We already gave you the juicy details of the upcoming Galaxy Tab S, which will be Samsung’s first AMOLED tablet since the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from a few years ago. Now it’s time to get a good look at the device. These images are from the 10.5-inch version, and unfortunately there really isn’t anything major here. Samsung’s devices always look the same and the Tab S is no exception. However, you will notice an updated back that resembles the Galaxy S 5 band-aid look, I mean dimpled look. This is the first time we are seeing it on a tablet. You will also see that “wonderful” Magazine UX that is on the Galaxy TabPRO series and Galaxy NotePRO.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S will be a beast. It will sport a 2560 x 1600 AMOLED display, and octa-core Exynos 5420 CPU which consists of four 1.9 GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 cores, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, IR blaster, and Android 4.4. One more pic revealing the back of the device after the break.
The name Moto G Cinema recently popped up on Motorola’s support website. Besides the name, there’s nothing we really know about the supposedly upcoming device, so we can only guess what it is. The name cinema sounds like a device with a large, cinematic screen, doesn’t it? It’s perhaps the next version of the Moto G, but we’ll have to wait and see for the details.
Motorola’s hosting an event on May 13 in London, and hopefully we’ll hear more then.
A GFX benchmark for a Samsung SM-G800H has surfaced, confirming what will probably end up being the Galaxy S 5 Mini. However, instead of the 4.5-inch screen we were originally anticipating, this benchmark shows a device with a 4.8-inch display. Now, that is technically “mini” compared to the Galaxy S 5, but 4.8 inches isn’t small by any stretch. It’s much bigger than the 4.3-inch screen on the S 4 Mini and the same size as Samsung’s older Galaxy S III. Bigger phones clearly have their place in the market, but Samsung is completely missing the point of offering a mini device.
Although it appears Google has shutdown access to a Chromium issue tracker report that should not have been publicly available, they did not get to it before a screen shot was grabbed. The information that was discovered seems to indicate Google is getting closer to releasing a new Nexus tablet and it may come with a new version of the Android operating system, possibly Android 4.5.
The issue tracker entry shows a device codenamed “Flounder” which is consistent with previous Nexus family devices that were named after fish for internal purposes. Previous reports suggest Google may be working with HTC on an 8- or 9-inch tablet to succeed last year’s Nexus 7. The entry also shows the device running a development build of the Android operating system that was made on May 6, 2014. A version of the operating system that was built so recently could just indicate Google is working on another update to the 4.4 line.
The LG G3 has leaked again folks, this time in a gold paint job. As you can see, the images confirm what we have already seen, which is a very thin bezel along with a redesign of the rear button layout. However, there is one more new thing that we can share with you that the tipster also shared.
That thing to the left of the camera lens is not an IR blaster, nor is it a heart rate monitor. It’s some sort of “laser beam” that will be used for night shots. Unfortunately we don’t know anymore than that. The tipster did say the camera is going to be the focal point (no pun intended) of the device and confirmed a 13MP rear shooter along with OIS+.
One more image of the front of the device after the break.
The latest device getting shipped over to India is a Samsung Gear 2 that has a built-in SIM card slot. The device, model number SM-R710, is listed as the Gear 2 Solo. The price on the listing converts to about $204.
There is a possibility that the Gear 2 Solo, along with the Galaxy S 5 Mini, could debut at Samsung’s May 28 event.
A Samsung UK listing is showing a phone called the Galaxy S 5 Dx, and it very well could be the mini version of the Galaxy S 5. If this is the case, this isn’t surprising since they went with a different naming convention for this year’s Zoom, calling it the Galaxy K Zoom. However, this phone still has the “Galaxy S 5” as part of the name. Yup, this is Android folks, and the device names don’t always make sense.
Last week, the specs of the LG G3 were leaked, but the processor wasn’t mentioned. Today we get a new leak that confirms most of what we saw last week , but the processor is revealed.
Let’s start with what specs were already leaked – a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, 2GB (16GB model) or 3GB of RAM (32GB model), microSD for expanded storage, 13MP rear camera with OIS+, 3,000 mAh battery, and a rear speaker that delivers 1W of power.
While the LG L90 is heading to T-Mobile and MetroPCS without any special name, it looks like it will carry a different name on Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. With those two carriers, the handset will be known as the LG Volt. The image above was leaked by @evleaks and shows the Boost Mobile variant in black and the Virgin Mobile in white.
Motorola has an event planned for May 13th in London, but they also happen to be holding an event in India on the same day. There has been a lot of speculation that Motorola would be unveiling the Moto E, and if the device appearing on an Indian import/export site is any confirmation, it looks like we’ll see it unveiled in both locations in May.
The site, Zauba, keeps a track of what comes in and out of India. Zauba lists the XT1022 with a price of right around $105, after currency conversion. Considering Motorola’s tagline for the event is a device “priced for all,” it certainly makes sense that they could be taking the wraps off of a device that hits the price point between the Moto G and Moto X.
Fortunately, May 13th is exactly one week away from today, so we won’t have to ponder this one for too much longer.
via: Phone Arena
LG may finally be choosing a premium material for a flagship device, much like HTC does with its One (M8). The image above leaked earlier this morning and it is a closeup of the alleged LG G3 donning a metal backside. This would make sense at LG’s invitation for its May 27 event features a brushed aluminum background with an engraved message.
Listen up Hello Kitty fans!! The HTC One (M8) is going to be available in pink and here’s what it looks like. Now I have zero interest in a pink phone, but the HTC One (M8) looks good in any color doesn’t it? No word on when this one will be available, but I suspect there will be carrier exclusives.
If pink isn’t your thing, it’s rumored they will launch red and blue ones as well. I am thinking we will see leaked images of those devices later today or tomorrow.
Last week we got word that HTC was working on a “Prime” version of the One (M8), sporting the codename M8 Prime. The specs leaked today, and as expected, this should be a pretty decent phone.
The M8 Prime will feature a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084), 3 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and Qualcomm’s latest MDM9x35 multimode modem. This new modem is built on the 20 nm technology and supports global carrier aggregation deployments providing download speeds of 300 Mbps.
In very unsurprising news, Korean media is reporting that the Galaxy S 5 Prime will be very limited due to high costs for the QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED panels. I think it’s more about the fact that they won’t be able to produce all that many, which is why they nixed it for the Galaxy S 5.
With the upcoming LG G3 expected to also have a QHD display, it begs the question of why LG isn’t having any issues with production? It’s awfully similar to the Galaxy Round and G Flex situation. The Galaxy Round was very limited, while the G Flex was launched worldwide. LG seems to be holding all the cards when it comes to display panels, so Samsung needs to watch their back.
Thanks to an image from the Zauba site, we may have a confirmation on the size of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini’s display. The image shows to have the device sporting a 4.5″ (4.47″ to be exact) Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 720p. Other specs of the device include a quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage paired with an 8MP rear and 2MP front-facing camera. The mini will also have IP67 certification just like it’s bigger brother.