HTC’s Butterfly 2 4G gets certified for Taiwan


It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about HTC’s Butterfly 2, but according to Taiwan’s FCC equivalent, the Butterfly 2 4G has been certified for sale. The certification proved a lot of the rumors that we’d previously heard, including the 1080p 5-inch screen, 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, and 13 megapixel camera.

Since the device is now fully certified, it will probably go on sale in Asian markets pretty soon. Since the original Butterfly didn’t make its way to the US (outside of landing on Verizon as the Droid DNA) don’t expect this one to be much different.

source: Sogi
via: Phone Arena

LG G3 Mini rumored specs leak, may feature a smaller screen than predecessor


“Mini” variants of devices have been popping up for some time now, and cater especially to those who would like a premium smartphone, but wouldn’t mind sacrificing some of the higher-end specs so that the screen size can shrink a bit to their liking.

The LG G2 Mini, which was announced last February, has not been as successful as LG might have liked, and perhaps that’s because it wasn’t all that “mini.” The device, which featured a 4.7-inch screen, was a bit big for some users, who might have decided on another smartphone with similar specs and a smaller screen.

Now, it looks like LG has picked up on the lost potential for sales — according to rumors, it looks like the device’s successor, the LG G3 Mini, will feature a smaller screen, of 4.5 inches.

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Alleged LG G Vista for Verizon promotional image leaks, looks oddly similar to the G3


This makes things interesting, but mainly confusing. Provided to @evleaks, the image above shows an LG device that looks just like the G3. But, clearly, this promotional image is not for the G3. This is for the recently-leaked G Vista. Everything looks identical to the G3 aside from the text. So what could the G Vista be? Perhaps a G3 Mini, but the sizing and everything else looks unchanged. Or could it be that Verizon is wildly altering the name of its G3 to the G Vista? Yeah, that sounds a bit crazy.

What do you think the LG G Vista is? Let us know in the comments.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Full list of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 model numbers leak


A list of more than twenty model numbers belonging to theĀ Galaxy Note 4 has leaked. The upcoming large-screened device from Samsung looks like it will be heading to Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. The colors listed are black and white, but the latter of which is only for Verizon. We highly doubt the other carriers are restricted to just black, so be patient and don’t back on the list above. Internal storage options are 16GB and 32GB, and Samsung will presumably include a microSD card slot for expanding those numbers. Other than that, we just have a list of the model numbers.

Are you interested in the Galaxy Note 4? Let us know in the comments.

Source: @evleaks (Official site)

Nexus tablet Volantis manufactured by HTC leaks: 8.9-inch display, NVIDIA Tegra K1, and more


Waiting for the Nexus 8? So are we. But the next tablet from Google could actually be called the Nexus 9. The alleged device has leaked, a tablet with an 8.9-inch display that has a 2048×1440 resolution. The aspect ratio for such would be 4:3. It is believed to be manufactured by HTC and therefore an aluminum zero-gap construction would be obvious. The leak does claim that stereo front-facing speakers will be present, but the device in the image does not appear to have them. This could merely be a placeholder image.

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Google adding native “help page” interface on its Android apps


If you’ve ever needed to go to the “help” section in an Android app by Google, your usual course of action would be to head to the hamburger menu on the left side of the screen, and click on the “Help” tab. Once you tap on it, you are directed to a web page.

It’s a bit old-fashioned to be directed to a web page from an app, and it’s especially old-fashioned if Google is the company that developed the app. In an effort to update things, Google will soon direct users to a native help page within both the Google Wallet and YouTube applications.

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Moto X+1 might feature a 4K video recording


The Moto X+1 has been grabbing headlines for quite some time now and a blurry video of the device was just leaked yesterday. However, today we get to see the camera capability of the device.

A video that appeared on YouTube earlier allegedly appears to be a video sample of the Moto X+1 featuring a 4K video recording. The video quality isn’t as impressive but it can be due to the YouTube compression which effects its quality. However, the main issue was that the focusing wasn’t quite consistent. Yet, we can’t be judgmental since the device is still in the prototyping stage and is not the final build ready for consumers.

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New Moto X+1 video leaks — it’s blurry, but it’s something

Moto X+1

Good news, looks like we have another Moto X+1 leak for you guys today!

It’s not much though, as the video is simply a close-up of the device’s screen shot with an iPhone camera. The video is meant to show the pixel density, and the person taking the video said he would take another video with a better camera soon. When that video is released, we’ll let you know.

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Nokia’s next Android smartphone could be revealed on June 24


In just over three days, Nokia will be launching something new. What exactly that is, we do not know. However, it is almost certain to be the company’s next Android smartphone. The color scheme used in the teaser above matches that of the original Nokia X, leading many to believe that the next iteration is coming soon. The title for the teaser is “Green with Envy” and includes a countdown to a June 24 launch.

What do you think it is? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Nokia
Via: Phandroid