Cool infographic shows every facet of the iPhone 6 production

We have been sent this fantastic infographic by CompareCamp.com that breaks down the entire iPhone 6 manufacturing process and shows why and how Apple build its all-conquering flagship. It is no surprise to see that the focus of production is on China, but while many thinks that is because of labour costs and cost effective measures, that is not necessarily the case.

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Sony cuts mid-range devices from strategy

Sony has been quiet on the smartphone front this year. Sure, you may be thinking about the flagship devices that the company has launched this year from the Xperia Z range, but there have not been a slew of mid-range and low end efforts in 2014. The ailing giant has gone someway to explaining that by confirming that it will be cutting down on mid-tier and budget smartphones in the future.

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Android Silver killed by Google and bearing fruit in Nexus

Earlier in the year we were all writing obituaries for Google’s Nexus line of hardware devices as it was widely reported that the company was nixing the range. It was thought that the Android Silver project would be replacing the Nexus branding as Google sought to move into a new high end space. With new Nexus devices imminent, the rumour has been exploded and it now looks as though Google will instead kill off Android Silver.

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ZTE ZMAX phablet coming to T-Mobile

ZTE and indeed other Chinese brands are looking for ways to get their devices more coverage in western markets, especially in the United States. However, the company is now releasing a handset in the US market in the form of the ZMAX, the newest phablet from the smartphone giant. The Chinese company has teamed up with popular US carrier T-Mobile and the ZMAX will be an exclusive on the Magenta Network.

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Oppo N3 due next month with strange camera housing

Oppo’s N1 smartphone flagship made a name for itself back last year because it has a rather cool swivelling 13 megapixel camera that could be used for normal shots and selfies. However, Oppo for some reason did not support the 5.6-inch leviathan, not even upgrading it to Android 4.4 KitKat. The company is now gearing to release another camera oriented device in the shape of the N3, and the Chinese brand has sent out invites for the launch event.

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HTC Desire 510 arriving on Sprint

HTC’s ever growing choice in the US market has another new entry today as Sprint announced that it would be carrying the budget minded Desire 510. This is the handset that the Taiwanese company launched in London back in September, the company’s entry level smartphone is now finding its way to the US market.

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Samsung is developing its own sitcom… look away now

Oh please no. I just checked the calendar and no, it’s not April Fool’s Day so this news that Samsung is planning its own sitcom is the real deal. As worrying news goes this is right at the top so we can probably expect many cringe worthy moments ahead from the Korean company. The show is about to start shooting and will be a South Korean production centered on a fictional Samsung worker and his/her friends.

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Panasonic’s Lumix CM1 is more camera than smartphone

If you take a look at the main image above, you would be forgiven for thinking that this mobile centric website had suddenly become CameraBurn. However, this device is actually a smartphone that is simply masquerading as a camera; so, the ultimate camera phone then. Or that is certainly the intention with the new Panasonic Lumix CM1, an Android powered smartphone that is the Japanese company’s first in over two years.

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4 million iPhone 6 units sold, the Plus could be more popular

Apple, rivals, and consumers all knew that the iPhone 6 launch would be huge and would likely crush all previous records. It has proven the case as Cupertino has released its figures for the pre-order stage of the iPhone 6 roll out (the device ships from September 18th) and the numbers are indeed huge. However, there is a trend that points to the larger iPhone 6 being more popular.

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The Galaxy Note 4 has the best smartphone screen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 landed at IFA a few weeks ago and was the blockbuster smartphone we all thought it would be. Its features the very best mobile technology currently available, with its specs sheet reading like a what?s current list in the handset market. It is Samsung’s newest assault against rivals who have sought to outdo the company, but just how good is the Galaxy Note 4?

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