Friday, August 31, 2012

HTC announces Desire X

The company have announce new budget Android phone, bearing with Desire name known as HTC Desire X.

HTC Desire X Key Features :

  • 4-inch with 800 x 480 resolution and Super LCD
  • 1Ghz Dual core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 768MB of RAM
  • 4GB internal storage with microSD card slot
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • 1,650mAh battery
  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.

HTC Desire X expected to on sales by mid September. Price will be announce laterbut being known as Budget phone, we could expect it below RM1000.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Samsung officially announced window 8 smartphone ATIV S

Alright enough with Android news. We have Window 8 handset from Samsung in IFA 2012, ATIV S.

Samsung ATIV S Key Features

  • 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display of HD resolution, Gorilla Glass 2
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP camera with 1.9MP front camera
  • 16GB/32GB built-in storage with expandable microSD card
  • Built-in NFC
  • 2,300mAh battery

Pricing and availability is yet to be confirmed, but we're guessing the smartphone will hit the shelves immediately after Microsoft officially releases the Windows Phone 8 OS.


Samsung announces Galaxy Camera

Another Android based OS camera from big player, Samsung! Samsung Galaxy Camera officially shown up in IFA 2012. It look like a Galaxy S III point-and-shoot camera.

Samsung Galaxy Camera Key Features :

  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor
  • 23 – 481 mm
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 1920 x 1080 (30fps) video recording
  • 4.8″ Super Clear LCD screen of HD resolution
  • 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 8GB internal storage with expandable SD card
  • 1,650mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz

The Galaxy Camera will be released to market during Q4 2012, although pricing hasn't yet been announced. Additionally there will be a choice of two colors available for the Galaxy Camera, white and black.


Samsung Galaxy Note 2 announced

We know this is coming. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is formally announced this morning at IFA 2012 to replace the little brother, Galaxy Note.

Samsung Galaxy Note Key Features :

  • 5.5” HD Super AMOLED (1,280 x 720)
  • 1.6 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/32/64GB internal memory
  • 8 Megapixel camera and 1.9 front facing camera
  • 3,100mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

For us, it is an oversize Samsung Galaxy S III and using the overclocked processor in S III. It also come with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, backed up by Samsung's TouchWiz Nature UX.

Price and availabilities still unknown at the moment.


Sony Xperia Tablet S announced

Sony Xperia Tablet S will be the company first tablet with Xperia branding. The spec pretty much like the leaked we publish back to few weeks ago.

Sony Xperia Tablet S Key Features :

  • 9.4-inch (1280 x 800) IPS display
  • Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset
  • 8.0MP rear camera and 1.0MP front camera
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage
  • 6000mAh battery
  • Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Xperia Tablet S is a splash-proof tablet and has built-in universal remote with time-saving macro programming.

The tablet also has a unique application called Socialife that allows you to view, sort and manage all your social and news feeds through its stylish user interface. Other features include Small Apps, which are widgets that sit on top of the screen such as a remote or calculator. Another new feature is ‘Guest mode’ which can create individual profiles for family members and visitors.

The new Xperia Tablet S from Sony will be available from September 2012. In terms of pricing the tablet will cost $400 for the 16GB model, with the 32GB going for $500 and the 64GB for $600.


Sony Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J formally announced

IFA 2012 kick started with Sony presentation last night. Sony has bring up three brand new android devices, Xperia T, Xperia V and Xperia J that follow Xperia Arc/Arc S design legacy.

Sony Xperia T Key Features :

  • 4.55-inch with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260A chipset
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory with expandable microSD
  • 13MP camera and 1.3MP front camera
  • micro SIM, NFC, MHL. PlayStation Certification
  • 1850mAh battery
  • come with black, silver and white

Sony Xperia V Key Features :

  • 4.3-inch with 720 x 1280 resolution
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260A chipset
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory with expandable microSD
  • 13MP camera and VGA front camera
  • micro SIM, NFC, MHL. PlayStation Certification
  • 1750mAh battery
  • Water Resistant
  • come with black, white and pink

Sony Xperia J Key Features :

  • 4-inch gorilla glass display with FWVGA resolution 480 x 854
  • 1GHz single-core processor powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon A1 MSM7227A chipset
  • Adreno 200 (enhanced) GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory with expandable microSD
  • 5MP sensor with VGA video recording and a VGA front-facing camera
  • 1750mAh battery
  • come with black, gold, pink and white

Xperia T, V and J will be running ICS at the moment but Sony confirmed both Xperia T and Xperia V will get Jellybean soon. All this devices will available globally on Q4 of 2012. Pricing still unavailable at the moment. Hit the source for more press shot images.


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LG unveils the Optimus L9

After announce Optimus G, very quickly LG announced Optimus L9 now.

LG Optimus L9 Key Features :

  • 4.7-inch IPS display
  • 1Ghz Dual core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Memory
  • 5MP rear camera
  • 2,150mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The Optimus L9 will feature Qtranslator app, which can translate text from 44 different languages using Optical Character Recognition technology.

Pricing and availabilities still unknown.


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

LG Optimus G becomes official

IFA 2012 havent kick start and LG officially announced Optimus G! A monster spec phone that gonna surprise you all.

LG Optimus G Key Features :

  • 4.7-inch, 1280 x 768 True HD IPS display
  • 1.5 Ghz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 13-megapixel camera and 1.3MP front cameras
  • 2,100mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The Optimus G will go on sale next month in Korea on all three major networks and an international launch is planned at a later date. It will also be making its way to NTT DoCoMo's network in Japan by October/November. The Japanese version will have a slightly different design and DoCoMo's UI customizations.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Pentax announces X-5

Pentax just announces X-5, a DSLR-look-alike where it closely resemble the company's K-5 DSLR.

Pentax X-5 Key Features :

  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 22 – 580 mm F3.1 - F5.9 lens
  • 3" Tilting LCD Screen
  • 1920 x 1080 (30 fps) video recording

It is powered by AA batteries, giving around 500 shots per charge when used with NiMh rechargeable cells. The new Pentax X-5 will be available on September 2012 with the pricetag of $279.95 (Approx RM840).


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Nikon announces Android-powered Coolpix S800c smart Wi-Fi superzoom

Nikon has announced the Coolpix S800c, the first compact camera from a major manufacturer to openly use the Android mobile operating system.

Nikon Coolpix S800c Key Features :

  • 16 Megapixels
  • BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED C2 imaging processor
  • 25-250mm f3.3-5.9 lens
  • 3.5" OLED touchscreen
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Powered by Android, this Coolpix S800c will allow users to surf the web or even download applications and games via Google Play.


Nikon launches Coolpix S01 and P7700

Nikon has launches the miniature compare camera, Coolpix S01 and also Coolpix 7700, replacement for P7100.

Nikon Coolpix S01 Key Features :

  • 10.1 megapixels
  • CCD Sensor
  • Expeed C2 imaging processor
  • 29 – 87 f3.3-5.9 mm lens
  • 2.5" fixed LCD screen

The COOLPIX S01 will be available on September with the price tag of $179.95 (approx RM240).

Nikon Coolpix P7700 Key Features :

  • 12.2-megapixel
  • 1/1.7-inch CMOS sensor
  • 28-200mm f2-4 lens
  • 3-inch vari-angle LCD monitor
  • Full HD 1080p video recording

The COOLPIX P7700 will be available on September with the price tag of $499.95 (approx RM1500).


Canon announces PowerShot SX500 IS and SX160 IS

Canon just announced two mid-range superzoom cameras, PowerShot SX500 IS and SX160 IS. Both feature faster autofocus and less shutter lag than previous models.

Canon PowerShot SX500 IS Key Features :

  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) CCD Sensor
  • Digic 4 Imaging processor
  • ISO 80 - 1600
  • 24 – 720 mm F3.4 - F5.8 lens
  • 3" fix LCD
  • 1280 x 720 (25 fps) video

Canon PowerShot SX160 IS Key Features :

  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) CCD Sensor
  • Digic 4 Imaging processor
  • ISO 80 - 800
  • 28 – 448 mm F3.5 - F5.9 lens
  • 3" fix LCD
  • 1280 x 720 (30, 25 fps) video

Both model will available on September with $329 (Approx RM987) for the SX500 IS and $229 (RM687) for the SX160 IS.


Acer launches Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo

Here it come Acer launch Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Duo way before IFA start. Both devices are identical, but for the fact that the Duo model offers dual-SIM (with dual-standby) support.

Acer Liquid Gallant/Liquid Gallant Duo Key Features :

  • 4.3-inch qHD LCD
  • MediaTek MT6575 single-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • PowerVR SGX531 GPU
  • 5MP camera with LED flash
  • 4GB internal storage expandable via a microSD slot
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

No pricing available yet but we guess it will be cheap.


Sony Xperia J preview before the official announcement

Sony just can't wait to show their excitement of new Xperia line. Sony Xperia J, the next entry level android phone full spec preview before IFA event.

Sony Xperia J Key Features :

  • 4" FWVGA LCD
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7227A chipset
  • Adreno 200
  • 512MB RAM
  • 5MP camera with LED flash
  • 1700mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Xperia J offered a very good price from €150-160, with good build quality, great display for the class and good reception and audio quality. Not to mention, the design is same with the Xperia T and XT.


Samsung Galaxy S II Plus pictures leak

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus? Is there a need one when Samsung Galaxy S III is around and coming soon Galaxy Note 2? There is a rumor speculating since March and seem like it is true now.

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus Key Features :

  • 4.52-inch, 800 x 480 resolution Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.5GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory, microSD card slot
  • 8 megapixel camera
  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

The spec is much similar with current existing Samsung Galaxy S II except bigger screen display. Personally we feel it is not needed and just for Samsung to fit into various screen size collection.


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sony Xperia SL goes official and Sony Xperia S will get vanilla Android

Yups i Believe you heard it there is an upgrade version of Sony Xperia S, just like the transition between Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Arc S. Nevertheless, Xperia SL seem can't wait for IFA 2012 and have a official launch ahead.

Sony Xperia SL key features :

  • 4.3" display of HD resolution (720x1280 pixels).
  • SM8260 chipset with a 1.7GHz dual-core processor.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 16GB/32GB of internal storage.
  • 12-megapixel camera with Sony's Exmor R backlit sensor, 1.3MP front camera.
  • Android 4.0

The spec is same with Xperia S except the overclocking processor. It also offered in a new pink color in addition to the previously available white, black and grey.

The pricing and availabilities is not reveal yet.

Meantime, Google just announced am experiment to bring plain vanilla Android to Sony's top shelf smartphone, Xperia S. Reason why Xperia S was chosen because "it's a powerful current GSM device, with an unlockable bootloader, from a manufacturer that has always been very friendly to AOSP."

Sound like we can Google Xperia Nexus in future :D


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Xiaomi Mi-2 Officially Announces

Phone hardware is keep growing rapidly. Xiaomi Mi-2 officially announces at Beijing and it packed with monstrous spec. Lets check it out.

Xiaomi Mi-2 Key Features :

  • 4.3″ IPS screen with 720p resolution
  • 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor
  • Adreno 320
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8.0 megapixel back facing camera and 2mp front camera
  • 16GB internal memory
  • 1930mAh
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

We have seen how well is Dual core S4 processor performed compare with other Quad Core and S4 Pro definitely perform better. The Adreno 320 graphic is comparable with XBOX 360 graphic.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Sony Xperia Tablet photos emerge

The replacement for Sony Tablet S is here! Bearing the Xperia branding, the new tablet will be thinner and carry the unique "wedge" design of the Sony Tablet S. It also built with Magnesium-Aluminium body with weight 570 grams.

Sony Xperia Tablet Kye Features :

  • 9.4-inch display with 1280x800-pixel resolution
  • 1.3GHz Nvidia's Tegra 3 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8MP back camera and 1mp front facing camera
  • 16/32/64G internal memory and expandable memory
  • 6000mAh

Expected to be unveiled at Sony's pre-IFA event on August 29 and launched later in September, the Xperia Tablet will cost $399.99 (approximately RM1200), $499.99 (approximately RM1500) and $599.99 (Approximately RM1800) for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB model respectively.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Nikon 1 J2 officially announce

Look! Nikon 1 series J2 is a new addition family for Nikon mirrorless camera, refreshed from J1. They only difference between J1 and J2 is higher-resolution rear screen (921,000 dot), feature modes from Nikon's Coolpix compacts and orange color.

Nikon 1 J2 Key Features :

  • 10.1 megapixels
  • 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS sensor
  • Expeed 3 imaging processor
  • 3" LCD Screen
  • 135 of focus point
  • 1080 (60, 30 fps) video

The Nikon 1 J2 camera with the 10-30mm lens will be available in September 2012 with RRP $549.95 (approximately RM1650).

Nikon also announced a waterproof housing and a more compact retractable zoom lens - the 1 Nikkor 11-27.5mm F3.5-5.6. it doesnt have image stabilization and smaller than 10-30mm lens.

The 1 NIKKOR 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 lens will also be available in late September 2012 with RRP $189.95 (Approximately RM570) and also a WP-N1, the underwater case for either the Nikon 1 J1 or the Nikon 1 J2 with RRP of $749.95 (RM2250).


Nikon launches Coolpix L610

Nikon has refresh a new L series family, Coolpix L610. It is an affordable compact digital camera featuring an impressive 14x optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens and an Easy Auto Mode. Lets take a look on the spec.

Nikon Coolpix L610 Key Features :

  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) CMOS sensor
  • 25mm - 350mm f3.3 - 5.9
  • 3" Fixed LCD Screen
  • 1080p30 HD video
  • AA Battery

The Nikon Coolpix L610 will available on September 2012 with $249.95 (Approximately RM750) as retail price. Come with Red, Black and Silver color.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Samsung officially announces the Galaxy Note 10.1

If you recall, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 back at WMC 2012 but very quick, Samsung send it back to R&D. Today, Samsung once again re-announces the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Key Features :

  • 10.1" screen PLS TFT with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels
  • quad-core 1.4GHz processor, Exynos 4412 chipset
  • Mali 400MP GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5MP back facing camera with LED flash and a 1.9MP font-facing camera
  • 16GB/32GB/64GB Internal Memory
  • S Pen
  • 7,000mAh
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Look like after it came out from R&D, the new spec for Samsung galaxy Note 10.1 is buck up! Here some video release by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will come with 3 version - WiFi-only version, a WiFi-and-3G HSPA-Plus and a WiFi-and-LTE version. European pricing is set at €479 for the Wi-Fi only version and €599 for the 3G-enabled units.

Samsung with other mobile manufacture will unveils more phone on coming IFA on August 31 to September 5. Stay tune for our coverage!

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