The week’s best Android rumors: Galaxy Tab 4, HTC Nexus 10, Desire 8, Nokia Normandy, and more
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
Samsung will possibly introduce the Galaxy Tab 4 line of tablets at Mobile World Congress, according to whispers. Details include a 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch model are in order; common specs include 1280×800 resolution, microSD, and 1.2GHz processors. Storage will range from 8GB to 16GB and cameras jump around from 3.-megapixels to 8-megapixels.
Oppo Find 7
Chinese handset maker Oppo is expected to debut two versions of its Find 7 smartphone. Reportedly, one model will feature a 1080p HD display while the other offers users a 2K (2,560 x 1,440) resolution.
HTC Desire 8
HTC should soon introduce a 5.5-inch Desire 8, possibly at Mobile World Congress. Specs include a 13-megapixel rear camera, stereo front-facing speakers, on-screen navigation, and a plastic body (in multiple color options).
HTC M8 Mini
Specs leaked this week for the so-called Mini version of the HTC M8 figure to include a 4.5-inch 720p display, a quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 13-megapixel rea camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 4.4.2 with Sense 6, on-screen buttons, 1GB RAM, and 16GB storage. Rounding things out are Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), microSD expansion, and Bluetooth 4.0.
HTC Nexus 10
Word on the street is that HTC has been working with Google to develop the next-generation of Nexus 10 tablet. No hard details to share yet; rumored arrival is scheduled for the second half of the year.
ZTE Nubia Z7
ZTE’s next big (translate: huge) release is expected to be the 6.44-inch Nubia Z7. Specs leaked thus far include Android 4.4 KitKat, a 2.3GHz quad-core processor, and a whopping 128GB internal storage. Launch is tentatively March or April, or so say the sources.
Details surfacing this week indicate that the Sony D6503 “Sirius” could feature a 15.5-megapixel camera at 16:9 aspect ratio in addition to the 20-megapixel setting. Recording at 1080p, users should have the option to toggle 30fps or 60fps.
If a Vietnamese retailer’s price is any indicator, Nokia’s upcoming “Normandy” may come in around $110. We’ve been expecting a low sticker because of the leaked specs, but we’ll know more around Mobile World Congress.