Moto G2 looking like an August release

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Motorola released the Moto G last year and absolutely conquered the low-tier phone class with a cheap price and mid-range specs, causing it to be Motorola’s best-selling phone of all-time. After such an overwhelming success, it seems almost mandatory for Motorola to follow up with something big, and it seems they have. The new device has shown up in an inventory list of a popular Australian retailer, hinting that it may hit the shelves this month.


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Moto X+1 set for September 25 launch on Verizon

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Well there you have it folks, the long-awaited Moto X+1 finally has an official launch date — on Verizon, at least.

The device will be available from Big Red on September 25. There’s a chance that other carriers get the device before Verizon, but we expect that Verizon gets the X+1 around the same time as the other carriers.

A Moto 360 launch date has not been revealed, but it would make sense for it to be the same day as the X+1. Keep checking back for more, but that’s all we have on the Moto X+1 for now.

Source: Droid Life

 

Samsung to announce Gear Solo at IFA 2014 next month

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A company can’t just announce one thing at an event, right? Right. Although Samsung is widely expected announce the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3, the company is reportedly going to debut another smartwatch. This one, though, will be very capable. Yonhap News is claiming that the Gear Solo will feature a SIM card slot that will allow it to place calls thanks to its own connection. Since Android Wear does not yet support SIM cards, the Gear Solo will presumably be backed by Tizen.

Source: Yonhap News Agency
Via: SamMobile

Pantech Pop Up Note to enter large, stylus-equipped smartphone market

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A couple foreign news sites recently managed to get their hands on a new device from Pantech. The company appears to be ready to enter the market to compete in the large smartphone category, especially the stylus-equipped segment, with the Pop Up Note. The first thing one may notice about the device is the craftsmanship and premium look. According to the hands on reports, the feel of the device matches the looks.

From a hardware standpoint, the Pop Up Note is just a half step behind most flagships hitting the market this year. It comes equipped with a 5.5-inch full HD display, a Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2.3 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a 13 MP rear-facing camera. It does come equipped with a microSD slot, but can only accommodate an additional 16 GB of storage.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with Snapdragon 805 supposedly confirmed

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With the official release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 bearing down on us at the beginning of September, information about the specs for Samsung’s latest flagship continue to surface. The latest comes from a ZDNet Korea source that says Samsung has definitely agreed to produce some versions of the Galaxy Note 4 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chip. This would be in addition to a version equipped with the Eynos 5433 processor that appears to be the more powerful of the two versions.

Samsung agreeing to produce two versions of a device, one with an in-house chip and one with a third-party sourced chip, is normal for the company. It is unclear whether Samsung had planned to follow their historical precedent all along though as the source indicates Qualcomm had to agree to a steep discount on the chips in order to get Samsung to agree to use them. Reports indicate this move has upset LG which is a big buyer of Qualcomm Snapdragon chips and think they should be able to get a similar discount.

source: SamMobile

Nexus 8 specs revealed

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Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus 8 have been circulating for a while now, but we have some juicy details for you. If these leaked specs are true, this will be the tablet of the year.

The Nexus 8 is codenamed T1, and it’s expected to sport an 8.9-inch (2560 x 1600) display, a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra chip, 4 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear camera, 1.6 MP front-facing camera, and optional LTE. How is that for some serious power?


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Samsung Galaxy Alpha shows up at the FCC

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As we wait for Samsung to officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, their attempt at a metal-bodied smartphone, we have been treated to leaked images like those showing the device next to an iPhone or what the white version will look like. Now we have something a little more official in terms of the device moving to market, an entry in the FCC database. A version of the Galaxy Alpha going by model number SM-G850F received its FCC approval, so that is one more item marked off the checklist to bring a smartphone to market.

The model that was tested by the FCC does not appear to be one headed for North America. However, many anticipate some version of the Galaxy Alpha will make it to the U.S. market, possibly through AT&T or T-Mobile. Samsung is expected to make the official announcement next week on August 13th, so that may give us a better idea as to who may ultimately have access to this device.

source: FCC
via: phoneArena

Sony’s IFA 2014 press invite leaks online, teases new devices

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Sony’s press invite for its IFA 2014 press conference and product unveiling has leaked online, and it teases some new devices as well.

The event will occur on Wednesday, September 3, from 16:15 to 17:00 CEST and, according to the photo above, will include new Xperia unveilings, which was already expected. We have less than a month until IFA, so expect more of these leaks to come out before then!

Via: Xperia Blog
Source: Eprice