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Scientific study says smartphone users have more brain activity

Whenever someone tells you that constantly using your smartphone is bad for your health, you better have a copy of this scientific study from Current Biology on your person to show them that at least, your brain is not atrophying. It says that the more you use your thumbs and other fingertips, the greater your brain activity is. So take that grandma who always wants me to put my cellphone down.

ASUS rolls out Pegasus X002

ASUS just rolled out a possible Xiaomi Redmi 1S killer in the form of the Pegasus X002. The new Android smartphone is expected to become a bestseller because of its very affordable price of $128. That's very cheap for a mobile device that is 4G LTE-enabled. The phone is under a new brand by ASUS which means this isn't a Zen Fone device but rather a whole new brand we know as Pegasus.

Samsung releases limited edition leather back Galaxy Alpha

If you're living in France and you're a fashion trendy kind of gadget freak, then you might have just found your Christmas gift for yourself. Samsung announced they are releasing a limited edition leather back Galaxy Alpha, making one of their best-designed smartphones even more beautiful. This is a collaborative project between the OEM and French design firm Free Lance, with the design provided by Jean-Baptiste Rautureau, best known for his leather shoe designs.

ZTE USA intros new 4G-enabled phone, calls it ZTE Speed

ZTE USA just announced a new smartphone that you can get off-contract from Boost Mobile. Officially called as ZTE Speed, this phone is HD voice-enabled and is very affordable at $99.99. You can still avail of an Unlimited Data Boost Plan from the carrier if you want more mobile surfing goodness, after all, the ZTE Speed boasts of its 4G LTE connectivity. The timing of this phone is just perfect for those who aren't done with their Christmas shopping yet.

Xiaomi 64-bit smartphone spotted at TENAA, AnTuTu

Chinese smartphone manufacturers will look to build on their considerable growth in 2014 with solid upgrades to their flagship and best-selling models. One of those is China-based OEM Xiaomi, who recently released the Mi 4 LTE just this month. Already, benchmarking outfit AnTuTu has caught a new Xiaomi device that would probably the Chinese outfit’s first 2015 release – and it’s a 64-bit phone.

ZTE intros new voice-controlled flagship phone, calls it Star 2

ZTE recently introduced a new flagship phone in the form of the ZTE Star 2. This 4G LTE smartphone is voice-controlled, made possible by the Chinese manufacturer's very own biometrics voice integration strategy. The ZTE Star 2 features a brand new user interface that is customizable, better mobile entertainment experience, and a smart system-level voice control. This phone is a follow-up to the very successful ZTE Star 1 smartphone launched by the company last year.

Huawei Ascend GX1 rocks 6-inch screen with thin bezels

Many people like big screen smartphones commonly called phablets. When you are using a big screen device, you want lots of screen space but people typically want those big screens with small bezels to make the device as comfortable to hold as possible. Huawei has a new device that fits into the big screen and small bezel category called the Ascent GX1.