Samsung Galaxy Gear specs emerge ahead of IFA debut

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch will be a Jelly Bean-powered device with a 2.5-inch OLED display with a 320x320-pixel resolution, if reports by AmongTech prove true.

In addition, the Gear could come in two different storage capacities: 6GB and 8GB options. Other specifications in the concept device include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4-megapixel camera capable of 720p video recording, and 1GB RAM, with a battery life up to 10 hours.

The Gear's hardware and software details allegedly come from an anonymous Samsung warehouse worker, days ahead of the watch's debut. One thing we can be … Read more

Rumor Has It: Bye-bye, BlackBerry -- hello, BBM?

As the days get shorter, the temperature cooler, and there's nothing good to watch on TV, it could only mean one thing: fall is upon us. And that means that Apple is about to announce its next iPhone.

And with an impending announcement comes a bevy of rumors. What size will it be? What shape? And mostly, what color? Sure, we've heard about the gold-colored iPhone, but what about a graphite-colored one? If these leaked pictures are to be believed, you might have some choices to make come September. … Read more

Fresh HTC One Max images and details come to light

New photos and details of the HTC One Max have landed online, echoing early hardware and software rumors of an extra large phone with a 5.9-inch display.

Once known by its 'T6' code name, the HTC One Max is expected to officially break cover in the coming weeks. Rumors have been spinning for the better part of 2013, suggesting that a phablet-sized version of the HTC One flagship handset was imminent.

The latest round of specs, obtained by rbmen (translate), show the China Mobile version running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC's Sense 5.5 UI. Dovetailing … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 rumored to have 4K video capture

The forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could be the first smartphone to boast Ultra High Definition video recording, reports The Korea Economic Daily (translate).

With only days left before the expected official IFA announcement, new rumors like this have bubbled to the surface.

According to the Korean news outlet, the phablet will be the first to offer 4K (3,840x2,160-pixel) video capture. What's more, the device is alleged to provide 24-bit/192KHz music playback, a step above the 16-bit audio found in previous generations.

While the Ultra HD video sounds fantastic, it's worth noting that there are … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 could pack 16-megapixel OIS shooter

The Samsung Galaxy S5, or whatever the next generation of Samsung Galaxy S smartphones will be called, could feature a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, according to a new report.

The Galaxy S5 (as we'll call it now) could be among the first Samsung devices to provide users with an improved camera sensor. The Galaxy Note 3 was once-rumored to offer the anti-shake technology, but recent chatter suggests that image stabilization won't be ready in time for the Note 3's September 4 debut.

Samsung does put optical image stabilization in the Galaxy S4 Zoom smartphone/camera hybrid, … Read more

Purported iPhone 5S pictures point to graphite shade

Apple might not limit itself to three iPhone 5S versions after all.

The company is planning to launch a fourth iPhone 5S model that won't come in the standard black or white, according to Apple tracker Sonny Dickson. He posted images to his blog on Monday featuring what he claims, is a new gray or "graphite" iPhone 5S, with black trim. Dickson didn't say how he obtained the images, but says that the gray model will accompany the black, white, and rumored champagne-colored version when it launches next month.

Rumors have been swirling for weeks that … Read more

10 must-see videos of the week

This week was packed with some great video highlights, including a brand-new episode of XCAR featuring the hotly anticipated Toyota GT 86. Was it worth the wait? Brian Tong also fills us in on the latest iPhone 5S and 5C rumors in this week's Apple Byte. And Always On makes a return as we get ready for back-to-school with an unboxing of the new MacBook Air and Samsung's Galaxy S4 Mini. The S4 Mini also takes a major kicking in another epic torture test, and we check out the latest in higher education and online learning, for free.… Read more

Rumor Has It: Samsung's next big thing might be huge

Lately it seems that everyone is talking about screen size. Some people think 10.1 inches is the sweet spot for a tablet, some people think 5.7 inches is the best for a phone. If new rumors are to be believed, add 6 inches and 12 inches to your list of possible screen sizes.

Nokia is rumored to be working on a 6-inch Windows phone, which would be the first Windows phablet. I guess in order to carry that thing around, you'll have to get a "murse." Luckily, murses are a thing again.

According to a … Read more

LG Enact tipped as sliding QWERTY for Verizon

Smartphone keyboard fans could soon find what they're looking for if rumors of the LG Enact (VS890) QWERTY slider for Verizon pan out.

Alleged photos and rough details reportedly obtained by tipster @evleaks, point to a 4-inch display, 5-megapixel rear camera, and a five-row QWERTY keyboard.

Previous rumors peg the keyboarded phone with a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, an Adreno 305 GPU, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. Reported to be "days away," the LG Enact is likely to feature entry-level memory and storage capacity.

It has been quite a while since Verizon, or any … Read more

New HTC Zara details come to light

New details and early photos of the HTC Zara have apparently surfaced, painting a clearer picture of the rumored midrange Android smartphone.

The photos and specs, obtained by frequent tipster @evleaks, tell of a moderately designed midtier Android handset with cutting-edge software.

The HTC Zara is alleged to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5.5 UI, and would also feature a plastic shell. Despite the cheaper material, the device could maintain some of the same design cues found in the HTC One and HTC One Mini.

According to the source, the HTC Zara will have a … Read more