New Motorola Moto G2 photos and details leaked

Hong Kong-based Hellomotohk (1 & 2)has leaked more photos, showing the unannounced Motorola Moto G2. It also revealed more details about the upcoming affordable handset.

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According to Hellomotohk, the Moto G2 will sport a 5-inch 720p screen, thinner bezels, a higher resolution 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, front-facing speakers, a microSD card slot (no microSD card slot on its predecessor), and a removable rear shell for customised Motorola back plates.

Past reports say the Moto G2 will also sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8-16GB of on board storage.

Motorola is expected to lift the lid on the Moto G2 on the 4th of September in Chicago.

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LG lifts the lid on G3 Stylus

LG has lifted the lid on its new phablet, the LG G3 Stylus. The device will make its debut at IFA 2014 in Berlin, Germany in early September.

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Press release:

LG G3 STYLUS TO DEBUT AT IFA BERLIN

Latest G3 Variant Offers Large Display and Stylus-enabled

User Experience at Exceptional Price

SEOUL, Aug. 26, 2014 — Following the recently introduced G3 Beat and G Vista, LG Electronics (LG) today announced another new device with DNA borrowed from the acclaimed LG G3. The LG G3 Stylus is a pen-enabled smartphone that offers a large display and many of the premium user experience (UX) features of the G3 all in a fairly-priced package.

The G3 Stylus comes equipped with an expansive 5.5-inch qHD display and boasts the same Floating Arc tapered edges, thin bezels and metallic skin design first introduced in the LG G3. The proprietary RubberdiumTM stylus pen feels comfortable in any hand and is perfect for effortless jotting, doodling and sketching with precision. Pre-loaded programs and apps for both productivity and entertainment also lets users seamlessly switch between work and play.

In a category all its own, the LG G3 Stylus offers users many of the smart, simple yet premium features of the LG G3 at a fair price without compromising quality. The device is equipped with LG’s proven 13MP camera that carries over many of the UX features from the G3, such as Touch & Shoot, Gesture Shot, and Front Camera Light. With its large capacity 3,000mAh removable battery, LG G3 Stylus owners can be confident of an extended multimedia experience.

Key features that make users enjoy more the G3 Stylus include:

  • QuickMemo+ combines Quickmemo, Memo and Notebook apps for simple content capture and sharing.
  • Dual Window divides the expansive screen into two separate windows for easy and effective multitasking.
  • Smart Keyboard intuitively adjusts to users’ typing patterns for faster input with fewer mistakes, reducing errors by up to 75 percent.
  • Touch & Shoot lets users simply touch anywhere on the display to focus and shoot, reducing a two-step process to just one.
  • Gesture Shot allows users to take easy selfies by simply opening and closing one’s hand in front of the lens to start a three-second countdown before the shutter is triggered.
  • Knock CodeTM unlocks the device in one easy step with a personalized “knock” pattern for both convenience and security.

“With its exceptional hardware and exceptional price that can’t be beat, the LG G3 Stylus is in a category all by itself,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of the LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG G3 Stylus is the perfect tool for consumers who don’t want to be bogged down carrying a laptop, tablet and smartphone. It gets things done and lets you have fun while doing without having to compromise on quality, style or user experience.”

LG will roll out the G3 Stylus in 3G markets starting in Brazil in September followed by countries in Asia, Middle East and Africa and CIS. Prices and details of availability will be announced locally at the time of launch. Visitors to IFA are encouraged to come see the LG G3 Stylus for themselves at LG’s booth in Hall 11.2 of Messe Berlin.

Key Specifications:

  • Chipset: 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
  • Display: 5.5-inch qHD IPS (960 x 540)
  • Memory: 8 GB / 1 GB RAM/ MicroSD slot
  • Camera: Rear 13MP/ Front 1.3MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (removable)
  • Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • Size: 149.3 x 75.9 x 10.2mm
  • Weight: 163g
  • Network: 3G
  • Colors: Black / White/ Gold
  • Other: Stylus Pen

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‘A-series’ smartphones to be launched after the Samsung Galaxy Alpha?

According to a report, Samsung will launch three more smartphones under its new “A-series” after the launch of the new metal-clad Galaxy Alpha.

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The news comes to us courtesy of dependable Samsung insider SamMobile. According to the site, “Thanks to our insiders, SamMobile has learned that the Galaxy Alpha is actually the first device in Samsung’s upcoming A series of smartphones that the company is planning to announce in the coming weeks. Three devices will be part of the initial launch, carrying model numbers SM-A300, SM-A500, and SM-A700, and will cover various price points. The SM-A300 will come with a qHD (960×540) display, while the other two will come with HD displays.”

The site also spotted the SM-A500 on Samsung’s website, revealing that the device sports an HD screen and runs Android 4.4 (KitKat).

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It source says that the three devices belonging to the A-series will be launched sometime in Q3 2014. Sadly, the source failed to get into the details.

There is a possibility that these A-series smartphones will make an appearance at IFA 2014 this September, but since the Galaxy Note 4 will make its debut at the event, we’re not so sure.

Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

Apple iPhone 6 will sport dedicated processor for health data called ‘Phosphorus’

Remember GeekBar? The Chinese-speaking tech news site that previously leaked schematics on the iPhone 6? It seems the site is at it again and has now leaked another schematic, revealing a co-processor code named “Phosphorus.”

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According to the site, Phosphorus will be responsible for the new HealthKit functionality as well as gathering health-related data such as heart rate, the amount of calories burned, cholesterol levels, blood sugar and more.

Of course, since this is anything but official, take it with a pinch of salt. Thankfully, you won’t have to wait very long to find out if this rumour is true or not, since Apple is expected to lift the lid on the iPhone 6 on the 9th of September.

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Brazilian retailer leaks Moto X+1 specs

Brazilian retailer Livraria Logos has leaked the specs of the unannounced Motorola Moto X+1.

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The retailer lists three different versions of the Moto X+1, sporting different back covers, including leather, bamboo, and black. The retailer’s Moto X+1 bears the model number XT1097, which is the model number of a Motorola-made device believed to be the Moto X+1 that surfaced on the GFX benchmarking site.

Back to the Livraria Logos listing, the listing reveals the Moto X+1 sporting a 5.2-inch HD screen (resolution not mentioned), a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera. It runs Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) out of the box. According to GFX, the Moto X+1′s screen resolution is 1020×1920 pixels and its processor will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.

Aside from the Moto X+1, the Motorola Titan was also listed. The Titan is believed to be the Moto G2.

The G2′s rumoured specs include a 5-inch HD screen, a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. It will run Android 4.4.4 out of the box.

Unfortunately, the release date was not mentioned. However, if the Lenovo-owned device maker’s invitation is anything to go by, Motorola will lift the lid on the Moto X+1, Moto G2, Moto 360 Android Wear-powered smartwatch, and a Bluetooth earpiece on the 4th of September in Chicago. We’ll know by then if this listing is accurate.

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