Press images of the Galaxy Note 3 Neo leak, unfortunately it won’t be coming to the U.S. or UK


The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is already available for pre-order in Belgium, but it hasn’t even been officially announced yet. It obviously has to be close because the press images are already available. The latest rumor is that it will be on January 27, but there is a little bad news for those of you in the U.S. and the UK. Samsung has already confirmed that there are no plans to bring the device to either country. We are not sure what the reason is. Maybe for once, Samsung has decided not to confuse consumers with yet another variant?

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LG G Pro 2 (or G2 Pro) could be unveiled at MWC with a 6-inch display


Last year, LG announced the Optimus G Pro in February, so it’s no surprise that ETNews is reporting that the LG G Pro 2 (or G2 Pro) will be announced next month. It very well could be announced at MWC, but last year’s announcement was about a week before the big event.

As to the specs, it’s now expected that this beast will feature a 6-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800, 3GB of RAM, and Android 4.4. I know some people might be disappointed that the display doesn’t support QHD (2560 x 1440), but with the display being that large, it’s certainly not surprising.

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OnePlus One 2014 phone to feature flagship specs and design, plus CyanogenMod

OnePlus One

OnePlus, the Chinese company from Oppo executives, has recently announced they’ll be releasing their first phone in 2014 with CyanogenMod pre-installed. Fortunately, it still looks like mid-2014 is going to be the release date, and CM will still be the default OS. On their Facebook page today, they’ve clarified that the device is also going to launch with the top specs and design for a 2014 flagship device, which likely means at least a 1080p or 2k screen and a processor with more cores than you can shake a stick at. I’m not sure exactly what they’re planning on doing in the design department, but they’re aiming big, and that’s always a good thing.

Hopefully we’ll hear more about this device in the near future, including when we can expect to see it hit shelves (and if it will be released outside of China at all) and what’s going to be included under the hood.

source: Facebook

via: Phone Arena

Video shows 8 different color options for Nexus 5


Are the Nexus 5’s two color options just too boring for you? You may want to keep an eye out for Google to announce a few more colors for the stock Android handset. According to a leaked video showing a new Play Store listing for the Nexus 5, Google may begin selling the Nexus in 8 different color schemes; black, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. That’s enough colors that just about anyone should be able to find one that they like.

There’s not much else in the video, but if this is real, it’s definitely going to be a big announcement. Personally, I like the red option. Check out the video below and let us know which color looks the best to you. Read more

Samsung SM-S780L appears ready for launch


Samsung has a new device, model number SM-S780L, that appears to be very close to the end of the development and certification pipeline and is thus ready for an official launch. At this time though, we still don’t have much information about the device’s specifications or what name the device will be marketed under. According to a User Agent profile located on the Samsung web site, the SM-S780L is running a screen with 1280×720 resolution, although we do not know what size the screen is. The device also received Wi-Fi certification and appears to support both W-CDMA and GSM wireless connections. Thus far specifics like processor, memory, storage, and camera information remain a mystery.

Given the lack of support for full 1080 HD resolution, the device will likely be targeted at the mid-tier smartphone buyer. Perhaps we will see the SM-S780L make an appearance at MWC 2014 next month along with other new Samsung devices like the Galaxy S5.

source: phoneArena

Possible WiFi-only Xperia Z Ultra passes through FCC alongside user manual


A Sony device with the model number SGP412 has recently passed through the US FCC, and it’s believed to be a WiFi only model of Sony’s Xperia Z Ultra. All specs are the same as the regular Ultra, aside from the missing 3G/4G radios. In addition to the FCC filing, the user manual for the device has also leaked.

It’s tough to say when we’ll see this device hit the US, but if it’s gotten the green light from the FCC, it shouldn’t be much longer until this tablet sees the light of day.

source: Xperia Blog

New HTC “M8x” name surfaces in government database


We have been slowly gathering information about the successor to the HTC One. While we have been seeing it referred to as its codename, M8, another HTC device with a similar codename has surfaced. Indonesian site Postel publishes device certification info, similar to the FCC, and notes that the HTC “M8x” has gone through their system. What this device entails, no one knows. In all likelihood, it is probably the same handset as the HTC M8 with support for different bands. Expect the device to be released in March.

Source: Postel
Via: Pocketnow

LG’s G Flex will launch in over 20 European countries

LG G Flex
Whether or not you’re into the whole curved display trend, it’s definitely up and coming, and will continue to grow in the near future.
It has been confirmed that the LG G Flex will be launched in over 20 major European markets— some of these countries include the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Austria and more. The device should hit all of these markets by the end of February. Expect more LG devices to start coming to Europe after their initial launches in Asia and the United States— it’s a growing market and the manufacturers are starting to recognize that.

Another Sony device (D6603) leaks via AnTuTu revealing specs

DD603 benchmark

We have been writing a lot about Sony’s upcoming “Sirius” (D6503) phone, but another device with the model D6603 has surfaced via AnTuTu Benchmarks.

According to the tests, the phone will pack a Qualcomm MSM8974AB chipset as well as a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 graphics, a 1080p display, a 20.7MP rear shooter, 16GB internal storage, and 2GB RAM.

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