Two press renders of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 leak

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Samsung is tablet crazy this year. After releasing the TabPRO line and NotePRO, they are readying the Galaxy Tab 4. The Tab 4 line could include 3 sizes (7-inches to 10.1-inches) with AMOLED displays. We now have the first pics of the 7-inch version. As expected, it looks just like any other Samsung tablet with the same exact styling and that dreadful home button. One more pic after the break.

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HTC is working on an octa-core smartphone

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HTC has been rumored to be working on an octa-core handset for a while now, and we finally have a little more info. The said phone will be the Desire 616 (or Desire 616w) and looks to be for only China.

Now don’t get all upset that it won’t be available elsewhere because it’s going to sport a MediaTek processor, so it  won’t  be as powerful as the One (M8). Plus, it’s going to be all plastic and have mid-range specs. The specs include a 5-inch (720p) display, a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android 4.2.2. So you see, there is really nothing to get jealous about.

No work on a release date or pricing, but we will be sure to let you know when we hear it.

source: Phone Arena

The HTC One (M8) screams high quality but don’t expect to repair it easily

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The folks over at iFixit already got their hands on the All New HTC One (M8) and did their usual teardown. Now the HTC One (M8) is one of the best phones in terms of quality, but there is a huge downside to that. It’s the fact that a DIY repair is going to be very tough. The bottomline is that the higher the quality, the harder it is to do anything yourself. It’s one of the biggest reasons why Samsung continues to use lesser quality materials. It might not feel as great in the hand, but Samsung’s devices are more durable and easier to repair.

Anyways, going back to iFixit’s work, they have given a repairability score of 2 out of 10 for the HTC One (M8). That is pretty dreadful so make sure you protect that bad boy as much as you can.

Hit the source link for more info and pictures. You can also hit the break for a video showing you how to rip it apart.

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No early launch for the Galaxy S 5 in South Korea

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Yesterday a report came out indicating Samsung might release the Galaxy S 5 in South Korea a little early because of a government ban for the carriers in the region. However, JK Shin says no such deal has been made with SK Telecom.

What’s most interesting about this is that supposedly SK Telecom, the regions largest carrier, was ready to announce the early launch. So it’s obvious the two parties were working out a deal and March 27 was a target date.

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HTC One (2013) Google Play edition receives a $100 discount, now available for $499

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With the announcement of the All New HTC One (M8) yesterday and its stock Android Google Play Edition, Google has now cut $100 off the price of the old HTC One Google Play Edition (GPE) bringing it down to $499 from $599.

You can now order the discounted HTC One GPE from Google’s online store. The Google Play edition keeps all the hardware of the HTC One without Sense 5. However, the advantage of owning the GPE variant of HTC One is that users will receive the latest Android updates much quicker. If you’re interested in grabbing the smartphone, it comes with a 4.7-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 processor, an 4MP UltraPixel camera, a 2300mAh battery and the latest Android version. Read more

Verizon to offer ‘buy one get one free’ deal on new HTC One (M8)

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The HTC One (M8) was finally announced today, and once the initial fanfare was over, carriers and retailers began announcing their pricing and availability for the device.

Verizon will be offering a ‘buy-one-get-one-free’ deal on the phone, only for customers who sign a new, 2 year contract. The first phone will cost $199.99.

This is a great deal, especially considering the phone was just released today. More sales like this should come from other carriers, but be sure to jump in on it because it isn’t known how long this will last.

Source: Verizon

New HTC One commercials released, feature Gary Oldman

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In HTC’s first commercials for the new One (M8), Gary Oldman essentially tells the world to listen to the “TalkAndroids of the world” (the Internet) and pushes customers to form their own opinions on what phone to get, rather than listen to the marketing “blabber” usually pushed out regarding new devices.

To view the newest commercials, hit the break below.

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Hands on with the All New HTC One (M8)

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After months of leak after leak after leak, HTC finally took the wraps off of their latest flagship, the HTC One (M8), today in New York City and London. There wasn’t much left to shock us, but that doesn’t take away the fact that this is an amazing phone. Will it be the phone of the year? I will wait until I spend more time with it until I make that decision, but it certainly is off to a good start.

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Samsung Galaxy S5 ‘Zoom’ specs leak, will feature a slimmer body and 20 MP camera

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Samsung is ready to launch the Galaxy S 5 worldwide starting from April 11, but it seems that the company is working on another variant of the device as well. According to a new leaked information, Samsung is most likely working on a ‘Zoom’ variant of the S5, just like the Galaxy S 4 Zoom which was released last year with a better camera and bulkier body. The leaked information comes in the form of a handwritten notes from a Samsung Poland’s presentation.

However, compared to the Galaxy S 4 Zoom, the Galaxy S 5 Zoom will have a slimmer and thinner body due to a lens better inserted in its case. The device will come with a 20MP camera, 4.8 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. In addition, it will be powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and updated version of Samsung TouchWiz.

Source: Galaktyczny
Via: VR-Zone