Micromax Canvas 4 teased, here are the specifications.

Micromax recently teased the upcoming Micromax Canvas 4, as we all know the popularity of the Canvas series, it has been taking on the big guns like Samsung, providing some excellent hardware at a very low price. The Canvas, Canvas 2 and the Canvas 3 sold like hot cakes in Indian markets with some astounding sales numbers. Micromax aims to continue the series with the Canvas 4, according to the video pre-booking starts end of June. The Canvas 3 was sold out in a blink of eye when it was announced.

Video can be viewed here.

Micromax Canvas 4

Micromax Canvas 4

The specs are going to be mostly the same, it is just an evolution rather than a revolution.

  • It will be powered by a Quad-Core Mediatek MT6589 Cortex A7 chipset running at 1.5 GHz
  • PowerVR SGX544 GPU clocked at 802 MHz
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • The phone will have a 4.99′ FHD-IPS 1080p display, which has great viewing angles as seen on some chinese phones like Zopo and a very narrow bezel which will be a cherry on the cake.
  • 13 MP Rear Camera and a 5/8 MP front camera(Yep, 5 or  8 MEGAPIXEL FRONT CAMERA xD) with 1080p recording at 30 fps.
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • A bigger 3000 mAh battery.All this in a plastic case that looks like Nexus 4 in the front. The video is much like what Samsung used to tease the Galaxy S4 earlier this year. The phone will be running Android 4.2.1 out of the box. Micromax has also promised to give 4.2 to other Canvas phones.

The Micromax Canvas 4 will be priced somewhere between 17K to 20K.

 

Many people do complain that these are just copying Samsung. People in the market just go out and buy Micromax just because it is cheap. “Micromax ka quad-core 15000 me hai and Samsung ka 35000 me  :P”

“Some Indian TechHeads and geeks do hate Micromax for these reasons, but sometimes I do wonder whether Samsung was also hated like this in their beginning days in South Korea?  :P”

But Micromax does pack in a punch and Samsung has taken quiet some beating from the Canvas series, even though the hardware is  typically from a Chinese manufacturer it will be interesting to see how it shapes up against its competition.

 

HTC Butterfly S coming 19th June

HTC Butterfly aka HTC Droid DNA was introduced in late 2012, now HTC is planning to move he series further ahead, there have been rumors of this device since quiet some time now. A few days back @evleaks confirmed and bought us leaked images of the device.

Butterfly S will be an instrumental update to the Droid DNA, it will boast a 5′ 1080p Super LCD 3 and an evolutionary design with respect to Droid DNA. Further specs include an UltraPixel camera which we saw on the HTC One, Dual Stereo Speakers, 2 GB of RAM and SnapDragon 600 Quad-Core processor. The insides are mostly the same as the HTC One.  Even on the software front, things are quiet similar. The leaked images show HTC Blinkfeed, it even packs in HTC Boomsound, and the other Sense 5 UI goodies. The device will be running Android 4.2.2 out of the box.

HTC Butterfly S

HTC Butterfly S

HTC Butterfly S

HTC Butterfly S

HTC is going to announce it officially on 19th June. With the release date being less than a week away, it will be interesting to see it’s pricing as it will be competing with it’s own half brother, the HTC One.

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini on June 20th with SnapGragon 400

We have seen a lot of rumors of the S4 Mini in past few days, the launch of the S4 Mini is around the corner, Samsung is going to continue its ritual of launching the Mini version of its flagship phones. The S3 Mini wasn’t quite impressive, it was rather a failure, but Samsung has decided to go further ahead and this time they look completely prepared.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Specs

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

 

The S4 Mini packs a SnapDragon 400 with 1.5 GB Ram, the processor is  same as that on the Galaxy Mega 6.3. It will pack a 8 Mp Rear Camera and an impressive 1080p 2.1Mp Front Camera. On the software front it is going to run the latest Android 4.2.2 and will carry all the features of its Big Brother, the S4.

The question is that can SnapDragon 400 perform? Well there are very few  phones out there with the SOC, one of them being the HTC’ s First. And going by the reviews it does pack in a punch at a good price.

When will the phone be announced? According to The Wall Street Journal, Samsung is expected to announce it at their London event at June 20th.

White Nexus 4 is now Official: Should you be bothered?

LG officially announced the White Nexus 4, it will go on sale in Hong Kong from May 29, 2013 and will be available in other parts of Asia, Europe, North America and the middle East over the next few weeks. Pricing will be the same [However, if you are from India and stay in New Delhi, you can get one near Lajpat Nagar in New Delhi at 26K].
White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4

White Nexus 4

 

 

Sadly, there are no changes except the color and the build number that has changed from ‘E960′ to ‘E960W’. The phone is having the same hardware specs as the previous Black Nexus 4 i.e. SnapDragon S4processor with 2 GB RAM and a 8 MP Camera. Yep, the white color does make the phone look sexier at the back[The front is still black], but according to me it is a bit girlish  :D [I am happy with my black Nexus 4].

The second announcement was another let down where Kim Wong, head of LG Europe said,

“There are currently no plans for a Nexus 5 made by us. We don’t need that kind of marketing exposure anymore. The Nexus 4 was a great succes, even with the supply issues and we have a great relationship with Google. But we won’t make the Nexus 5.”

LG had great issues pertaining to supply issues, buyers from countries like India and Brazil had to wait for as long as 6 months for getting their hands on the Nexus 4. So, now who is going to make the next Nexus?

Samsung have already made a Google edition GS4, so it may be Sony? Sony have a great reputation in terms of build quality and supply, nut they are bad at pricing. Or it can be the HTC who had already made the Nexus One, which was phenomenal in those days being the first Nexus device. We will have to wait and watch.

Leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has the same design as the S4, S3 and Note 2

An alleged image of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 was spotted online, the next generation phablet is going to sport, what appears to be a 5.85′ Super AMOLED display. The rumors of the next generation Samsung Galaxy Note phablet are growing thick and fast.

Galaxy Note 3

Galaxy Note 3 and the Samsung Galaxy S4

According to a report from MyDrivers, the upcoming Galaxy Note phablet will feature a Full HD display and packs a punch with the company’s own Exynos 5410 Octa processor, with the four powerful Cortex A15 chips clocked at 2.0 GHz, and the remaining four power-saving Cortex A7 chips running at 1.7 GHz.

Samsung Galaxy Note III is said to come with 3 GB of RAM and will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Furthermore, the phablet is rumored to be unveiled during IFA 2013.

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Google I/O 2013: The Realty

So there have been a lot of rumors around the Google I/O 2013, people predicting about Nexus 5, KeyLimePie and blah blah blahh.. Are these rumors true?

Google I/O 2013

Google I/O 2013

Google I/O 2013

Google I/O 2013

Google I/O 2013

Google I/O 2013

This is the perfect time to point out somethings about what  is really going to happen at Google I/O.

The strongest rumor is that there is going to be a Nexus 5 released at this Google I/O, well there is some sad news because this is a complete hoax. There will be no Nexus 5 ever, first thing to be noticed is that Google has never launched any smart phone at the I/O, second thing, Nexus 4 was just released a few months ago and many countries are still awaiting for it, moreover there will never be a Nexus 5. As you know that the current Nexus line-up has got three offerings Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, there is a three-inch difference in the form factors of these devices which is shown in their model number. What that means is that if Google does a Nexus 5, then there has to be a Nexus 8 and a Nexus 11 as well which is not possible. The 4.7′ screen on Nexus 4 is pretty big already, so there is a possibility that we will see a revamped Nexus 4 2013, with 32 GB of memory and LTE support (possibly SnapDragon 600) and an upgraded camera module running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean  (Yep, ’4.3′ and not the ’5.0′).

Google Glas

Google Glas

Motorola SmartPhone with pure Google Android Experience

Motorola SmartPhone with pure Google Android Experience

The next version of Android is going to be Android 4.3 and not the 5.0, why?

Well recently Google launched a new update for GMail, which makes it Gmail 4.3, and Gmail app version number generally goes with android.

What can we expect at this Google I/O?

There is going to be new APIs, a new version of android (which in my opinion is going to be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean), a better Google TV experience with better integration of it to android devices. The Google Glass will be released to the public, and a newer version of Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7. We already know that Google has acquired Motorola Mobility and there are chances that we will see a Motorola smart phone with purest of android experience, and it will a sub-4.5′ 1080p display with SnapDragon 600 and 13 MP Camera.

The Google Babble, With leaks abound this unified messaging system it looks nailed on to make its first appearance at Google I/O 2013. Babble is expected to unite Chat, Talk, Voice and Google Plus communication into a single service with the same conversations and features available everywhere. Furthermore talk of a Google bid for WhatsApp earlier in the month suggests the company has plans to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s iMessage and BlackBerry Messenger long-term.

Interestingly Babble is also said to incorporate notification syncing, a long overdue feature that dismisses notifications on all your devices once they are checked on one. Given the growing number of smart devices we carry, hopefully this will encourage other services (we’re looking at you Facebook) to follow suit. Incidentally it is unknown at this stage whether ‘Babble’ will be the final name for the new service (we hope not), but we don’t have to wait long to find out.

Google Game Center
Game Centre may be one of the worst-looking services on iOS, but its ability to unite iPhone, iPad and iPod touch gamers and simplify multiplayer gaming across these devices is beyond doubt. Hints that Google is about to follow in Apple’s footsteps broke only this week with code found in Google’s new MyGlass Project Glass app. The leaks suggest developers will mimic iOS’s multiplayer matching and social system, maintain leaderboards, allow apps to offer community prizes and tie all this info into Google.

This one seems like a no brainer to us as it is somewhere Apple is strong and Google is non-existent. Android has also struggled to provide the same number of premium gaming experiences as iOS, and Google needs to address this given the serious horsepower now available on the platform’s latest flagship phones and tablets.

Google Now for iOS 
Numerous Google Now clones have debuted for iOS since Google unveiled what has proved to be a real game-changer for Android handsets. Google execs have hinted Now could be coming to iOS in official form at long last and while Apple has denied it has received an app store submission we think Google will use I/O 2013 to prove it is still happy to provide its best products across multiple platforms.

There will be no Android 5.0, we will not see Nexus 5 or the Motorola X-Phone or SnapDragon 800 processor, no Nvidia Tegra 4 (All these are tricks to get traffic to their websites  :P)  and if you come across any rumor except the one’s stated above please comment below  _/\_

Samsung Galaxy S4 to launch in India on April 26

Samsung had announced that the Galaxy S4 smartphone will start shipping worldwide by the end of this month. The Korean giant is sticking to its word and today we have news coming in from India that the flagship smartphone will be launching on Friday, April 26.

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

No word on pricing yet, but you can expect the smartphone to be priced upwards of ₹40,000. The  HTC One, in comparison, is priced at ₹42,990. The Indian version of the Galaxy S4 is also expected to be the I9500 model, which runs on the Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor.

Other specifications include a 5.0-inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution Super AMOLED display, 2GB RAM, 16/32/64GB internal memory with microSD card slot, 13 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 2,600mAh battery.

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Samsung Galaxy Mega: Is it a phone or a tablet or a f*cking skateboard without wheels!!

Samsung recently announced their new Galaxy Mega series, as the name suggests, ‘mega’ is really MEGA. There are two phones in this line-up, Galaxy Mega 5.8 and Galaxy Mega 6.3. These phones are so big that even Note 2 feels smaller compared to them. They actually look  more like compact tablets than SmartPhones. Both run on Dual Core SnapDragon 400 processors and come with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Here are a few pics in which the phone is actually compared to some of the other popular smartphones out there.

Galaxy Mega Comparision Galaxy Mega comparision2 Galaxy Mega comparision3

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Apple iPad 5 front bezel leaked.

A pictorial disclosure has surfaced up & it is construed to be front bezel of the fifth-generation iPad. These resulting dispatchments have presented their arrival from the French site Noweherelse.fr who has signified the pair of photos to be the front bezel. Staying in accordance with the existing rumors, the newly published photos depict a design based on the iPad mini constituting narrower side bezels. This is different from the otherwise uniform size ones that are viewable on the current iPad.

iPad 5 bezel

iPad 5 bezel

iPad 5 bezel

iPad 5 bezel

According to various rumors, no concrete information has been available as to when the fifth-generation iPad be released; but with the rumor mill working overtime it is regarded that this event could be scheduled for as early as this month. This is understood to be true only if the device gets ready by then, otherwise it is explained that Apple is targeting an October release. With reports from Digitimes, it is remarked that Apple is planning to unveil this innovation in the July/August timeframe.

During the time that rumors and leaks surfaced up with emerging consistency, CiccareseDesign has thrown some light on the renderings constituting the leaks and rumors of the fifth-generation iPad. Along these lines, it has arised that these bezel photos are indeed consistent as dependent on those renderings.

Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 shows up in GLBenchmark database, runs Android 4.2 on Broadcom chipset

The Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is rumored to hit in late May or early June and while there’s not much known about the mid-range droid, data from GLBenchmark gives us some info on the screen, OS and chipset.

The Galaxy Ace 3 is expected to have a 4” screen and GLBenchmark reports WVGA resolution. That would put it on par with the Galaxy S III mini with 233ppi pixel density.

The test was ran on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the same software used by the Galaxy S4. Since the phone packs a VideoCore IV GPU, it most likely uses the same Broadcom chipset as the Galaxy S II Plus and Galaxy Grand. It’s clocked a little lower though, 1GHz for the two Cortex-A9 cores.

Earlier rumors suggest that the camera and battery will be unchanged from the Ace 2, meaning 5MP stills, 1080p video and 1,500mAh battery. Also note that the final digit in the model number S7272 points to dual-SIM functionality. The phone is expected in late May or early June for €300.

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