Category Archives: Mobiles

Samsung SM-Z9005 Tizen smartphone spotted, to come with HD display, Snapdragon chipset: Report

According to a report by SamMobile that cites a Dutch report, a new device, SM-Z9005 has been spotted on the UAProf (User Agent Profile) string on the company’s mobile website. The alleged Tizen-based SM-Z9005 will reportedly come with a 720p HD display, however the screen size has not been revealed, yet. It is likely to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with Krait cores but right now it is not clear if it will be a dual core or a quad core processor.

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The report also points out that the Tizen smartphone, SM-Z9005 may come with specifications similar to the company’s 2012 flagship, the Galaxy S III. Moreover, the site expects the device to be unveiled sometime in October or November.

Samsung officially announced that it was integrating its Bada OS into Tizen, a few months back. After integration of its Bada OS into Tizen, Samsung has reportedly been working on the devices running the new OS.

Videocon A42 with Android 4.2 & 4.5-inch display for INR 7,490 launched in India

Videocon Mobiles has announced the launch of a new Android smartphone in the Indian market today, named as Videocon A42, the smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 and packs a 4.5-inch FWVGA display.

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Key Specifications of Videocon A42 are listed below:

  • 4.5-inch FWVGA Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Processor
  • 4 GB ROM + 512 MB RAM
  • 5MP Rear Camera & 1.3 MP front camera
  • Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1700 mAh battery
  • 3.75G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi & GPRS Edge for easy web access
  • FM Radio with Recording
  • Expandable Memory upto 32GB
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • V Connect for getting links of popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp etc.
  • Preloaded Apps like Saavn, Hungama & Fun Zone

Sony Honami press shot leaked, will be called Xperia Z1

Sony’s frequently leaked cameraphone codenamed Honami could be officially named Xperia Z1. The rumor comes from a recognized XDA-Developers user, who has provided some leaks regarding past Xperia devices.

Additionally, a few press shots of the Xperia Z1 popped in today, but they are sadly rather low in resolution. The renders reveal that the phone is going to be available in three colors – white, black and purple. The other thing they portrays is the glass back of the phone, reminiscent of the original Xperia Z.

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To refresh your memory, the Xperia Z1 (Honami) packs the powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset with Adreno 330 GPU and quad-core Krait 400 CPU. It runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sony’s Xperia UI on top. As with many of the Sony high-end smartphones for 2013, the Xperia Z1 (Honami) is also expected to be water resistant.

The Sony Xperia Z1 will debut on September 4 at a pre-IFA event in Berlin.

Samsung to start shipping the Galaxy Note III in September

Samsung is eagerly preparing for its big Unpacked event on September 4 when the company is going to announce the Galaxy Note III and its latest generation smartwatch – the Galaxy Gear. There are many questions surrounding those devices, but SamMobile claims to have the answer to one of the most important – when will be able to actually buy them.

If the insider information is to be believed, we should expect the Samsung Galaxy Note III to be available for purchase in September. The company’s third-gen phablet is expected to start shipping in Week 36, which goes from September 2 to September 8. Actual market availability usually takes about a week after the units start leaving the factories, so mid-September seems like a a likely target.

As for the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, it’s going to hit store shelves in October or Week 40 to be specific (September 30 – October 6).

Furthermore, Samsung is believed to have dropped using 16GB of inbuilt storage for its high-end devices, meaning that the lowest memory that’ll ship in the Galaxy note III is going to be 32GB. We’ll find out more on September 4 at Samsung’s Unpacked 2 event.

More details about Sony lens-cameras leaked online

It is pretty much confirmed at this point that Sony is going to announce DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lens cameras in the coming weeks.

After the recently leaked promo shots, Sony Alpha Rumours site has now got hold more information about these lens cameras from a leaked manual.

According to the blog, QX10 and QX100 weigh 105 grams and 179 grams respectively. You can check out more dimensions below.

  • DSC-QX100: 62.5 mm × 62.5 mm × 55.5 mm (W / H / D)
  • DSC-QX10: 62.4 mm × 61.8 mm × 33.3 mm (W / H / D)

Here is an image from the leaked manual detailing the various parts of these lens cameras.

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Some features of the lens-cameras are as listed below:

  1. Power Button
  2. Microphone
  3. Display Panel: Indicates that the card is not inserted, and the remaining battery charge
  4. Hook for belt
  5. Tripod
  6. Ring Control (DSC-QX100)
  7. The power / charge / movie: Green (Power on), Orange (running charging) and Red (running video)
  8. Zoom lever
  9. Shutter button
  10. Multifunctional jack
  11. RESET button

Sony is expected to launch these lens-cameras after launch event of Sony Xperia Honami.

Micromax to launch A240 with 5.7-inch HD display soon

Micromax will introduce its next flagship smartphone very soon, according to sources with information on the matter. The new smartphone will be dubbed as A240 and sport a 5.7-inch 720p HD display, the sources told us. While the exact launch date is unclear at this moment, we are expecting an announcement in next few weeks.

micromax-a240With such a giant display on-board, Micromax A240 will be competing with Samsung’s Galaxy Mega 5.8. The smartphone will be powered by 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589 processor and come with Android 4.2 and 12MP rear camera with LED flash.

According to sources, A240 will also pack 5MP front camera, dual-SIM support, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and 2,600 mAh battery.

In terms of the software customizations, the phone is expected to include all tweaks that were made available as a part of A210 Canvas 4 including support for vertical panorama in camera app, video pinning to home-screen support, Flip to mute, and Smart Pause.

Micromax A240 will most likely carry a price-tag around INR 18,000-20,000.

Nokia Lumia 1020 goes to China, to cost $980 unlocked

The Nokia Lumia 1020 flagship cameraphone is finally ready to expand its availability outside of the US. The PureView monster has just hit the shelves in China and is available for purchase both SIM-free and on contract.

If you use China Unicom’s network, you will be able to get a shiny new unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 for CNY5,999 which translates to around $980. Alternatively, China Unicom will be offering the Nokia Lumia 1020 for just CNY999 ($163) if you agree to sign a 3-year CNY386 ($63) per month contract.

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China Mobile, the largest carrier in the world, will be next in line to receive the cameraphone, but the rest of the world will probably have to wait for at least another month.