Yesterday we saw where Samsung had quietly slipped the Samsung Galaxy Alpha in as a sponsor for a yachting regatta in Moscow. Today, more images of the device have surfaced thanks to a Russian source. One of the interesting shots shows the results of an AnTuTu benchmark run on the device that puts it above the HTC One (M8) and the Samsung Galaxy S5. While an Exynos 5 octa-core processor that supposedly powers the device helps, much of the performance gain could be due to the lower resolution screen of the Galaxy Alpha. This frees up the processor for other chores outside of producing graphics and makes a strong case for full HD screens being overkill on devices like smartphones that have small displays.
The HTC J Butterfly was recently unveiled Japan with KDDI, but it could be landing in other destinations soon. The Butterfly hasn’t made it’s way out of Japan ever since the first iteration. In fact, it winded up being a Verizon DROID-branded product, the DROID DNA, at that time.
The month of September is shaping up to be a big one for Motorola (and maybe some others). The Moto X+1, Moto 360, and Moto G2 are all expected in September. The first two are expected at the tail end of the month, but the Moto G2 could be coming much earlier.
We think sometime this week Samsung is going to officially take the wraps off their new Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone, their attempt at producing a metal-bodied device. Over the weekend images surfaced showing Samsung was involved in a Russian yachting event that included some significant Galaxy Alpha advertising materials. Signage and banners were present and it even appears Samsung paid to have the event name include their latest device. At least one of the photos shows some of the attendees posing with what is presumably the Galaxy Alpha.
It appears that Samsung has trademarked the name “Galaxy Note Edge,” which we believe will be a variant of the Galaxy Note 4.
The “Edge” variant will feature curved screens which possibly wrap around the edges of the device. The device may be limited to certain markets (most likely Asia). It’s possible that we’re going to see it unveiled alongside the Galaxy Note 4 on September 3.
A recent addition to GFX Bench’s database includes the “Google Nexus Foo,” which seems to be causing quite a few of us in the tech community to be scratching our heads today.
At first, you’d think the 10.3-inch (Full HD 1080 x 1920) device is a tablet, but then when you see it runs Android Wear (KKWT), you’ll start to get a bit confused. The device has no touchscreen, no accelerometer, no barometer, no GPS, no compass, no gyroscope, no light sensor, no NFC, or no proximity sensor — only Bluetooth and WiFi are included.
It looks like the lackluster HTC One Max from last year will be receiving a rightful successor. The device was first rumored to be the HTC M8 Prime and larger than the M8, but it appears that the large-screened device will come in at 5.9-inches (1,440 x 2,560) and will have a Snapdragon 805 processor.
Those specs aside, the Max M8 will have 3GB of RAM, LTE-A Cat. 6 connectivity and sport the duo camera that debuted in the One M8. With HTC planning a launch of another flagship during this half of the year, it looks like the Max is shaping up to be that device.
source: Tk Tech News
via: Phone Arena
The first device with premium build quality from Samsung is just around the corner. The Galaxy Alpha, while keeping the same rubberized back panel found on the Galaxy S 5, will feature a metal frame. Seemingly official specifications have leaked due to someone photographing a presentation slide. It confirms that Samsung’s first premium made device will not also be premium on the inside.
We already knew that HTC was working on the “ultimate selfie phone,” because it has entered the testing phases at AT&T.
But now according to a tweet from @upleaks, the device will also be headed to Verizon, T-Mobile US and Sprint.
We could also see the device going to carriers in both Europe and Asia as well. It’s a given that the phone will offer a better selfie experience than both the HTC One (M8) and the HTC Desire 816, but we’re not sure on any of the specifics. Stay tuned for more on this device, which we’ll surely hear more about in the coming weeks.
We had originally thought the HTC One M8 Prime was cancelled (or at least postponed), but according to a new leak by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone is alive and kickin’.
Pictured next to the One M8, it’s clearly a bit bigger, matching its previously leaked specs: