Earlier today we showed you a leaked photo of the Nokia Lumia 925, and now Nokia has officially announced this new Windows Phone 8 smartphone, and we have all the details on the Lumia 925.
The Nokia Lumia 925 will be the first Nokia Lumia smartphone to feature an aluminum casing, the handset comes with a 4.5 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels.
Lumia 925 is Nokia’s first Windows Phone to be packed into an aluminum frame. One of the benefits of this change in design? The handset’s weight has plummeted. While the phone has the same dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 1GB RAM and 8.7-megapixel OIS camera of the 920, the Lumia 925 is almost 50 grams (1.8 ounces) lighter than last year’s Lumia 920.
The Nokia Lumia 925 features an aluminum casing, the handset measures 129mm x 70.6mm by 8.5mm and it weighs in at just 139g, it also features USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi, A-GPS and Glonass and a 3.5mm audio connector.
The handset also comes with an IHF speaker, plus two microphones, the device is HD voice complaint and also comes with a 3.5mm AV connector, it offers support for GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900, WCDMA, 2100, 1900, 850, 900, LTE 2100, 1800, 2600, 900, 800 networks.
The Nokia Lumia 925 will go on sale in Europe in June for 469 Euros before taxes, the device will launch in a number of countries in Europe, which include the UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, it will also launch in China in June and will be headed to the US with mobile carrier T-Mobile.
Archos must have taken the past few years to learn all that they can concerning the Android-powered platform, be they tablets or smartphones, and the French company has even rolled out their fair share of Android-powered tablets in the past, too. Well, this time around, they do intend to make a more incisive headway into the smartphone industry with the announcement of a spanking new smartphone range, with prices starting from as low as just $99 a pop.
Archos’ first line of Google certified smartphones will not compromise on quality, at least from what we see on paper, as each smartphone will feature a super slim design, an IPS screen with amazing viewing angles, a powerful Qualcomm CPU and the flexibility of dual SIM cards so that you are able to be more productive with a single device. The three smartphones in question would be the Archos 35 Carbon, Archos 50 Platinum and Archos 53 Platinum.
Share features and hardware specifications among all three of these new smartphones will include a pure un-skinned Android OS for those who like the stock Android experience, Google Certification for access to Google Play and Google Mobile Services such as Google Now, dual SIM capability, a full Black Screen process, the inclusion of Archos Media Centre Apps for music and videos, cloud-based contacts and storage, as well as two cameras – one in the front and the other behind.
These devices will range from 3.5” to 5.3” in size, where the Archos 50 Platinum is the flagship model among all three, sporting a stunning 5” full black IPS display paired with a quad-core 1.2GHz processor and an 8-megapixel shooter.
The Archos 35 Carbon, Archos 50 Platinum and Archos 53 Platinum will retail for $99.99, $219.99 and $249.99, respectively, where they will roll out in Europe from the end of next month onwards, and hopefully, the rest of the world too, will be able to get a taste of Archos’ hard work this time around.
Starting on April 19, AT&T plans to make the HTC One available to its customers for $199.99 with a two year contract for the 32GB variant. The AT&T exclusive HTC One 64GB variant will also be made available on the same day, but will cost $299.99 with a two-year contract. One thing the leak did get right was the fact AT&T will be taking pre-orders of the HTC One starting this week starting on April 4 at 1:00 p.m. CT.
AT&T is the only wireless carrier that will be offering a free HTC Media Link HD wireless HDMI adapter when you pick up the HTC One on their network. The adapter allows HTC One owners to wirelessly share the content located on their phone to their HDTV. Between the exclusivity of the 64GB variant and the free HDMI adapter, it seems AT&T would be the most logical choice for the HTC One at this point.
Samsung has officially announced the smartphone we have been hearing so much about over the last few weeks, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and it comes with some impressive specifications.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with a 5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and it features Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, the handset will feature different processors in different markets as we heard previously.
Processing on the Samsung Galaxy S4 will either be provided by a quad core 1.9GHz processor provided by Qualcomm or an 8 core Samsung Exynos 5 Octa processor with a clock speed of 1.6GHz, Samsung has not yet said which regions will get the different processors.
As we heard previously in the week, the quad core processor Samsung Galaxy S4 is expected to launch in the US and the 8 core version is expected to launch in Europe and other markets as the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 also comes with 2GB of RAM and a choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 64GB cards, this means that the top model can have a total of 128GB of storage.
Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy S4 include a 2,600 mAh battery, the device also comes with dual cameras with a 2 megapixel front facing camera which is capable of full HD video and a 13 megapixel camera on the back.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 also comes with some of the features we have been hearing about over the last few weeks, which include Smart Pause and Smart Scroll, which lets you scroll the browser or emails up and down without touching the screen.
There is also the new Samsung Smart pause feature, which works exactly as we expected, when you are watching a video on your Samsung Galaxy S4 and move your eyes away from the display to look at something else the video will be automatically paused.
It certainly sounds impressive from the specifications, we will have more details on the full specifications later, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will launch worldwide at the end of April, Samsung have not given an exact date as yet and there are also no details on pricing, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
Earlier today we heard that the international version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 would come with Samsung’s new Exynos 5 Octa 8 core processor and that the US version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 would come with a quad core Snapdragon 600 processor.
Samsung will officially announce their new Galaxy S4 at a Samsung Unpacked event in New York on the 14th of March, the event will also be live streamed in Times Square, and now Samsung has released a new teaser video of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Unfortunately Samsung did not show off the new Galaxy S4 in their latest video, although we suspect we may get a glimpse of the handset in a future teaser video from Samsung before the handsets launch on the 14th of March.
The US version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 is rumored to be powered by a 1.9 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, the international version of the device will feature Samsung’s 8 core Exynos Octa 5 processor, the two devices will share the same specifications apart from the processor.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is also rumored to feature a 4.99 inch full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, the handset will also come with 2GB of RAM and a choice of either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of built in storage.
Other specifications on the Galaxy S4 will include Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and dual cameras, with a rear facing 13 megapixel camera for photos and video and a front facing 2.1 megapixel camera for video calls.
We are also expecting a number of new features on the Samsung Galaxy S4, which will include Samsung’s version of Android’s Photo Sphere, to be called Samsung Orb and new touchless gestures, plus some sort of new eye tracking technology with features called Eye Scroll and Eye Pause.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be officially announced in New York on the 14th of March, we are expecting the handset to go on sale in the US and Europe in April, some time between the 15th and 22nd of April, as soon as we get some more details on an exact release date we will let you guys know.
At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) exhibition this week Alcatel has launched a new smartphone to their range of devices in the form of the new Alcatel One Touch Idol X smartphone.
The Alcatel One Touch Idol X is equipped with a 5 inch 1080p display and comes running Google’s latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
The Alcatel One Touch Idol X smartphone is powered by a1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. In addition to 16 GB of internal storage and a 2,000 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel camera is located on the phone’s rear, joined by a front-facing 2.1-megapixel snapper.
As for connectivity, 3G has been incorporated into the One Touch Idol X as opposed to LTE. Internal storage space, meanwhile, is 16 GB, which can be expanded through microSD to 32 GB, accompanied by a 2,000 mAh battery.
The One Touch Idol X will launch in several colors, including orange, red, yellow and blue. Pricing and availability have not been revealed for the smartphone.
One HTC smartphone is a 4.7 inch full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 600 Quad Core 1.7GHz, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. It has a sleek design, one of the fastest processors available for smartphones and a 2300 mAh battery, which should provide a good battery life (if not spectacular). If not enough, HTC experiences in its new HTC One of the new elements of design, an aluminum monocoque case, two stereo speakers and a camera of better quality.
The Taiwanese company has also renewed its user interface, HTC Sense UI, based on Google Android, and so come to the fifth version. It ‘s definitely a winning move, the HTC smartphone that differentiate from the competition but we do not know whether, for consumers the terminal interface (Sense, TouchWiz …) is determinanate purchase, but it certainly slows the availability of OS updates . Among the most interesting are BlinkFeed One HTC, HTC and HTC Zoe BoomSound, applications that reinvent the user experience by setting a new standard for smartphones.
HTC BlinkFeed transforms the Home screen of your smartphone into a personal live stream of information of interest, such as notifications from social networks, news updates, trends and photos, accompanied by compelling images, because it is no longer necessary to use separate applications to be always updated. HTC BlinkFeed aggregates the latest content from the sources of interest, making them available at a glance, in one place, without having to jump from one application to another or open different websites. To enable this new, dynamic approach to the smartphone, HTC will make content available both international and local, from over 1,400 sources and with more than 10,000 items per day, some of the most innovavi media partners such as AOL group, owner of several tested, ESPN, MTV, Vice Media, coolhunting, Reuters and many others.
The innovative HTC UltraPixel camera, 8 megapixels, it redefines the way in which people capture, relive and share their precious moments. HTC Zoe offers the ability to shoot high-resolution photos that come to life in fragments of three seconds. These Zoes, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way that makes it alive and transforms the traditional gallery photo gallery of images, memories in motion. It can also automatically create “highlight” in all circumstances, consist of Zoes, photos and videos, set to music copyright cuts, transitions and effects professional. These videos can be remixed or have different settings, and easily shared through social networks, e-mail and other services.
In order to make this innovative user experience, HTC has developed a custom camera with f/2.0 lens, the best in its class, and a revolutionary sensor UltraPixels able to collect 300% more light compared to conventional sensors present on other smartphones. This new approach also offers amazing results in low light conditions and a number of other improvements to photos and videos. In addition, the perfect ‘self-portrait photos and video that is at hand thanks to a front-facing camera that produces ultra-wide angle 1080p video. Multiaxial optical image stabilization for your camera front and rear helps ensure smooth video, both static and in motion. HTC Zoe has many functions and effects, including an improved version of the panorama function, which reaches 360 degrees, the photo sequence and the ability to remove an object from the image.
The new HTC One offers the best audio experience available today on smartphones. HTC BoomSound introduces for the first time on a mobile device front stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and a fantastic full HD display that enables people to get involved with music, videos, games and movies YouTube favorites. The integration with Beats Audio improves the whole experience audio, video and gaming, providing a high-fidelity sound. The recording system uses a dual microphone HDR and advanced audio processing to capture clear sound and deep, like a movie in high definition. Even the phone call audio is perfect with HTC One, thanks to HTC Sense Voice, which increases the volume of calls and the sound quality in noisy environments, because conversations are clear and crisp.
The new HTC One will be available worldwide through over 185 mobile operators, including Vodafone, TIM, H3G and WInd in Italy, and major distributors, in more than 80 countries and regions, starting in March. We leave you below the technical specifications of HTC One summary:
• Display: 4.7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 468PPI
• CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core 1.7 GHz
• OS: Android 4.1.2 with HTC Sense 5
• Memory: 2GB of RAM
• Storage: 32 GB to 64 GB of storage
• Battery: 2300mAh
• Networking: GSM, WCDMA, LTE, GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA compatible
• Interface: microUSB 2.0 connector support MHL and HDMI (with an adapter)
• Audio: Two stereo speakers front
• Camera: 8 megapixel sensor, 28mm lens, optical image stabilization, video recording at 1080p
• Dimensions: 68.2 x 137.4 x 9.3mm/4mm
• Weight: 143 grams
If you want to be in the consumer electronics industry, it pays to remain on the cutting edge at all times. Having said that, you know for sure that LG is going to fight real hard to maintain its position at the top of the pack (or at least, fight for it) where the high end Android-powered smartphone market is concerned with the announcement of the LG Optimus G Pro that is already available in South Korea, and we also have reliable word that the LG Optimus G Pro will be making its way Stateside as well as in Canada in due time. This ought to throw a spanner in the works of the likes of Samsung with their upcoming Galaxy S4 plans for sure!
Just what kind of high powered hardware can we find packed underneath the hood of the LG Optimus G Pro? For starters, we do know that it will continue from where the LG Optimus G left off, where it is set to be a 4G LTE-equipped handset that sports the largest display size for smartphones from LG to date. We are talking about a 5.5” Full HD IPS display on the Optimus G Pro that was specially developed in partnership with LG Display, where it is capable of delivering 1920 x 1080 pixels at a whopping 400ppi.
Not only that, you will find that the 3,140mAh battery inside being able to offer your LG Optimus G Pro a whole lot of bang for your buck, letting you enjoy using the smartphone for hours on end without having to charge it up halfway through the day. Not only that, the 13-megapixel rear and 2.1-megapixel front cameras are not just there to record pretty videos, they can also be used to record High Definition videos simultaneously – something that is unheard of, although do expect to exhaust your storage space quickly in this manner.
Other key hardware specifications include a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal memory, a microSD memory card slot and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean in tow.
We are expecting to see a couple of new Nokia Lumia devices at this months Mobile World Congress, and now it would appear that there may be a few more Windows Phone smartphones from Nokia this month.
Alan Mendelevich, who runs Adduplex and advertising network has found some new Nokia devices appearing in his logs, and the devices are the Nokia Lumia 520, the Nokia Lumia 720 and the Nokia Lumia 860.
The Nokia Lumia 720 is rumored to feature a 4.3 inch display and will be powered by a dual core 1GHz processor, the device is also rumored to come with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of built in storage.
As soon as we get some more information on these new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone smartphones, as well as some actual pictures of the devices we will let you guys know.
If you enjoyed the layout of the Ubuntu Phone OS which was unveiled earlier this year, you might be interested in a new Android application which has been created called the Ubuntu Phone Experience.
The Ubuntu Phone Experience provides the ability to install a Ubuntu Phone OS looking side navigation bar on the left hand side of your Android smartphone. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
Unfortunately due to the name of the Android application and copyright of the Ubuntu name. The Ubuntu Phone Experience has currently been removed from the Google Play Store, but if you can’t wait for it to return under a new name its also available to download from a link on the xda-developers forum, provided by developer fmaster1. Enjoy!