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.
While the pictures aren’t of the best quality or taken in studio conditions they do reveal a lot about the pictured smartphone. For one it sheds off the iconic home button and replaces it with a real edge-to-edge display (although we can’t see the actual screen underneath).
Apple iPhone 5S prototype
Apple iPhone 5S prototype
Apple iPhone 5S prototype
Then there’s the design – it’s sloped towards the edges, which coincides with a patent application from the Cupertino company that was approved last week.
However, we have to note that this kind of design isn’t typical of Apple. The company tends to favor more squarish designs, which allow it to make full use of the space within the smartphone’s chassis and create more compact devices.
We urge you to take these photos with several pinches of salt as the device pictured above could either be photoshopped or even digitally rendered altogether. Even the guy who sent them in couldn’t swear by their authenticity.
There’s one scenario that might make sense here – what you are seeing could be a prototype on which Apple is working. All major manufacturers consider and test a number of different designs before settling on the final version. It might also be a case specially designed to conceal the look of the Apple iPhone 5S, but that seems too much effort – these dev units are usually simple plastic rectangles.
Sources from the Apple supply chain are at it again. This time the rumors circulate around the end of May arrival of components, which would point to an arrival of the next iPhone in the the third quarter of this year.
According to said sources the next iPhone will allegedly be a marginal upgrade of the iPhone 5 (perhaps called the iPhone 5S). The next-gen iPhone should come with an improved processor, perhaps a higher-megapixel camera with new module or even a redesigned flash (“Smart Flash”) with white and yellow LEDs in order to improve color reproduction.
Foxconn Electronics chairman Terry Guo has noted that he expects company performance to start picking up after April or May, which could coincide with the beginning of the production of the latest iPhone.
According to the sources if the components supply goes smoothly the next-gen iDevice could be delivered to retail channels in 1 to 2 weeks time, which would mean a realistic Q3 launch (Apple needs to gather up stock as the production rate is far lower than initial demand).
Finally reports are mentioning a cheaper, plastic-made iPhone too, but as we are getting the “cheaper iPhone” each year we take those rumors with an extra pinch of salt. Besides, every time the new iPhone comes out last-year’s model gets discounted, technically making it the “cheaper iPhone”.
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A new report reveals that Samsung could unveil more Galaxy-branded products at IFA 2013 in Berlin, Germany, this September, including the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Tab 3.
The info comes from Sam Mobile, whose insider had access to such details, although he wasn’t able to share any details about the Galaxy Tab 3’s hardware.
The first Galaxy Tab model was also officially unveiled at IFA, back in 2010, while the second-generation tablet versions were announced at MWC 2012. The report also notes that these devices will apparently stop receiving support from Samsung, with the Galaxy Tab 2 set to stop at Android 4.2.2.
The Galaxy Note 3, which recently appeared in another rumor claiming that AT&T execs will have access to a 5.9-inch mockup unit this week, will also be announced at IFA. Even if not confirmed, such a move would make plenty of sense considering that the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 were also unveiled at the same German trade show, in previous years.
Galaxy Note 2
Probably a 5.9′ or 6′ device with Exynos 5 Octa
We’ll be back with more Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Tab 3 details in the following months, as more rumors detailing these devices will surely get leaked.
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung has already sent out invitations for a press event on March 14, where it will unveil the Galaxy S IV smartphone. It seems though its plans for the announcement are much bigger.
Today Samsung invites all of its social network followers to join the Galaxy S IV premiere in New York. Everyone is invited on March 14, 7PM at Times Square.
The people there will be able the follow the UNPACKED announcement event via a livestream, which, we guess, will be hooked on to some of the big screens, lining the square. They should also be able to “experience Samsung’s new flagship smartphone at Times Square”, whatever that means.
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Sony showed off the Xperia ZL and the Xperia Tablet Z at the MWC, but no unannounced models. But unannounced models are starting to pile up in the rumor mill, the latest is the Sony Xperia C670X.
Sony Xperia C670X
As a comparison, the Xperia ZL model name is the C650X, while the Xperia Z is the C660X. Recently we saw some browser info on the Sony C680X and wondered if there will be a C670X. Well, most probably, yes – at least that’s what a tipster told XperiaBlog.net.
The C670X sounds like an HTC One competitor, judging by its rumored specs. It will reportedly have a 4.8” 1080p screen, a Snapdragon 600 chipset with a quad-core Krait 300 CPU at 1.8GHz, a 13MP camera Exmore RS camera and will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The tip was accompanied by a rendered frontal image of the Sony Xperia C670X, which may not be legit. Still, if it’s real, judging by 4.8” diagonal of the screen, we estimate the phone will measure 133.7 x 70.1mm. That’s slightly shorter but wider than the HTC One (137.4 x 68.2 mm). The Sony C670X has no hardware buttons on the front, which accounts for the height difference.
Will the C670X/C680X duo relate to each other as the Xperia Z / ZL (C650X/C660X)? We are yet to see. Well, this rumor doesn’t have a lot of evidence behind it (we checked the usual benchmarks scores sites and such, nothing yet), so keep your salt shaker around while reading this.
Samsung’s next generation Galaxy S flagship smartphone will be launched on March 15, according to a “trusted” insider, who has confirmed the arrival to SamMobile. Earlier, an internal raffle doc leak at a New Zealand retailer had suggested that the device might be available from April, but we can now expect the smartphone to hit the stores from the beginning of April.
We already know Samsung’s Unpacked event won’t happen at the MWC, but the company is expected to send the invites after the conclusion of the industry’s largest event.
Samsung’s 2013 flagship smartphone is rumored to sport a Super AMOLED display of FullHD resolution and a whopping 8-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, 8-core Mali-T658 GPUand 2 GB of RAM. A 13-megapixel rear camera with the ability to shoot 1080p full HD videos at 30 fps will be mounted at the back, while 2-megapixel front camera will take care of video-calls. The next Samsung flagship will reportedly be powered by Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean.
It the rumors are to be trusted, the smartphone will be available in Europe first, with the whole Asian market is expected to follow by the end of April. Galaxy IV will make it to the shores of America, Australia and Africa by the end of Q2.
The report also confirms the model number of Galaxy S IV to be I9500 as well as its Black and White color options.
Fake Samsung Galaxy S4 images
Why the image is Fake?
Here’s your answer
- The Home button is iconic for the Galaxy series; killing it would be incredibly stupid, also ergonomically (waking up a large device with the power button is just a less experience).
- Camera Button missing.
- Wrong Volume Rocker placement, Samsung will get placement issues unless they make Volume Rocker less sensitive
- It would be the first time in history Samsung uses the same speaker grill, sensor layout on the front, and shape for a flagship device.
- Looks very much like the S2.
- The design is a complete fail.
- May wouldn’t be a good time for launching S4, I expect it to arrive late 2013, may be in Q3.
AND THE GALAXY S4 WILL NOT HAVE ANY HOLOGRAPHIC DISPLAYS OR FOLDABLE SCREENS… Accepted they are under testing but this is just the early stage, don,t expect phones with fold’able screens at least up till 2015.. Go hell with the rumors they are just for increasing their views and visitors of their websites…
JAAGO GRAHAK JAAGOO xD
Fake Galaxy SIV Launch date
We just got our hands on two images of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry phone, the BlackBerry Z10.
The source who provided the images says he’s been testing two variants of the phone recently –– one on Verizon and one on AT&T. In one of the photos, you can see Verizon’s branding on the front cover of the phone.
RIM will formally unveil the Z10 and the new BlackBerry 10 operating system at a big press event on January 30.
Here are some initial impressions of the BlackBerry Z10 and BB10 from our source:
- The build quality is really nice. The back cover feels rubbery and snaps on sort of like the back cover on Samsung’s Galaxy S III.
- The screen looks great.
- The web browser is very quick, just as fast as a desktop browser. It also supports Flash.
- You can set up separate profiles for work and personal use. This is good for people who want to use one phone for business and play.
- It integrates with Evernote.
- The new AppWorld store looks a lot like the Google Play store for Android apps.
- It only takes one minute to boot up.
Here are the photos. Our source included an iPhone 4S in between the two BlackBerrys to help you compare sizes.
Comparision with iPhone 4S
The Sony Xperia Z, which was known as the Yuga until a few days ago, has leaked once again, this time in a series of images extracted from what is likely a promo video.
The new images tell us that the smartphone will feature a water resistant chassis on a “skeleton frame structure”, and a 13MP Exmor RS camera accompanied by HDR photo and video capability.
The images also confirm what we already know about the device, including the 5 inch FullHD Reality display, and quad-core APQ8064 Snapdragon S4 chipset. The Z is set to ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of box.
Our earlier leak hinted at an MSRP of roughly $655 when the Z hits retail, although we expect to have full details on the Xperia Z and all other Sony devices from CES 2013 in just a few short days, so be sure to check back with us.
Water Resistant, Slick Design.. A completely Future-spec’d SuperSmartPhone 😀
Full HD Display
Enhanced Camera Functionality
The Sony Build-Quality
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