Samsung’s Galaxy S3 managed to steal a lot of hearts when it came out last year, and did amazingly well despite its high price-tag. But, the Galaxy S3 did more than that – it upped the ante in terms of premium smartphones and discovered a brand new opportunity where people were paying to pay steep prices for mobile devices. Even though its sales are still going strong, we’re taking a look at some of its competitors today to see if Samsung has reason to be worried. Sony Xperia Z: We start with this one because it’s not yet here, and are desperately waiting to get our hands on it. With a 5-inch full HD Reality Display powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, the Xperia Z promises to be a treat for the eyes. This one is all about power, with a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. [+more]
A few days earlier we broke the news of Samsung Galaxy S4 coming in April 2013 but it seems the release date of the phone has been shifted to May. It was yesterday the Samsung Lebanon leaked the release date of the phone on its Facebook page. According to Samsung Lebanon Facebook post the phone is coming out in May 2013. Just to refresh the specs of the new flagship phone of Samsung , the Galaxy S4, would have a 5-inch display, a quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. As is Samsung’s design, we can hope to see even a microSD card slot in this phone. According to rumors, the Galaxy S4 will run on Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
According to Strategy Analyst Samsung would be a tough nut to crack in the year 2013. Samsung has dominated the Smartphone market being the top seller of low-end and high-end devices. After creating quite a stir in market with Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note2, the Korean Company is set to launch the Samsung Galaxy S IV in April and the Samsung GALAXY Note III sometime in 2013 and both the phones are going to put Samsung on a much higher pedestal as compared to Apple. It is being predicted that Samsung is going to sell 290 million smartphones this year which is 35% more as compared to last year. Meanwhile Apple would be selling 180 million units of in 2013 i.e. 33% more phones as compared to 2012. An Apple iPhone mini is also being predicted which would be sold in emerging markets like India and China. [+more]
It was reported yesterday that Nokia may be planning an exclusive successor to Lumia 920. The second version of Lumia 920 would be molded out of aluminum which makes the device lighter and thinner. This new device is being code named as “Catwalk” and would have specifications and features of the phone would be similar to 920. The current Nokia Lumia device is made out of polycarbonate which makes the device heavy and thick. The other devices in the market which use polycarbonate for their body are HTC Windows Phone 8X and Samsung’s Galaxy S3. Polycarbonate is considered sturdier than aluminum and is scratch resistant. On the other hand iPhone 5 uses alumimium back due to which it is facing bending and scratching complains. The Verge also said on Thursday that instead of one the Finnish Company is planning two new Lumia handsets. The source of the information [+more]
The year has barely begun when the tech world has become abuzz with rumors about what Samsung will bring out next. After the much celebrated success of the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, tech fans are eagerly awaiting the Galaxy S4. So, we decided to jump on the bandwagon and compare the upcoming (rumored) Galaxy S4 with the current hottest Samsung device, the Galaxy Note 2. There are many rumors that peg the release date of the Galaxy S4 as sometime in end-February, during Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona. However, Samsung has not yet confirmed any of these rumors, so we’re not really sure if there’s any truth in them. Given that the Galaxy Note 2 was launched in late 2012, it comes as no surprise that it will end up competing against the Galaxy S4, whenever it releases. Dimensions: The Galaxy Note 2 has a separate [+more]
Sony has been working on its two Flagship phones namely Yuga and Odin for the year 2013. Few days back it turned out that Yuga would now be known as Sony Xperia Z. And it’s not only the name Sony Xperia Z photos were also revealed on the Sony website. Along with Yuva another phone which is a talk of the town is Odin which is reportedly going to be known as Sony Xperia ZL. The rumours are that Xperia Z would be launched in Japan and its slightly sleeker version Xperia ZL would come out in rest of the world. Instead of having front facing camera on top, xperia ZL has a camera in the bottom. The specs of the both the phones Sony Xperia Z and ZL are still not official but the buzz is that both the phones would sport a 5-inch display display with [+more]
The Nexus range is Google’s very own flagship range of Android devices, including smartphones and tablets. And if you’re an avid Android fan, these devices will allow you to enjoy the purest, most basic performance of the world’s most popular smartphone OS. So, which of these devices is the ideal pick for you? Google Nexus 4: The latest Google Nexus smartphone is one of the hottest phones on the market currently. Brought out by LG, unlike its predecessors that were made by Samsung, it packs in quite a punch in an extremely reasonable package. The Nexus 4 sports a 4.7-inch display, is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. It has an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP one in the front. Pick this up if you’re looking for a powerful smartphone that you can use for gaming, work, multitasking, etc. The unlocked [+more]
Now, the Nexus range of smartphones has always been known as the flagship Android phones. While until last year, Samsung had been partnering with Google to make the Nexus smartphone, this year, we got to see LG bring out the Nexus 4. We’re taking a look at how good a job LG did with its first attempt at a Nexus smartphone, and how it compares with its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. On the outside: LG’s Nexus 4 has a slightly larger 4.7-inch display than the Galaxy Nexus’s 4.65-inch display, but the difference is so slight that you might not even notice it. But we do love the LG Nexus 4’s curved edges. The LG Nexus 4 sports a HD IPS+ LCD screen with a resolution of 1280 X 768 pixels and 318 ppi, while the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is fitted with a Super AMOLED display having a resolution of [+more]
Now you can get an extended battery life for your Samsung Galaxy S3. Amazon Germany has listed the extended battery of Samsung galaxy S3. You can buy the battery from the website for €39.90 ($52.76 USD). The Extended Battery Kit houses 3000 mAH cell and bigger back cover. The kit is available in blue or white to match the colors that the phone was originally launched in.
2012 hasn’t ended yet, but we’re already looking forward to 2013. While this year was the year of Samsung, what with its successful smartphones the Galaxy S3 and the Galaxy Note 2, we can’t wait to find out what the world’s largest maker of smartphones has in store for us next year. We’ve heard rumors of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4, and based on what we’ve heard so far, we decided to pit it against one of its toughest competitors, the iPhone 5. Read on to know the juicy details. On the outside: Like we said, we don’t really know much about the Galaxy S4 yet, but rumor has it that it could be 9.1 mm thick, which makes it thicker than the Galaxy S3 and even the iPhone 5. We’re expecting the Galaxy S4 to have a brilliant 5-inch full AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 441 ppi [+more]