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Samsung Gear S: hands-on pictures

Omio is now running these hands on shots of the new Tizen based Samsung Gear S smartwatch.

This is with its curved 2-inch screen, where it can actually take a SIM card – offering a 3G connection

It is packed full of sensors, offering all types of fitness readings – as seen below.

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Sony Xperia E3: hands-on pictures

Omio caught up with Sony and the budget 4G Sony Xperia E3, with its 4.5-inch IPS screen, 5-megapixel camera and quad-core Qualcom Snapdragon processor.

Below, highlights the screen, its build qualities, camera features, and the last shot shows the new Z3 compared to the E3.
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Sony SmartWatch 3: hand-on pictures

Omio is now running these hands-on images of the Sony SmartWatch 3: its first watch to run Google’s Android Wear OS.

Built-in is 1.6 -inch LCD screen, with 4GB of internal storage for all your music – and in a design that is waterproof, with an IP68 rating.

The following show show the default screen, its look from the side, with a number of screens showing what it can do.

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Sony SmartBand Talk: hands-on pictures

Omio caught up with Sony for some hands-on shots of the new Sony SmartBand Talk wearable, building on from the SmartBand.

This time around it has a 1.4-inch E-Ink display, showing an array of info – seen below in various shows, which also covers its design and look.

There is an array of built-in sensors for tracking your fitness, such as GPS and an altimeter – plus it has an IP68 waterproof rating.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact: hands-on pictures

Omio is publishing these hands on shots of the latest Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, with its smaller screen size than other Sony slates.

It comes with an 8-inch FHD TRILUMINOS screen, still with a waterproof and dust tight IP65/68 rating – as seen with other Sony devices.

There is a PS4 gaming feature build-in, where it’s able to stream and play PlayStaion games over WIFI – where it’s backed by a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.

Below, are shots of the front, sides and rear, highlighting its design. That is followed by pics showing its OS and software features, matching the new Z3s.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: hands-on pictures

We caught up with Sony of late and captured these hands-on shots of the new Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.

This is with its increased 4.6-inch HD screen size, where it keeps the overall footprint of the 4.3-inch Z1 Compact.

Onboard is a 20.7-megapixel camera, with a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

Those specs match the larger screen Z3, along with the Compact’s PS4 gaming features, and near studio quality audio.

Following pics show the screen and design of the phone, with its new nylon capped, impact resistant corners, plus new camera capabilities of the phone.

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Sony Xperia Z3: hands-on pictures

Omio is now running these hands-on pics of the Sony Xperia Z3: its latest flagship mobile phone.

It has a 5.2-inch FHD 1080p display, with a PS4 gaming feature, plus near studio quality audio

On the rear, is a 20.7-megapixel camera, plus it has a a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.

The following pics highlight its screen, the design of the phone; its new nylon capped, impact resistant corners, the new camera capabilities of the phone – and the PS4 controller added to the phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: hands-on pictures

We caught up with the new Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, at its launch event in Berlin.

This is a phone with very similar specs to the new Galaxy Note 4, only with a bent QuadHD Super AMOLED display.

That section can almost be used, as a second screen to the phablet - showing notifications, among offering useful additions.

These can be seen in the shots below, where there are currently seven panels that can be seen.

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Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact unveiled – plus SmartWatch 3 and SmartTalk band

Formerly Sony Ericsson, now Sony Mobile, has announced its new lineup of products at Berlin’s IFA consumer electronics show – along with the third gen SmartWatch and the E-ink screen based SmartTalk.

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Sony’s Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact neatly mirror each other in specs, and closely match the previous generation – only with the PS4 Remote Play feature for streaming of console games.

The 5.2-inch 1080p display based Z3 is now 7.3-mm thin, and around 10 grams lighter than its predecessor

Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact now has a larger 4.6-inch 720p screen – increased from 4.3, but still keeping the same footprint.

There is an increase in the waterproof and dust-tight rating, now hitting IP65/68.

This is with the inclusion of Hi-Res Audio, and DSEE HX audio upscaling – said to offer near hi-res audio quality, on standard tracks.

Their rear’s still boast a 20.7-megapixel camera, where the CPUs have been upped to quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Onboard is the same 3GB of RAM; 16GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards – with a new two-day battery life, rounding off the specs.

Adding to this is the Sony Xperia E3: its affordable 4G phone, with a 4.5-inch display; 5MP camera and quad-core CPU.

Also unveiled, is its new tablet – with a smaller screen, coming in at 8-inches, and with an 8MP snapper. This is with the PlayStation 4 features, proc, water and dust tight ratings as the other Z3s.

Its wrist wearables have been updated, with the Android Wear OS run, 1.6-inch display based, SmartWatch 3, and the new SmartTalk features a 1.4-inch E-Ink screen.

That shows various pieces of info, whereas the device can handle HD voice calls.

Sony has said all these devices are due out in the Autumn of 2014.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge announced with QuadHD screen and curved glass

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has unveiled the next generation phablets – with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and its edge version.

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The Note 4 sports a 5.7-inch QuadHD Super AMOLED screen, with its 2560 x 1440 resolution and 2.5D glass display.

This is with a metal frame, where it weighs in at 176g and with a thickness of 8.5mm – and it will be available in black, white, gold and pink.

On the rear is a 16 megapixel camera, 3.7MP with a F1.9 lens, with 60 per cent more light and a 120 degree wide shot.

There is a heart rate sensor on the rear, which doubles up as a way of capturing selfies.

Powering it is either a 2.7 GHz Quad-Core Processor or 1.9 GHz Octa-Core (1.9GHz Quad + 1.3GHz Quad-Core) Processor, with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and access to microSD cards.

Its has fast charging built-in, where this is capable of changing 50 per cent of the battery in just 30 minutes.

Accessories for the mobile also come in the usual S View case, along with an LED cover too – similar to the HTC Dot View.

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Edge has a 5.6-inch curved edged, QuadHD and Super AMOLED screen.

This is with seven scrollable panels, which can be used as a separate screen.

These panels are along the lines of a flash light, and a ruler, among others.

There is a revolving ux on the curved edge, with scrolling notifications – plus the cameras shutter can also reside there.

Two flip wallets will be made available, exposing these edges for easy access.

There is also more news of its latest wearable, the Samsung Gear S – running Tizen, where it even has access to its own SIM card offing 3G connectivity .

This is on its curved 2-inch Super AMOLED display, with voice activation and its own built-in engine for processing commands.

Samsung has said these will all be available in October.