Posts tagged with: IFA 2013
  • by | August 15, 2013 2:53 AM

    Just a few weeks left until Sony will most probably unveil the device which we've seen leaked all over the internet lately, referred to as the Honami. Despite all the images that were posted and captured by Mr. Blurrycam, we haven't seen color options of the upcoming device. That is, until today; we're most probably looking at a white Sony Honami C690X. There are different angles to inspect and the phone is even pictured side-by-side with an iPhone, to get a sense of its dimensions. The 20.7MP camera seems to be a go and the battery is expected to be one of 3,000mAh. Let the pictures above ...

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  • by | August 14, 2013 5:26 PM

    Samsung sure seems to be working on a smartwatch. There have been patent filings outlying just such a device, an in-development Samsung smartwatch has appeared in international import/export databases, and a trademark's been filed for the name Galaxy Gear. Considering all that, the question's been less about whether or not a smartwatch was coming at all, and more about just when Samsung might hope to launch it. We've already talked about the idea that the Galaxy Gear might be on the agenda for Samsung's September 4 IFA event (same day as Sony's), and today a new report asserts that our ...

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  • by | August 14, 2013 3:52 PM

    This year's IFA in Berlin is just a few weeks away, and like any other year, we're expecting to see a whole lot of smartphones unveiled All the big names will be holding press conferences of their own, and we've already begun to get invitations to some – earlier this month, for instance, we learned of Samsung's plans to have an event on September 4. Today we get confirmation of another OEM with similar plans, seeing Sony's invite to its own IFA event. This date is hardly a shock, as we saw a leaked teaser late last week mention the same date, but official confirmation is always nice to ...

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  • by | August 13, 2013 3:13 PM

    The LG Optimus Vu sure was a strange Android when it launched last year, eschewing the typical widescreen aspect ratio we expect from smartphone displays to go with a more iPad-like 4:3 screen, instead. That was quickly followed up by the Optimus Vu II, and now we're expecting to see LG continue the line with a third model, dropping the Optimus moniker as with the G2. Today rumors attempt to let us know what to expect from this Vu III, as well as give us a sense of when we might see the phone launched. While both the first and second Vus had 1024 x 768 displays, the Vu III might finally ...

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  • by | August 12, 2013 2:47 AM

    September 4 is the date when Samsung will be unveiling this year's Galaxy Note phablet, the Galaxy Note III. Android 4.3 is rumored to be on-board (as we've previously heard) and, while the information comes from a recent report, we'd be surprised if the Note III would ship with any other earlier version. On a related, this time, spec-note, the phablet is rumored to sport a 3,450mAh battery. The information is not confirmed but if accurate, the Note III will have a more than 10% larger battery rating than the Note II, at 3,100mAh. Whether the capacity-bump is needed for the extra specs ...

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  • by | August 8, 2013 4:26 PM

    Smartphones claiming to be the world's thinnest keep popping up one after the other, each time shaving off barely noticeable fractions of a millimeter as they push further and further towards becoming essentially two-dimensional. Chasing such targets can often be a losing proposition for phones, trading important specs like battery life in order to slim down even more. That said, we can't help but feel a little bit of awe each time a thinner and thinner phone turns up. Today we hear some more about the most recent model to have its eyes on the crown, the 5.6-millimeter thick Umeox X5. When ...

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  • by | August 5, 2013 6:55 AM

    For those of you who have a hard time deciding between the HTC One or the HTC One mini, things clearly won't end there as HTC has been reportedly working on a phablet that many are already dubbing as the HTC One Max. Still, it was hard to confirm if this device, codenamed T9 would retain the famous design of the HTC One, but the speculation should end today. A new leaked photo has surfaced, and apparently the company's new phablet will include a 5.9-inch display. Among the other enhancements reported, the specs include a 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and a 3,200mAh battery. The display ...

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  • by | July 26, 2013 5:08 AM

    As with LG's G2, the Samsung Galaxy Note III does a lousy job at hiding from the headlines (and from the camera). Of course, as we said with the occasion of the previous leak, these images might be the real deal, or they might have nothing in common with what we'll see at IFA; Samsung is known to conceal its products pretty well. On that note, the device above is claimed to be the Galaxy Note II follow-up. Furthermore, a recent Samsung Galaxy S III note leak report claims to have knowledge from Samsung insiders that the device will have a 5.7-inch screen, opposed to previous rumors of 5.99 ...

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  • by | July 12, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sony's press invites for their IFA event, and what we're expecting to see at the event. Then we talk about the Nokia Lumia 1020 and we give you a tip on how to get a free camera grip through Microsoft. Nokia's Pro Camera app is also part of the news as the company will share the love with the Lumia 920, 925 and 928. Windows Phone's Halo Spartan Assault makes the headlines next as it should arrive soon, though with a catch sadly. The Moto X is next as it's now leaked for Verizon in photos, along with more rumors of alternate materials like wood ...

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  • by | July 12, 2013 12:12 PM

    Summer is now in full swing, and as the hot, lazy days fly by, we're getting closer and closer to the next big trade show where we hope to see the latest and greatest in smartphones and tablets. The IFA in Berlin gets started in early September, and companies in the industry are already getting their ducks in a row. Nearly two full months in advance, Sony has already started distributing invitations to its own IFA event. Sony's IFA press conference will take place on Wednesday, September 4. There's no obvious hint at what to expect, like we've been seeing from Nokia and LG recently, but ...

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  • by | July 4, 2013 10:29 AM

    This might sound as a "me too" thing for many out there but in fact it's just natural evolution of smartphones. We've heard yesterday that the LG G2 might be the first smartphone to pack 3GB of RAM, for improved multi-tasking and performance, and we're now hearing it might be soon followed by another flagship. The Samsung Galaxy Note III, expected to be unveiled at this IFA 2013 in Berlin (or around August/September), is also rumored to pack 3GB of RAM. The Korea Economic Daily seems to have the aforementioned information on good authority. Other rumored specs for the upcoming Note phablet ...

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  • by | July 1, 2013 8:04 AM

    In case you need more rumors to kick your week off, here's an alleged Samsung Galaxy Note III launch date tip: September 4. On one hand, this date seems to fall nicely in place with IFA 2013, and IFA is the place where Samsung usually unveils the Note phablet. On the other hand, we here at Pocketnow, speculated about the fact that, since the Galaxy S, and S II were MWC phones, and the S III got its own event, Samsung might do the same with the Note. The original Note and Note II were IFA phablets, the Note III might get a separate event. However, today's report seems to have it on good ...

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  • by | June 24, 2013 5:18 PM

    Rumors about Samsung's alleged sequel to the Galaxy Note II (above) have yet to converge upon a unified description of the phablet's hardware. We've heard a number of ideas put forth for what SoC that Note III might run, as well as for just how large a display Samsung might be thinking about. Numbers like 6.3 inches and 5.9 inches have been mentioned, in line with the company's new Mega-series models, but the latest Note III rumor to arrive suggests that any size gains could be much more modest. At least, that's the impression that tipster @evleaks has, who posted to Twitter that he's ...

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  • by | June 21, 2013 1:50 PM

    We've been looking at signs for months now that LG's follow-up to the Optimus G could arrive running a Snapdragon 800 SoC. Then, when the company announced this week that the G2 would indeed feature one of these new Qualcomm chips, we saw those leaks validated. While LG has started to share information about this handset, it still hasn't formally launched it, nor given us a firm expectation of when to expect it. We've been operating on the assumption that this year's IFA in Berlin might be the right venue, but now news of an early August New York LG event has us wondering if the G2 might ...

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  • by | May 21, 2013 10:42 AM

    Earlier this month, LG distributed invitations to a May 30 event where news about a "G" phone was teased. When first hearing about this, we speculated as to just what LG might hope to reveal, with something like the regional launch of the Optimus G Pro for China high on that list. Still, images of an unknown LG smartphone kept appearing, and we couldn't quite shake the rumor that LG might be planning on getting an early start to announcing the Optimus G II, and would use this event to do so. Well, it now seems like we should have just stuck with our guy on this one, as LG has now confirmed ...

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