Last week, Ontablets has already exposed the news that Sumsang will release one 7 inch phablet, many people guessed it should be the second generation of Mega. This morning, we have seen this unit on the FCC website and some blogs about tablets and smart phones.
As suggested on the FCC website, the model number of this phablet is SM-T2558. The screen size is 7 inch. Regarding the firmware, there is no information on the website.
If it is really the Mega 2. then we can know some basic feature about this unit. The screen is 7 inch, and resolution is 1280*720 pixels. The CPU is the Qualcomme Snapdragon 400, the frequency is 1.2GHz, the RAM is 1.5G. There are dual cameras built in. The front one is 2M pixels, and the rear one is 5M pixels.
Till now, Sumsang did not announce the detail information about it, or the release date. As estimation, it should be available for sale about one or two months later. People who want to own it have to wait a bit longer.
If you want to know more information about this Mega 2, please consult with us.
As we know, 64P CPU runs faster than 32P chipset. In the second half of this year, we have seen several new 64P chipset. For example, Qualcomm has released its 64P, 20nm octa core chipset, Snapdragon 810. Facing the competition from Qualcomm, Mediatek planned to release its first 64P octa core chipset. This chipset may be available in the first half of next year.
As the news from Taiwan, the new chipset from Mediatek will also be one 64P and 20nm. It will adopt the ARM Cortex A53 or A57, this is quite similar as the Snapdragon 810. If just speaking of the performance, it may not lose Qualcomm Snapdragon 810.
The most advantage of Qualcomm is the LTE band. But the LTE from Mediatek will be also released at the second half of this year. Now, it is catching up with Qualcomm.
If the performance and LTE of the CPU do not have much difference, then what is the advantage of Qualcomm. As we know, the chipset from Mediatek is much cheaper than Qualcomm. Welcome your idea about it.
Ontablets will keep you informed if any further news about this Mediatek chipset.
Nowadays, the smart wearing device is very hot in the market. But most of them are smart watches or smart wristband. But today, Intel shows its first smart T-shirt.
Yesterday, the CEO of Intel, Brian Krzanich showed us one smart T-shirt. This T-shirt can monitor people's heart beating rate. Users can install one app on your smart phone, then your health index will be displayed on the screen.
Intel has already acquired AIQ to develop the smart T-shirt. This T-shirt is powered by the self owned battery. When you wash the T-shirt, you can remove it from the T-shirt. The battery has a good water proof function, This T-shirt is targeted to people who love sporting, like running, bicycle etc. Now, the price is unknown.
Intel has already missed out the best time of smart phone and tablets, so they put more efforts on the smart wearing device which is a new filed. That is quite a smart decision. Hope this smart T-shirt can be available in near future.
Ontablets will keep on following the news and let you know the latest if any.
Earlier today, LG released its latest smart phone G3. I believe many people have expected this new unit for a long time. That is a good smart phone. But what a pity, the LG G watch is not released. But we have seen a lot of new information about G Watch.
As news from Korea, the LG G Watch contains a USIM card slot, that means, users can make calls on the watch. If the news is true, this G Watch will be the first smart watch with mobile phone function. As Sumsang will released one similar model named Tizen, LG has to speed up.
Lat time, we have exposed some features about this LG G watch, It has one 1.65 inch screen, the resolution is 280*280. The RAM is 512M, and memory space is 4G. It can support Google Voice Assistant. The operation system is the Android Wear.
Now, LG did not claim the release date of this G watch. Ontablets will let you know when the date is confirmed officially.
We have repeat a lot, nowadays, the performance of smart phone and tablets are powerful enough, but the battery can not last the unit working long enough. That is a big problem. Especially for some small size or slim unit, as the space is small, it can not contain a big capacity battery. Now, the problem may be resolved completely.
One company in US has developed a new material for battery, it makes the battery recharged in several minutes, and more important, it can allows battery to store high capacity power.
Now, the company has already made one demo product, the product have an excellent anti shock system which is must for a battery. The other thing is, an ordinary battery can not be recharged about several thousand times, but this new battery can be used for more and one hundred thousand times. So you don't need to replace a battery for your smart phone.
This unit battery can be used for many fields, not only smart phone or tablets, for example, it can be used for autos, household. etc.
It is a new technology, and may be a innovation in smart phone and tablets fields. Ontablets will keep eyes on it. Any further news, I will let you all know.
Microsoft has released the Surface Pro 3 this month, and now many people are expecting the next generation of iPad. There are a lot of news that the new iPad Mini will be available soon. But today, one online news website in Holland exposed one picture. As suggested on the website, it is the next generation of iPad Air.
From the picture, we can see, the new iPad Air adopts the similar design for front panel as iPhone. It is an integrated style. The benefit of this design is more space for battery. So the new iPad Air may have a higher capacity battery than the old edition.
One professional tablet engineer told Ontablets, the news is quite reliable since the Apple Macbook Pro Retina has already adopted the similar design, though, it will increase the cost of after sale service. But It is never cared by Apple.
As estimated, the new iPad Air and iPad Mini Retina will be available in the third quarter of this year, they will come with the Touch ID function.
News from May 22nd suggested that the next generation iPhone, the iPhone 6 will not adopt the screen from Sharp or Sumsang, but from Innolux, a company from China. As we know, the screen supplier of iPhone are Sumsang, Sharp or JDI. But since all of them can not meet the demand from Apple, the new iPhone 6 may have a new screen supplier.
Apple chose Innolux from these three companies. But why? First of all, Sumsang is the main competitor of Apple in smart phone business, and Apple wants to reduce the rely on Sumsang, including screen and chipset. Regarding Sharp, the screen quality can not meet Apple's demand, so finally, Apple chose Innolux.
Innolux is a big company from Taiwan, China. It offers different screens for many years, including, TV, PC, mobile phone etc. Now, many tablets or smart phones suppliers in China adopt Innolux screen, The quality and production volume can meet the demand of Apple.
Of course, till now, Apple did not confirm the news, but since this news is from an authorized press in Taiwan, it is quite reliable.
Regarding following news, Ontablets will keep eyes on it.
In the new product press hold by Microsoft, Surface Pro 3 was faced to people. But in the press, there was no Surface Mini. Many people exposed that the Surface Mini will be available in the press as well. So will Surface Mini not available?
Today, people exposed that Surface Mini exists, but since Microsoft the Surface mini can not beat its competitors, so Microsoft did not released it in the press, and the release date will be delayed. The exact date is not known for now. People even exposed that Suface mini is already produced over 20000 pieces. But there is some bugs when running, for example, when running Office, the users experience is not good enough.
I think after all the bugs resolved, the Surface Mini will be available. But one more thing is there is no Surface tablet with Windows RT OS, does that mean Windows RT will be abandoned in future? We can not make sure for now
Sumsang is not only the top supplier of smart phone, now it becomes the top one of smart watch as well. As one report from US, in the first quarter of 2014, Sumsang takes over 71% market share.
As the competition in smart phone is too high, many manufacturers start to move to smart watch recently. Apple released the iWatch, Sumsang has the Gear, LG will release the G Watch, Motorola will have the MOTO 360. Wearing device becomes the future of smart ends.
In the report, Sumsang has sold 0.5 million pieces of Gear in the first quarter of 2014, takes 71% market share. As the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo were released on April of 2014, then all the sales is the first generation Gear. The new Gear Fit is also very welcomed in world wide.As estimation, Gear Fit has sold 0.2-0.25 million pieces just in 10 days. So we can see in the second quarter, Sumsang will be still the top one, but As LG and more other smart watches available, Sumsang will have more competition.
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Which is the hottest tablet in China recently? It is not iPad, or Sunsamg Tab S. But this MIUI V5. People has waiting for over half year to expect its availability. Last week, it is released.
V5 has six different colors for your choice. There are two editions, one is coming with 16G memory, and one is 64G. The price for 16G is about 185 euros, and 64G edition is 205 euros. Both only come with wifi, there is no built in 3G dongle or 4G.
There are so many news on internet about this V5. Now let's see the real information about it, and is it worthy of buying.
First of all, V5 comes with the Tegra K1 quad core CPU which is quite powerful. V5 is also the first one adopting this chipset.
Second, the looks of V5 is quite similar to iPad mini, slim and light. The screen is 7.9 inch of 2048*1536 pixels. The screen is not 16:9, but one 4:3
Third, the price is not bad. Though there are a lot of people are not happy with the price of 16G edition, the 64G edition is still quite competitive in the market. So we can believe, there are much space for 16G edition to lower down.
Forth, the operation system. V5 adopts the latest Android 4.4 operation system.
At last, do you think it is a good tablet worthy of buying? Let me know your idea.