The Sony Yuga rumor mill has been churning for a while, but once we heard Mobile-Review got a hold of a prototype of the “beast” it was obvious we were going to find out everything there was to know about the device very soon.
The ZTE Nubia Z5 was sort of announced back in October, but we didn’t get to learn more of its specs and design – save for the blurry back view of the phone. Answering the cry of many, ZTE has finally released one frontal picture of the Nubia Z5.
With Samsung, HTC and Sony reportedly hard at work on their 2013 flagship smartphones, it was only a matter of time until LG’s next top-tier device made its own shiny appearance in the news. Now Optimus G’s successor has been spotted in GlBenchmark’s database, though we welcome it with mostly mixed feelings.
The full HD fever is taking over the Android ecosystem, as more manufacturers reveal devices with 1920×1080 displays, or plans to release such phones in the coming months. A Korean site claims that the LG F240K will be the successor to the still new Optimus G, and that the device will be revealed by the end of the year.
Although not the very first, Chinese phone maker Oppo will release a five inch full HD smartphone on December 12th. The device, which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 Quad Core 1.5GHz CPU and a Qualcomm Adreno320 GPU, will sell for around $480 in China. Several Chinese international re-sellers are also already advertising the phone for around $599 for those in the west.
Long gone are the days of tiny 3 inch or 3.5 inch displays, even Apple have moved to bigger displays after years of trying to convince everyone that they aren’t needed. Samsung are leading this push to bigger, brighter and higher resolution panels and it looks like it has something special planned for the future. Somewhere in its product mix (probably the Galaxy S4 or maybe the Note 3) Samsung are trying to use a 4.99 inch display with a huge 441 pixel per inch density. According to my calculations that means an almost 5 inch display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Impressive! Well it would be if Samsung could actually mass produce them!
HTC may not be in the best financial shape, but the Taiwanese would not go down without a fight. They put their best effort into the One series and delivered a set of beautiful devices that many considered the best in the world. Despite that, the One X was ultimately no match to the force of nature that is the Galaxy S3, and HTC failed to make a comeback to profitability. Moreover, the next quarter shapes up to be just as bad financially, so HTC needs to pull out something amazing if it wants to reverse its fortunes this year….