LG Announces G Pro Lite with 5.5-Inch Screen
LG today announced the G Pro Lite, a low-cost, big-screen Android smartphone that competes with the Samsung Galaxy Mega. The G Pro Lite features a 5.5-inch qHD display and a dual-core 1GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage. The G Pro Lite comes with a stylus that is embedded in the phone and a large 3,140mAh battery. It has an 8-megapixel main camera and a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera. Wireless networking speeds are limited to HSPA, and it also comes with Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, and GPS. According to LG, the G Pro Lite includes many of the user interface features seen on the G2, such as KnockOn for waking the screen, QuickMemo, and QTranslator. The LG G Pro Lite is headed to Latin American markets first, followed by others in Asia, Russia, China, India, and the Middle East. LG did not announce plans to bring the G Pro Lite to the U.S.
Hands On with the Huawei P8 Lite
Huawei hopes the P8 Lite, an inexpensive, unlocked Android smartphone, will appeal to U.S. consumers.
Hands On with the ZTE Z Max Pro for MetroPCS
ZTE showed off the Z Max Pro today, a huge Android handset for MetroPCS. This phablet packs a reasonable set of specs for less than $100, including a 6-inch full HD screen and 13-megapixel camera.
ZTE Cuts Into the Entry-Level Space with Two New Blade V8s
ZTE today announced the Blade V8 Mini and the Blade V8 Lite, two low-spec'd devices that will sit under the Blade V8 Pro released earlier this year. The phones share a number of features, including metal designs, rear-mounted fingerprint sensors, 5-inch HD displays, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage.
Google's ARCore 1.0 Released to Public, Google Lens Hits More Handsets
Google today made ARCore 1.0 available to developers and the public, bringing augmented reality to some 100 million smartphones around the world. Handsets compatible with ARCore include Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL; Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8+, Note8, S7, and S7 edge; LGE’s V30 and V30+; Asus’s Zenfone AR; and OnePlus’s OnePlus 5.