Rumours

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime purportedly shown off

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime purportedly shown off

Pictures claiming to be of the rumoured Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime in the wild have cropped up over the weekend. The pictures show off the phones design which appears to be similar to that of the current Galaxy S5, but with a metallic band surrounding the phone. The hardware is rumoured to include a fairly significant upgrade, including a 5.2″ 2560×1440 QHD screen, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB RAM and an Adreno 420 GPU. Currently, the Galaxy S5 Prime – the SM-G906 – is said to be launching in the same colours as the Galaxy S5 – Black,[Read More...]

by 11:28 AM on May 19, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Samsung set to announce the Galaxy S5 Prime in June for US$880 (AUD$938.83)

Samsung set to announce the Galaxy S5 Prime in June for US$880 (AUD$938.83)

Earlier this week we reported that Samsung was rumoured to be launching the Galaxy S5 Prime in Korea in five different colours, well it seems the rumours are true according to a post from The Droid Guy (TDG). According to The Droid Guy, a source close to the Korean company revealed to a South Korean publication, Naver, that Samsung’s first QHD smartphone – the Galaxy S5 Prime G906S – will debut as early as the middle to late next month (being June). The Source has gone on further stating that the unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime will[Read More...]

by 3:00 PM on May 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Galaxy S5 Prime to launch in Korea in five different colours

Galaxy S5 Prime to launch in Korea in five different colours

The rumoured Galaxy S5 Prime, model # SM-G906 is headed to Korea, according to EvLeaks. The handset, which is rumoured to be launching in June is said to improve on the recently launched Galaxy S5 hardware by introducing a higher resolution screen. The Galaxy S5 Prime, will launch in Black, White, Gold, Blue, and Sweet Pink – similar to what has launched in South Korea with the existing Galaxy S5. The handset is rumoured to launch with a QHD 2560×1440 resolution screen which improves on the FullHD 1080P on the Galaxy S5. Also rumoured for the phone is a metallic[Read More...]

by 5:54 AM on May 16, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
LG G Pad 7″ checks in with Antutu – mid-range tablet specs onboard

LG G Pad 7″ checks in with Antutu – mid-range tablet specs onboard

The announcement of three new LG tablets on Monday caught many off guard and the initial announcement was fairly light on hardware details for any of the tablets in the new G Pad lineup. But it appears that the 7″ G Pad has dropped past AnTuTu benchmarks to check out how it fares against the competition, and in the process revealing what’s under the hood. As you can see, the G Pad 7 will come with – obviously – a 7″ 1280×800 resolution display. Under the hood, the tablet will run a 1.2GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 400 processor with 1GB of[Read More...]

by 6:17 AM on May 15, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 names purportedly show up in Chromium code review

Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 names purportedly show up in Chromium code review

Google might be getting a little sloppy in their security, at least where leaks about upcoming Nexus devices are concerned. After showing the Nexus like code-name flounder in the Chrome bug tracker last week, overnight the names Nexus 6 and Nexus 8 have shown up in a Chromium Code review. Take this with a massive grain of salt, but the code review, which was found by SmartDroid.de shows a diff between a new and old version of something called ‘adb_client_socket_browsertest’ with the old version mentioning the Nexus 8, and the new version showing the Nexus 6. It’s probable that the[Read More...]

by 1:24 PM on May 14, 2014 3 comments Phones, Rumours, Tablets
Motorola Moto G appears on Amazon with universal LTE

Motorola Moto G appears on Amazon with universal LTE

The Motorola Moto G is undoubtedly a decent, if not low spec, handset, but one of the features most people probably missed was LTE; it was notably absent. While this probably contributes to the better than average battery life on the Moto G, it also contributes to slower data speeds, and consternation amongst geeks. However, it seems as if Motorola might be set to answer the wants of these people, with a Moto G appearing on Amazon with the description “Universal LTE”. You can find the listing for yourselves via the usual product listing for the Moto G on Amazon[Read More...]

by 1:44 PM on May 13, 2014 2 comments News, Phones, Rumours
HTC Sense TV update suggests IR blaster in new devices

HTC Sense TV update suggests IR blaster in new devices

Yesterday, my HTC One received an update to the Sense TV app. I’m running a Sense 6 build on my phone, so the update came through the Play Store, and one thing in the changelog stood out to me–’Fix UI layout for devices with different resolutions’. Out of HTC’s released devices, only the One M7 and M8 and the One Max have IR blasters to control the TV. The app itself also includes a TV guide, so it’s not solely a remote control application, but HTC doesn’t ship it on the One mini which doesn’t have an IR blaster. The M7,[Read More...]

by 10:43 AM on May 10, 2014 1 comment Phones, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to emerge as the Galaxy S5 Dx

Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini to emerge as the Galaxy S5 Dx

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market since last month, yet we know that there will eventually be a Galaxy S5 Mini. But after the Galaxy S5 Zoom was renamed to the Galaxy K Zoom, the chances of it being named something quite different increased. The screenshot below, purportedly from the UK Samsung website, is now circulating the internet shows that this is the case, with the phone actually called the Galaxy S5 Dx. From the screenshot we can deduce a fair bit about the phone, it will come in the same colours as the full size Galaxy S5[Read More...]

by 12:38 AM on May 8, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: HTC to be working on a bigger brother to the One M8

Rumour: HTC to be working on a bigger brother to the One M8

That’s right, HTC may be working on a 5.5″ Quad HD (1440×2560 pixels) brother to the One M8, which is currently going by the name “One M8 Prime”. This rumour that was leaked to HTCSoku, includes a number of unconfirmed specifications that may be featured in the final device. This rumour also suggests that the One M8 Prime will be announced sometime in September. The specifications in the rumour include: 5.5″ Quad HD display – 1440×2560 pixels 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor 3 GB of RAM 18 MP / 5 UP Duo Camera (Featured in the HTC One M8)[Read More...]

by 5:38 PM on May 7, 2014 0 comments News, Rumours
LG G3 could come with metallic back and removeable back

LG G3 could come with metallic back and removeable back

We’re seeing more and more of the LG G3, we saw black and white renders of the phone yesterday in what appeared to be a plastic material, but according to @evleaks plastic may not be the only material the G3 could be available in. The G3 could also be arriving with a finish that @evleaks describes as a ‘fingerprint-magnet no more’. The picture we see appears to be a brushed metal material, similar to the HTC One (M8). But looks could be deceiving, the rear of the LG G Flex, had a similar look and was a ‘self-healing’ coating, which[Read More...]

by 3:08 AM on May 7, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC One M8 might come in … pink?

HTC One M8 might come in … pink?

It seems today is the day for handset leaks from evleaks, with a render of the HTC One (M8) shown in (of all things) a nice soft pink! Perhaps just in time for Mother’s Day this weekend, or perhaps just a case of someone playing around with Photoshop for a bit of fun, it seems at least plausible given the existing colour range — grey and silver, and (faux) gold, with a rumoured actual gold model available somewhere as well. Regardless of whether we’ll see this or not, it’s hard to imagine that a pink One (M8) will be particularly popular. What[Read More...]

by 7:38 PM on May 6, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
HTC One Mini 2 breaks cover in Grey, Silver and Gold

HTC One Mini 2 breaks cover in Grey, Silver and Gold

With the release of the HTC One (M8), we’ve been waiting for information on the inevitable release of the Mini and Max versions. Now @EvLeaks has shown off the Mini – tipped previously to be called the HTC One Mini 2 – in Gunmetal Grey, Glacial Silver, and Amber Gold. https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/462950003053297664 Missing, is from the picture is the distinctive secondary ‘Duo’ camera, that adorned the back of the HTC One (M8), it will instead feature a single 13MP rear camera (OIS is not mentioned) with a 5MP front-facing ‘selfie’ camera. Further specs on the HTC One Mini 2, also supplied[Read More...]

by 9:07 AM on May 5, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto X+1 leaked on Moto Maker site

Motorola Moto X+1 leaked on Moto Maker site

Usually, a manufacturer is the last place you look for leaks to occur regarding an unannounced smartphone, but it appears that Motorola was a little sloppy on their Moto Maker site overnight. Someone in the web team left a little easter egg accidentally on their site, confirming earlier reports from @EvLeaks that the follow-up to the Moto X would be called the Moto X+1. The picture has now been removed, but has been copied down for all the internet to see : Motorola have a new phone coming – possibly two. There’s an event scheduled for May 13th, where they’re[Read More...]

by 7:15 AM on May 3, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours