The Galaxy S 5 Mini has leaked several times in the past few months, so we knew the miniature version of Samsung’s 2014 flagship was coming. Today, we’re getting a great look at the device, as well as specs and a release date for the mini phone. » Read the rest
Twitter tipster @evleaks has uncovered a possible new color for the Samsung Galaxy S 5. The posted image shows the device in a blue with some hints of teal mixed in, especially on the back. There is no indication of a network that this version could land on.
Lately there has been some confusion as to what exactly Verizon has going on with the LG G Vista. It looks almost identical to the G3, but now there seems to be clarity in that it is another LG handset with different branding. The LG G3 is on the left in the image above and the G Vista is on the right. The G Vista looks a tad wider and taller, meaning that this is quite possibly the G Pro Lite 2. It is very common for non flagship devices to be renamed and that could be the case here.
Look closely and we may have an August 7 release date on Verizon’s network for at least the G Vista. The G3′s release date is already scheduled for July 17.
At the Google I/O keynote this week, Google announced that it would be working on a new initiative, called Android One, which would aid OEMs in the development of low-cost smartphones geared towards users in emerging markets.
Google has decided to work with MediaTek on this initiative, which will most likely be manufacturing the chips for the devices.
We are all still waiting to see what the Galaxy F is all about. Samsung has already announced a Galaxy S 5 variant that boasts a QHD display and an updated processor, so the differentiation with the Galaxy F is up in the air. For now, we have another image of the handset. This is the front of the gold version. It seems like this could be Samsung’s entrance into the metal space with a smartphone, but we will have to just wait and see if that is actually the case.
Now that the first Android Wear smartwatches are out the door with yesterday’s official launch of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live, expect to see a flood of manufacturers bringing more devices to market. One of the first to sort of get an announcement out is Asus where an inside source has indicated the company plans to release their take on a smartwatch by September if all goes as planned. » Read the rest
We all love some choice, especially when purchasing a smartphone or tablet. And we all love being able to narrow down a particular device by its color choices. When the HTC One (M8) launched, there were three colors: Gunmetal Gray, Amber Gold, and Glacial Silver. Shortly after, HTC and Sprint partnered with Harman Kardon to release a muscially-targeted version. And just a few weeks ago, Verizon added a Glamour Red color to its selection. Now, it seems HTC wants to make at least one of those exclusive colors available to more people. Above is an image of a black One (M8) and it does not carry any branding from Harman Kardon.
Could this be that an exclusive window with Sprint and such has ended? We’ll just have to wait and see. Are you interested in the black color or prefer something else?
We’ve heard a ton of rumors about what type of camera Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 will have, including some speculation about a 20 megapixel shooter and benchmarks that seem to confirm a 16 megapixel camera similar to the Galaxy S 5. It looks like both of those may be inaccurate, however, and Samsung will be going with a 12 megapixel camera with OIS implemented.
Samsung has been struggling to get an OIS camera on one of their smartphones for a while now, originally trying to ship the Galaxy Note 3 with an OIS camera before supply constraints made it too difficult. This time around, Samsung has partnered with several other companies to guarantee that they’ll be able to produce at least 5 million sensors in time to ship the Note 3 whenever it arrives later this year. » Read the rest