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Specs leaked for Sony Xperia i1

Specs leaked for Sony Xperia i1

We first posted on Sony’s Xperia Honami a few weeks ago, when it was rumoured to contain a whopping 20 MP camera. Now, thanks to Taiwanese site ePrice, more details have emerged of the device, which is now being called the Sony Xperia i1. The Xperia i1 is reportedly a smaller version of the 6.3-inch Xperia Z Ultra, and like its predecessor will be powered by a 2.2 Ghz Snapdragon 800 processor with a 5-inch Full HD display. Other specs include 2 GB RAM, a MicroSD card slot, LTE and a 3000 mAh battery. As with all rumours and leaks,[Read More...]

by 1:37 PM on July 17, 2013 8 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III skipping Android 4.2.2

Rumour: Galaxy Note II and Galaxy S III skipping Android 4.2.2

According to an “insider”, Temefy is reporting that Samsung are debating whether or not two of their devices are going to get Jellybean 4.2.2 as an official update. The devices in question? Oh, only the Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II. Fear not, however! The debate boils down to whether they should bother with 4.2.2, or simply update these devices straight to 4.3. This rumour comes following a recent delay for the Galaxy S III moving to 4.2.2, while the Note II has been stagnant for some time with no indication of Samsung’s intentions for software updates. The current[Read More...]

by 1:32 PM on July 17, 2013 5 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Rumours
Rumour: Is this the first new HP Android Phone?

Rumour: Is this the first new HP Android Phone?

Leaked renders allegedly showing off HP’s first ever Android smartphone were published today by Phone Arena. While there has – of course – been no information regarding specs, pricing or launch dates – let alone whether such a device will come to our shores, it would be awesome to see HP get into the Android smartphone business and complement their fledgling tablet series (currently available through various Australian retailers). What makes this interesting is a quote from a “young, senior HP Director, Yam Su Yin” stating that the company was planning on returning to the smartphone business with a “unique[Read More...]

by 1:22 PM on July 17, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung looking to take on the Asus PadFone?

Samsung looking to take on the Asus PadFone?

A report from ZD Net Korea on the weekend showed that a new Samsung Patent (D685, 774 – Volt 9) had received acceptance through the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. The patent that was approved was for a “wireless communication terminal”. Looking at the figures, it seems to be a close match for the design of the Asus PadFone, although the Samsung device appears to use a more a “T-shaped” design which allows the phone to be easily docked within the tablet. It also seems the tablet will be standalone, and only the user will know that the tablet is being powered[Read More...]

by 2:51 PM on July 16, 2013 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours, Tablets
HTC infographic states that ‘smaller can be better’

HTC infographic states that ‘smaller can be better’

Enough photos and information has leaked out about the HTC One mini that I feel confident in saying that the device is clearly real. As to when HTC might announce it officially, that’s anyone’s guess. This morning though, HTC put out an infographic entitled ‘Small things that pack a big punch’, which details a number of small-but-still-awesome things from the mantis shrimp to Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones. The infographic was prefaced with this: The HTC One, nearly everyone agrees, is the pinnacle of smartphone achievement. The beautiful metal design, powerful hardware, and innovative user experience pack a lot[Read More...]

by 7:56 AM on July 16, 2013 2 comments Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Nexus 7-2 will have LTE, released late July

Rumour: Nexus 7-2 will have LTE, released late July

Rumours of a new Nexus 7 are heating up again. This time, it’s a report from the Economic Daily out of Taiwan, which has some info on specs, as well as a tentative release date. The post claims that the new Nexus 7 will have a 1920 x 1200 LCD display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor, LTE support, 3,950 mAh battery, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and storage options of 16GB and 32GB. These are very similar to the specs that were reported by an Asus Support Rep earlier this month. However, since[Read More...]

by 2:36 PM on July 12, 2013 7 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
HTC M8 to be HTC’s 2014 flagship, One to be updated first

HTC M8 to be HTC’s 2014 flagship, One to be updated first

HTC appear, by many accounts, to be on to a good thing with the HTC One launched earlier this year, but it hasn’t been quite enough to turn around their financial woes. This isn’t stopping HTC from innovating and continuing to battle on, however. Pocket-lint is reporting this morning that not only is HTC working on an updated HTC One handset for release later this year, but it’s already well into the development of the One’s successor, codenamed the M8. What we know about the HTC One refresh HTC has a bit of a habit of updating product lines, and[Read More...]

by 6:29 AM on July 12, 2013 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Nexus 5 to be Based on LG G2

Rumour: Nexus 5 to be Based on LG G2

Another day, yet another LG Optimus G2 rumour.  This time it comes from Daum, a South Korean website with its finger on the pulse of all things LG. In their post they “confirm” a few of the specifications that have been leaked with regards to the Optimus G2 recently as well as offering a potential release date for an Optimus G2 based Nexus 5. According to Daum, the G2 will come with different model numbers based on the LG-320 – LG-320S/320K/320L, they also confirm that the Optimus G2 will be announced at the New York City event scheduled on the 7th[Read More...]

by 10:36 PM on July 11, 2013 4 comments Phones, Rumours
LG Optimus G2 gets shown off early in semi-clear photos and video

LG Optimus G2 gets shown off early in semi-clear photos and video

LG’s upcoming flagship device, the Optimus G2, has found its way onto the internet in some new kind-of-clear photos and a video. They show a very large display, rumored to be 5.2-inch thanks to its small bezel. LG have opted for on-screen buttons which is all well and good, but they appear to have a menu key instead of a multitasking button which seems weird. Specs for the Optimus G2 include that 5.2-inch display with a 1080p display, a Snapdragon 800 CPU clocked at 2.3GHz, and what we’re hoping is a very large battery to keep this thing alive for[Read More...]

by 1:37 PM on July 10, 2013 6 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note III UAPROF pops up on Samsung’s website, confirms 1080p display

Samsung Galaxy Note III UAPROF pops up on Samsung’s website, confirms 1080p display

What you’re looking at above is the official UAPROF (User Agent Profile) for the Samsung Galaxy Note III. A UAPROF is used by content providers on the web to create content suitable to that device. So in the UAPROF for the Galaxy Note III we find that it will indeed have a 1920 x 1080p display. As for the size of the display, it’s rumoured to be around 5.7-inches. Other rumoured specs include Android 4.2.2, a 13MP camera, 3GB of RAM, thickness below that of the Galaxy S4 (7.4mm), a sizeable battery, and a quad or octa core CPU depending[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on July 10, 2013 0 comments Phones, Rumours
Motorola X-Phone to Feature “Clear Pixel” Camera Technology

Motorola X-Phone to Feature “Clear Pixel” Camera Technology

While the Motorola X Phone still remains a phone known only by rumours, speculation and innuendo, just when you thought every single specification had been covered by the rumours another new one arrives.  This one involves the camera the X-Phone is said to be sporting.  Taylor Wimberly of Android And Me fame has made a statement on Google+  that “Moto X will feature a Clear Pixel Camera with gesture controls.” The X-Phone is rumoured to have a 10MP camera which many of us thought is be strange considering most manufacturers have gone from 8MP to 13MP cameras, with nothing in[Read More...]

by 10:38 AM on July 9, 2013 6 comments News, Rumours
HTC One with Android 4.3 gets Bluetooth certification

HTC One with Android 4.3 gets Bluetooth certification

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) are the body who oversee Bluetooth developments and issue licences and certifications, and an interesting certification was granted over the weekend – Bluetooth 4.0 for design model number PN071xx_Android 4.3_G. What that string of letters and numbers means is that the HTC One (model number PN071), likely the Google Play Edition (the ‘_G’), has been certified as Bluetooth 4.0 compatible. Like the Nexus devices, the Google Play Editions of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One are expected to be first devices to receive updates to the next version of Android once[Read More...]

by 9:39 PM on July 8, 2013 1 comment Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Galaxy Note 3 will feature 3GB of RAM

Rumour: Galaxy Note 3 will feature 3GB of RAM

A Korean news outlet is reporting that Samsung’s next big phone, the Galaxy Note 3, will feature 3 GB of RAM. If true, this would be a first for mobile phones, with most previous high-end devices featuring 2 GB. Other rumours suggest that the phone will feature a massive 1080p 5.99″ display, a 13MP camera, and be powered by either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip or Samsung’s in-house Exynos 5 Octa processor. Samsung will reportedly use different processors for different markets, so it is unclear which chip would be used for the Australian version. Reports about another upcoming device, the[Read More...]

by 5:42 PM on July 4, 2013 9 comments News, Phones, Rumours