No, that’s not another mock up of Apple’s latest rumored iPhone 5C. It’s actually a render of Goophone’s latest iPhone clone device, which is based on the yet unconfirmed iPhone 5C. Specs are obviously going to be different from the actual device, as this Goophone 5C is rumored to have a 960 x 540 screen, dual-core MediaTek processor, and most importantly, Android 4.2. Speculation says this device will only cost $100 if it hits the production stages, but that’s still not definite yet; Goophone says they’re waiting for Apple to make the device official before they start cloning.
I guess there really is a market for everything.
A new leak from sources in China indicate the fingerprint scanner spotted last week on an HTC One Max will not be present on the device. That would not be the first time a rumor has been squashed regarding the mega-size device HTC that’s getting ready for the market. Some additional details that surfaced seem reasonable though, so they may yet prove to be accurate. Foremost among these is the apparent confirmation that the device will come loaded with Android 4.3 and HTC’s Sense 5.5 UI running on top of that. Sources also indicate the Chinese version of the device will support TD-LTE, which increases the odds that international and North American versions of the device will support LTE for those regions. It also appears HTC is readying a dual-SIM version of the device, likely for Asian markets.
Other hardware specs are still what we think they are, with the device powered by a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and an UltraPixel camera with optical image stabilization. The Chinese source also indicates one of the accessories HTC is working on is a case or sleeve that will not only add protection, but an additional 1250 mAh battery as well.
Although no word on actual markets or pricing has leaked yet, we do expect HTC to reveal the device by late September so it can start selling in the fourth quarter of 2013.
source: 3G Mobile
The Samsung Galaxy Note III front panel is out in the open. It confirms that it will resemble the Galaxy S 4, but it also confirms a display size of about 5.68-inches. As each Note’s display has grown by about 0.2-inches, the bezel has continued to shrink over time. The Galaxy Note III will sport a 2.2mm bezel, which is 0.45mm smaller than the LG G2.
We are exactly a week away from getting our hands on this bad boy. Are you guys excited despite the lack of optical image stabilization? Hit the break for more images.
We’re finally able to see what’s likely going to be the LG G Pad 8.3 thanks to this newly leaked press render that places the tab next to LG’s G2 superphone. Now, I’m not saying LG is trying to be similar to Samsung, but I think it’s safe to say they’re taking notice of what’s successful and what isn’t. The G Pad takes many design cues from its little brother, the G2, which is great for giving these LG devices a uniform look whether its a phone or tablet. There’s a few subtle differences, such as where the speakers and cameras are located, but it’s still a similar look that I think will do well for LG.
Unfortunately, no confirmation on specs or release date, but the world is expecting LG to take the wraps off the G Pad 8.3 at IFA. Hopefully the wait won’t be too much longer.
Following a bunch of leaked images of the device, LG’s Optimus L9 II has finally been announced in the Netherlands. Confirmed specs from the press release include a 4.7-inch true HD IPS display, a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, a 2,150 mAh battery, and an IR-port. Camera specs are yet to be released, but 8 MP is expected for the main camera, alongside a 1.2 MP front-shooter.
Price is still unknown but the device is expected to be released this October. More to come as details are released.
From October 27-29 in San Francisco, Samsung will be launching its first conference with the goal of getting developers to focus their efforts to create applications specifically for Samsung’s products. These products include both hardware and software (phones, tablets, smart TVs, and Samsung tools such as Knox security and ChatOn).
Event tickets currently cost $299, but its a bit blurry on what will actually be covered at the conference. Tickets include access to keynotes, sessions, and a developer event on the first night of the conference.
Earlier today we got word that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note III will not have optical image stabilization for the camera. Buyers who are more interested in moving pictures technology may have something to entice them though as the latest rumor suggests the Galaxy Note III will support recording 4K Ultra HD videos. You may recall that last week the MHL Consortium announced their new MHL 3.0 standard that includes support for 4K Ultra HD video. While the world waits for content providers to prepare UHD content, if this latest rumor is true then owners of the Galaxy Note III will be able to get ahead of the curve. Along with the news about 4K video recording, sources in Korea also indicate the new device will be capable of playing back sound at Hi-Fi 24-bit/192KHz levels.
If true, these rumors hint at the Galaxy Note III being a strong device for content producers to use for original content creation and to display that content directly from their devices.
The new Mi-3 smartphone that Xiaomi appears to be on track to release next week is not the only new device from the manufacturer in the works. New images and specification have surfaced for a 7-inch tablet the company appears to have ready for launch on September 5th. Sources indicate the device may be named the “Zimi” and will come with a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1080p “retina” display, and will be 3G capable. Other details include Bluetooth 4.0 compatability, WiFi, GPS, FM receiver, and a 4000 mAh battery. According to the specifications the tablet will run the MIUI OS. The device appears to be priced in the 1299 Yuan ($212 USD) range, which seems to be a bit on the high side relative to where the market for 7-inch tablets is right now.
Earlier this year rumors surfaced that Xiaomi was working on a new smartphone for the high-end market, the Xiaomi Mi-3, that resembled the HTC One and would come with a Snapdragon 800 processor. Fast forward a few months, and new images and details have leaked showing the initial reports were off base or Xiaomi took the device in a different direction. The latest images to leak show a device much more akin to a Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone, eschewing any signs of rounded corners. The similarity is enhanced by the yellow color of the device, a color featured in recent ads for the newest Lumia. However, the Xiaomi Mi-3 will apparently be available in other colors including green, white, navy blue, cyan, orange and pink.
In addition to the new design revealed by the latest images, sources also indicate Xiaomi is going to release the device with an eight-core processor. The source of the processor is not clear though, with sources trying to determine whether it will be produced by Xiaomi “in-house” or whether they may be looking to Samsung’s Exynos line of processors.
Xiaomi appears to be ready to announce the new Mi-3 smartphone on September 5th. The device will likely only be available in the Chinese market as Xiaomi is still a young and relatively small smartphone manufacturer.
I’m actually shocked Samsung hasn’t already launched a tablet for kids. Samsung has always offered a diverse amount of products to satisfy everyone. Unfortunately, they forgot about the kids, but Samsung is about to redeem themselves with the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet.
It has a 7-inch WSVGA (1,024 x 600) display, a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, a microSD slot for storage expansion, 4,000mAh battery, and Android Jelly Bean (not sure which version). It bares the model number of SM-T2105 and it showed up in a Korean back-to-school brochure. One more image after the break.