The freshly newly announced Samsung Galaxy Mega phablet duo will soon be available in the Philippines. Both the Galaxy Mega 6.3 and the Mega 5.8 are expected to be launched on June 15, although the pricing is yet to be confirmed.
The Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 measures 168.6 x 88.0 x 7.9mm and weighs 197g. The phablet comes with a 1.7 GHz Dual-core processor along with 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 megapixel rear camera, 1.9 megapixel front camera, 8GB inbuilt memory, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and 3,200mAh battery.
The lower mid-range Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 sports a 5.8-inch qHD TFT display, measures 162.5 x 81.5 x 8.9mm, and weighs 182g. The Galaxy Mega 5.8 is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor and comes with a relatively small 2,600mAh battery. The smaller Mega does not support LTE, maxing out at HSPA.
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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.
Meizu is all set to announce the successor to the Meizu MX later this month but before we get the official announcement, a couple of hands-on images of the phone have been leaked.
The new phone ditches the iPhone-like design to a, well, less iPhone-like design. Gone are the physical controls below the display, which have been replaced by the now standard on-screen Android navigation controls.
The display aspect ratio is also visibly different. Meizu stuck with the 3:2 960 x 640 resolution (that Apple uses for the iPhone) for their past two models and it has now been chucked in favor of what looks like 1280 x 768.
The phone supposedly runs on a quad-core processor and will have Meizu’s Flyme skin on top of Android (hopefully Jelly Bean).
The device will officially be announced in China on November 27.
Source : MyDrivers (Chinese)
After the leaked firmware for the Galaxy S III of yesterday, the upcoming Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ROM is now popping on Samsung for the Galaxy S II has also been leaked. The ROM is said to be very stable, which indicates it was in its final stages and that Samsung would probably start rolling it out soon.
Being a Jelly Bean ROM, it brings with it the usual Jelly Bean features, such as Project Butter and Google Now. You will also notice that the TouchWiz interface on the S II has been updated and is now identical to the one on the Galaxy S III and the Note II, down to the bloop bloop sound when you touch the screen. It also includes all the new features found on these phones, including Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up play.
Some of the Enhancements in the new Jelly Bean Update :
– Buttery Smooth Performance & Great Stability (Thanks to Project Butter)
– New TouchWiz Nature UX (Same UI as of the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II)
– Samsung’s Cloud services
– Direct Call, Smart Stay and Pop-up Play Features
– New Widgets From the Galaxy S III
– 2 Home screen modes
– New Notifications bar
– Google Now
You can watch here the Update in action :
Since this is a pre-release version it won’t be completely bug free (then again, nothing is). As usual, you have to take the usual precautions before flashing it to your phone. If you think you’re up to it, head over to the source link below.
Source : SamMobile