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Will The iPhone 5 Look Like This?

Posted: December 28, 2011 in Apple, Iphone
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We have seen quite a few different design concepts for the iPhone 5, the latest one comes from the guys over at Mac Rumors, and the design is based on a case from Chinese manufacturers which was reportedly designed on the iPhone 5 specifications.

Last month, we saw a leak of the design specification which claimed to be for the iPhone 5. Chinese case manufacturers seem to be betting on that design as they’ve alreadystarted producing cases based on that design document. We’d even requested and received some early renders based on the case designs.

Given how predictive the case designs have been in the past, we commissioned CiccareseDesign to create high quality renderings made as closely as possible to the original leaked case designs. Measurements were taken against the original case design leaks, and then imported into 3D modeling software.

The designs show manufacturers what areas need to be open or exposed for cases, but reveal little else. In the past, this has caused some misunderstandings about future features. iPad 2 cases seemed to suggest an extra port at the top of the device, but that turned out to be a space for a microphone hole. Similarly, there are a few areas on the iPhone 5 case designs that are open to interpretation. Click on the images for a larger view.

The elongated hole for the home button has suggested that the home button may itself also become more oval in shape. That is the direction our designer took as well. It’s also possible, however, that the home button will retain its round shape and Apple has simply allowed extra space for swiping across the home button in a left to right or right to left manner. These’s been some speculation that Apple could allow such a gesture for users to quickly switch between multitasking apps.


The exact screen size is another aspect that was hard to determine on the design drawings alone. Our renderings have enlarged the screen size to the space shown on the case designs. But, Apple has introduced a “swipe down” from the top of the screen notification system in iOS 5 that could benefit from some extra finger-space near the top of the screen in order to properly register. So, it may be that the screen isn’t quite as large as depicted by the cases, and simply Apple allowing for extra space for these swipes. The representation here, however, does show a 4 inch screen which preserves Apple’s current screen ratio. Rumors have suggested that Apple may be enlarging the screen size in the upcoming iPhone models.

The back of the device has tapered edges which makes it look much closer to the iPod touch. As well, there had been rumors that Apple would be abandoning the glass backing of the iPhone 4 and instead moving back to an aluminum design.

The final dimensions of the new design are calculated to be: 4.33″ x 2.36″ and .27″ thickness at the top and .21″ at the bottom In comparison, the iPhone 4 dimensions are: 4.5″ x 2.31″ x .37″. So the new design is actually shorter than the existing iPhone 4, but slightly wider and thinner.

Assuming the leaked case designs are accurate, the iPhone 5 should be close in appearance to these renderings. The iPhone 5 is expected to be released in September or October of this year.

Source: MacRumors

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Apple Testing Three iPhone 5 Prototypes?

Posted: December 12, 2011 in Apple, Iphone
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New Rumors Emerging During MWC 2011 Suggest Apple Is Testing More Than One Next-gen iPhone Version, the Slide-Out QWERTY Is Definitely Surprising!

The latest iPhone 5 rumor is that Apple is currently testing three prototype models of the iPhone 5, and the rumor comes from a Taiwan based website which has in the past published information about new Apple devices that have been true.

According to the rumor one prototype iPhone 5 is identical to the existing iPhone 4, except for a larger battery and a more powerful camera, although this doesn’t tie in with the earlier rumor that we heard about the iPhone 5 featuring a larger display.

Amidst all the MWC 2011 talk a strange rumor has emerged saying that Apple is testing not just one but three iPhone 5 prototypes. Nothing wrong with that! In fact that’s what we expect from any smartphone maker, but what’s pretty strange about this rumor is that the words QWERTY slide-out keyboard have been mentioned.

The other reported prototype which sound interesting, is an iPhone 5 with a slide out QWERTY keyboard, this is something we heard last year and didn’t materialize, and something we don’t think Apple will produce.

If Apple are looking to make more version of the iPhone 5 we suspect they will launch two separate models, a new iPhone 5 to replace the iPhone 4s and an iPhone mini to go after budget Android devices.

Well, let’s see what will Apple will update about their latest phones! Will keep you posted…

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Design

From the front and rear glass panels to the sleek steel band, everything on the outside still feels the same. As expected, the dimensions are also the same – 115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3mm. However, the iPhone 4S is a tad heavier, coming in at 140g, compared to the 137g of its predecessor.

One slight change in the design would be the placement of the buttons on the left spine. As seen in this picture comparison, the iPhone 4S’ mute button and the volume keys are raised just a little bit compared to the older model (GSM variant). It is quite a minute difference. However, protective cases that have these precise button openings for the iPhone 4 may not necessarily fit the newer version. For CDMA variants, some users have noted that their version of iPhone 4 cases will also likely fit the 4S.

Aside from this negligible difference, the design of both phones are identical. Their speaker and microphone placements, camera (front and back) locations, are pretty much one and the same – so much so that you can mistake one for the other at first glance.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Hardware Specifications

While the two devices share many similarities, there are notable differences when it comes to hardware, as you can see below.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Software iOS 5 And Siri

Apple’s new iOS5 contains a horde of new features. The good news is that iPhone 4 owners shouldn’t feel left behind. With the exception of Siri, every feature on iOS5 such as the new Notifications available; apps like Newsstand, iMessage, Reminders; and additional camera options can also be found on the iPhone 4. The difference is that the iPhone 4S is noticeably snappier and faster, thanks to its new A5 chip.

Siri is Apple’s new intelligent software voice-recognition assistant and exclusive to the iPhone 4S. While some users have shown that Siri runs just fine on an iPhone 4, connecting to Apple’s servers have proven to be a futile attempt as it only accepts commands from the UID of an iPhone 4S handset.

When Apple demoed the application, the company noted that it is still in beta and currently only supports English, (US, UK, Australian) German, and French. Those outside the US may not be able to fully utilize its function as well, but Apple is working on allowing more users to experience Siri’s full potential.

Some of the cool things Siri can do is type messages as the user dictates it then send it to the recipient, set an alarm, place a reminder, and even do some light researching for you. One user even managed to let Siri start a car, although the setup was pretty complicated.

Despite all its capabilities, it still remains to be seen whether Siri will become a game changer: it is, after all, still in beta, the video below shows Siri in action.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Camera Comparison

While most of it’s physical appearances may not have changed, Apple made sure that the iPhone 4S got souped up under the hood.
First on the list would be the camera – which went from 5 megapixels on the iPhone 4 to 8 megapixels, a move that would bring it on par with its competitors. The new 1080p video resolution is also a welcome development. Aside from increasing the photo and video resolution, the 4S uses a 5 element lens that should result in sharper images via optics.

The new iPhone’s lens also totes an aperture of f/2.4, new CMOS sensor with backside illumination, and a new Hybrid IR filter for better color rendering. All these improvements turn the iPhone 4S into a very capable digital camera replacement for the regular user. Taking shots proved to be very snappy, colors were more accurate, the dynamic range was wider, and had less noise despite the higher resolution sensor over the iPhone 4, the video below was shot on the iPhone 4S in full HD at 1080p.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Processor And Speed

With the iPhone 4S getting the A5 chip also found on the iPad 2, the operating speed and graphics display, as expected,  went up another notch. The iPhone 4 is no slouch in the speed category as well, but Apple’s latest gem just feels faster especially when using apps that require a lot of graphics. The PowerVR SGX543MP2 graphics on the iPhone 4S is quoted to be “seven times better” than the PowerVR SGX 535 on the iPhone 4.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Battery Life

The iPhone 4S has a new, slightly higher capacity battery, though the advertised battery times by Apple shows that the battery life between the two devices are almost identical. Talk time is rated at 14 hours (2G) and 8 hours (3G) on the iPhone 4S while its predecessor had the same 2G talk time and 7 hours on 3G. Stand-by time on the 4S is 200 hours both on 2G and 3G while the iPhone 4 had a better time of 300 hours on both bands.

While the iPhone 4S should have no battery problems as indicated by the spec sheet, many users are complaining of a shorter battery life. The problem seems to be a software issue and Apple has recently released the iOS 5.0.1 update to fix it. Some users have claimed that the update have somehow addressed their battery problems. But for those who still experience them, Apple has released iOS 5.1 to developers which may hopefully put an end to users’ battery woes.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Reception, Call Quality And Data Speeds

With the iPhone 4 “antennagate” issue that blew up the Internet last year, Apple seemed to have learned its lesson. They’ve now made sure that the iPhone 4S is up to par in terms of call quality and reception. The infamous death grip is no longer an issue and users can, thankfully, use their phone even without a bumper case on. In terms of data speed, the 4S’ HSDPA is rated at 14.4 Mbps: double that of the previous version. On HSUPA, the two devices are almost identical with the latest version at 5.8 Mbps and the iPhone 4 at 5.7 Mbps. It is worth noting that Apple dubs its latest offering as a world phone, which means it supports both CDMA and GSM.

iPhone 4 vs iPhone 4S Price

A quick glance at the Apple website shows the iPhone 4S is for sale at $199 for the 16GB version, $299 for the 32GB, and $399 for the 64GB. The iPhone4 at 8GB is being sold for $99. All prices come with a network contract.

Conclusion

After a rundown of the two iPhone models, it’s quite obvious the latest version packs a lot of improved features. It should also be faster in pretty much all aspects, all while being enclosed in a familiar shell. And while there is nothing really revolutionary about it for some, the iPhone 4S has enough to lure majority of consumers with its fast processor, good camera, and the availability of tons of apps.

This is quite a tough one to call if you already own an iPhone 4, although if you use your iPhone for taking a lot of photos, then the new 8 megapixel camera may be worth the upgrade.

The addition of Siri to the iPhone 4S isn’t really a deal breaker, and you can probably live without it, as it is still in beta at the moment, and more of a novelty than a useful tool.

Whether you choose the iPhone 4 or the iPhone 4S, they are both great smartphones, and you get many of the features, Siri excluded on the iPhone 4, as you do on the iPhone 4S thanks to Apple’s iOS 5.

Source: GeekyGadgets

Amplify yourself with the SHOWWX laser pico projector. The SHOWWX projects big, bright, and colorful images that are always in focus, yet it is small enough to fit in your pocket. Connect the SHOWWX to a video output-capable device to spontaneously share photos and videos, presentations and more, for a big screen experience. It is Always in focus: you never, ever have to adjust focus. Gives sharp and clear images on any surface from 6 inches or less to 200 inches or more and has a rich and vivid laser colors to amplify your photos, videos and presentations. Its sleek contours feel great in your hand and slim enough to put in your pocket. The plug-n-play compatibility enables quick and easy operation with your device and a Movie-capable battery is available which lasts 90-120 minutes on a single charge.

The SHOWWX could quite possibly be the coolest pocket projector yet. It “brings you a BIG picture from a small, quiet, and portable device. A single cable connection plugs directly into your iPod, as well as other mobile phones and devices with TV-Out or VGA functionality.” Product page. Video preview after the break.

What’s in the box:

SHOWWX™ laser pico projector

Rechargeable battery
Wall charger
Cable for iPod
Composite adapter
Storage pouch
Micro-USB cable
Wrist strap
User guide

Electronic gadgets market is giant market with countless gadgets that gained recognition and praised worldwide. Technology is advancing so rapidly, that with every passing day, we get to listen about new electronic gadgets and their upgraded versions being launched in the market by electronic giant.

Let’s review some of the best of the best in cameras, smartphones, camcorders, tablets, gaming devices, laptops, e-readers and other gadgets.

1. Apple iPad 2

Specs: Dual -core A5 processor, front-and-rear facing cameras,720p video recording, HDMI Screen mirroring. Price: Starting at $500. With the new dual core a5 processor that delivers graphics on par with full laptops, a better lithium-ion battery that can now last up to 10hours, a front-facing camera and an 720p rear camera which lets you do video chats with Apple’s Facetime service.

2. Fujifilm Finepix X100

Specs: Fixed 35mm lens, Switchable EVF/OVF, Built-n ND filter, Physical aperture, shutter and exposure dials. Price: $1,199. Fuji has expertly placed the physical controls and dials for the aperture, shutter and exposure in the most logical and easy-to-access locations. No digital menus and whatnot this is the real deal. Simply put, if you have the money, save up and you want a new camera, get the X100.

3. Nintendo 3DS

Specs: Passive 3d, Two screens, motio and gyro sensor, 2gb sd card,Analog controls, 3d camera. Price: $250.The Nintendo 3DS launched without a huge stable of games, and under fire by an increasingly vibrant smartphone market, but let’s not lose sight of the technical feat at hand: It’s a handheld 3D games machine that doesn’t require glasses.

4. Motorola Atrix

Specs: 1GHZ Dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.3 Inch qhd display with 960×540 resolution, 5MP Camera, 720p HD video recording. Price: Starting at $200. When it comes to future-facing products, the Motorola Atrix is right up there with the electric car. Here’s a smartphone that can be docked and turned into a laptop.

5. Samsung Series 9

Specs: Intel Core i5 processor, 128 GB SSD, Intel HD Graphics 3000. Price: Starting at $1649. It has Intels latest processor, a quick solid state hard drive, and an excellent display. Samsung also took a page out of Apple’s handbook and swathed the Series 9 in something called Duralumin- a material twice the strength of aluminum while still being as light.

6. Iphone 4s

Specs: 3.5 inch Retina Display, 512 MB of RAM, Apple A4 processor, 5 MP rear camera, 720p video capture, 0.3 MP Front-facing camera. Price: Starting at #200.

7. HTC Sensation 4G

Specs: 4.3 inch qHD Super LCD display, DLNA capability, Snapdragon 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, Android 2.3. Price: Starting at $200.

8. Lenovo Thinkpad X1

Specs: Intel Core i7 processors, 3.7 pounds, 13.3 inch SuperBright LCD, up to 8gb RAM, up to 160 gb SSD Storage. Price: Starting at $1,600. Thin, lightweight, durable and fast, the X1 is the best designed business laptop you can buy. The X1 comes equipped with coming Gorilla Glass on the screen, a carbon fiber rollcage and a spill resistant keyboard.

9. Barnes & Noble Nook

Specs: 6-inch Pearl E-Ink touchscreen, 7.48 ounces, .47 inches thin, two-month battery life. Price: $139. The e-reader wars got a lot more interesting last month when Barnes & Noble announced its all new Nook; a faster, lighter, thinner model with two-month battery life.

10. Motorola Xoom

Specs: 10.1 inch screen 1GB RAM, NVIDIA Tegra 2 1 GHZ Processor. Price: $800. The Xoom succeeded in showing that Apple wasn’t the only company that knew how to build a worthwhile tablet. Google’s newest mobile OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the XOOM came out the gate with a number of features at the time, bested the iPad like 4g connectivity, a more powerful dual-core processor, HDMI Output and front-and-rear facing cameras.

11. Sony Handycam HDR-TD10

Specs: 3D in Double Full HD, 1920X1080 Full HD 60/24P recording, 10x optical zoom in 3D. Price: $1500. Sony is determined to make 3D work. Shoot true 3D HD Video with a device you can fully hold in your hand. If you want to see what you’ve just shot, you can view the 3D video on the screen without glasses.

12. T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

Specs: 1GHZ processor, 2GB SD Card, Full QWERTY Keyboard, 3.5 inche, 480×800 pixel TFT display. Price: $100.

13. Samsung Droid Charge

Specs: 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Display, Mobile Hotspot capabilitity, 1GHZ Hummingbird processor. Price: $300. The HTC Thunderbolt may have introduced to Verizon’s 4g network, but it was the Droid Charge that showed what a device could really do with the nation’s fastest wireless service.

14. HTC Thunderbolt From Verizon

 
The HTC Thunderbolt was Verizon’s first attempt at a 4G phone, and it passed our tests with ease. Download speeds consistently ranged between 8 megabits per second and 12 mbps on Verizon’s LTE network, which runs circles around the HSPA+ handsets that AT&T and T-Mobile try to pass off as 4G.

15. Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4

Specs: 85-ich screen, 1080p resolution, Plasma, Automatic Picture Control, Automatic Color Management, BeoLab 10 center speaker. Price: $85,000. With the BeoVision 4 you get al the usual B&O perks like Automatic Color Management and Automatic Picture Contro which deduces how much light is in the room and sets your TVs picture accordingly.

16. Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF 101

Specs: NVIDIA Tegra 2 1.0 GHz dual-core processor, Android 3.0, Full QWERTY keyboard, front-and-rear-facing cameras. Price: $500. ASUS’s entry into the tablet game was a novet one. Once connected to the keyboard dock, the thin tablet would be transformed into a notebook complete with better battery life up to 16hrs and more ports (2USB 2.0).

17. Canon EOS Rebel T3i

Specs: 3-inch swivel screen, built-in flash, 18 megapixels, 1080p video capture. Price: $800. If you save $600 more, you can get one of the best cameras under $1,000 available today. These camera has an external mic jack, wireless flash transmitter, so you can operate multiple flashes-perfect if you’re looking to get serious about capturing moving and still images.

18. Casio Tryx

Specs: 12.1 megapixels, 1080p recording. Price: $200. It’s easy to use and navigate, pretty lightweight, and can 12.1 MP photos and record 1080p video.

19. Samsung Nexus S 4G

Specs: 1 GHZ processor, 16 GB, 4-inch Super Amoled Display, Android 2.3, WI-Fi, 5mp Front and rear facing cameras. Price: $220. As the newest official Google Phone, the Samsung Nexus S 4G delivers the best Android experience out of any smartphone on the market. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS is not bogged down by UI add-ons, instead you get a clean install of the OS the way Google intended it to be used. You also get a fast processor, a great screen and the ability to use the new Google Wallet service thanks to the built-in Near-Field-Communication chip-a first among Android phones.
20. Dell XPS 15z
Specs: .97″ thin, Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 525M, up to 8gb of RAM, nine-in-one card reader. Price:  Starting at $999. Dell calls it the ” thinnets 15-inc PC on the planet”.  A hair thinner than Apple’s Macbook Pro ( .97 inches thin), the 15z is as well-rounded as it is well designed. You get the option of Intel’s latest processors-the Core i5 or i7, as well as NVIDIA’s powerful GeForce GT525M graphics system that can switch to a power-saving mode to help out your battery.

21.  HTC Flyer

Specs: 7-inch touchscreen, 1.5 GHz processor, wi-fi, front-and-rear-facing camera, 32 GB storage, 1GB of RAM, microsd card slot. For its first tablet, HTC simply brought the most beloved and praised features from its best selling mobile phones to the flyer. HTC also included what it calls a magic pen so you can draw and write notes freehand if you want.

 22. Panasonic TC-P65VT30

Specs: 65-inch plasma, 3D compatible, 3d glasses included, Netflix Streaming, 2.2 inches thick. Price: $3,900. The TC displays vivid colors and deep blacks in full HD, sports a thin, attractive design and a good internet suite that lets you access twitter, netflix streaming, Amazon Instant, Youtube and Facebook.

23. Eye-Fi Mobile X2

Specs: 8GB of memory, 802.11n high speed Wi-fi. Price: $80. For those of you who don’t plan on buying a new camera anytime in the near future, there’s the Eye-Fi Mobile X2. Essentially an 8gb sd card with built in high speed wi-fi, the Eye-Fi Mobile X2 will let you transmit photos do computer quickly and easily. And if you’re not near a wi-fi connection, thanks to a feature called Direct Mode, you can send images directly to your IOS or Android device.

 24. Denon AVR-1912

Specs: 6 HDMI ports, 7.1 ch Network Streaming, Airplay Ready, 3D Ready, Discrete Amps rated at 90 watts each. Price $550. Looking for good HD Receiver that can support your love of all things in 3d.

25. Alienware M14x

Specs: 2.3 GHz Inter Core i7, Window 7 Home, Nvidia GeForce GT555M, 8GB of RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive. Price: $ 2,198. At 11-inches, the Alienware MX11x was the smallest gaming laptop on the market.





Here is the list of top 20 best mobile phone in the world.  Do you own one of this phones?  Below are the list of the most popular phones and a video preview for each phones. Choose what’s the best phone for you!

1. Samsung Galaxy S2- Be it internet browsing, navigation, media, or social networking- the Samsung Galaxy S2 is our pick of the bunch for all those functions in one phone.

2.  iPhone 4S- It’s one of the most expensive phones on the market, so have a think whether you really want the latest features, as the iPhone 4 and 3GS are cheaper alternatives… but make no mistake, this is another cracking smartphone from Apple, and while many will be undoubtedly upset it’s not number one, if you’re an Apple fan then this is your number one phone.

3. HTC Sensation- The HTC Desire was the phone that showed the world what HTC could do, and the Sensation is a big step change once more. The dual-core power really shows, and the HTC Watch service is one to, well, watch as bringing movie downloads to a phone on the go could be the next big thing.

4. Sony Ericsson Arc S- From the beautiful Reality Display with Bravia Engine to the powerful-yet-simple 8.1MP camera with Exmor R technology, this is one of the phones that people actually want to hold and play with when you show it off – plus it now boasts a 3D panorama mode, although you have to hook it up to a compatible big screen TV to view.

5.  Desire S- The Desire S has surprised us all with its popularity – decent price drops already have seen it become a valuable proposition and place it as a good HTC alternative to the dual-core power of the HTC Sensation.

6. Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray- Sony Ericsson has had something of a smartphone reboot in 2011, with the likes of Xperia Arc and Xperia Mini proving big hits.

 7.  BlackBerry Bold 9900- The Bold 9900 is the best BlackBerry ever created, with a solid chassis, easy to use keys, a superbly hi-res screen and touch capabilities too.

8.  HTC Incredible S- HTC’s ability to make large-screened phones on Android is seemingly never ending, with more emerging from the woodwork every week.

9. Orange Monte Carlo-The Orange San Fransisco down as our favourite budget handset for ages now, but it’s time in the sun has finally come to an end with the announcement of the Orange Monte Carlo made by ZTE.

10. BlackBerry Curve 9360-  The new Curve takes things to another level though, with the new handset offering a superbly sleek chassis, a well-designed keyboard and next-generation functionality thanks to the inclusion of NFC to connect up to other BlackBerry devices, as well as letting you pay for goods on the go.

11. Iphone 4-  The iPhone 4 was the most impressive iPhone ever when launched, and a big step up from the iPhone 3GS. The iPhone 4’s 960×640 Retina Display was a revelation when it was launched in 2010. It’s got 326 pixels per inch, and we’re talking tiny pixels, only 78 micrometers wide.

12. Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini / Mini Pro- Sony Ericsson managed something of an underground hit with the original Xperia X10 Mini range, and has predictably brought the line-up back with a powerful refresh.

13. Google Nexus S- The first Android 2.3 phone to land on the market was also one of the first with NFC capabilities and a curved chassis with Super AMOLED screen from Samsung.

14. HTC ChaCha- The HTC ChaCha, with a highly-usable keyboard and a dedicated Facebook key for publishing whatever it is you’re doing to the social network.

15.  HTC Wildfire S- The HTC Wildfire S might only be an evolution of the popular Wildfire, but it’s proven to be an attractive handset in its own right.

16.  Motorola Atrix- Dual core phones are the flavour of 2011 and the Motorola Atrix was one of the first.

17. INQ Cloud Touch- The INQ Cloud Touch is all about social networking, thanks to a deeper than ever integration with the Facebook application. It allows users to simply see their favourite people’s updates, check in at locations quickly and fire off new statuses without entering a new app.

18. LG Optimus 3D- The LG Optimus 3D has many features including a stunning 4.3-inch 3D LCD screen, create, view and share 3D multimedia, dual 5-megapixel camera for recording 3D video, 8GB memory built in, Android operating system, HDMI output and many applications.

19. Samsung Galaxy Ace- The Samsung Galaxy Ace is the little brother to the powerful Samsung Galaxy S in many ways.

20. Samsung Galaxy S The Samsung Galaxy S is everything that’s good about the Wave, but with Android power to back it up. The Super AMOLED screen is awe-inspiring, and the 1GHz Hummingbird processor means the phone never misses a beat, even though it’s not dual core.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: TechRadar and Youtube (PhoneArena.com)

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