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Worldwide Android News 26/02/16 – LG, PayPal, Xolo And More

February 25, 2016 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Telstra To Sell LG’s Newest Flagship, The LG G5

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LG G5 has been announced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this year, and has managed to intrigue a lot of people. The LG G5 is a modular handset, sort of, and it comes with a really compelling specs. A number of carriers have already confirmed that the LG G5 will be coming, and Telstra is now one of them. As you probably already know, Telstra is an Australia-based carrier, and even though they still haven’t given any specific dates or prices, know that the phone is coming.


Freetel Rei Is A New Mid-Range Handset Coming From Japan

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The Japan-based company, Freetel, has announced their Rei smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. This handset sports a 5.2-inch fullHD (1920 x 1080) display, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel rear-facing shooter. The phone is fueled by an octa-core SoC clocked at 2.0GHz, it also packs 32GB of internals storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card). The phone will be available in Black, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold color options, and will be available starting Q2 2016.


PayPal’s Android App Will Offer Tap & Pay Through NFC In Australia

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PayPal is a very well-known service, and I believe that plenty of you use it already. Well, PayPal’s CEO has announced that the Tap & Pay feature is coming to their Android app for Australian users later this year. The company’s CEO did not give out any specific dates or anything of the sort, but he has definitely confirmed that the option si coming. If we get any additional information, we’ll make sure to let you know.


Intex Aqua Fish Will Ship With Sailfish OS Pre-Installed, Coming In April

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Intex has unveiled their Aqua Fish handset at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. This smartphone features a 5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device is fueled by the quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz, and a 2,500mAh battery is also a part of this package. The 8-megapixel rear-facing snapper is also available here, and this is a dual-SIM handset. The phone will be available in Orange and Black colors, and will be priced at around Rs. 7,000 ($102).


Xolo Era X Has Been Announced, Costs Only Rs. 5,777 ($84)

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The Era X is Xolo’s newest smartphone. This device sports a rather sleek look, and three capacitive buttons below the display. The device features a 5-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable native storage. The 8-megapixel snapper is placed on the back of this phone, and Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here. The phone is fueled by Spreadtrum’s SC9830A quad-core SoC, and comes in Black color option only. The phone is priced at Rs. 5,777 ($84), and is already available from Amazon India.


BLU Life Mark Is Now Official In India, Costs Rs. 8,999 ($131)

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The Life Mark is BLU’s newest entry-level handset. This device sports on-screen buttons, and a fingerprint scanner on its back. The 5-inch 720p display is also a part of this package, and the device ships with 2GB of RAM, and a 2,300mAh battery on the inside. The 13-megapixel snapper can be found on the back of this device, and Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed. MediaTek’s MT6735 64-bit quad-core SoC fuels this phone, and the device is priced at Rs. 8,999 ($131), and already available from Amazon India.