Korea’s LG G3 LTE-A finally unveiled, features Snapdragon 805 processor

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Previously thought to be the LG G3 Prime, the G3 LTE-A Cat 6 has been unveiled in Korea, and will be for sale on July 25.

It’s a bit better than the international G3′s hardware, with an improved chipset. You’ll get the Snapdragon 805 with 3GB RAM, as well as the Adreno 420 GPU. In South Korea, the phone will also have 225 Mbps downlink capabilities because of its Qualcomm Gobi 9×35 cat 6 LTE-A modem.

Not surprisingly, the device matches up perfectly with the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A for some international competition. We’re still unsure when (or whether) the rest of the world will be able to get their hands on the two phones.

Via: GSM Arena
Source: LG

Galaxy Note 4 slated for September 25 launch, announcement coming at IFA 2014

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We’ve got rumors from South Korea this morning — it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is currently in mass production and will continue through July, to prepare for a September 25 global launch.

An official announcement is expected at IFA 2014 consumer electronics trade show in Berlin. The rumors, at least this time, can be taken with a bit more than just a grain of salt, as multiple shareholders seem to be the leakers this time.

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Samsung one-ups itself with Galaxy S5 LTE-A, let the buyer’s remorse begin (in Korea)

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Brace yourself — prepare to be annoyed. Or not.

So, you bought the Galaxy S5 the day it came out. You couldn’t wait to get your hot little hands on the “next big thing.”

Well, unfortunately for you, Samsung has a new “next big thing,” just two months after it released the last one. Disappointed? Confused? Furious? Don’t be, because fortunately for you, the device will be exclusive to South Korea.

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South Korea decides not to label Samsung Galaxy S 5 as a medical device

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When the first buyers of the Samsung Galaxy S 5 get their hands on the new device, one gadget they may want to check out will be the heart rate sensor included in the device. Rather than relying on tools like the camera, flash and apps capable of interpreting the data, Samsung went ahead and included a dedicated sensor for users who want to monitor their heart rate, especially when exercising. This small nod toward a portion of their market has the potential to put Samsung in the position of dealing with a slew of regulations related to medical equipment. » Read the rest

Samsung’s Galaxy Grand 2 hits South Korea

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Samsung’s newest Galaxy Grand model, the Galaxy Grand 2, has been unveiled and will soon hit South Korea. The device features a 5.25-inch HD (720p) display with Optimal Wide View, LTE-A support, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM.

The device will have 16GB of internal storage, and 8MP camera, a microSD card slot, a 2600 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.3 with Multi Window, S Translator, Story Album, Sound & Shot. Expect the device to be released in both black and white for 517,000 won.

Source: SamMobile

Leaked info reveals what may be upcoming Galaxy S 5 Neo

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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
Source: Zauba

Pantech Vega Iron 2 to be released in May, compete with other flagships

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The South Korean mobile phone market is already pretty saturated, and the fact that a company like Pantech has been able to survive while competing with both LG and Samsung is an amazing accomplishment. But to keep itself relevant, continuing to develop new devices is key.

The Vega Iron 2, the successor to Pantech’s flagship from last year, will be released in May to compete with the Galaxy S 5. Rumors suggest that the screen size will be bigger than its 5-inch predecessor— it’s not expected that the phone will become a phablet, though.

The success of the design will rest in the completely metal chassis and a rumored fingerprint scanner.

Hit us up in the comments if you’d be interested in getting this device over another flagship like the Galaxy S 5.

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South Korean Ministry of Science rules against bloatware of devices

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Not only does Asia have access to some of the best mobile technology available on the market, but customers will soon be able to purchase bloatware-free devices as a standard.

A recent ruling in South Korea determined that OEMs can preload bloatware on its devices, but the apps must be able to be uninstalled. The new industry guidelines will begin in April of this year.

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning said this in a press release:

“The move aims to rectify an abnormal practice that causes inconvenience to smartphone users and causes unfair competition among industry players.”

There are also some major advantages that users will experience from the decision. Improved battery life and increased data storage are just a few of the many benefits.

Source: ZDNet

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