A mysterious device made by Samsung called the “SM-N7505” has surfaced in a shipping database site in India, Zauba.
The listing was spotted by Twitter account @evleaks. It tweeted, “What’s the Samsung SM-N7505? (SM-N900x is the Galaxy Note 3.)”
According to AndroidAuthority, “The Samsung SM-N7505 device has been spotted on logistics website Zauba, which has been the source of similar leaks in the past concerning the Galaxy Note 3 and the Galaxy Gear smartwatch. According to the information available, we’re indeed looking at a mobile phone which will have a screen size between 5.5 and 5.7 inches, and which has been shipped “for testing and evaluation and not for retail sale.”
The site notes, “However, its model number isn’t similar with the Galaxy Note 3’s model number, rather reminding us of the Galaxy Note 2, whose model number is SM-N7100.”
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The news comes to us courtesy of reliable SamMobile. The site reports, “Compared to the Galaxy S4, the Galaxy Note 3 was launched in the standard black and white color options that we see on many smartphones. There’s a pink variant too, but that one is pretty hard to find and exclusive to particular retailers. But fret not – if you’re willing to wait till January, you will be able to buy Samsung’s latest phablet in red or White Gold, according to information provided to us by our insider.
“The red version will launch sometime in the first week, while the White Gold variant will follow two weeks later – these are tentative time frames, but you can expect both new color variants to be out in the market by the end of January. According to our source, availability will be worldwide, though it’s possible we might see retailers and carriers get an exclusive claim on the new colors for a particular period of time (especially in the US).”
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Advanced offered by Orange France – supports LTE-Advanced and sports Snapdragon 800
Samsung launched a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that supports lightning-fast LTE-Advanced and the powerful Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood in Korea. Since the smartphone was launched in the Korean tech giant’s home country, it was thought that the smartphone would be a Korean exclusive. It seems, however, that this wasn’t the case. Orange France has launched the Samsung Galaxy S4 Advanced.
According to Telecompaper, “Orange France has started offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 Advance, an upgraded version of Samsung’s flagship smartphone. Supporting up to 150 Mbps over LTE, the Galaxy S4 Advance comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor at 2.3 GHz and a 13 megapixel camera. Without a contract, the phone costs EUR 689.90. Orange offers it for EUR 69.90 with a two-year contract for the Origami plan at EUR 79.90 per month.”
Neither Samsung nor Orange has announced if the Samsung Galaxy S4 Advanced will be launched in the UK. Stay tuned for further announcements.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear was launched alongside the Galaxy Note 3. The smartwatch was an accessory to the Korean tech giant’s popular phablet. A report is saying that the follow-up to the smartwatch will be launched in March of next year alongside the Galaxy S5.
This is according to Korean site ETNews and spotted by dependable SamMobile. The site reports, “According to a ETNEWS Samsung is busy with the next generation of their Galaxy Gear smartwatch. This might sound to early but if Samsung creates a great cash back who cares? The next Galaxy Gear is rumoured to be 15% to 20% thinner than previous version. Which is great cause the current variant is a slightly to thick.
“According to ETnews Samsung is having plans to release the next generation of the Galaxy Gear alongside with the Galaxy S5, which was in the news today. The Galaxy S5 is rumoured to come around 2014 March – April like Samsung did by the Galaxy S4 this year.
Samsung already shipped 800.000 times the Galaxy Gear.”
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According to The Next Web, “Samsung has updated the Android version of ChatON — its cross-platform mobile messaging service — with support for SMS and MMS. Users who download the newest version of the app will now see their phone’s native messages combined with their ChatON messages inside the app.”
The site adds, “Samsung says the new feature “offers the best performance” on the Galaxy S3 and S4, and Galaxy Note 2 and 3 smartphones, but it supports other phones running Android Ice Cream Sandwich or higher. The feature is not available on iOS or other versions of ChatON.”
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The Korean tech giant has lifted the lid on the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2.
Samsung announced in a press release:
Seoul, Korea – [November 25, 2013] - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced the Galaxy Grand 2, a device that offers an optimal large-screen experience on a portable, compact smartphone. This evolution of the Galaxy Grand series brings meaningful upgrades to its predecessor including an improved HD viewing experience, enhanced performance, and many other intuitive features.
The Galaxy Grand 2 brings users an incredible smartphone viewing experience with a 5.25” screen with 16:9 HD ratio, perfect for watching movies, playing games and e-reading. Multi Window takes multitasking to the next level by maximizing the benefits of the device’s large screen, enabling users to run one application in two windows at the same time.
Galaxy Grand 2 delivers enhanced performance with a more powerful Quad Core 1.2GHz processor and long-lasting 2,600mAh battery to bring users up to 10 hours of playback and 17 hours of calls. The dual-SIM capabilities help users maintain better work-life balance or switch seamlessly between networks.
To provide a more intuitive user experience, the Galaxy Grand 2 comes equipped with several smart features that continue to set the Galaxy series apart from other smartphone devices on the market, including enhanced camera features like Best Face, Best Photo and Continuous Shot, as well as:
- Story Album: Organize pictures by timeline, and create and print albums all from your device
- S Translator: A translation service that provides instantaneous translations at any time
- S Travel: Provides guides and travel information for your next trip
- Sound & Shot: Record up to nine seconds of audio with your photos
- Samsung Hub: Unique content service that provides access to music, videos, games and more
- Group Play: To listen to music , share documents or play games together
- Samsung Link: Connects your devices so you can access photos, music, videos and documents from multiple locations
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 will be offered in White, and Black and Pink is available in selective regions.
Galaxy Grand 2 Product Specifications
|Processor||Quad Core 1.2GHz|
|Display||5.25” HD (1280×720) TFT|
|Memory||1.5GB (RAM) ＋ 8GB (Internal Memory) ＋ microSD (up to 64GB)
＊User memory space may be less than the total memory space due to system files. User memory may differ by region, carrier, and supporting language, and may change after software upgrade.
|Camera||8MP AF ＋ LED Flash / 1.9MP (HD)|
|OS||Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)|
|Connectivity||WiFi a/b/g/n, BT4.0, GPS ＋ Glonass, USB 2.0|
|Sensor||Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Light, Hall Sensor|
|ChatON, Samsung Hub, S Health, Group Play, S Travel, S Translator, Samsung Link, Story Album|
|Dimension||146.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm, 163g|
＊ The availability of each service may differ by country.
＊ All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Unfortunately, it was not mentioned when the new smartphone would be available in the UK.
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The leak comes to us courtesy of iTechAddict. According to the site, “Samsung is notorious for quick updates to its famous Galaxy Lineup including the Galaxy S3 and S4 as well as the Note 2 and Note 3. The Galaxy Note 2 and S3 recently got the jump to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, though the S3 update was put on hold due to some operational bugs that hadn’t been ironed out.
“Samsung remains the most dominant in the Android market share with the Galaxy S series and other Galaxy line of devices. HTC, Motorola and Sony need to use Android 4.4 KitKat to boost sales record attracting more customers and retaining loyal users on using their devices. As such Samsung didn’t need to push for updates so soon, but Samsung being Samsung had waited till the rest announced their plans of the KitKat update till they announce their own. Until a leaked document from the Samsung R&D, India shows the update timeline for their best selling Galaxy lineup.”
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According to KoreanHerald, “Samsung Electronics and ARM, a mobile application processor designer, fine-tuned their plan to equip the upcoming Galaxy S5 smartphone with a 64-bit processor, sources said on Tuesday.
Speaking to the site, an ARM manager said, “Executives from Samsung and ARM had a meeting today. They discussed the ARM 64-bit chip, which is expected to be used in Samsung’s smartphone next year.”
The manager added, “Cortex-M processors, which are used for products in the smart home system, might have been on the agenda.”
There was also mention of a 128-bit processor. According to the site, “The ARM official also predicted that a 128-bit processor could hit the market in the next two years, but emphasized that it was just a possibility rather than a set plan.”
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