The LG Optimus G Pro, announced by NTT Docomo of Japan and spotted by Engadget, has a large 5-inch screen with full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080)That gives the display a pixel density of 440 pixels per inch, the same as the HTC Droid DNA.
The phone is slightly thicker than the non-pro version with only 0.4 inch thin, it will likely to accommodate the larger battery, which holds 3,000 mAh of juice. The processor is a 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core design, and it runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean." It will be equipped to connect with NTT Docomo's LTE network, and Wi-Fi tethering supports up to eight devices.
LG Optimus G Pro Spec List
- 5-inch 1080p HD display
- Quad-core Snapdragin S4 Pro Processor (clocked at 1.7GHz)
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 32GB of Storage
- MicroSD card slot for external storage
- 2GB of RAM
- 3,000mAh Battery
- 4G LTE Support (NTT DoCoMo)
- 13-Megapixel Camera
A week after the 5.5-incher Optimus G Pro's official images were released, LG officially launches their flagship phone in South Korea and news are rife that North America and Japan will be getting the gargantuan smartphone on the second quarter.
Next week, expect Korean fans to line up in stores to get their Optimus G Pro with its quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB memory and 32GB expandable storage. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Users will enjoy full HD touchscreen and a 13MP rear camera. It also has a bigger battery to support its capabilities.
Another country that will soon get its hands on the LG Optimus G Pro is Japan. However, another Optimus G Pro has been announced prior and it is possible that LG might rebrand to avoid confusion. For now, we can only wait and see.
LG will showcase the Optimus G Pro at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.
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More and more devices are now upgrading or are coming out with the latest Jelly Bean and the most recent would be the LG Optimus LTE II. This is a new phone that was launched by LG at the MWC and its predecessors are the Optimus LTE and LTE II.
SK Telecom will introduce the phone today in South Korea. This will benefit from the latest improvements and additions from the latest Android Jelly Bean update.
With the new Optimus LTE III, LG decided to keep most of the key elements of its predecessors. Compared to the Optimus LTE II, the new device's dimensions are almost similar. It measures 131.7 X68.2 X9.6 mm. It also has the same screen size and the same IPS display, which is capable of displaying a resolution of 1280 X 720 backed by an Adreno 225 graphics unit.
It has a 1.5 Ghz dual core Snapdragon processor. It also sports a bunch of features that are standard for smartphones today like NFC, 1080p video recording with its 8 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. It has 2 GB of RAM and an MicroSD card slot that supports up to 32 Gb space. The device is powered by a 2,500 mAh battery so it should get most people through the day without charging. In addition, the device comes in black and white.
Link: LG Flickr
It's been a couple of year since the Galaxy Tab 7 and Galaxy Tab 10 were released, even with a few intensive fights with Apple over the patents lawsuits, Samsung will likely to announced a their third generator of the Galaxy Tab devices.
Rumor has it that the newest Galaxy Tab 3 tablets aka "Santos" will be unveiled, and just like their predecessors, they will come in a 7- and 10.1-inch form factor. We have no idea what the resolution will be, however. The processor of choice is also shrouded by mystery at this time.
On the other hand, AndroidCentral claims that both Galaxy Tab 3 models sport a 5-megapixel main camera. There will also be 3G and Wi-Fi-only variants of the two devices. As far as model names are concerned, they are said to be GT-P3200, GT-P3210, GT-P5200 and GT-P5210. Both the 7- and 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 should be on the market within the first half of 2013.
Something to look forward at the Mobile World Congress, and we will keep you updated.
According to South Korea's iNews24. Samsung mobile head JK Shin confirms that the Galaxy Note 8-inch tablet will be coming at Mobile World Congress, very exciting indeed.
Mobile World Congress will be held next month in Barcelona, Spain. JK Shin didn't reveal any other details even as rumors have indicated that the tablet will come in 3G and Wi-Fi models with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, a 1280 x 800 display, 5-megapixel back camera, and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
Also being rumored is the 1080p Galaxy S IV on the horizon, as well as an even larger successor to its Galaxy Note II phone, but neither of those are expected at Show next month. JK Shin seems to be telling us to expect the Samsung Galaxy 8-inch Note tablet to be Samsung's showpiece there, like the Galaxy Note 10.1 was at MWC in 2012.
Rumors are correct, Samsung has just officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Pop Model (SHV-E220S) for the South Korean market. Samsung is targeting the device to young folks with its colorful choices of white, gray and orange hues. The wider color choices and 9.05mm slim body design will make it more like a fashion statement. It runs on the latest IS Jelly Bean and 1.4 GHz Quad Core AP with LTE connection to enjoy voice and video data real time.
On the features side, the 9.05mm thin phone also comes with the LTE support, Android 4.1. It also features a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display, 8MP camera, 2MP front-facing camera, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0, 2100mAh battery and software enhancements like Smart Stay, S Beam, Popup Play, various Hubs etc.
The phone is priced at 700,000 won and will come with a flip cover.
"The Verge has now confirmed with sources familiar with Samsung's plans that March 14th is "definitely" the day that the Korean giant plans on revealing one or more new devices, one of which is presumed to be the Galaxy S IV. As SamMobile says, we are also hearing that the event will be in the US, though it's unclear whether carrier availability will be announced at that time." Quoted on the site.
Previous rumors said that internally-dubbed Project J family of products is comprised of three products, all of which could be unveiled at the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini and maybe even a Galaxy Smartwatch.
Also, it looks like that early Samsung Galaxy Note 8 leak that we saw a few days ago could be just an early design, expect the tablet to look different when Samsung presents it to the world at MWC 2013 next week.
source: The Verge
Samsung might just introduce new flagship devices on the yearly Berlin electronics event, the IFA. It also looks like that would be the event where the Galaxy Tab 3 and Note 3 will both be unfolded, since no news on the exact date of their announcement exists yet. Furthermore, Samsung loves to introduce new products or technology on international trade events as part of their marketing campaign.
The next IFA will be held on first to second week of September and it looks to match the period or date that we heard from an insider that they will introduce these devices only on the second half of 2013.
These devices are also expected to draw in crowds as many as those who attended the S 4 unveiling last March 14th.
The Tab 3 might also have two variants, like what has been going on for a while now on the rumor mill. On the other hand as opposed to earlier reported rumors that the Note 3 will go over 6 inches, it will only measure 5.9 inches, based on the prototype that will be revealed to AT&T execs later this week.
Samsung will surely follow up on its high-end tablets and according to the rumor mill; the next to be featured will be the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus. It can be recalled that Samsung did a "Plus" device two years back with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 Super AMOLED Plus. This device made waves and customers say that it is one of the best tablets in the market.
According to the buzz, Samsung wants to take their tablets to a whole new level and compete head on with Apple's iPad and Sony's XPERIA tablet Z. With the success that they've had with their AMOLED displays, Samsung might just create a bigger tablet fit to rival its major competitors' 10-in and 11-in devices. The Korean company allegedly developed prototypes of various sizes. Furthermore, our insider thinks that Samsung will likely use their Exynos processors, if ever they do launch a bigger, high-end tablet this year.
Samsung China announced the Samsung Galaxy Trend II and Trend Duos II phones yesterday. These two devices are targeted at youth and seem to be slightly spruced up compared to Galaxy S Duos. The Galaxy Trend II (I739) and Trend Duos II (S7572) both run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
Other features include a 4-inch WVGA display, 3MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, microSD card slot and 1500mAh battery. Check out links below:
The 10- and 8-incher Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 might be unveiled earlier than usual, as reported by Techblog. Furthermore, the 3G versions for both the 10- and 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 might already be seen on store shelves by May. On the other hand, we should expect the LTE-enabled versions to be sold on June or the following month.
The two tablets obviously differ in size and battery capacity. The 10-inch Tab 3 features a 7000 mAh battery and the other only has 4500 mAh battery. However, a good characteristic to note is that the 8-inch Tab 3 is actually very thin. Both have similar processors, Android versions, screen resolutions, cameras, among others.
No news yet on other noteworthy devices that will be unveiled by Samsung in the near future. These are the Galaxy Tab 3 Plus and the most-anticipated phablet, the Note 3, which is expected to top even the Samsung Galaxy S 4's sale AND reputation.
Samsung has announced the Galaxy S4 in India. The flagship Samsung Galaxy S device will be available in India from tomorrow at a price tag of Rs. 41,500 with color choices of black or white.
The Galaxy S4 features a stunning 5″ Full HD Super AMOLED display panel, an Exynos 5 Octa (8-Core) CPU clocked at 1.6GHz, a Tri-Core PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, (or a Quad-Core Snapdragon 600 CPU clocked at 1.9GHz and Adreno 320 GPU, depending on the market) and 2GB of RAM. The device has a 13MP camera which capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos at 30FPS and a 2.1MP front facing camera which is capable of shooting up to Full HD 1080p videos, as well.
Vodafone has also teamed up with Samsung to bring the ‘All-in-one' plan with the Galaxy S4 that will give users up to 3000 local and STD minutes, up to 750 local SMSes, unlimited internet for Rs. 1,000 per month.
Samsung introduced the first smartphone to come with a curved display. The Samsung Galaxy Round isn't traveling too far away as it will make its debut and launch in Korea on Thursday. Priced at 1.09 million won ($1013 USD), the device will originally be offered in Luxury Brown but other colors will be available later.
The Samsung Galaxy Round is basically a Galaxy Note 3 with a curved screen, which makes it less wide and thus probably easier to hold with one hand. Other than that, there are no benefits to the screen used, and the fact that it's ‘flexible'. Which is why Samsung is understandably only going to release the Round in South Korea. There are currently no plans for sales elsewhere, and you shouldn't expect that to change since the company still has a limited production capacity for flexible screens.
The 5.7 inch Super AMOLED screen offers resolution of 1080 x 1920, and is powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz processor with 3GB of RAM on board. A 2800mAh battery powers the unit which has Android 4.3 pre-installed. The handset is equipped with a 13MP rear-facing camera. While the phone has just been introduced, we could soon see major competition. Fellow Korean manufacturer LG said on Monday that its display unit is ready to release a flexible OLED panel.
The Samsung Galaxy Round will be available tomorrow in brown only, and more colors should follow at a later date. It will be priced at around $950-$1000, which is going to force it to stay niche for a long time.
Samsung is said to also be working on a Galaxy Grand Lite, which will bear the model number GT-i9060, and it will come with a 5-inch 480×800 touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage space, microSD card support, and a 2,100 mAh battery.
The camera is expected to be a 5-megapixel and a very standard VGA camera on the front; SamMobile claims the phone will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - that's probably just temporary, and the final product should have at least Android 4.3 out of the box. Dual SIM support is pretty much a given as well, as the Galaxy Grand has been a success in markets where phones with two SIM slots are quite popular, though that's something we can't confirm at this point.
The Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite will be in stores in the fifth week of 2014, which is the one starting on January 27 and ending on February 2. The phone will come in black, orange, and "lime green", perhaps wishing to appeal to those who love the colorful Nokia Lumias.
Samsung Germany has announced Galaxy S4 mini La Fleur edition, itl sports floral patterns on the front and back, will be available in an exclusive red color from January, at a price of around 417 Euros.
The device comes in an exclusive red colour with floral patterns on the front and the back of the phone. Rest of the features include the same 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 8MP camera.
Samsung Galaxy S5 was just unveiled at the Unpacked 5 event. The flagship opens a new chapter in Samsung's design - the back is still leather-like, but with a brand new look.
Samsung's new pride and joy features a 5.1-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, a 16 megapixel camera, a fingerprint scanner and more. Here's the full gamut in case you're wondering;
- 5.1-inch 1080p HD Super AMOLED display
- 2.5GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16 megapixel rear camera with 4K video recording
- 2 megapixel front camera
- 16GB / 32GB of internal storage (microSD up to 128GB)
- 2,800mAh battery
- USB 3.0, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi AC MiMo, IR Blaster, and Fingerprint Scanner
- Android 4.4 KitKat
Samsung Galaxy S5 new features:
- Phase Detection Auto Focus: Advanced auto focus speeds for capturing a shot quickly - first smartphone with phase detection auto focus, a feature usually found in DSLR cameras
- Real-Time HDR: High Dynamic Range (HDR) preview mode makes it easier to choose when to use HDR - like trying to photograph a beautiful sunset. It also enables users to capture HDR photos or videos with no shutter lag or post-processing.
- Selective Focus Mode: Blur images near or far for a creative, one-of-a-kind shot
- Shot and More Mode: The camera chooses and recommends Drama Shot, Best Photo, Best Face or Eraser shot after the picture is taken to create the best photo
- Studio: Add effects to photos and edit movies with a complete suite of editing tools within the Gallery
Samsung has now announced a new model of the Galaxy S5 for Korea that features some improved specs over the original model.
Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A will supports LTE-A connectivity. Some of the boosted specs include a 5.1-inch QHD (2560×1440) Super AMOLED display at 577 PPI, 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, Adreno 420 GPU and 3GB RAM.
The Galaxy S5 LTE-A is certainly an improvement over the standard Galaxy S5, however, the battery size which remains at 2,800mAh, kind of disappointing.
Competition is getting heavier in South Korean, Pantech, country's third largest handset maker, has officially announced it's first full HD smartphone, code name Vega No. 6, which was rumored about a week ago.
The Pantech Vega No. 6 is one of the largest smartphones, with display measures 5.9 inches. In addition, the handset comes with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, Pantech's own UI called Flux UX, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, 13MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 3,140 mAh battery, very big battery life.
Patech said its retail price will be 849,000 KRW, which's aournd $776 dollars. However, we aren't sure if it's going to be released outside of South Korea yet.
Before summer time this year, Samsung should unveil at least two Full HD devices: the Samsung Galaxy S4, and the Samsung Galaxy Note III.
Competition is always good for consumers, so we will keep a closer eye on this device.
New Snapdragon chipsets are coming out for lower-end devices, which could potentially open new possibilities for this range. The Snapdragon 200 and 400 chipsets were officially announced and target entry-level and mid-range markets. These two chipsets might just set the benchmark for chipset performance.
The Snapdragon 200 is a quad-core chipset with a speed of 1.4Ghz per core on an Adreno 203 GPU. It can also accommodate 8 MP cameras; can support multiple SIM cards and playback of HD videos, among others.
On the other hand, the Snapdragon 400 has two options for the CPU. One is dual-core CPUs at 1.7Ghz per core with and the other, quad core CPUs running at 1.4Ghz per core. According to the Snapdragon blog, its Adreno 305 GU will support 3D gaming, wireless streaming, better camera features than the Snapdragon 200 can support and it will enable faster web browsing. It is also purported to contribute to better battery life.
Qualcomm will truly make technology more affordable for these ranges of devices.