The Samsung Galaxy S IV is expected to pack a quad-core Exynos 5440 chipset whose CPU cores will use either 28nm high-K metal gate technology, or ARM BIG LITTLE architecture, which uses an energy-sipping A7 CPU, paired with a more powerful A15 units for heavier tasks.
Once again, we hear about a 5″ 1080p AMOLED display gracing the Samsung Galaxy S IV. A 13MP camera and a 9.2mm waistline are mentioned as well. The latter has grown slightly over the Galaxy S III’s in order to accommodate the S Pen.
If the S Pen report turns out to be true, the Samsung Galaxy S IV is bound to one up all its competitors as far as productivity is concerned. As is the case with most rumors, we would advise that you take all the above information with a pinch of salt.
Oppo’s latest flagship device has been launched in Beijing earlier, the Find 5 comes with pretty much all the top ingredients in the current market — many of which had been teased by the company multiple times already: 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 chip with 2GB RAM, a 2,500mAh battery and Android 4.1.2. There’s also NFC, and on top of that, the Find 5 will come with two NFC tags (remember LG’s Optimus LTE Tag and Sony’s SmartTags?) plus a special version of Sina Weibo that uses the phone’s NFC to let users instantly follow each other.
The 13-megapixel, 5fps camera on the back isn’t just about numbers, as it also packs fast hardware-enabled HDR for both photos and video! Oppo claims it’s the first in the mobile industry to carry this awesome feature. Additionally, the main camera can capture slow motion of up to 120fps, though it isn’t clear whether the resolution is reduced to achieve this. On the other side of the device there’s also a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, which beats most phones these days. Audio-wise the Find 5 features Dirac HD, a technology that’s embraced by the likes of BMW, Bentley, Rolls Royce and Datasat; making Oppo the first mobile phone brand to join the party. The included earphones are fine-tuned for Dirac, naturally.
Alas, much like the Droid DNA, this Chinese superphone also suffers from the lack of microSD expansion, so users may struggle to fully appreciate the 441ppi screen with just 16GB of built-in storage. As for pricing, we already know that the US will offer the Find 5 for $499, and luckily, it’ll just ¥2,998 or about $480 in China, but it’ll be about a month before the phone reaches its various markets, including the US.
Pantech is making a 1080p mobile displays and quad-core S4 Pro processors like they’re going out of style, as Pantech is now rumored to be working on a FullHD smartphone of its own.
Everyone is keen to catch-up to HTC’s DNA smartphone, which was unveiled last month as the first in what will likely be a new wave of smartphones with 1080p screens. With the likes of Samsung, Sony, and LG undoubtedly cooking up a response, several smaller manufacturers have also jumped in with impressive offerings of their own, including the Oppo Find 5 and ZTE Nubia Z5.
Besides the 1080p display of unconfirmed diagonal (5 inch might be a good guess) and quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, the Pantech Vega IM-A860 is expected to feature an Adreno 320 GPU and run on Android 4.1.1. No word yet on how much storage or RAM will be included, as well as what type of battery will power it all.
The Vega IM-A860 is expected to hit retail in early 2013, likely as Pantech’s next flagship smartphone.
Source : Ameblo
With the official announcement of the full HD display sporting, ultra slim Oppo Find 5 smartphone imminent, the Chinese manufacturer has launched a dedicated English language website. This occurrence should hardly catch anyone by surprise given Oppo’s already confirmed ambitions for international success.
The website offers an email sign-up sheet for an Oppo newsletter, as well as dedicated products, press, and forums links. Given the infancy of the webpage though, there isn’t a lot of available content at the moment.
In case you need a refreshment – the upcoming Oppo Find 5 will pack killer specs, which will include a 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Snapdragon S4 chipset, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.1.2. Coupled with a slim body and an attractive commitment-free price tag, the Finder 5 feature set should make it an attractive alternative to the current top shelf Android establishment.
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.
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)
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.
Asus has presented their Padfone 2. That we already gave you a really good idea of how it looks like on article straight from the announcement event.
In case you didn’t have the time to watch the event itself, you might have missed these Padfone 2 video ads. Those three ads has been first shown during the unveiling event in Milan, and they are now available online separately. We’ll go to one by one.
- Starting by the behind scenes flick that shown the idea of Padfone 2 and how it comes :
- In this ad we have more technical video that presents the specs of the Padfone 2 :
- And we finnishing by, an easy going Padfone 2 video ad :
KDDI has unveiled the HTC J Butterfly (HTL21) in Japan and it is the first production smartphone to have a 1080p display.
The HTC J Butterfly has : 5.0-inch, Super LCD3 display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which gives it a pixel density of the astonishing 440 ppi. The display is quite big but at 143 x 71 x 9.1 mm, the J butterfly is only slightly bigger than the One X (134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm) and at 140g weighs just 10g more.
Under the hood of the HTC J butterfly, you have a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM. It has 16GB internal storage, microSDHC expansion.
On the back is an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p video recording and on frontal 2 megapixel camera. The smartphone supports 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 (LE), NFC, LTE and CDMA/GSM/UMTS/GPRS radios, and the phone is dust and waterproof (IPX5). Strangely, for a phone with such specs, the battery is only 2,020mAh.
Finally, the HTC J Butterfly will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
The HTC J butterfly is set to release in Japan on AU/KDDI in December. The phone will be sold in three colors: red, black and white.
Source : KDDI