HTC has released some excellent phones over the last year, but word on the street is they are planning to up the ante in early 2013. Several sources have begun mentioning a mysterious flagship phone with the code name of “M7″. According to the tipsters the M7 will come equipped with a 5-inch HD display (probably the same 1080p monster found on the Droid DNA), a Qualcomm APQ8064 quad-core processor, and a 13-megapixel camera, all wrapped in a high quality uni-body aluminum shell that HTC has become known for. The device is said to be slated for a Q1 release date, and HTC is currently working with parts suppliers to ensure a delivery of 4 to 5 million units. It sounds like HTC is working hard to turn around its falling financial numbers.
Another day, another tidbit of Samsung Galaxy S III news. We are aware the device will likely feature impressive specs including a thin form factor and a souped-up quad-core processor, but there have been varying reports of what the actual display will be in the final version of the device. While we’ve heard the device will most likely feature on-screen soft keys, there have been conflicting reports as to what the screen size will be. The speculation of the screen size has gone anywhere from 4.7-inches to a whopping 4.8-inches. While DigiTimes doesn’t have the greatest track record for accuracy, it does report Sammy’s new wundertoy will indeed feature a 4.6-inch screen, which seems to fall in line with other reports in the past.
This 4.6-inch screen would be quite a doozy too. It’s rumored to feature a Super AMOLED Plus HD screen. In addition, the screen will feature a mind-boggling 319 ppi pixel density. Oh and there are added reports the Galaxy S III will be Sammy’s first device with the Super AMOLED Plus HD screen which will feature a true RGB matrix. Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the Galaxy S III will likely look to raise the bar and standard for the future of Android devices much like how the Galaxy S II has already done and the Galaxy S before that.
Again, this latest rumor coming from DigiTimes may not be completely accurate— but if it is even remotely true (and that’s a big IF), we may be seeing Samsung getting ready for yet another record-breaking year.
Tech sites worldwide are ablaze with the surge of news coming in from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, however ironically it’s a device that we definitely will not be seeing unveiled in Sunny Spain that continues to dominate the headlines.
Earlier today we brought you the news that BGR had released some juicy titbits on Samsung’s forthcoming flagship device, the Galaxy SIII. BGR disocvered that the much-hyped super phone is set to be an ultra-thin, waterproof, ceramic coated unit packing a 4.8″ display that will launch simultaneously in 50 countries worldwide. As much as this information is more than enough to pique our interests, the latest rumours will blow your socks off.
BGR has stepped up to the plate yet again with a few more pieces of the jigsaw and all signs point towards the Galaxy SIII being the most stylish and most powerful Android smartphone to date. The highlights are :
- 1.5GHz quad-core Exynos processor
- 4.8″ 1080p Full HD screen
- 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera
- Ceramic casing
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4G LTE
We may not be seeing the Samsung Galaxy S III at MWC next week, but we know it’s very much real and on its way. BGR reports that Samsung will not be launching the device in phases as it was done with the Galaxy SII. The Galaxy S III will launch in 50 markets simultaneously around the globe, meaning those of us here in the States likely won’t have to wait 6 months after the initial launch as we previously saw with the Galaxy S II. Moreover, in addition to the sexy thin profile and waterproof design the S III will likely have, it will feature a 4.8-inch screen, meaning it will likely be the perfect compliment to Android 4.0 and an HD display that was previously rumored about the device. Oh and the back of the phone will be made of ceramic, not the glossy plastic we’re accustomed to.
If you thought the Galaxy S II was a major breakthrough in smartphone design, the Galaxy S III is ready to raise the bar even higher. Stay tuned with Talk Android for any future updates or developments in the Galaxy S III saga.
Just a couple days ago we brought you some info on Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Arc HD. I am only adding Ericsson because the device has it printed on the front, who knows what will happen by launch time. Anyway, we got some better images for you and these ones show a little better close-up of the HD display.
The Xperia Arc HD is said to wear a 4.3-inch HD screen boasting a 720p resolution. I know it’s hard to tell how good the screen is based on these images but I imagine Sony would try to pull out all the stops for an upcoming flagship HD device, and with pixel density like that you can safely assume this thing looks damn good. Add that with the 1.5GHz dual-core processor and you have some serious competition for this month’s handset releases.
Although the photo shows the device running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, it is still believed to ship with Ice Cream Sandwich. Given the phone is still months away from release this isn’t all that unbelievable. If it doesn’t, I’m sure it will see an update shortly after release.
So, whats your thoughts on this new HD device so far?
[via Unwired View]
There seems to be a lot of talk about Samsung going with a PenTile display with the Galaxy Nexus, but we reported this almost a month ago. The news originally broke when Samsung announced the Galaxy S II LTE HD. They described their screen as Super AMOLED without the “Plus”. Unfortunately they don’t have a Super AMOLED Plus HD screen yet, but most likely they will by the middle to later part of next year.
For now, it will be a PenTile display which has gotten a lot of negative press based on Motorola handsets like the DROID X2, DROID 3, and DROID Bionic. I’ve heard nothing but good things with the Galaxy Nexus Screen, so I’m personally not concerned. Samsung knows displays, and I think the difference will be marginal to most people. There will be those that will scrutinize it to the fullest and find fault, but out of the box, the Galaxy Nexus 4.65-inch HD (1280 x 720) display will be sure to delight. If you want to know a little more about PenTile, then hit our previous post from back in September.
Over at BGR, sources have told them some hardware specs which will be included into the next Google flagship device which should be running Ice Cream Sandwich, the next major Android OS. The device should come without any physical menu keys and will have a 720p resolution display using Super AMOLED HD technology, which we know to be Samsung manufacturing. Also confirmed is the processor, which will be the OMAP4460 1.5GHz dual-core seen also in the ARCHOS G9.
The Samsung device running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) will be void of any specially designed UI’s or OEM/carrier overlays on the OS, which has been the trend thus far for Google’s Nexus devices. The Device is confirmed from BGR’s sources codenamed “Prime”, which lends itself to be called the Google ‘Nexus Prime’. This device, along with others later this year will be the beginnings of an onslaught of Android devices hitting several carriers and many OEM’s pushing the Android 4.0 OS onto many devices for timely launches around the same time.
Obvious Android OEM’s would include LG, Motorola, HTC and Samsung, and should be a blanket across many carriers such as T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon among others. This will be an interesting year for Android spanning Operating systems from Android 2.1 – Android 4.0.