Rumours

HTC to launch the One successor in March with larger screen and dual rear cameras

HTC to launch the One successor in March with larger screen and dual rear cameras

With the financial situation still not as steady as they’d like, HTC is planning to release the upcoming M8, the latest version of thier flagship device in March with a similar design to the HTC one but with a larger screen and dual-cameras on the rear. The information is pretty scarce, but the report from Bloomberg, which features information from a person they’ve spoken to ‘with direct knowledge of the plans’, the Taiwanese company will use an updated Qualcomm processor in their latest model, although it’s not specified as to whether that means a Snapdragon 800 or whether it will[Read More...]

by 9:53 AM on January 18, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Possible Nexus 10 successor surfaces via @evleaks

Possible Nexus 10 successor surfaces via @evleaks

Update: It looks as if this render might be a hoax. Evan is now reporting that he’s aware the same render was sent to a number of publications, with different corroborating evidence, which he believes (and we’d tend to agree) is the sign of a not-too-elaborate hoax. Sorry folks. Nexus 10 update goes back to the rumour pile. We’ve seen some pretty terrible ‘leaks/renders’ over the last couple of months of supposed successors to the now 14 month old Nexus 10, but this morning we have seen a pretty credible leak from noted internet leaker @evleaks. While Evan Blass, the[Read More...]

by 8:38 AM on January 15, 2014 2 comments Rumours, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S5 rumoured specs supposedly confirmed

Samsung Galaxy S5 rumoured specs supposedly confirmed

With CES 2014 now out of the way, the next big thing on the mobile devices landscape is Mobile World Congress at the end of February, and many had been anticipating a discussion of the Samsung Galaxy S5 at this event. It seems, however, that Samsung will be skipping an announcement at MWC, instead favouring an announcement to be held in London in March. https://twitter.com/flapic/status/422315349154213888 While we might have to wait a little longer for an announcement, the folks over at SamMobile have supposedly had confirmed a number of specifications for the upcoming 2014 flagship, as well as some specs[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on January 14, 2014 4 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo specs leak

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo specs leak

Late last year we mentioned that Samsung have been rumoured to be working on a lower-powered follow-up to the Galaxy Note 3. According to the leaked specifications at the time, the Note 3 Lite (now known as the Note 3 Neo), would be the lower powered brother to the Galaxy Note 3. Thanks to an anonymous tipster, GSMArena have recently acquired official Samsung documents detailing most of the final specifications and features of the Note 3 Neo. As you can see from the specifications listed, there are still a few small aspects of the Neo such as the dimension and[Read More...]

by 6:13 PM on January 10, 2014 7 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Galaxy S5 to launch in April with iris scanner

Galaxy S5 to launch in April with iris scanner

Samsung are staying true to their history of announcing flagship phones in March, with intention to begin sales in April according to Lee Young Hee – Executive Vice President of Samsung Mobile who advised the Galaxy S5 launch would follow this pattern, in an interview with Bloomberg; at the same time advising that the follow up to the Galaxy Gear will be coming at the same time. “We’ve been announcing our first flagship model in the first half of each year, around March and April, and we are still targeting for release around that time. When we release our S5[Read More...]

by 10:50 AM on January 10, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Leaked screenshots suggest Samsung might be changing TouchWiz

Leaked screenshots suggest Samsung might be changing TouchWiz

Samsung’s mobile products are extremely popular, but one common complaint has been the performance (or lack thereof) of one of the key components of the Samsung architecture, namely TouchWiz. Even we’ve been critical of TouchWiz and its lags and stutters, and questionable design sense, and the disconnect between various aspects of the user experience. Complaints ranging from child-like icon designs, cluttered interfaces and bloated design have filled much of the discussion about TouchWiz, and sadly, little has changed. However, from the image you can see above, courtesy of @evleaks, it looks as if things could be about to change. There’s a[Read More...]

by 7:26 AM on January 8, 2014 14 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours
Rumours start for new Sony Xperia devices to be launched at MWC

Rumours start for new Sony Xperia devices to be launched at MWC

With the Sony Xperia Z now a year old – it was launched at CES this time last year – the details could be coming on an updated Phone and Tablet that Sony are working on for a possible release at Mobile World Congress in February. The phone – codenamed Sirius – is tipped to have a 5.2″ screen and be powered by a Qualcomm based MSM8974AB SoC – a variant of the Snapdragon 800 which can see slightly higher clock speeds, although there is some speculation that the Snapdragon 805 could be seen instead. While the rumour tips the[Read More...]

by 2:01 AM on January 8, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours, Tablets
Samsung shows off Galaxy Note and Tab Pro advertisement and probable specs emerge

Samsung shows off Galaxy Note and Tab Pro advertisement and probable specs emerge

Samsung has been a big presence at CES for the last few years and this year is shaping up to be no different, with a press announcement due to start tomorrow morning AEST it seems their advertising has slipped ahead of schedule and some details on the Note and Tab Pro range of tablets have also surfaced. The banner advertising the Note and Tab Pro range, has apparently gone up in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center where CES is being held this year. Although the size of the device pictured in the banner is unclear, it’s[Read More...]

by 7:55 PM on January 6, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Rumour: Samsung to launch Galaxy F metal body along with Galaxy S5

Rumour: Samsung to launch Galaxy F metal body along with Galaxy S5

SamMobile has reported that a Korean news publication, ETNews that the South Korean conglomerate, Samsung, is looking to launch the Galaxy F being the first Samsung smartphone to adopt a metal construction, at the same time they launch the Galaxy S5. According to the report and SamMobile, that a metallic prototype of the Galaxy F was currently bring developed in Europe which was then moved to Samsung’s production plant in Vietnam, reaffirming a previous report that said Samsung was developing a metallic casing production facility within the south east asian country. Of course based on this it certainly also confirms[Read More...]

by 2:19 PM on January 6, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
A new set of rumoured specs for the HTC M8 and a new name

A new set of rumoured specs for the HTC M8 and a new name

After Twitter leaker @evleaks yesterday teased with what was described as ‘Preliminary specs’ for the HTC M8, the follow up to the HTC One, it seems they may have moved on from those decidedly ‘meh’ specs and included some more grunt, at least according to HTC ROM developer mike1986 from Android Revolution. mike1986 has previously been able to source some pretty good information regarding HTC devices and software in the past and has shot down the Snapdragon 800 SoC rumour from yesterday instead advising that HTC will be going for the top-shelf Snapdragon processor which is due in the first[Read More...]

by 10:03 AM on January 4, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumoured HTC M8 specs start leaking – 5″ 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 SoC

Rumoured HTC M8 specs start leaking – 5″ 1080p display and Snapdragon 800 SoC

HTC had quite the niche hit on their hands last year with the very well designed HTC One, although the popular opinion of the tech industry didn’t save them from some less than favourable quarterly earnings announcements for their 2013 fiscal year, but they’re apparently hard at work behind the scenes on the successor to the HTC One(known while in development as the M7) with a device they’ve creatively named the M8. According to internet leak superstar @evleaks, the HTC M8 will be coming with some pretty big specs : https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/418804925548613632 HTC seem to have gone up in size on[Read More...]

by 12:35 PM on January 3, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
ASUS teases us with a dual-boot hybrid Windows / Android device

ASUS teases us with a dual-boot hybrid Windows / Android device

It’s not uncommon to see manufacturers tease us with hints of new devices before major international trade shows like the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which is set to roll into Las Vegas in just a couple of weeks. ASUS likes to get in on this action with a baffling teaser each year, but this year they’ve incorporated the Statue of Liberty, of all things. From the looks of the video teaser (below), we’re looking at a laptop-come-tablet device which dual-boots Windows and Android, not just in laptop mode, but in tablet mode as well. We can’t wait to get a[Read More...]

by 8:49 AM on December 24, 2013 0 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to come pre-installed on LG Smartphones

Blackberry Messenger (BBM) to come pre-installed on LG Smartphones

Blackberry is refusing to fade quietly into the night, and has announced a partnership with (successful) smartphone maker LG to have the BBM (Blackberry Messenger) app pre-installed on certain LG smartphones. This will start with the LG G Pro Lite (not currently on the market in Australia), but may expand to further handsets in future. It seems probable that this will be limited to handsets sold in markets where there is already a high percentage of BBM users, such as the Middle East, Africa and Indonesia. Other markets, where Blackberry and BBM are virtually dead, would seem to be poor[Read More...]

by 11:57 AM on December 19, 2013 3 comments Apps, News, Rumours