Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini specs confirmed, Snapdragon 400 and qHD display

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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini will be unveiled officially on June 20 in London, but we will probably know just everything there is to know by then. Take for instance, the leaked screenshot above that gives us the complete spec rundown. There really isn’t anything that is surprising since we already knew it’s a budget-version of the flagship S4.

The 4.3-inch display will be Super AMOLED and have a qHD (960 x 540) resolution. Remember, this resolution debuted with the DROID Bionic!! Other major specs include a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP camera, and Android 4.2.2. Put this one in Easy Mode folks, and you will have the perfect phone for Grandma!!

source: AllAboutSamsung

Samsung Galaxy S 4 will be first phone to work on Verizon’s AWS airwaves

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Verizon’s next network update is expected to more than double internet speeds, upgrading the service to Verizon’s Advance Wireless Service spectrum.

Although the service is not yet active, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 has components that will be in use when using AWS airwaves— the phone will require a software update to activate the connection to the AWS frequency. The service is scheduled to launch in major cities, including New York City, starting in the next few months.

Verizon’s AWS airwaves will increase the capacity of its LTE network— Verizon execs say that the expansion is necessary to keep pace with increased network traffic. LTE traffic volume is expected to be 6 to 7 times greater in three years than it is today.

Source: Bloomberg 

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumored to have Snapdragon 800 CPU alongside a 13-megapixel camera

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Whether you love or hate rumors, there’s plenty of them going around about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 3 that is slated for release later this Fall. The latest bit of rumors about the device is that it is expected to have Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 800 CPU and will also feature a 13-megapixel camera, much like its Galaxy S4 brethren. I’m not sure if this rumor is pertaining to the US versions of the device, because as we all know Samsung likes to use their Exynos processors on the non US versions of their S4’s and used it on their current Note 2.

There are also rumors of the Note 3 being housed in aluminum or some type of metal, but none of that has been confirmed. The only thing I hope Samsung does with the Note 3 is that they keep the 5.5″ display size. Any larger is just too ridiculous in my opinion. Either way, more rumors about this device should be expected within the next couple of months leading to its announcement later during the end of Q3 or start of Q4.

source: zdnet

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Swiss carrier Swisscom teams up with Samsung to give away Galaxy S 4s in the world’s most intense staring contest

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Do you live in Switzerland, want a Samsung Galaxy S 4 and have a large attention span? If you answered yes to all of those questions, you may be able to win Samsung’s latest flagship by merely staring at it’s gorgeous screen for one hour. Swiss carrier Swisscom has teamed up with Samsung to bring a very cool challenge to various Swiss cities. Participants will be asked to stare at the S 4 for one hour straight and if their concentration is broken, they are disqualified.
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Samsung releases informational video about HomeSync 1TB media streamer

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Samsung recently released a video to go over the features of the brand new HomeSync 1TB media streamer. It’s pretty much a lock to be a hit on the market, as the device houses a terabyte of HDD storage, and can hook up to your TV for internet connectivity.

The HomeSync also allows you to wirelessly stream content from your Galaxy devices. The included Jelly Bean media player brings the familiar Android experience to the TV, and gives users access to the Play Store and all their apps. Check out the video after the break.
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Samsung “Premiere 2013″ event announced for June 20, Galaxy S 4 Activ, Mini, and Zoom expected to launch

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Samsung recently announced its “Premiere 2013″ event which is set to be held on June 20 at 7pm GMT— that’s 2pm EST and 11am PST. The entire presentation will be live-streamed over Samsung’s official YouTube channel.

We’re expecting the company to focus on its Galaxy brand, especially on the S 4 series, including the Activ, Mini and Zoom. Samsung will also likely talk about their Windows ATIV line. There’s always the possibility of a Galaxy Note 3 announcement as well, but that’s far less likely.

 

Samsung finally confirms Galaxy S 4 mini on Samsung Apps site

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Rumors, pictures and videos of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini have been swirling around the web for weeks now, and now there’s news that we can point to as an official confirmation. A picture of the device has appeared on the Samsung Apps website seen above.

The phone will feature a 1.6GHz dual-core CPU, a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Display with qHD resolution, 1GB (3G), 2GB (LTE) of RAM, 32GB of memory, Android 4.2, an 8MP camera, and a 2,100 mAh battery. The phone is expected for a summer release in two colors (black and white).

Source: TG Spot

 

More details for Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom discovered

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As Samsung continues its march to produce a Galaxy S 4 model targeted at virtually every type of consumer, we continue to try to identify specifics for all of the models slated to hit the market. Our latest bit of information comes from a leaked UAProf file that was discovered on the Samsung domain. The file indicates it is for an SM-C101, which we have confirmed is the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Zoom. We see in the UAProf that the device will have an ARM11 processor and it also confirms the device will have a screen resolution of 960×540 as we reported earlier.

The Galaxy S 4 Zoom appears to distinguish itself from other models by packing in a 16MP camera capable of 10X digital zoom. Some have described the device as more of a camera phone than a smart phone.

source: Techtastic
via: phoneArena

Samsung to provide OLED screens for consumer version of Google Glass

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Good news for Samsung today because Google has agreed to use their OLED screens for the consumer version of Google Glass. Samsung has been going toe to toe with LG lately, but LG has been leading the way.

“Samsung will supply its high-end OLED screens for Google Glass. This is a really big thing because its means that Google shares confidential data with Samsung on its futuristic projects,” said an executive at one of Samsung Display’s local parts suppliers.

This deal will no doubt strengthen Samsung’s OLED business. Samsung Display CEO Kim Ki-nam said, “OLED on silicon may be used for glasses-type, augmented-reality devices much like the Google Glass. The wearable market will be a major beneficiary of the free-form factor advantage of flexible OLEDs. Smartphone-linked wearable accessory products such as watches and health bands will use ultra-thin flexible OLEDs embedded with various sensors.”

Of course the next generation of OLEDs will be flexible and unbreakable, but LG seems to have a leg up in that department.

source: Korea Times