Sony D6503 aka Sirius rumor roundup

We’ve missed some news, including some of the Sony D6503 leaks, fortunately XperiaBlog  has some notes about the device, and we’re round-upping it here. Let’s check it out.

  • A few days ago we’ve posted some Xperia Z1 refresh pictures. Now it looks like there’s some more. The device is faced side-by-side with Xperia Z1. As you can see from the pictures, the Z1 successor has a (slightly) slimmer body, but sightly wider display. And we’ve found some ‘selfie’ Sirius pics too. It reveals that the Z1 successor has a small dual-front facing speakers (not as big as found in HTC One). And one of the speakers have some small LED indicators, too.

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  • A couple of screenshots reveals some 4.4 KitKat screenshots. The Z1’s successor (possibly called Z2) is tipped to launch with 4.4 out of the box. We can saw some features that the Z2 has, too, including 4K video recording, ‘Glove mode’, and more. However, we’re not sure those forty-four pictures fits this post. Check those pics by clicking this link.
  • If you’re interested, the wallpapers for Sony Sirius (also seen on Xperia T2 Ultra) can be downloaded at this link. The RAR archive contains three wallpapers. The pictures are labeled as ‘connect_ps4′, ‘create_ps4’ and ‘discover_ps4’, which means that they are ported from Sony PS4 gaming console.

No official statement from Sony so far, we’ll keep you updated with some news.

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Samsung’s new MagazineUX leaked

Samsung has announce new TabPRO and NotePRO tablets at CES, which introduces new UI called Magazine UX. It delivers you news from feeds that you’ve subscribed in a WP-style live-tiles like UI (similar to Flipboard/HTC BlinkFeed). Now, the UI of the Samsung’s Magazine UX for phones has been leaked by @evleaks.

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With this leak, it suggests that Samsung will bring this magazine-style UI to its newer phones (possibly high-end ones).

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Huawei S7-721U aka MediaPad 7 Youth2; Another low-end tablet

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We just saw the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite yesterday, and as answer to the tablet (and many low-end tabs too), Huawei has unveiled the MediaPad 7 Youth2 aka Huawei S7-721U. Let’s take a look at the features:

  • Metallic frame, measures 193.4×120.6×9.9mm (about 350g)
  • 7″ display with 1024×600 pixel of resolution (169ppi)
  • Quad-core MSM8x12 1.2GHz processor
  • Android 4.3 with manufacturer’s custom Emotion UI
  • Usual connectivity options (WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, HSPA+ 21Mbps, A-GPS)
  • 3MP rear camera; VGA on the other side
  • 4GB internal memory, 1GB RAM, microSD expansion slot
  • 4100mAh battery with “Huawei’s patented power-saving tech and the Dynamic Power Management system”.

With these specs, the Youth2 should have priced at a budget friendly price; maybe even more cheaper than 100 Euros?

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Nokia’s Android UI on Nokia Normandy leaks out

A few days ago we’ve got a news about the possible Nokia Normandy appearance. Now, @evleaks tweeted again with a new picture. Yes, it is showcasing the Normandy’s Android UI, which kinda looked like a Windows Phone’s Metro UI w/ Live Tiles. We’ll show you the leaked image. If you want to look at it a little closer, then click the picture.

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The image reveals that Normandy is a dual-SIM device, as said from the prev. rumors. Ev says that there are ‘two ways to interact with Normandy‘, this means that users will only have two homescreens instead of multiple homescreens (usually 7) that are used by most of Android manufacturers, similar to Asha homescreen. However we can see some apps ‘pinned’ in the ’tiles’, three apps in each row. And there are some additional apps too like Facebook, Twitter, BBM, Vine, Opera, and some games. We can saw HERE Maps instead of Google Maps. And don’t forget that big Photo ’tile’ too.

We’d suspect that the Normandy is a heavily-customized version of Android, and it could mean that no Google apps on it (GMail, GMaps, even YouTube, and more), meanwhile some Google services has been replaced by Nokia’s own services (HERE Maps, Nokia Store, and even MixRadio, and more).

No official statement from Nokia so far, but we’ll update the blog as there’s more news. Stay tuned.

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Sony to roll out Xperia SP/T/TX/V 4.3 update from end-January/early-February

Last month, Sony has confirmed that the 4.3 update will start to roll out from December 2013. But as for now, the update won’t come. It looks like Sony is fixing some bugs that are found in the experimental build, and today Sony came with a quote of:

Hopefully this will be the exact date of the update being rolled out, since a few of tech-sites (especially fan-sites like XperiaBlog) has some comments asking about the 4.3 update for their phones. As usual, availability may vary by country and carrier, so please be patient. Hope you’ll get the update soon, and you’re happy with your update!

Low-end Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (7″) just got official

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After rumors and rumors, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite has, finally, unveiled by Samsung.

As a low-class tablet, it only has 7″ display with a resolution of WSVGA (1024×600), making its pixel density low enough (around 170ppi). Other (well, maybe, standard) feature that the tablet carries is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (dunno who made the chipset), 1GB RAM, one choice of storage (8GB) and microSD expansion slot.

Things cutted from the original Tab3 7″ tablet was the (rear) camera and the slimness (only a bit). It brings 2MP camera instead of 3MP camera in the regular Tab3 7″ model, and it has a 9.7mm slimness instead of 9.9mm. The camera has some features too such as smile shot, Shoot & Share and Panorama Shot.

It offers some connectivity options too like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetoth 4.0, and USB2.0. There will be also a 3G version of the tablet, with a 21Mbps of download speed and 5.76Mbps of upload speed. And it can receive GPS signal too.

The Operating System has been upgraded a bit, spotting Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, while the regular 7″ model still stuck on Android 4.1.

The tablet’s dimension is at 193.4×116.4×9.7mm and weighs at 310 grams for the WiFi model. The battery capacity is at 3,600mAh that Samsung claims can handle up to 8 hours of video playback.

No information of the pricing and the availability date, though, hopefully it will come in a really-affordable price as rumored earlier (100 Euro/$129).

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LG G2 now has two more colors: Red and Gold

LG has officially announced Red and Gold colors for LG G2 to celebrate the Chinese New Year holiday, which begins in two weeks.

The red and gold color will have a textured back cover instead of usual plastic back cover of the black and white G2 units. The textured back cover provides better grip on holding the device and prevents fingerprints from the back cover.

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The LG G2 Red and Gold color editions will go on sale in Singapore for SGD898 and will available from a few of local telecom operators (to be more specific, StarHub, SingTel and M1) starting from January 18.

If you don’t remember, the G2 comes in a nearly-zero-bezel display, Rear key for an in-hand comfort, Android 4.2.2 out-of-the-box (4.4 KitKat available soon), 2.26GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, 2GB RAM, 13MP back camera with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) technology and 2.1MP front camera, 16/32GB internal storage, 3,000 mAh battery and some LG-only feature (like ‘Knock’, QuickMemo, and QSlide).

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OPPO Neo is now official; mid-ranger costs $215

The Oppo Neo is now official; it is revealed at local Oppo Twitter channel in Indonesia (before the official announcement).

The Neo, according to the picture posted, has a Dual-core 1.3GHz processor, 4.5″ 480×854 FWVGA display, ColorOS system (Oppo’s customized Android 4.2 system15), 5 megapixel back camera and 2 megapixel front camera, 1900mAh user-replaceable battery, and some additional features by manufacturer such as ‘Quick Reach’, or ‘Smart Dual SIM’. The display is super-sensitive too, so you can use it even when you’re wearing gloves (like those Nokia Lumia series of devices).

It is coming to Indonesia first, and will priced at IDR2,599,000 (around $215). There’s no word on other country availability.

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Sony reveals Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition for Chinese markets

Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition (M51w) for Chinese markets.

The handset is basically the Xperia Z1 Compact that lacks LTE connectivity option. Other than that, the specs are same as found in the Z1 Compact such as 4.3″ 720p display, Snapdragon 800 chipset, 20.7 megapixel camera, and more that founded in the Z1 Compact (except LTE).

As for Z1 Compact (or Z1 f in Japan), the Z1 Colorful Edition will launched in late-February for 3,999 Yuan ($661, €486 or £403) and will be available in all four colors (white, black, pink and lime).

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Not only Z1 Colorful Edition, Sony has unveiled the Xperia Z1 4G/LTE (L39u), 3G Xperia T2 Ultra dual (XM50h) for China Unicom, and the 4G/LTE Sony Xperia T2 Ultra (XM50t).

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