Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime

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The Galaxy S5 Prime is rumored to be the premium variant of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S5. Unlike the current flagship, Galaxy S5 Prime will feature a metal chassis. The Galaxy S5 Prime Prime feature a QHD display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Rest of the specifications are unknown but Samsung is expected to launch Galaxy S5 Prime by the end of Q2 of 2014. Stay tuned for more updates.

Update : Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Leaked In New Pictures And Video

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Update : Samsung Galaxy F Leaked Ahead of Launch

According to new rumors, Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will be officially known as Samsung Galaxy F.

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Update : Samsung Galaxy F Leaked in New Pictures

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Update : Samsung Galaxy F Rumored to Launch in September 2014

Update : Samsung Galaxy F Live Image Leaked Ahead of Launch (Image credit : GSMArena)

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Update : Samsung Galaxy Alpha Rumored to Launch in August 2014

According to a new report from ETNews, Samsung is expected to launch a new flagship smartphone Galaxy Alpha in August 2014. It will feature a metal chassis and compete against Apple’s next flagship smartphone iPhone 6.

Update : Samsung Galaxy Alpha Leaked in New Pictures

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Apple iPhone 6

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iPhone 6 is rumored to be the next flagship smartphone from Cupertino Giant Apple. The iPhone 5 has just been launched but design & development team is already working on its successor iPhone 6. There have been mixed reviews from tech industry in regards to latest flagship. The iPhone 5 is bigger, faster and lighter than predecessor iPhone 4S but lacks a wow factor that is always associated with Apple brand. Next generation iPhone 6 will feature an even bigger screen than iPhone 5, probably a 4.8-inch Super HD Retina display. It will be powered by quad core processor and 2GB RAM. iPhone 6 will be bigger and thinner than its predecessor. There is no further information available on the handset but Apple is expected to launch iPhone 6 in Q4 of 2013. Stay tuned for more updates or follow @harrym20 on Twitter.

Update : New reports from suppliers suggest that Apple’s iPhone 6 will feature a 5-inch full HD display. It is expected to launch during Q3 of 2013 (September 2013 very likely).

Update : Apple is expected to launch its next flagship smartphone iPhone 5S at a press event in Cupertino on September 10th 2013. The iPhone 6 will be the flagship smartphone for year 2014.

Update : New reports from Reuters suggest that Apple is considering 4.7-inch or 5.7-inch display for its flagship smartphone in 2014. In addition to that Apple is working on a $99 iPhone with multi color options.

Update : According to a new report from WSJ, Apple is testing iPhone screens as large as 6 inches for its first phablet, iPhone 6.

Update : Apple’s next generation iPhone 6 is rumored to feature a 5-inch Retina Display with the resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is expected to launch sometime in September 2014.

Update : According to a Bloomberg report, Apple’s next flagship smartphone is rumored to feature a 4.7inch or 5.5inch curved display. In addition to that it will come with enhanced sensors that can detect different levels of pressure. The iPhone 6 is expected to launch sometime during second half of 2014.

Update : According to an Apple patent filed in the US, next generation iPhones or iPads could use facial recognition technology to lock or activate certain features if a user is authorized or unauthorized. The patent is made up of three systems : a face detection decision application, a face recognition application and an input/output control application. These systems will work together to determine whether a user is authorized or not. The patent states “The invention, in various embodiments, addresses deficiencies in the prior art by providing systems, methods and devices that enable a personal computing device to detect the presence of at least one user, without the need for receiving active user input information, and control certain device operations depending on whether a user is present.” According to the patent, Apple’s facial recognition would stop the notification being displayed because the user is not authorized. This confirms that next generation iPhones and iPads will be more secure thanks to these new addiional features. Apple recently confirms the acquisition of PrimeSense, an Israeli motion sensing hardware and software firm responsible for the technology behind Microsoft’s Kinect.

Update : According to a new rumor from Foxconn insiders, Apple’s 2014 smartphone lineup will feature a 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch iPhones. The flagship smartphone (iPhone 6 or iPhone Air) is rumored to feature a 4.7-inch display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Update : Apple’s next flagship smartphone is rumored to feature an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization. According to a patent application filed by Apple, a VCM OIS actuator module will be added to next flagship’s camera for an improved autofocus and OIS.

Update : According to a South Korean securities firm KDB Daewoo Research note (pictured below), Apple’s next flagship iPhone will feature a 4.7 or 4.8-inch indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Update : According to new rumors, Apple will unveil its next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 in July 2014. It was previously expected to launch by the end of Q3 of 2014 (September 204).

Update : According to new rumors, Apple’s next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 will feature an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, bigger 1/2.6 sensor and Optical Image Stabilizations. In addition to that iPhone 6 is rumored to feature a bezel free display. In a new leaked image (pictured below), iPhone 6 front panel is spotted with iPhone 4S and iPhone 5S panels.

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Update : According to new rumors, Apple’s next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 will come with sensors that can measure pressure, temperature and humidity. An electronics analyst Sun Chang Xu posted this information on her Weibo account stating that next iPhone will come with a pressure, temperature and humidity sensor. Apple is expected to unveil its next flagship smartphone by the end of Q3 of 2014.

Update : According to Australian blogger @SonnyDickson, Apple’s next flagship will pack an “Ultra Retina” display with 389ppi pixel density. In size, it will measure 5.6mm in thickness. The iPhone 6 will be powered by 2.6GHz A8 processor. Rest of the specifications are unknown.

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Update : According to new rumors, Apple’s first flagship phablet will feature a 5.5-inch Quad HD display with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (538ppi pixel density). It is rumored that Apple will use Japan Display to manufacture it’s iPhone 6 display.

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Update : According to a new report, Apple is planning to create ‘transparent’ iPhones in future by using a new rear camera technology. The technology would modify an app’s background to project live video images from the rear camera onto the screen. Phone users would then see any obstacles looming up on them as they walked.

Transparent Smartphone Design Concept

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Update : Apple iPhone 6 rear casing Leaked in new pictures

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(source : Nowhereelse.fr)

Update : According to a Reuters report, the displays for Apple’s next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 will enter mass production as early as May 2014. Apple is expected to launch its next flagship smartphone in September 2014, with 4.7-inch display likely to be produced first while a 5.5-inch could be delayed.

Update : According to new rumors, Apple’s next flagship iPhone will come with a sleep/wake button on the side to facilitate one handed operation. In an extensive research note, KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo has shared that Apple’s next flagship smartphone will be called iPhone 6 and it will come with sleep/wake button on the side of iPhone. In addition to that Kuo believes that iPhone 6 will come in two variants – 4.7-inch display model with resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels (326ppi pixel density) and 5.5-inch model with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (401ppi pixel density). The iPhone 6 will be powered by a new A8 processor and 1GB RAM. For connectivity, the next flagship will finally include NFC technology.

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Apple iPhone 6 Concept

Update : Leaked iPhone 6 Cases Showing the Cut-out for Side Buttons

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Apple iPhone 6 Case

Update : According to a leaked image from Nowhereelse.fr, Apple’s next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 will have power/wake button on the side. The picture of iPhone 6 Case confirms the new position of power button on the side of next flagship smartphone.

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Update : Apple iPhone 6 Leaked in New Pictures

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Apple’s next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 is leaked ahead of official launch. Taiwanese celebrity Jimmy Lin has posted few pictures of an unreleased iPhone 6 (alongside iPhone 5) on his official Weibo account. The picture confirms previous rumors that Apple’s next flagship will feature a 4.7-inch display.

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Update : Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

According to a leaked image (pictured below) from GSMArena, Apple’s next flagship smartphone iPhone 6 will feature 4.7-inch display with the resolution of 1704 x 960 pixels (418ppi pixel density).

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Nokia Lumia 530 Official

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The Lumia 530 is the latest entry level smartphone from Microsoft owned Nokia featuring the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS. In size, it measures 119.7 x 62.3 x 11.7 mm and weighs only 129g. The Lumia 530 features a 4-inch LCD display with resolution of 854 x 480 pixels (246ppi Pixel density). It is powered by Qualcomm’s 1.2GHz quad core 200 processor and 512MB RAM. For multimedia, the Lumia 530 packs a 5 Mega Pixel camera at back. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GPS-A, Dual SIM functionality and 3G mobile connections.

The Lumia 530 comes pre-installed with Microsoft’s latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS with Lumia Cyan update. For storage, it comes with 4GB built-in memory, 15GB free cloud storage and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a 1430mAh battery that gives talk time of up to 13.4 hours. The Lumia 530 is expected to cost €85 and will go on sale in selected markets by the end of August 2014. It will be available in four different colors : bright orange, bright green, white and dark grey. Stay tuned for more updates.

Xiaomi Mi 4 Official

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Xiaomi has officially announced its fourth generation flagship Mi smartphone featuring Google’s latest Android 4.4 Kitkat OS. In size, it measures 139.2 x 68.5 x 8.9mm and weighs 149g. The Xiaomi Mi 4 features a 5-inch Full HD IPS display with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It is powered by a 2.3GHZ quad core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB RAM. For multimedia, it packs an 13 Mega Pixel rear camera capable of shooting 4K videos and an 8 Mega Pixel front facing camera for Selfie pictures and video calls. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GPS-A and LTE mobile connections.

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The Xiaomi Mi 4 comes pre-installed with Android 4.4 kitkat OS and MiUI 6.0. For storage, it comes with 16GB/64GB built-in memory. In addition to that it comes with a powerful 3080mAh battery. The Xiaomi Mi 4 will be available to purchase in China from July 29th. Prices start from $320 for a 16GB variant. Stay tuned for more updates.

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider BlackBerry Passport

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10 Reasons Why You Should Consider BlackBerry Passport For Your Next Flagship Smartphone

1. Unique Square Screen with Full HD resolution : BlackBerry Passport will feature a unique 4.5-inch square screen with resolution of 1440 x 1440 pixels (453ppi pixel density). It offers a better viewing experience than a 5-inch smartphone thanks to its screen’s extra width.

2. Powerful 3450mAh Battery : BlackBerry Passport will come with a powerful 3450mAh non-removable battery that is expected to last for upto two days on average use. “No other smartphone or phablet on the market today has a battery that large”, BlackBerry said in a blog post.

3. Innovative Touch-Sensitive Physical Keyboard : The new revolutionary physical keyboard on BlackBerry Passport is touch sensitive and comes with custom commands like flick to type and swipe left to delete to improve productivity.

4. BlackBerry Assistant : BlackBerry Assistant is the first virtual assistant available on BlackBerry platform that can manage simple tasks like searching email and calendar, finding out what’s trending on Twitter, Weather updates, change notifications profile and lot more with a simple voice command.

5. BlackBerry Natural Sound Technology : BlackBerry Passport will come with innovative Natural Sound Technology to offer superior audio experience during BBM and cellular calls. In addition to that it comes with Stereo speakers that provides tablet like volume.

6. Powerful Specs : BlackBerry Passport will be powered by Qualcomm’s quad core Snapdragon processor and 3GB RAM. It is a messaging powerhouse built for always connected individuals. For connectivity, BlackBerry Passport supports NFC technology, micro-HDMI port and LTE mobile connections

7. Security : There is no other mobile platform that can compete against BlackBerry’s security credentials. BlackBerry 10 is the safest mobile platform in the smartphone market. In the day and age of hacking and government snooping we should all take our security more seriously.

8. Amazon App Store : BlackBerry Passport will come pre-installed with Amazon App store and will bring over 240,000 Android apps to BlackBerry customers. There will be no more app gap after BlackBerry 10.3 OS launch. The popular Android apps like Netflix, pinterest, Candy Crush Saga and Instagram will all be available for direct download from Amazon App Store.

9. Multimedia Features : BlackBerry Passport is rumored to feature a 13 Mega Pixel rear camera with Optical Image Stabilization and 2 Mega Pixel front facing camera for BBM or video calls.

10. BlackBerry 10.3 OS : BlackBerry Passport will come pre-installed with BlackBerry’s next generation BlackBerry 10.3 OS. It will bring new features like flat UI, BlackBerry Assistant, Quick Settings available anywhere with a two finger swipe, Lift to wake up device and face down for power save.

BlackBerry is expected to launch its next flagship smartphone, BlackBerry Passport in September 2014. Stay tuned for more updates.

LG G3 Beat Official

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LG G3 Beat is the latest mid-range smartphone from Korean manufacturer LG featuring Google’s latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. In size, it measures 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3mm and weighs only 134g. The design of G3 Beat is similar to LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the LG G3. The LG G3 Beat features a 5-inch HD IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (294ppi pixel density). It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor and 1GB RAM. For multimedia, the LG G3 Beat packs an 8 Mega Pixel rear camera with Laser Auto Focus and 1.3 Mega pixel front facing camera for video calls. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS-A/GLONASS, NFC technology and LTE mobile connections.

The LG G3 Beat comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS and features like Smart keyboard and QuickMemo+. In addition to that it comes with a powerful 2540mAh removable battery. The LG G3 Beat will be available to purchase in three different colors : Metallic black, silk white and shine gold. It will go on sale on selected regions in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.

Sony Xperia C3 Official

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Sony has officially announced Xperia C3, world’s first smartphone specially designed for taking selfies. It is world’s best selfie smartphone featuring a powerful new ‘PROselfie Cam’ and selfie apps. In size, it measures 156 x 78.5 x 7.6mm and weighs 150g. The Xperia C3 features a 5.5-inch HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by 1.2GHz quad core Snapdragon processor and 1GB RAM.

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For multimedia, the Xperia C3 packs a 5 Mega Pixel wide angle (25mm with 80 degree field of view) front facing camera with a unique soft flash that produces perfect selfies. Additionally, it comes with an 8 Mega Pixel rear facing camera with auto focus and Pulsed LED flash. For connectivity, the Xperia C3 supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GPS-A, Dual-SIM functionality and LTE mobile connections.

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The Xperia C3 comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. For storage, it comes with an 8GB built-in memory and micro-SD card slot. In addition to that it comes with a powerful 2500mAh battery that gives talk time of up to 24 hours. The Xperia C3 will launch globally in August 2014 and will be available in three different colors – black, White and mint. Stay tuned for more updates.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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Sony Xperia Z3 (White) Alongside Xperia Z3 Compact (Black)

The Xperia Z3 Compact is rumored to be the next mid-range smartphone from Japanese manufacturer Sony featuring Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. It is also known by its model number – D580x. The Xperia Z3 Compact features a 4.5-inch HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It will be powered by quad core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB RAM. For multimedia, the Xperia Z3 Compact packs a 20.7 Mega Pixel rear camera and 2.1 Mega Pixel front facing camera for video calls.

The Xperia Z3 Compact comes pre-installed with Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Rest of the specifications are known but Sony is expected to launch the Xperia Z3 Compact by the end of Q3 of 2014. Stay tuned for more updates.

Samsung Officially Unveils Four New Galaxy Smartphones

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Samsung has officially announced four new Galaxy smartphones: Galaxy Core II, Galaxy Star 2, Galaxy Ace 4 and Galaxy Young 2, offering powerful performance, intelligent features and exceptional smartphone experience at an affordable price.

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The Galaxy Core II features a 4.5-inch WVGA display (800 x 480 pixels), 1.2GHz quad core processor, 768MB RAM, 5MP rear camera with Auto focus, 4GB built-in memory, 2000mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

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The Galaxy Ace 4 features a 4-inch WVGA display with resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, 1.2GHz Dual core processor, 1GB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 4GB built-in memory, 1800mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

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The Galaxy Young 2 features a 3.5-inch HGVA display, 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM, 3MP camera, 4GB internal memory, 1300mAh battery and Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS.

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The Galaxy Star 2 features a 3.5-inch HGVA display, 1GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM, 2MP camera, 4GB built-in memory, 1300mAh battery and Google’s latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS. 

All four new smartphones will go on sale in selected markets in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.