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Amid the bevy of phones outed in NTT DoCoMo’s summer lineup, the Japanese carrier snuck in a tablet: Sharp’s Aquos Pad SH-08E. A 7-inch 1,920 x 1,200 IGZO display dominates the front of the Android 4.2 device, while a 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor and a 4,200mAh battery are tucked inside. When it comes to imaging, the slab totes an 8.1-megapixel shooter on its rear, and wears a 2.1-megapixel cam on the front. The hardware’s also been kitted out with WiFi, NFC and TV tuning capabilities, along with waterproofing and dustproofing, to boot. As the slate’s outfitted to work with DoCoMo’s Xi LTE network, it’s capable of sucking down 100Mbps and uploading at 37.5Mbps. There’s no word on how much it’ll empty wallets, but it’s penciled in to be available in Japan by the end of July.
Source: NTT DoCoMo (PDF)
Archos may not be a main competitor in the tablet marketplace, but they’re doing whatever they can to become more relevant. Case in point: the company just outed three new tablets, all of which come with Retina-quality, high-resolution IPS displays and quad-core processors. The tablets come in 8-inch, 9.7-inch, and 11.6-inch flavors.
Archos is calling these tablets the Platinum line, and the company says that they “are amongst the first Android tablets to offer a super high resolution IPS screen combined with the performance of a Quad-Core CPU.” The tablets come with a 1.2 GHz quad-core chip, 2GB of RAM, front and rear cameras, microSD card slot, HDMI-out, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to run the show.
However, not all three of these tablets quite match the pixel density of the full-size iPad. The 8-inch Platinum rocks a 1024×768 resolution, the 11.6-inch model has a 1920×1080 resolution, and the 9.7-inch variant has 2048×1536 resolution, which is right on par with the iPad’s own Retina display — no more, no less.
Of course, this isn’t the first high-resolution tablet that Archos has put together. Back in December, the company outed the 97 Titanium HD, which comes with a 9.7-inch screen with a 2048×1536 resolution. However, that model only had a measly dual-core on the inside, while the new Platinum slates are rocking quad-core chips.
The Archos 80 Platinum will begin shipping later this month for $ 199, while the 97 Platinum HD will be available around the same time for $ 299. The larger 116 Platinum will begin shipping in April at a cost $ 349. These tablets are definitely less expensive than competing tablets, so it’ll be interesting to see how they hold up against the competition.
Archos unveils new Platinum line of tablets with high-res display and quad-core CPU is written by Craig Lloyd & originally posted on SlashGear.
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Acer pushed the boundaries of price for major brand tablets with its $ 150 Iconia B1. It’s not about to quit with just one model under its belt, however. The company’s Greater China head, Linxian Lang, explained to China Times that there should also be 8- and 10-inch tablets on the way with “aggressive” prices. Acer isn’t just adding more glass, either, as it’s looking at quad-core MediaTek processors for a speed jump. There’s no word on just when the larger budget slates might appear, although we wouldn’t count on them coming to the US when the B1 has already been ruled out.
Source: China Times (translated)
After being unveiled at the close of 2012, yesterday Samsung announced the Galaxy Grand for its native South Korea. At a glance the domestic build of this handset looks nearly identical to its foreign counterpart, however the device’s spec sheet tells a different story. Opposed to a meager dual-core chip and faux 4G connectivity, the Korean version of the Galaxy Grand sports a beefy 1.4GHz processor, along with LTE network support. Additional unique features include NFC capabilities and USB 3.0. Aside from these hometown enhancements, the device’s 5-inch WVGA display, dual-cameras and Android 4.1 operating system remain intact. Set to be available on three unannounced Korean carriers at an undisclosed time, potential suitors can pick up this superior version of the Galaxy Grand for 350,000 won (around $ 325).
Via: Android Headlines
Source: Samsung (translated)
On Tuesday, we reported that Samsung had launched its Galaxy Grand handset, which features a low resolution 5-inch display and 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Now the company has announced another Galaxy Grand, this one featuring a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and LTE support. The handset is destined for South Korea.
The South Korea-bound Galaxy Grand features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 (WVGA), the same as its currently-available counterpart. RAM is also the same at 1GB, as well as the battery at a decent 2,100mAh. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 2-megapixel front camera for video chatting.
The internal memory is a decent 8GB, but can be expanded via a microSD card slot with support for up to 64GB. Connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC with S Beam. There’s the TouchWiz user interface, as well as the multi-window feature to go along with the large screen size. The handset runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
Because the handset is destined for South Korea, it also features T-DMB, bringing television to users’ smartphones. Likewise there’s LTE support. Samsung hasn’t stated whether this version of the Galaxy Grand will find its way to shelves outside South Korea, but the hardware boost certainly makes the already decent handset even more appealing.
[via Android Community]
Samsung announces Galaxy Grand with LTE and 1.4GHz quad-core processor is written by Brittany Hillen & originally posted on SlashGear.
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Sony (SNE) has long been rumored to be readying a high-end Android-powered smartphone with a 5-inch display. The Xperia Z, which was previously known as the Yuga, was revealed in a variety of leaked images and was even the subject of a recent review. According to a report from Chinese website ePrice, Sony is expected to debut the handset at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. The Xperia Z is said to be equipped with a full HD 1920 x 1080-pixel display, a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD slot and a 13-megapixel camera. ePrice claims the Xperia Z will be released on January 15th, just a few days after it is announced.