Worldwide Android News 01/07/16 – Sony, Gionee And More

LYF Earth 2 Smartphone Lands In India, Retina Scanner In Tow

LYF is Reliance 4G’s smartphone brand, and this company has introduced the Earth 2 handset in India. This smartphone ships with both the retina scanner and the fingerprint scanner, and costs Rs. 19,999 ($296). The phone features a 5-inch fullHD display, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The LYF Earth 2 is fueled by the Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor, and comes with a 13-megapixel camera on the back.

Sony Xperia X Series Pricing For Australia Announced

The Xperia X, XA and X Performance were originally introduced back in February, and the first two devices are already available in Sony Kiosks, Sony Centre and through some carriers in Australia. The Xperia X Performance will hit Australia in July, and will be available via Telstra exclusively. The pricing for the Xperia X series starts at $499, which is the price of the Xperia XA in Sony Kiosks and Sony Centre.

LeEco’s EUI 5.8 Announced, It’s Already Rolling Out

EUI is LeEco’s Android skin which you’ll find on the company’s devices. The EUI 5.8 comes with a number of new features, you’ll get the immersive VR interface, app lock, international roaming and remote assistant feature, for example. The company has also polished out the UI even more, there are a number of optimizations included in this variant of the OS, not to mention that they’ve fixed a lot of bugs . The update is already rolling out to LeEco-branded devices, though we still don’t know the specifics.

Gionee Unveils F103 Pro Handset In India, It Costs Rs. 11,990 ($178)

The Gionee F103 Pro is company’s all new handset. This smartphone sports a 5-inch 720p display, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The phone is fueled by MediaTek’s MT6735 64-bit quad-core SoC, and a 2,400mAh battery is also included here, and it is removable. The phone is priced at Rs. 11,990 ($178) in the country, and it is already available in both online and offline stores in India.

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