Well it’s not too early to start the Galaxy S IV rumors is it? The first rumor was about a possible announcement at next year’s Mobile World Congress, which was quickly denied by Samsung. Now we have reports that a 13MP camera module for the Galaxy S IV was spotted, which isn’t anything earth-shattering. We actually thought the Galaxy S III and/or the Galaxy Note II would have a 13MP shooter, and interestingly enough, this lens was actually intended for those devices. For whatever reason, it was scrapped in favor of the current 8MP shooters.
The module was spotted by the Korean media and it will shoot images with a resolution of 4208 x 3120 and it measures 8.5×8.5×5.9mm. Who knows if this module will actually make it into the Galaxy S IV, but I think it’s safe to assume that we will get a pretty good upgrade either way.
In the midst of the whole Samsung Galaxy S III mayhem and pandemonium, it’s never to early to think about the next follow-up of the Galaxy S series, right? Well, a few individuals connected to the Korean giant seem to think so. According to the Korea Times, the Galaxy S IV smartphone will be revealed at Mobile World Congress for 2013 and be on sale in stores by March. The Korea Times also highlights the device will grow in size, as an OLED display will come in at 5-inches and feature LTE. The end goal of this new smartphone will be to send a “clear message” to Apple, while ushering in a new era of smartphones.
Naturally, we’ll take this one with a grain of salt— but then again, it’s never to early to get in on the hype of Sammy’s next big thing.
source: Korea Times
Samsung is sending out Save the Date emails to the press about a big Galaxy announcement on August 15th. The email is pretty direct about announcing a new Galaxy device, but totally mum on what that device may be.
”Please join Samsung Electronics America for a major announcement and unveiling of the newest Galaxy device.“
See what I mean? Ok, so it could possibly be the Galaxy S Blaze Q, but our money is on the Galaxy Note 10.1, the S-Pen enabled tablet we caught our first glimpse of at Mobile World Congress in February. While the Galaxy Note 2 is also a possibility, the more believable rumor has that being unveiled at IFA 2012.
What do you hope to see? Let us know in the comments!
Back in February, at Mobile World Congress, Huawei announced the MediaPad 10 FHD. Although it seems like it’s been ages, a new flashy video of the 10 inch tablet was posted on Huawei’s Youtube channel today. Could this be an indication that Huawei will release their flagship tablet sooner then later?
The MediaPad 10 FHD is metallic in color and rocks a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, LTE suport (some models), 16GB of storage, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 8MP rear camera with dual flash and a front facing web cam. The tablet will also boast a 10.1 inch HD IPS display (1280 x 1200 pixels). Back at CTIA we were able to spend some time with the MediaPad and you can check that out here! Hit the break for their trailer
I love seeing new technology emerge, it’s part of why I do what I do. I am no less excited for this tablet then I was for the Transformer Prime. The only thing we don’t know at this point is the cost, but we will be sure to update you as soon as we know!
The one thing that bothers me is when a phone is unveiled then takes several months before its release is even announced. The LG Optimus 4X HD was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012 back in February and is now finally making its way to consumers in Europe later this month. The specs of this phone are pretty beefy to say the least, they put it on par with the current kings of Android such as the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy SIII. It’s equipped with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display, an 8MP rear camera, 1.3 front-facing camera, 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, 2,150mAh battery, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. So far it is reported that Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Great Britain and Italy will be the first ones to sell the device. LG has also announced that a certain “major surprise” is in store for the launch of their newest flagship device, but what that surprise might be is still unknown.
While there is still no news for an American release of the 4X HD, I just hope LG figures that out quickly. With the imminent release of the Galaxy SIII in America in a just over a week, the appeal of this phone could become irrelevant to consumers if it takes too long to come to the States. Would anyone be interested in this phone, or will the HTC One X and Galaxy SIII already satisfy your needs?
We first heard about the HTC Media Link when we were at Mobile World Congress back in February but since then the buzz surrounding the unit has died down a bit. The Media Link is HTC’s way of wirelessly transfering media from your One Series device to your television all with a simple swipe on your device’s screen. Unfortunately, since the One X was held up at the boarder we all but forgot about the Media Link and now that the Galaxy S III craze has died down we can focus more on the little things. This is good timing because AT&T just announced that the HTC Media Link is now available and can be purchased online for $90. Other than streaming photos, video and music, the Media Link can also wirelessly mirror you device’s screen similar to Apple’s AirPlay.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 has gone through some changes since we first saw it at Mobile World Congress in February. Benchmarks seen in early May suggested a quad-core upgrade, later confirmed late May when the tablet was seen at a Samsung event. The formerly homeless S-Pen also found a place to live inside the tablet.
XDA forum member floiancu scored a prototype of this updated tablet and managed to shoot some great videos of the device in action. Check them out after the break.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Hands-On
Adobe Photoshop Touch on the Galaxy Note 10.1
No word on pricing or availability, of course, but all I can say is that I’m going to start saving up now for this beast. Who else is with me?
Samsung did it last year and looks like history is repeating itself. If you remember, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Mobile World Congress only to redesign it before actually releasing it. Now it’s happening with the Galaxy Note 10.1. This time it’s not all in the design as they switched out processors, and now opting for the quad-core Exynos. Remember this has been rumored for some time now. Also, in a design change, they added in a slot for the S Pen, which should have been there to begin with. The S Pen itself is going to be a little slimmer, but they will offer S Pen holder kits if you need a little more girth.
We’re still hoping for a June release. Now that the Galaxy Note 10.1 is beefier, are you more excited about it now?
UK network Three looks set to bolster its entry level line-up by selling Sony’s Xperia U on both contract and Pay as You Go. The Xperia U was introduced to the world during the Mobile World Congress however it was quickly overshadowed by the more glamorous high-end phones on display.
In case you’re wondering, the Xperia U is an Android 2.3 device sporting a 3.5″ FWVGA reality display, a 1GHz dualcore processor and a 5MP camera capable of 720 HD video capture. Whilst these are modest specs, the phone will be available for a wallet-friendly £169.99 SIM-free or for £20 per month with no up front charge on a 2 year contract.
This solid, stylish handset is also expected to hit the shelves of O2, Orange and T-Mobile in the coming weeks. If Three’s deals float your boat then hit the source link to get your order in.
Source: Three UK
The FXI Cotton Candy is something we heard about late last year and then we got a good look at it at Mobile World Congress. It’s a mini PC that’s only 8 centimeters (3-inches) long that supports Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Ubuntu. It features a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor, a quad-core ARM Mali-400MP GPU, 1 GB of DRAM, micro SD for up to an additional 64GB of storage, a 1080p-ready HDMI port, a USB 2.0 port, and a micro USB port.
Pre-orders begun at Mobile World Congress for $199 and now FXI is announcing that units will ship by the end of the month in Scandinavia (FXI is based in Norway). Unfortunately we probably won’t see it in other parts of the world until the end of the summer. Hit the break for another photo and feature video.
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