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ZTE Announces Flagship Quality Axon Phone... $450 in the U.S.
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015

ZTE has unveiled a new high end smartphone called the Axon Phone, a well spec'd handset that will come with a very fetching price tag. As one of the few Chinese companies to consistently roll out products in the United States, consumers in the U.S. may be pleased to know that the Axon Phone will land in the country post launch.

HTC Confirms Android M for 2014 One M8
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015

HTC is always among the first to detail its plans for new Android builds and the day Google announced Android M at I/O the company said its One M9 and One M9+ flagships would be getting the software within three months of its release. Now the struggling Taiwanese giant has also confirmed that the 2014 flagship, the One M8, will also be getting Android M.

Oppo Debuts Strong Mirror 5 Smartphone
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015

Oppo has launched a new smartphone today, the Mirror 5, a lower spec'd budget device that actually arrives as something of a design triumph. The Chinese company is the latest manufacturer to offer an affordable device with a solid aesthetic appeal, although the Mirror 5 brings something different to the party.

Huawei Nexus to Boast Snapdragon 820 and Fingerprint Scanner
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 15, 2015

It is pretty clear by now that Chinese company Huawei is building Google's next flagship Nexus device, taking over from Motorola's Nexus 6. Recently Evan Blass (famed @evleaks tipster) has been back in action and his latest info suggests that the Huawei made Nexus will be a beast of a smartphone and will bring some first to Google's range.

Motorola Bringing Moto Maker to 2015 Moto G?
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 14, 2015

Motorola's original Moto G was such a triumphant blend of affordability and specs when it came to the company making a sequel (the 2014 Moto G) there was no need to change much. In fact, aside from a slightly slicker design and some minor spec changes, there is little to separate the first and second generation Moto G's. For the third edition (2015) Motorola may have to do a little more as there are now plenty of budget rivals out there.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to Launch August 12
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 14, 2015

There have been plenty of rumors suggesting Samsung will be launching its Galaxy Note 5 during August, earlier than what it normally does. Some noise from the Korean company denied that was the case, but there is no smoke without fire and it is getting more apparent that Samsung will launch its phablet flagship next month, with 12th August the mooted launch date.

Xiaomi could Launch Mi 5 Flagship this Month
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 14, 2015

We have been waiting expectedly for Xiaomi's next flagship, the Mi 5, and it seems as though the wait is almost over. A new report suggests the Mi 5 will make its debut within the next three weeks and could even be announced at a special event on July 16th. That is contrary to previous reports that said Xiaomi was having one specific problem.

Huawei Launches MediaPad M2
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 14, 2015

Huawei has officially raised the curtain on its tablet version of the P8 flagship, the MediaPad M2, a slate that is an interesting blend of premium looks and high end specs. The M2 is certainly a major upgrade over its predecessor, as Huawei said it would be when the Chinese company first revealed the device last month.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Official
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 14, 2015

Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy A8, a new device in it's a series that will sit alongside the Galaxy S3, A5, and A7. The new handset is high end, but will sit below the company's true flagships in the midrange A series. Following the A7, the Galaxy A8 takes its honor as the thinnest smartphone Samsung has ever made, while it also comes with a metal build.

Apple to Launch New iPod Touch Tomorrow
By Luke Jones on Monday July 13, 2015

It's amazing how far personal technology has come in the last fifteen years. The iPod was so revolutionary when it arrived that it propelled Apple forward in leaps and bounds and set the ball in motion for the company to become the biggest tech brand ever. Now the iPod feels antiquated, which is astounding because it is one of the all-time classic products. The iPod Touch followed the now defunct Classic before it too was let go and discontinued. However, Apple could be about to bring back the iPod touch it seems.