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Worldwide Android News 01/05/15 – ZTE Blade S6, Huawei G Play Mini And More

May 1, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

TCL P618L Gets Announced, AMOLED Display And A 5,000mAh Battery In Tow

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TCL P618L is a mid-range device which sports a huge 5,000mAh battery, which is also the main selling point of this device. The handset also features a 5-inch AMOLED display which is protected with Gorilla Glass 4 and it offers 8GB of expandable internal storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 64-bit quad-core SoC is powering on this handset and 4G LTE support is also present here. 13 and 5-megapixel cameras are available on the back and front of this device, respectively. The phone is launching on China Telecom first, no world availability on other Chinese carriers or countries at the moment.

Micromax Canvas Tab P480 Is Yet Another Mid-Range Tablet For The Indian Market

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The Canvas Tab P480 features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS display along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). This handset is powered by MediaTek’s MT8382 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and it ships with a 3,000mAh battery. This is also a dual SIM handset and it offers 3G connectivity (no 4G LTE here). The 5-megapixel camera is located on its back, and a 2-megapixel shooter is available on its front side. Android 4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed on this device, but Micromax said Android Lollipop is on the way. This tablet comes in Blue and White color options and is priced at Rs. 6,999. You’ll be able to get it across India starting with the last week of April.

Lava Unveiled Iris Alfa L handset In India; 5.5″ qHD Display and 1GB of RAM In Tow

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Iris Alfa L is yet another one in the line of Lava’s mid-range 3G handsets. This phone sports a 5.5-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of in-built storage (expandable via microSD card). This handset is powered by MediaTek’s quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and it ships with a 3,000mAh battery on the inside. The 8-megapixel shooter is located on its back (+LED flash), while there’s a 2-megapixel snapper available up front. The Iris Alfa L handset will cost Rs. 8,000 in India and Lava is also making a flip cover accessory available for this phone which will cost Rs. 300.

iBall Cobalt Oomph 4.7D Gets Launched In India Sporting A 720p Display And An 8MP Camera

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The iBall Cobalt Oomph 4.7D is a mid-range handset with a rather odd name which sports a 4.7-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of in-built storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). An unnamed quad-core processor running at 1.3GHz is powering on this device, and the phone will ship with a 1,850mAh battery. The 8-megapixel shooter is available on the back of this device, and there’s a 5-megapixel snapper located on the front side of the device. Android 4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed here with some additions from iBall. HotKnot file transfer technology is also a part of this package, the phone is 8.4mm thick and the phone also sport a metallic back cover. This device costs Rs. 7,999 and is available White Gold, Black Metallic Grey color combos.

Swipe Konnect ME Is An Extremely Affordable Mid-Ranger For The Indian Market

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The Konnect ME is a mid-ranger which costs only Rs. 3,999 and it offers rather okay specs considering the price point. The phone features a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 IPS display along with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage. The phone is powered by MediaTek’s dual-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and it offers both dual SIM and 3G HSPA+ connectivity. The 2,450mAh battery is also a part of this package, and the phone will ship out sporting 5 and 1.3-megapixel shooter on its back and front, respectively. Android 4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed here with a couple of additions from Swipe. The phone will be available in Navy Blue and Ivory White color options starting April 28th, you’ll be able to get it through Snapdeal in India.

Nexus Player Now Available In Even More Countries, Austria, Spain, Sweden And More

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Google has launched the Nexus Player alongside the Nexus 6 phablet and Nexus 9 tablet last year. This is Google’s version of smart TV basically and it has been available in various countries for months now. Well, the device is now available in a number of additional countries including: Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The device will cost around $100 dollars in each of these countries, prices might vary though.

Lenovo Had Announced Their S60 Handset In Russia For $290

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This is a mid-range device which was initially announced back in January, and it has now launched in Russia as well. The Lenovo S60 sports a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display along with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410 64-bit octa-core processor is powering on this handset, and the phone ships with a 13 and 5-megapixel camera on its back and front, respectively. Android 4.4 KitKat comes pre-installed here with Lenovo’s Vibe 2.0 UI on top of it. The 2,150mAh battery is also a part of this package, and the phone is only 7.7mm thick. The Lenovo S60 is available in various color options, though we don’t know if all of them will be available in Russia.

Huawei Announced G Play Mini Handset And Makes It Available In Italy For $254

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The Huawei G Play Mini is almost identical to the recently announced Honor 4C smartphone. This device sports the exact same specs as the Honor 4C, but it features a slightly different design. The phone features a 5-inch 720p IPS display, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage. This phone is powered by the company’s HiSilicon Kirin 620 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz. The phone offers dual SIM support but doesn’t have 4G LTE connectivity option. The 2,550mAh battery is also a part of this package, and the phone will quite probably launch outside of Italy soon as well and reach other countries in Europe, the price will probably be around $250 as well.

Google Chromecast Is Now Available In Malaysia As well, Priced At $48

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Most of you probably know what a Google Chromecast is, this little dongle has become really popular ever since Google announced it last year. This dongle connects to your TV via an HDMI port and is able to stream content directly to your big screen TV without a problem. Those of you who live in Malaysia can purchase this device for $48 from Maxis website starting today, and it will also be available in Maxis stores starting May 5.

ZTE Blade S6 Will Soon Be Available In Australia IN JB Hi-Fi Stores For $299

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ZTE has announced the mid-range Blade S6 handset in January this year. The phone has instantly become really popular thanks to its really solid spec sheet and affordable price tag. The Blade S6 sports a 5-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core SoC is powering on this device and a non-removable 2,400mAh battery is here to make sure you don’t run out of juice ahead of time. The 13-megapixel camera is located on the back of this handset (+LED flash), while the 5-megapixel shooter is available on its front side. The phone ships with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop pre-installed and will be available in Australia starting May 7th for $299.