Update: These renders were submitted to a handful of sites, including ours. We’d lean on this being fake rather than close to being real. Take it for what it’s worth. Move along.
Are these two pictures of the new Nexus 10 made by Samsung? Industry leaker @evleaks posted up the picture below moments ago with a warning that he couldn’t confirm any of the details as they were sent to him as a tip. His tip suggested that the device will again be made by Samsung (not Asus as has been previously reported) and will feature an Exynos 5 chipset, WQXGA display, 3GB RAM, 16 or 32GB of storage, 5MP rear camera, 3MP front camera, and run Android 4.5. The images also show front-facing speakers and transparent Kit Kat notification and navigation areas.
Sound odd? Well, we received similar information from what may be a separate source within the last 24 hours, but have been sitting on it. (more…)
The mystery surrounding Samsung’s Galaxy S successor stems not from its projected release window, which is annual and relatively consistent, but from its internals and construction. Many speculated the Korea-based company intended to launch a flagship handset made with premium build materials, but little in the way of substantive evidence supported that idea. Today, proof has emerged in the form of a SamMobile source, who confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will come in both a metal and plastic model when it launches later this year. (more…)
Those unsure whether to pull the trigger on a Galaxy Gear have good reason for hesitancy; in our review of Samsung’s wearable, we found the device wanting for the $299 asking price. That being said, the Korea-based company is apparently selling the smartwatch at a steady clip, so logic dictates a successor be released. According to a report in the Korean Herald, Samsung intends to unveil such a device at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, along with a health-focused accessory intended strictly for monitoring vitals. (more…)
According to two images and a post over at forum Neogaf, LG Canada’s distribution centers have received their shipments of Nexus 5 phones and are simply awaiting the order to have them shipped out. In the top image, we can see stacks of boxes that could be filled with Nexus 5 phones, all of which have LG branding. One even has a Nexus 5 retail package lying on top of it. The other image shows a close-up of the Nexus 5 retail box, which looks similar to the box pictured with a white variant a week or so ago. (more…)
Owners of the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note 2, and the Galaxy S4 Active have been waiting patiently to hear about when these Samsung devices would receive an update to Android 4.3. According to a leaked internal document we scored this morning, we finally have some dates to mark on our calendars. (more…)
Ever since last night’s Google Play slip-up that showed us the Nexus 5 in all its glory, along with its price and at least one internal storage option, we have been counting the minutes to some sort of official acknowledgement from Google. We still don’t have that yet, but we may have another piece to the puzzle – retail packaging. Posted at tech site Underkg.com (and then potentially removed), three images show what could be the retail packaging for Google’s new phone, assuming they are even real. (more…)
According to a recent article from South Korean news site Naver, Samsung could look to unveil the next Galaxy flagship device this upcoming January, 2014. But why would Samsung rush production and release of the Galaxy S5, when the Galaxy S4 has only been on the market for less than half a year? Apparently, sales of the Galaxy S4 were not as high as initially projected by Samsung, and if the report is to be believed, launching the next device early could help with that. (more…)
T-Mobile and Shakira have a third UnCarrier announcement to reveal this evening in NYC, but thanks to a Facebook fansite for the artist, we may already know the plan. As seen in the image above that was captured by one of our readers, it looks like free global data is the next step. The image doesn’t provide many details, but does reference your T-Mobile data plan as now having a “passport.” The next line states that global data coverage in over 100 countries will now be included at no extra charge. (more…)