WSJ: Samsung won’t launch the Galaxy Note 5 at IFA

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According to a report published by The Wall Street Journal earlier today, Samsung will not be taking the wraps off its upcoming flagship phablet, the Galaxy Note 5, at Berlin’s IFA trade show in September this year. It will, instead, move its announcement forward a few weeks in order to avoid competing for attention with the unveiling of the latest iPhone, which usually takes place just after IFA.

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Rumour: Samsung to release the Galaxy Note 5 in August to avoid competing with new iPhone?

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It’s the season for Galaxy Note 5 rumours, and along with this year’s handset sporting auto-ejecting S Pens, dual edges as well as a bigger display, we have rumours about the launch date of Samsung’s premier phablet. While the Samsung President, Jong-Kyun Shin, denied that the launch of the Note 5 would be brought forward  to July, he never mentioned August, did he?

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Another Galaxy Note 4 teaser video

Samsung_Galaxy_Note_4_boxAre you Ready to Note? Samsung has been asking us this question a bit too much lately, but it’s hard to deny the effect these teasers are having on the tech world. With each new video we get closer and closer to seeing what may be the best phone of the second half of 2014. The device should be announced at IFA Berlin on Wednesday.

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Upcoming Asus smartwatch will be called the ZenWatch

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Asus has released another teaser for their upcoming smartwatch, showing off a slim, sleek design and the name of the wearable. Asus will call their first entry into the smartwatch market the ZenWatch, which I’m personally not a huge fan of, but hey, I’m no market expert.

Regardless of the name, the watch itself does look great. We won’t have to wait too much longer for an official announcement, but in the meantime, you can check out the video of the watch below. Read more

LG G3 Stylus edition Dubuting at IFA Berlin

LG_G3_STYLUS_12-announcementLG announced the LG G3 Stylus in order to offer choice among low-tier phones for stylus usage. The device will feature LG’s QuickMemo+, Dual Window, Smart Keyboard, Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, and Knock Code, much like LG’s other offerings on the market of late. Although not fair competition for the Note 4, the G3 Stylus will house a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, a 5.5-inch qHD screen (960 x 540, not 2K), 8 GB of storage with an SD slot, and 1 GB of RAM. The camera is impressive–much like LG’s other low-end phones–and the entire machine will run on a very capable 3,000 mAh removable battery. Read more

Samsung hints at Note 4 at September 3rd IFA

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Samsung’s Mobile Press site recently released a picture reminding everyone about a simultaneous three-way event going on around the world on September 3rd, and they would like you to “Note” the date. Due to recent murmurings, there is reason to believe that the Galaxy Note 4 will be announced that day. Adding to the excitement is the Air Gestures logo on the announcement pictured above, which as we all know, is a standard feature on Note devices. Locations will be held in Berlin, Beijhing, and New York. The events will be streamed live on YouTube and will commence on 9:00 am.

What do you think about the event? Will you be tuning in? Leave a comment below and share!

Source: Samsung Mobile Press

Huawei teases new phone to be announced at IFA in September

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In September, major OEMs will gather at IFA in Berlin to announce a number of new products and devices to the market.

Huawei has gotten things started in the marketing department, sending out invites for its event, and teasing a new device at the same time.

It would make sense that this new phone is the Ascend Mate 3 — we should see plenty of leaks of the device in the coming weeks.

Huawei is also set to release another Honor-branded smartphone in China, the Honor 6, which will have a 5-inch display with 720p resolution, a MediaTek MT6582 chipset, a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU and 1GB RAM. The rear camera is only 2MP, so this is pretty low-end.

Source: GSM Arena

Image of Galaxy Note III leaks, rumored to have extremely thin bezel

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The successor to Samsung’s phablet, the Note II, is only a few days away from an official announcement, but you won’t have to wait to see what the back of the device looks like. A picture of the Galaxy Note III has leaked online, and according to the tipster, the device has extremely narrow bezels.

The phone is rumored to have a 5.68-inch full HD super AMOLED display for developed markets and full HD LCD for developing markets, a Snapdragon 800 processor in 70-80% of devices while there will be an Exynos 5220 in 20-30% of devices, a 13 MP camera, 3 GB RAM, the option for 32/64 GB internal storage, Hifi Music Playback at 24bit/192kHz, a 3300-3420mAh battery, and Android 4.3.

We already know that the phone is going to be an absolute beast, so it’s just a matter of time before we can get our hands on it.

Hit the break for a more zoomed in photo of the device.

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Samsung Galaxy Note III to ship with Android 4.3

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It’s all but officially confirmed that Samsung will be unveiling their brand new phablet, the Galaxy Note III in Berlin next month at IFA 2013. We have a good idea of the phone’s hardware specs, but we haven’t been able to figure out what version of Android the device will ship with. The LG G2 (which was announced on Wednesday) will be shipping with Android 4.2.2 and will upgrade eventually to 4.3— disappointing, but not a huge deal.

Good news today on the Samsung front though, as SamMobile tweeted out that the Note III will indeed come with 4.3 right out of the box. This gives the phone a head start over most other phones, and could also possibly mean that Samsung will be ahead of the curve for the impending release of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie later this year.

The Galaxy Note III is shaping up to be an absolute beast so far— so that just leaves one question: Will you be grabbing at the LG G2 this year, or will you end up going with Samsung’s new flagship phablet, the Note III? Hit us up in the comments.

Source: @SamMobile