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LG teases new ” Always On” mode for the upcoming G5

LG teases new ” Always On” mode for the upcoming G5

We’re exactly 10 days away from one of the biggest mobile events of the year, the annual extravagant Mobile World Congress that’s taking place in Barcelona, Spain. Till now we have heard major announcements from both the South Korean tech giants Samsung and LG who have both opted to launch their new flagship devices of the year, the Samsung GALAXY S7 and the LG G5. A few days back we had shared some of the leaked images of what Samsung’s next beast is going to look like but today we are going to take a closer look at one of the new features that is expected to come with the LG G5 – The “Always On” display mode. The company has posted an official teaser GIF image showing the new feature with a semi-lit display where we can see the time, date and the latest notifications. As far as the devices tech specs are concerned, the G5 is rumored to house the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor with 4gb RAM and a dual lens camera. The details of which will be revealed in a few days as soon as we get any further insights so do stick around for more. So are you guys as excited as us about the MWC 2016 ? Do share your thoughts in the comments below. Cheers...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Metal body, QHD Display, UV Sensor, 16MP Camera and more

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Metal body, QHD Display, UV Sensor, 16MP Camera and more

The wait is finally over as Samsung today officially announced their new flagship, the Galaxy Note 4. The device has been upgraded from its predecessor, the Note 3 in  both hardware and software. As the trend continues Samsung have ported most of its Galaxy S5 features in the Note 4, meaning the Note 4 comes with a finger print scanner, heart rate monitor, S-Health 3.5 and the updated TouchWiz UX running on Android 4.4 KitKat. Although, it should be noted that the Note 4 is not IP67 certified, meaning it is not water resistant (No trying any under water shots). Now let’s to dive down into the tech specs. Body The 5.7 inch phablet is truly the best looking of the Note family to date. Maybe its because of the aluminum frame wrapped around the body of the device. The Galaxy Note 4 is the first in the Note family to have an aluminum frame, making it sleek and solid at the same time. This is real aluminum not the faux style material which looks like metal but ends up being plastic. So, after years of ranting from its fans Samsung have finally started using actual metal. They started this look with the Galaxy Alpha – Samsung’s first android phone with a metallic body and now the Galaxy Note 4 joins the family. This really gives the device an elegant,  premium feel something its devices have lacked down the years. The phone itself is only 176g, a bit heavier than the Note 3, but you do not really feel the difference. The smartphone will come in 4 colors, Charcoal black, Frost White, Bronze Gold and Blossom Pink. Display Samsung have again lived up to their “Bigger is Better” mantra for its Note devices, by increasing the resolution of their 5.7 inch display from 1080p to 2560×1440. So, even though the size of the screen is the same the resolution has gone from Full HD to QHD display. If that was not already sharp enough, the Galaxy Note 4 has a Super AMOLED Quad HD display, making it one of the sharpest and most vibrant displays of any smartphone out there. Samsung have always been ahead in the display category, and they out did themselves with the Galaxy S5 and now have improved that further in the Galaxy Note 4. The pixel density of the device is 515ppi. So games just got sharper and more colorful than ever. Though the LG3 has a slightly great pixel density at 538ppi, we’ll have to compare later how the Note 4’s display holds against the LG giant. The glass on the display is not entirely flat either: its...

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Introducing the LG G3 – Simple is the New Smart

Introducing the LG G3 – Simple is the New Smart

LG has not been really discrete about its 2014 flagship the LG G3 in the recent past, but now its officially been revealed. LG seem to have built a real contender, improving on its predecessor the much acclaimed G2. The back power button found in last year’s flagship has made a triumphant return and sits nicely at the back of the device. The device’s body is made up of metal and plastic , reason for not making it full metal is  due to the fact that Qi wireless charging devices would be compatible. Display LG G3 comes with a 5.5 inch Quad HD IPS Display which has a resolution of (2560×1440), four times the resolution of a Full HD display (1920×1080). The display has a 538 ppi pixel density, making it one of the sharpest display’s out there in the market currently. Under the hood   The G3 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 801 Quad-core processor which clocks at around 2.5 Ghz. The LG G3 will come in two variants a 16GB and a 32GB version, but that is not all the difference, the 16GB will have 2GB DDR3 RAM, while the latter will be sporting 3GB of RAM.  The beast is powered by a removable 3000 mAh battery, which may come in handy considering the amount of juice the smartphone  would require to live up to its full potential. If memory is your forte, then you will be happy to know that a microSD card slot is available, which can support upto 128GB of storage. Camera The LG G3 has a 13MP shooter at the back and it is everything which a top notch flagship device’s camera should be like, plus more! The G3’s camera has a sensor right beside it, that is a LASER BLASTER, now what would be a laser blaster be doing next to a camera one would think. Well the answer is, it uses a a technology called “laser auto focus” which helps the user takes focused pictures fast, and it is very fast! The camera also has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and Dual LED Flash which is always useful. Other than that it has face detection, HDR etc.  Now lets talk about recording videos, the G3 can record videos upto 2K resolution with stereo sound recording. The device sports a 2.1MP front camera for all your selfie pleasures as well. LG G3 Smart Features                                     The LG G3 runs on the latest Android 4.4, KitKat OS, with its own theme wrapped over it. The UI has been given a nice little overhaul, which complements the very sharp display the device has. Old favorites such as Knock On and...

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First look at the Metal Body Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime [Leaked]

First look at the Metal Body Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime [Leaked]

Samsung has been hinting at taking out a “Premium” version of its 2014 flagship device, the Galaxy S5.  Rumors for the Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime, that’s the name most likely we’ll see,  have been flying around left and right, but no pictures of the device had surfaced. That wish has been fulfilled by phoneArena it seems.  The pic shows a Samsung device, which looks alot like the S5 but has some minor body changes as well. There is no speaker grill at the back of the device, the bezel has been made more rounder from the edges and seems to be a bit small as well. Another difference we could tell by the pics was that the heart-rate monitor is built slightly differently as well. The S5 Prime has been rumored to have a QHD display(2560 x 1440), an Exynos Octa-core processor or a Snapdragon 805 processor powering the device. The ram has been bumped upto 3GB and it would be having 32GB internal memory. On the software front the device would be running on the soon to be released Android 4.4.3 (KitKat). The biggest difference though is suggested to be the material of the device’s body. Rumors suggest it to be metal, instead of the plastic we usually see Samsung devices made of. Well, these pics do confirm, that a new Samsung device is on track and we hope these pics are of the S5 Prime only. Only time will tell, what the S5 Prime holds for us, till then Happy...

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Oppo Find 7 to launch on March 19 – Is the phone as cool as the Invite?

Oppo Find 7 to launch on March 19  – Is the phone as cool as the Invite?

The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo who brought us the Oppo N1 (the first smart phone to house a rotating camera) is at it again. They have been sending out invites for their next big flagship device the Oppo Find 7. The event is scheduled in Beijing, China for the 19th of March 2014.  At the event Oppo are expected to launch the device in two variants: One which has Full HD 1080p display and the Second has a 2K display. The latter is the one we are mainly interested in as it would be a first for any smart phone manufacturer to launch a device with that resolution display. Oppo are usually known to go all out with their events, even the invites are fancy. This time though they have stepped up a notch, a video has been posted online by them showing the  invitees “How to make the invite work”. The invite package is a box with a prism and  documents containing QR codes which would install a companion app in your Android or iOS device. Well it would be better if I just show you the video than me explaining it. So mark your calendars for the launch of the device and you can always follow the official #AlwaysImprove hashtag on Twitter. Video:...

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LG G Flex opens gateway to new possibilities – Curved, Flexible Displays is the Future

LG G Flex opens gateway to new possibilities – Curved, Flexible Displays is the Future

The future of smartphones is here!, according to LG. The LG G Flex is the right step in the direction where smartphones will be either bendable or curved. Why get a flexible, bendable or curved phone? “Probably we got bored,” said LG’s Ramchan Woo ( Head of the LTE Product Planning Division at LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company) jokingly. The LG G Flex is a 6-inch smartphone that flexes and bends and even withstands some pretty decent force (ever sat on your own phone?). Not only that, it has Wolverine’s healing ability, minor scratches get healed, like it never happened! Sounds like a scene from a sci-fi movie right? Well its true and Woo sees this as the future. “A lot of form factors like curved, bendable, foldable or wearable — you know the future. You can dream for the future. It will not be the same as today.” said Woo. He continued that “All the phones today are just flat, However, when you project the future, it will not be the same as today. So the G Flex is on the right.” The LG G Flex is a masterpiece in itself,  every major part of the device flexes. From the display to the glass, to the battery, everything is bendable. So do you see yourself owning a flexible smartphone in the future? Leave a shout...

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