So the Galaxy Note Edge is every bit a Galaxy Note 4 with it’s specifications, design, choice of materials and even the display resolution. It even carries the S Pen along with it with all its added functionality. The biggest and weirdest part being the curve on the right that bleeds over the right edge enabling and unlocking a part of the phone that one never is used to having as a part or an extension of the screen.
Users will be able to check the news, launch apps, and do much more on that added screen real estate. It all looks interesting right now, although we are yet to see how heavy it will be on the pricing and how much of practical use will one be able to suck out from it.
So many have been waiting for this day when Samsung finally announces the 4th iteration to it’s Note phablet series. At Berlin today at IFA 2014 we saw the first glimpse of the Note 4 and it looks much promising.
While Samsung has kept the UI pretty much TouchWiz familiar, there are neat Stylus features built in. The major overhaul is in the materials and build quality of the device. While it doesn’t look radically different from the previous Note, it is much improved. Samsung has also decided that the Note 4 will carry a 2560*1440 QHD Super AMOLED display – a first on any smartphone.
Here are list of specifications :
|Screen size||5.7 inches|
|Screen type||Super AMOLED|
|Pixel density||515.3 ppi|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 / Samsung Exynos 5433|
|Type||Quad-core / Octa-core|
|Speed||2.7 GHz / 1.9 GHz (1.9+1.3)|
|GPU||Adreno 420 / Mali T760|
|Expansion||MicroSD up to 64GB|
|Camera||16MP with Smart OIS|
|Bands||Differ by country/carrier|
|Sensors||Gesture / Accelerometer / Geo-magnetic / Gyroscope / RGB IR-LED / Proximity / Barometer / Hall Sensor / Finger Scanner / UV / Heart Rate Monitoring / SpO2 (Dependent on market)|
|Size||153.5 x 78.6 x 8.5mm / 176g|
Unfortunately thanks to Sony’s poor implementation of software, the overall picture taking experience was close to a disaster. But Sony isn’t leaving the line-up yet. What we see today is the new QX lens – the successor to the old lens. This lens however is different in a way that it would not be coming with a lens module attached. Just like a mirrorless camera, it would take on exisitng E-mount camera lenses on – which is great for anyone who has heavily invested in the Sony lineup of lenses.
According to sources from SonyAlphaRumors the QX1 will be unveiled tomorrow alongside the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact and a duo of wearables.
This is the first time we are seeing a non-dummy iPhone 6 with a working display. It is not easy to draw conclusions regarding the colors of the device it’s either a white or gold version. iOS 8 is what we are seeing on the lockscreen which we believe will mark the end of it’s Beta stage with the launch of the iPhone 6.
The smartphone will apparently be featuring a 4.7″ IPS LCD with a 960 x 1704 pixel resolution, 2GB of RAM and dual-core 2GHz 64-bit processor – Apple’s A8 processor.
The Moto G2 is expected to go on retail in Europe on September 10 for €250. However for India we have a document from the import offices showing the reference number and the units imported. According to the import data, the import price is ₹10,640, which pegs the actual retail price around ₹13,000.
It also goes ahead to tell us that 70,000 units have been shipped so far in black and white colors. The Moto G2 should be making it’s way to the USA pretty soon.
Well apart from the SM-N920T model number, there’s confirmation of a QHD display at 1440 x 2560px resolution. Also possibly listed is the presence of a 64-bit processor. The display will apparently will be 5.7inch QHD display. It will also be carrying the signature S-Pen, USB 3.0 with a fingerprint sensor and heart rate monitor.
September 3 is the date so stay tuned, we’ll bring in the live action for you’ll.
It’s been a couple of years Android has been rocking NFC and to an extent it does make life simple and even though it may not replace something it is good to have. The tiny chip in the image above is supposedly it, an NFC controller from NXP Semiconductors. It is intended to give the iPhone 6 the ability to conduct wireless payments, simplify device pairing, and facilitate content sharing between devices.
NFC isn’t huge yet, but if Apple manages to pull off something crazy, it would be awesome indeed!
The colors available are polar white or misty grey and can be order from Sprint’s website. A traditional two-year contract would cost you $99.99. If you want to use Sprint’s Easy Pay installment plan, you shell out nothing upfront, then followed by 23 monthly payments of $20.84 and a final 24th payment of $20.67.
This is a great alternative if you don’t want to opt for the bigger brother M8 which is available for $200 on contract.
The update does not bump up the Android operating system version of the phone, but is rather a compilation of a bunch of small fixes. Here are the changelog items :
- Security updates and patches
- Application installation enhancements
- Accidental emergency dial fixed on the lock screen
- Several lower layer modem crashes and sluggishness improvement enhancements
- E-mail UX enhancements
- S-View cover error
- Re-activation lock improvements
The update is 148MB in size and you should be seeing the notification very soon.
We today have screenshots from AnTuTu benchmark confirming tips that the Nexus 9 will be ditching Qualcomm for an Nvidia 64 bit Tegra K1 chip with a 2560*1600 resolution spread over 9 inches. The HTC-made Android 5.0 tablet posted the impressive score of 45,923 in the popular benchmark.