Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs Sony Yuga Vs HTC M7: The CES 2013 Gets Heated

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES), one of the world’s largest events showcasing the latest in technology, is all set to begin at Las Vegas. And this year promises to be bigger and better than ever. Here’s what we’re hoping to see some of our favorite tech companies bring to CES 2013: Asus: According to rumors, Asus will showcase some of its 7-inch tablets at the event. One such tablet we’re hoping to get a look at is the Asus ME172V, an affordable Android tablet with a 7-inch 1024X600 pixel resolution display, a low-end processor and a price-tag of $130. We could also get to see the Asus ME371MG, a 7-inch tablet with an IPS display having a resolution of 1280X800 pixels, powered by an Intel Atom processor, and a 3 MP camera. This tablet could be priced at under $250. HTC: HTC could offer a peek at the HTC M7 [+more]

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Samsung Plans to Ship 510 Million Phones in 2013

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The new year is already making waves. Here’s another big news for the new year. According to a Korean newspaper, smartphone manufacturer Samsung plans to ship more than half a billion phones in 2013, 510 million to be precise. With this, the company would be breaking its 2012 record. The estimate for 2013 is a 20% increase over the 420 million phones Samsung is estimated to have shipped for 2012. Citing unnamed sources, the newspaper said that of the 510 devices, 390 million would be smartphones while the other 120 million would be feature and budget phones. Samsung has become a leader in cellphone technology in a short span and it is ready to take over Nokia as a global leader. The Samsung Galaxy range has become a market hotseller and with a US court refusing a ban on Samsung products as sought by Apple, they are likely to have a [+more]

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Apple iPhone 5 Vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs HTC One X: The Top Camera Phone Of 2012

Next to the OS, we think the camera is an important deciding factor when selecting the right mobile phone. And 2012 has seen some of the best smartphone launches featuring really powerful cameras. With such amazing cameras gratifying our phones, we almost don’t feel the need to carry our digital cameras around. And photo-editing softwares like Instagram have just made us fall in love with our phones’ cameras all over again. So which were the phones that made it to our list of the best camera phones in 2012? Apple iPhone 5: No surprises there, the iPhone just has to feature among the top camera phones year after year. Just when we thought Apple can’t make things better, it goes ahead to amaze us with every upgrade. The iPhone 5 features an 8 MP camera with advanced features like 360 degree panorama, HDR modes, face detection, photo editing apps, and [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 To Come In April, To Have An Unbreakable Screen

Samsung Galaxy S4, the next version Samsung Flagship phone may come with breakthrough unbreakable screen.  S4 is expected to be launched in April 2013. If Samsung breaks the barrier of unbreakable screen then it will be pose serious competition to Apple which is leading the Smartphone market. The Galaxy S 4 would come with a bigger and better display, powerful qud-core processor and a 13-inch megapixel camera which will make picture quality far better than what it is right now. The ppi may increase to 441 from 306 ppi of S3 and 326 ppi of iPhone 5. “Looking to the first half of 2013, we see evidence of Samsung likely accelerating the release of the Galaxy S IV – compared with May (this year) for the Galaxy S III,” said UBS analyst Nicolas Gaudois. “We believe preparations for volume manufacturing of unbreakable plastic substrate displays continue. All in all, we [+more]

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Samsung Launches Dual-Sim Version of Galaxy Note II

Now, this news took us all by surprise – a pleasant one nevertheless. Samsung has just unveiled a dual-sim version of its latest success, the Galaxy Note II. Probably one of the first dual-sim phablets out in the market, this new offering solves a lot of hassles, especially for those who find carrying more than one phone a tiresome affair. The most shocking thing about the Galaxy Note series was that it was initially written off by many tech enthusiasts when it first came out in the market. But now, it’s been selling like hot cakes, and even if it’s no match to the Apple iPhone or Samsung’s very own Galaxy S3, it’s still holding its own fan-base in this very competitive market. Since the Galaxy Note II came out a few months ago, reports indicate that Samsung has managed to sell five million units – that’s almost three times [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy Grand: Work in Progress

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After the overwhelming success of the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Note II, Samsung has reportedly gotten to work on a brand new phablet device dubbed as the Galaxy Grand. With a similar 5-inch screen, it is expected to be a more affordable device than the Galaxy Note series. The Galaxy Grand’s screen will have a lower resolution, to keep the costs lower. According to a report filed with the Federal Communications Commission, the Galaxy Grand will be powered by a Samsung Exynos 4412 quad-core mobile processor and will run on Android 4.1.1. It will have a 2100 mAh battery and an 800X480 pixel resolution 5-inch WVGA display. The Galaxy Grand will support 4G connectivity, as well as WiFi and NFC capabilities. Codenamed as Baffin, the device will primarily be aimed at the emerging markets. Although there are no details as yet on the pricing, we’re hoping it’s affordably priced [+more]

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Galaxy S3 Mini’s Unlocked Version Now Available on Amazon

It was a silent arrival, but there is a limited number of Samsung’s Galaxy S3 Mini smartphones in an unlocked form available on Amazon. Even if the phone hasn’t managed to find any specific wireless carrier in the U.S. for tie-ups, you can still pick up an unlocked version of this phone for your use. The unlocked Galaxy S3 Mini is priced at $409.95 on the website and can support both T-Mobile USA and AT&T networks. It runs on Android Jelly Bean and has a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, a 1 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage capacity. The phone also features a 5 MP rear camera, NFC, a microSD card slot, as well as a 1500 mAh battery. The bad news is that the Galaxy S3 Mini doesn’t have 4G connectivity, but can work on 3G networks. However, users will not be able [+more]

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Samsung Expected to Ship over 60mn Smartphones in Q4

You probably think it is old news by now that Samsung has overtaken all of its competition to become the leader in worldwide smartphone sales. Buoyed by the success of its latest offering, the Galaxy Note 2, as well as the Galaxy S3, the Korean manufacturer is expected to ship over 60 million smartphones during the fourth quarter of 2012. According to research by investment bank UBS, Samsung would be able to sell 61.5 million units of smartphones between October 2012 and December 2012. When compared to the third quarter sales of 58 million smartphones, this is a jump of nearly 5 percent. Given the holiday season, this estimate could further go up to even 63 million smartphones by the end of this year. A significant amount of the growth can be attributed to its latest phablet launch, the Galaxy Note 2, which has garnered a huge customer base already. [+more]

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Samsung Leads Smartphone Sales as Market Grows in Third Quarter

Samsung’s good fortunes continued to shine through even in the third quarter of 2012 as it managed to garner more share of the global smartphone market. Almost 40 percent of the mobile phone market it made up of smartphones, a number that is continuing to rise with every passing quarter. While the overall demand for mobile phones fell by 3.1 percent when compared with last year, the share of smartphones witnessed a growth by almost 50 percent. Samsung and its archrival Apple together account for 46.5 percent share of the global smartphone market, while Research in Motion comes in third, followed by HTC. Nokia, the former world leader in mobile phones, now comes in seventh in this list. Samsung and Google share a symbiotic relation as Android also continued to maintain its lead as the world’s most popular smartphone OS even in the third quarter. Almost 72 percent of the [+more]

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Samsung Galaxy SIII surpasses Apple iPhone in Popularity, For Now

Samsung’s aggressive marketing campaigns seem to have borne fruit, as recent statistics reveal that the Galaxy SII overtook iPhone to become the most popular smartphone in the third quarter. Samsung managed to ship out 18 million units of its flagship phone, when compared to 16.2 million units of Apple’s iPhone 4S. The phone also managed to garner 11% of the overall market share – taking it to the top spot. While this may be news to cheer for Samsung, analysts predict that the company’s joy could be burst soon by the iPhone 5. One of the reasons why the third quarter saw fewer sales of the iPhone 4S could be because consumers were waiting for Apple to launch the iPhone 5. And now that iPhone 5 finally hit the markets in mid-September, it has already managed to become the third most popular smartphone in the world, in such a short [+more]

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