Galaxy S III, but industry watchers will know that the company has never let something as small as a flagship launch months in the making get in the way of yet another launch. So it is with the Samsung SHV-E170K, a phone curiously devoid of Galaxy branding and headed to the KT wireless carrier in South Korea later this month. SammyHub spotted the phone among some other, older phones being introduced to the carrier.
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All eyes are on Samsung today, but that doesn't mean that their in-country rivals are going to sit back and take it. Fellow South Korean manufacturer Pantech has just revealed their new flagship, the Vega Racer 2, and it's a stunner. The phone will be out on the three biggest South Korean cellular carriers next week, though pricing is still up in the air.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 to those who pre-order a Kia K9, the new large-scale luxury sedan debuting in June. It appears that the offer is only valid in South Korea.
loves their pink phones. If you're anywhere in Asia you can probably pick up a pink Galaxy S II at your local Qi-Shiyi, but alas, that option has been sadly missing from the Galaxy Note. Not anymore: a new "Berry Pink" version on the extra-large smartphone was unveiled in Samsung's home territory of South Korea yesterday. If you simply must have the right hue to match your lip gloss, toenails and/or Tazer, this is the one for you. Sammy says that the pink version will go on sale on April 17th, presumably for the same price as the more sedate colors. The pink version was previously spotted at CeBIT.
DDaily is to be believed. There's a new phone, codenamed the "D1L", which was spotted in a recent company roadmap (second from the bottom in the right column). There's some drool-worthy hardware there to be sure - 4.7-inch 720p screen, a Snapdragon S4 processor and an LTE connection. But none are so noteworthy as the promised inclusion of Ice Cream Sandwich, a software feature that's all too often absent even months after the open source code was released. The D1L is slated for release in May, though that's almost certainly its South Korean date. The LTE connection and the decision to go with Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip architecture go hand in hand. NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3, all the rage at Mobile World Congress two months ago, isn't compatible with super-fast LTE connections yet. Not that many will mind: our own benchmark tests of the HTC One Series show the dual-core Snapdragon S4 beating the Tegra 3 by a factor of 20% - not bad at all. High-end features like a 720p screen (probably using LG's excellent IPS panels) are icing on the cake. The D1L's specs line up pretty closely to the Optimus 4X HD, with the exception of the chipset and wireless standard. I'm betting the D1L (soon to be renamed something like the Optimus D LTE 4HD SUV) will be offered to LTE carriers in South Korea and North America, while those with HSPA+ standard (most carriers around the world) will get a shot at the Optimus 4X HD. The latter is also rumored to become available in May, and also has a 4.7-inch 720p screen and Ice Cream Sandwich. [via SlashGear]
Galaxy S owners, you don't want Ice Cream Sandwich, do you? No, that great performance and all those posh new features are for snobs who buy more than one phone every two years. Surely you'll be more than satisfied with a few ICS imitation features added to reliable old TouchWiz via a "Value Pack". Sarcasm aside, that's the attitude that Samsung seems to be adopting with its add-on Value Pack for Gingerbread. The first country to get the update for the Galaxy S is Sammy's home state of South Korea.
Korea Times quotes an unnamed Samsung executive, who said that the company is looking to lower its dependence on silicon giant Qualcomm and go with an in-house solution. That will come in the the form of a quad-core Exynos system-on-a-chip, though the exact model, speed and capability are all up in the air at the moment. That's all you get; check back in another week for a tiny nugget of new information.
Blog of Mobile spotted the phone sitting in a benchmark pool along with a series of impressive hardware specifications. While this shouldn't be considered any sort of confirmation, it's a definite indication of exciting things coming out of Pantech.