The Vivo Xplay 3S, which is supposed to be the first 2K display phone with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, should be announced on December 12th. It should also pack a Snapdragon 800 processor and massive battery. Performance will be unknown until testers get their hands on the device.
Today, a picture of the five Vivo Xplay 3S’s leaked, each one featuring a different chassis color. This is all rumor for now, but some time next week this should all be confirmed.
Via: Phone Arena
Samsung India has leaked information on the upcoming (yet to be official) Galaxy S Duos 2. The model number will be GT-S7582 and will have the following specs:
- 4-inch, 800 x 480 screen
- 1.2GHz processor
- 768MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable to 64GB via microSD
- 1,500mAh battery
- 5MP rear facing camera, .3MP front facing
- Android 4.2
This device will most likely stay in Europe/Asia and may never see daylight in the States. Either way, the lower-tier device should be announced officially by Samsung in the near future.
According to MaximusHD ROM developer LlabTooFer, Android 4.4 KitKat’s first update is on the horizon. In a tweet posted yesterday, he says that the “HTC One GE [Google Edition] will get 4.4.1 (KOT49E) in near future...” It makes sense considering the Google Edition devices are second in line to receive updates; however, even the Moto X received KitKat before the Google Edition devices. It’s possible that the Nexus 5 and other Nexus devices receive Android 4.4.1 sometime over the next few weeks and this update would likely just be a bug fixer. We’ll keep you updated if we hear anything regarding this update.
Motorola’s always-on speech recognition with its “Okay, Google” hotword was a killer feature for the device, so it was kind of surprising when it wasn’t available on the Nexus 5. Sure, you can still open Google Now and perform tasks and searches by voice after that point, but with the Moto X, that voice command is always available. Since the Nexus 5 runs KitKat just like the Moto X and has a similar, stronger processor, so theoretically the voice recognition apps should be able to be easily ported over to the Nexus 5, right? Developer Siggi Simonarson thought so, but found out why Google didn’t implement the feature in native KitKat in the process.
If you thought the smartphone industry would be content with just 1080p screens on device… well, you must be new here. According to some remarks from Meizu’s CEO J. Wong, his company may or may not be working on a 5.5″ display with a 2560 x 1536 resolution. That’s over 500 PPI, which is just insane, and slightly higher resolution than Vivo’s XPlay 3s. Wong hopes we’ll see the screen in one of Meizu’s flagship devices, the MX4G, sometime next year.
via: Phone Arena
Despite a Telefonica leak last month, it now seems that the model number LG V510 does not belong to a new Nexus 10. Instead, that other tablet could be the possibly hinted Nexus 8 that received Bluetooth certification early last month. According to a service manual that leaked in China, this device has an 8.3-inch display with a 1920×1200 resolution. On the back is a 5MP camera and a 1.3MP one sits on the front. There’s no word on the processor, although we can assume it will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800. Also inside are 2GB of RAM and a 4600mAh battery. The specs almost mirror LG’s G Pad 8.3, whose model number is LG V500; therefore, it would make sense that this could be a Nexus 8 tablet.
A device going by the name of SM-N7505 was spotted in a shipping manifest recently from India, which is actually the Note 3 Lite. Samsung is testing two variants of the device— one with 5.49-inch display, and the other at 5.7-inches.
The final decision on screen size is unknown and so are the other internals of the device. However, rumors suggest that it could feature an LCD display instead of AMOLED, and the camera will only be 8MP. The S Pen should stay the same, but some other internals should be bumped down.
SamMobile reported that the device could be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February and launch sometime later that month or in March, with both black and white color options.
By the time the Note 3 Lite is released, the original Note 3 should have a pretty low price tag, so expect the Note 3 Lite to be pretty low-cost from the start.
Samsung unveiled two new colors for the Galaxy Note 3 today, with a “rose gold” hue for the metal edge, which will come with a black or white body. Another option is “merlot red.” This will add some more fashionable options for potential buyers. The new colors will be available in China in late December, with other regions getting them by “market preference.”
We’ll see soon if the colors will be available in the U.S.— stay tuned.
Source: Samsung Mobile Press
Zauba, a logistics website that tracks imports and exports to and from India, showed us some pretty interesting information yesterday.
A data table shows two Samsung variants, both labeled SM-N7505, both shipping into India for “testing and evaluation.” One has a 5.7-inch screen, and the other with a 5.49-inch display. They could simply be test devices and never hit the open market, but the model number suggests some sort of Galaxy Note model.
The devices each have the same price, at 33,245 Rupees, which is $533 USD. Stay tuned for more information.
Taiwanese carrier FarEasTone Telecommunications has inadvertently revealed HTC is preparing to launch a red version of the HTC One Max. The new color will join silver in the stable of versions that are currently available. With the HTC One, originally launched in silver and black, HTC eventually released red and blue versions. HTC could be on the same path with the HTC One Max, although it may be a little early to predict such an action since the new red version is limited to the Taiwanese market for now.
via: GSM Arena