According to a few transmissions and office memos between parties involved with the device and T-Mobile a device with a screen resolution of 800×1280 will be coming to T-Mobile. The information which was leaked as pictured above, shows the device marked with the model name SGH-T879. It might be interesting to note that thus far all the T-Mobile products that have been labeled SGH-T8X9 were tablets but there is no other Samsung smartphone that carries the same resolution.
Moreover, it is very doubtful that the company would have created another new device with that resolution specifically for the carrier. Another bit of information contained in the Bluetooth document showed that this device was linked as a variant for the SGH-i717 which is AT&T’s label for the Galaxy Note. Weirdly, the comment which might lead to people guessing exactly what this device could be has been removed.
If you have been thinking to yourself that the alleged product could be a tablet, namely the Samsung Galaxy TAB 10.1, the reason why that seems implausible is because the orientation for a tablet would be opposite from that of a smartphone which means that if the device in question was the 10.1 inch tablet, it would have a resolution of 1280×800 and not the other way around as it is listed here.
Since there is no official word yet about this impending device, we should take the rumor with the sufficient amount of salt but rest assured, we can be sure that a new device will be making its way to T-Mobile. With regards as to what that device might be however, we will keep you posted on any updates about it.
Fairphone 2 Begins To Ship
The Fairphone 2 was first unveiled in June earlier this year, where this particular handset carried a modular design while featuring majority of its components that have been sourced from conflict-free mines. It seems that this particular handset that you can purchase with a clear conscience has begun to ship to those who happen to live across Europe.
Fairphone announced in a blog post, “It’s been almost two years in the making, and some of the earliest buyers have been patiently waiting since July to receive their new phones. As community manager, I want to personally welcome the new batch of Fairphone owners to our community.” The initial 1,000 units are tipped to ship this month, before the other pre-orders follow in January 2016.
In terms of hardware specifications, the Fairphone 2 will run on a Snapdragon 801 chipset, has a 5″ 1080p screen with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, 2GB of RAM, an 8MP camera, with Android 5.1 Lollipop in tow. It will be a dual SIM capable handset with a microSD memory card slot and plays nice with 4G LTE networks, retailing for approximately €525 a pop.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Carries NFC Feature
It looks like the upcoming flagship model from Xiaomi will feature NFC support, at least based on a document that was released by China UnionPay. Just in case you are scratching your head and wondering who China UnionPay is, they happen to be the only domestic payment gateway supplier and card organization, and hence, to see them offer detailed support concerning the newly released NFC-based payment system points to the very real possibility of the upcoming Xiaomi Mi 5 featuring NFC capability.
After all, the Xiaomi Mi 3 was also mentioned on the list, which so happens to feature NFC, and there is no mention of the Xiaomi Mi 4 which does not come with NFC. Still, such a new payment system would be the ideal tool to see the reintroduction of NFC to the flagship model.
OnePlus X Ceramic Limited Edition Available From Today
OnePlus did make an announcement in the previous month that the Ceramic variant of the OnePlus X will be released on November 24. True to their word, they did exactly that – although only a pitiful number of units were made available, and not only that, this was through a charity auction. Thankfully for the rest of the masses who are on the lookout for this device, it has gone on sale officially already.
Needless to say, this particular variant is available only by an invitation, although do bear in mind that standard OnePlus X invites are not good here – you will still need to snag yourself a specific Ceramic variant invite before you make a purchase. OnePlus is also on the lookout to offer additional methods of picking up this smartphone, although no further details were revealed.
The OnePlus X Ceramic will be available only in select markets, where among them include Europe, India, and Hong Kong. To date, we do know that OnePlus had made only 10,000 units of the handset available. A case of the early bird getting the proverbial worm here?