Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Likely To Be Released In September

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is likely to commercially available in September 2014, and if rumors are to be believed it would be equipped with a new form factor. The next-gen phablet is rumored to be launched at the IFA tech event scheduled to take place on September 4-20 2014.

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Yoon Han-kil, senior vice president Samsung’s product strategy team, has been quoted by G for Games saying that “Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is on its way, and will boast of a “new form factor. The slowing high-end market is indeed a concern for most manufacturers, adding that Samsung is planning on bringing some changes to its line-up, while focusing on new segments such as wearables.”

 

However, the Samsung official did not provide any details regarding the specifications and features of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy note 4. There are several speculations that is flooding the online media that the phablet will be equipped with a flexible screen and curved design. There is also a possibility that the consumers may get a chance to experience a new premium model.

 

Some experts claim that the Galaxy Note 4 would be having better features and specifications that Galaxy S5, which has already received great success in terms of sales figures after its launch. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is likely to be the first ever aluminum cased gadget in the market, if reports are to be believed. The device is also expected to have a perforated back cover.

 

The Galaxy Note 4 is believed to be available in a 5.9 inch screen with a pixel resolution of 2560 x 1440. It would also have a 16 mega pixel slim line camera for unique photo experience. Additionally, the device would have several unique features, including biometric security, iris scanner, front camera sensor, eye reader and fingerprint scanner, making it the most secured and privacy-friendly device to come this 2014.

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Macbook Air, Samsung Galaxy S4, Fujifilm X100S, PS4: Top 10 Gadgets of 2013

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Gadgets are becoming an inseparable part of our lives. Some of them are ‘must haves’ as they tell us where to go, how to get there, keep a tab of our daily memos, keep us entertained, manage our minutes and also keep a track of our health. Life simply seems impossible without them as they just don’t live with us anymore, they live on us all the time.

With December shopping season here, lucky are those in need of purchasing new technologies for personal use or extra-generous gift-giving.

Let’s steer you through the ten must buy gadgets for this month.

1.  Let us begin with this serious camera for serious photographers. Fujifilm X100S is a retro-styled camera which brings together the best of traditional photography and its digital counterpart.

2. This one is for the avid gamers. There has never been a games system as advanced as Sony PlayStation4. Sony has made this PlayStation console sleek, fast, and powerful.

3. The Samsung Galaxy S4 can make your life simpler richer and add a zing to it. It allows you to arrest those moments you could die for with the 13MP autofocus camera.

4. The Nikon Coolpix S6300 comes with 10x optical zoom lens. This is an ideal travelling companion for the casual photographer.

5. Wonderful gizmos sometimes come in small packages. This is the case with iPad mini with which is amazing to hold and behold. In iPad mini display colours are vivid and text is sharp.  Most of all what really makes it stand out is its size. At 7.9 inches, it’s flawlessly sized to deliver an experience every bit as big as iPad.

6. Next in line is the MacBook Air which features all-day battery life, fourth-generation Intel Core processors with faster graphics, faster flash storage and new 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

7.   If you are one of those television buffs, transport yourself into a entirely new dimension with the Sony Bravia 65″ 4K Ultra HD LED TV. While running on the X-Reality Pro Picture Engine that provides the ultimate cinematic experience.

8. If you are one of those who are still unable to access web video on your TV, then Google has a very cheap solution for you. Chromecast is a dongle that plugs into your telly’s HDMI port enabling you to view YouTube, Netflix and more using compatible phone apps or the Chrome browser on any device as a remote control.

9. Canon’s latest handheld cam Legria Mini, is a compact box of tricks to tickle the fancy of any photographer. Its ultra-wide f/2.8 lens offers a 160-degree viewing angle and shoots in 1080p, with effects such as time lapse, slow-motion and 4x fast motion.

 

10. If you want to be in a world of your own cutting out the rest of the world you must look for Bose’s first in-ear headphones to offer noise-cancelling tech use dual mics in each lug to detect and counter outside sounds, insulating you in a cocoon of your own tunes.… Read the rest

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Top 10 Smartphones of 2013:Nexus 5 Vs Moto X Vs LG G2Vs Motorola Droid Max

Samsung-Galaxy-S4Every new device that penetrates the market promises to offer exciting features and functionality. 2013 witnessed this trend with the dawn of a range of smartphones; where some did well, others failed to live up to their words. However, since the year is about to depart, let’s take a look at the top 10 smartphonesof2013,which actually worked.

2013’s Best Smartphones

Apple iPhone 5s

With advanced series of 64-bit A-7 processing unit, fingerprint-enabled Touch-ID home button, Apple iPhone 5sdictate the smartphones era in terms of technology, design and intuitive UI.

HTC One

HTC offers 8 megapixel camera and Android 4.3 apps in its smartphones. These are unbeatable in the category of hardware.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy has 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 3GB RAM and 13 Megapixel camera, apart from 5.7inch AMOLED-HD display. Along with being the most advanced and enabled Android device, Samsung smartphones also offer 16GB of internal memory, micro-SD and 3,200 m-Ah detachable battery.

Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia is poised for the challenge by providing exclusive photo capturing option. Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows handsets have Nokia Music, voice navigation and camera software as highlights.

Google Nexus 5

Google offers Android 4.4 with greatest in-built specs comprising Snapdragon 800 processor, 8-megapixel -camera, visual image stabilization and 2GB RAM. Price is wonderful.

Moto X

Motorola has presented Moto X accompanied with outstanding voice management functionality, dynamic notifications on lock screen and much longer battery life compared to its predecessors.

LG G2

LG introduced LG G2 smartphones with 5.2-inch 1080p display unit and Android 4.2.2 at attractive prices.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4 incorporates 5 inch display, flexibility, removable battery and software enhancement along with exclusive Android features.

Motorola Droid Maxx

Motorola offers wonderful 3,500 m-Ah capacity battery assuring longer life. The device contains 5 inch AMOLED display and Motorola-X8 processor with 32GB internal storage apart from 10 megapixel camera.

Sony Xperia

Waterproof and dust resistant casing, high-powered camera, snapdragon-800 2.2- GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal memory, 20.7 megapixel camera and 5 inch HD display are some unique features that Sony Xperia Z smartphones offer you and join in the race of top 10 smartphonesof2013. Read the rest

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Unleash The Potential of Your Samsung Galaxy S3: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Update On Verge

 

 

Samsung Galaxy S3 users! Wait no longer. As per the latest report, this July will make way for the updated version of the much-awaited Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software for your S3 smartphone.

Installing this update on your S3 device, you will not only enjoy a faster processor but will also get a plethora of features introduced in the Galaxy S4 such as Smart Scroll and Smart Pause.

The updated version on the S3 will provide users with a new lockscreen, various camera features, latest S-Voice along with new voice controls.

However, wait might get a little longer for those in the U.S. as reports indicate that carriers in the country might be the last ones to slot in the update. Considering the past, Sprint has proved itself to be the fastest carrier to push Android updates on Android-powered devices.

Nevertheless, for those who can’t wait for the official version to hit the market, there’s also a leaked version of the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean update that you can carry on your Galaxy S3 devices.

So what are you waiting for? The official version or the leaked firmware update?

 

 

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Sony Xperia Z: Active to Go Water And Dust Resistant

      Samsung is progressively developing innovative and top-class devices to stay at the peak. Today brought the news that the Korean manufacturer officially announced the rugged and strong Galaxy S4 Active. . Waterproof and dust-resistant, the Galaxy S4 Active is a rugged version of similar Galaxy S4 with an added feature of sealed IP67 case. According to JK Shin, CEO and President, IT & Mobile Communications, Samsung Electronics, “The GALAXY S4 Active is the newest addition to the GALAXY series and is purposefully designed for active users who love the outdoors.” He further said, “Samsung has taken the innovative features of the GALAXY S4 and added breakthrough protective design elements to create a device that thrives in an active environment and is built for a lifestyle of travel and exploration.” With a 5-inch 1080p Full HD TFT display, the smartphone is powered by a 1.9GHz quad-core processor and will run on Android 4.2.2. It will sport 16GB of internal storage and 2GB of RAM. The 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash will let users capture underwater photos and videos with new features such as Aqua mode. Other features of Galaxy S4 Active include a 2-megapixel front camera, a 4G LTE radio, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, an IR blaster, a microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB microSD cards, and a 2600 mAh battery. Samsung is expected to unveil the pricing and availability of the device on June 20th in London.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Vs Samsung Galaxy Mega: Samsung Going All Out

With the launch of the Galaxy Mega phablet and the Galaxy S4, we hear Samsung is now preparing to roll out the 4.3-inch Galaxy S4 Mini on June 20thin London.
Let’s consider all three devices individually.
Lunched in April, the Samsung Galaxy Mega came out with a 6.3-inch 1280 x 720 FTF display, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Available with internal storage of 8GB or 16GB, the device sports 1.5GB of RAM, microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB cards, 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE radio on specific model, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a removable 3,200 mAh battery.
Considering the Samsung Galaxy S4, the 5-inch device features 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 1.9GHz quad-core processor with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. With 2GB of RAM and microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB microSD cards, the smartphone has a 13-megapixel rear camera with auto flash and zero shutter lag, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 4G LTE radio, infrared LED universal remote control and a removable 2,600mAh battery.
Coming down to the Galaxy S4 Mini, the device features a 4.3-inch 540 x 860 Super AMOLED display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, a 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, 1.5GB of RAM, microSD expansion slot with support for up to 64GB microSD cards, an 8-megapixel rear camera, 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 4G LTE radio, and a 1900 mAh removable battery.… Read the rest

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Will 2013 Mark the Way for 2 Variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

Samsung never fails to impress. Just few days after the release of the Galaxy S4 Mini, speculations are arising regarding the launch of the Galaxy Note 3 phablet in Q3, anytime between July to September, that too in two different variants.
Certain reports indicate that one version of the Note 3 will sport the Exynos 5 octa-core processor and the other will hold the Snapdragon 600.
This means that we might see the Galaxy Note 3 at the IFA 2013 in Berlin in August. If true, the Galaxy Note 3 will be pitted against the next-gen iPhone, which is also slated for September release.
Designed in a polycarbonate case, the Galaxy Note 3 is expected to have the same design as its predecessor, the Galaxy S4.
Sporting a 5.99-inch SAMOLED Full HD Display, the smartphone will boast an Exynos 5 Octa-Core (8-core) processor, Mali 450 (8 cores) GPU and 3GB RAM. However, some reports hint at 2GB of RAM and not 3GB.
The Galaxy Note 3 will also come loaded with Wi-Fi, NFC, LTE and Bluetooth.
Available in three storage variants (16GB, 32GB and 64GB), the device is expected to have an expandable memory option (up to 64GB).
Along with a 13-megapixel primary camera, the Galaxy Note 3 will run on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (subject to Google launching the OS) or Android 4.2.2 with Samsung’s own TouchWiz Nature UX on top.
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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Samsung Galaxy S3: Why The Successor Is A Good Buy ?

Now that the Samsung Galaxy S4 is out for grabs, the smartphone has managed to attract the wandering eyeballs. Despite certain criticism it received, the ball is still in its court. For those who are a little apprehensive about buying it or not, let us come to your rescue. Read on to know some of the reasons why you might just like to buy Samsung Galaxy S4.

Starting with the device’ features, Samsung Galaxy S4 is a pack of goodies. An interesting and stylish device, Galaxy S4 is packed with in-built health apps, pedometers, IR blasters, eye-tracking and motion gesture technology among others. Not really useful for everyone, but these features will surely be loved by all techno freaks.

Coming down to the screen size of the smartphone, the Galaxy S4 isn’t as big as Galaxy S3 but what sets it apart is the screen quality. The brightness sets in the Samsung’s TouchWiz interface. The 5-inch 1080p resolution screen makes the device an impressive choice.

Samsung Galaxy S4 is not a pain in the hand, considering its size. With all smartphones getting bigger and bigger, the Galaxy S4 sits comfortably in hand.

For those who do not like Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, good news is that Google is also offering the Galaxy S4 running stock Android, which means you get to choose the interface you prefer.

Looking at the Android updates such as Jelly Bean 4.3 and Key Lime Pie, the Galaxy S4 will get these updates first as compared to the Galaxy S3. The performance boost of the Galaxy S4 will let it run Android updates smoothly and easily.

Camera is a major point that consumers consider while buying a smartphone these days. Samsung has packed the Galaxy S4 with a good 13 megapixel lens with a clear 1080p HD video shooting mode at 30 fps that makes this device a pro in this facet.

Lastly considering the apps, Samsung Galaxy S4 has pretty much all the applications that you’d want in your smartphone.

With these points listed down, we hope that the decision making has been made easier for you. What do you think of the Galaxy S4? Share your comments with us.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Fails To Lure Its Users, Would Apple iPhone 6 Come To Rescue?

 

Samsung Galaxy S4 has landed itself in deep waters as we hear owners of the device grumble about certain issues that aren’t going well with the smartphone. Touted as being the best-selling Android smartphone, the Galaxy S4 is expected to hit the milestone of 10 million sales all over the world. But will the device achieve it or would Apple iPhone 6 take advantage of the issue?  Following sales, the device is hit with a list of complains, the latest being with its sound quality. Though the Galaxy S4 looks attractive enough to entice users to bag it, these complaints from its owners make us wonder whether it is worth the upgrade from Samsung’s Galaxy S3.         

For someone who wants to be a proud owner of Samsung’s flagship device, it is important to think about all the pros and cons. Considering the complaints so far, let’s get ready to face them. Read on to know top five reasons why the Galaxy S4 is not going down as well as the Galaxy S3.

1. Overheating of the device

Trouble clouded the Galaxy S4 early in May, when users complained that the device reached a temperature so high that it got almost unfeasible for them to hold it against the ear while talking. One of the owners of Galaxy S4 wrote on XDA-Developers forum, “I’ve just now received my Galaxy S4 with Exynos-Octa processor, and from the first minute I noticed overheating, specially in the ear area and it’s annoying, is anyone faced the same problem?”

Overheating of the device makes it totally uncomfortable to hold in hand. Hoping that Samsung will seriously look into the issue, another user of the Galaxy S4 wrote, “The problem is the heat is from the screen side, sometimes I can’t talk with it! Hope it’s a software problem and to be solved soon.”

2. Battery Problem   

Samsung used a powerful 2600mAh battery in its Galaxy S4, which saw an upgrade from the Galaxy S3’s 2100mAh. Surprisingly, issues regarding a drained battery are hovering over the device with users complaining of the problem they got in hand.  

One of the owners wrote on XDA-Developers forum, “I’ve noticed that I have the famous ‘mediaserver battery drain’ issue too. Check under ‘Settings -> More -> Battery’ and see if ‘Mediaserver’ is at the top of the list, and if so, what percentage? Mine is sitting at 55%. I’m down to 31% battery life after 2hours 43mins of use. I suspect the overheating is a symptom of this misbehaving mediaserver, but I could be wrong.”

3. Purple Smear on Phone’s Display

Users of the Galaxy S4 are also complaining about some smearing issues on the phone’s display, with a shade of purple on the letters. One of the owner writes, “Ok I picked up my new Galaxy S4 today, I’ve owned all the galaxy handsets and been pleased with them. However I noticed some weird screen issue earlier, basically while scrolling dark greys on blacks smudge/smear purple.”

4. Rebooting 

Apparently, the Galaxy S4 is facing complaints of malfunctioning when the device’s camera is launched using the lockscreen widget, which in turn reboots the device out of the blue. There are users who complained that this issue followed the recent Galaxy S4 software update.

One of the users wrote, “I have a weird ‘bug’ that has been occurring randomly. When I launch the camera using the lockscreen widget, app start, camera shows no image and bam, reboot. After they reboot, doing the same thing doesn’t cause a reboot. Weird. Anyone else has this ‘bug?’ 

This rebooting issue can get quite infuriating for users and we hope Samsung looks into it as soon.

5. Issue with Sound or Headphones 

One of the users on XDA-Developers forum wrote, “Anyone having issues with audio crackling/distortion when using headphones? It seems with audio volume above 50% using UE600 headphones I get crackling/distortion that gets worse as I increase volume. I’ve read other reports of similar audio issues with decent headphones but not sure what the issue is. I tried stock, cx-270 and koss headphones but they don’t display the issue.”

This issue of crackling sounds when listening to music at a high volume occurs when users use different headphones instead of Samsung earphones.

With all these issues being reported, we certainly will think twice before upgrading to the Galaxy S4. But in case you have already bagged it, feel free to raise the concern. Do you also face the same issues? Share it with us. Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy S5: Samsung Pitches Again in Race to Leave Apple iPhone 6 Far Behind

We tech enthusiasts sure are a greedy lot. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has just about hit the markets, but some of us have already started speculating on what Samsung’s next flagship smartphone would offer. Here’s a list of what we’d like to see Samsung put in the Galaxy S5.

More power: And no, we don’t just mean increasing the cores. Samsung has already gone beyond quad-cores and onto 8-cores, so yes, we can expect the Galaxy S5 to have at least an 8-core processor. But we’d also like to see more than just 2 GB of RAM in the Galaxy S5.

Price: Nothing much should change in this category. Like the Galaxy S4, Samsung could offer its next flagship too at around $200-250 with a contract and the unlocked version for around $650.

Camera: Would it be unrealistic of us to expect Samsung to feature at least a 20 MP camera in the Galaxy S5? We know we sound greedy, but that’s pretty much the only way to beat competition like Sony.

Release date: Maybe the Galaxy S5 could hit the markets within a year. Should we start the countdown already?… Read the rest

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