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There are three devices in the Nokia X family: the Nokia X, the Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL. The X and X+ both have four inch, 800 x 480 screens and 3MP camera. The XL has a 5 inch display, a 5MP rear facing camera and a 2MP a front facing camera. One of the differences between the X and X+ is that the X+ has more memory (768 MB of RAM compared to 512MB). All three phones are dual SIM and use 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processors.
These devices wont see US markets any soon since Nokia is aiming these devices at developing countries and does not want to focus in mature markets.
The Xperia Z2 had received, by far, the best leaked treatment of a total of 12 minutes in a video that we had reposted here. Today, at MWC 2014. A first look at the device might not suggest a major revamp, but it is rocking quite some neat upgrades internally.
From whatever we know, the specifics are as follows :
- 5.2-inch Full HD Live Color LED display (1920 x 1080) with TRILUMINOS and X-Reality technology
- 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU
- 3GB of RAM
- 20.7MP 1/2.3-type EXMOR RS CMOS with G Lens, CMOS image, BIONZ for mobile
- 4K video capture (3840×2160 pixels/30p) with SteadyShot image stabiliization
- Digital noise-cancelling technology for an immersive audio experience
- 3200 mAh battery
- IP55/IP58 rating – waterproof and dustproof
- 4G LTE support
- Android 4.4 KitKat with Sony features on top
Yes 4K recording and an improved LIVE LED display top them all, following a better Snapdragon 801. The camera seems to be using the same optics as the Xperia Z1.
The Talkband B1 sure looks a lot more like a fitness tracker than anything like the Gear 2. The TalkBand B1, as Huawei calls it, also behaves much like such a tracker, measuring footsteps, monitoring sleeping patterns, and letting you record calories – essentially aiming directly at the fitbit fitness tracker.
The trick that the Talkband has under it’s sleve is that the display pops out and acts as a wireless Bluetooth earpiece. With a price of around $140 or 100 Euros, expect this device to be available this quarter.
We all are THIS close to Nokia’s announcement of the Nokia codenamed Normandy and man these leaks! Come Monday, that handset should take its place on stage for the world to see, but a new rumor suggests that it could be just the tip of the iceberg, and Nokia may have a pair of additional Android-based smartphones still in development.
The issue is though, as much as we want these rumors to turn true, we don’t know how much the base Nokia X is true, again, all we can say is keep your fingers crossed for this event!
With MWC just around the corner , leaks are an interesting set of events that are much expected. Samsung is nailing double down on wearables and the next iteration of the Galaxy Gear watches are about to see the light of the day.
The one on the left is the more premium one as is clearly visible what is interesting is another, Galaxy Gear Neo which is featured on the right – well, that’s anyone’s guess, for now, but perhaps it’s a cheaper version of the Gear 2, with more basic specs. We’re just weeks away from Samsung’s Unpacked event that has 5 written all over it. So let’s wait and see how much of this get’s official and whatever hasn’t yet been leaked!
Source : @evleaks
A trend that Apple started has now sort of become the standard amongst flagship devices – golden and silver phone bodies. Just yesterday we saw a golden render of the All New HTC One and today comes Samsung on similar lines.
GSMArena obtained a snapshot of the Vodafone’s inventory system, which confirms that the mobile carrier will indeed be selling a gold version of Samsung’s upcoming flagship: the Galaxy S5.
Till now our smartphones have had more sensors than ever – A GPS sensor to track your location , a gyro and accelerometer to track your motion and for a brief period there were two cameras to capture 3D media.
But what Google says with the introduction of Project Tango is that these have not enabled our modern smartphones to sense and understand our surroundings. Project Tango is a mashup of multiple technologies, combining cameras, depth sensors, inertial measurements, and some advanced processing in order to grab a constantly changing stream of data from a phone’s surroundings and translate that into a real-time picture of the world outside.
We don’t know where this might g, but how about a Nexus phone with 3D scanning?
Android always manages to take the centre stage at Google i/O conferences, with lot of new services like Google Music being announced previously and even new and experimental hardware, like the Nexus Q.
Returning to a June date is interesting, makes us think in the direction of the Nexus, particularly the Nexus 7 which has been the June device for Google, so should we expect a new one this time? Google’s Sundar Pichai has also announced that registrations this year are going to be different so attendees don’t have to go through a lot of pain in order to secure a seat. They would be randomly be picking people from the recieved registrations for the event, just like a lottery ticket!
Tonight we get news that Facebook has gone ahead with plans to purchase a smartphone messaging service, it’s not Snapchat this time around; instead, Facebook has announced an arrangement that will see it acquire WhatsApp in a $19B deal! Just to give you a perspective of how large $19 Billion is , it is many fold times more than the money they bought Instagram for and it is 19 times what Google was ready to pay them last year.
To break it down, each whatsapp user is valued at $45, the total active monthly users being 450Million!
Rumors had it that LG was already working on a mini version of the popular G2 with the company itself posting a teaser on their official account last week, the device is finally made official and this is what it’s got :
While we believed that the G2 Mini would indeed keep some high-end features of the G2, the G2 Mini has a 4.7-inch qHD display, and instead of a Snapdragon 800 runs an unnamed 1.2GHz quad-core SoC, an eight-megapixel main camera, 1.3MP front-facer, and 8GB of internal storage with support for microSD expansion.
The G2 then is far away from flagship specs on a mini phone. Sales should start from next month in select markets around the world, pricing is yet unannounced .