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Jun 17, 2014

LG F460L Emerges with Snapdragon 805 CPU, LG F490L with Odin Chipset




One of the smartphones that South Korean mobile phone maker LG Electronics is expected to bring to the market in the coming months is a premium flavor of the LG G3, which appears to have been confirmed with a Snapdragon 805 processor inside.

The handset has been spotted online with model number LG F460L attached to it and with the codename of Tiger, while said to feature the Qualcomm APQ8084 chipset inside, which suggests that it could be released as the upgraded flavor of LG G3. Moreover, the handset is said to sport a quad-core Krait 450 CPU, along with Adreno 420 graphics, and obi True 4G LTE (MDM9635) Modem. Moreover, it also includes support for LP-DDR3 memory, as mylgphones points out. At the same time, the yet unannounced mobile phone is said to sport a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) touchscreen display, which would perfectly be in line with the rumor that it is a new flavor of LG G3.

The specs list of this handset also includes 3GB of RAM, along with 16GB of internal memory, and a 13-megapixel camera on the back. Moreover, the handset runs under the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. Basically, the only difference between the new handset, model LG F460, and the LG G3, which was launched as LG F400, is the fact that they sport different chipsets inside. However, no official confirmation on whether this is indeed the Snapdragon 805-based flavor of the flagship phone has been provided as of now, and we’ll take the info above with a grain of salt. On the other hand, you should keep in mind the fact that LG has been long rumored to plan the release of this LG G3 Prime model, which would allow it to better compete against two new handsets from Samsung, namely Galaxy S5 LTE-A, and Galaxy F.

In the meantime, however, we should note that another unannounced smartphone from LG has popped online recently, allegedly featuring model number LG F490L. According to info coming from Twitter user @UpLeaks, the handset will arrive on the market with LG’s Odin processor packed inside, yet no further details on the device have been provided as of now, and we'll take the info with a grain of salt. The South Korean vendor has been long rumored to plan the release of such a handset, yet the company appears to have delayed plans on the matter, without offering specific info on when it might launch the smartphone. Hopefully, it won’t be too long before both LG F460L and LG F490L are formally introduced, so keep an eye on this space to learn more on the matter.

LG's Snapdragon 805 G3 model spotted as F460L
Image credits to LG

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos with Android 4.4.2 KitKat Leaks in Asia




This is not the first time we hear about a sequel to Samsung Galaxy Core, but it’s the first time we get full specs and press photos of the unannounced smartphone.

GSMArena has recently been tipped on the fact that Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos is now listed on the Vietnamese online retailer Mainguyen, which points to an imminent release in the coming weeks. Unlike the original mode, the Galaxy Core 2 Duos offers dual-SIM capability, as well as Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. The smartphone sports a 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution. On the inside, the affordable smartphone is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 768MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Obviously, users will be able to further expand storage up to 32GB via microSD memory card. When it comes to connectivity, Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos offers a range of options, including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB and GPS with A-GPS support.

The smartphone also packs a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which features LED flash, autofocus and video recording, while in the front there’s a secondary VGA camera for selfies and video calls. There’s no word on price tag or availability yet, but we expect more details to surface online in the coming days, so stay tuned for more info on the matter.


Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duos
Images credits to Mainguyen

Huawei Mulan Emerges in Newly Leaked Photos




One of the handsets that Chinese mobile phone maker Huawei has been recently rumored to plan on bringing to the market is the Huawei Mulan, a phone that has emerged online in a new set of leaked photos today (courtesy of weibo).

The new mobile phone will arrive on the market with a great deal of high-end hardware specifications, but it’s yet unknown what name it will sport when that happens. According to the available info on the device (via GforGames), we’ll see it go official with a Kirin 920 chipset inside, which sports four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores, based on ARM’s big.LITTLE technology. The mobile phone is also said to sport a 5-inch touchscreen display that should deliver a full HD resolution, as well as 3GB of RAM to go along with the aforementioned powerful processor.

Moreover, rumor has it that Huawei will pack it with a 13-megapixel rear camera, as well as with a 5MP front camera for making video calls. Running under Android 4.4.2 KitKat right from the start, the new device should prove a powerful, highly appealing smartphone, though chances are that it will be released only in China in the beginning. Rumor has it that the new handset will go official as soon as the next week, on June 24, and all of the necessary details on it will be unveiled at that time, so stay tuned.




Huawei Mulan
Images credits to Weibo via GforGames

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