HTC One (M8) mini said to be landing on Verizon

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Verizon has generally been a carrier that is very selective when it comes to carrying certain devices. This has changed over time, though. Last fall, Verizon had many flagships and even carried spinoffs like the HTC One Max. And it looks like Big Red will be continuing to widen its horizons in 2014.

Courtesy of @evleaks, we can expect the HTC One (M8) mini to make its way to Verizon at some point this year. Simply put, @evleaks said on Twitter that the “HTC One M8 mini going to Verizon.” People wanting something a little smaller than HTC’s 5-inch stud will be happy to hear the One (M8) mini is expected to still pack some punch, even with a downgraded processor. This little guy is slated for a May release.

NVIDIA Shield successor shows up in benchmarks with Tegra K1 CPU and 4 GB of RAM

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If these benchmarks are to be believed, NVIDIA is working on a follow-up to their portable Android gaming console, the NVIDIA Shield. The benchmark pegs the Shield successor with a Tegra K1 quad-core processor, and a whopping 4 GB of RAM. The K1 already has some extremely impressive benchmarking and multitasking scores, so NVIDIA is definitely going for the absolute fastest components possible in this device.

Screenshots of LG G3 interface leak showing flatter, rounder design

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Screenshots of LG’s latest interface for their upcoming LG G3 have leaked, giving us a sneak peek at what the software will look that, plus confirming the 2k display we’ve been wondering about.

The interface looks pretty similar to what we’ve seen before, following the trend of a flatter design that nearly all Android and smartphone OEMs are moving towards. The icons, widgets, app drawer, etc. have all picked up colorful, flat images, and the status bar and navigation bar are keeping KitKat’s transparent look. Aside from the colors, everything has a very rounded look to it, including the contacts in the widgets, plus the quick shortcuts in the status bar.

Samsung SM-G906K appears in Indian shipping database, presumably belongs to Project KQ

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Earlier today, a Samsung device under the codename Project KQ surfaced. It features specifications that would align itself with the long-rumored premium Galaxy S smartphone. Now, on the Zauba shipping database in India, a corresponding Samsung model number has appeared.

The Project KQ model number is believed to be SM-G900. The model number on Zauba is SM-G906K. The original model number is probably the basis for different variants of the device; therefore, the SM-G906K may have slightly altered specifications for some regions or different radios for certain carriers. With jaw-dropping specifications, Samsung may have another grand slam on its hands.

Source: Zauba
Via: Phone Arena

LG G3 specs tweaked in updated Sprint UA profile

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Specs of the LG G3 continue to trickle in, but the problem is there are so many prototypes, that it is hard to predict what direction LG is headed in.

The G3 already appeared in Sprint’s UA profile and a benchmark. It was believed to pack a 2460 x 1440 display, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and 32GB of storage. I won’t even mention the processor because there are so many that have been reported.

New Galaxy phone with 2560 x 1440 display is codenamed Project KQ

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We have been hearing for a while that Samsung will release a phone with a 2560 x 1440 display, but will it be a Galaxy S 5 variant (Prime or Premium version) or something entirely different such as the Galaxy F series?

It very well could be a Galaxy S 5 variant because it has been revealed that its internal codename is Project KQ (model G900). The Galaxy S 5 was Project K, so KQ puts it in the same family. Turns out that Samsung’s original plan was to have a 2560 x 1440 display on the Galaxy S 5, but they had to scrap it because of production issues. At some point during the development of the device, they decided to stick with a 1080p display.

HTC reportedly tapped for 8-inch Google Nexus tablet

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A new report from DigiTimes appears to strengthen the rumors that Google has turned to HTC as a partner in development of their next tablet device in the Nexus line. Previous reports suggested Google was working on a successor to the 10-inch Nexus tablet to be released some time in the third quarter of 2014. This latest report suggests that changes in the manufacturing partner are only the tip of the iceberg with Google possibly scaling down the size of the device which could be their last tablet.

LG G3 Mini appears in leaked document and UA profile revealing a few specs

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The news and rumors are starting to heat up regarding the LG G3, but the G3 Mini is also starting to make some noise as well. It just appeared in a leaked document revealing a few specs.

The G3 is codenamed B2, so it’s no shocker that the G3 mini is codenamed B2 Mini. The leaked model is D725, and appears to be destined for AT&T. It’s running Android 4.4.2 KitKat and it will sport an 8MP camera. The D725 was also found in a UA profile on LG’s website that revealed it has a 720p display, but we don’t know the actual size of the display.

Moto G LTE and Moto G Ferrari could be released soon

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On top of the expected Moto E, Motorola might also release two variants of the Moto G. A Moto G LTE and  Moto G Ferrari were leaked on website Xataka.

The Moto G LTE is pretty much self explanatory as it will probably be the same Moto G that has become our favorite budget phone, but with LTE. We actually saw what appears to be this very phone clear the FCC back in February with AT&T compatible LTE bands.

Moto E is Motorola’s ultra-thin smartphone for Mexico

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Remember the Motorola device that leaked yesterday in with three variants? Those variants belong to the Moto E name. It has leaked again. The device, which is seemingly heading to Mexico (for now), is similar to the affordable Moto G; however, the specifications are slightly altered and the price tag reflects that.

For roughly 2999 pesos (or $230) without a contract, the Moto E brings a 4.3-inch 720p display with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM powered by a 1900mAh battery. Internal memory integrated is sized at 4GB and a microSD card slot looks like it will be included. Also, a 5MP camera sits on the rear of the device.

Images of the upcoming OnePlus One leak along with the StyleSwap covers

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With a few days left to the announcement of the upcoming OnePlus One smartphone, the company revealed a part of the CyanogenMod 11S interface earlier today and now, the press render of the device is finally available for everyone to see. 

As you can see, the front design of the device is very much similar to the Oppo Find 7, not to forget that OnePlus is founded by one of the former Oppo staff. The design looks beautiful and is pretty much the same as the one shown on the packaging and retail materials leaked earlier.

LG Isai FL in pink leaks alongside some specifications

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The upcoming LG Isai FL that is bound for Japan has leaked once again. This time, @evleaks has given us a look at it in pink. But the image is not the only piece provided with his tweet. Also included were some specifications. The LCD display, which pushes the bezel-less boundary, is 5.5 inches. Inside will be Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz paired with 2GB of RAM. In addition to 32GB of internal storage, LG is including a microSD card slot.

While this handset is clearly covered with a skin produced by LG, Android 4.4 KitKat is at its core. And the outside of this device will actually be water-resistant to a degree. As I noted in the last leak for this device, it could be indicative of the LG G3 or even the Nexus 5 successor. The design language resembles both last year’s LG G2 and Nexus 5. In fact, it looks like a cross of the two.

Photo samples taken from OnePlus One’s camera surface online

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After OnePlus’s Photomania contest, one of the lucky winners took the opportunity to post a set of high resolution photos taken from the OnePlus One camera in different conditions.

The images have an impressive amount of detail along with a decent bokeh. They boast a massive resolution of 8160 x 6120 and weigh approximately 10MB in size. It must be noted that the person who shot these pictures wasn’t a professional photographer, he was rather an ordinary person who got lucky by winning the contest and put the device’s camera to test.

Take a look below at some of the sample pictures and you’ll find more by going to source link provided at the end.  

Motorola to introduce new ultra-thin smartphone very soon

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The Moto G (pictured above) is Motorola’s best selling smartphone, but they have something else up their sleeve. A new phone has been approved by Brazilian authorities and is only 6.2mm thick. It will will also feature a 4.3-inch (unknown resolution) display, an unknown 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 5MP rear camera, 1900mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat.