Worldwide Android News 29/01/16 - Oppo, SK Telecom And More

SK Telecom Plans To Launch Super-Fast LTE Soon

SK Telecom, a South Korea-based carrier, plans to launch a super-fast LTE in time for to support the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 flagships. The upload speeds are currently limited to 25Mbps, but by implementing the UL 64QAM and MC-PUSCH technology, those speeds go as high as 100Mbps, at least in theory. We still don't know what speeds will the two aforementioned flagships support, but we'll find out really soon. SK Telecom's LTE tech is expected to arrive in the coming weeks to Seoul, other areas will get it later this year.

Zopo Announces Speed 7C, Wood Back In Tow

Zopo's Speed 7 and Speed 7 Plus handsets have been the company's most popular phones in 2015. Zopo revealed that they'll announce the Speed 8 flagship during MWC in Barcelona, but while we're waiting for that to happen, the company has introduced the Speed 7C handset which ships with a wood back. This smartphone features a 5-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The 2,500mAh battery is included here, and a 13.2-megapixel shooter is placed on the back of this phone. It is also worth mentioning that Android 5.1 Lollipop comes out of the box here.

Swipe Virtue Launched In India, Costs Only Rs. 5,999 ($88)

Swipe Virtue is the newest entry-level handset for the Indian smartphone market. This phone costs only Rs. 5,999 ($88), while its specs are not all that bad. The device ships with a 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. MediaTek's quad-core SoC running at 1.3GHz fuels this smartphone (quite probably MT6735), and a 2,500mAh battery is available on the inside. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here, and an 8-megapixel shooter is available on the back of the Swipe Virtue. The phone is already available from Snapdeal.

Oppo Teases New Camera Tech and Power For MWC 2016

Oppo has managed to sell 50 million smartphones last year, and the company will make an appearance at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The company's new teaser teases 'groundbreaking' power and 'unprecedented smartphone camera innovation' for MWC 2016. Now, this suggests Oppo might release a new device with great camera capabilities, but we're only guessing. We'll just have to wait and see what's what, the Mobile World Congress is right around the corner.

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