Like the previous Samsung Galaxy S4, the new Galaxy S5 will be branching out with several sub-models as well. The photo-centric Galaxy S4 Zoom will be replaced soon with a new model that’s likely to be called as the Galaxy S5 Zoom.
Based on information obtained from a benchmarking site, the new model is rumoured to be having a 20MP camera that shoots 5184×3888 resolution pictures and records video at Full HD. The screen is now larger at 4.8″ with a 720p HD resolution. Powering the device is a Hexa-Core Exynos 5 processor that’s likely to be the same unit that’s running on the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. There’s 2GB of RAM and over at the front it comes with a 2MP camera. There’s no mention of its Optical Zoom lens and we expect it to retain a Xenon Flash light for better night shots.
In the current Galaxy S4 Zoom, it comes with a 16MP camera bundled with a 10X Optical Zoom which is a first for a smart phone. On the smart phone side, it has a 4.3″ qHD display and runs on a rather moderate dual-core 1.5GHz processor with 1.5GB of RAM. The Galaxy S4 Zoom is a rather bulky device and it looks rather silly to hold when making phone calls.
Xiaomi’s entry level Redmi smart phone was a hot seller in Singapore. The aggressive Chinese smart phone maker appears to be working on newer replacement as it was spotted on China’s TEENA certification database.
The picture shown above is the purported Redmi replacement which is speculated to come with a larger 5.5″ IPS display that does HD 720p resolution. The processor is said to be an Octa-Core unit that’s likely to be supplied from MediaTek with 2 models running at 1.4GHz and 1.7GHz respectively.
The cameras apparently will be upgraded as well to a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera. There’s no details on its announcement yet but it is likely to be similarly priced as the current RedMi. The RedMi went on sale in Singapore last month for $169 and was snapped up under 8 minutes. Last week, their flagship Mi 3 was sold out even quicker in just 2 minutes.
With its performance at value pricing proposition, they are definitely giving its competitor smart phones a run for their money. After its presence in Singapore, Xiaomi is expected to spread its wings to Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia pretty soon.
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Here comes another video of the upcoming new HTC One or also known as HTC M8. The new video is shorter than the earlier verson which we saw earlier and this time it gives a closer look at the expansion slots and the software version its running on.
The video shows a 32GB unit that’s running on the latest 4.4 KitKat along with HTC’s Sense UI 6.0. According to the guy behind the video, there would be a 16GB or 64GB version available. There’s still no clues what the dual-cameras at the back will do but we’ll find out soon enough when it gets announced on 25th of March.
To recap, the new HTC One is said to be having a Full HD 5″ display and likely to run on the latest Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor. From the teasers we’ve seen so far, the new One promises to offer better built quality, audio and camera performance than its predecessor.
Watch the video after the break.
In terms of design, it is pretty much the same as the earlier leaks with tray slots on both sides for SIM and microSD card, a dual-camera set up at the back and the headphone jack now moved to the bottom. If you look at the shot of the ear piece, it appears that there’s a transparent plastic or glass layer over it. When compared to the current HTC One, the edges at the back are much smoother and the corners are much rounder as well.
Surprisingly the unit shown here has the same aluminium treatment as the current HTC One with a matte metal finish instead of having a brushed aluminium treatment that we saw earlier. This could be a prototype or perhaps there’s some slight variations with materials for telco specific models.
Check out the full gallery after the break.
The All new HTC One for 2014 (HTC M8) is probably the worst kept secret with countless number of leaks on the net. If that’s not enough, here comes more images of the back especially its Twin Camera set up and a clearer shot of the top of the device. While the front and back doesn’t look radically different, it appears that the top might have a 2-tone colour scheme like the aluminium frame on the Xperia Z1/Xperia Z2 as shown above.
In terms of specs, the new One is expected to come with a larger 5″ display, likely to be a Full HD unit with the latest Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM. Obviously the key hero feature is its new rear camera which now comes in two. Build quality will also be another key focus as HTC claims to have improved its premium aluminium body construction.
The new HTC One for 2014 will be announced officially on 25th March in both London and New York. Its competition Samsung and Sony will be rolling their flagship devices available in Malaysia next month with the Galaxy S5 going on sale on 11th April while the Xperia Z2 being available around the same time. It would be in HTC’s best interest to be able to go to market as soon as possible if they want to beat the competition.
Head after the break for additional shots of the All new HTC One including a clearer official product image of the rear camera from @evleaks.
The upcoming Oppo Find 7 is set to launch on 19th March 2014 in Beijing. Now a photo sample which allegedly came from the Find 7 suggests that the new smart phone might come with an epic 50MP shooter.
The sample image shown above has an original resolution of 8160×6120 which comes up to 50MP. It weighs about 9.8MB in file size. Information on the camera is still lacking and the Oppo Find 7 could be featuring image resampling like the ones found on the Nokia Lumia and Sony Xperia Z1. Megapixels aside, in the end of the day the picture quality is what matters the most and that’s where the Lumia 1020 still reigns supreme.
In terms of specs, the Oppo Find 7 is rumoured to come in 2 versions. One with a 2.3GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 and the other a 2.5GHz Quad-Core unit which possibly is the same Snapdragon 801 found on the Xperia Z2 and Galaxy S5. In terms of display, the higher end model is said to come with a higher QHD resolution of 2560×1440.
Samsung is preparing to launch the Galaxy S5 at their Unpacked 5 event tonight here in Barcelona. While we are just 16 hours away from the event, someone might have just “accidentally” revealed the device in an instagram video. The video, which has since been taken down, appears to be taken on location during the preparation of today’s Samsung Unpacked 5 event.
The video focuses on the new Samsung Gear 2 Neo smart watch but in the background we can see three similar looking but unfamiliar devices in three different colours — they could very well be the Galaxy S5.
A closer look revealed a bigger LED flash below the camera which matches the earlier Galaxy S5 casing and design reference render. From the video, it appears that the Galaxy S5 could be coming in 3 colours — White, Black and Gold — and it will still retain a removable back cover, that to our eyes, still look plastic.
It was also speculated that the Galaxy S5 will come in two versions, one being a more premium model with higher specs and the other being a cheaper base model. We believe the version seen in the video is the base model.
Head after the break for the video which was saved by @GadgetLeaks.
As the world convergences in Barcelona for the biggest mobile event of the year, mobile brands big and small will be trying hard to get your attention when they launch devices that will define their performance for 2014. So among the plethora of manufacturers present at this year’s Mobile World Congress which ones should you look out for? We break down what we think are the highlights brands at MWC 2014.
Out of the blue, casing ads for the yet to be launched Galaxy S5 has appeared on Amazon revealing what the latest flagship smart phone from Samsung might look like. The new flagship phone from Samsung is speculated to come in 2 versions with one of it being a premium model. From the casing listing, the premium model appears to be called as the Galaxy S5 prime.
Head after the break for another version of the Galaxy S5 which appears to be lacking a home button after the break.
Huawei will be launching a range of smart phone, tablets and even a wearable device at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. Now a picture which claims to be their upcoming Smart Watch has made it online through a Weibo posting that allegedly belongs to a Huawei exec.
It is hard to tell if this is the real deal and it looks more of a sports band rather than a smart watch. Just a while ago, Huawei’s Ascend P6 smart phone and MediaPad X1 tablet were leaked ahead of its intended announcement. We will find out soon enough at Mobile World Congress.
Another picture of the purported new Huawei smart watch after the break.