For a while now, Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 have leaked physical mockups, display components, front covers, and schematics all over the web. However, the physical reconstructions and diagrams simply do not do the potential design of the redesigned smartphone justice.
At this point to presume that the countless next-generation iPhone mockups we've seen in photos and on video are a close likeness to the actual 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch "iPhone Air" Apple plans to debut later this year.
These models are said to be made using actual schematics that were leaked from Foxconn several months ago, so they may be accurate down to the millimeter - though one recent report claims that there is a huge flaw in the designs that comes as the result of a misunderstanding of the schematics.
Based on recent reports and earlier part leaks, designer Mark Pelin has created a set of iPhone 6 design renders that might just be the clearest and nicest looking view of the potential phone. You can see thesome of the images below
More and more rumors of different devices have all been coming out of hiding post-S 4 launch and one of those that caught our attention is a leaked photo of a 5.2-inch LG device, codenamed Megalodon and features 1920 x 1080 resolution, cool Snapdragon 800 chipset, clocking in at 2.3 GHz, 3 GB RAM, 16MP rear cam, and Full HD video, among others.
Interestingly, a different 5-incher by LG was also rumored complete with pricing details and compared to this latest leak, it apparently will have 2GB RAM, 13MP rear cam and will feature the NVIDIA Tegra 4. All we can say is, excellent job, LG, if any of these were true. For now, let's wait for a few more info as more rumors and legit reports will surely come out the coming weeks or even months. We just hope that this or these tablet/s get launched this year because although they sound too good to be true, we won't really mind if they're actually launched for real.
includes specs and features as follows:
- 5.2-inch OLED Display with 1920 × 1080 resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 @ 2.3 GHz
- 3GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 16/32/64GB of internal storage
- 16MP rear camera by OmniVision (4k video recording @30FPS, 1080p video recording @60FPS, Real Time HDR & HDR video recording, optical image stabilization, BSI 2.0)
- 2.1MP front camera (1080p video recording @30FPS)
- 3300mAh Lithium Polymer battery
- Front positioned stereo speakers
- Qualcomm RF360 (LTE 150 Mbps & HSPA+)
- Integrated DVB-T / ATSC-antenna
- Gesture like controls (navigation, zoom, etc)
Samsung announces two new affordable smartphones on a press release that will feature 4.1 Jelly Bean firmware: the Galaxy Star and the Pocket Neo. It can be recalled that the company has already showcased these two entry-level gadgets in Africa. There is no news as to the exact prices of each but these will surely cater to the low-end market. It is not clear when these will be available either.
The Pocket Neo comes with an 850 MWz processor, 512 MB RAM, expandable memory, 3-inch display and can support two SIMs, GPS and a 2MP rear camera. On the other hand, the Galaxy Star have almost the same features but it will come with a faster processor that clocks in at 1GHz.
Although Samsung has plenty of devices to announce this year, the most anticipated after the S 4 launch is the Galaxy Note 3 and possibly the S 4 Mini, which will all be unveiled hopefully sooner than later.
Samsung will introduce a wristwatch-like device named the Galaxy Gear next month that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e-mails, according to two people familiar with the matter.
The Galaxy Gear will be powered by Google's Android operating system and go on sale this year to beat a potentially competing product from Apple, the people said. The device will be unveiled Sept. 4, two days before the IFA consumer electronics show begins in Berlin, one of the people said, asking not to be identified because the plans are private.
For instance, our sources who are familiar with Samsung's plans tell us Samsung has seeded many different variations of the watch design to developers, but most of them are said to have square screens and all have high quality OLED displays that show full spectrum of colors. It is said to be around 2.5 inches diagonally (and 3 inches diagonally including the case), is powered by a dual core processor and should have pretty decent battery life. That information lines up with an earlier SamMobile report suggesting a Samsung Exynos 4212 dual core 1.5GHz with Mali-400 MP4 GPU and a 320 x 320 resolution display.
The Xperia C670X is making a buzz among gossip mongers and it is said to rival the Galaxy S 4 with its Snapdragon 600 processor and 1080pixels screen. This rumored device was not announced on the Mobile World Congress. The devices that were introduced in the MWC were the Xperia ZL and the Xperia Z with the model names C650X and C660X, respectively.
According to a Sony informant, who confirmed the possibility of a C670X, a reported HTML 5 benchmark diagnostics showed a C680X, which is possibly another high-powered device from Sony. As with the C670X, it might be something to rival the likes of the HTC One with its processor and chipset.
It will also have an Exmore RS 13MP camera and will run on the latest Android Jelly Bean. Furthermore, an image of the rumored device was leaked but the authenticity was not verified.
While many welcome high-powered devices from Sony, others are not too excited about the fact that there are multiple flagship and high-powered devices all at once.
Announced by Verizon, now qualified Verizon customers will have the opportunity to purchase phones or tablets at full retail price, but spread the cost of that device out over a 12-month period.
Here are the details:
- Full retail priced smartphone or tablet price must be a minimum of $349.99.
- Pay for the full retail priced smartphone or tablet in 12 payments.
- Finance charge of $24, which is just $2 per installment.
- Device Payment Plan customers can take advantage of Share Everything pricing and data sharing.
- First payment, including $2 finance charge, due at time of purchase. Your next payment will appear on your next Verizon Wireless bill.1
- Feel free to pay off the full balance of your new full retail priced smartphone or tablet anytime you want.
- Maximum of two open Installment Plans per customer, subject to credit approval.
- $1000 combined Installment Plan balance limit per customer.