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galaxy-note-3-different-colours-635.jpgThree have just revealed their Samsung Galaxy Note 3 pricing info and, with the phone starting at just £30 on some contracts, it's at first glance a very reasonable deal.

Of course, to get the handset that inexpensively, you're going to have to be prepared to cough up a hefty contract fee per month to keep that oversized phablet in your pocket - providing you could ever squeeze its 5.7-inch frame in their in the first place. Pay £30 for the handset and you'll also need to part with £51 a month for 24 months too, bagging yourself 4G connectivity, 20GB of data, unlimited texts and calls, That's a generous bundle, but at over £50 per month you'd hope so too.

If you've got some ready cash, you have the option of grabbing the handset from Three for £310, after which you'll pay just £26 a month on a 24-month contract with 500MB data, unlimited calls and texts. You pays your monies, you makes your choice.

As for the phone itself? The giant Android handset makes use of a 1080p screen, 2.3GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU and an S Pen stylus for unleashing your inner Rolf. If that's allowed these days.

Pick it up from September 25.

logitech-protective-folio-top.jpgNot wanting to leave Samsung's Android tablet owners out in the cold, Logitech have today revealed a pair of new cases for the Galaxy Tab range, taking their cues from the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective cases Logitech already offer up to iPad users.

So, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 will get their own version of the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, pictured above, turning the tablet into a sort of laptop replacement by offering full-sized keyboard key positioning and an upright stand for the slate.
logitech-protective-folio-mid.jpgThe entire Galaxy Tab range will be supported by the Folio Protective case, a more straightforward case simply designed to protect the tablet from bumps and scrapes as well as propping it up for when watching a movie. It's water resistant too - handy if you plan on leaving the tablet poolside when on holiday.

Heading to stores in the beginning of October, you'll pay £89.99 for the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio case, and £39.99 for the Folio Protective case.

Is this the Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch?

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galaxy-gear-wild-leak.jpgCould this be the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch?

Thats the claim made by VentureBeat, who are said to have had some hands-on time with a prototype of the connected timepiece, one that came complete with a 3-inch OLED display, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a 4MP camera and even speakers.

Though no 3G or 4G mobile data connection is spoken of, that Wi-Fi connection would let the wrist watch download emails and apps independently, apparently squashing rumours that the watch would need to be tethered to a smartphone at all times to ever gain web access.
galaxy-gear-wild-2.jpgVentureBeat also describe a series of pre-installed apps available for the watch, likely heavily modified to fit the screen size and capable of accepting S Voice vocal commands. These include social networking apps and health and fitness trackers.

However, GigaOm have also claimed to have spoken to sources that offer varying descriptions of the Galaxy Gear.

For starters, the GigaOm sources describe a "different, more finished product", one far less chunky than that shown off by VentureBeat's snaps. They also claim that the watch will run Android 4.3, have a dual-core 1.5GHz Exynos processor and make use of NFC connectivity.

Safe money is on the Galaxy Gear being unveiled on September 4th alongside the Note 3 at IFA this week. We'll bring you the full details as they're revealed, so stay glued to Tech Digest.

samsung-galaxy-s4-zoom-2.jpgSamsung have lifted the covers off the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom LTE, their second stab at a compact camera/phone hybrid, with this latest version supporting LTE 4G mobile data connections.

Offering multi-band 4G, it works across six different band sets, meaning the new superfast networks from O2 and Vodafone (as well as the veteran 4G service from EE) should work without issue.

Other than that, it's business as usual for the Galaxy S4 Zoom, sporting a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 960 x 540 screen and 1.5GHz dual-core processor backed by 1.5GB of RAM. Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, what truly sets the device apart from other Galaxy devices from Samsung is that, as well as offering the usual array of Android smartphone features, the Galaxy S4 Zoom also has a full 10x optical zoom lens built in. It's basically a compact camera, with all the social-networking and photo sharing mod cons of a smartphone.

"The introduction of LTE capabilities to the Galaxy S4 Zoom demonstrates our commitment to providing customers with the best possible product on the market," said Simon Stanford, vice president of the IT and mobile division at Samsung UK.

"Today's consumers place great importance on being connected with their world, a need that is catered for with the LTE technology. It's powerful, stylish and is perfect for those who want to take outstanding pictures from a device that's always with them and then share them immediately and easily."

We recently reviewed the standard 3G edition of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Click here to check it out - aside from the download speeds, we expect its performance to be nigh-on identical.

samsung-gear-concept.jpegSamsung executives - you just cant tell them anything and expect it to stay a secret. Samsung Mobile's executive vice president Lee Young-Hee has been chomping at the bit to talk about the company's smart watch plans since as far back as March. Today he's gone one step further, confirming to the Korea Times that the rumoured Samsung Galaxy Gear watch will indeed be launching at next week's IFA 2013 conference on September 4.

Young-Hee also shared a few details on what to expect from the smart watch, laying to rest rumours that the device will feature a bendy screen. The company's promising-looking Youm flexible OLED tech will have to wait a little longer before making its way into a product, it would seem.

Other than that, Young-Hee revealed little about the Galaxy Gear. Rumours suggest that, given the small wrist-based screen size, a heavily modified version of Android will power the device, while you'd assume a processor and screen size designed to maximise battery life would also have to feature.

It's set to be an incredibly busy show for the company, with Samsung also expected to show off the long-awaited Samsung Galaxy Note 3, as well as a range of new home cinema gear to accompany the soon-to-be-released S9C curved OLED.

samsung-galaxy-gear-patent.jpgA new Samsung trademark filing suggests that the company will be launching a smartwatch device with the name Galaxy Gear.

Previously, Samsung's rumoured smartwatch was thought to be called the Samsung Gear, but a newly uncovered trademark shows that the Korean tech giants will instead be pulling the device under the Galaxy umbrella.

The filing also goes on to describe a wearable digital electronic devices in the form of a wristwatch, wrist band or bangle capable of providing access to the Internet and for sending and receiving phone calls, electronic mails and messages."

"This design is of a body made of flexible displays and elastic materials that can be used while wrapped around a wrist or flattened out," it continues.

So what does that tell us about the device? Of course, the communications features listed above seem par-for-the-course with our expectations for a smartwatch. But does the Galaxy moniker suggest that a full version of Android will make its way into the watch? Seeing as the Galaxy range's one unifying feature is its Android base, it seems highly likely that the OS will feature in some way in the new watch, rather than employing a proprietary system. By extension, it would also open up the smartwatch to potentially be used alongside other brands of Android smartphone.

Of course, a trademark filing is no infallible indication of a product's existence, so we'll still wait official confirmation from Samsung before getting too excited. However, with the invites for the company's Samsung Unpacked event at IFA 2013 now out in the wild, one has to wonder whether or not the Galaxy Gear could be making an appearance on September 4th. Rest assured that, if it does, we'll have all the details.

note-3-invite.jpgTech Digest have just receieved an invite from Samsung to attend the company's second Samsung Unpacked event of 2013, and with it comes almost-certain confirmation of the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

Set to kick off at 7pm CEST on September 4, the company's pre-IFA 2013 showcase invite tells the press to "Note" the date, with handscribled text and and images suggestive of the Galaxy Note line's S-Pen stylus.

Confirming that the event will also be livestreamed at www.youtube.com/samsungmobile, the IFA Samsung Unpacked events are now the traditional springboard for the company's Note line-up, ever since first revealing the oversized original Galaxy Note at IFA 2011.

We've been pooling together all the info we can find on the Galaxy Note 3 for some time now. You can track our finding in this round up post here.

Tech Digest will be covering the launch of the Galaxy Note 3 on the night of September 4, so keep checking back here for all the confirmed final specs, pricing features and details.

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Galaxy_Note_3_internals_leak.jpgEdging ever closer to its expected IFA 2013 unvieling on September 4, here's yet another leak concerning the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. This time, we're getting a good old look under the hood of the phone, courtesy of images posted to Weibo by insider C Technology.

Sadly, the blurry nature of the shots make gleaning any additional information from the images difficult - it's near impossible to tell what material the chassis is made from, and any clue as to what each internal component part is isn't visible. Most strangely, the area where you'd expect to find details of battery capacity has been censored with a red Paint streak, making identification even more difficult. If anything, its a little fishy, so take this leak with a pinch of salt.

Most recent leaks have suggested the Note 3 will launch in three different sizes, ranging from 5.5-inches to 6 inches, with potentially 3GB of RAM onboard and a 13MP camera round the back. We've pooled all the latest rumours together in a post you can view by clicking here.

As for official word from Samsung, we wholeheartedly expect them to kick off their IFA 2013 showcase with Note 3 news, so check back at the start of September for more details.


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galaxy-s4-vs-iphone-5-640x353.jpgSamsung have risen to the top of the smartphone profit pile, with the South Korean mobile manufacturer overtaking Apple's mobile profits for the first time.

Samsung's mobile range (including "dumb" phones and smartphones) pocketed the company an estimated $5.2bn, while Apple's (admittedly smaller) iPhone range pulled in just $3.2bn for the Cupertino company, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. That's a considerable drop from the $4.6bn made a year earlier.

As smartphones move from being devices only aimed at the wealthy to accessible devices for all, Apple's premium iPhone line has taken a hit. Penny-pinching smartphone buyers are still opting for the two-generation-old iPhone 4 model in considerable numbers, offered as Apple's "budget" device in lieu of an entry-level model, while the wealth of cheap Android handsets has eaten into Apple's aspirational market even further. Samsung, offering both high end smartphones like the Galaxy S4 alongside many cheaper alternatives, have solid sales numbers right across the pricing spectrum.

For Apple then, it seems that the rumoured budget iPhone device has become an even greater necessity, giving those without the cash to nab their top-end hardware at least an entry point where they can continue to swell Apple's App Store coffers. Keep in mind that the latest figures aren't taking into account the lucrative cut Apple take from each App Store purchase.

Whether such a move would damage Apple's luxury brand image would remain to be seen.

samsung-galaxy-s4-lens.jpgSamsung aren't shy about putting out new handsets under the Galaxy S4 branding umbrella, but this latest rumoured phone from the Korean tech giants is perhaps the most intriguing yet. It suggests that Samsung are planning to put out a "Pro" version of the Samsung Galaxy S4, complete with an even speedier processor.

According to a fresh batch of AnTuTu benchmarks dug up by GSMarena, Samsung are planning to release a new international LTE-Advanced version of the Galaxy S4 with a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz.

Without taking into account the Exynos 5 octa-core variant (unavailable in the UK), that's a significant jump up from the 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 in the standard S4.

The handset, sporting a model number of I9506, is running Android 4.2.2 also.

As yet, there's been no official confirmation of the handset's existence from Samsung, but we'll keep you posted as, when and if they announce it.

galaxy-note-2-official.jpgBigger isn't just better - it's best. That's the message coming out of Samsung HQ, as their flagship Android phones grow considerably larger year after year. From the 5-inch Samsung Galaxy S4 to the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 2, the only way is up for smartphone screen sizes.

But are we ready to go even bigger? The popularity of the original Galaxy Note, with its somewhat anachronistic stylus pen and gigantic screen size took many industry experts by surprise, with the range now one of Samsung's key properties. Now approaching the inevitable release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, we've rounded up everything there is to know so far about Samsung's pen-packing phablet.

Screen

Conflicting reports have put the Samsung Galaxy Note 3's screen size at everything between 5.9 and 6.3-inches, with the former suggested by Samsung's J.K. Shin back in May. With the recent launch of the 6.3 inch Samsung Galaxy Mega, it's unlikely that Samsung will pop the same screen size into both devices - though their love of shared branding (see the mountains of Galaxy S4-branded handsets) across their range suggests they're not fearful of confusing their customer base with multiple similar handsets.

There's also been rumours of the handset sporting a flexible OLED display, though reports of a non-bendy full HD 1080p AMOLED screen seem most likely, and were pretty much confirmed yesterday.

S-Pen

Being the Note's key defining feature over the Galaxy S series, the Note 3 is all-but guaranteed to again ship with the S-Pen accessory. Will we see any innovations in this year's model? The launch of Sony's Xperia Ultra Z will certainly provide and impetus for Samsung to do so - Sony's phablet device includes screen technology that will allow any sort of standard pencil or dry-ink pen to work on its screen without damaging it, whereas the Note line has traditionally only worked with Samsung's proprietary S-Pen. With snappy scribblers likely to favour Sony's system in this regard over the Note's current set-up, we'd expect to see some similar innovation from Samsung on this front.
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Specs

Running all that S-Pen software for one-to-one stylus input is demanding, so the Note 3 is likely to be a pretty powerful device. With the top spec Samsung Galaxy S4 sporting an eight-core Exynos Octa-core, we'd expect to see the Note 3 match it at the very least. 3GB of RAM is also tipped for inclusion, again helping deliver a smooth multitasking and pen-input system.

Camera

Many had expected Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 device to come with the company's newly-developed Orb Camera system, which would allow for 360-degree panorama shots, optical image stabilisation and include far deeper (and simpler) Facebook integration and social network sharing. Not present in the Galaxy S4, it's now being tipped for inclusion in the Note 3. In terms of megapixel count, a 13MP sensor is likely to feature.

Design and build

Looking to keep profit margins high, Samsung have traditionally built their handsets using plastic materials. However, the superb response to the aluminium build of the HTC One Android handset is said to have shaken Samsung, who are said to be considering a new metallic build for the Note 3 that could shake up the entire design language for the Galaxy line. This leaked image from @evleaks supports such claims:
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However, we'd expect such a drastic departure to be reserved for Samsung's Galaxy S4 flagship, rather than the company's second-most important handset. And while we're not privy to the goings on in Samsung's design labs, the leaked images above looked decidedly un-Samsung like to us. In this regard, we'd expect an evolution, rather than a revolution, on Samsung's curvy plastic Note 2 build.

Operating System

With the Galaxy Note 3's launch expected so late in the year, many had hoped it would land running Google's latest build of the Android operating system, version 5.0, AKA Key Lime Pie. However, with Google still staying tight-lipped over the operating system's launch, and the latest rumours pencilling in its release date for October, it's looking unlikely that the Note 3 would launch with the desert-inspired OS onboard. Expect instead Android version 4.2.2, or possibly the rumoured Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update.

As with all Samsung's Android handsets though, expect to see plenty of love-em-or-loathe-em tweaks to the core Android operating system from Samsung's own TouchWiz UI. These will likely include apps such a S-Note, Smart Stay eye-tracking and Air Gestures for hands-free page scrolling.
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Price

The Samsung Galaxy Note line has always been a pricey one, with the 2nd generation Note 2 starting at a whopping £549.99 price tag. Expect no different from the spec-heavy Galaxy Note 3, which will likely start around the same price. With the comparably sized and comparably spec'd Sony Xperia Ultra Z up for pre-order on some independent retailers at £599.99 including VAT, Samsung could well push the price up from the Note 2 by £30 or so and still undercut their competition.

Release date and launch

Both the original Galaxy Note and Galaxy Note 2 were launched at the annual IFA tech conference in Berlin, and we'd expect the trend to continue for the Galaxy Note 3, a reveal window even hinted at by Samsung's own J.K. Shin. Whereas the Galaxy S4, being the brand's flagship handset, has broke away from shared tech conferences to become the star of its own show, the niche-yet-newsworthy Note line has become the perfect headliner for Samsung's Berlin showcase in the Autumn.

However, the usual source "familiar with matters" at Samsung has suggested the handset may be revealed slightly earlier than the start of the IFA conference, with a special "press-only" Samsung Unpacked event rumoured to be planed for September 4th.

With IFA running from 6 - 11 September 2013 this year, expect to see the handset on the show floor throughout the conference at the very least.

As for an in-store consumer availability date, the Note 2 launched in the UK on October 1 2012, roughly a month after its August 29 IFA unveiling. Conservative estimates would expect a similar launch schedule for the Note 3, though with an iPhone 5S handset from Apple expected to launch around a similar time there's potential for Samsung to aim for a swifter global release with the Note 3.

So, what do you think of the Note 3 rumours so far? Enough to get you excited, and to stave off competition from Sony and Apple? We'll be updating this post with all the latest Galaxy Note 3 news as it comes in, so keep checking back for more in the run up to release.

galaxy-note-2-official.jpgSamsung's oversized, stylus-packing Galaxy Note 3 looks all but certain to be packing in a full HD 1080p screen, according to a newly uncovered listing from one of Samsung's own websites.

First spotted by the superbly-named Japanese site Ringer's Blue Men, the team found details on two handsets that fit the Galaxy Note 3 bill on Samsung's UAPROF.

Though the Galaxy Note 2 (pictured above) successor has not yet officially been confirmed, the SamsungMobile.com site lists the SM-N900A and SM-N900T IDs, detailing features that seem to match up with expectations for the Galaxy Note 3 in two potential variations.

As well as the 1080p screen, the pages reveal ARM-based processors headed to the handsets, supporting rumours that the Galaxy Note 3 will use Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chipsets, possible the Snapdragon 800.

Four variants of the Galaxy Note 3 are expected altogether, with V, A, T and S model number designations being dished out depending on the territory. Android Beat have also revealed a further five more IDs set to correspond to the Note 3 too: M-N900AI, SM-N900P, SM-N900R4, SM-N900V and SM-N900S.

galaxy-s4-active-official.jpgSamsung have revealed their Q2 2013 financial results. The company continue to go from strength to strength, posting an operating profit of 9.5 trillion won (£5.6 billion), a growth of 47% year on year.

Despite the record results however, Samsung shares still dropped nearly 4% following the results, with the company's share price dropping 15% overall over the past month.

So, with such high profits, what's causing the investor's fears? It seems a potentially shrinking smartphone market has the money men sweating; market watchers had expected Samsung to hit operating profits of 10.16 trillion won, an enormous figure that even the popularity of Samsung's extended Galaxy smartphone range couldn't achieve.

For Samsung's investors, the company now seemingly has to much of a stake in an increasingly saturated market: smartphones account for 70 percent of Samsung's profits now, compared to just around half for Apple with their iPhone sales. And with Samsung's business taking in white goods and a wider range of consumer electronics than their Cupertino rivals, the other areas of Samsung's business will have to pick up the pace if investors are going to remain content.

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samsung-Galaxy-s4-launch-mid.pngSamsung have announced that they have shipped 20 million of their Galaxy S4 smartphones, making it 1.7x more popular than the last-generation Samsung Galaxy S3 over the same period of its lifetime as the company's top-tier phone.

Selling 10 million in its first month on sale alone, Samsung are now stating that the Galaxy S4 is on track to become their first 100million unit selling smartphone.

However, it's not clear whether Samsung are counting this figure as sales through its channel to retailers, or those in the hands of customers. It's possible that Samsung are including devices sitting waiting for an owner in warehouses. Regardless, the company are still getting them out of the factory and on their way to stores more quickly than the previous generation.

If the vanilla Galaxy S4 isn't your thing, Samsung have been churning out Android handsets of various specifications bearing the branding; take a look at the Galaxy S4 Mini, the Galaxy S4 Zoom and the Galaxy S4 Active, to name but a few.

iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s4-screen.jpgApple are said to be considering filing a new suit against Samsung over the company's Galaxy S4 handset in a court battle set to begin in March 2014, following the news that that US Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal has rejected Apple's latest attempt to bring the Android handset under scrutiny.

According to Bloomberg, Judge Grewal stated that:

"Adding another product to the case is a "tax on the court's resources .Each time these parties appear in the courtroom, they consume considerable amounts of the court's time and energy, which takes time way from other parties who also require and are entitled to the court's attention."

Apple had initially filed a motion hoping to include the Galaxy S4 for patent infringement back in May, and stated that they would be happy to drop one of Samsung's other products from court proceedings if that sped up the matter. However, they failed to convince Grewal.

Now Apple's legal teams are arguing that a whole new suit may need to be filed, as the products in question in the current suit will be out of date by the time the case is closed, rendering moot the action regardless.

It's a problem that tech companies regularly face when hitting the courts, as development of new products moves far more swiftly than court proceedings. It's a problem that CEO Tim Cook brought to Congress back in May, stating:

"I think the US Court system is currently structured in such a way that tech companies aren't getting the intellectual property protection they need. Our cycles are fast, the court system is very long and the foreign competitors in the US can quickly take IP and use it and ship products with it and they're to the next product as well. I would love to see conversations between countries and see protections between IP globally. For us, our intellectual property is so important, I would love the system to be strengthened in order to protect it."

The Samsung Galaxy S4 gets tough in the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active variant.

Sharing many of the same top specs as the standard Galaxy S4 (such as a Full HD 5-inch screen and 1.9GHz quad-core processor), the S4 Active is also well ruggedised, with extra plastic casing to protect it from bumps and scrapes, and IP67 Certification for water and dust resistance.

Tech Digest dunked the brand new handset in a tank of water during our testing session with the smartphone, which you can check out in the video above!

samsung-galaxy-s4-mini-.jpgFollowing a string of leaks, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has officially been revealed, with Samsung dishing the dirt on their latest handset's specs and features.

However, despite sharing similar looks, those looking for the top-notch performance of the original Galaxy S4 crammed into a smaller handset will be disappointed by the less powerful offering the S4 Mini has turned out to be.

A 4.3-inch handset running at a 960x540 pixel resolution, it's a considerably less impressive screen than that found in the 5-inch Full HD standard S4. That said, the smaller screen size allows for a sharp 256ppi, so its not all bad.

The processor takes a hit too, dropping to just a dual-core 1.GHz processor rather than the quad-and Octa-core offerings housed within the various Galaxy S4 builds. Camera specs drop from a 13MP sensor to an 8MP, while just 8GB of storage is built in (only 5GB of which is useable after the OS has had its fill). microSD storage is supported. Both 3G and 4G connectivity will be supported.

Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 is onboard (Google's latest), alongside plenty of Samsung-specific software features such as their translation tools and Shot and Sound picture messaging.

No pricing or release date officially given by Samsung yet, though Phones 4U have announced they will range the handset.

galaxy-s4-official-top.jpgRight on cue, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has hit the 10 million sales milestone.

Hitting the target well within the predicted sales window and less than a month after launching, the handset has become the company's fastest selling mobile phone.

The news sees the Galaxy S4 beat the fastest-sales record held by the Galaxy S3, which took 50 days to hit that same sales numbers. The previous Galaxy S2 generation, by comparison, took five months to hit the same number of sales, should just how quickly both the Samsung Galaxy brand and the popularity of the Android operating system is growing.

According to Samsung statisticians, Samsung are currently selling roughly four Galaxy S4 handsets every second around the globe.
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Alongside the sales news, Samsung have revealed that the company is also planning to launch a number of new colours for the range, adding "Blue Arctic", "Purple Mirage", "Brown Autumn" and "Red Aurora" to the white and black versions already available, as well as new variants such as the S4 Zoom and S4 Active.

samsung-galaxy-s4-active.jpgThe Samsung Galaxy S4 is many things, but tough it is not, as many a drop test has proved. Seemingly taking note of it's slightly weedy defences, Samsung have supposedly put together the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, a ruggedised version of their flagship smartphone, with its specs leaking online.

Photos picked up alongside a spec sheet by GSMArena show the Galaxy S4 to be very similar to the regular edition, with the introduction of dust and water-proofing and a striking red casing.

Each corner is protected from drops by a supporting rivet, while a plastic cover keeps the charging port from being exposed to the elements. Rubberised buttons are in play instead of touch ones too, letting them work underwater.

Under the hood the phone sounds impressive too, supposedly sporting a 1.9GHz quad-core processor, a 5-inch full HD screen and an 8MP camera on the rear (a bit of a downgrade from the 13MP sensor on the standard S4).

All in, looking far more attractive a prospect than your standard rugged phone. We'll bring you any details of an official launch and UK-specific pricing and features if and when we receive them.

samsung-galaxy-tab3-leak-top.jpgIf the latest Samsung-related tablet leak is to be believed, the South Korean tech giants may be on the verge of releasing a new 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 model, with alleged press shots and an accompanying spec sheet hitting the web.

Spotted first by SamMobile, the tablet is said to have a codename model number of SM-T310 for the 3G version, with a Wi-Fi only edition picking up the SM-T311 identifier.

Running Android 4.2.2, the tablet is said to have an 8-inch TFT display running at a 1280 x 800 resolution, with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor backed by 1.5GB of RAM (unusual since RAM usually comes in whole numbers). Built in storage is rumoured to be 16GB, with a further 64GB available through microSD expansion if you've got one of the memory cards lying around.

In terms of imaging, the tablet is said to have a 5MP rear-facing camera and 1.3MP front facing snapper, while all the standard Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS connectivity options should be present. Charging over a USB 2.0 connection, the tablet's battery capacity is said to be a healthy 4450mAh.

SamMobile's sources have this Galaxy Tab 3 variant pinned down for a June launch, but between the odd sizing (so small a difference between it and the 7-inch Tab 3) and the weird RAM count, we're a bit skeptical. We'll file this one away under "rumours" and let you know if Samsung lift the covers on this unlikely tablet.

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