ZTE Obsidian Lands on T-Mobile August 13
T-Mobile today revealed the ZTE Obsidian, a compact entry-level Android smartphone. The Obsidian features a 4.5-inch screen with 854 by 480 resolution and a 1GHz quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. The Obsidian has a 5-megapixel main camera with flash and a 2-megapixel user-facing camera. The phone supports T-Mobile's LTE 4G network and WiFi Calling feature, and has Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and WiFi. The Obsidian is limited to 4 GB of on-board storage, but it supports microSD memory cards up to 32 GB. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and costs $4.17 for 24 months or $99.99 at full retail. It goes on sale online and in stores beginning Aug. 13.
Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact Let You Scan 3D Objects
Aug 31, 2017
Sony today announced the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact smartphones, two metal-clad flagships that pair novel features with classic Sony looks. The phones share nearly all specs and capabilities, with the XZ1 Compact downgrading only a few components due to its smaller size.
LG Reveals Mid-Range K Series Ahead of CES
Dec 22, 2016
LG has announced a handful of K Series handsets that round out its roster of affordable devices. Shared features between the devices include removable batteries, Bluetooth 4.x, WiFi, support for 3G/4G networks, and support for memory cards.
Alcatel Tetra, A Low-Cost Android Phone, Lands On AT&T Prepaid
Sep 10, 2018
Alcatel today announced the Tetra, an entry-level device that's being sold by AT&T's prepaid business. The Tetra features a 5-inch display with 480 by 854 pixels for FWVGA resolution.
Sony's Xperia X Compact a Tiny Powerhouse
Sep 1, 2016
Sony today revealed the Xperia X Compact, a smaller but still powerful Android handset. The X Compact is similar to the XZ in many respects, particularly the camera and design.
Alcatel 3 Series to Come In Three Different Sizes
Feb 24, 2018
Alcatel today announced its 3 Series smartphones, part of its larger family of new Android handsets. The 3 Series encompasses three phones that will offer screens measuring 5.5 inches (3), 5.7 inches (3X), and 6 inches (3V).