Amazon to launch new low-cost Kindle Fire in Q1 2014, will pack MediaTek MT8135 quad-core SoC


MediaTek has begun mass-producing their MT8135 quad-core SoC’s, which consists of two clusters including Dual Cortex A15 cores and Dual Cortex A7 cores. The cores work simultaneously, and feature a powerVR Series 6 GPU (PowerVR 6200), and supports Wireless Certified Miracast. Qualcomm certainly has a huge competitor that’s rising fast, as MediaTek’s low cost chips have already been used in Acer, Asus, and Lenovo products to date.

Source: TechKiddy

Images of what seem to be official teaser for Sony Honami leak


Sony’s upcoming flagship, the Honami, has showed up all over the internet in various forms— leaked images, FCC filings, blurry videos, etc.

Now it looks as though we’ve gotten some official teaser images of the device. But there’s one thing wrong— they don’t look very much like the originally leaked Honami images.

The edges of the device in these pictures appear to be more rounded than the earlier pictures. However we’re not going to bet that Sony re-developed the entire form factor for the device within the past two weeks, so it makes more sense that the angle of the picture is responsible for the odd-looking edges.

The power button, flap and volume rocker can also be seen in the pictures— it can also be deduced that the frame is actually made out of a different material than originally thought. (Perhaps aluminum like the Xperia Z Ultra?)

The image also says “September 4th, 2013 Berlin,” obviously in reference to IFA in Berlin, where the device will most likely be unveiled. Check out the full gallery of shots after the break.

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Latest leaked road map shows Verizon Wireless will have a busy August, which includes the release of the HTC One on August 29th



Those of you Verizon customers out there looking for a new smartphone in the immediate future will probably be excited at this tidbit of news we’re about to share. The gang at Phone Arena obtained a leaked road map of Big Red’s August lineup and boy it’s certainly a doozy. Verizon intends to launch smartphones that will cater to all sorts of customers, starting with the imminent release of the Motorola DROID and DROID MAXX smartphones which will arrive on August 20th, followed by highly anticipated unveiling of the Motorola X smartphone (August 23rd), LG Exalt, Motorola DROID mini, the waterproof Kyocera Hydro Elite (online-only) and Samsung Convoy 3 (all on August 29th). As exciting as those (almost) concrete dates are, the one that will carry the most weight will be the August 29th release of the HTC One smartphone… a phone that we thought we’d never see the light of day for Verizon customers.

So yeah… it looks like you Verizon customers will probably need to start scraping up those extra dollars since it may be well, an expensive month for you all.

source: Phone Arena

Moto X release date – Aug. 23rd for big four carriers – revealed in Motorola marketing interview


While we normally focus on technological advances that companies are bringing to market, any sizable organization is going to attract attention related to other disciplines needed for a successful business. Motorola recently granted an interview with AdAge about their marketing plan for the Moto X and in the course of that interview, let loose details about the release for the new device on the major U.S. carriers. We had already seen evidence that Verizon would have the device starting August 23rd. According to the AdAge interview, Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T will also have the Moto X available for sale on their shelves the same day.
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LG G2 poses with the Galaxy S 4 and looks awfully familiar


Now that the full press image of the LG G2 leaked, why not a shot alongside the Galaxy S 4? That’s exactly what we have here. LG isn’t pulling any punches as to what fan base they are going after because they look awfully familiar don’t they? Other than the screen size and the main home button on the GS4, I’m not sure the average person would know the difference.

I have never been a big fan of LG, but I am looking forward to the event and playing with the G2. Stay tuned for more coverage. One more pic of their backsides after the break.

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Press image of LG G2 leaked a day before official launch

lg_g2@evleaks is at it again. This time the noted leaker is showing us the clearest picture of the LG G2 yet. The twitter account tweeted a press photo of the G2, with the caption “LG G2, 2013.” The image matches up well with all of the leaks we’ve seen to this point, with the volume buttons on the rear of the device, a minimal front bezel, and on-screen buttons.

Stay tuned, we’ll have all of the official info for you tomorrow.

Source: @evleaks

Possible Key Lime Pie build spotted on Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 devices


Over in Google’s Chromium bug tracker, an entry has shown up suggesting Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie may already be running on some Nexus devices. The entry is included in a bug report regarding a notification the developers wanted to remove when a user is logging in to Chrome. In verifying the issue has been addressed, several devices are listed which have been tested and are working as intended. Even though the new Nexus 7 comes with the latest, greatest Android build, 4.3, the entries for the Nexus 7 and the Nexus 4 report the Android build number is KRS36B. For the other devices, a trio of Samsung units, the build numbers all start with the familiar letter J associated with Jelly Bean builds.

Could the build number starting with a K be an indication that Key Lime Pie is already running on devices within the halls of Google as a test platform for other apps or is this just a typo?

source: Chromium
via: Ausdroid

Verizon exclusive Blue HTC One leaks


With Verizon’s seemingly evasive HTC One launch imminent, their exclusive blue color HTC One has leaked and looks rather nice. The color texture looks great as it’s more of a matte blue color which should look awesome paired with the aluminum body structure of the device.

What do you guys think of this color feature?

source: evleaks

Images of Oppo N-Lens N1 appear, could be the best camera-phone ever


We haven’t heard much about the upcoming Oppo N-Lens N1 phone, but it could end up being the next best thing to come to market in the camera-phone industry.

Pictures of the phone recently leaked, which suggest that the phone will come with Xenon flash and a 13-MP camera powered by an “Owl” image chip which contributes to better low-light shots.

The phone is expected to sell in China for $480 off-contract, which is pretty expensive for a Chinese phone. There aren’t too many other details about the phone, but you’ll certainly hear it from us when they come around.

Via: PhoneArena
Source: Weibo

Back image of Galaxy Note 3 leaks, shows battery and dual-SIM for Chinese variant


It feels as though we’ve heard everything about the upcoming Galaxy Note 3 phablet already including benchmarks, internals, camera samples, full prototype images, and even a rumored September 4 unveiling date.

Now, it looks like we have another picture on our hands, this time of the back of the device, showing off its battery and two-SIM slots. (It’s the Chinese variant.)

It’s hard to make out the battery capacity in the picture, however when considering the battery capacity on the first two Notes and the hardware that will be included in the Note 3, it would make sense to see a battery capacity of about 3,500mAh. Time will tell, but we pretty much already know that this phone is going to be an absolute beast.

Source: SamMobile