LG’s G Watch is less than two weeks old but that isn’t stopping LG from releasing their next wearable to the world, the G Watch R. A couple days ago the Korean tech giant released a teaser video to build hype and today they’ve posted the above image to their Facebook account. The similarities to the upcoming Moto 360 are obvious, including a round display and a single button on the side of the device. However, LG is the only company so far to release a smartwatch with a completely circular display (the bottom portion of the Moto 360 serves as a touchpad).
With the Xperia Z3 set to be announced next week, all the leaks are coming in. Xperia Blog has gotten their hands on some of the clearest pics we’ve seen thus far, of the device in all different angles and even disassembled. Looking at the picture, we can now see the the device will come with a hefty 3100maH battery. You can check out all of the photos of the device via the source link.
It appears that Flipkart, an India-based company, will be the only retailer selling the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini in the country.
The phone (SM-G900) will be on sale in the next few days. This is not Flipkart’s first go-around with device exclusivity — the company was the only retailer to offer the Moto G in India last February.
The Moto G has been the hottest selling Motorola phone in history so we are expecting big things with the Moto G2. Speaking of big, it’s going to be bigger in the literal sense. Last year’s Moto G had a 4.5-inch display, but this years G2 will sport a full 5-inches with smaller bezels. It’s also going to get upgraded to 720p (1280 x 720).
The main camera is also getting an upgrade from 5 MP to 8 MP, and a microSD slot should be standard now. Probably the biggest surprise has to be front-facing stereo speakers, something that is never found on budget devices. Throw in a Snapdragon 400, 1 GB of RAM, and a removable back that can be customized, and you have a winner.
The Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Tab S are two devices currently roaming the world with Samsung’s fingerprint technology. Samsung typically pushes new hardware with each device in the Note series, and that is exactly what is going to happen with the fingerprint technology found on the upcoming Galaxy Note 4.
We’ve heard several rumors that Samsung is cooking up a SIM-enabled Gear smartwatch, and it’s looking like we’ll see it sooner rather than later. The latest rumors points to Samsung unveiling the new version of their Gear smartwatch (along with a VR headset) alongside the Galaxy Note 4 next month. Since the original Galaxy Gear launched with the Note 3, this a pretty predictable pattern.
Gionee already lays claim to the title of world’s thinnest smartphone thanks to the Gionee Elfie S5.5 that was released earlier this year. The Elfie S5.5 came in at only 5.5mm thick and managed to pack in a 1.7 GHz processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, and a decent 2,300 mAh battery. Gionee seems to enjoy holding the top spot and apparently intends to keep it in their grasp.
According to the latest rumor about an upcoming Gionee smartphone, the G9005, the company is shooting for a thickness of no more than 5.0mm and may even get it down to 4.9mm. Supposedly this will include a Gorilla Glass layer for the screen. No other information regarding specs or other dimensions of Gionee’s upcoming device have been revealed yet.
While some may have dismissed the Galaxy Alpha as too little too late, the device is certainly a step in a different direction from Samsung’s normal stable of devices. The device couples a metal design, decent specs, and the latest flavor of Android. It’s also the first to feature Samsung’s 5430 Exynos processor — the first ever HKMG 20nm chip — and unlike other Samsung devices, doesn’t come with a microSD card. Even so, it comes with 32GB of internal storage. While it may be the first from Samsung to feature the metal design, it certainly won’t be the last as the company plans on announcing more “A Series” devices within the next few weeks.
These days we’re starting to see waterproofing as a premium feature on many manufacturers’ flagship devices, and Sony is looking to change that.
In 2015, Sony plans to make the feature a gold standard among its 2015 mid-rangers, not only its flagships. It’s a nice addition, and is sure to pick up sales for the company unless other manufacturers follow suit with the trend.
Sony currently has the most waterproof device on the market, the Xperia M2 Aqua, which is rated for both IP65 and IP68 protection, allowing the device to be insusceptible to jets of water and can also be underwater for up to 30 minutes.
We fully expect the Sony Z3 Tablet Compact to be unveiled at IFA 2014 next week in Berlin, but it looks like we have some more information for you earlier than launch, as usual.
In addition to a leaked photo (above) of the tablet paired with Sony’s upcoming Android Wear smartwatch, we have some specs for you. (Also of note: the devices above are next to a pool. This could be hinting at water-proofing on both of the devices.)