Jan 302013
 


In accordance with the website iLounge disclosure message, Apple iPhone 5S camera components will use stack CMOS sensor similar with the Sony Xperia Z’s, and Apple will also optimize the software as well as other details. Apple may also use dual LED flash design for the machine, to improve the white balance effect through the newly added blue flash.

In addition, iLounge also mentioned the iPhone 5S will use the polycarbonate material, and will be launched in cooperation with China Mobile. In other words, this may mean that the new iPhone 5S may support the TD-SCDMA network.

Obviously, the information provided by iLounge about iPhone5S hardware configuration has many anastomotic with the news provided by the KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, such as the iPhone5S will support China Mobile’s TD network, and updrades in flash function. However, in the information provided by Kuo Ming-Chi, the iPhone5S will continue to maintain the level of 8.0 megapixel built-in camera, but will increase the lens aperture to F2.0 to have better picture quality in poor lighting environment.

Moreover, Kuo Ming-Chi also disclosed the iPhone5S would use the Apple A7 processor, whose characteristic is to use the 28-nanometer process technology, which implies that this processor is also able to improve performance while reducing power consumption. The IPhone 5S will be added with the latest fingerprint recognition technology and the fingerprint sensor will be built into the main menu key, in order to maintain the concept of the most compact design of the Apple products.

In order to get better battery life, Apple will also equip this iPhone5S with higher capacity of 1600 mAh battery. However, as the original Apple iPhone4S compared to iPhone4 upgrade, the rumored iPhone 5S in fact can be seen as a small facelift of iPhone5.

Jan 282013
 

Recently there have been rumors Apple will have three iPhone products to be released, this argument seems to have been confirmed by some degree. A few days ago, the French website Nowhereelse.fr exposured some of the iPhone 5S and iPhone parts spy photos, and claimed that Apple will no longer continue the traditional practice of “one machine one year”, and they will release three iPhone products.

In accordance with the statement of the Nowhereelse.fr, the photos of the iPhone 5S iPhone 6 parts are from Apple suppliers. These components are mainly iPhone 5S and iPhone speaker, by comparison with the previous iPhone 5 speakers, they found the two new iPhone speakers are very similar to the iPhone 5.

However, it is now only confirmed that Apple is indeed in the development of the new iPhone, and may be more than just one. And there are no reliable news as for what will be the changes in form and function. In addition, this website has accurately exposured the Lightning interfaces and nano SIM card tray message before the release of the iPhone 5.

In addition to the exposure of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 speakers components, the French website also disclosed that Apple will not continue the “one machine one year” mode in the past year, and they will launch three new machines. The iPhone 5S will be an upgraded version of the iPhone 5, iPhone 6 is a re-designed new machine. As for the third iPhone, it is the rumored 4.8-inch touch screen iPhone Math (or iPhone +), which will be a cross-border model between the phone and tablet.

As for the specific launch timw, the French website claimed the first new iPhone will be released between March to July this year, while the other new machine will be launched at the end of this year.

Jan 282013
 

The well-known Linux vendor Canonical has announced the development of smart phone operating system Ubuntu OS. The news makes many Ubuntu Linux users excited. But a few days ago the Canonical executives said in an interview, at initial stage of the Ubuntu OS phones, it will only support to run the pre-installed software. Canonical’s product manager Richard Collins recently told the U.S. media that the first batch of the Ubuntu OS-based smart phones would be marketed in 2014.

The executive said that the Ubuntu OS strategy is to market as early as possible, so in the early days, the phone will not have application stores, but there will be a core group of application softwares pre-installed, this phone will be suitable for those who use some core function of the phone.

Obviously, the news makes those who are keen for “playing” smart phones disappointment, Internet telephony and other functions would be less likely.

However, in accordance with the Canonical plan, it will still be like other smart phones in the future, to have an application store, the world’s Ubuntu Linux application software developers can also port their computer softwares to the Ubuntu OS phone.

Jan 242013
 

 

According to the message exposured previously, at the MWC2013 held in the end of February, HTC will release the new flagship model HTCM7. Recently the news about the M7 are also more and more, whether the exposure of the appearance of the shape or equipped with Sense 5 UI means the M7 forthcoming debut.

A senior industry official said the official release date of HTC M7 would be earlier than the convening of the MWC2013, fastest it will debut on February 19, and the location may be London in England.

The HTC M7 is equipped with 4.7-inch 1080P Full HD display, 1.7GHz Qualcomm quad-core MSM8974 processor, 2GB memory and Android 4.1 operating system (HTC Sense 5 interface), the back camera is with 13 megapixel, it supports HDR, and it has a 2.0 megapixel front camera and a 2300mAh capacity battery.

Recently there have been more news about Sense5 UI interface exposured online, and it’s said the UI interface exposured this time is cut out from this HTC phone, the operating system is transplanted from HTC M7. The new Sense UI looks more concise, and it omits some more complex interface elements.

Jan 242013
 

The emergence of the Nokia 808 PureView with 41 million pixel camera had once caused the industry shocked, but this phone system is somewhat disappointing. Now, with Nokia focus on the WP8 systems platform, it’s nutural that Nokia transplantes the ultra-high-pixel sensor the 808 PureView has to WP8 systems models. Insider information from The Verge that the new WP8 systems models loaded with Nokia 808PureView similar image sensor will debut later this year, and its internal code-name is “EOS”, and the shell will also be made of aluminum alloy material.

The rumor has also been supported by the Italian smartphone expert Flavio foreign. According to the website neowin reports, Flavio said on Twitter that Nokia will release EOS program on MWC2013, which is a Nokia Lumia920 upgrade version loaded with 41 million pixel camera and PureView technology, and with the metal frame.

Including the 41 megapixel camera and PureView technology the Nokia Lumia920 upgrade version, Flavio also disclosed Nokia would launch six Lumia series new machines in the first half of this year. At the same time, despite the Tablet Nokia WindowsRT was confirmed existing, at least it will not be launched at MWC2013, but to be postponed to the second half of this year to be officially released.

The EOS coden named Nokia 41 megapixel PureView Lumia will be launched by the U.S. carriers AT&T, and it’s expected to be officially released on MWC2013 Mobile at the end of next month.

Jan 232013
 

As early as in December 2012, Samsung had already disclosed this Galaxy Grand phone, but it has been no statement about when this photo to be launched. If you happen to be in India, then your waiting is over. Samsung launched in India this 5-inch screen phone today, which supports dual card dual standby. From the exterior, the phone looks like a slightly larger Galaxy S3, but it lacks some high-end flagship specifications.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is equipped with a 5-inch 480×800 resolution TFT display, it has 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and 2100mAh battery, it runs Android 4.1.2 jelly beans system.

Nevertheless, based on its supporting dual SIM card, it should be aimed at the commercial market rather than technology-oriented enthusiasts. In order to help the processing of multi-tasking, the Galaxy Grand also supports multi-window function, which is also one of the selling points of the Galaxy Note II.

The price of the phone in India is 21,500 rupees, about $400. It is unclear when it will be launched in other market, perhaps we have to wait until next month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2013).

Jan 232013
 

 

Recent there are many rumors about Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, although the specific details are still scarce, it will undoubtedly be equipped with improved specification and configuration, and it should be launched sometime this spring. However, it is said that Samsung will hold a Galaxy S4 news conference in the March 22, and will  introduce it to the public in April. According to SamMobile, Samsung has changed the Galaxy S4 project name from the project J to project Altius, and they will begin shipping on April 15.

Other speculations are, Samsung will also sell a separate base and back cover devices a few weeks after the phone launching, so that the machine can support wireless charging function. Compared with the 2100mAh battery at GS3, the GS4 should adopt the 2600mAh battery.

In addition, SamMobile nalso said, Galaxy S4 seems to provide black and white two colors to choose from.

Jan 222013
 

 

Presumably the most discussed Huawei phones recently are the Mate and D2, but it does not mean Huawei stops the development of cost-effective mobile phone. Huawei today announced the Ascend G615 model new smartphone in Germany, which uses the 1.4GHz Hass K3V2 chip, 1GB RAM, 8.0 megapixel rear camera that supports 1080P HD shooting, and 720P 4.5 inches IPS display, same with most of the products released at the end of 2012, it’s with strong competitiveness.

But the only pity is that this phone is still equipped with the Android 4.0 ICS system when release, not the updated Android 4.1 system. The phone is expected to be officially on sale in February of this year, and it’s priced at € 299.

Jan 222013
 

According to media reports, Motorola will launch the X Phone in this year’s Google I/O developer conference, and it will be equipped with the latest Android 5.0 system to become the first model to run the new generation system. However, on the naming of the phone, Google will not continue the previous Nexus series name, but to use the “X” mark which we can often see in the Android system to name the phone.

In addition, the Motorola X Phone will be equipped with a 5.0-inch touch screen and borderless design, it is expected the supporting resolution will reach FHD level, and it will have the new user interface design. According to the disclosed information, the new interface of the mobile will be similar to the style of the Nexus series.

The Android5.0 system equipped on the Motorola X Phone is code-named Key Lime Pie. And seen from the current understanding information, it will not only be likely to bring more smooth experience, but also to set the Chrome as the default browser, and add a new document management functions.

In order to solve the problem of battery life caused by hardware upgrade, the Android5.0 will have the new power management system, and will also bring better security features.

As this year’s Google I/O Developer Conference will be held in San Francisco in May, it is expected that the Motorola X Phone will be also likely to officially debut by then.

Jan 212013
 

The designer Adrian Jankowiak for the outside world may be just a completely strange name, but his latest design the Nokia Lumia 1080 concept machine is really impressive. As you can see, the new Nokia Lumia 1080 concept machine uses the ultra-thin frame design, which looks slimmer and more avant-garde.

The Lumia 1080 concept machine is equipped with 4.4 inches high-definition screen with a resolution of 1080p and 12 megapixel PureView lens. The phone supports wireless charging, and it has the charging protection port. In addition, the designer also designed it with a quad-core processor, and 2GB RAM (currently the WP8 platform highest dual-core +1 GB RAM), it’s hoped that in the future we can see that this concept machine come true.