhone sales were the main driving force behind the stellar financial performance. Apple moved 39.2 million smartphones – up from 33.8 million for the same quarter last year.

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