Apple iPhone 6 May Come in Hot Waters: LG Optimus G2 to Go Razor Blade Thin?

Looking forward to some of the new devices expected to roll out soon, let’s examine the specifications of the LG Optimus G2, comparing it to see whether it will surpass the Apple iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5. Considering the rumors and speculations, read on for a general idea of what the devices might look like.

Anticipated to be launched in October, the LG Optimus G2 could run Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie in beta form. With a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, the LG G2 might hold a 5.2-inch Full HD display with either 2 or 3GB of RAM. This smartphone might come out with internal storage options of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. What makes the device surpass other is the slimmest HD panel that it holds.

For the iPhone 6, many reports indicate that the device might roll out with exciting upgrades in 2014. However, rumors hint at the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner in the device, packed with a thin and strong glass. Since the device is expected next year, Apple might run iOS 8 by that time.

Moving on to the Samsung Galaxy S5, the phone’s also slated for next year launch. Some reports indicate that we might see a carbon fiber Galaxy S5 instead of a plastic device. This smartphone might be waterproof and could include liquid cooling, fingerprint detection, dual SIM cards and dual SD slots.

However, all three are expected to be tough competitors for each other.

What would you prefer; the iPhone 6, the LG G2 or the Galaxy S5?

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Who Will Be The Pace-Setter: Google Nexus 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S5?

As a war of smartphones unfolds, big firms including Google and Samsung are crossing over to competition on a regular basis. Anticipation is building up regarding Google’s upcoming Nexus 5 that’s speculated to be out this October. Moving to Samsung Galaxy S5, the device is expected to roll out next spring.

Considering rumors cramming up the web, Google’s Nexus 5 is expected to brag a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor. This 5.2-inch Full HD 1080p device might include either 2 or 3GB of RAM. Google is expected to take out the device with internal storage choices of 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. Earlier reports also indicated towards LG making Google’s upcoming Nexus 5, touting it as LG Optimus G2. With a 13-megapixel rear camera, this smartphone will include a 2,700mAh removable battery.

The Samsung Galaxy S5, on the other side is rumored to be a waterproof device, made of metal aluminum that will also hold fingerprint detection feature. Weighing 120 grams, the device might be 7 mm in thickness. Expected to run Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie operating system, the Galaxy S5 is speculated to sport a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization and 6 x lossless zoom. With 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory, this smartphone will brag faster connection speeds such as the 4G LTE.

So what are you interested in? The Google Nexus 5 or Samsung Galaxy S5?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 To The House Down, Not Intimidated by Rivals Including Moto X

A strong candidate within the Android market, the large-screen Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is expected to hit the market on September 4th. Among its competitor stands Moto X that’s a mid-range device, designed for price-sensitive market.

So which device surpasses the other? Let’s take a plunge into their territory to explore more.

Both the smartphones will be launched around the same time. Motorola has designed the Moto X, highly influenced by its parent company; Google. Certain reports indicate that the Motorola device will house two processors and many sensors including a voice-command feature. With 4.7-inch 720p display, the device will hold 1.7GHz dual-core processor, running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software. With a 10-megapixel camera, the Moto X will house 2GB of RAM.

Considering the show-stealer here, the 5.9-inch full HD 1080p AMOLED screen Galaxy Note 3 will roll out with updated Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software. Running 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the Note 3 will hold 3GB of RAM, sporting a 13-megapixel camera and Samsung’s S-Pen. Certain rumors signify that we might see a waterproof Note 3.

Bearing the specifications of both the smartphones in mind, clearly the Note 3 surpasses the Moto X.

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After Apple iPhone 6: Apple & Samsung May Join Hands to Make A9 Chip in 2015

In a recent report surrounding Apple and Samsung, the speculations indicate towards a deal the two companies signed to manufacture A-series chips for the former’s iOS devices. The agreement will particularly cover A9 chips based on a 14-nanometer process node, opening in 2015.

However, the news follows Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) report, authenticating the deal it signed with the Cupertino Calif.-based firm to make A-series chips next year. This three-year deal is reported to cover Apple’s future A8, A9 and A9X chips.

Certain reports hint at Samsung being Apple’s primary supplier during the next year as TSMC has increased its production process.

Nevertheless, fact whether Apple’s A9 chips will be produced by TSMC or Samsung stays unclear. Considering the rivalry and competition, it looks like Apple  after the release of Apple iPhone 6 doesn’t want to stay reliant on Samsung as its component supplier.

With partnerships with both TSMC as well as Samsung, it seems Apple just wants to take advantage of whichever firm offers the best in technology.

However, with this current report, it appears like Samsung is trying to move ahead of Apple by taking the lead of producing 14-nm chips.… Read the rest

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Coming From The Horses Mouth: Samsung Glalaxy Note 3 To Rock The Boat of Smartphone Rulers

Coming straight from the horses’ mouth, in an interesting report, Samsung has disclosed the specifications of its forthcoming and much-anticipated Galaxy Note 3 that’s scheduled to roll out this year.

Since its making, the Galaxy Note 3 has always been hit with speculations regarding its details and specs.

In the UAPROF, Samsung has listed some of the specifications of two Galaxy Note 3 models including SM-N900A and SM-N900T.

Considering the report, the phablet will sport a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.

Expected to ship with 3GB of RAM, the SM-900A model of Note 3 will head to the U.S., powered by a high-end 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. However, there’s not much written on the SM-N900T, but this model is anticipated to use an octa-core processor.

The Galaxy Note 3 will run the latest Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and will house the Samsung TouchWiz Nature UX overlay. The phablet will come packed with a 13-megapixel camera with optical hand shake correction to capture clear shots.

A successor to the Galaxy Note 2, this phablet might be unveiled by Samsung at IFA on September 6.

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At Google Play for $649, The Google Edition of Samsung Galaxy S4 Is A High-End Device

Accessible at Google Play for $649, the Google Edition of Samsung Galaxy S4 is a high-end device that arrives with simple Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean IU. Sporting a quad-core processor, this 5-inch device holds 16GB of storage space and boasts of 4G LTE connectivity along with a 13-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel camera at the front. With its bootloader already unlocked, the S4 will receive all system updates just as any other Google device.

Made with metallic edges, the stylish Google S4 is compatible with Samsung’s colorful Flip Covers. However, with Samsung’s customizable features missing in this version, users won’t be able to adjust the screen’s mode. Users can still turn the S4 into a remote with Watch On app as this variant also holds the IR blaster.

A noticeable difference includes no ‘Galaxy S4’ inscribed on the battery door, which designates it to be the Google version.

The device also starts with a full 12.65GB, giving users full space to download stuff they like. Interestingly, adding in a microSD card grants an extra 64GB of space.

With no Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, 16 system icons will be excluded on this device. Made with Google virtual keyboard, the S4 will come loaded with various Google apps and other basic task management applications.  The 1.9GHz quad-core processor gives the S4 good speed.

Elegant and simple, the Google version of the Galaxy S4 still stays one of the most powerful devices. The smartphone will start rolling out to consumers starting July 9th.… Read the rest

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Samsung In Talks With Carbon Fiber Experts, Set to Make Tougher Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3?

In a bid to make its smartphones durable and tougher, Samsung has recently announced joining hands with SGL Group that deals in the making of strong carbon fiber material.

Touted as Samsung SGL Carbon Composite Materials, the 50-50 partnership will supply material that Samsung will use in its products and applications including consumer electronics, medical devices and engineering applications.

Hoping to leave its plastic devices in the rear, Samsung aims to stay at the peak in creating lightweight devices made of carbon fiber. We are guessing that the successors of  Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung galaxy note 3 would have the tougher and sturdier.

Previously, Samsung defended its use of plastic in products such as Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung galaxy Note 2, saying that it helps the firm to create handsets resourcefully, that too faster.

In the wake of offering strong devices, firms such as HTC and Apple also switched to aluminum casing for the One and iPhone 5 devices.

Now with Samsung joining the league, maybe the firm realized it’s time to give users smartphones with quality materials, with total value for the money they invest in.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Calm Withing To Strike A Storm: Production to Commence in August

Scheduled for a September 2013 release, Samsung is expected to commence the mass production of its upcoming Galaxy Note 3 this August. The Korean manufacturer recently unveiled its flagship Galaxy S4, which saw the sunshine with over 10 million handsets sold within 30 days only.

The predecessor to the Note 3, the Galaxy Note 2 was launched in August last year in the Korean market, following other countries a month later. The success and fame of the Note 2 has raised users’ expectations, who now anticipate Samsung to roll out the Galaxy Note 3 with even better features and latest technology.

Certain reports indicate that the Galaxy Note 3 might hit the shelves sporting Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or even the Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

Anticipated to appear at the IFA Event in Berlin in September, all eyes are set on Samsung to see what next the Korean manufacturer will present in its impending Galaxy Note 3.… Read the rest

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Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 & LG Optimus L5 II Coming to Bell: Reports

If rumors are to be believed, the Canadian carrier Bell, we hear is getting all set to launch both the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 as well as LG Optimus L5 II.

Announced in April this year, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 is an LTE-enabled smartphone that boasts of 720p display. With an 8-megapixel camera at the rear, the device holds a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera at the front. Along with 1.7GHz dual-core processor, the Galaxy Mega 6.3 comes packed with 1.5GB of RAM and a 3,200mAh battery.

Considering the other one, the 4-inch LG Optimus L5 II rolls out with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Besides a 5-megapixel camera, the smartphone houses a 1GHz single-core processor and a 1,700mAh battery.

However, no details regarding the pricing or availability of the devices on Bell are revealed so far. I guess at this point, we’ll just have to wait and watch.

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A Sneak Peek Into Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus


Enfolded inside a nice thin frame, the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus is a sleek laptop that comes packed with an increased battery life of up to 12 hours. The screen of this touchscreen Windows 8 laptop sports high resolution.

With the design and style same as the Samsung’s series 9 ultrabook, the Ativ Book 9 Plus comes designed with curved metal edging in blue-gray color. Made of metal, this laptop is strong and durable and made to withstand few bumps on the road.

Sitting at 13-inch size, the Ativ Book 9 Plus comes in a super-thin 13.6mm design. Sleek and stylish, the device sports a resolution of 3,200 x 1,800 pixels, giving users clear and vivid high-definition images and videos. Weighing just 1.39kg or 3.06pounds, this laptop is easy to carry around.

Considering the keyboard and touch pad, Samsung has made the device with some added twists. There’s a brighter backlight in the keyboard for easy use while traveling and the touch pad has been made more responsive with 10 touch inputs.

The Ativ Book 9 Plus comes packed with Haswell’s new chip Intel Core processor. The pricing or the availability of the laptop is still unknown.… Read the rest

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