Just last week we showed you leaked info from Zauba, an Indian import site, which receives data on devices being shipped in and out of the country.
The previous leak showed a device going by the model number SM-G87oa, which we believe is the Galaxy S 5 mini.
Today we have another leak from Zauba, outing a device with the model number SM-G800F. The phone was shipped into India from South Korea for research and development testing, and according to the above data table, it’s valued at 31,790 INR ($520 USD).
The model number is a lower number than the SM-G900F (the Galaxy S 5) so it’s expected that this device is the Galaxy S 5 Neo. Expect more information on the device to come out before its announcement.
Via: Phone Arena
Samsung launched its mini version of the Galaxy S3 back in October 2012, however today, the company announced the Galaxy S III mini Value Edition which is an updated version of its predecessor.
While most of the specifications remain unchanged, the device is packed with a faster processor which is now a dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 which runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The Value Edition has been available in Netherlands since last week costing around €180 ($250) though the exact release date for other markets is not official yet.
If you didn’t get enough coverage on the Galaxy S 5, Gear 2 and Gear Fit from MWC 2014 two weeks ago, then you’re in luck.
Samsung has released two hands-on videos for its three newest devices. Hit the break for the videos.
Sony has rolled out the latest Android 4.4 KitKat update for the Xperia Z Ultra. The device was officially announced in June of last year and came with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board and now it’s finally ready for Android 4.4 KitKat.
The first Xperia Z Ultra model to get the KitKat update is the C6833 LTE model in Hong Kong, which is available as an over-the-air update, but will also be available to update via PC soon. We expect other markets to receive the update as well. Read more
Some of us are required to have our phones on us at all times, so why should we limit the bathtub and the pool as well?
In all seriousness, waterproofing technology has become more popularized on devices in the past year, and LG has recognized this. It is now expected that the LG G3 will feature both waterproofing and dustproof capabilities.
It took a while for other manufacturers to hop aboard, but Sony had been the only company that was both waterproofing and dustproofing its flagship products for some time now. The Galaxy S 5 was also announced to be waterproof and dustproof at Samsung’s special event two weeks ago.
The G3 is also expected to feature fingerprint and eye recognition capabilities, a QHD display and possibly LG’s own SoC, the LG Odin.
Via: G for Games
Things were a little calmer this week now that Mobile World Congress is out of the way, but the world of Android never stops. The news and leaks regarding the All New One is starting to boil over, and we still have a couple of weeks until the official unveiling. However, there is always another phone waiting in the shadows. The LG G3 could be released in the early summer, and the leaks are just starting to heat up. Speaking of the G3, the Nexus 6 will mostly likely be based on it, which isn’t surprising. Motorola unveils more color options for the Moto X and continues to improve their Touchless Control. The U.S. carriers continue to drop prices on their monthly plans thanks to T-Mobile, but will the price for off contract flagship devices ever drop? It’s time to get caught up and get ready for another exciting week in the world of Android.
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Images of the Galaxy S 5 accessories appear online
Plenty of accessories for The All New HTC One has leaked online
The All New HTC One with a special flip cover leaks, GPE variant also on the way
The All New HTC One’s flip cover leaks again in three additional colors
This evening, @evleaks has given us another look at The All New HTC One’s flip cover that leaked earlier today. In the previous leak, the flip cover was black; however, this time around we have navy blue, red, and green as additional color options. And, like before, this leak shows the time and weather being displayed.
We won’t have to wait too long as The All New HTC One is going to be unveiled on March 25 in New York City. Read more
AT&T has announced that they will be cutting costs of their 2GB mobile sharing plans by $15 starting tomorrow, March 9. The plan will be cut from $55 per month to $40 per month.
This change will affect both new and existing customers, and cost per device per month will be added to the changes, meaning that most customers will be looking at around $65 per month.
In order to take advantage of the changes, users can call AT&T, use the myAT&T app, or visit an AT&T store.
We’ve seen plenty of leaks of the “All New HTC One” already, and we already know that it’ll be unveiled on March 25. Release date has still been a relative unknown— until now.
According to a tweet by @HTCFamily_RU, the phone will launch two weeks after its unveiling date, in 110 countries around the world.
Rumors regarding the phone state that the device will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5-inch 1080p display, an aluminum chassis and a dual-sensor camera on the back. The release date puts it right around when the Galaxy S 5 will be put on shelves, on April 11th. HTC is looking to steal some of the S 5’s thunder this year as the company hopes to get back on track in the sales department, which have been lacking for the past few years.
Source: HTC Source
Here is a rather large leak for a Saturday afternoon. Courtesy of @evleaks, you are looking at a The All New HTC One’s very own flip cover. What is very interesting about this one is that the flip cover utilizes the holes in it to light and display information. So, for example, the time and weather can be displayed. And I think it is safe to assume that it can do plenty of other things like text and email notifications. It is very unique when compared to Samsung’s as this one does not require a cutout to see a portion of the screen when information needs to be displayed.
The other end of this leak involves the device having a Google Play Edition. Just like the HTC One, @evleaks says to “look for M8 to arrive as a Google Play Edition.” When will it arrive in the Play Store as a GPE device? I would say a few months after launch. So it is likely by summer we will have The All New HTC One in the Play Store as a Google Play Edition device. Read more