While the HTC One Mini is going to be a smaller, little-brother version of the original HTC one, the HTC One MAX is expected to be an enlarged version of HTC’s flagship device, quite similar to what Samsung is doing with their Galaxy series.
The device is expected to launch this September with a 6-inch full HD display, a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, 32/64GB internal storage options and a 3,200 mAh battery.
Samsung is certainly going to have some devices to beat out this fall as this new HTC addition, as well as upcoming offerings from LG and Sony will certainly push consumers in many different directions.
Source: Mobile Geeks
We already know that Sony’s next beast of a device is gonna have some awesome specs, but we are starting to get some critical deets for one of the most important parts of the smartphone— it’s awesome camera. While we know the i1 will probably have a 20MP camera, it will likely have a smaller-than-expected sensor compared to say… the Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone. Rumor has it that the sensor will “only” come in at 1/2.3″ in total size, compared to 2/3″ that was previously expected. Despite the smaller sensor, the camera will still be topnotch as the 20MP cam will have a f/2.0 with 5mm focal length and utilize the BIONZ processing engine, which effectively allows the camera to take photos with a resolution of up to 5248 x 3936 pixels.
Of course this is all speculation, but it finally appears that we’re starting to get a better idea of what to expect when Sony unleashes its next flagship in only a matter of months from now.
via: Phone Arena
The folks over at AndroidNext.de have obtained some leaked pics of the upcoming HTC One Mini, as well as some screenshots. According to their information, the new device will feature a 4MP UltraPixel camera (same as HTC One), as well as a 1.6MP front-shooter. The 4.3-inch display will house a 720 x 1280 pixel screen.
An update on previously released specs: the One will actually feature 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 400 chipset with Adreno 305 graphics and 1GB RAM, rather than the Snapdragon S4 chipset.
Early rumors suggested an August release, so we expect an announcement to come from HTC relatively soon.
Via: GSM Arena
Source: Android Next
We have a new picture of a Butterfly S variant, courtesy of @leakschina. This particular variant appears to have a dual-sim slot, which pretty much guarantees it won’t see a US release. Regardless, if you need to pick up a dual-sim phone for travelling, the dual-sim Butterfly S sports all the great specs of the traditional variant, including a 1080p screen, UltraPixel camera, and quad-core Snapdragon processor.
Anybody planning on trying to get their hands on one of these?
A video for the fabled Moto X device popped up on Google+ from Canadian carrier Rogers, and it shows off some pretty unique aspects of the device. The X Phone will supposedly feature always-on voice commands, so you can wake the device, hands-free, and issue commands to it. A user simply says “Okay Google Now,” then issues a command, and the device takes it from there. Google Now is awesome, and totally touchless Google Now integration is even more awesome, although the always listening part might cause a few people bust out the tinfoil hats.
YET AGAIN pictures have leaked of the highly anticipated, upcoming LG G2, and in the photos, it’s being compared alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Why they couldn’t find a Galaxy Note 3 and compare them alongside one another is beyond me (kidding), but this is still pretty cool. Check out all the leaked photos (the one above is not one of them) and all that we’ve found below after the break.
Above is the first photograph we have seen of the Moto X on Verizon, thanks to Android Central. We don’t get to see the back, but what we do see is a few interesting items. First, we see Big Red’s “4G LTE” in the status bar. Second, we see a version of stock Android that is very similar to Android 4.2.2, but has one little difference. The background behind the soft keys is semi-transparent. Could it be Android 4.3, or maybe a Moto UI overlay? Third, the screen takes up most of the phone’s space horizontally, but vertically, there is quite a bit of bezel.
We’re very excited to see what the Moto X will officially look like when it is released in August. Supposedly, the only Motorola mark it will have is an indentation on the back. The “M” you see in the top left will probably disappear when we see the official device.
Source: Android Central
A new Toshiba tablet has popped up in benchmarks recently, and while it isn’t a high-spec’ed tablet, it could definitely make some waves in the 7-inch category. The benchmarks show the tablet sporting a mediocre 1024 x 600 resolution screen powered by a 1.6 GHz processor with an undisclosed amount of cores and a Mali-400 GPU. It’s going to be a 7-inch tablet, so uber-high resolutions aren’t necessarily a given, but it looks like Toshiba has put just enough processing power to make that type of screen work. It’s going to be running Android 4.2.2 out of the box, but no word on if that will be stock Android or a skinned version.
AnTuTu benchmarks give the device a score of 17,639, which is respectable for an entry level device. If Toshiba can price this right, they might just have a hit on their hands, especially as we get closer to the holiday season. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as anything else becomes official.
source: Android Authority
The Moto X is preparing to be one of the most customizable gadgets we’ve ever seen. Android and Me founder Taylor Wimbley tells us that even the material that the back plate is made of will be customizable. Via his Google+ profile, Wimbley posted saying that the X “features a curved design engineered from ground up for personalization.” Pastic, wood, ceramic, fabric, you name it, it might be an option.
At first, only wood and plastic will be available, and the other options will roll out gradually after the August 23 launch. Wimbley also mentioned in his post that AT&T has an exclusive “thing” for the Moto X launch, which could possibly be an exclusive material or color, but he’s not sure.
Source: +Taylor Wimbley
Man— these Google execs sure are making it difficult to hide the Motorola X smartphone, aren’t they? After seeing at least one Google head honcho rocking the device in plain view, another executive using shows up ecstatically using the device in plain view— this time at an exclusive event hosted by Motorola. While the event was private and only open to a select group of journalists, guest and avid Google Glass user Robert Scoble went ahead and made a recording of what was supposed to be a music performance… except the video clearly shows a unique toy that is used by none other than Senior VP for Product Management at Motorola Rick Osterloh. The unique toy seems to match up with other leaks we’ve seen in the last few weeks, especially with the placement of the camera, as well as the quality and finish of the device. Oh and get this for the icing on the cake: guests “weren’t supposed to share anything about what [they] were doing there“. It’s looking like it’s pretty safe to say that this private event was meant to show some important folks an advanced look of what should be the next big gamechanger in the smartphone industry.
So yeah— at least a few people out there know the true identity of the Motorola X. Hopefully we’ll see the new toy in all its glory sooner than later.
source: Robert Scoble+
via: Android Authority