Samsung are set to announce the Galaxy S5 early next year and as yet no information or shots have made their way in to the public domain. That however doesn’t stop people designing concepts of what the S5 might look like.
The guys over at O2 Guru TV have put together an impressive video concept of what the S5 might look like. So what kind of specs do you give the Galaxy S5? Well O2 Guru TV think the S5 will feature a 64-bit octa-core processor which could be spot on as Samsung have all but confirmed that the new 64-bit processor is on it’s way.
The screen will be a not to shabby 5 inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, a 16 megapixel camera which will record 4K video, a 4000mAh battery and the latest version of Android (4.4 KitKat).
Personally I can’t see them sticking a 4000mAh battery in a phone with a 5 inch screen but then again, I think the screen on the next ‘S’ will be larger than the S4. I’m thinking 5.5 inch.
The new Galaxy S5 is being rumoured to be released as early as January 2014 instead of around April/May.
There’s been something of a buzz surrounding Google’s latest Nexus offering for some weeks now which suggests this is a smartphone to take note of.
There are some pretty exciting specs that certainly seem to support this. First and foremost, is the super speedy Snapdragon™ 2.3Ghz quad core processor, couple that with a gorgeous 4.95” Full HD screen and it’s easy to see how impressive this phone will be. Not forgetting that it will also be running on that superbly named Android 4.4 KitKat, the very latest and greatest Android experience.
The phone itself is the slimmest and lightest Nexus yet, so it feels great in the palm of your hand, made from tough materials, but feeling premium at the same time, it’s a joy to hold.
Cool features are also in abundance; one of my favourites is the fact that Android 4.4 can automatically match an incoming phone number to a person or business, regardless of whether it’s in your address book, so you’ll never be in the dark about who’s calling you.
The 8MP camera also comes with image stabilisation and Photo Sphere Cam, which allows you to snap amazing 360 degree panoramic shots that are both zoomable and scrollable.
The Nexus 5 is 4G ready so imagine the speed and power that will be at your fingertips in this rather exceptional smartphone.
If all of that hasn’t whetted your appetite, check out our first look video. The Google Nexus 5 is coming to the network that won’t be charging you extra for 4G. Get involved!
Sony have just announced their new flagship phone at the IFA in Berlin and we’re very pleased to let you know that it’s coming soon to the network that won’t be charging extra for 4G (that’s us, in case you were wondering )
The 4G ReadySony Xperia Z1 builds on the success of the Xperia Z and takes some of the specs to another level entirely. Like its predecessor the Z1 is dust resistant, but it’s now waterproof up to 1.5m!
The camera has gone from an already impressive 13MP to an amazing 20.7MP. This combined with the Exmor sensor makes for a really beautiful and sharp photographic experience. All this on a full HD 5” screen, and you know you’re in for a visual treat. But the camera on the Z1 isn’t known as the ‘Smart Social Camera’ for nothing; it also includes Info-Eye which overlays info about nearby landmarks, restaurants, bars etc. and Social Live which lets you live stream video content straight to Facebook.
This is a very powerful phone too, running on a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor and with a 3000mAh battery that includes an extremely useful STAMINA mode. STAMINA mode further improves battery life by pausing any apps you’re not using when the screen is off, this is something of a life saver in my opinion!
Of course the Z1 feels great in your hand too, crafted using quality metal and glass, it feels sturdy yet stylish, which is, of course, the best combination.
You’ll be able to pre-order the Sony Xperia Z1 from Thursday 5th September in stores and on the phone. And the icing on the cake is that every customer who pre-orders the Z1 will receive a pair of Sony Wireless NFC One-Touch BTN200 headphones which are worth a whopping £99!
Take a closer look at this magnificent new smartphone in our sneak peek video.
Google’s Sundar Pichai has just confirmed that the next version of Android is to be called KitKat version 4.4. He posted the above picture to his Google+ and Twitter account with the following statement:
“It’s our goal with Android KitKat to make an amazing Android experience available for everybody.”
The deal between Google and Nestle will allow Google to use the KitKat brand but it’s believed that the partnership does not involve money changing hands.
It’s understood the deal was sealed last November and according to the BBC, Nestle will issue over 50 million KitKats bearing the Android 4.4 branding in 19 markets around the world including Brazil, India, Japan and Russia.
Nestle has just released the following video on YouTube, which appears to be a funny take and chocolate and technology.
Meizu MX3 has been announced in China and it becomes the first smartphone with 128GB of internal memory. Meizu takes a step forward and announced the device with whopping 128GB. This is definitely a bad news for Apple as it plans to release iPhone 5S with 128GB.
Meizu MX3 is the first non-Samsung smartphone with the Exynos 5 Octa eight-core processor. The Exynos 5410 clocked up to 1.6GHz as well as being paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The display of Meizu MX3 is 5.1-inch, which is 0.1-inch larger than the “standard phablet display” size.
Meizu confirmed that the MX3 has the display resolution of as high as Full HD 1080p and 415 ppi. For the camera wise, it has an 8-megapixel main camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The main camera supports Full HD 1080p video recording.
Again, Meizu and Direct partnered for the Meizu MX3 as the device has Dirac HD Sound Technology that makes it a Hi-Fi quality smartphone. Other specs of Meizu MX3 include NFC, WiFi, MicroUSB 2.0, Miracast, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS. Meizu MX3 is running on Flyme 3.0 which is based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Meizu MX3 is measured at 139.0×71.9×9.1mm and weights at 143g. The price goes from RMB 2,499 (about US$410) for the 16GB model up until RMB3,999 (US$650) for the 128GB model. It’s up for pre-order now!