The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, is a smaller flagship model done right that’s loaded with high-spec internals. For the next model, Sony is skipping a number and they are going straight with the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Instead of retaining the same Black, White, Pink and Yellow options, Sony is taking a bold step by replacing Pink and Yellow, with a new fruity looking Green and Red colour options.
Just like its new upcoming full sized Xperia Z3 model, the Xperia Z3 Compact comes with a different colour scheme where the edges looked as if there’s some translucent effect to it. In terms of specs, it is said to be having a 4.6″ HD 720p display and it runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor. Also retained is the same 20.7MP camera with Sony’s G-Lens while the battery is bumped up with a larger 2,600mAh capacity unit.
Head after the break for two more shots of the Xperia Z3 Compact.
The folks at 9to5Google had managed to get a low res image of the upcoming SmartWatch 3 and its SmartBand Talk. Their 3rd generation SmartWatch is said to be running on Android Wear, the same operating system that’s powering the LG G Watch, Moto 360 and Samsung Gear Live. As you would expect, it is water and dust resistant at IP58 and it gets a 1.68″ display with 320×320 pixesl resolution. Design wise, it looks less boxy with the edge flowing smoothly towards the strap.
As for the SmartBand, it adds more functionality compared to the existing fitness focused model. With the SmartBand Talk, it has a curved e-ink display and it likely to get additional phone calls and notification features like its name suggests. So that’s a total of 5 new devices from Sony which will be announced in just 3 more days.
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After introducing its flagship Vibe Z2 Pro, Lenovo is about to unveil its new mid-tier offering with the Vibe X2 that’s shown above. Like the Vibe Z2 Pro, the new model also uses upmarket materials such as metal in a layered fashion. As shown, you’ll notice there are 3 shades of colours underneath its front glass panel.
There’s no official details yet but it could make its debut at the upcoming IFA 2014 next week.
The fast pace of technology has changed the way we consume content. With the growing internet penetration for both home and mobile, demand for online content is set to grow whether its social, application, music or music.
As more people are switching to online, there’s still a gap when it comes to local content. Most of the content consumed are from overseas and there’s a huge untapped opportunity for our budding local content makers. To instil interest and awareness of content development, the Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is organising KL Converge, a 3 day event that’s happening on 17 to 19 September at KL Convention Centre.
Looks like Sony might have more things to show at the upcoming IFA 2014. Apart from its upcoming Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, here comes an official photo that reveals a smaller tablet and a new smart wearable device.
The photo above was spotted on Sony’s SmartBand Summer School page and it is alleged to be an 8″ tablet that could be called as the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Like its other tablets, the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact is water resistant and also seen here is a new smart watch as well.
A group of Peninsular Malaysia taxi drivers association has claimed that Uber is affecting the income of its drivers and they demand immediate action. According to a Bernama report picked up by The Malaysian Insider, the group’s deputy president Datuk Mohd Alias Abdul has called out to SPAD (Land Public Transport Commmission), the police, JPJ and MCMC to take action against Uber, citing safety concerns for passengers.
He added that Uber drivers are not licensed by SPAD, thus making it dangerous for passengers especially when it comes to crime and accidents. Furthermore, he claims that Uber vehicles do not undergo the periodical Puspakom checks that are required for taxi vehicles.
For those who are not familiar with Uber, they are a platform that provides an on-demand professional driver service from your smart phone. It began as a startup in San Francisco, USA and now they have expanded its presence to 44 countries and are actively serving in 32 cities in Asia Pacific.
Samsung will be unveiling their next big thing next month with the Galaxy Note 4. For those love taking pictures, the folks over at Sammobile has managed to get a scoop on its imaging capability.
According to their sources, the Galaxy Note 4 will be packing a 16MP sensor from Sony (IMX240) and it is enhanced with optical image stabilisation. Like the current flagship devices, it is capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps and Full HD resolution at 60fps. For taking photos, it takes a maximum of 16MP in 16:9 aspect ratio or 12MP in 4:3.
With the growing trend of taking selfies, Samsung is finally bumping up its front facing camera to a 3.7MP unit that takes a higher WQHD (2K) resolution videos at 2560×1440.
When phablet devices like the Galaxy Note first came out, people laughed at its then-considered humongous size. Then came the bigger tablets in 7-8″ sizes that could make phone calls. If you’re doubting anyone would buy any of them as a daily device, IDC has reported an increase of such devices sold in Asia.
According to the recent IDC Tablet tracker report, about 13.8 million tablets were sold in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) and a quarter of them are capable of making voice calls. That marks a 60% growth year on year for such devices.
The upcoming iPhone 6 will be bigger than before with its purported 4.7″ and 5.5″ sizes. Currently their iPhone 5S with its 4″ screen has been doing reasonably okay with its 1,560mAh capacity but as the screen gets bigger, it is natural to expect higher battery consumption like its bigger Android counterparts.
For the next iPhone, its purported batteries have surfaced revealing a 1,810mAh capacity unit for the smaller 4.7″ and a much bigger sized 2,915mAh for its alleged 5.5″ model. The iPhone 4.7-inch’s direct nemesis is undoubtedly the Samsung Galaxy Alpha and that packs a slightly higher 1,860mAh capacity battery. For its bigger 5.5″ model, having a 2,915mAh battery might sound little compared to other phablets that are having at least 3,200mAh capacity. But don’t forget that Apple devices have been quite frugal with all day battery life with half the capacity of its Android competition.
The new iPhones are expected to be revealed at their upcoming September 9 event.
Check out the clearer images of the batteries after the break.
This time the fresh images reveal its duo-tone appearance with a metallic fame that surrounds a colourful back cover. The black camera module stands out and it isn’t clear what’s the pixel count for its main shooter. Over at the front, the display is said to be a 4.5 incher which is likely to offer a HD 720p resolution.
The Lumia 830 will be joined by a Selfie focused Lumia 730 smart phone which offers a large 5MP camera at the front. Despite having a smaller model number, the Lumia 730 is expected to carry a larger 4.7″ display and runs on a mid-spec Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor.
Head after the break for more shots of the Lumia 830.