The Sony Xperia Z1S, which was announced just last week at CES in Las Vegas, is now available on T-Mobile in the United States. Customers will pay either $528 for the device up-front, or 24 monthly payments of $22.
If it wants to retain its massive share of the smartphone market, Samsung must ensure its flagship devices are always one step ahead of the competition. So with the Galaxy S5, the South Korean company hopes to take on Apple’s Touch ID with eye-scanning technology that’ll let you unlock your phone using only your irises.
The device will be available around March or April of this year, Samsung executive vice president Lee Young Hee confirmed in an interview with Bloomberg — and it’ll launch alongside a second-generation Galaxy Gear that’ll be thinner than its predecessor.
Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon processor at CES in Las Vegas today, but it isn’t quite the company’s answer to NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 chip. Instead, the Snapdragon 802 processor is aimed at televisions and set-top boxes rather that smartphones and tablets, and it’s focused on powered Ultra HD 4K content.
Your smartphone and tablet will soon offer noticeably better performance than a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, thanks to NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 processor, the successor to last year’s Tegra 4. The 192-core “Super Chip” will come in two versions, one of which is built upon a next-generation 64-bit Denver architecture and boasts clock speeds up to 2.5GHz.
Samsung has officially announced the successor to last year’s incredibly popular Android-powered Galaxy Camera, aptly entitled the Galaxy Camera 2, just a few days before CES is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas.
Uncharacteristically, for a sequel, Samsung doesn’t appear to have added many new bells and whistles to the device, but the South Korean company promises that the camera should deliver a better experience overall in comparison to the 2013 model.