HTC A5 specifications leaked, could be headed for MWC 2014

HTC may not be announcing its flagship at MWC 2014, but it isn’t coming empty handed. HTC Desire 8 is a mid-range device headed for the Chinese market and the rumored HTC A5 may be the international variant of the HTC Desire 8. HTC Desire 8 is expected to be unveiled on February 24th in China and we are expecting to see the HTC A5 at the upcoming MWC 2014.
Popular Twitter account @evleaks has tweeted the specifications of the upcoming HTC A5 and he is hardly wrong about the leaks. The leaked specifications of the HTC A5 are as follows
5.5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD SLCD2 pixels display
1.6 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928) processor
Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) with Sense 6.0
13MP rear camera with LED Flash
5 MP front-facing camera
3.5 mm headset jack, Beats Audio
HTC BoomSound, Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
1.5GB RAM, expandable memory with micro SD
8GB internal storage
3G, WiFi  a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, GPS with a-GPS
The colors rumored to be available are black, white, red, yellow and purple. (Source)

Samsung Galaxy S4 Android 4.4 KitKat update starts rolling out

Samsung has started rolling out the Android 4.4 (KitKat) update for the Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500) users starting from Russia, according to SamMobile. The 3G Exynos variant has started getting the KitKat update before LTE Snapdragon variant, even though a build already leaked. Samsung promised Android 4.4 update for 14 Galaxy device in the U.S earlier this week. The Samsung Galaxy S4 got the Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) update in India last October.
The build number is I9500XXUFNB3 and the firmware build is dated Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:33:19. The KitKat update adds wireless printing, support for emojis and lots more new features. The Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 brings minor UI changes and under the hood improvements such as,
Status bar icons now in KitKat White from Green
Lockscreen Camera shortcut
Samsung Keyboard layout improved in landscape mode
Full screen music album art in the lockscreen
Performance improvements
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 got the KitKat update in India last month, so the KitKat update for the Galaxy S4 might not be far away. Official changelog for the update is not available yet. The update would gradually roll out worldwide, so it might takes months for the roll out to complete. (Source)

Samsung Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 First Look

Samsung introduced the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 with a huge 12.2-inch screen at the CES 2014 last month. It was launched in India at the Samsung Asia Forum 2014 in Bali earlier this week at a price tag of Rs. 64,900. We got to check out the tablet at the event. The NotePRO looks similar to the TabPRO 12.2 and also has almost similar specifications, but this has a S Pen stylus and Wacom Digitizer for pressure sensitive input.
It has a 12.2-inch (2560×1600 pixels) WQXGA display, powered by a Octa-Core Exynos 5 processor. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) with Samsung own Touchwiz UI on top, It has S Note(Easy Chart), S Planner and Air Command features such as Action Memo, Scrapbook, Screen Write, S Finder, Pen Window and lots more S Pen features.
It also has office suit called Hancom office with has Hword, Hcell and Hshow, alternate for Word, Excel and Power point. You can connect a Bluetooth keyboard and a mouse to use it as a portable PC.
It has a 8-megapixel camera on the back with LED flash. It comes with 3GB RAM, 32 or 64GB Internal Memory variants and microSD slot that supports Up to 64GB of expandable storage. It packs a 9,500 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy NotePRO comes … (Source)

All New HTC One leaks out again, this time in gray [UPDATED]

Apparently when it rains All New HTC One leaks, it pours. Following leaks that’ve show HTC’s follow-up to the One in a case and in gold, another image of the All New HTC One has made its way online.

Posted by @evleaks, the latest leaked image shows the All New One in a dark gray color, which is the second color that we’ve seen of the three that the device is rumored to be coming in. The third color that’s been tipped is silver.

Outside of the color change, this gray All New One looks just like its golden sibling. The device features on-screen buttons, two rear cameras and front-facing BoomSound speakers. The overall design of the New One is fairly similar to the OG One, but HTC’s 2013 flagship received quite a bit of praise for its looks and build quality, and so it’s probably not a bad thing that HTC is adopting a similar design for its new flagship.

Between this gray model and the gold version that leaked yesterday, which All New HTC One do you think looks better?

UPDATE: And just like that, the silver version of the All New HTC One has leaked out as well.

Via @evleaks (1), (2)

Asus Padfone Mini 4.3 Unboxing

Asus unveiled the Padfone Mini 4.3, the first mini version of the Padfone few months back. Unlike the Padfone with a 5-inch display that docks into the Padfone station with a 10.1-inch screen, this has a 4.3-inch screen and a smaller Padfone station with a 7-inch display. Remember, there are two Padfone Mini variants. The Padfone Mini 4.3 that we have unboxed has a 4.3-inch qHD screen and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, while the new Padfone Mini that we saw at the CES 2014 last month has a 4-inch WVGA screen and is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2560.
Check out the Padfone mini 4.3 unboxing video below
Box Contents include,
Asus Padfone mini 4.3 smartphone
7″ Padfone Station dock
micro USB cable
5.25V – 1.35A 2-pin US charging plug
In-ear headset with ear buds
User manual and other manuals
1500 mAh removable battery for the phone
That’s the Padfone Mini 4.3 smartphone. It has dual SIM support with micro SIM slots. It runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) with custom skin from Asus on top.
Unlike the Padfone with metal build, this has plastic build. You have a 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. You can remove the back cover to insert the SIM … (Source)

Acer Liquid Z4 with 4-inch display, 1.3 GHz dual-core processor announced

Acer unveiled the Liquid Z5 with a 5-inch FWVA display earlier this year, today the company has announced the Liquid Z4, ahead of MWC 2014. It has a 4-inch capacitive touch screen display, powered by a 1.3 GHz dual-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It comes with a 5-megapixel rear camera with f2.4 lens, LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing camera.
It has front-facing camera and DTS Sound technology, similar to the Liquid E3, that was also unveiled earlier today. It has Acer RAPID button on the back for one-hand control to unlock and/or wake-up the screen, launch the camera, take a picture, launch apps from home screen and pick up phone calls easily. It has Quick Mode profiles such as Basic Mode, Senior Mode, Classic mode and Keypad mode, Acer Float User Interface for better multitasking.
It is 9.7 mm thick and weighs 130 grams. It comes with usual set of connectivity features such as 8.8 mm thick and weighs 147 grams 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It has 4GB internal memory and expandable memory up to 32GB. Details about RAM and Battery capacity are not available yet.
The Acer Liquid Z4 comes in Essential White and Titanic Black colors and would be available in Europe starting from April at … (Source)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact officially launched in India for Rs. 36990

Earlier today we reported that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, now the company has official launched the smartphone in India at a price tag of Rs. 36,990 (MRP). The Z1 Compact has a 4.3-inch (1280 x 720pixels) Triluminos Display with with X-Reality engine, powered by 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean). It has a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony G lens, 1080p video recording and a 2.2-megapixel HD front-facing camera.
The phone has OmniBalance design, dust-resistant and waterproof (IP55 & IP58).It comes with unique social camera apps such as Time shift burst, Info-eye, Social live and AR effect. Sony offers Sony Music with 6 months free unlimited streaming and music download and Sony LIV video streaming app that lets you watch 77 programs and over 4500 hours of videos from Sony channels.
Sony Xperia Z1 compact Specifications
4.3-inch (1280 x 720pixels) Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles
2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Single Aluminium frame with tempered glass on the front and back
20.7MP Primary Camera with Exmos RS sensor, HDR photos & videos, 1080p video recording.
2.2 MP front-facing camera with 720p video recording
9.4mm thick and weighs 140 grams
IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance
3.5mm audio jack
2GB RAM, 16GB … (Source)

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