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Samsung Makes The Galaxy Note 3 Neo Official Very Silently!

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note-3-neoUnlike many flagships, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 3 Neo in “Stealth” Mode. In all it’s glory, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a Note 2 in the body of the faux leather like Note 3.



Galaxy Note 3 Neo sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels. The non-LTE (4G) version of the phone is powered by a 1.6GHz quad-core processor (Samsung has not mentioned the name of the chip though). The LTE version is powered by a hexa-core processor, in line with earlier rumours. It’s powered by an A15 1.7GHz A15 dual-core plus 1.3GHz A7 quad-core chip. The RAM is down to 2 GB instead of 3GB and the camera is now 8MP instead of 13MP.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

February 3rd, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Samsung Likely To Launch “Galaxy Glass” At IFA !

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samsung-galaxy-glass-patent-7After releasing a whole tonne of Smart refrigerators, ovens, vacuum cleaners at CES 214, Samsung couldn’t really hold back coming up with this.

If this is anything like the Galaxy Gear for your face, people are gonna hate it. Samsung should’ve learnt the lessons of what not to do when it comes to wearable tech from the Galaxy Gear and hopefully we’re gonna see some improvements here.

The new smart glass to be introduced by Samsung is a new concept of wearable device that can lead to an exciting culture of communication. The smart glass will present our aim to lead the new market with proven capability. Wearable devices can’t generate profits immediately. Steady releases of devices are showing our firm commitment as a leader in new markets.


Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 27th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Think Your LTE Is Fast? Korea to Have 300Mbps LTE This Year!

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Samsung-Galaxy-Round-Hands-On-AA-2-of-19-645x362Two of Koreas largest network providers will offerr faster LTE-A by combining two bands that would result in faster than ever speeds of upto 300 Mbps.

To give you a perspective of how fast that is, this speed means an 800 MB movie can be downloaded in 30 seconds. To benefit from these speeds, users will need a compatible smartphone. The current Snapdragon 800SoC from Qualcomm only supports 2-band carrier aggregation, which enables speeds of up to 150Mpbs. The Snapdragon 805, expected in the market in the second half of the year, will enable 3-band carrier aggregation.


Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 20th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Here’s How You Can Get Kitkat On Your Note 3(Without Rooting It)!

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galaxy-note-3-android-4.4.2-kitkat-update-N9005XXUENA6-1Samsung just rolled out the KitKat update for Galaxy Note 3 users in Poland with the update expected to hit other regions soon.But hell no! Who likes to wait for it!?

Over the weekend, the folks at Sam Mobile leaked a test firmware for the Note 3 deemed as close to final, and now Samsung has begun pushing out the same firmware via the Kies companion software. This update is said to bring very few UI changes but lots of changes under the hood to improve performance.The most visible change is the move to all white status icons, in line with the design of stock Android 4.4 KitKat.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 13th, 2014 at 4:12 pm

Note 3 Mini Leaks in Photos! Worth It!?

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Note-3-neo-leak-645x362The Galaxy Note Mini or the codenamed Galaxy Neo has been rumoured since almost a month now. The image was posted by SamMobiles  is said to show the 5.55-inch Note 3 Neo next to the 5.7-inch Note 3. There’s always the chance that the image is fake or that the device is a prototype or a fake imitation, but it looks pretty legit to us.

We have some more pictures for you, the back looks pretty similar with the faux leather back with differences near the camera module. The Note 3 Neo will come with a Samsung-made hexa-core processor and run Android 4.3 out of the box, but the rest of the specs are almost identical with the 2012 Note 2.

Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 12th, 2014 at 5:05 pm

$200 Unlocked HP Smartphone To Launch Soon!

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hp-slate7-extremeCES 2014 maybe over but the very nature of announcements is that they pop up anytime.

This time around it appears that sources within HP have talked to 9to5Google telling the publication that an HP Android handset that will resemble Samsung’s Galaxy Note will be launched “as soon as next week” with a price of around $200 – Unlocked!

This entire device screams that it’s perfect for emerging markets that deal more in prepay connections. Please tell me how excited are you to see a Galaxy Note rival made by HP!

Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 12th, 2014 at 4:46 pm

The Note 4 Could Have A 3 Sided Display, No Kidding!

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The Note lineup has much been the Boss of Android flagships and Samsung cannot help but give this device special treatment. Samsung usually dedicates a lot of research into every iteration of their Note devices and rumours have it that the Note 4 is going to get even more surprising.

Samsung had unveiled their early prototypes of rounded displays last year and it seems that they have just got the technology ready to be incorporated for mass production. However, what is concerning is that will it really make sense to take a huge design overhaul considering their Galaxy Round hasn’t really taken off well.


Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 9th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Is This The UX Of The Galaxy S5!?

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samsung-uiWell rumours turned out to be true and Samsung did launch 4 new Galaxy Pro models with top of the line hardware. Not only that, these tablets come with Android Kitkat 4.4 with a new touchwiz UI with a card boasting interface and better multitasking than before.

Things here in the leak that came from @evleaks today look more like a phone UX, probably to be featured on the next flagship and yes the new font is a refreshing change but it undeniably looks more flat and iOS like ever. Is this how the Galaxy S5 could appear? Could be, we are just months far from knowing the reality. There is no way to confirm the authenticity of these shots as of now.


Written by Chintan Vithlani

January 7th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

Top 5 Smartphones Of 2013!

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BestSmartphones2013It’s holiday season again and that time of the year when there are a lot of gifts being wrapped. Let’s take a look back and see what this year meant for the smartphone industry and which one’s made it big. Here is a list of Top 5 Smartphones for 2013!

1. Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5sWhile Apple would not have won a medal in redesigning this much similar-looking iPhone, it surely won all the attention, primarily because of it’s neatly tucked fingerprint scanner – a first on any commercially available mobile phone.

The 64-bit A7 processor is logically a major upgrade over the predecessor, but the bigger change is the M7 co-processor, which picks up data from various sensors even while the phone may be asleep. The iPhone 5s is everything you love, only much better.

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-3-front-back.jpg-640x488The Galaxy Note 3 is the pinnacle of Samsung’s line of large phones. It’s Samsung’s best effort by far. The Note line of devices brought phablets (i.e., large-screened phones) to the masses, and none is more accessible than the Note 3.

Samsung managed to reduce the device’s footprint while increasing the size of the screen to a whopping 5.7 inches. The Note 3 is also thinner, lighter, and classier than ever, thanks to the faux leather back and tasteful chrome accents.

3. Google Nexus 5

LG Nexus 5Google bought a treat and well needed upgrade to it’s Nexus 4 and man does this phone offer the best bang for the buck! Historically the Nexus devices bring flagship level hardware at rock bottom prices but with the Nexus 5 you get even better.

he Nexus 5 packs in a bigger screen this time around – 5-inch Full HD IPS+, with Gorilla Glass 3.And yes, how can we forget Google’s promise of instant OS updates being rolled out for Nexus smartphones and tablets?

4. LG G2

LG G2(1)The LG G2 is by far one of the best effort devices in terms of hardware and innovation throughout. The 5.2-inch display is by far one of the best that’s currently available on any available smartphone at 424 ppi.

The power key sits just below the camera at the back, with the designers assuming that a finger will naturally reach that spot when you hold the phone conventionally.

5. Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020-in-textIf you are extremely concerned about picture quality on your phone and need a camera replacement then here is a great option. Although you need to be a quick adapter to a new and quite-friendly operating system, the Lumia 1020 snaps photos like a boss!

With a 41 MP sensor with OIS, It offers full manual control over every aspect of creating a photograph such as shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, white balance and even offers the ability to manually focus the lens.

Do you have another best that we have missed? Comment below.


Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 24th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Would You Buy This Samsung Gamepad!?

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samsung-smartphone-gamepadThis Gamepad was unveiled in March along with the Samsung Galaxy S4. Although it’s coming in really late, it doesn’t mean it’s an outdated design, actually it is because it a complete redesign.

What you get an 8-way D-pad, two analog sticks, four action buttons, two trigger buttons, a Select button, a Start button, and a special Play button that launches Samsung’s catalog of compatible games.

For pairing up with this Gamepad you need Android 4.1 and above with support for  Bluetooth 3 or higher, NFC, and the HID standard. This controller is now only available throughout Europe but should hit other markets soon.


Written by Chintan Vithlani

December 17th, 2013 at 12:28 pm