May 082013

According to media reports, Samsung plans to launch a smartphone called Galaxy S4 Zoom to further expand the Galaxy S4 product line. The phone uses a 16-megapixel camera, which focuses on strengthening the shooting performance and it will be Samsung’s first camera phone.

Previously, there were media reports that Samsung is about to launch the Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy S4 Active two additional products, the latter is a Galaxy S4 with three anti functions, and it has been officially confirmed by Samsung. And with the exposed Galaxy S4 Zoom, the Samsung Galaxy S4 series will have four models.

Allegedly the code of the Galaxy S4 Zoom is SM-C1010, and it’s with 16 megapixel camera (the Galaxy S4′s is 13 megapixel). The Zoom photosensitive element is similar to the Galaxy Camara’s released at the end of last year.

But this does not mean that the S4 Zoom is more high-end than existing flagship models. Reported that the former screen size is 4.3 inches (S4, 5 inches), and the processor of the device will be the same as the Anglo-American version S4′s (Snapgragon 600), or just dual-core.

Reported that the Galaxy S4 Zoom release date is expected to be in June or July this year, and it has black and white two color versions.

May 082013

There have been many reports about the Sony Honami smartphone. It is said to be a top camera phone, and its Sony Exmor RS sensor are more outstanding than HTC, Samsung, and even Apple products. Recently, there are medias exposed this phone configuration parameters.

Sony Xperia i1 configuration parameter:

· 5-inch 1080p Full HD display with Bravia technology

· 2.3GHz Qualcomn Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor

· 2GB memory

· 16-20 megapixel camera, 1/1.6 inch photosensitive element, Xenon flash

· 2700-3000mAh battery

· IP57 certified waterproof and dustproof

· 10mm thickness

In addition, this phone will also join the superfine lens protective glass, which can bring more clear and crisp pictures.

The Honami will also be with the xenon dual LED flash, which can provide 10 times the brightness of the existing smart phones and greatly improves the low-light shooting performance.

If the above information is true, then the Android camp will usher in the first truly camera flagship.

May 072013

Google and Motorola’s highly anticipated combination has not brought any product so far, but if Google chooses Motorola to produce the Nexus phone, then we are naturally very interested in such a product. Recently, there are designers announced the envisaged Motorola Nexus+ conceptual design.

As conceptual design, this Nexus+ device is only from the designer’s imagination, not really exists, but it does contain some interesting design concept. For example, the design draws on the elements of the existing high-end mobile phones, including 5-inch 1080p display, the Snapdragon 800 processor, front dual speakers and 13 megapixel camera.

In addition, this device also uses carbon fiber back cover and magnesium alloy frame, the handset and home key position flash is also very unique.

May 072013

Although Nokia had previously revealed the attitude not to follow the big-screen smartphone, it seems not to be the case. In addition to British media reports that Nokia may release the 6.0-inch cross-border tablet phone, message from the website WPbar that, Nokia may launch a new device Lumia 625 with 4.7-inch touch screen, snf the fastest to be released in the next week’s London conference.

According to the news disclosed by website WPbar, in the conference held in London next week, in addition to launch the flagship Nokia Lumia925, Nokia may also release a low-end model. Allegedly the model of the device is Nokia Lumia625, which will be launched as a Nokia Lumia620 follow-up model, and its biggest feature is loaded with a 4.7-inch touch screen.

However, WPbar also said this 4.7-inch device may not appear in the London conference. But if we will not see this Nokia Lumia625 at the London conference, then Nokia may officially launch it about in June.

The device will be with Qualcomm S4 MSM8960 dual-core processor, and Windows Phone 8 system. There is message that the device supports only 800*480 pixels resolution, which seems to be consistent with the Nokia Lumia625 market positioning.

If it will be released in May or June, then it may be equipped with the latest WP8 GDR2 firmware version. According to media reports, GDR2 update will bring functions such as double tap to wake the screen, FM function regression, lock screen clock, and Nokia’s exclusive Smart Filters.

Of course, the above message are all rumors, the authenticity needs to be further verified.

May 062013

The new full keyboard smartphone Q10 BlackBerry released in the beginning of this year has been listed in some countries, and this device which continues the classic BlackBerry design should have attracted many consumers interest. A few days ago, the website chipworks which often brings the equipment dismantling showed us the internal structure of the Q10.

The Q10 internal double-sided circuit board design is outstanding, which can be compared with most well-known devices.

Application processor, we can see Qualcomm MSM8960, WTR1605l LTE transceiver PM8921 power management unit and WDC9310 audio decoder.

Other Q10 parts include: the Atmel MXT224s touch screen controller, the InvenSense IDG3050 gyroscope, Inside Secure’s NFC solutions, Broadcom BCM4334 Wi-Fi SoC, and the antenna tuning is with the BlackBerry BST capacitor technology.

In addition, the Q10′s main camera model is OmniVision OV2B8BG, while the front camera is with the Aptina C25B.

May 062013

The @evleaks has burst new message. And this time the exposed is a large-screen LG mobile phone, which uses a new design style, and the most notable feature is that there is no physical button in the front side.

It’s speculated that this phone may be the being produced Optimus G2, or the next generation of Nexus phone. However, according to evleaks, the device’s screen size is 5.5-inch, which is the same as the Optimus G Pro’s. If this is a Nexus phone, then the screen size should not be so radical.

Speaking of the screen, we can see from the picture, this device’s screen edge is with the curved surface design, which is similar with the Nexus 4/Optimus G. We all know that last year’s Nexus 4 is produced based on the Optimus G design, maybe this year’s is also the case.

May 062013

Android4.3 has not yet been released, but the related reliable features have been exposed today. It is reported that Android4.3 have identified two new features: Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE and Open GL ES 3.0 supporting.

The introduction of the Bluetooth Low Energy/BLE is to solve the problem of power consumption issue cause by Bluetooth connection to the heartbeat monitor, key search device, external sensors and other accessories and Android phones. There are already a number of devices supporting this feature, but Google doesn’t introduce it to the official Android supporting functions.

The OpenGL ES 3.0 is the latest mobile graphics standard, and currently the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 (processors for HTC One and the mobile version of Samsung Galaxy S4) supports OpenGL ES 3.0 standard. This upgrade will continue to optimize the Android 3D gaming experience.

It is expected that Google will announce the related functions of the Android4.3 in the I/O General Meeting held on May 15th to 17th.

May 032013

Lenovo P770 is favored by many consumers since listed, so it’s logical for Lenovo to launch an upgraded version of the P770. A few days ago there was news divulging the spy photos of the P780 and the P780 may be listed next month.

It’s reported that the P780 will be very powerful in battery and screen. The P780 will be equipped with a 4000mAh battery, and a new generation of ultra-sensitive touch screen, which supports gloves and the ordinary pens to have touch operation directly. In addition, the NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will be the spokesperson of the P780.

Other configurations, there is news that the Lenovo P780 will be with a 720P screen (5 inches), MTK6589 processor, 1GB RAM and a 8.0 megapixel camera.

May 022013

Sony is currently making two new flagship phones codenamed Togari and Honami, which are scheduled to be released in the second half of this year. But we don’t know that much information about the two phones, and it’s only certain that the Togari screen size will be larger than Honami’s. However, recently media exposed more details of these two devices.

First of all, a postbar user claiming to be Sony employees broke the news that he got the Togari test machine, which uses a 6.44-inch 1080p display, and the design is very similar with the Xperia Z’s. And it’s sais the Togari will be very thin, and uses glass cover.

While the information of the other Honami is more interesting. Allegedly, Honami is Sony’s “One Sony” model, which combines Sony’s best technologies. Honami is with a 5-inch 1080p display, dedicated Walkman audio chip, as well as 20-megapixel the Cybershot CMOS sensor + Carl Zeiss lens.

It’s said that the Honami is the most beautiful cellphone in Sony’s history, and it has completely beyond the iPhone 5. And the phone will be released in July, at least in Asia. Togari and the Honami still have the characteristics of dust and water resistant.

News from the ePrice said that Honami will be sold in July this year in China (China Unicom customized), and then will be globally listed after 1-2 months.

The Honami will be with 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 graphics chip, 2GB RAM and 2700-3000mAh battery. The ePrice is also mentioned to be with 20 megapixel camera and the equipment will be with the xenon + dual LED flash.

Finally, another site VR-Zone claimed this phone may use the Triluminos display, they also mentioned the Snapdragon 800 chip, and referred to the 16 megapixel sensor instead of the 20 megapixel.

May 022013

The success of the Nexus series makes us focused on Motorola’s upcoming X-Phone. But from the previously revealed information, the benchmark of it is only 15,479 even it’s with the Android 5.0 system, which makes us a little disappointed. But today there is another XT1055 model new Motorola device exposws, which is with 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, running Android 4.2.2 system, and the benchmark is 18,252, is this the expected X Phone?

According to the previous log file on Google’s servers, we already know that Google will launch Android 4.3 system on the upcoming I/O conference, rather than the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie system which we had anticipated, therefore, the release time of the previously exposed Google X may be delayed, while this device equipped with Android 4.2.2 is most likely to be announced in the current I/O conference, and it’s most likely to be the X Phone.