Samsung unveils Samsung Galaxy S II Plus

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Jan 102013
 

Samsung Galaxy S II PlusThere is life yet in the venerable Samsung Galaxy S II. Samsung today unveiled an upgraded version called the Samsung Galaxy S II Plus. It features a few improvements (primarily on the software side) but is otherwise very similar to its older sibling. It “combines the performance that have made the GALAXY S II one of the world’s most recognized phones, together with nature-inspired user-interface and intuitive features that greatly boost its usability and functionality.”

Samsung Galaxy S II Plus specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core Samsung Exynos
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung TouchWiz
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA+ (21Mbps)/EDGE/GPRS
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (dual-band), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC (optional)
  • Display: 4.3-inch WVGA (800×480) Super AMOLED Plus
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard and microSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with LED flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 1,650mAh
  • Dimensions / weight (NFC): 125.3 × 66.1 × 8.9 millimeters / 121 grams
  • Dimensions / weight (Non-NFC): 125.3 × 66.1 × 8.5 millimeters / 121 grams

There is no word yet on availability and pricing.

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CES 2013: Lenovo K900 with Intel dual-core processor unveiled

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Jan 092013
 

Lenovo K900Lenovo today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Lenovo K900. It’s unlike most of the flagship devices being unveiled this week as CES 2013 unfolds. It does not sport a quad-core processor but will be among if not the first to use Intel’s first dual-core Atom chip for phones. It will also not sport a 5-inch FHD display but rather a 5.5-inch FHD one.

“With the K900, our team has broken down the key functions of the smartphone and redesigned them from the ground up,” said Liu Jun, president, Mobile Internet Digital Home, and senior vice president, Lenovo. “Rather than focus on specifications that look good on a datasheet, we’ve zeroed in on what consumers want and proved that for smartphone users, top performance doesn’t require a thick profile. The K900 is a game-changer that looks as good as it performs.”

We don’t have all the specifications about the Lenovo K900 yet but here is what we know so far:

  • Processor: 2.0GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2580
  • Operating system: Google Android Jelly Bean with Lenovo Le Phone UI
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS with Gorilla Glass 2
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP with Sony Exmor BSI sensor, f/1.8 lens, and dual flash
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Dimensions / weight: 6.9 millimeter thick / 162 grams

The Lenovo K900 will launch in April in China. Other “select regional markets” will follow soon after. Pricing was not announced.

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CES 2013: ZTE unveils ZTE Grand S, “the thinnest 5.0 FHD quad-core smartphone”

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Jan 092013
 

ZTE Grand SAs expected, ZTE today unveiled the ZTE Grand S, the the flagship handset in its Grand Series product line. At 6.9 millimeters, ZTE bills it as “the world’s thinnest within 5 inch FHD quad-core smartphones.”

“The ZTE Grand S gives our customers the latest in technology, functionality and style. We understand that today’s consumers call for advanced features and state-of-the-art multimedia options in their handsets, and the ZTE Grand S confidently addresses those demands,” said Mr. Kan Yulun, Corporate Vice President of ZTE Corporation and CTO of the ZTE Mobile Device Division.

ZTE Grand S specifications:

  • Processor: 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080)
  • Input: Touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP AF with flash and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP FF with 1080p video capture
  • Dimensions / weight: 142 x 69 x 6.9 millimeters

The ZTE Grand S is in fact the company’s second 5-inch FHD smartphone. It announced the ZTE Nubia Z5 just after Christmas. It is slightly thicker than the Grand S and does not come with LTE. Like the Grand S, it is currently set to be offered only in China.

The ZTE Grand S will go on sale in China later this quarter. Information about pricing and availability in other markets was not provided.

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Sony to offer Charging Dock DK26 for Xperia Z

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Jan 082013
 

Sony will offer a charging dock, aptly called the Charging Dock DK26, for its just announced Sony Xperia Z flagship smartphone. From the pictures, it appears to be a rather straightforward affair. No ports, HDMI or otherwise are visible, leaving the dock to charge and cradle your device. At the right price, it could have its use.

Sony Charging Dock DK26Sony Charging Dock DK26

The design takes its cues from the sharp lines of the Xperia Z. It measures 144 by 40 by 30 millimeters and weighs 55.4 grams.

There are no pricing and availability details yet but it’s likely to be available around the same time as the Xperia Z (later this quarter).

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CES 2013: Alcatel unveils One Touch Idol Ultra, “world’s slimmest smartphone”

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Jan 082013
 

Alcatel One Touch Idol UltraTCL Communication, the company behind Alcatel’s One Touch branded smartphones, yesterday unveiled the One Touch Idol Ultra, billed as the “world’s slimmest smartphone.” A mere 6.45 millimeters thick, it promises that “performance is not compromised.” It comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.7-inch AMOLED display, an 8MP rear camera capable of capturing 1080p video and runs Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

If weight is more your thing, Alcatel also announced the One Touch Idol which may not be as thin but is billed as “the lightest smartphone in its category” at 110 grams. It comes with a dual-core processor, a 4.7-inch IPS display, 8MP camera and 2MP front camera

Details including availability and pricing were not provided.

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CES 2013: Huawei launches Ascend W1, its first Windows Phone 8 device

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Jan 082013
 

Huawei Ascend W1Alongside the Android-powered Ascend D2 and Ascend Mate, Huawei today launched its first Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the Huawei Ascend W1. As expected, it is an entry-level device designed to be easy on the pocketbook.

“Inspired and powered by people, the Ascend W1 is a combination of Huawei’s user-centric design philosophy and Windows Phone 8 software, bringing consumers a truly compelling alternative.” said Richard Yu, CEO, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “The addition of the Ascend W1 to our smartphone portfolio gives consumers access to an even wider range of Huawei smartphones. At a price that makes sense to consumers, Ascend W1 underscores our commitment to put smartphones within reach of every consumer, no matter who you are or what you want from your phone.”

Huawei Ascend W1 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8230
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows Phone 8
  • Cellular connectivity: UMTS/GSM
  • Other connectivity: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1
  • Display: 4-inch WVGA (800×480) IPS LCD
  • Input: Touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 4GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 5MP AF with flash LED
  • Front-facing camera: 0.3MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack
  • Battery: 1,950mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 124.5 x 63.5 x 10.15 millimeters / 130 grams
  • Colours: Blue, red, black, white

The Huawei Ascend W1 will first launch in China and Russia starting in January 2013. Other markets including the U.S. (and Canada?) will follow later. Pricing information was not announced.

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CES 2013: Huawei Ascend D2 and Huawei Ascend Mate unveiled

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Jan 082013
 

Huawei yesterday unveiled two new smartphones, the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate ‘phablet’ and the 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) Ascend D2 which looks small next to its larger sibling. Huawei bills the Ascend Mate as “the smartphone with the largest screen in the world” and describes the Ascend D2 as its latest “hero product in Huawei’s Ascend series of smartphones.”

Huawei Ascend D2Huawei Ascend D2 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Balong V7R1
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Huawei Emotion UI
  • Cellular connectivity: UMTS/GSM
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) Super Retina LCD
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP AF with HDR and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 140 x 71 x 9.4 millimeters / 170 grams
  • Colours: Crystal Blue and Pure White
  • Other: Dust and water resistant

Huawei Ascend MateHuawei Ascend Mate specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Intel XMM6260
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Huawei Emotion UI
  • Cellular connectivity: Penta-band UMTS / quad-band GSM
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (dual band), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA
  • Display: 6.1-inch HD (1280×720) IPS with Gorilla Glass
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP AF with HDR
  • Front-facing camera: 1MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB
  • Battery: 4,050mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 163.5 x 85.7 x 9.9 millimeters / 198 grams
  • Colours: Crystal Black and Pure White

The Huawei Ascend D2 will launch in China later this month and in Japan “in the future.” The Huawei Ascend Mate is scheduled to go on sale in China in February 2013. There is no word yet on whether either will be available later in other markets.

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CES 2013: Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 800 and 600 Series mobile processors

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Jan 072013
 

QualcommQualcomm today unveiled two new Snapdragon families of processors along with a new numbering convention for its mobile processors. Sitting at the top of the Snapdragon lineup will be the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 family. Below it will be the Snapdragon 600, Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 families.

“With the overwhelming success of our previous Qualcomm Snapdragon platforms, our mobile processors have emerged as the platform of choice for high-end mobile devices,” said Steve Mollenkopf, president and chief operating officer of Qualcomm. “With more than 50 design wins already secured with the first products of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800 processors, we are advancing our vision and setting the standard for excellence in mobile computing.”

The Snapdragon 800 will target premium mobile and computing devices. Using the 28nm High Performance for mobile (HPm) technology, it will deliver performance up to 75 percent better than Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processors while using less power. Other characteristics will include:

  • Individual core speeds to reach up to 2.3GHz
  • New Adreno 330 GPU to offer more than twice the performance of the Adreno 320 GPU
  • Integrated 4G LTE modem offering data rates up to 150Mbps
  • Integrated support for 802.11 ac Wi-Fi
  • Support for USB 3.0, Bluetooth and FM
  • Capture, playback and display in UltraHD video (with four times 1080p pixel density)
  • Support for display resolution as high as 2560 by 2048 pixels
  • Miracast 1080p HD support

The new Snapdragon 600 series will be geared towards high-end mobile devices. It will deliver performance 40 percent better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor while using less power. It will use a new Krait 300 quad-core processor running as high as 1.9GHz and an enhanced Adreno 320 GPU.

Both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and Snapdragon 600 processors are currently sampling. The former should hit devices by mid-year while the former will land on devices by the second quarter.

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CES 2013: Sony unveils Xperia Z and Xperia ZL

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Jan 072013
 

As widely predicted by rumours, Sony today unveiled its next flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z.

“With Xperia Z, we are bringing over half a century of innovation in TV, imaging, music, film and gaming to create a superphone experience that truly stands out,” said Kuni Suzuki, President and CEO, at Sony Mobile Communications. “With great specifications, Sony’s media applications, One-touch functions and outstanding battery life, Xperia Z is well positioned for leadership in the smartphone market. By putting smartphones at the heart of our strategy, Sony is enabling people to create, enjoy and share content and experiences like never before.”

Sony Xperia ZSony Xperia Z specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8064)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+/EDGE/GPRS
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, DLNA
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP with Exmor RS sensor and HD video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2.2MP camera with HD video capture
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB 2.0 port
  • Battery: 2,330mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 139 x 71 x 7.9 millimeters / 146 grams
  • Colours: Black, white and purple
  • Other: Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57)

Sony also unveiled the Xperia ZL, a very similar device intended for a number of select markets, including Canada. It will share many characteristics with the Xperia Z but will be slightly smaller.

Sony Xperia ZLSony Xperia ZL specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro (MSM8064)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: LTE/HSPA+/EDGE/GPRS
  • Other connectivity: GPS/GLONASS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, DLNA
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 16GB onboard and microSD cards up to 64GB
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP with Exmor RS sensor and HD video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP camera with HD video capture
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB 2.0 port
  • Dimensions / weight: 131.6 x 69.3 x 9.8 millimeters / 151 grams
  • Colours: Black, white

Both devices will launch with Android 4.1 but will be upgraded to Android 4.2 later on.

The Sony Xperia Z will launch globally later this quarter whereas the Xperia ZL will launch only select markets (including Canada). Pricing details were not provided.

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CES 2013: Acer announces entry-level 7-inch Acer Iconia B1-A71 tablet

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Jan 072013
 

Acer Iconia B1-A71Acer today unveiled a new entry level tablet aimed at new users, “families opting for a 2nd tablet for their children.” As you would expect from a tablet that will be among the cheapest when it launches, the Acer Iconia B1-A71 (a name that just rolls off the tongue) will not sport impressive specifications. But it may find a niche among those looking for such a device.

The Iconia B1 is an affordable entry level device to the wide family of Acer products and is designed for the everyday usage of Modern Day Explorers – in this case young explorers or busy mobile explorers. The Iconia B1 is, like its Acer family products, a device which provides the most premium experience at its price point.

Acer Iconia B1-A71 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.2GHz dual-core Mediatek MTK 8317T
  • Operating system: Google Android Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Display: 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600)
  • Input: Multitouch capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 512MB RAM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard and microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Rear-facing camera: None
  • Front-facing camera: 0.3MP
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB 2.0 port
  • Battery: 2,710mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 197.4 x 128.5 x 11.3 millimeters / 320 grams

Acer did not provide specific availability details but indicated that it will sell for less than US$150 when it launches.

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CES 2013: NVIDIA unveils Project SHIELD Android gaming platform

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Jan 072013
 

Nvidia Project SHIELDAlong with its new Tegra 4 SoC, NVIDIA has unveiled the first device to use it. In a surprise move, it turns out to be one that has designed. Project SHIELD is a portable gaming platform that will play not only Android games but also PC titles by streaming them over a LAN from a PC equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 GPU or higher.

“Project SHIELD was created by NVIDIA engineers who love to game and imagined a new way to play,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, co-founder and chief executive officer at NVIDIA. “We were inspired by a vision that the rise of mobile and cloud technologies will free us from our boxes, letting us game anywhere, on any screen. We imagined a device that would do for games what the iPod and Kindle have done for music and books, letting us play in a cool new way. We hope other gamers love SHIELD as much as we do.”

Project SHIELD is a clamshell device powered by the new Tegra 4 SoC. It comes with a built-in controller, a 5-inch HD (1280×720) touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, and built-in speakers. The 33Wh battery promises between five and ten hours of play time or 24 hours of HD video playback.

A future software update will also allow Project SHIELD to stream content from the device to televisions wirelessly so that you can use a larger display when one is available.

NVIDIA will launch Project SHIELD in both Canada and the U.S. in Q2. It did not reveal pricing.

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CES 2013: NVIDIA announces Tegra 4, the “world’s fastest mobile processor”

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Jan 072013
 
NVIDIA Tegra 4

CES 2013 unofficially kicked off this evening with NVIDIA announcing the NVIDIA Tegra SoC, billing it as “the world’s fastest mobile processor.” It combines four Cortex-A15 CPU cores, a power-efficient “2nd Generation Battery Saver Core” and a a 72-core GPU that promises six times the graphical prowess of its predecessor, the Tegra 3. It also offers worldwide 4G LTE voice and data support through an optional NVIDIA Icera i500 processor.

“Tegra 4 provides enormous processing power and efficiency to power smartphones and tablets, gaming devices, auto systems and PCs,” said Phil Carmack, senior vice president of the Tegra business at NVIDIA. “Its new capabilities, particularly in the area of computational photography, will help improve a whole range of existing products and lead to the creation of exciting new ones.”

The Tegra 4 is more power-efficient than its predecessor. It will consume up to 45 percent less power than its predecessor and can support up to 14 hours of HD video playback on a smartphone.

NVIDIA is also touting the Tegra 4’s Computational Photography Architecture which promises to automatically deliver “high dynamic range (HDR) photos and video by fusing together the processing power of the GPU, CPU and the camera’s image-signal processor.”

Look for the Tegra 4 to first make its way into NVIDIA’s own Project Shield, a gaming platform powered by Android. It will make its way onto tablets later this year with smartphones to follow.

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Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to be unveiled at CES 2013

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Jan 032013
 

Corning today announced that it will the next generation of its Gorilla Glass product at CES 2013. Gorilla Glass 3, billed as “a new glass composition with durability enhancements” should prove to be even tougher than its predecessor, Gorilla Glass 2. It will also unveil new fiber-based Optical Cables for device-to-device connectivity solutions, promising performances that goes beyond the limits of copper-based cables.

“This year at CES, Corning will demonstrate its industry leadership in specialty glass and fiber optic technologies with the introduction of two products designed to enhance and extend the capabilities of consumers’ favorite devices,” said Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer, and president. “These new innovations build on the increasingly important and continually evolving role of highly engineered glass technologies in delivering improved product performance and functionality through touch capabilities, protective cover glass, and device connectivity.”

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Corning will hold hourly demonstrations to show off the toughness of its new Gorilla Glass 3.

There is no word yet on any devices that will come with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Perhaps we’ll hear about such devices next week.

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LG to unveil Tab-Book hybrid tablet-notebook device at CES 2013

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Dec 282012
 
LG Tab-Book

LG has taken the unusual step of announcing its new 2013 PC lineup ahead of CES 2013. The new devices will be on display at the show, including the LG Tab-Book, a hybrid tablet-notebook device.

“This year, we are introducing several innovative PCs designed with one goal in mind — to meet the needs and desires of consumers in an environment which is quickly transitioning to touchscreens,” said Il-geun Kwon, Senior Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company. “At CES, LG will be displaying a diverse PC lineup, truly deserving of the next generation moniker.”

Powered by Windows 8, the LG Tab-Book will look like a typical if slightly larger tablet with an 11.6-inch display. 15.9 millimeters thick, a QWERTY keyboard is concealed in the tablet and slides out from underneath the screen when needed. It will also come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI output, a USB port and a microSD slot. It will weigh 1.05 kilograms.

Two variants will be available. The LG Tab-Book (H160) will come with an unspecified processor while the Tab-Book Ultra (Z160) will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor.

More detailed specifications, pricing and availability were not announced but all should be revealed at CES 2013.

LG will also show off the Windows 8-powered LG Z360 Ultrabook with a Full HD display and the LG All-In-One (AIO) V325 with a 23-inch touchscreen display.

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ZTE announces ZTE Nubia Z5 with 1080p display

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Dec 262012
 

ZTE Nubia Z5ZTE today unveiled its ZTE Nubia Z5 flagship smartphone in Beijing, China. It is the company’s first to come with a 1080p display. It is slightly thinner than the Oppo Find 5, another 5-inch 1080p display smartphone recently announced.

ZTE Nubia Z5 specifications:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064)
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA+/WCDMA/GSM/EVDO
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080) IPS
  • Input: 10-point touch capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 2GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB onboard
  • Rear-facing camera: 13MP with LED flash and BSI sensor
  • Front-facing camera: 2MP
  • Battery: 2,300mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 138 x 69.2 x 7.6 millimeters / 126 grams
  • Colours: Black, White

The ZTE Nubia Z5 will sell for ¥3,456 (about CA$550). It is currently available only in China. It may be unveiled in other markets as the ZTE Grand S which ZTE will announce at CES 2013 (where we can expect a few 1080p smartphone announcements).

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