Droid Worldwide Weekly 06/14/13 – 4G for Australia, Huawei Ascend Mate in India and Galaxy Ace 3 Headed to Europe!


ZTE NEX402 Gets Approved in China; Could be Nubia Z5 Mini

Rumors concerning a Nubia Z5 Mini have been circling for some time, and now it looks like the device is closer to release than we thought. A device with the model number of NX402 has recently been approved in China, which is a model number associated with the Nubia line. Apparently, the device is said to be featuring a 4.7-inch display with a 1280 x 720 resolution as well as a 1.5GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM. It's thought that the processor is likely to be the S4 Pro and that the device is running Android 4.2.2.


Samsung Announce Galaxy Ace 3


The Galaxy Ace 3 has been officially announced by Samsung and is said to be hitting shelves later this summer. Many of you reading this in Europe will note that the Galaxy Ace has long been a popular brand from Samsung and they'll be hoping that the Galaxy Ace 3 is no different. To read more about the device, including the specs, read our post here.


Huawei Launch MediaPad 7 Vogue With Voice Calling in Taiwan


Huawei have been making tablets to go along with their smartphone for a long time and now they're launching the MediaPad 7 Vogue in Taiwan for TW 8,990. The device is a 7-inch Android tablet with a display resolution of 1024 x 600 and it's powered by a 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. The device even has a 3MP rear-facing camera as well! Huawei's emotion UI is atop Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and this will double as a phone as well thanks to the ability to make voice calls.


Lemon Launch the A4 With 1080p Display and Quad-Core CPU


Our Indian readers have something very special to get excited about, as Lemon is back with another quality Android device that packs in some amazing specs. Like a 1080p display and a quad-core CPU. The A4 is going on sale for just RS 17,999, take a look at the specs below:

  • 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) HD IPS display
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • Dual SIM (WCDMA+GSM) with one Micro SIM
  • 13.1MP rear camera with LED Flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 8.5mm thick and weighs 136.7 grams
  • 3G (HSPA+42.2 Mbps; HSUPA: 11.5 Mbps), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS / aGPS
  • 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 64GB with micro SD
  • 1850 mAh battery

Intex to Launch As Many As 20 Android Phones in the Coming Months


You might know Intex for their Aqua smartphones that recently got released. Well, there's rumor that the company has as many as 20 smartphones to release in the coming months, all under their Aqua branding. The question is how many of them will be hits? We'll be hearing more about Intex and now that they've got Bollywood actor Farhan Akhtar as brand ambassador for its mobility division we're hoping something good comes from them soon.


Huawei Ascend P6 Specs Leak Out Ahead of Launch


The Huawei Ascend P6 is an upcoming device for the Chinese market from them, and it's said to be a fairly high-end device. Leaked specs have pretty much confirmed that as well, with the device packing a 4.7-inch 720p display and a quad-core CPU all inside of a tiny frame, this is another premium device from Huawei. Head here to read more.


Vodafone Flick Switch on 4G Network With 100mbps Speeds to Be Enjoyed

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It might have taken some time but, Vodafone Australia have recently just flicked the switch on their 4G network. For users with either an iPhone 5 or an HTC One, there are speeds of up to 100mbps to be enjoyed. Of course, this is without any network traffic, other users will have to wait until July to sign up to the network and even then, you'll most likely have to buy a new device. Thanks to 20mhz continuous spectrum in the 1800mhz band Vodafone can deliver faster speeds than the competition. Here's the statement from Bill Morrow, CEO of Vodafone Australia:


"Vodafone customers in 4G areas with compatible devices will have access to speeds that are among the fastest not only in the country, but in many parts of the world"

Huawei's Ascend Mate Gets Priced for Indian Market

huawei ascend mateHuawei's largest smartphone, the Ascend Mate has now been priced for the Indian market at RS 28,900 and for those in India looking for a large device, well there's only one device larger than this and the Galaxy Mega 6.3 isn't quite as good a phone as this is. If you need a little refreshing as to what the Ascend Mate comes with besides just a massive display, then take a look at the specs below:

  • 6.1-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla glass protection
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 processor
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 8MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • 1MP HD front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • 2GB RAM, 8GB of internal memory, expandable memory card slot
  • 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, dualband WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS
  • 4050 mAh battery

Karbonn TA-FONE A34 HD Tablet with Voice Calling now on Sale in India


If you're thinking about getting a tablet that can do everything – including handle phone calls – then now seems a good time to be buying in India. The Karbonn TA-FONE A34 is yet another 7-inch tablet that can double as a smartphone as well. Price wise, this isn't going to break the bank, coming in at just RS 7,290. Take a look at the specs below:

  • 7-inch (1024 x 600 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 1 GHz cortex A9 processor
  • 2MP rear camrea
  • 0.3 MP (VGA) front-facing camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 512 MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32 GB
  • 2G EDGE (via SIM card slots), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth
  • 3000 mAh battery

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9 Get Price for India



Recently, Amazon made a push to make the Kindle Fire line of tablets available pretty much worldwide and now, the devices have price tags for India. The Kindle Fire HD 7 and the 8.9 will both be priced at Rs. 15999 and Rs. 21999 for the 16GB versions and Rs. 18,999 and Rs. 25,999 for the 32GB versions. If you're unfamiliar with the Kindle Fire range of tablets, they're essentially Amazon's answer to the Nexus 7. Both devices come with HD displays and dual-core CPUs that are said to outperform the Tegra 3, although these aren't true Android tablets – these are Amazon devices and as such there is no Play Store, no GMail, no Google Music.

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