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With all of the Galaxy S4 variants announced before the June 20th event, there are very few leaks left to be made official at the event. The latest leak and probably the most likely one have now been Galaxy Camera 2. According to the Digital Daily Korean publication, Samsung will reveal its next generation Galaxy Camera at the June 20th Samsung Premiere event in London. The report says it will be an Android powered mirror-less digital camera.

According to the report in Digital Daily, the device will go on sale in July. Not much is known about the camera, but the report says it will be Wi-Fi enabled one. We also expect the camera to be data enabled via SIM card like its predecessor.

Galaxy Camera

To remind you, the original Galaxy Camera came with 4.8 inch HD Super Clear LCD display with 306 PPI pixel density and was powered by 1.4 GHz Exynos 4412 Quad core processor, Mali 400MP GPU, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage with Micro SD card slot expansion up to 64 GB. It came with 16.3 MP auto focus camera with pop-up Xenon Flash and 21x optical zoom and 1650 mAh battery.

The original Galaxy Camera was thick at 19.1 mm and heavy at 300g and came with dual band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB v2.0, HDMI port, A-GPS and GLONASS. It also supported 3G/LTE with micro SIM and was capable of recording video at 1080p@30fps and 512p@120fps. It ran Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which was upgradeable to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. It comes in Black, White, Pink and Orange color and is available to buy at Amazon for about USD 430.

We expect the new Galaxy Camera 2 to come with better internals and jazzy externals. It should be lighter and thinner than its predecessor and should come with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 as compared to Galaxy Camera’s Gorilla Glass 2. One thing which was seriously lacking in the original Galaxy Camera was its battery capacity and its inability to make calls. It remains to be seen how Samsung will choose to overcome these issues for its latest 2nd generation Galaxy Camera.

The Samsung Premiere 2013 event press release by Samsung has clearly indicated something with a zoom ring to be revealed at the eventand with Galaxy S4 Zoom already official, it is very likely we will be seeing this new exciting camera at the event launch. Stay tuned to our blog and follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook for more news related to phones, gadgets, computers and tablets.

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Samsung has officially announced its mid range Android Smartphone Galaxy Ace 3 just a day after its press release was leaked by SamMobile. It will join its predecessor Galaxy Ace 2 in the coming months. According to Samsung, the Smartphone will come in both 3G and LTE versions.

Here is a complete list of specifications:

  • 4 inch WVGA 480 x 800 TFT LCD screen
  • 1 GHz dual core processor
  • 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera
  • 4 GB internal storage (User accessible is 1.77 GB) expandable via Micro SD card up to 64 GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, AGPS, GLONASS
  • Dimensions: 121.2 x 62.7 x 9.8 mm and weight: 115 g
  • Disappointing Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS

Galaxy Ace 3

Samsung said in a press release:

Building on the success of the previous GALAXY Ace series, the GALAXY Ace 3 brings users a powerful performance with a dual core processor built to perform data-intensive tasks faster and more efficiently than its predecessor.

Samsung said that it will also release a dual SIM 3G variant in selected markets. The Smartphone will support HD Video 720p @ 30fps playback and recording. The Smartphone will support all usual camera features such as Sound & Shot, Best short, Best Photo along with other Samsung exclusives such as Smart Stay, S Voice, Easy Mode, S Travel and S Translator. It will also come armed with sensors such as Accelerometer, Digital Compass and Proximity sensor.

With LTE version, Samsung might be aiming to target LG’s affordable F-series LTE Smartphones. No specific details were available on availability or pricing. With the unveiling of Galaxy Ace 3, it seems the only viable leak remaining to go official by Samsung is of Galaxy S4 Zoom, the probability of which happening on June 20 Samsung event is highly likely now.

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The press render of upcoming Galaxy Ace 3 has been leaked by SamMobile. The Smartphone is rumored to be coming in a few days, probably at the June 20 Samsung Premiere 2013 event. According to the report, Galaxy Ace 3 will come with an 4 inch WVGA display, dual core processor, 1 GB RAM and Jelly Bean OS.

Galaxy Ace III

Here is a complete list of specifications:

  • 4.0 inch WVGA 480 x 800 TFT display
  • 1 GHz dual core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage with Micro SD card expansion up to 32 GB
  • 5 MP rear camera with LED flash, VGA front camera
  • Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, HSPDA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Disappointing 1500 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 121.2×62.7×9.79 mm
  • Android Jelly Bean OS with TouchWiz Nature UX on top

The Galaxy Ace 3 will come in two different versions- Dual SIM codenamed GT-S7272 and single SIM codenamed GT-S7270. It will come in three different colors: Metallic Black, Wine Red and Pure White. The report adds that the device will be available at retailers around week 28/31 in July. SamMobile initially expected the device at the Mobile World Congress in February but now it is expecting it at June 20 Samsung Premiere 2013 event in London.

Galaxy Ace is one of the successful mid-range segment offering from Samsung and has been doing well for the Korean manufacturer since the first device onwards. It makes sense to release it on June 20 London event where world’s media will be present.

Galaxy Tab 3 7 inch Golder Brown Color
Galaxy Tab 3 7 inch Golder Brown Color

In Samsung related news, the press render of Golden Brown color variant of all the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 – 7 inch, 8 inch and 10.1 inch has leaked online. The variant looks more like dark brown with a slight golden tinge than any more golden in it. There is no word on release date or availability but we expect it to be available after the White and Black versions are gone on the shelf. We will keep you informed about the same.

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According to the report by Korean site ET News, Samsung is preparing a large 12.2 inch Galaxy Note tablet. Earlier there were rumors that Apple is also going to release a 12 inch iPad in 2014. Apparently, Samsung wants to beat Apple by launching its own variant of a large screen tablet by the end of this year.

Random 12 inch tablet

According to the report, the 12.2 inch tablet will bear a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution display and Samsung is already starting procuring LCD panels from Sharp and Samsung Display. This tablet is also expected to come with an S-Pen Stylus support and S-Pen dedicated apps like all other Note devices. The report further adds that Samsung started working on the tablet from mid-2012but it kept delaying it in favor of other smaller Note devices which required its immediate attention.

The report adds that Sharp will be producing those display panels using IGZO, Indium- Gallium Zinc Oxide. Samsung is aiming to target both the Notebook PC and Smartpad markets with its 12.2 inch Smartpad tablet. These 12.2 inch smart pads are relatively cheaper than Notebooks and together with an S-Pen, it will serve as a perfect solution for digital textbooks.

The report also adds that Apple is preparing its iPad ‘Maxi’ 12 inch tablet for next year launch but if Samsung has gone back to resume its large screen tablet development, it might launch it before Apple to capture the market first.

Samsung 12 inch HD tablet

A common problem with 12 inch Android tablets is that there are no optimized apps for such a large screen in the Android Play Store. Furthermore, it might not be as cheap as a smartpad, since Samsung is probably going to include an S-Pen digitizer, which for such a large display won’t come cheap. There is no information about its pricing or availability, but considering the screen size and Galaxy Note branding, it should cost you at least USD 400-500.

Considering the Samsung’s love for large screen devices and its unstoppable desire to launch a device for every screen size, the report in fact seems true but we suggest you take it with a pinch of salt till anything before the official release. Stay tuned for more such updates and follow us on Google+, Facebook and Twitter for more such news updates on phones, gadgets and tablets.

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Samsung has officially revealed its Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch model and 10.1 inch model. Both of these tablets will run on the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Both the tablets will join the earlier announced Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch tablet. Samsung says that both the tablets will be available around the planet before the end of this month but did not make available the pricing information. Both will come in two different connectivity versions having WiFi or 3G/LTE depending upon the region

Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch

Here is a list of detailed specifications:

  • 8 inch WXGA TFT screen with 1280 x 800 resolution having 189 PPI
  • 1.5 GHz dual core processor
  • 5 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera
  • 16/32 GB internal memory variants with Micro SD card slot expansion up to 64 GB
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • Dual band WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, AGPS, GLONASS, WiFi Direct
  • Li-Ion 4450 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 209.8 x 123.8 x 7.4 mm and weight: 314 g (WiFi variant)

Samsung says that it has an outstanding slim bezel and is thus designed to be held in one hand.

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 inch

Here is a list of detailed specifications:

  • 10.1 inch WXGA TFT display with 1280 x 800 resolution and poor 149 PPI
  • 1.6 GHz dual core processor
  • 3 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera
  • 16/32 GB internal memory variants with Micro SD card slot expansion up to 64 GB
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual band WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, AGPS, GLONASS, WiFi Direct
  • Workable Li-Ion 6800 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95 mm and weight: 510 g (WiFi variant)

It will come with Smart Remote and MHL (TV Out) capabilities. Samsung says it combines the sleek design and enhanced multimedia capabilities for home and family use.

In related news, Samsung Kazakhstan website confirmed the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy S4 Zoom mistakenly. A page was put up by mistake which talked about the model number of these devices. Galaxy S4 Zoom is SM-C1010, Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Note III is SM-N9000, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is SM-T311, and Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is GT-P5200. We suggest you take these leaks with a pinch of salt until Samsung confirms them in their upcoming June 20 event.

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A few weeks before Samsung announce its rugged variant Galaxy S4 Active, the press render of the Smartphone has leaked online. The image features an AT&T version of the Smartphone featuring the US AT&T branding. The look and design of both the international version and AT&T version are expected to look identical. The Smartphone is expected to be released on June 20 Samsung event in London as evident from the date on the phone for press render (June 21).

The phone looks like a better built phone than the previous Smartphones by the Korean giant, and it might be the eventual answer for a better built phone by Samsung. It will be a rugged offering which might offer same or near about ruggedness certification as Sony Xperia rugged Smartphones. We expect it to be at least water resistant and dust resistant. The render was leaked by TheUnlockr.com evleaks.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

As per previous rumors, the Smartphone will come with an 5 inch Full HD display and will be powered by a 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad core processor, 16 GB internal storage, Micro SD card slot for memory expansion, 8 MP rear camera and a 2.1 MP front facing camera. It will be powered by Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

The press render is also saying that it will launch under AT&T with model number SGH-I537 and will come in dark gray as well as teal colors. From the press render, it can be seen that the only difference between Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Active so far appears to be the outside durability and ruggedness and downgraded 8 MP sensor.

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Samsung has officially announced the compact variant of its flagship Smartphone Galaxy S4. Samsung is calling it Galaxy S4 Mini, which comes without any surprise. The Smartphone comes with an 4.3 inch qHD Super Amoled screen and packs a 1.7 GHz dual core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 8 GB internal storage and 8 MP rear facing camera.

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Here is a complete list of specifications:

  • 4.3 inch qHD Super Amoled display
  • 1.7 GHz dual core processor
  • 1.5 GB of RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage (5 GB usable)
  • Memory expansion slot via Micro SD card up to 64 GB
  • 8 MP rear camera, 1.9 MP HD front facing camera
  • 1900 mAh battery
  • Connectivity: WiFi 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, IR LED
  • Dimensions: 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94 mm and weight 107 g
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

The Smartphone will be available in three variants depending upon connectivity and regions: 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+ or 3G dual SIM. It will come in two color options: White Frost and Black Mist. It will come with features like Sound and Shot, S Travel, Story Album, Group Play, S Translator and S Health which are found in the flagship Galaxy S4.

JK Shin, CEO of IT and Mobile Communication Division, Samsung said:

We appreciate such unprecedented demands for the GALAXY S4 that we aimed to provide users with a life companion for a fuller, richer and simpler life. And now, we want to give people more choices with GALAXY S4 mini, similar look & feel of GALAXY S4 for more compact and practical usages

Samsung has not revealed any more details about the phone but has added that more details will be released “in due course.” We hope to find out more about the same in London event on 20 June, although previous rumors said it will go on the shelves in July. We’re out of luck when it comes to Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini price but comparing it with a Galaxy S3 Mini price, we expect it to cost £320 or USD 485 which is not very economical considering its specifications.

It has received many rumors in the past regarding its launch which puts the June 20 London event for the same, but we now expect more details to be revealed at the event. Stay tuned for more details on the same and follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook for more news updates related to gadgets, tablets and computers.

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Russian blog Hi-tech.mail.ru has released some details into the specifications and pricing information on Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 tablet and Galaxy Ace 3 Smartphone. The website has revealed about the Galaxy S4 Zoom in the past so this leak can be more reliable and accurate. According to the leak both will come with a dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM. Let us take a detailed look at their specifications

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

According to the leak, the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will come with a 10.1 inch display that will pack a 1280 x 700 pixels resolution. It will come in two variants having a variable storage capacity of 16 GB and 32 GB each. It will also have different versions for WiFi only and WiFi+3G connectivity options.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Coming to detailed specifications, it will be powered by a 1.6 GHz dual core processor which is expected to be an Intel Clover Trail + processor which was leaked in gfxBench benchmarks. It will pack a 1 GB of RAM along with 3 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front camera and workable 6800 mAh battery. It will have the dimensions 243.1 x 176.1 x 7.95 mm and weighs in at 510 grams. The tablet will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz on top.

Galaxy Ace 3

It will have a 4 inch screen which will be slightly larger than the Galaxy Ace 2. The resolution will be 480 x 800 pixels. It will be powered by a humble 1 GHz dual core processor and pack a 1 GB of RAM. It will have low internal storage of just 4 GB, but there is a memory expansion micro SD card slot to save you.

It will sport a 5 MP rear camera and 0.3 MP front camera. It will have an 1500 mAh battery and will have the dimensions 121.2 x 62.7 x 9.8 mm, making it an easy pocket fit. It will be powered by an upgraded Jelly Bean OS.

Pricing and availability

According to the report, Galaxy Ace 3 will be released in Russia next month with a price tag of RUB 9,990 (US$ 318 approximately). There are no details of the availability or pricing of the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.

You can read the Russian post on Hi-tech. mail.ru. Stay tuned for more information on the same and follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook to read news about phones, tablets and gadgets.

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Samsung Galaxy Young was announced in February and is now available in the UK from mobile carrier O2. The device will launch with other UK carriers soon. Samsung Galaxy Young is an entry level Smartphone running the Android Jelly Bean. It does not offer an Earth shattering specifications but justifies its price for the specification it comes at.

Galaxy Young

Here is a list of its specifications:

  • 3.27 inch HVGA TFT display with 176 ppi pixel density
  • 1 GHz Cortex A5 single core processor
  • Adreno 200 GPU
  • 768 MB of RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage with Micro SD card slot expansion up to 64 GB
  • 3.15 MP rear camera
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 109.4 x 58.6 x 12.5 mm and weight: 112g
  • Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 3.0, microUSB v 2.0, NFC
  • Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean

It will be available in two different versions: single SIM and dual SIM variant. The Smartphone is available on O2 in both monthly contracts and pay and go. It is available free on contract and will cost £89.99 on pay and go. You can find more details on the O2 website.

According to the review by GSMArena, it isn’t one of the greatest entry level phones but it offers a good software experience on the Samsung. Bookmark this blog and follow us on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook to read about tech news on phones, gadgets and tablets.

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The Galaxy S4 Mini is confirmed as a white variant on Samsung’s own Apps website in two different versions: GT-I9195 with HSPA+ and SGH-I257 with LTE. The listing was taken down soon after. This confirms not only the existence of the Smartphone but also its upcoming arrival as well.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The listing does not detail any specifications but we know from previous rumors that the Smartphone comes with a 4.3 inch qHD screen (720p in LTE version), a 1.6 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB RAM (2 GB in LTE version), 8 MP rear camera, Android 4.2.2 and 2100 mAh battery.

In related news, the camera centric-phone Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom which was earlier revealed in Bluetooth SIG is now confirmed by UAProf on Samsung’s website. As per the previous rumors, the Smartphone will come with a 16 MP camera along with similar sensors which powers the Galaxy Camera. Specifications include a 4.3 inch qHD Super Amoled display, 16 GB internal storage, micro SD card extension up to 64 GB, WiFi, Bluetooth, AGPS and Android Jelly Bean.

The availability details on both of these Smartphones are not yet known but we know from previous rumors that they are both expected along with S4 Active which is the rugged variant of Galaxy S4 by the end of May. It seems very unlikely because that means within the next few days, we can expect official announcements. We’ll take that availability details with a pinch of salt and would put a higher probability on next month releases.

Samsung logo

In related news to Samsung, the leakster evleaks has revealed a Galaxy Note 8.0 Brown Black variant. The twitter account of evleaks, which has been quite reliable and accurate in the past, has not released a name for this variant as yet, so take this with a pinch of salt until Samsung officially released it. There is a good chance that there might be more colors accompanying this one as Samsung is known to release multiple colors in a single announcement in the past.

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