The Galaxy S4 has finally been unveiled in US. This lifts the cover off an eagerly anticipated Android smartphone from Samsung. The design language of the S4 closely follows the S3 and Note 2’s. While it may not be everyone’s favorite (mine personally is the S2’s design), those 2 smartphones of yesteryear did prove immensely popular by selling in millions. The S4, once available, is likely to follow suit.
The Sony Xperia Z was officially announced at CES 2013 with a 5″ Full HD screen, Quad 1.5GHz Krait cores, 2GB of RAM, 16GB inbuilt storage, water and dust resistant certification and a 13MP camera. This device comes with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 with an upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.2 planned. Official pricing for this phone in Malaysia is at RM2199 while its non-water and dust resistant sibling, the Xperia ZL is expected to be priced at RM1899.
SamMobile who has a pretty solid track record of leaking Samsung news has posted an article leaking some of the upcoming Galaxy S4’s specs. The leak? Samsung will ditch their own proprietary (and custom ROM frustration) Exynos chipset and will go with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 600 series chipset. It also mentions that the Galaxy S4 may switch from AMOLED to LCD which will please some fans while causing concern for others. Continue Reading
DiGi, being the sole network provider that has the Nexus 4, is being quite happily pricing the phone as they like. Unfortunately, not many consumers like their plans. To make it seem more appealing, they have kept expanding the range of plans they offer.
A rumor has been circulating that LG is stopping their production of the Nexus 4, one of their most popular phones. This rumor came at a time when many people are still waiting for the Nexus 4 to be available. Furthermore, the article goes on to cite a quote by an LG rep that “ we launched the LG Nexus 4 smartphone. This is the first of many devices to come from our growing partnership with this very selective company.” If indeed this is true and Google is looking at producing more Nexus devices with LG, I would seriously ask them to consider it carefully.