Smartphone news: Samsung, Apple and Google

Here’s the latest unofficial leaks and smartphone news to keep you in the loop!

Samsung Galaxy S4

When Samsung unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S4, it also announced that the new flagship would be arriving to the world in two variant’s, one featuring Samsung’s newly created octa-core chipset and the other containing the powerful Snapdragon 600, which is clocked at 1.9ghz.

The Snapdragon 600 is the fastest mobile processor currently on the market and is found in other flagship handsets such as the mighty HTC One.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will ship with the snapdragon 600 in the UK, upon its launch in late April.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The latest rumours surrounding the expected successor to the fantastic Galaxy Note 2 indicate that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be sporting a 5.99 inch Full HD display utilising OLED technology. Samsung’s new ‘phablet’ will more than likely be shipping with the same processors that are found in the Samsung Galaxy S4 and will also most likely boast new S-Pen features.

One source states that the handset could be unveiled at IFA 2013 in September.

Apple iPhone 5s

According to sources the next iPhone, rumoured to be the iPhone 5s, will allegedly be a marginal upgrade of the iPhone 5, coming with an improved processor, and potentially a higher megapixel camera featuring a new module, or even a redesigned flash with white and yellow LEDs in order to improve colour reproduction.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

Word has it that Samsung is planning to release a mini version of the upcoming flagship the Galaxy S4.

The Galaxy S4 Mini will follow the same trend as 2012’s Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, which offered a more compact version of the hit Samsung Galaxy S3.

It is said to sport a dual-core processor, clocked at 1.6ghz, a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display of qHD resolution and is expected to be shipping with Android Jellybean 4.2.2 straight from the box.

An official announcement is expected in summer this year.

Google X phone

Rumours are rife around the next NEXUS handset, this being Google’s own premium device. The NEXUS smartphones to date have been produced by manufacturers such as Samsung, HTC and, most recently, LG with its amazing NEXUS 4.

The Google X is rumoured to being created by Motorola, the company which Google acquired in 2012.

Said to be sporting a 4.8 Full HD display, protected by sapphire glass, a rumoured 2GHz snapdragon 800CPU and a 4000mAh battery, this handset could well be a technology goldmine.

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