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.

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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.

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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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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 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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Galaxy S II & Galaxy Note to get Android 4.2.2, Key Lime Pie for the Galaxy S III & Galaxy Note II

In 2011, 2012 and this year Samsung brought plenty of Android devices. Today we received, through our insider the first pre-list about upcoming Android updates from the Korean giant. Samsung will update the Galaxy S II and Note to Android 4.2.2 but this will be the last update for these devices. This means the Galaxy S II and Note received an update from 2.3.6 to 4.0.4 to 4.1.2 and will stop at Android version 4.2.2. Google is the only OEM which gives so many updates to its devices but Samsung is doing the same now. Below is the list of devices, which will receive the Android 4.2.2 update from Samsung.

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But there is more according to the first pre-list, Samsung will only update 5 devices to Android 5.0, which is not yet announced by Google but is expected to be announced at the upcoming Google IO. The devices which will be getting the Android 5.0 update are the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Note II, Note 8.0 and Note 10.1. Our insider finished with saying that plenty of MID-range Android devices of 2012 / 2013 will also receive a value pack update. Samsung did this before with the first generation of Galaxy devices. The insider confirmed Google’s next version is expected to be a big update and Samsung will take some time to update their devices.

Below is the list of devices which is not confirmed by Samsung yet. But is confirmed by our insider.

* End at Android 4.2.2 update.
GT-I9080 – Galaxy Grand
GT-I9082 – Galaxy Grand DUOS
GT-I8160 – Galaxy Ace 2
GT-I8190 – Galaxy S III mini
GT-I8350 – Galaxy Beam
GT-I8730 – Galaxy Express
GT-I9070 – Galaxy S Advance
GT-I9100 – Galaxy S II
GT-I9105 – Galaxy S II Plus
GT-I9260 – Galaxy Premier
GT-N7000 – Galaxy Note
GT-S6310 – Galaxy Young
GT-S6312 – Galaxy Young DUOS
GT-S6810 – Galaxy Fame
GT-S7710 – Galaxy X Cover 2

To get Android 5.0.
GT-I9300 – Galaxy S III
GT-I9305 – Galaxy S III LTE
GT-I9500 – Galaxy S 4
GT-I9505 – Galaxy S 4 LTE
GT-N5100 – Galaxy Note 8.0
GT-N5105 – Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE
GT-N5110 – Galaxy Note 8.0 Wi-Fi
GT-N7100 – Galaxy Note II
GT-N7105 – Galaxy Note II LTE
GT-N8000 – Galaxy Note 10.1
GT-N8005 – Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE
GT-N8010 – Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi

Remember this is an pre-list. (Samsung could still change devices!)
Do not ask for other devices, if we know more we will tell you.
* List is not complete yet!