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
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 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 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.
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 Specs
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.
- 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
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 😀 [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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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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The anticipated next iPhone, although itself still not fully emigrated from rumorland, is expected to feature an improved camera sensor compared to the one found on the current Apple flagship.
The iPhone 5 features an 8MP camera sensor with an f/2.4 aperture, hybrid IR filter, and backside illumination. A source working for Wonderful Saigon Electrics, the manufacturer that makes Apple’s camera modules, alleges that the next iPhone (which is referred to as iPhone 5S) will come with an updated 12MP camera, complete with improved shooting under low-light conditions and HDR support.
Apple is under increased pressure as of late with recent Android flagships like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 expected to quickly steal marketshare from its iOS platform. The Cupertino giant needs to produce a device that will really raise some eyebrows, and an updated camera sensor may be one of the ingredients it needs.
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The Micromax A110 Canvas 2 and the Micromax A116 Canvas HD enjoyed quite good reception and it looks like the Indian firm is all set to introduce the 3D version of its phablet. The images of Micromax A115 Canvas 3D have surfaced online.
The 3D version of the popular phablet is said to come out with a 5″ WVGA display and the device will be powered by a 1 GHz Dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor. Furthermore, the Micromax A115 Canvas 3D is rumored to feature a 8-megapixel rear camera, 2 megapixel front camera, 1 GB RAM, 4 GB of internal memory, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and 3D imaging with playback.
Micromax is allegedly working on the successor of its A116 Canvas HD phablet and the upcoming device is said to be named as A120 Canvas 3. The third generation Canvas is rumored to feature a 5″ Super AMOLED display and is expected to be powered by a Quad-core processor. Micromax A120 Canvas 3 will also feature a 13-megapixel rear camera and the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Unfortunately, there is no official confirmation on the release date and the pricing of either upcoming device.
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