Apple is rumored to make more than one new iPhone this year with the later being 5.5″ inches tall. Obviously with the added real estate, if the pixel density is to stay the same then the resolution has to increase.
KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi-Kuo predicts that the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 will sport a 1334×750 Retina display at 326 pixels per inch, while the 5.5″ will see a 1920×1080 screen at 401 PPI. While this means that at 326 PPI display of the 4.7-inch model retains the current resolution that we find in the iPhone 5s, the latter one will have a different resolution altogether.
On the specs side the predictions are that it will be housing the same awesome Touch ID technology with a latest A8 processor with 1 GB of RAM and a 10 to 20 percent narrower bezel but still the same 8 Megapixel camera.
Well truthfully many of us expected the next Galaxy(the Galaxy S5) to carry one too, which did not happen, nor do we see the rumors of an earlier tipped F series from Samsung that was to pack premium materials. Looking at the photo it really looks like a prototype or a hard case being used to protect the original design of the phone. Hints of the long rumored Galaxy F also see themselves coming back with this news, but another source quotes it maybe a previous prototype which wasn’t taken ahead for manufacturing.
To sum it up we can say that this story is extremely open-ended and 2K dispalys do exist, it’s just a matter of time that companies like Samsung commercialize it!
Last month Google pretty much cleared the air about it’s stand when it comes to Android wearable tech, they made it clear that just like the nexus line of devices, there will be OEMs that would make use of it’s Android Wear platform designed for smartwatches.
The first set of OEMs included Motorola with it’s more compelling Moto 360 and LG with its smartwatch that was aimed for the masses. The watch showcased in the photos is said to be a non-functional prototype, so that one cannot yet make out how the software is exactly laid out, hardware however is said to be the having the final dimensions.
It’s also noteworthy that the G Watch will not feature any accessible physical buttons – we can see one on the bottom next to those contacts, but there’s nothing on the edges, nor the watch’s face. Are you excited about this one or the higher-end offering from Motorola?
A glance at the photo would not make it seem that it is any different than the current M8, but then on closer observation you see that the texture is like a woven material in which the phone is wrapped, maybe a 3D printed case like material. What is also different is the fact the front facing speakers have less number of micro-drilled holes to expose them.
While we still don’t have much information to really see how different the M8 “Ace” is, for now we do know that there is something being cooked which looks more like a normal HTC One M8 but in a different flavor.
The more we read about iOS 8 and learn how Apple is targeting fitness with deeper integration in the system, the more we get confident about the fact that the iWatch is not far away from seeing the light of day.
While the wearable tech. scenario is not new anymore considering that the competition is already catching up, with the latest announcement of Android Wear and partners like Motorola and LG, things are more heated up then ever. So how is Apple planning to differentiate themselves? The latest rumor suggests and interesting addition of a UV sensor which shall help users from getting excessive exposure to sun and avoid unnecessary sunburn.
According to the source, the device will include a special chip to measure this:
These chips measure UV exposure to aid those with elevated risk of sunburn or just a general concern about excessive sun exposure, and we believe they may be of appealing to OEMs looking to differentiate in a crowded market. To that end, while these products have seen little public hype thus far, we believe SLAB has a win in Apple’s upcoming iWatch (late 2H14 or early 2015).
The last line does sort of give you an idea about when we should be expecting the iWatch!
The Apple iPhone 5s taught the masses a new term – 64 bit processing on mobile, while Apple themselves claims that it is of little use since not all applications are designed to leverage the power, but then that means it left Android phones behind, atleast on paper that none of the supported this technology.
So obviously it was time for hardware giants like Intel and Qualcomm to step into the game and today’s news comes from the kitchen of the later. Qualcomm announced two of it’s brand new Socs – the Snapdragon 808 and 810. The higher end 810 supports an eight-core architecture with four A57 cores and four A53 cores; no more A9 and A15 here, also the ram is now 64-bit compatible with high speed LPDDR4 standards. The chip houses an advanced Adreno 430 GPU with 4K support throughout.
They are fabricated using a 20nm process unlike the 28nm on the Snapdragon 800 and 801. Their radio supports Cat 6 LTE with data transfer rates upto 300Mbps. On the image processing side, support has extended to sensors of upto 55MP in size or HDR video.
Smartphones using these chips should be seen around late 2014 or early 205. Excited enough?!
The Moto X was released 8 months back, but the very fact that people still talk about it and it is still selling like hot cakes is enough to showcase that Motorola was successful by taking the alternative path in the specs war.
A new leak that surfaced over the weekend suggests that Motorola is already working on the next iteration that is dubbed as the ‘Moto X+1′. @evleaks has posted the below image on twitter, however the ‘+1′ makes us think is it just an incremental update like the HTC One X/X+ or much more than that.
Eitherways, we have a feeling that this summer, finally a device would surface that is an update to something that is already so good!
If this report from Sammobile is to be believed, the Galaxy S5 mini device will have improved performance compared to the S4 mini but specs seem to indicate that the device will be mid range at best. the Galaxy S5 mini is said to come with a 720p (1280 x 720) Super AMOLED display of 4.5 inches across, a nice upgrade over the 4.3-inch 540 x 960 display of the S4 mini.
On the processor side, it will be a Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.5GHz or at 1.2GHz . There will be 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD. With these kind of specs it will surely compete with the likes of the Desire 601 and Moto G but to bring down something like Sony Xperia Z1 compact, it will have to have some really neat tricks which we hope it does.
Seems like there is HTC written all over the news today, as of last week, Spring HTC One Max users got the Kitkat update, today we have the news coming in that Verizon One MAx users would see the update rolling out to them starting Monday.
HTC Verizon One Max Owners! We have received technical approval for Sense 5.5 + OS 4.4.2! Expect the OTA update to start on Monday afternoon
— Mo (@moversi) April 4, 2014
As you would expect it is a staged roll out so expect it to arrive in the upcoming weeks, if you don’t get a prompt to download the update, you could manually check for one!
After the HTC M8, now that the world has seen enough of it all over the media, is it time for HTC to revamp it’s Butterfly series, this afternoon the news that comes in from a leak performance benchmark suggests the very same. We’re looking at HTC’s model 0PAJ3, which just like the One M8 is powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC and features another 1080p screen with 2 GB of RAM.
Looking at the screenshot we can say that they are pretty much doing away with the Ultrapixel for a fully loaded 13MP camera and a 5MP ‘selfie’ camera. So it seems like it’s definitely a new Butterfly but it would be interesting to see the overall design.