IFA 2014 http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2014/news en-GB Sony Xperia Z3 http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATE 01/09/14: New leaked Z3 pics from China&#039;s certification website and 3 September launch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="An alleged photo of the Xperia Z3" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-z3-back.jpg?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony only introduced the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z2/review">Xperia Z2</a> this April, and it remains one of our favourite smartphones &ndash; but despite that it&#39;s not long for this world.</p> <p>Just as it did last year with the Xperia Z and Z1, the company is plotting to replace its flagship a mere six months later. And unsurprisingly, its successor at the top of the Sony smartphone tree will be called the Z3. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Design: If it ain&#039;t broke... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Judging from <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/rumour-has-it-sony-xperia-z3-will-look-z2/news">spy shots of the Xperia Z3</a>, it&rsquo;ll be a case of &ldquo;spot the difference&quot; between it and its predecessor the Z2. Like the Z2 (and the Z1 before it), the Z3 sports Sony&rsquo;s metal- and glass-heavy OmniBalance design.</p> <p>There do appear to be some minor differences, however. First and foremost, the Z3&rsquo;s sides are <a href="http://evleaks.at/2014/07/24/sony-xperia-z3-another-pic/" target="_blank">a little curvier</a> &ndash; something which should please anyone (and there were plenty of us) who felt the Z2 was a little too angular and uncomfortable in the hand. Secondly, the shots don&rsquo;t appear to show a second speaker grille, suggesting Sony may have removed its stereo capabilities. That&rsquo;d obviously be quite a retrograde step, so we&rsquo;re hoping it&rsquo;s not the case.</p> <p>A big advantage of the OmniBalance design is that it&rsquo;s water- and dust-proof, so the Z3 should be capable of withstanding anything the weather can throw at it &ndash; as well as enabling you to make calls from the shower and watch Netflix in your Jacuzzi.</p> <p>Leaked shots, such as the latest one below from Tenaa - China&#39;s certification body, have shown black and white colourways so far. Sony is fond of purple too so that could make an appearance.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="Sony Xperia Z3 spy shot" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-z3-front.jpg?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="567" height="436" title="Sony Xperia Z3 review" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 spy shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-z3-top.jpg?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Z3 review" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 spy shot" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-z3-side.jpg?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="635" height="371" title="Sony Xperia Z3 review" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony_xperia_z3_tenna.jpg?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Screen similarities </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Don&rsquo;t expect an ultra-sharp 2K screen on the Xperia Z3. The rumour consensus seems to be that it&rsquo;ll have a 5.15in full HD (1920 x 1080) display &ndash; so pretty much the same as that on the Xperia Z2, which has a 5.2in effort.</p> <p>The Z2&#39;s display is gloriously lush and punchy, of course, so it&rsquo;s not really a huge problem, and it benefits from tons of Sony TV tech such as Triluminous for mobile.&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Z3 will apparently feature a similar screen to the Z2" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-z2-review-screen-1_2.png?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Few spec surprises </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to serial (and reliable) info-spreader <a href="http://evleaks.at/2014/07/23/sony-xperia-z3-d6653-sd801-2-4ghz-x4-adreno-330-5-15-1080p-3gb16gb-20-7mp2-1mp-kk-4-4-4/" target="_blank">@evleaks</a>, the Sony Xperia Z3 will be something of a powerhouse, albeit one without any major spec surprises. The Twitter account claims the phone will feature Qualcomm&rsquo;s Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor running at 2.4GHz, an Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage, plus Android KitKat 4.4.4. The latest leak from Tenaa confirms all those specs and puts the Snapdragon 80a running at 2.5GHz.&nbsp;</p> <p>The FCC listing for the Z3 (more on that below) confirms that it will offer dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, NFC and 4G LTE. No surprises there either.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Camera: stop me if you&#039;ve heard this before </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Are you sensing a pattern here? Like the design and screen, the Xperia Z3&rsquo;s camera may be a holdover from the Z2: according to <a href="http://evleaks.at/2014/07/23/sony-xperia-z3-d6653-sd801-2-4ghz-x4-adreno-330-5-15-1080p-3gb16gb-20-7mp2-1mp-kk-4-4-4/" target="_blank">@evleaks</a> the rear shooter will sport the same 20.7MP Exmor R sensor and G lens.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a setup also found on the Z1 and Z1 Compact, and a very good one at that. In fact, in the hands of a decent photographer the Z2 probably delivers better shots than any other smartphone. Expect 4K video to remain an option, too.</p> <p>We doubt Sony will leave the camera untouched - perhaps software improvements or more filter and sharing apps will turn up on the Xperia Z3?&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="567" height="425" title="The Sony Z2&#039;s camera is lovely, and it seems the Z3&#039;s will be the same" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-z2-review-camera%20%281%29.png?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Z3X </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony&rsquo;s custom in recent years is to release smaller and larger variants of its flagship phones, and that&rsquo;s likely to be the case with the Z3.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ve already seen a photo of what appears to be a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/brothers-arms-sony-xperia-z3-and-z3-compact/news">Z3 Compact</a> (likely with a 4.3in screen) and this is the most likely to be joining the Z3 at launch. The Z1 Compact is our favourite small Android smartphone so the Z3 has big boots to fill.&nbsp;</p> <p>According to Chinese site Digi-wo the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/if-22mp-sony-xperia-z3x-real-well-eat-our-smartphones/news">Z3X phablet</a> will offer a 6.14in display with a 2560 x 1152 resolution, a Snapdragon 810 processor, a 22MP camera and apparently the capability to have crazy photography accessories such as a full-size flash attached to it. But we&rsquo;re taking all that with a big pinch of salt and we advise you to do the same.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="The Sony Z3 and Z3 Compact, apparently" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xperia-z3-z3-mini.jpg?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="771" height="578" title="The Sony Xperia Z3X complete with crazy photo accessories. Possibly" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony%20xperia%20z3x.jpg?1409701110" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> September 3rd launch? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In mid-July <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z3_gets_approved_by_the_fcc_for_the_us_market-news-9045.php" target="_blank">the FCC approved a Sony device codenamed &ldquo;D6603&rdquo;</a> for the US market &ndash; and going by the company&rsquo;s current naming convention, that translates to the Xperia Z3. That means the phone&rsquo;s communication features are finalised and suggests a launch can&rsquo;t be too far away.</p> <p>The annual IFA technology expo, which takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September, looks like a safe bet for a global launch for the Z3 and lo and behold Stuff&#39;s been invited to a Sony launch event on Wednesday September 3rd. Head back to Stuff.tv on the afternoon of the 3rd for official images, confirmed specs and hands on impressions. The press conference begins at 4pm sharp Berlin time - that&#39;s 3pm in the UK.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">The ten best smartphones in the world right now</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony Xperia Z3 preview </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review#comments Android IFA 2014 Smartphones Sony Xperia Z3 Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:00:43 +0000 Sophie Charara 1443187 at http://www.stuff.tv Sony Xperia Z3 Compact glimpsed in pre-release shots http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ifa-2014/sony-xperia-z3-compact-glimpsed-pre-release-shots/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We’ll probably see it officially launched tomorrow, but in the meantime… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sony Xperia Z3 Compact glimpsed in pre-release shots" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 Compact glimpsed in pre-release shots" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/sony-xperia-z3-compact-1.jpg?1409662521" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Sony is holding a big press conference in the run-up to IFA 2014 tomorrow, and one of the gadgets officially unveiled will almost certainly be the Xperia Z3 Compact, a smaller, more affordable and lower-specced alternative to the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Xperia Z3</a> (which, yes, will also be launched at the event).</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apparently coming in four colours, it&rsquo;s pretty gorgeous-looking, we reckon &ndash; albeit quite similar to all other Xperia devices on the planet, thanks to Sony&rsquo;s unified design language: glass, aluminium and watertight construction.</p> <p>Ausdroid also claims to have tipped off by &ldquo;a source familiar with the specifications&rdquo; of the Z3 Compact, and say it&rsquo;ll feature a Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.5GHz, a 20.7MP camera, a 4.6in 720p screen and a 2600mAh battery.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll find out if they&rsquo;re right tomorrow, folks.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://ausdroid.net/2014/09/02/sony-xperia-z3-press-photos-appear-look-spectacular/" target="_blank">Ausdroid</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review">Sony Xperia Z3 preview</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="801" title="Four colours for the Xperia Z3 Mini?" alt="Four colours for the Xperia Z3 Mini?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-xperia-z3-compact-2.jpg?1409662521" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/ifa-2014/sony-xperia-z3-compact-glimpsed-pre-release-shots/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> IFA 2014 Smartphones Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:55:22 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1446343 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus ZenWatch, likely the cheapest Android Wear device to date, due in October http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-zenwatch-likely-cheapest-android-wear-device-date-due-october/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Long-awaited smartwatch will be unveiled Wednesday as IFA kicks up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Asus ZenWatch" alt="Asus ZenWatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asus-zenwatch-tease.jpg?1409598834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Asus is all set to fully reveal its first Android Wear smartwatch, now officially dubbed the ZenWatch, this Wednesday as IFA begins in Berlin, and some of the first details have started seeping out.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>According to the CNA report, the watch &ldquo;can be used alone&rdquo; in addition to being paired with an Android device, though the extent of its standalone functionality remains to be detailed. It will launch with English voice control support, with Chinese support due by the end of the year.</p> <p>Some features remain vague for now, but it won&rsquo;t be long until we hear more: Asus will livestream the official unveiling of the ZenWatch this Wednesday, 3 September at 10:30am GMT. Stay tuned for more as IFA&rsquo;s biggest announcements come pouring in later this week.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://focustaiwan.tw/news/ast/201408280018.aspx">Central News Agency</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/1/6092827/asus-android-wear-zenwatch-announcement-coming-sept-3-report">The Verge</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news">Asus Android Wear smartwatch likely at IFA next month</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GvzkwpQbO50" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-zenwatch-likely-cheapest-android-wear-device-date-due-october/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-zenwatch-likely-cheapest-android-wear-device-date-due-october/news#comments Android Wear Asus IFA 2014 Smartwatches Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:13:57 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1446284 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 4 http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED 01/09/14: The phablet&#039;s specs are apparently confirmed – by Samsung&#039;s own website... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Note 3 and stylus. What will the Note 4 look like?" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/note-3-stylus1_1.JPG?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/marc-mclaren" title="View user profile.">Marc McLaren</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Samsung <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Galaxy Note 3</a> is one hell of a phone - a supercharged 5.7in monster that earned five stars in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">our review</a> and has sat high up our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten" target="_blank">Top 10 Smartphones list</a> ever since. And we&#39;re already so over it.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £-1.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default"> stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DESIGN AND BUILD - BYE BYE, FAKE LEATHER </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It would be fair to say that opinion was divided on the Galaxy Note 3&#39;s fake leather back.&nbsp;</p> <p>Our review, while praising the fact that it made for a much easier-to-hold device than the slippery Note II, also added that some might label it tacky. That&#39;s something of an understatement, so the fact that&nbsp;its successor will definitely arrive with a different look will be welcomed by many.</p> <p><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/16/us-samsung-elec-sales-idUSBREA3F09320140416" target="_blank">Speaking to Reuters</a>, Samsung&#39;s senior vice president of product strategy Yoon Han-Ki stated that the Note 4 would arrive with a &quot;new form factor&quot;. Quite what that will involve is open to speculation, but at the very least we&#39;d guess it will either mean a grippy, dimpled plastic back as seen on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Galaxy S5</a>, or a more premium metal build of the type we expect to see on the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5-prime-2k-screen-its-way/news" target="_blank">Galaxy S5 Prime</a>.</p> <p>Either way, it&#39;ll hopefully signal the end of Samsung&#39;s brief dalliance with skeuomorphism.</p> <p>We&#39;d also expect the Note 4 to be fully dust- and water-proof. With seals over all of its sticky-in bits, the Galaxy S5 is waterproof to the IP67 standard, meaning it can survive a 1m dunking for up to 30 minutes. As long as Samsung can work out how to seal the slot where the Note 4&#39;s Stylus sits,&nbsp;there&#39;s really no reason why the tech wouldn&#39;t make its way to the bigger phone.</p> <p><strong>Update 21/07/14:</strong> According to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-making-super-duper-prime-edition-galaxy-note-4/news">reports from the Far East</a>, a metal-bodied Note 4 may indeed be on the way &ndash; but it could be a &quot;Prime&quot; premium edition of the phablet, with the &quot;normal&quot; Note 4 remaining mostly plastic. ET News says the Prime will feature magnesium, aluminium and stainless steel.</p> <p><strong>Update 12/08/14:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-galaxy-note-4-revealed-leaked-photos/news" target="_blank">Leaked images</a> of the Galaxy Note 4 have revealed that it sports a more angular metal frame, with a textured back panel that&#39;s reminiscent of the faux-leather effect on the Galaxy Note 3 &ndash;&nbsp;though the fake stitching seen on the previous Note looks to have gone the way of the dodo. The phablet also looks to be following the Samsung Galaxy S5&#39;s lead, with what appears to be a heart rate monitor sited next to the camera. Whether it&#39;s the standard Note 4 or the rumoured Prime variant has yet to be revealed, however. [Source: <a href="http://www.gsmarena.com/detailed_images_of_galaxy_note_4_leak-news-9298.php" target="_blank">GSM Arena</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Galaxy S5&#039;s dimpled back..." alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Samsung_Galaxy_S5_review_70_0_2.jpg?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Spy snaps of a metal-framed Galaxy Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-4-01.jpg?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SCREEN - twice as nice? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Here&#39;s where things get really interesting. There are already plenty of rumours doing the rounds about the Note 4&#39;s screen, and if they all come true we&#39;ll be looking at one very special display.</p> <p>Size-wise, we&#39;re expecting a modest jump from the Note 3&#39;s 5.7in to 5.8 or possibly 5.9in. Why? Well Samsung&#39;s upped the Note&#39;s screen size with each new version, from 5.3in on the original to 5.5in and then 5.7in. It&#39;s also done the same with its flagship &#39;S&#39; phones, from 4in to 4.3 to 4.8 to 5 and then to 5.1in on the S5. Leopards don&#39;t change their spots, so we&#39;d be amazed if the Note 4 didn&#39;t get a bigger display.</p> <p>More excitingly, it also looks like being Samsung&#39;s first 2K phone (assuming the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5-prime-2k-screen-its-way/news" target="_blank">S5 Prime</a> doesn&#39;t arrive before it). At its Analyst Day conference last November, Samsung showed off a graph which indicated that it would launch a phone with a 2K screen - that&#39;s 2560 x 1440 pixels - sometime in 2014. With the S5 sticking with a 1080p display, the Note 4 looks a good bet for the upgrade. And with LG having now confirmed that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3</a> will itself feature a 2K display, there&#39;ll be pressure on Samsung to follow suit on one of its flagship devices.</p> <p><strong>Update 17/06/14:​ </strong>More evidence for a 2K screen has emerged, courtesy of Samsung&#39;s own<a href="http://wap.samsungmobile.com/uaprof/SM-N910A.xml" target="_blank"> web profile</a> (spotted by <a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2014/06/15/samsung-galaxy-note-4-confirmed-to-have-5-7-inch-qhd-2560x1440-display/" target="_blank">Sam Mobile</a>) which lists a 2560 x 1400 screen for a device with an SM-N910A model number. Given that the&nbsp;Note 3 AT&amp;T variant is known as the SM-N900A, it&#39;s highly likely that this is the Note 4.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="804" height="603" title="LG shows off its 2K G3 screen" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g3-screen_0.jpg?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="461" height="346" title="Looking good" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/note-4-code.jpg?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> SCREEN - 3 is the magic number? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Note 4 could also arrive with - wait for it - a 3-sided display. Yes, really.</p> <p>Rumours have been rife that the handset could feature a flexible screen which curves round the side of the device. The side displays would be used to either provide information - ticker-style notifications, weather forecasts, &#39;song playing&#39; info etc - or to allow quick access to apps such as camera and instant messaging. The advantage would be that you could run a full app on the main display - a game or film, say - but easily see notifications without having to exit the app.</p> <p>Sounds incredible, but the tech all exists. Samsung showed off a flexible &#39;Youm&#39; screen at CES 2013, and has also demonstrated curved tech in the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/meet-samsung-galaxy-round-note-3-curved-screen/news" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Round</a>&nbsp;phone. A patent recently revealed by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.galaxyclub.nl/2014/04/samsung-patent-driezijdig-scherm-galaxy-note-4/" target="_blank">Galaxy Club</a>&nbsp;demonstrated just such a phone, and while there&#39;s no guarantee that it will become reality on the Note 4, we can always cross our fingers and hope.</p> <p>Plus, LG already has a premium device with a curved, flexible screen in the form of the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g-flex/lg-g-flex/review" target="_blank">LG G Flex</a>. Samsung generally doesn&#39;t like to play second fiddle to LG, and how better to trump it than with a 3-sided Note 4?</p> <p><strong>Update 21/07/14:</strong> The aforementioned Note 4 Prime may boast a flexible display, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-making-super-duper-prime-edition-galaxy-note-4/news">says ET News</a> &ndash; the inference being that the normal Note 4 will stick with a flat, rigid screen.</p> <p><strong>Update 01/09/14:</strong> <a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2014/08/31/galaxy-note-4-makes-an-appearance-on-samsungs-mobile-website/" target="_blank">SamMobile</a> claims to have uncovered a product listing for the Galaxy Note 4 hidden behind-the-scenes on the Samsung Mobile website. The listing, in which the Note 4&#39;s codename of &quot;SM-910T&quot; is used, says the phone has a 5.7in 2560 x 1440 Super AMOLED screen, and lots more besides (see below).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-flexible-screens/feature" target="_blank">Why it&#39;s time to get pumped about flexible screens</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="625" height="505" title="Could the Note 4 have a 3-sided screen?" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/galaxy-note-4-patent_0.jpg?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1187" height="890" title="Samsung&#039;s Youm prototype has already shown off flexible screen tech" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-youm_0.jpg?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="The LG G Flex and its curved display" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-G-Flex-review-homescreen-2_2.png?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> POWER - THE BEST YET? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Right now, your guess is as good as ours. Well maybe not quite as good as ours, but close. What we&#39;re trying to say is that beyond reasoned speculation, we don&#39;t know what the Note 4&#39;s innards will consist of.</p> <p>A report in <a href="http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/04/133_155024.html" target="_blank">The Korea Times</a> hinted that Samsung was considering kitting out the Note 4 with a 64-bit processor of the kind found in the iPhone 5s, and also that it might feature speedy LTE-A tech. Beyond that, zilch.&nbsp;</p> <p>What we can say is that the Note 4 will be a beast of a phone. The Note series has traditionally been Samsung&#39;s most powerful device, and in an interview with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-09/samsung-plans-galaxy-s5-by-april-with-possible-eye-scan-security.html" target="_blank">Bloomberg</a>, Lee Young Hee, executive vice president of the company&rsquo;s mobile business, stated that the Note 4 would be &quot;targeting consumers who want more professional use and tend to be willing to pay more for handsets.&quot;</p> <p>We&#39;d expect either the Snapdragon 801 processor that you&#39;ll find in the Galaxy S5 or even the Snapdragon 805, 4GB of RAM (the Note 3 has 3GB) and hopefully a nice big battery. MicroSD storage is a given, to supplement the 16/32/64GB that we&#39;ll likely get within the device.</p> <p>In short, it&#39;ll be among the most powerful phones yet.</p> <p><strong>Update 01/09/14:</strong> <a href="http://www.sammobile.com/2014/08/31/galaxy-note-4-makes-an-appearance-on-samsungs-mobile-website/" target="_blank">SamMobile</a>&#39;s digging up of the Note 4 on Samsung&#39;s own mobile site appears to have confirmed the following: it&#39;s going to have a 64-bit octo-core Exynos 5433 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There may also be a variant with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 4 quad-core CPU.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/best-apps-samsung-galaxy-s5/feature" target="_blank">8 of the best apps for the Samsung Galaxy S5</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Note 3&#039;s a beast. But the Note 4 will be beastlier" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN3094_2.JPG?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> CAMERA - SPECIAL K? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Note 3&#39;s 13MP camera is a cracker, producing superb pictures which rival those from the LG G2. But expect the Note 4 to be even better. The Galaxy S5 got a spec-bump to 16MP plus a clever software mode that enables it to refocus shots after you&#39;ve taken them. We&#39;d be very surprised if the Note 4 didn&#39;t get an upgrade to at least match the S5, but it&#39;s quite possible it&#39;ll surpass it.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-camera/samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Galaxy K Zoom</a> - Samsung&#39;s new half-phone-half-zoom-lensed-camera - has a 20.7MP sensor, and it&#39;s not impossible that&#39;ll find its way into the Note 4. Here&#39;s hoping.</p> <p>The Note 3 can already shoot 4K video, so there&#39;s not much more that can be improved on this front. 8K, anyone?&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Update 26/06/14: </strong>According to Korean site <a href="http://www.etnews.com/20140625000288" target="_blank">ETNews</a> (via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/samsung-galaxy-note-4-may-go-blur-free-with-ois-1255035?src=rss&amp;attr=all" target="_blank">TechRadar</a>), the Galaxy Note 4 will only feature a 12MP camera (that&#39;s 1MP less than the Galaxy Note 3) but will include optical image stabilisation. ETNews&#39; sources claim that Samsung&#39;s trying to shed millimetres from the Note 4&#39;s thickness, and in order to pack in OIS, it can only kit the phablet out with a 12MP sensor. Round the front, it&#39;s a different story, with the Note 3&#39;s 2MP selfie-snapper getting an upgrade to a 3.7MP camera.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-camera/samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-hands-review/feature" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy K Zoom hands-on review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Could the K Zoom&#039;s sensor appear in the Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-k-zoom-hands-on-main.png?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> PRICING AND RELEASE DATE </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Update 04/08/14: </strong>It looks like the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2014/07/133_162030.html" target="_blank">Korea Times</a>&nbsp;was right. Samsung has sent out invitations for an Unpacked event on 3 September in Berlin, just before IFA kicks off on the fifth.</p> <p>As for pricing? Considering that&nbsp;Samsung is after the premium market here, we don&#39;t expect it to come cheap.</p> <p><strong>Update 15/08/14:</strong> Indonesian site erafone has prematurely listed the Note 4 at&nbsp;IDR 9,499,000, or around &pound;490 after a direct conversion.</p> <p>While a direct conversion for the final price tag is unlikely, it suggests that the Note 4 could hover around the &pound;500 mark, which could actually be cheaper than previous Note launch prices. Potentially good news for phablet fans then, but we&#39;ll have to wait till the big reveal next month to know for certain.</p> <p>We&#39;ll be bringing you all the tech news from the halls of IFA, and will be reporting live from the front lines of the Note 4 launch too, so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>Update 01/09/14:</strong> Samsung&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/samsung-teases-galaxy-note-4-somewhat-nonsensical-ad/news">new teaser ad</a> doesn&#39;t reveal a great deal about the Galaxy Note 4, but it just might get you super hyped for that Samsung Unpacked event on 3rd September. Look, we said &quot;might&quot;, OK?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-3/samsung-galaxy-note-3/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="We love the Note 3... but can&#039;t wait for the Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/DSCN3159_0_3.JPG?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="789" height="592" title="It&#039;s happening! " alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ifa-invite.jpg?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="567" height="425" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung_0.jpg?1409644299" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Preview </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preview </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review#comments Galaxy Note 4 IFA 2014 Samsung Smartphones Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:41:20 +0000 Marc McLaren 1436653 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung announces the Gear S, its standalone 3G smartwatch http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-announces-gear-s-its-standalone-3g-smartwatch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Another Samsung smartwatch? Indeed, but this one doesn’t need your phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear S" alt="Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-gear-s-1.png?1409586644" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s been called a &ldquo;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news">watchphone</a>&rdquo; and most recently the &ldquo;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news">Gear Solo</a>,&rdquo; but Samsung has finally revealed its next long-rumoured wearable device: the Gear S, a smartwatch that has its own SIM card and 3G connection.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Gear S also features Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, and you can use an onscreen keyboard for texting or use the S voice feature to issue commands. Samsung also claims that the device has &ldquo;more enhanced multi-sensors&rdquo; for health and fitness tracking, along with GPS and the S Health suite. It&rsquo;s IP67 rated for dust and water resistance, as well.</p> <p>While the watch doesn&rsquo;t require use of a smartphone, it can still be paired with a device for call and message forwarding, with Samsung claiming that it&rsquo;ll be easy to swap between 3G and Bluetooth connections as desired.</p> <p>Samsung&rsquo;s Gear S will be available in October and quite likely on display at IFA next week. No word yet on pricing, but beyond the watch itself, we can&rsquo;t help but wonder how much it&rsquo;ll cost to provide service for such a device on top of your monthly phone bill. Sounds like a potential hang-up to us unless carriers have bundle deals in mind.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.samsungmobilepress.com/2014/08/28/Samsung-Gear-S-Enhances-the-Smart-Wearable-Experience-1">Samsung</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-g-watch-r-revealed-first-fully-circular-android-wear-display/news">LG&rsquo;s G Watch R revealed with first fully circular Android Wear display</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear S" alt="Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-s-2.png?1409586644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear S" alt="Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-s-3.png?1409586644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Gear S" alt="Samsung Gear S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gear-s-4.png?1409586644" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung Gear S smartwatch packs its own SIM card </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Phones? Where we&#039;re going, we don&#039;t need phones </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-announces-gear-s-its-standalone-3g-smartwatch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-announces-gear-s-its-standalone-3g-smartwatch/news#comments IFA 2014 Samsung Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:01:55 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1446036 at http://www.stuff.tv LG’s G Watch R revealed with first fully circular Android Wear display http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-g-watch-r-revealed-first-fully-circular-android-wear-display/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Due out in Q4, the company’s G Watch successor offers a new look but similar specs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G Watch R" alt="LG G Watch R" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g-watch-official.jpg?1409195650" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We got a pretty solid look at the rumoured LG G Watch R <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-circular-g-watch-r-teased-ifa-reveal-next-week/news">in the teaser video</a> released a few days back, but now the Korean company has officially unveiled its second Android Wear smartwatch.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 410mAh battery here is a slight uptick from the 400mAh one in the previous model, but that&rsquo;s likely not enough to make any noticeable difference. However, the G Watch R also adds a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor for heart rate monitoring, which could make it more appealing for the fitness-minded crowd.</p> <p>While the internals are mostly the same, this is clearly a much different-looking watch. Beyond the unfettered circular display, it&rsquo;s also very visually distinct from the Moto 360, offering more a traditional sport watch aesthetic as opposed to Motorola&rsquo;s ultra-minimal approach. It features a black stainless steel frame and a 22mm leather strap, to boot.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll surely find out more next week, as the G Watch R will be shown at LG&rsquo;s booth at IFA, which kicks off on 5 September in Berlin. A fourth quarter debut is planned for the watch, but no pricing details are available just yet.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64664">LG</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-g-watch/review">LG G Watch review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G Watch R" alt="LG G Watch R" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch-r-dude.jpg?1409195650" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-g-watch-r-revealed-first-fully-circular-android-wear-display/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-g-watch-r-revealed-first-fully-circular-android-wear-display/news#comments Android Wear IFA 2014 LG Smartwatches Wearable tech Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:10:33 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1446034 at http://www.stuff.tv LG’s circular G Watch R teased for IFA reveal next week http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-circular-g-watch-r-teased-ifa-reveal-next-week/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This is the Android Wear successor that LG will wield against the Moto 360 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G Watch R" alt="LG G Watch R" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g-watch-r.jpg?1408951981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week&rsquo;s rumour that LG would <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news">announce a brand new G Watch</a> next month at IFA - about three months after the release of the first - seemed crazy. Turns out it&#39;s not only true, but what&#39;s coming could be a huge leap over the original.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As the clip promises, more details will be announced at IFA, which matches up well with last week&rsquo;s report. That report also noted that LG plans to use an OLED display for the new Android Wear smartwatch, as opposed to the IPS LCD of the original G Watch.</p> <p>Shortly before IFA kicks off in Berlin, Motorola has <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-event-4th-september-moto-360-and-new-smartphones-expected/news">an event in the States</a> for the Moto 360, plus <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news">Asus</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news">Samsung</a> are both slated to have their own new smartwatches at IFA. In other words, if you&rsquo;re into wearables, keep a very close eye on next week&rsquo;s happenings.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/08/24/lg-g-watch-r-teaser/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news">LG reportedly planning G Watch 2 reveal for IFA in September</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/1STW7LQXONo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-circular-g-watch-r-teased-ifa-reveal-next-week/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/ifa-2014/lg-s-circular-g-watch-r-teased-ifa-reveal-next-week/news#comments IFA 2014 LG Moto 360 Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445822 at http://www.stuff.tv LG’s L Series smartphones offer G3 features with lower specs and prices http://www.stuff.tv/android/ifa-2014/lg-s-l-series-smartphones-offer-g3-features-lower-specs-and-prices/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> L Fino and L Bello 3G handsets promise accessible pricing with some solid perks </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG L Series" alt="LG L Series" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-l-series.jpg?1408645199" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The LG G3 is our current pick for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/smartphones/top-ten">best smartphone in the world</a>, but for those who want some of LG&rsquo;s latest flagship features without paying flagship prices, the L Series handsets might do the trick.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Meanwhile, the L Fino weighs in with a 4.5in IPS display at 800x480, with the quad-core processor hitting 1.2Ghz alongside 1GB RAM and 4GB of storage. It also runs 4.4.2 KitKat and has an 8MP main camera with a VGA camera up front, plus a smaller 1,900mAh battery.</p> <p>Despite their differences, both offer a rear key plus Knock Code security functionality, as well as the optional QuickCircle Case that leaves a small window of the screen visible for some functionality. Both also have Gesture Shot, Touch &amp; Shoot, and Front Camera Light photography features available.</p> <p>We we don&rsquo;t have as of now are price points for either phone or UK availability details. LG says that the L Series will kick off in Latin America this month before reaching Europe and beyond sometime thereafter, and they&rsquo;ll be shown at IFA in Berlin in a couple short weeks.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/64630">LG</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review">LG G3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="700" title="LG L Bello" alt="LG L Bello" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-bello.jpg?1408645199" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/ifa-2014/lg-s-l-series-smartphones-offer-g3-features-lower-specs-and-prices/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/ifa-2014/lg-s-l-series-smartphones-offer-g3-features-lower-specs-and-prices/news#comments Android G3 IFA 2014 LG Smartphones Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:16:53 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445548 at http://www.stuff.tv IFA 2014: what to expect at Europe's biggest tech show http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From the Note 4 to the Xperia Z3 to a whole load of new laptops, there&#039;ll be plenty on show in Berlin </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept render" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 concept render" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/note-4-render.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are few product launches that can compete with a new iPhone in the anticipation stakes, but we&#39;re certain to get at least one at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ifa-2014" target="_blank">IFA 2014</a>.</p> <p>Samsung will use the&nbsp;Berlin tech show, which runs from September 5-10, to reveal the Galaxy Note 4 - and expectations surrounding a new phone have rarely been higher.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Asus tends to throw ideas at the wall and see what sticks &ndash; remember that dual-booting Windows/Android tab it announced at CES?</p> <p>So anything could happen at IFA. One thing that we do know is coming is an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news" target="_blank">Asus smartwatch</a>; the manufacturer was announced as an Android Wear partner, and it&#39;s teased an image of a smartwatch ahead of IFA. Unlike Motorola and LG&#39;s efforts, the Asus Android Wear smartwatch is expected to be a budget offering, which could undercut the LG G Watch&#39;s &pound;160 price tag.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Asus smartwatch" alt="Asus smartwatch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/asus-smartwatch-tease.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Huawei </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Huawei is set to refresh its smartphone range at IFA, with the next generation of the Ascend Mate set to be the highlight of its line-up. The Ascend Mate 7 is widely expected to pack a fingerprint sensor; invites to its media event feature a fingerprint graphic.</p> <p><a href="http://www.gsmdome.com/huawei-ascend-mate-7-mt7-c00-gets-certification-tenaa" target="_blank">Certification details</a> point to the Mate 7 arriving with a 1.8GHz Kirin 920 processor, 2GB RAM, a 13MP main camera, a&nbsp;6.1in 1080p display&nbsp;and 16GB internal storage, while previous AnTuTu benchmarks revealed an&nbsp;ARM Mali-T624 MP4 graphics chip.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gforgames.com/gadgets/huawei-ascend-mate-7-pics-fingerprint-scanner-44832/" target="_blank">Leaked pics</a>&nbsp;showing a Huawei phone with a 720p display and&nbsp;1GB RAM, plus a fingerprint sensor, are believed to show the Mate 7&#39;s mid-range cousin, the G7.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Huawei IFA teaser" alt="Huawei IFA teaser" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/huawei-ifa-2014-teaser.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_3.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_1.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Huawei Ascend G7" alt="Huawei Ascend G7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ascend-mate-7_2.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG has a lot of kit lined up for IFA, if the rumour mill is to be believed. Leading the charge is the <a href="http://www.itechpost.com/articles/12484/20140728/lg-g3-prime-to-launch-in-september-unveiling-expected-at-ifa-2014.htm" target="_blank">LG G3 Prime</a>, an updated version of LG&#39;s flagship smartphone with improved specs. It&#39;s reportedly similar to the Korea-exclusive G3 Cat 6, with a 2.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor and 3GB RAM.</p> <p>LG could also be gunning for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with an LG G3 Stylus, accidentally leaked in a YouTube video. Unlike the Note 4, though, the G3 Stylus looks set to be a mid-range model &ndash; leaked specs suggest that it&#39;ll pack a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, an 8MP camera and a 5.7in 1080p screen.</p> <p>LG is also reportedly planning to launch a new smartwatch, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news" target="_blank">LG G Watch 2</a> &ndash; a mere two months after the G Watch&#39;s debut. Assuming this absurdly short product life cycle is correct, the new model is expected to pack an AMOLED display that delivers deeper blacks.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/g3/lg-g3/review" target="_blank">LG G3 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G3 Stylus" alt="LG G3 Stylus" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g3-stylus.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="LG G Watch" alt="LG G Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lg-g-watch_0_0.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Microsoft/Nokia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft and Nokia look set to keep pushing camera tech as the big selling point for their smartphones; a leaked video has revealed has shown off a <a href="http://weibo.com/u/1921644117?from=profile&amp;wvr=5&amp;loc=infdomain" target="_blank">Lumia 830</a> phone with the same massive 20MP PureView camera found in the Lumia 1020. The Windows 8.1 phone is also expected to pack a 4.5in 720P display and a microSD card slot for storing all your snaps. The rumours are backed up by Microsoft&#39;s official press invite, which teases the camera module seen in leaked snaps of the phone.</p> <p>Microsoft&#39;s also expected to launch a <a href="http://www.nokiapoweruser.com/2014/08/08/lumia730-to-have-a-dual-sim-variant-official-looking-orange-color-render-leaked-in-china/" target="_blank">Lumia 730</a> midrange phone, with leaked specs pointing to a 4.7in 720p screen, a Snapdragon 400 procesor and Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB RAM, a 6.7MP rear camera and 8GB storage. Among its more interesting features are dual-SIM capability and a 5MP front snapper &ndash; evidence that Microsoft is hopping aboard the selfie bandwagon?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Microsoft/Nokia at IFA 2014" alt="Microsoft/Nokia at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/microsoft-ifa-2014.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 830" alt="Nokia Lumia 830" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-830-01.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 830" alt="Nokia Lumia 830" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-830-1.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Motorola has sent out invites to a launch event on 4 September in Chicago ahead of a global announcement &ndash; and they&#39;re anything but subtle. The <a href="http://newfrommoto.com/" target="_blank">teaser site</a> shows images of two phones marked &quot;X&quot; and &quot;G&quot;, a round watch and what looks like a Bluetooth headset. The first three are simple enough to guess &ndash; the rumoured replacements for the Moto X and Moto G, and the Moto 360 smartwatch.</p> <p>Leaked specs from a <a href="http://www.livrarialogos.com/3973947-Smartphone-Moto-X-1-Preto" target="_blank">Brazilian retailer</a> point to the Moto X+1 (or X2) arriving with a 5.2in 1080p display, a 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal memory; power will likely come from a 2,900mAh battery, while the phone also features microSD support, a 12MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. Serial Twitter leaker <a href="https://twitter.com/evleaks/status/455310263382601728" target="_blank">@evleaks</a>&nbsp;has also revealed the backplate options list for the X2, including four different woods, four leather colour choices and &quot;warm, neutral and cool&quot; colour options.</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360</a> is the first circular Android Wear smartwatch; a leak from Best Buy points to a US price of around US$250 (&pound;150), a 1.5in, 320x290 screen covered by Gorilla Glass 3, waterproofing to 1.1m, and (unsurprisingly) a heart-rate monitor and pedometer.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/moto-360/motorola-moto-360/review" target="_blank">Moto 360 preview: everything you need to know</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Motorola at IFA 2014" alt="Motorola at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Motorola.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Moto 360" alt="Moto 360" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Screen-shot-2014-08-07-at-10.37.14_1.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Moto X+1 (X2) colour options" alt="Moto X+1 (X2) colour options" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/evleaks-x2.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Panasonic looks set to focus on home automation this year, sending out an invite to a press conference that includes &quot;connected home entertainment and photography, to smart kitchen appliances, latest beauty products and more.&quot; It&#39;s accompanied by a graphic showing tech being used in different rooms, including the bathroom and kitchen.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic at IFA 2014" alt="Panasonic at IFA 2014" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/panasonic-ifa.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Samsung </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The biggest launch of IFA 2014 &ndash; both literally and figuratively &ndash; is set to be the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4</a>. The latest incarnation of Samsung&#39;s phablet is expected to ditch the plastic build of its predecessor for a metal frame, reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. Its specs are due for an overhaul, too &ndash; with a rumoured 2K screen, 64-bit processor and LTE-A connectivity.</p> <p>The Note 4 will also reportedly pack a 12MP camera with OIS, and a 3.7MP selfie-snapper &ndash; and a relatively low price tag. One Indonesian site inadvertently put up a pre-order page with a price of around &pound;490, though we&#39;ll have to wait until after Samsung&#39;s Unpacked event on 3 September for confirmation.</p> <p>Also expected to put in an appearance at Unpacked is a new smartwatch, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news" target="_blank">Gear Solo</a> &ndash; which could feature its own SIM card for making calls and sending texts.</p> <p>Finally, Samsung&#39;s expected to take the wraps off its long-rumoured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/oculus/leaked-samsungs-vr-headset-picture-spotted-online/news" target="_blank">Gear VR</a> headset &ndash; designed as an accessory for its Galaxy phones, the headset has reportedly been produced in collaboration with virtual reality wizards Oculus.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-galaxy-note-4-01_2.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Samsung Gear VR" alt="Samsung Gear VR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-gearvr_0.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung round watch" alt="Samsung round watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-round-watch2_0.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sony </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Sony is bringing the big guns to IFA &ndash; it&#39;s expected to launch its second flagship smartphone of the year, in the form of the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Xperia Z3</a>. Leaked snaps showing off a slightly curvier design, while upgrades are expected to include a 2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor, 3GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. In other areas, it&#39;s business as usual; both the camera and screen look set to be holdovers from the Z2, with a 20.7MP Exmor R sensor and G lens and 5.15in Full HD display. Spy shots have also revealed the existence of an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/glimpse-next-mini-smartphone-king-sony-xperia-z3-compact-gets-shot-wild/news" target="_blank">Xperia Z3 Compact</a> &ndash; likely sporting a 4.3in screen.</p> <p>Sony&#39;s also rumoured to be prepping a <a href="http://www.digi-wo.com/thread-20997-1-1.html" target="_blank">Smartwatch 3</a> for a launch at IFA &ndash; it&#39;s said to retain the original&#39;s square design, while adding a transflective screen for better visibility. Whether it&#39;ll feature Google&#39;s Android Wear OS, though, is open to debate.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z3 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Sony Xperia Z3" alt="Sony Xperia Z3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sony-z3-back.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="604" height="453" title="Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" alt="Sony Xperia Z3 Compact" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xperia-z3-compact-leak.jpg?1408673857" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> What about Apple? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Apple isn&#39;t going to IFA &ndash; it doesn&#39;t like to mingle with the competition &ndash; but it is likely to steal everyone&#39;s thunder with its own launch event, expected to fall on 9 September.</p> <p>Apple&#39;s event is likely to showcase the new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">iPhone 6</a>, a 4.7in smartphone; it&#39;s possible that a larger <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/55in-iphone-6-shell-revealed-new-pics/news" target="_blank">5.5in iPhone 6L</a> may put in an appearance, too. And Apple could also be gearing up to launch its own foray into the smartwatch market with an <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iwatch/review" target="_blank">iWatch </a>device.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-iphone-6/review" target="_blank">Apple iPhone 6 preview: everything you need to know</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-note-4/ifa-2014/ifa-2014-what-expect-europes-biggest-tech-show/news#comments Galaxy Note 4 IFA 2014 Laptops Samsung Smartphones Smartwatches Sony TVs Xperia Z3 Xperia Z3 Compact Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:34:26 +0000 Marc McLaren 1444559 at http://www.stuff.tv Asus Android Wear smartwatch likely at IFA next month http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Official Twitter account unsubtly teases the long-expected device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Asus IFA tease" alt="Asus IFA tease" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/asus-smartwatch-tease.jpg?1408497726" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>IFA in Berlin is where the world turns to catch a glimpse of the next big consumer electronic devices, and this year&#39;s convention reportedly holds smartwatch developments from Samsung, LG, Motorola&hellip; and now, Asus, it seems.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/asus/ifa-2014/asus-android-wear-smartwatch-likely-ifa-next-month/news#comments Android Wear Asus IFA 2014 Smartwatches Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:19:36 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445321 at http://www.stuff.tv LG reportedly planning G Watch 2 reveal for IFA in September http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is LG seriously set to replace its two-month-old Android Wear debut? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG G Watch" alt="LG G Watch" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lg-g-watch_0.jpg?1408458834" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>LG was first to market with its Android Wear device, the G Watch, back in early July. Might it now be the first company to replace its debut effort with a second-gen model?</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG G Watch 2 coming at IFA </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/lg/lg-reportedly-planning-g-watch-2-reveal-ifa-september/news#comments Android Wear IFA 2014 LG Smartwatches Wearable tech Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:36:44 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1445198 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Gear Solo watchphone to be revealed next month http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Standalone call-making wearable expected at IFA alongside the Galaxy Note 4 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung devices" alt="Samsung devices" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/samsung-wearables_0.jpg?1408435475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in May, reports indicated that Samsung was moving ahead with plans for <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-reportedly-set-unveil-standalone-watchphone-soon/news">a smartwatch with its own SIM card</a> - and no need for a paired phone. Now it seems likely that we&rsquo;ll hear about it as soon as next month.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Just last week, patent filings from Samsung hinted at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-s-rounded-smartwatches-revealed-patent-filings/news">new Gear models with rounded faces</a> and strap-mounted cameras (pictured above), the latter of which would indicate that they aren&rsquo;t Android Wear devices. Perhaps one of those distinctive designs will be used to make the Gear Solo stand out from its brethren.</p> <p>It appears that we&rsquo;ll hear much more in a few short weeks, as Samsung already has an event planned for 3 September where it is expected to unveil the Galaxy Note 4. Don&rsquo;t be surprised if the Gear Solo appears alongside it before IFA kicks off two days later.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2014/08/07/2014080701403.html">The Chosun Ilbo</a> via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/portable-devices/samsung-gear-solo-set-to-arrive-alongside-galaxy-note-4-at-ifa-1260780">TechRadar</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="651" title="Samsung patent filing" alt="Samsung patent filing" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-round-watch2_0.png?1408435475" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/gear-2/samsung-gear-solo-watchphone-be-revealed-next-month/news#comments Gear 2 IFA 2014 Samsung Smartphones Smartwatch Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:26:37 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1444354 at http://www.stuff.tv A glimpse of the next mini smartphone king: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact gets shot in the wild http://www.stuff.tv/sony/glimpse-next-mini-smartphone-king-sony-xperia-z3-compact-gets-shot-wild/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This could be Sony&#039;s next-gen successor to the small-but-mighty Z1 Compact </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="649" height="487" title="Nice and blurry" alt="A glimpse of the next mini smartphone king: Sony Xperia Z3 compact gets shot in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/xperia-z3-compact-leak.jpg?1407466655" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you&#39;ve got your eye on Sony&#39;s upcoming <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z3/review" target="_blank">Xperia Z3</a> but prefer your smartphones a little on the smaller side, then we&#39;ve got some good news.</p> <p>Leaked shots of what appears to be the Xperia Z3 Compact have popped up online, showing off a slab of Xperia goodness with hand-friendly dimensions.</p> <p>Posted to Chinese site Baidu, the photos were labelled as &#39;Sony Xperia Z3&#39;. Given its size though, we&#39;re safely assuming that they show off the next-gen Compact.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The shots show off a device not dissimilar to the existing <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z1-compact/review" target="_blank">Z1 Compact</a>, although its curvier edges and rounder port flaps betray its true identity.</p> <p>The current Z1 Compact is the undisputed mini smartphone King thanks to Sony&#39;s no-compromise approach, which saw it arrive with beastly quad-core Snapdragon 800 innards, 2GB of RAM, and a 20.7MP camera.</p> <p>All of that is crammed behind a 720p 4.3in screen, which small-handed gadgeteers can use without fear of losing their grip and smashing it on unforgiving concrete.</p> <p>The Z3 Compact is rumoured to land with even more impressive specs, which include a larger 4.6in full HD screen, quad-core Snapdragon 801 innards, 3GB of RAM, and the same 20.7MP camera.</p> <p>We could very well see Sony announce the Z3 Compact (skipping past the Z2 moniker altogether ) at IFA in September, alongside the flagship Sony Xperia Z3.</p> <p>That&#39;s all the info we have for the time being, but we&#39;ll be bringing you all the news from the show floor in Berlin next month, so stay tuned.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/sony-xperia-z1-compact/review" target="_blank">Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> <p>[<a href="http://tieba.baidu.com/p/3210025888" target="_blank">Baidu</a> via <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/sony-xperia-z3-and-z3-compact-draw-closer-as-handsets-leak-again-1260611" target="_blank">Tech Radar</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="580" height="435" title="Rounder design" alt="A glimpse of the next mini smartphone king: Sony Xperia Z3 compact gets shot in " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/xperia-z3-compact-leak-side.jpg?1407466655" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sony/glimpse-next-mini-smartphone-king-sony-xperia-z3-compact-gets-shot-wild/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/sony/glimpse-next-mini-smartphone-king-sony-xperia-z3-compact-gets-shot-wild/news#comments IFA 2014 Smartphones Sony Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:31:55 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1444279 at http://www.stuff.tv Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be revealed in September http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-galaxy-note-4-expected-be-revealed-september/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Note 4 rumours surrounding a launch at IFA 2014 have sprung up like clockwork </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="And so it begins..." alt="Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is expected to be revealed in September" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/note-3-stylus1.JPG?1397184582" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Stuff&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/galaxy-s5/samsung-galaxy-s5/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5 review </a>has only recently landed, but already the rumour mill is turning its attention to its large brother, the Galaxy Note 4.</p> <p>Unsurprisingly, the latest rumours point to a reveal at IFA 2014, which is set to kick off on 5 September.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-galaxy-note-4-expected-be-revealed-september/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/ifa-2014/samsung-galaxy-note-4-expected-be-revealed-september/news#comments Android IFA 2014 Samsung Smartphones Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:40:29 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1435203 at http://www.stuff.tv