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HTC M9 to come with a Dual 20 MP Back Camera and 4 Ultra Pixel Front

HTC M9 to come with a Dual 20 MP Back Camera and 4 Ultra Pixel Front

Rumors for the HTC M9 have started coming in thick and fast as the Mobile World Congress 2015 gets closer and closer. A very strong leak has confirmed that the new HTC One M9 a.k.a Hima will be sporting  Dual 20MP Cameras at the back and a 4 Ultra Pixel camera in the front. The layout maybe similar to that of HTC’s current flagship the HTC One M8 with dual flash. These are still rumors but according to the sources this is very close to the truth. Will just have to wait for HTC’s event at the MWC 2015 to get the first glimpse of the device. As a lot of people preferred having a Mega Pixel shooter to an Ultra Pixel, HTC listening to these cries later introduced the HTC M8 Eye with a  13 Megapixel shooter. HTC though are not giving up hope on the Ultra Pixel technology, as they might still use it their next flag ship device. Other specs include a 5 inch 1080p LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with 3GB RAM and running on the latest Android 5.0.2 Lollipop with HTC Sense...

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Google Camera updated to v2.4.022 gets Material Design

Google Camera updated to v2.4.022 gets Material Design

Google has started to update all its apps to get them ready for Android 5.0, Lollipop. Google updated the Google Camera app to version 2.4.022. Not much has changed except for some new icons and animations, basically giving it a nice Material Design touch. Users who were using the Android L Developer Edition would already have this updated version of the app, but for the rest, Google made it official today. The app can be found on the Play Store or you can used the download link provided below. Download Link : Google...

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Sony launches the Xperia C3 with a front camera flash for all Selfie Lovers

Sony launches the Xperia C3 with a front camera flash for all Selfie Lovers

The selfie syndrome is at a all time high these days, with apps like Snapchat, Slingshot and Instagram putting fuel to the already fast spreading fire. A lot of OEM’s are looking to cash in this selfie fiasco by launching smartphones with higher resolution front facing cameras. HTC actually calls the front camera of their 2014 flagship the HTC One (M8) a Seflie cam. Well, if you thought that was cool, then all you selfie lovers are going to fall for this next device launched by the Japanese giants Sony. Sony today announced the Xperia C3, the first Android powered smartphone which has a LED Flash on the front. The Xperia C3 comes with a 5 megapixel wide-angle front camera with an LED flash for taking those selfies in dark places. At the back of the device is an 8 megapixel shooter with a bunch of nifty settings for your photo shooting needs.  Some of them include Superior Auto, Portrait Retouch v.2, Timeshift-burst, Picture effects, Movie Creator, Social Live, Sweep Panorama. Other specifications include a 5.5 inch 720p HD display, a 1.2 GHz Quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB Ram and internal 8GB memory. It also supports upto a 32GB microSD card, so memory is not going to be an issue for storing all those selfies. On the software front it runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, so you are in for smooth interface. Now lets come to the most important topic, the battery. The Xperia C3 comes with a 2500mAh battery, an according to Sony it has a talk time duration of 24 hours. But how will it perform when you go crazy using the front and the rear cameras is still yet to be found out. So what do you think about this new Selfie smartphone? Give us a heads up on our comments below.   Xperia C3 Full Specifications General Release date July 2014 Form factor Touchscreen Dimensions (mm) 156.00 x 78.50 x 7.60 Weight (g) 150.00 Battery capacity (mAh) 2500 Removable battery No Colours White, Black, Mint SAR value NA Display Screen size (inches) 5.50 Touchscreen Yes Touchscreen type Capacitive Resolution 720×1280 pixels Hardware Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon RAM 1GB Internal storage 8GB Expandable storage Yes Expandable storage type microSD Expandable storage up to (GB) 32 Camera Rear camera 8-megapixel Flash Yes Front camera 5-megapixel Connectivity Wi-Fi Yes Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n GPS Yes Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00 NFC Yes Infrared No DLNA Yes Wi-Fi Direct No MHL Out No HDMI No Headphones 3.5mm FM Yes USB Micro-USB Charging via Micro-USB Yes Proprietary charging connector No Proprietary data connector No Number of SIMs 1 SIM Type Regular GSM/ CDMA...

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Introducing the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Hands On Review

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy K Zoom – Hands On Review

Samsung at the Red Dot Museum in Singapore launched its next camera cum smartphone today, the Galaxy K Zoom. The device has been given a drastic makeover from its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 Zoom. Samsung have now come up with a new “K” series for its camera centric line of smartphones. The device features a 20.7 MP camera with 10x Optical Zoom compared to the previous model which had a 16MP camera with the same zoom, but the camera has been improved quite bit as compared to its predecessor. Under the Hood   If we look under the hood the smartphone has some more than decent specs, a 4.8-inch 720p Super AMOLED display, hexa-core Exynos 5 Hexa 5260 processor with two 1.7GHz Cortex-A15 cores and four 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 cores, 2 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 2.1 MP front shooter and a 2430 mAh battery. As far as connectivity goes, the K Zoom comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0LE, GPS, NFC and HSPA+. The device runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat, with the new TouchWiz skin on it. The phone can support up to 64 GB of memory via microSD. So you do not need to worry about having any memory issues, whilst taking pictures. Body   The Galaxy K Zoom comes in the same plastic body we have known Samsung to use for quite a while now. The smartphone has a thickness of 16.6 mm and comes with a textured back that is similar to the one offered in the Galaxy S5. This makes the device much thinner than the Galaxy S4 Zoom and the camera lens gets tucked very nicely in line with the body, so you do not feel any unnecessary bulk when carrying or using the smartphone. Best part is it feels like a smartphone and not a point and click shooter. The Galaxy K Zoom comes with a dedicated shutter button, so taking pictures becomes a whole lot fun. Camera Now lets talk about the main feature of the Galaxy K Zoom, the camera! The smartphone has a 20.7 MP 1/2.3 BSI CMOS camera sensor with 10x optical zoom, Xenon flash and OIS. The camera software UI is similar to that found in the Galaxy S5 but this device has 28 different shooting modes. This means you can have a whole lot of fun capturing memorable moments. The modes include  Selfie Alarm that lets you position a box on screen for where your face will be so that when you turn the camera around, it can lock on and give you an audible warning before it fires off three shots. Pro Suggest is another mode, when you frame up your...

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Turn your Smartphone into a DSLR with the Oppo Smart Lens [Images Leaked]

Turn your Smartphone into a DSLR with the Oppo Smart Lens [Images Leaked]

A while back Sony came up with the first ever NFC attached extended lens for a smartphone or a tablet. Now its Oppo’s turn to make your smartphone into an all out DSLR. Leaked images of the Oppo Smart Lens have surfaced on the site GizChina which look exactly like a DSLR’s detachable lens.  The Oppo Smart Lens works on NFC as well as WiFi, and has nothing to do with the smartphone’s built in camera as the pictures suggest. The lens unlike Sony’s QX10 and QX100 has its own physical power button and it connects via NFC when attached to the device and I guess the WiFi feature maybe when using the lens for remote shooting. The Oppo Smart Lens has 10x zoom, while rumors for a 15x zoom model are very strong as well. The device in the picture which the lens in attached to is the Oppo 7 , and if it connects via NFC then using on Non- Oppo devices wouldn’t be a problem. Lets hope that is the case as the lens won’t come...

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Official Google Camera app now available on Google Play

Official Google Camera app now available on Google Play

Camera apps are available in abundance these days and for those having a high end device don’t even bother giving them a try (no disrespect intended I’m just saying). Even though each OEMs camera app features different functionality, they all have some similarities with each other. With that said, the recently launched two giants namely the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the new HTC One (M8) both have some amazing looking shutters capable of capturing not just stunning snaps but also adding a nice after touch to it as well. These include the likes of the selective focus mode in the S5 and the one Touch Focus using the Duo Cam Option in the M8 and many other features.      Now for those of you owning the latest Android 4.4 KitKat device can get a taste of Google’s latest addition – the all new Google Camera app which includes many exciting features. The most notable is the addition of Photo Spheres, something Google implemented a long while ago but was missing from many of the devices (for reasons still unknown). Besides this, Google have also added a host of other notable features that include Lens Blur mode for SLR-like photos with shallow depth of field, Panorama mode with high resolution and a few more handy features that include: • Photo Spheres for immersive 360º views • Lens Blur mode for SLR-like photos with shallow depth of field • Panorama mode with high resolution • 100% viewfinder for getting the maximum resolution from the sensor (no dropped pixels) • Updated UI that gets out of your way and is centered on an extra large capture button • Works on phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat                     As mentioned earlier, the app is currently only supported on devices running Android 4.4 and higher so those of you who are still stuck on any of the prior versions would have to wait a bit longer for the update to arrive, otherwise you can always install the latest custom ROM if your device is rooted. For those of you who would like to give it a try can get their hands on it for free from Google Play. Google Play Download Link Direct Download Link (In case the app is not supported in your...

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