samsung

Samsung (Hangul: 삼성; hanja: 三星; Korean pronunciation: [sʰamsʰʌŋ]) is a South Korean multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. read more at WikiPedia

  • I use the hard way, free but a bit more difficult as it require a rooted device, I personally use “Android Terminal Emulator” with granted root permissions (after typing su a prompt will appear)

    Android how to delete system application

    su (enter)
    mount -o rw,remount /system (enter)
    rm -r /system/app/FILE-NAME-HERE.apk (enter)

    How to remove this SHIT of myTaxi – Passenger Taxi App on Samsung Galaxy S3

    This application got installed without my knowledge by a Samsung update as a System App that CANNOT BE UN INSTALLED!

    First before I forgot: Go to hell Samsung andIntelligent Apps GmbH

    If either of you continue in that direction, installing software without my prior permission, the next update to my Samsung Galaxy S3 will be CyanogenMod 10

    Back to the removal of MyTaxi,&160; Samsung did hide taxi.android.client_v2.5.1.apk under the name /system/app/samsung_ch.apk

    To remove it

    su (enter)
    mount -o rw,remount /system (enter)
    rm -r /system/app/samsung_ch.apk (enter)
  • Apple just did steal the idea and is trying to convince the world that they did create it.

    The Verge is reporting that, in particular, Samsung pointed to the Diamond Touch device — developed in 2001 at the Mitsubishi Electronic Research Laboratory — which included predecessors of both pinch-to-zoom and Apple’s bounce-back effect. The device, available in the MERL lounge for anyone to use, saw images snap back into place, rather like they do in iOS, and featured an application called Fractal Zoom, which allowed users to manipulate and zoom in on images using multiple finger gestures.

    DiamondTouch: Pinch to Zoom in 2001

    Add pinch to zoom demo of Jeff Han that shows off a cheap, scalable multi-touch and pressure-sensitive computer screen interface in 2006 that may spell the end of point-and-click. Read now Multi touch and pinch to zoom years before Apple copy it!

  • PhotoFEED is a small content plugin for Joomla! 1.5 that allow you to inline a set of images from your favorite online gallery: Smugmug, Flickr, Picasa or any RSS feed in any article.

    You can see it running here in my Demo site.

    New version 1.5.0 is available!

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    NEW:  use /media directory for resources
    NEW:  online documentation in administrator panel
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  • It's Christmas today!!!!

    • Display size: 32" / 81cm
    • Picture format: 16:9
    • Panel Technology: TFT-LCD mit PVA-Technologie
    • Resolution: WXGA (1366 x 768)
    • Contrast: 5.000:1
    • Brightness: 500 cd/m²
    • Perspective H/V: 178°/178°
    • Product Number: LE-32M61B
    • TV-Tuner: PAL, SECAM-B/G, D/K, I, I/I, L/L, NTPB (AV3.58, 4.43),
    • Videotext with 1.000 pages saved
    • Connections: HDMI, Komponenten, SCART, S-Video, Video, PC D-Sub,
    • Features: DNIe, DNR, MCC, Progressive Scan, PIP, Digital Kamfilter 3D, Zoom
    •  Speaker: 2x 10 Watt
    • Measures: 80,4 x 62,3 x 25
    •  Weight: 19,2 kg

    My review:
    + picture quality is extraordinary, even when looking at the picture from the side!!!!
    + menu are well organized, the "auto store" channel has worked like a charm (but has take 5 minutes, who care it would have take longer manually)
    +- attention the contrast level is set at 100% at factory, at 65% picture is still very good and that will preserve life of lighting tubes
    - the remote control is a little bit too big and isn't of any particular design (I would say awful even if it is multistandard: TV, VCD etc....).

    Only drawback, I wish Samssung make it even bigger size. A very good value even if it is pricey....1900euro
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    My next telephone will be a Samsung Nexus Prime Smile  bye bye Apple

      Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S2 Samsung Nexus Prime
    Size(Height* Width* Depth): 115.2 mm x 58.6 mm x 9.3 mm 125.0 x 66.0 x 8.5 mm 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm
    Weight 140g 116g 135g
    Mobile Network: UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G
    UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G
    HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
    EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    3G/4G
    Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only) 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz & 5GHz) 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz & 5GHz)
    Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 3.0 Bluetooth 3.0
    GPS: A-GPS A-GPS A-GPS
    Display: Retina Display 4.3″ Super AMOLED Plus 800×480, Gorilla-Glass 4.6 Inch Super HD AMOLED, Gorilla-Glass
    Display Width: 3.5-inch 4.27-inch 4.65-inch
    Resolution: 960 x 640 Pixel 480 x 800 Pixel 1280×720 Pixel
    Other accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor accelerometer, compass, gyro, proximity sensor, barometer
    Camera (Back) 8 MP 8 MP 5MP LED Flash
    Camera (Front): VGA Ja, 2MP 1.3 MP
    Operating System: Apple iOS 5 Gingerbread Android 2.3.3 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0
    Processor: Apple A5 (Dual Core) Samsung Exynos 4210 1.200 MHz (Dual Core) Dual-Core Texas Instruments 1.5 / 1.2 GHz CPU
    Memory (RAM): 512MB 1 GB RAM 1 GB RAM
    Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB 16 GB 16 GB
    External Memory No Yes micro SDHC No
    Autonomy   1650mAh Talk time 8 hours, one day heavy usage, two days moderate 1750mAh Talk time: Up to 8 hours on 3G
    Price www.digitec.ch CHF 879.- (Apple iPhone 4S - 16 GB – SIM-Free) CHF 489.- (Samsung I9100 Galaxy S II - 16 GB - Black) 
    ?
    Website: Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S2  
           

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    Samsung and Google introduce GALAXY Nexus
    World's First Smartphone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a HD Super AMOLED display

    Hong Kong – October 19, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, and Google, today announced GALAXY Nexus™, the world's first smartphone running Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest release of the Android platform. GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65" HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.
    "Samsung and Google have closely collaborated to push the mobile experience forward. We are pleased to deliver the best Android smartphone experience for customers with GALAXY Nexus. We will continue to move forward with Android to provide the compelling consumer experience in mobile world," said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business.
    "Ice Cream Sandwich demonstrates the Android platform's continued innovation with one release that works on phones and tablets and everything in between. Features like Android Beam and Face Unlock show the innovative work our team is doing, and GALAXY Nexus showcases the power behind Ice Cream Sandwich," said Andy Rubin, Senior Vice President of Mobile for Google.
    The first smartphone to feature Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
    Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC support and a full web browsing experience. GALAXY Nexus features software navigation buttons, a first for Android smartphones. The lock screen, home screen, phone app, and everything in between has been rethought and redesigned to make Android simple, beautiful, and useful.
    Ice Cream Sandwich also features a new People app, which lets you, browse friends, family, and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution, and check their latest status updates from Google+ and other social networks. GALAXY Nexus features a redesigned camera which introduces panorama mode, 1080p video capture, zero-shutter lag, and effects like silly faces and background replacement.
    GALAXY Nexus is also connected to the cloud, keeping your email, contacts, and all other data synced across your devices. You have access to more than 300,000 apps and games from Android Market™, or, in certain countries, you can buy and read books, or rent movies and stream them instantly from your phone. In the U.S., you can also upload your music to the cloud with Music Beta by Google and listen anywhere, even when offline.
    Ice Cream Sandwich introduces innovations such as Face Unlock which uses facial recognition to unlock your phone. Using NFC technology, Android Beam allows you to quickly share web pages, apps, and YouTube™ videos with your friends by simply tapping your phones together. You can even use fun effects while shooting video or video chatting with Google Talk™.
    Google Experience
    GALAXY Nexus is designed to provide a "pure Google," experience, and with it, you will be the first to receive software upgrades and new applications as they become available.
    It also features a number of Google Mobile services, including: Android Market, Gmail™, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube™, syncing with Google Calendar™, and a redesigned Google+ app.
    Best-in-class hardware meets the most advanced software
    GALAXY Nexus is the first smartphone to feature a 4.65'' display with a market-leading resolution of 720p (1280x720), ensuring you can enjoy GALAXY Nexus' immersive entertainment capabilities and fast web browsing in superior clarity.
    Succeeding the original Contour Display of Nexus S, GALAXY Nexus comes with a rounded shape that fits perfectly within your palm or to your face for phone calling. Hyper-skin backing on the battery cover improves the ergonomic feel of the device and makes the phone slip-resistant. At just 8.94mm thick, with a minimal 4.29mm bezel, GALAXY Nexus provides superb portability alongside an expansive screen.
    GALAXY Nexus also features an ultra-fast 1.2GHz dual core processor, providing superior power and speed, ensuring you can take full advantage of GALAXY Nexus' enhanced multitasking capabilities with ease, or enjoy the large, vivid display to its full capacity with high-definition gaming or video streaming. LTE or HSPA+ connectivity combined with a dual core processor delivers high-speed web browsing which ensures you always have the web at your fingertips, wherever you are.
    GALAXY Nexus will be available in the U.S., Europe, and Asia beginning in November and gradually rolled out to other global markets.
    For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com/
    Note to Editors:
    GALAXY Nexus Product Specifications
    Network
    HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
    EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
    *LTE version will be available depending on the region.
    Processor
    1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    Display
    4.65" 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED
    OS
    Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
    Camera
    Main(Rear) : 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
    Sub (Front) : 1.3MP for Video Call
    Video
    Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
    Playback : 1080p@ 30fps
    Recording : 1080p Full HD Video@ 30fps
    Audio
    Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
    3.5mm Ear Jack
    Google™Mobile Services
    Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Movie Studio
    Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation
    Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google+ app
    Connectivity
    Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/ 5GHz)
    NFC
    Sensor
    Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer
    Memory
    1GB(RAM) + 16GB/ 32GB Internal memory
    Size
    135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm, 135g
    Battery
    Standard battery, Li-on 1,750 mAh
    * Specifications above may differ on the LTE version.
    * All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

  • I have to apologize a bit:

    I did try the following: NAS Synology DS408 as DNLA server + Samsung 8700 LED 3D and most format are recognized (some exotic wmv audio codecs were not working but who has wmv anyway)
    When I did try with USB, nothing was working.

    My father has a Samsung LED 7000 46 inch of december 2009 and this model dont play anything at all though USD and DNLA, I did bought a WD live media streamer for him yesterday evening (I did twitt a lot about it)

    Attention they may be firmware differences between America, Europe and Japan.
    We have 4 Samsung in the family: 2 LED 8700 3D 55', one LED 7000 and one old Le32 so I am quite satisfied (even if the Panasonic kiosk 3D demo is really a lot better than the 3D demo of Samsung)

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    The video codec on the television (listed in the manual) are the only formats that the television will play with DLNA. All three values have to match up (codec, resolution, audio codec) for the file to be streamed!

    So in other words, you’ll NEVER find any video that match all these values except if they are meant to be played on the Samsung.

    So all your peer to peer (Bittorent, eMule) video found legally (or illegally on internet) have a lot of chance to be not playable at all. In fact these Samsung LED TV are FAR away from a VideoLan (VLC) solution.

    Only the codec below in the manual are programmed to play - and that is through the Samsung PC Share program.

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    (table extracted from the manual of a Samsung 8700 3D TV)

    And what do I use?

    Nothing for now on my TV, I have a computer hook to a projector and use VLC 100% of the time. I am not for a dedicated player like the pop-corn C200 as it has way too many issues (stability, heat, supported codec), my next move would be to buy a small Atom/Ion 2  like the Shuttle XS35GT

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    Shuttle Offers New XS35 Slim PC in Three Ready-to-Ship Configurations at Leading Retailers in the U.S. and Canada
    City of Industry, CA -- Aug 18, 2010 -- Shuttle, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance small form factor (SFF) PC solutions and creator of the XPC, is now shipping its new XS35 slim PC in three ready-to-ship (RTS) configurations -- everyday, media, and high-definition -- at leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada, including online at Newegg.com and SuperBiiz.com (formerly eWiz.com).
    The Shuttle XS35 Made for Everyday
    Designed to fit seamlessly into the everyday lifestyle, the Shuttle XS35 "everyday" edition (model no. XS35-702) is a mere 1.5 inches thin, yet packs in a dual-core Intel(R) Atom(TM) D510 processor, on-board Intel(R) GMA 3150 graphics, 1GB of memory (supports up to 2GB), a 160GB hard drive, and built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n). There's even a built-in slim optical drive bay should users wish to add in a DVD burner in the future. Others features include 5 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a D-sub connector.
    The Shuttle XS35 Made for Media
    With more performance, more space, and more capabilities, the Shuttle XS35 "media" edition (model no. XS35-704) adds in a few upgrades. It comes with the same dual-core Intel(R) Atom(TM) D510 processor and on-board Intel(R) GMA 3150 graphics as the "everyday" edition, but features more memory -- upgraded to 2GB, more storage -- upgraded to a 320GB hard drive, and more entertainment options -- upgraded to built-in slim DVD burner. It also comes with built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n), 5 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a D-sub connector.
    The Shuttle XS35 GT Made for HD
    The top-of-the-line ultimate slim PC, the Shuttle XS35 GT "high-definition" edition (model no. XS35GT-804) comes with a dual-core Intel(R) Atom(TM) D510 processor and the latest next-generation NVIDIA(R) ION graphics with true 1080p HDMI output. Performance is maxed-out, with 2GB of memory, a 500GB hard drive, and a built-in slim DVD burner (also supports Blu-ray). Like all XS35 models, it comes with built-in wireless (802.11b/g/n), 5 USB ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a D-sub connector.
    The small, slim, and power-packed XS35 is ideal for everything from home entertainment to business as well as industrial applications such as digital signage, healthcare, and point-of-sale (POS) or thin clients. It can be mounted behind an LCD TV or monitor where needed, and brings all the benefits of a 100% passively cooled, fanless PC -- it's quiet, energy-efficient, and virtually dust proof and maintenance free.
    Shuttle has even teamed up with Warner Bros. to bring the future of entertainment to your living room with more movies, more fun, and more style. As part of the launch of the ultimate slim PC, Shuttle is Going the Distance for you -- and giving away a new XS35, along with prizing from Going the Distance and Shuttle.

  • Preview  – full post 09 July 2010

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    The Samsung UE 55 C8700 (LED TV 140cm, 200Hz, wifi ready, 3D Ready)  is the current Flagship of premium TV (the Samsung C9700 is basically a 7700 repackaged in a thinner casing).

     

    Package

    The box is huge, and require two persons to be carried vertically. The screen is well protected but not against any perforation of the carton. As you can see in the pictures number 3. Luckily the screen was not injured during the transport.

    29kg

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    Stand

    Don’t be fool by the appearance of the stand, even if it is stable and work as expected, it is just a piece of plastic. When you pay a premium price, you are expecting at least an aluminum stand, no?.

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    External/

    This TV looks just amazing!!! the finish of the brush metal look is really nice even If I was always satisfied by the piano black finish of all my previous Samsung’s TV. The logo is illuminated and is not disturbing the watching of movies, controls in the right corner are basics  but sufficient (who is anyway getting up to switch channels today ;-)  )

     

    samsung55c8700-size

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    Picture

    The default settings (out of the box “dynamic” is pre set) make any show just unwatchable: everything look too hell, colors are denatured. As always tune to your liking, by popping up some Blu-Ray you really like until you get the outstanding picture that this TV really deserve. Don't get me wrong, it is not a huge task (2-3 minutes in my case) and you’ll really feel the difference!

    Samsung  has solved the light coming from the corners (Edge lightning) that was hitting previous model line of 2009. I found some lighting uniformity issues while watching a blu-ray (Surf’s Up has some white text on a black background) something known as backlight Clouding Issue: this should not appear in this model

    Remote control

    soon ..

     

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    Pros

    • Heavy and stylish, very good locking

    Cons

    • very limited to enter text
    • Difficult to find the lighting button in the top right corner: a proximity sensor and light detector would have been more efficient

     

     

    3D Glasses

    3D Active Glasses offering

    Adults

    Adults Kids
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    SSG-2100AB

    SSG-2200AR

     

    SSG-2200KR

    Battery powered

    Rechargeable Rechargeable
    $ 150 $199.99 $179.99

    I got two Samsung SSG-2200AR Active Shutter Glasses in the package.

    To start them all you have to do is just to push the small power button , glasses sync in no time and work nearly immediately. They turn off to save battery in the following case

    • TV content is no more in 3D
    • You switch the TV off
    • You press the power button for a few seconds

    NOTE: These glasses are working like sunglasses and remove some brightness (more than 40% i would say) when viewing 3D content.

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    A  soft cloth carrying case for glasses protection is part of the package:

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    Details of the micro-USB to USB 2.0 charging cable that can be plugged in any USB port (TV, PC or iPhone adapter). They are fully charge after 2 hours and are rated for lasting 30 hours on a full charge.

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    Me wearing the glasses for a limited amount of time, as I still encounter headaches. For comparison I was also a bit disturbed by the movie Avatar in 3D in theaters.

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    2D to 3D Conversion

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    Media Center

    You can connect a USB external hard drive and play music, photo's and movies directly from the HDD.

    Internet TV

    Internet@TV lets you enjoy more with Internet TV, as long as you connect the television with an Ethernet cable or an optional WIFI dongle (+$80). You can get a lot of small applet to run, just to name a few:

    • eBay, real-time updates, place bids, monitor your list of watched items
    • Twitter, the famous micro blogging
    • Yahoo! News
    • Yahoo! Weather
    • Flickr
    • YouTube
    • Google MAPS

    Sound great? yes but

    Widgets are quite slow to startup, the remote control is VERY limited to enter text: a Bluetooth keyboard would be welcomed but is not supported…try to enter an address in Google Maps and you will understand what I mean.

    Gaming with PS3

    soon ..

    Verdict

    Positives

    Negatives

    • Convincing 3D conversion of regular TV programs in SD and HD
    • 2.28 cm deep!
    • Nice remote control, but not at the level of the 9700 series (has a LCD screen)
    • No light shining through from the corners, top and bottom as with edge led lightning!
    • The black level is outstanding!
    • A bit rude for a premium television at a premium prize!
      • Plastic stand,
      • No wifi dongle: (add 89CHF)
      • Only HDMI 1.3 while the 7000 series offer 4 HDMi 1.4
    • Not all video format are recognize by the internal media center: Matroska (*.mkv) among others
    • Only recognize one Skype webcam model: TALK-7180 Webcam

    Publicity

    A new Dimension in TV

    and the making of

    Where to buy

    digitec.ch is offering an interesting package which contains:

    samsung55c8700.package  + ps3.package

    1. Samsung UE55C8700, 55" LED, 3D, 200Hz, Slim, Aluminium
    2. Sony Playstation 3 Slim, 120GB
    3. 2010 FIFA World Cup, PS3
    4. Two Samsung SSG-2200AR/XC, 3D Glasses
    5. SSG-2200AR/XC, 3D Shutter Brille für Erwachsene, Akku, für 3D Hyper Real Engine TV, C750, C7000, C8000

    Price 4099 CHF / 3069 euro / $ 3853 Free delivery

    Note that this package is also valid for other similar models

    Media Markt.ch is offering only the television for the same prize + additional shipping delivery

    Specifications

    • Precision Dimming: 240 cells that can be switched off if needed for deeper black
    • 3D-ready
    • Ultra Clear Panel
    • Wide Color Enhancer Plus
    • Skype™ on Samsung TV
    • Internet@TV
    • Light sensor (energy saving)
    • AllShare™
    • ConnectShare™ Movie
    • Game Mode
    • Swivel stand
    • 4   HDMI v1.3
    • Anynet+™ (HDMI-CEC)
    • 2 USB
    • 1 PC input
    • 1 Ethernet
    • 1 Optical sound output
    • TNT / DVB-T / TDT
    • HD Digital TV MPEG4 with DVB-T/C
    • Brushed Titanium

    Links

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    Second model of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is taking the model number P7100, and will have 10.1-inch display offering 1280×800 maximum resolution for its touchscreen display, and will be running tablet optimized Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS.

    The tablet also designed with Bluetooth 2.1, supports quad-band of 3G/4G HSPA+ 21Mbps and GSM/EDGE networks. The dimension of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet is 246.2 x 170.4 x 0.9mm, weighing 599g.

    • 2MP front camera,
    • 8MP rear-facing camera with auto focus,
    • 16GB or 32GB internal storage,
    • NVIDIA 1GHz Tegra 2 dual core processor
    • WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n,
    • 6860mAh battery,
    • LED flash
    • 1080p Full HD video recording

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