Images of the upcoming HTC M8 or better known as the all new HTC One gets leaked again courtesy of @evleaks. Yesterday we saw the Gold version and now we have the Grey colour unit shown in its official product image. The new HTC One is said to come with a choice of 3 colours – Grey, Silver and Gold. From the image above, the Grey colour version is a couple of shades lighter than the current HTC One in black.
Again we can see that the new One for 2014 comes with dual cameras at the back and is assisted with dual LED flash that comes in 2 colour tones. How would HTC use two cameras to produce better photos still remains a mystery. Over at the front, the new HTC One model will be using on-screen buttons for a cleaner look and it retains its signature Boom Sound front stereo speakers. The new HTC One will be launched on 25th of March in London and New York.
Oppo is about to launch a new high-end device next month which will be called the Find 7. Ahead of its official announcement, more information has surfaced that the new Oppo Find 7 will come in 2 versions carrying the model number X9007 and X9077 respectively. This latest info came from AnTutu which manages to get some performance numbers as well.
The first model (X9007) offers a lower spec that runs on a 2.26GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor and while the 5.5″ display pushes a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080. The second model (X9077) is a class above with a higher 2.46GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor while the screen pushes a higher QHD resolution of 2560×1440. The rest of the specs are same for both, which includes 3GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, a 5MP front facing camera and a 13MP rear camera. Both will run on a newer Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
The above picture is the purported leaked shot of the Find 7, which looks inspired by Sony’s waterproof Xperia models. It also comes with a fine dotted pattern that’s also found on the Oppo Find 5 mini. The new Find 7 will also support 4G LTE which is currently lacking on the recently launched Oppo N1 in Malaysia.
Head after the break for the Oppo Find 7 hardware details from AnTutu.
This latest press pic confirms that the new HTC One will be featuring two cameras at the rear which is assisted by twin LED flash lights. Each of the LED flash appears to be of a different colour and it could be something similar as the iPhone 5S‘s True Tone dual-LED flash.
The front design remains consistent with the earlier front shot, which retains its Boom Sound front stereo speakers and a similar appearance with the current HTC One model. The new HTC One for 2014 will be launched on 25th of March and the date can be seen on the screen above. In terms of hardware, the new device is speculated to have a larger 5.2″ display and powered with an uprated quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.
HTC better be launching something spectacular as its rival Samsung will be revealing their latest Galaxy S5 flagship smart phone in less than a week. A big hurdle we foresee for HTC is their speed of going to market and Samsung has a stellar record of launching their smart phones in Malaysia about a month after its global announcement. By the time HTC announces their All new One next month, the Galaxy S5 could probably be in the hands of Malaysians already.
Mobile informant @evleaks has just shared probably the first leaked press image of the upcoming HTC M8. This time it is shown together with a protective case which could be an enhanced version of its Double Dip case. There’s no pictures of the back for now but we can somewhat conclude that the new M8 will not be radically different from its current HTC One.
The new model will still feature its signature Boom Sound front stereo speakers and sleek looks. Meanwhile the HTC branding is still present at the bottom but lacks the Home and Back capacitive buttons in favour for on-screen virtual buttons. Over at the top, you’ll notice that the 2 proximity sensors have been moved from the left to the right, just next to its front facing camera which could be a larger 5MP unit.
In terms of official naming, @evleaks has dismissed suggestions of HTC One+ or HTC One 2 and claims that it will be simply called as “The All new One”. Somehow that sounds quite a mouthful for a phone model and we probably call it HTC One (2014 Edition) for simplicity sake. Colour wise, the new One is said to come in 3 options – Grey, Silver and Gold. The good looking polished aluminium M8 which we saw could probably be the Silver colour version.
The new HTC One won’t be revealed at Barcelona next week. Instead, it will be launched at a separate HTC event that’s happening on 25th of March. The launch date also appears to be confirmed by the date shown on the device above.
After revealing early product shots of the upcoming “Jakarta” device, N4BB has posted more angle shots of the upcoming entry-level BlackBerry Z3. The new Z3 is said to be BlackBerry’s true low cost Blackberry 10 device with a rumoured price of around US$150 (approximately RM494).
From the new images, we can now see that the micro USB charging port is now located at the bottom while the power/wake button is now moved to the left. As mentioned earlier, the BlackBerry Z3 is purported to be having a 5″ qHD display (960×540 pixels resolution) and runs on a modest 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. It also rumoured to come with 8GB storage, 5MP camera with a 1.1MP front facing unit and a rather huge 2,650mAh battery. For an entry level device, the Z3 sure looks like a sleek business phone with its boxy design and flat corners.
Head after the break for more views of the upcoming BlackBerry Z3.
Yesterday the purported specs of the upcoming waterproof Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 was leaked by @evleaks and now official pictures of the tablet has finally emerged. Another source, @gadgetleaks has jumped in as well with additional press images of the upcoming tablet.
From the leaked images, the Xperia Tablet Z2 looks similar as the previous Xperia Tablet Z but now comes with an aluminium frame like the current Xperia Z1. The NFC sensor now appears to be located close to the sides, below its 8MP rear camera which seems to be a more practical placement than the current model. At the bottom, the Xperia Tablet Z2 also uses a similar looking dock connector as the current Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.
The new tablet is said to be running on a faster 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM and it retains the similar sized 10.1″ Full HD display. The camera comes with a similar 8MP shooter for the rear and a front facing 2MP camera while the battery also is maintained with a 6,000mAh capacity. In terms of dimensions, the new tablet is going to be thinner and lighter. According to @gadgetleaks, the Xperia Tablet Z2 will be 6.4mm thick and weighs just 426 grams for the WiFi only unit and 439grams for the LTE version.
As comparison the iPad Air is 7.5mm thick and is heavier at 469 grams for WiFi and 478 grams for the cellular LTE version. Meanwhile the current Xperia Tablet Z model is 6.9mm thick and weighs 495 grams.
You can view all images of the wafer thin Xperia Tablet Z2 after the break.
Nokia’s upcoming Android Device codenamed “Normandy” is set to be called simply as the Nokia X. This comes from the latest leaked press image from @evleaks which completes the last piece of the puzzle. The upcoming Nokia X is set to be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and this would be replacing its current entry level Asha range of Symbian products.
To recap, the device is said to come with a 4″ 800×480 pixels resolution display and runs a modest dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with 512MB of RAM. There will be 4GB of on-board storage which can be expandable with microSD and it even comes with dual SIM support. At the moment, it isn’t clear which Android version it will run on and word has it that it could be either Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.
Unlike other Android devices, the Nokia X would not be having the usual Google Play Store but instead it will feature its proprietary Nokia App Store which is similar to Amazon’s Appstore on their Android powered Kindles. Since this is a budget device, we should expect pricing to be below the current Nokia Lumia 525 of around RM200-400 range. The device will also be available in a wide variety of colours like the Asha 500.
Head after the break for more leaked images of the new Nokia X courtesy of @evleaks.
After we saw a 2 minute hands-on video of the purported Xperia Z2 smart phone, here comes a longer version which gives us a idea of what’s coming in the upcoming Sony flagship device. Someone has managed to get their hands on the Sony Xperia D6503 and was generous enough to give a good walk-through of the hardware and new features.
There’s no surprises on the design as it features the similar look and feel as the current Xperia Z1. However you’ll notice that on the left it comes with a single flap instead of two. The new device now has the microSD slot on the right, which means that it has swapped places with the microSIM slot that is likely to be moved to the right.
Some of the new features shown include the ability to automatically clear notifications after viewing the notification panel, a “Smart Stay”-like feature to keep the screen on while you’re looking at it and a built-in voice mail answering machine. The video also gives a quick demo of its new Timeshift video. Another neat trick is there’s a new option to wake the phone by tapping on the screen, similar to what we’ve seen on LG G2′s knock-on and the new range of Nokia Lumia windows phones.
During the hands-on video, the display doesn’t seem to be responsive to some touches and we hope Sony will get that fixed in the final product. In terms of specs, the upcoming device is said to be running on a faster 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB and comes with a larger 5.2″ Full HD screen. While the camera is expected to feature the same 20.7MP shooter, the new model is capable of shooting 4K videos. Out of the box, it runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat.
Watch the full 12 minute video along with couple of video screenshots after the break
It has been a year since Sony launched its waterproof Xperia Tablet Z at MWC 2013. Now it seems that Sony is about to release a replacement model at the coming MWC 2014 and it could be called the Xperia Tablet Z2.
EVleaks has just tweeted what claims to be the specs of the upcoming waterproof tablet which is said to be running on a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 3GB of RAM. The rest of the features appear to be unchanged with a 10.1″ Full HD display, 8MP rear camera and a front facing 2MP camera. It even maintains the same battery capacity of 6,000mAh. In terms of thickness, the new model is able to shred additional mm off with a purported 6.4mm thickness. As comparison, the current Xperia Tablet Z has a thickness of 6.9mm while the Xperia Z Ultra is at 6.5mm.
Apart from the processor and memory upgrade, we wonder if Sony is featuring front stereo speakers as seen in the leaked Xperia Z2 photos. The current Xperia Tablet Z features 4 speakers with 2 speakers placed on each corner. In addition, the new tablet is expected to run on the very latest Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean.
If the new Xperia Tablet is announced at MWC 2014, we could expect it to launch in our region at next month’s Jakarta Sony event.
After the BlackBerry Z30, everyone is curious what will be struggling smart phone maker would do next. Now new info has surfaced that BlackBerry is working on a low cost device that’s dubbed as Jakarta. The above picture from N4BB is alleged to be render of the upcoming device, which could be called as the BlackBerry Z3.
Spec wise, the purported Z3 is said to come with a 5″ display that does a lower qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels and it is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM together with 8GB of storage. The rear is said to come with a 5MP camera while selfie shots are handled by a 1.1MP front facing camera. For all day usage, the Z3 battery claims to be a 2,650mAh unit which is higher capacity than the BlackBerry Q10‘s 2,100mAh capacity unit.
This could be a competitor in the low cost space to fight off entry level smart phones such as the Lumia 525 and Android handsets priced below RM500. Its previous BlackBerry Q5 was supposed to make BlackBerry 10 device affordable but the price tag puts it among the mid-tier smart phone range. Recently BlackBerry has announced its new BlackBerry 10.2.1 updates which brings a host of new improvements including its support for Android apps with support for APK file installation.
Another shot of the BlackBerry Z3′s back after the break.