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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
KitKat hasn’t been kept aloof from the Galaxy lineup of devices unlike some other flagships who are yet to receive this latest Android update. Thankfully, Samsung came out and gave a list of smartphones so that owners could avoid the frustration of knowing whether or not their device would receive this update.
Devices scheduled to receive KitKat:
- Galaxy Note 3
- Galaxy Note II
- Galaxy S4
- Galaxy S4 mini
- Galaxy S4 Active
- Galaxy S4 Zoom
- Galaxy S III
- Galaxy S III mini
- Galaxy Mega
- Galaxy Light
- Galaxy Note 8.0
- Galaxy Tab 3
- Galaxy Note 10.1
- Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)
We really didn’t need Samsung to confirm many of these devices, as common sense made it pretty obvious that most newer products would see KitKat. Still, it never hurts to have official confirmation. When would these arrive? Don’t ask , just keep checking your settings panel for a notification.
Once in a while, an idea comes across, that is much so obvious and useful that you wonder why no one thought about it? We do know that smartphone authentication seems to be the next big thing and every tech giant is wanting to bring out their own take on it.
Samsung recently got a patent signed and iy is relatively straightforward, describing a system in which users first train the phone to recognize their signature, and can subsequently unlock the device by signing the screen. So a device like the Note can further leverage a stylus pen for using this feature.
But afterall, there is one issue here too, there are people who dont have consistent signatures, how does Samsung plan to work around that?!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
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!
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.