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.

[Deal] Contract free Nokia Lumia 620 is now available for $99.99

Nokia’s mid-range smartphone, the Lumia 620 is now available for a cheap price tag of $99.99 from Aio Mobile. At the above pricing, the device comes to you without any prior commitments, but the smartphone will be locked to AT&T’s network.

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The Finnish manufacturer has announced that the smartphone will indeed get the Amber update by the end of September. So, this should make the Lumia 620 deal even sweeter.

In case you are wondering the hundred bucks get you a 3.8-inch ClearBlack LCD of WVGA resolution as well as two Krait CPU cores clocked at 1GHz, Adreno 305 GPU and 512 MB of RAM.

LG offerering INR 7K discount on Optimus G Pro

After Samsung and Sony, now LG has decided to try a buyback scheme to boost its smartphone sales in the country. The company has launched “The Best Exchange” offer for LG Optimus G Pro and is giving INR 7,000 discount on the best buy price of the smartphone if you trade-in your old smartphone.

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The company has also bundling one year extra warranty (zero interest EMIs as well) with every purchase made via this buyback offer to sweeten the deal.

LG Optimus G Pro costs INR 32,999 after the trade-in offer, which is a decent price given the specifications of the smartphone. According to an advert published by the company in leading dailies, all leading smartphones qualify for the trade-in offer but you can check your nearby retailer for more information on whether your old smartphone can be exchanged as a part of this offer.

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.

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