HTC has announced two new smartphones in the Desire series called as Desire 12 and Desire 12+. These handsets will be coming in Black, Silver, Gold and Purple color variants and are priced at 200 Euros (Approx $246) and 250 Euros (Approx $307) respectively. Nothing is mentioned about the global rollout yet but will start going for sale in Europe from April. Both the handsets come with a glossy back and also features a liquid-surface design.
HTC Desire 12 Plus
HTC Desire 12+
The HTC Desire 12+ comes with 6-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 18:9 display with 2.5D curved glass on top. To power the device there is a Snapdragon 450 14nm SoC processor with eight cores and 1.8GHz clocking speed, coupled with 3GB RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. The onboard storage on the device is limited to 32GB which can be extended further up to a maximum of 2TB via microSD card slot.
The device will come out of the box with Android 8.0 Oreo with HTC Sense UI on top. On the rear, there is a 13MP camera with LED flash and is accompanied by a 2MP camera. There is also an 8MP selfie camera with LED flash and BSI sensor. The device supports 4G LTE connectivity and has a fingerprint sensor on the rear and also 2965 mAh battery to power the handset.
HTC Desire 12
The HTC Desire 12 comes with a smaller 5.5-inch HD+ (1440 x 720 pixels) 18:9 display with 2.5D curved glass on top and under the hood there is a 1.5GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6739 64-bit processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU and 2GB of RAM. 16GB of internal storage that is extended up to 2TB (3GB RAM with 32GB internal). The Desire 12 features Android 7.0 Nougat and has a 2730mAh battery on the rear.
There is a 13MP camera on the rear with LED flash and has a 5MP selfie camera. The connectivity option includes 4G LTE and it lacks fingerprint sensor. Are you planning to get any of these devices? Comment in the section below if you have any queries on the same and stay tuned to Android Advices for more updates.
Sony Xperia L2 and Xperia XA2 along with XA2 Ultra starts receiving new updates while the latter comes with the built number to 50.1.A.4.102. This update will bring Android security and bug fixes for the month January. The Xperia L2 has an update with the built number 49.0.A.3.72 from 49.0.A.2.62. Although the update is minor one we are still laking the information on what change logs the update will be bringing.
Coming to the specifications of these handsets, the Xperia L2 comes with 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on top. To power this device there is a MediaTek MT6737T quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz clocking speed, coupled with 3GB of RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. There is a 13MP AF camera on the rear with LED flash and is supported with an 8MP camera on the front for selfies. There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear and also has a 3300 mAh non-removable battery.
The Xperia XA2 comes with a 5.2-inch IPS display while the XA2 Ultra comes with a bigger 6.0-inch display. Both the handsets are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 SoC with eight cores and clocking speed of 2.2 GHz. There is 3GB of RAM memory and 32GB of internal storage. Both have a primary 23MP camera on the rear and the XA2 has an 8MP camera on the front while the XA2 Ultra has 16+8 MP camera setup on the front. There is a 3300 mAh battery on the XA2 while the bigger version has a 3500mAh battery.
Do you own any of these devices from Sony? Did you receive the update? Do make sure battery on the device is more than 60 percent before installing the update. Comment in the section below if you have more queries on the same and stay tuned to Android Advices for more updates.
The LG Zone 4 is a new budget-friendly device which will be available via Verizon network. This handset was initially spotted on FCC and will be the successor to the LG Optimus Zone 3. LG has removed the Optimus name tag from the phone and this device will be available for $115 on prepaid. The news about this handset came a few months back in December but it took almost 3 months for it to come into existence.
The LG Zone 4 will come with a moderate 5.0-inch HD touchscreen display with Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system, which is a bit disappointing even after considering it as a budget-friendly handset. The South Korean smartphone maker should have considered pushing Android Oreo on this device. Well, there is a 2,500mAh battery on the rear to power this handset which will be offering up to 16 days of standby time and up to 30 hours of usage time.
LG Zone 4
Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz quad-core SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM. The onboard memory is limited to 16GB and can be extended further up to 2TB with microSD card slot. On the rear, the LG Zone 4 will be equipped with 8MP camera sensor which will be accompanied by a 5MP camera on the front for selfies and video calling. It also comes with many connectivity options like Wi-F, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, 4G LTE and few more.
Verizon states that this entry-level handset will come with HD Voice and Advance calling features apart from LTE support. Are you planning to get this device? Would you like to use this handset as your secondary smartphone? As of now, the handset is available in the US only, nothing is mentioned about the global roll out yet. Stay tuned to Android Advices and comment in the section below if you have more queries on the same.
Oppo has announced its flagship device called as R15 in China. The device will come in two different variants while the second one is called Dream Mirror Edition. The Oppo R15 is priced at 2999 Yuan (approx $473) and will be available in Hot Red, Snow White, and Star Purple color variants. The Dream Mirror Edition in Dream Red color is priced at 3299 Yuan (approx $520) and the Ceramic Edition costs little higher at 3499 Yuan (approx $552).The device will go on sale in China starting 1st April and is now available for pre-orders now.
OPPO R15 announced
The Oppo R15 comes with a 6.28-inch FHD+ 19:9 aspect ratio OLED display. Under the hood, there is a MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor on the R25 while the Dream Mirror Edition has a Snapdragon 660 processor. Both these variants come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal memory which is expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. Out of the box, these devices will come with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with ColorOS 5.0 on top.
On the rear, there is a 16MP camera sensor with LED flash with Sony IMX519 sensor and is accompanied by a secondary 5MP camera with f/2.2 aperture. Oppo has provided a 20MP camera on the front for selfies and has f/2.0 aperture size. To enhance the security levels there is a fingerprint sensor on the rear. The connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2,USB Type-C, GPS and A-GPS.
There is a 3450mAh battery to power the Oppo R15 while the Dream mirror edition is powered by a 3400mAh battery. Both these handsets come with VOOC Flash charging technology that can offer 2 hours of talk time with 5 minutes of charge. Oppo is also planning to build AR developer platform with SenseTime. Are you planning to get this Flagship device from Oppo? Comment in the section below and stay tuned to Android Advices for more.
The South Korean Giant has launched both its flagship devices, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ and will be available for purchase via AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon networks from Best Buy and also other stores. Many of you might have already pre-ordered these devices on 2nd of March but who have missed that opportunity can do it now. With all the new offers and price slashes lets see how these devices set you back.
Samsung Galaxy S9 ana S9+ pricing
With AT&T, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ will be priced at $790.20 or $26.34 per month for 30 months and $915
or $30.50 every month for 30 months respectively.
The Galaxy S9 is priced at $792 or $33 per month for 24 months while its bigger sibling is priced at $912 or $38 per month for 24 months. Moreover, Galaxy Forever program is also included with this purchase and the user can get up to $350 off with an eligible trade-in.
T-Mobile is offering the Galaxy S9 for $719.99 or $30 per month, while the S9+ is $839.99 or $30 per month with $120 down payment. The trade-in offer of $350 is also applicable here and iPhone 6s and up or Galaxy S7 and up are eligible.
$799.99 or $33.33 per month for 24 months is charged on Verizon for the Galaxy S9 while the S9+ is $929.99 or $38.74 per month for 24 months. Up to $350 off is also applicable when you trade in your current device.
The Unlocked versions of these handsets are priced at $719.99 or $30 per month for 24 months and $839.99 or $35 per month for 24 months respectively for Galaxy S9 and S9+. There is also up to $350 off on trading your current device. Best Buy is offering additional $100 off to up to $350 off on trading which your current device.
Are you going to get any of these flagship devices? The device is going to be launched in various countries but nothing is mentioned about the date and the pricing of these handsets yet.