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AT&T outs rugged Sonim smartphone

Sonim Technologies may not be a known brand in the mobile industry (at least, not yet) but it's determined to bring its XP6 LTE Android phone in the US. The handset which is said to be ultra-rugged will be released by AT&T in the country.

Huawei relents, Ascend Mate2 will get Lollipop next year

Smartphone users who invested in Huawei's first big product in the US can now breath a sigh of relief. After receiving no small amount of flak from their users, the Chinese OEM has "reassessed" their update strategy and have now announced that the gigantic Ascend Mate2 will indeed be updated to Android 5.0 after all. The only minor catch is that the update won't take place until sometime within the first half of 2015.

Gorilla Glass 4 now has better drop resistance and protection

How many seconds off of your life has dropping your smartphone on the pavement caused you? Someone should do a study about that, as this is probably one of the causes of cellphone anxiety. Corning, the makers of the Gorilla Glass which most likely is the one your smartphone uses to cover its pixels, has just announced the arrival of Gorilla Glass 4. The newer version of their screen will apparently now have better drop protection and will help your heart not to race so much when you hear the thud of a dropped phone.

Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact owners get 3 free movies

If you have purchased a new Sony Xperia Z3 device recently, you may have three free full-length films waiting for you to download. Buyers who recently bought the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, or Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact need to check the Xperia lounge app. Sony is offering three popular films at no cost to buyers of these devices including The Amazing Spider-Man 2 among others.

Meizu MX4 Pro tries to cram everything inside a metal shell

Meizu has tried to do justice to the "Pro" part of the MX4 Pro's name by including all the high-end features and hitting all the right buzzwords you'd expect in a smartphone that is trying to play in the big leagues. With everything that's going on inside the device, you might be willing to forgive that, at least from the front and the edges, it looks pretty much like an iPhone 6 Plus, even in size. Some of the features and even the interface might not help dispel that impression either.

YotaPhone 2 brings its dual screen to London December 3

If you're tired of boring, mainstream smartphones and want to have a twist on your mobile device, then the new YotaPhone 2 might be right up your alley. The first YotaPhone captured the curiosity and imagination of the mobile world last year by slapping a power-saving always-on e-ink display on the back of the smartphone. Now this two-faced mobile device is back, this time with a sleeker physique and with a bit of touch sensitivity on the back side as well.

ASUS launches mid-tier ZenFone 5 Lite

ASUS just launched a dual SIM KitKat smartphone that is set to lodge squarely on the mid-tier market – the ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite (A502CG). ASUS seems to be targeting the market for affordable KitKat smartphones in developing economies, and this phone is “exhibit A” for that intent.
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