Leaked image suggests red and brown color choices for Galaxy Note II are on the horizon

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The Samsung Galaxy S III managed to get some love in the color department after a few months of availability, and it now seems that the company’s Galaxy Note II is destined for the same fate. A newly leaked image shows the recently released 5.5-inch behemoth in both sleek red and brown colors, solidifying rumors that the device would receive alternate color choices in the near future. There’s no word on which carriers the fresh colors will be headed to, though its entirely possible that they cold see a simultaneous worldwide launch like the originals. So, I suppose the only question left to answer is Amber Brown or Ruby Wine?

Sources: Unwired View, AndroidSlash

LG to show off 5.5-inch 1080p display, 7-inch screen with 324ppi and 4.7-inch bezel-less panel at CES 2013

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LG has unquestionably had a great year with the introduction of the Optimus G and the highly-demanded Nexus 4. It seems as though the Korean manufacturer isn’t ready to slow down anytime soon as the company has already revealed plans to reveal three new displays at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The smallest of the three new display panels measures in at 4.7 inches. And, while that may be the same size as the panel used on the Nexus 4, the company’s newest iteration will feature a near bezel-less architecture, with edges just 1mm in thickness. The new layout would allow future smartphones to retain a frontward appearance that is composed almost entirely of the screen. » Read the rest

Huawei’s Ascend Mate And Its Massive 6.1-Inch Display Smiles Pretty For The Camera, Wants To Go Head On Against The Galaxy Note II

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It’s no surprise that Huawei is planning on bringing a pretty big device to the masses in the immediate future. After seeing a tease here and another one there, we know that the new device is going to feature some topnotch specs— but we hadn’t seen a picture of what the UI and display would look like… until now. MyDrivers recently got their hands on some actual photos of the device and as you can see, the Ascend Mate sure is a beauty. You can see the device is surrounded by a some sort of a charcoal metallic body that doesn’t look the least bit plasticky, along with the placement of the microUSB, microSD and headphone jack ports. In addition, you can the Ascend Mate’s gorgeous display highlighting the rich and vibrant colors of the customized Android display as well.

Huawei is certainly pulling no strings as it wants to generate major excitement for its new device, while highlighting it will be far superior to Sammy’s massive offering. As of now, all eyes are pointing towards a CES 2013 unveiling— so we won’t need to wait too long to see the cool toy.

 

source: Unwired View

Samsung to release the Galaxy Note 2 in black

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A black Samsung Galaxy Note 2? Certainly not much of a surprise, but a great move by Samsung nonetheless. An image of the back side of the Note 2 in black was acquired which prompted this rumor to circulate.

While there’s no official word from Samsung on the validity of a black Note 2, it isn’t far-fetched and we should most certainly expect it to be released sometime next year.

Would you guys pick up a black Note 2?

source: Sammobile

Galaxy S IV Rumored To Launch In April With S Pen

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Let’s take a moment to reflect on the best phones of 2012… OK, done. Now we’re free to drool over look at what’s coming in 2013. The latest Samsung Galaxy S IV rumor says it will be released in April equipped with Galaxy Note II-like S Pen functionality. This may explain why early leaks have suggested the phone will be bigger (up from 4.8-inch to a 5-inch display) and slightly thicker (from 8.6mm to 9.2mm). It doesn’t, however, explain why we always use imperial measurements for screen size and metric for thickness. From what we’ve seen so far the S IV is shaping up to to be a worthy successor to the S III. The rumored 2GHz quad-core processor will pack quite a punch, especially if it incorporates the big.LITTLE architecture Samsung  has been working on.

Source: Enuri

More images of Huawei Ascend D2 surface

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Smartphones with 5-inch screens capable of displaying 1080p video seem to be the sweet spot that several manufacturers are targeting at the moment. Another phone slated for unveiling at CES 2013 is the Huawei Ascend D2. As we recently reported, Huawei’s Senior Vice President Richard Yu believes the device is Huawei’s version of a “dream phone” with the impressive display backed by a quad-core 1.5GHz cpu. More images of the device have surfaced, revealing some additional details. » Read the rest

Samsung Galaxy S IV Unofficially Rendered, Invites The World To Take A Sneak Peek Into The Future

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As the world patiently awaits for the “Next Big Thing” from Samsung, some ambitious folks took some time to give us an idea of what to possibly expect from Samsung’s next superphone. A recent hands-on video has surfaced which is more or less giving us a teaser of what the Galaxy S IV should bring including a thin profile complimented with an incredible 2GHz quad-core processor, full 1080p AMOLED display, 13MP camera and Android 5.0— aka Key Lime Pie. The real kicker isn’t just what’s inside of the device, it’s the potential accessories that may accompany the device. The hands-on video highlights what looks to be a revolutionary keyboard dock: a “projection laser keyboard dock” that beams a keyboard layout to whatever surface it’s sitting on and can be typed on— as if it was a real keyboard in front of you.

Naturally viewers of the video should take extreme caution: the hands-on video is by no means real or what the Galaxy S IV will look like. All it is really is a sort of wish-list of items that would make it more awesome than other phones out there.

I know you’re all itching to see what all this potential hubbub is about, so be sure to hit past the break to check out the video.

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Sony to announce Sony Xperia Z at CES 2013

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Chinese web site ePrice is reporting Sony will unveil the forthcoming Sony Xperia Z at CES 2013. The new Sony handset is quickly morphing into a device similar to LG’s Google Nexus 4 in that so many images and leaks are coming out, any official announcement is almost anti-climatic. We have already been treated to a detailed review of the device going by the name Sony Yuga and reports have already surfaced indicating the name would be changed to the Sony Xperia Z. With this new 5-inch device, Sony is trying to remain in the market and compete for buyers looking for 1080p display devices. The addition of water and dust resistant coatings to improve survive-ability in harsh climates or against the occasional mishap may help set it apart from competitors.

ePrice indicates the new handset, after debuting at CES 2013, will hit the Chinese market on January 15th where it is expected to sell for 4289 yuan ($690 USD). No word yet on what the future release schedule will be like for other markets. Up to now, we only knew the new device would be announced some time in the first quarter of 2013. We are glad to see it will be near the beginning of 2013. With luck, TalkAndroid will get some hands-on time with the Xperia Z during CES 2013.

source: ePrice

Video Shows Jelly Bean On Sony Xperia TL

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A Vietnamese video shows the Sony Xperia TL, currently on Ice Cream Sandwich, running Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2. The video also shows a new lock screen, updated launcher, ClearAudio+ mode and an Xperia V-like Superior Auto mode on the 13MP camera. There may still be updates before the final street version but this should give Xperia TL owners a good idea of what’s to come.

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Source: Xperia Blog

GT-N5100 shows up in benchmarks again, possibly 7-inch Galaxy Note

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Remember when those benchmarks showed up a few weeks ago that sparked some rumors about a 7-inch Galaxy Note? We’ve got a little more fuel for the fire. This time it’s a GLBenchmark confirming the GT-N5100, sporting an Exynos 4412 chip and a 1280 x 800 resolution screen. It’s pretty doubtful Samsung would revamp the Note 2 so early with how well it’s selling, so this device is likely going to be tablet sized. It makes sense for Samsung to offer a Note in a 7-inch form factor; the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire are both extremely popular options with a comfortable screen size, and offering the S-Pen on top of that would be a smart move by Samsung. Anyone else hoping it does turn out to be a Note 7?

source: GLBenchmark

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