LG Gx2 is G Vista for Asia, a 5.7″ phablet with LTE-A, laser focus

The US-bound LG G Vista is going to Asia as the LG Gx2. It’s a 5.7″ phablet that replaces last year’s LG Gx but with less impressive specs. The screen is an IPS LCD with 720p resolution and the processor is a 1.2GHz quad-core (most likely a Cortex-A7) with 1.5GB RAM.

The phablet runs Android KitKat with LG’s latest UX, Knock Codes and support for LG Quick Circle Cases. There’s LTE-A connectivity and a 3,200mAh battery to power it all.

gsmarena 001 LG Gx2 is G Vista for Asia, a 5.7 phablet with LTE A, laser focus

The camera on the LG Gx2 is an 8MP shooter with Laser focus, which uses IR light to achieve accurate focus quickly even in poor lighting conditions. There’s also a 1.3MP front-facing camera.

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HTC Desire 510 goes official with mid-range specs and LTE

HTC announced the Desire 510 smartphone. The newcomer combines mid-range specs and LTE connectivity.

gsmarena 001 HTC Desire 510 goes official with mid range specs and LTE

HTC Desire 510 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with 1.2GHz quad-core CPU. There’s a gig of RAM and 8GB of built-in memory, which can be further expanded via microSD card slot.

The device’s display is a 4.7” FWVGA unit. Its main camera is a 5MP unit, coupled with front-facing VGA snapper. HTC Desire 510 boots Sense-d Android 4.4 KitKat.

Measures of the Desire 510 are 139.9 x 69.8 x 9.99 mm, while its weight tips the scale at 158 grams. A 2,100mAh battery powers the device.

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Amazon only managed to sell 26,000 Fire phones, study says

According to ad viewing traffic from Chitika Insights the Amazon Fire phone commands around 0.015% of ad serving in the US for the last 20 days of Chitika’s research.

Coupled with the comScore data that in the three months ending June 2014 there were between 173m and 175m phones active in the US some have estimated that the Amazon Fire phone has only ended up in the hands of around 26 thousand users.

gsmarena 002 Amazon only managed to sell 26,000 Fire phones, study says

Amazon released its Fire phone exclusively on AT&T’s network for $ 199 but there were no official numbers given since then as is usual for Amazon.

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Xiaomi Redmi 1S on sale in India on September 2

Xiaomi is finally launching the Redmi 1S in collaboration with Flipkart. The device is going to come to users on September 2 and you can register to buy the device will open today on Flipkart.

The price of INR 5,999 (around $ 99) is lower than what Xiaomi first made official (INR 6,999).

gsmarena 001 Xiaomi Redmi 1S on sale in India on September 2

The device has a 4.7″ 720p screen, Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1GB of RAM, 8MP snapper, microSD card slot and MIUI v5 on top of Android 4.3.

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LG G3 Stylus goes official with 5.5″ qHD display and 13MP camera

LG officially took the wraps off the affordable G3 Stylus ahead of IFA. The previously leaked, 3G-only smartphone will be showcased at the company’s booth in Berlin next week.

gsmarena 001 LG G3 Stylus goes official with 5.5 qHD display and 13MP camera

Despite sporting similar name and design as the company’s flagship, the G3 Stylus is far removed from the D855 in terms of specs. However, the newcomer offers a proprietary RubberdiumTM stylus pen, which comes with bundled productivity and entertainment apps.

gsmarena 002 LG G3 Stylus goes official with 5.5 qHD display and 13MP camera

The rest of the device’s specs include a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 5.5” qHD (960 x 540 pixels) display, and 13MP main camera, coupled with 1.3MP front-facing unit. There’s 8GB of built-in memory and microSD card slot. The OS out of the box is Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the company’s UX custom interface.

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Samsung sold more LTE smartphones than Apple in Q2

According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung occupies the top spot on the global market for LTE smartphones in Q2 this year. The Korean giant took the leadership position with 28.6 million devices sold on its way to 32.2% share.

gsmarena 001 Samsung sold more LTE smartphones than Apple in Q2

Samsung overtook Apple, which was the leading vendor in the previous quarter with 40.5% share from 32.7 million devices sold. The Cupertino giant recorded 31.9% market share in Q2.

LG came in a distant third in the race with 5.2% of the market in Q2. Combined, the trio of manufacturers holds close to 70% share of the market for LTE handset in the quarter.

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Top of the range Meizu MX4 gets caught in live photos

Meizu MX4 made yet another unscheduled appearance. This time around, the top of the range mode (possibly dubbed MX4 Pro) showcased its sleek body in a quick photo shoot.

gsmarena 001 Top of the range Meizu MX4 gets caught in live photos

As you can see in the image above, the top-end MX4 looks different and decidedly more premium than already capable the mid-range model we’ve seen already. The flagship MX4 also sports a fingerprint scanner, placed below the display in a rectangular button guise.

gsmarena 002 Top of the range Meizu MX4 gets caught in live photos

The images reveal that the handset totes a metal frame, not unlike that of the upcoming iPhone 6. Elements from the latter’s purported design are also visible at the unannounced Meizu flagship’s bottom.

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