We’re about to see a new color for the AT&T LG Optimus G Pro. Famed leaker @evleaks tweeted out the above picture, showing a yet to be announced Optimus G Pro in pearly white with AT&T logos on the front and back.
Until this point, black was the only option for the device in the US, while white was limited to international versions. The Optimus G Pro is $99 on a two-year contract. The release date is yet to be announced for the white version.
Last week we reported on a roadmap of ASUS smartphone and tablet devices apparently scheduled for release sometime in 2013. New details have emerged about some of the devices. The ASUS FonePad will be renamed the FonePad HD 7 when refreshed later this year and will come with an Intel Atom Z2560 processor matched with either 8GB or 32GB of memory, 1GB of RAM, a 7-inch 1280×800 resolution screen, and a slightly upgraded camera that can snap pics at 5MP versus the current 3MP resolution. The new FonePad HD 7 is expected to ship with Android 4.2.
The second device that we know a little bit more about is the MeMO Pad HD 10. This 10.1-inch tablet will come with an ARM-based processor from Rockchip running at 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of memory, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3G mobile data capabilities. Like the FonePad HD 7, the MeMO Pad HD 10 will run Android 4.2. Note that the MeMO Pad HD 10 was not listed on the slide released last week outlining ASUS’s strategy.
The last device that we have some more information about is the MeMO Pad HD 8. The resolution for this device is reportedly 1280×800 on an 8-inch screen. Other than the reduction in size, it appears the hardware and operating system will be the same as the MeMO Pad HD 10 device.
ASUS has lots of other devices they are planning to bring to market in the next few months, so you can expect more leaks and information to surface regarding hardware specs.
source: Unwired View
An Amazon mystery device (codename: Apollo) running Android 4.2.2 has shown up on GFX Bench with some pretty high-end specs, leading some to believe that this could be the next Kindle Fire HD. With a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, Adreno 330 GPU, and a 2.15GHz maximum CPU clock speed, one would most likely be right to assume that this new tablet will ship with a Snapdragon 800 processor. The device is also rumored to have an 8MP main camera, a front shooter, 2GB RAM, optional cellular connectivity, and 16/32/64 GB internal storage.
Announcement for the new Kindle Fire models are likely to come in the fall, with pricing and release date remaining a mystery.
Source: GFX Bench
A week ago, it was rumored that Motorola would be making the Nexus 5, but that was quickly washed away with LG as the chosen one. Today we have continued rumors showing LG as making the said device, but with a little more detail. The latest word is that it will be based on the G2 as in the screen size of 5.2-inches and the Snapdragon 800 SoC. Earlier in the week, it was rumored to have the Snapdragon 600. As far as the body, it’s expected that it will resemble the look of the new Nexus 7 and it will also sport a glass back, just like the Nexus 4.
What do you guys think? I would be surprised if the Nexus 5 has the Snapdragon 800. Nexus devices traditionally don’t have the most up to date specs in terms of CPU, just take a look at the new new Nexus 7 for reference. I’m not a fan of the glass back, but it does create differentiation from the other devices.
Back at the Nexus 7 launch event, Google announced that the next installment of the popular Asphalt racing series would be released on August 8th— that day is long gone and we still have yet to see the release of the game. But we do have some good news, as today Gameloft announced a formal launch date via Twitter— August 22nd.
Asphalt 8: Airborne looks like its going to be a great game, especially with its upgraded graphics engine, real-time multi-player and tons of other features built in. Only 7 more days until you can finally get your hands on it!
Verizon hasn’t handled its flagships very well throughout the past few months, but it looks like they may be turning a corner with the upcoming G2. LG’s newest phone came without mention of wireless charging capabilities, but on Verizon’s sign-up page for the device they mention that the CDMA version will come with “exclusive Wireless Charging.” Not only this, but it looks like the rear buttons also have a slightly different design as well. Good work, Big Red.
After seeing less-than-promising numbers in Q3 2013, ASUS will be looking to jump into the Chromebook market as soon as the fourth quarter in an effort to gain back some of its notebook sales (which are currently sinking).
It’s a bit of a desperation move by the company, but hey— if they think it’s going to get them back to the sales numbers they were experiencing before, then all the power to them. Hopefully ASUS can bring some excitement back to the Chromebook brand, which has seemingly faltered a bit since its initial announcement. No news on how many Chromebooks the company will be creating, or on any of the specs we can expect to see.
It has been a trend for Samsung to offer variants of their flagship phones, and the Galaxy Note III is no exception. Samsung will be offering two variants: An octa-core Exynos 5420 and the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. Other than the GPU, the rest of the specs should be identical, including 3GB of RAM. If you want to know which country is getting which, Sam Mobile posted the complete list. Now I doubt the list is final, but I wouldn’t expect too many deviations from it. You will notice that some countries are listed as getting both devices. These are LTE capable countries, but the Snapdragon 800 will be released first, followed by the Exynos version at a later date.
Of course, if your country isn’t getting the Exynos, you can always opt for a very expensive unlocked version. Hit the break to find out what you’re getting.
A little over a month ago, a leaked system dump from the upcoming Sony i1 Honami revealed that it could capture video at 4K (4000 x 2000) resolution. Now we have further evidence that confirms it. The above image is from a planned slideshow presentation regarding the Honami.
We should see this bad boy unveiled at Sony’s press event on September 4. Now I just gotta find a good deal on a 4K TV.
A new NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered device showed up on the GFX Bench site from HP. Going by the codename “Bodhi” the device looks like it will be named the HP Slate 8 Pro when it hits the market. However, it is still not clear whether the number 8 in the name refers to a screen size of 8 inches or whether it is just an incremental model increase to replace the HP Slate 7.
The NVIDIA Tegra 4 chip will be running at 1.8GHz, much better than what HP did with the dual-core Cortex A9 found in the Slate 7. With NVIDIA’s newest chip, the device should be able to run in a nice, snappy manner and be able to keep up with some of the newer devices from Samsung or the new Nexus 7. It appears the device will come with a 1600×1200 resolution display, 2GB of RAM, a 5,000 mAh batter, a microSD card slot, and will run Android 4.2.2.
This hardware should help HP step up in the market some compared to the budget-shopper targeted Slate 7.
source: GFX Bench
via: Android Authority