A series of leaks have appeared online regarding the Galaxy S5 Mini, including not only pictures, but also Antutu benchmark results as well as specs.
As you’ll see in the benchmark screenshots, the device packs the Samsung Exynos 3 Quad (Exynos 3470) SoC clocked to 1.4GHz. The GPU is a Quad-core Mali-400 MP4 clocked at 450MHz, there’s 1.5GB RAM, 16GB expandable memory, an 8MP main camera and a 2.1MP front shooter. Both cameras can shoot up to Full HD 1080p video. The screen is 4.5-inches and is a 720p Super AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, and the device features a fingerprint scanner and heart rate scanner.
It was all too good to be true, wasn’t it?
OnePlus, a small start-up which planned to release its first mobile device this summer, has delayed the project, dubbed the “One,” once again.
Invites for the OnePlus One were supposed to be sent out in May, but there were software bugs that held back the device from release. It looks like there’s been another bump in the road — there are more problems with the software. The device will come running CyanogenMod, the popular Android-based operating system.
So what exactly will the LG’s first Android Wear device offer? 36 hours of battery life when in standby. The LG G Watch will have a 400mAh battery to keep it going through the day. This bit of information comes from @upleaks, who also offered the image above to go with some alleged specifications. This smartwatch will have 4GB of internal storage and pack every sensor you can expect from a wearable — ambient, touch, pedometer, and tilt sensors.
Now those people getting a free G Watch at Google I/O can have an idea as to what they’re getting.
Source: @upleaks (1), (2)
One of the many devices that consumers look forward to each year is the next device from the literally massive Galaxy Note series. Samsung has proven there is a market for devices with such large displays and has created a value with it. Last year’s Galaxy Note 3 was a huge hit and the company is unsurprisingly readying the Galaxy Note 4 for a release sometime this year. The handset will pack a the new Snapdragon 805 processor (for many markets) and launch on Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. While the display size is currently unknown, QHD resolution is expected. And the 16MP camera on the back with optical image stabilization will be supplied by Sony. As for the front camera, it is the same 2MP from the Galaxy S 5.
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With the One (M8) Prime reportedly kicked to the curb, HTC is setting its sights on its next project. It is expected that there will be an One (M9) Prime to compliment the One (M9), but interestingly the former could arrive first. The device is said to be arriving in the first quarter of 2015 and the Prime will lead the way. So it looks like we have got some times before we see HTC’s next piece of hardware, unless it does release a smartwatch.
Source: @evleaks (Official site)
Samsung will be holding its “Galaxy Premiere 2014” event on Thursday, June 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York City — the invitation can be seen above.
You can stream the event live from your computer at www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile if you can’t attend.
Check out a promo video for the event after the break. We’ll be at the Garden Thursday night so stay tuned for updates!
Back in January, Samsung was granted a patent for a foldable tablet. Of course, a patent doesn’t necessarily mean that a product will ever come to fruition, but it appears this one will. Reports out of Korea indicate that Samsung showed such a tablet behind closed doors at Mobile World Congress, and the plan is to make it available next year.
LG is being pretty open these days — the company has just announced the release of multiple SDKs for developers to use as they please.
The SDKs include the following:
Over the weekend, a report surfaced about someone using Microsoft’s upcoming smartwatch in the wild. Fortunately for us, that means we get to know a little more about the details of the watch and whether or not it’ll still be available for our Android devices.
With so many wearable devices coming to market it is getting increasingly difficult for any one of them to generate significant buzz. One device that does seem to have captured the interest of industry watchers is the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch. This can be seen by the sharp-eyed folks who spotted an inadvertent appearance by the Moto 360 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon late last week. Read more