Here’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, coming on August 12 with an Auto-Eject S Pen?

galaxy-note-5-case-s-penToday a Galaxy Note 5 case from Ringke has caught our eye which raises a very important question about the S Pen. Note that  Samsung is going to announce the Galaxy Note 5 on August 12 instead of waiting till IFA 2015 in September.

The S Pen has always been a staple on the Galaxy Note lineup and Samsung is sticking with it this time around as well however it appears to have changed the way it’s ejected. Previously you would just push it out using your nail but in all renders of the device we have seen so far the S Pen appears to sit flushed with the frame thus making it impossible to eject it using that method.

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Is Samsung going with a push-to-release mechanism for the Galaxy Note 5 or will the S Pen be able to auto-eject? Lets not forget that Samsung does have a patent on auto-eject technology for the S Pen which would not only make things easier but would look certainly look cool.
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Samsung Galaxy S6 (SM-G925F) Specs leak!

Samsung, and really any modern smartphone or hardware manufacturer nowadays, has issues with keeping certain things a secret. One of those things is the specifications of their to-be-announced and still highly-rumored semi-annual flagship devices. The Galaxy Note 4 lived up to the rumors and surprised us with an Edge version, which features an angled, curved display on the right edge to give the user some extra functionality and free up the phone’s main display. Now, with the Galaxy S6, which we just got a big leak regarding, has a set of rumors attached, and have since the day after the Note 4’s announcement at IFA in Berlin a few months ago. Let’s cover the rumors, but start out with the leak.

The leak is AnTuTu. Not the app or test, but the results for a device labeled the SM-G925F. Yeah, now we have at least an in-testing version of what could be, based on sequential device model numbers, a European model of a Galaxy S6. How these make it online is beyond me, but who cares when you know what you are about to. First, the screen of the hypothetical S6: QuadHD, spread across 5.5 inches. That’s gorgeous and only slightly smaller than the Galaxy Note 4, which will result in a slightly higher pixel density. Crisper images and a likely smaller frame: good to hear.

Next up is the camera realm. Well, we know that both photographers and selfie-nuts exist and buy at least some of Samsung’s devices, so this will come as little surprise. The front-facing camera is apparently at 5 megapixels, making for a great-resolution shot of you, your friends, and your best silly expression(s). The back camera, however, is a more drastic and meaningful improvement and increase. It comes in at 20 megapixels, which likely means that it will be using one of Sony’s camera sensors, which have graced Sony’s Xperia line of devices for years. 20 megapixels compounded with Samsung’s AMOLED display (which will likely be QuadHD, as we said), and the Korean company’s great HDR processing will make for killer photographs on this hypothetical device.

Next up is the operating system, and this is the most underwhelming part. The device that was tested has Lollipop, Android 5.0, running on it, so the Android Runtime (ART) will help the speed of the animations, as well as this being the initial software on the phone will help keep the device smooth for the first six months. This is just great news, since Samsung will get to show off native Touchwiz-pop in its announcement presentation this spring.

Now comes the fun part, especially for anyone that knows Samsung and its Exynos line of processors.  Yeah, since it’s European in existence, as it sits right now, it will feature an Exynos processor, meaning Samsung gets to show off proudly with this phone. The processor according to AnTuTu’s readout is an Exynos 7420. Familiar with the naming and model number? Well, we are and will gladly explain. The Exynos 7 is the latest generation of Samsung chips, and it features two huge improvements over Samsung’s Exynos 5 line. First, it has a 64-bit architecture, so it will be future-ready. And secondly, it features, as we saw in the international Galaxy Alpha, simultaneous multi-processing, which is fancy-talk for ‘use all eight cores at the same time’. A true octa-core performance machine, with this one ranging from 400 Mhz (0.4 Ghz) up to 1800 Mhz (1.8 Ghz), so it’s humble but capable. The Exynos 7420 is a great looking chip on paper, so it should not come close to disappointing if it does in fact come in the hypothetical Galaxy S6.

Galaxy S6 AnTuTu LeakNow, the last few bits are also from AnTuTu, but less fun to hear. The SM-G925F has a 32 GB internal storage capacity, as well as a greatly appreciated 3 GB of RAM to back up the 64-bit 7420 processor and all eight of its cores. It’ll be great to have a 64-bit device meant for consumers with enough RAM to help out the coming stream of 64-bit-compatible apps and things in Android’s future and marketplace.

With all of that in mind, what do you think? Might the device be enough to make people drop their hope for a HTC device that won’t be an ‘M’ device, and disregard the metal-love, because it will likely have the Note 4’s aluminium frame and chassis? I certainly see the potential for a great device, as well as a huge competition flag to set at the beginning of another great year for Android devices. Would you pick this up if it also got a variant for LTE markets using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 and the next Adreno GPU? Would you consider it if there was in fact the rumored ‘Galaxy S6 Edge’ sister device at launch or even a few weeks after? Think this device will get Samsung some of its prestige and popularity back? Let us know down below.

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The Best of CES 2014!

The Best of CES 2014

CES ain’t quite what it used to be. Pretty much all the big guys have pulled out in favor of doing their own events. The phones are OK and the 4K TVs pretty, but a dime a dozen. But there are still some hidden treasures that are amazing. Here’s all the stuff from CES that made us squeal with glee.

The Oculus Rift Crystal Cove Prototype

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The Oculus Rift may not be ready for consumers yet, but with each beta revision it’s becoming more and more incredible. This year’s beta model—complete with positional head tracking like never before—is more mind-blowing than ever. By far the most exciting thing at CES, even without being finished.

Nikon’s xxArray Person-Scanner

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The WWE’s New Network

The Best of CES 2014

Yes, the WWE is getting its own network, and yes it was one of the best things at CES. Whether you’re into wrestling or not, the WWE’s new all-you-can-stream buffet-style offering is a shot at what the future of television could and should be for every channel and interest. So shirtless men throwing each other around while wearing spandex or not, this is fantastic.

Audi Quattro Concept Car

The Best of CES 2014

FLIR Thermal Camera iPhone Case

The Best of CES 2014

Want Predator-vision? You got it. FLIR’s thermal camera for the iPhone is exactly that. Thermal imaging is far from new, but this implementation is cheap(ish), convenient, and super want-able. You can’t tell me that you don’t want that on your phone right now, even if you might not want to pony up the (comparatively cheap) $350 for it. If that doesn’t make a killer CES gadget I don’t know what does.

Morphie’s Storage-Supplementing Battery Pack

The Best of CES 2014

There’s no MicroSD expansion slot on an iPhone, and they’re harder and harder to come by on Androids too. But Morphie’s solution—a battery pack that also adds storage—is a perfect solution for digital hoarders everywhere who suddenly decided they need more storage after buying the device. It’s not the flashiest gadget ever, but it solves a persistent problem pretty elegantly. And that’s super dope in its own subtle way.

Razer’s Modular Desktop PC

The Best of CES 2014

People have been building their own desktop computers for ages, but Razer’s Project Christine makes takes the tried and true hobby to an awesome height of ease. Snapping in parts like Legos seems like a joy, and each module is liquid cooled by default for extra coolness. And even though this is probably vaporware—Razer is just testing the waters and looking for reactions—it’s damned cool.

Sony’s Close-Up 4K Projector

The Best of CES 2014

Curved or flat, flexible or not, 4K TVs are beautiful. But they’re also expensive, huge, and just TVs. High res is fun but *yawn*.Sony’s Life Space UX Ultra Short-Throw 4K Projector, on the other hand, is a more novel take on the 4K craze, and mercifully easy to move. Of course it will cost a small fortune, and who knows if it will ever really make it to market, but damned if we all don’t want one right now.

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CES 2014: Samsung unveils Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro

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The theme of Samsung’s 2014 CES presentation was tablets – the company unveiled a total of four new tablets from two new lines, the Pro versions of the Galaxy Note and Galaxy Tab tablets. Their sizes range from 8.4″ to 12.2″, breaking past the current barrier of 10.1″ tablets.

All four tablets feature flagship specs that are very similar between themselves and the high-end Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 edition) tablet. Note that these tablets have Wi-Fi only versions along with a 3G/4G version (depending on the chipset). Also, all of them feature Samsung’s new faux leather backs, which are pretty cool.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is an upsized Note 10.1. It features a 12.2″ Super Clear LCD of WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600 pixels) with support for finger touch and the S Pen stylus. The tablet features the characteristic S Pen features, including the Pen Window multitasking option.

A new Multi Window split-screen option is available allowing you to work with up to four apps simultaneously. The multitasking is powered by either a Snapdragon 800 chipset or an Exynos 5 Octa. The tablet runs Android 4.4 KitKat and has 3GB RAM.

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Samsung went further and enabled interconnectivity with your PC too – with RemotePC you can control your computer from the Note Pro 12.2 or control the tablet through the computer. If you use the tablet, the Universal BT Keyboard and the S Action Mouse will come in handy. Other accessories include the USB LAN hub and the Book Covers.

The goodies don’t stop here – you get Cisco WebEx Meetings for conferencing and Samsung e-Meetings for collaboration. The Ultimate User Content Gift Package, which Samsung values at $700, features pre-paid subscriptions for services and apps, including the Sketchbook Pro app, Dropbox and Bitcasa, Hancom Office, Evernote, other apps and a subscription for a number of news sites.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 hardware is as expected – 3G for the Exynos model, Cat. 4 LTE for the Snapdragon model, 8MP camera with 1080p @ 60fps video capture (30fps for Exynos) and a bigger 9,500mAh battery. Storage is either 32GB or 64GB, but you get a microSD card slot too.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro comes in three sizes – 12.2″, 10.1″ and 8.4″. The flagship 12.2″ model is almost identical to the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet, with the only difference being the lack of the S Pen stylus.

It has the same 12.2″ WQXGA screen, same Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5 Octa chipset with 3GB storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, 8MP camera with 1080p @ 60fps video capture, same 32GB/64GB storage with microSD card slot, even the same 9,500mAh battery.

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Better still, the 12.2″ model will get the Ultimate User Content Gift Package too.

The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1″ has a 10.1″ Super Clear LCD with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. It’s smaller and lighter than the 12.2″ obviously, but the only other differences in specs are 2GB RAM, 16/32GB storage (the microSD card slot is still available) and a slightly smaller battery (8,220mAh, same as Galaxy Note 10.1 2014).

Surprisingly, the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 keeps the high 2,560 x 1,600 resolution for its smaller Super Clear LCD screen. The chipset options were cut down, but luckily it was the Exynos 5 Octa chipset that was cut – the Snapdragon 800 with LTE connectivity is the better choice anyway.

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The Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 also has a smaller battery – 4,800mAh – but other than that its specs are identical to the 10.1″ model.

The Samsung Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro tablets will be available globally in the first three months of this year, but the company wasn’t any more specific. There’s no mention of price either.

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Apple adds Samsung’s Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 to ongoing patent lawsuit

The Apple v. Samsung patent war that will seemingly never end has taken another turn today, as Apple is asking the court to add newer Samsung Galaxy hardware, including the Galaxy S III, Verizon Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 10.1 to its complaint against the Galaxy Nexus and other related devices. If you thought updated software and designs would keep these newer smartphones and tablets out of the fight — you were wrong. Just to help you keep things straight, remember this is a separate case from the one that ended exactly a week ago with a decision in Apple’s favor to the tune of more than $1 billion in damages.

At issue here are eight of Apple’s utility patents that it says Samsung has infringed upon. The headliner patents at issue are ‘721 which covers slide to unlock, and ‘604, which could apply to the universal search feature Samsung has been pulling from its phones recently. Another familiar entry is the ‘647 patent Apple slapped HTC with in 2010, which has a vague description but applies to clicking on a phone number in an email, for example, to call it.