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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Xiaomi Mi 4 - Mi Band

Xiaomi have just announced their latest smart devices called the "Mi 4" and "Mi Band" in China.

"Xiaomi Mi 4" is the successor of their "Mi 3" smartphone flagship and it has the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core 2.5GHz CPU, 3GB LP-DDR3 RAM and 16/64GB internal memory.

The device features a 5.0-inch, 1080p display from Sharp or JDI with One Glass Solution, a 13 megapixel rear camera and 8 megapixel front camera with stacked Sony CMOS sensor.

It packs a 3,080mAh battery and runs the latest MIUI 6 on top of Android KitKat.

The phone has a stainless steel frame around the sides and a plastic back cover that will be available in different finishes, such as wood, bamboo, marble, fabric, leather, etc.

The price for the smartphone is approximately at $320 for the 16GB model and $400 for the 64GB model. while the other device called "Xi Band" which is a fitness band will only cost $13.
Both device pre-orders will be available in China as early as July 29th.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Tab S 8.4

Samsung has just announced their latest smart devices listening to the name "Galaxy Tab S". The new tablets Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 official. Both devices feature Super AMOLED screens of WQHD resolution (2560 x 1600 pixels) resulting in impressively high pixel density. For the 10.5" Galaxy Tab S 10.5, it's 288 ppi, while the 8.4" Galaxy Tab S 8.4 one cranks it up to 359 ppi.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 Wi-Fi weighs 465 grams (467 grams for the LTE version) and the Galaxy Tab 8.4 is just 294 grams (298 grams for the LTE unit).
Samsung will offer two different versikns of the tablets having the LTE version with a Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz quad-core Krait 400 CPU, while the Wi-Fi version comes with Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa chipset having a quad core clocked at 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 and a quad core 1.9GHz Cortex-A15. Both versions come with 3GB of RAM.

The tablets come in either 16GB or 32GB of memory and support microSD card of up to 128GB of extra memory. The battery size for the 10.5" is a 7,900mAh Li-Ion battery and for the 8.4" is a 4,900mAh and of course a finger scanmer sensor like the Galaxy S5.
At the back, both tablets have 8MP cameras with LED flashes and also capable of recording 1080p video while on the front they have a 2.1MP cameras.
The devices will come with Android 4.4 kitkat out of the box in Dazzling White and Titanium Bronze colours and if you are interested in buying one or both of them you might be able to pre order them from today (in US) and get them in July at the price of $399 for the Galaxy Tab 8.4 and $499 for the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Samsung Galaxy K zoom

Samsung announced today their latest devices called Galaxy K zoom camera phone which like its predecessor (Galaxy S4 Zoom) combines smartphone technology with a hardware point and shoot camera.
The smartphone "side" of the devices has a 4.8-inch, 1280x720 resolution Super AMOLED display, Exynos 5 Hexa SoC with six CPU cores comprising of four 1.3GHz ARM Cortex A7 and two 1.7GHz ARM Cortex A15; along with a Mali-T624 GPU, 2GB RAM, 8GB internal memory with microSD support (up to 64GB), LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, NFC, 2,430mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.

While on the Camera "side" of the device there is a 20.7 megapixel 1/2.3 BSI CMOS sensor and a 10x, 24-240mm F3.1-6.3 zoom lens with optical image stabilization (OIS). The device has a xenon flash with an LED autofocus assist and a 2 megapixel camera on the front of the device.
The Galaxy K zoom will be available in May in black, white and blue for €499.

Cat4, HSPA+ 42Mbps
LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100 
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
5-band HSPA+ 42Mbps 
HSPA+ 850/900/1900/2100 
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Display (1280x720)
Hexa core: 1.3GHz Quad-Core + 1.7GHz Dual-Core Processor
Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
Main(Rear): 20.7 Mega pixel 1/2.3 BSI CMOS Sensor, 10x Optical Zoom, OIS, 
24-240mm, F3.1-6.3
AF Assist LED
Sub(Front): 2.0 Mega pixel
ISO: Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 
Continuous Shot: 3fps MAX with AF 
Xenon Flash, 
SMART Mode, Expert Mode(P/M), My Mode
Recording Playback: Full HD (1920x1080 /60p) 
Codec : H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8 
Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Codec : MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC +/eAAC+, WMA, OGG (Vorbis), FLAC 
Value-Added Features
SMART Mode(28): Auto, Pro Suggest, Program, Beauty face, Shot more, Panorama, Virtual tour, Rich tone, Night, Continuous shot, Selfie alarm, Manual, Kids shot, Landscape, Dawn, Snow, Macro, Food, Party/Indoor, Action freeze, Waterfall, Animated photo, Sound shot, Surround shot, Silhouette, Sunset, Fireworks, Light race
AF/AE Separation, Object tracking, Studio, Smile/ Blink detection
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Kids mode
S Health Lite
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie&TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40,
Bluetooth®: 4.0 BLE
USB: USB 2.0
Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Light Sensor
Internal Memory: 8GB
microSD slot: micro SDSC (up to 2GB guaranteed), micro SDHC (up to 32GB guaranteed), micro SDXC (up to 64GB guaranteed) 
*User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
137.5X70.8X16.6(20.2)mm, 200g

Friday, 18 April 2014

World's fastest microSD card from Toshiba

Toshiba debuts world's fastest microSD memory card with the 32GB version of the microSD a.k.a UHS-II boasting speeds of up to 260MB/s read and 240MB/s write. while the 64GB version reaches speeds of 145MB/s read and 130MB/s write speeds.
 Toshiba’s new microSD memory cards offer the fastest transfer rates available, with UHS Speed Class 3 (U3) enabled, and allow high-quality 4K video capture at constant minimum write speeds of 30MB/s.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Android 4.4.2 KitKat for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

Samsung has begun pushing out the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, the high-end tablet that was launched alongside the Galaxy Note 3 back in September last year.

The update should include all the standard KitKat features and improvements – faster/smoother performance, white status bar icons, wireless printing support, full-screen album art and a new camera shortcut on the lock screen, options to select the default home and SMS apps, enhanced sound controls for specific Samsung apps, and general stability improvements.

The update is currently out in Columbia for the Wi-Fi-only variant (SM-P600), and should soon be making its way to other regions. As usual, the update will be rolling out gradually and could take a few days to reach everyone, though you can take a peep into the Settings » General » About phone » Software updates menu to force the update to show up right away.