HTC Desire 8 Officially Confirmed with Possible February 24th Release in Beijing

HTC Desire 8, the mid-range smartphone which was leaked last week, has just been confirmed by the Taiwanese company on its Sina Weibo account. Last week, an Engadget tipster revealed a leak of an upcoming “New Desire 8” series mid-range device, courtesy of Chinese site MyDrivers. Now HTC has all but confirmed the phone’s existence on its Weibo page with the same image, but a different announcement date of February 24th in Beijing. According to a poster on GSM Arena who translated the images, they confirm at least one of the leaked features (the “beautification” feature for “selfie” shots form the front camera). The translator writes: The yellow poster reads: The scores are not fantastic because (it) is not running. (HTC) does not know marketing but spends all its budget on (developing) the product. New Desire 8 Series. Real Comeback (of a flagship). New Desire 8 series, worth waiting for… The green poster reads: I love to take photos, and … Continue reading HTC Desire 8 Officially Confirmed with Possible February 24th Release in Beijing

Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus specs emerge in AnTuTu benchmark leak

Compared to the Samsung Galaxy Mega 5.8 with Broadcom chipset, the Galaxy Mega Plus will perform 40% better thanks to its 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. The Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus has been benchmarked at AnTuTu, and test results show the recently leaked phone is 40% faster than its predecessor, the Galaxy Mega 5.8. In this rehash, Samsung replaces the processor with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.2GHz, so no more MediaTek chipset as some have previously rumored. Unfortunately most of the other specs will remain the same. You still have the 5.8-inch screen with the disappointing 540×960 resolution and TFT technology, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory (expandable via mcro SD), the same 8 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, and the same 2600 mAh battery. The unit benchmarked at AnTuTu was running Android 4.3, but hopefully Samsung will manage to make it run Android 4.4 KitKat before the phone is … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy Mega Plus specs emerge in AnTuTu benchmark leak