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    The Finnish startup that couldn't launch its tablet out to its backers is still pushing its software mission out to partners wherever it can get them. In this case, it's India's Intex and the debut of its first Sailfish OS 2.0 phone, the Aqua Fish. For the budget conscious, it may be a worthy phone — a Snapdragon 210 runs the show with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (expandable by up to 32GB). There's an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front facer and you can view the pictures you take from the two on a five-inch, 720p screen. All of it fueled by a 2,500mAh battery. The phone ...

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    If RAM is a big differentiator for budget buyers these days, perhaps it's now wonder that another K5 Note may be headed for India, but with a twist. The Lenovo K5 Note was launched in China six months ago with a MediaTek Helio P10 and 2GB of RAM. It was more than decent enough at ¥1,099 (approximately $170 or Rs. 11,000). Now, it's about to make the rounds in India and Lenovo's marketing department is teasing more RAM for the Rupee. With so much RAM at your disposal, the only thing you'll worry about on the #KillerNote5 is running out of apps.https://t.co/zZLBI7HCju — Lenovo India ...

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    The hard grade of disbelief we give to budget phones out of China these days has to do with the fact that they have fingerprint sensors. Yeah, we know, kinda crazy. It takes a bit more than a few dollars, though, to not only get the component, but get it to work properly and in a decent fashion. Nevertheless, phone after phone in China has made it happen. ZTE is making it happen in the US with the debut of the spiritual successor to the ZMax 2, the ZMax Pro for MetroPCS. There's a six-inch, full HD display with a Snapdragon 617 and 2GB of RAM. The main camera has 13 megapixels of ...

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    The different threads of OPPO's smartphones range from the premium to the camera-focused to the budget-minded. Even in the A-series, we can find some stratification. So, what does the A37 really represent? Well, for about $199, it brings a 5-megapixel front-facing camera on a 1/4-inch sensor. With its 1.4μm pixels, OmniBSI+ technology and a screen flash, the phone's promised to shine a light on your selfies. The main 8-megapixel camera, with a 1/3.2-inch sensor, has the same-sized pixels as on the front with backside illumination. Software can composite five shots into a single ...

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    The Xiaomi Mi Max, as affordable and (ergo) popular as it is, could be just a little more affordable. Not sure how popular it'll be, though. On what looks like a recent AnTuTu benchmark log, we find what could be a Mi Max with MIUI 7.3 on Android 6.0.1, a hexa-core processor running at 1.8GHz tops — looks to be a Snapdragon 650 — backed up by 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. This as we see orders flow in for the currently-existing 3GB and 4GB RAM variants with 32GB and 64GB of storage, respectively. The base model currently available runs a tab of ¥1,500 ($230). The big question, if ...

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    We can safely say that if you're a big fan of cheap smartphones, your money isn't safe, however little of it you have. Sure, you could go for a BLU phone or strain the value knuckles with a Lenovo Blade. And then, there's the Meizu m3, a $90 phone with the specs of a $200 phone in the States. Well, the company decided to add an extra letter and a few extra dollars to the price tag. So what does the Meizu m3s strive to bring? A sandblasted metallic body and a home button with 0.2-second fingerprint recognition. That's pretty much it. The five-inch HD display under the 2.5D curved glass ...

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    Samsung is the biggest mobile phone manufacturer by volume and most of those phones, it turns out, end up selling for less than $250 or $200. Insurgent competitor Apple definitely has the profits from planting fat margins onto its products. It's also been closing the gap in shipments, but it still has a ways to go. So, the chaebol may be taking the luxury of that ways to go by making plans to ship fewer phones next year — by up 12 percent, according to a domestic retailers group. The math comes out to about 425 million smartphones, give or take a few million. Financial analysts have ...

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    We're fortunate to live in a day and age where smartphones are more than capable of handling some pretty daunting tasks. Several times, I've left my computer at home and needed to crank out some taxing work from a device that comfortably slides into my pants pocket. I've typed up excerpts of an article I was working on, signed off on the final draft of the tax filings for my company while standing in line for a movie, or pretty aggressively edited photos before shooting them over to my computer for use in an article. I explained yesterday that I no longer consider myself to be a power ...

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