Protect your phone and yourself
With so much of our lives now existing on our mobile phones, it is essential that we take the necessary steps to protect our privacy. Modern mobile phones are now incorporating innovative security features such as the Mobile Tracker, Fake Call and the Listen-in application to keep you, your content and your phone as safe as possible.

One of the real problems of having so much of our lives existing on our mobile phones is that losing a mobile phone, whether it is stolen or simply misplaced, is a real hassle. And it isn’t just the money and time involved in replacing it that’s annoying, it is also an invasion of our privacy. Luckily, help is at hand.

The Mobile Tracker feature found on mobile phones is one of many features that help increase the chances of recovering a lost or stolen phone. Basically, when a new SIM card is used by your phone it automatically generates and sends a message to a pre-designated number with the new SIM card’s mobile phone number. This helps in tracing the new SIM and your mobile phone, which can be a powerful deterrent against thieves.

Other helpful security features include the Fake Call and the Listen-in application. Both are initiated by a double tap button, the Fake Call (as you may guess from the name) makes your mobile phone ring as though someone were calling it. This can be an extremely helpful tool when unsure about your surrounding or just when you wish to avoid a particular person. There are numerous occasions and situations when this feature can lend a hand.

Then there is the Listen-in application. This allows for a pre-designated person to listen-in on your phone calls. This is a very powerful tool. This also works by double-tapping a button during a phone call; at this point your phone will ring another phone unbeknownst to the person you originally called. Like most security features, this is not something you will use often but might it be the difference one day.

And finally, when talking about mobile phone security, being prepared is always the best defence against unfortunate situations. Memory cards, such as Micro SD cards found in the Samsung Tocco and Monte phones, ensure that all your important information is backed up. So, even if you do have your phone stolen or just leave it on a bus seat, all your content, from pictures to email addresses, are kept safe and secure. They really are a must-have accessory for any modern lifestyle.

Samsung Galaxy Core Lite With LTE Support and Quad-Core SoC Launched
Samsung has announced a new Android smartphone, dubbed Galaxy Core Lite. The company has revealed that the Galaxy Core Lite will be available in Korea starting this month and will be priced at TWD 7,988, translating roughly to Rs. 15,800. Unfortunately, the company as of now has not revealed plans to launch the Galaxy Core Lite in more markets.
The Samsung Galaxy Core Lite is part of the company's Galaxy Core lineup which includes the Galaxy Core Advance launched in December; the Galaxy Core launched in May last year and the Galaxy Core Plus announced in November.

The Samsung Galaxy Core Lite runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top. It features a 4.7-inch TFT display with 480x800 (WVGA) pixels resolution. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, the Galaxy Core Lite has 1GB of RAM. It sports a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera with a LED flash.

The Galaxy Core Lite offers 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded with a microSD card (up to 64GB). Apart from LTE connectivity, it also offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, 3G and GPS connectivity options. The phone comes with a 2000mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Core Lite launch was first picked up by Phone Arena from a Chinese publication.

Earlier in May, Samsung announced the ruggedised version of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Active. Like the flagship, the Galaxy S5 Active packs a heart rate sensor on its back panel.

The South Korean giant launched the Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T and till now there has been no word whether when the Galaxy S5 Active would be available outside the US or on other mobile carriers apart from AT&T.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime Spotted With Metal Body in Alleged Leaked Image
Samsung might be tightlipped about the launch of the premium variant of its Galaxy S5, however multiple recent leaks have pointed to its probable existence. Now, an alleged Galaxy F press render is doing the rounds of the web.
Serial tipster, @evleaks has posted a press render that is said to show the alleged Galaxy S5 'Prime' aka Galaxy F. @evleaks said in a tweet, "Another alleged image of the supposed Samsung Galaxy F."

As per the alleged Galaxy F press render, the smartphone appears to sport a similar design to the Galaxy S5, though it has an aluminium chassis with a brushed metal finish instead of the chrome plastic body with the perforated finish, in-line with earlier reports. The rear seems to be housing the camera along with the heart rate sensor. The leaked render does not tip any new detail about the unannounced Galaxy F smartphone.

Notably, the South Korean giant had been previously rumoured to be working on the alleged Samsung Galaxy F, which would sport a metal body and was said to launch in 2014 after the release of the Galaxy S5 (Review | Pictures).

Earlier reports have tipped that the alleged premium-variant of the Galaxy S5 would sport a Quad-HD display and the rear camera would come with OIS (optical image stabilisation), a feature that is missing in the Samsung Galaxy S5. Earlier rumours had indicated that the alleged Galaxy S5 Prime would be launched in mid-June.

A recent leak suggested that the Galaxy S5 'Prime' has been codenamed 'Project KQ', following the Project K codename used for the already-released Galaxy S5. The report also indicated that Samsung would be ditching Qualcomm's Snapdragon chipsets on the KQ premium variant, and would instead use an Intel processor for one of the two variants, while the other is said to sport an Exynos chipset.

Rumoured specifications claim that the alleged Galaxy S5 Prime will come with the octa-core Exynos 5430; Samsung is expected to opt for a 2.1GHz and 1.5GHz clocking speed on the ARM Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 cores respectively, and boast of a small boost in CPU power compared to previous iterations.

An earlier report had even claimed that a Galaxy S5 variant featuring QHD display had entered mass production.

Samsung, Motorola and LG will launch Android Wear watches next week
Next week is Google's big developer conference, and according to a rumor from CNET, Samsung will be at center stage with a smartwatch running Android Wear. The usual unnamed people in the know suggest Samsung's watch could even be a giveaway for attendees. Motorola and LG are also named as launching devices, although whether that includes the G Watch we've seen so much of is unknown. Google's video for developers gives a lot of hints at what the Android Wear experience will be like, but even with a number of smartwatches already on the market, we're ready to see what hardware innovation is still possible. The other factor is Samsung's internal decision between Android and its own OS, Tizen. It's launched Tizen-based watches and phones, switched the original Galaxy Gear device to Tizen from Android, and prepared for TVs based on it.

Samsung hints that its next Galaxy Note phone will have a quad HD display
It's no surprise that Samsung would make a new Galaxy Note smartphone given the series' very healthy sales, but just how is the company going to improve on the design of the Note 3? By giving it a quad HD screen, apparently. The company has posted a web profile for an unannounced SM-N910A (the Note 3 for AT&T is the SM-N900A) that includes a 2,560 x 1,440 display, hinting that the future Galaxy Note will pack visuals roughly as sharp as LG's G3. It also backs what we've heard about Oculus VR getting greater-than-1080p OLED screens from the Korean tech firm. There aren't any other big clues in the profile, but they come on the heels of import data that suggests the next Note will maintain the same 5.7-inch screen size as its predecessor -- Samsung may be resisting the urge to produce a truly gigantic phone like the G Pro 2 or Lumia 1520.

As for what's behind that new panel? That's tougher to prove. SamMobile claims that the new Note will be powered by a speedier Snapdragon 805 or Exynos 5433 processor (depending on the market) and ship with a newly stabilized 16-megapixel camera. Those make sense when Galaxy Notes are historically more powerful than the Galaxy S models they follow, but nothing's set in concrete -- we wouldn't rule out a surprise or two. If the profile is accurate, though, fans of Samsung's larger handsets have at least a visual upgrade to look forward to this year.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 and Note Pro reach AT&T sporting giant price tags
Want to get one of Samsung's latest and greatest Android tablets with fast LTE data on AT&T? You can snag one very soon... but it might cost you a pretty penny. The carrier will offer both the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 and Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 on June 6th at respective prices of $380 and $799 on-contract. While those figures are in the ballpark of what you'd expect for big, cellular-equipped slates, they're not exactly pocket change. And you'll want to be sitting down before you look at the off-contract prices. The 'budget' Tab 4 will cost $480 without obligations, while the Note Pro will set you back $900 -- $50 more than its already expensive Verizon counterpart. If you have the cash to burn, though, these are solid options for staying online during your next big trip.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Active With Heart Rate Sensor, IP67 Rating Launched
Samsung has announced its much-awaited ruggedised version of the Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Active. Like Galaxy S5, the Galaxy S5 Active comes with heart rate sensor present at the back panel.
The South Korean giant quietly launched the Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T and has priced it at $714.99 (Rs. 42,000) without contract, while it is also available at $199.99 with two-year contract with AT&T.

Unfortunately, there is no word whether when the Galaxy S5 Active will be available outside the US or on other mobile carriers apart from AT&T.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, much like the Galaxy S4 Active, is dustproof, shock- and water-resistant with IP67 certification and can survive being dipped in up to 1 meter water for up to 30 minutes with covers slightly closed. It meets US Mil-STD 810G for shock, temperature, humidity, rain and altitude. It comes with a water-resistant earphone jack, so one can use earphones even during wet conditions.

According to the official AT&T listing of the Galaxy S5 Active, the smartphone features a special 'convenience key' on the side of the device which launches outdoor activity-related features and apps named as Activity Zone.

The Galaxy S5 Active, much like the Galaxy S5, runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080x1920 pixel full-HD resolution. The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB inbuilt storage model, with microSD card expandability up to 128GB. The Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO functionality, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0, NFC, and Infrared remote functionality. It features a 2800mAh battery, rated to deliver 29 hours of talk time, and 480 hours of standby time. The phone has an accelerometer, proximity sensor, a gyro sensor, digital compass, barometer, gesture sensor, finger hovering sensor and a light sensor.

The Galaxy S5 Active will be available in Camo Green, and Titanium Grey colour variants.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime With Aluminium Frame Allegedly Leaked in Images
Samsung in the past has refuted reports revolving around a premium variant of its latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5; however new alleged Galaxy S5 Prime images point to the existence of such a device.
Phonearena has obtained three alleged images of the yet-to-be-launched Galaxy S5 Prime that reveal the front and rear panel designs of the device. As per the alleged Galaxy S5 Prime images, the smartphone appears to sport a similar design to the Galaxy S5, though it has a aluminium chassis instead of the chrome plastic frame, in-line with earlier reports.