More images of Samsung Galaxy Alpha surface from Russian source

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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.
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Pictures of Galaxy Alpha alongside iPhone 5s leak online

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Oh boy, Samsung’s really asking for it here.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Alpha has some more leaked photos, this time alongside an iPhone 5s. We previously thought the new device looked a bit familiar, and now it’s pretty obvious where Samsung took its design cues from.

Of course they’re not exactly alike — the Alpha is 7.6mm thin (thinner than the iPhone),  features a removable, 1,850mAh battery, an Exynos 5 Octa chipset with four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores, 32GB internal memory and a Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution. The phone also has a 12MP camera with LED flash and ships with Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Hit the break for the photos of the device alongside the iPhone 5s.


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Hands-on videos of upcoming Galaxy S5 Active leak online

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Now while we can’t promise that these leaked videos of the upcoming Galaxy S5 Active will stay online forever, they’re at least here for now. (We suggest you watch them while you still can before Samsung does something about it.) We showed you some leaks on Tuesday, but these are even better.

The videos you’ll find after the break go into detail regarding the phone’s hardware and software. The first two videos offer a complete hands on of the phone (part 1 and 2), the third video shows off the phone’s OIS camera, the fourth demonstrates the exclusive applications that will come with the phone, and the fifth video compares the S5 Active with the S5. Hit the break for more.


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The all new HTC One gets a photo shoot

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Videos of the all new HTC One have appeared, disappeared, and have been both useful and useless. But now we finally have some really nice high quality photos of the upcoming device. Some of the photos even compare HTC’s new flagship with the HTC One Max.

The photos have been posted on Weibo. Expect more leaks to come before the device’s March 25 unveiling date. Hit the break below for more.


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Nexus 5 camera samples leak on Google+

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The Nexus 5 official announcement is going to come any day now, and we’ve received a series of leaked images of the device since rumors started floating around the web. Now, we’re starting to see some camera samples on Google+ from the Nexus 5.

They’re pretty normal pictures, but after going into the EXIF data, the Nexus 5 is listed as the device used to take the picture. There were other images that appeared which showed a Googler during a family Halloween event at the Googleplex.

Hit the break for the full resolution image.


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Even more Nexus 5 photos leak, this time from Russia

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The Nexus 5 has been a worse-kept secret than the newly unveiled HTC One Max. We’ve already seen an extensive hands on video of the latest Nexus device over the weekend, but today we’re getting even more shots of the device from a Google+ user in Russia. He uploaded a handful of pics of the device alongside the title “From Russia with Love.” Not subtle, but hey, at least we get a few more peeks at the device.

There’s nothing here that we haven’t already seen, before you get too excited. It shows the front of the device, charger placement, the matted back of the device complete with vertical Nexus logo, etc. At this point, I’m honestly more excited for the announcement of the device for Android 4.4, because there are at least a few secrets hidden there somewhere. Hopefully that announcement is right around the corner. You can hit the break to check out the pictures.
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Possible Screenshot and Bug Report from Upcoming Nexus Leaked – 1080p Resolution, White Status Bar Icons and More

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As we edge closer to an announcement of the next iteration of Android, aka KitKat, and the next generation of Google’s Nexus program it can be expected that the trickle of leaks will turn into a flood. Today’s leak comes in the form of a screenshot and bug report. That screenshot shows us more of what we’ve already seen while also debunking last week’s colorful leak.

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As we can see from the picture above, the white status bar icons are back and identical to the now-removed Korean Keyboard IME screenshot from last week. The antennae toting piece of pie is still there. We also see what appears to be Google Authenticator icons. All of this, debunking the previous screenshot with the transparent icons. If not to debunk it further, the gents over Android Police were able to confirm the accuracy and legitimacy of the leaked bug report.


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Sony Mobile seeks to end leaks

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As we’ve seen time and time again, upcoming devices’ designs and specs are leaked much earlier than their intended reveal. While many companies like Samsung are good at keeping things a secret, others are not as fortunate. Sony is among the many that has not been so lucky as their newest flagship, the Sony Xperia Z1, surfaced across the web before its IFA 2013 event in Berlin. So today someone snapped a photo at a Sony Mobile office in Asia that exposed some of their rules. With these rules now being posted for employees to see, Sony hopes to at least slow down the amount of leaks for their devices.


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Mysterious Sony device leaked for your viewing pleasure— all fingers point to the Xperia Z1 (Honami) mini

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2013 has been a resounding success for Sony, so it should come as no surprise it is continuing its momentum by working on additional devices for release before year’s end. One of those devices that we’re expecting happens to be a miniature beast of a device— such as you know, the mysterious Honami mini that we’ve heard so much about lately? Well after hearing some of the rumored specs such as a Snapdragon 800 quad-core chip, 4.3-inch HD 720p resolution and 20-megapixel main camera with Sony G Lens, we now have a pretty good idea of how this puppy looks— at least in its early form. Thanks to XDA member Xleaky, we can see a slightly fuzzy image of a diminutive  Sony device that’s a smidge smaller than the Blackberry Q10 smartphone. Additionally, Xleaky also asserts that “you didn’t see this from me… but 4th of Sep is gonna be exciting! Thats all I’m saying!” 

So what does this mean exactly? No one knows exactly really. There could be a chance that the leak could be a fake (which tends to happen more often than not)— but then again, there could be a chance that we’re getting a good idea of what this Honami mini looks like, as well as something to look forward to at IFA Berlin 2013. So now the question is: you folks excited yet?

source: Xperia Blog