While we waiting to see latest LG flagship – Optimus Pro G at MWC next month, it’s the Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo who has just officially unveiled the LG Optimus Pro G!
Successor of Optimus G, at least that’s what you think, this smartphone has an 5-inch Full HD 1080p IPS screen (1920 x 1080 pixels) of resolution, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor clocked at 1, 7 GHz coupled with 2GB RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a microSDXC port, a 13 megapixel camera sensor, Wifi/Bluetooth/4G LTE / GPS and a 3000 mAh battery, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box, with a thickness of 10mm.
Japanese consumers will have to wait until early April to pick up an Optimus G Pro for themselves, and will available in two colors (black or white).
Just as expected, ZTE has officially announced its 5″ flagship smartphone, the Grand S at the CES.
Rocking a 1080p, 5″ screen, the ZTE Grand S boast a thin waistline of just 6.9mm making it the thinnest of the 5″ smartphones. Under the hood, the ZTE Grand S packs an 1.7GHz S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM.
Just as expected, the Grand S runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features the usual array of connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G LTE. The main camera is a 13MP unit with LED flash while at the front there’s a 2MP snapper.
Powering the whole thing is a 1,780mAh battery, which is non-removable and doesn’t sound like much, but considering the slim profile of the smartphone is probably the best we could expect. Here’s hoping the battery life isn’t bad enough to ruin the whole experience.
The Grand S also has a microSD card slot to expand the 16GB of on-board storage. Dolby Digital Sound enhancements aim to provide the best possible sonic experience.
Expect the ZTE Grand S to hit China in the first quarter of this year with the US to follow suit shortly after. Unfortunately, ZTE hasn’t confirmed the Grand S pricing yet.
Latest generation of Samsung devices are already tasting the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. Samsung is working hard to update the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note for quite some time and as it seems the Galaxy Note update is just a question of time.
Samsung has just announced the so-called Premium Suite for the original Galaxy Note N7000 (similar to the one the Galaxy S III is getting). It will be based on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and will bring the Project Butter smoothness and Google Now assistant. In addition to those, Samsung will give you plenty of new features to enjoy.
With a refreshed UI appears very similar to its successor, owners of the original Galaxy Note will be getting MultiView (the unique “two apps on the screen” feature), popup versions of the Note, Video and Browser apps, handwriting support in the S Planner and Email, enhanced S Note app, Photo Note, Paper Artist, and the addictive Easy Clip function that allows you to crop and share images and text with the stylus. Owners of Samsung’s original phablet can also start dabbling with Google Now, which will continue to pluck information from your search history, location and timezone. And a few more.
For the right moment there’s no information on when and where the update will rollout, but we guess it’s just a matter of few weeks.
Via : Akiba-Tech
HTC’s Butterfly, the droid with the 5″ 1080p screen, started off in Japan, moved to the US and has now finally gone international. It keeps the same cool specs as the country-specific versions, including the high-res S-LCD3 and the Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset.
But instead of telling you about it, it’s easier to show it with this video ad for the HTC Butterfly.
See? HTC is living up to its “Quietly brilliant” slogan and subtly tells you about the Butterfly’s burst shot capabilities, wireless TV out and face recognition. The ad also shows the phone is splash resistant, which is true for the Japanese version (the J Butterfly), but the specs of the international version make no mention of this.
The Meizu MX2 has become official today, just as previously expected. The device comes with a new MX5S chipset with four 32nm Cortex-A9 CPU cores, 2 GB worth of RAM, a 4.4″ screen of WXGA resolution (1280 x 800 pixels) with the impressive ~347 ppi density. There’s also a faster GPU and Flyme 2.0 on top of Android Jelly Bean on board.
The Meizu MX2 will hit the shelves in China in the middle of December in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB versions. They will cost $400, $480 or $640 respectively or ¥2,499/¥2,999/¥3,999. It remains unclear if the MX2 will launch globally and when.
The Meizu MX2 has borrowed many design cues from its predecessor’s, but instead of a physical home button there is a capacitive one this time. The display on the Meizu MX2 has really thin bezels around it (3.15 mm), giving the smartphone an even more impressive look.
The camera on the back is still an 8 MP one – it’s has a backside illuminated sensor abd an F/2.4 lens. The MX2 can do 9 frames per second in drive mode and comes with the Wide Dynamic Range mode we know from previous MXes and four-direction Panorama, among others.
The Meizu MX2 is powered by Jelly Bean, topped with Meizu’s Flyme 2.0 UI. Aside from the backup to the cloud option Flyme offers, the smartphone will also offer video and lossless music cloud streaming, but we’ll need to wait and see how good that actually is.
Samsung released a 13 minute-long walkthrough for its Galaxy Camera Android-powered digicam. It’s really worth it if you don’t have a store with a demo unit, but you are considering getting the device.
In case you need a refresh, the Galaxy Camera features a similar hardware to the Galaxy S III flagship smartphone (4.8” LCD HD screen, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, Mali-400MP GPU, 1GB RAM) and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
On the camera side, the Galaxy Camera offers a 16.3MP sensor and a wide-angle lens with 21x optical zoom. Xenon flash, image stabilization and 1080p video recording complete the list. You can find the full specs here.
The device offers everything but telephony. It has a SIM slot though and you can use a data-SIM for sharing your photos on the go.
And here’s the video :
The Galaxy Camera is already available and you can get it for about £400.
The HTC J Butterfly, world first 5-inch 1080p Full HD display-packing, has now a promo video, this monster of a smartphone is exclusive for the Japanese carrier AU/KDDI for the time being.
The ad focus on the 1080p display in question, Here goes the video itself.