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).
Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will reach the shores of Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia before the end of Q1 and is very likely to be launched in other regions shortly after.
The Xperia Z will be made available in Black, White and Purple color variants, while the Xperia ZL will be up for grabs in Black and White versions. The device package is said to contain Sony MH-EX300AP headset, charger, micro USB cable for charging, synchronization, file transfer and user documentation.
However, there is no officially confirmation on the pricing of these devices in the region just yet.
Sony made a real deal with their Xperia Z and ZL announcement at CES this year.
Besides the 5-inch 1080p screen, the Xperia Z features a 13MP camera with an Exmor RS sensor, which is supposedly improved over last year’s Exmor R lineup. There is also a built-in real-time HDR mode for shooting video, which sounds intriguing, to say the least.
Here’s some camera samples and also a HDR video taken by the Xperia Z :
Back to yesterday we brought you a report that the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL will be joining forces to tackle the competition in Canada.
Today, courtesy of Sony Xperia CA, comes a confirmation that the Xperia ZL will be Canada-bound, which is great news for those who fancy it over the more slender Xperia Z.
It looks that earlier infos that the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia ZL aren’t going to share markets was wrong – Sony Mobile’s Twitter account posted a message saying that both Xperia Z an ZL will be available in Canada.
Both Android phones have some differences, you can check out it here Z and ZL for the full details.
Anyway, it’s a good thing that Sony giving users oppurtunity to choose which model they want.
Worldwide launch plans are still not officially announced yet, so it’s unclear if other regions like mainland Europe, the UK and Australia (all of which are slated to get the Xperia Z) will have such a choice.
Both Android phones were announced during CES and they share a lot of their specs, including screen and chipset. The Xperia Z is thin (7.9mm) and waterproof, but has a larger footprint (139 x 71mm), while the Xperia ZL is not water-proof and is thicker (9.8mm), but it’s smaller (131.6 x 69.3).
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.
The Sony Xperia Z was just announced here at CES, and Sony has been quick to release some a promo video showing off the impressive device.
Here’s one :
Sony Community Manager Marcus Hansson details the Z’s powerful chipset and, as you can see in the photo above, its IP57 certification.
The Sony Xperia Z powered by the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro with a quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor, Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM.
The Xperia Z smartphone is built around a 5-inch LED-backlit 1080p display powering by Mobile Bravia 2 Engine and has a 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor capable of 1080p video recording with HDR option at its disposal.
The Xperia Z is IP57-certified for dust and water resistance. It bets on the unibody design and has a non-removable 2,330 mAh battery.
In the connectivity side has – LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC and FM radio. There is a microSD slot too.
The Xperia Z runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is skinned with the latest version of Sony’s proprietary launcher.
It will hit the shelves this March, but its pricing is yet to be announced.
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