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Samsung Unpacked 5

Samsung is having an event at Mobile World Congress in around 3 hours time. We are expecting Samsung to unveil their new flagship GALAXY S series phone. Going by their standard naming convention, it should be called Samsung GALAXY S5. Rumors say that it is going to be a 5.0 inch 1080p resolution screen with 4K video recording and fingerprint sensor. We shall find out in a few hours time.

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The Unpacked event will be happening later at 3am Singapore time. Don’t think I can stay up to watch. I guess I’ll catch the summary when I wake up tomorrow. If you can’t sleep, do check out the live streaming on YouTube.

Twitter testing a major profile redesign

It seems like Twitter is testing a major redesign to the profile page. Mashable assistant features editor Matt Petronzio notice the changes to his profile page on Tuesday. The profile picture and bio is now on the left side with a lot more space dedicated to the header photo.

Perhaps the biggest change is the timeline. There will be no more vertical timeline and the new design seems to give more focus on photos and content cards.

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It is not uncommon for major Social Network site like Twitter to quietly roll out new features and design to a small group of users before tweaking and rolling out to the rest of the users.

While the new redesign looks great, I wish Twitter won’t remove the vertical timeline. Timeline are meant to be displayed in a vertical manner. And I’m also not a huge fan of giving more focus to photos. I still prefer the simplicity of 140 characters. Let’s hope this is not the final version that Twitter roll out to all users.

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Rumor: Sony QX100 and QX10 attachable lenses

We all know that Sony will be announcing some attachable lenses for smartphone later today at their press conference. Well, someone just leaked the video for the Sony QX100 and QX10 attachable lenses.

Looks real. If this is true, then the rumored QX100 attachable len will have the same sensor as the Sony RX100 II. Cool!

I guess the attachable lenses will support both Android and iPhone. (Finger crossed) After all, this is just the RX100 II without any LCD screen. The RX100 II has WIFI remote feature which support both Android and iOS.

Sony is expected to announce the Sony QX100 and QX10 attachable lenses tonight at 11pm Singapore time. I’m excited. Now shut up and take my money!

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Sony to launch a smartphone with G series lens?

Sony recently launched a teaser video for an upcoming smartphohne.

A lot of people are guessing that this is the highly anticipated Xperia Z1 (Codename “Honami”). Like all teaser video, not much information is revealed. But we do know for sure now that the new smartphone will come with a G series lens. This will be the first Sony Smartphone to have a G series lens so expect the photo quality to live up to its name. Rumors say that the camera will be 20 megapixel but who cares about megapixel nowadays?

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We also know that the new smartphone will be waterproof like Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra. Looks like Sony is building a reputation for making waterproof phones. This is actually a good way to differentiate themselves from the competitions.

We will find out more about the new Sony smartphone on 4 September 2013. The expectations has been set quite high this time. Let’s hope Sony doesn’t disappoint.

HTC teaser video: “Big Things Ahead”

HTC posted 2 teaser video recently hinting “Big Things Ahead”.

Hmmm… that looks like Robert Downey Jr.

All these videos are most likely for the long rumored HTC One Max, a 5.9-inch 1080p display Android smartphone. I guess we’ll need to wait till Setember IFA to find out.