IFA 2012: what to expect
Samsung Galaxy Note II at IFA 2012, especially after that teaser video was released a few days ago. In fact, the Korean company will be hosting an Unpacked press event on August 29 – two days prior to the expo's start, which is when the device will most likely be announced officially. As far as specs are concerned, the rumor mill has not managed to give us any solid, evidence-backed figures yet, but we are expecting the Samsung Galaxy Note II to be a 5.5-inch device with a quad-core Exynos processor and a camera of at least 8 megapixels. For more details, check out our Samsung Galaxy Note II specs preview.
Considerably further down the smartphone food chain is where the Sony Xperia J will reside. The handset, which is also expected to be announced at the aforementioned event, was recently taken for a full-fledged preview revealing its low- to mid-range nature. The 4-inch screen and out-of-the-box Ice Cream Sandwich are among its assets, but the rest of its specifications are anything but ordinary: 5-megapixel camera, humble single-core processor, and 512MB of RAM. Oh well, at least the Xperia J will come in pink too.
We cannot omit mentioning that a Sony Xperia tablet is also expected to be present on stage. If what has surfaced so far is to be trusted, the tablet will be powered by a Tegra 3 processor, the screen will have a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels, and the camera on its back will snap photos at 8 megapixels. Interestingly, this rumored Xperia tablet will have the same wedge that is present on the Sony Tablet S, yet its thickest section will measure only 8.8 millimeters. The device's body is said to be made out of aluminum, which is always a good thing, as long as it doesn't interfere with any of the tablet's radios.
working on a beastly handset powered by a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, yet the rumor mill has been somewhat silent as to whether the device will make an appearance at the expo. In case it does, expect seeing a smartphone that is nothing short of awe-inspiring, with a 4.7-inch TrueHD screen, 2GB of RAM, LTE, and, of course, that mighty piece of silicon we just mentioned. The device might end up being called LG Optimus G, and could also be that LG Eclipse, which Sprint and AT&T might get in October. (UPDATE: The LG Optimus G is already official and will launch in Korea next month, followed by an international rollout in October or November.)
HTC is working on a 5-inch flagship smartphone, with a 1080p touchscreen and a Snapdragon S4 Pro chip ticking inside. Furthermore, rumors are circulating about a possible HTC One X successor with a faster processor, which is supposedly set to launch in October. And if that is not enough, an alleged photo of the HTC Proto, also referred to as the HTC Desire X, is making the rounds, suggesting that the handset might be almost ready for prime time. UPDATE: HTC appears to have a new tablet in stock as well, and it might very well be announced during IFA 2012.
2. megaSUNNY (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)
waiting for note 2 and mostly xperia devices
3. jael206 (Posts: 124; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)
wait a minute.. color me confused, but i thought xperia T=mint and xperia GX=hayabusa, two different phones. so how come this article says that xperia T=international version of xperia GX? explain to me please..
4. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
Phone arenea error..
Xperia Mint = T
Xperia GX = TX
so basically PR is wrong..
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
I'll pick sony tablet thank you :)
15. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 703; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
than i ll kick you ..................... lol
6. Supermanz28 (Posts: 17; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)
i dont get it whats the hype with the HTC Proto. from what ive seen the specs are sub par so why all the hype if they want to compete with Samsung and the Note 2 and S3, they need to step up the games
12. TylerGrunter (Posts: 921; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
The HTC proto is goigng to fill the gigantic price gap left between the One V and the One S. It's not a competitor for the Note 2 or the S3, but for the Galaxy S Advance or the Galaxy ACE 2 (Galaxy S2 as much).
8. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)
Can't wait for Xperia Tablet !!! My birthday is in 3 month !
9. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
i think perhaps the 2 phones that would get the most attention would be the Galaxy Note 2 and the Optimus G
10. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)
Wow! All the announcements expected seem pretty cool!
11. swagat73 (Posts: 11; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)
all the dreams come true in september and october.
i wait for htc with s4 320 gpu,4.7" True IPS 1080p HD screen & 2GB of RAM ,removal battery with 2200mhz, window phone 8 in htc zenith
nvidia tegra 3 1.7ghz chip,4.7" True IPS 1080p HD screen ,13mp camera, 2GB of RAM ,removal battery with 2200mhz , android 4.1 jelly bean in htc one x+
18. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
You don't need 1080p on a screen that small. That's 468 ppi. That means you won't be able to see about 160 ppi. Anything over 300 ppi is fine, as your eye cannot detect pixels over 300 ppi. Why can't people learn this? 1080p would just waste your battery life and graphics.
And the unit for measurement of battery capacity is mAh I'm pretty sure, not MHz. Also, HTC probably isn't going to go back to removable batteries, along with Motorola and Sony. They're just going to make the batteries better instead of making them removable
17. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I'm sure Google will host their own event for announcing the Nexus.
19. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
And chances are, it will be November 5th, Androids birthday.
20. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 101; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)
I expect them to be 'nexuses' not just nexus ;)
21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4023; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
I believe the correct term is still Nexus, as it can still be considered plural if using the certain context. Or Nexi, as the plural of words that end in "us" usually end in "i" (Octopi, cacti, etc.)