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  • 5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5 officially announced, water proof + Finger Scanner + heart rate sensor

    5.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S5 officially announced, water proof + Finger Scanner + heart rate sensor

    Samsung has finally revealed the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone and as expected, it is a mix of relatively unchanged design and new features. While many have been hoping for a metal Galaxy S5, this unfortunately did not come true as the overall plastic build and shape are more or less the same. That being said, there are still some small design changes such as the perforated back cover and some new colours like Electric Blue and Copper Gold. Most of the changes in the Samsung Galaxy S5 come in the form of tech specs and features which are listed below:

    • 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB / 32GB storage + microSD (64GB)
    • 5.1-display (FHD, Super AMOLED, 1920 x 1080)
    • 16MP rear camera (UHD@30fps, HDR, video stabilization) + 2.0MP front camera
    • 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm | 145g
    • 2800 mAh battery
    • Supports LTE Cat.4, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac HT80, MIMO(2x2), Bluetooth 4.0 BLE / ANT+, USB 3.0, NFC, IR Remote
    • Features Gesture(IR), Finger Scanner, Heart rate sensor, Download Booster, S Health 3.0, Quick Connect, Private Mode, Kids Mode
    • IP67 Dust and water Resistant
    • Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 reference design appears

    Samsung Galaxy S5 reference design appears

    There have been quite a lot of concept renders already for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 but a new one has come up nonetheless. This render comes from Sonny Dickson who isn't a designer but is more well-known for being a serial leaker of smartphones. He recently posted this render with the message that it was a design reference for the Samsung Galaxy S5. The design looks nothing like the previous Samsung smartphone patent, but then it also looks very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S4. While he didn't mention any tech specs or features, the design does offer measurements with the "design reference" measuring 141.7mm x 72.5mm x 8.2mm, making it larger and thicker than the Samsung Galaxy S4, which could be to make way for a bigger screen and battery. With the Samsung Galaxy S5 set to be unveiled in just another week or so, we won't have to wait long to find out how it will really look.

  • Rumours: Samsung Galaxy S5 tech specs leak on AnTuTu, suggest two very different versions

    Rumours: Samsung Galaxy S5 tech specs leak on AnTuTu, suggest two very different versions

    It isn't a secret that Samsung likes to come out with many different versions of a certain smartphone as this has been done with both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to name a few, but tech specs leaked on AnTuTu suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be coming in two very different versions. Tech specs for the two devices labeled as Samsung Galaxy S5 are listed as the SM-G900R4 and SM-G900H with the features list below:

    • SM-G900R4
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974AC) – 300-2457MHz Clock speed
    • Adreno 330 GPU
    • 2560×1440 pixels resolution
    • 3GB RAM
    • 32GB Storage
    • 2.1MP and 16MP Camera
    • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
    • SM-G900H
    • Samsung Exynos 5422 (8 Cores) – 500-1500MHz Clock speed
    • Mali T628 GPU
    • 1920×1080 pixels resolution
    • 2GB RAM
    • 16GB Storage
    • 2.1MP and 16MP Camera
    • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 mini Black Editions offer black and leather class

    Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 mini Black Editions offer black and leather class

    Samsung recently announced Black Editions for their Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 mini smartphones. While both smartphones have come in black before, the Black Edition version adds on a black artificial leather backside instead of the usual plastic casing for both smartphones. Tech specs for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition match up with that of the Samsung Galaxy S4 4G LTE or i9505 which includes a 1.9gHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Black Edition uses the same 1.7GHz dual-core processor and is priced at RUB16000 (RM1500). The Galaxy S4 Black Edition is going for RUB23000 (RM2100). Both smartphones will be introduced in Russia first with a roll-out to other markets like Malaysia happening afterwards.   

  • Rumours: Samsung Galaxy S5 coming on 23 February 2014?

    Rumours: Samsung Galaxy S5 coming on 23 February 2014?

    New rumours about when the Samsung Galaxy S5 could be revealed have surfaced, this time around from Eldar Murtazin from Mobile Review. According to a recent tweet, he says we could see the smartphone come on 23 February at 6pm in Barcelona with a launch expected at end of April. According to the tweet, tech specs will be the same as previously rumoured which includes a 5.2-inch 2K display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset or the latest Samsung Exynos, 3GB of RAM, a 16MP rear camera, fingerprint sensor and 3000 mAh battery. He also says that a new TouchWiz interface will also come with the smartphone. While Eldar Murtazin has been wrong before (the death of Tizen, etc), he was fairly accurate about the Samsung Galaxy S4 launch date previously. As always do take this rumour with a pinch of salt, because they are still rumours or at least until Samsung start sending out the Unpacked event invites.

  • Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 getting Android 4.4 KitKat

    Samsung Galaxy S3 and Note 2 getting Android 4.4 KitKat

    We're not sure if it is in response to the botched Android 4.3 update we reported on earlier but it seems that the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 will soon be getting the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade from Samsung. Originally, the Samsung Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade was just limited to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and above but it's good to know that Samsung are still thinking about users who bought their previous flagship smartphones as well. These users can expect the upgrade to come out in Q1 of 2013, probably around March. While the Android 4.4 KitKat upgrade should help further increase performance (it was designed to work well with devices that only have 512MB of RAM) we do hope that it doesn't cause any battery drain botch-ups like the recent Android 4.3 update.

  • Rumours: Samsung official says the Galaxy S5 coming to New York in March 2014

    Rumours: Samsung official says the Galaxy S5 coming to New York in March 2014

    Most of us are thinking that we could see the next Samsung Galaxy S5 in February 2014 when the Mobile World Congress or MWC is expected to happen. However, news reports from an official insider in Samsung has said that the Samsung Galaxy S5 would be unveiled at New York in March. The report seems even more credible as the Samsung Galaxy S4 was also introduced last March in New York as well, but do take this rumour with a pinch of salt. No Malaysia release dates or pricing just yet but we wouldn't be surprised if HTC is planning to camp outside with the HTC One+ like they did with the HTC One.

  • Rumours: 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy GT-I9405 appears in listing but doesn't look like a Note

    Rumours: 5.5-inch Samsung Galaxy GT-I9405 appears in listing but doesn't look like a Note

    A new Samsung Galaxy device recently appeared in a Zauba listing. Zauba is an Indian website which tracks Indian exports and imports, a bit like the SIRIM database here in Malaysia. Back to the Zauba listing, the mystery Samsung Galaxy device is listed as Samsung GT-I9405 and has tech specs which include a 5.5-inch display and single SIM capabilities. The device is listed for testing and evaluation. So far, it doesn't seem to be the Samsung Galaxy S5 because the model numbering is below that of the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is GT-I9500 and it doesn't match with the Galaxy Note series either as Note numbering goes from N7100, N9000 and so forth. It isn't the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo either as the matching SM-N7500 / SM-N7505 model number has already appeared in Zauba. The value pricing of the listing is a big hint though as 32746 Indian Rupees (RM1721) places the device squarely in the mid-range. Check out the listing in the article for yourself but do stay tuned for more updates.

  • Samsung VP confirms Galaxy S5 with new design coming in April 2014, iris scanner included?

    Samsung VP confirms Galaxy S5 with new design coming in April 2014, iris scanner included?

    As the rumour mill continues to churn for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5, we now have some confirmed details of sorts from an inside source. Coming courtesy of Lee Young Hee, Executive VP of Samsung's Mobile Division, the confirmation is about several things including that the Galaxy S5 would be released by April 2014. The company also said that it knew that the design of the Galaxy S4 was too similar with the Galaxy S3 which is why we can also expect a new design for the S5. While they haven't said if this could mean a metal chassis, kevlar backside or just plain polka dots, a different design would make the S5 stand out more. The other notable rumour is that instead of a fingerprint scanner, the Samsung Galaxy S5 could include an iris scanner or eye scanner for bypassing password screens and certifying purchases. This feature we feel wouldn't be all that difficult to implement as you don't really need a dedicated eyeball scanner to do this. Other rumours include a three-sided curved display and more. In any case, April is still a few months off, so do take this rumour with a pinch of salt.

  • Technave.com Top mobile phones in Malaysia of 2013

    Technave.com Top mobile phones in Malaysia of 2013

    With 2014 already here, we look back at the year 2013 for all the awesome mobile phones to have come out in 2013 for Malaysia. There were quite a lot of them, so we picked based on innovation, performance, design and potential successfully delivered. In no specific order we list out the following mobile phones that rocked our world currently available with local Malaysia support as follows: