Before the official unveiling of the New iPad, sources said to expect Apple’s latest tablet to come with 1GB of RAM and Geekbench confirms the specs. As usual Apple didn’t divulge the clock speed of the new A5X dual-core processor but the Geekbench test also confirmed that the new CPU is running at a reasonable 1GHz. Both these additions should keep the New iPad running smoothly but is it enough to warrant the upgrade.
We first saw a glimpse of the Asus PadFone last year but we didn’t have much to go on and since then small bits of information have trickled out, now Asus has made the PadFone official. Android 4.0 is present in this device and its using the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz to power it along. In terms of the display you’ll be looking at 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera on the back, HSPA+ connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0. Giving the phone juice is a 1520mAh battery which is pretty small for today’s standards but this is where the PadFone Station comes into play. The PadFone Station essentially let’s you dock the smartphone to it turning your phone into a 10.1-inch tablet and significantly increasing battery life. If you don’t feel like turning your phone to a tablet then you have another option. If you buy an optional keyboard dock then you’ll be able to dock your phone with the PadFone Station and then the PadFone Station with the keyboard dock and now you’ll have a concoction sort of a like a laptop. The Asus PadFone will be available from April in the UK.
HTC have unveiled their newest high-end phone at MWC and its called the “HTC One X”. The One X has a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 CPU from NVIDIA, Sense 4.0 running along side Ice Cream Sandwich, a massive 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD Gorilla Glass display, 32GB of internal storage and a 8-megapixel camera. The quad-core Tegra 3 processor that lives in the HSPA+ version that is coming to the UK will be swapped out for a 1.4GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor, the reason for this is because the Tegra 3 doesn’t work with 4G LTE.
Today Samsung have announced the next generation of Exynos processors. The new processors can be dual-core or quad-core and can be clocked up to 1.5GHz giving up to 26% more performance than the current Exynos chips. Battery life will also be improved by up to 50%. If the current gen Exynos processors are anything to go by then the performance figures should be epic and we should see the new quad-core processor in the Samsung Galaxy S lll when it is announced.
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We heard about this phone last month at CES but the name was all we had to go on, now T-Mobile has lifted the lid on the features and availability of the phone. The Galaxy S Blaze 4G will be arriving in late March for $150 with a two year agreement, specs wise it has a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 5 megapixel camera with support for 720p video recording, 1.3 megapixel camera on the front and HSPA+ support up to 42 Mbps. The phone will ship with Android 2.3 but T-Mobile say it will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich at some point.
A lot of white devices have been released recently and next in line is the Samsung Galaxy Note. Exclusive to UK retailer John Lewis the white Galaxy note retains all the bells and whistles of the original, 5.3 inch Super AMOLED display, 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and 1GB of RAM but it should be noted that if you do want to pick one up, only the Oxford Street branch will be selling it so we may only see Londoners picking this one up for the time being. To get customers through the doors quicker John Lewis is offering £250 worth of music, films and ebooks to the first 100 buyers. If you don’t fancy taking a trip to London to pick up the Galaxy Note, other retailers while be stocking the white version from February.
With CES due to start in a couple of days we’ll no doubt see a load of new tablets running Android 4.0. Most of these tablets will be high-end and have a high price tag to match their specs. Leader International will be bringing two affordable tablets to the show, Leader Impression 7A and the Impression 10A. Coming in at $179 and $299 respectively these are aimed at the lower end of the Android tablet spectrum. The Impression 7A will have a 1GHz single-core processor, 1024×600 screen, Wifi, Bluetooth, front facing VGA camera, mic and 4GB of on board memory which is expandable via a memory card slot. Unsurprisingly the 10A improves on the 7A’s specs and has a Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1024×768 IPS screen, HDMI output, 2 megapixel cameras on the front and rear, 4GB storage, memory card slot, WiFi and Bluetooth. Leader says both tablets will be on sale by the end of Q1 and while the specs may not be mind blowing you can’t ask for much more at these price points for a tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus has been making all the headlines in the last few days with news of a white verison coming, a 32GB GSM version and now a Galaxy Nexus on Sprint. This newest version of the Galaxy Nexus will be LTE capable on Sprints 4G network and feature 1.5GHz dual core processor instead of the 1.2GHz dual core one found in the GSM and Verizon phones. Apart from the increased clock speed this is identical to what we’ve seen before so it remains running Android 4.0, has a 4.65″ Super AMOLED display and a 5 megapixel camera.