Android News 31 January 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Neo+ Officially Announced
- Xperia Z1 Compact is Now Available in Germany and UK
- Nexus 5 in Red Might Arrive on February 4th in Google Play Store
- Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini Gets a Black Edition with Leather Backs
1. Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo and Neo+ Officially Announced
The lite version of Galaxy Note 3 is finally official with the look of Note 3 and specs of Note 2 with some improvements.
The LTE compatible version comes with the Neo+ name and other than supporting high speed internet connection, it is powered by a different processor as well.
Here is the general specs of Galaxy Note 3 Neo: 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 720p (1280×720) resolution, Hexa-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD support, Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, 8MP camera, and 3,100 mAh battery.
Galaxy Note 3 Neo is expected to be priced at 570 Euros.
We’ll discuss more about these 2 new devices in our next article.
2. Xperia Z1 Compact is Now Available in Germany and UK
Sweden was the first European country to ship the mini version of Xperia Z1, and now it seems Sony is expanding the markets to offer the device, as Xperia Z1 Compact goes on sale in Germany and United Kingdom.
In Germany you can get all the 4 colors of Z1 compact on Amazon Germany for €499.00 and UK customers need to go to Sony’s store to get an unlocked Z1 compact for £449.
3. Nexus 5 in Red Might Arrive on February 4th in Google Play Store
If we trust the this week's internal Sprint Playbook, then we should expect the red color of Nexus 5 to hit the Google Play Store as soon as February 4th.
What we know for sure is that Google has already prepared the new color, and considering the recent leaks about the device to be in the box and available to be shipped, we are expecting to see the Red color beside White and Black sometime in next week.
4. Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini Gets a Black Edition with Leather Backs
Can you count the number of different editions announced by Samsung for Galaxy S4? Well, if you are done counting, now you need to add another edition to the list which is called Black Edition. The Galaxy S4 Black Edition is the same as I9505 Galaxy S4 with one important difference: The back cover is just like Galaxy Note 3 which has a leather-like back cover with stiches around the edges.
If you are a fan of S4 Mini, then the good news is that Galaxy S4 Mini Black Edition has been also announced by Samsung with the same specs as the original variant, and the leather back.
If you are wondering about the price and availability, both Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini Black Editions are only available in Russia, and there are no words about the world wide release. About the price, $660 and $460 are the prices for the big brother and little brother.