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Xperia Z Ultra screenshots tip 6.21-inch display, Snapdragon 800 [UPDATED]

Xperia Z Ultra screenshots tip 6.21-inch display, Snapdragon 800 [UPDATED]

It's not every day a smartphone as massive as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra comes around, especially one with a processor that's only thus far been seen in developer testing devices (and the occasional ZTE device.) This morning the Xperia Z Ultra (far larger than the Xperia Z, pictured below) has appeared in screenshot form, complete with specifications that suggest this next-generation device to be appearing on the 4th of July with a 6.21-inch display running at 1080 x 1824 pixel resolution. That would make this machine a 320ppi delivery. UPDATE: More screenshots added via XDA - homescreen included!

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LG “Always On Voice Commands” tipped with Qualcomm for 2014

LG “Always On Voice Commands” tipped with Qualcomm for 2014

This morning the folks at LG have been seeing their fair share of next-generation possibilities appearing in the news courtesy of anonymous tipsters from the shadows - and here with "Always On Voice Commands", LG's next smartphone continues to seem like no joke. While flexible OLED displays might be more your seemingly super-strange feature of the minute, LG has also been suggested to be working with a feature mentioned earlier this year by Qualcomm as working with their Snapdragon mobile processors. Could your next LG device be listening all the time?

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Microsoft Surface 2 with Snapdragon 800 LTE tipped in testing

Microsoft Surface 2 with Snapdragon 800 LTE tipped in testing

Microsoft is set to reveal new versions of the Surface RT tablet, using Qualcomm Snapdragon processors alongside existing NVIDIA Tegra chips, sources claim, with the goal of adding integrated LTE support. Although NVIDIA will supply processors "for some versions" insiders told Bloomberg, Qualcomm's Snapdragon would feature in other models, as Microsoft attempts to make its homegrown slate more directly competitive with the iPad.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series developer platform hands-on

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series developer platform hands-on

We spent some time benchmarking the Snapdragon 800 series processors and as a result, we were able to play with the MDP (Mobile Developer Platform) devices. Basically, these are the developer devices that are built to show off what these new processors will be able to do. We will say up front that they are not the nicest devices to look at, but that aside, they were able to serve the intended purpose.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core benchmarks

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 series quad-core benchmarks

Qualcomm may have introduced the Snapdragon 800 processor a little while back, and while we suspect some may be wondering why we have yet to see any real announcements since that point in time, it seems there was an actual plan in action. Just to give a bit of background, the plan was to announce the goods and then have the parts out ahead of time to give developers time to build. That bit aside, we do have a bit of good news today as we have recently spent some time playing.

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LG Optimus L9 II leaks: large-screened and low-powered

LG Optimus L9 II leaks: large-screened and low-powered

With their successes with the Google Nexus 4 and the Optimus G and G Pro, LG should at this point be more than ready to continue their drive into the future with more large-screened smartphone machines. Here in the spring of 2013, another device has been spotted that's not yet been made official - not here with the most recent wave of USA carrier releases, and not back at Mobile World Congress 2013 where they made their first push apparent.

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Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced due this month with 2-3x LTE speed

Samsung's LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S 4, the unsurprisingly named "Galaxy S 4 LTE-Advanced", could arrive in South Korea this month, the company's mobile chief has confirmed, as Samsung attempts to position itself as a key player in double-4G speeds. The new variant of the Galaxy S 4 flagship will make Samsung "the first with the commercial launch of the advanced 4G version of the smartphone" J.K. Shin told Reuters, though it will require network support in order to make the most of the new potency.

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White Nexus 4 Hands-on and Unboxing

White Nexus 4 Hands-on and Unboxing

This week Google and LG have made the unicorn of the Nexus lineup - that being the White Nexus 4 - a reality. Here at SlashGear we're taking the time to unbox and have a closer look at the device and its brand new Bumper Case as it makes its way to online stores and eventually into the retail space in the USA. And yes, it's basically the same package: it's just white.

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Mirasol reborn: 5.1″ phone display with near Retina MacBook resolution

Mirasol reborn: 5.1″ phone display with near Retina MacBook resolution

Qualcomm has unexpectedly revealed a new mirasol mobile display, a 5.1-inch panel running at a whopping 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. Last we heard of mirasol, Qualcomm was dousing production plans and focusing on licensing out the low-power technology instead, having seen production issues and the dominance of E Ink undermine its market. However, this new screen - with a crazy 577ppi pixel density - suggests Qualcomm's R&D on mirasol hasn't slowed.

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