Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime was leaked in a video and new questions arise. Apart from the video, some photos were leaked as well, and the details in each kind of contradict one another. Which one is right and what can we expect from the premium Galaxy S5 version? The rear panel seems to be made of aluminum and it has metal sides (possibly?). The phone has an external waterproof seal and its battery panel can be removed. The phone is much thicker but that doesn’t mean it is much heavier. Some say it is actually Samsung S5 Active and not Prime. Its screen is sharper than Full HD 1080p, and it pretty much looks like a standard model with a metallic case rather than the usual plastic one. Supposed specs are a 5.2” screen at 2560 x 1440p resolution with a Snapdragon 805 CPU and 3 GB of RAM. Galaxy S5 Prime is supposed to launch next month. Do you believe this really is the premium S5 version?
The Nexus program may die sooner than you think! According to EVLeaks, the will be no more Nexus 6 but in its place the Android Silver program will take shape as soon as February 2015. The first device may belong to LG and it will be a device running on a next-level snapdragon 810 with 64-bit architecture. The Nexus line will be killed in favor of the Android Silver service that will bring high-end Android devices funded and picked by Google. The first companies to participate in this program are LG and Motorola. Google will take its program to carrier stores and it will pay for marketing and development as well as building its own booths. The devices that will belong to the program will run on a near-stock Android and receive updates much faster, thus becoming premium Android devices.
ZTE Concord II was announced today and it presents itself as an affordable Android device on an over-saturated market. The entry level smartphone will be available for Metro PCS and T Mobile and it becomes available today for T Mobile and next week for Metro PCS. Specs ZTE Concord II runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and has a 4 inch TFT LCD screen at 480 x 600 p resolution WVGA. It runs on a 1.2 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of storage space. It supports microSD cards up to 32 GB and has a rear-facing 5 MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus. The device is powered by an 1820 mAh battery that offers around 6 hours of talk time. The Concord is a durable and cheap phone that can resist falls from up to 2 meters. It does not have LTE connection though. The device is sold at $150 without contract and $0 on T Mobile contract.
PadFone X now has a new ad and AT&T is trying to sell its product as best as it can. But it forgot to mention one thing: the actual release date for the product! The ASUS hybrid tablet is trying to sell itself as an improved smartphone with a 5 inch full HD display and a 9 inch tablet dock. It will run on Android KitKat 4.4 and it does sport a thin design with a metal frame. You can see the new ASUS Padfone X ad right here.
Blu launches a new mid-range device that doesn’t cost that much but has one of the best tech build on the market. Life Pure XL is a fairly cheap phone with great specs including a 16 MP rear camera and a QUALCOMM Snapdragon 8000 quad-core processor. Its display is not that bad – 5.5 inch full HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection and a decent battery. Sadly, Blu Life Pure XL doesn’t have LTE connectivity but the quad core processor along with 3 GB of RAM or 2 GB for the 16 GB version will sustain pretty much any app you try. The device will get on Amazon on May 2nd at the price of $399 for the 32 GB + 3 GB of RAM version and at $349 for the 16GB + 2 GB of RAM version. The device is available in white, black, pink and blue color variants. Source: PRNewswire