Huawei released a teaser video the other day for their MWC 2014 presence. The video indicates a couple new tablets will be revealed along with a new smartphone. Until now, many people seemed to think the possibilities for the smartphone included the Ascend P7 or the Ascend D3. A new possibility has emerged thanks to a new leak from Twitter tipster @evleaks who posted a new image of the Ascend G6 suggesting a reveal coming up this weekend.
The image shows the device, a low to mid-tier version of the Ascend P6, in five different colors including black, white, pink, blue and gold. The Ascend G6 will reportedly be 7.5mm think which is similar to an iPhone 5S. The screen will run at 960×540 resolution and is supported by a 1.3GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. Thus far, there is no indication the device will support 4G LTE nor is there any information indicating it will make its way out of the Chinese market.
The screen shot in the image shows a date of Sunday, February 23, indicating that may be the date it is unveiled.
It’s always fun when we get to see a leaked image of a highly anticipated device before its release. Chinese certification agency TENAA, the equivalent of our FCC, has recently certified the Oppo Find 7. The documentation includes live photos of the device, one of which you can see above. The photos confirm the phablet’s design that had already been leaked.
As a reminder, the Oppo Find 7 will come in two versions – one with a 5.5″ 1080p display and another with a 5.5″ QHD (2560 x 1600) screen. According to leaked benchmark scores, both will be powered by the Snapdragon 800 chipset (four 2.3GHz Krait 400 cores, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM), pack 16GB storage and offer a 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera. It is still unclear whether they will come with Jelly Bean or KitKat to begin with.
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At the last Google I/O conference Google broke away from its routine by not announcing the next version of Android, rather, they focused on showcasing new apps and services it was working on. A new rumor suggests that the Mountain View company will be continuing this trend when Google I/O happens in June.
According to an insider who happens to be “familiar in the matter” says that the next version of Android will not be announced until July along side the rumored Nexus 8. The next version of Android will be 4.5 rather than 5.0 suggesting that the next bump will be small enough to not warrant a whole number increase, but big enough to be more than a X.X.1 bump.
Earlier rumors for the Nexus 8 had the tablet pegged for an April release, but the Google way usually constitutes a new Android version with a new piece of hardware to showcase it.
source: Android Geeks
Before Microsoft fully consumes Nokia, the manufacturer may be releasing a total of three smartphones by June. While we have been hearing about the Nokia X (Normandy) for months, two additional devices will come in May and June respectively. Believe it or not, the second device is being dubbed the ‘Nokia XX’ (for now) and is slated for May. The third device, however, does not have an attached name just yet while being pegged for June. While the Nokia XX will have better specs than the Nokia X, the third device in this trio will have flagship specifications. At Mobile World Congress next week, only the Nokia X will be unveiled or even talked about.
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Now that it is no secret that the Galaxy S 5 will be unveiled this Monday, the big question still remains on if there will only be one “Standard” version or will there also be a “Prime” version as well. Rumors indicate that Samsung is readying a higher-end “Prime” version, but many are speculating that it won’t launch until possibly the summer.
If you’re looking for another clue, you might want to check out the Spigen cases for the upcoming flagship on Amazon. The description clearly reads, “Premium Protection SF Coated Non-Slip Matte Hard Case for Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S5 Prime (2014).” This not only confirms a “Prime” version, but it might mean that we will see it sooner rather than later.
With Apple offering a gold version of the iPhone, as well as the upcoming All New One, it’s no surprise the Galaxy S 5 will as well. A Screenshot of Vodafone’s inventory system confirms it. Unfortunately we don’t know if this will be a limited edition for certain areas or if it will be a wide release.
Let’s not forget that Samsung also offered a couple of gold Galaxy S 4 variants, but not for many months after the initial launch. This time, it should be available right away. So is gold the new black?
HTC’s One successor has been leaking like crazy these past few days, and now we’re seeing certification from the FCC, one of the last pieces of the puzzle. The M8 has gone through the FCC approval process, and the design of the phone was in clear view. It matches up with the slick rounded corners that we’ve been seeing on all of the other leaks from the device.
This particular model supports AT&T bands, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and WiFi, so there’s nothing particularly interesting in the specs. You should expect to see other carrier models get approved in the coming weeks leading up to HTC’s official announcement.
Samsung will very likely show off a bendable tablet design at MWC this year, but don’t expect to see it out in the open. The Korean media says Samsung has a prototype ready to show off this year, but only to a select group of people behind closed doors. The tablet will reportedly be able to bend at a 90 degree angle to function similarly to a laptop, as seen in the figure above.
There’s a lot we don’t know about this device, especially since there haven’t really been any leaks from Samsung about it. We do know that Samsung is in a race with LG to put flexible screens on any and every device, though, so a bendable tablet makes perfect sense. Hopefully after MWC blows over we’ll hear a bit about this device.
A couple days ago we reported on some images of Huawei’s MediaPad X1 7-inch tablet as it made its way through the Chinese regulatory process. Huawei appears to be targeting the Nexus 7 tablet with this new device, although it is still not clear which markets will have access to the device. Ahead of MWC 2014, some more images have surfaced of the device giving us a better look.
Unless you have been living under a rock or hiking in a no service area, you are no doubt aware Nokia is expected to announce a new, low-end smartphone powered by Android next week at MWC 2014. Even Nokia appears to have abandoned all pretense at subtlety with their announcement about the time and date of a live webcast and conference from Barcelona. Up to now though, all of the leaked images of the Nokia X have been press renderings. We have also seen a picture, with associated exif data, taken with the Nokia X. A new wrinkle has surfaced from Chinese web site Coolxap in the form of pictures of the device.
Yesterday evleaks posted the supposed press render for HTC’s “All New One” device in its gold color scheme, and today they have now posted the gray version. As you can see above, the gray looks more of a dark-metallic gray as show on the render. In my opinion it looks more black than gray, but I suppose that’s besides the point.
Now that you’ve seen both the gold and gray (as we can assume that the silver option will look identical to the silver of the original HTC One) colors, does this make you anymore excited for HTC’s eventual unveiling? If you ask me, perhaps HTC is intentionally leaking these out to at least steal “some” of Samsung’s thunder for when they unveil their new Galaxy S 5 next week.
We previously learned about the fingerprint scanner that Samsung will be utilizing with the Galaxy S 5. Now, thanks to SamMobile, we know that the device will have a 16MP camera with a ton of modes and effects. But before we dive into the software options, there is something externally Samsung will be adding to the overall camera. Rather than requiring users to tap the screen to snap a photo, a touch-sensitive button will be featured on the side, simulating a real camera. According to the source, this feature is dubbed Side Touch and the sensor will be located on the bottom right side. Side Touch will not be usable in Portrait Mode and Easy Mode or while recording video. Samsung has also reportedly revamped the user interface of the camera app to match the handset’s over software redesign.
Last week when Oppo announced the unveiling event for the Oppo Find 7, they hinted at the device coming in multiple versions based on the inclusion of “Are” in the teaser image. Some new benchmarks that have posted to AnTuTu support the suggestion that two versions will be released, with the major difference being screen resolution. The benchmark scores show one Find 7 device with a 5.5-inch, 2560×1440 resolution display while the other one just lists the display as “1920×1080” consistent with a “normal” HD screen. If Oppo is able to meet their schedules, they could very well end up being the first manufacturer to get a smartphone equipped with a 2K display to market.
One of the biggest features we’re expecting Samsung to adopt in the Galaxy S5 is the fingerprint scanner. Everyone is pretty much expecting it’s going to happen, and we’ve even gotten some insight on what it’s going to be able to do, but the latest rumors point towards the S5 trying to do something that many companies have failed at; a mobile payment system.
Apparently, Samsung and PayPal are working together closely to try and create some type of wallet system that will become a standard for consumers and retail stores. Samsung already has a wallet app developed, although it’s limited by country availability (much like Google Wallet) so Samsung already has some of the foundation ready. Adding in a fingerprint scanner for security and PayPal for the heavy lifting on the money handling side of things could really be what Samsung needs to make something like this happen.
While Google offers a number of services through Android, some of those services have to make way for Samsung services on Samsung devices. It seems that Samsung may be getting ready to launch their own music streaming service called Milk Music to compete with Google’s Play Music and Play Movies.
The news came through a patent applications at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The application suggests that the service will allow users to stream music, radio, and even on-demand video.
It is true that Samsung does already offer some of these services though their Hub apps, but they’re planning on consolidating all of them under a single banner. We may even see it debut alongside the Galaxy S5 next week!
Source: Galaxy Club