HTC is reprising the Butterfly and has announced that the new one will come out as another high-end device after HTC One. It can be recalled that the Butterfly was introduced in October last year and a sequel is now in the works possibly because of strong sales for this unit.
The Butterfly was also the first HTC smartphone to feature a Full HD display and it remains to be seen when HTC plans to release the next Butterfly. This announcement was quite unexpected because others didn't think that the Butterfly will endure and will create a niche in the market.
On the contrary, it was actually launched in various markets and HTC will not change anything regarding the brand because of the demand for it. No specific date of release has been announced yet but if it has anything new to offer, it will surely be embraced by many HTC supporters.
Samsung Display will showoff two flexible displays at CES 2013 in Las Vegas next month. The first display panel will cater to smartphones that will have a display size of 5.5-inches and 1280×720 HD resolution whereas the second one will be a 55-inch for televisions.
Samsung has been developing curving screens for some time, showing off smaller display demos, like the 4.5-inch WVGA screen with about a 200 pixel density that CNET saw at CES 2011. With this demo's increased resolution and screen size, Samsung is clearly keeping pace with today's smartphone expectations.
Nonetheless, we're looking forward to getting a first look at them in the coming CES 2013.
According to technobuffalo (see screenshots above), it looks like Samsung might be working on a Smart Watch. It's unclear when such technology is expected to hit, but internal Samsung chatter is allegedly attempting to figure out how it'll align with its current lineup of Galaxy products. According to a Korean message board, though, the device is most definitely coming.
First of all Samsung doesn't use codenames on their splash screen, like you can see in the second image Samsung Galaxy "Altius". The UI doesn't meet Samsung's UX guidelines and Samsung never uses mirror effect on their branding.
Many rumors are saying Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S IV on March 15, a little over a month from now. So could a smartwatch be a huge surprise? Guess we will have to wait and find out.
Samsung loves to introduce new devices during Mobile World Congress season and another exciting announcement came just before the MWC. The Note 8.0 will apparently come with a stylus pen and is considered by many as the biggest phablet.
Could there be other "flagship" devices that we do not know of or have escaped the radar? Probably not but with the way things are building up, there are probably other exciting stuff that Samsung might share in the trading event.
The Galaxy Note 8.0 comes with a 1280 x 800 touch display, front and rear cameras of 5MP and 1.3MP respectively, quad core processor at 1.6 GHz, 2 GB RAM and up to 32 GB internal storage. It will run on the latest Android Jelly Bean and will be available in stores Q2 of this year.
No word yet as to how much it will cost to get one of these but people will surely love this new tablet/phone with its high-power specs and the newest capabilities by the latest Jelly Bean.
Rumors about the Galaxy Note 3 have started surfacing days before the big reveal on the Galaxy S 4 on the 14th. SamMobile, the trusty herald of juicy Samsung news, reports that the company is still unsure about the type of display that it will use on the Galaxy Note 3. This device is pretty popular and could even potentially unseat the S 4 with regards to sales because it has a large following.
According to rumors, Samsung plans to replace the smooth OLED-based display with super high quality LCD display from Sharp. It can be noted that Samsung has acquired interest over Sharp's screen display enterprise.
One possible advantage to this "news" is that the S-Pen actually sits well with the newer LCD panels and this could actually be a good thing for the Note 3. Also, it is not necessarily a big step backwards because LCD technology has improved since. However, it may affect the range of colors that the Note 3 panel can actually display.
Sometime before the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was introduced last March 14th, an earlier rumor came up about the Orb, which is a photo application that offers users plenty of special effects and features for use in sharing. Furthermore, prior to release, the S 4 was initially reported to feature the Orb but didn't, when it came out last week.
According to insiders, the Orb will eventually appear on the Galaxy S 4 when the Android 5.0 comes out. No official word yet about the date and the release as such, but we are almost sure that the 5.0 will indeed already come out in the near future.
If we are lucky, then maybe with the way that Android is coming up with a new version every May or July (Froyo, Honeycomb and Jelly Bean all came out mid-year), then it might be safe to expect the Android 5.0 to be rolled out in roughly 2-3 months. Here's to hoping Android 5.0 will come out soon!
The Galaxy Mega name should give you some hints already, yes you've guessed it right, Samsung will be launching smartphones with display even larger than the current Samsung Galaxy Note II. That's only if the report by Sam Mobile is true. it claims Samsung will initially launch two devices - one with a 5.8-inch display (GT-I9152) and other with a 6.3-inch display (GT-I9200), branded under Galaxy Mega. These devices will cater to the mid-range crowd and will even launch a dual-SIM version in some regions.
Rest of the specs are unknown at this point, but I9152's GLBenchmark test reveals the device to have qHD resolution (960×540) support and a 1.2GHz processor (probably dual-core).
Samsung Galaxy Mega devices are expected sometime after May. Now the question is, do we even need that humongous sized phone?
Source: sammobile and sammyhub
The Exynos 5 Octa was confirmed to be LTE-enabled and that it supports all 20 bands. This bit of info was taken from the SamsungExynos page on their Twitter account. This means that it can also do what the Snapdragon 600 (Qualcomm) is capable of doing. However, there are also reports (fom SamMobile) that the reason why the Galaxy S 4 came in two variants is that Samsung was unable to deliver the Exynos 5 Octa in time for the S 4 launch.
Furthermore, Samsung actually confirmed that they have just started mass producing the famed chip after the first quarter. According to the reports, only about 30% of the total Galaxy S 4 production have Exynos 5 Octa in their hardware and many are hoping for more Exynos variants to be distributed in the near future.
It looks like Samsung has got its hands full with the newly announced Galaxy S 4. One might start to think that Samsung has only eyes for this new smartphone. However, this is not the case and with the release of the new Jelly Bean update for the Galaxy Ace 2, which currently runs the Gingerbread app, things could just heat up with the Ace family. True enough, Samsung announces plans for a 3rd generation Galaxy Ace.
Based on reliable sources, the GT-S7272 is a considerable upgrade of the former. It now packs a 4-inch screen, still with an unconfirmed resolution. It is also rumored to have a 1.2 dual core processor that will definitely rock the entry level mobile class. The only remnants of its Ace 2 heritage is its 5mp rear camera. It will have a 4GB storage. Hopefuls would also like to have a 1 gig of RAM. It is said to come in various colors- Black, Blue, White and Red.
The Galaxy Ace 3 will also purportedly be released sometime in June this year and might be priced around 300 Euros.
According to SamMobile, Samsung has delayed the Android 4.2.2 update for the Note II and Galaxy S3. The reason seems to be the new version of TouchWiz that needs to be tested on the handsets.
It's unclear which new features will be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 once the update is eventually rolled out. However, with Sammobile claiming that Samsung is looking to bring the latest version of Touchwiz to these two ageing handsets, it's likely that new software features such as Smart Scroll and Smart Pause will appear in the update.
Speculation also suggests that Samsung will bring updated camera features, including Dual Shot mode, to the two older handsets, as well as some of its latest apps such as S Translator.
Regardless of the great the sales performance of the Galaxy flagship, Samsung continues to be not really pleased and think it could've done better. As a result, the company is pushing the Galaxy S5 release to mid-January, instead of March as was the situation this year and May as it was in 2012.
The particular market accessibility to the next Samsung flagship is tipped for February, making sense if the actual announcement is pulled for that start of the year.
So far as actual specifications from the Galaxy S5 are concerned, Samsung is anticipated to debut its 64-bitExynos 5430 chip, that will feature 8 cores with Heterogeneous Multi-Processing capabilities.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is tipped to boast an updated 16MP camera with enhanced low-light performance and optical image stabilization. Earlier, the organization unveiled its ISOCELL image sensor, that is expected to debut around the upcoming flaghip.
Aside from the main processing unit, the report is also suggesting that the Galaxy S5 will deliver a better 16 MP camera with improved low-light capabilities and OIS. This isn't the first time we've heard that Samsung is working on a better camera, as we've previously stumbled across information suggesting that the Galaxy S4 successor could pack a 16 MP main camera that could be a spin-off on the Galaxy S4 Zoom's sensor.
Previous rumors have also suggested that the SGS5 might deliver dust and waterproof capabilities, and chances are that the device will also boast a fingerprint scanner (possibility also mentioned by this latest report).
There were news that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is going to be launched at Mobile World Congress of 2014 that will take place in Barcelona, Spain during 24 Feb to 27 Feb.
There is no details about the specifications of the Galaxy S5 but as based on the our sources and Korean reports, the Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature an Eye-Scanning unlock capability which lets you to unlock their Samsung Galaxy S5 via scanning their eyes.
According to the rumors, Samsung has started working on the sensor that will be equipped on the Samsung Galaxy S5 to allow the users to protect their device more like never before.Unfortunately, there is no information on how this Eye-Scanning sensor will work but Samsung has decided to go one step ahead of other manufacturers as the HTC and Apple has recently introduced fingerprint sensors in their latest flagships but these fingerprint sensors are not working well as expected and many ways found to bypass this fingerprint lock.
Its like Samsung is looking to make something special for the customers but keep in mind that all of this information is not linked to any official or reliable sources, so take it as a rumor for now.
It appears as though Samsung would like you to employ that so it formally makes itself. Following the region lock which has troubled customers simply because Samsung really wants to place a lid on gray imports, a study from the Korean media indicates that the organization may be searching at enforcing using official Samsung add-ons next. This can apparently be achieved by using an ID nick, which is baked into add-ons (battery chargers, battery packs, as well as covers) and accustomed to authorize that they're official before they work.
Now, if the indeed happens, it brings along both pros and cons. Just in case of advantages, this could be sure that the frequency of accidents for example batteries catching fire and harmful the unitOrhome - which will be the consequence of third-party batteries getting used - could be reduced. However, the switch side of the that you simply won't have the ability to use add-ons not approved by Samsung, departing only Samsung's official add-ons because the option, which may be bad considering how pricey individuals situations are.
Obviously, Samsung will still allow third-party accessory makers to obtain certification to be used using the company's products, however it could hurt consumer choice, especially when it comes to cost. Right now it's a rumor, however with Samsung's recent antics, we wouldn't be amazed if the happens it will require in the goal to create things harder for customers.
Inside a document filed using the Korean Ip Privileges Information Service (KIPRIS), Samsung describes a multi-party business call software feature that may be found later on on future Samsung products, such as the approaching Galaxy S5.
As the documentation doesn't mention the Galaxy S5, it certainly is sensible to visualize that this type of calling feature is going to be on Samsung's approaching flagship mobile phone models should Samsung develop it. To begin with, we're clearly searching in a calling feature for Android products, thinking about the look renders presented within the document.
By what is shown in the app portrayed in the pictures you see, it would seem users will be able to use both the front and back camera at the same time when in a video call conference, while also being able to see the video feeds of others at the bottom of the screen. It's possible the feature might come as an update to ChatON, which already does allow one-way conference calls - the option to have multi-party calls would give Samsung a nice feature to boast about on its messaging app, though whether it debuts on the Galaxy S5 or through a software update to ChatON before that is something that remains to be seen.