HTC will be holding a press conference on February 19, a week before the Mobile World Congress 2013. The press conference event will take place in New York and will start at 10:00AM EST.
Currently there are rumors going around that the Taiwanese company will announce its HTC M7 device. The smartphone will boast the smallest 1080p screen on the market, and the 4.7" display mind-blowing pixel a pixel density of 468 ppi.
We saw the leaked images of the HTC M7, but yet to be officially confirmed at this point. It's highly likely the M7 to run HTC's latest Sense UI 5.0 on top of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
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.
Not so good news this morning. Samsung will not be holding its usual press conference at the start of Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. After talking to people "familiar with the matter", Pocket-lint can confirm that Samsung won't be holding its usual Unpacked event at the world's largest mobile phone trade show at the end of February, which means Samsung Galaxy S4 launch unlikely.
At last year's Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Galaxy Note 10.1 slates, and Galaxy Beam. Now, the company is expected to officially uncover the Galaxy Note 8.0, but we are not sure why press conferences won't be happening for this device.
Samsung declined to comment when we asked for clarification on its Mobile World Congress 2013 press conference plans.
Another new innovation by the Korean tech company that will be formally introduced on the Mobile World Congress is Samsung TV Discovery service. This allows users to look for internet TV and video in real-time. It is also smart as it will recommend channels according to your preferences. The TV Discovery service will also work on smartphones, according to Samsung. It will reach the European, Korean and US shores before the first quarter of 2013 ends.
Since the service is available to other devices as well, this will make for easy data transfer to other smart devices. TV Discovery pools the information from what you often watch on live TV and other sites such as YouTube and other channels and it suggests videos for you to watch based on this information. You will also be able to share what you watch with your other friends.
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's Head of Design Team for their IT & Mobile Communications division today confirmed to Korean web site inews24 that Samsung will unveil its flagship phone Galaxy S5 release date is taking place at the Mobile World Congress next month.
Mr Chang also commented on some of the rumoured Galaxy S5 features, including flexible display technology. He said that the said feature is "currently under review" and he did not confirm whether the feature will make it to the Samsung Galaxy S5 release date. Previous reports stated that Samsung and LG may not be able to release a smartphone with flexible display early this year as the technology is still being developed. However, companies may release a version packed curved flexible display later this year.
MWC 2014 debuts on February 24 in lovely Barcelona, so we're not that far away from finding out if the Galaxy S5 will be announced there. Of course, 'till then, CES 2014 kicks off next week, albeit Samsung will probably not reveal any new smartphones at this show, except the Galaxy Gear 2.
A week back, a Samsung executive has posted on his twitter accoun that the Samsung Galaxy S 5 will appear to the world in a public announcement at Mobile World Congress 2014. This sort of announcement was commonplace for Samsung a few years ago - back when the Samsung Galaxy S, then the Samsung Galaxy S II, knocked out their own MWC-based announcements. Since then the company has taken to their own unique event releases. Which in a way, great for the company.
Many rumors suggest that the next Samsung Galaxy line phone will appear at MWC with code-name "Galaxy S5". We've also seen some rather wild-looking visions of what this device could be delivered as in pre-production drawings from Samsung itself earlier this week. What it would appear to be bringing is a device not all that different in size from the Samsung Galaxy S 4, but with a bit of curved glass up front and along the back.
It's likely the Samsung Galaxy S 5, whatever package it arrives in, will not be working with a curved display - only curved glass, if any curves are to be included at all.
We will just have to wait and see.
Source: Samsung News
Samsung had been pretty quite this year at CES, but we have a feeling that the company will have more to show during the Mobile World Congress. In fact, Samsung has now started sending out invites for an event that will take place in Barcelona on February 23, at Hotel ARTS. The event is going to be focused solely on the Tizen platform, and Samsung claims that only at this event, the press and enthusiasts will have the chance to get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices.
Please join the Tizen Association Board on Sunday, 23 February 2014 for a welcome reception and kick-off to MWC 2014. During this invite only event, you will get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices as well as an opportunity to learn about the major milestones that the Tizen project has hit since last year's event.
We ask you to reserve time from 3-6 PM CET on 23 February 2014 at Hotel ARTS Barcelona where you will also have the opportunity to hear from and interview Tizen Association Board Members.
While NTT Docomo will most likely not be present at the event, other backers are expected to attend, such as SK Telecom, KT Corporation and LG U+.
In a month from now we'll most likely see whether or not Tizen is worth it. It's rather difficult to lift a new platform from the ground, when Android and iOS are going strong. Ubuntu has also gained grip lately and it looks like it's one step ahead of Tizen, thanks to the collaboration between Canonical and Meizu. Whether or not Samsung's platform will manage to make an impact remains to be seen, but we should remind you that these first Tizen devices will most likely not fit in the high-end range.
Some more details about the Google Nexus 10 tablet are been rumored around the web, according to the semi-conductor focus website BrightSide of New, Google will be showing off a Galaxy Nexus 10 tablet at Mobile World Congress. If rumors are true, the next-gen Nexus tablet will sport a quad-core processor and new 8-core Mali-T678 GPU, 4 million pixel, 300ppi resolution would suffice to choke even the best mobile can offer.
According to the people we spoke with, the new Nexus 10 addresses that with a significant increase in "digital horsepower", moving from a dual-core to a multi-core design, with the T604 GPU core being replaced with an 8-core T628 GPU. If our sources hold true, the Nexus 10 refresh might be the first design out the door packing the Mali T678 GPGPU chip. This chip supports from a single to an 8-core design with all the bells and whistles one might come to expect from a desktop 2013 GPU.
If these sources are correct, the device could be on display at MWC, but may not ship for months, the earliest introduction of Google Nexus 10 is expected at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. We don't know of pricing yet but it'll likely hover around the same price as the original, or probably a little bit higher.