Super smartphones and a smart retro camera fill today's morning trolley of tech news
More pics of the Motorola X Phone
The Moto 'X Phone' rumour mill is grinding again. Google supposed next flagship handset - and the first fruits of its buy out of Motorola Mobility back in 2011 – has made its way to the FCC for testing, and here's a photo of the device the FCC is trying out. It offers little new information other than a 4.5 to 4.7in screen, but rumours suggest a 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor (we're hoping for an even higher spec Snapdragon 800, similar to the one in the Sony Xperia Z Ultra), 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage space – and hopefully the much-anticipated Android v5, Key Lime Pie. [Source: PhoneArena]
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Fujifilm X-M1: retro gets smart
That means pro-level sensitivity that can be toggled to perform well in almost any lighting conditions, but in a compact body that still carries interchangeable lenses. The icing on the cake is built-in Wi-Fi which allows it to transfer photos to an Android and iOS gadget. No other Fuji X camera has that talent, and at £680, this is by far the cheapest of the range. It's out in July. [Source: T3]
Korea gets the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A
The next generation of 4G connectivity is already here: LTE-Advanced which offers near double the speed of the 4G we're used to (150Mbps: that's 800MB in 43 seconds). Samsung is leading the charge in Korea (only, for now) with its Galaxy S4 LTE-A smartphone out today. Expect the flood gates to open soon as the UK is also awash with super-fast next-gen LTE smartphones like the LG Optimus G2. [Source: Engadget]