With Mobile World Congress just one week away, Acer has decided to start teasing what is in store. On Google+, the company posted the image above; however, they did not provide any information except saying that they will have some “must-have new products” ready in Barcelona. Attached is a hashtag that says “#AcerLiquid” which a line of Acer devices. Since the post has a countdown and said products (plural), I would assume we are going to get a teaser each day.
Anyone have an idea as to what is below the camera lens? Could it be a fingerprint scanner? After all, those are the craze these days.
The HTC Desire 8 hasn’t been to shy as of late. We have seen a photo of the device (above) and a leaked screenshot came attached with a possible release date. Now the specifications and potential carrier information have trickled out, thanks to LlabTooFer. This 5.5-inch display will have a resolution of 720p. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. Along with 8GB of memory is a microSD card slot. Bluetooth 4.0, now an expectation, is included. The user interface is HTC’s Sense 6.0 over Android 4.4.2. And like the upcoming HTC M8, the Desire 8 will have on-screen buttons.
NVIDIA’s next generation of mobile processor, the K1, has shown up in the AnTuTu Benchmark site powering a new NVIDIA TegraNote tablet device. The K1 packs 192 gpu cores with CUDA technology, which NVIDIA says will make it capable of outperforming an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3. In the data submitted to AnTuTu, this particular device was only running at up to 2.1GHz, slightly slower than the projected 2.3GHz speed NVIDIA is expected to use for production devices that utilize the quad-core chip. The TegraNote P1761 is listed as having a 1920×1200 resolution screen powered by 2GB of RAM operating Android 4.4.2.
According to media in Korea, LG is planning on making a 2-day visit to Google’s HQ here in California in hopes to continue their partnership. Over the past few years, LG and Google have collaborated to create some wonderful devices that first started with the Nexus 4. In this meeting, LG is coming with no shortage of ammunition as they plan on bringing in their LG Display, LG Chem, LG Electronics and LG Innotek branches. LG hopes that they can woe Google over with their new innovations for this year and possibly continue to make devices (hopefully Nexus).
A few days ago an image leaked of a new HTC device called the HTC Desire 8. The large smartphone is supposed to be HTC’s answer for the mid-range market. Although specs have not yet leaked for the device, it appears to have a 5.5-inch display, a 13MP camera, and will be dual-sim capable. Maybe the most interesting bit gleaned from the leaks so far is that HTC is planning to use on-screen buttons for the new device. A couple new images related to the device surfaced on Chinese site Weibo thanks to none other than HTC’s official account on the service.
With MWC 2014 only a week away, a new leaked image purporting to show an advertising image for the Nokia X has surfaced. Twitter tipster @evleaks posted the image earlier today. The image prominently features the Nokia X name and shows a three-wide trail of devices curving off into the distance. The devices in the rendering appear to be similar to what was shown in a leaked image that @evleaks posted last month when the Nokia X name was first discovered. The Nokia X is supposedly the actual name for the device that had been known as the Nokia Normandy while in development. Whatever the name ends up being, the device is alleged to be Nokia’s entry into the Android smartphone market with a 4-inch 1GHz Snapdragon powered phone.
Last week, the upcoming Sony Xperia Z2 (D6503) showed up in its first video, and another one was just released showing off more details. This video emphasizes the camera and main interface. The Z2 is going to be a beast in terms of the camera as it can shoot 4K video, will include Timeshift effects such as slo-mo and high-speed, shoot cinemagraphs, duplicate moving objects, simulate bokeh, and scan documents to JPG/PDF.
You will also see a lot of the new features from the user interface, which include a new “simple” homscreen that shows bigger icons and larger text. You will also see some motion gestures, custom sound settings, and so much more.
Hit the break for the full 12 minute video.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you about a new Sony tablet that showed up at the FCC. Now the specs leaked for what could be the same tablet, the Xperia Z2. According to @evleaks, it will have a 10.1-inch (1920 x 1200) Triluminos display, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor (most likely a Snapdragon), 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 6,000mAh battery, and Android 4.4 KitKat. It’s also supposed to be only 6.4mm thick and waterproof.
Now the tablet we saw at the FCC has a different model number, TM-0043-BV vs SD800 for this leak. Sony might have different model numbers for different regions so they still could very well be the same tablet. I doubt Sony is readying a second tablet.
The HTC M8 may not be the only device the company plans on releasing in the near future. According to @evleaks, we should be on the lookout for “a music-centric handset from HTC this half.” This is the first time we have heard of such a device. What could be so special about this device? Right now, no one knows. But if I had to guess, I would say HTC’s BoomSound audio would be a major component. Also, HTC could release special headphones with the device. Or maybe, just maybe, they would create their own music streaming service? I don’t think the latter is very likely.
Let us know in the comments what you think will make this device so special.
Earlier this week, a photo of the unannounced Sony Xperia G alongside with the Xperia Z1 surfaced on Twitter. However, this time, ViziLeaks took it to twitter yesterday to post an image of what appears to be the rear of the Xperia G as well as its specifications. The handset on the top appears to be the Xperia Z1.
According to the tweet, the Xperia G sports a 4.8 inch display, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage, LTE connectivity with an 8MP rear camera which is situated in the center of the rear case. The tweet also mentions that it doesn’t have an IP rating so it means that the device might not be waterproof.
Sony might unveil the Xperia G at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) set to take place in Barcelona on February 24.
Motorola was offering its Valentine’s Day sale up until today, but now you can still take advantage of the deal until Feb. 22. All Moto X models will have $70 deducted from the off-contract price, including Moto Maker devices, Developer Editions, etc.
Get it while you can— you never know what kind of deals Lenovo is going to offer once it takes full control of the reins.
A tweet from @evleaks revealed that Samsung is working on a device called the “K Sport.”
What’s a K Sport, you ask? Well, we don’t know either.
Wireless carrier O2 Germany has added a new page to their web site teasing the Samsung Galaxy S5. The page gives potential buyers the opportunity to sign up to receive updates on the availability of Samsung’s forthcoming smartphone. The only clue about timing is an indication that consumers can learn more by the end of February. That is not surprising since the device appears to be scheduled for release at the company’s Unpacked 5 event on February 24th in conjunction with MWC 2014.
Some sources have noted the web page uses an image of a smartphone dunked in water which could be an indication the new Galaxy S5 may be water resistant or even waterproof.
source: O2 Germany
As we get closer to the launch of Nokia’s future Android smartphone, the leaks are coming fast. Now, thanks to @evleaks, we have a specs sheet. The Nokia X “Normandy” wil allegedly have a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1GHz, a 4-inch screen with WVGA resolution and 512MB of RAM. In addition, the handset will include 4GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, 1500mAh battery and a 5MP back camera.
The phone is expected to launch in a few weeks, on February 24, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
LG’s next big flagship will surely be the LG G3, and it seems that the company has some big things in store for the device. According to LG execs, the company is “considering all possibilities” for the G3 after being asked whether the device could include an eye or fingerprint scanner.