Samsung may have an interesting device to unveil in 2014 if some early benchmarks turn out to be true. A Samsung device with the model SM-G900F passed through an AnTuTu benchmark, with one benchmark showing a 1080p screen and a GFX benchmark showing a 2k screen. Normally, devices only have one screen resolution, unless we’re talking about something similar to Asus’s PadFone design. The phone would have the lower resolution screen and the tablet would have the higher resolution screen. Samsung recently filed for a patent for a smartphone device that docks into a bigger tablet, called the Samsung Hit, so this could very well be the form factor they are interested in pursuing in 2014.
At this point, it’s tough to say exactly what Samsung is going to show off next year, but hopefully we’ll get a taste at CES in January.
source: Kopen GalaxyS5
via: Phone Arena
A new Samsung Galaxy camera device has shown up on the ePostel certification web site for Indonesia, a good sign that the device is getting close to being released. The new device has model number EK-GC200 in the listing and we are able to glean from the listing that it comes equipped with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC support, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. Like its predecessor, the device is expected to lean more toward being a camera with smartphone bits merged onto it versus the typical smartphone with camera bits included. Earlier this month Samsung revealed they had merged their camera and smartphone divisions as part of an effort to get the two teams working more closely. That move will benefit their smartphone business, at least they hope, but it could certainly help with their efforts to produce Galaxy camera devices even though development of this particular device was probably well underway prior to the merger.
With the device already going through the certification process in parts of the world, that could be a good sign Samsung may be ready to release it during the first quarter of 2014, possibly at CES 2014 or MWC 2014.
sources: @evleaks, PocketDroid
Last month images and specs of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 leaked, and today we get another look. It appears that it will sport a brushed metal frame and a curved backside. This phone will sport a 6.1-inch (most likely 720p) display, a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, Mali 450 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. Hit the break for more images.
When Motorola launched the Moto G, part of their goal was to put a capable smartphone in the hands of buyers not interested in the power of a top-tier smartphone. It makes sense then that Motorola would look for opportunities to place the device with carriers that target deal-hunting consumers. That appears to be the case with the latest press render that leaked according to Twitter tipster @evleaks who discovered an image of the Moto G sporting a wallpaper adorned with Boost Mobile logos.
Currently the Moto G is only available on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks thanks to its limitation to GSM. However, Verizon announced they would carry the Moto G on their prepaid network starting sometime in early 2014. Making the device available on Boost Mobile, which utilizes Sprint’s network, makes sense since Motorola is preparing a CDMA based version. This would also somewhat mirror the strategy Motorola used when it released the Moto X in offering exclusive Moto Maker capabilities to AT&T customers first with other carriers getting it at a later date.
Sapphire isn’t just for jewelry, folks. HTC and LG could begin using sapphire in its smartphones’ home buttons to implement fingerprint scanning devices into their 2014 flagship devices— these devices are of course the HTC One 2, and the LG G3.
There isn’t much more information regarding the fingerprint scanners, but we do know they will be there— the only hope is that they’ll be a tad bit better than the scanner on the latest iPhone.
The upcoming Galaxy Note Pro was reportedly demoed in South Korea a few days ago, and we have specs and features to report. According to ZDNet Korea, the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro will be released in the first quarter of next year, at CES 2014. The tablet is said to have a 2560 x 1600 resolution LCD display, 2.4GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, 9500mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.
An 9500mAH battery would mean that the Galaxy Note Pro will have the largest battery of any Samsung device to this point. In addition, the device will weigh 1.7 pounds, and measure 11.6 x 8.0 inches and 14.1-inch diagonally. The thickness is still a mystery.
Source: ZDNet Korea
Via: Android Authority
Not many Android flagship phones are released around the holidays, at least that’s been the case in recent memory— but specs rumors are the next best thing, right?
After receiving information yesterday regarding the LG G3, we have rumors today regarding the specs of the 2nd generation HTC One. Hit the break for more.
We just found out that the LG G3 is coming soon, and yesterday we gave you some leaked information regarding specs. Some new information just came out today from the same source, the Korea Herald. The device will apparently ship alongside a G-Arch smartwatch and a G-Health fitness band.
The device will be unveiling in February at the Mobile World Congress 2014. Although LG didn’t give any specifics, it did confirm to Engadget that a “wearable product” is in the pipeline.
We’ll see soon how LG plans to release this to the market, and of course beat out the competition.
Source: Korea Herald
The LG G3 probably won’t be released for at least 8 months, but it’s never to early to speculate what the hardware will be. According to “unidentified industry sources,” the LG G3 will sport a 2,560 x 1,440 IPS LCD display, an octa-core processor, and a 16MP rear camera. We presume the octa-core will be LG’s own processor codenamed “Odin.” The big question is if this processor will be widely available for all regions or be similar to Samsung’s situation, in which most of the world doesn’t get the Exynos octa-core?
Like I said, there is a still a lot time before we see the G3, so these specs could easily change.
source: ZDNet Korea
I wouldn’t call the Galaxy Gear a success by any means, but the smartwatch revolution has officially begun. They’ll get better and better with time, and it looks as though Samsung’s next wearable will be hitting shelves relatively soon.
In the first quarter of 2014, the company will be releasing the Galaxy Band, a fitness tracking band much like Nike’s FuelBand. Motion, pressure, and humidity sensors will be built-in, and the device will be able to sync with other Samsung devices via Bluetooth. Voice controls may also be included.
Expect a product launch at the Mobile World Congress this February.