Last year Qualcomm announced they were bringing a new Snapdragon processor, the 805, to market in 2014. A good bet for the first device to come with this new chipset powered by four Krait 450 cores would have been one of the flagship devices from a market-leading manufacturer. However, it appears Pantech has stolen the spotlight with the pending release of their new Pantech Vega Iron 2 smartphone.
The Vega Iron 2 appears to be intended for the Korean market only, although one of the four variants is carrier free and could be sold in other markets. In addition to the Snapdragon 805 processor, the Vega Iron 2 is supposed to come equpped with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera, 32GB and 64GB storage options, and LTE-A support.
via: GSM Arena
At Sundar Pichai’s keynote at the SXSW (South by Southwest) conference, he mentioned that Chromecast would be hitting “many more countries” in the coming weeks.
These countries include the UK and Australia, which had been rumored since last month. Because the device’s SDK was released in February, you can expect the capabilities of the dongle to expand in the next few months as well.
He didn’t talk about sales figures, but mentioned that the numbers are in the millions, and is continuing to grow rapidly.
During the keynote Pichai also mentioned that an Android SDK for wearables would be coming in the next two weeks as well.
Source: The Next Web
Last week a video revealing the all new HTC One appeared on YouTube— it wasn’t the best review, but it showed the device in all its glory. This made some HTC execs unhappy, which caused him to later pull the video off of YouTube. Although some have downloaded the video’s content and posted it elsewhere, many are still looking for more information on the new device.
A new video, posted by another user, appeared on YouTube yesterday. It was a minute and 30 seconds long, and didn’t share any of the specs. The person shooting the video stated, “I’ll wait for HTC to do that.” The video was dark and grainy and didn’t really give any information that we don’t already know, so it’s not really worth watching. Either way, the video was recently pulled off of YouTube by the user.
Update: As expected, a few other people downloaded the video before it was pulled and re-uploaded it. We have the original video after the break.
Oppo’s Find 7 is shaping up to be a real top tier device. With specs that rival the Galaxy S 5, the device could be a real hit in respective markets. As with most OEM’s and their pre-announced handsets, we’re only seeing tid-bits being “leaked.” Today’s leak confirms the Find 7’s specs and debunks the 50MP camera rumor.
So far, we know that there will be two different models of the Find 7. One will sport a 1080p (1080×1920) full HD resolution and the other will have a 1440p (1440×2560) QHD resolution. The full HD version will rock a Snapdragon 800, 2 GB of RAM 5MP front facing camera and will have 16GB of on-board storage. There’s also news regarding the supposed 50MP camera in the back as well.
A fire early yesterday morning at an Anseong, South Korea plant could put a damper on Galaxy S 5 supplies. This factory manufactures printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the upcoming flagship. The fire started around 7:00am and it took close to 6 hours and 300 firefighters to get it under control.
The damage was estimated to be around $1 billion, but the good news is that Samsung does partner with other manufacturers for the PCBs. Samsung doesn’t expect a delay of the launch, which is scheduled for April 11, but this could affect supplies moving forward. It’s impossible to know how much, and there is no reason to panic. We will just have to wait and see how it plays out.
We have two more pics after the break.
Thanks to a system dump, the wallpapers from the upcoming HTC “All New One” are now available. There are 18 in all, and the size of each image is 2160 x 1920. Just tap on each image to open up the full size version before saving to your desktop or device. If you want to download all at once, just hit the source link.
Full gallery after the break. Enjoy!!
Just last week we showed you leaked info from Zauba, an Indian import site, which receives data on devices being shipped in and out of the country.
The previous leak showed a device going by the model number SM-G87oa, which we believe is the Galaxy S 5 mini.
Today we have another leak from Zauba, outing a device with the model number SM-G800F. The phone was shipped into India from South Korea for research and development testing, and according to the above data table, it’s valued at 31,790 INR ($520 USD).
The model number is a lower number than the SM-G900F (the Galaxy S 5) so it’s expected that this device is the Galaxy S 5 Neo. Expect more information on the device to come out before its announcement.
Via: Phone Arena
If you didn’t get enough coverage on the Galaxy S 5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit from MWC 2014 two weeks ago, then you’re in luck.
Samsung has released two hands-on videos for its three newest devices. Hit the break for the videos.
Some of us are required to have our phones on us at all times, so why should we limit the bathtub and the pool as well?
In all seriousness, waterproofing technology has become more popularized on devices in the past year, and LG has recognized this. It is now expected that the LG G3 will feature both waterproofing and dustproof capabilities.
It took a while for other manufacturers to hop aboard, but Sony had been the only company that was both waterproofing and dustproofing its flagship products for some time now. The Galaxy S 5 was also announced to be waterproof and dustproof at Samsung’s special event two weeks ago.
The G3 is also expected to feature fingerprint and eye recognition capabilities, a QHD display and possibly LG’s own SoC, the LG Odin.
Via: G for Games
This evening, @evleaks has given us another look at The All New HTC One’s flip cover that leaked earlier today. In the previous leak, the flip cover was black; however, this time around we have navy blue, red, and green as additional color options. And, like before, this leak shows the time and weather being displayed.
We won’t have to wait too long as The All New HTC One is going to be unveiled on March 25 in New York City.
We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the “All New HTC One” already, and we already know that it’ll be unveiled on March 25. Release date has still been a relative unknown— until now.
According to a tweet by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone will launch two weeks after its unveiling date, in 110 countries around the world.
Rumors regarding the phone state that the device will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, an aluminum chassis and a dual-sensor camera on the back. The release date puts it right around when the Galaxy S 5 will be put on shelves, on April 11th. HTC is looking to steal some of the S 5’s thunder this year as the company hopes to get back on track in the sales department, which have been lacking for the past few years.
Source: HTC Source
Here is a rather large leak for a Saturday afternoon. Courtesy of @evleaks, you are looking at a The All New HTC One’s very own flip cover. What is very interesting about this one is that the flip cover utilizes the holes in it to light and display information. So, for example, the time and weather can be displayed. And I think it is safe to assume that it can do plenty of other things like text and email notifications. It is very unique when compared to Samsung’s as this one does not require a cutout to see a portion of the screen when information needs to be displayed.
The other end of this leak involves the device having a Google Play Edition. Just like the HTC One, @evleaks says to “look for M8 to arrive as a Google Play Edition.” When will it arrive in the Play Store as a GPE device? I would say a few months after launch. So it is likely by summer we will have The All New HTC One in the Play Store as a Google Play Edition device.
Earlier today, @evleaks graced us with a piece of information that should start up some chatter about an upcoming LG device. An unidentified device, with the model number LG D850, is heading to AT&T at some point in the future. What is this device? More likely than not it is the LG G3, which is rumored for a June release. He provides a little background by saying “D800 was G2, D820 was Nexus 5, and D830 was G Pro 2.” It would make sense that this is the G3 as it is right in line with what LG is projected to have coming next.
And this morning, a Verizon device with the model number LG VS985 leaked earlier today. The LG G2’s Verizon model number was LG VS985; therefore, it looks like the G3 is fairly close to being announced. The device is expected to have a eye-popping 2560×1440 QHD display. Stay tuned for more information on this device.
The South Korean mobile phone market is already pretty saturated, and the fact that a company like Pantech has been able to survive while competing with both LG and Samsung is an amazing accomplishment. But to keep itself relevant, continuing to develop new devices is key.
The Vega Iron 2, the successor to Pantech’s flagship from last year, will be released in May to compete with the Galaxy S 5. Rumors suggest that the screen size will be bigger than its 5-inch predecessor— it’s not expected that the phone will become a phablet, though.
The success of the design will rest in the completely metal chassis and a rumored fingerprint scanner.
Hit us up in the comments if you’d be interested in getting this device over another flagship like the Galaxy S 5.
The digital camera will someday be obsolete to the average consumer, as camera phones get better and better each year. Oppo is looking to take a huge step in the process with the Oppo Find 7— supposed 50MP pictures from the device have appeared online.
If the images are truly from the Oppo Find 7, then the camera on the device is going to be absolutely amazing. Although you have every right to be skeptical considering the quality of these photos, we wouldn’t be surprised if this phone is the next big thing in terms of camera quality on mobile devices.
Hit the break to see some other photos from the leaked collection.