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Droid Worldwide Weekly 26/04/13: HTC One, Galaxy S 4, Lenovo K900, Huawei Ascend Mate and More!!

April 26, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

Huawei A199; 5-inch 720p Smartphone

Huawei are certainly no stranger to delivering devices that are on the larger side of things and the A199 is definitely a device that fits that bill. The 5-inch smartphone comes with a 720p IPS Display, a K3V2 CPU with four cores at 1.5Ghz and 2GB of RAM. Storage is taken care of with 8GB onboard and then support for microSD cards up to 32GB. THere’s a 2,150 mAh battery, Android 4.1, an 8-MP camera and dual-SIM support. The device should be hitting China and other parts of Asia fairly soon now.

Videocon Set to Release Handful of New Devices

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Recently spotted on their official website, it looks like Videocon are gearing up to release a handful of new devices! Take a look below for their specs and model numbers:

Videocon A47

  • 4.7-inch (960 — 540 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
  • 12 MP auto focus camera with LED Flash
  • 3MP front-facing camera
  • 8.8 mm thick
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, aGPS
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB
  • 1800 mAh battery

Videocon A53 specifications

  • 5.3-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 8MP rear camera with LED flash
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 9.9mm thick
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP, aGPS
  • 768MB RAM, 4GB Internal memory,Expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • 2500 mAh battery

Videocon A51 specifications

  • 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM) with Dual Standby
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash
  • 0.3MP (VGA) front-facing camera
  • 11.3mm thick
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, aGPS
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB Internal memory,Expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • 2000 mAh battery

Lenovo K900 Goes on Sale from May 6th

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Chinese readers will be happy to note that they’ll be able to get their hands on the Intel Clover Trail+ packing K900, which is one super-fast smartphone. Not only is it a fast phone but, thanks to the quality build from Lenovo it’s a good looker as well! There’s Android 4.2 on board as well as a 1080p display. From May 6th Chinese readers will be able to buy the phone that seems good enough for even Kobe Bryant!

Zen Ultrafone 701 HD for India

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Zen are announcing another smartphone for the Indian market with the Ultrafone 701 HD which is a great-looking smartphone with some decent-specs for a very decent price tag. It’s got everything you could want, an HD Display, a quad-core CPU and more for just RS 11.999! Take a look at the specs below:

  • 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 8MP rear camera with LED Flash, BSI sensor
  • 3.2MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory with MicroSD
  • 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS
  • 2000 mAh battery

Salora Fontab Features Voice-Calling and Jelly Bean for just RS 6,899

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There seems to be growing popularity for 7-inch tablets that can also perform voice-calling, and why not? They’re the perfect all-in-one mobile device when you think about it, and when they’re priced this cheap, who wouldn’t want to give one a go? The Salora Fontab comes with all the usual staples of 7-inch tablets and some extras, here are the specs:

  • 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) capacitive 5-point multi-touch display
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 1.5 GHz cortex A9 processor
  • 2MP rear camera, 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera
  • Weighs 350 grams
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 2G (EDGE), 3G (via USB dongle), WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI out
  • 1 GB RAM, 4GB internal memory , 32GB expandable memory with microSD
  • 3500 mAh battery

Google Street View Now Available in 50 Countries

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Google’s Street View is an awesome piece of technology, and at times can be really quite helpful if you get good and lost while on your travels. The service that bolts into Google Maps has now reached 50 countries thanks to the inclusion of Lesotho (found in South Africa) and Hungary. Has Google Street View proved useful in your country?

Galaxy S IV to Cost $899 Full Price, Available April 27th

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If you thought that the Galaxy S IV was going to have to wait to go Down Under, you’d be mistaken. The latest and greatest Samsung smartphone is coming to Australia soon and it’ll be bringing a $899 price-tag with it, of course this is for those looking to buy the device at full price. The version Australia will be getting comes with the Snapdragon 600 clocked at 1.9 Ghz, regardless of how you feel about the whole Exynos vs Snapdragon gulf, it’s a fast CPU. So, are there any Aussies out there looking to grab the Galaxy S IV?

Huawei’s MASSIVE Ascend Mate Launching in Taiwan

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If you’re not familiar with the Ascend Mate then take a look at this post, and then come back. So, do you now realize how large this device is? Still interested? Well, if you’re in Taiwan then you’ll be able to pick up the giant phone for TW$15,490 off contract or on FETnet for TW$1,990 with a contract plan. Is there any chance you’d like such a large device in your pockets?!

HTC One J Leaks for Japan

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Those in Japan will soon be able to get their hands on the HTC One, if this leak is anything to go by. It’ll be called the HTC One J and should be hitting the KDDI au network as the above leaked picture suggests. This could mean that there isn’t going to be a follow-up to the Butterfly in Japan but, HTC could do anything at this point. It’s good to see the One head to as many markets as possible. We’ll have a review of the One up very soon!

Amazon’s Tablet App Now Available in More Countries

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The tablet app from Amazon is perhaps one of the better ways to shop online from the sofa and now it’s hitting more countries and is now available in Japan, China and Canada. Anata wa, Nihon no amazon de kaimono suru nodesu ka?

HTC One Announced for China With Extra Features

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The One is a great device but, in China it’s getting a little change from the rest of the world. The device will be offered up in China with microSD card support and dual-SIM support. The battery is still very much off-limits but, microSD support might be the icing on the cake for a lot of you. There’s no word on carrier deals for China but, it should be available to buy directly from HTC starting today!

Acer Announces Liquid E2 for Europe 

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First off, this is the first quad-core smartphone from Acer with dual-SIM support but, if you were hoping that would make for an overall better device, you’d be wrong. The Liquid E2 packs a 4.5-inch qHD (that’s just 960 x 540) a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, microSD support and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The qHD display is the real downer here but, the price tag of just €229 in Belgium, Netherlands, Ukraine, France, Spain, UK, Italy, Germany, and Russia might make up for it. Expect to see the Liquid E2 from the middle of May.

Oppo’s R809T Officially Announced, Not the World’s Thinnest Phone

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Oppo looked all set to announce the thinnest phone in the world but, that’s not going to be the case with the R809T coming in at 6.93mm, which is still incredibly thin. Narrowly missing that title, the device also comes packing a 4.7-inch HD (720p) display, a 1.2 Ghz quad-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP camera and Android 4.2 from launch. That’s an impressive spec sheet for a device that’s so thin, the device is said to be launching today there should be even more info later today.

Dual-SIM Galaxy Core Coming Soon to Russia

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Mother Russia needs dual-SIM smartphones too, right? Of course she does! Samsung are more than happy to deliver and apparently, starting mid-May Russians will be able to pay RUB 12,990 for a handset that comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 5MP rear camera with LED flash, 768MB of RAM, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 8GB of internal storage, and microSD support.

Samsung to Launch Galaxy S IV In Korea Starting Today

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Despite constraints relating to memory and of course, octa-core CPUs, Samsung is still launching the Galaxy S IV in South Korea, arguably their largest market in the world today. You’ll be able to get the Exynos 5 Octa Core version and you’ll be able to get it on 3 of the nation’s largest carriers. It’s impressive to see Samsung release a device like this in so many nations across the globe but, will their supplies hold up?