LG Lucid 3 (VS876) for Verizon leaks, nothing left to hide

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Say hello to the brand new LG Lucid 3 (VS876). Earlier today, @evleaks posted the above press render of the device (which has come a very long way). The device, which is likely going to remain in the mid-range field, actually looks rather respectable. LG has ditched the capacitive buttons in favor of a Samsung-like setup with a physical home button. Like the LG G2, the Lucid 3 looks like it has slim bezels.

The white icons in the notification bar suggest that the device will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat already installed. Unfortunately, Verizon’s branding strikes again and their logo and LG’s are crammed up top while the backside has logos spread throughout. There is no word on a release date just yet; however, if the Lucid series’ past is any indication, April would be the most likely candidate.

Larry Page may have been holding Motorola back from making a legitimate Google phone

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When Google acquired Motorola way back when, people automatically assumed it would mean the company was ready to produce its very own Google phone. And according to a new report from The Information, that was exactly what Motorola set out to do. But there was only one problem — Larry Page. Google’s very own CEO was the man who turned down Motorola’s ambitious plan.

ZTE has elected to announce its Nubia X6 smartphone on March 25, same day as The All New HTC One

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On March 25, HTC will not be the only company announcing its next flagship device. When the dust clears on that date, ZTE will have announced the Nubia X6. The ZTE Nubia development team has sent out press invites for an event in Beijing on March 25. While ZTE does not have a very large presence here in the United States, HTC is likely very frustrated since manufacturers typically respect one another and choose to space out announcement dates.

One thing we know for sure about this device is that it will have Optical Image Stabilization technology like the LG G2. Other than that, the Nubia X6 is believed to have a 5.5-inch or 6-inch QHD display and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. On the software side, ZTE is said to be using KitKat with a revamped software overlay.

Via: GizChina

Verizon Smart Rewards program may be ready to roll out nationwide

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In the never-ending battle for customers, wireless companies have a few weapons in their arsenals. Recently we’ve seen an uptick in companies targeting other companies through advertising and occasionally through comments during press briefings. Verizon appears to be ready to use a new tool, the loyalty program, patterned after similar systems used in other market sectors. Rather than going after competitors’ customers, the Smart Rewards program is intended to help prevent current Verizon customers from looking elsewhere for service.

OnePlus One design sketch leak shows what the device may look like

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OnePlus has been extremely transparent with their upcoming smartphone, the OnePlus One. We know that it will have a 5.5-inch display while keeping the body smaller than Sony’s 5-inch Xperia Z1. Also, that 1080p display will feature some very strong technology to be more resistant to shattering. But something that has been missing from OnePlus is what the device will actually look like. OnePlus has only said it will have a very premium feel.

Samsung’s S Band returns in new leak that fully exposes the Activity Tracker

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Remember the Samsung Activity Tracker that passed through the FCC and Bluetooth SIG last week? It has returned due to a massive leak from SamMobile and the Activity Tracker carries the S Band name. The original S Band never made it to consumers after being announced initially as a Galaxy S 4 accessory. But now it seems that Samsung is moving closer to releasing the S Band to be compatible with their smartphones and poising the device as a competitor to Fitbit’s offerings or the Jawbone UP. The S Band differs from the Gear Fit in that this device is much more focused on fitness and lacks a display. All of the actual data is compiled and displayed on a smartphone.

Amazon’s set-top box controller leaks

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Add this to yet another leak of the possibly forthcoming set-top box from Amazon. Today we see a leak involving the proposed gaming controller that will come with the box. Reminiscent of an old Xbox controller, the controller looks like it will handle more than just the gaming aspect of things.

From what we can see, the back, home and menu buttons add weight to the rumor that the device will come with Amazon’s flavor of Android on-board. Also,it looks like you’ll be able to play, pause, rewind and fast-forward right from the controller.

We have a few more images for you after the break. Enjoy!

Will there or will there not be a premium Galaxy S 5?

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For several months, we have heard that Samsung will offer a premium version of the Galaxy S 5. Rumors have flipflopped between it being called a “Prime” version to being part of the “F Series,” but the fact that it was in the pipeline was always consistent.

Now the report is that Samsung’s mobile chief, J.K. Shin, denies the existence of a premium Galaxy S 5……

Oppo Find 7 photos leak days before announcement, shows device and retail packaging

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With just a few days left to the official announcement of the Oppo Find 7, a new set of leaked photos of the device along with the retail boxing surfaced on the web today, thanks to folks over at chinese website, IT168.

The device looks pretty large and similar to the Find 5 except that it rocks a rounded edge, but what’s more important is the hardware fixed into this beast. The device is said to come in two variants, both featuring a 5.5- inch screen but with different specs. There is one variant that is rumored to come with a 1920×1080 resolution display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 2 GB of RAM. Another variant is said to sport a 2560×1440 resolution display,  Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, and 3 GB of RAM. In addition, past rumors suggests that the rear camera will be 50 MP’s which is unbelievable, but who knows.

Check out the leaked photos after the break.

Screenshot taken on LG’s G3 pops up online, hinting at a quad HD screen resolution

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We’ve been hearing plenty of rumors that LG’s 2014 flagship will sport a quad HD screen, but this latest leak is the best evidence you’ll see for a quad HD that you’ll see outside of an official announcement. A Dutch site reportedly took two screenshots on a G3, showing the lock screen and part of the settings screen. Want to guess what the resolution of those screenshots is? Yep, a 2560 x 1440 screenshot, or the resolution of a quad HD screen.

Even though Samsung disappointed the hopeful by launching the Galaxy S 5 with just a 1080p screen, it’s looking very, very likely that LG is going to bring an uber-high-resolution to the market this year. Is that going to be enough to knock off Samsung as the top Android vendor this year? Who knows. Either way, it’s going to be great to watch LG give Samsung some serious competition.

source: LG G3 kopen

via: Phone Arena

Specs for Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom surface on GFXBench

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As Samsung prepares to unleash the Galaxy S 5 on the market, it is time for additional devices that are part of the flagship line to start showing up. The newest one is the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom that surfaced on the GFXBench web site. The Zoom monikered devices from Samsung tend to focus on photobug buyers and this device should be no exception.

Samsung working on new tablet with AMOLED 2560×1600 display

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Samsung is working on a new tablet to add to their lineup with a Super AMOLED display as a followup to its first and only AMOLED tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from 2011. The tablet is going to come in WiFi, 3G, and LTE versions, with all having a display resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. The screen size is still a mystery, but we can expect anywhere between an 8-inch or 10-inch display.

The tablet will be powered by a processor in the Exynos 5 series, and will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with the Samsung’s  TouchWiz overlay including the Magazine UX. There are some new features being tested for the device, like the Ultra Power Saving Mode function, which saves battery life by disabling things like background data and color output of the display. From the specs, it looks like this device could become Samsung’s new flagship tablet.

Source: SamMobile

 

Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 2 hits South Korea

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Samsung’s newest Galaxy Grand model, the Galaxy Grand 2, has been unveiled and will soon hit South Korea. The device features a 5.25-inch HD (720p) display with Optimal Wide View, LTE-A support, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM.

The device will have 16GB of internal storage, and 8MP camera, a microSD card slot, a 2600 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.3 with Multi Window, S Translator, Story Album, Sound & Shot. Expect the device to be released in both black and white for 517,000 won.

Source: SamMobile

LG D850 (G3) model spotted on LG’s website hints at Quad HD screen

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Last week, we informed you about a leak related to LG’s upcoming flagship smartphone, the LG G3, with the model number LG D850. There was also the VS985 model of the G3 which could be the Verizon Wireless carrier-based model. The company is expected to announce the device in May or June.

Now, LG’s official website has posted the User Agent profile of the LG D850 model. According to the User Agent profile, the model has a Quad HD display of 1440 x 2560 pixels. Does this mean that the LG G3 could feature a Quad HD display? We can’t be sure, but this news coupled with previous rumors about the device coming with a Quad HD display hints that the device could possibly sport such a display.

Source: @evleaks

New and updated Galaxy S 5 TouchWiz apps now available for download

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We are about a month away from the Galaxy S 5 launch, which will not only bring updated versions for most TouchWiz apps, but it will also bring a few brand new apps. Many of these apps leaked and are available to download right now. They include S Note, WatchON, S Health, S Translator, the calculator, and Gear Manager.

The only caveat, and a major one, is that you need a Samsung device running Android 4.4.2. Plus, some of the apps need to have the previous version uninstalled, which requires root. And of course, the Galaxy Fit won’t do much for you unless you have a Galaxy Fit, but you can at least see the UI.

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source: SamMobile